BuddhiBox Essential Oil Box Review + Coupon – December 2017
BuddhiBox has had a subscription box for yoga and meditation for years, but they recently launched BuddhiBox Essential Oils, a monthly aromatherapy/meditation subscription. Every month, subscribers receive various essential oils and crystals that support a specific guided meditation, which is also included.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: BuddhiBox Essential Oils
The Cost: $15.95 a month
The Products: “One essential oil roll-on, a deluxe essential oil sample, a crystal, and a guided meditation valued at $40+ each shipment” (from their website)
Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $9.99
BuddhiBox Essential Oils December 2017 Review
Each month’s BuddhiBox includes a card with an inspiring mantra on the front and info about the contents of the box on the back. This month’s message has a positive sentiment, but it’s worded kind of oddly. It’s not one of my favorites, as I don’t feel like it really made me think like some others have in the past.
The Hippie Homesteader NOURISH Essential Oil Blend – Retail Value $10? (Listed Value $16)
Each month’s box features a roll-on essential oil with a metal ball. The Hippie Homesteader essential oils are always a smooth, thick serum that absorbs nicely into my skin. I was unable to find the NOURISH option on The Hippie Homesteader website, so I linked to SOOTHE, as it’s listed as one of the three ingredients (paired with fractionated coconut oil and avocado oil). SOOTHE, and therefore NOURISH, features eucalyptus, clary sage, ginger, marjoram, and peppermint. I’d say peppermint is the standout scent here, and it’s a favorite of mine. It always gives me such an ‘alive’ sensation and the slight coolness, or tingle, of this roll-on is lasting.
BuddhiBox Abundance Stone Set – Listed Value $18
The trio of small, vibrant stones included in this BuddhiBox-exclusive set are Amazonite, Aquamarine, and Amethyst. The three work together to work toward fearlessness and protection against negative energy, thus equipping you with a sense of abundance as you embark on a new journey or project, or simply go about your day. Also, visually, the cool tones simply look beautiful together. I plan to keep them on my dresser where I can take a moment to appreciate them every day and not worry about losing one!
House of Good Juju Winter Solstice Soy Candle — Listed Value $6 (Buy a tin candle for $20)
This tealight candle is infused with allspice and berries, and adorned with a cedar sprig, red jasper, and clear quartz crystals. I absolutely love this concept—it’s both unique and smells wonderfully festive! I try to set aside time to honor each solstice, though sometimes figuring out exactly what to do can be a challenge. For the upcoming Winter Solstice, I’ll obviously be lighting this votive, and setting intentions! I encourage you to poke around House of Good Juju‘s website—not only do they offer a ton of info about this candle and the care with which it was made, but they also sell all sorts of beautiful, infused, and crystal-topped options. They would make great gifts.
The Dreaming Yogi Meditation – Listed Value $10
This month’s meditation video was nearly 10 minutes long, which is perhaps the longest one I’ve encountered in BuddhiBox. For the first time ever, The Dreaming Yogi, whose name is Meli, and always leads the BuddhiBox monthly meditations, showed her lovely face! I noticed she was wearing the necklace from last month’s Buddhibox Jewelry box, which is such a nice touch. Those who have been reading my BuddhiBox reviews for several months might recall that in the past, I’ve felt the flow of the meditations were disrupted by a sometimes halting delivery, but having the opportunity to see Meli as she speaks instantly made my dissatisfaction with her articulation disappear. In this meditation, Meli gives an intro into mudras and teaches one that we’re encouraged to use through the meditation. I really liked this approach, I love that I got to learn a new aspect of meditation, and I and hope Meli sticks with showing herself on video for next month!
Jo-Sha Tangerine Cleansing Wipe, Single Wipe — Retail Value $1, Listed Value $3
One of the recommended uses for this wipe is a way of cleaning fitness equipment after you’re finished exercising, and that’s exactly how I used it. I’ve been battling a bit of a cold, so rather than going for runs in the park near my house, I’ve been riding my bike trainer in the basement, supplementing my workouts with kettlebell swings. I loved having a way of naturally disinfecting my handlebars and kettlebell after using them and hope this contributes to a quick recovery! The smell of this wipe was subtle, but fresh, with a distinct tangerine scent to it. If I were to purchase some of these wipes for myself, I might go for the variety pack so I could switch it up.
Verdict: I’m very pleased with the December BuddhiBox Essential Oils box! While the oil blend, the stones, and the essential oil-infused wipe were each a treat, what I loved the most this month was the meditation. That’s saying a lot, seeing that in past months, the meditation has been my least favorite aspect of this box! Because it was longer and included a little extra oomph, it felt more worth the listed value of $10 this month. This box costs $15.95 box (US shipping included), and its contents add up to $45, which is a little lower than the info card would have you believe, but it’s still a great deal.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Order by the 8th of the month to receive that month’s box.
Value Breakdown: At $15.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- The Hippie Homesteader NOURISH Essential Oil Blend: $3.54
- Abundance Stone Set: $6.38
- Winter Solstice Soy Candle: $2.13
- The Dreaming Yogi Meditation: $3.54
- Jo-Sha Wipe: $0.35
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What was your favorite item in this month’s BuddhiBox Essential Oils?