When one smells and tastes wine partly for a living, one’s sense becomes acutely aware of smells. I remember as a child I could smell minute particles of smoke in the air, well before anyone else picked up on the aromas – often from fires a long ways away. I still can. However, translating this genetic talent into picking out aromas in wines – is not as easy as it sounds. It actually took me years of smelling and tasting wines (often with people who were trained in these sorts of things) before my senses became more heightened to the point where I started recognizing the diversity of smells and flavors inherent in wine.
When Organic Aromas reached out to me a few weeks ago offering to sample their products, I was immediately intrigued. My first introduction to essential oils was years ago during a trip in Provence where I discovered Lavendin and Lavender – while touring the blooming fields.
Organic Aromas focuses on two products, diffusers and the actual essential oils. Besides their most popular diffusers, Organic Aromas also produces hand-carved and laser-engraved diffusers. And the ultimate essential oil kit is, The Discovery Collection which includes 40 vials of essential oils. Smaller kits can also be purchased along with individual vials. Mix and match as it were.
Like with wine aromas, I have discovered that the aromas from certain essential oils are more appealing then others 🙂 Lemongrass is always a favorite – the Purity essential oil smells lovely with hints of lemongrass as does the Serenity (with Lavender as one of its ingredients).
Ease of setup and use:
Setting up the diffuser doesn’t get much easier then this. Basically plug and play. Fit the glass cylinder into the diffuser – slowly pour some oil directly from an essential oils bottle into the diffuser – then place the glass cap on top of the cylinder. Plug in the power supply into the wall and into the diffuser and then turn the metal knob (turning the knob more will increase the diffusion rate).
There is no heat or water/steam involved here – the nebulizer works by creating pressurized air to diffuse the essential oils (resulting in a very fine micro particle vapor, but with powerful aromatics). It doesn’t take long for the aromas to work their way around a room.
The unit diffuses for 2 minutes and then rests for 1 minute in a cycle. When you don’t smell the aromas anymore, the diffuser has run out of essential oils. It will keep running but will not be harmed – the pump will actually shut off after 2 hours (even though the LED light stays on).
Keeping the diffuser clean is especially important and with a few careful steps, one can keep the unit in working order for a long time. For those using the diffuser daily, it is recommended a cleaning every 7 days. And partial and deep cleans can also be done depending on level of use. Organic Aromas has prepared an easy to follow video about various cleaning steps: