Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, gingerbread cookies, freshly lit candles. These are just a few of my favourite holiday scents!
Many people underestimate the power of scent but in fact, scent is the strongest of all our senses. It’s been shown to impact mood, and it is responsible for an estimated 75% of our emotions every single day!
That’s part of the reason why I love candles and other scented products, but unfortunately, my boyfriend doesn’t feel the same. He’s super sensitive to artificial smells and since being with him, I’ve learned the dangers associated with them.
Did you know artificial fragrances like candles can cause respiratory disease and infection, asthma attacks, and even cancer? Neither did I!
So when we moved in together this year, I threw all my non-decorative candles and air fresheners into the bin. It was difficult to let go of my delicious scents, but I knew it was the right thing to do for my health.
But a few days later, while I was complaining to a friend about my predicament, she introduced me to aromatherapy diffusers!
Apparently, I’d missed the boat on one of the trendiest products of the past 5 years. Once I learned about them, though, I knew immediately that I had to get my boyfriend to try one!
I definitely understand why everyone is so obsessed with these aromatherapy diffusers but the next question I had was: which brand to buy from?
After hours of research, I made the decision to buy my diffuser from a great brand called kalmkoala. I chose them for a few pretty important reasons.
Bonus: kalmkoala offers a 30-night guarantee AND free UK delivery. So they make it really easy to shop with them, stress-free!
These workers at kalmkoala deserve an award for how quickly they packed and dispatched my package. I got it the next day! I couldn’t believe how quickly it came.
I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with an early Christmas gift (and wanted to convince him to take some corny photos with me for this article), so I wrapped it up right away and put it under our tree.
When he came home from work, I surprised him and told him to open it. He was a good sport (see that cheeky grin!) and played along for me.
But, once we opened the package, we were both pretty shocked at how high quality the craftsmanship was. It looks and feels like a really high-end luxury product! I can’t believe I only paid £59!
We plugged it in and filled the reservoir as instructed. We decided to try the Energy blend first and all I can say is: Wow!
This thing smells amazing! It fills the whole room with this wonderful, calming fragrance that instantly makes you feel uplifted.
What’s even better is that my boyfriend didn’t find it irritating at all! In fact, he mentioned the scent made him feel relaxed and happy. I was so impressed, right off the bat.
We decided to try to keep the aromatherapy diffuser in the living room/office space, to get a better sense of how it would work for improving focus and general mood.
Let me just say, I adored having lovely aromas in the house again! You don’t realize how much scent can totally change the atmosphere of your living environment until you come home and take a deep breath of fresh, amazingly scented air. And it makes it so much better that it’s non-toxic!
One thing I will say is that I wish there wasn’t a little light ring on them. It’s making me hesitant to try it in my bedroom as I’m an incredibly light sleeper and I’m worried the light will disturb me. My boyfriend, on the other hand, loves the light and thinks it adds to the atmosphere. Opposites attract, I guess!
After about a month of use, I purchased 2 more diffusers and a bunch of extra oils. I want to try the Eucalyptus single oil in the bathroom, and my boyfriend wants to try the Calm blend in our bedroom. The packages are on their way now and I can’t wait to get them!
Here are just a few of the benefits I’ve noticed from using this diffuser for almost a month.
It’s been a real blessing to find this aromatherapy diffuser. And because it’s such a customisable product, I think anyone on your list would love it as a gift!
Just look at this long list of benefits:
Truly, this aromatherapy diffuser completely transformed my home atmosphere for the better! Try it for yourself and I swear, you’ll never go back to candles again.
Remember, at the time of writing this, kalmkoala was having a massive sale with almost everything on the site discounted for the holidays. To top it all off, their holiday voucher code gives you an additional £10 off your order!