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Simply Earth Monthly Subscription Box Review – July 2017

Simply Earth: Essential Oil Recipe Box – Road Trip/Spa at Home – July 2017 – Review + Giveaway

July is one of my favorite months since it is my birthday month, but that is not the only reason I love the 7th month of the year.

This time of year is full of warmth and humidity which are less than pleasant. During these summer months peace and quiet are more rare, and the need for a getaway is sometimes needed.

This months Simply Earth box is centered around  giving you that spa experience at home and road trip remedies. This monthly subscription box gives the subscriber the opportunity try out some essential oil remedies giving natural solutions to everyday problems.

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Wasserstein Home: Aroma Diffuser and 14 Essential Oils Review

Wasserstein Home: Aroma Diffuser and 14 Essential Oil Pack Review + Giveaway

The older I get, the more I want the things used in my home to be simple and pure. Each day I make an effort to more natural cleaners and remedies.

One of the things that I have come to rely on are essential oils and various blends. There are an unlimited number of combinations and a million remedies.

Given the fact that I have been experimenting with essential oils and blends, when I had the opportunity to review a essential oil set and diffuser from Wasserstein Home I was excited to give some new oils and a diffuser a test run.

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Simply Earth Monthly Subscription Box Review – June 2017

Simply Earth: Essential Oil Recipe Box – Fun in the Sun – June 2017 – Review + Giveaway

As we embark on summer, we also embark on heat, sunburns and long beach days. There are many remedies, both natural and chemically made, that can relieve symptoms of over sunning. The biggest issue for our home during the summer is bugs – the gnats and mosquitoes are unbearable during this time of year.

Since I live in San Diego, the beach is close and always warm, which makes this the ideal time of year. During this time of warmth and sun, over the counter remedies can have unwanted side effects so essential oils are a nice alternative.  A couple of months ago I reviewed Simply Earth and their monthly subscription box, so when I had the opportunity to review another box I was again eager to try out some essential oil summer remedies that plaque our home and selves each year. 

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The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide Review

The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide: Using the Science of Carrier & Essential Oils to Create Natural Personal Care Products Review + Giveaway

I have always loved learning, and reading. I think I learn best when I am left to read the instructions and the execute the action. As I have aged I have learned that is more I do not know than do know and that excites me – it means I still have a ton to learn.

The one thing that I love to learn about and to educate myself about is essential oils. The great thing is that is always something to learn, make and concoct where these versatile oils are concerned. When I recently got The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide and looked through it I knew I found a great reference.

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Simply Earth Monthly Subscription Box Review – February 2017

Simply Earth: Essential Oil Recipe Box – Be Healthy – February 2017 – Review + Giveaway

As I get older, the less I want to put harmful chemicals in my body. The more that time passes the more I realize our natural immune systems can kick in and really do more than over the counter medicines can. When the natural immune systems needs help, many people turn to essential oils to give nature a boost.

Since I live in San Diego, the weather can be cold one day and warm the next, which wrecks havoc on the sinuses. During this time of sinus issues, over the counter remedies have unwanted side effects so essential oils are a nice alternative. A month ago I reviewed Simply Earth and their monthly subscription box, so when I saw this month’s was healthy focused I was again eager to try out some essential oil health remedies. 

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Simply Earth Monthly Subscription Box Review – December 2016

Simply Earth: Bring In Christmas – December 2016 – Review + Giveaway

simply-earth-december-setThere is no denying that essential oils are not only natural but they are useful beyond simple uses.

As anyone with cats can attest, they get on every surface and every area of your home, so it is important that the items we use to clean are safe for their paws.

When I recently read another review of Simply Earth and their monthly subscription box I was was eager to try it out myself. Simply Earth was generous and sent on of their monthly subscription essential oil box for review.

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Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts & Scrubs Review

Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts & Scrubs: 300 Natural Recipes for Luxurious Soaks Review and Giveaway

Homemade Bath BombsAbout 4 years ago Jason and I bought our first home! We live in what we call our “shrinky dink” house – which is a quite appropriate. The reason for the name is imagine a house with an upper deck and a big front porch and all the indoor living areas as per typical of a house. Now imagine shrinking the house into a quarter of its intended size and you have our home.

We have all the modern conveniences, short of a bathtub. I never imagined I would miss the bathtub as much as I do, but honestly it is missed deeply. Since I lost that one luxury of life, I now spoil my friends that do have a bathtub with assorted bath bombs and soaks.

I have wanted to find a master book that has natural remedies and natural scents to cure the ails of getting older. When I received Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts & Scrubs: 300 Natural Recipes for Luxurious Soaks by Kate Bello I was excited.

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BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review – September Box

BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review  – September 2015 Box

Buddhi Box September Box ContentsI spend my day in a peaceful home. I typically wake up around 8:00am and make lunch for my husband, and see him off to a great day at work. I then go through the process of waking myself up – which usually includes an energy drink and cuddles with the cats. I then grab my computer and read and respond to emails and begin to write. During this time the only sound is my cats living life, outdoor noises (there is construction a couple of homes away) and the sound of thoughts swirling in my head.

I love this peacefulness and I look forward to it each day. This amount of peacefulness is not only conductive to writing but also for thinking and reflection. In the practice of Yoga, your silence and movement is reflective of your thoughts. With the amount of peace I have in a average day I am able to hone in on that peace, corral my thoughts.

Earlier in the year, I had the opportunity to review previous boxes (click here) and they are always enjoyable and grounded. The message is always one of compassion, and peacefulness and of course always yoga.

When the bright green tissue paper again greeted me I found myself eager again to tear the paper and delve into this months box. This month came with 3 cardboard information cards that are clear and in full color. The first card was the “Downward Facing Dog” that shows the pose in full color, as well as the benefits about the pose. There is a recipe for a “Penne all Norma” that is made using 11 ingredients, including the spice packet and is basically pasta with tomato sauce with eggplant. The final information card included was a box content listing and on the other side the following quote:

It’s the possibility of having a dream, come true that makes life interesting.  – Paul Coelho

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21 Drops: Daily Dose Set Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of 21 Drops . This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

21 Drops: Daily Dose Set Review

21 Drops Daily Dose Set Out of BoxIt is no secret that essential oils and their many benefits are in our vocabulary and consciousness. Through the climb and popularity of essential oils, we learn about many plants that we may have otherwise ignored. There are many plants that have benefits that are yet to be discovered, but what has been found is potentially life altering.

I received a the Daily Dose Pack from 21 Drops which contained 3 blends that were 3 ML each. If you wanted these individually they come in .25 Oz vials as well. Each of 21 Drops Essential Oil Therapy is numbered and has its own purpose, with 21 different variations, thus the name 21 Drops.

The Daily Dose Pack I received had 01 – Invigorate which contains Cedar Wood Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Black Pepper Dried Fruit Oil, Juniper Fruit Oil which are used to stimulate circulation, aid in motivating and energizing. I also received 09 – Focus which contains Rosemary Leaf Oil, Peppermint Leaf Oil, Frankincense. When these 3 are combined it help’s with promoting concentration and in gaining precision for tasks. The final one included in this Daily Dose Pack was 18 – Sleep which contained Sandalwood Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Palmarosa Grass Oil and Vetiver Root Oil which all helps to sedate and soothe.

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BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review – May Box

BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review and Giveaway – May Box

BuddhiBox MayAs my 40th birthday rapidly approaches it causes me to think more, and want to create a better environment for my future self. I often find myself sitting and thinking and wondering what the next 40 years will be for me and if they will resemble the previous 40.

One of the things that I love about BuddhiBox is that they practice ‘Saucha’ or pure living. This basically means that they only partner with companies who follow ethical and conscious standard of productions. Each month a portion of the proceeds is donated to a different charity. This months charity happesn to be Connections to Success, a mid-western charity that seeks to break the cycle of poverty by assisting in continuing education and providing work opportunities to their community.

Earlier in the year, I had the opportunity to review the February BuddhiBox (click here to see that review) as well as the April BuddhiBox (click here to see that review). Given the retail price of the boxes these are value packed and honestly a lot of fun to receive and review.

The bright green tissue paper again greeted me and I found myself eager to tear the sticker and delve into this months box with it’s 3 cardboard information cards as a teaser. On the first card was the “Bird of Paradise” pose that shows the pose, in full color, as well as the benefits and possible cautions about the pose. There was a recipe for a “Healthy 3 Ingredient Date and Almond Chocolates”” that is made using only 3 ingredients (5-10 dates,10 almonds and 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips). The final information card included was a box content listing and the following quote:

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode. The true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. – Audrey Hepburn

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