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

This month’s theme is well timed ~ Calm, Peaceful & Centered.   This month has been rough and I have the feeling the next several years will take a toll on us all.  All of these oils are designed to help relax and soothe your mind.  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.

Ho Wood (cinnamomum camphora) Pure Essential Oil   Ho Wood is related to cinnamon, but its scent is quite different ~ it is an almost sweet floral-woodsy scent, very delicate and relaxing ~ Ho Wood is used as a substitute to Rosewood ~ and its chemical composition is similar to Rosewood as well.  Add Ho Wood to Lavender oil for a relaxing scent that helps you fall asleep.  This is 100% pure, natural and vegan, bottled in the USA.  5 mL RV $5.66

Description: Ho Wood Essential Oil is used as an excellent substitute for the endangered Rosewood.  The chemical composition is very similar making this the first choice for perfuming as well as medicinal action. Ho Wood is traditionally used as an anti-depressant, anti-microbial, anti-septic, aphrodisiac, tissue regenerative, soothing agent and has even been used for epilepsy.

Ingredients: 100% Pure Cinnamomum camphora (Ho Wood) Essential Oil.  FCC.

  • Origin: China
  • Parts Used: Wood, Root Stumps & Branches
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled  

Vetivert (vetiveria zizanoides) Pure Essential Oil   Vetivert is a very earthy scent ~ it reminds me of grass and dirt ~ yes, I know that sounds weird, but it isn’t a fresh  mowed grass scent, but more like being in a field of grass.  Vetivert is used in a lot of mens products as well as bath and body products as well ~ I love vetivert mixed with bergamot  ~ an earthy citrus scent.  Vetivert is also very relaxing and calming to your nerves  5 mL RV $16.00

Description:Traditionally used to relieve muscular pain and stiffness, as a circulatory stimulant, liver tonic, calming for stress and tension, good for grounding spacey, nervous or emotionally exhausted individuals. Vetivert is deeply relaxing.

Ingredients: 100% Pure Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetivert) Essential Oil.

  • Origin: Haiti
  • Parts Used: Root
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Lavender (lavendula angustifolia) Pure Essential Oil Lavender is another one of my favorite oils and I love its herbaceous scent.  I love mixing this with mint and getting a refreshing, yet calming scent.  Create your own sleep-time mist by using lavender oil mixed with distilled water and spray on your bed linens.  Add a few drops to your diffuser to help calm and relieve nervousness and depression. Lavender is a great antiseptic and anti-bacterial so it can also be used   to help clean and speed up would healing. Another 100% natural and vegan oil, bottle in the USA by Herb Stop.  5 mL  RV $3.85

Description: Traditionally known for its balancing, relaxing, pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Commonly used for nervous tension, depression, headaches, hiccups, insomnia, impatience and irritability. Use neat on insect bites, as it may neutralizes poisons. Commonly used for skin conditions such as acne, to soothe burns, for hair and skin care, and in men’s cosmetic products. May be used in the birthing room with a diffuser during childbirth.

Ingredients: 100% Pure Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil. FCC. Main Constituents include: Linalool (30%) and Linalyl acetate (31%)

  • Origin: South Africa
  • Parts Used: Flowers
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Peace Potion Roll On  I got a little weepy seeing this item in my box ~ we do need more peace, kindness and love in this world.  This is not yet for sale at Herb Stop ~ this scent, for some reason, reminds me of dark chocolate with oranges.  It does have bergamot and orange in it as well as vanilla, so I think that is why this is triggering that scent remembrance for me.   Use this whenever you need to feel calm and also, roll this on to the bottom of your feet before going to bed ~ it will help center and clear away stress.  100% natural and vegan and made in the USA.  Full Size RV $16.95

Ingredients: 100% Pure Essential Oils of Bergamot, Orange, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Vetivert and Vanilla in a base of Pure Golden Jojoba Oil.

Herb Stop also included an “Stress-Away Bath Blend” recipe which uses all of the oils in this month’s box.  Use 20 drops lavender, 10 drops ho wood, 5-10 drops vetivert. Blend the essential oils in a glass bottle. Add 5-10 drops to a cup of epsom salt and add to your bath.  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  ABN16

I really enjoyed this month’s box with its stress-busting, relaxing, grounding theme.  Everyone needs to have some down time and today’s world is so high-strung with too much junk information out there. We don’t know how to process it properly.  Relax and take the time to listen and learn, filtering out the negativity and hate. I paid $19.99 for this and received a value of $42.46, 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!

Have you signed up for Herb Stop’s essential oil box?  Are you interested in doing so?

[ all descriptions in italics from Herb Stop. Blog post contains affiliate link ]

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