Merkaela Subscription Box Review + Coupon – “Awaken” Fall 2016

Merkaela is a subscription that wants to assist you, yes you right here reading this, toward your journey towards a better life of balance. Each product they send is created to help your connection to nature. I think the last time I connected with nature was when a bird pooped on my arm, so I can dig any connection that doesn’t involve that.

This seasons collection is called AWAKEN. Which if I yelled in your ear as the sun rose you most surely would. Reflecting and turning over a new leaf is the aim of these products so that subscribers can form their own healthy rituals for self-care.

Merkaelaย keeps their products All-Natural, without chemicals or anything that will bring you down. I can credit you ladies for helping me learn about and appreciate natural products both for how well they work, but also for their benefits. I can’t say for sure that they will help me stay healthy but I can say that the peace of mind is a nice thing. Plus I don’t get weird allergic rashes, which I believe will never be in style. I also can credit you ladies with opening my eyes to the fun of taking time for myself to really enjoy my own spa time. After all, I don’t have to worry about what I will tip at home!

 

Cost:ย $48 per box quarterly or $44 per box annually

For 10% off use code: Awaken

You can skip or cancel at any time

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

 

Right away when I opened this box I could smell a scent that was relaxing and like a boutique spa. I mean wow! I couldn’t wait to delve in but made sure to take pics of the box because it really is very nicely put together. I think because I get what most would call an obscene amount of subscriptions that I now really notice the little touches that curators put into what they send out. Often times it is when these things are overlooked that I start to worry about the subscription itself. However, here you can see the nice touches!

 

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

 

 

Elevate Soap: I love how fresh and full of energy this soap smells! I also like that it has a lot of kick butt oils for my dry skin. I find that around this time as the weather turns my skin gets even more dry. I have to be careful to make sure my skin doesn’t look like it has been snowing outside!

Essential oils always raise the question of the idea of non essential oils and those oils feel about that. Not great I would assume.ย 

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Awaken Body Butter: They say to use this to start each day to support my spiritual practice. Since my morning bliss is waking up to a cat butt in my face I think I will use this lush cream after said cat puts said butt in my face.

Will be nice to get calm for the morning rush… where I nearly lose my mind.

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Awaken Body Exfoliator: This is one of my favorite exfoliators I have ever tried! I wonder if it is the grain of the sugar or the turmeric in it. It just left my skin super soft after using it. A little goes a long way, so this should last me awhile and then I will have to get my hands on more. I love smelling like cinnamon and feeling like I am smooth.

Even if I didn’t shave my legs! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Awaken Mineral Bath: Remember being a kid and being made to take a bath? I do. I was a dirty little kid who would have to get thrown into the bath like a dog. I think my parents would have sprayed me down with a hose in the yard if they could! I just loved playing in the dirt and even now I think my best cooking had to have been my mud pies.

Funny how now a nice bath is such a luxury. To take the time out for yourself to really make a nice bath and sit and relax is a little pleasure I should indulge in more. With this beautiful bath mixture I have no excuse! it is filled with herbs, salt crystals, and minerals. Basically a bath salad of goodness worth making time for!

I swear when I first saw this I thought it was something to eat!ย 

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Awaken Elixir: This elixir is to be rubbed on your hands and breathed in as you relax. The ingredient are said to help the immune system. Relaxing also helps the immune system! I am one of those people who love to huff good smells, so this is perfect for those of us who don’t mind being caught with our hands to our faces sniffing and affirming our good intentions. Now, if that is not you, then lock the door silly!

‘Awaken Elixir’ sounds like something you would give to Sleeping Beauty! “Awaken Beauty it is your turn to do the dishes!”

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Awaken Tea Potion: Oh man this has Chai! Score!!! This is perfect for an midday sip. Though I would also say putting milk with it makes a great after dinner treat for when you have a sweet tooth but want to fit into your little black dress!

Nutmeg is also an ingredient and I swear all good things have nutmeg!ย 

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Awaken Facemask: YAY for a hydrating face mask! While this is a little small, a mask only take a dimes worth of powder and double the amount of water. They included a couple mixing spatulas which was thoughtful. You leave it on around 10 mins and wash off. Easy peasy!

Is it weird that I feel strangely proud when I mix my own mask? Like I actually made it or something?

 

Additional Products

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Chakra Meditation Candle: What?!? Another item you ladies (especially Pnut and Sub Bella) got me far more into is candles! Before I would just light them if I was trying to create a mood and at the same time hide my messy apartment! This candle is ideal for meditation and is intended to balance your Crown Chakra.

No I don’t know much about Chakra’s and had ZERO idea as to what a Crown one would even be. So I did what any super learned blogger who likes to learn does… I searched for it on the internet.

Here is what I found:

The crown chakra is the center for trust, devotion, inspiration, happiness, and positivity. It’s also the center for deeper connection with ourselves and deeper connection with a force of life that is greater than ourselves. –http://www.mindbodygreen.com/

I can dig it. Lately I have been in a rut and also suffering writers block so a little mindfulness on these matters should do me a world of good!

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Palo Santo: This purifies the air of harmful bacteria! My job means I am around all sorts of people every day, and it is around this time of year I really start to side eye everyone. Anyway, obviously this is meant for home use but it makes me happy to just sort of have around. Like a good luck charm.

I want to pull this out on an elevator and sort of clutch it waiting for someone to look a little under the weather just for luck…

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Amethyst Bracelet: As many of you may know if you read these reviews, amethyst is a very meaningful stone to me. My father would always buy me amethyst jewelry and clothing of the same color. It was our special thing and it touched my heart to see this simple, wearable bracelet looking up at me!

I can wear it to continue to awaken all the good memories of my dad and his love of life!ย 

 

Merkaela Subscription Box Review

Verdict: Merkaela curated an outstanding Fall box! I am blown away! The products are the real deal. They were high quality and really worked together to make my bathroom into a spa and not just somewhere I hide when it is time to vacuum. This box would make for an outstanding gift because it is packaged so well and really has some of the best curation I have come across for one of these boxes in a long lonnnng, super super long time! I dig how it has a spiritual tint, while at the same time doesn’t beat me over the head with it. Which I doubt they would ever do, as actually I am pretty sure these ladies are pretty relaxed most of the time! Still, the thought and detail that was put into this makes me miss when subscription boxes were about the labor of love and not about shoving junk into and claiming outrageous RV’s. Truly a spa in a box with products that have great chic looking packaging and quality ingredients to back it up.

 

There are no affiliate links in this post! I was sent this box for review purposes but did not receive compensation for my honest, and somewhat weird opinions!

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Subscriptionista loves giving her opinion on anything and everything, whether or not she knows much about the subject. She actually believes people care about her opinions which makes her feel as awesome as her parents assure her she is. She has saved 1,000 puppies from reading inappropriate books, helped 20 toddlers understand existential subtext, and works out every day often lifting her apartment building over her head. All true stories she just made up! When she dies she imagines she will be buried in a mausoleum made up of subscription boxes and fan mail. Oh and cat hair. Lots and lots of cat hair.

  20 comments for “Merkaela Subscription Box Review + Coupon – “Awaken” Fall 2016

  1. Dayle
    October 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Wow! Fantastic review and a lovely curation! I love that the amethyst was so meaningful to you. Enjoy!

    • October 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Dayle, I have been having the worst writers block and rut living ever. It was nice to feel passionate about a small subscription!

      Thanks!!!!!

  2. October 11, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    This box looks amazing! Dang it! I’m down to under a dozen boxes per month. That took superhuman willpower. But…. I think I might have to get this. It says it helps with the immune system. Can I pretend it’s a medical expense?

    • October 11, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Right? It really is one of those that I had to take a few days to try and just enjoy! It stuff you actually want to plan to use and then just lock everyone out and have a spa day! lol

      I honestly think this should be covered by every single healthcare plan in the world. Stress is bad for us!

    • October 23, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      I cancelled two boxes this weekend so I am slowly trying to focus on new things to share and such. But yeah, my addiction is super strong haha

  3. Sherry
    October 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    The coupon code isn’t working… great review!

    • October 11, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Crap, I will email them! I guess I didn’t think it would end so fast and it took me longer than usual to put this review up (usual for this type of subscription) Let me, get back to you and see!

    • October 11, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      LOL I better “Awaken” my fact checking huh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • October 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      Sherry, the code is actually AWAKEN. Not AWAKE. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • October 11, 2016 at 7:09 pm

        Fixed in the review and thanks for getting back to us!

        Sorry about that everyone! You gotta ride the foibles and fun around here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Sherry
          October 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm

          Awesome thanks for fixing!

  4. October 11, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you very much for the honest review. We are really glad that you love the products and experience. Our goal is to help you get centered and on your way to wellness.

    In addition to the products, we also have resources in our blog to help provide you with more holistic experience. So for instance you had questions about the Chakras, we have created the following posts that teach about the 7 Chkras and how to open and balance your chakras ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://blog.merkaela.com/the-7-chakras-source-energy/
    http://blog.merkaela.com/how-to-open-and-balance-your-chakras/

    Light and Love

    Merkaela

    • October 11, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      See these are the little touches that I hope you all never let go of!

      Also thank you for letting us do an honest review! Brave is the subscription that gets a review here!!!

  5. October 11, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Very lucious review. Just everything looks lucious! Which is a good thing.

  6. Sub Bella
    October 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

    This box looks wonderful! The Mineral Bath looks beautiful.

  7. October 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Wow, yes. Great box! I’m listening to the playlist now. That bracelet is gorgeous, the spa stuff all looks fantastic–especially the bath salt–and I have to agree that those little touches really help!

  8. October 13, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I love it when a box gets it right! This box looks awesome!

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