Loti Wellness Box Review May 2020
Loti Wellness Box is a Canadian subscription box that offers practical skills and products to reduce stress and anxiety and improve your overall wellbeing. You will find in your box 5 to 8 quality wellness and lifestyle products to remind you to take the time for self-care, physically and mentally. Coming along, there is a workbook filled with therapeutic activities and guided materials related to the month’s theme.
Depending on your preference, you can receive a box every month or bi-monthly. They recently dropped the price to be even more accessible in these hard times. It was $54.95+shipping and it is now $49.99 + $5.99 for shipping (in Canadian dollars). Every box has a retail value of approximately $85, so it is totally worth it.
I love the look of the Loti Wellness Box. The blue is calming and the message on it is inspiring. The personalized sticker to close the box makes it special too. I do not think I have seen this on other subscription boxes. I have been reviewing a few boxes from Loti now and always found beautiful surprises.
This month’s Loti Wellness Box theme is “Nurture Yourself”. I received a workbook related to the theme and 5 items. Last month’s theme was about our strengths and this month’s theme is a good continuation.
Loti Wellness Box kindly sent me this box for review and I am pleased to share my thoughts on the carefully chosen items and activities I received.
Nourish Cleansing Oil from NIU BODY
I already love everything about that first product. It is a cleansing oil made of three simple but perfect ingredients. It is fractionated coconut oil with lavender and geranium essential oils. The smell is not too strong yet delightful. Simple, vegan, effective, nice eco friendly packaging, I could not ask for more. With it comes the discovery of a young company filled with passion for affordable skin care products. The Nourish Cleansing Oil would be the first product to use in your daily skin care routine to clean makeup or any impurities. NIU BODY also created toning mist and serums to follow up. Might try those too!
Bath Salt and Bath Milk from ÉCODERMA
While we cannot go to the spa at the moment, these two are perfect to create your own spa at home. One package can be used for one or two baths depending on how much you use. It comes from ÉCODERMA, a company that creates natural and vegan body care, handmade in Montreal, Canada.
Here are the bath milk ingredients and their benefits on your skin and general wellbeing:
- Vegan coconut milk powder: Helps to soften the skin and is filled with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron and magnesium, to help unwind.
- Lavender essential oil: Relaxation, unwinding, famous for helping with sleep issues and anxiety.
- Hibiscus powder: Anti-oxidant, leads to a smoother complexion, known to help with breakouts and treating acne.
As for the bath salt, it is a great combination of Epsom salt and mint and eucalyptus essential oils. That combo is perfect after a long day at work or after a good workout that might make you sore the next day. The Epsom salt will help with the muscle recovery as well as the peppermint essential oil. Also, the eucalyptus will make you feel like you are relaxing at the spa.
Certified Organic & Natural Loose Leaf Tea from Lemon Lily
Julie’s Immunity Boost offers some incredible immunity boosting ingredients including local Ontario Chaga, Ginseng, Astralagus and Sarsaparilla. You’ll love the taste just as much as the results.
This tea is the latest co-creation of Lemon Lily and Julie Daniluk, a leading nutritionist and the co-host of Healthy Gourmet (a cooking show on the Oprah Winfrey Network). It is a nice blend with many healthy ingredients, and it is going to be perfect for a little boost after lunch with a moderate level of caffeine.
Here is the complete list of ingredients of this beautiful tea: Organic Wildcrafted Ontario Chaga, Organic Yerba Mate, Organic Echinacea Herb, Organic Astragalus, Organic Ginseng Eleuthero, Organic Sarsaparilla Root, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Star Anise, Organic Safflower, Organic Calendula.
As in the previous boxes, Loti Wellness Box never leaves you with loose leaf tea and nothing to infuse it. This month I received the cutest tea infuser. I think they chose the perfect one this month as we are asked (if possible) to stay home. We have never enjoyed our house this much and have taken a little bit more time relaxing at home (maybe not that much with two kids and work, but we tried to take it slow). Sipping a good cup of tea is also a pleasure of mine, so this cute tea infuser will be put to good use.
Nurture Yourself Workbook
The goal of this workbook is to help you develop essential strategies to self-nurture, overcome obstacles and to not only survive, but thrive.
The workbook is the centerpiece. It is like a therapy in a few pages and Loti brings you the tools to go with it. The first page makes you reflect on how you treat yourself. I found this first activity very interesting and a good opening for what came next. In a few pages, you learn more about the meaning of nurturing yourself and how to accomplish that. I particularly liked the self-exploration part and the pages about the character strengths that match the last item I am going to show you.
Character Strength Mantra Cards by Loti Wellness
The last item is one of my favourites. It is 24 cards with a strength on one side and a mantra related to it behind. From the logos on them, I would say they are a creation of Loti Wellness Box and the therapist Dilini Mohan, founder of Thrive Mama. They have created a powerful tool that can be used everyday. You can either choose a card that speaks to you or pick one randomly and get inspired. Starting your day with a positive mantra can change your day.
I already know how I am going to use my cards. First thing in the morning, when I just woke up to start with a positive mantra, but also, when I start a yoga class. My yoga teachers always ask us to find a mantra, something meaningful and positive that will follow us during our session. I think these will be perfect for that!
Loti Wellness Box May 2020 Review – Final Thoughts
The theme of the May Loti Wellness Box was perfectly timed with what we are all going through. It is so important to nurture yourself, but at the same time, it is so easy to put us second. This box was a perfect reminder to nurture myself and not only physically, but also mentally. I worked hard in the past years to keep a balanced life and keep some time for myself, and when I read the workbook, it made me realize I still have some work to do.
My favourite items are the colorful character strength mantra cards. They have been created with the theme in mind and you can link them to the activities in the workbook. I was also happy to find amazing vegan, organic and natural self-care products like the bath salt and the bath milk from Écoderma. I have used every item I received since I started reviewing Loti Wellness Box and I am very happy to add these to my self-care routine.
Jacynthe Létourneau – https://www.instagram.com/miss_minamie/
Loti Wellness Box delivers the tools and strategies you need to cope with life’s challenges by nurturing positivity and joy, and inspiring you to find more time for self-care.