If there is one thing that I love, it’s a good monthly subscription box! It’s like a little gift to yourself every month! I’ve tried a few different types, mainly stationery related, but one that I have had my eye on for a very long time is the Hocus Pocus Hamper from The Village Witch! It is a monthly subscription box packed full of fantastic witchcraft related items and treats.
If you are in the UK it is priced £30 including shipping, and if you are international then it is £45. The minimum value of goods is £40, but it is often much more! As I said, I have been wanting one for a while now, but my budget wasn’t allowing for it! However, when I got a little birthday cash I decided to treat myself to the June 2018 box which happened to be a Summer Solstice & Festival themed box! I am so glad I did and I am definitely rejigging my budget to get this monthly!
I’ll be taking a closer look at the actual Village Witch products, here but the box also contained a variety of extra treat items which you can see more of in the video. These included a ‘festival fund’ money tin, mini dream catcher, photo frame magnet, hanging rainbow twizzler and a treat bag full of tea and sweeties!
Summer Zing Aura Spray
I was super excited when I heard that the sub box was going to contain one of The Village Witch Aura Sprays. I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. These can be spritz around your home, your office, or your sacred area. This Summer Zing scent is exclusive to the sub box and it is so fresh and fruity with lots of lime, lemon, grapefruit and other summer aromas. It is perfect for really lifting your mood!
Summer Solstice Magical Bonfire Burning Mix
The next item in the box was the Summer Solstice Magical Bonfire Burning Mix. This smells absolutely delicious as it is and when added to the bonfire it was even more amazing. I thought this was a great addition to the box given that Summer Solstice/Litha is a fire festival, so this gave a little extra touch of magic to the bonfire!
Summer Solstice Oil & Summer Zing Ink
Next we have 2 small glass bottles and I have to say that I was so impressed with how these were packaged. They were double wrapped and sealed to ensure that there was no spillages in transit. The Summer Solstice oil smells lovely and uses the same combination of kaffir lime, sea coconut and chrysanthemums used in the other products, so everything works really well together on the same theme (which was inspired by one of my favourite witchy movies – Practical Magic!
The second bottle is the handmade Summer Zing Ink! This is the most vibrant yellow ink I have ever seen and is ideal to use in the enclosed spell! Not only is a wonderfully pigmented, but it also has a gorgeous smell thanks to those same herbs and ingredients. Make sure you watch the video to see a sneaky peak at the ink colour, it really is amazing!
Summer Cleansing Salt Mix
Next up we have a gorgeous little jar of Summer Cleansing Salt Mix which I absolutely love! I more or less exclusively use black salt so I am quite excited to use something different. Once again, it features some of the same ingredients as the other magical products so it smells really lovely!
Summer Solstice Spell Shooter
Finally, and perhaps the most exciting of the magical items is a brand new product in The Village Witch store called a spell shooter. In fact, it is the first of its kind anywhere! The Summer Solstice Spell Shooter is almost like a magic party popper! You shoot the spell up into the air and let it all float down around you! Really magical! It contains a selection of herbs and ingredients to complement the other items in the box along with biodegradable confetti. It’s a great idea for really putting a burst of power behind your spell. I think the confetti aspect really lends itself well to Summer Solstice! I can’t wait to see which other spell shooters are released!
So, final thoughts on the June 2018 Hocus Pocus Hamper from The Village Witch? It’s my first box and it certainly is not going to be my last. I think the way that the magical elements are tied together by a theme is excellent. I would honestly pay the £30 just for those items. The additional gifts are extras in my eyes and make it a little more unique than other subscription boxes. If you would like to sign up for the next box then do so asap as they do sell out very quickly. I know that the July box is themed around money and abundance which is very timely for me indeed!