Sunday, January 1, 2017

Box of Shadows Review: December

Box of Shadows Review: December

Oh dearest me. This post is, of course, late again. I seriously need to get a grip on this whole blogging once a week again. Haha! Anyway, without further ado, let me review December's Box Of Shadows.

Box of Shadows Review: December

Honestly, I love opening these boxes. It is a little present each month. I am going to miss them as I canceled the subscription and am on the lookout for another monthly pagan box to review. I think I found one, but I likely won't be purchasing it until February. The first thing I noticed when I opened this box, however, was the heavenly smell. It smells AMAZING!

Box of Shadows Review: December

Of course I had to figure out what was causing the heavenly scent. I quickly realized it was the wishing spell ritual bath salts. I cannot wait to try these out. In fact, even after storing the box away, since I still don't have a damn altar space in this house, the smell lingered in the office. Mmmmm....


Box of Shadows Review: December

Next up I noticed a candle similar to the one I received in October for Samhain. This one, however, it for Yule. It too smells nice, and I look forward to using it next year in my Yule ritual. Hopefully next year I will have a damn altar!

Box of Shadows Review: December

Next up was a box of frankincense incense WITH a holder, which also smell pretty awesome. Frankincense is the most Yule incense you could possibly own. Heck, even the Christians recognize its significance at Christmas. Frankincense, however, is not just for Yule. It is also used for healing, relaxation, increasing your connection with the Spirit, and aiding in the elevation of the mind during meditation and visualizations. It is also a great incense to use during hedge riding. I'll be using these soon!

Box of Shadows Review: December

I then noticed I had received both the monthly crystal and monthly herb, a very pleasant surprise indeed because normally you receive one or the other. This month's herb was rosemary, used for protection, purification, healing, and love, and the gemstone was bloodstone, used for health, protection, good luck, success, and courage. This is a must have stone coming into the new year!

Of course I also received some sage and some candles in red, green, white, black, and gray.

Box of Shadows Review: December

Overall I was very pleased with this box! I cannot wait to sign up for a new subscription service, but I have a feeling I will likely be returning to this one one day. Just depends on what I review in the future!

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Since it has been three months, I would like to give you a complete break down of my overall thoughts on this box.

Pros:

  • The box is consistent. It always comes with candles, sage, crystal/herb, and some other themed items centered around the sabbats or full moon.
  • The item quality is great. I felt that I got my money's worth.
  • I LOVED that this subscription box offers subscription tiers, making it more affordable than other subscription boxes.

Cons:

  • While I loved the consistency, this is not something I need every month. I was quickly overwhelmed with candles and sage.
  • This box sells out quickly, so you have to be on alter to sign up and secure a spot. The waiting list, however, is not very long. It opens up month to month.
  • The information sheet was not very informative. There is no mention as to where the items came from, what to use them for, or why they were included. I would like to know what businesses I am supporting and the purpose of each item, especially because this is supposed to be for beginners. Even though I have been practicing half of my life, I don't know everything and I love learning new things.
OVERALL: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2 comments:

  1. Kind of envious of those bath salts! Get yourself an altar, girl! You deserve it! ;)

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    1. I'm trying! It is finding the right one. That is the hardest part. I am also on a very tight budget at the moment.

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