Unboxing August 2016 Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box + Promo Code & Next Month Spoilers!

I am very impressed and happy with my August Yogi Surprise Lifestyle boxes  ~ such great products in this month offerings.  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 “Back to Balance ~ Products that will help restore your balance, nourish your body and spirit, so you can continue to take advantage of the summer’s energizing warmth.

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Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patches  I LOVE Tiger Balm ~ I know, I am weird, but I love the scent of it and I find it be a lot more gentle than Ben-Gay, which I save for the big hurts.   There are five 4 x 2.75 inch patches inside this resealable package and you just slap them on the sore parts of your body ~ arms, back, legs, neck ~ and you get instant heat and relief.   Tiger Balm has had almost 100 years in the pain relief business and I find that it works.  These flexible patches are made with an advanced hydrogel technology and it will provide temporary pain relief for hours. I am really happy to see that Tiger Balm came out with patches as they aren’t greasy or messy and you can wear them easily under clothing, without having to worry if it will stain your clothes.   RV  $7.00

IngredientsActive:  Menthol (24 mg/patch), Camphor (80 mg/patch),  Capsicum Extract (16 mg/patch)  Inactive: Aluminum glycinate, eucalyptus oil, glycerin, kaolin, mentha oil, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium polyacrylate, polyacrylic acid solution, sorbitol solution, hydrotalcite, water

Soothing Touch Narayan Balm   This smells just like Lush Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, due to the spicy cloves.  This is a topical pain reliever balm to help stressed and sore muscles and it uses an ancient formula of Narayan oil ~ it deeply penetrates into your muscles and you use as a massage balm to help with those aches and pains.  Now, the ingredient list is just this:

bees(cera alba) wax, candelilla (euphorbia cerifera) wax, sesame (sesamum indicum) oil, essential oils of clove (eugenia caryophylatta), eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus), peppermint (mentha piperita)

There is no mention of Narayan Oil, however, when I looked at the safety data sheet at Soothing Touch, they mentioned “other ingredients” and it is a “trade secret”.  Based on my research on what traditional centuries-0ld Narayan oil is made of, it could be that the sesame seed oil is mixed with the following ingredients:

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Brhati (Solanum Indicum), Gokhru (Tribulus Terrestris), Shyonak (Oroxylum Indicum),  Bala (Sida Cordifolia), Paribhadra (Erythrina Indica), Kantakari (Solanum Xanthocarpum), Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa), Atibalaa (Abutilon Indicum), Arani (Premna Integrifolia), Prasarani (Paederia Foetida), Patla (Stereospermum Suaveolens), Cow/Goat Milk, Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus), Rasna (Pluchea Lanceolata), Saunf (Foeniculum Vulgare), Jeevanti (Leptadenia Reticulata),Puvnagah (Sarcostemma kleinii),Shalaparni (Hedysarum gangeticum), Prishnparni (Uraria Picta), Mudgaparni (Phaseolus Trilobus), Mashparni (Teramnus Labialis), Nagkesar (Mesua Ferrea), Saindhava (Rock Salt), Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi), Kachur (Curcuma Zedoaria), Haldi (Curcuma Longa),Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Shalaki (Boswellia), Pushkara (Inula Racemosa), Varahikand (Tacca Aspera), Cardamomum Seed, Manjistha (Rubia Cordifolia), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Tagar (Valeriana Wallichi), Nagar Mothan/Mustak (Cyperus Rotundus), Tejpatra (Cinnamomum Obtusifolium), Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba), Ksirakakkoli (Gymnema Lactiferum), Palash (Butea Frondosa), Karpura (Camphora Officinarum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum Cassia), Kesar (Crocus Sativus)

To use, you would massage generous amounts of the balm into the area afflicted.  If you are seeking a more intense therapy, apply warm water before the balm or apply a cold compress after the massage.  I am pretty happy to get this, if just not for the scent!  Full Size 1.5 oz RV $8.00

Manduka Yogitoes hBand Headband  Yeah, it looks simple enough ~ a blue tie dyed organic cotton
head band ~ I thought it would be “meh, whatever”, but I love this.  This 8 x 4 inch headband fits great – it is made with 94% organic cotton but it is stretchy, due to 6% lyric  and it fits my head nicely ~ I use it as a hair band (to hold my hair back, not as a head band that goes around my forehead. It is so light, I barely even know it is there and it isn’t uncomfortable ~ it is so soft.  I love this!  These are so much better than most hair bands I have used.  You can also use this as a wrist band or cover your eyes during savasana pose. They make these in all sorts of colors and patterns ~  I believe I received the Mystique in Mystique Odyssey (Blue)   RV $5.00

Description: Our rich, vibrant colors are created using AZO, lead and heavy metal-free dyes to protect our workers, our customers, and our environment. Thoughtfully made.

Root & Willow Lemon Geranium Lava Scrub   So, wild geranium is a floral that smells like rose, but isn’t rose, so I can actually use this without sneezing!  I can really smell the spicy geranium scent in this, not so much the lemon ~ but that is okay, because I love wild geranium.   Root & Willow is an etsy shop and I love getting products from etsy shops (support small businesses!) pure cane sugar that melts into an ultra-gentle buff of pure plant oils and volcanic pumicite.  This has pure cane sugar, plant oils such as organic coconut, sweet almond and sustainable palm to help moisturize your skin, along with volcanic pumicite to help exfoliate and smooth rough skin.  I can’t wait to use this!  Full Size 8 oz RV $18.00

Description: “You are the Hero in your own story. The cape is optional”  Sweet but fierce, this accord is a mouthwatering blend of off-the-tree California lemons and wild Spring geraniums. Reminiscent of rose-infused lemonade. The Lava Scrub is a mineral-based body exfoliant which gently removes dead skin and impurities and priming it to receive deep hydration. The splendid union of soft butters and oils provides a silky occlusive layer on the skin’s surface to soften and seal in moisture. Once toweled dry, skin is softer, smoother, and brighter. 

Ingredients: *Sucrose (Cane Sugar), Pumice powder, *Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, *Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, **Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Corn Starch, Essential Oils, *Fragrance   *organic **Organic + sustainable

Valentia’s Natural “Soul Detox” Essential Perfume Oil Roller  I love getting roll-on perfumes ~ I just toss these in my purse and they are very handy to have.  This is a blend of neroli (bitter orange), peppermint and citruses and I really don’t smell any of those scents ~ this is more of a sharp herbal blend to my nose but I still like it ~ I love herbal scents quite a bit. This perfume is made in small batches of 100% natural ingredients with no synthetic fragrances and is free from harmful chemicals,  petroleum-based artificial fragrances and drying alcohol.  Full Size 10 mL RV $14.00

Description: Even the strongest of us can fall victim to the negative energies of toxic people around us. Suddenly you feel like your brakes are stuck on and nothing is going right. Those negative energies are not yours and you don’t have to hold on to them. Consider this your emergency parachute.

Ingredients: organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed extract, natural scent blend (our proprietary blend of natural & organic, steam-distilled essential oils, CO2 extracts and other natural scent materials),  tocopherol (natural vitamin E)* *Non-GMO sourced


Navitas Naturals Superfood+Bar (Goji Acai)  Goji and Acai berries are nice tangy berries and so I am pretty happy with this selection of yumminess.   This also has cacao nibs in it, so it will have a chocolatey taste too it as well, as well as roasted nuts and crispy rice and quinoa.   And of course, it is very healthy and good for you.  RV $3.00 

Description: Navitas Naturals Goji Acai Superfood+ Snack Bars are made from nine of the most nutrient-dense functional superfoods including cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, blueberries, cacao nibs, quinoa, goji berries, pomegranate and acai. Navitas Naturals Superfood+ Snack Bars do not contain any artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Our Superfood+ Snack Bars contain a clean whole food source of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Goji Acai Superfood+ Bars contain a clean whole food source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. The combination of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients including antioxidants in goji berries and acai will keep you energized and feeling blissful all afternoon

Ingredients: roasted cashew, almond*, honey*, crisp brown rice*, evaporated cane sugar*, roasted sunflower seed*, tapioca syrup*, dried blueberry* (blueberry, apple juice concentrate*, sunflower oil*), cacao nib*, quinoa crisp*, dried goij berry*, pomegranate powder*, acai powder*, blueberry flavor*, non-soy glycerin*, citric acid  *organic

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Stamba Superfoods Travel   These are supplements that will help you weather your travels ~ helping eliminate jetlag, nausea due to motion sickness or digestive issues and it will help build up your immunity and internal defenses, while giving you the energy and vitality to deal with environmental changes.  This is made with a blend of organic whole foods including

  • Freeze-dried Hawaiian Ginger and Plant Enzymes combine to aid digestion and help ease motion sickness.
  • Maca root and Cordyceps join forces to ease jetlag and support adaptation & vitality in new environments.

Just so you know, cordyceps is a parasitic fungi that mainly feeds off insects, so this is probably not vegan.  You take 4 to 6 capsules per day when you are on a trip ~ it is recommended that you take 6 capsules on actual traveling days, including a day or two afterwards.  You can take them all at once in the morning or take 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 in the afternoon.   There are 48 capsules in here.  RV $45.00

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Yogi Surprise Yoga Sequence Card for “Back To Balance” moves.  They always supply a sequence card and I look forward to seeing what positions they have included.

This is another great month from Yogi Surprise! It is curated exceptionally well this month ~ 2 pain relievers, one in a balm form and the other in patches, 2 super-food products ~ a tasty snack bar and a very interesting combination of ingredients in supplements. Plus some lovely fragrances in a body scrub and perfume oil and I love the headband!!  That has to be one of my favorite new things🙂 I paid $35.96 (as I used a promo code)  for this box and received a RV of  $100.00  and I am very happy with this box!

Do you subscribe to Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box?  What was your favorite item this month?  Let me know in the comments below, I would love to read them

If you are interested in signing up to Yogi Surprise for either their Lifestyle or Jewelry box, I would love it if you used my referral link   They are currently running a 10% off special for the first month of the Jewelry Box, no promo code needed.    If you sign up for the Lifestyle box, use BELOVE to get 20% for the life of your subscription!  Check out the spoilers for next month below!

Next Month Spoilers

If you sign up now, you get a free gift worth $20.00 ~ Chakra Healing Stones  (these came in the May box ~ see my unboxing here)

LifeStyle Box Happy Spritz Namaste Ninja Aromatherapy/Mat Cleaner & Buddha Teas Organic Matcha Now

Happy Spritz Namaste Ninja Aromatherapy and Mat Cleaner: Namaste Ninja™ will clear your mind + clean your mat. This aromatherapy blend uses organic tea tree essential oil as one of the main ingredients which is known for its antimicrobial + anti-fungal properties, perfect for post workout.

Buddha Teas Organic Matcha Now: Matcha NOW™ offers you fresh, pure matcha whenever you want it. This premium organic matcha is stored dry in the cap. With a twist of the cap, the matcha powder drops into water for a fresh matcha drink – anytime. A brand new product from our friends at Buddha Teas!

Jewelry Box: Sacred Yew Wood & Flower Amazonite Mala

September’s Jewelry Box features a very special mala! This mala is made with sacred Yew wood. The Yew, is an ancient tree species that has survived since before the Ice Age. Some Yews are over 4,000 years old! Long considered to have medicinal qualities, it’s even used in modern cancer treatment. We’ve paired this amazing wood with beautiful ‘Flower’ Amazonite which has been said to stimulate creativity and enhance physical stamina + a special rosewood inspired adjustable bracelet and a gluten-free chocolate treat!


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