Self care subscription boxes are quite an esoteric niche in the realm of subscription services. They range from collections of curated home spa products for physical relaxation and downtime to bespoke planners and journals aimed at helping you get organized and find direction on your inner journey.
A lot has changed in this corner of the subscription market over the past couple of years. Some suppliers have ceased trading while others have gone on to develop their services to being only online subscriptions. There are some newcomers too with innovative combinations of physical products paired with digital apps and services tied in with their subscriptions so here’s our updated list of the best self care subscription boxes available in the UK.
Best self-care subscription boxes in the UK
Lemonade Box Cruelty-free Self Care
Best savings on cruelty free self care
Lemonade Box is a sparkling new self care box packed with rare ethical skin and beauty products for lovers of cruelty-free brands that make you feel special with the added bonus of bringing you big savings of up to 50% on retail value. Subscribers will discover 5-6 new beauty brands and other ethical lifestyle products for bathing, firming, cleansing, moisturizing and relaxing worth at least £55.00 altogether for only £25 a box. The mix of self-care treats introduces you to new and rare niche products sourced directly from producers and are guaranteed not to have been tested on animals.
Elosia Pee Testing Kit
Best Instant Home Hydration & Nutrition Tests
Testing your vital nutrition levels to ensure you stay in tip-top condition has never been easier. The Elosia test kit and app let’s you get almost instant results from home urine tests to help you maintain your body’s unique, natural balance.
Test your pee in just 60 seconds for your ketone, hydration, nutrition, vitamin C and electrolyte levels and let the app’s algorithm create a personalised plan especially for you then monitor your progress as you make lifestyle changes. You’ll get four test strips per month in a letterbox-friendly envelope. Then all you have to do is follow the Elosia app’s advice. Shipping is free worldwide.
Get it Together Self Care Subscription Box
Best self motivation subscription box
If you are a disorganized individual and wish you could get your life on track and start achieving your goals then the Get it Together subscription box will help transform you into a well-organized achiever. Every month you’ll get a box packed with affirmation cards with words of encouragement and empowerment, a new self care journal and a habit tracker to help you set goals and stay organized so you can smash those goals. You’ll get an extra surprise gift each month as well. Keep the self care bits and bobs by your bedside or on your desk to jot down notes when you get a spark of motivation.
The Natural Wellness Box
Best vegan and cruelty free wellness & beauty subscription box
The Natural Wellness Box subscription was founded by mother of two, Catherine, who loves to share her passion for natural health, wellness and beauty. Every month she sends out subscription boxes containing five new products to help you achieve a balanced body and mind with chemical-free health and beauty alternatives from a variety of brands. Everything in the self care boxes is suitable for vegans and always cruelty free. You can subscribe to receive your self care boxes bi-monthly or with six and 12 month subscriptions.
Best bath bomb subscription box
Turn bath times into an aromatic and sensual pleasure that will calm your mind and soften your skin with the hand made bath bombs, bath salts, bath fizzers, artisan soaps and more in the Bath Box subscription boxes. The monthly boxes come with 5 cruelty-free items freshly made in the UK, including a luxury edible treat. Each monthly box contains new fusions of fragrance. Recent boxes have included scents such as heather & herb and fruit salad bath bombs along with lemon & lime bath salts.
Best mental wellbeing subscription box
Pause is a monthly subscription box service by the mental health charity Mind. By subscribing to receive their boxes you are donating to supporting Mind’s work to ensure that no one has to face mental health problems alone. The Pause boxes help you put aside daily stresses and chores so you can focus on your own wellbeing with activities and gifts designed to encourage creativity and relaxation or learn a new skill with a little alone time.
Good Space Delivered
Best aromatherapy self care subscription box
Get a monthly supply of scented soy wax candles and curated surprises in the self care subscription boxes from Good Space Delivered to create sensual solitary moments of calm head space. The large, mood enhancing hand-crafted candles burn cleanly and last ages so they can be reused whenever you want to indulge in a me-moment. In the monthly themed subscription boxes you’ll find between 5 and 7 curated items for an immersive experience, including good mood herbal teas and other tasty treats plus journal tools to capture moments of inspiration when you’re relaxing and tuning in to your inner self.
Best surprise self care subscription box
Buddy Box subscriptions are a ‘hug in a box’ – a monthly supply of five hand-picked quality products to nourish, inspire and encourage self-care. The box contents are always a surprise and a tightly kept secret until yours is delivered but come with the assurance that everything is vegan friendly and cruelty free. The boxes usually include edible treats too and are suitable for men and women of all ages. The boxes are very popular as gifts for others that you know need a pick-me-up and time out from the pressures of modern life. Buddy Box subscribers also get ‘a daily dollop of kindness’ through their mobile app plus two digital products a month with a self-kindness theme. You’ll also be helping to support people affected by depression by contributing to a mental health education programme.
The Happiness Planner
Best mental wellbeing subscription box
The Happiness Planner offers their subscribers five types of monthly self care boxes: Law of Attraction Box; Growth Mindset Box; Purpose Box; Self Awareness Box; and the Confidence Box. The happiness planners and guided journals created by founder Mo Seetubtim are a twist on personalized organizational tools that enable you to explore and work on your inner world. Mo’s mantra is that happiness is achieved by managing ourselves through our emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. The Growth Mindset Box pictured above contains a journal with 30 questions to help you challenge your beliefs and expand your mind, printables to help you turn ideas into trackable action plans, a set of quote cards with a wooden stand, a notebook, an inspirational pen and a motivational sticker sheet.
Best spiritual self care subscription box
These self care boxes are lovingly put together by two sisters who want to empower and energize women with 4-5 spiritual products accompanied by an inspirational monthly newsletter filled with knowledge to help you harness the Goddess in your life. The kind of monthly offerings you can expect include crystals, beauty products, aromatherapy, curious books, superfoods, home accessories, inspirational prompts, stationery, rituals and healing spiritual growth tools. We love the personal touch of hand-written calligraphy on parchment in the box lined with aromatic dried flowers.
Best fresh flower subscription
Send flowers to yourself or a special person with a Botanical Posies or Micro Plant subscription from Flower be. The botanical posies are a freshly cut arrangement of aromatic, seasonal flowers that you can put in a jar to fill your home with their fragrances. The micro plants are indoor plants such as Aloe and others that you can place on a desk or windowsill and are easy to look after. The plants come with a ceramic pot, a packet of soil and packet of drainage chips. You can add extras to the subscriptions such as chocolate and bath infusions as well as a personal note if the subscription is a gift. Both subscriptions are available as 3-month, 6-month or 12-month deliveries.
Self-care subscription boxes: The verdict
Self care is a very personal thing. Everyone’s different so some of the subscription boxes here might or might not appeal to you directly but you can probably think of someone close to you that might really appreciate having one of these boxes delivered. Most of the boxes here allow you to add a personal note if it’s a gift. Our blog has more recommendations for skincare subscription boxes as well as beauty boxes.