Goddess Provisions “Ayurvedic Wellness” Subscription Box Review – March 2018
Goddess Provisions is a monthly wellness subscription box filled with “high vibe lifestyle goods” meant to aid in new-age spirituality practices such as meditation, intention-setting, and energetic healing, as well as general holistic health.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Goddess Provisions Wellness Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Goddess Provisions
The Cost: $33 per month with discounts for longer commitments
The Products: A mix of 4-6 full-size products such as crystals, apothecary beauty, superfood snacks, aromatherapy, tools for spiritual growth, and tea
Ships to: U.S. for free, $15 to Canada and $25 everywhere else
Goddess Provisions Ayurvedic Wellness Box Review March 2018
Here’s our info card for the month. I really like the style of illustration on the back of the card. (The rainbow of colors representing her aura are super pretty and springy, too.) The theme this month is “Ayurvedic Wellness”, which is a subject I’ve become more and more curious about recently.
Oh my gosh, I cannot tell you how surprised/excited/delighted to see this book in this box! As I mentioned, I’ve been curious about Ayurveda after reading about it on a few different blogs I follow. I listen to a lot of podcasts while I’m at the office, so one day I figured I should listen to something about Ayurveda. And that’s when I stumbled upon Sahara Rose Ketabi’s awesome Highest Self Podcast with Sahara Rose. She covers a lot of different subjects, from traditional eastern medicine/healing modalities to general life and self-care topics. I really appreciate her as a thought leader—she’s earnest, well-researched, and has a modern, grounded approach to how these different teachings can serve people. Long story short, I heard she wrote this book, and I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy for myself. So how cool that it appeared in this box!
Book Summary on Amazon:
“A must-read for anyone coming to Ayurveda for the first time or as a readable brush-up for all. Sahara offers a contemporary explanation of Ayurvedic wisdom that resonates with today’s readers.”-Deepak Chopra
Discover your Ayurvedic Dosha (mind-body type) and find the ideal foods, self-care practices, yoga poses and meditations that are tailored to your unique needs!
Well-known Ayurveda Expert Sahara Rose Ketabi explains Ayurveda in a contemporary way that hasn’t been done before. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest health system and sister science of yoga, originating in India 5000 years ago. It’s the age-old secret to longevity, digestive health, mental clarity, beauty and balance that’s regaining popularity today for its tried-and-trued methods. However, it’s often been difficult for readers to fully grasp Ayurveda’s intricate teachings.. Until Idiot’s Guides: Ayurveda.
Sahara revitalizes ancient Ayurvedic wisdom and illustrates how little changes such as timing your meals, incorporating practices such as dry-brushing, oil-pulling and tongue-scraping, eating the correct foods for your digestive type and practicing the right yoga and meditation practices for your unique personality will radically enhance your health, digestion, radiance, intuition and bliss.
The book includes:
• Discovering your unique Dosha and how it shows up in your physiology, metabolism, digestion, personality and even dreams.
• Learning how your body’s needs change according to the season, environment and time of day
• Ways to regain luster, passion and flow in your life
• Easy-to-make, plant-based recipes relating to each element
• Establishing an Ayurvedic morning and nighttime ritual for optimal balance
• Balancing your chakras according to your Dosha
• Using Ayurvedic herbs and spices to heal digestive issues, skin problems, hormonal imbalance and other ailments.
• Plenty of fun facts, holistic humor and sacred knowledge by Sahara that will help you seamlessly integrate Ayurveda into your lifestyle
Paavani Tridoshic Spritzer, 2 fl. oz. – Retail Value $12.00
So, if you’re unfamiliar, Ayurveda is all about balancing the three “doshas” or mind-body types that exist in different levels in the body. I took Sahara Rose’s online test and found out that I’m mostly Kapha, for instance. Like astrological signs, each dosha has different tendencies that need nurtured and balanced in unique ways. When you see something that says “tridoshic”, like this spray, that means that the product is nurturing for all dosha types. This aromatherapeutic spray smells gorgeous to me. It’s made with lavender, geranium, wild orange, and cedar atlas essential oils, and the resulting aroma is lightly sweet and peacefully floral, almost like a fragrant lavender macaron. It’s the kind of easy yet intriguing fragrance that I would spray before doing a little morning yoga in my living room.
I loooove this yummy turmeric treat! This zip-closed pouch has about 12 servings worth of latte mix made from coconut milk, coconut sugar, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, vanilla, pink salt, and cayenne pepper. I’d recommend mixing it up with a whisk (or a little electric one, if you have one) to really smooth it out. You can mix it into water or milk, but milk (nut milk, rice milk, regular milk—your choice!) will definitely give you a more indulgent, creamy result. This drink isn’t just anti-inflammatory and deliciously warming, but super tasty and unique, too. I’ve slowly been replacing my daily coffee habit with other warming drinks like matcha or mushroom coffee, but I could see this handy mix becoming a regular part of my routine, too!
Genieco Sandalwood Incense Cones, 25 count – Retail Value $1.99, Listed Value $2.00
The mildly sweet and spicy woodsy smell of sandalwood is one of my favorites. These cones work like stick incense but in a different shape. (These ones at least seem a little more potent than typical incense to me.) They’re also easy to use—just pop ’em on a ceramic plate and let one burn down to fill your room with peaceful, soothing aroma.
Copper Tongue Scraper – Listed Value $10.00
Tongue scraping is a big part of Ayurveda. I usually brush my tongue each day, but scrapers feel a more thorough. I’ve only seen copper scrapers, but this one, which arrived loose in the box, is a little oxidized in some places. I assume that’s normal, but if you have any experience with copper tongue scrapers, let me know what you think/recommend in the comments!
Balanced Guru Nourished Scalp Treatment, 0.5 fl. oz. – Listed Value $11.50 (Buy a 1 fl. oz. bottle for $23.00 here)
This is the first scalp treatment I’ve seen that didn’t leave my hair feeling weighed-down afterward. The balancing formula actually seems to help soothe the scalp without dousing it in too much additional oil. It soaked in thoroughly, almost like a facial oil might. My scalp does feel a little less stressed after this treatment. I liken it to the feeling of blowdrying your hair vs. blowdrying your hair after using a heat-treating product—it’s not a massive immediate difference, but it doesn’t feel as fried as it otherwise would. See what I’m sayin’?
Wow does this essential oil blend ever smell awesome. There are so many awesome aromatherapy products in this month’s box! Calming Zen is a mix of lavender with tones of bergamot and peppermint, so peaceful and grounding, but in an uplifting way. I can’t wait to add this to my diffuser!
Carnelian Stone – Listed Value $2.00
According to the card, this stone is helpful for Pitta imbalance. This fiery stone helps with willpower, vitality, and life force energy. Maybe it’s because I’m a Leo, maybe it’s because I’m so tired of the gray winter weather, or maybe it’s because I have a Pitta imbalance that’s asking for attention, but I’m very drawn to this bold, orange stone.
The Verdict: It was such a happy coincidence to receive this box right as my own Ayurveda learning journey is beginning! I’m really excited to have the book, which covers so many aspects of this unique healing perspective in a really astute way. I found the other products to be really nourishing to my body and spirit, too. Definitely comment if you have any insight into the copper tongue scraper (does the oxidation matter?) or if you have any experience with Ayurveda—I’d love to learn more about it! This month, I felt like the value of the box totally matched with the quality and uniqueness of the items inside.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? New subscribers can sign up here for the upcoming box, but you CAN still order this box as a one-off here! (Thanks to commenter Beth for finding that!)
Value Breakdown: The box cost $33.00 with free US shipping, but I estimate that I received at least $89.44 in value. Many of the items couldn’t be found online, or at least not in the size I got in the box, so I had to go by the listed value on the info card. Going by the cost of the box, I paid an average of $4.13 per item.
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