Hi everybody! I hope you had a good weekend. My mom came up from Toronto and we had a really nice visit — tried a new dessert place, watched some of Jim Gaffigan’s stand-up on Netflix and scoped out a couple of houses coming up for sale. We do this cute thing where we dream we’ll be able to find something larger in the neighbourhood. And then they post the listing. 😩😩 You can’t buy a house bigger than this box for under a mill! 😩😩 But I digress. Let’s get to this box. Vellabox is a candle subscription that delivers artisanal, small-batch candles made with 100% soy or coconut wax, top-quality fragrance oils and lead-free cotton wicks. You get one each month (chosen with your favourite fragrances in mind) plus a surprise gift from a natural lifestyle brand. I’ve been reviewing Vellabox for a few months now but this is the first one my mom’s seen IRL and she thought it was delightful! Here’s a closer look.
We know more from nature than we can at will communicate. Its light flows into the mind evermore, and we forget its presence.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 April’s Vivere Box.
April’s box includes a small product card with details about the candle maker and the contents.
For April subscribers received one of three candles from Hyde Nor Hare. The Connecticut-based biz offers “carefully curated and custom blended scents largely inspired by nature, wanderlust, and the changing seasons.” They also donate 5% of all profits to a local animal sanctuary. Vellabox often features makers who give back to their communities, which is always so good to see.
Vellabox subscribers received a 15% discount to Hyde Nor Hare.
As always, the candle is packed in a reusable cloth bag to protect it from any damage en route and minimize excess packaging. Anything I’ve ever received from Vellabox has always arrived in perfect condition.
My candle this month is called Rain Water, a wonderful floral blend of lily of the valley, green leaves and ozone.
Create a soothing environment anywhere with this candle made to remind you of the spring rain.
My mom and I have different tastes in a lot of things but both of us absolutely love this scent. It’s fresh and uplifting in a gentle way. And clean! But in a natural way, not a synthetic furniture polish kind of way. I sent it home with my mom (what can I say? I’m a giver 😂😂) and I know she’s enjoying it.
Rain Water is available to order in three sizes.
In honour of Earth Month, April’s bonus item is a plant propagation cone, designed to be used with any sized Vellabox candle jar. (If you’ve never reused your jars this is a great way to do it!) Just clean out the jar after use (any remaining wax is easy to pop out if you put the candle in the freezer for an hour or so) fill it with water, put the cone on top and put your plant cutting through the cone and into the water so it can grow roots for replanting. A simple tool, but so smart! I’m really looking forward to using it.
April’s Vellabox was such a nice surprise! We love the candle and I’m going to start a cutting in the cone tonight. Maybe I can propagate a new plant in time to give to my mom the next time I see her. A little something to remind her of her favourite daughter. 😉😂
Vellabox is offering a great discount on a limited edition Earth Day Box available for order now through to April 22. $10 from each box goes toward saving endangered species.
Have you tried Vellabox? What scents do you love in a candle? Do you propagate plants?
I received April’s Vellabox in exchange for an honest review.