While aromatherapy has been around for years, it wasn’t until recently that essential oils and essential oil diffusers seemed to really take off. Several of my friends represent specific essential oil companies and sell essential oils, as well as essential oil diffusers, for fairly high prices. For instance, one of my friends is a doTERRA representative. If you explore their website, you will find that they sell single 5mL essential oil bottles for a minimum of $20 each. Not only that, but the diffusers range from a minimum of $42 to $129. While I was fascinated with these products, and desired to experiment with aromatherapy, I couldn’t justify spending around $100 on a diffuser and a few essential oils with my restrictive budget.
Last night, I was very tempted to open a Christmas present early, and to my pleasant surprise, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law gave me just what I had my eye on: a complete packet of essential oils and a diffuser. To say that I was enthused would be an understatement: I was enthralled. You can share in the experience too because both my essential oils and diffuser can be easily purchased on Amazon: the Victsing essential oil diffuser and the Pure Joy essential oils gift set. You may also be pleasantly surprised to find that these products are reasonably priced and, before shipping, come to around $50. Even though I already have received my essential oils and diffuser, I also now feel relieved to know that when my oils run out, I can order more for less than $20!
So, now to answer what I’m sure you’ve been wondering: Are the products any good? In short, yes. Based on the reviews alone, the Pure Joy essential oils are amazing, with an outstanding average of 4 1/2 stars based on 595 reviews. The product was beautifully packaged, and the smell of each essential oil is strong (in a good way:) and described. Since I only received the package yesterday, I have so far only tried the orange and peppermint, but from what I have read in the reviews for this product, like many essential oils, these can be easily mixed together to create additional pleasant smells. Moreover, you will be pleased to know that these essential oils are, in fact, made in the U.S.A. and can easily be returned to the seller for a refund if you are unsatisfied. Finally, as mentioned before, they are reasonably priced, which is perhaps their best selling point.
While the Pure Joy essential oils themselves are great, the VicTsing 300mL diffuser is even better. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this diffuser is the fact that it is a smart diffuser; in other words, by connecting to your WiFi, it can be controlled through either your phone or Amazon’s Alexa. Since I don’t have Alexa, I downloaded the RENPHOSmart app on my iPhone to control my diffuser. On the app, I can turn the diffuser on or off, control the strength of the diffuser’s mist, and when or how long I want the diffuser to run for (This includes the ability to set a schedule for your diffuser). In addition, I can control and change the color of the diffuser’s light with the app as well. So, beyond being able to diffuse your essential oils, which it does phenomenally, this diffuser is easy, if not fun, to use. I would also like to add that this product is an Amazon Choice, received an average of 4 1/2 stars based on over 5,000 reviews, and is one of the top-sellers in its category.
While I’m new aromatherapy, and this is my first experience with such products, I hope to learn more about essential oils and share more about them in the future, such as which essential oils work best for what to which oils I personally find most effective. Have you tried essential oils? What have your experiences been like? Additionally, what else would you like me to explore in regards to essential oils? Please share your thoughts and questions in the comments.
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