“Scent freaks” unite with Organic Aromas.

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I remember going to a martial arts conference once when I was a teenager, I was only 14 – a bit geeky (read: geek-magedon) and I was nervous being away from my mum. My mum suggested I take some of candles and have a nice relaxing bath (already a connoisseur of the finer things) while the older kids were heading out on the town to go clubbing and get blottoed, leaving me and a friend on our own.

One of the older girls, who was what teenagers nowadays would call a fr-enemy (basically a person who you can’t stand and who can’t stand you but have to pretend to be mates for some unknown teen peer pressure reason), noticed that I had my candles and referred to me as “a smell freak”. A bit like the time she told me my skirt was nice because it made my thighs looks slimmer, I wasn’t quite sure how to respond. Had I been insulted? Was it a joke and if I said anything I’d be totes over reacting and causing an atmosphere for nothing? Hmm. I put the candles away and said my mum must have left them in the case when she had it before…

Now, I’d be all up in that “scent freak” life, announcing my nostrils were indeed demanding of sumptuous scents to bathe with. Boom, take that.

I am a big lover of essential oils, scented candles and plug in diffusers that cost so much they make my husband’s eyes water. I find that, from a sensory perspective, my moods can be changed by scents – even to the point where I refuse to feel autumnal until I’ve sprayed that limited edition apple and cinnamon room freshener around the house. It’s got to that level.

The problem is, now that we have children and my mum has a bad chest, I’m not really such a fan of spraying my scented goodness around the house and setting off chemical-induced coughing fits for everyone. I mean, it’s not really friendly to choke everyone is it?

I was contacted by Organic Aromas and asked to consider their diffusers for my Christmas gift guides (which I promise I won’t post until the end of November… maybe mid November.) I was skeptical, I couldn’t help it. As an “Insta-mum” I receive offers daily for wraps, skinny tea products, younique or other make up brands and essential oil pushers all the time, which has totally hardened me to these as prospective gifts. Where are the good ole days when someone would just ask you if you wanted to look at an Avon catalogue over a cuppa and a biscuit? I don’t remember Sarah round the corner starting with a “you’re so pretty, would you like to earn money from home?” in some kind of dodgy attempt to ask me to buy a lipgloss and into a pyramid sales scheme.

Anyway, I digress. Essential oils always used to be one of my favourite things: I remember buying a lush new oil burner and spending forever in a hot bath (complete with bath lights I’d bought from Avon) just breathing in the scent. I’d mix oils with a dilute and plead with Adam for a back massage (FYI, the man has a gift with those paws) which lead to other massages… which eventually lead to children. You get me…

When Reuben was tiny my oils came in use again on his pillows if he had a cold or wasn’t sleeping well, but no more burning. Fire equals danger and there was no way I was going to risk danger for a pretty smell. The burner went in the attic, the oils fell down the back of the dresser and in came the chemical ladened room sprays to beat away the scent of pooch and nappy. Not ideal for Toby as he suffered with juvenile asthma.

I hesitantly offered to take a look at the diffuser, honestly not expecting much. Yes, they were very elegant and stylish, and their hand carved ones were the stuff of dreams but I didn’t think it would really have the same impact as the room spray.

So wrong. By far one of my favourite discoveries this year, trying is believing with Organic Aromas – especially if you’re a skeptic. So far, we’ve had it over a week, it has helped to clear both mine and Edith’s colds and scented the whole of the downstairs without even using a full bottle of essential oil. It doesn’t get hot, which means if one of the kids were to brush against it, there is absolutely no danger. It’s relaxing in the evening and just down right decorative at any time of day.

On top of being a “scent freak” I am also very tight fisted. I try not to be, honestly I do, but I am. It’s a curse. I worked out that if I buy a plug in refill for every room once a month (which I do) I spend ยฃ300ish a year on plug ins – this doesn’t include the room spray. Going down the essential oil route, I scent every room downstairs for a fraction of the cost, not to mention such a pretty decorative item.

I will be including this in my Christmas gift guide for mums; but I couldnt let it slip by without a dedicated post. Not only will it save my fellow “scent freaks” a bundle, it’s also healthier and far safer.


Just in case you were thinking of getting one of these for Christmas, feel free to enjoy a 10% discount using my code TOBYANDROO!

Peace out my fellow sniffers!


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    georgina goodman
    November 1, 2016 / 11:01 am

    ok that is the cutest mug that I have ever seen

  2. Avatar October 29, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I love essential oils and scented candles. I’m proud to be a scent freak ha

  3. Avatar October 29, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    As someone who loves scents and smells, this looks like a fantastic diffuser x

  4. Avatar October 28, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I adore essential oils I might just have to leave this link around and hope my other half gets the hint ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  5. Avatar October 28, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    These sound lovely, I’m a big fan of essential oil so will have a look out for these

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    October 27, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    I love the sound of this, I need to look into getting one!

  7. Avatar October 27, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I love essential oils as they are so beneficial xx

  8. Avatar October 27, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    I love the ideas of this – I will try to check this out. xx

  9. Avatar October 27, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    What a stylish diffuser, I have one but it is not as nice as this. I do love the aromas, especially the spicy ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Avatar October 27, 2016 / 10:45 am

    I love essential oils and where possible try to use organic only so this sounds really interesting. I need to check this company out.

  11. Avatar October 27, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Essential oils can be really good as long as you don’t go too crazy with them x

  12. Avatar October 27, 2016 / 8:45 am

    I’m also a scent freak ๐Ÿ™‚ mainly scented candles and oils. Great new find, I’m pleased they won you over. Jo x

  13. Avatar October 27, 2016 / 1:02 am

    It’s awesome that the diffuse ended up being so nice. I’d happily be labeled “scent freak” if I had a nice diffuser and some nice scents to use in it.

  14. Avatar October 26, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I was just saying to a friend about how much we spend on buying plugins but this is amazing I definitely will be checking them out

  15. Avatar October 26, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    This is my kind of products, I am going to have to have a look into these x

  16. Avatar October 26, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    I love essential oils, just like you, I’m a scent freak – while in the bath, in the bedroom, around the home – essential oils can help you relax and uplift you…and as you know put you in the mood ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I also do know that a lot on the market aren’t pure essential oils. I’m going to try this brand out – thanks for sharing xo

  17. Avatar October 26, 2016 / 11:15 am

    My mother-in-law lives on diffusers, her house smells different every week and they’re amazing, she rotates the rooms and one diffuser normally lasts 5-6 weeks! Apart from when her clumsy daughter-in-law comes over and knocks them (twice that’s happened) eep!

    I suppose I’ll have to buy her a replacement…

  18. Avatar October 25, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I like the sound of these so will definitely check the product out.

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