I don’t know if you were really excited when Norwex announced they were coming out with Car Vent Clips and a Fragrance Disc, but I sure was! I’ve never been a fan of any car fragrance hangers or vent clips, or even in-home fragrance products, because of their ‘artificial’ smell. It just doesn’t ever smell good to me. Which means that I work really hard to absorb odours in my home and car, or eliminate them altogether. So everything smells like, well – nothing! However, sometimes I want a happy smell of some sort, so these new products were my chance to bring in some happy!
I’ve been really getting on the ‘Essential Oils Bandwagon’ these days too, so I already had some of the complementary products on hand for them. However, I did wonder: do the Norwex discs actually work? And – how DO they work? Here’s a product review for you, with feedback not just from me personally, but from customers who have been testing these two products out in their homes and in their cars.
Why Use Natural Fragrance
Let’s start with why a natural fragrance matters (other than fragrance preference). Fragrance is such a natural part of our lives that most of us don’t even think twice about it. However, synthetic fragrance proves to be a problem. Whether it’s overt allergic reactions or asthma related problems, or not so obvious problems, such as endocrine disruptions. I share at length about the hazards of fragrance in another post that I highly recommend you check out, if you want to learn more. While synthetic fragrance has been a part of our lives for a long time now, we are now learning that these synthetic fragrances are not good for us. So, if we can slowly switch to alternatives, we are slowly moving towards a healthier lifestyle.
The Norwex Fragrance Disc and Norwex Car Vent clips allow you to use essential oils, which are derived straight from nature, to add fragrance to your life. These fragrances have nothing synthetic about them, so they don’t contain any pthalates, or petroleum based products, that are a health concern. They also smell 16 billion times BETTER!!!!!
If you’re new to essential oils, Norwex has three lovely oil blends you can choose from to use with these discs. And the beauty of the discs is that, if you already have essential oils in your home, you can use any scent or brand of essential oil with them!
How They Work
Know that both of these products are completely scent free when you receive them. They have NO scent on them when you receive them – YOU add the scent. Which is great, because you can use whatever scent you want (and can keep changing it)! They are also lightweight. I thought they’d be heavy ceramic when I first read the description, but nope, they weigh next to nothing!
- Apply a few drops of the essential oil of your choice to the disc.
- Let it fully absorb the drops.
- Use the attached ribbon to hang where you prefer!
- This could be on a doorknob or handle in a room, inside a closet on a rod, or placed inside a drawer.
- Reapply oil as needed
- Apply a few drops to the back of the disk.
- Push the clip onto your car vent (it will stay!).
- This doesn’t require heat or cool air to even blow on it to be effective!
- Reapply oil as needed
What The Customers Have To Say
I asked some customers to provide their experiences and honest opinions of both of these products. Here’s what they had to say:
What I love about these vent clips is that they are convenient and easy to use. And of course, natural!! Some of my favorite oils I have used with them are peppermint, to help keep me awake and focused, and I have used grapefruit with lime (such a great combination). One thing I do find is that the smell doesn’t last very long on the disc, maybe a couple of days. Since I don’t keep my oils in the car, I often forget to bring them in the house and reapply oils on them. Once it is applied it works great, I just wish it stayed longer on the disc.”
I have the Fragrance Disc in my spare bedroom where I keep my cat’s litter box, and have only used peppermint essential oil on the disc. I put about 12 drops on the disc and hang it up. For about 2 days my room has a nice peppermint smell. Even when you walk by the room, you can smell the peppermint. I only wish it would last longer before I have to use more drops. The car vents are nice. I have only used Lavender on these. The scent lasts longer because the space is more confined. I do like these discs and would definitely recommend them.”
At work, I have long had a bottle of lavender to relax myself when work gets stressful. I now put 3 drops on the disc and attached it to my fan. I don’t smell it outside of my cubicle, but when I sit down at my desk, I enjoy it, and don’t have to apply the oil everyday. It’s really great for the office!”
The car clip was very easy to assemble and very easy to attach to my air vents. I love that I can pick any scent that I want, depending on what I am in the mood for. I have been putting 2-3 drops of the oil on the disc, and I love how it fills the whole car with the refreshing scent, but do find that the fragrance only lasts maybe for the one day, and that I need to reapply more drops of oil every day. This might be annoying to some people, but I just leave my bottle of oil in the car and actually put a few drops on the disc before I head into the house for the night, so that the scent is there when I get into the car in the morning!
I like how the oil evaporates so that I do not have to clean the disc after each application, and allows me to switch between scents. I love that this air freshener is natural and that I know what I am breathing in.”
Pros and Cons
Here’s a summary of what customers have found with these products (and I agree with these opinions):
- Convenient and easy to use
- Natural alternative
- Option for interchangeable scents
- Smell doesn’t last very long.
This seems to be the only complaint of these discs. It’s a big change from what we’re used to (we’re used to something that lasts for months). However, if having natural fragrance, with aromatherapy benefits, is important to you, these clips are a great alternative! If you’re already an avid oils users, these will be easy for you to use!
You just need to know in advance that you’ll want to have either your oils close by, or in your purse. Or, if you’re refreshing the car clip, to maybe bring it in the house with you when you arrive back home, and add the drops right away.
These discs are allowing me to incorporate essential oils into more areas of my life. I can also bring whatever version of happy I’m in the mood for, with me! They’re an innovative product that Norwex has made available. They are a great complementary product for people who incorporate essential oils into their everyday lives.
I give both of these products a 4 out of 5 stars.They lose a star since they need more attention than I, or others, would prefer. They receive the remaining four starts because they are a way to use a natural, healthier fragrance in my life, and are so versatile.
Add a Fragrance Disc and 2 Pack of Car Vent Clips to your cart, and bring your essential oils with you everywhere you go. And remember, if you don’t already have oils, Norwex has three great blends for you to choose from!