I enjoy essential oils, mostly for the aromatherapy aspects. I’ve played with essential oils for a year or so and am by no means and expert. I have a handful that I really like, including a few blends, but I’ve not really tried making my own blends.
The only “recipes” I’ve made with essential oils are scented bath salts (unscented epsom salt, a few drops of peppermint oil, a few drops of eucalyptus oil, and a few drops of orange), and a peppermint sugar scrub (white sugar, olive oil, a few drops of peppermint oil).
I’ll also mix tea tree oil with coconut oil in a bowl and put it in a room to deodorize when some nasty scent takes over. I do use and enjoy my diffuser from Organic Aromas on occasion.
Last month I was introduced to Simply Earth, a monthly essential oil recipe subscription box. This is a sponsored post, I received free product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I’ve received two boxes now and I’ve been quite happy with both.
What I enjoy most about these subscription boxes is that they include everything you need to get started. Each box comes with 4-5 full size bottles of oil, as well as a carrier oil, another ingredient, and the bottles you need to store what you mix.
In January I received my first box, along with a large wooden box for storing oils (and a sheet of label stickers for the tops of your oil bottles), and a “Essential Oils for Beginners” book. This book is great as it lays out what each oil is good for, as well as who should use/avoid those oils. Did you know that pregnant women should not use certain oils?
The box and book are extra items you can order from Simply Earth and are not included with the monthly subscription. However, if you use code JULIERYANFREE when you sign up, you’ll get a gift card for $40 that you can use on any products or for your next subscription box.
Received my first subscription box from @fromsimplyearth. Two of the oils are ones I’ve seen a lot but had no idea what they were good for. The recipes, as well as their Essential Oils for Beginners book helped me with that. #essentialoils #subscriptionbox #recipes #oilyskin #mudmask #allnatural #sponsored
The January box included some basic oils as well as a blend, along with Bentonite Clay.
I’ve used clay masks but I’ve never made one from scratch. And, since my skin had been more oily than normal and breaking out I figured I’d give it a try. So, I mixed that up right away and gave it a go. There was a little redness when I washed it off, but that may have been from the scrubbing. I’d probably recommend removing it in the shower to avoid the scrubbing.
All in all, my first impression of the box was terrific. I loved that it came with the bottles for storing the blends, as well as roll-on bottles, which makes skin application so much easier.
Last week my second box arrived. I’d prepared myself to receive more standard oils that I already had. I was happily surprised that I did not. The box, once again, included a blend, as well as three oils (none of which were already in my collection!). It also included menthol crystals, and a coconut carrier oil, as well as more roll-on storage bottles, and a couple of inhaler sticks.
Just got the latest @fromsimplyearth box and it’s great. 4 full size oils, a carrier (coconut) oil, bottles for mixing, recipes and more. This is a great way to affordably build your #essentialoil collection and get the bottles you need for mixing and using, as well as other great ingredients.
If you wanna give it a try use code JULIERYANFREE and they’ll also give you a $40 gift card with your first box that you can use towards your another box or other products. #essentialoils #subbox #subscriptionbox #freegiftcards #simplyearth #sponsored
All in all, I really like these subscription boxes. I think subscription boxes are a lot of fun as they are like a little surprise gift for yourself when they show up. You are never sure what will be inside but you know it’ll bring a smile to your face.
When the box is something you will actually use and enjoy it’s even better. I’m looking forward to my next box and to seeing what oils I can add to my collection, as well as what new recipes I can try. Obviously, not every recipe is for every person, just like not every oil should be used by every person.
One last thing you should know about Simply Earth is that they are one of the new breed of socially conscious companies that give back a portion of their proceeds to charity. In this case, they give back 13% of their profits go to organizations that are working to help end human trafficking.
As a business that supplies products that enhance the beauty of our customers, Simply Earth believes it to be a responsibility to help people who have been victimized and whose beauty has been abused. The average age of an individual forced into human trafficking is 13. That’s why when you shop Simply Earth, 13% of our profits go to help end it. – Simply Earth
If you enjoy essential oils, or are just learning about them and want an affordable way to give them a try, I’d definitely recommend Simply Earth. Once you sign up for their subscription box you can cancel your subscription at any time. If you do sign up, don’t forget to use my code JULIERYANFREE to get a $40 gift card emailed to you after subscribing on your first box (subscription can be cancelled anytime).
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