I have been reviewing Simply Earth’s Recipe Box for a year now (you can find those posts HERE) and I have enjoyed learning about different uses and properties of essential oils, as well as slowly building my collection. If a subscription box isn’t your thing, however, you can purchase Simply Earth’s oils individually or in curated sets.
These “Starter Sets” are groups of oils or oil blends that have been put together based on a theme. This could be based on potential usage, like the “Back to School” set, or scent family, like “Fine Florals“. The newest addition to the Starter Sets lineup is the “Ocean Scents Set” which the lovely people at Simply Earth were kind enough to send me in exchange for my review. (This post contains affiliate links.)
The Ocean Scents Set is a collection of four 15mL essential oils with a diffuser recipe card for $42.99 USD, which saves you about a dollar on the combined individual retail of each oil from the SE website. Additionally, there is a deluxe version of this set where it will also come with their 80 mL diffuser (pictured above) for a total of $69.99 USD which is $13 USD less than what it would cost to buy each product individually. For perspective, to purchase these four oils from a certain MLM company would cost around $60, and that does not include a diffuser.
The oils in this set are :
Lime: Out of the four oils, this is the one I was most excited for. I have a bunch of other citrus oils and I have wanted to make a bright and sunny diffuser recipe with them, but was missing their green counterpart. Now that he has joined the team, I’m excited to see what kind of combinations I can make. ($10.99 USD)
Rosemary: This is the one oil I already had, but because of Rosemary’s many uses, I was nearing the point of needing a replacement. I used it in a hair mask I made but it also smells really good in diffuser blends! ($11.99 USD)
Spearmint: To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of Spearmint. Gum, toothpaste, you name it– I avoid it. The oil itself does (obviously) smell how I was expecting but when it is mixed together with the other oils in this set, it blends together nicely and I don’t specifically pick up the Spearmint smell. I will have to experiment with different diffuser combinations to put this guy to good use, so I’m excited for that potential! If you are one of those people who does like Spearmint… you will definitely enjoy this oil! ($12.99 USD)
Himalayan Cedarwood: One of the Simply Earth oils I purchased last year was Atlas Cedarwood which is said to have benefits for skin and hair. I found that the Himalayan counterpart, which comes in this set, has more of a dry aroma (if that makes sense) when compared to the “sharp” elements of Atlas, which I also find to be more woodsy. Both are nice, however, and I look forward to experimenting with them! ($7.99 USD)
(Note: Linked text will bring you to the product page of each individual oil with Simply Earth’s description, product reviews, recipe ideas, and safety information. Oils should only be used as advised, with extra caution when there are children and pets in the home)
Now, you might be wondering (as I initially did too), how the heck are these “Ocean Scents”? When I added two drops of each to my diffuser, I was surprised at the combination. It’s hard to explain, but it really does have a fresh, ocean air kind of smell! I live on the west coast of British Columbia and it doesn’t really smell like our beaches, but mores like those on a tropical vacation! (And we all know that it’s unlikely to experience one of those in the near future.) Regardless of what it may or may not smell like, the combination of these four oils is a unique, relaxing blend that combines well and is easy to enjoy with each individual oil having its own potential uses. The Ocean Scents Set also comes with a recipe card similar to those that come in the subscription box, but specifically with different oil combinations for the diffuser. They incorporate other oils such as Lavender and Eucalyptus, so I’m intrigued to test those blends too!
If you are looking to try out some high quality, fairly-priced essential oils, and support a small, family-run business with ethical business practices: I recommend Simply Earth.
Alternately, if you are instead interested in subscribing to the Recipe Box, where you receive four oils (plus extra items!) and recipe cards to make different homemade recipes for $39 a month, you can find more information on the Simply Earth website HERE, or my unboxing of previous boxes HERE. If you subscribe from now until June 15th, you can use the code AMBFREEDIFF to receive the 80 mL diffuser for free! Alternatively, you can use my code EHDREEAHNAHFREE, which does not expire, to receive a $40 gift card that can be put towards a future purchase (such as the Ocean Scents Set)!
Thank you so much to Simply Earth for sending me these oils to review, and an extra special thank you for the beautiful wooden storage box that you can see in the featured image of this post!
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