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Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Review + Coupon – December 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 U.S. 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:


Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil, 15 mL – Retail Value $12.99

From Simply Earth:

Ancient middle eastern cultures used cinnamon leaf for colds, flu, digestive issues, menstrual complaints, and as a general stimulant. Believed to be one of the oldest plants on Earth, it is still very popular for its various health benefits.

Who doesn’t enjoy the warmth of cinnamon oil? It is a great winter scent but I also love it in the warmer months when paired with a zingy citrus!


Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil, 15 mL – Retail Value $7.99

From Simply Earth:

Cedarwood’s uses can be traced as far as biblical times, as it was used for construction materials in temples, homes, boats, and torches. Cedarwood Himalayan is now more commonly used for its skin and respiratory benefits. It is also found to be helpful for those who are emotionally tense.

Woodsy oils are among my favorite to use in my home. They add a feeling of comfort and earthiness that I find calming. This one is especially lovely paired with some lavender in my diffuser!


Bergamot Essential Oil, 15 mL – Retail Value $16.99

From Simply Earth:

Bergamot was named after a town in Italy – Bergamo – where Bergamot oil was first marketed. This citrus oil was most commonly used in Italian folk medicine for fevers and other medicinal purposes for many years.

Bergamot always reminds me of my favorite tea: Earl Grey! It is tart and juicy, but also sophisticated and a little sweet.


Winter Spice Oil Blend, 15 mL – Retail Value $12.99

From Simply Earth:

Our Winter Spice Essential Oil Blend is the perfect addition to make your home have that Christmas smell naturally!

This subscription does blends really well, and this is a winner. A trio of oils (tangerine, balsam, and fir!) creates a very wintery fragrance that is great in my diffuser. It feels both seasonal and super clean!

Goat Milk Soap Base, 2 oz

I made soap a long time ago, in one of my first Simply Earth boxes. It was a clear glycerine soap, so I am excited to try out this creamier goat milk version.


Simply Earth Silicone Soap Mold

I am really glad simply earth included another soap mold because mine has gone missing and I wouldn’t really have anything else to use this month! This one is made of blue silicone and the flexible material makes it super easy to pop out your cooled soap!


Dried Orange Slices

Our final item is a pair of dried orange slices. I think these will be great crushed up in my soap to create a scrubby texture and just add some prettiness to the bar.

I decided to use the included soap recipe, but opted out of adding the cocoa powder (I didn’t have any) and use ALL of the oils included this month and the orange slices for texture:


Verdict: Simply Earth was super fun this month and I loved all 4 of the oils. They were a great combo of wintery and also warmer notes. Making the goatmilk soap couldn’t have been easier and I love how fragrant it turned out and how the orange pieces give it a little bit of gentle exfoliating power on my skin without being too harsh.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No—if you subscribe today, you’ll receive the January 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 | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. I always enjoy your reviews. Your detailed descriptions are very helpful.

  2. They are not sending the orange slices anymore with this box. I got mine with no orange slices, contacted them and they responded that because of quality issues with the slices, they were no longer sending them. I received a $5 credit to use.

  3. The orange side of the soap makes me want to eat it. It looks like a fun food.

  4. I did not recieve this as my first box not November. I’m wondering if I got the January box. When I combined the codes for MSA and the big bonus box it bumped the in-store credit up to $40.

  5. Wow this is an expensive subscription! I’ve noticed essential oils marketed for infusing cost way more than those marketed for soap making or body care. Even the exact same product, from the same source, the mark up on them is amazing.
    The value breakdown here means paying $5.57 each for a branded single soap mold, a teeny block of melt and pour soap base, and two dried orange slices.

    • That is the average price for the items, but you have to consider that each of the four oils cost at least double that if you were to buy then separately. The real savings is in the cost of the oils.

      • Right, but if you bought those same oils from mountain rose herbs, or brambleberry, or even Edens garden (pricier than the other two, geared towards diffusing) the oils would cost less than this box. Cinnamon leaf oil should be around $5 for 15 ml anyway, cedarwood a little less. You can get 1.5 oz of bergamot eo (same type) for $14 from soap suppliers. I’m sure the blend is not worth more than $5 for 15 ml either. Just because some companies charge a lot for an item does not make it worth that cost. Im just trying to give options for people who like to use essential oils for whatever reason, but don’t want to over pay for them.

      • Not to mention the access to the classes they offer. And when you combine the bundles and get the $40 gift card, that’s basically a free box right there.

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