YBC Mantra Box Winter 2017 Review | Paleo & Yoga Box

 Thanks, YogaByCondace for sponsoring this post! This box was gifted to me by YogaByCandace LLC. All opinions are my own. 

I’ve been in the love with the idea of subscription boxes and discovery boxes since college. It always seemed like such a fun treat to get a box of unexpected goodies in the mail! I used to scour websites trying to find the perfect box, for the perfect price, with the perfect contents. I looked at tons of makeup boxes that just had too many ingredients I couldn’t use, clothes boxes that were too expensive, and snack boxes that came with too many foods that I was intolerant to. I do live vicariously through my husbands snack box that he gets delivered to his office every month though. I ask for pictures just to see the fun surprises he gets on his monthly snack Christmas! But needless to say, I never really found my own box that fit my interests and apparently very niche specifications aligned with.

That why I was doing back flips (or full wheels?) when I got the opportunity to partner with one of my absolute favorite online brands, YogaByCandance to try out and review The Mantra Box! I’ve been using YogaByCandace at home YouTube yoga videos, using the app, and reading the blog and her book for a while now. Candace is an amazing inspiration who healed from chronic lyme with real food and shares yoga content online, and in retreats, and in her awesome book.

So, what is The Mantra Box? It’s a quarterly discovery box filled with goodies from small health and wellness business such as yoga companies, food and snack brands, and personal care and beauty products.

 

You can choose male and female boxes as well as paleo, vegetarian, and standard “I eat everything”. Clearly, I went for the paleo box! 

There are new boxes every quarter, and I got to try out the Winter box which was full of tons of great brands and products that I already love and use regularly, and some new ones that I was glad to get acquainted with! 

YBC Mantra Box Winter 2017 Review

 YBC Mantra Box Winter 2017 Review

You guys, this box was so well curated. It’s perfect for paleo yogi’s with a love for natural products. So basically if you’re anything like me, you’re gonna have a good time. It typically comes with 7-11 items, and there were both sample and full size products in this box. Clearly there is a ton here and it’s an amazing value for $49.99 (plus shipping). Here are some of my favorites…

Kasandrino’s International Olive Oil

  

I’m kind of embarrassed to say that this is my first time trying Kasandrino’s… I have no idea what took me so long. They’re a well known brand for their high quality olive oil, and as we all know, olive oil has a bad reputation for being cut with cheaper, low quality oil. Healthy fats matter for our hormones, brain health, and overall health, so it’s important to use high quality fats. 

I loved getting this travel size Kasandrino’s for my upcoming trip to Florida and to get a taste of this olive oil. I’ve already been drizzling it over fresh salads with lemon juice. You really can taste the difference!

 

 Shenzhen LeWangYiGou Tech Ltd Yoga Strap & Clever Yoga Socks

Bring on the yoga stuff! 

I actually don’t have a yoga strap at home… I only use them when I practice in a studio. Frankly, I find most of the designs kind of annoying, but this yoga strap is awesome. It has tons of loops which makes it easy to loop through your hands and feet without making awkward loops and knots. 

Also, these yoga socks from Clever Yoga have stick pads on the bottom which keeps you from slipping. It’s great if you slip around on your mat (which I often do.. especially in hot yoga) or if you’re doing yoga without a mat. Yet another great travel item if you don’t want to bring along a yoga mat but still want to get in some yoga on a trip/

Numi Organic Turmeric Tea and Vital Proteins Collagen 

Okay, first… you guys know I love Vital Proteins collagen. It’s made from grass-fed beef collagen and promotes hair, skin, nail and gut health. It’s perfect for adding a healing and protein boost to drinks, just like this tea. 

I paired the vital proteins with some of these teas from Numi. Numi Organic Tea included a few different turmeric tea samples which I loved. We all know that that turmeric is a powerhouse spice with tons of anti-inflammatory benefits, and it tastes amazing. 

Here’s What Else Was In This Awesome Box…

  • Refreshing stress supplement pack. All good stuff in here!
  • Four Sigmatic Mushroom coffee! This stuff is super popular and gets rave reviews!! I’m pretty caffeine free and only have it on special occasions. so I haven’t tried it yet, but they sent a whole box!! I see some nice Sunday morning drinks in my future! 
  • Unbound $25 Giftcard. Nice name, Unbound 😉 They’re an online sexual health retailer that has tons to choose from.
  • Dandelion Creative Co. – The artist for the beautiful art print.
  • Rootz Nutrition . Another really popular brand with rave reviews! I can’t have some of the ingredients so I passed it along to my husband as a post workout smoothie ingredient, but I hear from everyone that this stuff is great if you’re paleo.
  • The Grandpa Soap Co soap. They sent a full size bar of soap that smells so amazing. 
  • Dandelion Creative Co. The artist who sent the lovely Namaslay print!
  • Raw Spice Bar spice pack. Warming winter spices which would be so yummy in a warm winter drink with some Vital proteins added in 😉

The Spring Box is Available For Pre-Order Now!

These boxes ship quarterly, and the spring Mantra Box is available to pre-order now! Remember, it’s all a surprise which makes it all that much fun, and clearly you gets tons of awesome goodies. They only have 150 boxes available for order as it supports only small businesses, so don’t wait to order if it’s something you want to try out. I hope you love it as much as I do!