Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Review – January 2018
Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box is a subscription box that sends you therapeutic grade essential oils paired with ingredients, bottles, and extras to make 5-6 natural recipes. Simply Earth offers a monthly or quarterly subscription option.
This is a review of the $35 monthly recipe box. According to the Simply Earth site:
Every month, we’ll send 4 full size 100% pure essential oils + 1 -2 extra + bottles to make 5-6 recipes. So you’ll have everything you need. Each month is a new theme. Plus, you’ll get more ideas and recipes on how to use the oils inside your box outside of the recipes included.
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About Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box
The Subscription Box: Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box
The Cost: $39.00/month + free US shipping or $45/every 3 months + free US shipping
DEAL – Use coupon code SIMPLYFREE to get a bonus essential oil with your first box.
The Products: 4 full-size 100% pure essential oils + 1 -2 extra + bottles to make 5-6 recipes around each month’s theme. Simply Earth donates 13% of profits to fight human trafficking.
Ships to: US free shipping + Canada ($9.99 shipping)
Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box January 2018 Review
Bergamot Essential Oil, 15ml – Retail Value $13.99
Bergamot oil is extracted from the peel/rind of an inedible fruit cultivated and sourced in Italy. It has a savory citrus aroma. Bergamot oil is said to help soothe the nerves and reduce stress. I like to use this oil in my oil diffuser, but you can also dilute it with a carrier oil and then apply directly to the skin. Some people like to rub Bergamot mixed with a carrier oil on their feet before bedtime to help them relax.
Angelica Root Essential Oil, 5ml – Retail Value $11.99
This Angelica Root oil has a peppery, earthy smell and is thicker than any oils I’ve used before. It sank right to the bottom of my diffuser while other oils usually float on the top. The Simply Earth website says:
The Chinese employ at least ten kinds of angelica, well known for promoting fertility, fortifying the spirit, and for treating female disorders generally.
I really liked this oil blended with Geranium Oil in my diffuser as recommended on one of the included recipe cards.
Geranium Essential Oil, 15ml – Retail Value $13.99
Geranium Essential oil has a very sweet and floral scent. This oil is often used to even out skin tone or add vibrancy – just always remember to use a carrier oil to dilute! It is also said to help add a healthy glow to your hair, just add a few drops to your shampoo and/or conditioner. Used aromatically, Geranium can have a grounding effect. I found the sweet aroma a bit overpowering on its own but really liked it blended with the Angelica Root oil.
Fit (Curb Hunger) Essential Oil Blend, 15ml – Retail Value $11.99
This fresh and sweet smelling oil blend is a mix of grapefruit, spearmint, and lavender essential oils. The Fit blend is designed to help curb hunger. I love the smell of this blend, I prefer to diffuse oil blends that have a mint oil to them as they’re so refreshing and make a room smell instantly clean. This recipe box included the supplies to turn this into a craving curbing roll-on.
Camellia Seed Oil, 4fl oz – Retail Value $9.99
It’s always smart to have a good carrier oil on hand when you start using essential oils. You can mix essential oils with a carrier oil as you go to apply them to your skin or use them to make your own roll-ons. The camellia seed oil is said to be great for aging skin to reduce fine lines. This oil is 100% pure and full of antioxidants. I noticed only a faint oil aroma that doesn’t mask any of the essential oil scents.
Bentonite Clay – Buy a 1lb jar for $6.65
Bentonite Clay is a common ingredient in many face masks and is made of volcanic ash. It is used to remove toxins and purify the skin. Some people also like to ingest bentonite clay to help settle an upset stomach.
Set of 3 10ml Glass Roll-On Bottles and 1 5ml Oil Bottle – Buy a set of 12 roll-ons for $12.99, $11.99 for a set of 12 5ml bottles
This box also included amber glass bottles so I could make my own roll-ons and small oil blend with the ingredients and recipes included. I like that the bottles are a dark amber glass so to prevent excess light exposure which can harm the oils.
Here’s a look at the roller bottle with the lid off.
The roll-ball topper pops off so you can fill the bottle with your custom essential oil blend and carrier oil.
This small 5ml bottle is great for mixing oils and creating your own blends.
There is a small plastic piece that helps the oil come out in drops rather than pouring out.
All the pieces come apart so it’s easy to pour your oils into the bottle.
Mud Mask Recipe Card
I mixed up this mask using local honey we already had on hand. It took a bit of work to get a paste going with the sticky honey and powdery clay but things got easier once I added water and the oils. The mask mixed up to a gray-green color and smelled really good with the sweet honey scent and oils. I put it on my face as quickly as possible, trying to follow the “immediately apply to face” instructions. I have pretty sensitive skin so I only left this mask on for about 8 or 9 minutes before removing with a washcloth. I would definitely advise using hot water on the washcloth because it’s a sticky mask and hard to remove. Afterward, my skin was a little unhappy with how I had to scrub at it to get the mask off (I couldn’t get my water hot enough in time and was worried about leaving the mask on too long) but calmed down after I put on some lotion. Overall, my skin was slightly smoother after using but this isn’t something that will become part of my regular routine.
Bye Bye Eye Bags Roll On Recipe Card
It was very easy to mix this recipe up in the little roll-on bottle. I put in 6 drops each of the Geranium and Bergamot oils and then filled the rest of the bottle with the Camellia Seed oil. The essential oils smell great together and are easy to roll onto the skin. I’m always worried about trying new products on my face, especially close to my eyes but this blend didn’t irritate my skin at all. I don’t typically have issues with under eye bags, just dark circles, but this will be good to have on hand for when puffy eyes strike!
Grounding and Energizing Blend Recipe Card
I really like the way the peppery, earthy scent of the angelica root oil mellows out the sweet and floral fragrance of the geranium oil. I liked having this in my diffuser at work to help boost my energy and keep me focused. I did find that if I had it too close to me on my desk, the geranium fragrance was a little too strong, but it worked well farther away, dispersing through the whole room.
Fit Roll On Recipe Card
This recipe takes the Fit oil blend and makes it usable on the skin. I put 12 drops of oil in the empty bottle and filled the rest with the camellia seed carrier oil. I always get snacky around 3:00 in the afternoon at work and appreciated having this around to roll onto the back of my neck to curb my cravings. I’m not sure if the behavior was a good distraction to stave off cravings or if the oil worked magic, but either way, I’ll take less snacking by any means!
Wrinkles Away Roll On
Like the other roll-ons, this was easy to make. I really enjoyed mixing these, it reminded me of chemistry class in high school! I used this roll-on on my forehead where I have one prominent wrinkle growing. The effects were not immediate, and like most things, would probably take several uses over time to work. I did like the extra hydration from the oil, and the scent of the bergamot and angelica root oils together is really nice.
Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe
I wasn’t able to try this oatmeal bath because it calls for whole fat dried milk and I avoid dairy products.
The box also included small labels printed on kraft paper so I can label each of my roll-ons and blends.
Verdict: I think this is a great box for anyone who is looking to get into essential oils or anyone who wants to expand the ways they use them. Before trying this box, I had only used oils aromatically in a diffuser or just taking a few sniffs straight from the bottle. I am pleased with the quality of these oils and appreciated being encouraged to try something new. The carrier oil is a great size with lots left over to use with other oils in my collection. This box is a great value – I got 4 oils (plus extras) for the price I’m used to paying for a single oil blend. Plus, I feel very good about the fact that each 13% of the profits from these oils go toward helping to end human trafficking.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. If you subscribe today, you’ll receive the March box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.00 (with free shipping) so you’re paying roughly $3.54 per item.
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What did you think of this month’s Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box?