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Tasu Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Winter 2020

Tasu is a self-care subscription box for yoga lovers and those interested in a mindful lifestyle. It was formerly monthly, then bi-monthly, and is now quarterly. Four times a year, Tasu curates a box of skincare products, aromatherapy items, and more, all meant to enhance your journey of mind, body, and soul. Each box has a theme, and includes 6-8 handmade, proprietary items intended to complement your efforts toward wellness.

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.)

About Tasu, a Quarterly Wellness Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Tasu

The Cost: $58 quarterly

COUPON: Use code MSB10 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: 6-8 products handmade and curated by us based on a seasonal theme. All Tasu-branded products are handmade in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and are primarily natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and artisan-made.

Ships: Worldwide from Canada, for free.

Tasu Winter 2020 Box Review

With the turn of the new year, not only has Tasu updated to being a quarterly box, they’ve also introduced a US website, so the values shown on the included card are in US dollars. To keep the trend of newness going, I am taking over for Megan as the reviewer of this subscription. I’m excited to explore Tasu with you all!

I’m not finding mention of a specific theme for this quarter’s box other than holiday cheer, but I observe a winter-centric vibe throughout, which makes sense. Ready to see what’s inside?

 

Zimt Rosemary Sea Salt Organic Chocolate, 1.41 oz – Retail Value $5.99

Well, one way to win me over immediately is with high-quality chocolate, so we’re off to a great start. I’ve never heard of this brand, but I’m really delighted by the packaging, which is tidy, beautiful, and paper (so, recyclable!). This bar is raw, vegan, organic, ethically sourced, and uses coconut sugar as sweetener. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a rosemary flavor as I typically associate that herb as a seasoning for savory foods, but it comes through delightfully and mildly. As raw chocolate goes, this one is smoother than others I’ve experienced, but still has a textured/gritty experience to the end of it. I really like it!

 

Rooted Hair Serum, 1 fl oz – Listed Value $32

I used to avoid oil-based beauty products like the plague because I believed they made my skin and hair too oily, but thanks to subscription boxes I have had the chance to give some really high-quality oils a try and I now realize that there’s simply a time and a place for them. The time being winter and the place being only the parts of my body that are especially dry. This hair serum isn’t too thick, smells neutral & natural, and is completely organic, which is a great start. The directions say to use 4 pumps of it, but I started with 1 since my hair is particularly fine. Unfortunately even then I did feel like it weighed my ends down a little too much right when I applied it, though as the day went on I barely noticed. I think I’ll keep it around to hydrate my ends leading up to a shower or to use on static-y hair days, and just remember to go light on it!

 

Breathe Aromatherapy Mist, 2 fl oz – Listed Value $12 (4 fl oz bottle available here for $16)

Lavender and lime are two scents that are very well represented in my home and life (lavender by way of essential oils, sprays, and lotions; lime by way of actual limes)—but they aren’t commonly mixed together. The result is something truly refreshing and soothing at once. I was so tickled by the combination of familiarity and freshness that came over me when I spritzed this mist in my bathroom before taking a shower.

 

Handcrafted Essential Oil Soap, 5 oz – Listed Value $10

This is one of two types of soap that Tasu subscribers may have been sent this quarter. The two (surprise) options are Charcoal Turmeric and Carrot Lemongrass. This may sound ridiculous but I can’t figure out which one I received! On one hand, I think I detect a lemongrass scent in there; on the other, while I’m very familiar with the scent of turmeric, I’ve only ever really smelled it as a spice and never in soap form. Plus, there are black streaks marbled throughout, indicating charcoal. I just can’t decide! Regardless, it’s beautiful, smells really nice, and will be wonderful to use in the shower.

 

Unscented Lotion Bar – Listed Value $15

There’s a second bar included, but this one is entirely unmarked—mysterious! The info card identifies it as a creamy lotion bar made with organic cocoa & shea butters, and tells that it has a chocolatey scent from the cocoa butter. What they say is true! It smells good enough to eat, haha. It arrived in plastic packaging, and I think I’ll keep it in there until I figure out another plan, as it’s rather moist and rubs off on anything it comes in contact with. Perhaps I’ll just put it in a soap dish in my bathroom for after washing my hands. Does anyone have other suggestions?

 

Winter Blues Roll-On, 0.3 fl oz – Listed Value $12

Roll-ons are always welcome in my book because they’re so easy to toss in a purse and have on hand should I need a little pick-me-up. This one is specifically blended to stave away the winter blues, and includes cedarwood, pine, lavender, and tangerine essential oils. As I hold it up to my nose I’m getting a distinct cinnamon vibe, which is odd since that isn’t on the ingredients list. When I roll it onto my inner wrist, the tangerine is what I smell most strongly. This scent might not be my first pick, but it’s definitely a vibrant aroma to contrast with the dreary weather outside, so it does its job!

 

2 Palo Santo Sticks – Listed Value $4

Palo Santo is another item I’m always happy to receive. It has such a rich, earthy smell that warms me right up.

The Verdict: I was extremely pleased with my first Tasu box! Almost every product had a slightly unique spin to it, which made a box full of mists and serums and soaps (which are not uncommon things to receive in the subscription boxes I’m drawn to) feel fresh and different from what I already have in my home. My favorite was the chocolate, but since that’s already long gone, my next pick is the lotion bar since it’s a new experience for me, and an intriguing one.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up between now and the last day of February, you will receive this box.

COUPON: Use code MSB10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $58 (with free shipping), which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $8.28. For $58, I would have liked to have received one more product to round out the box—especially because two sticks of Palo Santo are somewhat easy to obtain at a low cost, so they sort of felt like a bonus item. That said, the fact that Tasu‘s skincare products are proprietary, organic, and handmade does boost the value for me.

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Written by 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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Tasu Reviews| Tags: tasu | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Lotion bars are just a solid form of lotion. Like someone else mentioned, they are best used after a shower when the heat allows the bar to soften. I use them on my legs (my shins get really dry so I use the majority there), elbows, hands and feet (and then put my feet into socks for a couple of hours or over night). They are a more intense form of hydration so make sure you use them on the driest parts of your body or it might leave a “greasy” feeling.

  2. For the lotion bar-Fortune Cookie makes a similar product called Hydrate Me. It’s a little different in that it comes in a twist-up tube for application. Hydrate Me is rubbed directly on damp skin after a shower. I actually inquired about a plastic free version, and customer service said that they used to have it in bar form, but it often didn’t hold up in shipping, so they added the twist-tube. In my opinion, Hydrate Me is one of FCS’s best products, and I’m really excited to see this lotion bar!

    • I’m gettin’ an education from you, Tiffany! Thanks for sharing all this. This lotion bar certainly didn’t arrive in pristine condition after being sent through the mail, but to me that’s no big deal if it means avoiding plastic (I will say it did arrive in a clear poly bag so it wouldn’t rub off on anything, so it wasn’t 100% free of plastic). Anyway, I probably wouldn’t have thought to rub it right on my skin—I’m gonna try that. Thanks again!

  3. I love seeing Canadian boxes, especially if the price includes shipping! Also, looking at the Naturally Vain website (they’re the ones who made the soap), it does seem that you did receive the Charcoal Tumeric version – it retails for $8 a bar if you want to factor that into the value of the box. It looks like the Naturally Vain folks also have a monthly bath bomb box, so I guess if anyone finds they really love the soap, that could be a fun way to try out more of their stuff?

    • This comment is super helpful, Laurence! Since this is my first month reviewing Tasu and I’m still learning the ropes, would you mind sharing where you learned that this soap was made by Naturally Vain? I looked all over for info beyond what was printed on the label with no luck!

      • I googled the name of the soap – Clays for Days! It took me right to the Naturally Vain website. I guess they do some private labeling as well, like lots of handmade soapmakers do (I actually work at a soapmaking supply store, so I know way too much about soap, haha). I really liked your review, I thought you did an excellent job!

      • I googled the name of the soap – Clays for Days! It took me right to the Naturally Vain website. I guess they do some private labeling as well, like lots of handmade soapmakers do (I actually work at a soapmaking supply store, so I know way too much about soap, haha). I really liked your review, I thought you did an excellent job!

      • Simple as that, huh! Thanks for sharing this info & for reading my review!

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