Healing Practices

If you follow my Pinterest you will find that I have a board titled “Healing Practices“. It is not very full, but this is where I keep all of the “hippie” things that interest me. And when I use that term I mean healing practices that are viewed as alternative here in the Western World. (Yoga, aromatherapy, meditation, etc.) You know… hippie stuff! 🙂 As someone who feels like they have battled with depression, or a clogged emotional brain as I like to call it, I have always sought out natural remedies for those times I’m feeling low, out of sorts, or unfocused. Its mind and body folks!

In the interest of my mental and physical health, as related to my New Year’s Resolution, I decided to take the plunge on an essential oil diffuser. A friend was hoping to meet her quota for Scentsy and I decided it was time to do it! So I purchased the Aspire Scentsy Diffuser!


Folks, I am NOT disappointed.

While it has only been plugged in for about an hour I can already say to heck with any reviews that had something negative to say.

You can see that the shade comes separately! Meaning, you can change your style if you wish! I cant wait to see what new styles they come out with next!

The instructions claim that it will last for 4 hours on high and 8 hours on low. There is also an intermittent setting that will last for 8 hours.

I purchased this diffuser, mainly, to have at my desk while I am studying and blogging.

4 hours is PLENTY of time!

It is so simple to use. You pour in some water and a few drops of oil and press on. DONE.

It says you are able to use tap water even, but I will try to stick to filtered as much as possible.

I’m thinking I may want another for the living room. I can see myself using mostly energizing scents in my office to stay focused, but in the living room I could really have fun with seasonal scents, relaxing scents before bed, or energizing scents for cleaning house!


I was not ready to purchase Scentsy brand oils as I already had eucalyptus and rosemary, but I just HAD to go out and find something citrus! How cute is this?!

And it took me some time to figure out the light settings. While Im a fan of a traditional warm glow, the colors can be fun from time to time!


The ONLY downsides to these, that I can see so far, are that I will need one for each room that I expect to smell them in and I don’t think that they have an automatic off. Our home is very traditional, so there are lots of walls and the scent couldn’t travel if it tried. It’s output really seems to be for one room, which is fine, just have that expectation when you purchase. It would work well in the common area of an apartment that has an open concept.

***UPDATE: The diffuser DOES shut off when it runs out of water! The light will stay on, they are two separate functions. ALSO, mine has 13 colors in the color mode when they state that there are three. I had to geek out and count them. I have an extra blue color between purple and fuchsia…? It appears to go back to “azure”.

I think what I love MOST about these diffusers is that this company took one of its strong points, aesthetically pleasing scent machines, and answered the call of nature; that is their customers demands for a natural option for scents! So many diffusers out there do what these do, but don’t look have as pretty.

The lamps (Thats the diffuser and fancy shade) are $130, and I have yet to find out what the price range of their oils are. Find your local sales rep if you are interested!

I’m thinking about purchasing some essential oil blends from Young Living. They are QUITE a bit more, however…  like you will pay $20 for 15 ml of eucalyptus, when I probably paid $8-9 for the NOW brand. NOW also has some great looking blends that I will have to look through! I know so many people love Young living though.

Anyone an essential oil fan? Do you like Young Living, NOW, and/or Scentsy or some other brand?  Do you have any other types of healing practice you enjoy? I can’t wait to share more about healing practices with you!

*I was NOT paid by Scentsy or any other brand to do this review. I just love to spread the love! And aromatherapy is good for you! Kiss your brain!


5 thoughts on “Healing Practices

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  2. I bought the enliven diffuser and it is gorgeous! I have used EOs for a few years now and have learned a lot about mixing and how to use some topically. Like the fact that I get hives from stress and I get itchy bumps if I come in contact with certain things. I have a roller ball filled with 20 drops each of lavender and peppermint mixed with sweet almond oil and my itching stops almost immediately and the bumps go away! No more antihistamines or cortisone creams! I do recommend Rocky Mountain Oils as they are awesome but not sold by reps like Young Living an doTerra so RMO oils aren’t as expensive but are as, or more, pure. They also have awesome customer service and will help you if you need advice on EO uses. I think that I will be avoiding the Scentsy oils until I see some independent testing on their contents and purity. I am too sensitive to fake smells and would hate to end up with a migraine from them.

    • That’s great to know! I had not heard of Rocky Mountain. Thank you for sharing. It is truly amazing what nature can do for our bodies in so many cases! I use Peppermint oil to keep spiders away. And it actually works pretty well. You just have to stay with it, and there are times when you will see them more than others. But I sure don’t mind the smell!

  3. I would be scared to use scentsy for the number one reason that their first warning is to not apply topically to your skin. While some oils are more sensitive than others and carrier oils should always be used, if a company tells you not to apply them to your skin because they are not safe, are they safe to breathe into your body? Not a risk I am willing to take!!! EO’s are amazing and should be used with caution but working with a reputable company and one who does extensive testing on their oils and distilleries should be your first priority.

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