In this blog post I am reviewing GoodnessMe Box, a health-focused subscription box that is available throughout Australia and New Zealand. Each month, GoodnessMe Box curates a selection of healthy food, lifestyle and beauty products and delivers them to your door. So delicious, so convenient! I think this would make an awesome Christmas present.
This product review post is brought to you with sponsorship from GoodnessMe Box, who have been sending me a monthly GoodnessMeBox for approximately six months (so I have had plenty of time to evaluate the quality of these boxes!). I am also a GoodnessMe Box affiliate, so this post contains affiliate links. In the spirit of authenticity I want to make this disclosure up front, however please know that I only become an affiliate for products/shops that I truly love and have tested out myself.
Before trialing the GoodnessMe Box, I was a little skeptical about the whole subscription box thing. Would I just be receiving a bag of sample-sized odds and ends? I hate ending up with lots of little packets of things that I don’t use; like those little samples you get at beauty counters when you buy one product. (I always put them in my handbag thinking I’ll use them one day, but the reality is: I just use my lip balm and that’s about it!).
But I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the products I’ve received in my GoodnessMe Boxes over the last six months. As well as receiving a really interesting variety of products, I’m happy to report that the boxes contain a lot of full-size products that deliver more value and more usefulness, in my opinion. It’s much nicer to be able to try out a full carton of milk, a new muesli bar and a big bag of trail mix!
GoodnessMe Box is a health-focused subscription box that delivers you a selection of food and beauty/lifestyle products each month, and it’s available in Australia and New Zealand. Most of the products are food & beverage; think plant-based milks, kombucha, teas, chocolate, bliss balls, bars and baking mixes. Other products I’ve received are beauty/lifestyle items like moisturising balms, essential oils and deodorant. Each box will have around 7 – 10 food products and 2 – 3 beauty/lifestyle products inside.
As I mentioned earlier, there are full-sized products included in the boxes. Each box will contain some sample-size items as well, but I have found that at least half the box, if not more, is full-sized.
The team requires all products going into the boxes must fall in at least TWO of these categories: organic, sustainable, raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free or vegan.
If you have specific dietary or lifestyle requirements, you are able to customise your order to suit; you can request that your boxes are gluten free, dairy free and/or vegan (I have been receiving gluten free boxes).
The boxes cost $25/month + $6.95 shipping Australia-wide. Shipping is free if you sign up to a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription plan. (So, you would only pay for shipping if you chose to purchase a month-to-month plan). Note, there are shipping fees for Australian regional areas and New Zealand that apply even for subscriptions; it costs $10.00 per box.
Peta Shulman, founder and director of GoodnessMe Box, started the business after being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. On a journey to learn more about nourishing and healing her own body, she discovered so much that she wanted to share with others. And so, GoodnessMe Box was born; making it easy to explore new products and find something you love.
- The boxes are actually good value. $25 / month isn’t too hefty (it’s like a nice lunch or fancy cafe brekky, well it is in Sydney anyway!) and out of the box I usually get some yummy snacks and at least one or two more full-sized products to have at home like plant-based milk, kombucha, trail mix or baking mix. I would definitely spend more on a random expedition to the health food store.
- All of the products I have tried have been of good quality and have tasted really yummy, too. Some of my favourite items have been a canister of organic beef stock (great for soups and making spag bol), nut milks, lots of kombucha, lots of dark chocolate, a few different brands of bliss balls and a baking mix. I also really liked the porridge mix that is pictured in the photo above 🙂
- Each month’s box is created around a theme; organic, gut health, baking, and guest-curated boxes have been some of the versions that I have received. I appreciate the effort that goes into coordinating each box and enjoy how all of the products complement each other. Each box always comes with a card explaining what everything is and also features more detailed info on the “pick of the month”.
- It’s really convenient! Who doesn’t love getting a parcel in the mail – this is one you can enjoy all month long while you sample all the different bits and pieces.
If you are looking for a Christmas gift for your health-conscious friend or family member, I think a GoodnessMe Box subscription would be perfect. You can gift the box by visiting the GIFT page on the GoodnessMe Box website and signing up.
If you want something to put under the Christmas tree, why not have the first box delivered to your address, and then you can wrap it ready for the lucky recipient? I’ve spoken to the team at GoodnessMe Box, and they’ve advised it’s safest to order the box by 1st December to ensure delivery on time to a regional area (though if you are in Sydney it should be quicker).