Namaslay Box Review - January 2017 - Canadian Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
 

What is it? Namaslay Box 
How Much? $45.95 bi-monthly plus $5.95 shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars. 
What’s in it? 5-7 yoga lifestyle products, vegetarian recipes, and yoga poses

Namaslay Box is a new Canadian lifestyle box service, based in Montreal, made by women for women. Every other month Namaslay will curate a themed box and send the new discoveries to your door step. Items may include skincare, makeup, snacks, tea, and home items. Boxes will have at least $70 Cdn value and all products included will be vegetarian and GMO free. This box is bi-monthly, so boxes ship in January, March, May, July, and September.

One of the founders of Namaslay Box, Shruti, has experience in the subscription box market. In 2014, she launched one of the first Canadian lifestyle boxes - Indulge Me Box. You can see some old Indulge Me Box reviews at Girl Meets Box.

The box was bursting at the seams and had to be sealed closed with packing tape. It's a good sign that the box is full of products, but overall, the packaging and presentation could use some work.

The products are listed on a fold out pamphlet. There's no theme specified on the sheet though.

 
On the back side of the product info, there's some yoga poses with instructions. These ones look perfect for beginners.

The last item is a pamphlet of vegetarian recipes.

The Zucchini Tots look really good!

Note - The prices listed in this review are in US dollars, as per the product info sheet. Shruti mentioned in a note to me that they recently changed their pricing from US to Canadian, but did not get a chance to update the January box.

Warm Thick Loop Scarf ($24 value)
The card says this scarf was custom made for Namaslay Box and also "Manufactured in Canada", but I found a small tag sewn inside the seam that says "Made in China", so the product sheet is false.

Tag inside the scarf.

This scarf is 100% acrylic and is hand wash only. It's super soft. The pink and navy colour scheme is unexpected and unlike anything I have. I also like that it's a thick infinity style.

The Fruit Boxx Apple All the Way Snacks ($3)
These freeze dried apple chips are very good. I'm used to dehydrated apple chips, but freeze dried just might be the way to go. The Fruit Boxx also has a subscription service!

Verdant Botanicals Lavender Vanilla Body Butter ($24)
This is a hydrating body butter made for all skin types. It's made with a calming blend of lavender and vanilla, mixed into shea and coconut butter.

I have to note here that Verdant Botanicals is actually owned by Shruti, who also runs Namaslay Box (see here). A sneak peek at the March box was released, and it's another Verdant Botanicals product.

Shanti Tea Lemon Ginger Tulsi ($6)
This tea is a blend of spicy tulsi with exotic ginger and lemon. It's the perfect soothing tea for cold and flu season. 

Leftover Hippies Incense in Sandalwood Vanilla ($5)
This natural incense is made in BC with only natural herbs, barks, gums. This variety is made with real vanilla beans and white sandalwood.

The January Namaslay Box included five products, valued around $62 US ($80 Cdn). The products in this box are really great. They're all useful and nice quality. Three items are from Canadian companies. For an introductory box, it's pretty good. They packaging and presentation could use improvement, to bring it in line with other boxes in this price range, but it's a good start.

Interested in trying the new Namaslay Box? The next box ships March 1st. You can save $5 off your first month using promo code NAMASLAY5.

Click here to check out Namaslay Box.



Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

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  1. I like everything that you received in here.

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