Aromatherapy and meditation on the go

I love combining meditation with aromatherapy to enrich the experience.

I try to match the meditation type with the oil I use. Diffusing an essential oil like lavender for example can have a calming effect. Lemon gives an energy boost and the scent of peppermint is refreshing. You can also blend your own favourite oils, or buy ready blended oils.

Diffusers work by releasing essential oils into the air in tiny droplets. My first ever diffuser was a simple ceramic diffuser with a tea light. If you’ve used one then you’ll know that you have to put water into the diffuser bowl, add a few drops of oil and then light the tealight beneath. I always found the flickering flame soothing, but it did take a while for the scent to permeate the room and I had often finished the meditation before I could really smell anything.

I then moved on to a plastic electric diffuser which wasn’t very successful as it had to be filled with water and then plugged in. It was very difficult to clean out, and was bulky and unsightly. It made a horrible noise and the water vapour came out too fast with a hint of plastic.

The other disadvantage of these diffusers was that neither of them were suitable for taking travelling. So although I could meditate anywhere, I couldn’t easily take my diffusers with me.

I was therefore intrigued when Organic Aromas offered me the opportunity to try their new Mobile-Mini 2.0 nebulizing diffuser and to give them some honest feedback, which I will share with you here.

The first thing that struck me when I unboxed their gift was how discreet and light it was. It’s a sleek, modern design (available in a lovely iron man red or charcoal grey) and is the pefect size for popping into a bag to take travelling or to meditation classes.

The other advantage is that it doesn’t need to be plugged in as its lithium battery can be recharged like any mobile phone – simple! So you can use it anywhere. It lasts for hours.

I was happy to see that it doesn’t use water. There is a little glass reservoir to fill with essential oil. This then slots back into the diffuser. It’s very easy to set up and refill.

I started with the Organic Aromas Butterflies Breath Blend which is a blend of Jasmine, Celery Seed, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Palmarosa, Spearmint, and Rosemary.

The diffuser is much quieter than my last one; it makes a low humming sound which varies depending on the setting it’s on. The settings help to control how much scent is released. The high setting is great for prepping a room quickly, so it’s handy for meditation and yoga teachers, or holistic therapists who offer sessions in different studios.

I was a bit worried about how strong the scent would be as I am sensitive to smells. However, as well as being able to choose settings, the diffuser comes on for two minutes and then switches off for one minute. This avoids the scent becoming overpowering. It will automatically shut down after two hours so there’s no danger of leaving it on and draining the battery.

It’s very simple to clean as it doesn’t build up as much sticky oil residue as my other diffusers which was a relief.

The top of the diffuser just rests which makes it quick to remove but I think it would have been better if it could be fixed in place for travelling. However, it’s simple enough to pop it into a small bag with the oils which I do just in case any of the little bottles leak.

I’m enjoying using the diffuser for meditation and am eager to take it with me on my next trip or meditation class so that I can continue to use aromatherapy on the go!

I’ve included a video and links to Organic Aromas if you’d like to find out more. They have lots of information on their website including exactly how the diffusers work and how to stay safe with essential oils. Aromatherapy and meditation on the go

Published by Mindful Journaling Connections

I'm a Mindfulness teacher offering online journaling courses, workshops, and a community.

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