Unboxing July 2016 Herbal Bliss Co

I did renew my Herbal Bliss subscription for another 6 months ~ and that is rare that I sub to a box on an extended period.  This is just a testament to how much I adore this subscription service.  Herbal Bliss is a unique eco-friendly subscription service, as their whole theme is around providing herbal products ~ samples, full sized ~  from artisan crafted companies around the USA.   Their monthly lifestyle box will contain 5 items that could be culinary, health, beauty, aromatherapy and more.

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. (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!




Pickle Creek Herbs Blueberry Lemon Thyme Infused Balsamic Vinegar  Last year, I received a Strawberry Basil Balsamic vinegar from Pickle Creek and I am glad to see that this brand came back, because that vinegar was yummy.  This is their Blueberry Lemon Thyme, which sounds amazing.  And it is amazing ~ I couldn’t help myself and opened it for a taste.  I can really taste the lemon and blueberries with the tart vinegar.  Pickle Creek Herbs, located in Brighton, Iowa, also suggests that you can use this on fruit salads, fruit dips and marinades ~ I think this would be great reduced and used as a topping for ice cream.   Deluxe Size 2 oz Value $4.50

Description:  The interplay of blueberries, balsamic vinegar, and lemon thyme creates a complex flavor that is just fun to taste. I could drink this one straight from the bottle! We infuse balsamic vinegar with Iowa blueberries 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 fruit salads; Marinades & sauces; Dipping; Fruit dips

Ingredients (part Iowa): Balsamic vinegar, blueberries (Iowa), sugar, thyme (from our farm)


Terra Firma Botanicals Green Star Oil With Vitamin E   This is an oil that can be used to moisturize, soften and also heal wounds.  It contains eight herbs in a base of cold pressed olive oil and vitamin E, both are excellent moisturizers and have antioxidant properties.

  1. Calendula (marigold) is an anti-inflammatory and helps  with wound healing, as well as soothin and softening skin. 
  2. St John’s Wort is also an anti-inflammatory and contains flavonoids to help soothe, heal and protect your skin as well helping fight off blemishes and healing them as it has antibacterial and anti fungal properties. 
  3. Comfrey contains a high level of allantoin, which helps with new skin cellular growth, promoting turnover, so your skin looks fresh and youthful.   It also prevents inflammation
  4. Mullein is antiseptic, antibacterial,  anti-inflammatory and soothes skin, while softening it.
  5. Elder is known to help treat irritated skin. 
  6. Chickweed helps soothe and remove toxins, while healing your skin.
  7. Plantain is skin healing herb that soothes and reduces inflammation.  It also has antioxidants and can help with reducing blemishes.
  8. Balm of Gilead offers soothing relief from sunburns, irritations and pain, while moisturizing your skin.  

I get a lot of healing salves but never a healing oil!  This smells very herbal-green and has a yellowish-green hue to it, but it absorbs into my skin without discoloration.   Even though it is an oil, it absorbs quickly without a greasy residue.  1 oz RV $9.00

Ingredients: Certified organically grown, cold-pressed olive oil, vitamin E and the following certified organically grown and respectfully harvested herbs: Calendula, St. John’s Wort, Comfrey, Mullein, Elder, Chickweed, Plantain, Balm of Gilead.

elizabeth W Cucumber Bag of Salts   Last month, Herbal Bliss had elizabeth W Cucumber Soothing Salve in our box and this month, elizabeth W makes another appearance  ~ this time in some cooling cucumber bath salts.  Made in San Fransisco in small batches,  these salts are full of minerals and plant extracts that will help soothe and restore your body while you soak in a bath scented with pure essence of cucumber.  I did sniff at the salts, and I smell more of a fresh floral note than cucs, but it is very nice and green floral scent.   Full Size 1 pound RV $14.00

Description: Immerse yourself in a warm, soothing bath.  As the natural salts and minerals soften the water, sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing aroma. Refreshing, crisp, light, fruity. Pure essence of cucumber creates a scent that is cool, clean, softly sweet and easy to wear.

Ingredients: sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, escscholtzia californica (California Poppy) flower/leaf/stem extract 

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent   This is an EPA-registered, plant based insect repellent whose active ingredient comes from Eucalyptus citriodora tree leaves.  This is the only plant based ingredient that is recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to repeal mosquitoes.  This is very pungent and does smell like a citrus eucalyptus. This is DEET free and will repeal mosquitoes, which may carry the West Nile, Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika and other viruses carried by mosquitoes, except malaria.  As it is DEET free, it won’t harm or stain your gear or clothing.  It is flammable, however, as it contains 45% ethanol, so do not use around flames.   4 oz RV $9.16

Directions: To repel insects, apply to exposed skin and clothing. For best results, spread evenly with hand to moisten all exposed skin. Do not spray directly on face. To apply to face, dispense on palm of hand and spread on face and neck. Reapply once as needed. Do not apply more than twice per day. 

Active Ingredients: Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus* 30.0%   Other Ingredients 70.0%   Total 100.00%   *Approx. 65% p-menthane-3,8-dio SDS information (click here)


AromafloriA Aroma Remedy Salt Glow Body Scrub  I have been slowly reviewing my body scrubs and now I have a new one to try out.   This is made with mineral salts, eucalyptus and  green sea clay (kaolin), along with glycerin, to help moisturize your skin.

  • Eucalyptus   Anti-inflammatory, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial
  • Green Sea Clay  Clarifying, soothing, detoxifying
  • Seaweed Extract   Anti-aging, hydrating, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, cleansing

I wanted to show the salt crystals in the scrub, so the photo on the left is under a bright flash.  The photo on the right is under normal lighting and that is the shade of the scrub ~ more of an light olive green.

This is not a foaming scrub, but the salt crystals melt away when I add water and massage it into my skin, buffing away dry skin cells.  This scrub left my skin hydrated and not dry.  It has a wonderful scent of eucalyptus and it is very spa like.  This is a huge tube too ~ it is 100% vegan, cruelty free, eco-friendly and biodegradable.  It is also free from sulfates, parabens, phthalate and preservatives.   12 oz tube RV $14.00

Description:Our Eucalyptus Body Scrub will detoxify and remove impurities leaving your body feeling soft and smooth. Organic Eucalyptus Oils vaporizes in the steam to help you breath better. Preservative Free!  Gently rubbing the skin in circular motions with a salt scrub removes dead skin cells in a process known as exfoliation. Layers of dead skin cells can make the skin look dry and flaky; exfoliation with a salt or scrub reveals the moist, shiny skin hidden underneath. Exfoliation helps prevent ingrown hairs, allows moisturizer to penetrate more easily, and gives skin a rosy glow. Use before self-tanning products.   Get a boost from essential oils that help the mind unwind and support the body’s natural resilience so it can heal.

Ingredients: maris sal (ancient sea salt),  magnesium sulfate,  water, aqueous infusions of eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) oil*,  glycerin, C14-16 olefin sulfonate,  fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack/seaweed) extract, chondrus crispus (seaweed), xanthan gum, kaolin (green sea clay), mica (and) titanium dioxide (and) iron oxides and ferric ferrocyanide, CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77510 *Certified Organic

Another fab-fantastic month from Herbal Bliss.  Julie has really lined up some fantastic vendors and the box contents are amazing. One of the reasons why I love this sub so much are the scents ~ yes, shallow ~ but true.  This is all herbs, baby and I love it.  A great body scrub this month that is very invigorating and wakes you up, sweetly fresh scented bath salts (ONE POUND!) and a great healing oil for your skin, full of soothing and traditional herbal extracts.  The bug spray is always handy and has a great scent and finally, the amazingly wonderful Pickle Creek Herbs vinegar in Blueberry Lemon Thyme ~ so delicious and tasty.   Once again I ask, if you aren’t subscribed to Herbal Bliss, why aren’t you??   I paid $17.00  for my box, as I am on a 6 month subscription with one of their promo codes  (you should follow me on IG, as I posted the code over the Fourth of July weekend!) and received a $50.00 value😀

Do you subscribe to Herbal Bliss?  Are you interested in this subscription and what products do you want to try out?


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2 thoughts on “Unboxing July 2016 Herbal Bliss Co

    1. it is a really great sub – if you are interested in reading their past boxes – I have a category for Herbal Bliss in the pull down to the right ->> They keep getting better & better, imho!


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