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Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Review + Coupon – November 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

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 U.S. 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 Freedoms Journey a non-profit dedicated to ending sex trafficking.

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

Now, for the oils I received this month:


Pine Scotch Essential Oil, 15 mL – Retail Value $11.99

From Simply Earth:

Pine scotch is a popular choice in aromatherapy because of its soft scent. Pine scotch supports a healthier respiratory tract, improves circulation, and has a warm and soothing effect.

I was super surprised at how mild this oil was. Most evergreen oils feel super sharp and wintery but this one is mellow and gentle. It’s a great oil for mixing with cinnamon and sweet orange for the colder months!


Nutmeg Essential Oil, 15 mL – Retail Value $11.99

From Simply Earth:

Nutmeg is a popular oil for aromatherapy because of its various uses, including helping ease queasy stomachs and relieving achy joints and muscles. It is also a warming oil that can help sleeplessness.

I dislike nutmeg as a flavor, so I was expecting this to be a miss to my nose. This scent is actually much more spicy and very woodsy than I ever would have expected. I actually think if I were to blind sniff this, I would have no clue it was nutmeg and I actually like it a lot!


Lime Essential Oil, 15 mL – Retail Value $10.99

From Simply Earth:

It is said that the mere inhalation of the beautiful citrus scent of lime can stimulate the sympathetic nervous system and evoke alertness. Massaging the oil can have a relaxing and stress-relieving effect.

My first thought when smelling this oil was “that is ZESTY!” I mean this in a very good way. It smells just like a limeade or squirting a fresh lime onto your order of Pad Thai. Though it doesn’t feel like a winter oil, I am obsessed.


Love Essential Oil Blend, 15 mL – Retail Value $18.99

From Simply Earth:

Love Essential Oil Blend is a sensual blend that’s sure to add a little romance to your life.

This is a blend of Amyris, bergamot, sweet orange, and ylang-ylang oils. It is very feminine and just a little sexy. I really love ylang-ylang so this was a great blend!

Cotton Wicks

Just last month I was making candles! Though I already have my own wicks at this point, it is always nice to have some spares. These are waxed cotton and the perfect height for making votives.


Soy Wax, 3 oz – Estimated Value $2.50 (buy an 18 oz bag for $14.99)

I tend to use soy wax when I make candles, so this will go into my stash! I love that it burns cleanly and evenly.


Dried Flowers

Our final item is a small bag of dried purple flowers. Our recipe cards suggest adding them to solid wax scented pucks.

I actually made candles last month and decided to make another batch this month since I have been gifting them this holiday season. Sadly, this ended with me spilling wax all over myself and my kitchen, so images kind of went out the window. I hope you all will forgive me for including the same process shots from October, but my plan for this box was exactly the same, until, well, I tripped over a cat underfoot while melting wax. Everyone is fine (the wax wasn’t yet super hot) but I spent an hour or so scraping wax off of my wooden countertops instead of finishing candles.

IF things had gone according to plan, I had every intention of scenting the new batch with lots of pine, a little Love, and a hint of lime. Birdie had other ideas in her head and chaos on her mind.



Verdict: Simply Earth included a very creative and unexpected assortment of oils this month, but I actually love that they weren’t all strictly fall and winter scents. Though my candle-making was foiled this time around (and I am still finding stray wax in my kitchen..) I think this was a really fun batch of supplies to send since so many people love the ambiance of a pretty candle when it’s cold. I hope that if you attempt to make a few votives, you have better luck than I did!

To Wrap Up:

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

Value Breakdown: This box costs $39 (with free shipping) so each of the 7 items in the monthly box has an average cost of $5.57. 

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Written by Megan


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 | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. Hi Megan,

    I enjoy all of your reviews. Simply earth is one of my favorite boxes. Even before this box I have wanted to dip my toe into candle making. There are a few different kits on Amazon. Would you mind pointing me in the right direction?


    • I would like to know what candle making kit (or individual things) I should get.
      The use of vintage glass from Goodwill is such a great idea!
      Have a Merry Christmas!

      • I have a lot of fun picking out the glass! Here is the kit I bought:
        I hope you enjoy! 🙂

    • Hi Margie! Sure thing. Here is the kit I bought:

      I do think I would buy thicker wicks next time. I had to use multiples in larger candles to prevent tunneling. I have a lot of fun with candlemaking though!! Hope you do too. 🙂

  2. Is the big bonus box separate from the MSA code bonus box you would get?

    • Hi BoxyFox! The big bonus box comes every 6 months with a subscription to keep your supply stash up! I believe the MSA box is probably a similar mix of extra carrier oils, waxes, bottles, rollers, and supplies! I am going to try and get some confirmation for you though just to be extra sure. <3

      • Thank you Megan! If I can get an msa box and a big bonus box, they can have my money right now! And I will definitely be stealing your idea with the candles! I love it! <3

  3. I love your reviews, and I’m super intrigued by this box, but this is why soap or candle makers always say to keep pets and kids out of the room where you are working!
    I’m glad no one was hurt in your wax spill.

    Your October pictures are beautiful, and I missed that review so it was nice to see them.

    • Lessons learned. Birdie had fun causing me grief at least!

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