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😆😬 Hello hello! Thanks for joining me here. It’s been too long! I’ve been slower than a snail in molasses for weeks now. And clearly my jokes haven’t improved. 😆😬 And yet, here we are. You and me and a box that proves good things come in small packages. It’s called Vellabox, and it’s an artisanal candle subscription that delivers small-batch candles made with 100% soy or coconut wax, top-of-the-line fragrance oils and lead-free cotton wicks. You’ll get one each month (chosen with your favourite fragrances in mind) plus a surprise gift from a natural lifestyle brand. Here’s a look at mine for February.
Vellabox offers three subscription options:
The Lucerna Box · One 4 oz candle (40+ hours burn time) + one surprise gift from $12/month
The Ignis Box · One 8 oz candle (80+ hours burn time) + one surprise gift from $22/month
The Vivere Box · One 12 oz candle (100+ hours total burn time) + one surprise gift from $29/month
Monthly, 6-month and 12-month subscriptions are available. Shipping is free on all US orders and shipping to Canada is $5/month.
My Vellabox is February’s Vivere Box.
Each box includes a product card with a menu of the contents on one side and some info about the month’s makers on the other. For February subscribers received one of three candles from Forget Me Not Candle Co. of Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Packaged in a reusable drawstring cloth bag, a Vellabox signature.)
This woman-owned business hand-pours each candle with care in their Tennessee warehouse. These long-lasting candles are 100% vegan, free from harmful chemicals making them safe for pets and your home, and will never cause headaches.
Subscribers also received a 20% discount to Forget Me Not Candle Co., good until May.
My candle is a romantic, floral blend called Je t’aime. It’s got notes of midnight jasmine, red and black berry, tonka bean, fresh bergamot and amber.
Based in love and topped with romance, this flame burns strong. Set the mood just right and bask in this beautiful fragrance that is both soft and sultry.
This is a lovely everyday candle, subtle enough for the scent-sitive but not so much that you wouldn’t notice its floral, slightly sweet perfume.
February’s surprise item is an all-natural aromatherapy shower mist by Essence One called Morning Calm ($12).
Start your day off right with a blend of spearmint, bergamot, mint and patchouli essential oils. Shake and spray 3 to 5 pumps into your shower steam and breathe deeply as the essential oils awaken and soothe your senses.
This mist is my new post-workout reward. A couple of spritzes in the shower and I feel refreshed.
Vellabox included a 15% discount to Essence One. A portion of every sale supports mental health programs for youth communities. The co. is based in Minneapolis, MN.
And that’s February’s Vellabox, mes amies. The candle hits all the right notes for me and the shower mist might be my favourite bonus gift yet. I’d love to see a face mist too — something light and hydrating and of course great-smelling. The March edition is currently shipping (see what’s inside here) and if you’re a new subscriber you’ll get a candle care kit valued at $38 when you sign up.
Have you tried Vellabox? What candles are you burning this week?
I received February’s Vellabox in exchange for an honest review.