This month’s theme is perfect ~New Beginnings! All of these oils are designed to help inspire and renew your energies for the new year. Herb Stop has started to add whether their oil is safe to use in foods as well with the Food Chemical Code Index ~ if yes, it is safe to add in food. 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.
Nutmeg (myristica fragrans) Pure Essential Oil Nutmeg is used to help with aches and pains and its warm scent also helps with your emotions and gives a feeling of self love and commitment. The scent straight up from the bottle is more dank and earthy, but once I put it in a diffuser, it does smell more like the spice that I remember. Mixed with lavender and added to a warm foot bath, this will have a lovely warming and relaxing effect. This is 100% pure, natural and vegan, bottled in the USA. 5 mL RV $7.00
Description: Traditionally used for arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, relieving digestive problems, such as flatulence, indigestion, and nausea, bacterial infections, nervous fatigue, frigidity and impotence.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) Essential Oil. FCC.
- Origin: India
- Parts Used: Seeds
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Food Chemical Codex: Yes, but not recommended
Fir Balsam (abies balsamea ) Pure Essential Oil This smells just like when you crush pine needles in your hand ~ sharp, full of a crisp, refreshing pine scent. This oil is another muscle reliever for aches and pains and it also helps with decongesting your upper respiratory system. Add fir, lavender and spruce to your diffuser to invoke a wintry warm atmosphere! 100% natural and vegan, bottled in the USA. 5 mL RV $4.60
Description: Traditionally used as an antidepressant, expectorant, analgesic, antiseptic, tonic and stimulant. In massage oil it stimulates circulation and relieves muscle aches and pains. Fir encourages protection, grounding, compassion, clarity, strength and inner unity.
Ingredients: 100% pure Abies balsamea (Fir Balsam) Essential Oil.
- Origin: Canada
- Parts Used: Needles
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Food Chemical Codex: No
New Beginnings Roll On This is very citrusy, bright scent, with lots of grapefruit, lime and lemon in it. I can really smell the tartness of grapefruit in this roll-on ~ it is very uplifting and invigorating. Use this roll on first thing in the morning to help you get a good start on the day. 100% natural and vegan and made in the USA by The Herb Stop. Full Size RV $16.95
Description: New Beginnings is made with essential oils that are know for helping you keep promises and be loyal to yourself. The carefully selected essential oils are known to inspire, ground, focus, uplift and create unity between your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. Keep those promises, whatever they may be.
Suggested Use: Massage a small amount of oil onto the wrists, bottoms of the feet or simply inhale. Avoid sensitive areas such as the eyes and mouth.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Essential Oils of Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Bergamot, Rosemary and Lime in a base of Pure Golden Jojoba Oil.
Bergamot (citrus bergamia) Pure Essential Oil Bergamot isn’t as bright or citrus smelling as a tangerine, grapefruit, lime or lemon ~ instead it has a darker citrus scent to it, which is why it is a popular oil to add in unisex perfumes. You can make your own Earl Grey tea, by adding 5 to 15 drops to 2 cups of black, green or white tea leaves. Store in an airtight container and use whenever you want some Earl Grey tea! I love that Herb Stop is adding a “blends well” section at their store and I will include it in my unboxings if available. Another 100% natural, non-GMO and vegan/vegetarian oil, bottle in the USA by Herb Stop. 5 mL RV $6.05
Description: This citrus oil comes from the peel of a small, pear-shaped Italian fruit, which was named after the town of Bergamo in Italy. Used as a flavoring agent in Earl Grey tea. Traditionally used to reduce inflammation, enhance immunity and cool a fever. * This relaxing, refreshing and uplifting oil is commonly used for anxiety, nervous tension and depression.* Emotionally, Bergamot may bring freshness and joy, lifting one out of stagnation.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) Essential Oil. Bergaptene-Free
- Origin: Italy (Calabria)
- Parts Used: Peels
- Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
- Food Chemical Codex: Yes
- Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Orange, Sandalwood, Vetivert, Ylang Ylang
Herb Stop also included an “Meditation & Prayer Blend” recipe which uses all of the oils in this month’s box. Use 30 drops bergamot, 7 drops nutmeg, 5 drops fir balsam. Optional are 10 drops lavender and 8 drops frankincense. Blend all the oils together in a glass bottle and shake well. Add 5 drops of your blend to a hot bowl of water just prior to your practice and place near your place of meditation and prayer ~ or anytime you just need to relax. 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 ABJ17
This is a great box for me ~ two citrus scents, one woodsy, pine scent and another spice scent ~ three of my favorite scent types. I really love the roll-on and I am also more and more impressed with Herb Stop’s commiment to adding more information on their website as well as giving me the wonderful info card each month. I paid $19.99 for this and received a value of over $34.00, 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!
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[ all descriptions in italics from Herb Stop. Blog post contains affiliate link ]