Crave new beauty products? Adore surprises? You’ll love these natural & organic beauty boxes!
By Diane Small
Attention Beauty Junkies: it’s now easier than ever to get pressies in the post every month! The trend for organic beauty boxes has really taken off, thanks to subscribers getting quickly addicted to the anticipation of getting a veritable cornucopia of beauty treats delivered right to the door every month. Shampoo? Perfume? Eyeliner? Skin cream? Who knows? Every month holds a new surprise (or five!) for subscribers to natural and organic beauty boxes.
Apart from the obvious pleasure of receiving a lovely monthly package, a good organic subscription box can also save you a lot of time, money and hassle in finding new organic beauty products that work for you, especially if you don’t live in an area where organic beauty products are widely available. There are other benefits, too! For example, you will:
- Benefit from the convenience of have a box delivered to your door, instead of having to go to the shops
- Receive great discounts on products you may have previously thought were too expensive
- Get stuff that really suits you, after you fill out a profile card for the brand describing your preferences
Ready to treat yourself to a natural or organic beauty subscription box?
Here, we’ve found over a dozen gorgeous natural and organic beauty boxes that come packed with everything from luxurious lippies to natural nappies. As an added bonus, many of these boxes can be delivered anywhere in the world.
The Best Natural & Organic Beauty Boxes to Try
Cost: £14.95 – £112 – you decide the kind and quantity of products you would like
Ships: UK based, but delivers to Europe and North America, too
What’s Inside: It depends on what you like. You can opt for the vegan-friendly makeup box, including eye shadows and liners, lipsticks, perfumes and balms, or the vegan-friendly skincare box, including creams, shampoos, bath and body items.
What we love: There’s a super cool ‘Willy Wonka’ touch here: you may get the ‘winning ticket’ – the randomly placed voucher that gives you your next box for free! Also, get 10% off your first order for a limited time.
Cost: £21.95 (though products inside can be worth up to £45!)
Ships: UK, Globally
What’s Inside: At least six natural, vegan and organic products, including at least one full sized. These are normally British brands, allowing us to big up the many emerging organic, vegan and natural brands coming out of this tiny nation.
What we love: Includes some of our favourite brands, like Organic Surge, Saachs Organics and Mitchell & Peach
Cost: From $39.95 to $55 a month
Ships: USA only
What’s Inside: Favourite online beauty retailer the Detox Market is now offering their best tried-and-true beauty discoveries. Each month you’ll receive one or more products that are worth $90 or more – with free shipping costs. Products are most likely to be high-end skincare items from brands like Josh Rosebrook, Pai, Osea, or One Love Organics.
What we love: The Detox Market has strict ingredient standards and high expectations for performance for all the brands they carry, so you’ll never get a dud product!
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Cost: $33 per month
Ships: USA, Hawaii & Alaska
What’s Inside: In every box, you’ll find three essential products that are everything you’ll need for clean and healthy teeth, skin and hair. You’ll find a mineral toothpaste, a 3 in 1 bar that can be used to wash, shave and shampoo hair, and a skin fuel moisturizing oil. All three of these products are created to replace at least ten in your typical beauty routine, thus saving you money in the long run. Almost all their packaging is recyclable.
What we love: This is one of the best organic beauty boxes for minimalists! Whilst many companies are trying to sell us multiple products, Akamai is built upon the ethos of wanting to sell you less! What they do deliver is stuff you will definitely want to use.
Cost: $39-95 Australian dollars per quarter (you can also choose to get a box every other month)
Ships: Australia only
What’s inside: Between 1-3 full sized, luxury organic products, based on how much you pay for your box. You have the option of buying full sized items any time, too.
What we love: There’s a huge variety of seriously gorgeous stuff on offer here, from vegan makeup brushes to organic natural tanning lotions and your usual staples, like shampoo and skincare.
We had to add one more here at the end for our friends down under! You don’t need to live in North America or Europe to receive awesome beauty samples – Australia is home to some of the best beauty brands ever, including Zuii Organics, The Divine Company and more, and this box is the perfect showcase for these great products.
12. Vertue Box
Cost: £37.00 bi-monthly
What’s Inside: Vertue focuses on products that are clean, green and cruelty-free, and all items are good for both your health and the planet. Their bi-monthly subscription box offers a mixture of award-winning products and up-and-coming brands, so you get to trial lots of diverse goodies. Being a green brand, Vertue carefully selects the most ethical and natural brands, which also have eco-friendly packaging.
Every 2 months you’ll receive 5-7 products based on a theme.
Not quite sure you want to commit? Vertue have a trial box available in their shop for those who want to sample a beauty box before subscribing.
What we love: There’s a beauty profile to fill out before you choose your subscription, catering the boxes to individual needs. You can also specify that you only wish to receive vegan products, so you don’t have to worry about using products that aren’t suited to your lifestyle.
Cost: Choose one of the curated box options ($51 for over $90 worth of stuff) or custom-make your own, choosing any 3 (three) items from their Shop.
Ships: Free shipping to the USA only…for now.
What’s Inside: A seasonal RosePost box includes 3-5 exclusively selected rose-based beauty products. The brands may vary, but they’re always 100% clean, cruelty-free and plant-based, chosen from small beauty brands from around North America and Europe – and of course, the other thing they’ll have in common is that they’re all rose based. We got rosewater, rose lip balms, and rose oil. Divine!
What we love: No contracts, skip a delivery, cancel anytime. And every month literally ends up smelling like roses with a subscription!
Cost: $49.99, bi-monthly
Ships: Free to the USA, prices to other countries vary, depending on location ($11.95 for Canada, $18.95 ROW)
What’s Inside: This is a luxury beauty box for those obsessed with natural and cruelty-free skincare. You usually get 1-3 products that are worth up to around $180 in total, and you can check their website to see what’s on offer – if you like it, you can subscribe to that one box, or you can subscribe to multiple boxes – just make sure that you add each subscription as a separate order.
What we love: This brand also offers subscription book boxes for those who love reading. Great idea!
15. Box for Two
Ships: Australia and New Zealand
What’s Inside: While being pregnant can be an incredible experience, it can also be tough – and honestly, you need some pampering during those nine months. Luckily, Box for Two is one of the best organic beauty boxes for mamas!
Curated from award-winning, organic pregnancy skincare products that will both rejuvenate and refresh anyone who is pregnant, the boxes are targeted to different trimesters. They’re also personalised to soothe different symptoms of pregnancy, ranging from morning sickness and stretch marks to general self-care. All products are, of course, 100% natural, free from harmful chemicals, and are safe for your growing belly!
What we love: This brand offers three different packages, so whether it’s a gift for a pregnant friend, yourself or a family member, there’s something for everyone.
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