A brand called ESSIO caught my attention recently, when an email from its CEO and co-founder, Peter Friis, popped up in my inbox. ESSIO is a company focused on bringing the spa experience to your shower. This Santa Monica-based brand creates natural and completely sustainable products for the bath and shower, designed to keep your body and mind focused and energized throughout the day.
Peter was kind enough to introduce me to ESSIO’s patented new aromatherapy system, which is designed for use in virtually any shower. The world’s first aromatherapy shower diffuser uses only 100% USDA-certified organic essential oils. It includes the shower device and disposable essential oil pods that slowly release blends of pure essential oils into the shower water for a relaxing, aromatic effect.
There are six oil blends to choose from, each carefully tailored to enhance your psychological and physical well-being, and stimulate a desired response. For example, a Night blend features soothing oils of lavender, while eucalyptus-based Breathe blend relieves congestion, increases the oxygen supply, stimulates the mind, and relieves mental exhaustion. Each pod lasts approximately 4 to 5 showers on average.
|BREATHE||a soothing blend of Cedarwood Atlas, Peppermint, Lemon, and Eucalyptus|
|clears, decongests, and opens.|
|PASSION||an exotic blend of Orange Sweet, Lavender, Palmarosa, Clove, Patchouli, and Cinnamon Bark|
|Sensual, awakens desire|
|UNWIND||a relaxing blend of Orange Sweet Bergamot, Petitgrain, Lavender, Patchouli, Veitiver|
|Mellowing, relieves stress|
|NIGHT||a calming blend of Bergamot, Petitgrain, Sage, Basil, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood Atlas, Lime, and Geranium|
|Calming, induces sleep|
|PASSION||a meditative blend of Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood Atlas, Lime, Geranium|
|Enlightening, for inner awareness|
|CLEAR||a crisp blend of Geranium Jojoba Lavender Patchouli, Bergamot, Orange Sweet, Sweet Almond, Peppermint|
|Centering, for sharper focus|
“Consumers usually associate aromatherapy with an expensive treatment at the spa,” said Peter Friis. “With ESSIO, consumers can now take the spa home and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy in the comfort of their personal shower. ESSIO transforms the traditional shower into a therapeutic and revitalizing experience that leaves the mind relaxed and the body refreshed, all at an affordable price.”
The brand’s signature product is the ESSIO Starter Kit, which includes the shower device with three essential oil pods (Breathe, Passion, Unwind). The starter kit retails at $44.99, and it requires no additional tools to set up. Pot blends, each designed to promote a specific mood or benefit, come in refill packs of four and eight, and they are priced at $19.99 and $29.99, respectively.