Maiden Moon Apothecary is an online shop that sends out a monthly subscription box full of handmade bath, home and beauty products without preservatives. They aim to nourish the bodies of their customers with vitamins and nutrients.
Boxes have included shampoos, teas, lotions, candles, soaps and other homemade goodies. They build their items around a monthly theme. August’s theme was Harry Potter, so I couldn’t pass it up.
Let’s take a look at what was inside the box.
At the top of this article you’ll see the box that my shipment was sent in. It was a plain white box with an intricate design stamped on top. It’s a really cool logo and everything inside was gently packed and padded so the glass and plastic bottles made it to me in good shape.
The first three products I pulled from the box were a surface cleaner, a shaving bar and an herbal tea. The Magical Mess Remover has a citrus smell and quickly cleaned up dirt and dust on our coffee and end tables. I plan on using it in my kitchen too as it has antibacterial properties.
The Nearly Headless Nick Close Shave bath barincludes ingredients such as goat’s milk and peppermint oil, so I expect it will be both moisturizing and tingly when I get to use it. Sleeping Draught herbal tonic is another I also have yet to use — I’m saving it for a night when I really need the extra help. It’s a mixture of mugwort, skullcap and chamomile flowers for relaxation.
There were four other items in the box as well. An antiseptic spray, shampoo, perfume oil and blemish cream. Longbottom’s Scratch, Scuff and Scrape spray is made with witch hazel, amongst other ingredients, to disinfect small cuts and scrapes. I haven’t needed to use it yet, but I added it to my first aid kit.
At first, I thought Hermione Granger’s Wild Mane Tamer was a leave-in conditioner because of the oils in it, but it turned out to be a shampoo. I was sad to see it was full of sulfates because I recently dyed my hair and sulfates tend to strip the color. I tried a small amount for testing purposes. It lathered up nicely and rinsed out cleanly. The smell of the cedar oil in it really came through. The scent is pretty unisex, so I’ve passed it on to my fiancé so it will get some use.
The Amortentia Love Potion perfume roller is made with carrier oils and a scented oil. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t make use of essential oils instead, but it had a really nice, light scent. It was lovely and not overpowering.
Lastly, Eloise Midgen’s Spot & Spec Blemish Balm used a base of coconut oil and clay with other blemish reducing ingredients. I tried it on a zit that was trying to force its way through. By the next day, it had greatly decreased and ended up going away instead. Great stuff. It has a medicinal smell that reminds me of Vick’s Vapo Rub.
The names of the items obviously centered around the Harry Potter theme which was cute. The products worked well for what they were intended and are a natural alternative to chemical-laden goods we normally have in our homes which I love. After receiving this box, I would definitely check out their online shop to see what else they have available and possibly buy similar products.
Maiden Moon Apothecary’s subscription box costs $28 with free shipping to the United States. The shampoo alone sells for $9.99 in their Etsy shop, so the addition of everything else in the box brings the value up over the cost.
If you enjoy trying out new natural health and home products, this could be the club for you. Everything is full-size and ready to use.
If you’re ready to sign up, click here.