Summer is a great time for DIY Essential Oil Projects. From ant repellent to aromatherapy, projects are loads of fun & quicker than building a pergola!
(Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I received the products free of charge in exchange for this review. But the opinions are my own.)
It’s been a few months since I got an essential oil box from my partnership with Simply Earth (more on this below). And believe me, I was ready and waiting. Because lately I’ve really come to realize how wonderful it is to have a supply of essential oils and supporting products.
Yes, this has sure been the summer of DIY essential oil projects!
Summer DIY Essential Oil Projects
It all started when I bought a whole gallon of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The really big size meant I then needed to make some small spray bottles for the cars and other areas. Well, if you’ve priced spray bottles lately, they’re not cheap! Happily, I had a few in my store of supplies from my Simply Earth boxes, so now we are all set!
Next I spiffed up this hand sanitizer by adding a few drops of essential oil diluted in a little almond oil (before use, always dilute your essential oils in a neutral carrier oil for safely). It was a big improvement over smelling like tequila! If you decide to do this just be sure you don’t over-dilute the alcohol and shake before using. Alcohol sanitizer needs a high alcohol content (usually 70%) to be effective.
My next innovation (actually researched by my oldest) was an ant spray. We got an infestation of ants that didn’t respond to my usual natural remedy, Terro/borax. On a whim my daughter mixed up a spray with tea tree, lavender and citrus oil (which btw is almost what’s in the June Bumps and Boo-boos blend) diluted in a little almond oil, then blended with water. To my complete surprise, the ants disappeared. If you have pets, be sure that you are aware of safety issue with pets–and keep them separated as needed.
Yes, lately it’s really been Simply Earth to the rescue!
My final project was from a recipe in the June box—a healing salve with aloe vera gel and their own essential oil healing blend. You see my husband had hand surgery this spring and now he is dealing with healing as well as scars.
Over the past couple months, he’s gone through a number of commercial products without being completely happy. So I loved being able to give him a new, all natural option. So far, he’s loving it. He actually asked if I was done with pictures so he could carry it around with him!
What’s in a Box…
For newbies, Simply Earth offers a monthly themed Essential Oil subscription box. Each box has a variety of recipes you can make and all are quick and easy. They even give you bottle labels for your creations!
The June box contains the following items:
- Cardamom Essential Oil
- Bumps & Boo-boos Essential Oil Blend
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Timber Essential Oil Blend
- Dried calendula flowers
- Aloe vera gel
PLUS, every new subscriber gets an additional special offer–for free. It’s a bonus box with even more supporting products. Things like bottles and carrier oils that will help you make future recipes. My bonus box contained:
• 6 small Amber Bottles
• 6 Amber Roll-On Bottles
• 1 bag of Beeswax Pellets
• 12 oz. Jar of Solid Coconut Oil
• 4 oz. Bottle of Fractionated (Liquid) Coconut Oil
• 4 oz. Bottle of Almond Oil.
The two boxes would be over $150 if purchased from many of the other essential oil vendors.
Even better, for a limited time, I have a code that will get you $40 off on a future box. That means your first month is a great deal–and your second month could be free. How fun is that!
Just follow my referral link and use the code ARTOFNATURALLIVINGFREE
Part of the motivation for the founders of this company was the challenge experienced sourcing good quality natural products. They comment:
With the safety of your home in mind, we’re meticulous about every step of our process. To make sure each plant reaches its potential, we carefully and ethically choose a region where it will thrive. Then we work with our farmers. When our plants have reached maturity, they are harvested safely and fairly. From there we collect their natural essential oils through either cold-pressing or steam-distillation. Every batch is then tested to ensure 100% purity.
Yes, Simply Earth is so confident in their quality they offer a 365 day guarantee! Plus they donate 13% of their profits to charity. Why not add a little fresh air to your life with Simply Earth!
To recap…. For a limited time, you can subscribe to a $39/mo essential oil recipe box using my referral link and code ARTOFNATURALLIVINGFREE to get:
• Your first monthly box
• A new subscriber bonus box
• $40 off a future box
If you are thinking about getting started with essential oils, want to make some fun products for the home/gifts or just want the best smelling house, you should give it a try!
- Low-Carb Cauliflower Mac n Cheese
- Homemade Onion Bagels