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Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2020

Yogi Surprise is a 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. 

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Yogi Surprise Box

The Subscription Box: Yogi Surprise

The Cost: $39.95 a month + free U.S. shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!

The Products: 5-7 thoughtfully curated products celebrating the yoga lifestyle, including aromatherapy, yoga and meditation essentials, jewelry and other wearables, skincare, candles, and more.

Ships to: The US (including APO + FPO addresses) for free, Canada + internationally for $20,

Yogi Surprise “Tapas” July 2020 Review

 

Here is the info book for this month’s box. This month’s theme is “Tapas.”

The back of the booklet contains a Tapas asana to encourage energy and wellness.

 

Caravan Wellness 30-Day Free Membership – Retail Value $20

I normally love to be active (hiking! rock climbing! a HIIT class!) but the pandemic has really shot all of the air out of that balloon- when the heat index is over 100 degrees outside I can’t exactly go on a two-hour hike, and I have never been able to embrace working out in my apartment. At least with this 30-day trial (which is longer than the free trial anyone can get from the website, but you do need a credit card to sign up), I can see if it’s something I can commit to before paying extra for a subscription. Caravan is more than just a fitness subscription, as it also focuses on your mental well being. Signing up gives you access to meditations, yoga flows, and barre exercise videos with over 20 guided programs designed for your complete well being. I will say that my anxiety levels lately have been sky high, so I’m hoping this is something I can stick to. One thing I do like is that I can choose to follow a program, and the program may only have eight videos- it seems much more manageable to commit to 8 videos throughout a week or two with a guided purpose rather than an unlimited amount that I have to choose from.

 

Reverse Karma White Sage Smudge Stick – Retail Value $11.11

While I love the ideas of sage smudging, I’ve become more aware recently that in the hype behind smudging there has been an increase in unsustainable farming practices that affects the indigenous cultures these practices originated with. Since this came in the box I will use it when I feel like my home needs to be refreshed, but I hope that the ethics and sustainability of products like these are something that Yogi Surprise takes into consideration. 

 

Joco Botanicals Breathe Soothing Lip Balm – Retail Value $7

This is a coconut oil-based lip balm infused with tea tree and eucalyptus, and the combination really is a good mix of being both soothing and uplifting. I like the light scent from the essential oils (that fades quickly), and the balm left my lips buttery smooth. This made it into my office and is my go-to when my lips are feeling dry, and if I don’t manage to lose it (very likely) I can actually see myself finishing the entire tube. Plus, when this is finished the packaging is completely biodegradable!

 

Aves Jewelry Amazonite Mala Bead Necklace 

A mala is a strand of 108 beads plus a “guru” bead designed to help you with meditation or prayer. From my research, in Hinduism the number 1 stands for God, the universe, or your highest truth (whatever you believe!), the number 0 stands for emptiness and humility in the spiritual practice, and the number 8 stands for infinity and timelessness, which is why the malas are strung with 108 beads. According to Yogi Surprise, amazonite helps to dispel negative energy and invites peace, understanding, and hope. I’ve definitely felt like my head has been under a dark cloud lately, so I plan on bringing this to my office to hold in my hands as a sort of fidget device when I’m on phone calls, only with more intentions for peace. 

 

Dr. Botanicals Hemp Infused Super Natural Enzyme Mask, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $21.99

Along with hemp seed oil, this mask has pomegranate extract, kaolin clay, and sweet almond oil for a purifying mask that isn’t too drying. I don’t use exfoliating masks often (I like to err on the side of caution so I don’t over-exfoliate), so I definitely felt a mild tingle with this mask on. And even though this has a clay base, it has a really creamy texture that glided over my skin with ease. The directions say that this can be left on for 20 minutes, but that is a bit high for my skin’s tolerance, so I washed it off after 15 and followed up with a sheet mask to make sure my skin was fully hydrated. I enjoyed this mask, and I definitely felt like my skin was smoother after using it. 

 

Your Super Superfood Blend Trio Sampler, 3 ct – Buy a box of 10 pouches for $19.90

I really like the idea of this sampler! While I don’t make homemade smoothies very often, when I do I definitely don’t have fancy ingredients like wheatgrass, açaí, spirulina, and ashwagandha. These add a boost of nutrients to your smoothie, without any added sweeteners or artificial flavors. These can also be added to yogurt or water depending on how you would like to best incorporate it. My favorite was the Forever Beautiful mix, which is designed to nourish your skin, and I also received the Super Green mix (designed for boost immunity and add some nutrients from green veggies) and Mellow Yellow (designed to reduce stress and inflammation).

 

 

Organic Farm-a-Ceuticals Matcha Tea Scrub, 4 oz – Retail Value $20 (currently on sale for $15)

FYI: The scrub in the box was a variant item- you could have received a different scrub or another self-care item.

This is a scrub made with a sugar base that feels dry in your hands, but once combined with warm water from the shower, it creates a gentle exfoliation experience that also has some moisture thanks to ingredients like coconut oil and aloe. The matcha, peppermint, and cinnamon add in a refreshing zing to my senses, and this rinsed away with ease. 

The Verdict: I can always count on Yogi Surprise to deliver items that I didn’t know I needed or wouldn’t splurge on for myself, and I think this month delivered on that with items like the Caravan trial or the superfood smoothie boosters, and I continue to like the mix of practical, functional items as well as items you can use to improve your yoga practice. Value-wise I couldn’t find a value for everything, but the values I did find added up to $80.10. When you throw in the value for the smoothie boosters and necklace, I definitely think you meet the promised value of $100. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September box. From Yogi Surprise:

We ship once in the middle of the month, usually between the 6th – 15th. Sign up on or by the 6th to get the current month’s box! All orders processed on or after the 6th will ship the following month. You will receive a tracking notice once your box ships to the email address on your account.

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.95 + free US shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $4.71.

Check out all of our Yogi Surprise reviews and the best yoga subscription boxes of 2020!

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Yogi Surprise Reviews| Tags: yogi surprise | 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. That’s the prettiest Mala I’ve ever seen!

  2. Am I the only one that misses the jewelry only option? I loved their jewelry curation. The higher price point and me being so picky about my yoga and wellness items have kept me from resubscribing. I got the first box, under the new format, and it was lovely. But being out of work for many months due to covid and failure to receive any unemployment, has made me reevaluate my sub boxes needs. I feel like the timing was really off. Once I’ve replenished what savings I had to use us im sure ill rejoin. They have lovely c.s. reps and i think a lot of thrpught goes into their boxes.

    Jessica, thank you for pointing out the issues with smudge sticks. White sage is considered sacred to indigenous people, so in addition to the depletion of sources there is also the mis use of another cultures sacred items.

    If anyone is not keeping the mala necklace, please hit me up. Ita beautiful!

    • Thanks for reading, SquirrelyGirl! I agree that a lot of thought goes into each box, and I appreciate the curation.

    • Ahh, yes, we can do better as well! We try to work with partners, who source our product full circle and make sure the funds are going to help the right people. However, your point about not misusing other culture’s sacred items without them more involved in the context is something we can work on as well. Thank you both for sharing. We so value hearing what our Yogi members believe is important.

  3. I wish they would have spoilers for the current or next months box like they used to. It was actually one of my favorite boxes but I enjoyed picking and choosing the ones that had products I loved in them. I love the review for the box above but can’t get it 🙁 thanks for such a beautiful review

    • Thank you for reading, Denise 🙂

  4. Wheat grass and barley grass are incredibly difficult to actually guarantee are gluten free, so major eyebrow raise at that green smoothie mix’s little wheat with x through it symbol. Heads up for anyone else with celiacs/gluten intolerance, a lot of companies label things gf even when they contain a gluten derived ingredient as long as the total amount per serving is under 20 parts per million, even though that is against FDA regulation. Always read ingredients, and when in doubt don’t eat it or at least contact the company!

    • I do not have food allergies, so I appreciate this extra info, Anne. Thanks for sharing and helping us all to be more informed!

    • Hi Anne…thanks for elevating the issue of ‘read ingredients’. We agree and always looking to get better! Hopefully, this helps.
      From [email protected]
      All of our mixes are certified gluten-free. The production facility is thoroughly cleaned and checked between productions to ensure that all mixes are free from all major allergens. The wheatgrass and barley grass are gluten-free ingredients as only the top of the nutritious grass is used and not the seeds that contain the gluten. On top of that, our mixes are regularly tested to ensure that they are free from all these allergens!

      We source all our ingredients directly from farmers and test all our mixes in independent 3rd party lab tests for heavy metals, pesticides, and microbiology, to ensure they are of the highest quality.

  5. This box looks great! So many different types of things makes for a good box. There’s always something I can use and something to put aside as a future gift. I like it as a combined with the jewelry box now. I may have to resubscribe.

    Thanks for the review 🙂

    • Thanks for reading, Joan 🙂

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