I wasn't "over the moon for this box at 1st, but it's growing on me. The Ruby Moon tea was delicious, but 1 oz is a very little amt for what it's valued ($11). I'm loving the hammered metal moon phase decoration. The wooden incense burner is pretty small but cute and well made (again, I don't see the value being what they list- $30 for like a 3-4" long piece of wood). Would have been nice to include a few sticks of incense, as I don't have any stick incense. I feel like a box should include everything you need to get you started using the items, esp. during covid when it's not as easy to go to a metaphysical shop and buy some incense.
The hair ties are a complete throw away-- low quality they stretch out and don't bounce back and the ugly white elastic shows through when stretched and the moonstone tower is very small and doesn't seem authentic/unadulterated.
This was my 1st Awakening in a Box subscription....I've order 3 different subscriptions so far and still trying to decide which is best for me. I love the theme of this box and had never heard of Stromatolite and never seen petrified wood in person so I was very excited about those. The Fossil was the 1st piece I opened and in the bubble wrap bag, I thought it was like an African Mask of some sort....it still reminds me of a mask, so that fits perfectly into the the Ancient Wisdom theme. This theme resonated with me
I got 30% off deal being new to Cratejoy so that made this worth it (I ordered the crystal pouch), but $5 shipping every month would bring this up to $20 and I don't feel like I'd pay $20...however, full disclaimer, I am a true bargain hunter, and almost never order things with extra shipping.
The stromatolite captured my heart right out of the bag and I actually gave him a hug! He feels like an ancestor! See his adorable face? I love him!
The piece I was least excited about was the labradorite b/c A) i already have many pieces, and B) this one has no flashing and is just dull grey and C) is small for a tumble and kind of semi-polished. It wouldn't have been a piece I would have chosen out of a bowlful of them, but I'm guessing that's probably the luck...