Yogi Surprise is a monthly health and wellness subscription box that sends you natural goodies each month. Some items may be specifically for yoga, but in general, this is more of a lifestyle box. Yogi Surprise also offers a monthly Jewelry box (read our reviews here!) and a men’s box!
This is a review of the Yogi Surprise Lifestyle box, which is $44.95 a month.
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About Yogi Surprise Box
The Subscription Box: Yogi Surprise
The Cost: $44.95 a month + free U.S. shipping (shipping to Canada is $15 a month and Worldwide shipping is $25)
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The Products: Each month, you’ll receive 6-8 full-size products designed to nourish and support your well-being, vitality, and growth. You’ll get a variety of items from handcrafted yoga accessories and natural beauty items to herbal tonics, organic snacks, and superfood essentials.
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and Worldwide
Yogi Surprise January 2019 Review
Here is the info sheet for this month’s box. This months theme is “New Beginnings.”
Each month you also receive a yoga sequence card. This is a small touch that I really adore.
FlowerMill Vitamin C Serum, 1 oz – Retail Value $75
Wow, this is one pricy serum coming in at $75 per one ounce (for reference, the Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Serum is $85 for 1 oz). To be honest, I don't think it is worth the price. In terms of ingredients, the first one is coconut oil, which can clog your pores due to its comedogenic nature. It also uses essential oils as its active ingredients rather than proven Vitamin C derivatives like L-Ascorbic Acid or ascorbic palmitate. I did find some articles online that said that said lemon, lavender, and bergamot essential oils (essential oils in this serum) can help lighten skin, but there is also a lot of science-backed information available that talks about how essential oils can irritate and damage your skin. Ultimately, this isn’t the Vitamin C serum for me, but your mileage may vary.
Andalou Naturals CannaCell Cleansing Foam, 5.5 oz – Retail Value $12.99
Cannabis is the hip new skincare trend, and I actually am on board with it due to its ability to calm and soothe redness and sensitivity. This is made with hemp seed oil, hemp cell culture extract, Vitamin E, and aloe leaf juice to nourish your skin. It foamed up beautifully and was gentle on my face while still effectively cleansing my skin.
Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Body Butter, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $1.99
This body butter smells like natural cocoa butter and it is incredibly hydrating. Rubbing this into my legs after a nice shower was a very soothing experience for my skin, and I will happily use all of this up.
Soothe by Apana Foot Massager
Look, this little football roller thing is a lime-sized ball of absolute heaven. This immediately helps to release foot tension, and even if you don't feel like your feet are tense rolling them over this massager is going to improve your life significantly. This has a sturdy composition, too, so I don't have to worry about it collapsing if I accidentally put my entire body weight into this amazing device. I couldn't find this exact product online, but I strongly recommend checking out similar ones and purchasing one for yourself. It may be the greatest thing I never knew I needed.
Manduka Headbands, 12 pack – Buy a pack of 18 headbands for $72 (found here for $54)
This isn't my first set of Manduka headbands so I am now the proud owner of 24 of these bad boys. These are great for keeping my hair out my face when I am doing a mask, but they definitely don't have the staying power to not slide off my head if I was doing yoga.
Rukhi 100% Organic Ayurvedic Teas, 3 sachets – Buy a box of 15 sachets for $9.99 here
We received a sachet in amla, fenugreek, and turmeric ginger. Rukhi teas are 100% organic, and each tea serves a specific purpose that aims to help your body reach balance through ayurvedic practices. I like keeping individual tea sachets like these in my purse so I can always have a tasty cup when I am out and about (the tea at the coffee shop in the Law Center is severely lacking).
Goodwipes Body Wipes – Buy a box of 10 body wipes for $9.99
Goodwipes Below The Belt Wipes – Buy a box of 30 body wipes for $7.99
I am going to immediately point out that I am not impressed that Goodwipes markets their cedar below the belt wipes for men- even going as far as to describe it as having "soothing aloe and moisturizing Vitamin E with mild but Manly cedar scent." Apparently, cedar is a men's only scent and lavender is only for women? I am personally in the camp of I don't want fragrances in sensitive areas, but I am happy to hang on to the body wipe to freshen up with after a long flight or car ride.
Tiger Balm Patch – Buy a box of 5 patches for $8.79
This is made with eucalyptus oil, mentha oil, and capsicum extract (among other things) to provide temporary pain relief. I don’t really deal with a lot of chronic pain, but I bet this would feel heavenly on some sore muscles after a good workout.
The Verdict: Yogi Surprise is one of my favorite subscription boxes to receive every month, but this month fell a little flat for me. I don’t think the tea, tiger balm, or good wipes should have been listed on the info sheet, as they were more of a bonus than an actual item. That, combined with the disappointing ingredients list on the Vitamin C serum, means this wasn’t my favorite. That being said, I do love the Anadolu naturals products that were included, and that foot massager is literally a ball of heaven. Yogi Surprise promises a value of $85 each month, and they definitely reached that considering the value of the serum is $75. I am excited to see the February box, especially since it is coming with a Rose Quartz Gua Sha!
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box. Sign up on or by the 13th to get the next month’s box! All orders processed after the 13th will ship the following month.
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $44.95 + free US shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $5.62.
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