I adore subscription boxes that support small businesses. I love finding items in my boxes that come from local, Canadian companies because I know that I’m supporting someone’s family, helping to put food on someone’s table or sending a child to dance class as opposed to supporting a CEO purchasing his third yacht. This is why I love the Calla Life Box, because not only does the company only include products from local Canadian businesses, but a portion of every single box purchased goes to a deserving charity. This is my second time receiving this box and I love the concept and the variety of goods that come every month.
Here is the owner’s description of the box taken from the website:
“Thank you for visiting the CallaLife Box! My mission is to provide you with an array of useful products to make your month a little more beautiful. Whether it’s a bag of calming tea, some eye serum to rid yourself of tired eyes, a small fitness device to get you working on your health goals or a super cute soap dish so you have something pretty to look at while washing your hands, you won’t get bored of the CallaLife Box. The items will be quite different from month to month so you’ll always have some nice gifts to look forward to. I’ve partnered with many small local businesses around Canada who make each product to order with lots of TLC! Plus, who doesn’t love supporting local businesses!? You can be rest assured that I do my best to search out gifts that I feel confident using and that they do not contain many or any harmful chemicals. We also work closely with a deserving charity and a portion of each sale will go to help them!”
The box comes in a plain brown box with the ‘Calla Life’ sticker on the front. As I’ve said before, I appreciate companies that don’t send overdone boxes. If you understand the purpose of this business and how the owner wants to support businesses and donate to charity, then it’s easy to understand why she wouldn’t include an extravagant box.
Calla Life Box costs $38.00/month plus $10.00 shipping for Canadian residents. There are also 3 or 6 month plans in order to save a couple of bucks on your box. Here is a link to buy a prepaid 3 or 6 month subscription, if you use code LIVELAUGH you will receive a free gift with the purchase of one of these subscriptions!
This month’s box came with 5 full sized items from different Canadian companies. There is usually a sneak peak or two before the box gets released, and this month the sneak peak was some beautiful face repair oil!
This cleanser gently lifts away makeup, oil and dirt that build up after a long day, without the use of any harsh chemicals. It is made from 100% natural ingredients and available in rosemary/mint or tea tree. It can also be used a moisturizer for legs or for the face! Retailed at $19.00.
This awesome lip balm is 100% natural and extremely moisturizing, with no added artificial colour or flavouring. Also super convenient to use like a regular stick lip balm because of the shape and size. It feels like your rubbing natural beeswax on your lips which I love! Retailed at $9.00.
Wow! I was shocked to receive something that was, again, so practical in my box this month. Vitamins are an awesome item to receive, especially fruity and chewy gummies that are fun to take everyday. These are cranberry flavoured and help to prevent urinary tract infections in women, as well as providing antioxidants to maintain good health. Retailed at $10.89.
What an adorable piece of jewelry to add to the box! Handmade by Sweet Heart Jewelry, these bracelets add a cute compliment to any kind of outfit! I also love the minty green colour. Retailed at $19.11.
I’m always thrilled with what surprises come in my Calla Life Box. I love supporting small businesses and I love knowing that my money is going to support a good cause. The value of the box is always more than what you pay for (the value of this box ringing in around $90.00) and you get items that are actually useful and that you wouldn’t think you need until you get them. There are limited quantities of this box available so hurry and get yours now! Click here and use code LIVELAUGHBOX to get 10% off your first box today!