My Treat's 'July Awaken Your Senses' Box
This month's box by My Treat contains a varied range of different products made with delicious ingredients that either taste or smell delicious and the July Box has everything you need to nourish your skin and pamper yourself at home this Winter. ths. My Treat offer three different monthly subscriptions; the Body Box, the Body & Underwear Box, and the Mini Box, as well as a variety of one-off boxes featuring popular items from previous boxes. Today I am reviewing My Treat's 'Body Box' which is $38.95 NZD per month, along with $6 shipping. The July Box contains six full-sized products by natural, NZ brands: Quarterpast, Aotearoad, Arture, Goodbye Ouch, and Take a Whiff.
In the July My Treat mag, you will find detailed info on all of the brands and their featured products!
1. Lemon Verbena Foot Soak by Take A Whiff
First up in the 'Awaken Your Senses' Box, is the Lemon Verbena Foot Soak by Christchurch-based company, Take A Whiff. Take A Whiff make a large range of natural, handmade, bath and body products including bath bombs, shampoo bars, lip balms, and this yummy foot soak. This foot soak smells divine and has a strong citrus scent to it! It contains: Himalayan Salt, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda, Citric Acid, and Fragrance. I'm not one to sit still and pamper myself but its good that with My Treat boxes, you get the opportunity to take some 'me time' and create a spa experience for yourself at home. Giving your feet a good soak is a good stress reliever (something I need with wedding planning), and the Epsom Salt helps relieve achy feet. Soaking my feet in the Foot Soak was both relaxing and soothing, filled the room with the uplifting scent of Lemon Verbena, and left my feet feeling very soft!
2. Peppermint & Manuka Foot Powder by Aotearoad
After you've soaked your feet, you can finish off your toes with the Peppermint & Manuka Foot Powder by Aotearoad. Aotearoad use plastic-free, compostable packaging for all of their products and they also sponsor LegaSea with donations from each product sold going to the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin. As well as Foot Powders, Aotearoad make: Zinc Sticks, Lip Balms, Moisturiser Sticks, Deodorant Powders, Dry Shampoo, and Face Masks! The Peppermint & Manuka Foot Powder contains: Sodium Bicarbonate, Zea Mays Starch, Magnesium Hydroxide, Zinc Oxide BP, Peppermint Oil, and Manuka Oil. If you're on your feet all day, this powder is handy to carry around to combat odour. I love the smell of peppermint and this Foot Powder continues with the July theme of strong, beautiful fragrances.
3. Quarterpast Natural Fruit Infusion Mixers
The third product in the July Box is one for your tastebuds, and that's the Natural Fruit Infusion Mixers by Quarterpast. Quarterpast are an NZ company who make a range of products that you can use to make delicious drinks, such as: Tea Infusions, Iced Coffees & Chai, Milkshakes, and Hot Chocolate. Lucky subscribers will receive one of five flavours: Black Tea & Peach, Black Tea & Manuka Honey, Black Tea & Apple, or Blackcurrant & Honey. I received the Black Tea & Peach flavour, and these bottles are really generous, with 500mls of mixer. You can use these to make a hot infusion in the cooler months, or a cool iced tea in Summer. I added this to a cup of hot water, and this tea is amazing, and has the perfect amount of sweetness. The Fruit Infusion Mixers are good for you too as they contain only natural colours, flavours, and sweeteners!
4. Rose Water Glow Mist by Arture
Next up, we have the Rose Water Glow Mist by a loved brand, Arture. Arture always brings high quality products, and their signature rose scent is one of my favourite scents ever! I'm excited to have a natural makeup setting spray to add to my beauty cabinet, and this Glow Mist will help keep your skin hydrated. You can also this throughout the day for a quick skin refresher, and you'll smell amazing too! The Rose Water Glow Mist contains: Aloe Leaf Juse, Rose Water, Wheat Bran, and Organic Rosehip Oil, to name a few. This 100ml bottle is a good size, and this mist instantly refreshing. I'll be using this each day after I put on my makeup for a dewy finish.
5. Arture Holographic Pouch
How cute is this wee Holographic Pouch by Arture?! I'm always losing things in my handbag, especially lip balms so this pouch is perfect and holds three of my lip balms and glosses and it's nice and small so it barely takes up any room in my bag!
6. Goodbye Ouch Vanilla Balm
And the last product in the 'Awaken Your Senses' Box is one for the vanilla lovers, and that's the Vanilla Balm by Goodbye Ouch. Goodbye Ouch make a range of skincare products to protect you from the elements and bugs outdoors, and their Vanilla Balm is a new addition to their range. This Vanilla Balm comes in a cute tin, and is certified NATRUE and vegan, and is made from Heilala Vanilla that has been infused in Organic Jojoba Oil. It also contains: Coconut Oil, Sunflower Wax, Avocado Oil, and Bayberry Fruit Wax. I do really like this balm, as the scent of the vanilla smells natural and not overpowering, I've found a few balms that I've used in tins have gotten quite hard, but not this one. It's in a well-sized tin, and is very moisturising. It's multi-purpose which is great, as I can use it both on my lips and on the dry patches around my nose.
Verdict: My Treat's July Box has definitely awakened my senses this month, with the items in this box indulging me with scent, taste, and feel. I've been feeling a bit 'meh' over the past week which I'm sure we all have over Winter, so receiving the 'Awaken Your Senses' Box has put a bit of a spring to my step! With around $80 value, subscribers are going to enjoy the varied products in this month's box and appreciate taking some 'me-time'! You can subscribe to My Treat's August Box here.