I finally got a chance to try the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer by Organic Aromas. I will write about it in this review so that you can decide if it’s a good nebulizer for you.article on the best diffusers). Nebulizers are much more potent, efficient, and don’t require water. They do cost more than ultrasonic diffusers.
What first sparked my interest in trying out the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer was a YouTube video that I saw. The person was so impressed and practically said that they would never use a diffuser after using the Raindrop 2.0. It got me excited to try it out for myself and write an honest review on it.
When my Raindrop 2.0 arrived in the mail I opened up the package and noticed that it was neatly packaged in a sealed box. It included the base piece, black bag (for base), glass reservoir, glass cap, 2 pipettes, manuals, 1 glass dropper, power cord, 1 bottle of 5 mL signature blend.
Now, I am going to show you everything you get when you order a Raindrop 2.0 Nebulizer, how to use it, and everything you need to know before purchasing one. Then, at the end of this review, I will either recommend it or point you elsewhere.
Raindrop 2.0 Pros
- Organic Aromas gets tons of positive feedback in the industry.
- Makes my list for one of the best nebulizers.
- A- With Better Business Bureau.
- Comes in two different colors.
- Covers rooms up to 900 sq. ft.
- High/Low setting.
- Automatically shuts off after 2 hours.
- Free replacement if it stops working.
- Very quiet for a nebulizer.
- Also sells essential oils. (see review)
Raindrop 2.0 Cons
- Only comes with an AC power cord.
- Glass parts can get broken easily with kids and animals around.
- Thicker oils can’t be used by themselves.
- High setting can use your essential oils quickly.
The Raindrop 2.0 is about 4 inches wide and 10 inches tall. It does have a foam pad on the bottom so that it doesn’t scratch your tables, desk, or other surfaces. No heat or water is used with a nebulizer.
Two Color Options
There are two color options with the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer. The base comes in two different colors which are light wood and black wood. I chose the black wood option.
The glass only comes in one color. It’s hand blown glass.
How To Assemble The Raindrop 2.0 Nebulizer?
First, you have to assemble it. Don’t worry it’s easy there are only 3 parts to assemble.
You have to attach the glass reservoir to the base. Then you drop the glass cap on and attached the power cord. I should note that it does come with a standard power cord. However, if you want a USB outlet plugin you can use this one here. The plugin is on the front of the device and you just plug it into the wall.
How Does The Raindrop 2.0 Nebulizer Work?
Using the Raindrop 2.0 is very easy.
There are only two buttons. The dial turns the nebulizer on. If you click it on then it will be on low. If you turn the dial all the way clockwise it will be on high. I recommend using the low setting only and I will discuss why a little later in this review.
Next, below it is a touch sensor. It’s a button that you just touch and it turns on the LED light. When it’s on it will slowly cycle through different colors. It really does look pretty cool at night. However, you can’t just use the nebulizer as a night light, though. The Raindrop 2.0 has to be on to view the lights. If you don’t want the LED light on you can always turn it off, too.
I’m not going to bore you with the technical details on how a nebulizer works. But, just know this; it puts a lot more essential oil in the air and you can get more health benefits from using nebulizer versus a diffuser.
If you’re interested in learning more about the technical details on how nebulizers work I would encourage you to check out this article: https://organicaromas.com/pages/how-does-a-nebulizing-diffuser-work
My Experience With The Raindrop Nebulizer 2.0
I have to admit when I wrote this Raindrop 2.0 review I didn’t have a lot of experience with nebulizers. I have seen them in the stores and tried them out a few times, but I really didn’t know much about them.
I should note that with a nebulizer you’re never going to need to add water. Instead, you just take off the glass cap and drop in your essential oils. Always use pure essential oils. I have already written an article on the best essential oil brands.
My experience with the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer has been very positive! In the manual, it says to add 20-25 drops into the nebulizer. I added some lemon and grapefruit essential oil to it and I was very impressed. Within 5 minutes I could smell the lemon and grapefruit within my entire office. It wasn’t a weak smell at all. In fact, it’s MUCH stronger than any kind of ultrasonic diffuser I have ever used.
So, the Raindrop 2.0 does disperse the oils into the air for 2 minutes and then shuts off for a minute. It will automatically keep doing the 2 minutes on and 1 minute off for 2 hours than it shuts off completely.
From my experience, I have found it’s better to run the diffuser for 15 minutes on low and then I turn it off. The reason I do this is that nebulizers work entirely different than ultrasonic diffusers. Ultrasonic diffusers leave the essential oil in the air for 15-20 minutes. However, with nebulizers, they leave the essential oil in the air for 70 minutes at a time.
Also, Organic Aromas does sell a Wi-fi Smart Socket. This doesn’t come with your Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer. This will allow you to schedule your diffuser to turn on/off whenever you like. Therefore, you don’t have to keep turning the device off every 15 minutes or so. It does integrate with your smartphone (Apple and Android) and does have a USB port.
I did find that the low setting worked great for dispersing the oil into my 600 sq. ft apartment. As I have mentioned there is a high setting. It does disperse the oil up to 300% to 400% more. However, when I used it in a small room like the bathroom it made the scent overwhelming. The high setting does use your essential oils much faster, too. So, I highly recommend just using the low setting.
My nebulizer did come with Organic Aromas signature blend. The bottle was 5 mL. It’s a blend that is unique to Organic Aromas. It has elemi, clary sage, cajeput, chamomile, and bergamot in it. Organic Aromas does sell essential oils and sets, too. For instance, they have a discovery set, which includes 40 essential oils in 2 mL bottles.
I do have a fair amount of essential oils from Plant Therapy, Edens Garden, Rocky Mountain Oils, doTERRA, etc. Here are a couple blends I have used:
- 10 drops grapefruit
- 10 drops lemon
Great for giving you a boost to your day. Seems to always put me in a better mood. Optionally you can use sweet orange, too.
- 10 drops peppermint
- 10 drops rosemary
It’s an awesome blend that I actually use all the time when I am working in my office. Helps me stay focused and on task.
- 7 drops peppermint
- 7 drops lavender
- 7 drops lemon
- 10 drops bergamot
- 10 drops basil
Great for taking the edge off when you are stressed out.
Use 5 drops of the Thieves blend by Young Living or see my homemade Thieves recipe. Only diffuse it for 10-15 minutes at time on high. This will help kill any of the airborne germs that might be in the air. Great for sick kids or family members in your house.
I can’t stress the importance of using essential oils that are pure enough, though. Believe it or not there are companies like Art Naturals (see review), Radha Beauty (see review), and Green Health (see review) that sell cheap adulterated essential oils.
How to use thicker essential oils like cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli, cypress, sandalwood, with the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer
Thicker oils have been known to clog nebulizers. However, if you want to use them with the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer it can be done. You can make a blend with a thinner oil with a ratio of 5 drops thin oil (lavender) one drop thicker oil (vetiver). Another thing you can do is dilute the oil with organic grain alcohol.
Traveling With The Raindrop 2.0 Nebulizer
Do not throw your box away when you receive it!
It’s easy to travel with the Raindrop nebulizer. You can take the cap off, disconnect the reservoir from the base, and then put the three components in the padded box that you received the nebulizer in.
Cleaning The Raindrop 2.0
It does take time to clean the Raindrop 2.0.
First, you need to remove the glass cap and set it on a clean service. You need to remove the glass reservoir from the base by gently pulling it apart.
Then, you are going to use the plastic pipette with 90% isopropyl alcohol. You want to drop enough alcohol in the glass reservoir and swish it around for about 2 to 5 minutes. Then fill the glass reservoir up a couple of times. Then, turn the glass reservoir over and let it air dry for about an hour before using it again.
With the glass cap, I made a mixture of 1 part alcohol and 1 part water. I let it sit in a glass cup for about 5 minutes and then rinsed it off a couple of times with tap water. Let it dry completely before using it again. I found that it takes about 45 t0 60 minutes to dry completely.
Warranty & Replacement
Because nebulizers are more expensive than ultrasonic diffusers people might be apprehensive about purchasing one. However, the mist is much stronger and once you use one you will literally forget about using ultrasonic diffusers.
Organic Aromas does have a warranty for 1 year. This means that if it breaks they will replace it for a year from the purchased date. If your nebulizer stops working due to damaged internal components they will first troubleshoot it to see if they can get it working again. 95% of the time the nebulizer is just clogged when you contact customer support, though. To fix this you need to clean it with 90% isopropyl alcohol.
If they can’t fix the problem they will have the customer send in a short video to confirm the diffuser base is not working. Once they receive this they will send the customer a prepaid return shipping label. Once they can see the faulty diffuser is on the way back to them they will send the replacement out.
If your diffuser is over the one year warranty we will still fix it for free and will have the customer send it back to them, but they must pay the shipping.
Organic Aromas doesn’t replace your glass cap or reservoir if it should break within a year, though. However, if you break the cap or reservoir they do sell replacements. It might be a smart idea to go ahead and buy an extra cap and reservoir in advance.
So, do I recommend the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer by Organic Aromas?
Yes! This is a fantastic nebulizer. It’s really the first one I have owned, but I can say that the essential oil that is dispersed into the air is much more potent.
I am confident in telling you if you try the Raindrop 2.0 you will completely forget about using an ultrasonic diffuser. It’s just an overwhelming positive different experience.
The warranty is for a year and Organic Aromas does have excellent customer support and sells some of the best nebulizers in the industry.
Don’t get me wrong the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer is almost $100, but the vapor production is much better than the doTERRA Petal diffuser and NovaFuse. In fact, they are completely different animals meaning a nebulizer and ultrasonic diffuser don’t really compare to each other.
I was so happy with the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer and highly recommend it to everyone. Click here to get yours today. Organic Aromas is an awesome company and they have a lot of other nebulizers to choose from if the Raindrop 2.0 won’t work for you.
I would like to hear from you though. Have you used this nebulizer or do you have any questions that are not answered in this article? Please leave a comment down below.
This sounds like a great nebulizer. Thank you for the review. I’ve been interested in getting one for a little while now, I just have a question about this nebulizer.
If there is no essential oil in the nebulizer does it automatically shut off? I’m guessing that it could harm the nebulizer to have it running with no essential oils in it.
@Emily If the nebulizer runs out of oil it will not shut off automatically. If you are worried the diffuser may become damaged when it continues to diffuse without oil, rest assured your diffuser will not be damaged if it operates without oil.
The diffuser runs on a programmed usage cycle where it turns on for 2 minutes and off for one minute for a duration of two hours at which time it will automatically turn off.
I have not tried a nebulizer unit like the Raindrop 2.0 but do use an ultrasonic diffuser on a regular basis in the office. It is not even a matter of cost, I just have been satisfied with the results of what I have. However, my unit just broke, so I am going to buy a replacement.
That is how I came across this review, thankfully. I do not mind paying a bit more for a better performing product. I also know that advancements in technology mean that there are better mouse-traps out there if you choose to look for them. I also am a tech junkie, so look for innovative products all the time.
Adding all these factors up, when I read through your review of this product, I was convinced that it is much better than what I have been using and is deserving of a buy from me. The effectiveness, the guarantee, and the looks are all that I need. Thanks for a great review, I was so totally convinced that the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer is a great product!
I’ve been checking into a lot of different nebulizers. I keep seeing Organic Aromas when I Google nebulizers.
Wow, this has really got me excited about using a nebulizer. I am new to essential oils. I have a newbie question for you. Can you use carrier oils in this nebulizer?
No, it’s not recommended that you put carrier oils in a nebulizer. It will damage the unit and then it won’t work properly. Only use pure essential oils.
I’ve been using diffusers for several years. However, they hardly seem to put much aroma off. I find myself adding more and more drops to the diffuser.
I never really considered a nebulizer, but now you have got me excited to try one out!
How long does 20-25 drops of essential oil last in the Raindrop 2.0 nebulizer?
I know what you are saying. Nebulizers are so much more potent.
From my experience, 20-25 drops at 15-minute intervals should last you 3-4 days if you use it 4-6 times a day.
It’s not only efficient, it sounds like, but I have to say I absolutely love the look of it. I have a plastic diffuser that is far from aesthetically pleasing, and I’ve been looking for something that is more sleek and modern, and this fits the bill. I don’t buy things only based on looks, so I held my breath as I read your review, but you really didn’t say anything very negative about this product, except that there was glass which could break. I don’t have to worry so much about that, and I love anything made from glass.
Is it possible to run the raindrop without the glass cap or should you always leave the glass cap on?
I promise that if you purchase an nebulizer you will never regret it. They put so put so much more essential oil in the air. Really, don’t really have anything negative to say about them.
Having the cap on conserves the oil and also allows the scent to be released further distances by creating more pressure in the glass reservoir and forcing the scent out of a much smaller hole. It’s recommended that you leave the cap on.
Organic Aromas does sell quality products and I love their essential oils, too. I do have the first Raindrop and I am very happy with it. The low setting is good enough for my living room, though. Don’t really need to use high.
A nebulizer is so much better than a diffuser! I started using one about two years ago and don’t ever really use my diffuser anymore.
Wow, this looks like a very good nebulizer from Organic Aromas. I have been interested in making the switch from diffusers to nebulizers. I have high ceilings too. I know the glass cap points straight up. I don’t know if this is possible, but can you use another cap from one of Organic Aromas product line so the oil doesn’t just go straight up in the air.
You should certainly make the switch from diffusers to nebulizers.
The Raindrop and the Radiance caps can be interchanged. The Radiances cap points to the side. It would be a better option for you since you have high ceilings.
I feel like a fool for years I have used diffusers and finally got sick and tired of having to add in more essential oil just so I could smell it.
But, as of last week, I bought the Raindrop by Organic Aromas and have to say I am super impressed. It’s so much better than any essential oil diffuser that I have ever used before!
I love Organic Aromas! I am a customer for life!
Don’t feel like a fool. I believed the same thing at one time. It’s good that you learned that nebulizers are so much better than diffusers, though.
Organic Aromas is awesome!
Thanks for your positive feedback!