Welcome to my review of Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box for July. Had a lot of fun behind the scenes creating this post. The minute I opened the recipe box, my senses were delighted! So many pretty things to see, to mix, to smell, to use and to share with my family. So honored to collaborate with the folks at Simply Earth. And so enthusiastic to share their products with YOU!
Before we get to the ingredients in my box and the recipes I tried, allow me to tell you a bit about Simply Earth, first.
The products at Simply Earth were born out of a sense of frustration the Veldkamps experienced at overpaying for essential oils and their disappointment at using natural products that didn’t always work. By cutting out the middleman and working with the best farms, the good folks at Simply Earth have made it possible for all of us to make our homes more natural with their wonderful essential oil-based products. They offer essential oils with a purpose.
In exchange for my review, I was gifted the July essential oil recipe box full of goodies. Have a look!
July Essential Oil Recipe Box
I was super excited to jump into my recipe box as soon as it arrived.
It wasn’t until I saw the box that I realized Simply Earth supports philanthropies that work to stop human trafficking. I like the idea that the essential oil recipe box ‘gives hope’.
The box comes with about a half-dozen recipe cards and almost everything you need to mix up some fun, natural products. My kit came with recipes to make a:
- DIY scented stress ball
- Natural slime
- Sweet dreams bath soak
- Homework diffuser blend
- Lavender scented bubbles
- Sweet dreams roll on
The ingredients provided in my box included:
- Four essential oils/oil blends: sweet dreams, lavender, tangerine, fir needle
- Coconut oil
- Almond oil
- Bees wax
- Phyllium husk powder
- A number of bottles and roll-on applicators
It is hard to tell from the photo above, but both of my kitties loved the tantalizing fragrances in my essential oil recipe box. They came running when I started unpacking its contents.
Additional Common Household Products
In order to make some of the recipes, I needed to supplement the items in my both with a few common household products. I needed to have access to water as well as flour, corn syrup, dish washing liquid, a bubble wand (or follow the DIY to make one), cornstarch, food coloring, and Epsom salts. The only item I didn’t have on hand was corn syrup because I only use it for pecan pies and, well, Weight Watchers. Ran to Walmart real quick.
I spent part of an afternoon playing with my recipe box. Felt like a kid again. The recipes are very easy to follow, and making the bubbles or the bath soak or the homework diffuser blend took a matter of minutes. I spent more time snapping photos of what I was doing and the ingredients I was using than I did making the product!!
Lavender Scented Bubbles
First a photo of the ingredients for these super bubbles. And check out my light box! Remember this little DIY pinspiration post for making it?
I mixed all of the ingredients and then poured them into a little plastic bottle I bought at the dollar store. My grandbabies are going to love making bubbles with this magical solution.
And how ’bout those great bubbles. They were big, and iridescent, and strong!! I blew them toward the pool and they floated along the surface of the water. So pretty!
Homework Diffuser Blend
Oh, my gravy, this smells heavenly. I am no longer doing homework these days but might just start doing some just so I can use this blend in my diffuser. And I do know a certain little girl, Cadence Ellie, who will be in fourth grade (somehow!!) in the coming year. Thinking she could use some of this homework blend.
The combination of the fir tree and the tangerine is tingly, and fresh and energizing. Maybe I can use this during my morning quiet time. Can you almost smell this blend? Wish I had smell-a-vision installed on my blog. Need to look into getting the widget!
My essential oil recipe box included the ingredients for 2 sweet dreams products. I haven’t mixed these up yet but will be doing so before I get together with my girlsies in July. Lucia struggles to sleep some nights. Have I got an oil blend for her!! Lauren sprays lavender on her pillow before bed every night. But I am thinking she clearly needs some of this sweet dreams blend. And my Cady will enjoy a sweet dreams soak before bed.
If you have a little one in your life who sometimes struggles to sleep, check out Mercer Mayer’s Just Go To Bed. A lot of fun. And oh, so accurate. I’m hungry. I’m thirsty. I’m scared. You know the drill.
Will be mixing up some of this sweet dreams soak over the weekend. This essential blend is restful, a spa-like fragrance. Will just have to be careful I don’t doze off in the tub!
Simply Earth, take me away!
My sweet friends, would you like to try a Simply Earth essential oil recipe box or any of the other natural products Simply Earth offers? May I invite you to use my referral link: https://simplyearth.com/?rfsn=2798606.984923 and my code: ONCEUPONATIMEFREE.
When you subscribes for the first time using my code, ONCEUPONATIMEFREE, you will receive a $40 gift card with your initial subscription box and bonus box. Then you can use the $40 gift card on your future purchase or next box.
If you are interested in purchasing something other than a subscription box, please use my referral link https://simplyearth.com/?rfsn=2798606.984923 . I sure appreciate your interest and support! Happy to be a Simply Earth ambassador and a part of their #squad team. Certain you will love Simply Earth, too!
Coming up this weekend, my StitchFix post and joining some of my favorite bloggers on Monday, 07.01 for their Red, White, Blue & YOU link-up. Oh, oh, oh, and Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone on Sunday, 06.30.2019, the last day of June!! If you stretched yourself by doing something slightly unfamiliar or uncomfortable, won’t you share in a post on Sunday?
Thank you, dear ones, for spending a bit of your Fri-YAY with me.
Hugs and kisses,