Southern Mom Loves: Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box {December 2019} Unboxing + DIY Peppermint & Pine Decongestant Salve Recipe!

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box {December 2019} Unboxing + DIY Peppermint & Pine Decongestant Salve Recipe!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

I received a box from Simply Earth in order to facilitate an honest review; All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Hey, guys! I'm here with an unboxing of the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box for December (on sale now!) and it includes 4 wonderful holiday-themed oils and 6 fun essential oil recipes with ingredients and extras. If you love making little homemade gifts and stocking stuffers, you're in luck!

I also have a code that will get you a Big Bonus Box and a $40 gift card to Simply Earth. Keep reading for that code + the recipe & instructions to make a potent DIY Peppermint & Pine Decongestant Salve!

'Tis the season to get a stuffy nose! If you've been wondering if there's a natural alternative to vapor rub, this is it! The essential oils in this one are Peppermint and Pine and they're incredibly aromatic and effective. You could also sub in Eucalyptus for the same great results. Keep reading after the unboxing of this month's Simply Earth box for that recipe!

If you haven't seen Simply Earth yet, the Essential Oil Recipe Box is a monthly curated box of 4 essential oils with containers and ingredients to make 6-7 essential oil recipes. 

They always have a timely theme and December's box is stuffed with recipes to help if you get a cold this winter and some fun holiday stocking stuffers!

They usually send me these boxes before they're up for sale to give you guys a peek at what will be available in the upcoming month, but I'm a little late getting this one up because of Thanksgiving, so this one is on sale right now!

The EO Recipe Boxes have been selling out about mid-month the last few months, so if you want this box you should grab it now. If it's sold out, they have a new Starter Box set that you'll get instead until the next month's box comes out.

If you'd like to see some of their past boxes, you can find all of my Simply Earth unboxings hereNow, let's unbox this month's box!

This month's box was shipped inside a bigger box because Simply Earth sent me a little goodie with it! I've now filled up 2 of their 36-oil Wooden Boxes so they sent me another one.

These boxes are so great for storing essential oils. It has dividers so they're not sliding around inside the box and it's opaque to help keep the light away from your essential oil collection. They're perfectly stackable and help me keep everything neat and organized.

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box - December 2019

So, this month we got a card telling us about WildRoot, a sister company to Simply Earth. They will be creating natural products using Simply Earth's essential oils. They'll be launching in January 2020, so go to after the new year to check out their natural goodies!

They're making a natural, aluminum-free deodorant and included a sample in this month's box for us to try!

I've been using aluminum-free deodorants for a few years now so I'm excited to try this one. It smells wonderful!!!

As always, the box includes a pre-printed sticker sheet so that you can label your DIY creations and also label the tops of your new essential oil bottles.

The recipe cards included in this month's box are:

  • Christmas Candy Diffuser Blend
  • Cold Buster Roll-On
  • Mandarin and Coffee Sugar Scrub
  • Citrus Christmas Room Spray
  • Candy Cane Lip Balm
  • Peppermint & Pine Salve
I can't wait to make them all!!!!!

Included in the box is a length of twine...

...a tin with a clear window... amber plastic spray bottle...

...two lip balm tubes...

...and 6 die-cut craft tags. I love the extras and the tags make all of your projects totally giftable!

The Essential Oils included in this month's box are:

The total value of this month's oils alone is $45.96!

These are the perfect oils for December! I will absolutely be diffusing Christmas Candy and spraying the Citrus Christmas Room Spray all month long! I'll be using the Pine Scotch oil for my faux tree, too!

I am so happy with this month's box. I'll bet this one sells out quicker than usual! Now, let's make something cool.

DIY Peppermint & Pine Salve
Source: Simply Earth


  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (solid)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Beeswax pellets
  • 7 drops Pine Scotch Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2 oz. tin


1. Place the coconut oil and beeswax in a large glass bowl. You can microwave to melt or you can make a double boiler by placing the bowl over a small pot with about an inch of boiling water in it.

2. You want to let the oil mixture cool a bit before adding in your essential oils. Stir to combine.

3. Pour the mixture into a tin and allow to cool completely. You can also (carefully) place it in the fridge or freezer to speed up the process.

Ta-da! Easy-peasy. Add the sticky label to the lid and you're done.

To use: Apply to the chest for a natural decongestant.

This month's recipes are fabulous. I've been getting the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box for a year now and I've loved every month. It's given me a great library of natural recipes for bath & body, personal care, cleaning, natural remedies, pet care, and general home products, along with a diverse supply of essential oils to help me make natural recipes for every area of my life.

I couldn't recommend it more highly to anyone looking to start incorporating natural products into their homes. ❤️

If you like the upcoming December box and want to grab it for yourself, you can get it for just $39! It would make a fabulous holiday gift for that special someone who likes to keep things on the natural side. 

Order your box here and use my code SOUTHERNMOMGIFTFREE  to also get the Big Bonus Box + a free $40 gift card to Simply Earth for some extra oils or ingredients to play with!

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Will you be making the Decongestant Salve? What did you like most about this month's box? I love to read your comments!

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