Life is stressful. With high demands for our time and energy, there is always very little left for us. We are all too busy to look after ourselves and eventually, that can impact our health.
I wanted to try out The BuddyBox; a subscription box designed to counter the pressures we face in modern life. It claimed to be packed with 5 thoughtful, mood-lifting treats to give you that warm, ‘I have been cared for’ feeling. Aka – a hug in a box! You can also receive the box as a one-off rather than signing up for it monthly which is great.
INSIDE MY FEBRUARY BOX:
I was first introduced with a super cute postcard idea. You are supposed to write on it before leaving it in public so that a stranger can find it. That way you can make somebody's day a little brighter; you never know, they might need it.
2. orange and coconut tea
Ever tried orange and coconut tea? I hadn't... But I needed to! This is a tea by 'Clippers' which is both organic and delicious! I loved the orange element to it but the coconut was definitely something I have to get used to.
3. seaweed bath
Be prepared for something more strange... A seaweed bath! I even tried and tested this product because it was so unusual. Inside the box was a literal bag of seaweed with instructions attached to it. I soaked the seaweed bag into boiling water and poured it into my bath. It smelt a little fishy at first but once it was diluted into the bath, the smell faded away. It was so relaxing and almost made me fall asleep in the bath! I could definitely tell that this box's aim is to relax it's consumer.
4. notepad and pencil
Next was this completely recycled notebook. A cute and cozy notebook can be used to either write your thoughts down or all your important daily to-do lists. I feel like the message on the front is a nice feel-good touch. A galaxy looking pencil with multicoloured led also came with it. I felt quite nostalgic using it because as a kid these were the bomb.
5. dinosaur origami
BuddyBox specifically keeps those with mental disorders in mind when filling their boxes with content. This is because they are run by an organisation whose purpose is to help those suffering from depression. This dinosaur origami set that came in the box was not only cute, but important for those who find it useful to be doing something with their hands - particularly those with anxiety!
I loved the uniqueness of this subscription box and really enjoy hearing about what they stand for as an organisation. The people that run the box are called Blurt - check them out to learn more.
I hope you enjoyed unboxing the 'hug' with me. Let me know what you think of it.
Love and hugs,