My Treat 'May Body + Underwear' Box
This month's My Treat box is called the 'Mental Healthy May-day' box, and it is a very important one. This box is all about bringing positivity, love, and self-care to My Treat's subscribers. My Treat talk more about mental health and this month's box on their blog which I encourage you to read, here. Mental health in New Zealand is something that everyone needs to talk about, and it affects us all, whether it be directly or indirectly. I personally get quite bad social anxiety, and it's tough. To help myself through my hard times, I like to practice self-love and looking after myself, which is why subscription boxes are a much loved part of my life. To receive a monthly box, full of pampering treats, makes me feel good and reminds me that I need to look after my mind, my skin, and my body. My Treat were also recently a part of a photography session where their models were sized 14-20, to showcase their underwear which are made for women of every shape and size, and to promote body positivity. In this day and age, it can be tough work being positive about your image. I know for myself, I struggle with leaving the house without makeup, and this is a confidence issue for me that I need to work on. My Treat also include a monthly magazine in their boxes where they talk to us in more detail about the featured products, but this month's magazine also has some important articles on fertility and mental health, and maintaining a healthy attitude. So let's get into this month's box from My Treat, which is the 'Body + Underwear' box which is $18.95 NZD per month, along with $6 shipping.
1. Serious Popcorn by Serious Food Co.
I had to start off with this bag of popcorn first as I ate the entire bag in about two minutes. I was happy to see Serious Popcorn by Serious Food Co. again in a My Treat box, as this is the best popcorn ever. Seriously, I challenge you to find a better brand of popcorn. Since trying this popcorn back in last year's November box, I've bought their large bags a few times, and it's one of my fave, feel-good, snacks. Serious Food Co.'s popcorn are Certified Organic and contain raw, fair trade, organic sugar from India, and organic sea salt from Marlborough, New Zealand, and certified, organic coconut oil.
Price: $2.00 (minimum spend of $30 at Serious Food Co.'s website)
2. My Treat Underwear
Nothing beats receiving two pairs of My Treat's underwear each month. Always lacy, and always with cute patterns and colours, their underwear makes me feel good, comfortable, and confident. My Treat make their underwear in realistic sizes and to fit all women.
Price: $19.95 each
3. Gratitude Diary
Another thing that I'm loving about May's box, is that there is a real variety of items to beat away the blues with! Writing a gratitude diary involves reflecting on your day and writing down the things that you are grateful for, but you can use this lovely ring-bound notebook for anything. Being super organised is what makes me happy, so I'll be using this notebook for lists. I personally think it's important to take some time out during your week to sit down and just write about anything that comes to mind, so this notebook is a great addition to this month's box.
4. Apricot Sultana Super Seedy Artisan Cookie by Molly Woppy
Everyone loves a good cookie and these handmade, dairy free cookies by Auckland based company, Molly Woppy, are pretty damn good. You can get these cookies online in a variety of flavours, and there's stockists all over NZ that also sell them. This cookie contains ingredients such as: oats, sultanas, honey, apricots, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, and flax fibre.
Price: $8.15 for a 185g box
5. By Nature's Calm & Nourish Body Wash
When I'm feeling down or stressed, either a bubble bath or a long, hot shower with a beautiful smelling body wash makes me feel so much better. I like to use my shower as a place to not think and I end up walking out feeling a lot calmer. This Calm & Nourish Body Wash from By Nature has featured before, in the November My Treat box, and it has a decadent coconut scent to it. This body wash is free of parabens and silicone and also contains chamomile essential oil for a calming effect.
6. Rata & Co.'s Probiotic Face Cream
Rata & Co. are back in My Treat's boxes again with two, luxurious facial products. Rata & Co. are a Christchurch based, natural skincare company, who use high quality, premium ingredients in their products. First up is their luxurious Probiotic Face Cream, which contains a special Milk Peptide to help with skin renewal.
This face cream also contains the following nourishing ingredients: ale barbadensis leaf juice, coconut oil, cacao seed butter, macadamia seed oil, beeswax, argan oil, acai fruit oil, ginseng extract, and Vitamin E. I know that personally, I feel confident and positive when my skin is looking, feeling, and smelling good.This beautifully scented face cream is the perfect addition to your morning routine, and you don't need much to get full coverage.
7. Monsoon Sparkling Ginger Beer
I'm not usually the biggest fan of ginger beer but this is the best ginger beer I've tasted and it's made by Hawkes Bay family business, Gilberd Organics. Monsoon Ginger Beer is made with ginger sourced in southwestern Vietnam, and combined with coconut sugar to create a sweet, refreshing can of goodness. Monsoon also make two other flavours of ginger beer, one with cardamom, and the other with lemongrass.
8. Crystals: Sodalite, Rose Quartz & Clear Quartz
Yay, crystals!!!!! A first for My Treat, are the inclusion of crystals in their boxes, and I really hope to see more crystals in future boxes. Sodalite inspires rational thought, intuition, emotional balance, self-esteem, self-acceptance and is calming. This is a great crystal to just in your hand when you're feeling a little overwhelmed. Quartz is another positive crystal that clears the mind of negativity. Crystals have many different uses, you can use them in rituals, meditation, place them under your pill, as a drinking filter, and even have a bath with them.
9. Rata & Co.'s Probiotic Face Oil
The second Rata & Co. product in the May box, is their Probiotic Face Oil which pairs well with their Probiotic Face Cream. I remember this face oil from a previous My Treat box, and this is a good oil to use in the evening before bed. This face oil also contains milk peptide as well as the following oils: almond, macadamia, argan, linseed, acai, and raspberry. This 30ml bottle has a dropper for easy application and is not scented.
10. Charcoal-Infused Bamboo Toothbrush by Nudi Point
The last item in the May box is a Charcoal-Infused Bamboo Toothbrush by Takahue Valley based company, Nudi Point. Nudi Point have featured in previous My Treat boxes and I have also previously bought a pamper pack from their online store and I enjoy their products. Their bamboo toothbrushes are sustainably made, and plastic free. Made from bamboo and charcoal infused bristles, these toothbrushes are BPA free, antibacterial, and the handle is biodegradable.
Verdict: I love what My Treat have brought to their subscribers with this month's box. This is what I would call a 'feel-good' box and I enjoyed every item. It's so rare to see more than six or seven items in a subscription box, so I'm sure that every subscriber has loved this box as much as I have! There was also a lot of variety as we had snacks, skincare products, a notebook, and crystals. You can subscribe to the June box here!