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Escents Aromatherapy products

I can remember one of my first experiences at Vancouver-based Escents Aromatherapy, several years back when their former store on West Broadway would tempt me in with scented oils coming from a diffuser on a small table outside the shop door. Since then, I’ve been converted into a fan, using their natural soaps, bath bombs, and essential oils.

Escents Aroma oil blends

The 23-year-old Vancouver based company began with founder/Vancouver native Jacqui MacNeill operating from a small kiosk, filling orders of ready-to-blend pure essential oils. She was committed to learning everything she could about plant-based products, and responded to a growing customer base seeking wellness solutions for insomnia, headaches, and overall well-being. Jacqui’s customers returned with rave reviews after trying her essential oil blends; by then, she knew that she was onto something big.

From that humble start, MacNeill’s company has grown internationally to offer an assortment of bath and personal care products, essential oils, skin care accessories, and signature scent collections.

Escents Aromatherapy products

Over the holidays, I had the chance to visit Kitsilano’s West 4th Avenue location and sample several of the aroma oil blends, later contacting Escents to try out one of their popular ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers. Each of their diffusers has a simple yet elegant design; the Lotus spoke to me immediately, its bamboo-grooved cylindrical form a perfect match for adding a natural touch to a room.

Escents Lotus ultrasonic diffuser-1

The Lotus scents a space of up to 800 square feet, and features a dual-setting soft light, silent operation, continuous or 30-second-interval operation, and auto shut-off system (once the water is absorbed). Not only pretty, this diffuser improves both physical and physiological well-being in any interior environment. I unboxed the diffuser and put the Lotus to work in our office.

As you can see from watching the video above, the diffuser is simple to set up and works from the moment it’s plugged in. Its dimensions are 7” (17.78 cm) high by 4” (10.16 cm) wide with a 100 ml capacity. I forgot to mention in the video that Escents is also located in Coquitlam, Langley, Richmond, West Vancouver, Victoria and Edmonton.

Using ultrasonic technology, this humidifier works to break up water and essential oils into extremely fine micro-particles, diffusing aroma as mist without heat, which can destroy the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Use this diffuser along with pure essential oils, to purify, sterilize and deodorize the air to help control allergies, asthma, sinusitis and emphysema.

Escents Lotus aromatherapy diffuser

The Lotus retails for $80; the lovely-scented Love aroma blend (just in time for Valentine’s Day!) I used retails for $19.95 (10 ml; $35.95 for 15 ml; $119.70 for 100 ml). I’ve teamed up with Escents Aromatherapy to offer a lucky reader the chance to win their own Lotus ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser plus a 10 ml bottle of Love aroma blend (a $100 value!). Simply leave a comment below mentioning your favourite wellness tip, or RT the following:

I’ve entered to win an ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser & Love aroma blend from @escents & @Vancouverscape http://ow.ly/HRnI1

Entrants must follow both Twitter accounts to qualify. You’ll receive an additional entry into the contest by commenting and tweeting 🙂

I’ll draw a winner at random on February 16 at 5 pm. Congrats to Keira Anne Morgan, whose name I chose at random this afternoon! Contest is open to Canadian residents only.

16 Comments

  • Comment by Lesley — February 2, 2015 @ 10:08 am

    My best wellness tip: start your day with a glass of warm lemon water to kick start your metabolism!

  • Comment by Maggie — February 2, 2015 @ 10:14 am

    Wellness tip: Always turn a negative to a positive. You are what you think!

  • Comment by Lorena Grande — February 2, 2015 @ 10:19 am

    My best wellness tip: Let your first hour out of bed be off of your many devices…..stretch, drink that lemon water, shower, do anything but go on the devices. :)Love the aromatherapy by escents

  • Comment by Wendy McClelland — February 2, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

    Wellness Tip – take five minutes in the morning to visualize how you want your day to go. Your mind is very powerful.

  • Comment by Nazima — February 2, 2015 @ 2:38 pm

    My fave tip is lavender drops on my pillow at night to relax and get a deep sleep.

  • Comment by Keira Morgan — February 2, 2015 @ 9:49 pm

    My top wellness is two-fold: because wellness starts from within, be kind to yourself but also don’t underestimate your own abilities.

  • Comment by MeaganHHoule — February 3, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

    My favourite wellness tip is a simple one–peppermint and lavender blended together in a small diffuser pendant to combat motion sickness. Before a long car trip, I place a tiny amount of both oils on a pad, slip the pad into the pendant, and make sure I can catch a hint of the fragrance now and then. Works amazingly well!

  • Comment by Hilary Smith — February 3, 2015 @ 4:43 pm

    I like to use eucalyptus oil when I’m stuffed up.

  • Comment by Melissa — February 3, 2015 @ 7:25 pm

    I LOVE essential oils for healthcare! In fact, my husband stayed home sick from work today and I made him a capsule with a couple of oils in it and his nausea/vomiting ceased very quickly. I also went to the doctor this morning for a follow up on labs and am now able to stop taking my cholesterol medication thanks to the essential oil regimen I have been on. I personally use doTERRA essential oils and love them due to the high quality and their potent special blends. Thank you so much for covering this topic! I love when people find out that there is an alternative to tradition medicine.

  • Comment by Natalie — February 4, 2015 @ 9:54 pm

    I never leave home without my Wellness Mini Roll-On Quartet from Escents – it’s saved my life more times than I can count!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Comment by nancy — February 5, 2015 @ 11:19 pm

    SLEEP! is the best wellness anyone can do for oneself!

    xx
    Nomss.com

    followed and entered twitter also

  • Comment by Blair — February 6, 2015 @ 12:42 pm

    Sleep.

    Run.

    Yoga.

    Bath with epson salts and Escents aromatherapy lavender.

    Wine.

    Pajamas.

  • Comment by Eileen — February 6, 2015 @ 7:41 pm

    A hot bath before bed helps me sleep better

  • Comment by Ana — February 10, 2015 @ 10:52 am

    Epsom salts in a warm bath works wonders for sore muscles, stress and fatigue!

  • Comment by Mary — February 10, 2015 @ 5:48 pm

    epsom salt for my feet

  • Comment by Chris (@lyteforce) — February 16, 2015 @ 9:11 am

    Drinking a glass of water before a meal will help ensure your eyes match the size of your stomach.

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