Jules Wellness March 2016

Jules Wellness is a monthly Canadian lifestyle subscription that is female focused and contains health-conscious items. The box is $34.32CAD monthly with free shipping within Canada and $10 to the US, or $39CAD if you want to try just one month (with the exchange rate it ends up being about $35USD). Items include health-conscious snacks and food, artisan chocolate, natural & organic skincare products, supplements and lifestyle products. This company is based out of Toronto and was founded by Julie Tadeson, an entrepreneur, culinary nutritionist, personal trainer, holistic lifestyle coach and mom.

First Look

Jules Wellness March

My first ever Jules Wellness box! I’ve been eyeing this subscription for awhile since it’s Canadian and it seemed to have a great variety of items. I gave up a lot of my other subscription boxes and decided it was time I gave this box a whirl. They included a product card and on it they congratulate us for making our way through winter. Since it’s time for a spring vacation they wanted to include some of the favorite healthy and natural travel essentials. Even if you’re not taking a vacation this summer you can still save these goodies for a weekend getaway or a camping trip.

I’ll be heading to New York/New Jersey for a weekend in April and I know I’ll have at least two other more local trips this year so I was excited to see what they came up with!

The Goods

Jules Wellness March

Pur Peppermint Gum–This is one of Julie’s travel essentials, it helps keep your breath fresh and clean when you’re on the go, plus it’s aspartame free. I’m not much of a gum chewer except for when I’m going to be flying, I need it to keep my ears from going completely haywire. This will definitely be getting used for my trip in April!

Coconut Cream Lara Bar–This is an energy bar that’s made with dates, coconut and coconut oil. I like nuts though I’m not huge on dates, I like fruit though I’m not really a fan of coconut. Thankfully Ian likes this kind of thing so it’s going to him!

Jules Wellness March

Made Good Organic Granola Minis–These are made with filling protein and fibre rich gluten free oats, apples and cinnamon. These are great for a carry on snack or you can also add to your yogurt. Granola and oats give me stomach issues but Ian ate these right away and he loved them. After one bite he said that it’s exactly what he tries (and fails) to make sometimes. It’s not often that he gives an instant positive reaction, he’s usually more indifferent, so the fact that this got a quick positive reaction says something.

Jules Wellness March

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Fair Trade Hand Sanitizer–Whether it’s traveling through an airport, train station, or your own car, it’s good to have some sanitizer to keep your hands clean. This kills bacteria and leaves behind a lavender scent. It also has natural glycerin which leaves the skin soft and smooth compared to other sanitizers that contain chemicals that leave your hands sticky and dry. This would definitely be handy for traveling, especially camping. I won’t be bringing it on my trip because I’m not planning on checking a bag, but it will find it’s way into my purse and on road trips this summer.

Tolan Skincare Travel Shampoo and Conditioner–These are the perfect size to last throughout your vacation. They are sulfate free and cleanse hair with a rich lather. They are also infused with therapeutic essential grade essential oils that stimulate and moisturize the scalp. Again, not something I will take along on my trip this time since I won’t be checking a bag, but these will definitely be handy for any other trips I take. I always like to bring my own products because you never really know what the hotel will have. There was also an additional sheet included that listed all the ingredients of these products. They want to make sure their customers know these products are just as healthy as the food products. I’m not too concerned about the ingredients but I think it’s a nice added touch that would definitely matter to some people.

Jules Wellness March

Constant Facial Sunscreen SPF30–This sunscreen goes on smooth and leaves no white residue. It’s made with aloe, grade seed and rice bran oil. It’s also ultra hydrating and evens skin tone with a natural mica tint. This bottle says that it’s Transport Canada and FAA carry on approved so this might just make it into my bag for April! I’ll be spending a few hours at least touring around NY so it might be good to have some sun protection. There was also a sheet in the box with some additional information about this product and why natural sunscreen is the way to go. This is also another product that was on the ingredient sheet with the shampoo and conditioner. I’m loving this additional information, they obviously want their customers to be informed!

Hurraw SPF 15 Sun Balm–This balm is packed with cold pressed oils and is the ultimate moisturizing balm with UVA and UVB protection. It also has a tangerine, vanilla scent. I’m definitely loving the scent and can never have too much lip balm. I go through it like crazy and since I spend a decent amount of time outside in the summer SPF is a welcome addition.

Jules Wellness March

Simply Protein Chips–This is a savoury, crunchy, low glycemic snack with 15g of protein per serving. They claim they are like Cheetos, only better! They are made from pea protein and are vegan, non-gmo, gluten and guilt free. Their shape and consistency is similar to corn chips and the taste is similar to BBQ Doritos but a bit less overpowering. It also leaves a good aftertaste. I’m quite happy with these! I’m trying to get away from chips and eat a lot of popcorn because of that, but these could also be a great alternative.

Jules Wellness March

I read the information card about 5 times and I’m 99% sure that this isn’t listed anywhere on it. I did look it up on their website though and am impressed to see that it’s a full size bag that would cost $10 off the site. It has pumpkin seeds, cranberries, walnuts, cashews and goji berries in it. I’m impressed they included a full size bag, though I’m not sure if it was on purpose since it’s not on the card. I’m not going to question it though! It’s definitely a healthy snack, though walnuts and cashews are really the only thing I would probably eat from here. My FIL and niece are both gluten free so this will be getting passed along as a snack for one of them.

Final Thoughts

I’m feeling pretty excited about this subscription! I likely won’t start buying any of these products regularly because the prices of food like this is usually out of my budget, but that’s why I love boxes like this. I also feel as though I got my money worth which is a huge factor for me. A key point with this box is that everything is gluten free. I know quite a number of people who have a gluten intolerance and have heard that it can be frustrating at times to find snacks, I love that this is an easy way to do so. I’m looking forward to future boxes!