Elle May

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Organic Aromas Magnificent Essential oil Diffuser.*

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic illness Bloggers network, this is a sponsored post. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company. Now we have that out of the way let's crack on with this awesome post, there are a number of different diffusers on the Organic Aromas website and I was sent the Magnificent essential oil diffuser which is the perfect size and has a cute design, it retails at $95 which is around £65. It took just over a week for my diffuser to arrive the company gave me a tracking number and just as I was checking where is was the other day It arrived. 

When I opened the box it was packaged very nicely and nothing was broken inside, which I was shocked about as the post here doesn't handle things very carefully. The diffuser was pretty easy to put together and came with step by step instructions both in the box and on the side of the box, so if I lost the paper instructions I could always look on the side of the box. The base of the diffuser came inside a soft drawstring bag, I have the light wood base which I prefer to the dark wood, the wood is redefined and the base is hand-crafted. When assembled the diffuser measures at around 25cm tall and 15cm wide. What I like most about the diffuser is it features an LED mood light which changed to the colours of the rainbow.

So how does this work exactly? On the opening of the main tube I poured some essential oil into it and then placed the second tube inside the opening, I turned the nozzle on the front of the base to the centre, the diffuser will then will nebulize essential oils and diffuse them into the air, it does this by pressurising the oil inside the diffuser into a mist of fine micro-droplets which are then distributed around the room, creating a relaxing and calm environment around you. It doesn't use heat nor water, just pure essential oils but will only work when plugged into a power working on any electrical outlet (110 or 220v). The diffuser shuts off automatically after 120 minutes, which is great if you forget to switch off, it has a usage cycle of two minutes on and one minute. The nozzle on the front of the base works like a volume control you turn it to control how much oil you wish to diffuse. 

The essential oil I used with my diffuser has a very nice soft smell and is very soothing, I like that it's not too over powering which helped me relax as I hate smells like that, this oil was the Signature blend 10ml bottle ($20), I can defiantly see myself using my diffuser a lot. As someone who is a huge stress head and suffers from anxiety I think this works well at helping me chill out and calm down, I wouldd like to try the Serenity essential oil next as states that is can help with anxiety and insomnia which I suffer with at times.

Elle May x

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

I have surfers ear but I don't surf.

The name they give this growth is surfers ear, it's normally surfers who get it but I somehow developed it. It happens when Irritation from cold wind and water exposure causes the bone surrounding the ear canal to develop lumps of new bony growth which constrict the ear canal. Most people who develop it are in their 30's or 40's although people can still get it at any age it's just seen more in older people. I don't think I've ever spoke about this on here before but I've decided what the hell I might as well! When I was 12 I discovered I had a growth in my ear, I was freaked out and scared as to what kind of growth it was. I had a MRI scan of my head to see how big it was and if I had more than one. At 13 I was booked in to have it removed, I was told it's just a bone growth and they will be able to remove it. After I woke up it was a great feeling I could hear things louder and it felt awesome, but a few years down the line I discover it had grown back. It turned out they didn't remove it all they left the stem attached to the inside of my ear and the end grew back, it's in a mushroom shape so they just took the big end off. Since then I've had earaches, bleeding ears, trouble with balance and a horrible time trying to clean it out. In some cases (not mine) the growth grows back when the ear is exposed to cold water and wind, but it can be prevented if you keep your ears protected from these elements.

My ear still looks perfectly normal

Over a year ago I went back to the hospital to see about getting it removed, they told me it wasn't possible as they could damage my ear removing it in the position it's in. They also said that the first operation I had should never have gone ahead because of where the growth is and that's why they most likely only took the end off. I basically have to live with this bone growth in my ear for the rest of my life, it's a pain in the bum! I have it cleaned at the hospital every 3/6 months and it's so so painful. I'm very self-conscious of my ear even though the growth is on the inside I always get worried that people can see it or see ear wax. Keeping it clean myself is painful and can cause it to bleed that's why I have to go to the hospital to get it done, I have to make sure I cover my ears in the winter as I'm prone to getting infections in my left ear (growth ear) to make matters worse I have a hearing problem in that ear both because of the growth and because of another issue. I don't know anyone else who suffers from this, nor do I understand how an earth I got it but I thought I would share it on my blog maybe to see if anyone else who doesn't surf has surfers ear, who knows! 

Elle May x