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The Aroma Stress Buster™ is an innovative aromatherapy diffuser designed specifically for use in the workplace. Based on the concept of aromatherapy, it uses essential oils (natural plant products) to enhance productivity at times of stress.

The Aroma Stress Buster is the creation of Gary Gummer, the Director of the Aroma4u ™ (owned by CUS Busting Ltd, Oxfordshire), a small, family-run business, based in Oxfordshire, UK.

“We believe that the Aroma Stress Buster™ has enormous potential in today's stressful working world and that by relieving work-related stress, the Aroma Stress Buster™ can help promote wellbeing and productivity, quickly and at minimum expense.”

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Where the idea for the Aroma Stress Buster came from..

Gary came up with idea of the Aroma Stress Buster™ when he and his wife, Gillian, a freelance medical editor, were living in a small house in Oxfordshire, in which the bedroom doubled-up as Gillian’s office. As a freelancer, it was not unusual for her to spend most of the day and well into the night on the computer. Needless to say, stress levels sometimes ran very high! Gary had been interested in aromatherapy for some time and, appreciating the role of some essential oils in stress management, he started diffusing suitable oils in the bedroom when Gillian was working. Not only did Gillian find that they helped her through stressful periods, certain oils, such as grapefruit, also helped revitalize her for those long periods of work.

As a freelancer, Dr Gillian hale often would visit clients' offices. Although many of the then currently available diffusers were suited for use at home, none were ideal for use in the office. A traditional aromatherapy burner was of course, totally out of the question, and electric diffusers not only consume electricity and take up space, they require that most valuable of office resources – the electric socket!

And then he had an idea…what about using the warmed air generated by a computer to vaporize essential oils into the atmosphere? The idea of using the machine responsible for much of the stress of working life to relieve that very stress was very appealing. Such a diffuser could be small and slim, and would not require any additional energy source. It would therefore be ideal for use in any workplace, be it at the office or at home. The Aroma Stress Buster™ was born. Then followed up by the Aroma Coaster™.

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Winners of "Gold" National Green Apple
environmental award

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Aroma Stress Buster - Winner of A national 2005 UK Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice.

Green Apple “gold” award winner

We are proud to announce that our Aroma Stress Buster has been awarded a Green Apple Gold Award for 2005. The Green Apple Awards are run by the Green Organisation , an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environmental group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

The award ceremony was held on Tuesday 8th November 2005 at the Houses of Parliament (London UK), where MD Gary Gummer was presented with the Award by the famous cricketer Alan Lamb.

Over 150 people attended the ceremony from as far away as Sri Lanka, Montana, USA, Cameroon and The Bahamas. There were representatives from very large corporate companies and organisations to smaller companies, all of which are striving to be as eco-friendly as possible.

Additionally, the Aroma Stress Buster was featured on The Wright Stuff on Channel 5 (Oct 2007) by Janey Lee Grace, the holistic enthusiast, who called it “A natural aromatherapy vibe” and “helps relieve your stress and calm you down, naturally”. is powered by a Green web host 1 and 1 Internet Hosting

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