“Of-the-month” clubs have been around for decades, but in recent years, subscription boxes have really taken off as a trend that’s well, gone a little nuts. In fact, you can get everything from nuts to beauty products, household treats and eco-friendly goods, wine and even healthy fare in the form a fabulous monthly care package.
In fact, subscription boxes created just for people like you – natural living lovers, can help you truly embrace that back-to-nature lifestyle that’s good for Mother Earth and your health. These days, there are so many different options for healthy foods and eco-conscious beauty products, it can be hard to know which ones actually work, or taste good. Signing up for a subscription box or two (or three) can be a great way to discover fabulous new products.
To make it easier to find boxes with products that might just become your next favorites, we’ve compiled up these fantastic options for natural living lovers.
Nourish Beauty Box
The Nourish Beauty Box is a monthly, cruelty-free, ingredient-conscious subscription box for beauty enthusiasts, with free shipping worldwide. Each box contains 4 items, including 3 full size bio-natural beauty products and one limited-edition canvas tote bag. You’ll find products like Seraphine Botanicals’ Organic Kale Cream, a luxurious moisturizer made with pure kale oil. It helps to keep your skin hydrated and restore radiance. Kale contains lutein, a carotenoid that helps to protect against free radicals induced by UV rays, improve skin elasticity and prevent dehydration. The cream also includes antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E, which further helps to protect against free radical damage that can lead to premature aging as well as to stimulate collagen production.
Other items have included lip tint, anti-wrinkle eye cream, and body oils. Each month gets its own unique tote design, which makes them really fun to collect too – they’re high quality and retail for almost $25. The total of all items in each box typically well exceeds the cost of the subscription of $34.95 per month.
The Merkaela Subscription Box features all-natural health and wellness products that are delivered on a quarterly basis, every three months. Each product is organic and chemical-free, aimed to provide a holistic approach to clearing the mind, body, and spirit. Free shipping is offered for all subscription deliveries in the U.S. The boxes are curated to a theme and the season. Products are almost all made in-house, although occasionally items are sent from high-quality collaborators.
Some of the items these boxes have included are Venus Mineral Bath, a blend of Epsom, Mediterranean, Hawaiian and dendritic salts that provide minerals, including magnesium (something that many are lacking in), along with an essential oil blend of frankincense, ylang-ylang, rose and pine that makes soaking in your bath a heavenly experience, while supporting healthy skin and providing spiritual grounding. The Venus Body Butter with organic shea butter, olive and coconut oils, vitamin E and an essential oil blend is incredibly luxurious and soothing. If you were to purchase products individually, they’d cost a lot more on the Merkaela website than the quarterly subscription price of $58. For an added bonus, members get 15% off the price of individual orders, if you see something you just have to have.
Rising Sun Snacks
The Rising Sun Snacks Subscription Box is a standout in that it’s created by two chefs which curate and handcraft themed snacks for you every month, all made with only non-GMO ingredients and never any artificial flavors or sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats and all that junk you don’t want. Each box contains five handmade snacks, and often times, you’ll have the chance to try items that aren’t normally sold in your region too.
Some of the favorite items have included the Organic Cacao Goji Energy Bites, a combination of dates, sunflower seeds, raisins, cacao powder, apricots, sesame seeds, coconut, goji powder and natural flavors. They’re an ideal snack to take out on the trail. We like the Dark Chocolate Tropical Fruits too, as they’re low in sugar, contain no sulfur, yet they taste like a jellied candy. Yum!
Shipping is free worldwide, so if you like tasty homemade snacks that are made from whole foods, this subscription is for you.
Bring out the goddess within with this fun subscription box. The Goddess Provisions Box is something that’s focused on nurturing your inner goddess to help grow your spiritual practice. You’ll find tools to aid new age spirituality practices like meditation. Every month, you’ll get a box with four to six full-size items, including aromatherapy products, crystals, books, teas, superfood snacks and apothecary products. It’s all 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
Some of the items featured in the past have included 1 Hour Break Kava Spray which contains extracts of the kava root to help ease stress and anxiety, the Chocolita Lavender Dreamtime Bar, a chocolate square with real lavender leaves to indulge your favorite fix and help you feel calmer so you can sleep better at night and a polychrome jasper stone that’s excellent for grounding and helps with emotional balance too.
A monthly subscription is $33 and it ships free anywhere in the U.S. Shipping to Canada is available for $10, and internationally for $20.
The pslovelove subscription box is a “wellness lifestyle” box designed to help you “live healthy in the midst of an unhealthy world.” Each one includes at least six products, all of which are handcrafted in-house in Colorado with minimal, safe, clean ingredients. It includes items like skin care products, artisan chocolates, lip care, body care, herbal tea blends made from local herbs and florals, coffee blends, essential oils and even handcrafted baking and cooking ingredients. You’ll even get the story behind each one of the products inside the box.
This one is ideal for those who would love to create handmade, natural things but just don’t have the time, or the skills. It’s a lifesaver for busy moms seeking to enjoy a clean, simple life, and it’s just $29 a month.
Prospurly Subscription Boxes focus on natural and artisan products that can help you make your life better, like bath and body products, home goods, and gourmet foods. Many make great gifts for others too. Inside are small-batch natural, artisan made products created by small, local crafters from around the U.S. Each one includes six to eight full-size products – kind of like a farmers’ market in a box, as the company notes.
Some of the products you might expect to find have included Nature’s Skin Nutrition Summer Sun Lotion, a light, rich vegan lotion inspired by the season made with organic raw Shea butter and avocado oil, as well as eye balms, lip balms and bath teas in hand-stamped sachets like the Rejuvenation tea with a wonderful peppermint aroma. A subscription is $26.95 per month.
Honey & Sage Company
The Honey & Sage Company Subscription Box is a special care package designed for women. The Sage Woman Care Package is a monthly “seasonal wellness box” that includes five to seven items, all meant to support the spirit, body and daily practice. It comes with some much-needed affirmations as well as a card that details each item, what it is used for or why it was chosen.
Some of the items these boxes have included are the 21 Drops 14 Immunity essential oil formula designed to strengthen the immune system with a blend of eucalyptus, lavender, ravintsara, and ho wood in a 100% organic jojoba oil base. The Rebecca Sage Woman Bracelet is a great product to wear a reminder that you’re a “sage woman,” while the Perfect Fuel Dark Chocolate + Chia Energy Bites with 500 milligrams of certified organic chia are a delicious way to fuel up when you’re low on energy. Each box is filled with nourishing and seasonal items for women and comes at a cost of $55 per month.
Wellness Tribe is a monthly subscription aimed at delivering well-being in a box. The care package includes five to eight natural products that are all eco-friendly, organic and non-GMO brands that were hand selected by a Wellness Expert and Eastern Medicine physician. All are designed to work together to enhance your well-being and typically include things like natural body products, organic food items and snacks, luxury wellness essentials and informative health practices.
Each month has a theme, such as items that fit the phrase “rest, rejuvenate, and replenish your mind, body, and spirit,” like anti-aging serums, sage spray, skin restore kits, salt scrubs and even consciously sourced “pocket coffee.” A monthly subscription is $39.95 plus flat rate shipping, $5 to the U.S., $10 to Canada and $20 internationally.
My Garden Box
Another wonderful box for the gardener, the My Garden Box Subscription Box features a custom crafted collection of plants and gardening goods. The customized collection includes up to three live plants or bulbs along with maintenance, various care, and/or garden decor products that are all seasonally relevant and Hardiness Zone accurate. You’ll find unique seasonal plants, gardening tools, living decor and more.
You’ll even get items like soil and fertilizer, and clay pots, along with some beautiful plants. In some cases, straw is used as a packaging material which can make for great ground cover too. All for just $29.95 per month, although you’ll have to live in the U.S. for this one as shipping is not available to Canada or other international destinations.
Jade Canopy is another unique subscription box filled with gardening delights for U.S. recipients only at a cost of $35 a month. Ideal for anyone who has a passion for nature and gardening, you’ll discover products like garden gloves, Iris bulbs, seeds, candles, peat pots, plant markers and even twine. At first glance, you might be a little bewildered, but then you’ll see the note that comes with it, explaining the many uses of gardening twine – you never know what you’ll learn when that box arrives each month.
The Conscious Box features nutritionist curated foods, snacks and lifestyle products aimed to help you discover innovative and unique green products at an affordable price. All are hand-selected and nutritionist approved, with items like certified organic soy nut mix, mini-size Lara Bars, candles, tea, and even all-natural children’s cough syrup. Boxes ship within the U.S. only, at a subscription cost of $20 a month.
Ecocentric Mom: Monthly Pregnancy, Mom & Baby Subscription Boxes
This subscription box lets you and your family enjoy a healthy lifestyle with a variety of products, depending on the subscription type you choose: pregnancy, mom & baby or mom boxes. You can change your subscription when your life changes, such as from pregnancy to mom & baby. Items have included probiotics, one of the moms and one for kids, natural homemade laundry soap, natural deodorant, organic chocolate, teas and more.
A monthly subscription starts at $22 per month and ships worldwide.
The Homegrown Collective
The Homegrown Collective offers a month-to-month subscription plan at $39 a month, as well 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription options with discounts for longer commitments as well as free shipping (month-to-month and 3-month options add $9 for shipping). All products are naturally organic and non-toxic. The GREENBOX is a professionally curated box that includes everything you need to make three to four projects at home so that you can replace toxic kitchen, home, beauty, and bath items with all-natural and organic alternatives.
Some of the DIY projects have included making soap, creating home remedies and items to detox the body inside and out, like the Dead Sea Salt & Lavender bath soak/bath bomb/bath tea.
Natural Herbal Living Herb Box
The Natural Herbal Living Herb Box by Natural Herbal Living magazine is tailored for subscribers. There are a wide variety of subscription options, ranging from single payments, to monthly and even yearly options, but each monthly box includes ingredients to make several recipes that are shared in the magazine itself, such as the herb of the month, essential oil, beeswax, vinegar, honey and other herbal items needed to make the recipes. You’ll also get lots of the herb of the month to enjoy experimenting with. Each herb box subscription also includes a subscription to the magazine.
Easy Come Easy Grow Subscription Box
Gardeners will love the Easy Come Easy Grow Subscription Box – and, even if you aren’t into gardening, this might just be your ideal inspiration. After all, it doesn’t get fresher than growing your own herbs and vegetables. The stuff you find at the supermarket is often grown somewhere hundreds or even thousands of miles away, and by the time you get it, it’s not only lost some of its nutritional value, it’s lost a lot of its flavor.
If you subscribe to this box, every month you’ll get three different herb or vegetable seeds you can use to grow at home, along with customized grow cards to help you get started. You don’t even have to worry about what’s in season and what isn’t because that’s already taken care of. You’ll often find unique, fun seeds that will produce something different than your typical, everyday veggies too – and, it only costs $10 a month.