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Pura Vida Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016

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Pura Vida is a brand new subscription box that sends the best of Costa Rica every month! This is their inaugural box, and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Pura Vida Box

The Cost: $46.95 per month

COUPON: Use code SUMMER25 to get 25% off monthly subscriptions!

The Products: 6-8 Costa Rica inspired items, including Costa Rican coffee, organic, handmade, artisan-crafted bath and body essentials, and healthy snacks

Ships to: Everywhere! Free to the US, $10 to Canada, and $17 to everywhere else

Check out the Artisan Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Pura Vida Box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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This is the information card that was included, detailing the package contents.

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Pura Vida Costa Rican Terrazu Coffee – Value $4.80

This coffee is outstanding! I prefer coffees from Central America, and this particular coffee is a great reminder of why. It’s bold but not too bold, and there’s very low acidity. Just rich coffee flavor!

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Wild Botanicals Coffee Scrub Soap – Value $8

This soap has a great coffee smell, which I love when I’m showering in the morning! It also has just the right amount of exfoliant in it so that my skin feels soft but not raw. I love this soap!

Wild Botanicals Simple Lip Balm – Value $3.50

We can never have too much lip balm at my house, especially now that it’s air conditioning season. This lip balm is made from all natural ingredients and it really is pretty simple. It makes my lips feel soft, not too greasy, and not sticky at all. Perfect!

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Handcrafted Reclaimed Wood Soap Dish – Value $1.29

This may sound silly, but I’ve really wanted this exact soap dish for a long time now. It’s one of those things that is so small I never think to go out and specifically seek. I’m so happy to have this! I like this kind of soap dish because it allows the soap to dry quickly and doesn’t make a big mess. Hooray!

Pura Vida Natural Earth Lava Pumice Stone – Value $9.95

I’ve never seen a dark brown pumice stone before! I tried this out the other night and it works pretty much as expected. I like that it’s all natural and made from real volcanic pumice.

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Almond Honey Protein Bar by Rise – Value $1.83

Despite the sugar, I ate this bar for emergency breakfast one day when I was running late. It was delicious! The almonds were pretty processed, so it reminded me of marzipan a little. The only ingredients are almonds, honey, and whey protein isolate, which looks pretty clean to me. It also has 20g of protein and only 280 calories. Not too shabby!

Nib Mor Organic Chocolate – Value $0.65 each

I am a big fan of cacao, even if it means taking in a tiny bit of added sugar, and these little treats are a great size for keeping the sugar low. Cacao is full of minerals! These were a great inclusion in this box.

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Red Sandalwood Meditation Mala Beads – Value $11.95

I know I already have tons of mala beads, but these are pretty special. Look at that shine! When you get that kind of shine from wood, you know a lot of work was put into it.

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Earth Meets Water Leaves of Life Soy Candle – Value $12

This candle has the best smell, but I can’t put my finger on it. It’s definitely a little woodsy and a little sweet. In any case, it has a great fragrance and I’m happy to have it.

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I was totally baffled with these items as they did not appear on the info card and were floating around in my package. It turns out they once adorned the lid of the candle above. Mystery solved.

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Also included in this month’s package were this coupon for 10% off the Earth Meets Water Etsy store and a card with candle tips and soy facts.

Verdict: What a great first package from Pura Vida! I was a little surprised that the coffee was the only thing included that was actually from Costa Rica, but I think I get the idea a little better now. I like everything I received and have been using all of it already! The value of everything totals about $55, which is pretty good for a $47 box. In the future I would like to see the value move just a little higher, and I think it would be a little more interesting to have items that are from or directly relate to Costa Rica a little more closely.

What do you think of Pura Vida Box?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. I love Costa Rica and enjoyed a bounty of products to bring home after a visit in a place with a good exchange currency rate so I’m a little confused seeing one lone item from the country of origin. I get the Pura Vida spirit but perhaps they can try a bit harder to bring items from this Central American treasure to their subscribers?

    • Agreed

  2. Great box, love the contents. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks Nich!

  3. Thanks for the great review! I also tried out this box. My cords were still wrapped around the candle.. but not for long! I have a wrist of 6 inches or less. They became bracelets quickly!!! And after I performed a bowectomy, it was great! Just need to tighten it up.
    Just a little thought!

    • Thanks Cheree!

      • OMG!
        I just had the coffee this morning! I never drink it black! Had to be some of the best coffe ever! Drank it black, no sugar and I even nibbled on a few beans!!

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