New Product Review: Essentially Simple Box

These days it seems pretty easy to get hooked up with a subscription box. Right? Clothing…specialty food…books…there are even boxes for our pets! And while the idea of getting something other than bills in the mail is pretty appealing to me, I never really came across a box that I thought I could totally get on board with…until now. I’ve found it, folks! I’ve found “the one”!

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The Essentially Simple Box is a brand new 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil kit! I kid you NOT! This box is for those who want to improve their quality of life and are curious about the amazing benefits of essential oils but are not sure where to start. (Ding ding ding! We have a winner!!!) Essentially Simple literally simplifies the complex world of essential oils by introducing subscribers to one new oil each month, and teaching them how to create several natural home products so they can have a healthier and more vibrant life. Hello! Isn’t that what we ALL want?

Now, if you’ve been around the blog for any length of time, you know that I’m just starting to get into essential oils. While I LOVE them, and the benefits they can provide my family, I won’t lie: I’m also pretty overwhelmed by them. So when I was offered the opportunity to check out Essentially Simple’s first box ever…well. Count me IN!

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From the get-go, the attention to detail was clear and much appreciated. I mean, down to the seal that held the entire package together!

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DIY Essential Oil Products with Got Oil Supplies (GIVEAWAY INCLUDED!)

Before I get too far into this post, here’s my disclaimer: I am NOT an expert on essential oils! There is SO much to learn about oils, and how to use them, and all the things you can create with them – it can be pretty overwhelming! But I have some great friends who have TONS of knowledge on the subject, and they’ve been super helpful in teaching me how to replace harmful toxins and chemicals with products featuring essential oils instead. I’m loving all this new knowledge these days…but there has been one thing that’s been a tad bit frustrating to me: where to PUT everything.

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I mean, for example: I made a nice lavender body cream the other day, and it’s now being stored in a Tupperware container. I have nothing against Tupperware, but Tupperware is made for FOOD, not for cosmetics! It’s kinda clunky and hard to store with my other lotions and creams, ya know? (If you’d like the recipe for the lavender body cream I made, CLICK HERE)

So when Stacy from Got Oil Supplies contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a review here on the blog of a few items, I was totally intrigued! Call me silly, but I didn’t even realize that there was a company out there who offered essential oil supplies and containers (face palm). (Hey, I told you I’m no expert!)

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When my shipment arrived and I opened the box, I immediately went to my “happy place”. Bottles and tubs and jars galore! It was amazing!

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On the Road in April

Welcome to May, folks! We are almost half-way through 2016 – can you believe it?! Hey, I’m still over here trying to remember to write 2016 instead of 2015! Who’s with me?!

Lots of stuff happened on the blog last month, but, as always, I wanted to give a quick highlight to the top 5 posts! Here we go…

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Experiencing Essential Oils – With the Homdox Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier!

I’ve been curious about essential oils for a while now. But I tend to stay away from things until the “craze” has died down, and there’s been such a craze going on with oils, am I right?

I don’t go a day without seeing a blog post on essential oils, or a pin that tells me how to use essential oils, or a friend on Facebook inviting me to an essential oils event. And like I said, I’ve been curious about all things essential oils for a while now – there’s just so much information that it’s hard to know what to believe!

So when Ella from Homdox contacted me to see if I’d like to peek through their catalog and pick a product to review, I wasn’t even thinking of anything related to oils, to be honest. When I popped over to the main Homdox site I discovered everything from Home & Kitchen products to Toys & Games, and tons more! But once I narrowed things down a little bit, I discovered this nifty little product:

THIS, my friends, is an Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Oil Aroma Diffuser. (Say that 3 times fast!) Isn’t it cute?!

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I did a quickie order off Amazon for some decent essential oils to test, and once they had arrived, I un-boxed my new treasure. 

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Find the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – at Uncommon Goods!

A couple years back, I was tired of purchasing the same ol’ type of gifts for friends and family. It all seemed so…routine! And BORING. And I felt like I wasn’t appreciating those I loved very well at all when it came to “gift giving”.

So I started looking for something a little different. Something unique. I wanted to find one spot I could go to see products that were fresh and new and not at all “common”. 

It was then that I discovered UncommonGoods.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique jewelry, designer décor, tabletop items and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment, AND without harm to animals or people. All of the company operations are run out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage. Their mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what they sell is made by hand! Most of the jewelry products, home décor and tabletop items carried are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of the entire collection incorporates recycled and/or up-cycled materials. At the core of the company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is the responsibility of UncommonGoods to use their business to impact the world in a positive way.

And let me just say right here how user-friendly their website is! I love that you can even search by recipient – men, women, babies, or even wives and husbands!

It didn’t take long for me to realize that I loved what the company stood for, but what about these products?

Of course, anyone who has been reading this blog for any length of time knows that I’m always on the hunt for neat home goods that serve a purpose, and boy, have I found some!

The Personalized Anniversary Journal

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Check this out! This beautiful book has places for photos and handwritten memories of each of your anniversaries – from year 1 to year 60! What a great tribute to your marriage – one that would look beautiful on your coffee table or the bedside table. And the fact that it can be personalized just tops it all off!

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