The Aromator: Make Pure Essential Oils At Home in 10 Minutes
The Aromator: Make Pure Essential Oils At Home in 10 Minutes
Make your own pure Aromatic Essential Oils & Hydrosol water from organic herbs. All natural, cost effective & absolutely pure home-made
Make your own pure Aromatic Essential Oils & Hydrosol water from organic herbs. All natural, cost effective & absolutely pure home-made Read more
About this project
See what some Aromator users have to say in the video above.
What is the Aromator?
The Aromator is the world's first and only counter-top device for making your own pure Essential & Aromatic Oils (and Hydrosols) at home from plants and herbs in less than 10 minutes with just the push of button.
How the Aromator came to be:
Natural plants and herbs are nature's gift to us. From them we can
extract Essential / Aromatic Oils and Hydrosols that have so many uses
in our every day life. Wouldn't it be great to be able to do so in your
home, in less than 10 minutes?
That's what Dr. Moshe Balass thought when he started experimenting with making his own Essential Oils from herbs and plants in his backyard. While doing so he discovered that not only were the oils he was producing of a higher quality than anything he could find in a store, but the process also produced quantities of hydrosols, water with the same properties as the oils but gentler than the oils. The hydrosols, traditionally a waste product of the extraction process, were actually a valuable product of their own.
Dr. Balass began by using traditional stills for extracting the oils and hydrosols from the plants and herbs but soon decided he can create a new way of doing so, with a process that is smaller and faster than the traditional stills.
Dr. Balass and Botanic Springs took his new invention, the Aromator, and brought in engineers and designers to create a small, elegant, counter-top machine that can make oils and hydrosols in a simple process in less than 10 minutes. The resulting product is 100% pure and ready for immediate use.
Has this been done before?
No. Nothing like it exists. And we've filed patent applications to protect the IP on the machine, the process, and the Aroma Cups.
How does it work?
On the inside, it's pretty complicated. A lot of complex engineering went into making the Aromator. But on the outside, it's a sleek, simple machine. You only have to pour in 8 ounces of water, drop in an Aroma-Cup, and push one button. In the next 10 minutes, you will watch the process through the back-lit window. You'll see the oil accumulating above the hydrosol and you'll watch as they are separated each to its own bottle. When the process is done you simply remove the bottles and you have 3.5 ounces of hydrosol and between 1.5 ml to 4.0 ml of essential oil (depending on the herb used).
So, what's an Aroma-Cup?
The oil and hydrosol are extracted from plants. You can grow your own in your garden but that's not practical for everyone, is it? So Botanic Springs designed the Aromator to work with Aroma-Cups. Prepackaged capsules of pure dried organic herbs in measured portions. Similar in concept (but with a different process) to the coffee machines that operate with single -serve capsules, the Aromator takes Aroma-Cups of various different herbs. You pick which type of oil and hydrosol you want to make, and drop in the appropriate Aroma-Cup.
What kinds of oils and hydrosols can you make with the Aromator?
There are over 300 different herbs and plants that will work in the Aromator. Botanic Springs will start off with 25 of the most popular herbs and then introduce new ones every month. We will make them available in individual packs and in six-pack assortments.
I know what Essential Oils are used for, but what about the Hydrosols?
The Aromator produces 2 products simultaneously. The oils are used in diffusers, in bath, laundry, food preparation, for massage, and to ease many health related issues. The hydrosols have the same properties as the oils but in milder form. They can be used topically (many oils are too strong to apply directly to skin), in sprays, in soap or lotion preparation, as insect repellants, in laundry, ironing, bath, and food preparation as well. Some can even be diluted and taken internally.
Why are we on Kickstarter?
Botanic Springs is a carefully selected group of enthusiasts who believe in the advantages of using natural products without suspicion that those products have been diluted or supplemented with artificial ingredients. When you make your own essential oils out of pure herbs (the Aroma Cups are partially transparent, you can see the herbs) and water, you know you are getting 100% pure oils. When you can see and smell the process as it's happening, you get the satisfaction of knowing that you made this oil and it's accompanying hydrosol. It's fresh, it's pure, it's real.
We've put in 3 years and over $250,000 into bringing the Aromator to life. We've gathered a team of experienced executives and professionals with expertise in sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, administration, finance, and of course, botany, to make this dream come true.
We now need your support in taking it to its next step. The funds we raise with your help will be used to create the production version and molds of this perfect home essential oil device. With your show of support we will receive the promised backing we've lined up to then bring it to production and manufacturing. Your support will ensure us the financial infusion that will bring the Aromator to the homes of essential oils users before Spring of 2015. Contribute now and be among the first to receive this revolutionary new device.
Risks and challenges
What can go wrong?
Thankfully, the engineering and design is all proven and done. The Aromator works. No surprises there.
Manufacturing is always a tricky business. One inferior part and the whole machine is no good. We have partnered with a large sourcing and manufacturing company with a lot of experience in this field. Delays are always possible due to unforeseen circumstances, but nothing in the manufacturing is complicated or unusual.
Sourcing the herbs for the Aroma Cups will always have its challenges. We have found suppliers of high quality (oil rich) herbs from growers using proper organic farming methods. Weather, political, and transportation issues can always cause disruptions in supply, but with over 300 herbs to choose from, we will always have a steady supply and variety of herbs.
The team at Botanic Springs has a rich history in business, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, and marketing. We have an expert in every field on board ready to tackle any problems that pop up along the way.
Yes you can. We will provide Aroma-Cup shells that you can fill with your own herbs.
Yes, we will have lots of information on our website on how to use the oils and hydrosols, and we will post new ideas and suggestions daily.
If you have specific questions, you'll be able to ask our in-house experts who will respond directly to your questions.
We are going to start with 25 of the most popular herbs and then introduce new Aroma Cups every 2 - 4 weeks.
Yes. The brown bottles you see in the video were used in the prototype. The Aromator will come with opaque (blue or brown) glass bottles for the oils and clear bottles for the hydrosols. You'll be able to order more bottles as you need them.
The front of the Aromator has a back-lit glass tube where the hydrosol and oil accumulate before being drained into their respective bottles. You see the whole process as it happens.
The Aromator has it's own cleaning cycle. After you run it with an Aroma Cup, the Aromator will require a cleaning cycle be run (you don't want residue of one oil to mix with the next oil you are making).
To clean, you simply put in clean water into the reservoir and push the button. The cleaning cycle takes less than 5 minutes. It removes all traces of oil from the previous cycle and is ready for a new Aroma Cup.
You can use regular tap water or bottled water, whatever you prefer.
They are warm as they drip into the bottles.
It's about 12" tall and about 8" wide and 8" deep. It fits nicely on a kitchen counter (and looks good there too) but is small enough to fit into a cabinet for storage as well.
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