This week, the 2017 Herb & Essential Oil Super Bundle is for sale, and you may be hearing a lot about this bundle from some of your favorite bloggers.
I’ve been buying bundles from Ultimate Bundles for several years now, and each year, I change up how I use the bundles in order to get the most value from them.
Today, I’d like to share my top 10 picks from this year’s bundle as well as how I go about getting the most value from the bundle as well. I’ll be sharing what I plan on studying here and there over the course of the next year as well.
My Top 3 High-Value Bundle Favorites
In order to get the most from these bundles, I like to pick 2-3 high-value items from the bundle to focus my learning on during the coming year. These high-value products are usually in the form of an e-course, and I’ve found them extremely helpful in pushing me forward with my natural living goals. Below are my top 3 high-value favorites from this year’s bundle
1. DIY Herbal Apothecary: Your Blueprint to Reconstruct Your Medicine Cabinet by Christine Dalziel ($197.00 value)
DIY Herbal Apothecary is the blueprint to reconstruct your medicine cabinet with nourishing, health-building, handcrafted herbal remedies. Learn how to use herbs safely and effectively for everyday complaints and restore your self-reliance and confidence. This e-course covers common complaints that people fill their medicine cabinets to solve. You’ll learn the best herbs for first aid, pain relief, digestive remedies, herbal remedies for cold and flu as well as which herbs to use to provide all the vitamins and minerals your family needs and to break your chemical vitamin habit.
This course is a strong introduction to herbal remedies with a focus on herbal medicine making, using easily available herbs. You’ll also get a head start on creating a Materia Medica for future study by focusing in-depth on 15 medicinal herbs.
2. Essential Oil Ingestion: An Evidence-Based Approach by Jessie Hawkins ($79.00 value)
While essential oil use transitions from niche to mainstream, the topic of essential oil ingestion still brings about passionate responses from advocates and traditional aromatherapists alike. “Ingestion is perfectly safe!” some advocate, while others warn that ingestion is dangerous and even deadly. Which leaves the enthusiast with a lot of claims but little in the way of substantive evidence.
So which is it? Are they safe to consume? Are they dangerous? Is there an evidence-based balance that addresses both concerns? In this online class, essential oil clinical researcher and PhD candidate Jessie Hawkins walks you through the scientific literature to separate fact from fiction, turning this once highly charged debate into an empowering approach to aromatherapy that you can use in your own home.
3. Herbal Materia Medica Course by Marlene Adelmann ($79.00 value)
One of the most valuable ways to spark the excitement for your herbal studies is by working with your herbal materia medica! By studying plants one herb at a time, you have the opportunity to connect with individual herbs at a meaningful level through in-depth study and experience. The Herbal Materia Medica Course will teach you this simple—yet powerful—study process and help you organize what you are learning into plant monographs. These will be invaluable for future reference and will become a treasured keepsake.
Learn what a materia medica is (if you don’t already know) and follow along with the Herbal Academy’s step-by-step instructions on how to research a plant. This course will equip you with the tools you need to experience and study herbs on your own.
Did Someone Say “Free Bonuses?”
Who doesn’t love bonus products, especially when they’re free?
If I’m honest, many times, no matter how great the actual bundle content is, it’s the bonus products that lead me to buy. They’re always unique and always something I can use, and this year’s bonuses for the Herb & Essential Oil Super Bundle are no different.
This year, there are four different bonus items available when you purchase a copy of the Herb & Essential Oil Super Bundle (3 physical and 1 digital) with a combined value of $107. Every single bonus is free, but you do have to pay shipping which is around $3-6 per product. No matter, with the bundle costing a minimum of $29.97, you’ll get more value from these products than the cost of the entire bundle and shipping combined. This makes it totally worth the cost, in my opinion!
Check out this year’s bundle bonuses and what I think about each of them below.
1. Exclusive package including the Soft Essential Oils Carrying Case for 9 Bottles and a 10 ml bottle of Meditation Blend from Plant Therapy, $22 value (international shipping available).
Plant Therapy is a leading supplier of essential oils and accessories, providing the absolute highest quality essential oils with a commitment to educating customers on their uses, safety, and efficacy. Their products include USDA Certified Organic essential oils, blends, KidSafe Synergies (formulated by Robert Tisserand), carrier oils, diffusers, and more.
Plant Therapy is offering a free soft essential oil carry case (which comes in a variety of colors—your choice) and a free bottle of their Meditation synergy blend. Meditation blends are one of my favorite things to diffuse when I’m reading or writing, and I plan on storing my first aid essential oils for my travel kit in this little carrying case!
2. FREE Leather Wrap Diffuser Bracelet from The Oil Collection, $22 value (shipping to US, FPO, APO).
Enjoy the benefits of diffusing no matter where you are. The Oil Collection specializes in gorgeous custom diffuser jewelry so you can diffuse on the go.
I’m LOVING my diffuser bracelet. It goes with so many different outfits and it’s easy to change oils or combines scents with it. This is one of my favorite bundle bonuses… ever!
3. Lavender Roll-On Bottle (10 mL) from MadeOn Skin Care, $15 value (shipping available to the U.S. and Canada).
MadeOn Skin Care makes it their mission to create the most effective skin care products possible, with as few ingredients necessary to get the job done. With this bonus, MadeOn chose jojoba oil, which plays the role of serum and moisturizes the skin. With added lavender oil, their Lavender Roll-on Bottle is perfect to use as a perfume, a boo-boo oil, or an anti-stress stick.
My kids have already put this roll-on to good use on their many bug bites this year! It goes on easily and smells wonderful. And the best thing is that I don’t have to worry about them using it as it’s safe for all my kids!
4. 1-year digital magazine subscription from Natural Herbal Living, $48 value (digital).
Natural Herbal Living Magazine is an e-zine dedicated to helping you develop a relationship with one herb a month. Each issue focuses on one herb on a deep and intrinsic level: how it works, the constituents, safety considerations, and how several experienced herbalists use it. Each issue includes a detailed herbal monograph, history and mythology, recipes, and clinical uses.
I’ve not looked into this bonus yet, but it sounds like a great way to spend a year getting to know 12 different herbs really well!
7 More Bundle Favorites You’ll Love
Now, even though I’ve already gotten way more out of the bundle than I paid for it, I can still find more value in the lower priced products included. Check out these 7 e-books and e-course that are my favorites from this year’s bundle.
1. Making Herbal Ointments, Salves & Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide by Meagan Visser ($7.99 value)
If you look at my natural medicine cabinet, you’ll find the herbal ointments, salves, and balms make up nearly half of it! Not only are they easy to make, but they work well, have a decent shelf-life, and can be used for many illnesses and injuries. So, of course, I had to include my own updated e-book in this top 10 favorites list because it’s truly one of my favorites.
Making Herbal Ointments, Salves & Balms will give you an overview of the different methods of making herbal ointments, salves & balms as well as detailed instruction on basic & advanced practices. Not only that, but you’ll also learn who will benefit from these preparations, how to use them, how to source quality ingredients, and you’ll get 12 herbal ointment, salve & balm recipes to help you get started.
2. Top 60 Essential Oil Profiles by Lea Harris ($24.98 value)
The more I learn about using essential oils to keep my family healthy, the more I realize how convenient it is to have essential oil profiles on hand for quick and easy access to information about the oils I have in my home. Not only do essential oil profiles tell me how and why an essential oil works the way it does, but it gives me safety and dosing information that can come in handy as well.
If you are frustrated with the lack of accessible safety information and you struggle with remembering–or knowing in the first place–how to use essential oils safely with your family, then this is for you! Get access to the top 60 essential oil profiles from Lea Harris’ personal Evernote notebook, accessible on all your devices.
3. Cancer, Nutrition & Natural Healing eCourse by Sayer Ji ($39.00 value)
I’ve always known that if cancer were to rear its ugly head in my body, I’d approach it from a completely different perspective than the one I was taught about in nursing school. So, when I saw Sayer Ji’s Cancer, Nutrition & Natural Healing e-course included in this bundle, I was super excited to learn more!
This 2-part e-course combines the newest information from whole food nutrition, mind-body medicine, and nutrigenomics. It explores an alternative view of cancer causation, challenges current medical paradigm, and will inspire those who wish to take back control of their health or that of their loved ones. Sayer Ji explores many topics surrounding causation, prevention, natural approaches to cancer, longevity-promoting foods, and essential cancer killers in this powerful e-course.
4. Simple Remedies for Cold and Flu Season by Angi Schneider ($19.95 value)
Two of the most common ailments that send people in search of natural therapies are the common cold and flu viruses. Everyone will experience these viruses at least once in their life (mostly more) so when it comes to approaching these situations from a natural perspective, Angi’s Simple Remedies for Cold and Flu Season e-course can help!
Simple Remedies for Cold and Flu Season is a four-module e-course that will help you prepare healthy remedies for your family in your own kitchen. Each module has video demonstrations and printable recipes. With a few simple ingredients that can be found in your garden, local grocery store or farmer’s market, and a bit of time, you can make time-honored remedies to help you make it through cold and flu season with minimal fuss.
5. Essential Oil Love: A Practical Guide to Getting Started with Essential Oils the Safe and Effective Way by Kristyn Bango ($2.99 value)
I wish I had a guide like this one when I first started using essential oils. I get emails from readers all the time who are new to essential oils but want to know how to use them in their homes for better health. Kristyn’s e-book is great for beginners who are interested in learning more about using essential oils in a safe, accurate way.
Essential Oil Love is designed to help you get started using essential oils in your home. It includes easy to follow recipes and tips for using your essential oils. You will also find safety guidelines, terms to know, proper dilutions for different situations, and a printable dilution chart for easy reference when creating your own blends. If you’re new to essential oils or concerned about oil safety in the home, this guide will have you using them confidently in no time.
6. Organic Skin Care for Natural Beauty: DIY Homemade Organic Skin Care Recipes by Andrea Green ($4.99 value)
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always been kind of lax when it comes to a skin care routine, but the older I get, the more I’m finding that having one is important. With that being said, I’ve kind of become a skin care DIY junkie. I’m constantly searching for recipes that work well for my skin, my routine, and my time and budget, and this e-book doesn’t fail to deliver!
Andrea’s convinced that each of us has the ability to buy simple, inexpensive ingredients and create a skin care routine that works as well as any of the products on the market today. And we can do this without adding any of the ingredients that are harmful to our health. The Organic Skin Care for Natural Beauty e-book includes easy-to-make recipes and skin care routine tips that work with all skin types.
7. How to Host an Essential Oil Make and Take Party by Rachel Zupke ($6.99 value)
Every year, two of my sisters-in-law throw a Mother-Daughter party for their daughters and their friends. They teach the girls lessons about what true beauty is, eat healthy foods, play games, get to know each other better, and do girly things to beautify themselves. One of the things they always do is make a fun skin care DIY they can take home and use later. When I saw Rachel’s How to Host an Essential Oil Make and Take Party e-book, I knew this would be a great resource for them to use at this year’s party!
How to Host an Essential Oil Make and Take Party is just that: a practical, to the point resource to give you everything you need to host a fun and enjoyable make and take event. It includes a shopping list, handouts, and printable label sheets for 3 different self-care products and 9 roller bottle essential oil blends.
A $770 Value For Only $29.97
As you can see, the total value of my top 3 e-course picks is $355. Combine that with the $107 bonus products, and I’m now up to $462. Then tack on the value from my 7 lower-priced picks, and I’m right around $569 value for this bundle.
Now, I paid $29.97 for the bundle and the shipping cost of my products totaled to $15.41. This puts me spending $45.38 for this bundle.
If you do the math, you’ll see that I’ve come out ahead by receiving $523.62 more than what I paid for these products… and that, my friend, was just on 10 of the products. There are $200+ more products in this bundle that I didn’t even mention!
Don’t Forget About My Exclusive Bonus Product
Not only is my Making Herbal Ointments, Salves & Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide included in this bundle, but I’m giving anyone who purchases their bundle through my links my brand new Blending Essential Oils for Beginners Workbook as an exclusive bonus.
This workbook is designed to be used as a companion to my Blending Essential Oils for Beginners blog post. All you have to do is print the workbook off, open the blog post, and work through each step of blending at a time. The workbook will help you keep track of all your oils, potential oil blend combinations, and eventually, the blends you’ll create. It’s beautifully designed, flows well, and will make the process of blending much easier for you.
Check out a preview of my brand new Blending Essential Oils for Beginners workbook below!
This is just my way of saying, “Thank you,” for supporting me and my business.
To get this free Growing Up Herbal exclusive bonus, you’ll need to do two things.
- Purchase your 2017 Herb & Essential Oil Bundle through a Growing Up Herbal link.
- Forward your bundle receipt to meagan (at) growingupherbal (dot) com. Please put “Bundle Receipt” in the subject line.
I will confirm that I’ve received your receipt and that you are on my ledger. Then, after the bundle sale and refund period is over (June 23rd), if your name and email are still on my ledger, I will send you a PDF copy of my Blending Essential Oils for Beginners workbook for FREE!
Please know that in order for the links to properly track you under my name, you’ll need to purchase your bundle immediately after you click a link in this blog post or from one of my emails. If you happen to click a link from someone else promoting this bundle after clicking a GUH link, your purchase will not show up in my ledger, and you will not receive this exclusive bonus, even if you send me a receipt. (I’m sorry if this is an inconvenience for anyone, but it’s the only way I can keep track of who is eligible for the bonus.)