Simply Earth Essential Oil Box January 2023 Review – Lotion & Balms!

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Simply Earth January 2023 Essential Oil Box was themed Lotions & Balms (Body Care)! It included recipes and extras to make a body milk, body polish, and more. I also received two single oils and two blends to add to my collection (which I mainly use for diffusing). See what we got below!

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Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil ($11.99) This type of lavender is blended in such a way that it has 40% linalool and 42% linalyl acetate so that it smells the way people expect lavender to smell (because scent may vary based on where the crop is grown, growing conditions, etc.). Lavender is known as an herb to promote restful sleep.

Oregano Essential Oil ($14.99) Oregano (the herb, not the oil) is something I use in cooking and this smells just like the stuff that comes out of my shaker bottle. It’s supposed to help promote digestion.

Peace & Quiet Essential Oil Blend ($11.99) After the busyness of the holidays it’s time for some Peace & Quiet! It’s a blend of orange, cedarwood, lime, and frankincense essential oils and smells mostly of orange. It is supposed to help us when we need to be calm and centered.

Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend ($11.99) This month we received two blends and this one is a combo of lavender, cedarwood, frankincense, marjoram, and chamomile essential oils. It smells like a woody take on lavender and is considered safe to use around children 2 years old or older. It has the same aims as the blend shown above, to calm and center.

Emulsifying Wax ($4.99), Soap Mold ($1.99), and Vegetable Glycerin ($4.99) were all included and are meant to be used in some of the recipes. There may be some product left over depending on what you make.

The labels are pre-scored and ready to add to the finished projects, and now you can even fill in the production date!

I received six Recipe Cards with directions. I also watched the Simply Earth videos on YouTube for some of the more complicated projects.

Some of the cards have the recipe continue on the back, but some have information about the subscription.

There were a couple of inserts, including a look at what we will be making in the coming year (but no spoilers here for those who prefer to be surprised).

Below are a few of the projects I completed with this month’s recipe box and supplies!

I love diffusing essential oils, it’s the #1 way that I use them! I added the listed drops from the recipe card, covered it with water, and turned the diffuser on. All I could smell was the oregano, so next time I try it I’ll leave that oil out.

The roll-on was also easy peasy. I placed the listed oils in a rollerball bottle (from the Big Bonus Box), topped it off with fractionated coconut oil (also from the BBB), and made sure to firmly place the rollerball on top so it wouldn’t leak.

This combo doesn’t have any oregano and I was very happy with it. Lavender is especially well known for bestowing a feeling of peace on those who smell or wear it.

The last project that I tried was the Luxurious Lavender Body Polish. This recipe called for emulsifying wax, which was included, plus almond oil from the Big Bous Box. I had to provide sugar and a storage container. I used glass but I transferred some of the finished product into a plastic container to use in the shower. All I had to do was melt the oil and wax (I used the microwave in 30 second increments, and it didn’t take very long, maybe 60-90 seconds total). Next I added the lavender oil and stirred, followed by the sugar.

You could just use sugar, oil, and essential oil, but the emulsifying wax helps everything stay mixed, you don’t have to stir before using. The sugar provided a gentle exfoliation and the lavender was quite strong.

There were three more recipes this month but they had more steps and they required a candy thermometer, which I don’t have as I don’t make candy but I can see how it would be handy for someone who plans on making a lot of bath products.

This month’s recipe box by Simply Earth introduced us to bath and beauty products that are more involved than just melting and mixing, but only a little. I may eventually buy a candy thermometer to try those recipes in the future, but the last time I had one it broke while I was using it so I decided I can make Fantasy Fudge from here on out but maybe it’s time to get over my fear. The projects that I made were easy and smell good, although I will leave oregano out of the diffuser blend next time around, it was quite overpowering. Simply Earth has certainly introduced us to new techniques, ingredients, and products over the last year or so and it seems like they are not only for the person who wants to make their own natural beauty and cleaning products, but for those who are making them on a larger scale, and you can by extras (such as the emulsifying wax) in their online shop.

Simply Earth is a monthly subscription that sends high-quality essential oils along with recipes and ingredients to make natural beauty and home products! Each box comes with 4 essential oils, containers, extra ingredients to make the recipes, and 5 – 7 recipes on recipe cards. When you sign up (and every 6 months thereafter) you will receive a FREE Big Bonus Box full of extra containers and ingredients needed for the recipes, such as carrier oils and bottles. Simply Earth is $39 a month. They feel strongly about giving back and donate 13% of all profits to help end human trafficking.

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