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5 Reasons for Having an Essential Oil Diffuser & What Makes Ours Best in Class

December 13th, 2016
Dear friends, family and clients of 21 drops,

Introducing our most anticipated launch of the year – just in time for Holiday gatherings!

Our NEW 21 Drops Essential Oil Therapy Diffuser is now available online and at our Delray Beach location. After lengthy research & development, we are excited to bring you the best nebulizing diffuser for your home or office.

PLUS, we’ve created essential oil therapy diffusing oil concentrates that you trust and love in 3 of your favorite blends to fill your entire home and/or office: #09 Focus, #11 De-Stress and #04 Detox. We want you to be able to experience that feeling you get when you first walk into a spa right in your own home or office! It’s relaxing, powerfully therapeutic and tranquil!

As I sit here in my office while our 21 drops #09 Focus Diffusing Oil Concentrate steadily streams out of my new diffuser, I am excited and inspired to share the features we believe make ours the best essential oil/aromatherapy diffuser in its class. Here’s our reasoning for why we selected this particular model to call our own!

Top Reasons for Having an Essential Oil Diffuser:

1. You know that relaxing feeling you get when you walk into a spa? We can’t afford to wait for a spa day to feel more relaxed. Cultivate new ways to inspire relaxation at home.

2. Essential oil diffusers provide a healthy way to self soothe to those experiencing asthma, depression, chronic/acute pain, and other ailments that affect our health and emotions.


3. Essential oil diffusers offer a healthy alternative to create an atmosphere of cheer, warmth and comfort at home or in the office without the synthetic chemicals that most candles produce.  Candles made of paraffin wax create highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned (both are known carcinogens).

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4. You can target an ailment or mood adjustment while making your surroundings smell inviting to others at the same time. What candle can you say that about?


5. Instead of having a candle that you change out infrequently, have new and exciting experiences that make life more interesting by switching out your scents as often as you change your socks. We currently offer our Essential Oil Concentrate & Diffusing oils in detox, de-stress and focus. Try one or all three.

Common Dislikes of Traditional Diffusers:

  • Diffusers that use water.
  • You end up breathing water vapor and not the essential oils!
  • Spilling water… everywhere!
  • The cleanup!!
  • Many aren’t powerful or effective because you’re inhaling vapor and not the active essential oils!

21 Drops has addressed each and every dislike that traditional instruments have and made the experience of using our diffuser nothing but a pure pleasure! Using nothing but pressurized air and an elegant combination of delicately hand-blown pyrex glass paired with an elegant bamboo base, this nebulizing diffuser is the best choice for those who wish to experience the fantastic aroma and full health value of only pure essential oil. Thanks to careful design that does not contain plastic or emit off-gas, you’re only dispersing 100% natural, undiluted essential oil which means you’re only inhaling powerful, pure aromatic molecules. No heat or water needed!

Why does any of this matter?

Why nebulize? Good question! Before getting schooled at 21 drops, my only criteria for a diffuser was that it dispersed the scent throughout my home and worked when it was plugged into the wall. Needless to say, my expectations were low. Now I understand there many different types of diffusers, namely: atomization, nebulization (that’s ours!), ultrasonic vaporization, heat, fan and evaporative.

Atomizing nebulizers offers the most innovative, effective and problem/solution focused way of delivering pure essential oil molecules via cold jet air pump while preserving the integrity and benefits the essential oils deliver to the body and mind. The micro-fine mist created by this dispension method delivers the longest and most fragrant staying power than any other method. This helps aid in respiratory therapy, mood enhancement, relaxation, air purification plus so much more.

This is a nebulizer that promises to be different than any other diffuser you have used before. The benefits that are in store are immense but if you’re still on the fence on deciding whether a diffuser is right for you or which concentrate you should try with it, join us on the 21 drops Instagram Q&A today (December 13)  where we’ll be answering questions live. Hope to see you there!

-The 21drops team.

Frequent Traveler? Try These Essential Oils!

May 20th, 2016

For those of us constantly on the go whether it be for work or wander-lusting, frequent travel can take a serious toll on our immune system. Essential oils are a great way to naturally combat the gkfx stresses and strains of travel, jet lag, and germs. Our very own 21 drops founder and clinically certified aromatherapist, Cary Caster, has comprised a list of key essential oils to use throughout your travels:


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Immune Fighters:

helps to defend against contaminants.

helps to fight “what’s going around” and ease congestion

provides fortification and immune support


Calming Agents:

helps to reduce anxiety, pacifies, nurtures and rebalances

helps to quiet an overactive mind

reduces physical tension caused by stress


Sleep Aids:

soothes nerves and helps promote relaxation

encourages peace and tranquility

quiets the mind chatter and has proven to create relaxation


Travel Discomforts:


eases stomach discomfort

helps diminish nausea

helps stimulate digestion and relieves upset stomach

Pain Relief:

helps reduce pain

 stimulates vein integrity and aids bruised areas

helps soothe inflamed joints and tense muscles



For easy simple solutions try our 21 drops essential oil blends recommended for traveling: , , , , , and Blends.




Can’t Get Your Kids to Focus on Homework? Try Essential Oils!

May 6th, 2016

Getting kids to focus on schoolwork at home is one of the many challenges parents deal with on a daily basis. With so many distractions, let’s focus on a simple phentermine natural solution, essential oils, that can benefit both you and your kids by acting as a natural focus remedy. Use them any time to safely and effectively promote concentration.




Here are 3 essential oils that can help to jump-start your brain without the negative side effects of pharmaceuticals or caffeine:


Rosemary essential oil

Reduces fogginess, great for a natural boost of energy after a long day of school. Help your kids stay on point through their schoolwork with worrying about them bouncing off the walls or having trouble falling asleep at bedtime.


Peppermint essential

Stimulates the mind and helps keep your kids focused on completing their schoolwork effectively and efficiently with a refreshing and positive attitude.


Frankincense essential oil

Induces clarity and a boost of determination to get through those difficult math problems and helps stir up the creative juices for an art project.


Using essential oils, combined with a consistent routine, healthy low-sugar diet, exercise, and frequent small breaks can help kids to maintain their focus without becoming stressed or reluctant to complete their assigned tasks.


Looking for a product that contains all these amazing essential oils? For a simple easy solution, try our 21 drops .

How to Use Essential Oils Mindfully

March 31st, 2016

Although essential oils smell pleasant to most, some people may have some sensitivity to particular scents or smells. Our essential oil expert and 21 drops founder, Cary Caster, explains how people can become sensitized to different scents.


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• Overusing essential oils can cause people to develop a sensitivity or irritation to that particular scent over time. Therefore, you should use essential oils only as needed for therapeutic or curative use and moderately as a perfume.


• Essential oils are extremely concentrated and powerful in their actions and thus need to be diluted for safe application. If you aren’t diluting your essential oils at all or to a safe concentration in a carrier oil (coconut or jojoba) before applying it to your body, you can develop a sensitivity to that oil with repeated use and over exposure.


• Using essential oils too early (infants) is not recommended for the first 1-2 years of life. If absolutely necessary for a child 1-2 years of age you may dilute to a 0.5%  concentration in a carrier oil (coconut or jojoba) and only use gentle oils such as Roman Chamomile or Lavender for their concerns. Place the diluted oil in a place on the child’s body away from their eyes and mouth. Furthermore, it’s suggested that new mothers be mindful to not over scent themselves when handling their newborns.

Spring Diffuser Recipe

March 25th, 2016

Throughout the Springtime, it’s nice to enjoy fresh, clean scents that help to promote clarity and cleanliness. Here is an awesome DIY essential oil recipe to diffuse around the house this month!


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Use a combination of Pine, Lemon and Sweet Orange essential oils measured out to around 15 ml. There doesn’t have to be an exact measurement for diffusing oils, so we recommend using your own scent preferences to determine which essential oil you would like to stand out most in the blend.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download


Essential Oil Breakdown:

Lemon– This fresh citrus oil is great for detoxifying the liver and promoting immune support while enhancing clarity and uplifting the spirit. It’s also great for its excellent germ-fighting and antibacterial properties.

Sweet Orange– This tangy, sweet fruity oil is known for combating pessimism and perfectionism by calming agitation and unblocking stagnated ability. This oil also helps to cleanse the air of germs and works great in a diffuser.

Pine– Embodying a fresh woody smell, this oil is known to be used for its antibacterial and grounding properties.

How to Properly Store Your Essential Oils

March 22nd, 2016

Purchasing essential oils can be rather expensive, especially if you’re buying high-quality GC-MS tested oils. It’s important to properly store your oils to ensure their longevity and shelf-life. Here are a few tips on how to properly store your essential oils:


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Store in a cool, dark place out of the light or in dark glass bottles. Essential oils react to sunlight, so it’s best to keep them in a drawer or medicine cabinet.

It’s important to note that different essential oils have different shelf lives due to their chemical makeup.

For Example:

Essential Oils with shortest shelf life: 

Citrus/Pines oxidize quickly and only last about a year.

Lavender and Eucalyptus 2-3 years

Essential Oils with a medium shelf life:

Rosemary and Ravintsara 3-4 years

Peppermint and Rose Absolute 4-5 years

Essential Oils with the longest shelf life:

Vetiver, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Myrrh and Frankincense 6-8 years

DIY Allergy Inhaler

March 9th, 2016

During the height of allergy season, having a pocket-sized, all-natural allergy inhaler is a great thing to carry with you to use when your allergies start to spike. Here is an easy and effective DIY allergy inhaler recipe:


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This refreshing and stimulating essential oil is an obvious choice to include in an allergy inhaler. It’s cooling and cleansing for the respiratory system and helps to break down mucus buildup.


This immunostimulant is great for any respiratory issue as well. It can help to clear the sinuses and has anti-inflammatory properties to assist in calming coughs.

Spike Lavender

Spike Lavender has anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural decongestant.

Pine (Red Pine)

This essential oil is great for fighting colds or congestion. It’s also excellent for helping to reduce any spastic coughing.


Saturate the cotton insert of  an inhaler with a total of 30 drops of one or any combination of the essential oils above. Assemble as directed and begin using when needed. Make sure you keep the cap tightly closed so the active vapors don’t evaporate.

Essential Oils for Skin Allergies

March 3rd, 2016

Every year around allergy season we get slammed with itchy eyes and stuffy noses. Another victim to seasonal allergies is our skin, which can be sensitive to the changing weather and season. Essential oils are a great natural way to help combat skin allergies, leaving you with itch-free, clear, glowing skin. Here are a few essential oils recommended by our founder and essential oil expert, Cary Caster. As a quick reminder, it is most important to safely dilute your essential oils to 2-3% in a carrier oil or lotion for direct application to the skin.


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This gentle essential oil can be used to treat skin inflammations such as rashes or insect bites.



This essential oil has anti-inflammatory skin healing properties used to treat acne, rashes and other skin irritations caused by seasonal allergies.



Palmarosa essential oil is great for various types of skin issues that include dry skin, swelling, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections and fungus. It helps to balance sebum production and stimulate cell regeneration.


Carrot Seed

This oil is most famous for its skin-healing properties to help restore skin tone and keep it moisturized. It’s great to use during allergy season to tame any skin irritations you may have.



Patchouli can be used on many skins conditions to bring down inflammation or swelling. It’s components allow it to be extremely cooling and moisturizing for the skin.



»Use Rosehip Seed Oil or Rose Hydrosol with a touch of Aloe Vera as your carrier. In a resealable glass bottle with a dropper, combine 1 oz of carrier and 10-12 drops total of your essential oils: Roman Chamomile (3-4 drops), Carrot Seed (3-4 drops), Patchouli (3-4 drops). Seal tightly and shake well, apply a couple of drops of your blend to the irritated area on your skin once or twice daily.

The Extraction Process of Rose Absolute

February 25th, 2016

A metaphor for love itself, the extracting process of Rose Absolute essential oil is delicate, precise and unique. It takes approximately 60,000 roses to make 1 oz of Rose Absolute through a solvent extraction method for delicate flowers. Here is a brief step-by-step breakdown of this process.

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Roses are a perennial flower, meaning they reproduce and are re-harvested each year. The harvesting process begins as soon as the flowers start opening.

After the roses are harvested, they go through a solvent extraction process (liquid-liquid) because of their delicate nature. The leaves are submerged/placed in the solvent liquid, which dissolves the active ingredients, thus making it more readily available for extraction. Then the liquid is evaporated through heat, leaving behind Rose essential oil.

The extraction process of Rose Absolute essential oil ties in with the theme of love for the month of February. Love is delicate like a rose, love is a process that’s not always easy, love takes time and the proper care to bloom, grow and develop into something that can last a lifetime.

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The Emotional Benefits of Rose Absolute

February 16th, 2016

Despite the time and effort that goes into distilling this sensual oil, it is still one of the most widely-used essential oils in perfumery and aromatherapy, and with good reason.

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Rose Absolute is known to be an excellent aphrodisiac as well as a highly-effective antidepressant. It is also said to balance hormones and act as a wonderful tonic for the nervous system. It even eases shock and grief, soothes anger, and heals despair. Here are a few of the other emotional benefits of this amazing essential movie The Fate of the Furious 2017 now

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· Heals and opens the heart, especially during tough times when it’s difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel

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· Assists in lessening the burden of self-judgement by creating calm and balance within the mind

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· Heals emotional wounds and lightens feelings of grief

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· Helps to let go of negativity

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· Aids us on our journey of developing unconditional love for ourselves by lifting our emotional blinders to help us see the light