|An Essential Oil Diffuser Lives Up to all the Hype|
I'm ready to blurt out an all caps YES to this product.
Here on ReviewThis the essential oil queen is Lou16, so today's review of the HoMedics Diffuser is strictly from the non-expert, user only, perspective.
AND I LOVE IT.
Lou16 has written quite a bit about essential oils and I've paid attention.
Thanks to my kind Step Daughter's Christmas gift, I've not only tried it, but feel the need to use it every day! The operative words here are 'feel the need', because it's the first thing I do when I enter the family room now.
What I Love About It
The general consensus of essential oils is that they help with stress. In fact, you can read further detail about the benefits in Lou16's article, 'How Aromatherapy Can Enhance Your Life'.
I'm sure I'm using too much oil. I believe the box says to put 5 or 10 drops into the water. Honestly, I forget what it says. The aromas are so relaxing that I put as many drops as needed to fill the room with the gorgeous relaxing chosen scent.
Essential Oils DO NOT Smell Like Chemicals or Sprays
This was the main reason I avoided buying a diffuser - thinking the scent would be similar to an air freshener.
Was I wrong.
The essential oil drops go in a water compartment inside the diffuser. There's absolutely nothing chemical smelling about it. The aroma is magnificent.
My Favorite Essential Oils
|My HoMedics Diffuser Beside the TV|
Peppermint, Lemon, Orange and Eucalyptus. More than likely I won't try anything with a flowery aroma .. that's not up my alley.
AND yikes, I've used five bottles since Christmas. Yah I'm over doing it. Whatever, can't help it, love it.
The Most Aromatic Essential Oil Winner
Is …. drumroll ...Peppermint.
I use quite a few drops, maybe 15 or more. When people come into our house I usually hear "wow, what smells so amazing". Yep, it's the peppermint oil in the diffuser.
Get this, I hate peppermint, to eat it that is.
Apparently I was a colicky baby and mom used to put peppermint on my soother to calm me. Well thanks to that little solution, I grew up hating the taste of peppermint. Spearmint and wintergreen are fine, love to eat those, but still can't stand peppermint.
The subconscious mind is truly powerful, because strangely enough, the one thing peppermint I now love is it's aroma from essential oil. I don't even like peppermint tea (although I drink it from time to time), or to smell peppermint candies. However, in essential oil, I find it soothing, calming and I swear it makes my head feel clearer.
Guess what, I'm out of peppermint essential oil and am currently using 'orange'. It's really nice too, but for me, peppermint is king. I love lemon everything, and had anticipated loving lemon the best, but nope, it's my second fave.
What Kind of Diffuser Do I Have
The brand given to me was HoMedics. It's easy to use. The rotating colored lights gives the room a lovely ambience as well. The picture above shows it positioned next to our TV. That way, I not only smell it, I see the lovely lights when watching the tube.
Featured below are a few HoMedics Diffusers & Essential Oils
Scroll to see them all. The first diffuser featured is closest to the one I own.
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