The Simply Earth recipe box is a great way to get introduced to essential oils and how you can use them in your home!
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Essential oils. It seems like they are everywhere nowadays. You see them on billboards. Your friends post about them on social media. Even my dad has some that he pulled out the other day when my daughter said her stomach hurt. To be honest, I’ve been curious about essential oils, but I’ve never tried them. Why? It really comes down to two reasons for me: 1) I have no idea what to do with them, and 2) it seems like an expensive purchase if I’m just curious about them.
So when I was approached by Simply Earth to try their monthly essential oils recipe box, I was intrigued. The idea of having a few oils sent to me with recipes for what to do with them and how to use them in my home was definitely appealing. Not knowing much about essential oils, this sounded like a great way to dip my toes into the world of essential oils.
When I opened my Simply Earth recipe box and bonus box I found the following items included: four oils (clear skin blend, frankincense, clove and rosemary), plus other natural ingredients like coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax, as well as empty roller bottles, dropper bottles, a set of “recipe cards” and stickers to put on the bottles once I’d created the recipe.
The box for August has a skin care theme so each of the recipe cards in the box had to do with how to incorporate essential oils into your regular skin care routine. There are six different types of recipes you can make, plus a blend you can put in your diffuser. Each recipe card lists all the items you’ll need, with a note about whether or not it’s included in your box. Depending on the recipe you may need to pick up an item or two from the store if it isn’t something you’d normally keep on hand, such as aloe vera gel. Other items are common pantry ingredients, such as oatmeal, brown sugar or honey.
For my first recipe, I wanted to try the clear skin roll on. Every once in a while I get a zit or two that I need a little help getting rid of so I felt like this would be a good blend to have on hand. To make it, I grabbed a roller bottle, the Clear Skin Essential Oil Blend and the Almond Oil. I added 8 drops of the blend to the roller bottle, then filled it the rest of the way with almond oil, as per the instructions. Then I put the lid on and swirled it together to mix it up. After cutting out the sticker and adding it to my roller bottle, it was ready to go.
*Note* If you are new to essential oils like me, an important and helpful bit of information to know is about base/carrier oils. When you get a bottle of any quality essential oil, it is in it’s pure undiluted strength and should not be used directly on the skin. A carrier oil is important to use with any essential oil because it helps dilute the oil before it is carried to the skin. Hence, the name carrier oils. Some common carrier oils are coconut, almond and olive oil. This is why although the Clear Skin blend was already included in the box, I had to add the almond oil before using it on my skin.
So if you’re like me, and have been curious about essential oils, but haven’t really known where to start, I recommend signing up for the Simply Earth Recipe Box which is only $39! When you do, you’ll receive four pure essential oils, recipe cards and other natural ingredients needed to make the recipes. New subscribers will also receive a bonus box filled with carrier oils, containers and more! Plus, as a Simply Earth Squad Member, I’ve been given a code you can use to get a free $40 gift card with your first box and bonus box. You can then use your gift card on your next recipe box or anything in the Simply Earth store including jewelry, accessories, single oils and blends.
Use the following code at checkout to receive your $40 gift card: SUNSHINEANDMUNCHKINSFREE
So I’d love to know: are you a newbie oils user like me or are you already familiar with oils? Does this recipe box sound like something you or someone you know would love to try?