Disclosure: I was given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Organic Aromas diffuser review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company.
I’ve always loved burning candles and using other home fragrance products. It just makes my home feel, well, more homey. But lately, I’ve been reading about how these artificial scents can be hazardous to our health.
Since those of us with fibromyalgia and ME/CFS are notoriously sensitive to just about everything, I’m forcing myself to break my years long Bath and Body Works habit. I’ve started transitioning to more natural home fragrance products, so it was perfect timing when Chronic Illness Bloggers asked me to review one of Organic Aromas’ ionic nebulizing aromatherapy diffusers.
I already own a water-based essential oil diffuser, but my new Organic Aromas diffuser is so much nicer! Instead of relying on water or heat to disperse the oils, the Organic Aromas diffuser uses the Bernoulli principle based on the theorem of fluid dynamics. Organic Aromas explains what this means better than I ever could here.
My Organic Aromas diffuser review…
Like I mentioned, I’ve been using a water-based diffuser for a few months now. It works ok, but I’ve always felt like the fragrance isn’t as strong as my beloved scented candles. With the Organic Aromas diffuser, I get a rich fragrance throw from my essential oils because they aren’t diluted by water. Plus, I don’t have to be concerned about water vapor damaging my furniture or the hazards of an open candle flame.
My water-based diffuser is mostly made from plastic. I’ve avoided using citrus oils in this diffuser because I’ve been told the acid will damage the plastic over time. The Organic Aromas diffuser eliminated this issue because the oil reservoir is made from glass.
Aesthetically, without question, the Organic Aromas diffuser I received is much more attractive with its custom blown glass reservoir and handmade wooden base. No ugly white plastic!
I like that the Organic Aromas diffuser comes with a built-in timer that shuts off automatically after the unit has been running for two hours. I also like the calming LED light that changes colors as the diffuser runs and that it’s extremely quiet!
I was a little worried about keeping the Organic Aromas diffuser clean because the small glass tubes inside the reservoir look very delicate. But I just run a little bit of rubbing alcohol through the unit to clean it. The instructions recommend soap and water for a deeper cleaning.
Now to the cons …
My diffuser arrived with a complementary bottle of Organic Aromas Signature Blend. I was excited to try out my new diffuser, so I used it pretty frequently after it first arrived. I used it so much, in fact, that I blew through the bottle of Signature Blend within the first 48 hours of use.
My biggest complaint about the diffuser is that it seems to go through the oil pretty fast. Anyone who’s ever purchased good quality essential oils knows they aren’t cheap, so the costs could add up fast. Fortunately, I read that I can extend the life of the oils by thinning them with a light carrier oil, like almond oil. I plan to try this in the future.
And finally, my last little complaint: I wish the LED light had more functionality. It would be nice – particularly at bedtime – to have the option to run the diffuser without the light. I also wish the LED would shut off when the two-hour timer is triggered, but it stays on until I manually turn it off.
Final thoughts …
Overall, I’m enjoying my new Organic Aromas diffuser. I keep it on my desk in my office, and it’s a nice little treat during the workday to disperse some essential oils. I really liked the company’s Signature Blend, but I’ve also been diffusing straight peppermint essential oil to help relieve nausea from my ongoing Lyme treatment.
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