Aromatherapy just so happens to be one of the oldest, most non-invasive health practices, ever. Scents can have an incredible effect – evoking memories & awakening the senses. Therefore, certain Essential Oils actually have the ability to either relax, stimulate, or create balance in our bodies, minds & spirits.
Over the years, I’ve had several different types of Essential Oil Diffusers (in all different price ranges), but could just never get into to using them regularly, for some reason. They were either a hassle to use & clean, a pain to plug in (USB only! Ugh!), or – the scented mist was so strong (regardless of the type or amount of oil in it), that it burned my eyes, nose & throat… which, kinda defeated the purpose of using it in the first place!
So! The reason I wanted to write about this one especially, is because I finally found one that I really love! YAY!! And, it not only looks pretty… but its also easy to use, works well, is well-made, gives off just the right amount of “scent”, & is reasonable priced! I mean, what more could you ask for, right?
This beautiful, Ultrasonic Ceramic Stone Essential Oil Diffuser from NOW Solutions utilizes high frequency, ultrasonic electrical vibrations (instead of heat) to create an ultra-fine mist, which helps maintain the integrity, & holistic properties of therapeutic, & aromatic essential oils. It’s BPA-free, & uses nothing but Tap Water & your favorite Essentials Oils, as well as a wall outlet to plug it in. Aside from the aromatherapy aspects, my favorite part is probably the gorgeous, glowing lights (with a setting for either a soft white, or solid & rotating colors)! It also has an automatic shut-off, can run for up to 14 hours at a time, as is whisper-quiet! I pretty much move this back & forth between my office & my bedroom, to help maintain a serene space!
- Hand-crafted, White Ceramic Exterior
- Glowing Light Modes – Warm White, Color Rotating, Fixed & Off
- BPA-Free, & Cool Steam – No Heat
- Misting Modes – Continuous, Alternating & Off
- Up to 14 Hour Run-time, with Automatic Shut-Off
- 3 Timer Settings: 1 Hour, 2 Hours & 3 Hours
- Easy to Use & Clean – uses only Tap Water & Essential Oils
- Whisper Quiet
- Works up to 1,000 Sq. Ft.
- Dimensions – 3.54″ D x 8.67″ H.
- 1 Year Warranty
HOW-TO – Using a cup, fill with room temp tap water (to the max fill line. I usually go a little below it). Anything more & it won’t work. Next, add 5-10 drops of essential oil. Hit the Power Button – once for continuous operation, 2 x’s for 15 minutes & 3 x’s to to turn it off. It also has a timer that you can set – just press it 1 x for 1 hour, 2 x’s for 2 hours, 3 x’s for 3 hours, & 4 x’s to turn off. And, there’s a separate button for the glowing lights… I usually just keep it on the Warm White, so I don’t forget to turn it off if it runs out of water, but you can also rotate the colors, or set them to one that you like.
CLEANING – Rinse w/ warm water & wipe dry with a soft cloth to clean. Next, use a Cotton Swab with Rubbing Alcohol to clean the disc at the bottom – but, you only have to do this when you change Oils, or every 2 uses.
OTHER DIFFUSER OPTIONS – In the past, I’ve also had NOW’s Ultrasonic Glass Swirl Diffuser, which I liked (and has many of the same features) but, my only issue with that one was that the base was a just a little too wide for my desk & nightstand, and, also that the one I had at the time (I got mine when they first came out), only came with a USB cord. So, I had to either plug it into my MacBook, or use my iPhone Adapter, which I hated. I actually think they might come with their own AC Adapters now, but I’m not entirely sure? So, if you like the look of those – they’re also another great option!
NOW Essential Oil Kits
In my opinion, these Kits are a really great deal, especially if you’re just starting your collection. But, I also have a pretty large collection & still find myself buying these – whether it’s for my own use (I like a little variety), or for a gift. So, they’re pretty versatile. They have a great assortment of scents – some are single oils & some are blends (depending on the Kit), & each bottle has just enough in them (10 ml. / 1/3 fl. oz.) to see if you like them or not, before making a commitment! If you were to purchase them individually, you’d usually get about 1 fl. oz per bottle, but would pay a little more. So, it works out. FYI, most of their Essential Oils are also available in huge, 4 fl. oz. bottles as well! So, when I find the ones I really like, I get the bigger sizes!
4 of their most popular Organic Essential Oils, & a really great Starter Kit!
4 of their most popular uplifting & energizing Essential Oils & Blends
4 of their most popular seasonal & balancing Essential Oils & Blends
4 of their most popular romantic Essential Oils & Blends
4 of their most popular relaxing Essential Oils & Blends
My Favorite NOW Kits & Essential Oils
My Favorite Kits are probably 1. Let It Be Organically, because well… it’s got all the basics in it. 2. Seasonal Changes, because it contains two of my favorite Oil Blends in it. And, 3. Put Some Pep In your Step because, who doesn’t need some of that? My Favorite Essential Oil Blends from NOW are: 1. Clear The Air, 2. Nature’s Shield, & 3. Cheer Up Buttercup!
Have you ever tried any of these? Let us know in the comments below!
Caution: Essential Oils are highly concentrated & should be used with care. Dilute Essential Oils as directed, do not exceed dilutions recommended for this recipe. Pure Essential Oils can be irritating to skin. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult healthcare practitioner before using if pregnant/nursing.