Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
Yogi Surprise is a monthly health and wellness subscription box that sends you natural goodies each month. Some items may be specifically for yoga, but in general, this is more of a lifestyle box. Yogi Surprise also offers a monthly Jewelry box (read our reviews here!).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the Yogi Surprise Lifestyle, $45 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Yogi Surprise
The Cost: $44.95 a month + free U.S. shipping (shipping to Canada is $15 a month and Worldwide shipping is $25)
COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!
If you are a new subscriber, bonus Chakra Healing Stones will be included in your first box!
The Products: Each month, you’ll receive 6-8 full-size products designed to nourish and support your well-being, vitality, and growth. You’ll get a variety of items from handcrafted yoga accessories and natural beauty items to herbal tonics, organic snacks, and super food essentials.
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and Worldwide
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Every month, Yogi Surprise has a theme, and August’s is “Giving Back”. This card emphasizes the need to balance our well-being with an awareness of and generosity towards others. Practicing what they preach, Yogi Surprise will be donating a portion of this month’s proceeds to the Africa Yoga Project.
Each month there is a Yogi Surprise Sequence included. This month’s features movements that seem to center on the hips, which can hold a lot of emotion and stress. Exercising them always feels good, both physically and mentally.
Peaceful Warrior Pouch – Value $24.99 (Listed Value $24.00)
I love the message and the design on this canvas bag. It’s especially handy that it has a flat bottom, which allows it to sit neatly on a counter or desk. The 9″ x 7″ pouch is unlined, so the $24.99 price tag sounds kind of high. But it will come in handy when I go out of town at the end of the month! Having a pouch like this inside my tote bag will keep it from becoming a total black hole of accessories and papers and makeup, haha!
The info card mentions that the vendor (which is primarily a temporary tattoo boutique!) supports not-for-profit fundraising and brand awareness, as well as generally meaningful messages. I couldn’t find too much information about what that necessarily means, but I did like the spiritually, environmentally, and socially positive themes that I saw on their site! There’s a coupon code included in the box if I want to shop more of their items.
Headbands of Hope Sky Flower Tube Turban Headband – Value $16.85 (Listed Value $18.00)
I’ve been looking for a headband like this, so I’m thrilled to have gotten one in this box! It’s made of a thin knit polyester which is super light, if not the most breathable fabric. I have short hair right now, but my bangs still love to pop into my eyes during my yoga practice and my hair tends to flop back into a weird blob during a run. This broad, lightweight headband is pretty life changing for me, as it’s wide enough to actually stay put on my head, looks cute, and doesn’t dig into my head in an uncomfortable way. It’s also great during a yoga practice that finds my head on the floor, either in an inversion or savasana—it’s not like there’s a pesky ridge pressing into my scalp, as this headband lays smooth and flat.
This organization donates a headband to a child with cancer for every one sold, too. How cool!
A Path of Light Andalou Naturals Sea Butter + Cocoa Butter Hand Cream in Clementine, 3.4 fl oz – Value $8.84 (Listed Value $8.95)
This hand cream is lovely! It’s soft and creamy going on and left my hands feeling soothed and velvety smooth. The clementine fragrance is a bit strong for my liking (it’s very orangey and sweet), but the relief it brings to my hands makes me forgive that issue. This gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan lotion, which includes a lot of natural, organic ingredients, is definitely going to be a staple in my desk drawer for dry-hands moments throughout the work day. Better yet, 100% of net profits of A Path of Light go towards women’s equality and empowerment!
WooBamboo Adult Soft Toothbrush – Value $4.95 (Listed Value $7.90)
Oooo, now this is a cool product. This toothbrush is made from bamboo and recycled materials. It’s not only sustainably grown, but biodegradable, unlike the many plastic toothbrushes I’ve blasted through in my life. I was initially worried whether this wooden toothbrush would be more likely to hold on to germs, but the package states that it’s actually naturally microbial. It’s also non-toxic and BPA-free!
The brush feels no different from a regular mass-market plastic soft toothbrush, so I have high hopes for it. If all goes well, I might swap this in for my usual plastic toothbrushes for good! There’s a coupon in the box if I want to do so (hooray)! I like that my purchase would help fund oral care programs for kids in need.
This Bar Saves Lives in Dark Chocolate Cherry & Sea Salt, 1.4 oz – Value $2.08 (Buy a pack of 12 for $24.98 on Amazon)
I’ve gotten this brand of bars in boxes before, and I really like them. I feel like if you’re a fan of Kind bars, especially the grain-oriented ones, you’ll really like these. This bar features a sweet combination of cherry and dark chocolate flavors, plus nutritious, filling ingredients like pumpkin seeds, oats, flax, and more. And like all of the other products in this box, this bar has a social mission—for each bar sold, this company makes a donation to organizations helping to feed children in need.
Justea in Purple Mint, 15 sachets – Value $7.99 (Listed Value $18.00)
This tea is amazing. It’s an invigorating blend of fresh, slightly sweet spearmint and floral notes that apparently come from rose. At first, I thought the floral flavors were a sign of lavender, given the name of the tea. But as it turns out, Justea uses Kenyan purple tea leaves rather than traditional tea tree leaves to make their blends. So no lavender here, but bits of rose that taste and smell gorgeous.
This fair trade tea is made by a women’s tea co-op in Kenya!
Verdict: The Yogi Surprise box for this month was really nice—I loved the theme and the fact that each of the featured products came from vendors who were also giving back in big and small ways to their communities. Everything was of great quality, and while I noticed some variations between the values listed on the information card and the values I found online for the items, the overall value I estimated was still almost $66.00. That’s pretty good for a $44.99 box.
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