Saturday, March 28, 2015

Amor Naturals Soap Box Review, Spring 2015 + FREE Shipping & 15% Coupon Codes

If I were handing out prizes for beautiful presentation, the winner would probably be Amor Naturals.  Their quarterly Soap Box contains natural and organic bath products, all made by hand in small batches.  Boxes are themed and contain 5 or 6 sample size products plus a discount code to use towards a full sized product.  (I have not found these codes to be of much use since there are very few full size products stocked in their on-line store.)  The box costs $19.95 plus $4.99 for shipping. New subscribers can use code FREESHIP15 to get free shipping on their first box.

The theme of the current Amor Naturals box is Spring Blooms.  The products were packaged in aqua tissue with a floral "Hello Spring" information card included.  

The box contains six small items packed in pink crinkle shreds, one of which leaked and caused everything to be pretty sticky.  

This little bath melt tart looks good enough to eat.  The card says this is scented with Madagascar vanilla and rose essential oil but I can barely smell it at all.  Perhaps it will "bloom" in the bath tub.

Here is the leak offender, a Honey Avocado face mask.  This is a very sticky product whose appearance and consistency really don't appeal to me.  This little pot just isn't adequate for containing such a runny, sticky product. (I've since cleaned up the mess but you can see the problem in the photo.)  Hope there's at least enough left to get one facial mask application after all the trouble it caused in the box!  

There is a little spritz bottle of Agua Rosa, Hydrating Rose Water.  This is a fine spray, that when spritzed on the face, tones skin and refreshes makeup.  I don't have a lot of faith in facial sprays but this does smell nice and I think would be quite refreshing on a hot day.

This tiny little bottle contains Rosa Chia Face Elixir.  This contains jojoba oil and rosehip seed oil which nourish skin and correct dark spots.  A few drops can be applied to the face after cleansing and toning or used as an overnight treatment. There is very little product here but it does have a nice natural rose scent.

There is a foil pack containing just barely enough Coconut Honey Bath Milk Salts for one bath, less if you have a large tub.  This contains sea salt minerals, coconut milk and honey.  I love luxury bath products but I'm not sure there's enough here to really give a good spa experience.

The last item is a cute little bar of Almond Rose artisan facial soap.  This complexion soap contains almond milk, a source of Vitamins A & E and rose clay for gentle exfoliation.  I'm guessing the pink half contains the rose clay and the cream half contains the almond milk.

Although this box contains a lot of charm, overall, I was disappointed.    

What I liked:

  • Beautiful packaging
  • Artisan small batch products
  • High quality ingredients
  • Lovely scents
What didn't work:
  • Price is too high for amount of product received
  • Samples are so small that it's hard to really enjoy them
  • Print on information card and packaging is tiny and difficult to read; I had to use a jeweler's loupe
  • Mess from improperly packaged facial mask (should have been double wrapped in cellophane)
  • No full size products on which to use enclosed coupon code (SPRINGSKIN for 15% off) 

Sadly, the cons outweigh the pros this time.  The wonderful concept behind this box does fill a need in the subscription box world but unless they can find a way to send more product (or lower the price), I'm guessing most subscribers won't stick around for long.  If you decide to try the Amor Naturals Soap Box, you will get very small amounts of some really nice products.

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post does not contain referral or affiliate links. 

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