My April 2023 Simply Earth box has arrived!
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 $44.99/month with free shipping within the US. — For a limited time, new subscribers can get a $45 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 April’s theme: “Cleaning”. 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.
April’s recipes provided clear instructions for whipping up the following:
- Homebody Foaming Hand Soap
- Clean & Fresh Dish Soap
- Up & At ‘Em Roll-On Blend
- 1-2-3 Laundry Sheet
- Dish Tab Oven Cleaner
- Spic and Span Diffuser Blend
A sheet of pre-printed stickers was also included for labeling your creations.
April’s oils included:
- Sweet Orange
- Homebody Blend
- Clean & Fresh Blend
- Black Pepper
Citrus scents are my absolute favorite, so I was happy to see Sweet Orange included in this month’s box. In ancient times, dried orange peels were often used in Chinese medicine to treat coughs and colds. Today we use its oil for a variety of purposes, including to help promote rest, support heart wellness, brighten the skin, uplift your mood, 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 first blend of April’s box, “Homebody” contains a warm & woody combination of ho wood, amyris, copaiba, and vetiver essential oils. When creating this blend, Simply Earth chose oils that evoke an atmosphere of calmness that makes everyone feel at home.
Clean & Fresh was the second blend featured in April’s box and is comprised of fir needle, lemon, grapefruit, and neroli essential oils. It’s great for killing germs and is a much better alternative to the toxic ingredients found in most store-bought household cleaners.
I had actually never heard of black pepper essential oil, so I was a little surprised to see it in this month’s box. I’ve come to find out that black pepper is great for many non-culinary uses — including aiding in digestion, promoting circulation, cleaning, detoxifying, balancing cravings, and more.
Simply Earth has just released some new cleaning products — three of which were included in this month’s box. Up first was the dishwasher tab above (that’s SLS-free, fragrance-free, and PEG-free) to get your dishes clean without the need for harsh chemicals.
Laundry Detergent Sheet
Next up was this mess-free, environmentally friendly laundry detergent sheet. To use, just pop into the drum of your washing machine and allow it to clean your clothes without the need for harsh chemical detergents. Each sheet is SLS-free, dye-free, and fragrance free.
The final newly released product was the cute Swedish dishcloth above. These reusable cloths are designed to reduce your need for disposable paper towels. (Fun fact: A single Swedish towel can replace up to 12 rolls of paper towels with regular use!) The dishcloths are not only adorable, but also totally compostable. 🙂
While not a new product, the castile soap above is still a pretty great one. I always have a good supply of castile soap at the ready for making homemade foaming hand soap, which is what this will be used for. It’s derived from 100% natural ingredients and can be used for a variety of cleaning jobs.
Here are the recipes that I’ve made so far:
Spic and Span Diffuser Blend
Supplies needed: Homebody Essential Oil Blend, Clean & Fresh Essential Oil Blend, Black Pepper Essential Oil, and Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
As always, 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 comforting aroma fill the room.
Spic and Span Master Blend
Every monthly diffuser recipe also comes with instructions for making a “master blend” that gives you a pre-made supply to use as you wish.
Supplies needed: Homebody Essential Oil Blend, Clean & Fresh Essential Oil Blend, Black Pepper Essential Oil, and Sweet Orange Essential Oil, and a 5 mL bottle*.
*Included in Big Bonus Box.
All you have to do is pour the specified amount of essential oils into the bottle…
…add the provided label — and you’re done!
Clean & Fresh Dish Soap
Supplies needed: Castile Soap, Clean & Fresh Essential Oil Blend, 1 oz Bottle.
For this dish soap recipe, I decided to use a small glass bottle that I already had at home. (You could also use the plastic bottle that the castile soap came in.) This was another simple recipe that just involved combining the specified amount of castile soap with essential oils.
Once the soap was made, I simply applied the provided label sticker and I was good to go (clean). 😉
Up & At ‘Em Roll-On Blend
Supplies needed: Homebody Essential Oil Blend, Black Pepper Essential Oil, fractionated coconut oil*, and a 10mL Roll-On Bottle*.
*Included in Big Bonus Box.
Another 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 just replace the cap and carefully position the sticker/label & you’re done!
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 April 2023 “Cleaning” themed Simply Earth box featured a great collection of DIY essential oil based recipes to help you start tackling your Spring cleaning without the need for harsh ingredients. 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 $45 gift card AND a FREE Bonus Box ($50 value!) with coupon code “WENDYROSEFREE“!