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
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, 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.
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 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.
Be added to our "launch" list and receive regular email updates on our progress as well as when and where the Aromator by Botanic Springs will be available to purchase. I urge you to also select a reward that insures you are one of the first to have the Aromator!
Be added to our "launch" list and receive an online mention within the company website for assisting us and our dreams to bring a better product to the homes and businesses across the globe. Also be added to our mailing list for updates on new additions to our Aroma Cup selection.
Be added to our "launch" list, receive regular email updates on our progress, an online mention on company website for assisting us and receive an Aromatherapy Diffuser necklace; a Terra Cotta Pendant.
Be added to our "launch" list, receive regular email updates on our progress, an online mention on our company website for assisting us and receive a six pack of assorted herbs Aroma Cups and an Aromatherapy Carrying Case
$500 contributors receive an Aromator Essential Oil Maker once available for ordering. Also receive 3 six packs of Aroma Cups of your choice plus 3 phone consultations with our in house Aromatherapy expert on how to make best use of the Aromator and the Oils and Hydrosols you produce.
$1,000 backers receive an Aromator Essential Oil Maker once available for ordering along with a phone call with the inventor with his personal recommendations plus 6 six packs of Aroma - Cups of your choice.
$5,000 backers receive an Aromator Essential Oil Maker once available for ordering along with a phone call with the inventor with his personal recommendations and 12 months of consultation with our in-house Aromatherapy expert. Also receive a 3 year subscription to monthly six packs of Aroma - Cups of your choice.
$10,000 backers receive an Aromator Essential Oil Maker once available for ordering along with a phone call with the inventor with his personal recommendations and 12 months of consultation with our in-house Aromatherapy expert. Also receive a 5 year subscription to monthly six packs of Aroma - Cups of your choice. You will also receive, free, any new model or generation of consumer oriented Aromator oil maker produced in the future (we have plans for newer models with great additional features).