Hippie Hobby Subscription Box Review-May 2016

Disclosure: I received this box free for my open, honest and hilarious opinion. 

Box: The Hippie Hobby
Cost: $23.95
Shipping: Free as a bird
Theme: Eco-Friendly Craft Box
Contents: Everything you need to complete craft with an emphasis on natural or recycled materials
Frequency: Every other month


That is right. Hippies have hobbies. And those hobbies extend beyond gazing at flowers and drinking kombucha. Occasionally we want to get crafty and bust out the glue guns! That is where The Hippie Hobby box comes in. This is a subscription box dedicated to focusing on DIY projects that can incorporate upcycling or recycled materials. They send you everything you need every other month for a craft that will appeal to your little green heart.

Yep, I love this box! Why…because I love all things hippie…Can’t help it. I blame my birkenstock wearing vegetable growing parents. 


Why yes, they do have some of the best packaging in subscription box land! I love the little touch of the stamp that says Handmade with Love!


Yay for recycled packing supplies!! 


This month’s project is DIY herbal bath teas. I was super excited to see this theme. These bath teas are everywhere right now as well as facial steams that contain similar ingredients. I have often thought to myself that they would be soooo easy to make. And Hippie Hobby confirms it!

This project is fast, easy and fun unlike a trip to the DMV the day after a 3 day weekend


I personally love that they put the directions in the box. I know we could save paper if you have to look them up online but……I prefer to have them in my hand. One of the things I appreciate about this box is how detailed and easy to follow the directions are.

The Tip portions are for people like me who skim directions….See the bolded words? It is like hey you, direction skimmer, pay attention HERE!!

Here are the supplies:


6 Tea bags, Elmer’s Glue and Sewing Kit.


Rolled Oats: Good for soothing inflammation and irritated skin
Epsom Salt: Good for relaxing and detoxing muscles


Lavender Oil: Included for fragrance
Lavender Flowers: Soothing properties
Chamomile Flowers: Soothing properties

1st step: Combine Dry Ingredients


2nd Step: Add Lavender Essential Oil to dry mixture (if it suits your fancy)


It did suit my fancy….heheh

3rd Step: Spoon mixture into tea bags

20160530_110704-1I did two heaping spoonfuls per bag
4th step: Iron Closed!


Yes a finger was burned during this step…….
5th Step: Done!!


Optional Bonus Craft!


I thought these would make great presents and the the envelopes were super easy to make and would make the craft look nice and fancy!

1st step: Cut out the envelopes!


2nd step: Glue!


Purple glue dries clear!



Survey Says:

This box was a home run for me. First off, it was super easy and fast to make. From start to finish (including the envelopes), it took me about 30 minutes. And truthfully locating an iron was the longest part of the craft (thanks mom!). I absolutely loved the theme of this box. I felt the ingredients included were of high quality. The end product smelled delightful and wrapped in the envelope would make a great ‘I’m thinking of you” gift for a friend. Also if you are thinking to yourself that you don’t have a bath tub or don’t like baths then you could easily just leave out the epsom salts and use this as a facial stem.

This is exactly the kind of craft I hope to get in these kind of boxes. A project that is easy and quick but that you actually want to use, gift or display the finished product. Keep an eye on my Saturday Trash Talk as I intend to try these out this week!




  7 comments for “Hippie Hobby Subscription Box Review-May 2016

  1. May 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I would ask my bear if he wanted any Elle Oats, when he senses the trap I would throw my bath water on him… its both gross yet healthy methinks…

    I do wonder where my iron has gone… do you think it ran off with my lint roller?

    • May 30, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Yep I gave up the iron a long time ago with the separating of light and dark clothes….. And I have a feeling your iron prefers to canoodle with the vacuum (its an electrical cord thing).

  2. May 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I love this! I was just thinking about making some a couple of weeks ago. I actually acquired some lavender plants for my garden in preparation for making tea =D I was also looking into making something with our enormous rosemary plant, but I could mostly find scrub recipes. What a good box this month!

    • May 30, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Wasn’t it awesome?! Such a fun quick ‘you can’t fail this’ project. I am so excited to share them!! I need your fancy hand writing to label the envelopes though. Also two uses for rosemary- olive oil and vodka! infusions baby!!

      • May 31, 2016 at 8:13 am

        I think I’d like the rosemary oil a lot. I saw some rosemary salt rubs that sounded good, but we’d need to BBQ more. Heh salty encouragement!

  3. May 31, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Wow what a great practical DIY sub box! They even gave the good stick glue too!

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