BuddhiBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 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 is a review of the BuddhiBox Yoga Lifestyle box, which is $34.95 a month.
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Here’s the info card that came inside this month’s box.
There’s also usually a card featuring a yoga pose. This month, it’s Camel Pose, a personal fave. It combines a backbend and chest-opening pose, which I love!
This box also includes a recipe for a ‘healthy’ dessert—one of my favorite things! My husband and I both have a never-ending sweet tooth, so I love experimenting with clean dessert recipes and can’t wait to give this one a try.
Finally, as far as literature goes, a $10 gift card to Love and Asana, which is a site carrying yoga shirts for both women and men.
I was lucky enough to be the reviewer for all three of BuddhiBox‘s subscriptions for November: this one, the Jewelry box, and the Essential Oil box. There’s often some product overlap among the three subscriptions, so I’m familiar with the first two products in this month’s box. Luckily, I have loved every single BuddhiBox offering that I’ve ever received, so repeats are always welcome (to be clear, regular subscribers shouldn’t receive repeats unless they’re signed up for multiple BuddhiBoxes)!
Anyway, the first product is a 7-day sample of daily probiotics. Probiotics boost immune function, aid in gut health, heal inflammation, and more. I recommended in my other review that it is advised to look into the right probiotic for your own unique body and lifestyle if committing to taking them long-term, but that this general version is a great place to start. After completing my first 7-day trial, I felt digestively very healthy, but it was also a very active week for me, so it’s hard to say for sure if the probiotics were to thank. I think 7 days might be too short to see major results from any supplement, so I’m excited to tack on another week with this additional trial. A quick, positive note about these pills: some of the herbal supplements I take haunt me throughout the day, by which I mean I’m burping up the flavor for hours after swallowing it. It’s not the most pleasant experience in the world. That is not the case for these probiotics! Granted, I’ve never had that burpy thing happy with probiotics, but I think it’s worth noting that this brand is no exception. 🙂
Co-Pur Lip Balm — Retail Value $4, Listed Value $5
This all-natural lip balm is the second product with which I have experience from a different November BuddhiBox. And, I. Freaking. Love. It. Again, feel free to pop over to my other review to read about my first impressions. The TL;DR version is that I only use natural lip products. I maintain that this lip balm is the minty-est thing ever, which is so very much a good thing, and my lips continually feel quenched after using it. Two thumbs up!
Barre Girl Eve Crew Low-Rise Grip Sock – Retail Value $14.00, Listed Value $15.00
Oh man, I can’t say how excited I am for these grippy barre socks! Just over the Thanksgiving holiday, my sister-in-law—who is a fellow former ballerina—asked if I’ve ever tried fitness barre classes as an adult. I replied that I’m super-intrigued, but that it’s hard for me to justify buying a $15 pair of socks before knowing for certain that I’ll enjoy the class and want to continue taking it. BuddhiBox was like, “Boom, wish granted!” I am absolutely taking this as a sign that now’s my time to give barre a try, and I’ll be proud to rock this fun purple pair while I do it.
Nature Derived Dry Shampoo, 2 oz. – Listed Value $20.00
It took me a minute to hop on the dry shampoo train. It wasn’t so much that I needed to feel (or even look) squeaky clean every day—more that I have really fine hair, so the need to wash out an insane sleep cowlick or stringy-ness didn’t seem possible to remedy with dry shampoo. But, once I gave it a try, I totally understood the draw and now use it regularly. Granted, I often pair it with a grease-or-cowlick-hiding hairstyle, but it does buy me a little time before my next wash. I started with a powder, evolved to using an aerosol spray, and then went back to a powder, because the aerosol stuff filled my bathroom and hallway with crazy fumes, like, instantly, and my husband convinced me that it probably wasn’t healthy for us to breathe in. Also because I’m committing more steadfastly to natural, cruelty-free, environmentally friendly beauty products, and aerosol cans…aren’t that. I’m used to dry shampoo powders coming in bottles so you can sprinkle it onto your scalp, but this one requires a makeup brush or just dipping your fingers into a jar. It’s a little messier this way, but I didn’t have too much trouble rubbing the stray bits off my shirt. It doesn’t have much of a scent; it’s very natural-smelling, almost clay-like. It does have cacao powder in the ingredients, but I might add more of my own so that the mixture is darker brown in color, and blends a little better with my hair. As for effectiveness, it works great! I sometimes even like using it on clean hair to add volume.
Oiliving Life Meditation Spray, 4 oz. – Retail Value $18.00
The scent of this cruelty-free and vegan spray is light and refreshing. The smell is familiar, and I think it’s from yoga mat sprays that I’ve encountered in some studios. How fitting for this box! And, I’m in no way wishing away the contents of this product, but the bottle itself is the most beautiful frosted glass, and I can’t wait to reuse it for something else when the spray is gone!
A little bonus: Oiliving Life included a 20% discount code for BuddhiBox subscribers.
BuddhiBox Quartz Key Chain – Listed Value $16.00
Finally, here’s a little BuddhiBox-exclusive keychain. The pendants featured are a very pretty purple quartz stone and a small silver elephant charm. The list value of $16 seems a little steep for what it is, but then again, for someone who is in need of a keychain and likes collecting stones, the functional value adds worth. I personally try to keep my keys as slim and light as possible, so I’m not much of a keychain person, but I wish I was because this one is really cute. Still, I can think of multiple friends and cousins for whom this would make an awesome little gift.
The Verdict: I’m exceedingly happy with what I received in this month’s BuddhiBox! My top product is the barre socks—they’re probably a wonderfully pleasant surprise for gals who are already barre/pilates enthusiasts, and for folks like me, who have been looking for a little push to give it a try, they’re great for that, too. The probiotics and chapstick are tried and true treats for me, and they’ll go to good use in my day-to-day. The two new beauty products will work their way into my regimen quite smoothly. Finally, the keychain is a great bonus gift! I have no complaints nor qualms about this month’s box. 🙂
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.
COUPON: Use code buddhiaddiction to save 10% off all subscriptions!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $39.95 after shipping and, based on list prices, contains approximately $80 worth of products. That means, proportionally, I spent approximately the following on each item:
- Probiotics – $2.99
- Lip Balm – $2.50
- Barre Socks – $7.49
- Dry Shampoo – $9.99
- Meditation Spray – $8.99
- Keychain – $7.99
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