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BuddhiBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoJan 27, 2018 | 7 comments

Sub Box for Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

BuddhiBox
4.1 overall rating
22 Ratings | 8 Reviews

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!

Unboxing of Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

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 box, which is $34.95 a month.

Products from Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

About BuddhiBox

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

BuddhiBox Yoga January 2018 Box Review

Info about Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

Here’s the info card that came inside this month’s box. At the top, it features an Instagram contest—if you snap a pic of your BuddhiBox and post it with the #buddhiboxyogis hashtag, you could win a $50 gift certificate to the BuddhiBox store.

Headstand Pose in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018 Yoga Pose Info Card in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

There’s also usually a card featuring a yoga pose. This month’s is a supported headstand, which, while not entirely uncommon in many folks’ yoga practice, is a challenging one that I have yet to master. Because of a head injury I’ve had in the past, I’m highly susceptible to headaches and have generally avoided this pose as a result. I’ve had an experienced yogi friend tell me she encourages me to find ways to overcome my fear of this pose, and that when done correctly, I shouldn’t have my full body weight on my head, so maybe I’ll make it a goal to explore Salamba Sirsasana in 2018!

Mantra Card from Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

This box also sometimes includes a mantra or mindful quote. I like this one from Kahlil Gibran, though I’d argue that a true seeker may never reach the end of what they should know!

Meditation App Ad in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

Meditation App Ad from Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

Free Yoga Coupon in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

Finally, they tossed in a card calling our attention to the opportunity for 2 free weeks with the Meditation Studio app. And, a free online Yoga Nidra class coupon. Amazing!

Protect Spray from Buddhibox January 2018Oiliving Life Spray in Buddhibox January 2018 Room Spray Ingredients in Buddhibox January 2018

Oiliving Life Protect Immune Supporter Spray, 1 oz. – Listed Value $12.00, for 2 oz. bottle (Buy a 4 oz. bottle for $18.00)

In the five months that I’ve reviewed BuddhiBox boxes, this is the first month that the featured essential oil has been anything other than a roll-on bottle. I’ve come to collect a lot of wonderful roll-on oils, but I like that they’re switching it up this month. This is my third Oiliving Life spray that I’ve been lucky enough to own, and while the traditional 4 oz. bottles are great to keep on my dresser for a pillow spray or in my bathroom, the 1 oz. travel size totally makes sense for an immune booster. This spray has a very distinct cinnamon and clove scent, but it’s still light and not too overwhelming when sprayed in the air.

This spray was also included in this month’s BuddhiBox Essential Oils box.

Luna Spray in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018 Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray from Buddhibox Yoga January 2018Luna Yoga Spray in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018Luna Cleansing Cloth in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018Yoga Mat Cleaning Cloth in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

Luna Cleansing Spray and Microfiber Towel — Retail Value $9.99, Listed Value $15

Now that it’s winter and I’m not outside running too often, I’ve been doing a ton more yoga and riding my bicycle, which I have set up on a trainer in my basement. This means I’m going through yoga mat cleanser like crazy! I’m just about through with a bottle I picked up from a local maker in my area, and I’m excited to try this Luna spray. It’s got a lovely blend of essential oils, and the one that stands out the most to me is geranium. I thought I could detect some citrus in there, but nothing of the sort is on the ingredients list, so I must be imagining it! This spray comes with a complimentary cloth, which I’ve shown unfolded with my (super small) hand on top of it for scale. This is a great sub box surprise!

Knee Socks in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

Toe socks in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

ToeSox Casual Knee High Socks — Retail Value $16

I used to love toe socks as a young’n, but I haven’t given them a try lately. I guess I don’t really understand the point of them, but the ToeSox website says this design “encourages toes to spread and absorbs moisture for healthier feet.” Fascinating! This pair features ankle and arch bands, a fitted heel, and an organic cotton-polyester blend. They’re also cruelty-free. I absolutely love the blue pattern, but I can’t decide if I want to try them or gift them to my yoga teacher friend while they’re still fresh and new!

Handmade Face Wash in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018 Gaffer & Child Face Wash from Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser, 2 oz — Value $26.00

This product is 100% raw, organic, vegan, non-GMO, fair trade, and cruelty-free. That checks all the boxes! I received this same product in another sub box a few months ago, and on my first use, I found it to be really thin, almost oily and shot straight out onto my shirt with the first pump. I tried to pump more cautiously after that and maybe I went too far in the opposite extreme because then it just seeped out. All this to say: be aware that it might take a few tries to get the pump down! Once in my hands, this face wash didn’t suds up too much, which natural products often don’t. It has a lovely lavender scent that lingered on my skin. My face felt fresh and clean. I’ve since worked it into my daily routine and I love it for its simple, natural ingredients. I’m really excited to have a backup bottle for when my first one runs out!

Sage Smudge Stick from Buddhibox January 2018

White Sage Smudge Stick — Listed Value $6

Ah, a good classic sage smudge stick! While my personal spiritual practice doesn’t involve smudging, I have often burned sage on the first day of living in a new place, on occasions such as solstices, and anytime I feel I need an energy cleanse. I do believe that the intention you put behind your actions is nearly just as important as the action itself, and smudging is a ritual that I believe has a history of reverence and goodness behind it. So, I’m always happy to find sage in a BuddhiBox

A sage smudge stick was also included in this month’s BuddhiBox Essential Oils box.

Notebook in Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

Lined Notebook from Buddhibox Yoga January 2018

BuddhiBox Pocket-sized Notebook — Listed Value $7

Everywhere I go, I bring a small journal with me so that I’m prepared in case I’m inspired to write a poem, jot down some notes, doodle, or write a reminder. This little hardback notebook is so pretty, but I think it might be a little too teeny for that use. I might keep it near my yoga mat and use it to write down yoga intentions in, or I might hang onto it and give it to a friend in need of a little pick-me-up. Either way, it’s a really nice little thing to have on hand!

The Verdict: The first BuddhiBox of the new year is chock full of high-quality gifts that are very useful in my everyday! I noticed a lot of subscriptions toned down their January boxes, probably in the wake of some really big surprises in their December boxes, but this one is filled with great items that set the subscriber up for an intentional, healthy January. I love that!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box. 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 $34.95 plus $5 shipping and, based on list prices, contains about $77 worth of products. That means, proportionally, I spent approximately the following on each item: 76.99

  • Oiliving Life Protect Spray: $6.23
  • Luna Cleansing Spray & Cloth: $5.18
  • ToeSox: $8.30
  • Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser: $13.49
  • Sage Smudge Stick: $3.11
  • Pocket Notebook: $3.63

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What do you think of the January BuddhiBox?

BuddhiBox is comprised of 4-6 products to enhance your yoga practice and lifestyle. BuddhiBox practices Saucha or living purely. BuddhiBox only partners with businesses that follow ethical and conscious standards in production. Your purchase also helps support non-profits. Each month, BuddhiBox will... read more.
Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.
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7 comments

Linda

I received the same Gaffer & Child facial cleanser in a Benevolent VIP Beauty box last year. It’s a great oil-based cleanser full of all natural ingredients. It’s not meant to lather like some cleansers and it’s also great to use to get rid of that stubborn makeup that won’t come off, but also it’s great to not strip your face of the precious oils. 🙂

Christen Russo

Hi Linda! I used to avoid oil-based cleansers because I felt as though they didn’t give me as deep of a cleanse as some others would, but I’m now learning that there’s more to a clean and healthy face than some of those heavier face washes offer. I’ve found since using Gaffer & Child that I actually don’t need to wash my face as often as I did before, and now your comment makes me wonder if it’s because I’ve given my skin’s oils a chance to balance out and do their job. Probably! Thanks for the insight!!

April JK

Hi! I am Native American, more specifically, Kumeyaay. We use white sage in all ceremonies as well to purify ourselves daily if wanted or needed. It is very much an important and good tradition.

My only beef is that selling such items is frowned upon by some, as we are not supposed to sell our spiritual practices. Just something to keep in mind.

Nice review.

Christen Russo

Hi April! Thank you dearly for taking the time to share a little insight into the intended use of sage. To echo Alex’s sentiment, I place high value on respecting others’ cultural and spiritual practices, and any knowledge or information folks are willing to share only helps that cause. Thank you again!

Alex

Thank you so much for sharing about your culture and it’s use of sage. It’s important to me to not disrespect anyone’s spiritual or cultural practices.

sara

Hi Christen!
I got this box too and loved it! A small tip: I use the Gaffer and Child facial cleanser with my Julep Maven Konjac sponge and it brings out more bubbles/lather. Of course you could use any facial sponge or cloth and get the same affect. The lavender smell is amazing! (Luckily I love lavender.) And I thought it was nice to switch up the roll-on for a spray this month, as I was ready for a change.
Frankly, I found December’s box to be not the greatest. And it was very holiday-oriented but I
got it AFTER Christmas. IMO, this was a MUCH better box.

Christen Russo

Hey Sara! This is such a good tip! I’ll have to try using it with a sponge (which would be nice for a bit of gentle exfoliation, too) and see how I like it. Thanks for sharing!!!

And, I totally agree. During the holidays, we’re so inundated with material goods that I felt a little numb to the festive/fancier items I was receiving in December boxes, but this January box was filled with items that support the reset of a healthy lifestyle, which I found so much more useful. Cheers to a great box!

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