July 17, 2018

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box


I am thrilled to be working with Simply Earth. This essential oil company is on a mission to make it easy, fun, and affordable to create a natural home using essential oils. They make it easy by providing fun recipes to help you on your essential oil journey. This way, you will never get confused or overwhelmed by how or when to use them.


The way that Simply Earth does this is via a themed monthly essential oil subscription box (you know how much I love subscription boxes)! Every month, you'll receive 4 full-size 100% pure essential oils. Each box also includes 5-6 easy to make essential oil recipes. Once you subscribe with my code, ALITTLEUMBRELLAFREE, you will also receive a free big bonus box every six months. This box is packed with everything you need to create six month's worth of recipes (and then some)! The next three photos show what I received in my big bonus box.




My big bonus box included almond oil, coconut oil, and beeswax, along with tons of containers, jars, rollerballs, spray bottles, lip balm tubes ... so much stuff! You can see how all of these goodies will assist you in creating your essential oil recipes! Now for the actual monthly recipe boxes.


There is a new theme each month and the July theme is vacation. Why? Because summer is full of adventures, and whether you're headed somewhere new or your own backyard, this month's box can make your summer vacation more natural. Use the included four essential oils (Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Sleepy) to create six recipes!


I used the almond oil + one rollerball from my big bonus box to create my first recipe. Are you seeing how this works now? The Clarifying Roll-On can help you feel clear, clarified, and ready to enjoy your vacation. 


The recipe card instructs you on exactly how to create the roll on. There is even a sticker sheet included to label your bottle when you finish! Now you have a new essential oil blend to add to your natural home toolbox!


One of my favorite recipes from the July box has to be the sore muscle soak! You will use the sleepy and lemongrass oils plus epsom salt and baking soda to create this recipe. Your aching joints and muscles will melt away as you relax, now that is what I call a vacation!


This month's box even included an adorable car diffuser. This pup is so cute and will keep my car smelling fresh all summer long!


You can use any of the full-sized oils in any way you choose of course. No need to follow the recipes if they don't appeal to you. For example, I love using eucalyptus essential oil on its own to improve my mental focus or clear congestion. 


A monthly Simply Earth box does not require a long-term commitment. For just $39 a month, receive an essential oil box valued at $150 or more. Each themed box includes 4 Essential Oils + Fun Extras and it ships free! You can cancel anytime. Don't forget to also use my code ALITTLEUMBRELLAFREE to receive a Big Bonus Box worth over $50 when you start your subscription.


CONNECT :: Visit simplyearth.com to find out how to curate a natural home using essential oils. You can also connect with Simply Earth on Facebook and Instagram.

SUBSCRIBE :: For $39 a month, you will receive a themed essential oil boxEach box contains 4 full-size 100% pure essential oils + a few extras you need to create 5-6 essential oil recipes.

BONUS BOX :: Use the code ALITTLEUMBRELLAFREE to also receive a Big Bonus Box (valued at over $50) + a $20 gift card to use on future purchases!

July 1, 2018

Loving Lately


Happy summer lovelies - it is time for another loving lately post! These picks are perfect for a sensational summer! I have everything from tinted sunscreen lip balm to a fresh summer scent perfect for day and night. Check out this month's picks!


Do you want a little color with your lip protection? Um, yea. That's why Sun Bum created a tinted lip balm collection using subtle and natural tones. With names like Sunset Cove, Nude Beach, and Bonfire, you will want to keep these in your bag all summer long!


They have just the perfect hint of sun-kissed color and tons of moisturizing coconut oil. Not to mention UVA UVB broad-spectrum protection. They are even water resistant up to 80 minutes. I love them!


Also from Sun Bum, I chose the Baby Bum coconut balm. No babies here, this is just for me. Perfect for cracked hands and skin, anyone can use this plant-based multi-purpose balm to massage, pamper and soothe dry, sensitive skin.


Inspired by the Pacific islander’s coveted coconut oils infused with Tiare flower petals (monoi), it will keep summer skin smooth and moisturized. Tiare flower petals are collected by hand, then infused into coconut oil to create this coveted Tahitian oil that helps restore and nourish skin.


Speaking of coconut, the coconut + clay peel-off mask from 7th Heaven is divine. This mask from Montagne Jeunesse mixes the cleansing benefits of a clay mask with the pore refining perks of a peel-off mask. Hydrating coconut oil and calming seaweed combine to reveal deeply cleansed and nourished skin. 


At just $2 each, you can afford to use these weekly for an extra moisture boost! Key ingredients include hydrating pressed coconut oil, calming seaweed, and natural kaolin clay. Like all 7th Heaven masks, these are loaded with natural ingredients and are cruelty-free.


Made from natural and organic ingredients, my next pick is a unique vanilla-based scent from Lavanila. Vanilla Grapefruit is where juicy pink grapefruit mingles with lime, cedarwood, and of course, vanilla.


This invigorating blend of sparkling grapefruit, crisp cedarwood, fresh lime, and Madagascar vanilla is created by master natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils. Kissed by sunshine, this unique scent lifts the spirits. It is simply perfect for summer!


The other scent in my roundup is actually an essential oil. Ylang Ylang is a mood uplifting oil that helps bring out feelings of euphoria. Used to ease feelings of anxiety and fear, it can be relaxing. This essential oil could even be used as an antiseptic, aphrodisiac, or a sedative. I like adding a few drops to a salt bath for the ultimate in relaxation.


Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and aromatherapeutic, this 100% natural rosewater cleans, nourishes and tones all in one. Ultimate Rosewater contains all of the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids found in the rosa damascena flower. Use it to cleanse, nourish, and tone the skin in one step. It will leave your skin soothed, refreshed, purified, and protected.


Oh, how I love a micellar water and this one has the benefits of rose. This exclusive rose micellar water combines gentle micellar technology and ultimate rosewater. It can remove make-up, cleanse, and soften the skin in a single step. Enriched with rose water for pleasant soothing effect, it instantly traps all impurities and traces of makeup without disturbing the natural skin moisture. Your skin is left feeling fresh and soft with a smooth glow.


Skip a step getting ready with Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primerizer. This primer and moisturizer in one is so perfect for summer. Primerizer delivers 24-hour hydration plus powerful primer benefits in the lightest possible texture. It was created in an L.A. photo studio to instantly increase moisture by 127% and prep skin for makeup. This non-greasy, quick-dry formula acts as a makeup magnet that locks on foundation and makes it last. 


Also from Smashbox, primer water is free of silicone, alcohol, and oil. Yet it’s packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up the skin and restore moisture. Think if it like a supercharged energy drink for your skin. Just for summer, keep it in the fridge! Then make it that crucial last step before stepping out into the summer sun. It locks in your makeup and refreshes like you would not believe!


This last pick is something you probably wouldn't expect me to choose - Laceez No Tie Shoelaces. Available for men, women, and kids, Laceez are elastic no tie laces that go through the shoelace holes and secure at the two top holes, creating a slip-on shoe without the bows and knots. 


To use, just lace up the shoe through each hole as an ordinary shoelace. Fasten the two end tips (shown above) at the last shoelace holes. This secures the lace and allows you to have slip-on functionality.


Who wants to mess with laces in the summer? Not me. Now my chucks are slip-on and they stay just as secure as they would if I had tied them. Laceez are awesome!


Make any shoe a slip-on! I don't have kids, but I am a teacher. My students are constantly dealing with untied laces. I only wish I could give them all a pair of laceez! No more untied shoes. 




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