The October 2022 Simply Earth box is all about soothing aches & pains the natural way with a collection of great home remedies. Join me for this month’s unboxing, review, and FREE Bonus Box offer!
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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Subscriptions are $39/month with free shipping within the US. — For a limited time, new subscribers can get a $40 gift card AND a FREE Bonus Box ($50 value!) with coupon code WENDYROSEFREE.
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 October’s theme: “Home Remedies”. 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.
October’s recipes provided clear instructions for whipping up the following:
- Muscle Tamer Massage Bar
- Sports Relief Lotion
- Happy Feet Foot Soak
- Mover Soother Roll-On
- Comfort Compress
- Home Remedy Diffuser Blend
A sheet of pre-printed stickers was also included for labeling your creations.
October’s oils included:
Copaiba is a sap-like substance (oleoresin) collected from the trunk of Copaifera trees. Native to South America, it’s mainly produced in Brazil, Venezuela, and Columbia. When used in essential oil form, copaiba is great for reducing the appearance of blemishes, detoxifying, supporting respiration, calming, and more.
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.
Cajeput — pronounced “ka·juh·put” — comes from the same family as tea tree, eucalyptus & clove (with a similar medicinal scent) and is known for its antiseptic and analgesic qualities. It’s also considered an anti-inflammatory and is sometimes used to help treat minor skin wounds, colds, and inflammatory skin diseases.
Fun Fact: Bergamot was named after a town in Italy — Bergamo (obviously) — where Bergamot oil was first marketed. It has a fragrant citrus/floral aroma and is often used for its calming effect, as well as aiding digestion, deodorizing, promoting immunity, balancing cravings, and more.
The only blend of October’s box, “Relief” contains a herbaceous combination of rosemary, copaiba, juniper berry, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils. It was especially designed to help soothe and relieve occasional discomfort. Simply Earth recommends using Relief Essential Oil Blend in a bath along with Epsom salts to help boost circulation which will assist your body’s natural healing processes.
Massage Bar Soap Mold
A small silicone soap mold was provided to use for the “Muscle Tamer Massage Bar” recipe. It features a series of little “nubs” to help ease sore muscles as you run the completed bar along your skin.
Simply Earth Natural Lotion Base
A one-ounce pot of natural lotion base was to serve as the main component in the “Sports Relief Lotion” recipe included in this month’s box. The lotion is made with natural ingredients and helps to soothe and moisture the skin.
Reusable Hot & Cold Compress Pad
This reusable bamboo compress can be combined with either hot or cold water — and essential oils — and applied to the area causing you pain, helping to relief & soothe it.
Here are the recipes that I’ve made so far:
Home Remedy Diffuser Blend
Supplies needed: Relief Essential Oil Blend, Copaiba Essential Oil, and Bergamot Essential Oil.
This “recipe” was incredibly easy and simply required me to fill my diffuser with water, then add the specified amount drops of each of the essential oils above. Once added, I switched on the diffuser and let the aroma fill the room.
Sports Relief Lotion
Supplies needed: Copaiba Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, and Simply Earth Lotion Base.
This was an incredibly easy recipe that simply required me to open the pot of lotion base, add the indicated drops of essential oils, and stir.
All done! 🙂
Mover Soother Roll-On
Supplies needed: Cajeput Essential Oil, Relief Essential Oil Blend, Bergamot Essential Oil, fractionated coconut oil*, and a glass roll-on bottle*.
*Included in Big Bonus Box.
Another incredibly easy recipe that simply involved placing a specified amount of essential oils drops into the roll-on bottle and filling the rest up with fractionated coconut oil. — Then carefully position the sticker/label and you’re done!
Muscle Tamer Massage Bar
Supplies needed: Almond Oil*, Coconut Oil (solid)*, Beeswax*, Relief Essential Oil Blend, Cajeput Essential Oil, Copaiba Essential Oil, and Silicone Mold.
*Included in Big Bonus Box.
The first step was to place the indicated amount of coconut oil, almond oil, and beeswax into a microwave-safe bowl.
Once fully liquified, the mixture needed to cool for a short time (I waited about 5 minutes). I then added the required essential oils and blended a final time.
The liquid was poured into the silicone mold and set aside until it fully solidified.
After about an hour or so, it was ready to remove! So easy. 😀
Now for a quick look at the FREE Big Bonus Box!
As mentioned before, all new subscribers receive a FREE Big Bonus Box with the 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 October 2022 “Home Remedies” themed Simply Earth box featured an arsenal of DIY home remedies to help you massage away sore muscles, ease minor pain/discomforts, soothe those tired feet, and more. As always, the recipes were incredibly easy to follow and took just minutes to complete. 😀 — Remember, for a limited time new subscribers can get a $40 gift card AND a FREE Bonus Box ($50 value!) with coupon code “WENDYROSEFREE“!