You can View the Video Review on YouTube Here.
The Lunar Box is available from Sian Lewis Evans and boxes start from £28 with a variety of subscription options available.
For this review I got the chance to rummage through The Lunar Box, which comes from Multipassionate Entrepreneur and witch, Sian Lewis Evans. My first impression of the box was that it made me happy! I loved the packaging, with its positive affirmations and cute stickers. And, where does Sian get that galaxy tape? Brilliant.
The Lunar Box contains a range of items connected to moon spirituality, and arrives either in time for the new moon or the full moon. You can get a single box appropriate for the upcoming moon, a full ritual box packed with everything you could need to start working spiritually and positively with the moon, and there is also a range of subscription options which make the individual cost of each box cheaper.
Opening the box itself was a relaxing experience. In the video, I compare it to sitting in front of a really good ASMR channel, and it does have that same quality. I think that’s because you know this is time for you, it’s not for anything else, and you can relax into the knowledge that you’re taking that special moment to nurture and look after yourself.
What’s in the Box?
Glass items were wrapped carefully to avoid breakages, and everything was in fantastic condition showing the care with which these boxes are packaged.
My box contained everything from little edible treats, including some of my favourite biscuits and chocolate, to teabags, crystals, vials, altar decorations and more. My favourite items were definitely the ones you won’t be able to get elsewhere.
The first of these was a jar for creating or charging your own moon water. Now, I don’t make moon water, but I do collect rain or stream water for my altar, so the Moon Water jar is absolutely ideal as a special place to store it. I’ve been storing altar water in a basic plastic water bottle, but glass is much less reactive so I think I will switch to this new, and frankly prettier jar! The jar is decorated with tiny little pieces of crystal on the top.
I also enjoyed the handmade set of cards, probably one of the least expensive parts of the box, but it one that resonated with me so much. These beautifully designed cards are attractive but also packed with inspiring quotes, spells, and advice on ways to use many of the items in the box.
As well as these items, there were candles, incense, flowers and other items. There are also a few crystals, which I personally wouldn’t choose to buy, but I understand that many people use them and find them an important part of their spiritual practice.
I’m a big fan of most of the materials used in this box. The box itself is sturdy cardboard, great for keeping everything safe but also easy to recycle. The candles are wrapped in a ribbon instead of plastic. The jars and bottles are all glass which is also easily recyclable, but more importantly can be used over and over again. There is some use of plastic, which I think is unavoidable, such as the bubble-wrap which keeps the more fragile items from breaking. Personally, I tend to reuse bubble-wrap, so that’s not too much of an issue for me. For a postal subscription service, I think this ticks most of the boxes in terms of sustainability.
Another thing that works really well for me about this box is that it isn’t path-specific. There’s nothing overtly Wiccan, Druidic, Heathen, or indeed any tied to any other path about the contents. It’s just about working with the moon and perhaps about mindfulness and self-care, and empowerment. That’s helped along with the inclusion of a Lunar Journal. My journal runs from March to March, and I’m not sure if this reflects the astrological lunar year or simply the month the box was sent, but either way, it’s a lovely touch. The journal itself includes ideas for full and new moon rituals, which could be performed by anyone regardless of their path.
Value for Money
All the items in the box appear to be of excellent quality. The oils are from a brand I know and use myself. The treats are well known brands, and the additional extras all have a feel of quality bordering on luxury – without being ostentatious or wasteful. I’d venture that to buy the items separately might cost you in excess of £50, if not more. Plus, to get that delivered to your door, or as a gift for someone, that makes it even better value.
I would definitely recommend this box for anyone who needs a good pick me up, who is perhaps wanting to rekindle their spiritual connection or wanting to start working with the moon, or who simply wants to indulge in a bit of spiritual self-care. While times are still stressful and uncertain, taking time to nurture your mental, emotional, and spiritual health has never been more important. That, for me, is where this box ticks all the boxes. There is nothing in this box that doesn’t make me smile.
Visit Sian’s Website for more information on the Lunar Boxes.
Continue Reading on our feature About Sian, her Lunar Boxes, & her work in an interview with her in this month’s issue – “Sian Lewis Evans: Pulled to the Moon and Cosmos,” Enjoy!!
About the Author:
Mabh Savage is a Pagan author, poet and musician, as well as a freelance journalist.