I have been subscribed to Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box for a while now and I finally took the plunge into their Lifestyle box. You can read my past Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box reviews here. What is Yogi Surprise?
Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box
- 6-8 full-size yoga lifestyle items
- Vegetarian and GMO-Free
- $70+ retail value in every box
- $44.95/month + free shipping
This month’s theme is “Connecting with Nature” and this box is jammed full of goodies!
First up, some herbal drinks to help your immune and digestive system from Herbal Zap, using the healing herbal science of Ayurveda. I am pretty happy trying these out, as I do suffer from IBS.
The Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda: The natural healing science of Ayurveda (ah-yer-vey-duh) is rooted in ancient India with its origins dating 5000 years ago. Today, Ayurveda is a continuously evolving system practiced by well over 100 million individuals in Sri Lanka, Nepal and in the West. Ayurveda, an intricate natural health system, focuses on creating balance in all aspects of life. Ayurveda provides guidelines for healthy living as well as therapeutic measures that aim to restore physical, mental, social, spiritual and environmental harmony.
The Doshas: Ayurveda recognizes three fundamental constitutional energies correlated to the elements of nature. It is the balance of the elements, as described by doshas, which regulate all our mind, body, spirit processes and balance. They are Vata (either & air), Pitta (fire & water), and Kapha (water & earth). Ayurvedic herbal medicine has roots that are over 5,000 years old. These herbs have withstood the test of time and proven their superpowers when it comes to supporting and helping the body restore balance. Now they are available, anytime, anywhere, in Herbal Zap’s convenient instantly dissolving beverages. (from Herbal Zap)
Herbal Zap Digestive & Immune Support Each herbal packet contains 412 mg of freshly dried herbs and concentrated extracts from 14 Ayurvedic herbs: Shakhapushpi, Licorice, Ginger, Bhargi, Ajowan, Kulanjana, Vasaka, Long pepper, Cumin, Parpataka, Coriander, Black pepper, Kandakari and Kaliyaka. This supplement will help your overall immune and respiratory health and stimulate healthy digestion. It is non GMO project verified, Kosher, vegan and gluten free. All herbs are directly sourced from small, family-owned and sustainable farms and undergo quality assurance, to ensure the highest quality, potency and purity of the herbs. 2 packets RV $2.30
Instructions: As an herbal supplement, dissolve 1-2 packets of Herbal Zap in 6 oz hot water, stir and enjoy! Drink up to 4 cups daily. Children 3 & up: Use 1/2 packet repeat up to 4 times daily.
Herbal Extract Proprietary Blend Ingredients: Malabar nut tree [Vasaka] (root), Java galangal [Kulanjana] (rhizome), Ajowan (seed), Coriander (seed), False calumba [Kaliyaka] (stem), Cumin (seed), Evolvulus alsinoides [Shankhapushpi] (whole plant), Liquorice (stem), Hetyotis corymbosa [Parpataka] (whole plant), Long pepper (fruit), Black Pepper (fruit), Premna herbacea [Bhargi] (root), Solanum xanthocarpum [Kandakari] (whole plant), Ginger (rhizome), cane sugar
Herbal Zap Digestive Cool & Calm This is a digestive support supplement that contains 4 cooling Ayurvedic herbs that are well known for thousands of years to help soothe and support your digestive system.
- Amla – Calming digestive support
- Parpataka – Soothing & harmonizing
- Coriander – Promotes a relaxed digestive system
- Vasaka – Supports a health vascular response
One of the key herbs, amla, is known for its antioxidant properties and to help aid in reducing hyper-acidity in your digestive system. It also has grape extract, rich in antioxidants, to add a light sweet taste. 100% pure and natural with no artificial ingredients, using ethically grown herbs. FDA registered and certified, non-GMO verified, vegan, gluten free and kosher. . This supplement is perfect for when you have an upset stomach 2 packages RV $2.06
Instructions: As an herbal supplement, dissolve a packet of Digestive Cool & Calm in 6 oz. of hot or cold water, stir and enjoy. You may drink up to 4 cups daily. Children 3 and up: Use 1/2 packet repeat up to 4 times daily.
Herbal Extract Proprietary Blend Ingredients: Dried grapes [Vitis vinifera] (fruit), Amla (fruit), Vasaka [Adhatoda vasica] (leaf), Parpataka [Hedyotis corymbosa] (whole plant), Coriander (seed), Cane Sugar
The next two packets are from Four Sigmatic and I have to say, I love the informative videos and all of the wealth of info on their ingredients at their site! I will be trying these two out soon, they have an earthy taste, according to their website information. If you are interested in trying their products, which look amazing, you can get $10.00 off your first purchase by using my referral link http://foursigmatic.refr.cc/56HXMLM
Four Sigmatic Reishi Mushroom Elixir This is a very earthy drink, that you can also add in coffee and smoothies if you are worried about the taste. This packet contains 1000 mg of red reishi extract and does not contain starch, fillers or sugar. This drink will help calm and relax you, helping you sleep ~ this is of major interest to me, as I always have a hard time falling asleep.This elixir contains 1,000 mg of the most potent red reishi extract with at least 30 percent polysaccharides (more than 15 percent beta-glucans) and 2 percent triterpenes. It contains no starch, sugars, or any fillers at all and is vegan, paleo, gluten free and non-GMO. Just add 1 packet to 8 ounces of hot water or blend in a smoothie. 1 serving RV $1.75
About Reishi Mushrooms: Reishi mushrooms increase the amount of and enhance the quality of deep, slow-wave sleep. The triterpenes support and balance the endocrine system, which accounts for its hormonal-balancing effects. When your hormonal system is functioning at an optimal level, your body can relax and recover during the night like it is supposed to. Winds you down by naturally regulating the hormonal system and lowering cortisol levels. source from Four Sigmatic
Description: Along with ginseng and cannabis, reishi mushrooms are one of the most researched “herbs” in the world. Reishi mushrooms are often called “the queen of mushrooms” due to their amazing body- and mind-balancing properties. This ancient mushroom drink helps you calm down and ensures better sleep by naturally regulating the hormonal system and lowering cortisol levels. The use of reishi mushrooms dates back more than 4,000 years and, to this day, it is one of the most widely used medicinal mushrooms in the world. Reishi is so popular because of its power to balance us physically, mentally, and spiritually. The main ingredient in our Reishi Elixir is, of course, pure log-grown reishi mushroom! This elixir contains 1,000 mg of the most potent red reishi extract with at least 30 percent polysaccharides (more than 15 percent beta-glucans) and 2 percent triterpenes. It contains no starch, sugars, or any fillers at all
Ingredients: Reishi Dual Extract, Star Anise Extract, Field Mint Extract, Licorice Roo Extract, Reb A (Stevia)
Four Sigmatic Chaga Elixir This is another mushroom drink, but made with chaga and will help boost your immune system to help fight off colds, viruses and infections. It is full of antioxidants and is also a strong anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. There are rose hips in this drink, so it is packed with Vitamin C! This contains 1500 mg of wild harvested Siberian chaga mushrooms in each serving. It contains no starch, sugars, or any fillers at all and is vegan, paleo, gluten free and non-GMO Just add 1 packet to 8 ounces of hot water or blend in with coffee or a smoothie and drink in the morning to give your system a boost of energy. You can add sweetener to this as mushroom drinks are bitter. 1 serving RV $1.75
About Chaga Mushrooms: Perhaps you’ve noticed a black-gold mass growing on birch trees before? That is a chaga mushroom, and it has been the most sought after mushroom in northern cultures for ages. Chaga mushrooms are one of nature’s greatest sources of antioxidants; they help keep immunity bulletproof so that you can stay healthy year-round. Four Sigmatic’s wild-crafted Siberian chaga mushrooms are carefully selected to provide premiere health support. Offering some of the most powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support you’ll ever find growing naturally in the wild, the chaga mushrooms might reduce joint and arthritis pain, offer anti-aging support for skin and hair, and boost the immune system. To make sure you get the most out of this inedible, woody mushroom, we have dual-extracted it for you. This means that all of the active water- and fat-soluble components have been made bioavailable with boiling water and alcohol, respectively. After removing the alcohol and concentrating the extract, we spray-dry it back to powder Four Sigmatic considers the environment in everything we do, so when the chaga pieces are collected from the birch trees, only the outer sclerotium is removed; the mushroom itself is left to reproduce on the tree. Source from Four Sigmatic
Ingredients: Chaga Dual Extact, Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng) Extract, Field Mint Extract, Rose Hips (25 percent RDI) Extract
Bach Sugar-Free Rescue Plus Stress Relief Lozenges have Pantothenic acid ~ Vitamin B5 (1.5 mg) and Vitamin B12 (.64 ug) which help boost your energy, improve your normal mental health and psychological outlook. These lozenges have a liquid center of orange and elderflowers and sound delicious!! I thought these were sore throat lozenges but they are “brain” lozenges to help keep you alert and maintain a positive outlook. 10 lozenges RV $8.50
Ingredients: Sweeteners (isomalt, maltitol, xylitol, steviol glycosides), water, citric acid, natural flavorings (elderflower, orange), Pantothenic acid (as calcium-D-pantothenate, B5), Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) natural color (beta-carotene), flower essences (Helianthemum Nummularium/Rose Rock, Clematis Vitalba, Impatiens Glandulifera/Impatiens, Prunus Cerasifera/Cherry Rose, Ornithogalum Umbellatum/Star of Bethlehem
Go Raw Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds The Go Raw Sprouted item was randomly selected and I received the pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are the most nutritious part of the pumpkin and are a great source for protein, while full of minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium and vitamins such as niacin (B3). I actually made my own “yogurt” this morning, using this and the cherries and it was delicious! These seeds are light salted, but not too much, and they are nutty in their flavor, crisp but with a moist chewy texture. These are really good! Made with all organic ingredients, gluten free, non-GMO and vegan. .7 oz packet RV $0.77
Ingredients: sprouted pumpkin seeds, celtic sea salt
Stoneridge Orchards Montmorency Tart Cherries These are so good ~ very plump and moist with a hint of both natural tartness and sweetness. Just really great ~ dried fruits can be tricky as they can come out hard and really dry, but these are very moist. Cherries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins and are healthy for you! A sweet treat without the guilt. All of Stoneridge cherries are grown here in the USA and are pure, natural, contain no sulfates, HFCS, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors or flavors and are gluten free. These do contain sugar, so if you are avoiding sugar, please take note of this. 1 oz RV $1.33
Description: This regal cherry was once a favorite amongst Kings and Queens, and widely sought for it’s unique flavor and rich texture. Montmorency cherries are fragrantly sweet, tart, plump, red stone fruits with intense flavor and color. We plant our cherries along areas where water tempers the winter winds and cools the orchards in the summer. The result is a superior berry that remains moist and chewy when dried. Montmorency cherries are known for their powerful enzyme content and anti-aging. A stellar antioxidant in its own right, Montmorency cherries are also a good source of fiber and contains superior levels of vitamin A, beta carotene, and vitamin B6. Excellent for baking, salads, or as an anytime snack. Eat by the handful as a healthy or add to your favorite cereal.
Ingredients: Montmorency Cherries, Cane Sugar, Sunflower Oil
Dosha Bar Cherry Chakra (Balances Vata) I have never tried a Dosha Bar before and I do think the flavor is randomly selected, as the info card doesn’t specify what flavor. I received Cherry Chakra, which is supposed to help balance and heal the mind, body and spirit by using the Indian healing medicine system of Ayurveda. This bar has no added flavoring, preservatives, fruit powders, lab-made protein powders, or fiber supplements, just seeds and fruit, with brown rice syrup, sea salt and sunflower oil. Contains only 150 calories per bar and it does sound amazing. I love a nice cherry flavored heath bar and am looking forward to trying this. Organic, vegan, non-GMO, paleo, Kosher and free from gluten, dairy and soy 1 bar (36 g) RV $3.99
Ingredients: Dosha Vata Organic Seeds Blend (Pumpkin Seeds, Hemp Seed Hearts, Sesame Seeds, Quinoa Crisps), Dosha Vata Organic Unsweetened Fruits Blend (Cherries, Dates, Plums, Apples), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt, Organic Sunflower Oil.
The Seaweed Bath Co Eucalyptus & Peppermint Powder Bath I have tried their liquid body gels and I do love their products. Anything with mint in it is a plus too. The Seaweed Bath Co uses seaweed which has rich amino acids and nutrients that will detox, nourish and hydrate your skin. They use only hand-harvested bladderwrack seaweed, argan oil to sooth and moisturize, kukui oil which has oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids~ moisturizers that will help irritated skin, while refreshing mint and eucalyptus will wake you up! I am not a huge bath person (I am a shower gal), but I do appreciate a good spa night in the bath tub! This also comes in lavender scented and unscented, if mint is not to your taste. Non-GMO verified, vegan, never tested on animals. 2 oz packet RV $3.89
About Bladderwrack Seaweed: Harvested in Maine. For generations, cultures around the world have used the power of seaweed to help soothe irritated, flaking and scaling skin. Today, seaweed-based bath products are an integral part of both Thalassotherapy and Balneotherapy–holistic water-based therapies that help manage the skin conditions associated with psoriasis and eczema. Today, The Seaweed Bath Co. sustainably harvests fresh bladderwrack seaweed off the coast of Maine to create the highest quality, all-natural products. Bladderwrack seaweed is rich in essential and non-essential amino acids found in your skin. Amino acids can help to hydrate dry skin and alleviate flaking, scaling and red skin often associated with certain skin conditions. Bladderwrack seaweed also contains fucoidan, a potent natural anti-inflammatory, and potassium and iodine, which stimulate the thyroid and help to detoxify the body. The nutrients in bladderwrack seaweed also increase pH alkaline levels in the bloodstream while simultaneously reducing acidity levels in the body and the skin. source from The Seaweed Bath Co
Ingredients: Sodium chloride (dead sea salt), Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack seaweed), Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) essential oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, Argania spinosa (organic argan) oil, Aleurites moluccana (kukui) oil.
Herban Essentials Orange Essential Oil Towelettes This was one of our spoilers and I love towelettes! I spend about 2 hours a day in traffic and I do eat and drink in my car. Towelettes are fantastic to do a quick cleanse of your hands. These are made with pure essential oils and are not only antibacterial, but antiseptic. Herban mentions that “Orange oil is soothing and promotes joy and happiness, especially in children.” I have to agree with that ~ I love the scent of orange and I do own sweet orange oils for an air freshener. You can also use these for
- helps children focus and relax
- tuck in car air conditioner vents for happy rides
- wave through air to create a positive and inspiring environment
- some have found orange oil to be a relief for depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and even hiccups!
7 towelettes RV $7.00
Ingredients: Water, Orange Essential Oil, Tween 20 (fruit sugar emulsifier)
Bambooee Reusable Bamboo Towel This is the original bamboo paper towel and it is stronger, more absorbent and durable ~ and they are MACHINE washable! How cool is that! Just put them in the top rack of your dishwasher to clean or wash by hand and let dry. Bamboo is a grass, not a tree, and it grows like a weed, so ..save trees, paper waste and use a sustainable towel 1 towel (reusable up to 100 times) Also for every roll of Bambooee you purchase, they will plant a tree🙂 1 towel RV $3.33
Description: Every day, more than 3,000 TONS of paper towel waste is produced: 214,000 acres of trees are cut down each day. One single roll of Bambooee washable bamboo towels can replace up to 286 rolls of paper towels. Just to put that in perspective, 286 rolls of paper towels will cost you somewhere in the realm of $400. And that many rolls of paper towels creates a lot of trash. Bambooee is rayon made from an organic bamboo source. The bamboo we use is harvested using sustainable and green practices. Once the bamboo is harvested, it regrows new sprouts every year. The harvesting techniques used by our growers assure that the bamboo forests where Bambooee comes from continues to grow and yield the same amount of bamboo yearly. Regular paper towels are made from trees. Trees do not regrow once harvested. Bambooee is durable, super absorbent, and machine washable up to 100 times.
Suja Juice Free Coupon for 10.5 or 12 oz bottle of Suja Juice. Suja Juices are organic, non-GMO and cold pressed. They come in a variety of flavors ~ Sweet Beets, Berry Nana, Green Delight, Mango Magic, Berry Goodness, Carrot Crush, Might Greens, Twilight Protein, Daybreak Probiotic, Cucumber Chill and so much more! They have a Store Finder at their online site, so you can find where Suja Juice is carried ~ I have several grocery stores, including Whole Foods, near me and will have to look over their selection. Can’t wait to try one of the flavors! RV $4.85
Connecting With Nature Yoga Sequence Card ~ I guess they give a Yoga card in every box that is special to the theme. This is handy as it will motivate me to do some yoga moves (I’ve been sooo lazy lately)
Rishi Tangerine Ginger Organic Loose Leaf Herbal Tea This was the other spoiler and what pushed me over the edge to subscribe to the lifestyle box. I love TEA and I LOVE CITRUS TEA!! This is a caffeine free and when I open up the foil package inside this festive green tin, I can smell the uplifting scent of tangerines. This has ginger, licorice and rosehips too, packing this herbal tea full of antioxidants and vitamins. I can see the chunks of ginger and licorice in this tea and I am very happy that it does have ginger, as that helps aid in digestion and soothes the tummy. Since it has hibiscus in it at well, I know it will be tart (in a good way ~ zesty!) Add one tablespoon of tea to 8 oz of boiling water and steep for 5 minutes 2.65 oz tin (30 servings) RV $10.00
Description: Tangerine Ginger combines roots, fruits and herbs to create an uplifting, bold-flavored vitality tonic. Ginger and licorice invigorate, while rosehips and tangerine refresh with their bright succulence. Wild-harvested schizandra berry bestows an exotic layer of aromatic complexity. This rejuvenating, adaptogenic berry is harvested at its peak ripeness to lend tart and citrus accents to this vibrant juicy blend. Infusing ancient herbal traditions with epicurean creativity, our Herbal Teas express our mastery in sourcing exotic herbs, spices and fruits from all over the world. These natural ingredients are hand-blended in micro-batches to harmonize and develop a refined complexity.
Ingredients: Organic hibiscus flowers, organic ginger root, organic rosehips, organic licorice root, organic orange peel, organic schizandra berries, essential tangerine and orange oils.
Balanced Guru Seva Amazon Rainforest Body Oil Please note: This only came with my box, as it was my gift for my first lifestyle box with Yogi Surprise. I love Balanced Guru products and I use their body oil all the time ~ this is a special limited edition oil ~ and that promo is still running, so if you sign up today for the lifestyle box, you will get this body oil in first box as well. This oil is slightly different in the formula as their other body oil, Soothe Me, but it is just as nice. 100% of the profits from this oil go to the Seva Amazon Challenge, which is to help save the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. I love BG oils and this absorbs nicely into my skin and it smells wonderful ~ a herbal, calming lavender blend. Full Size 4 oz RV $30.00
What a great box from Yogi Surprise! I really am pleased with all of the items ~ so excited to try the different health drinks ~ and I already ate most of the snacks! haha. I am glad I took the plunge and signed up for their lifestyle box and I wasn’t disappointed. I paid $35.96 (as I used a promo code) for this box and received a RV of over $52.00, which is a bit lower than the $75.00+ RV that they promised. I do think that next month’s box will be more in line with their promised RV value ~ I am just glad I got the free body oil, as that makes the total over $80.00. I have read mixed reviews on this box, but for me, I am very happy with this box and feel it is worth the money I spent on an eco-friendly, organic and healthy lifestyle box.
Do you subscribe to Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box? Wwhat was your favorite item this month? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to read them🙂
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