I was meant to review this towards the end of January but I just never got around to it in all honesty. 2019 has been a hectic year so far and it’s doing my head in. I feel like blogging has been put on hold and posts aren’t as regular and they used to be due to that!
This being said, this review has been worth the wait as I actually discovered some better things about it throughout February that I may not have really mentioned previously.
This Elodie the Unicorn Humidifier has been on my wish list since it first came out as a Kickstarter campaign in July 2017. I nearly picked it up via Kickstarter but due to the prices for shipping (as well as customs!) I left it.
Just before Christmas 2017 Firebox started to stock this on their website and I KNEW I had to have it! Fast forward over a year later and I was finally gifted it for my 29th birthday in January from Dane’s parents, with some essential oils too.
I couldn’t wait to get it plugged in, full of water and ready to go! When I first started using this I popped it on the other side of the bedroom, as it just seemed like the right place to keep it at the time. Although it was okay in this place, both me and Dane didn’t notice it was even in the room apart from the slight sound it makes when the air is coming out. I was sort of disappointed, but it was only a matter of time before I moved it closer to me and Dane.
I was really poorly recently and came down with what felt flu but I think it was just a really bad cold. I was in desperate need of something to help me breathe so Dane suggested I move the humidifier onto my bedside table and pop the eucalyptus oils inside. It was so much better on my bedside table to be honest with you and the oils really helped clear my blocked sinuses.
Since then I keep this by my bed and make sure to pop it on for a couple of hours before I go to sleep. I keep it on for an hour whilst I settle down and then for an hour as I’m starting to sleep.
The humidifier is powered by a plug, no batteries here guys!
With the humidifier it lights up various different colours, you can either keep it on a loop of all of those colours, or pick whichever colour is your favourite. You also have the option for how long you want the humidifier mist on for, which ranges from constant, 1 hour, 2 hours and 3 hours.
You can just have the mood light on if you don’t want to use the mist, which I really like! Especially if you’ve had enough of the mist halfway through the day/night and want to change it up.
The one issue I have with the humidifier is trying to take off the lid so you can fill it full of water and empty the old water. It’s not the easiest thing to remove and does take some getting used to and definitely some patience!
You aren’t meant to keep reusing the water in the humidifier after 3 days, which is understandable due to mold. I didn’t use this for a week due to being busy and hadn’t emptied the water out of it, so when it came to sorting it out to use it was pretty gross inside. I had to give it a good clean with some anti bacterial spray. It wasn’t so bad to be fair.
When you go to pop your water into the humidifier you have fill lines, with a min and max line on them. I’m aware I have mine filled just past max and I really don’t know how that happened! I only usually fill it half way to be honest with you haha.
I love to use the lavender essential oils in this as I mostly use the humidifier when I’m gong to bed. If I feel poorly throughout the day or night I’ll use the eucalyptus one. As of yet I haven’t used the other essential oil I was bought, which is tea tree. I just haven’t found the right time to use it in all fairness. I only add max 5 drops to the water, although the booklet only suggests that you need 3. 5 for me is more than enough. I tried 10 recently and it was far too strong and I ended up having headaches.
Overall I really love my Elodie the Unicorn Humidifier and I was so grateful to receive it as a gift! For ages I was close to picking it up myself, but I just never got around to it. Having this on my bedside table to use before bed has changed up my night routine and it really does add something cute to the table as well!
This would be great to get for a child, teenager and of course a grown adult who love unicorns! Elodie is adorable and I really love owning stuff with the cute unicorn on lately.
It costs £39.99 which I know isn’t cheap considering you can get humidifiers on Amazon for £15-£35. But I don’t care! I wanted an Elodie one and for the price I think it’s so worth it. 😀
If you’d like to pick this up for yourself (or anything else on Firebox in fact!) then make sure to use my £5 discount code, which I’ll link here.
I apologise that this is a short review, but there isn’t a whole lot to really say about this other than how it works and how much I love it! 😛
What do you think of the Elodie the Unicorn Humidifier? Would you pick one up yourself? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!
Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. 🙂