Tuesday, 1 January 2019

How to make little fairy things, essential oils kit*

How to be a forest fairy and make bath and body products and pretty things for your makeup collection, SimplyEarth review.
Happy New Year everyone! I recently became part of the SimplyEarth squad, a family-run essential oils company who do an adorable recipe subscription box. I love the idea of making little fairy lotions and homemade soaps with beautiful aromas and wrapping them up in tissue, dried herbs, petals and ribbon,
 it's such a lovely idea for a new year resolution. I dream of growing things in the garden again to use in my concoctions. For me this box is kind of like the Graze for natural and wholesome, fragrant goodies.

Every month you receive a lovely box of ingredients that are perfect for making little fairy things that smell pure, fresh and dreamy. Spending time perfecting your creations is an adorable past time and an art in itself. Scroll down for a gift code and to see the vanilla mint lip scrub I had a go at haha...
How to be a forest fairy and make bath and body products and pretty things for your makeup collection, SimplyEarth review.
December's box contains four essential oils, a sachet containing citric acid and one containing goat milk powder especially for bath bombs, a little tub and bath bomb mould. When starting out it's really hard to know what materials to source and what works best and I love that this box makes it so easy, it does all that work for you. Things that would be tricky to get hold of are delivered to your door in full size, so you will have a complete kit of ingredients, perfumed larder or potion cupboard, in no time.
How to be a forest fairy and make bath and body products and pretty things for your makeup collection, SimplyEarth review.
The December box contained the essential oils Peppermint, Patchouli, Clove and a special Breathe Easy essential oil. Some of the essential oils that appear in the boxes are rare and precious, would be tricky to get hold of and often very expensive, like Neroli essential oil. They are homemade and lovingly sourced from farms all over the world. I am a bit overly excited to try out all the fragrances!

 Little recipe cards included in the packaging include instructions for making body butters, bath bombs, massage bars, lip scrubs, perfume roll ons... so many beautiful little things to craft and give as gifts. There are also recipes for the home also, a festive diffuser oil recipe in the December box. 
How to be a forest fairy and make bath and body products and pretty things for your makeup collection, SimplyEarth review.
 To make this vanilla mint lip scrub I used one tsp brown sugar, one tsp granulated sugar, two drops of vanilla essence, one drop of peppermint essential oil and half a tsp fractionated (liquid) coconut oil. I decided to use olive oil instead of coconut oil, as they have similar properties as carrier oils.
How to be a forest fairy and make bath and body products and pretty things for your makeup collection, SimplyEarth review.
It was really easy to make, a case of combining ingredients, and I have an adorable product that will be amazing to use for the months to come. It only took me five minutes to make and smells amazing!
How to be a forest fairy and make bath and body products and pretty things for your makeup collection, SimplyEarth review.
Ta da! You can detect the peppermint from outside of the packaging, yet it isn't overly strong on application. It smells delicious, just like crushed candy canes. I tied it with a mini ribbon to finish. 
How to be a forest fairy and make bath and body products and pretty things for your makeup collection, SimplyEarth review.
To get a free $20 gift card when you order this box just use the code 'icecreamwhispersclarafree'. I really hope you love it, this box is for you if you're looking to take up a cute little past time or pretty much feel like a forest fairy haha. Have a lovely New Year! Have you made any resolutions? 

21 comments:

  1. This is such a cute concept. Happy New Year Elizabeth!

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  2. I love essential oils. So good!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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    1. Haha I want to smell them all! Thanks so much Natalie :D ♡

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  3. Ooh this is an excellent idea! I imagine you can get pretty creative with what you make.
    I think I need the Breathe Easy one at the moment haha, can't shift this cold.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Cora, so kind! Ahh that sucks, feel better soon :D ♡

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  4. Wow such fun!! looks so easy! thanks for sharing this company!
    your lip scrub is simply adorable!!

    Sophy of SophysLighthouse.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you Sophy, that is so kind!! Sorry I am late to reply :D ♡

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  5. I think I am most certainly going to have to look into this for myself!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Danielle! I can't wait to try more recipes :D ♡

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  6. This subscription box seems like so much fun! It's great to use products that you made yourself!
    Also, I hope you have a wonderful 2019 Elizabeth!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Why the End of the Year is NOT your Deadline | https://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.com/2019/01/lifestyle-why-end-of-year-is-not-your.html

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    1. Thanks so much Julia, I'm so happy you liked it! Have a wonderful New Year too!! ♡

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  7. Oh gosh, the super mini size is so adorable! This truly would make such a beautiful gift :) Happy 2019 darling!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thanks so much Gabrielle! Wish you a wonderful 2019! :D ♡

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  8. My family and I have been using essential oils for years, but we usually just use them as they are, such as by applying them topically, smelling them, or ingesting them (when appropriate hahh). My mom is a little more adventurous and makes things like lip balms and soaps! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Thanks so much Audrey! That's so cool, I'd love to try making lots of different things :D ♡

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  9. This is really very cute. I just love this amazing idea. Great sharing.

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  10. Amazing!!

    https://julesonthemoon.com/

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