Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BuddhiBox May 2015 Review and Unboxing

Sometime last year, I started getting bored with the subscriptions I was getting. I ended up canceling a large amount of them and slowly started subscribing to/reviewing boxes that stood out in the over-saturated subscription box market. BuddhiBox is not only a unique idea for a subscription, but one that has caught my eye on more than one occasion. I feel like if a subscription can get my attention at this point in the game (I've been into subscription boxes for over 5 years now!) then they've got to have something interesting going on!

What is BuddhiBox?
  BuddhiBox delivers mindful living products that enhance your yoga practice on and off the mat. Following the principles of yoga, we are committed to offering product that is ethically sourced, cruelty-free, and created with intention.

Subscription Details
BuddhiBox offers not only a Yoga box, but a jewelry box as well! They have a wide variety of plans and also offer a small sample box. You can check out the details of the Yoga Box HERE, and the Jewerly Box HERE.

The box I'm reviewing today is the May Yoga Box which, month-to-month, costs $30.95.

 Sweathouse Brands: Yoga Towel and Saucha Spray ($15)
 While I have a yoga mat that I blow the dust off of and roll out from time to time, I admittedly don't use it as often as I probably should. The idea of having the time for myself to practice yoga, center myself and relieve stress is such a tempting one- I wish I could get myself to carve out the time for it! Maybe one day! Either way, this is such an adorable set that features a Namaste yoga towel to use after an intense yoga session as well as a Saucha spray that kills odor-causing bacteria on your workout clothing and yoga mat. Since this is a yoga box, I think these are perfect additions, but I do think they could be used by anyone! I think the yoga towel would be great in a gym bag or even used as a dish towel- and you could also use the spray as a linen deodorizer! Happy to have both of these, but I especially love the towel. It has such a lovely print!

Poppy & Elle: Set of 3 Headbands ($6)
 These are another perfect item for this box! While they're great for keeping the hair out of your face during a workout, they're also great for throwing your hair up when you're running errands! These are designed to provide just the right amount of grip without snagging your hair. I like the neutral colors and I think these will definitely come in handy for me this Summer!

Frisky Fish: Fresh Essential Oil Blend ($14)
 This essential oil blend combines lavender and lemon and smells absolutely divine! Essential oils can be used all kinds of different ways, but since this is housed in a roll-on, I'm assuming it can be used as wearable aromatherapy. The info card says it will help clear and awaken the mind, body and soul. Maybe I should put this on before I go to work so I can go in with a clearer, calmer mind!

Below the Oak: Solid Perfume in "Feather" ($20)
 Another fragrance, although this time it's a solid perfume, which I love! This one is very earthy yet feminine. I can definitely detect a bit of vanilla, but it's also a bit woody. I do prefer a stronger scent and this one is quite subtle, but I think it would make a great base for some of the other perfumes in my collection. I love using solid perfumes and misting different perfumes on top of them to help the scent last longer. It also creates my own unique scent!

Lasting Smiles: Peppermint Organic Lip Balm ($5)
 The info card stated that subscribers were supposed to receive a Passion Fruit Mango scent rather than the Peppermint, so I was a bit disappointed, to be honest. Having a fruity-scented lip balm in May would be perfection! The Peppermint scent is standard, although I've read that Peppermint on the lips can actually do more harm than good. Having said that, I've been using this balm for a few days now and it seems to do a really nice job of moisturizing without feeling to thick on my lips. I've been carrying it around at work and reapplying as needed and so far so good!

Go Macro: Cashew Caramel Bar Sample
This is apparently a sample-sized version of the Go Macro bars, and this particular flavor definitely intrigued me. I really love cashews AND caramel, however this bar fell flat on the taste scale for me. It looked like...a thick brown fruit roll up consistency-wise. It had an OK flavor. Mildly nutty, but pretty bland overall. It was chewy and sticky and just odd. I don't think I'll be buying these again but it was definitely not the worst protein bar I've ever eaten.

Yokibics: Four AM Meditation Downloads ($10)
This box was also supposed to include a free download of 4 morning meditations for chakra balancing and creating an extraordinary day. I did not get this in my box so I'm assuming it was accidentally left out. Since I received this box complimentary for review purposes I'm not going to complain about it, but I just wanted to mention that it was supposed to be included!
Overall Thoughts
The May BuddhiBox cost $30.95 and has an overall value of $70 if you include the $10 value of the downloadable meditations. It has a $60 value if you only include the physical products you receive, which is double the cost of the box. As long as the box value exceeds what I've spent, I'm almost always happy. I really love the wide variety of products in BuddhiBox. You're not only receiving lifestyle products, but beauty products, accessories, snacks etc- It's like a yoga/meditation lifestyle subscription! I really appreciate the curation of this box too- I feel like this would make such a lovely gift for anyone in your life who is spiritual, meditates or does Yoga. To be honest, I think anyone would like and appreciate the items in this box!
Overall, I was quite pleased with the items I received and think if this box has been something you've been eyeing, it's well worth the monthly cost and would be a unique addition to your subscription box hauls each month!

If you would like to learn more about BuddhiBox or would like to sign up for yourself, you can do so HERE.


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2 comments:

  1. I thought this was a very interesting box! I couldn't use a lot of it because there was so much lavender but it was well curated and fun :)

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    1. ohhh that's right you have an allergy to lavender that is such a bummer! I agree though- this was a really nice box even for someone who really isn't into yoga etc. I was happy with everything!

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