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Bulu Box Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2017

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Bulu Box December 2017 Box

Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription. The original Bulu Box is focused more on fitness and general health supplements, and they also offer a Weight Loss box that focuses more on diet products.

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

This review is of the Original Bulu, $10 a month, box.

Bulu Box December 2017 Review

About Bulu Box

The Subscription Box: Bulu Box

The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions

COUPON: Use our coupon code MYSUB599 to get your subscription at $5.99 per month, for the lifetime of the subscription!

The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.

Ships to: U.S. (free)

Bulu Box December 2017 Review

There isn’t a theme for Bulu Box and there is some personalization involved, so the contents are usually a surprise:

Bulu Box December 2017 Booklet Front

Bulu Box December 2017 Booklet Back

Bulu Box December 2017 Coupons

Because of the variations with this subscription, there’s not a traditional information card listing the items.

There are also usually some coupons and/or product literature with this subscription. They don’t always relate to the items in the box.

Dukan Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Cookies

Dukan Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Cookies (3) – Buy 18 Cookies for $7.99

The Dukan Diet is a low-carb, high-protein diet, whereas I prefer to eat like 60% carbs. Probably that is why I am not a huge fan of these cookies. They are rather hard and fibrous. Three together are 140 calories and I’d honestly rather just eat a 140-calorie cookie with more sugar and butter in it. (I lost 45 pounds in 2016 by counting calories.) But, if you are exploring low-carb options, I suppose these are worth a try.

This product also appeared in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month (review coming soon!).

Zicam Medicated Fruit Drops

Zicam Medicated Fruit Drops (5) – Buy 25 Drops for $22.40

These are thickened with pectin so they are vegetarian! Zinc is a homeopathic remedy for colds and I think the only homeopathic remedy ever to have any science to back it up. (Zinc products, while they are backed up by some evidence, are sold as homeopathic remedies because there is much less regulation since homeopathic remedies traditionally have low-to-no concentrations of active ingredients.) If taken within 24 hours of the start of cold symptoms, zinc can reduce the severity and/or duration of a cold. I did eat one of these and thought it tasted all right, but I can’t say whether they work because I have not felt a cold was coming on since I received this box.

This product also appeared in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month (review coming soon!).

Osmosis Stemfactor Growth Factor Serum

Osmosis Stemfactor Growth Factor Serum (0.2 fl oz) – Estimated Value $28 (buy 1 fl oz for $140)

This is meant for damaged and mature skin. I am 40 but I stay out of the sun (and have for decades) so I’m not sure that my skin fits that profile, exactly. This contains media that has had stem cells growing in it, so it would contain whatever those cells excreted into the media (growth factors and peptides and such). It also contains “harmonized water,” which is a scientifically meaningless phrase since imprinting “therapeutic frequency messages” on water is absolute bunk science. (I cannot state enough how much claims about water structure/frequency/vibration/etc. irritate me, as a chemistry PhD.) This was moisturizing enough and absorbed into the skin all right but would take several weeks of use to see an effect. Color me skeptical, though, considering the harmonized water claims.

Zicam Rapidmelts

Zicam Rapidmelts (5) – Buy 25 Tablets for $13.99

I guess Zicam was promoting their products this month. Anyway, if you want to know more about zinc and colds, see the discussion of the fruit drops above. This is merely a different delivery mechanism. I am happy to receive these because I have not had the best luck with zinc lozenges in the past (didn’t like the flavor of the ones I had) so now I have options. But, like with the gummies, I can’t say whether these work because I haven’t caught a cold.

This product also appeared in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month (review coming soon!).

Ultra Hydration Vanilla Bean Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Ultra Hydration Vanilla Bean Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub (50 mL) – Estimated Value $1.50 (Buy 500 mL for $14.99)

I figured this was a body scrub based on the consistency – I don’t usually see face scrubs with quite this much oil, nor would I want to use a scrub with this much oil on my face. But the manufacturer’s website calls it a face scrub and then talks about using it on your body, so I guess it’s just sloppy editing. Anyway, I chose to use it as a body scrub and it smells really nice, plus I got what I feel to be decent exfoliation.

This product also appeared in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month (review coming soon!).

Vitabath Fragrance Mist in Lavender Chamomile

Vitabath Fragrance Mist in Lavender Chamomile (9.5 mL) – Estimated Value $0.40 (Buy 8 fl oz for $9.95)

I will sometimes buy Vitabath shower gel (it’s not very expensive, but it seems to be good quality and it doesn’t irritate my skin), but this product is new to me. I am not much of a fragrance mist user, in general, but this was pleasant enough after a shower. (I take showers at night and the lavender and chamomile scents were calming before bed.)

This product also appeared in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month (different scent).

Vital4U Ginseng Energy Drink

Vital4U Ginseng Energy Drink (1 packet) – Buy 24 Packets for $27

This has ginseng, caffeine, and B vitamins, plus some sugar.  I was not a big fan of the flavor, to be honest. But I am also not a regular consumer of energy drinks. It is hard to say whether I got an energy boost because I am still rather limited in what I can do for workouts after my surgery in late October. But, this product is new to me and I can see how it fits with the overall image of Bulu Box.

Verdict: There were seven items in this month’s Bulu Box. How much value to assign to each depends on how much you paid for the box. If you paid full price, they average out to $1.43 apiece. I got in on a $5 for life deal, so the average cost per item is $0.71 for me. I liked the scrub quite a lot, and the Vitabath spray was calming, and I’ll save the rest of the Zicam products for if/when I get colds, so there were definitely some products that worked for me this month.

I’d strongly recommend using our MYSUB599 $5.99 a box coupon code when you subscribe and choosing either the regular or the weight loss box, but not both since there is a lot of product repetition between the two. Please also note that instead of getting points you can redeem for merchandise if you review your samples, now you get sweepstakes entries, which isn’t as good of a deal (unless you are the winner…).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, January would be your first shipment. Also, keep in mind that there are variations in the boxes, so your box might not be exactly like mine in any given month.

Coupon – Use our coupon code MYSUB599 to get your subscription at $5.99 per month, for the lifetime of the subscription!

Value Breakdown: At $10 for the box, you are paying about $1.43 per item.

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

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.

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