My May 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 May’s theme: “Hair 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.
May’s recipes provided clear instructions for whipping up the following:
- Sunflower Heat Protector Spray
- Simple Scalp Scrub
- Restorative Hair Balm
- Greener Pastures Roll-On
- Flower Crown Diffuser Blend
- Silky Soft Hair Mask
A sheet of pre-printed stickers was also included for labeling your creations.
May’s oils included:
- (Dark) Patchouli
- BO Be Gone Blend
Basil has been used throughout history for everything from anointing ceremonies to aphrodisiacs and everything in between. Today its fragrant oil is more commonly used for easing minor skin irritations, reducing cramps and muscular aches, treating gout, enhancing immune function, protecting against infection, reducing water retention, and stabilizing irregular menstruation.
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.
Rosemary is one of my all-time favorite herbs and I absolutely LOVE its scent! 🙂 Common uses for this aromatic oil include strengthening the hair, detoxifying, promoting brain health, evoking calmness, supporting joint health, and more.
Patchouli essential oil has natural deodorizing properties that make it great for combating offensive odors. It’s also effective at repelling insects, promoting youthful skin, strengthening hair, and promoting rest.
“BO Be Gone” is May’s only blend and was designed to help you eliminate body odors the natural way (no harsh chemicals required!). It contains a fresh & floral combination of lavender, orange, patchouli, ylang ylang and sandalwood essential oils.
Emulsifying wax is the go-to product for giving your DIY recipes texture and consistency. It allows you to mix oil and water in lotion recipes and also prolongs its shelf life. A small packet was provided for use with two of this month’s recipes.
Cetyl alcohol is an oil soluble substance that can be added to liquids to make them thicker. It’s ideal to use for making body butters, balms, lotions, and other DIY creations.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Three of the recipes in this month’s box call for sunflower seed oil. — It’s a lightweight, 100% natural oil thats great for both face and hair care products.
Here are the recipes that I’ve made so far:
Flower Crown Diffuser Blend
Supplies needed: Rosemary Essential Oil Blend, Patchouli Essential Oil, and BO Be Gone Essential Oil blend.
The easiest of all the recipes, it 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 fresh aroma fill the room.
Flower Crown 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: Rosemary Essential Oil Blend, Patchouli Essential Oil, BO Be Gone Essential Oil blend, 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!
Greener Pastures Roll-On
Supplies needed: Rosemary Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Basil 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!
Restorative Hair Balm
Supplies needed: Coconut oil (solid)*, sunflower seed oil, cetyl alcohol, emulsifying wax, beeswax*, BO Be Gone Essential Oil blend, and Patchouli Essential Oil*.
*Included in Big Bonus Box.
The first step for this natural hair balm was to add the specified amounts of coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, cetyl alcohol, emulsifying wax, and beeswax to a microwave-safe bowl.
Using 30-second increments, I microwaved the ingredients until they were fully liquified. After letting it cool a bit, I then added the required amount of essential oils.
Once the oils were combined, I simply poured it into a cardboard tube container (saved from a previous box) and let it sit until cooled completely. 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 May 2023 “Hair Care” themed Simply Earth box featured a nice collection of DIY essential oil based recipes to help you maintain beautiful hair without the use of toxic, chemical-laden products. My hair is in pretty rough shape at the moment, so I’m really looking forward to trying out my new balm! 🙂 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“!