Holidays kick off with the attack-of-the-candy Halloween and continue for a few months. This month’s theme from Herb Stop’s What’s In Your Aroma Box is “Sugar Balance” ~ helping you reduce your sweet and sugar cravings. What is Herb Stop?
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!
What’s In Your Aroma Box?
All of the essential oils, unless otherwise noted, 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.
Cinnamon (cinnamomum zeylanicum) Leaf Pure Essential Oil I love the scent of cinnamon but have never had in an oil before and let me tell you, it is quite a difference experience! Undiluted, it is a strong spice scent that really doesn’t smell like cinnamon buns! This is a very strong, warm scent that smells better when I put a drop or two, blending it with vanilla, in my diffuser ~ I am just not used to pure cinnamon oil, I guess! This is 100% pure, natural and vegan, bottled in the USA. 5 mL RV $2.63
Description: Traditionally used as antiseptic, analgesic, warming, stimulating for the circulatory system, relieving menstrual cramps. May be helpful for weakness and debility. Emotionally, cinnamon may warm the heart, encouraging clearer expression of our innermost feelings. The smell of cinnamon from candles containing the essential oil gives a room a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Ingredients:100% Pure Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Essential Oil. FCC.
- Origin: Ceylon
- Parts Used: Leaf
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Juniper (juniperus communis) Essential Pure Essential Oil Okay, now this smells like the piney scent of juniper. When I was a kid, we had juniper bushes in the front of our home and I would pick the branches with the blue-grey berries to make winter time garlands. According to Herb Stop, juniper mixed with cypress oil and then added into your lotion makes a great product to help reduce the appearance of cellulite It also helps with supporting healthy blood sugar levels as it has historical uses in treating obesity, overeating and gout. Mix juniper with a lotion and rub on the bottoms of your feet before bed, if you have eaten too much earlier. 5 mL RV $6.50
Description:Traditionally encourages circulation and the elimination of fluid waste, helpful for acne, oily skin and cellulite. In massage oil, it may benefit muscle discomfort, menstrual cramps and rheumatism. Commonly used for poor memory, mental stress and fatigue, jet lag, apathy and lack of energy.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Juniperus communis (Juniper) Essential Oil. FCC.
- Origin: Russia
- Parts Used: Berry/Twig
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Gluco Stability Roll On This product was developed by one of Herb Stop’s students for her mother as she had intense sugar cravings and is per-diabetic. These oils will help stabilize her blood sugar, reduce cravings and encourage relaxation. I am looking forward to using this! I can use help in the sugar junkie cravings department. Roll on to the soles of your feet after you shower in the morning to help curb cravings and before bed time, as it will help you sleep. 100% natural and vegan and made in the USA. Full Size RV $12.95
Ingredients: 100% Pure Essential Oils of Rosemary, Thyme, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Chamomile and Cypress, in a base of Pure Golden Jojoba Oil.
Lemon (citrus limon) Pure Essential Oil Lemon is one of my favorite oils and I always add it when I clean my floors, counter tops, toilet bowl, bathtub and stove. It smells so refreshing and it also makes its way into my diffuser as well ~ it really is uplifting. This oil has that bright sparkling scent associate with this citrus fruit and it can also help with bloating. I also add it to lotions and create body mists with lemon oil as it is just so lovely. Another 100% natural and vegan oil, bottle in the USA by Herb Stop. 5 mL RV $3.10
Description: Traditionally used for digestion, circulation, cellulite, acne, lymphatic congestion, oily skin, refreshing, cooling, depurative. Noted to be an anti-oxidant, preservative, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Lemon may have an uplifting and refreshing effect on the psyche, promoting mental clarity.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Citrus limon (Lemon) Essential Oil. FCC.
- Origin: United States
- Parts Used: Peel
- Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Herb Stop also included an “Sugar Buster Aroma Blend” recipe which uses all of the oils in this month’s box. Use 20 drops lemon, 10 drops juniper, 1-2 drops cinnamon. Blend the essential oils in a glass bottle. Add 2-3 drops to your diffuser during meal time to encourage healthy eating and good digestion. They also have included a promo code to save 10% off any of their full sized oils and roll-on’s in their shop ~ use ABO16
This month’s box and theme is very timely as the cakes, cookies, candies and other sweets that flood our mailbox, office kitchen and everywhere else (people are just pushing those sweets on you) and this will help me curb that tenacity to eat another donut. I paid $19.99 for this and received a value of $25.18, which included a custom blend recipe roll on. Please note, essentials oils are not to replace seeing a doctor if you have serious ailments or issues. However, aromatherapy, scents and herbal tinctures/oils have been used for centuries with great success. I would never state that this should replace seeing your doctor, but if you know your body and you have discussed this with your doctor, you should be able to use essential oils for minor treatments. If you are interested in subscribing, you can do so here and use promo code BFFM15 to receive 15% off your first box!
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