BuddhiBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017
BuddhiBox is a monthly subscription box for yogis. Every month, they send products to enhance your yoga practice and lifestyle. They only partner with businesses that follow ethical and conscious standards of production. Additionally, a portion of all boxes sold goes to benefit a nonprofit.
BuddhiBox also offers a Jewelry Box and Essentials Oils options. Check out our reviews of those boxes here!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the BuddhiBox Yoga Lifestyle, $34.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: BuddhiBox
The Cost: $34.95 a month + shipping. Bi-monthly, quarterly and annual subscriptions are available too. The quarterly Jewelry box is $49.95 a quarter and the Essential Oil box is $15.95 a month.
COUPON: Use code buddhiaddiction to save 10% off all subscriptions!
The Products: 4-6 full-size items to enhance yoga practice and lifestyle
Ships to: U.S. for $5, Canada for $12.99, and Australia for $20
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I like that the info card for the box features a quote that echoes the ocean-inspired tone for the items inside.
There’s also a hip-opening yoga pose to try. Opened hips translate to increased creativity and determination, plus it feels really good after you’ve been sitting in a desk chair all day!
They also include a recipe for vegan nacho cheese! Faux cheese can be pretty hit or miss, but I’m willing to give this a try. I’m a vegetarian, but I strive to be as close to vegan as possible. Plant-based foods have so many benefits. And grocery-store nacho cheese is definitely not what my body needs (as much as my brain might want it…).
Blue Calcite Healing Stone – Listed Value $8.00
This gorgeous, icy-blue stone is supposed to help encourage energy flow, positivity, and creativity. This shiny stone is only about an inch and a half wide—I got the same kind of stone in a recent BuddhiBox Essential Oils Box, but that stone was about twice the size of this one (and valued the same). The drama of the larger stone was awesome, but this smaller version is easier to hold in the palm of my hand, or even pop into a bag or pocket if I need some extra oomph on the go.
From Molly with Love Pacific Beach Sea Salt Spray, 4 oz. – Value $18.00
My hair is in the (slow, painful) process of growing out, but at the moment, it’s still a bit too short to realize the full value of this spray. I feel like people with long, straighter hair will benefit from this spray the most—this spray adds texture to hair, giving it the carefree, slightly piecey look of hair that’s spent the day blowing around in ocean breezes. As for my hair, which is shorter, really thick, and stubbornly curly in some areas, it didn’t make a big difference, style wise. However, the coconut oil, salt, and “quartz-infused water” in this potion did make my hair feel softer and less frizzy. And best of all, it smells like a dream—salty, fresh, and clean.
These chews are supposed to replenish you with the electrolytes you lose after a particularly sweaty day (or Bikram class). Each tablet contains sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, and tastes limey, a tad salty, and weirdly minty. I like the idea behind these non-GMO, gluten-free, vegetarian tablets, though the taste really isn’t up my alley. I might just stick to electrolyte-infused water for now!
Artisan Seashell Soaps – Listed Value $6.00
These little soaps were also in the BuddhiBox Essential Oils Box, and oddly, were valued at only $3.00 on that info card. These are the same thing, but they’re valued at $6.00. Maybe they intended to say that each soap is worth $3.00? Either way, I’d lean closer to $3.00 than $6.00 for these. There’s not a lot of information about who made these soaps or what’s in them, which would help prove their quality for me. They have a great beachy fragrance to them, and the burlap bag they come in is pretty cute, but these two tiny soaps don’t seem all that sophisticated. Plus, they’re so small that I feel like they’ll be used up in a snap.
Gypsy Soul Organics Sun Salutation Salve – Value $4.99
I’m not sure the size of this package, as it’s not listed anywhere, but it seems to be about the size of a standard drug-store-counter lip balm. This salve is meant to soothe your skin after an adventure in the sun. It does feel delightfully non-sticky and nourishing, thanks to its beeswax, sunflower oil, olive oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter ingredients list. It also has the most delicious honey-vanilla scent. I will say it seems like it’ll get used up quickly, if I was really to use it to treat my sun-soaked shoulders, for example. So far, it’s been a great lip balm in a pinch, and it helped my cheeks and nose (which see more sun than most of my body) feel bouncy, soft, and moisturized after dining outside in the drying, tightening sun.
Laritzy Glossy Liquid Lipstick, o.1 oz – Value $24.00
Nude lipstick is something I’ve just recently started to try. I’m on the pale side, and a lot of nude lipsticks make me look a little zapped and tired, rather than giving me that cool, not-made-up makeup look. This one is just a tad gray-er than I tend to like—it has an almost khaki note to it, which doesn’t do a ton for my complexion, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t look awesome with a warmer or richer tone to their skin, which I think would balance out the look. I will say that the formula is great. It goes on easily and dries quickly, creating a suede-like matte finish. It feels really comfortable on my lips, and the thinner formula makes it easy to control as you paint it on. I feel like this lipstick will make someone a very happy customer!
Boho Ocean Bead Necklace – Listed Value $25.00
The colors of this mala-inspired necklace are really pretty. I love the combination of metallic, opaque, and glass beads—it really captures the vibe of a glinting, dynamic ocean. I have to say, I feel like the quality is… eh… so-so for a $25.00 necklace. The tassel on the end, for example, just sort of dangles on some thread, which seems a little haphazard. I wish I knew more about how the product was made or where it was sourced, but I couldn’t find that information online, nor on the info card.
Glowing Orchard Organics 100% Natural Deodorant Sample – Listed Value $3.00
I’ll be honest. I’m a sweater. I sweat when I’m warm, when I’m cold, when I’m nervous… So charming, I know. Finding a deodorant that can keep up with me is tough, especially when I’m shopping natural options. Did this deodorant curtail wetness? Not really. It did absorb or mask odor for at least a few hours, though I found I needed to reapply at least once during the day. What I noticed and liked most about this formula, which is made from things like coconut oil, arrowroot powder, baking soda, bentonite clay, and shea butter, is that it feels so nice on my skin. Yes, it takes a little time to rub in clear, and yes, it does leave a bit of residue, but there’s no stinging, no weird chemical dryness, no grittiness (which I’ve noticed with some natural deodorants)—just soothing, smoothing, lotion-like comfort!
Verdict: I liked my first BuddhiBox Yoga box, though some of listed values seemed at odds with the actual items, or the quality of those items. But I loved discovering these cruelty-free, organic products made mostly by small companies! The sun salutation salve and salt spray struck me as the nicest items in the box, which had about $92.00 of product inside. So I think the pricing is fair, especially when you count the yoga pose information and recipe.
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