*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.
GAIA Collective is made up of a group of artists who believe in spreading positive intentions and universal compassion. Their MoonBox is sent out each moon cycle and they also host a Moon Event featuring a full moon ritual and meditation. This box allows you to participate in the event from the comfort of your home!
There are two subscription options. The Moon Gift box costs $12.50 per box with $2 shipping, and the MoonBox (which I am reviewing here) is $29.50 per box with free shipping.
- The Moon Gift box is a small gift set for internal guidance and includes a hand-picked crystal, essential oil blend, tea/soak herb blend, and a mantra.
- The MoonBox comes with three hand-picked crystals, an essential oil blend, tea/soak herb blend, featured item, a moon oracle card, guided meditation, full moon ritual, full moon ritual supplies, and you can add a wearable gem for $10.
The box is medium sized and came wrapped in brown paper. The actual box is white and has a MoonBox design and other images around the sides.
This box was for the Virgo full moon that occurred on February 22nd. This moon had a lot of significance for me because my moon sign is actually in Virgo. If you're not familiar with astrology, you have your sun sign, which is generally the sign that people refer to. I'm a Capricorn because I was born December 28th, but there are also rising signs (mine is Aries) and moon signs. You can learn more about that with a quick search, but I wanted to explain for anyone who wasn't familiar.
Anyway, Virgo is an Earth sign and is ruled by the planet Mercury. The moon oracle card that was included states that "powerful intentions can be planted and diligently tended to with the divine energy of the Goddess Virgo. Allow this time to be a positive force for motivation." There is more information on the card, but that is the main message.
As you can see, the box is beautifully packaged! I couldn't wait to learn more about all of the items and how to do the full moon ritual.
Here's everything that was inside of the box. Along with a printed version of the full moon ritual, GAIA Collective also emails you a guided meditation and ritual instructions. I received my email on the 21st and my box arrived on the 22nd, just in time for the full moon.
- Crystals - I received peridot, quartz point, and labradorite. Peridot enhances connections with friendliness and relationships with compassion. It is a stone of rebirth, renewal, and repair. Quartz point is an amplifier of all energies and is the time keeper and healer of the world. This is used to magnify your intentions. Labradorite is surrounded in magic and mystery and is the stone of the stars. Use it to connect with the mysterious dream realms.
- Essential Oil - This box's blend contained lemongrass, rosemary, sweet marjoram, thyme, white spruce, black spruce, peppermint, and spearmint, This smells amazing and I pick up on the lemongrass notes the most.
- Herbal Tea - The tea is made of dandelion root, fennel, ginger, hibiscus, holy basil, elderberry, licorice root, and rhodiola root.
- Peridot Gemstone Essence - This is the little stopper bottle in the photo above and is an energetic remedy that was created during the full moon of Imbolc. The instructions say to add five drops in water, topically, or directly by mouth.
- Full Moon Ritual items - A succulent chipping and hexagonal jar with lid were included for the actual ritual.
The ritual instructions say to add a bit of soil to the jar and plant the succulent. Moss from the box lining and your crystals can also be added to the mini terrarium. Think about this ritual as the process of bringing something to life. This succulent represents the intention you wish to bring to life during this full moon, and when it begins to manifest the succulent will grow too big for the jar and will need to be replanted. This is a sign of the beginning of your new journey!
The email contained more detailed instructions on what to do for the ritual, which I have placed at the end of this post for anyone who's interested. The guided meditation was also nice to have to listen to.
Bottom Line: I think the GAIA Collective MoonBox community is a wonderful introduction to guided meditations and full moon rituals! The box itself is beautiful and I found the ritual to be very calming. I have been going through some personal things recently (haven't we all?), and being able to center myself and focus on a new intention helped to put things into perspective.
If you're interested in seeing the full ritual, click the "Read More."