Even though I don’t have any of my own, children play a huge part in my life. I work at a school with 5 to 9-year-olds (my Twitter is basically a 2019 version of “Kids Say the Darnedest Things”) and I have two nephews, ages two and aaaaalmost six. Simply Earth‘s July Essential Oil Recipe Box theme is “Kids” and while I received the box after school was already out for the summer, I can still make a couple things for the older of my two nephews (and for the kid in me!).
Simply Earth is an essential oil company that provides a monthly subscription service. Each box includes four full-sized essential oils, six recipe cards, and extras to help make the recipes that follow the monthly theme. With your first box and every six boxes thereafter, you also receive the Bonus Box, which I unboxed in last month’s post if you want to check it out!
The oils included in July’s box are:
- Fir Needle: Fir needles are believed by some to have the power to purify the air and the soul because of their disinfecting and calming properties. The burning of fir needles after childbirth was a common practice in the past, believed to impart good health for the mother and newborn. The pitch of the tree was also used to treat problems like menstrual irregularities ($9.99 USD).
- Lavender: One of the most well-known and commonly used essential oils in aromatherapy, Lavender boasts a wide array of benefits including promoting healthier skin and hair, supporting the immune system, and aiding in sleep ($11.99 USD).
- Tangerine: Tangerine’s fresh citrusy smell can have a refreshing and rejuvenating effect, while at the same time providing support to the immune system and soothing a queasy stomach ($8.99 USD).
- Sweet Dreams: Sweet Dreams is our kid-safe blend to give your child a natural nudge towards bedtime. It’s made up of kid-friendly essential oils that will help calm and relax your child. This synergy is a great addition to any child’s bedtime routine to get them settled and ready for some sweet dreams ($11.99 USD).
(Descriptions are from Simply Earth’s website)
The extras are:
- Psyllium Husk Powder: Natural fiber soluble powder perfect for making natural slime! ($2 USD)
- A balloon.
- Stickers (for labelling!).
The first recipe I tried out was a “Sweet Dreams Roll On” and I really like the new Sweet Dreams blend. Even though I’m not a kid, I’m definitely young at heart so I can still use the blend for myself, right? I added a couple more drops to up the potency since I’m (mostly) a grown up and can handle a bit more strength than the recipe is intended for small children.
Since I enjoyed the blend so much, I decided to make another recipe with it: the Sweet Dreams Bath! Again, I’m gonna be selfish and use this for myself since I am definitely a nighttime bathtime lover! Like the one from the June box, I used an empty Lush container and popped the sticker on top.
I enlisted my nephew to help me make a “special surprise” and the end product was a DIY scented stress-ball for him! Their family is going to Mexico at the end of the month and I thought it was perfect for this almost-six-year old to bring on the plane. He actually has a security stuffy that he puts lavender oil on so I figured this would be just up his alley! The recipe actually made more filling than what could fit in the balloon, but I gave his mom the leftovers in a Ziplock just in case a tragedy befalls the existing stress-ball. Getting a big hug and thank-you out of the guy was way more reaction than I expected, so it was very cool to be able to make it with him!
I received this box at no cost from Simply Earth to review and share it with you and while that does slightly bias my opinion, I really enjoy this box. If you are, like I was, interested in getting into the wide, wild world of essential oils but don’t know where to begin, or feel overwhelmed, I definitely recommend looking into the Simply Earth Recipe Box.
The subscription itself costs $39 USD per month which works out to about $53 CAD, with a value of $150 (about $203 CAD). American customers get free shipping of the subscription boxes and Canadian shipping is an additional $9.99.
If you use the code EHDREEAHNAHFREE when you order your first box, you will receive a $40 USD gift card to use on their website, either on a future box or any individual products (oils, extras, and accessories… oh my!). The July box is now available and the August box sneak peak revealed that it will be themed around skincare, and I am SO excited!
I’ve really enjoyed my Simply Earth experience thus far and feel like they are a kind, family-oriented business and I appreciate all the resources and content available on their website. Even if you’re not ready to subscribe, I definitely recommend looking around their site!
Disclaimer: I received the Simply Earth June Recipe Box and the Bonus Box in exchange for an honest review. I was given no monetary compensation to write this post but have been an assigned an affiliate link. If you choose to click any (like THIS ONE) I will receive store credit only if the visit results in a purchase. If you have any questions regarding my experience with SE, please let me know and I’ll be happy to answer them as best as I can!
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