Simply Earth August 2022 Box Review + Tutorials
Fall is quickly approaching and you know what that means! Simply Earth’s candle-making box is here!!!
Every fall, Simply Earth Essential Oils sends out a box with everything you need to make some incredible DIY essential oil candles. I’m not crafty at all, but these boxes make candle-making a cinch! Seriously, if I can do it, then you can too!
This year, Simply Earth is helping us create rolled beeswax candles.
Now, if you’re anything like me (not particularly crafty), you might be saying, rolled what? Until I received the box, I had no clue such a thing existed. Let me tell you that these candles are ridiculously easy to make and I’m going to show you how. We’ll also take an in-depth look at the essential oils included in the box (namely, why you’ll love them) and some coupon codes you can use to grab your own box.
Just as a little bonus, we’re also going to make wax tarts!
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Why You Need to Try Simply Earth Essential Oils
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The materials we’re in using in this post are included in Simply Earth’s August 2022 recipe box.
I will always purchase my oils from Simply Earth because I genuinely love them. I recommend them to my mom, my aunts, my friends…EVERYONE. And not just because they make epic monthly subscription boxes like this one.
Simply Earth sells 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils for roughly a ¼ of the price as the big guys. All of their oils are ethically farmed and responsibly manufactured (in their own commercial kitchen).
So, why are they cheaper than companies like Young Living and DoTerra? Because they have wildly different business practices.
- Is NOT an MLM. That saves a ton of costs.
- Reduces their profit margin to pass along savings to customers.
- Family-owned and run.
- Does NOT broker ingredient sales. They work with all of their farmers personally.
- Cut out the middle man. They do a lot of the leg-work themselves, which cuts costs.
If you’re new to Simply Earth essential oils, you really, really need to give them a try. You can get your own box with the button below. If you’re not completely satisfied you can either get a full refund or cancel or pause your subscription with the click of a button.
Unboxing the Simply Earth August 2022 Recipe Box
First of all, what’s a recipe box?
Every month Simply Earth sends out a subscription box including everything you need to make some awesome DIY essential oil recipes. Every month contains a new theme. This helps beginner and novice essential oil users like me LEARN how to actually use oils and do more than mix a couple diffuser blends (but don’t worry, they include recipes for those too).
Every Simply Earth recipe box includes:
- 6 recipes
- 4 essential oils
- 2-3 bonus goodies
This month’s theme is candles!
Essential Oils Included in the Simply Earth August 2022 Recipe Box
Liquid Luck Blend
I think this might be my new favorite blend and not just because of the Harry Potter reference. It smells…amazing. As I type this, it’s running in my diffuser, filling my office with cinnamon-y sweet vibes. Liquid Luck is a combination of cassia, Amyris, Ho Wood, and Sweet Orange.
It’s the blend you want to use for feel-good emotions and, thanks to its antibacterial properties, it makes a great cleaning oil.
I love using peppermint essential oil in my candles! Combine it with something like blood orange, and you have a scent that is both calming AND energizing. Peppermint essential oil is used to get rid of pesky headaches, help your digestive system, and disinfect.
It’s a Christmas tree in a bottle. This is the oil you want to use during the cold season, when you need to boost your immune system, lift your mood, and get rid of a nasty cough. You can also use it to soothe your muscle aches during “that time.”
First of all, what’s the difference between Blood Orange essential oil and Orange essential oil? Use blood orange if you really enjoy the citrus-y scent. Use (sweet) Orange for a more candied scent. Blood orange can help with digestion, decrease your appetite, and delivers cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Most of the recipes included in the Simply Earth August box are, in fact, dedicated to candle-making with beeswax sheets. I really appreciate that they offered multiple ways to try it out.
Simply Earth also includes some diffuser blends and roll-on recipes that can help you take full advantage of the essential oils.
Here’s the recipes included in the Simply Earth August Recipe Box:
- Rolled Beeswax Taper Candle
- Twin Twirly Candles
- Beeswax Pillar Candle
- Liquid Luck Wax Tarts (These smell diviiiinneee)
- In the Moment Roll-On
- Reading Nook Diffuser Blend (Also divine)
The Bonus Goodies
Okay, the bonuses are the reason why this box (I guarantee) is going to sell out early this month. It includes everything you need to make some pretty amazing DIY candles.
- Beeswax Sheets
- Cotton Candle Wick
- Leaf Molds (for your Liquid Luck Tarts!)
Are you ready to make some DIY candles? For the tutorial section of my Simply Earth August 2022 box review, I decided to make some candles and the wax tarts.
Beeswax Pillar Candle
- 1 Beeswax Sheet
- 5 Drops Liquid Luck Essential Oil Blend
- Cotton ball or cotton swab
- Gloves (if you don’t want to get your hands sticky)
I’m not going to lie, I’ve never made beeswax candles and the concept intimidated the heck out of me. So, I started with what looked to be the most basic: the pillar candle.
To make this candle, simply lay the beeswax sheet on your table or counter. Swab the essential oils across the candle with a cotton ball or cotton swab. Place the wick across the SHORT SIDE of the sheet, right near the edge (I would say with about a fingernail width between the wick and the edge.) The wick should hang across the sheet ¼ on both sides. Press the wick into the beeswax sheet slightly. I found that super helpful once I started rolling it.
Tightly fold the edge of the sheet over the wick. The sheet will most likely crack a little bit. If you have a lighter handy, can warm the sheet a little. I just used my fingers to kind of smush it back into place.
Roll the candle tightly and evenly. To seal the seam, I pressed my finger into the sheet and gradually warmed the seam. Tuck the bottom strand of the wick onto the base of the candle.
Place your new rolled beeswax candle into a candle holder and voila! Done.
Twin Twirly Candles
- 1 Sheet Beeswax
- 5 Drops Fir Needle Essential Oil
- Cotton Ball or Cotton Swab
- Gloves (if you don’t want to get wax and oils on your fingers)
These candles are beautiful and really easy to make, believe it or not. This time, we’re going to place the beeswax sheet with the short end in front of us. Make a mark ¼” below the upper lefthand corner. Then, make a mark ¼” above the lower righthand corner.
Cut straight from mark to mark. The end result is a trapezoid (see my picture).
The short flat part of the trapezoid is our candle’s base. Put the wick on the edge of beeswax sheet (the tips should overhand the very large flat section of the trapezoid and the short flat section. Roll it up tightly. Once again, we’re going to have to smush the beeswax sheet together when it starts cracking apart. Push the wick into the bottom of the candle and you’re done!
Liquid Luck Wax Tarts
- 1 TBPS Beeswax (This came in your free Bonus Box when you first subscribed to Simply Earth)
- 1 TBSP Solid Coconut Oil
- 15 Drops Liquid Gold Essential Oil Blend
- Leaf Wax Mold
Let’s make some scenties! Combine the waxes in a bowl. Melt the waxes by either microwaving them at small intervals or using a double-broiler. I nuked the oils at intervals of 10 seconds (stirring in between). Once the oils have melted, add the Liquid Luck. Pour the oils into the molds. Let the wax cool completely before attempting to peel away the molds.
And that’s it! Super simple.
Why You Should Get Simply Earth and How to Save
You can buy all of these oils and bonuses ala carte, but the best deal is when you subscribe for Simply Earth’s monthly recipe box. This recipe box is sold until the end of August or when supplies run out. The candle boxes almost always sells out early. Simply Earth estimates that this one will sell out by August 20th!
If you’re nervous about subscribing to a monthly box, don’t be! You can pause or cancel at ANY TIME. If for whatever reason you hate the oils, you can also get a free refund.
Not only that, there are tremendous benefits to being a subscriber:
- You gain access to Simply Earth’s Essential Oil Hero Online Course (think of it as an Essential Oil 101 course. Every new oil user needs this!)
- You gain access to the Facebook group (trade recipes, get advice and inspiration!)
- You can access the Simply Earth recipe bank!
- If you’re a first time subscriber, you’ll also get a BONUS BOX. This box includes all the bottles, roll-ons and carrier oils you’ll need to make recipes.
- You’re buying $130 worth of oils and goodies for only $39!!!!!
That’s a lot of value for only $39. To grab your Simply Earth August 2022 recipe box, click the link below. Just make sure to use my code, BABYLANDFREE, to get the e-giftcard and bonus box!
Let me know if you get the box. I’d love to hear how your candle-making went!
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