Subscription boxes have made a comeback. In the last decade there have been a couple of different beauty subscription boxes around, but in the last year or two, subscription boxes of all kinds have come about: be it food, lifestyle, entertainment, beauty and even pets!
The latest subscription box on our radar is the recently-launched Sanctum Self Care Box: making the art of self-care easy by bringing it right to your front door.
But what is this term “self-care” everyone is using so liberally? According to the team over at Sanctum, “Self-care is a general term that describes everything you do deliberately for your mental, physical, spiritual, social and emotional well-being. As simple as it sounds, many of us pay little attention to self-care. This is why ‘deliberately’ is one of the most important words in the definition. You need to be conscious of your well-being before you can achieve true self-care. It starts from the simple acts like not checking emails at night when you know it affects your sleep, enjoying a cup of tea alone before everyone wakes up and extends to more important decisions like practicing mindfulness daily, going for your mammogram, going away for the weekend or booking a massage when you feel you need one.”
So why is self-care so important? Ever hear the expression “you can’t pour from an empty cup?” The idea behind self-care is that you look after yourself, so that you can be there for those around you – you cannot give to others what you don’t have yourself!
Each Sanctum box is carefully curated with a new self-care theme each month. You can expect to receive a mix of all natural pampering body products, skincare, positive affirmations and stress-busting items.
“As a mother with a demanding career, I craved the opportunity to take time-out. When there was a spare 30 minutes, I would either feel too guilty to take a break because there was always something to be done, or would spend the time scrolling aimlessly through social media. I just didn’t know where to start. So the idea of receiving a box every month, that basically says – here, take me, this has been made for you and only you, try us, you’ll be a new you in half-an-hour – seemed like a welcomed solution. What is especially great about our subscription box is that our customers don’t need to do any additional thinking, we have done all the research. We have tried and tested the quality of the products we picked, but we also checked all the products to ensure there are no harmful ingredients and that they are ethically produced and animal-cruelty free. All our subscribers are left to do is enjoy the amazing, handpicked products and some valuable self-care moments,” explains Sanctum Self-Care co-founder, Liza-Jane Saban.
There are two variants available, Luxe and Essentials: The Essentials Box includes 3-5 natural beauty and wellness products and a self-care activity for R599 is valued at R1700 while the Luxe Box comes with 5-7 natural beauty and wellness products and a self-care activity, costing R895 with a guaranteed value of R2200.00.
We received a Luxe Box, filled with a beautiful selection of products:
Karoo and Coast Bougie Parfumee Botanique 100% Soy Wax Candle (this smells absolutely incredible!);
Skin Creamery Slow Beauty Collection (3 minis: Wildflower Water-Cream 15ml, Deep Cleansing Powder 30g and Facial Hydrating Oil 15ml);
Fijn Fynbos Body Scrub & Bath Soak 200ml (again, the scent is incredible and the product is filled with local, natural goodness);
Eleven2 Skin Food Rose Tonic 200ml (light and refreshing on the skin, this is a great pick-me-up);
Naturals Beauty Body Oil 100ml (the perfect body treat for winter!);
A Skin Creamery Deep Cleansing Powder sample satchet and two Toni Glass collection tea bags;
A beautifully-designed set of affirmation cards, each one with a positive statement to affirm your needs, wants and abilities;
A Gary Rom hair salon voucher valued at R1000.
What a fantastic idea! So many of us crave “me time,” yet we never actually take the time to rest and indulge in a little bit of pampering. Sanctum’s Self Care Boxes make this essential ritual easy. They’re the ultimate gifts for yourself or a loved one. What better way to treat yourself than with beautiful, natural skin and body products, positive affirmation cards and some stress-busting items to use at home? All the items we received in our box are of great quality, from trusted local brands. We simply cannot wait to get stuck in!
Monthly, three-month, six-month and yearly subscription plans are available. Subscribers will receive luxurious and unique items every month discovering new products or enjoying familiar favourites.
Subscribe now at www.sanctumselfcare.com.