*Organic Aromas sent me a free Essential Oil Difuser as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. The opinions expressed here are my own and I have not been compensated for this post.
I have always enjoyed essential oils.
My mother bought me an essential oil warmer in high school and every night I would burn lavender oil or a relaxing oil blend while I did my homework. This became a habit that lasted through college until my oil burner got lose in a move. I bought a similar warmer last year for my meditation corner but was SO disappointed in the quality.
I also have used essential oils for a long time in my professional life. Being a master esthetician (skincare therapist) has allowed me to understand essential oils on a deeper level than just something that makes my room smell nice. Part of my master esthetics training included a section on aromatherapy so I learned all about the distillation process, how various oils affect our bodies, and most importantly how beneficial essential oils can be in our day to day life.
After this extensive training, essential oils became a big part of how I performed facials.
At the beginning of every facial I would guide my client through 3 deep cleansing breaths while having them breathe in a delicious oil blend for their particular skin type. I would then press into their skin before beginning a double cleanse. At the end of every facial I also had clients do another set of 3 deep breaths while having them inhale peppermint oil. This always signified the facial was over along with helping clients “wake up” and transition back into the real world.
As you can imagine, I was very excited when Organic Aromas offered to send me a free essential oil diffuser so I could once again enjoy the wonderful calming scent of essential oils in my home.
This is my review of their essential oil diffuser.
From the Organic Aromas website:
“The Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser by Organic Aromas offers the most effective dispersal and the most complete rendering of both the natural scent and the therapeutic properties of 100% pure, organic essential oils on the market. This unique device is entirely safe, extremely quiet, makes no mess, requires no heat and does not use any water.
Both beautiful and powerful, this one of a kind aromatherapy instrument is perfect for individuals, professionals and businesses alike. Using nothing but pressurized air and an elegant combination of delicately hand-blown pyrex glass paired with an elegant hand-crafted plantation hardwood base, this nebulizing diffuser is the best choice for those who wish to experience the fantastic aroma and full health value of only pure essential oil.“
More about the diffuser:
- The diffuser needs no water or heat which is best for the quality of the oils.
- The base is 100% solid plantation hardwood and the top is made out of handblown glass. Its shaped like a rain drop and the overall design is very simple but also pretty.
- The diffuser is electric so you will need to have it set up near an electrical socket.
- The diffuser lights up in a variety of colors while it is on which is really pretty but I found a bit annoying. I keep the diffuser in our living room because of this.
- You have the ability to control the volume so it can be undetectable if you need it to be. At it’s loudest setting it is still barely audible. This is very nice if you decide to have the diffuser by your bed or if you had it running in a spa.
- The diffuser runs a specially programmed auto-shut off Usage Cycle where it operates for 2 mins on and for 1 min off. This cycle lasts for 2-hours and then the diffuser shuts off which I really like since I can be a space cadet and not remember to turn things off.
- It is very easy to clean and you are given a pipette to help you clear it out.
I also received a essential oil called “Serenity” to use in my diffuser.
It’s a delightful blend of Cedarwood, Ylang ylang, Lime, and Lavender. Organic Aroma’s website claims that “Serenity is very effective in reducing Insomnia, anxiety, depression and helping to balance the nervous system.” The blend of oils work together to promote relaxation, reduce inflammation, and provide relief from anxiety.
All oils from Organic Aromas are “steam distilled” and pure meaning that there are no solvents or any added chemicals. All of their organic essential oils are certified by the Organic Soil Association of the UK (www.soilassociation.org), which is the UK’s leading organic certifier. The Organic Soil Association of the UK has a strong international reputation and their standards are the most widely used, recognized and trusted organic standards in the UK .
I found the scent of the oil to be VERY relaxing and I loved having the scent wafting through our house whenever I have the nebulizer on. I found that the essential oil pours out very quickly and so you should be aware of this when you are first pour the Organic Aroma essential oil blend into your diffuser. You are only supposed to use 25 drops in the diffuser so be sure to tilt the bottle very slowly.
The design of the Raindrop diffuser is very pretty and simple but you are in luck if you want something a bit more ornate. Organic Aromas offers many different styles of diffusers, my favorite is probably this gorgeous hand carved Buddha diffuser . My second favorite would be this lovely floral carved diffuser, the body type is very similar to their Magnificent diffuser. You also have the option of having a custom message etched onto the base like this diffuser made specifically for Mother’s Day.
The only two “downsides” (in my opinion) is that it may be a bit pricey for a certain people (but well worth being an item you save up for). I am personally not a huge fan on the colored lights on it. I keep it in our living room but I had it by my bed for a little bit and the “light show” bothered me a little bit at night. It would be nice if there was an option to “opt” out of that particular feature.
Overall I really love the diffuser and its something I would totally give as a gift to someone who loves essential oils. I know both my husband and I have really enjoyed having it, our house smells amazing whenever it’s on. We are usually really into candle but as of late we have just been using the diffuser.
Organic Aromas have a 15% discount that can be used by anyone who purchases from them. Simply use the code SHAREME at checkout!
Thank you so much to Organic Aromas for allowing me to review this product. This is my first review post and its been a really fun process.
Do you love essential oils? How do you use them?