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AromaBox Essential Oil Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Jul 2016

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Herb Stop recently began offering a monthly subscription box filled with a variety of its essential oils. All of their essential oils are 100% pure except for the blends (obviously) and the precious essential oils, which are stretched with jojoba oil.


This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: AromaBox Essential Oil Monthly Subscription Box

The Cost: $19.99 per month with free shipping

COUPON: Save 15% off your first box with code MSA15

The Products: “Your box will arrive with 4 bottles (1/6 oz or 1/3 oz each) of essential oils, and/or essential oil blends, and/or roll-on essential oil blends. Along with your aromas, you will receive a description of each oil, 3 tips on using each oil, as well as any safety information.”

Ships to: US only

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This month’s box is all about “Things That Poke, Bite, & Sting.” I am excited for this theme! One of the things I love about this subscription is the many practical uses of aromatherapy that they present.



The information sheet from Herb Stop is really impressive. There’s a lot of knowledge packed in here! Every oil they sent is matched with three different usage tips. That’s really helpful! Plus on the reverse side there is a recipe for an insect repellant!


Catnip – I knew that catnip makes my cat go insane, but I didn’t know what a powerful insect repellant it is! The info sheet says it’s ten times more effective than DEET! I will never understand our obsession with poisonous chemicals.


Citronella – Citronella is a really familiar scent, of course, to all of us living in mosquito climates, and unfortunately, I don’t really like the scent. I’m wondering if I can just ignore it, though, because it has so many benefits beyond keeping the bugs away.


Niaouli – I had never heard of Niaouli before now! It smells a bit like tea tree oil, and it’s got some amazing healing properties. I can’t wait to give some of these tips a try!


Sting Stop Roll-On – This is a wonderful blend of lavender, tea tree oil, niaoili, eucalyptus, summer savory, German chamomile, aloe vera and witch hazel. That sounds amazing, and it sounds like it will be able to easily handle stings, cuts, and burns. This is great to have!

Verdict: I am consistently impressed with the AromaBox Essential Oil Monthly Subscription Box. This month’s oils are particularly relevant to all the summertime perils! Essential oils are pretty expensive, but the amount of oils in these vials is small. A little will go a long way, though, so I personally prefer having small amounts rather than bigger bottles I never use completely. The biggest part of the value to me, however, is all of the know-how that is packed into the info sheet! It speaks to not only what to use the oils for, but many different ways to apply them. I think if you are interested in learning A LOT about how to use essential oils to improve your health and your life, then this box is definitely for you!

What do you think of the AromaBox by Herb Stop?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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  1. I really like this box but I find it frustrating that the recipes/usages require ingredients I do not have. I think they should have a starter box, with the basic EO and some carrier.

    So for now, other than just smelling them, they just sit and look pretty.

  2. I love this box. It has been a great way to discover different essential oils. I tell al my friends about this sub. The customer service at Herb Stop is amazing – phone and email.

  3. ” I will never understand our obsession with poisonous chemicals.” — I live in Lyme disease central, and every experiment with EO as insect repellant that I have attempted has ended with me pulling off ticks. So…my obsession with poisonous chemicals is a direct result of the desire not to contract a chronic and debilitating disease.

    • Jenny, I completely agree with you! I live in the same area and have contracted Lyme twice in the last 5 years. I’m still in the process of recovering from a bout that knocked me out back in May! I don’t necessarily need something toxic, I just need something that works. I’m considering wearing a tick collar! If anyone has any ideas of what essential oils actually work to prevent ticks from attaching please let me know!

  4. Anna, this is another great review, thanks!

    I really like the idea of the box. But… I’m concerned about the safety of my cats. According to the ASPCA and other reliable sources, even just inhalation of certain essential oils can be toxic to cats. Also the effects can be cumulative, often unnoticed until too late.

    For those who are interested, Meowlifestyle has an excellent post “6 Essential Oil Safety Tips for Cat Owners” summarising the issues and providing advice for using EOs safely.
    I don’t mean to be a downer, but we all love and want our fur babies to be healthy!

    • We sure do!

      Wellington Fragrance has better prices on essential oils, by weight.

    • I did not know that. Thanks for the info Beth!

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