Unplugged Book Box is a monthly subscription box that sends a new release book plus items to help you unplug from your daily life and recharge. Self care goodies AND a book? Yes, please! You can choose from two levels: The Adult Box is $38 with 4-6 items, and the Young Adult Box is $33.25 with 3-6 items. I am reviewing the Young Adult version!
- 4-6 bookish self-care or novelty products
- Exclusive activities to help you unplug and focus on you!
- Self-care & gratitude tools to help you reflect
- One new release YA (hardcover) or Adult Fiction (hardcover or paperback) book per month
- Adult or young adult books
The March 2019 Spring Equinox Box theme was Bloom Where You Are Planted. This is the first of the three Spring Equinox boxes.
There was a card with the theme.
The back of the card listed the “spoilers”, or items in the box. The items tie in with different fandoms, TV shows, and books. For instance, one of the items is inspired by the show Supernatural. Most of the items can be found on Etsy. It also lists some unboxing challenges in case you want to share your photos on Instagram and possibly win a prize.
The contents were sealed with a star sticker.
The items were cushioned with shredded paper squiggles and were tucked into yellow tissue paper. It was very spring-like.
Everything in my box! I let my daughter unwrap the “gifts”, she has so much fun discovering the fandoms!
There is always a Spotify playlist. Sometimes the songs have explicit warnings but I didn’t see any this time around.
The back of the playlist had a gratitude journal. You could pop this into a bullet journal if you wanted to keep them long term.
There was a card with the April theme: Wash Away Your Worries.
The back of the card had a recipe inspired by Game of Thrones.
Gorgeous Soap Makani Shower Steamer ($1.24) At first I thought this was a mini bar of soap but it turns out that it is a shower steamer! I’m not exactly sure what the fragrance is supposed to be but it smells floral and soapy. Ingredients weren’t listed but according to the Etsy sellers site, it has baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, and fragrance. Unwrap and place in a corner of the shower and let the warm water help release the scent into the air.
Atlanta Body Culinary Creamy Whipped Soap ($3.95?) I couldn’t quite find this product on the Atlanta Body Culinary website but they have all kinds of scents to choose from.
The ingredients are listed on the bottle. The size wasn’t given, but a lot of the ones on the Etsy site are 2 ounces.
Look at how pretty it is! They even managed to make little pearls on top, although they dissolved as soon as I rubbed them over my skin. I didn’t find it to be super soapy, and although it felt like I was showering with lotion it rinsed clean. Again, it smells floral and also sweet, more like perfume than anything else.
Wicked Good Perfume Elizabeth Frankenstein Perfume Oil ($13.45?) was specially curated for this box so while I couldn’t find this exact scent, there are lots of dark and mysterious ones to choose from on the Esty website.
Grapeseed oil is the carrier oil and all it says is “fragrance” so I don’t know what it is supposed to smell like but it smells kind of warm and has notes I don’t really recognize.
Just roll on pulse points or the inner arm and maybe at the neck.
Book Art Bookmarks ($7?) Another exclusive item, like the rest of the items in the box!
It is an elastic bookmark with a fabric blossom charm.
Here I have it in the middle of the book. I think it is supposed to go around the cover too but I didn’t know that until I looked it up online!
Yippee & Co Bubbling Bath Salts ($8?) So many exclusive items this month! I didn’t get a close up on the ingredients because it was kind of pixilated but it has baking soda, sea salt, almond oil, kaolin clay, lavender & rose petals, SLSA, and lavender essential oils. It smells like lavender and roses!
Warrior Of The Wild by Tricia Levenseller (List price $17.99, now $12.32) is a historical/fantasy/romance and coming of age novel about a young woman who must prove herself after failing a big test. It is inspired by Vikings, need I say more?
An eighteen-year-old chieftain’s daughter must find a way to kill her village’s oppressive deity if she ever wants to return home in Warrior of the Wild, the Viking-inspired YA standalone fantasy from Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King.
How do you kill a god?
As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
Here is a random page from the book so you can see how it flows.
Inside the book I found a sticker signed by the author that I ended up placing inside the front cover.
I found a card inside the book.
The back of the card had a journal to reflect on the book.
Finally, there was a letter about the book and a Facebook book discussion event that subscribers can join on April 21st.
Unplugged Book Box sends an enjoyable box of products and the fandoms are pretty diverse. The book was a new release and has good reviews so far. The products certainly do help one relax and unwind, you just have to make time for yourself to take a soak in the tub or shower up with the steamer, roll on a warm scent, and mark your page with an adorable book mark. I had to guess at some of the values but like always, I think it exceeded the price paid for the box, but the curation of course is what makes this box so special.
Are you getting the Unplugged Book Box?