BuddhiBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2018
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.
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.
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 items to enhance yoga practice and lifestyle
Ships to: U.S. for $5, Canada for $12.99, and Australia for $20
BuddhiBox Yoga March 2018 Box Review
Here’s the info card that came inside this month’s box. Notice that most of the products are cruelty-free, organic, vegan, or more than one!
There’s also usually a card featuring a yoga pose. For this month they featured revolved chair pose. I think every yogi has struggled with chair pose at some point in their practice, and I’m certainly no exception. Because of a head and neck injury I had years ago, holding chair pose with my arms over my head puts a lot of strain on my neck, but adding a twist to it alleviates some of that pressure. So, while the twist might make it a bit more challenging, it also opens up an opportunity for some!
BuddhiBox also sometimes includes a mantra or mindful quote. This one is a little less reverent than some are, but I love love love the sentiment! So true!
This month they also included a discount card for farmtrue.com, a site that carries organic grass-fed ghee-based products. It’s a beautiful site that I recommend poking around!
Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes, 25 Pack — Retail Value $5.95
I received a pack of these Jasmine Seven feet wipes in my Yogi Surprise Box this month, too! I stand by what I said as part of that review, so I’ll provide the same info here: as campers and festival-goers, my husband, friends, and I are all too familiar with the concept of using wipes to clean our feet! I can see them coming in handy after hot yoga (before putting your shoes back on) too. These wipes are natural and boast a really refreshing peppermint scent. I tried one on my hands and it left a refreshing, minty feeling after being used! I can see this pack coming in handy this summer and as I look in my crystal ball, I can also see myself buying more.
I was so utterly intrigued by this drink packet upon finding it in my box. I do love the flavor of turmeric and cook with it occasionally (plus its color is incredible—my all-time fave), but I couldn’t quite imagine it in a latte. Per the suggestion on the back of the packet, I heated up 8 oz. of almond milk (our fridge is always stocked with the unsweetened vanilla flavor) and mixed it in. WOW was it delicious. Such an exhilarating blend of flavor and spice. This strikes me as an awesome alternative to coffee for those avoiding caffeine—in no way is its flavor comparable to coffee, but its invigorating qualities seem awesome for a morning boost. Plus, turmeric is said to have benefits such as fighting inflammation, acting as an antioxidant, and improving brain function. I want all of that in my life!
A single packet of this latte mix was also included in this month’s BuddhiBox Essential Oils box.
Here’s what the contents of the packet look like in my mug.
Per the directions on the packet, I heated the almond milk up separately and added it to the mix. I loved the suggestion of adding cinnamon, but instead of using it as a garnish on top, I sprinkled some onto the packet mix prior to adding the milk. As you can see, the cinnamon got a little chunky along the sides instead of mixing in. Not the most photogenic, but the flavor was wondrous. I took a few sips, then asked my husband if he’d like to try. I looked away for like 2 seconds and when I turned back he had polished it off. Haha! I can totally see us using the 15% discount code provided in this box to get our hands on some more of this surprisingly yummy stuff!
Matr Boomie Green Printed Circle Scarf – Listed Value $26
My eyes grew wide when I opened my BuddhiBox to find the color and pattern of this scarf waiting to greet me. I know I said turmeric yellow is my all-time fave color, but dark greens and olives are a close second. I was unable to find this circle scarf among the beautiful offerings on the Matr Boomie website (or any scarves for that matter), which is a bummer because I want you all to have the opportunity to own this scarf for yourselves! It’s lightweight, it features a beautiful paisley pattern made with the batik style of printing, and it’s accented with fun ball trim. Not only does this handmade-in-India accessory tick the boxes for being fair trade, sustainable, and benefitting a developing community, it’s actually compostable! I can’t imagine anyone wanting to discard this lovely piece, but if they were to, it’s awesome that it can go back to the Earth.
I love the theme of turmeric in this month’s box! This product can be used either as a regular ol’ scrub or as a face mask to be left on for about 20 minutes. It’s made with all-natural ingredients, which is evident from the ingredients list on the bottom of the tub. While I totally see the value of face masks, they aren’t something I do very often, but I hope to give this one a try at some point. Until then, I tried it as an “instant scrub” and was surprised by a few things. First off, the contents looked dried and cracked when I opened the lid, but once I dug my fingertips in, it was soft and moist. The scrub is very fine, so I was really gentle with it on my face. My skin instantly felt softer as I rinsed it off, and I noticed the palms of my hands were yellow, so I gave my face a couple of extra rinses. There is a small warning on the bottom of the tub that this product may cause staining, and I truly hope users see that before using so their towels don’t end up yellow forever! Afterward, my skin felt epically smooth and rejuvenated. The ginger-y, citrusy scent lingered and was lovely. I super enjoyed using this product!
Artnaturals Konjac Face Sponge Set – Retail Value $10.00
I had never heard of a Konjac sponge before discovering this set in my BuddhiBox, but apparently, they’re a whoooole thing! They’re known for being extra gentle exfoliators, having a long shelf life, and being made with different natural ingredients. This package suggests the natural white sponge is good for daily use, while the charcoal-infused black sponge is meant for weekly use. They deep clean, open pores, and can be composted when no longer useful. The charcoal sponge touts aiding in the targeting of acne, but another online source tells me not to have too high of expectations in that endeavor.
Here’s how the black sponge looks when wet. It took a good 30-45 seconds to soak through fully, but once it came to life, it did indeed turn from a hard, rough consistency to a soft one. A sponge I was using in the shower recently got a little moldy, so this will be a good replacement for when I’m feeling especially spa-inclined as I bathe!
Yoga International Free 30-Day Membership & Online Conference – Estimated Value $143.00
Finally, this card features an offer for Yoga International, an online yoga resource. In order to claim your free 30-day trial and conference, you have to follow the link listed on the back of the included card and create an account. Yoga International will automatically charge subscribers $14.99/month after the free trial, so in order to sign up, you have to enter a credit card number. I’m so terrible at remembering when my subscriptions renew, so I’ve set myself a calendar reminder for 30 days from now. As I was going through the sign-up process, I just assumed I’d want to use this awesome resource while it’s free then cancel after 30 days because I have no trouble finding wonderful classes on YouTube for free, but who knows, maybe I’ll love it! As the profile creation process, you are asked your level and what types of classes you’re looking for, and are given suggestions based on that.
The Ayurveda & Women’s Health Digital Conference portion is 8 hours worth of video, featuring well-respected teachers in the Ayurveda field. They touch upon women’s health issues such as balancing hormones, healthy conception, menopause, spirituality, and nutrition. Here is a trailer where they go into a bit more detail if you’re curious! I truly hope I can find the 8 hours to set aside to get through this entire conference!
This free trial was also included in this month’s BuddhiBox Essential Oils box.
The Verdict: I sincerely enjoyed everything I received in this month’s BuddhiBox! Most months, I’m met with a few items I love and some which I plan to pass along to friends and loved ones, but March’s offerings are all things I plan to keep. Why? Well, even the items that are more commonly sent in sub boxes, like face scrub, for example, are given a totally unique spin. They offer something a little extra from the average product. This box costs $34.95 plus $5 shipping (so $39.95 total). I used a combination of list prices and retail values to come up with a total value of about $78 for all the contents! That’s using the pre-sale price for the face scrub and not including the Yoga International Membership & Conference coupon. With the YI coupon, it’s a total value of about $220!
To Wrap Up:
COUPON: Use code buddhiaddiction to save 10% off all subscriptions!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $34.95 + $5 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box (including the YI membership) has an average cost of $6.66.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of the March BuddhiBox?