Unboxing April 2016 Herb Stop What’s In Your Aroma Box + Promo Code!

oh boy.. when I saw this on My Subscription Addiction site, I was all over this. I LOVE essential oils.  Seriously do.  I have grabby hands and want them all ~ I use them in body scrubs as scents, add a few drops to a cotton ball and place around the room for instant aromatherapy, I have a Himalayan Salt Diffuser that has a little tin on top where I can place some oils, I run a drop or two thru my hair if it is a scent I really love ~ like clove ~ add it to bath water and use it in foot soaks.    Yep, I love essential oils and I get one or two bottles a year from my other great eco-friendly subs, but not enough for me!  So, Herb Stop looked around, didn’t see an oil box that was priced reasonably and came out with a monthly one of their own!  Here are the deets

Herb Stop is located in Pine, AZ and has been recognized by the community and the state of Arizona  with a variety of awards.  They only use ingredients from  reliable and ethical sources and all of their essential oils are 100% pure, with the exception of their precious oils ~ such as Jasmine, Rose, Neroli, Sandalwood ~ and those will be blended with jojoba oil.    You will receive a box of 4 bottles, either 1/6 oz or 1/3 oz)  that can be essential oils, essential oil blends and/or roll-on essential oil blends.  You will also receive information about your oils and how to use them, including safety information.   Each box is $19.99 which includes shipping, USA only and Herb Stop will start mailing them out during the 10th thru 17th of every month.   Herb Stop has over 200 varieties essential oils alone, which means the boxes will be very different each month ~ as there are also custom-made blends as well.   You can auto subscribe here.   Use Promo Code BFFM15  and receive 15% off your first box!

I spoke with the lovely Natalie, who is one of Herb Shop’s Herbalists and was able to get the April Box, even though the cutoff for this box had passed.  This month you will see two unboxings from Herb Stop and as I write this one, I just received an email that my May Box just shipped out! 

What’s In Your Aroma Box?

This month’s theme is “The Mind Box“, focusing on scents that will help you focus, achieve clarity of the mind, increase your memory, reduce mental stress and fatigue 

Sweet Basil Essential Oil   This oil is certified organic, 100% natural and vegan ~  When I opened my box, I smelled a lovely aroma.  None of my oils had spilled or were open, so I do think that the brown crinkles must have had some oil on them during packing.  However, the lovely scent was this oil ~ Sweet Basil ~ and I have to say, this smells like anise to me!  It has that lovely sweet almost licorice scent to it ~ it is heavenly!   The Herb Stop gives out a description card about the oils and I have included it in my unboxing.  I will repeat some of the information, in case you cannot read the photo very well.  Unless I note otherwise, all oils are bottled in the USA.   5mL RV $6.55

Description: This distinct and herbaceous essential oil has been used since antiquity for respiratory issues and digestion.   Traditionally known to be uplifting and refreshing. May be used for poor memory, confusion, indecision, depression, fear, paranoia, mental stress and fatigue.

Ingredients: 100% Pure Certified Organic Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil) Essential Oil.  FCC. Main Constituents include: Methyl chavicol (73.78%) and Linalool (20.6%)

  • Origin: India
  • Parts Used: Leaf
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled


Lemongrass Essential Oil  I LOVE Lemongrass and this oil, along with the roll-on blend, was why I wanted this box.   Lemongrass is not a citrus, but it does smell like lemons and limes ~ very smooth, yet tart and refreshing.   This oil is 100% natural and vegan and you can use this with other oils to repel insects ~ I mix a bit of sandalwood and cedar in mine.   Lemongrass is also a powerful antiseptic and can help heal blemishes and other skin infections.   This is an oil I like to scent my hair with, as it is such a bright and sunny scent  5mL  RV $3.73

Description: Traditionally used to increase circulation, detoxify, cellulite, muscle and joint pain and as an insect repellent which is often combined with citronella.* May have a revitalizing action, commonly used for fatigue, exhaustion, depression, jet lag.  Traditionally known to stimulate hair growth.*

Ingredients: 100% Pure Cymbopogon citrates (Lemongrass) Essential Oil. FCC.

  • Origin: Guatemala
  • Parts Used: Grass
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled


Geranium Pure Essential Oil  I have never really smelled pure geranium oil before ~ so this is another new scent for me. It is very herbaceous and almost spicy ~ a bit like spicy herbal fruit ~ I am SO BAD at describing scents!!    It isn’t what I expected from geranium and I am pleased that it is such an herbal scent and I do like it a lot as it is very relaxing.   This is 100% natural and vegan and geranium is connected to the female body to help with PMS (yeah, baby) and other mood swings due to our hormones.   Essential oils are powerful, so if you do apply them directly to your skin, please add them to a carrier base, like jojoba or argan oil, or dilute them with copious amounts of water.    5mL RV $11.30

All of the oils have a screw top lid and there is a plastic lid inside that has a tube, so that you don’t spill out all of your oil if you drop the bottle (and it doesn’t break).  I also like that the oils are in dark cobalt blue glass bottles to help protect them from UV rays and light.

Description: Traditionally stimulating, uplifting and energizing. Geranium has been known to have a special affinity to the female body. Commonly used for anxiety, depression, tension and PMS. May be useful for respiratory problems, helping immune function, and improving circulation. Geranium is supportive and brings comfort during great transitional times, such as PMS.

Ingredients: 100% Pure Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Essential Oil. FCC.

  • Origin: Egypt
  • Parts Used: Leaf
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Balance & Focus Roll On This is an essential roll on blend that is so lovely ~ it has lavender, peppermint, rosemary, basil and clary sage along with jojoba oil as the base.   This can be used as a massage oil ~ on your temples for headaches ~ or do what I do, sniff it!  I also rolled this on my wrists as well, my pulse points on my neck and behind my ears.   I smell the clary sage and lavender first and then the minty fresh peppermint kicks in.  This is fantastic and it will help with mental clarity and focus, help you concentrate and aid in restoring your physical balance, if you get dizzy or get vertigo.   RV $11.95

Ingredients: 100% Pure Essential Oils of Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Basil and Clary Sage in a base of Pure Golden Jojoba Oil. 

Suggested Use: Massage a small amount of oil on affected area as desired. Tingling may occur within 3 – 5 minutes. Avoid sensitive areas such as the eyes and mouth.


Herb Stop also included an “Clear Mind & Uplifting” recipe to add to your diffuser, using the oils in this month’s box ~ 1 drop each of geranium, sweet basil and lemongrass and this will help calm your mind, uplift your spirits and relax you so you can concentrate.  

I love this box! I love these types of subscriptions!  I am really happy with this month’s box and I have discovered two new scents ~ geranium and sweet basil.  Herb Stop has great customer service too, as they cheerfully put together this April Box for me, even though I missed the deadline!   I paid $19.99 for this and received a value of over $33.00, which is fantastic for a box of essential oils and blends.   If you are interested in subscribing, you can do so here and use promo code BFFM15  to receive 15% off your first box!

May’s Box is all about digestion ~ it will include tangerine, coriander, black pepper and tummy soothe roll on ~ I suffer from IBS so I am really looking forward to this one.    Have you signed up for Herb Stop’s essential oil box?  Are you interested in doing so?  I think this is a great idea.

[ all descriptions in italics from Herb Stop ]

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