Unboxing June 2015 Herbal Bliss Co!

I am really loving Herbal Bliss Co subscription service.   They continue to get better and better and this month is probably the best month ever!    What is Herbal Bliss Co?

Herbal Bliss enjoys reaching out to the diverse herbal suppliers throughout the USA to bring you five unique samples each month. Our sample categories are Aromatherapy, Blissful Body, Culinary, Well Being and a Spotlight product. Each of our suppliers thoughtfully grows, harvest, and packages to bring you delightful experiences into your home. Herbal Bliss is thrilled to introduce you to a multi-faceted experience each month.

  • Passionate About Small Batches ~ Our suppliers are often growing their herbs, creating their recipes, and building their shop fronts on their family farm. You are receiving special, handcrafted gifts from nature without bias to one supplier over another.
  • Discover Herbs ~ Herbal products are one of the fastest growing consumer products. Why is that? People are wary of chemical, laboratory products that have who knows what effect on our body systems. We want to put natural products in our bodies and on our skin & hair. We want to read a label and not only be able to pronounce the ingredients, but know what they are
  • Education ~ Herbs can be intimidating. Herb shops are usually very helpful, but sometimes you may be afraid to ask questions because other customers seem so well informed. Most people know that you should not ingest herbs for ailments without speaking to your doctor first, but there are many other questions about the use of herbs. Herbs are from the earth and have uses beyond what you think of everyday and we are here to help introduce those uses and the makers of these gifts. We bring education for each category.  (source)

Herbal Bliss offers (per box) a month-to-month sub at $25.00, 3 month sub at $22.00, 6 month sub at $20.00 and a yearly sub at $18.00 per box.

Contents Revealed


Herban Lifestyle Organic Lime+Coconut Lip Creme   Summertime deserves a new lip balm and this taste is also perfect for summer ~ a lovely sweet lime taste.  It is made with  coconut, olive and sunflower oils, plus good ol’ fashioned beeswax with some Vitamin E tossed in.  Herban Lifestyle, located in Fairfax, VA,  is a certified sustainable business member of Green America, which practices ethical business and labor standards and has been certified cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny. Full Size .15 oz Value $8.00

Ingredients: cera alba (beeswax), helianthus annus (sunflower) oil*, olea europaea (olive) oil*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil**, citrus aurantifona (lime) oil*, stevia rebaudiana (stevia), mixed tocopherols (vitamin E)  * USDA certified organic  ** Certified fair trade  

More about Herban Lifestyle

Green business operations: Being sustainable means that we consider every aspect of how we run our business and our impact on the environment. Examples include:

  • Driving fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Shipping via the US Postal Service, which holds “Cradle to Cradle” Certification at the Silver level for human and environmental health.
  • 100% Wind Powered. We offset our carbon footprint with the purchase of Arcadia Power RECs, and are an EPA 100% Green Power User.
  • Using compact florescent bulbs, compostable packing peanuts, vegetable cellulose bags, and reusable cloth bags when shopping
  • Reusing, recycling, and composting everything we can, from paper, ink cartridges, and packing peanuts to herbal waste and compostable trash bags!


Medicine Flower Lemon Verbena Floral Water (lippia citridora)    This is a nice sized bottle to carry around or leave by your nightstand.  This mist is made from 100% organically grown lemon verbena floral water and nothing more!  You can use this as a facial toner, a body mist, a linen spray or room freshening.  This is also food grade, so you can add this to food and drink items.   This has a lovely lemon scent  and is certified organic with no fillers or preservatives. Full Size 2 oz Value $13.95

Description:  Also known as a hydrolate; a floral water is the water obtained from the distillation process of the plant material. The essential oil floats to the top of the water and separates. The remaining floral water contains the natural essence of the plant.Unlike the majority of floral waters on the market, Medicine Flower hydrolates are obtained by a single steam distillation under low pressure and temperature, a proprietary processing mode, resulting in maximum essential oil saturation exceeding 0.1%. The essential oil content of the floral water varies from batch to batch.

That high level, over three times the average market reading, acts as a natural preservative ensuring a shelf life of over two years thus avoiding application of any chemical preservatives commonly used in floral waters. All our floral waters are wildcrafted or certified organically grown. Use for environmental fragrancing, body and linen misting, culinary flavoring and aromatic ambiance.


Fredericksburg Farms Texas Bluebonnet Soap  The Texas Bluebonnet is Texas’s State Flower (I did not know that!) and it has a lovely warm, floral scent that I really like!  The Texas Bluebonnet is a species of lupines endemic, a lovely wildflower.  The soap is a lovely creamy white with bright blue accent colors on it, reminding you of the beautiful blue color of the flower.  This soap is handmade in Texas Hill Country  and they have a whole collection of Texas Bluebonnet scented body and home products.   Full Size 4.5 oz Value $5.95  

Ingredients:  olea europaea (olive) oil, distilled water, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, elaeis guineensis (palm) kernal oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit, sodium hydroxide, fragrance oil & colors

source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus_texensis



Pickle Creek Herbs Strawberry Basil Infused Balsamic Vinegar  Ohhhh….I love this box and now I love it even more!  I had to open this up and taste it straight.  This has the most amazing tart strawberry vinegar taste to it and it is SO good.   I can see this going on fruit salads and mixed greens ~ I can also see glazing some fruit with this and grilling or broiling them and then adding the fruit to ice cream!   Pickle Creek Herbs, located in Brighton, Iowa, also suggests that you can reduce this and glaze pork or as a topping to ice cream.  This is SO good.  I love it and I wish it was full sized!!  I really like the culinary products that Herbal Bliss includes in the boxes and this is really just wonderful.  I cannot gush more about it ~ it is that good 🙂   Yummy yummy and I have to try out the recipe that they included! Deluxe Size 2 oz Value $4.00

Description:  The sweet hint of strawberries and bright, bold flavor of basil combined with the crisp taste of balsamic make for an infused vinegar that just makes you say “Wow!” when you taste it. We infuse balsamic vinegar with strawberries from a farmer friend and herbs that we grow ourselves on our family farm. Use this vinegar in your dishes and your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen!  This vinegar is perfect for: Salads, especially Strawberry Spinach Salads ~ Marinades & sauces ~ Dipping ~ Fruit dips

Ingredients: balsamic vinegar, strawberries (Iowa), Genovese basil (from Pickle Creeks farm), lemon

image from http://www.picklecreek.com/pch/vinegars/strawberry-and-basil-infused-balsamic-vinegar



Soapernova Soaps Lavender, Pomegranate & Green Tea Bath Soak  Last, but not least, a great item from Armstrong, BC Canada ~ a sea salt bath soak mix infused with lavender buds, green tea leaves and pomegranate essence.  I am first struck by the scent of this product ~ I can smell the pomegranate as the top note and then the dry notes of the green tea and lavender.   The presentation of this product is also beautiful, with the chunky clear salt mixed in with the peachy-pink Himalayan salts, the dried lavender buds, green tea leaves and yellow flower leaves.   It is so pretty and scented wonderfully that I think I might make some sachets just to put in my linens!   This also came with an organza sachet bag that you use for your bathtub – you just fill up the sachet and then tie it up ~ and place in your bath tub.   Once you are done with your bath, you can remove the leaves, rinse out the sachet  and then leave to dry for your next use.  This is a fantastic product and it is from an Etsy shop ~ which makes me happy and I hope Herbal Bliss will feature more Etsy shops in the future 🙂   Full Size 8 oz Value $10.00

I just need to show you again how beautiful this bath soak is

Description:  This is a unique blend of Sencha Green tea, the essence of pomegranate and lavender flower. A relaxing blend suitable for anytime of the day. With Dead sea salts, Epsom Salts & Pink Himalayan Salt, which help detoxify your body naturally, and is believed to relieve acne & psoriasis.

These salts may also be effective in balneotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Balneotherapy is the treatment of medical conditions by bathing in naturally occurring heated (thermal) mineral water. It is an ancient practice and has been used throughout history as a general tonic and for treating many diseases. The minerals are absorbed while soaking, stimulating blood circulation.

Ingredients:  sea salt, magnesium sulfate, pink himalayan salt, camillia sinensis, lavandula agustfolia (lavender) buds, essence of pomegranate, flowers


Herbal Bliss Co hit a home run with this box!  Everything is amazing in June’s box ~ I love all of the products and am very excited about each one of them!   I cannot pick a favorite ~ but I am a foodie, so that strawberry vinegar is going to be used soon 🙂   I paid $22.00 for my box as I am on a 3 month-subscription and received a value of over $41.90. I think this is the highest box value I have received from Herbal Bliss and the quality of this box really reflects that!

Do you subscribe to Herbal Bliss? If not, why AREN’T YOU?   Are you interested in this subscription and what products do you want to try out?

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