I love subscription boxes! From reading Gary Chapman’s ‘The Five Love Languages’, I know that one of my main ‘Love Languages’ is the giving and receiving of gifts, and wow, some of the subscription boxes out on the market nowadays are one heckuva gift!
Normally, I’m into the geeky, sci-fi fandom type of boxes, or even the ultra kawaii ones, but this time, I was happy to take a walk on the DIY & natural health side!
My journey began with Simply Earth’s Essential Oil Recipe Box for March 2017! ($39.99 USD per month for subscriptions, Simply Earth estimates that the value of the included items would be approx. $200 USD if purchased elsewhere individually.)
They sure pack a lot into that box! Mine came with 5 essential oils (100% pure, therapeutic grade), a stack of recipe cards on a binder ring for putting those oils to work, a couple of small glass vials for storing any diffuser blends I whipped up, and…..drumroll please….everything I needed to make my own….SOAP!!! That’s right, everything – molds and some melt-able soap base (a LOT of that was included, so I can make lots of soap!)
I’d never made soap before, but I see all these handmade soaps of every conceivable sort everywhere lately, and I wanted in on that – making my own, chemical-free soaps – ones that smelled exactly the way I wanted them to. So I was VERY glad to get a chance to take a crack at churning out my own sudsy goodness!
But first, a little licorice interlude – I dropped some of the box’s anise oil into my diffuser necklace and the whole world was smelling like licorice! YUM!!
Then I got to work, melting the base (really easy!) adding the ingredients, doing a little stirring…
And then a little pouring…
Then I needed to let it cool & harden (I popped it into the freezer and that speeded things up a bit…)
I popped it out of the mold – and voila! I had made my very own bar of Orange Cream Exfoliating Soap! Huzzah!! 😀
Here is my video review of this box if you’d like to watch me make the soap step-by-step!
One of my favorite things about Simply Earth (besides their awesome boxes :D) is that they donate 13% of their profits to end human trafficking! That’s really incredible and I’m really happy about that! Use code “SIMPLYFREE” and get first month FREE w/diffuser purchase!
Also on my list of favorite things about this awesome company, is that they are letting me host a giveaway of one of their terrific Essential Oil Recipe boxes that come with oils and all the things you need to make the main DIY item!
Just complete the entries on the Rafflecopter below and you’ll be entered into the giveaway! 😀
Giveaway Entries & Rules (In case something goes wonky with the Rafflecopter form, you can still easily complete all the entries with the links below. 😀
1) 3 ways to enter (plus extra bonus entry):
-Subscribe to my YouTube channel:
-Leave a comment below on this Review/Giveaway post.
-Follow me on Instagram:
**BONUS ENTRY** **BONUS ENTRY** **BONUS ENTRY**
– Visit Simply Earth’s website and take a little look around 😀
http://simplyearth.com?rfsn=542368.d319e THEN, just comment below: “Bonus Entry – I visited the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box website.”
2) You can do all three methods…one time each for a total of 3 entries, and if you do the BONUS entry, that will make a total of 4 entries!
3) Giveaway open to residents of USA, Age 18+
4) Prize fulfillment will be from SimplyEarth and may take up to 4-6 weeks to receive.
5) Entry period is until 11:59 EST (New York time) on 4/8/17
6) Winner will be chosen by random drawing and will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with a shipping address or a new winner will be chosen.
Good Luck! 😀
*Simply Earth provided me with one of their monthly subscription boxes (est. value $39.99 USD) to facilitate this review. The opinions contained in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way by Simply Earth. I received no monetary compensation for this review or giveaway.