Essential Oil Sampler Kit - New to using essential oils? This kit contains 1/2 ounce samples by volume (.3-.6 ounces by weight) of each of the following oils:
NOTE: Due to a low-flashpoint product, this kit will ship Ground Only regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout. It cannot be shipped outside the lower 48 U.S. states or by USPS.
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I gave this sampler three stars because the oils basically smell the same, and my anise essential oil arrived to me frozen (I am not sure whether or not to heat it up because I don't want to lose any of the benefits). I was hoping for more variety, as there are several minty and citrus oils. I am at a standstill as far as the oil being frozen, because that one is my favorite!
I really liked the starter pack as I am a newbie in soap making. The litsea was my favorite, I received a sample of vanilla rosewood at first I didn't like it, the smell I guess just took me by surprise not sure whether to leave it as is or blend it with something else. I agree with the other reviews their is a lot of mint, that was the first thing I smelled before I opened the box.
This is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of essential oils. I agree with some of the other reviewers on wanting different samplers sets. I make lip balms and hand creams and prefer using EO to fragrance/flavor oils due to being more natural, and some of the EO in this set can't be used in the lip balms and others (like the Fir Needle) just wouldn't work in either (personally I don't want to smell like a pine tree.) It would be great if there were a set geared towards beauty products or even just another set for another option, like a best of EO, all the most popular EOs.
Positive--samples are a generous size for the price.
Negative--there really are basically two notes in this sampler: citrus or mint.
If that's what you're interested in, then this is an acceptable sampler. If not, then this is somewhat disappointing. I should have listened to the other reviewers before purchasing.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Mel! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this kit. We love the selection in this sampler as an introduction to our staple essential oils. We have tons of other Essential Oils offered in smaller sizes you can experiment with and find your favorites!
I love being able to try samples of products that I am uncertain I would like. Having to buy large quantities at a substantial cost is something I shy away from when the risk is I won't like the product. This is a really smart thing BB has done because now I am coming back to buy large bottles of the majority of the sample oils. The only thing that bothers me about this collection is the same thing another reviewer mentioned - all the bottles are filled to different amounts when it is stated they are sold by volume not weight. Annoying but not a deal breaker.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Tina! I'm so glad you love our Essential Oil Sampler! Though I'm sorry your bottles were filled to different levels. You're right! They should all be filled by volume to the same height. I will email you personally to resolve this issue.
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