Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box Review
Creating a monthly subscription box full of essential oils and items to create natural products for your home with the recipes and instructions for how to do so while supporting a good cause at the same time is genius!
I had the opportunity to take the April box for a test-run, and it is fantastic!!!
I have really been wanting to do more natural products in my home, but it is often hard to know where to start. I have done some research, but it is so easy to get overwhelmed by all of the information that is available to us via the world wide web or the library (yes, I am a book nerd).
Then there’s the whole essential oils battle over which ones are really the best. I know you, too, have probably seen all the companies and all the MLM/DS posts on social media and, like me, wondered, “are they really all they are cracked up to be?”
I have looked at essential oils for years, but never could really figure it out so I ended up just not purchasing very many. Also, so many are too expensive for me to still have questions on their quality.
Knowing that having household and cleaning products in my house containing chemicals can cause just as much damage to my lungs as smoking can along with other health issues has me really wanting to make a change.***
So I decided to give this Simply Earth and their subscription recipe box a try.
What is Simply Earth?
Simply Earth is a business that is trying to make a difference in your home and homes across the globe. They are not out to make a huge profit, as can be seen by their prices, but are more about making an impact and changing lives.
Simply Earth offers 100% pure essential oils that have been collected through cold-press or steam-distillation after being carefully harvested from regions where the plants will thrive (see map above). They work directly with the farmers which cuts out the middle-man and saves the consumers money. The essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles to preserve the unique qualities of each of their essential oils.
As the video tell us, Simply Earth is all about making your “home more natural at honest prices”, as well as making the experience fun, enjoyable, honest, and something the whole family can be a part of. It was born as a solution to the problem of Katie’s stinky feet (full story on their website), and grew from there. They have a commercial kitchen, support farms and farmers across the globe (see map above), and are based out of Wisconsin.
What is a recipe box?
The idea of a recipe box intrigued me. I love cooking with recipes, so having a DIY essential oils kit sent to me with actual recipe cards for me to make items for my home really fascinated me.
The Recipe Box comes with 4 different 15 ml 100% pure essential oils, natural ingredients, and a big bonus box with bottles and other fun items. It has enough to make 6 recipes, and each month is a new theme.
There are also cute and colorful labels for you to stick on the bottles. These are not pre-cut so you will need scissors.
The best part? It is a $150 value that you get for $39 a month plus free shipping (USA only on orders of $29+)!
The April box includes recipes for a Lemon and Tea Tree Oil Surface Cleaner, Lemon and Nutmeg Dishwashing Detergent, Foaming Hand Wash, Laundry Stain Remover Roll On, a Natural Home Diffuser Recipe, and Natural Laundry Detergent.
Everything you need to make the recipes in the April box is included in the box except distilled water, borax, washing soda, rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, 1 bar castile soap or fels naptha, Epsom salt, and a foaming hand wash dispenser.
You will also have plenty of essential oil left in each bottle so you can use them for other recipes and build your essential oils library easily each month.
Do they offer anything else?
They also sell individual essential oils, blended oils, roll ons, carrier oils, starter sets, bottles, labels, wool dryer balls, natural shoe and foot deodorizer, natural mosquito repellent, natural air and fabric freshener, and other accessories such as jewelry and diffusers at great prices. I am going to be getting several of these items to add to my home in the near future!
Do they have a money-back guarantee if I don’t like the products?
Yes! Can you believe they have a 365 day satisfaction guarantee!?! That’s a whole year, folks! I do not know many companies that do that which tells me this is good stuff. I will definitely not be returning mine, and if you choose to order, which I hope you do, I don’t think you will be either. The quality and possibilities are too great for me to not keep them all.
They currently only ship to USA and Canada. If you live in Canada, you will pay $15.99 shipping on orders of $0-$29.99, $9.99 for orders over $30, or free shipping for orders over $100.
You can also cancel, change your shipment or charge dates, or reactivate your subscription at any time by logging into your account.
Home Diffuser Recipe
One of the first recipes I made was the Natural Home Diffuser recipe. It made my house smell fresh and clean! I could literally use this daily, and have it going as I am writing this. It requires Lemon Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and Nutmeg Essential Oil, water, and a diffuser which I happened to already have. I followed the directions on the recipe card and enjoyed the wonderfully clean scent the mixture provided.
Some of the benefits of these essential oils according to the Simply Earth website include:
- Nutmeg– ease queasy stomach, relieve achy joints and muscles, and a warming oil that can help sleeplessness (I need that in my life!)
- Tea Tree– known as “first aid in a bottle”, good for skin care, natural cleaning, respiratory support, and can help boost confidence
- Lemon– energizes, cleans naturally, cools, provides mental clarity
So just imagine what those three mixed together and being put into the air of your home can do for it and you. I had been feeling sick due to allergies, and that combination immediately lifted my spirits.
Laundry Stain Remover Roll On
The next thing I made was the Laundry Stain Remover Roll On. I felt like a pro mixing this up. I needed a 10 ml amber glass roll on bottle (included in big bonus box), 10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil, and then the liquid Castile Soap to finish filling the bottle. I also used one of the labels on the bottle so that I would be able to remember what it is. This was an easy peasy recipe, but in case I had questions about it or wanted to see it done, I could follow the video on their website that I am inserting for you to see.
How awesome is that!?! I love their how-to videos! If I have a question about anything, I can just go watch one of these and find my answer. The videos don’t take too much time to watch, are informative, show me how to make it, and this one includes how to use the roll on! That is a win in my book!
Tea Tree and Lemon Surface Cleaner
Making the Tea Tree and Lemon Surface Cleaner was a breeze. For this you need hot distilled water, Borax, white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, and the included aluminum spray bottle. I followed the recipe, and it mixed with no problems. I have already used it to clean my kitchen counters! You do smell the vinegar, but it also smells clean. Plus, I feel better knowing I am not putting harsh chemicals on surfaces where I prepare food and so many other things.
Lemon and Nutmeg Dishwasher Detergent
I really like the way the Lemon and Nutmeg Dishwasher Detergent smells. This was also easy to mix. This recipe called for washing soda, Borax, Epsom salt, white vinegar, Nutmeg Essential Oil, and Lemon Essential Oil. I found everything I needed that was not included in the boxes at Wal-Mart, but some dollar stores may have them as well. It was worth the purchase of the large boxes because it means I have plenty of ingredients to make more and it will all last me a while.
Foaming Hand Soap
This recipe called for distilled water, liquid Castile Soap, Fractionated Coconut Oil (the liquid one…not the jar of solid coconut oil that is also included), BO Be Gone Essential Oil, Nutmeg Essential Oil, and a foaming soap dispenser. I used one I already had on hand from a store brand. I added the distilled water to the soap dispenser, mixed the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, and then mixed them all together. It worked! I washed my hands using this, and the coconut oil really helps keep your hands feeling soft.
- BO Be Gone– eliminates body odor- contains Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Lavendar, and Sweet Orange essential oils (recipe for a natural spray deodorant and a foot powder can be found on their website and are also on my list to make!)
Natural Laundry Detergent
I have never made any of these products before in my life. I have seen lots of posts on social media about people making their own laundry detergents for years, but I have never attempted it. This recipe is so easy!! You need washing soda, borax, a bar of castile soap or fels naptha shredded with a cheese grater (fels naptha is .97 at Wal-Mart), BO Be Gone Essential Oil, Nutmeg Essential Oil, and white vinegar is optional. This is the one that took me the longest but only because of the shredding of the fels naptha bar.
This box delivered everything it promised, and it helped me get a start on making my home more chemical free.
I also love that I can make things myself so I can determine if I want to double or even triple the recipes, as well as can get the kids involved because, once again, there are no harsh chemicals involved.
Plus, it just makes me happy and feel good inside.
I definitely think it is worth the money and more.
So, do the detergents work?
My answer, hands-down, is yes. I have a portable dishwasher that I immediately hooked up and put dishes in from the sink that had caked on spaghetti from dinner the night before and other dirty dishes. I put the amount of dishwasher detergent the recipe said the use, as well as added the optional white vinegar to the top rack. I turned the dishwasher on and let it do its thing. Now, normally what happens when I have dishes with food that was not rinsed off prior to be putting in the dishwasher is that I pull them out and have to wash some by hand. They don’t ever all come clean. We are trying to teach our youngest about rinsing his plate off before setting it down in the sink, but he doesn’t always remember and I don’t always go behind him to check. After the cycle was complete, I opened the door and pulled out the plates. Guess what!?! They were all completely clean! No leftover food particles or anything.
I also washed a bedspread that had been washed and left in the washing machine so it smelled just a tiny bit sour. That seems to be a norm with our washing machine even though we leave the top of it open. I used the amount of laundry detergent that the recipe card said to use, turned the washing machine on, and waited for it to finish cycling. When it did, I opened the lid not really sure what to expect. Since the dishes came clean, I was hoping the bedspread would do the same. And much to my happiness, it was clean and smelled fresh again!
These will be replacing my store bought laundry and dishwasher detergents. I am so happy I have found chemical free alternatives that do a better job than what I was previously using. Thank you, Simply Earth, for helping me!
Why else would I choose Simply Earth?
Did I mention that 13% of the sales go to help fight human trafficking? Why 13? Because the average age of an individual that is forced into human trafficking is 13. This pulled on my heart-strings.
My passion in life is helping others so this is a subscription box, company, and cause I can definitely get behind.
I also love how user-friendly their website it. It is so easy to navigate and has tons of information, recipes, all the how-to videos, and more.
If you are intrigued or ready to order…
Read more or place an order here.*
Use the code KIMEEFREE to receive a $20 gift card with your initial subscription and big bonus boxes that can be used on future purchases. (code for $20 gift card only applicable on initial subscription boxes).
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