The Innovative Home Accessory I’m Using on Repeat This Winter (Bonus: It’s on Sale!)

published Oct 18, 2021
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As cold weather approaches, our skin, throats, and bodies start to feel the effects of the air gradually turning drier. That’s why humidifiers are great tools to have ready to go when winter is coming. Another must-have as the seasons change? An essential oil diffuser to set the tone for prime relaxation, invigoration, or whatever effects you crave. Well, leave it to the experts at Guru Nanda to combine these two staples into one do-it-all machine! I recently tried the brand’s two-in-one humidifier-diffuser, The Halo, after I felt my first sniffle of the season, and it’s since become a bona fide part of my daily routine. And luckily for you, right now, you can score one of your very own for just $83.99 (usually $119.99).

Using the sleek device is incredibly simple: Lift the top to access the water tank, add 10-15 drops of essential oil, set it to high or low, and get ready to feel the aromatherapeutic effects of the refreshing mist. The Halo holds roughly a half-gallon of water (tap or distilled) and blows a cool mist that you can direct by rotating the outlet at the top. It sounds like a gentle fan and emits non-distracting, minimal light that you can dim or turn off completely.

And while it’s a calming presence in the room, the diffuser on The Halo is powerful. My air purifier across the room can even detect the shift in the environment when the scented mist starts flowing. I recommend purchasing the essential oil starter pack (also a great deal for gifting), which comes with eight options: eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, frankincense, orange, cedarwood, and tea tree.

I have Guru Nanda’s 6 Essential Oil Blends Set, which includes a eucalyptus-and-peppermint-infused essential oil called Breathe Easy that targets congestion. While The Halo has a runtime of up to 22 hours, Breathe Easy helped me with my stuffy nose in mere minutes. I loved that I could just turn it on and relax, knowing that it would shut off automatically after two, four, or eight hours (my choice).

The Halo had me sold when it rescued me from my first runny nose, but I’ve been consistently using it ever since. I’m still working through my full set of Guru Nanda essential oils, and I’ve enjoyed them all, sniffles or not. I have a feeling I’ll appreciate them even more in the cold, dry months to come.

Buy: The Halo & Essential Oil Starter Pack, $83.99 (originally 119.99)