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Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Review + Coupon – October 2020

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box is a monthly subscription box that sends you therapeutic-grade essential oils paired with ingredients, bottles, and extras to make 5-6 natural recipes.

This is a review of the $39 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.”

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

The Subscription Box: Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

The Cost: $39/month + free US shipping

COUPON: Use code MYSUBSCRIPTIONADDICTIONFREE to receive a $20 gift card towards future purchases plus a $50 value bonus box!

The Products: Four full-size 100% pure essential oils + 1-2 extras to make 5-6 recipes around each month’s theme. Simply Earth donates 13% of profits to a charity.

Ships to: The US for free

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Review

Ready for another month of oils?


The first items I grabbed from the package were two cards: one with a note from Katie (the curator and aromatherapist behind this box!) and the other with all the info on the oils included in this month’s box. The card also let me know that 13% of my purchase cost was donated to Exodus Cry, a non-profit dedicated to the end of human trafficking.

ADDED 11/16: Readers have alerted us to concerns regarding the Exodus Cry charity (thanks everyone!). Please find the charity’s official statement here.

Also included were six recipe cards and coordinating stickers to use on all my handmade items!

Now, for the oils I received this month:


Mandarin Essential Oil, 55 mL – Retail Value $13.99

From Simply Earth:

Botanical records show that Mandarin was cultivated in China as early as the 12th century BC. Mandarin Essential Oil can be used to soothe sore muscles, while its scent also has a relaxing and calming effect.

This oil is a lot like sweet orange (a personal fave) but with more of a tangy bright zinginess! It’s delightful when paired with cinnamon and cedar for a holiday diffuser blend.


Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 15 mL – Retail Value $10.99

From Simply Earth:

When first discovered in Australia, Eucalyptus treated everything from a cough to skin diseases. Eucalyptus leaves were minced to use for respiratory ailments, wounds, ulcers, aching joints, fevers, and dysentery. Today you could find Eucalyptus in cough syrups, toothpaste, and cosmetics.

I love just a hint of eucalyptus in some of my blends. A drop or two and it is invigorating, but too much and it becomes medicinal. It is a nice compliment to lavender and this is a duo I reach for frequently!


Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend, 15 mL – Retail Value $12.99

From Simply Earth:

Breathe Easy is perfect for clearing congestion, allowing you to breathe easier.

I thought for sure this would be sharp and minty like so many scents for congestion are, but this was actually a surprising blend of fir, cedarwood, frankincense, and myrrh. I love the smell of this and it does actually help with congestion. It’s a great blend for the colder months.


Autumn Air Essential Oil Blend, 15 mL – Retail Value $12.99

From Simply Earth:

This blend has the perfect aroma for Fall. It’s citrus and spicy, just the right smell to cuddle up with a warm cup of coffee and a sweater.

Our second blend this month is a delightful mix of cassia, ho wood, lemon, balsam, and orange. I love anything that combines citrus, woods, and evergreen needles!


Vegetable Glycerin, 5 mL, estimated value $1.66 (Buy a 15mL version for $4.99)

Glycerine is an incredible ingredient to add to any of your skincare recipes. It moisturizes the skin and draws water into it, making it a dream for chapped winter skin. Just a few drops into your next cream creation will improve it greatly.


Spray Bottle

Mist nozzle bottles like this are perfect for creating your current favorite blend and keeping it handy! I usually have a mix of lavender and sweet orange as a linen spray always on hand in bottles like this.

Emulsifying Wax, 0.4 oz, estimated value $1.80 (Buy a 2oz version for $8.99)

Our final item is a small bag of emulsifying wax. This is the stuff in skincare that improves texture and also binds oils to water ingredients.

And now for the recipe portion of this review, I decided to go a bit off-script. You see, around this time of year, like clockwork, I get the candle itch. I just buy a bunch of wax one afternoon and make tons of candles to give as gifts as well as burn in my home. I have always been one to scent my creations with essential oils and I have quite the collection from this subscription. The crisp scents this month were totally the ones I needed to really get into the candle spirit.

Just a heads up, I don’t really follow a guide when I make candles. I just do what feels right. There are totally better ways to make better candles, but the following is what works for me:


I kept the little pink one. It was too cute!

If you want to pick up the wax kit I did, you can find it here! I love making candles with Simply Earth oils because they always smell so natural and rich. And I highly recommend this as a fun winter activity for gifting or for your own enjoyment!

Verdict: Simply Earth was very crisp and autumnal this month! I loved it! It was the perfect assortment of oils for this season and especially for candlemaking. This subscription is a really fun time for anyone who is into oils or who likes DIY home and beauty recipes that are creative and easy to enjoy.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No—if you subscribe today, you’ll receive the November box as your first as well as the big bonus box!

COUPON: Use code MYSUBSCRIPTIONADDICTIONFREE to receive a $20 gift card towards future purchases plus a $50 value bonus box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $39 (with free shipping) so each of the six items in the monthly box has an average cost of $6.50. 

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: simply earth essential oil recipe box | 19 comments

Comments (19)

  1. I am thinking of getting this subscription box and loved reading through all your reviews! One question, and I apologize if you’ve answered this before in another post, but what diffuser do you use? I’ve bought couple different ones in the past and can’t ever find one that works very well.

    • Hi Amy! Sorry for the super late response. I have just a kind of generic one I bought at Marshall’s ages ago. I totally picked it for the appearance! It has always worked fine. I think it was around $30 so it was on the more pricy side for some diffusers. I wish I had the box to share the brand but it is long gone. 🙁

  2. i LOVE this review! I have some oils leftover from Bombay and Cedar and now I can make candles. Thank You! I like that Simply Earth gives recipe cards and stickers. I have to keep watching this one!

    • It’s a really fun one! Have a good time candlemaking!

  3. I’m surprised you like essential oils given you are into ingredients and nerdy skincare stuff, but no shade, I have a very strong personal dislike for the essential oil industry and the insanely absurd claims for usage of just a very few types of oils/scents. And the cost. Omg. I like lavendar tea tree oil and eucalyptus personally, but I look at them as a small addition to real medicine or meditation or better- supported- by- science herbal type remedies. I like what you did with the candles I may have to try it with some of the oils that are always at tjmaxx and whatnot.

    • I agree with you about some of the EO industry. I love them for their smells over any magical powers. 😉 I am also extremely lucky that having them in my skincare doesn’t negatively effect me, but I know some readers like to have their formulas EO free. Also totally with you one some of the outlandish prices from some companies. That is one reason I do really like SImply Earth. The pricing is much more reasonable! Let me know how your candles turn out if you make some!

  4. Great review, Megan! I love the candle idea and Goodwill glass sourcing. Thank you for putting the time and effort into each one of your reviews ☺️

    • Thanks Snow! I am glad you enjoyed it. ❤️

  5. I’m extremely turned off by the fact that this box donates to Exodus Cry, which is an anti-LGBT charity. Exodus Cry has been the subject of recent controversy, so perhaps MSA should put a disclaimer on this review.

    • C: where are you getting this information? I reviewed Simply Earth’s partner list and do not see any mention of supporting Exodus Cry. I do however see that SE supports an entirely different nonprofit called Freedom Cry in Sheboygan, WI. I have not been able to find any link between Freedom Cry and Exodus Cry, which is the charity currently in the media. Have you confirmed that these two nonprofit groups are somehow connected or related?

      • Not C, but I was curious about this and looked it up. The Simply Earth blog has a post from September titled “September & October Cause Feature: Exodus Cry” ( It says:
        “If you’ve been following SImply Earth for a while, you’ll recognize that we’ve featured Exodus Cry for the last several years.”
        “Also, remember that 13% of the profits from your purchases for the months of September and October will go toward supporting what Exodus Cry is doing.”

    • C, it’s your responsibility to do research as a consumer. MSA is a blog which reviews subscription boxes. They can’t put a disclaimer on every little thing because the whole review will be disclaimers.

    • Exodus Cry has a clickable link at the top of their website addressing this issue as well as other media claims and allegations. I have personally supported them and in no way have ever seen ANYTHING suggesting they are anti-LGBT at all. Human trafficking, however, is a real and huge and ongoing problem, no matter what the media says.

      • Kate: I agree that human trafficking is a huge problem, and there are many other wonderful charities that you can support instead of one whose founder has tweeted about his anti-LGBT views.

        From a recent Vanity Fair article:

        Exodus Cry “which purports to help combat sex trafficking, was founded by Benjamin Nolot, who has expressed virulent views on social media about abortion rights and gay marriage . . . . ‘I oppose homosexual marriage on the premise that it is an unspeakable offense to God and His design for marriage between a man and a woman,’ Nolot wrote in another tweet that same year.”

    • Hi C,

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We weren’t aware of this, and we will be looking into it.

      Thanks for being a loyal reader and holding us accountable!

    • Hey C! I took a look into this because I wasn’t aware of any recent controversy. I have added a link to both a recent Vanity Fair article and the response from the charity itself to provide more transparency to readers. I appreciate you reaching out about this very much and know it helps give readers and potential subscribers a more meaningful background.

  6. This is too cool! Thanks for the review!

  7. I would have kept that little pink one also. So beautiful!😍

    • I couldn’t help it!

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