Would you sign up for a monthly subscription of eucalyptus every month? When I heard about this idea, I just had to jump in and try it. Read this honest review of the Eucalyptus Farms eucalyptus subscription box for more information on my initial impressions, their pros and cons, and whether I plan to stay subscribed.
What is Eucalyptus Farms?
Eucalyptus Farms is a monthly subscription for eucalyptus bundles. In some of the marketing, it is often shown as an aromatherapy or relaxation option for your shower or as a cute farm-style decor item.
I was most interested in the aromatherapy idea and how luxurious it would be to have eucalyptus in my shower.
This farm has been in business since 1973. Their subscription is $12 a month, $19.50 once shipping is added.
Pictured: Two bundles in the shower.
Pictured: One bundle, straight from the box
My Thoughts After Two Months: Will I Stay Subscribed?
I'm glad I've tried this subscription as I wanted to build up my foilage collection in my house, but after two months I unsubscribed.
I'm currently using both of my bundles in my bathroom and while I do like the look, because it wasn't as fragrant as expected it doesn't suit my needs. The website recommends running it under warm water to release more fragrance, which I've tried, and it didn't suit what I was looking for.
If you want it purely for the aromatherapy value, I would not recommend it. If you want an easy self-care ritual of receiving eucalyptus monthly and adding it to your home, it might be great for you.
Pros and Cons of a Eucalyptus Farms Subscription
Having flowers and foilage delivered to your house every month is an easy self-care ritual.
Dried eucalyptus is a lasting decor item and looks just as pretty as fresh eucalyptus. The longer you are subscribed, the fuller your dried eucalyptus display can be. It looks very cute in my home.
There are opportunities throughout the year to add a one-time extra cost to get additional foliage. I upgraded to get pussy willows delivered and their Instagram shows examples of lavender and wheat as well. (This is for current subscribers only and you can't subscribe for these, it's a one-time purchase.)
There is no excess plastic in the box, so less plastic waste than buying flowers at the store.
You can skip or gift any month easily. Cancelling was easy too, so no hoops to jump through if you don't like the experience.
This is a very vibey gift for relatives or your home decor loving friends, they'll appreciate how thoughtful it is.
You are supporting a farm that has been selling eucalyptus since 1973.
It's beautiful! You don't need to throw away the dried leaves, it looks great no matter how old your sprigs are.
Cons/Opportunities for Improvement:
While it does have a subtle fragrance, the eucalyptus scent isn't as strong as I expected. I haven't owned much eucalyptus before, so it's possible my expectations weren't accurate, but I thought it would be more fragrant when used in the shower. From the marketing of it being for aromatherapy, I expected a stronger scent.
Shipping is on top of the subscription cost, bringing it to $19.50 a month. For smaller bouquets, that was more than I expected.
There were fewer sprigs of eucalyptus than I thought in the subscription. Each subscription has 7-8 eucalyptus stems and also includes additional filler leaves. The website does not specify how much comes in each box other than it is "good for two rooms."
At the time of this posting, they don't answer Instagram comments very often. As someone that works in social media, I'd have expected those to be answered, so it deflects from my perception.
Note: Eucalyptus is dangerous to pets. My pets do not touch or care to touch eucalyptus or my other plants, but keep this in mind if you have curious animals.
Other Eucalyptus Products to Try
If a subscription isn't right for you, here are two other options to try to get the benefits of eucalyptus:
I love the convenience of subscriptions but the cons outweighed the pros for me because I bought it for aromatherapy.
If you are buying it for home decor and not aromatherapy, plus love supporting a farm personally, it might be for you.
Would you want to try a subscription like this? Let me know what you think.
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