When I first saw an ArOmis nebulizing diffuser, I thought that it looked and sounded too complicated. I wondered if they would be any good, or if I would just be disappointed by a fancy diffuser.
But I was happy to learn that ArOmis is an engaging, family-operated company that aims to create the most functional, high-quality aromatherapy diffusers on the market. Made of glass and high-quality wood, their diffusers are well-crafted and highly effective at distributing fragrance throughout the home.
Continuing reading to learn more about these premium diffusers and why customers continue to give them 4.5-star and higher ratings.
Who Is the Company, ArOmis?
In 2011, Jonathan Raabe founded this family-owned company in Boulder, Colorado. Based on Bernoulli’s Principle of fluid dynamics, ArOmis creates diffusers that function without heat or water. This method of diffusing helps maintain the purity and potency of essential oils, meaning that you experience their full benefits.
No use of heat or water also means you will experience a much stronger fragrance with vapors than you would with heated or diluted oils; this is due to the unique vacuum action of the diffusers. ArOmis was the first company to design nebulizing diffusers this way.
Well-crafted using hand-blown glass and hand-carved natural wood, each nebulizing diffuser is carefully constructed to function optimally. More importantly because ArOmis doesn’t use any artificial materials to make their diffusers, you know that there aren’t any impurities seeping into your oils as they spread throughout your home.
ArOmis diffusers are crafted to last for a long time. If you run into any problems, they have superior customer service agents who can help you troubleshoot or find some other solution, like repairs or replacements. They pride themselves with quick but kind customer service and will usually have new parts delivered to you within a day, if necessary.
In addition to these innovative diffusers, ArOmis sells organic essential oils in the form of single oils and natural oil blends. They also sell carrier oils and nebulizer parts to help you maintain your diffuser.
ArOmis Diffuser Basics
All ArOmis diffusers come with a wooden base, glass nebulizer bottle and cap, along with a cleaning tool, power supply cord, and instructions on how to use the diffuser.
Timer options on each unit vary. They create units with one, four, and eight hour intermittent cycles, and then a 12-hour continuous cycle. Your unit will be marked, and it comes with instructions to help you determine which timer options are available to you.
But if you don’t notice a dot on your nebulizer knob, then you have the four hour timer. The intermittent times will cycle on and off every ten minutes until the cycle is over. Unfortunately, the device can’t sense when the machine is out of oil. So although it will shut off once the timer stops, you may or may not continue to smell fragrance up to that point.
Your best bet is to add enough oil in the beginning of the cycle. These diffusers can only be used with 100% natural essential oils. Artificial fragrances, perfumes or essential oils that’ve been diluted with carrier oils, will cause the nebulizer not to work properly. If you use anything but pure essential oils you’ll clog your nebulizer tubes.
Even high quality essential oils can leave behind small particles. And sometimes you can unknowingly purchase degraded oils from companies that claim that their oils are all natural. Either way, the included cleaning tool helps keep the vapors flowing.
ArOmis also formulates their own essential oils, so if you are concerned about which ones to use with these nebulizers, here’s an essential oil set to start out with.
Using Your ArOmis Diffuser
The ArOmis diffusers look a little complicated, but they are actually really easy to use. After pulling all of the parts out of the box,
- Place the wooden base on a flat surface and plug it in
- Wiggle the glass bottle down into the rubber grommet in the center of the base
- Twist the silver knob to power up the wooden base
- Drop in some essential oils to your preference
- Place the cap on the glass bottle once you begin to see vapors rise
You can add up to forty drops of essential oil at a time, but you might want to start with 10 to 20 drops until you are more familiar with the diffuser and the number of drops it’ll take to fill your room.
It’s possible to fill any diffuser with oil that you might not like as much as you thought you would. In these situations, there are a few easy adjustments you can make to the ArOmis diffuser.
- The easiest option would be to add to the existing fragrance. For instance, if you started with lavender and found it to be too pungent, you might add a little vanilla essential oil to soften the fragrance a bit.
- Another option is to pour out the first oil, clean the bottle with alcohol (per the instructions in the included booklet), and then start again with a new oil.
- Lastly, you can allow the initial oil to fully vaporize, and then try a different fragrance.
If the glass were to break at some point or you would like to replace the bottle for some other reason, ArOmis sells individual replacements so that you don’t have to buy a whole new set unless you want to.
Whichever base and bottle combination you choose, each one is designed to evenly distribute fragrance throughout your space. And since they run quietly, you can also power them up at night before going to bed.
ArOmis Diffusers and Essential Oils Reviewed
1. ArOmis Aromatherapy Diffuser: Solum Lux Merus
This is one of the most highly rated diffusers and it is popular for a good reason. Unlike many diffusers on the markets, ArOmis nebulizer diffusers are hand-crafted. No flimsy or unhealthy plastics used here! And it covers hundreds more square footage than the average diffuser. Fragrance throw for this diffuser ranges from 100 to 1000 square feet – which is a little more than 30 ft. by 30 ft.
It’s also possible to adjust fragrance intensity. So if you want more subtle scents, simply turn down the knob to reduce the amount of vapors flowing through the cap. This model releases fragrance every ten minutes for four hours before shutting off.
This model is taller than it is wide. It’s about 8 in (20cm) tall and 4 in (10cm) wide, so it can fit next to your bed on a small nightstand as well as on a mantle or bookshelf in your living room.
All in all, you can power up this device, and then walk away. There is no need to monitor it because it won’t overheat or run out of water. Once the time interval ends, it won’t produce any more vapors.
- Well-crafted with durable materials
- No heat or water needed
- Covers a lot of square footage
- It can break more easily
- Can clog if you don’t use thin, clean oils
2. ArOmis Aromatherapy Diffuser: Solum Nox Eros
This model has more of an apothecary look with a darker wood base, and it also automatically shuts off after four hours of ten minutes on and ten minutes off intervals. It’s about 10 in tall and 4 in wide.
Darker wood has more of a vintage vibe and would work just as well in an office or Yoga studio as it would at home. It would also make a great gift.
Something else the company points out is that they chose to include only the most essential elements when designing these diffusers. While LED lights can be a nice feature, they can also lead to complications and possibly corrosion down the road. By excluding irrelevant features,
- Elegant design
- Hand-crafted for more durability
- No water needed
- Slightly more expensive up-front cost
3. ArOmis Aromatherapy Diffuser: Orbis Nox Vitas
Standing at about 7 inches (18cm) tall and 3.5 inches (9cm) wide, not only does this one have a smoother, rounded dark wood base, it also has raised glass embellishments on its bottle, which I thought added more visual appeal. It looks even more like a piece of art or sculpture that helps beautify your space.
When these devices are used at their highest power, there is a low hum, but the noise is no louder than the sound of a wrist watch. As the day progresses, it’s more like white noise that fades into the background. And keep in mind that this is the highest setting, which produces the most vapors and strong fragrance.
You can always dial it down, especially when sleeping, because you probably wouldn’t want the smell to be that strong at night, anyway.
- Curvaceous base
- Embellished glass
- Efficient fragrance distribution
- Smaller than expected
4. ArOmis Basics Organic Essential Oil Starter Kit
ArOmis essential oils are an option if you don’t have oils on hand or just want to make sure you’re using the right ones for this diffuser.
The company suggests that you use thin essential oils to prevent build-up because that leads to clogging. This particular starter set truly does include all the basic essential oil fragrances:
- Sweet Orange
- Tea Tree Oil
Each bottle of high-quality oil is 0.34 fl oz (10 mL) and is made in small batches to ensure the oils remain fresh and never rancid. They also come pre-filtered so that you can be certain that they will not clog your nebulizer.
ArOmis essential oils are highly concentrated and ingredients are sourced from small farmers or gathered from the wild and are then made in a certified organic facility.
- Includes six popular fragrances
- High-quality and certified organic
- Pre-filtered to prevent clogging
- Small bottles may not last very long
How Do Customers Feel About ArOmis?
Customers are the heartbeat of any business and ArOmis customers are no different. It is obvious that these diffusers are a customer favorite, so here is some of their feedback.
What Customers Enjoy About ArOmis Diffusers & Oils
- Their oils are really strong and fill the room in a matter of minutes.
- ArOmis’ essential oil starter set is the perfect combination of scents; all six smell great.
- Customers love that the diffuser bottles are made of glass instead of plastic.
- You can mix and match diffuser bottles and bases.
- The diffusers have a timeless but modern look that makes a beautiful addition to home decor.
- Being able to adjust aroma intensity is a great feature!
- Most diffusers only fill a small room with fragrance, but these nebulizing diffusers can quickly fill up medium-sized rooms as well.
- Being that these diffusers are nebulizers, customers feel as though this is the safer, healthier option to common diffusers.
What Customers Dislike About ArOmis Diffusers & Oils
- Sometimes the glass bottles clog more often than expected but you can unclog them using alcohol and the included cleaning pipette.
- It’s smaller than expected for the price.
So What Are Your Thoughts?
Since ArOmis wooden bases and glass bottles are interchangeable, you can start out with any one of them and then mix and match as time goes on. But there are two major differences between each set: bottle shapes and wood base colors.
All of the bottles are designed to evenly distribute fragrance, so choosing a bottle shape is simply a matter of preference. Do you prefer rounder ones or taller ones? Do you like or dislike decorative elements on the bottles? In terms of wood, would the darker or lighter wood work best with your decor?
Are you still wondering if ArOmis diffusers are any good? I think what sets them apart is use of natural materials and excellent craftsmanship. Any one of the nebulizing diffusers above would give you a solid introduction to the company, but if you are on the fence, I would start with the Solum Lux Merus. Its minimal design blends in with almost any decor.
The only way you’ll really know what works for you is to start with one and then go from there!