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Product Review :: Essential Oils Storage Box #anjinaturals

Product Review :: Essential Oils Storage Box #anjinaturals

Essential Oils Wooden Storage Case – Holds Up to 74 Bottles – Large Capacity Box with Customizable Slots – Bonus Color-Coded Bottle Cap Stickers and 25 pips


Nice case with plenty of room!

Please note, I received this case for free but all opinions expressed in the following review are my own. 

essential oils storage boxI love working with essential oils and have acquired a fairly large collection. My favorites I keep on my bedside vanity with my diffuser, but I have others stored all over the place. I have wanted one of these storage cases for a very long time now because it is frustrating to have to look for the bottle you want and not be able to find it! I like to keep my things organized and this is the perfect case to do it with.

Advantages:

Able to hold 68 (5-15 ml) Essential Oil Bottles and 6 (10ml) roller bottles

Case is divided with a wooden grid to keep each oil in its place. 

Box comes with a secure latch to prevent accidental spills

Bonus materials include 25 pipettes, aromatherapy eBook on a cd, and a pack of colored sticker labels

essential oils storage box

Disadvantages:

When the box arrived, the wooden grid of squares for each oil was jammed into the box and was too big, making it stick up at an odd angle. My husband had to remove the grid and sand one of the sides to make it fit. 

One of the slats was broken, but my husband was able to glue it and fix it. 

essential oils storage boxOther Highlights:  This box is made of white pine and comes unfinished so you can customize it to fit your needs. Right away my husband had plans for this, he is going to spray stain it in a rich mahogany color. I am also going to place some felt in the bottom of the box and under the lid. Now, of course, you don’t have to do any of this. You can use it exactly the way it comes. This just gives you the option of making your box more decorative or fancy if you would like to. 

Other ideas you could use to dress it up would be painting it or even using decoupage to dress it up in your favorite theme. 

This box wouls be useful to store other things besides essential oils. Right away my son thought it would be perfect for his Lego people.  It would actually for any kind of small collection. Any person that is into crafts could find a myriad of uses for it. Jewelry making is a hobby that comes to mind. 

Recommendation:

I love this box and will undoubtedly get a lot of use from it. I do feel the quality control could have been better. This should have never shipped to a customer like it did with the grid not fitting and a slat that was broken. If I didn’t have someone familiar with woodworking to fix it for me, I might have sent it back.

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Product Review :: Relaxing Sleep Tea #RelaxingSleepTea

Product Review :: Relaxing Sleep Tea #RelaxingSleepTea

Relaxing Sleep Tea – 2 Sizes – Herbal Bedtime Calming Aid – Helps Insomnia and Anxiety – Peaceful Mind and Body – Organic Superior Quality by Cuppa Magic


 

Refreshing sleep with the benefits of aromatherapy, I love the way this smells!

 

I love anything natural that can improve my lifestyle. I deal with numerous health issues so anything that can help me that doesn’t have to be prescribed I am all for! Due to back problems and chronic pain, I have a difficult time sleeping. I can fall asleep in a heartbeat but can’t stay asleep due to the pain. This cuppa magic tea is just the thing I have needed.

Advantages:

#relaxingsleeptea #cuppamagic*  Natural ingredients
*  Smells heavenly
*  Tastes great
*  Helps me sleep longer
*  Beneficial for so many things besides sleep
*  Individually packaged, no measuring needed
*  Package is resealable
* I have been studying natural ingredients for the last year and I have learned that the things they claim their ingredients help, actually do!

Disadvantages:

* None, I love it and it works.

I especially love the way this tea tastes and smells. I love tea anyway, I have always loved the tea ceremonies of Japan and the countless mystery novels I have read set in the Golden Age of England have instilled it in me. There is a science to the perfect cuppa. Having this pre-measured in individual packages takes the science out of it. All that you have to do is add water at your preferred temperature and let it steep, I let mine steep for just under 10 minutes so that I can enjoy the aromatherapy of it. If the tea is too strong for you, you can add some milk that has been slightly warmed, try some honey or sugar, or even just not let it steep for as long.

There is a strong scent of the orient in this tea, that probably comes from the Ginger and Saffron combined with Spearmint. It reminds me of the scent of Singapore that I used to love so much when I traveled more. It is a light floral scent that once you smell it, you will instantly recognize it. I don’t think that many people realize just how powerful a scent can be, I have no doubt that the aromatherapy effects of this tea no doubt help to put you in the right mood for a relaxing nights sleep.

It is important to have a routine built around sleep and preparing for bed. This is the perfect thing to add to your routine. You should drink this at least an hour before you go to bed to give it a chance to get into your system. I don’t think that I will ever sleep all night again because of my pain, but the sleep that I do experience after drinking this is a deeper sleep that leaves me more refreshed.

Ingredient List With Benefits: (provided by Cuppa Magic)

Chamomile: stress & sleep disorders – gastrointestinal disorders including ulcers – menstrual pain – reducing rashes, pimples & scars

Ginger Root: stomach upsets, indigestion & nausea – fight infections – lower cholesterol – improve brain function

Saffron: promote learning & memory – cell formation & repair – maintain blood pressure – disease prevention

Licorice: heal ulcers – relieve pain & stress – calm liver inflammation – PMS

#cuppamagicFennel Seeds: reduce toxic effect of alcohol – digestive disorders – as appetite suppressant – cough & phlegm problems

Rose Buds: clear toxins from internal organs – prevent infections – fight depression & bring inner peace – clear acne & moisturize the skin

Spearmint: improve circulation & reduce stress on blood vessels – fresh breath – nervous strain & fatigue – hormonal balance

Rose Hips: reduces pain, stiffness & joint inflammation – respiratory problems – boost immunity

Lemon Grass: hydrates the skin – eye problems – relax the senses decreasing stress – boost metabolic process aiding digestion

Tulsi Holy Basil: detoxifying & purifying – digestion – relieve headaches – prevent kidney stones by reducing uric acid

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this RELAXING SLEEP TEA – 2 Sizes – Herbal Bedtime Calming Aid – Helps Insomnia and Anxiety – Peaceful Mind and Body – Organic Superior Quality – With Ginger Root – Chamomile – Holy Basil – Saffron on Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised; all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Product Review :: Sandalwood Essential Oil #brooklynbetter

Product Review :: Sandalwood Essential Oil #brooklynbetter


Ultra Pure Sandalwood Essential Oil (Santalum Album) – Brooklyn Botany – East Indian Sandalwood, 100% Pure, 1 fl. oz. Great for Skin, Hair Care, Acne Treatment & Aromatherapy

Sold by Brooklyn Botany


Smells heavenly, makes my skin look great, and makes me feel calm

sandalwood essential oil I have found my new favorite essential oil. Move over Bergamot and Bulgarian Lavender. Sorry Basil. I think this is truly one of the most wonderful things I have smelled in a very long time. I have been wanting to smell Sandalwood for a long time but of course, it is usually out of my price range. This is East Indian Sandalwood though and not from the Australian Sandalwood that is almost non-existant anymore. I am sure that is why this is so reasonably priced. I can’t imagine the Australian smelling any better than this! Sandalwood is used a lot in perfumes, now I know why, it smells so great.

Usually, I prefer flowery scents. This isn’t flowery but it has the soft tones that I love. I think another thing that makes it such a memorable scent is that it actually lasts for a very long time. When I unwrapped the package and opened the bottle I immediately smelled it. That one sniff stayed with me for the longest time. My husband really likes this scent too because he gets so tired of my flowery scents all of the time. I use this a lot in my bedroom diffuser which runs almost all of the time. I often combine it with Jasmine and the smell just takes me back to the times I traveled in Asia. Smell can trigger some powerful memories.

This essential oil is good for so many different things. I have been using it as a moisturizer on my face and added a few drops to the toner that I have made for my own use. In the diffuser or in an aromatherapy necklace, this is said to have a very calming effect. That is always something good to have constantly being diffused throughout the room.

sandalwood essential oil colorI think some people immediately get upset that some essential oils are not as expensive as they expect them to be. I for one am thrilled this is at a reasonable price point because that means I can order some more when I use all of this. My skin looks better and my mood is better. It smells fantastic. Those three reasons are enough for me to be convinced that this oil really is what it says it is. If I get the opportunity to ever try the Australian Sandalwood I will be sure to update this review with my thoughts on the comparison between that and this Indian Sandalwood.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this Ultra Pure Sandalwood Essential Oil (Santalum Album) – Brooklyn Botany – East Indian Sandalwood, 100% Pure, 1 fl. oz. Great for Skin, Hair Care, Acne Treatment & Aromatherapy on Amazon and received it for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised; all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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