I discovered the Sudsy Bath Box by The Indie Memory Box via Instagram. It’s a neat little box of bath and body treats that you can purchase monthly. It’s not a subscription, so you can choose which months you want to purchase and they donate 10% of the proceeds from each box to a charity. I really love that each month has a theme both in the products you get and the packaging. These are all indie brands (so far) and every product I’ve gotten has been a full size or “deluxe sample” size which makes this well worth the $15 (plus shipping). And since I love this box so much and I don’t think it’s gotten the attention it deserves, I’m going to try to start doing a review for each month.
The July box was my first box and I jumped on it because the theme was Birthday Beach Babes. I love birthday cake and I love these types of boxes, so I decided to grab one and I’m so glad I did! Here are the goodies that were in the box along with a mini review for each:
Xplosive Cosmetix Fun-Fetti Confetti Soap
Okay, so I expected this to smell like birthday cake which it doesn’t, but what it does smell like is rainbow sherbet and that’s pretty awesome! I cut this into a few smaller pieces, so I can share with family and also to keep it from going gooey in my shower, and I took the first piece with me as my soap of choice on my anniversary weekend. It’s definitely a cute, fun soap and fit the theme perfectly!
From what I can tell, I think this is a half bar, so that makes the value about $3.25. You can buy it at the Xplosive CosmetiX shop on Etsy.
Queen Bee Apothecary Shaving Jelly
This is something I didn’t expect to love scent-wise probably because I really dislike tanning and stuff (yes, I know that’s a bad reason), but the scent is actually a great kind of coconutty tropical scent. But, what’s really important is that it works! It’s a translucent gel and smooths on your legs (or face, etc) really nicely, plus it’s not opaque so you can see what you’re doing. I also found that I got fewer bumps using this, so that’s a huge plus for me.
This was a 1 oz. mini size with a value of $2.50. You can buy the 2 oz. size in the Queen Bee Etsy shop.
As soon as I saw that this was lavender & lemon flavored/scented I had to put it on my lips! It’s been a daily staple for me since then. I feel like there’s not a lot else I can say, and yet I find a good lip balm so important. This is definitely a good one!
This is a full size (I think) and the value is $3.75. You can see all of the Epically Epic Soap lip balms in their Etsy shop.
This is the one item I haven’t used yet and I’ll try to remember to update here when I do. I have this odd habit of saving bath bombs and I had every intention of breaking that habit over my anniversary weekend, but my room had a very fancy shower with no tub. Maybe I’ll use it on my birthday which is coming up later this month.
I couldn’t find these on Etsy, but the rest of the bath bombs are $5+ each, so I’ll say the value is around $5. You can check out the Lillian Violet Soap Co on Etsy.
Total Product Value: $14.50
The total value is just under the cost of the box and shipping was about $4.50, but considering you’d have to pay shipping for each company (between $2.60 and $6.70 per item) and it’s packaged on theme, I’m pretty happy with it and I think it’s still a decent value, particularly since a good amount of the proceeds goes to charity.
I purchased the box for this review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.