Essential oils are nothing new in the wellness world. They’ve long been heralded for their multi-functional benefits which range from soothing headaches, relieving stress, improving cognitive function, and helping you sleep better. Too potent to be used on their own, they’re generally added to a carrier oil before being used, especially when used directly on your skin.
This year has seen a rise in the essential oil diffuser, which allows you to stream the scent and benefits of essential oils right into your environment. Back in February, Feige penned a piece on the benefits of using an essential oil diffuser, which was largely based on her experience with a water-based diffuser that acts as both a diffuser and humidifier.
Essential oil diffusers can be used whenever but are often tacked onto another ritual or activity. Some like using them in the morning while they get ready for their day or at night while doing a nightly face routine. For others, it’s when they meditate or do yoga. Feige used hers before she went to bed.
Organic Aromas Nebulizing Diffuser
Organic Aromas offers essential oil Nebulizing Diffusers that differ from the one we’ve tried and from most models out there. They’re made from glass and wood and use no water nor heat – just pure essential oils which are placed into the little glass vial and get diffused out in strong streams. When Organic Aromas reached out about us trying it out, we were curious to see the difference between a pure essential oil diffuser and one that uses water.
Looks wise, the Organic Aromas Nebulizing diffuser is in a league of its own, made from wood and glass it’s stunning and is something you’d want on display.
It’s simple to set up and once on, the LED light lights up in different colors which is transfixing (but you can also switch the lights off). It diffuses in a cycle of 2 minutes on and 1 minute off and automatically switches off after 120 minutes, meaning it would be safe enough to use as you fall asleep.
Being just pure essential oils, the diffuser is stronger than any other we’ve tried. That’s due to both the way the diffuser works and the Organic Aromas essential oils which are 100% pure certified and tested by a third-party lab in Montreal, Canada. This is great if you love essential oils but also means you need to choose your essential oil carefully. We tried it using the essential oil it came with – the Organic Aromas signature blend which is a blend of elemi, clary sage, cajeput, chamomile and bergamot. It’s not a blend I would normally choose (I prefer the citrus oils which are lighter and fresher) and it was incredibly strong. It reminded me of a yoga studio and was much too potent and pungent for my liking. I would recommend choosing essentials oils that you know you love the smell of when using the Organic Aromas Diffuser, as it is more intense. You can find the full range of Organic Aromas Nebulizing Diffusers here
How to choose an Essential Oil
As mentioned above make sure you like the scent of the oils as they are strong. Different essential oils have different benefits, so choose ones for the benefits you want and use them when you’re looking for those benefits, be it a stress release, headache release or when you’re feeling run down. You can find all the Organic Aromas essential oils here and each lists its benefits.
What to Know Before Using an essential Oil Diffuser
The number one thing I have come across in my research into essential oil diffusers is to avoid using an essential oil diffuser in the same room as an infant or pet. When essential oils are diffused we inhale them and some can be toxic to infants and pets and can cause skin irritation and breathing irritations when inhaled, so it’s safer to avoid using them in those scenarios.
WIN! An Organic Aromas Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser worth R1650
We’re giving away one Organic Aromas essential oil nebulizing diffuser worth R1650.
- Comment below telling us what your favorite essential oil is.
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Competition ends Friday, 3 December 2021. Only valid for South African Residents
This competition is sponsored by Organic Aromas
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.