Winter is dry. With the windows closed tight against the cold, we get almost no fresh air so it can seem stale indoors. If you’re looking for a way to freshen up the air in your home that doesn’t involve sprays and fake scents… you can try diffusing essential oils.
Diffusing uses ordinary tap water and converts it to a cool mist. You can add essential oils or oil blends to the water for a light scent when the air is released. This holiday season, Saje has some beautiful holiday diffusers, and special oil blends that will make the whole home smell like Christmas.
Saje diffuser & oils review
I had a chance to try out one of the new diffusers and some oils.
The diffuser I got to try is called the Dreamy Nights Diffuser Kit and it’s a tall, vase-like diffuser (the Aroma Zen, to be specific) with a dark coloured finish that’s actually a weighty ceramic. This diffuser is ultrasonic, and heat-free to disperse essential oil molecules into the air. You can also use it as an air purifier or humidifier; perfect for dry winter home air. The diffuser comes in a beautiful gift box with two essential oil blends; Tranquility Diffuser Blend (5 ml) and Peaceful Slumber Diffuser Blend (5 ml). Tranquility diffuser blend features scents of orange, lavender, marjoram, ylang ylang and roman chamomile. Peaceful Slumber offers a top note of marjoram, cajeput (similar to eucalyptus), myrtle, lavender, petitgrain (a bitter orange bark) and roman chamomile. While I love Tranquility and find it to be a nice relating, anytime blend, I found Peaceful Slumber to be too woodsy and harsh for my personal taste.
There’s virtually no set up for this device. Just plug it in, add water and a few drops (6-12) of essential oil, and it says it should run for about 3 hours. There’s also an intermittent setting that spritzes the air off an on, and extends the life of the mist in the reservoir to 6 hours. One nice feature of this unit is that it shuts off automatically when the reservoir is empty so it won’t run unnecessarily.
This diffuser, unlike some others in the Saje lineup has no light built into the unit; this is meant to induce sleep.
How Ultrasonic diffusers work
Ultrasonic diffusers work by using subtle ultrasonic or sound vibrations which are generally undetectable to humans. The sound waves shake the water at a molecular level, essentially breaking it apart and allowing it to be changed into particles which are lighter than air. Those are the particles you see escape as mist from the diffuser unit. When essential oils are added, they too break apart and are released into the air with the water creating a subtle scent.
Holiday Essential Oil Blends
Ever since I was first introduced to Saje essential oils a couple years ago, I’ve been in love. Some of my favourite scents include the Peppermint oil (Peppermint Halo), which I love for its ability to wake me up, and it works for me to ease headaches. Liquid Sunshine is a bold and bright citrussy scent that feels like summertime—or winter in Palm Springs.
While Saje is already sold out of this year’s special Good Cheer holiday oil blend kit, I was able to sample one last year and all I can say is get them while they last!
Saje Natural Wellness essential oil diffuser
Overall I’m pretty happy with this diffuser and how it works. It’s easy to set up and use and I love what it does to the air in my home. The diffuser blends from Saje are pretty awesome, though because scent is so personal I do recommend going into a store to test them out first.
The Dreamy Nights Bedtime Diffuser Kit with two oil blends sells for about $110CAD. Check out what’s new at Saje Wellness for the holidays on their website here.