Another month, another fantastic lifestyle box from Yogi Surprise! 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 “October Harvest” ~ This month’s offerings have a grounding effect to help restore balance in our life, before the colder months descend upon us.
Banyan Botanicals Daily Massage Oil Banyan Botanicals products uses the Ayurvedic tradition of rasayana (rejuvenation) in their products, which means that their products help improve your strength,energy, immunity, memory, slows down aging process, promotes confidence and courage while bringing balance and clarity to your life. Daily routine is very important to Ayurvedic tradition
This oil is used with Abhyanga ~ the anointing of your body with herb-infused, warm oil. You massage this oil on your entire body to help maintain health and has therapeutic benefits. To learn more about Abhyanga, read Banyan Botanicals Self Oil Massage article. This oil is good for all body constitutions and if you are interested in knowing your current body constitution, take the quiz here to determine your Vikriti (current state of balance). You should also know your Prakriti (natural state of balance/Ayurvedic constitution) as both of those will help you choose the correct product to help balance your constitution (quiz here). There are three main doshas/forces: Vata ~ Space & Air, Pitta ~ Fire & Water and Kapha ~ Water & Earth. I am a hybrid of two doshas ~ Pitta and Kapha are my dominate forces.
I know, I got a bit sidetracked with this as I started reading Banyan’s site. This is very interesting as it is fairly new information for me and it does tie back to the oil ~ as I stated, this oil can be used with all doshas but you can purchase oils specifically for each dosha as well. I suffer from chronic pain, so I am really interested in doing a self-massage ~ plus this smells wonderfully lemony-herbal. I have shared Banyan’s youtube link on how to use and massage with this oil below. This oil is vegan and is an a recyclable BPA-free plastic bottle. 4 oz RV $13.00 Save 20% on your next order with Banyan Botanicals using Promo Code YOGA16. Expires 12/31/2016
Description: The base uses both warming and cooling oils to allow the oil to have a simultaneous penetrating and soothing effect. The traditional cooking process then brings together powerful Ayurvedic herbs like guduchi to soothe and rejuvenate; bala to strengthen; and arjuna and tulsi to invigorate, promote circulation, and support the lymphatic system. This blend not only supports the physical body but also calms and steadies the mind with brahmi (gotu kola) and bhringaraj. Finally, the oil is also pleasing, soothing, and revitalizing to the senses and spirit with a light hint of lemon verbena and lavender.
Ingredients: Sesame oil+, Coconut oil+, Sunflower oil+, Brahmi/Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)+, Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)+, Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba)+, Bala (Sida cordifolia)+, Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)+, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)+, Lemon Verbena+, Lavender Flowers+. +Certified Organic
Kensington Apothecary Skin Serum #5 Antioxidant Boost WOW. This was one of the spoilers last month and I am pretty happy to have this serum. I am currently using a serum now (just opened), but this will be next on my list. Despite the rose on the box, this does not contain rose extracts :) This is made with mango hydrosol and extracts, which contains B Vitamins and AHA’s ~ to help slow down the aging process, combat free radicals that cause damage to your skin and helps aid in sloughing off dead skin cells. It also contains maca root, a Peruvian tuber that is full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and fatty acids ~ it will help clear your skin (great for blemishes!) and will help firm skin, increase collagen production, while protecting it. White tea extracts have a higher catechin content, making it more potent than black or green tea extracts in anti0xidant activity and also will help slow down collagen and elastin breakdown as it can suppress matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)
This also contains three types of clay (Montmorillonite, Illite, Kaolin) which will help detox your skin while controlling excess oil and helping to draw out impurities in your skin. This is an anti-aging, moisturizing/hydrating serum that helps even out and brighten your skin tone, while stimulating collagen production. This serum is good for oily, dry/sensitive and normal skin types and will help reduce redness, soothe your skin and helps your skin after sun exposure, pollution and if you keep long hours. This serum 100% natural, certified organic, EcoCert, GMO-free, and is vegan, cruelty free, conflict free and uses sustainability harvested ingredients when possible. They do not use ingredients iwth phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol or other synthetic chemicals. 1 oz RV $36.00
Ingredients: Mangifera Indica (Mango) Distillate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aqua (Water), Vegetable glycerin, Camellia Sinesis (Tea) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Roiboos) Leaf Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Extract, Ficus Extract, Hydrolyzed Lepidium, Meyenii (Maca) Root, French Mineral Clays (Montmorillonite, Illite, Kaolin), non-GMO Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate cosDNA analysis
RareEARTH/RareESSENCE Naturals Meditation Travel Tin Spa Candle I love candles ~ I even have a sub box that is just candles! But I am always happy to get more candles too ~ this is by RareEARTH’s Aromatherapy line, RareESSENCE and smells so delicious ~ Peru balsam, frankincense, myrhh, clary sage, lavender and sandalwood make this candle a rich, warm woodsy/amber scent with a lovely herbaceous lavender scent. RareEARTH uses only pure, GMO-free soy and bee waxes, sourced from USA farms, with all cotton wicks. Each artisan candle is handmade and doesn’t contain additional dyes or fragrances ~ the scent comes from the essential oils themselves. Burn Time 20 hours RV $12.00
Restorative Yoga: Reduce Stress, Gain Energy and Find Balance How cool! I’ve noticed I am getting more books in some of my eco-friendly boxes and I am so happy about that. This is a Yoga book, which not only has poses and tips, but explains how to slow down in your life, essential oils, the science behind yoga and will also create sequences targeting different issues ~ I’ve already bookmarked the sequence for the achy back! This book contains the following chapters
- Intro: Life & the Importance of Pausing
- Chapter 1: The Powder of Slowing Down
- Chapter 2: The Science Behind Yoga
- Chapter 3: Restorative Techniques
- Chapter 4: Surrendering into Balance
- Chapter 5: Meditations from the Mat
Description: Restorative yoga is a gentle but powerful practice that is desperately needed in today’s crazy-busy culture. It is rapidly gaining in popularity around the world because of its ability to relieve stress, heal the body, and promote overall well-being. Here world-renowned yoga instructor Ulrica Norberg shows the simple poses that will help you release anxiety, promote digestion, relieve headaches, recover from injuries, and more.
Natural Fitness Hemp Yoga Strap in Olive How funny! I was looking for a strap as I have no flexibility anymore ~ haha ~ and need some assistance to help stretch out. This strap is 8 feet in length and a yoga strap helps you hold poses longer, ease into stretches while providing extra support and maintaining your core alignment. Hemp is a stronger and more durable alternative to cotton and it is pesticide free. This strap has premium high-strength buckles. What is nice is that Natural Fitness will plant one tree per purchase of their products thru their Zero Impact Program. That program aims to offset the environmental impact of the production and transportation of their products. RV $15.00
Description: Reclining big toe pose seem like a stretch? Falling a little short during your hurdler’s stretch? Bring the most difficult poses within reach with the Natural Fitness Hemp Yoga Strap. Used to improve flexibility, this sturdy strap allows you to achieve difficult binds and intensify your practice by deepening your poses. By taking the stress off joints and muscles, this strap also helps you ease into dynamic stretches and hold poses for longer periods of time. And by allowing you to maintain proper alignment, this piece of equipment helps prevents injuries while speeding up your skill-level advancement. Made of environmentally-friendly hemp, it’s not a reach to say that the Hemp Yoga Strap brings your fitness and green goals within your grasp.
Living Raw Organic Coconut Karma Truffles I can tell you, these are VERY good. Very rich, very decadent and they almost have a liqueur taste to them ~ maybe because of the raw, organic ingredients combined with the vanilla? The outside is covered in unsweetened coconut flakes, not overpowering and then inside, a fudgy rich and moist truffle. SO GOOD. A lot of organic treats can be on the dry side, but not these! I hope YogiSurprise keeps sending us more from Living Raw! These are USDA organic, raw, vegan, Paleo friendly and free from dairy, soy, gluten, GMO and use Fair Trade cacao. 1.64 oz (3 truffles) RV $5.00
Description: Living Raw™ Organic Coconut Karma Truffles are exquisitely delicious, and sure to satisfy even the darkest choco-holic. Unrefined, creamy cacao rolled with a hint of vanilla is topped with fine coconut flakes, adding a delicious crunch. Our hand rolled truffles are prepared under low temperatures to maintain enzymes, minerals and other vital nutrients. Indulge and experience the natural euphoria raw cacao has to offer!
Ingredients:organic cacao powder, organic cacao butter, organic coconut oil, organic agave, organic coconut, organic vanilla, pink Himalayan sea salt. May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts or other allergens
Bonus Item: Yogi Surprise Yoga Sequence Series Card: October Harvest Gain a deeper sense of gratitude all around contentment by recognizing and celebrating the fruits of your hard work. Yogi Surprise always has a sequence card in every lifestyle box with poses and positions that reflect the theme of the box.
Bonus Trial Item: Eat Cleaner Wipe Yogi Surprise put in two bonus items in their box this month ~ I have never seen them do that before. This is a biodegradable wipe for firm fleshed fruits and veggies that will remove over 99% of the pesticides, bacteria and wax that farmers use on their products. You can even use this for your face and hands and utensils. They have a really cool starter kit that includes wipes and spray that I think I will purchase. Save 50% off your first order at Eat Cleaner plus get a free eBook Clean Eating Handbook with a $40.00+ purchase by using promo code: ecyogi53116
Description: Eat Cleaner is used by celebrity chefs, everyday heroes and superstar parents everywhere. You’ll see, taste and feel the difference. Think before you bite and Eat Cleaner – because you are the last line of defense for your family. Manufactured by: Grow Green Industries. Over 99% more effective than water* in removing wax, pesticide and agricultural/handling residue from the surface of fresh produce. Fruit and Veggie Wipes do not require rinsing, made of biodegradable material, and are alcohol and chlorine-free. Safe to clean anything that comes into contact with your mouth, including fruit, veggies, hands and even binkies and don’t require you to wash your hands afterwards!. Sturdy cloth can clean up to 4 pieces of fruit or veggies. Safely cleans produce, cutting surfaces and over 50 other ways to use it. Safe, effective, all natural, tasteless, odorless, vegan, gluten-free, eco-friendly
This is one fantastic month from Yogi Surprise!! I love love the items in here ~ massage oil, serum, yoga strap and book, the amazing candle and the TRUFFLES!! The fruit & veggie wipe is really cool and I did break down and order the starter kit as I see these coming in very handy when having to eat on the run. I paid $35.96 (as I used a promo code) for this box and received a RV of $96.00 and I am very happy with this box!
Do you subscribe to Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box? What was your favorite item this month? I have to say the candle and truffles are tied in first place for me. 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!
Since this is Yogi Surprise 2 year anniversary, they have a limited special on their boxes right now. Use promo code BIRTHDAY at check out and you will get 25% off your first 2 months and then 10% off for life on any membership.
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)
Jewelry Box: Yew Wood and Fire Agate ‘Gratitude’ Necklace. This looks beautiful! Plus they will have a special seasonal chocolate bar
Part of a two piece fall collection coming in the November boxes! We chose Fire Agate and Yew Wood for their warm and rich colors that remind us of the beautiful changing leaves of Autumn. Fire Agate is special for it’s history as a stone that promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. Let the warmth of this beautiful necklace help ease your transition into the winter season!
LifeStyle Box: Omphones Positive Energy Mala Headphones
Soothe your mind and nourish your soul while listening to your favorite music or meditation with these beautiful Mala Headphones. Omphones are made with sustainable materials, such as bamboo and bioplastics, that nurture and purify musical sounds beyond anything you have ever heard. These headphones also adorn 108 sandalwood beads allowing you to use just like a genuine mala!
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