Simply Earth is a monthly subscription box that sends you a selection of essential oils along with recipes for enjoying them.
Each box will include 4 full size bottles of 100% pure essential oils, 5-6 themed recipes, and other related materials. Simply Earth oils are tested pure therapeutic grade and are free of bases, carriers or other additives. Subscribers also get free access to their Essential Oil Hero Course where they can learn how to use essential oils with confidence and clarity. Plus, 13% of all their profits go to world changing organizations whose aim is to serve others and make the world a better place.
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Let’s see what’s in the February 2022 Simply Earth box!
Everything was shipped in a small brown box with a blue Simply Earth logo on top.
A peek inside!
An info card (printed on the back of one of the recipe cards) revealed February’s theme: “Natural Skin Care”. It listed this month’s featured oils, along with any included extras. It also provided a few safety tips for each oil/blend.
A note from Katie — recipe formulator & certified aromatherapist — revealed a bit more about this month’s theme.
February’s recipes provided clear instructions for whipping up the following:
- Candy Hearts Diffuser Blend
- Clear Skin Jelly Face Mask
- Bi-Phasal Facial Cleanser
- Blemish Soother Roll-On
- Lavender Love Shower Gel
- Sugar Goop Body Polish
A sheet of pre-printed stickers was also included for labeling your creations.
This month’s oils included:
- Peru Balsam
- Clear Skin
- Bulgarian Lavender
These were all chosen for the various benefits they can provide when used in natural skin care products.
Peru Balsam oil is known for its mild antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties. This particular batch of oil was sourced in Central America from the bark of the Myroxylon balsamum tree. Every Simply Earth oil is printed with a Simply Pure Promise™ that ensures that the product has been quality tested and is 100% pure. Ingredients are also clearly printed on every label.
The only blend of February’s box, “Clear Skin” contains a powerful combination of tea tree, sandalwood, cedarwood, juniper berry, and lemon essential oils. This oil has great anti-acne properties and is ideal for crafting all natural skin care products such as cleansers and facial masks.
Bulgarian Lavender can be used to help fight inflammation, relieve depression, reduce stress, and realign the immune system. This plant is specifically grown in Bulgaria and is different in scent to other lavender oils, as it features stronger floral and fruity notes. Its naturally antiseptic/anti-fungal characteristics make it ideal for treating acne and other skin ailments.
Palmarosa essential oil is another great natural remedy for skin blemishes like acne, psoriasis, eczema, and similar conditions. Its antibacterial properties help to aid in balancing the sebum production in the skin to help maintain oil levels — while at the same time balancing your mood. Palmarosa is known for having a very sweet and floral scent that’s described as soft and uplifting.
Xanthan gum is a natural thickening agent and stabilizer that prevents ingredients from separating. Three of this month’s recipes call for xanthan gum and the packet above contains more than enough for all of them.
Body Wash Base
The body wash base above is also required for three of this month’s recipes. It’s an all natural cleansing solution consisting of water, potassium oleate, potassium cocoate, glycerin, potassium citrate, and citric acid.
The final “extra” provided was vegetable glycerin. I’m already familiar with this, as I regularly use it to make homemade foaming hand soap. 🙂 It’s a natural humectant that helps draw water into your skin to improve its appearance.
Here are the recipes that I’ve made so far:
Candy Hearts Diffuser Blend
Supplies needed: Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil, and Peru Balsam Essential Oil.
This “recipe” was incredibly easy and simply required me to fill my diffuser with water, then add 2 drops of each of the specified essential oils above. Once added, I switched on the diffuser and let the aroma fill the air. — I wasn’t too sure how “Candy Hearts”-like it would be, but I must admit that it did have a distinct scent that was reminiscent of those little chalky Valentine’s Day treats. 🙂
Blemish Soother Roll-On
Supplies needed: Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil, almond oil*, and a glass roll-on bottle*.
*Included in Big Bonus Box.
Another simple recipe, this one involved placing a specified amount of essential oils drops into the roll-on bottle and filling the rest up with almond oil. Once full, the coordinating stickers could be placed on the outside. — So easy!
Lavender Love Shower Gel
Supplies needed: Xanthan gum, vegetable glycerin, body wash base, distilled water, Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil, and Peru Balsam Essential Oil.
The first step in making the Lavender Love shower gel was to mix 1/2 tsp xanthan gum with 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin.
The photo above shows what it looked like when fully combined.
In a separate bowl, I was to mix 1 tsp of body wash base with 12 drops Bulgarian Lavender oil and 2 drops Peru Balsam oil.
Next, both mixtures were combined together into a single bowl.
The final step was to stir in 1/4 cup distilled water.
Once the water was incorporated, the liquid thickened up and had the consistency of a creamy body wash.
After a bit of a struggle (due to the thickness of the gel), I managed to scoop/funnel/push it all into a small glass bottle that I purchased ahead of time in a set of 12 (so I had more for future use). I then placed the provided label onto it to ensure that I wouldn’t forget what was inside. 🙂
Now for a quick look at the FREE Big Bonus Box!
As mentioned earlier, all new subscribers will receive a FREE Big Bonus Box with following helpful supplies:
- 6 glass rollerball bottles
- 6 glass oil dropper bottles
- 12 oz pure, unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil
- 2 oz pure beeswax
- 4 oz fractionated coconut oil
- 4 oz almond oil
Bonus boxes are FREE with your first month and sent again every 6 months. 😀
The February 2022 “Natural Skin Care” themed Simply Earth box included a useful collection of essential oils and recipes to help create your own natural skin care products. As always, the recipes were incredibly easy to follow and took just minutes to complete. I do wish that they also included a few bottles/jars for recipes like the body wash, but other than that I have no complaints. 😉 — Remember, for a limited time new subscribers can get a $40 gift card AND a FREE Bonus Box ($50 value!) with coupon code “WENDYROSEFREE“!