Kloverbox Review, December 2016

Kloverbox, $25 per month (US only)

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Holland Lop bunnies are born with their ears sticking up and this little guy's ears just went down!  So cute!  Sometimes they go through the adorably awkward one ear up/one ear down phase, but this baby bun skipped that.  He loved the yellow and gold squiggles in the December Kloverbox.

Kloverbox is a monthly beauty and lifestyle box that focuses on natural products made by small companies.  Each month, Kloverbox has a loose theme and sends subscribers a mix of four to six beauty products, home goods, cleaning products, and/or pieces of jewelry.  This is a great way to discover small businesses that you probably wouldn't encounter on your own.  All subscribers get the same products with occasional color and/or scent variations.  Kloverbox changed owners over the summer, so, if you subscribed in the past and were bothered by the late boxes, you'll be happy to know that the boxes are always coming in the middle of the month now!

Kloverbox sent me this box free of charge for review.  The link above is my affiliate link.

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Here's what was in the December Kloverbox:

My Kloverbox was worth $72.21.  At almost three times the price of the box, I'm very happy with the value.  This month, we received two beauty products, a bath product, a piece of jewelry, and an essential oil.  This month's theme was Happy Holidays.  

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First we have the Drops of Joy Jewelry Lava Stone Amazonite Diffuser Bracelet.  I didn't realize diffuser bracelets existed until I got this!  The green and tan stones in the bracelet are amazonite, a semi-precious stone, an the black stones are lava stones.  To use this, you're supposed to apply a drop or two of the essential oil of your choice to the lava stones and the bracelet will diffuse the scent for you.  I tried this out and had good luck with it.  The scent was noticeable, but not overbearing, and lasted all day.  The bracelet isn't really my style, but it's pretty.

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If you're going to have a diffuser bracelet in a box, you have to include an essential oil to go with it!  Kloverbox threw in a Yoganics Holiday Cheer Blend essential oil.  This oil is a blend of witch hazel, rosewood, orange peel, cinnamon leaf, cinnamal, decenal, octanal, cinnamon bark, vanilla, white spruce leaf and bark, coconut oil, and almond oil.  This has a warm holiday scent to it.  I tried it on the diffuser bracelet and it was nice, but I would prefer to use this in a regular home diffuser as this is more of a house smell than a person smell.

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Swatch of Wild Plants Love You Rosy Cheek Stain

Swatch of Wild Plants Love You Rosy Cheek Stain

The Wild Plants Love You Rosy Cheek Stain is a very buildable cheek or lip color.  The color in the stain is from alkanet root.  It has a base of jojoba oil and it is infused with elderberry and lavender essential oils.  This isn't greasy at all.  When you apply it, it is very subtle, but you can build it up to get the desired color.  This held up all day on me.  I liked this on my cheeks, but this would be much too subtle for me to use as a lip color.  

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I love that Kloverbox often includes a bath item.  This month, we got the Timeless Organic Skin Care Timeless Muscle Soak.  This soak contains a mix of salts, oats, lavender, and almond oil, and it is supposed to be good for sore muscles.  I didn't have any sore muscles, but I gave it a try anyway.  This was a very relaxing soak and my skin felt extra soft after I got out of the tub.  I wish it had been a little more strongly scented, but I still enjoyed it.

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The final product was the rå goods Refresh Your Face Toner.  The ingredient list is short: distilled water, witch hazel, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera, frankincense essential oil, and lemongrass essential oil.  This was very strongly scented for a toner, but I liked it.  So many toners are drying, but that wasn't the case with this toner thanks to the glycerin and aloe vera.  It was very soothing.  This is unlike any other toner I've tried before, but I like it and would recommend it.

The products fit the Happy Holidays theme pretty well!  I liked everything in the box, but, if I have to choose a favorite, it would be the rå goods toner!  The bracelet wasn't quite my style, but it was pretty and would make a good gift for someone.  The essential oil is going to be perfect in a diffuser over the holidays.  The cheek stain and bath soak were also fabulous products.  Kloverbox really knocked it out of the park this month!

Did anyone else get Kloverbox?  If so, what did you think?