I chose Simply Earth because they offer pure 100% essential oils that are more affordable than other companies I had looked at. I also like the fact that they donate 13% of their profits to organizations committed to ending human trafficking.
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Simply Earth offers essential oils and related products individually. They also offer monthly subscription boxes that contain 4 full-size essential oils, supplies, and recipes to create 6 natural home, body, and wellness products. These recipes have been tested by their team of aromatherapists.
These monthly subscription boxes are a GREAT deal, which is probably why they’ve been selling out. Don’t worry, though. If you want to subscribe and the subscription box is sold out the month that you sign up, you can still receive a starter box along with the free bonus box when you sign up using my link and coupon.
✅ If you sign up for Simply Earth subscription boxes using my coupon code, then you can get a FREE bonus box and a $40 egift card towards your next subscription box or purchase. My coupon code is “MOMBYDAYFREE”.
The bonus box includes coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, six 5ml bottles, 6 roll-on bottles, and beeswax!
Essential Oils 101
I started becoming more interested in essential oils after giving birth to my daughter because I loved the idea of creating a toxin-free home.
I had already kind of started dabbling with making my own granite cleaner and wipes solution and, when I loved them, it just made sense to start using essential oils! I’m still at the start of my journey, and I’m sure will have a lot more information to share in the future.
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. They can be extracted in multiple ways from various parts of a plant, such as from leaves or stems.
It takes a large amount of plant parts to produce one bottle of essential oils, which means essential oils are highly concentrated. You HAVE to make sure you use them properly because of their potency. I will go into this later in the post.
You should always do your research when purchasing essential oils. Some manufacturers add fillers, fragrances, or carrier oils, in which case the oils would no longer be defined as pure.
Additionally, it appears that some companies will say that their oils are “therapeutic grade” or “certified pure therapeutic grade“. It appears that these “regulations” were made up as there does not seem to be an agency that created or uses these terms.
How Do You Use Essential Oils?
Disclaimer: This is meant as general information, and is not medical or any other type of professional advice. If you have any medical questions or concerns, you should contact your health provider. Please see my Disclaimer for more information.
One of the most common ways to use essential oils is to inhale them. You can do this in a variety of ways, such as a diffuser, humidifier, or you can create your own DIY diffuser. You can also inhale from the bottle or put a couple of drops on a tissue or cotton ball.
The first time you use any essential oil, you may want to try a tiny bit to make sure you don’t have any kind of reaction or sensitivities first.
Make sure not to directly add essential oils to your bath. There are also some oils that are known to irritate the skin, and you probably shouldn’t add them to your bath even if you properly dilute them.
Some good oils to use in your bath are lavendar, rose, and chamomile.
Here is a simple blend you can make for a bath:
Mix 1 TBSP of carrier oil and 10 drops of essential oil in a jar or similar container. Add 1 cup of epsom salt and mix until the oils are evenly incorporated into the epsom salt. Store in a sealable container. To use, pour the mixture into a bath as it’s filling.
Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils, and have to be used if you want to apply essential oils to the skin.
Apply To The Skin
You can also apply essential oils to your skin, but you MUST dilute the oils properly BEFORE application.
You can use essential oils to create blends and sprays to clean your bathroom, carpet, and other surfaces. This is one of the reasons that essential oils appealed to me the most. I LOVE the idea of being able to clean with toxin-free blends, especially now that I’m a mom!
Essential Oils Safety Guidelines
If you have concerns, you should consult a medical professional, especially if you are on any kind of medication or have any kind of medical condition.
If you are pregnant, here is a good resource if you’d like to find out about safe use of certain essential oils while pregnant. However, I would recommend talking to your doctor about the safe use of essential oils while pregnant prior to using them.
ALWAYS read the label of each oil before use. You should avoid putting oils into sensitive areas such as any kind of open wound, eyes, inner ears, or inside of your nose. This also means you should wash your hands THOROUGHLY after handling essential oils.
Make sure you store your oils in a relatively dark and cooler place, and keep them OUT OF THE REACH OF YOUR CHILDREN.
Some essential oils can cause sun sensitivity and sunburn, such as some of the citrus oils. If you are planning on applying essential oils topically and then go outside, always make sure that you are NOT applying oils that you should avoid in the sun.
There are essential oils that may be harmful to your pets. If you have pets, I recommend doing some research online and talking to your vet. Here is a reference for essential oils that are harmful to cats.
DO NOT INGEST ESSENTIAL OILS.
✅ Please remember if you sign up for Simply Earth subscription boxes using my coupon code, then you can get a FREE bonus box and a $40 egift card towards your next subscription box or purchase. My coupon code is “MOMBYDAYFREE”.
What are some of your favorite essential oils? Please share in the comments below!