Monday, December 21, 2015

Simply Earth Peppermint Essential Oil Review

            Hey folks! By now most of you probably know how much I like and try to use essential oils. We mostly use them in our homemade bath and body products, but I've been trying to get better about using them for other things as well, like getting rid of colds quicker, helping with headaches, etc.
             Naturally, I was excited to try out a new brand that I hadn't used before: Simply Earth.
Simply Earth specializes in essential oils, as well as deodorizers and air and fabric fresheners. (All at affordable prices too!) “Simply Earth is a small, eco-friendly, purpose-driven, family company. We donate 13% of the profit from every product purchased to organizations that are rehabilitating trafficking victims because the average age of these beautiful woman is 13 years old.” Pretty awesome, right? Not only are you helping support a small business and purchasing something you need at an affordable price, but you're helping others out too!

            I recently had the chance to try out Simply Earth's Peppermint essential oil. Now, truth be told, I'm usually not a fan of peppermint, but I had some plans for trying it out. And, now that I've been using it, the smell is actually kind of growing on me!
            First of all, peppermint seems to remind a lot of people of Christmas-time, so it was the perfect scent to try out in our liquid soap for this time of year! Although I was leery to try peppermint soap out myself since, again, it's not my fave, it was kind of a nice change. We usually alternate between our jasmine, cedarwood-patchouli, and lemongrass soap, which are all nice and earthy, so the “in your face” scent of peppermint was invigorating. I definitely recommend it for helping to wake you up in the morning!

            I took my husband's idea of having cotton pads with essential oils on the air vents to make the house smell better to our bathroom. On top of our house sitting vacant for over a year before we moved in, the bathroom off of our bedroom has terrible ventilation. So, it gets a little musty smelling in there still and quite frankly grosses me out because I'm pregnant and I smell EVERYTHING. Anyways...
            I put a few drops of the Simply Earth peppermint essential oil on a cotton pad and put it on top of the towel storage thing to help the bathroom smell better. It definitely smells a LOT better and I only have to put a few drops on the pad every few days. It's pretty potent and lasts awhile! (I actually went a little overboard the first time and you could smell it as soon as you walked in the house...The door is on the opposite side of the house from our bathroom. O.o)
            I also meant to try this out on spiders, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Huh? That's right. It's said that peppermint essential oil is supposed to help rid and keep away spiders. Funny story: I was at my mom's house sitting in a recliner and a big spider crawled down one of the arms and disappeared inside of the chair. (How many of you have the heebie jeebies already?) My husband put her peppermint EO on a cotton ball and through it under the chair (with the foot rest up) and I swear to you that sucker came running out less than five seconds later! Lol
            So, whether you're looking for a festive, clean smell for your house or trying to keep spiders away, I definitely recommend Simply Earth's Peppermint essential oil! Many essential oils are super pricey (some for good reason), and that's another thing I love about Simply Earth: you can't beat the price to quality ratio! Plus, I feel like more people will be willing to try them out that want to because they're not $40 a bottle!
            To see all of the essential oils Simply Earth offers, be sure to visit their website. You can stay up-to-date with them on a multitude of social media websites as well: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Disclaimer: I received this product through Tomoson in return for my honest review. No other compensation was received and my opinions may differ from your own.

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