BuddhiBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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.
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 August 2018 Box Review
BuddhiBox always includes a card with a mantra or saying on it. On the reverse is this month’s packing list. 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. This month’s pose is Half Bow. The back side of the card talks about the Sanskrit word for the pose (Ardha Dhanurasana) and what it means, how to access the pose, and the benefits. This one is great for improving posture and building core strength.
All the contents come in an 8.5″x11″ linen cinch bag. Perfect for stashing your new goodies!
Blend Bee Tea, Earth blend — Estimated Value $9.95, Listed Retail Value $10.00 (Similar 1oz sample bag found here)
First up is a .5oz package of Earth blend, loose rooibos tea. This caffeinated mix contains cinnamon, fennel seed, papaya leaf, and ginkgo biloba leaf. I’m usually more of a coffee gal, but this tea smells and tastes divine. The 5-7 cups this bag serves won’t last long in my pantry!
Scentuals Cedarwood Pure Essential Oil, 10ml — Retail Value $9.90
I love the idea of the healing power of essential oils, however, I’m still a little on the fence with them. Nonetheless, I enjoy the aromas so why not play! The smell of this oil makes me feel as though I’ve climbed inside of my grandmother’s old cedar chest, which conjures up lots of wonderful memories. Cedarwood organic oil is said to be good for clearing congestion and moisturizing your hair and scalp. Just be careful–this stuff is potent! One small drop on my wrist made my eyes burn pretty intensely. Be sure to (read the directions–doh!) and dilute.
If you like the cedarwood essential oil or want to try out another one, subscribers this month are treated to a 25% off discount code!
Lilac & Willow Natural Soy Candle in Forest – Listed Value $15.00
No matter how many candles I have, it’s never enough! I am not a huge fan of the artificial scents, however, so I really like this “forest” aroma which contains notes of fir, cedar, pine, and eucalyptus. The flecks of green and eucalyptus leaves suspended in the wax make it oh-so-pretty. Although this blend can be found on the Lilac & Willow website, it seems to come poured in a glass jar. I actually like this metal container with a lid much better. No need to worry about the smoke when you blow it out! The candle measures about 2.5″ in diameter and about 1.5″ tall.
I describe my skin as “moody.” Some days it’s as clear as the morning sky. Others, it’s riddled with angry, red, PAINFUL pimples. This week happens to be the latter, so this mask was a particularly nice inclusion! The instructions are a bit vague as far as how much powder and liquid to mix, so I went with a 1:1 ratio that resulted in a fairly thin paste. Although it is unscented, the mixed mask does reveal a lovely, earthy aroma. A little goes a long way. Having gone through cancer treatment twice, I am much more conscious of ingredients, so I was thrilled to see that this mask has no preservatives, parabens, or other icky junk. I’ll definitely be adding this to my weekly skincare regime!
Spirit Wind Chimes – Listed Retail Value $18.00
No joke, I have been wanting wind chimes for-ever. There’s just something so soothing to me about their sound. My dear friend, Melissa, filled me in on the power of the Hindu deity Ganesha, who is represented as an elephant head and turned to as a remover of obstacles. I plan to hang this 9″ long x 2″ wide wind chime on my deck where I will sit with a mug of my new favorite tea (see above) and ask this gold-toned Ganesha to help me bust through some metaphoric walls in my life!
Tumbled Stones Desert Rose — Listed Retail Value $5.00 (Buy this stone in bulk here for $2.50)
According to the info card, the Desert Rose, a.k.a. the Sand Rose is said to contain a unique spirit guardian and is used in talismans for protection. The stone I received in this box was about 1″ x 1″ x 1.25″ and surprisingly light in weight. While you may wish to hold it in the palm of your hand while manifesting, I would not recommend rubbing the stone–unless you want to be covered in flecks of sand!
The Verdict: It was my first month reviewing BuddhiBox. I had some sense for what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the face mask. All of the contents are either functional, pretty, or both! Using a combo of retail values and list prices where retail values weren’t available, the contents of this box add up to an estimated total of $87.84. I really everything and feel it is a very good value.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 + $5 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $6.65.
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What do you think of the August BuddhiBox?