Herb Stop is a locally owned small business out of Pine, Arizona that offers the AromaBox, a monthly essential oils subscription box. Master Herbalists Leilah Breitler and Natalie Hajdu curate their oils to a theme and all of their essential oils are 100% pure, although some of the more precious oils are thinned with jojoba oil.
AromaBox is $24.95 a month and that includes shipping, plus you can choose to receive this box once a quarter. You will receive 4 bottles of oils – 3 single essential oils (1/6 oz or 1/3 oz each) and 1 roll-on essential oil blend ready for use. Along with your oils, you will receive a flyer with details on each oil, 3 tips on using each oil, and safety information.
The Herb Stop insists that all ingredients must come from reliable and ethical sources. Leilah and Natalie believe that quality and high standards are essential to create life-enhancing herbal products that are unmatched.
FYI – AromaBox is always available through the end of the month, plus you can purchase previous boxes on their website!
DEAL: Save 15% on your first box with coupon code HELLO15.
Everything arrived safely!
There were a couple of business cards included.
There was even a place to write notes on your new scents.
The theme for August’s box was The Bold.
The flyer opened up to give more info on each oil. Each oil is described and then it gives you an aromatherapy tip, a tip from Leilah (a Master Herbalist), a tip from Natalie (also a Master Herbalist), and any safety precautions. There is a nice color picture of each herb and the details are easy enough for the newest essential oil enthusiast to understand. I also own an essential oil book that I can refer to but you can always find further uses on Google or Pinterest.
SAFETY NOTE: If you have any health concerns or are pregnant or nursing I would urge you to check with your doctor before using essential oils. The Herb Stop does not endorse the use of essential oils for internal use, unless under the supervision of a qualified practitioner skilled in oral administration of essential oils.
The back of the pamphlet gave info on the featured blend for this month and a recipe for a spray. It also had a coupon code for their shop.
How can you put your new oils to use? “Essential oils can be added to carrier oils, lotions, salves, soaps, massage oils, bath salts, or used in an aromatherapy diffuser. The options are endless!”
The bottles have euro droppers to easily get the oils out without having them pour out all at once. Also, each bottle has info such as part of the plant used, country of origin, etc.
Herb Stop Petitgrain Essential Oil ($4.97) Petitgrain comes from the leaves of the bitter orange plant. It is used in perfume so you could mix some up with other oils to invent your own unique blend. Make sure to use a carrier oil before placing on skin! It smells like orange leaves, green and sharp with a hint of floral.
Herb Stop Lime Steam Distilled Essential Oil ($3.17) smells just like lime candy! It is sweet and uplifting. Use in perfume, maybe combine it with the petitgrain.
Herb Stop Bay Laurel Pure Essential Oil in Jojoba Oil ($8.40) Wow, this really opens the sinuses! It has a camphorous scent, like Vicks VapoRub, and can be used as a body rub after diluting with a carrier oil. It can also help promote a good night’s sleep – just place a drop on a tissue and place near your pillow at bedtime.
Herb Stop The Bold Aromatherapy Roll-On ($16.95) The ready-to-go blends that come in the AromaBox are exclusive to the subscription, but you can choose from other varieties on their website.
You can roll this on the base of your spine, over your heart, or on pulse points (I placed it on my wrists).
Shake well before using. The first scent I noticed is the coffee, followed by cinnamon. No, it doesn’t smell like Starbucks (would that it could!) but there’s an almost minty quality to it. Wake up and go with this blend!
I have several essential oils now thanks to this subscription so I think it’s time to mix and match and try my hand at perfumery! Two of the oils sent this month are citrus-based and I adore citrus in all its forms. The bay laurel will come in handy in the diffuser when cold season comes around. The roll-on blend is indeed bold but also comforting, warm, and spicy. I am loving this subscription, they send the neatest oils!
What did you think of the AromaBox?