Aromatherapy is something that I’ve always been interested in, and I’ve dabbled with making some of my own beauty products over the years using things like essential oils. Some of my results have been better than others though, which may be one of the reasons why Aroma Box instantly appealed to me when I first read about it online.
Aroma Box are a subscription box that sends you a package of aromatherapy goodies every month, so that you can use them to make your very own products at home. The box contains a variety of items such as Essential Oils, Hydrolats, Carrier Oils, Base Products and more, plus there’s an easy to follow recipe booklet which sets out at least three different aromatherapy products that you can make. It’s perfect for anyone who is brand new to aromatherapy, but also great for those who are more experienced or perhaps even work as qualified aromatherapists, due to the contents of each box being worth at least £30 – it’s an ideal way to stock up on your essentials!
January’s Aroma Box has a detoxing theme to it and I was very excited to get stuck in when it arrived! The box came beautifully presented with ribbon and lots of paper cushioning strips to protect the products. Inside, I found a range of aromatherapy treats:-
- 50ml Grapeseed Carrier Oil
- 10ml Lemon Essential Oil
- 10ml Peppermint Essential Oil
- 10ml Juniper Berry Essential Oil
- 50ml Rosemary Hydrolat
- 50g Fullers Earth
- 50ml Base Face and Body Scrub
- 2 x 50ml Plastic Bottles
- 1 x Topaz Jar
- Adhesive Labels
- Recipe Booklet
Recipe no.1: Elimination Massage Oil
The first product that I made was an Elimination Massage Oil which called for 40ml Grapeseed Carrier Oil, 3 drops of Juniper Essential Oil, 2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and 1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil. I poured everything into a bowl and gave it a good mix, before transferring it into one of the plastic bottles and attaching the label to the front.
Grapeseed Carrier Oil is a brilliant natural oil to use to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, and this Massage Oil smells so good! I’ve used it a couple of times so far and really like it – it makes my skin feel so soft and nourished afterwards.
Recipe no.2: Detoxifying Face Mask
The next recipe was for a Detoxifying Face Mask and this was a little trickier to make. I used 40g Fullers Earth, 20ml Rosemary Hydrolat, 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. First, I put the Fullers Earth into a bowl and then added the Rosemary Hydrolat, mixing the two together until they were blended thoroughly. I then added the essential oils and transferred it into the plastic topaz jar.
It has a traditional earthy scent to it, but this was made much nicer by the essential oils, though I’m not sure if I got the consistency right as I felt like I added too much of the Fullers Earth, despite measuring it out beforehand. It was quite thick and pastey, so I added a little more of the Rosemary Hydrolat before I applied it to my face. It did an excellent job of clearing out some clogged pores and blackheads!
Recipe no.3: Cleansing Body Scrub
The third and final product that I made from this box was a beautiful Cleansing Body Scrub and I’m so pleased with how this turned out! To make it, I used 40ml Base Face & Body Scrub, 3 drops of Juniper Berry Essential Oil, 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and 2ml of Grapeseed Carrier Oil.
I mixed everything together and tried to transfer it to the plastic bottle as instructed, but found this too small and fiddly, so I decided to scoop out the remaining Face & Body Scrub, add it to this blended mixture and then put everything back into the original plastic topaz jar – so much easier! I loved the texture of this and happily used it in the shower this morning, which made my skin feel so soft and smooth afterwards – lovely stuff!