Clean Bar Box: June 2015 & Promo Code!

So today’s box is going to leave us clean and smelling sweet. The lovely peeps at the Clean Bar Box graciously sent me one of their natural soap samplers for review.

Clean Bar Box is a subscription that delivers “soap with earth-friendly ingredients free from preservatives, animal products, petroleum products, parabens, and laurly sulfate; all packed up in eco-friendly recyclable packaging made without glues or chemicals.”

They feature natural soaps in seasonal scents and subscribers have options for box size and frequency of delivery. Use the code 5OFF for $5.00 off a subscription. For details on pricing, jump down to “THE BACKSTORY”.
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I received the June Clean Bar Box in the half bar sampler size which costs $14.99 monthly (discounts are available for prepaying months).

Inside our box is a handy sheet describing the scents and some adorably packaged bars.  Also included with each bar is a list of ingredients.
Insert

Summer Citrus
Summer Citrus
(Full Size Retail: $6.99)
Description: “This soap is everything good about summer. Start your morning with a soap that smells like a tall glass of cold lemonade, fresh ripe oranges and a thick slice of key lime pie all in one!”
Verdict: Hit!
Citrus scents are my favorite, especially in shower products so this one is a win for me.

Blueberry
Blueberry Scrub
(Full Size Retail: $6.99)
Description: “June is right in the middle of Blueberry season, and there’s nothing like snacking on some fresh blueberries under the warm summer sun. This blueberry scrub bar also contains sea salt and oatmeal for a deep scrub in the shower! This soap matches perfectly with the sweet and tart summer citrus bar.”
Verdict: Hit!
I adore scrub bars because they are an easy way to exfoliate in the shower. I’m also really fond of fruit scented shower products so this one was another great addition.

Cucumber Melon
Cucumber Melon
(Full Size Retail: $6.99)
Description: “Cool as a cucumber is a saying for a reason. Stay cool in June with our refreshing cucumber melon soap packed with the smell of THE summer fruit. Its beautiful white and dark green swirls also look great in any bathroom display or by the sink.”
Verdict: Hit!
Cucumber is always a fresh clean scent and is one of my favorites when the temperatures start to rise. Another great pick.


Cotton Blossom
Cotton Blossom (Full Size Retail: $6.99)
Description: “Cotton blossom is a classic scent of soap that most people will I nstnatly recognize. It has a strong and instantly invigorating scent that smells like fresh linens! Use it in the shower to wake you up smelling great or use it to freshen up a room.”
Verdict: Miss
Unfortunately this one was is a big miss for me. It’s just way too strong. It kind of reminded me of the scent of Irish Spring (which always  gives me headaches). I’m going to have to pass this along to someone who prefers a stronger soap and who’s bathroom I won’t be going to regularly.

OVERALL
Clean Bar Box
Verdict:
Hit!
I really enjoy trying natural and handmade products and I loved the scents on all but one of these soaps. The packaging on them was quite lovely, making the sampler nice for gifting.  Changing your soap scents seasonally is a fun idea and one that I plan to adopt asap. Clean Bar Box offers several different sizes of boxes, but I like this monthly half size box because you can sample all the seasonal scents and then order your favorites in a regular size from their store. I received this box for free, but the regular cost is $14.99 (which includes shipping). That’s a touch high but these are all natural, handmade specialty soaps so I think the cost is justified and I’d be fine in paying that amount for this box. You can also lower the cost by prepaying several months in advance.

So do you change up your soap and toiletry scents by season?

THE BACKSTORY
Clean Bar Box is a monthly and bi-monthly soap subscription box that delivers artisan handmade soaps carefully selected to match the scents of the season right to your door. Every monthly or bi-monthly box includes 4 different tantalizing scents.”
Costs:
Discounts are offered for prepaying and Shipping is Free!

Monthly Half Bar Sampler Box: $14.99 per month
Monthly Large Box: $19.99 per month
Every Other Month Large Box: $19.99 per month

Coupon Code: Use 5OFF for $5.00 off subscriptions

Purchase More of your favorite soaps in the Clean Box Shop.

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

3 thoughts on “Clean Bar Box: June 2015 & Promo Code!

  1. Where I love natural bath and body care products this looks interesting. Do they actually leave your skin feeling soft and stay smelling good? or as soon as you get out of the shower the smell is gone? would love to hear your input before i decide to try thanks 🙂

  2. Enjoyed your personal review on this soap subscription!! Except for a few products from Bath and Body works, I am now interested in quality bath soaps!!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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