The September 2022 Simply Earth box is all about making sure your body is ready for the upcoming cold & flu season — and having some home remedies on hand to boost immunity & help ease any symptoms that may arise. 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 September’s theme: “Everyday Essentials”. 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.
September’s recipes provided clear instructions for whipping up the following:
- Beauty Rest Weighted Eye Pillow
- Home Defender Cleaning Spray
- Breathe Deep Roll-On
- Sleepy Bug Chest Rub
- September Stroll Diffuser Blend
- Breath of Fresh Air
A sheet of pre-printed stickers was also included for labeling your creations.
September’s oils included:
- Himalayan Cedarwood
- Globulus Eucalyptus
Cedarwood (Himalayan) uses can be traced as far as biblical times when it was used for construction materials in temples, homes, boats, and torches. — Its’ woody scent actually provides a natural resistance to decay and bugs (yay!). These days, it’s often used for promoting rest, soothing & cleansing the skin, supporting respiration, 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.
The only blend of September’s box, “Defender” contains a warm & spicy combination of cinnamon (leaf), rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus, and clove (bud) essential oils. It’s designed to kill germs and help to “defend” your immune system by utilizing some of the best essential oils for immune boosting.
The eucalyptus oil above is made from the wood and leaves of the eucalyptus globulus tree. Its scent is described as “clean and herbaceous” and can have a stimulating or energizing effect. Some of its common uses are: supporting respiration, easing seasonal discomfort, promoting immunity, relaxing muscles, and easing itching.
The bay (or laurel) leaf was once utilized to create the victor’s wreath that crowned men in ancient Greece and Rome. It’s also been utilized throughout the years worldwide as a popular spice and home remedy. Today’s common uses include aiding in digestion, promoting immunity, stimulating appetite, soothing the scalp, and promoting circulation.
Weighted Eye Mask Pillow Case
A small fillable pillow (white) and pillowcase (green) were provided to make a soothing weighted eye mask. Both are made of 100% cotton and should be hand washed when needed.
Dried Lavender Flowers
A package of fragrant dried lavender buds was included to be placed inside of the pillow above to give it a soothing scent.
“Homemade” Paperboard Tube
One of the recipes in this month’s box is for a “Sleepy Bug Chest Rub”. The cardboard tube above was provided as a dispenser for said rub and can be reused (refilled) multiple times. It’s also biodegradable!
This concentrated multi-purpose cleaning tablet is made with safe ingredients and helps eliminate the need for plastic. Just drop it in a reusable spray bottle, add water and essential oils, and you’re good to go.
Here are the recipes that I’ve made so far:
September Stroll Diffuser Blend
Supplies needed: Defender Essential Oil Blend, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Bay Essential Oil, and Cedarwood 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.
Breathe Deep Roll-On
Supplies needed: Eucalyptus essential oil, Bay essential oil, Cedarwood 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!
Beauty Rest Weighted Eye Pillow
Supplies needed: Weighted eye pillow case, lavender buds, Cedarwood essential oil, filling (flaxseed, millet, or rice), and a cotton ball.
First, I grabbed my bag of rice and poured it into the pillow insert. I didn’t actually measure it out, but the instructions say to add until the insert is 3/4 of the way full.
Next, I poured in the package of lavender buds. — So pretty and fragrant!
The final step was to add 3 drops of cedarwood essential oil to a cottonball and place it on top of the rice & lavender.
Once everything was inside, I zipped it up, gave it a little shake, and placed it inside of the green (blue?) pillowcase.
Weighted eye pillow complete! 🙂
Sleepy Bug Chest Rub
Supplies needed: Coconut oil*, almond oil*, beeswax*, Cedarwood essential oil, paperboard tube, and cornstarch (from home).
*Included in Big Bonus Box.
The first step was to add the coconut oil, almond oil, and beeswax to a bowl and microwave until fully liquidized.
Once melted, I added 10 drops of Cedarwood essential oil.
The last thing to add was 2 tsp of cornstarch, which would help to solidify the mixture.
I then poured it all into the cardboard tube and set it aside to allow it to solidify. 🙂
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 September 2022 “Everyday Essentials” themed Simply Earth box featured a useful collection of essential oils and DIY recipes to help you naturally protect yourself from the coming winter colds/flus and craft a supply of remedies to ease any symptoms that may occur. 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“!