A sleek piece of home decor

Essential oils are becoming more and more popular in homes across the country.

Kotanical is helping with this popularity since it launched four years ago.

Kotanical now has 40 products in its repertoire, ranging from essential oil blends and roll-ons to award-winning hand-crafted stone diffusers.

Presented as a sleek piece of home decor, the Kotanical team says these hand-crafted diffusers are a safer, subtler, and more cost-effective alternative to scented candles and traditional oil burners.

With additional features such as an LED light which adds a candle-like glow to the diffuser, this easy to use, plug-in-and-play piece enhances the ambience and atmosphere in any room.

The misting and light features can be used simultaneously, or you can opt for one without the other.

Karl Murray, Founder and Director of Kotanical, was studying kinesiology when he discovered the therapeutic power of essential oils.

During his training, he noted how people’s relaxation levels increased with their usage during muscle testing. His Thai boxing club used a peppermint and eucalyptus ointment to enhance the team’s performance – and, when he injured his wrist after a fight, he used essential oils to help him with his recovery. Speaking about turning his interest into a business, Karl said: “I started getting really interested in and researching aromatherapy, with a view of producing some products myself.”

He added: “I went to workshops and events every week and became a sponge, looking to soak up as much information as I could.”

Karl’s motivation when he set up Kotanical in 2017 was to improve the availability of good-quality, home-grown essential oils on the Irish market.

For more information on the essential oil blends, roll-ons and diffusers, see the Kotanical.ie website or visit their Facebook and Instagram pages.