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

I am really enjoying my Yogi Surprise Lifestyle boxes as they open up a world of new products and enhance my knowledge on products and ingredients.  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 “Sun Salutation ~ The items in this month’s box are to help nurture a sense of balance during this active time and warmest days of the year.

Informational Card


Manduka eQua Yoga Hand Towel  I really love these hand towels ~ not only are they great for workouts, but just in general.  On a hot day, these are great for helping absorb sweat and dry your face and neck.  I received Thunder, a nice charcoal grey shade and it is ultra lightweight, made with tightly woven microfibers, making this very soft and plush.   I love the tree frog logo on the towel 🙂 If you want to ensure non-slip, spray with water just to dampen before using.  You can machine wash, cold with like colors ~ it is recommended to air dry or if you have to tumble dry, use a low setting.  This hand towel measures  26.5″ x 16″  and is made from 80% polyester and 20% nylon.   RV $16.00

Description: The eQua® microfiber fabric is a recyclable synthetic material, engineered for performance & durability. We consider the product to be an eco-conscious choice when the towel is used to its fullest potential. Its versatility eliminates the need for other fitness towels that wear out quickly. While the material will survive countless uses and washes, it can also be re-purposed as a multi-functional cleaning cloth if its life as a fitness accessory comes to an end. The packaging is made from 100% recycled PET material.

Alicia Atkinson Essential Oils for Beauty, Wellness and the Home  WOW, this is unexpected!!  This is an almost 200 page book, containing an overview of the history, science and usage of essential oils.  It contains DIY recipes and how essential oils can be used for “physical, mental and emotional health, personal care, nutrition and cooking, home cleaning and pet care”.  This is amazing as I do subscribe to HerbStop What’s In Your Aroma Box? and this book is the perfect guide to enhance my knowledge about essential oils and usage.  It starts out by explaining the 10 most common essential oils ~ lavender, lemon, Roman chamomile, frankincense, orange, tea tree, bergamot, rosemary, peppermint and lemon grass ~ and uses for essential oils, along with safety.  The DIY recipes obviously use more than the basic 10, but throughout the book, the benefits of other oils are explained.  This book is set up by category and the recipes are easy to understand and follow.  About the author

Alicia Atkinson teaches about health, nutrition, and essential oils. She holds a Master’s Degree from Whittier College and continues her scholarly endeavors on a daily basis. In addition to her educational pursuits, Atkinson runs her own essential oil product business and parents a spirited young son. After having lived and traveled across the US, she now resides in Whittier, California.

I am so happy about having this book and it also has some nice photos in the middle of the book. This book will be well-thumbed! RV $15.00


Anima Mundi Wild Lotus Essence  Last month, I received an air purifier and mist from Anima Mundi and I love it.  I thought that this product was an oil, but it is actually an essence to add to water and you drink it.  It is supposed to help balance emotions and psyche.  You add 5 to 10 drops in water in a meditative atmosphere and drink.  This is something new to me so I will just repeat what Anima Mundi’s description states, as I am not an expert here

Ancient Wisdom/Akashic Records/Telepathic Wisdom: Lotus has been regarded as the mother essence. One of the first flowers to exist on our planet, Lotus allows us to come closer to our truest expression. It brings light into the authentic purity of our being, allowing deep unfolding of our light body. Lotus also teaches us the power within our heritage, and how we can discover the wisdom within our DNA.  This essence is also enhanced by White Pond Lily and Lemurian crystal quarts. Both vibrationally support and fine-tune the Lotus vibration. White Pond Lily grounds the energy, and the Lemurian Quartz opens the wisdom residing within our DNA. *Flower Essences are psychosomatic medicines. They are made by infusing Flower elementology and geometry into the pattern of the water – becoming a conductor to support transform cellular function. Flower essences balance the emotions and the psyche. 

This is very interesting!  I need to try this and find out if it helps me center my emotions.  This doesn’t taste or smell like anything to me.   Full Size 1/2 oz RV $10.00 

Ingredients: Pink Lotus, White Pond Lily, & Lemurian Crystal Quartz.


Gypsy Soul Organics Sun Salutation Salve  I am a bit confused by this product ~ is it a lip balm?  A healing salve in a tube?   It does smell wonderful ~ vanilla and honey.  It is 100% natural and organic and is made with soothing beeswax and essential oils for healing.  Reading Gypsy Soul Organics description, this is a aromatherapeutic salve, so I guess it can be used on lips and other parts of the body that need some TLC.  I hope that Yogi Surprise includes this brand in future boxes, because their online store looks awesome ~ I am really interested in their mists ~ especially Freak of Nature 🙂   Full Size .15 oz RV $3.30

I love their logo!!

Description: Nourish everything between the sun and moon with our Sun Salutation Salve! We offer our salve in a convenient ‘no messy fingers’ twist lip balm container… Begin each day with your Sun Salutation, Surya Namaskar practice & our Sun Salutation Salve!

Ingredients: sunflower oil, olive oil, beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, vanilla, honey


Shea Radiance Whipped Shea Butter Luxe Tub with Apricot Oil  OMG Look at this!  I love shea butter and use it to help with cracked skin and to add a luster and sheen to my legs so that I can wear skirts in the summer time without hose (I hate wearing panty hose ~ I haven’t worn them for a long time unless I am going to a formal event).   Shea butter will leave your skin silky soft and deeply moisturized This has apricot oil in it, and I can smell a sweet-nutty scent that regular unscented shea butter does not have ~ and this has a light texture (for shea) because it is whipped.   If you have dry or coarse hair, use shea butter to help moisture and strengthen your hair.  Shea butter is rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and bio-actives and Shea Radiance sources their shea butter directly from Women Run Cooperatives in West Africa.   Their butter has not been refined or stripped thru any chemical process, so it will retain all of its nutritious, healing and moisturizing properties.  5 oz tub  RV $15.00

Description: We gently whip 100% Natural and Unrefined Shea Butter to make it softer and easier to apply. Pure Unrefined shea butter with all the bioactives. This butter has not been refined or stripped through chemical or physical refining process. No color or dyes added. Uses: Great for hair and body care.

Benefits: Deep penetrating, long lasting moisture.  Great for cracked heels. Deep conditioning treatment for hair. Sunburn relief. Gentle enough to be used on babies. Great replacement for mineral oil and petroleum gel products

Ingredients:  Unrefined Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, Essential Oils, Vitamin E

Truth Bar Peppermint Brownie  I ate this before I took a photo of it unwrapped.  This is a dense brownie probiotic bar with a minty taste.  I need more probiotics as I have IBS, so I was very happy to see that there is a “candy” bar that is specifically made with probiotics.  And let me tell you, this was SO good.  It was dense, but moist and really tasted like a gourmet mint brownie.  This also has 10 grams of fiber (yeah!) and 10 grams of protein.  It is gluten free, GMO free, low sodium and sugar, vegan and  Kosher.  I need to purchase more of these!  I am so happy to see that we have a promo code to use at Amazon ~ use YOGISURP to get 20% off  ~ they have 3 flavors ~ Peppermint Brownie, Chocolate Almond Crunch (which chia seeds) and Chocolate Dipped Coconut.  1.76 oz bar RV $3.00

Description: Chocolatey rich, chewy and refreshingly minty, Peppermint Brownie satisfies your sweet tooth and relaxes your tummy with the invigorating essence of peppermint. Live Probiotic Bacillus Coagulan cultures and Omega-3’s make for a happy, healthy tummy.

Ingredients: Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Flavored Coating (Unsweetened Chocolate, Erythritol, Inulin, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (An Emulsifier), Vanilla, Reb A (Extract of Stevia)), Tapioca Syrup, Rice Protein Concentrate, Isomalto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic fiber), Natural Almond Butter, Cacao Nibs, Gum Arabic, Glycerine, Coconut Oil, Unsweetened Chocolate, Sunflower Seed Butter, Inulin, Chia Seed Powder, Natural Flavor, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Sea Salt, Natural Peppermint Oil Flavor, Stevia Extract, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Bacillus Coagulans (probiotics).

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SkinYoga Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask  This product came in the most adorable box ~ it has hinges! Open up to reveal this precious facial mask pack made with saffron ~ saffron is that reddish-orange spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus.  It takes 75,000 crocus blossoms to make one pound of saffron, which makes it the most expensive spice in the world.   This mask is an anti-aging, hydrating and brightening wash off mask pack.  You mix a few drops of water with 1 teaspoon of the powder and make a thick paste.  Apply to face and neck area, avoiding your eyes and mouth area.  Leave on for 3 to 5 minutes, then gently massage and rinse with water.

Description:  The goodness of sandalwood will reverse the signs of aging and gradually remove wrinkles and dark spots. Saffron will improve skin texture and also naturally make skin lighter and more radiant. The anti-oxidants found in walnuts are essential to skin regeneration and elasticity. Walnuts also include chemicals that help boost circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells quickly.

Based on the size of the bottle, I might get two uses out of it.  This isn’t for skin with acne, for some reason, but for very dry skin ~  so when I use this, I will avoid my blemish prone hot spots and I will save this for the winter months.  They do have a green tea mask that is made for oily skin ~ and these masks are inexpensive, so I might have to check that one out ~ you know I love my wash off mask packs!  Travel Size 0.2 oz RV $10.00

Ingredients: pterocarpus santalinus (sandalwood) powder, crocus sativus (saffron), juglans regia (walnut) seed powder



What a great month from Yogi Surprise!  The last two months have been fantastic and this month is exceptional.  All of the products sound fantastic and uniquely fun!  The Truth Bar is a major score for me (probiotic candy bar ~ deal me in!!), the book on essential oils with DIY recipes, lotus supplement, yoga hand towel, the vanilla & honey salve, big o’ tub of shea butter and the very exotic face mask (straight from India too).  I am missing my Yoga Sequence Card, but Yogi Surprise is sending me one as I sent them an email.  I paid $35.96 (as I used a promo code)  for this box and received a RV of  $72.30  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: Root + Willow Lemon Geranium Lava Scrub (8 oz) & Yogitoes Organic Headband



Jewelry Box:   Amazonite & Hemp Courage Bracelet  We’ve got a new favorite! A handcrafted, hemp cord bracelet that beautifully showcases the ‘Stone of Courage’, Amazonite. This legendary stone is known to increase self-esteem, promote healing and enhance the ability to communicate more effectively. Amazonite has even been said to block geopathic stress and absorb electromagnetic pollution from cell phones, microwaves, etc.  This August, let these powerful stones provide clarity, peace and confidence!



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