Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Simply Earth Essential Oils Natural DIY Beauty Products

Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Simply Earth and asked if I was interested in reviewing their Essential Oil Recipe Box for free. The ingredients in the box I received allow you to mix your own natural beauty products with 100% pure essential oils. I am very interested in what I put on my skin and have been wanting to try essential oils for a while now and therefore said yes. As always, all opinions in this post are my own.

Simply Earth* is a subscription box that has a new theme every month. The box I received allows you to mix different beauty products. I did a bit of research and found out that prior boxes included ingredients and fun recipes for candles, cleaning products, lip balm, bath bombs and more.

In each box, you receive five essential oils, containers, and six to seven recipes as well as recipe ingredients. You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time. You also have the option to buy just one box without subscribing. Additionally, you can subscribe to one box every three months.

The box arrived smelling great - just a faint hint of the essential oils that were inside! In the box I received were the following products:
  • Geranium oil
  • Cypress oil 
  • Juniper berry oil 
  • Lemongrass oil
  • Castile soap
  • Camellia seed oil (a carrier oil)
  • 2 roller bottles
  • 6 recipe cards

I was very excited when I saw the recipe cards; they are beautiful, and I looked forward to making several of the recipes right away. Here are the recipes my box included:

  • Body scrub
  • Makeup remover
  • Under eye serum
  • Natural shampoo & body wash
  • Natural conditioner 
  • Natural facial cleanser

The first recipe I made was the body scrub.

I love the simple ingredients, and the scrub smells amazing and works very well. Plus, it's very easy to mix the oils with regular kitchen ingredients - sugar and honey. It's definitely my new go-to scrub.

The box even comes with little stickers for each of the recipes included. I stored my body scrub in an old marmalade glass and added the sticker to the lid.

The second recipe I made right away was the under eye serum. My under eye area is definitely a part of my body I pay special attention to. While I want a product that works, I also worry about the side effects of the ingredients in many products. In fact, I’ve been using an under eye cream that works quite well, but I won’t buy it again because I don’t like the ingredients and their potential side effects. I love the simple ingredients of the under eye serum, and it does hydrate my under eye area very well. I also like that the box comes with convenient roller bottles, which is perfect for storing and applying the oil.

Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box

I have been intrigued by subscription boxes for a while now, but the items in most boxes don't entirely interest me as they often include products I know I'll never use. The Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box* is different because the essential oils are 100% natural and can be easily mixed into all kinds of nourishing and natural products. I also like that there are easy recipe cards, but that you can also experiment a bit on your own. I'm already planning to use some different oils in my next batch of body scrub, and I'm also looking into using the oils I received to make a natural bug repellent! Finally, I like that even though this is a subscription box service, there is some flexibility in terms of frequency of boxes, pausing, or even just buying a single box.

Simply Earth Coupon Code

Simply Earth* has a special coupon code offer for my readers. Here is what you can get:

A FREE OIL ($10 or less) on your first purchase! Shipping not included.
A FREE DIFFUSER when you subscribe to the monthly Essential Oil Recipe Box.
*The code can only be used once and not on the same product.

The Coupon Code is: ANDREALEEFREE

Questions: Have you ever tried essential oils? If so, what did you use them for? Have you ever made your own beauty products? If so, what did you make? Finally, have you ever signed up for a subscription box? I never have, but I've been curious for a while, and I'm really tempted by the Simply Earth box as I know I'd use the products in it...

Be well,

*Disclosure: I received the Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box for free. As always, all opinions are my own. After trying the box, I was offered to become an ambassador and because I believe in the products, I accepted. That means that if you sign up through one of my links, I will earn a small commission at no cost to you.


  1. That looks like fantastic product! How long can you keep it in a jar?

    1. Good question, Nancy! The recipe for the body scrub only makes enough for about a week or two. But I did some research online, and it looks like the essential oils and the carrier oil should be good for at least two years in their bottles. Most recommendations for mixed body scrubs suggest to use them within six months. Since it is so easy and quick to mix them, I will just make enough for a week or two at at time.

  2. That's such a fabulous idea!
    I've really been trying to use more natural products lately....I'm just not sure that I'm up for making them myself. How long did it take?

    1. It's really quick and easy to mix all the recipes - literally just a few minutes... You should give them a try!

  3. I made a sugar body scrub many years ago, and I really liked it. I should make it again. I'll have to look into the Simply Earth oils.


    1. I love to remember forgotten recipes. You should look into the oils; I really like them!

  4. I've been curious about essential oils. I may have to get a box and give them a try...

    1. The recipe boxes are really fun. I love that they are such a great introduction to essential oils. Plus, they are a really good value. I have done some research and am making a bug repellent with the lemongrass and eucalyptus oil that is included in my box. Curious to see how it goes!

  5. Oh this is such a great idea! It would be perfect for anyone who needs or wants to know exactly what's in each product they use, and for someone new to oils. It would be a cute gift too. I can see why you were so impressed with the box! :)

    Hope you are having a great week! I just published my first eBook so I'm having a pretty good week! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thanks, Mica! And, yes, I love that you know exactly what is in products you use!

      How exciting that you published your first eBook! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  6. This looks like a really neat and unique box! I love that there are recipes you can make! I have never made a body scrub, but have always wanted to try it. I have never tried essentials oils, but they're so popular these days!


    1. The body scrub is soooo easy to make, and I truly love it! I'll definitely always make my own from now on! Essential oils have so many uses, and I'm excited to learn more about them...

  7. Oh, I love essential oils. I just bought a little pack of oils good for cleaning house. Now to find time to actually clean! One year for my daughters' birthdays (one day apart) I bought kits so we could make our own perfume blends with essential oils. It was kind of fun.

    Everything about this kit is so pretty. And your body scrub looks good enough to eat. This would be a great little gift for a work colleague or secret pal.

    1. Yes, cleaning products are next on my agenda! Oh, and actually cleaning my house... ;-) And, yes, a box would make a great gift!

  8. What a great idea Andrea, love the fact that they included recipes in the package and that everything is all natural

    1. Yes! The recipes are really great and a wonderful way to get started with essential oils. It's a great way to use natural products on our bodies and in the house.

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