Unboxing October 2015 Herbal Bliss Co

Wow ~ I had no idea my October Herbal Bliss had already shipped out!   I hope this means that Julie, the owner of Herbal Bliss, is feeling better🙂 and that she finally has some much needed helpers!!  I really love this subscription and I hope more people “discover” them, as they keep getting better and better.    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

Dirtyface Soap Company Lemongrass/Peppermint Vegan Glycerin Soap with Jojoba Beads  Ohh, this is a beautiful blue-green transparent glycerin soap with darker blue jojoba beads to help exfoliate and moisturize.   The beads are bio-degradable and the soap smells fantastic!  I can smell its rich, sharp minty-lemongrass scent even thru the wrapping.  This dome shaped soap is hand crafted in Oregon, along the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.  They use the finest quality o plant and vegetable oils as well as essential/fragrance oils  This particular soap is not on their website, so it might be a brand new or exclusive to Herbal Bliss!  Full Size 3 oz RV $5.95  


The Herb Bar Nail and Cuticle Oil    My nails and nail bed get really beat up because I am not lady-like at all when it comes to working with my hands ~ so I do go thru cuticle creams, oils, sticks, etc quite quickly.  This is one expensive cuticle oil!  The initial scent is quite pungent, but it does dry down to a nice woodsy scent.   This is actually a pretty good anti-fungal and healing oil, as it has antiseptic, anti-fungal properties as well as astringent and moisturizing properties.  Full Size 1/4 oz RV $9.00

Only four ingredients in this oil

Ylang Ylang helps prevents infections and quickens healing process by supressing microbial growth and will disinfect wounds.  Ylang Ylang can protect your skin from bacteria, virus and fungus infections from settling into your wounds.  Since the cuticle bed can be damaged and is suspect to stress and wounds, this is an important ingredient

Cypress oils are an astringent and will cause your skin around your nail bed to contract and tighten up loose skin around your nails.  It is also an antiseptic, so it helps treat wounds. Cypress has styptic properties, so if you cut your cuticle or nail bed, applying this will help stop the blood flow.

Spikenard helps to cure any ailments caused by fungal infections as it contains anti-fungal properties.  It has powerful antibacterial properties and not only works on the skin to treat bacterial infections, but it can also stop the growth inside the body.  This is a popular herbal medicinal remedy for athlete’s foot.   I think this is the pungent scent I initially smell as it is described as earthy and soil-like.

Jojoba oil is a common oil to use as a base, as it normally doesn’t have any harmful reactions from usage.  It is used for its moisturizing and emollient properties and it contains many vitamins and minerals ~ vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium ~ to help heal and protect your skin.  It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties so it, along with the other 3 ingredients, all work to keep your nail bed free from infection.


Jacq’s Organics Le Soliel Candle I took a quick whiff of this candle as I was worried about the jasmine, but quite honestly, this is a very light, delicately scented candle and what I could smell was the ginger and some citrus.  I am very pleased with that!  This hand-poured candle is made with 100% natural soy wax, with a cotton wick and a propriety blend of essential oils, that have notes of ginger, neroli, jasmine (can’t smell it), Haitian vetiver and more.  It doesn’t contain any  artificial fragrances,  DEA,  parabens or chlorine  This comes in a nice recyclable glass jar with a matte silver-tone screw top lid.  The 4 oz has a burn time of 15 to 20 hours.  Natural Soy wax and proprietary essential oil blend. In a recyclable glass. Burns for up to 30-40 hours.  Vegan and cruelty free.     4 oz RV $12.00

Description: Start your day with sweet floral and citrus notes with a hint of woods inspired by the Caribbean. “Le Soleil” means the sun in French. Feel free to light the candle at the beginning of the day or just to indulge your scenes throughout the day.




Con’Olio Oils & Vinegars Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil This is a wonderful buttery smooth, garlic-lemon herbal oil.  I used it for my dinner last night, tossing it in some pasta with just some shaved Parmesan cheese, cracked pepper and salt.  Very lovely and I am interested in trying the fennel salad recipe that they recommend!   Deluxe Size 60 mL RV $4.99  

Description:  Gremolata is a traditional Italian herb condiment consisting of fresh lemon zest, minced garlic, Italian flat leaf parsley and a hint of mint. 

  • COMPLEMENTS: Fish, pasta, pork, veal, bread, potatoes
  • BALSAMIC PAIRINGS: Sicilian Lemon & Grapefruit White, Maple, Peach, Raspberry, Tangerine, 12 yr & 18 yr
  • IDEAS: Brush on any fish after baking; Drizzle over wedge potatoes and roast; Toss with pasta, tomatoes, grated cheese and grilled chicken

From Con’Olios   Shaved Fennel Salad with Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil

Starwest Botanicals Satori Vocal Rescue At first, when I saw this bottle, I thought it was a facial oil or serum ~ but then I saw the words “vocal rescue” on the bottle and had to read more about this.  This is a throat spray that doesn’t taste yucky candy-fake sweet or icky medical.  It has a pleasant minty taste, with a hint of sweet.   This will be fantastic with the cold season coming up ~ I always lose my voice and it is funny to track its progression.  I have a loud booming voice and when I start to loose it, it becomes a  Demi Moore raspy voice and then it is gone.   My friends, family and co-workers find it amusing (I know they do) as they can finally talk without me butting in!!  haha  I also know when I have to do presentations or long meetings, my voice is hoarse, so this is good to have.  I have tried over the counter throat sprays and I hate the taste of them.   This one is very nice.  And what a unique product in a sub box!  I have never had a throat spray before :)    Full Size 1 oz RV $11.45 

Description: Formulated as a refreshing liquid, Satori™ Vocal Rescue provides a positive response to the effects of pollution, dryness, smoke and simple over-use. All natural formulation of the highest quality botanicals, extracted to enhance their soothing, healing effects!People who require the utmost vocal comfort and clarity possible will benefit from regular use of Satori™ Vocal Rescue, as will all people who simply want to pamper and protect their throats naturally. One of the best ways to keep your voice clear and smooth is to moisten your throat and vocal cords! Attractively packaged in a 1 oz clear glass bottle, with convenient spray top.

Directions: Shake well, spray 3-6 times in mouth as desired.

Ingredients: Organic spearmint leaf, echinacea purpurea root, organic stevia leaf, osha root, organic safflower, honeysuckle flowers, orchid root, peppermint oil, vegetable glycerine, organic alcohol (15%), and water. (450 sprays)

Great curated box this month ~ from the minty products of the soap and throat spray, to a great cuticle healing oil, lovely candle and a yummy-tasty oil, I really enjoyed October’s box!  I really loved the oil and throat spray, as the latter was an unexpected surprise!   The soap smells fantastic too and I bet it will feel nice, cool and refreshing when I use it.  I paid $20.00 for my box, as I am on a 6 month subscription and received a value of over $43.00 ~ most excellent for eco-friendly, artisan crafted herbal based sub box😀

Do you subscribe to Herbal Bliss?  Once again, I hope that more people sign up for their service, as I do believe they select unique products that are all based on herbs.   Are you interested in this subscription and what products do you want to try out?


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