I am not too sure how much we paid for this but we bought it from JML direct a little while ago. As we have animals in our house we wanted something that not only would make the air smell nice and fresh and clean but also something which would actually look good and modern and stylish at the same time. We bought this thinking it would live up to all of those wants - and it did!
It looks lovely as we have two - one in the basement and one in the dining room area near to the patio windows where the dog has his basket. It makes a slight little humming nosie when it is in operation and it is plugged into the wall but that is is not too distracting though my other half says she can hear it and it annoys here a little bit.
You can have two smells - either lavendar or eucalyptus and you can buy refills for this once these ones have run out. We have had ours now for a few months and as we use it all the time and it has not yet run out, then I think it must be very long lasting.
What we also particularly like about this is the fact that it has a light change adaptor and you can change the light to suit your mood. You can have it changing colour all the time or you can just set it to one particular light colour of your choice - we change from day to day, depending on how we feel at the time.
It really does freshen the air and delivers a lovely aroma to the room without being too heady or overpowering.
A great little gadget and one which we all can recommend. ..
This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.
This is an interesting little product and one I hoped would be a bit more environmentally friendly than other air freshsners you can buy. I don't ever buy the ones that you can plug in anymore because I have heard that they can start fires by shorting out and even though I do buy some sprays I don't always like the mist that they put in the air as this causes my asthma to kick off so I thought this globe from JML would be a nice alternative.
The JML Fresh Air Globe is basically an air purifier or as JML put it, an indoor air-cleansing and purification system. JML go on to say that the Fresh Air Globe ionises the air to neutralise bad smells, such as tobacco, cooking smells and pet odours. What I like about it is that it is small compared to other massive ones you can get. This is just about the size of a normal air freshener if not a bit bigger and so you can easily place it on table tops out of the way and don't have to have it as like another piece of furniture! Of course it needs to be plugged in so obviously you are somewhat restricted to where you put it as you need to be near a plug but I have found that the cord is long enough to stretch for me to be able to place it on a semi high table top in my lounge.
Now, we don't smoke in our house and we tend to have our doors and windows open quite a lot so I really didn't invest in this to clean the air but more to just give us a nice smell and maybe a bit fresher air at the same time. We do have pets so if it could keep that dog smell away that would be a bonus too. The way it works is very interesting. You add the water yourself to the system. To do this you basically just remove the plastic top and there there is a fill line which shows you where to fill it too, handy so you don't overfill and spill it everywhere. The purifier then comes with two essential essences, healing eucalyptus and soothing lavender. As I hate the smell of lavender, (to me it smells like old ladies and is way too overpowering for me) I have only used the eucalyptus which I like. It has quite a spicy scent but is not too overpowering which is nice. You can detect some scent but it does not overtake your room.
So, how well does this work. Well, you can see the water going down and you can also see it getting dirtier which I guess is nice as it means it is working. I tend to change mine one it gets a bit dirty as I do not like the dirty look but you can leave it for quite a few days before the water really seems to disappear. By disappear I should say, add moisture to your house, giving you a fresher environment. I do think the air in my room is nicer and this has been especially nice in the summer when you need a bit more moisture in the air.
The globe has an interesting colour changing LED mood light base, I tend to leave it on just one setting as when it changes really quickly it is quite distracting.
All in all an interesting choice if you wish to have an air purifier in your home.
I used to have 2-3 plug-in air freshners around the house and after various warnings regarding people's houses burning down because of them (scaremongery no doubt!) and the constant high price of buying refills I decided to look for an alternative product to provide a continuous fragrance at home.
My mother-in-law is a big fan of shopping channels and she mentioned the Goodsphere Revitaliser. Now, this review ISN'T about the Goodsphere it's about a 'lookey-likey' Goodsphere from JML - but I did just want to mention the Goodsphere as (to my rather limited knowledge) the Goodsphere was pretty much where it all began, and for my money, it was by far the best in comparison to the JML Fresh Air Globe. Unfortunately, my Goodpshere broke after about 3 years faithful service and at that time, they were not in production, so I had to go in search of an alternative.
One day I was in a local department store and saw the JML Fresh Air Globe with £10 off (bringing the price to around £30) so I picked it up. This was around 3 years ago and despite my still hankering after it's predecessor, the Fresh Air globe is still going (but only just!). In the last 3 years, many other companies have got on this particular bandwagon and there are now a wide variety of Air Globes/Revitalisers/Humdifiers available and they range vastly in price from under £20 to well over £70.
When I bought my globe there were 2 versions available - 1 with a cream pearlescent lid (the one I have) and 1 with a silver lid. The globe set-up consisted of a plastic bowl, a lid with intergral fan/rotator, an LED plate to sit the globe on and a power lead and mains adaptor. I think it also came with a couple of trial essences (but I can't quite recall).
It's incredibly easy to set up - just plug the lead into the mains adaptor and the back of the LED plate and lid (it has a split lead with seperate jacks on the end), fill the bowl with water, switch it on and away you go! The bowl does have a maximum fill line so you don't end up with water sloshing everywhere once it gets started which is handy. You can also decide whether you want to add any essence to the water or not, it's entirely up to you. The LED plate has a small square recessed button on the front and you press this to select the LED's colour and light pattern/sequence you wish to see - you can have just a static colour of red, green or blue for example, or you can have it flashing (rather irritating and almost strobe like), changing colour by switching from one to the other or by a slow blending from one to the other (my personal preference). It does remind me of the different programmes you can choose for your twinkling fairy lights at Christmas to be honest!
The idea behind the Fresh Air Globe and other 'revitaliser' type spheres is that it sucks in the air from the room, 'washes' it in the bowl of water and blows it back out into the room having been cleaned, fragranced and humidified by the contents of the bowl. Now, I have heard a variety of claims around these type of gadets regarding, stoping snoring, aiding breathing and sleep problems and goodness knows what else. All I can tell you is that in my experience it fragrances the room adequately (nowhere near as good as the Goodshpere), does get rid of all manner of cooking smells (as I have mine in our kitchen) and it has helped with my eczema during the winter months when the central heating is on. There is also a very noticeable difference regarding how much the water level drops whether the heating is on or off indicating the humidifier aspect works well.
The general recommendation is that it can be used for up to 12 hours per day and the water should be changed daily. It is very economical to run, apparently using less electricity than a light bulb. It is also very quiet. My Goodsphere was quite noisy, but the Fresh Air Globe is very quiet. I think the difference in volume is related to the strength of the fan, as although this is quiet it doesn't pump out the fragrance nearly as much as the Goodshpere. I used to be able to smell the Goodsphere throughout most of the ground floor of our house and it was lovely to step through the front door and smell the fragrance. However, the JML Globe struggles to kick out enough odour to fill our kitchen let alone the rest of the downstairs. Another issue is cleaning the motor/fan/rotator - I cannot seperate the parts to clean them properly and it is now getting rather furred/sludged up with, I'm not entirely sure what! I assume the debris/gunk is a combination of what it sucks in from the air and residue from the essential oil fragrances.
My JML Fresh Air Globe is now coming towards the end of it's days - the fan/rotator is sticking sometimes, the bowl has a permanent tide mark in it no matter what I do to clean it and I know it won't be long before it grinds to a halt completely. Although this isn't a glowing review of the globe, to give it it's due, it has performed reasonably well and as a type of product I am actually a big fan. Therefore I will give the JML Fresh Air Globe 3 stars - it does the job for which it's intended adequately and I will purchase another revitaliser when it finally gives up the ghost, but it won't be another JML Fresh Air Globe.
I found the only wat to get it clean(ish) inside the spindle is to regularly squirt a kitchen cleaner (Ciff, ect) directly up the hole at the thin end of the cone and into the outlet holes at the thick end and then fill the bowl with hot water and washing up liquid and just turn it on and let it do its thing. Afterwards fill the bowl with cold clear water to rinse everything out.
I hate air fresheners. All they do is make the air feel clogged and have a very false fragrance, that I gone in no time and doesn't cover up any bad odours.
When I saw this little gem I wanted one. About a year later I finally brought one and I love it. I use it in my bedroom and it's great.
I use a eucalyptus oil in it as it gives a clean and fresh fragrance that really clears your nose and breathing. I keep mine by my bed. It just about fits and I wake up to a lovely smell every morning.
To use the fresh air globe you just fill the bowl with water and add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. JML do sell special oils, but I use all different kinds. When you plug it in the water swirls around in the bowl and somehow sucks in the bad old air and gives you fresher air and a soft fragrance.
Since using mine by my bed, I have noticed that I often sleep better and I don't wake up with as many headaches as I used to get. Also I don't much dust on my bedside table.
I would like to have one of these in every room, the only trouble is that they are quite big and it can be difficult to place them where you want to, particularly when there is a cable attached for the electricity.
The price of this has come down quite a bit over the last few years from about £30 to around £20, but it is still quite expensive, plus you do have keep buying the essential oil, which if you buy them from JML can be quite expensive. Having said that though, they are miles better than any other home fragrancing, so I do feel they are worth the extra.
I first purchased The JML Air Globe for my open plan living room as I found that due to a poor cooker hood food smells would linger for days. The Air Globe definitely made a big difference to the air quality. The essences that came with it quickly finished however but my local high street had a big choice of aroma oils at £1 for 2 so I bought plenty and they work just as well!
I then suggested the product to my mother as her husband smokes, and you could really smell the lingering stench, perhaps due to very thick carpets. The smell was almost gone within 2/3 days of use and in the beginning you needed to change the water 3 times a day since it'd get dirty extremely quickly!
About 4 months into exploitation my Air Globe stopped functioning, seemingly due to motor failure. Which is a shame as I'd definitely give the product a big thumbs up. Hopefully this is just a rare occurrence although I should note that the motor seems to be poorly protected against the moisture, so maybe that's the reason it died.
I moved into shared rented accommodation and felt the room smelt of someone else. I had seen the air globe before and thought nothing of it until then. I immediately purchased the item.
Its very easy to set up and use. You fill it with water and it drags the air through it purifying the air. You can add drops of essential oils so you can fill your room with for example the smell of lavender, however I find the smell soon fades. After only a few days of using my air globe I found the room smelt much fresher.
I also discovered that it is also a humidifier which I find very useful. I work from home in front of a computer and I find in winter my eyes can get dry, having the globe running seems to help with this.
Last week I came in only to find my boyfriend had invited his friends over and they were all smoking cigars in the lounge, its not a smell Im fond of and the whole room still smelt the next day. Again I put the globe on in there for two days, changing the water in it every few hours and the cigar smell went. What normally would have taken weeks to go took days.
The things I don't like about the Air Globe are that its big and I don't think it looks good, I also find it pretty noisy when its running. Im also not keen on the coloured lights it has, however you can chose to run it without the lights on.
I got one of these at christmas as a gift.
*** Whats in the box? ***
In the box is the air globe, some instructions and 2 free essential oils, lavender and eucalyptus.
*** How to set up? ***
Setting up is simple. Just fill the bowl up with water somewhere between the min and max lines and put a few drops of your chosen oil into the water. Put the lid on and tun on the switch.
The water will the swirl around with bowl. I didnt think it would really clean the air, but I left it in a room for around 20 mins and you can really tell the difference in the air! It was really fresh! I loved it.
*** The bad points ***
The fresh air globe worked great for about a week, then I wasn't feeling the difference in the air anymore. It looked a bit dirty inside so decided to clean it to see if it made a difference. And it didn't. It is really hard to clean, and comes with no cleaning instructions. I actually went out and bought a new one a few months later as I loved the feeling of fresh air. And again, it stopped freshening the air after a few weeks. I wont be buying another one.
Having received one of these as a present, I must admit to being more than a little suspicious of it. I tend to think of these slightly "new age" products as being designed to relieve me of money for no discernable benefit.
However I do have to admit that this is actually a decent product. I am still not convinced about it as an "air purifier" as, when running without any perfume in it, it doesn't actually seem to do much purifying at all. However with scented oils in it it is an effective way of making a room smell nice. I personally use any old scented oils in it and it seems to work fine. No need to buy the expensive refills!
Cleaning is actually really easy as the globe does come to pieces. Warm soapy water gets rid of the remains of the scented oils.
One thing that doesn't tend to get mentioned is that the globe is actually a humidifier, i.e. it puts water into the air. This also means that the air coming out of it does feel cooler than the surrounding air as it has more moisture in it. In winter this can help to make a room feel cold; however in summer it is quite pleasant.
I bought mine last year in silver from Boots, had seen the advertising on this and also other products which basically do the same job and thought it would be quite nice.
I have 2 kittens and 1 cat so I love a fresh smelling house and wanted this for that, and also to eliminate any cooking odours.
Design wise, I felt this was quite sturdy and wasn't a cheap imitation or anything so that was good. There is the option of changing light colours and effects on this, so it's nice to have on at night.
Function wise, this is very easy to use with just a simple on/ off switch and all you are required to do is fill up the bowl up to the max sign and then put a few drops of concentrate and off you go!
The first time I used this, I did so in my kitchen, I left it on and came back after work to find a very 'fresh' smelling home. There were no odours and the kitchen smelt of roses (this is my favourite concentrate to use by the way!)
I also like that with this, you can tell when the globe has cleaned enough as the water will start to dry up and then it's change time and when you come to changing the water you can physically see dirty water which is great as it really shows you that even though you may think your home is clean- it's really not!
I'd say this is a brilliant buy, and every home should have one.
Also, although it may be tempting to buy non jml branded concentrate for this- don't do it, they don't work as well, you have to put tons in to get an aroma and although cheap, the effects are too!
I bought a similar air cleaner called n-virosphere, from Ideal world.tv £25+postage it works really well even in aLarge house smells great the essences are really strong just .5mls into 1.5 ltrs last 24 hrs you can see the dirt from the airin the water.
i put this in a small room. I got it quite cheap at 35 quid from makrobut id say its not worth itthe fragencies arent too strong so dont really make a difference to the room.and in staying in a room with this thing too long you can feel very unwell ( possibly due to the ioniser) and get stomach and chest painsthe led lights can also keep you awake at night and dont really make senseit is also very largethere aren't really any plus sides to this, its just like a big fish tank but you can't put fish in it as the ioniser would probably kill them! also the fragrances are very expensive
brilliant thing is the fresh air globe, have tried to take it apart for cleaning limescale from it but couldnt , BUT pure lemon juice and a little plain water does the job really well and doesnt appear to have damaged it at all. lizzie
This was an item of which I was unaware - until it appeared amongst the Christmas presents. I had seen others similar but not this particular one. I have to say that it was probably something I would not have bought myself but I was quite pleased to receive it as a gift.
The Fresh Air Globe has three main parts: the water tank, the base and the lid - which also houses the motor. The unit is powered by electricity for which the cable and mains adapter are, of course, included along with the easy to follow instructions and two small bottles of essences - Eucalyptus and Lavender.
The JML water tank is made of clear plastic, unlike some other brands which have a glass tank. This has to be filled with tap water up to the maximum water level shown. It is then placed on the base with a few drops of the essence (if required), topped off with the lid and connected to the power supply.
The on/off switch is at the back of the base which also contains the LED light display. The switch for this is on the front of the base and you have a wide choice of light colours and displays. My calculation of the variations is fourteen - although I would not stake my life on that! We tend to lean towards the paler colours: lime green, electric blue and lavender (and variations) but there are also bright colours for instance a very festive red, green and blue - ideal for the Christmas season and even flashing lights and a strobe which would be great for parties!
The lid - which in our case is silver (as is the base) but which apparently also comes in "pearl" - contains the motor which appears to be mainly a fan but with a tube that goes into the water from the centre. This agitates the water which then swirls around and gives the impression that rain is falling inside. It is said that dust and 'particles' are drawn in through the top grill, passed down through the water and clean air is then sent out. I have to admit that the water DOES become rather dirty although adding essence does make it cloudy to start with. I will also say that the cool air that is emitted from the top has a lovely freshness to it. In fact, one of my cats has taken to sitting on top of the television beside it and I feel it is because he likes the freshness there.
We have tried three of the different essences: Eucalyptus and Lavender which were included as small bottles and Lemon which we purchased later. I would not say that any had a strong scent (unless you use too much). Used in small amounts (the instructions say 1 to 2 drops) there is a lovely freshness - particularly on entering the room. In my opinion it is rather like going into the garden after rain on a spring or summer day. The others that JML sell are: Rose, Sandalwood and Teatree.
As I said, the water does become rather dirty but apparently doesn't have to be changed until this happens. We have found that the water goes down fairly quickly so it does need topping up regularly. As we live in an area which has extremely hard water we also have to clean the bowl and interior as we get deposits of lime scale which need to be removed. I have found that cold water and a wipe with a kitchen towel is usually sufficient. Other cleaning instructions are included in the booklet but are mainly common sense anyway like not immersing the electrical parts in water or putting it in the dishwasher.
On the whole I have been quite impressed with this and, although I may not have bought it for myself, I am very pleased to have it and it is in constant use. The Fresh Air Globe can be obtained in the usual JML outlets or from www.JMLdirect.com for the price of £39.99.
I do hope that you have found this of interest and I thank you for reading it.
i found the JML Fresh Air Globe very hard to clean, and after a short time mould formed underneath. Which is not very healthy!!
Also the essences were more of a chemical smell, which also didn't last very long. I now use the BREATHE essences in my globe, they have a great selection (20 essences) and come in 3 handy sizes, 60ml, 250ml & 1 Litre and smell very natural and they last!! I am also thinking of buying the new Breathe Air Revitalizer, my friend who introduced me to their essences has one and it works a lot better and seems quieter, and looks a lot more stylish. Jan
Lavender and Eucalyptus essences available. Keep your home deliciously fragrant and smelling fresh with this Pearl Air Globe from JML. It has a unique indoor air-cleansing and purification system, which eliminates lingering odours like cooking and tobacco. /