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The Subscription Box: Yogi Surprise
The Cost: $39.95 a month + free U.S. shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
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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 U.S. (including APO + FPO addresses) for free, Canada + internationally for $20
Yogi Surprise “Drishti” December 2020 Review
Here is the info book for this month’s box. This month’s theme is “Drishti," which translates to "focused gaze."
Every month includes an Asana card that focuses on the theme for the box.
Skin-Fulness I Am Enough Meditation Card + Sheet Mask + Love Always Headband - Retail Value $15.00
This cheerful yellow bag contained everything for a small self-care ritual, and I think that is really neat. To use, I put the headband on to keep my hair out of my face, applied the sheet mask, and took a few moments to breathe deeply and reflect on the phrase “I Am Enough.” I’m not the best at speaking kindly to myself, so this was something out of my usual routine that I really enjoyed. The headband worked well to keep my hair out of my face, and the sheet mask was packed with hydrating ingredients like Centella, hyaluronic acid, and aloe.
Nelson J. Beverly Hills Argan Oil 7 Moisture Healing Mask, 1 oz - Retail Value $9.00
This hair mask is made with argan oil, jojoba butter, and olive oil, so it really does pack a boost of moisture for dry strands. My hair didn’t love this (mainly because it has dimethicone and my curls like to stay silicone-free), but it worked well enough that I would happily use this convenient 1 oz size when I travel (if I ever get to do that again).
Vadham Tea Organic Ashwagandha Cinnamon Chai Latte, 15 ct - Retail Value $15.99
I really love chai lattes, but after realizing how much weight I’ve gained during the pandemic I have made it a priority to cut back on caloric drinks, including my beloved iced chai latte with sweet cream foam on top. I’ve tried making chais at home, but I can never get it to be the right consistency and flavor. This latte mix is a blend of coconut milk powder, a mix of cane sugar and stevia, ashwagandha, black tea, cinnamon, black pepper, and tea spices. Each pouch has only 45 calories in it, so it really makes enjoying a chai latte more guilt-free. It was a little difficult to mix this-- I’d recommend using a small whisk if you have it. The flavor was more on the mild side (I do prefer a little more zing in my chai), and it does have a slightly earthy taste from the ashwagandha.
Growing Radiant Yoga Note Card Set - Retail Value $8.00
I have always been big on writing letters, but thanks to Covid I have been sending cards even more frequently than I have in the past. These two cards are perfect for friends who also enjoy yoga. I love the juxtaposition of the yoga pose and the cute saying that’s on the front of the card. This set features a Goddess pose card and a Corpse pose card, and I find them both to be incredibly charming.
Hippie Buddha Glass Bead Mask Chain (buy a similar chain here for $35.00)
Though I have plenty of masks now that we have been living with Covid for about a year, this is actually my first mask chain. This chain is handmade in Miami and features Czech glass beads and handmade evil eye beads from Turkey, and this can also be worn wrapped around the wrist as a wrap bracelet. The evil eye is said to offer spiritual protection and safekeeping, so that is a nice touch on a product designed to help protect us from a pandemic.
Honé Stress Relief Essential Oil Nose Diffuser - Retail Value $3.59
I love this concept-- it’s a small, plastic nose ring that you can wear under your mask to be able to experience aromatherapy. For me personally, I can see myself wearing this when I’m stressed at work, especially if I’m concentrating on drafting a long or complicated pleading. The “stress relief” scent is a blend of wild orange, lime, and copaiba mixed with serenity and balance. I like that this is reusable, too -- just place it back in the pouch with a few drops of essential oil and wait 24 hours.
The Verdict: I really enjoyed this box from Yogi Surprise. It had a little bit of everything-- self-care, aromatherapy, snacks, and I thought the curation of the items featured was thoughtful. I’ve been doing a lot more yoga since the new year (I intentionally did not make a New Years resolution and now I’ve worked out at least four times a week for the past three weeks-- is this reverse psychology?), and I could see how each item sent in this box could relate back to yoga and the practice of being kind to yourself and your body and mind. The value of everything in the box except the mask chain added up to $51.58, and this box really hit home on the personal value side of things as well.
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.95 + free U.S. shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $6.65.
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