Much has been written on the internet about essential oils. It seems like they are a miracle cure for just about every type of condition you can imagine. Some of the claims are simply not true, while others require stretching the imagination a bit. But sometimes the perfect combination for what ails you is found!
I will be totally honest: I don’t know an extreme amount about essential oils. I do use several of them daily, and others I keep on hand just in case a need arises. Thankfully I have friends who are very knowledgable about oils and what they can be used for. I call on them often!
Because when it comes to essential oils, you have to know how to use them. The reason they may “not work” in some cases is due to user error. After all, they CAN help you reduce your stress and anxiety, loosen achy muscles and yes, even help you get to sleep. If you are looking for a natural way to get some sleep, then using aromatherapy is definitely a fantastic alternative to taking pharmaceuticals. Aromatherapy is effective and non addictive and will get your sleep patterns back on track in no time.
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”!
The Essentially Simple Boxis 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!
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!
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.
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!)
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!
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: