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love the smell

I bought the Renuzit Crystal Elements and am in love with the product. I was a little unsure at first because I thought it seemed a little pricy. My daughter put it in a...Read complete review

I bought the Renuzit Crystal Elements and am in love with the product. I was a little unsure at first because I thought it seemed a little pricy. My daughter put it in a container I already had at the house. When I came home and walked in the house it smelled great. I am use to burning candles when I am at home. Once I started compareing that the Renuzit Crystals lasted for forty five days it seemes like maybe it is a pretty good buy after all. Since my first purchase I have purchased the Crystals on two occasions for other areas in the house. Will buy again.

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Just say NO to Renuzit Crystal Elements...

The concept intrigued me.  Crystals that I could put in a glass dish of my choosing; that would freshen the air in my home, hmmm.  This was something new. ...Read complete review

The concept intrigued me.  Crystals that I could put in a glass dish of my choosing; that would freshen the air in my home, hmmm.  This was something new.  I picked up the **Renuzit Crystal Elements** package to read more.  It says it should last up to 45 days and the level of fragrance could be adjusted for the size and needs of the room.  Since I was wanting it for a small downstairs 1/2 bath, I was sold.  The product came with two options.  One was to buy a combo kit that contained a glass container with a few crystals.  The other option was a refill pack that came with greater quantity but no glass container for the same price.  I chose the refill pack.  I have plenty of glass.  It also came in two fragrances and colors: red Ruby Berries or green Emerald Rainforest.  They are both Christmas colors.  I chose red hoping it would blend somehow.I got home, found a pretty cut glass dish in the cupboard and opened the package.  The smell was delightful.  The "crystals" were a mess. They were quite wet with a red dye liquid that I am assuming also holds the fragrance. (The red liquid dries on the salt crystals as they air dry.)  I hoped I wasn't going to ruin my shirt with the dye, took a deep breath and poured them into the dish.  "It wasn't as pretty as I had imagined but it would do." I thought. "At least the bathroom will smell nice."I waited.  Did I mention I waited? and, waited.  Each time I went in to the bathroom I was expecting a lovely fragrance.  It wasn't there.  Before adding more crystals [I really think I had plenty for that small of a room] I wondered what would happen if I shut the door.  I left it that way overnight.  The next morning I opened the door expecting a blast of red berry fragrance.  I believe I detected a brief whiff of fragrance as the door opened.  It was there but, then, poof!  it was gone.  Since then, I have detected a few more brief whiffs of fragrance.  They are scattered and don't last long.  I was hoping for more from an air freshener.**Bottom Line:**I won't be buying these again.  **Post Script Safety Concern:** I wondered if a child would be tempted to try and eat these.  They look like little candies sitting in the dish. Children? My husband might try to eat these! The packaging clearly states that it should not be ingested and to keep out of reach of children and pets.  It says to seek medical advice if swallowed.  Better safe than sorry, I say.  Just don't set them out.**Ingredients:**Natural sea salt, fragrance, thickener, surfactant, light stabilizer, colorants.

**Post Script:**

To be fair, another package yielded better results. The second package was not wet and gloppy. The fragrance lasted longer but I am still not a fan.

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(95 of 112 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Just say NO to Renuzit Crystal Elements...

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from Northern, FL

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

The concept intrigued me.  Crystals that I could put in a glass dish of my choosing; that would freshen the air in my home, hmmm.  This was something new.  I picked up the **Renuzit Crystal Elements** package to read more.  It says it should last up to 45 days and the level of fragrance could be adjusted for the size and needs of the room.  Since I was wanting it for a small downstairs 1/2 bath, I was sold.  The product came with two options.  One was to buy a combo kit that contained a glass container with a few crystals.  The other option was a refill pack that came with greater quantity but no glass container for the same price.  I chose the refill pack.  I have plenty of glass.  It also came in two fragrances and colors: red Ruby Berries or green Emerald Rainforest.  They are both Christmas colors.  I chose red hoping it would blend somehow.I got home, found a pretty cut glass dish in the cupboard and opened the package.  The smell was delightful.  The "crystals" were a mess. They were quite wet with a red dye liquid that I am assuming also holds the fragrance. (The red liquid dries on the salt crystals as they air dry.)  I hoped I wasn't going to ruin my shirt with the dye, took a deep breath and poured them into the dish.  "It wasn't as pretty as I had imagined but it would do." I thought. "At least the bathroom will smell nice."I waited.  Did I mention I waited? and, waited.  Each time I went in to the bathroom I was expecting a lovely fragrance.  It wasn't there.  Before adding more crystals [I really think I had plenty for that small of a room] I wondered what would happen if I shut the door.  I left it that way overnight.  The next morning I opened the door expecting a blast of red berry fragrance.  I believe I detected a brief whiff of fragrance as the door opened.  It was there but, then, poof!  it was gone.  Since then, I have detected a few more brief whiffs of fragrance.  They are scattered and don't last long.  I was hoping for more from an air freshener.**Bottom Line:**I won't be buying these again.  **Post Script Safety Concern:** I wondered if a child would be tempted to try and eat these.  They look like little candies sitting in the dish. Children? My husband might try to eat these! The packaging clearly states that it should not be ingested and to keep out of reach of children and pets.  It says to seek medical advice if swallowed.  Better safe than sorry, I say.  Just don't set them out.**Ingredients:**Natural sea salt, fragrance, thickener, surfactant, light stabilizer, colorants.

**Post Script:**

To be fair, another package yielded better results. The second package was not wet and gloppy. The fragrance lasted longer but I am still not a fan.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

BIG smell--- HORRIBLE headache!!!

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from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

the renuzit crystal elements were so intruiging thats why i decided to get some. i love renuzits air freshner products, expecially at walmart, super cheap, so why not get a pack of the crystals. i like it advertised you to just pour them into a glass bowl and then the scent should be working, and oh boy did it work! it worked so much that it gave everyone in my house a headache!

i bought the refilll packsbecuase it comes with 2 sets of refills. i used one, just ONE, and split them into THREE glass bowls and placed them in different rooms.the smell lingered so much that we all slowly got headaches and wanted to throw up. it was so bad that i ended up tossing them away, in the trash outside!

i totally regret buying them! the smell was so strong that it lingered in my house even after i tossed them out hours before! so horrible, dont even bother with these! youll probably be better off with the pearls. actually, any scent other then their berry ones, too strong!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Renuzit Crystal Elements

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from Texas City, TX

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

I think they are the greates thing ever. I am an older lady, I put them them in a glass jar with an open air top and they have lasted for two months and beyond. I just shake them to refresh. As far as children, just put them up high in a jar. Common sense rules. I am in my 60's and I have no idea how we grew up without all the child safety stuff. Seems we have to be protected from ourselves now and our common sense has gone out the window, like we make someone else responsible for our stupid actions.

So bottom line I love this product and it is getting hard to find, I guess for people compalining about their children. I have a grown child and I put stuff like this in a protected place. All was fine. He grew up and all is well.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
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These things ARE going to choke someone. They almost did ME!

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from The heart of , NY

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

***Quick View: ***WHO on earth thought that manufacturing little "sugar coated" air freshener chunks in a glass bowl was a good idea? It isn't for many, many reasons. For one, this is a choking hazard waiting to happen and not just for kids. I almost choked on one of the pieces this morning. Really! Not to mention the scent is unbearably strong at first and can give anyone a headache. Such a bad, bad concept!

***My Take on Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals***

**Here's my story first so you can have a good laugh before I continue the review**. I am staying at a motel with my husband and 19 year old son while we do major renovations on our house. My son works nights at a grocery store and always brings home goodies at 6 a.m. when he ends up back here. This morning, I awoke as my son was in the shower. There was a glass bowl of berry candy sitting on the nightstand on his side. Knowing how he loves sweets (like his mother), I reached over and grabbed a chunk of this berry candy and popped it into my mouth. I immediately spat out the thing after tasting the worst taste EVER. I never tasted such a soapy, perfumey, noxious taste in my life. Many hours later, I still can taste it. Obviously, they weren't berry candies in the bowl. I later found out that what I had nearly eaten was** Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals**, Gross! Now imagine if a child did that. The rock could have easily slid down my throat and caused me to choke. It would almost certainly do that to a child. What was Renuzit thinking?

**Now, on to my review.**

This air freshener comes either in a bag of little chunks or in a set with chunks and a nice clear glass candy dish...er...holder. You can use your own glass holders and pour as much or as little of the sea salt chunks, which are berry red (at least the ones we have) and covered with what looks like sugar but is really air freshener, into them or buy the set like my son did. He had actually purchased the set for his room at home but wanted to test it out here. I swear, these little rocks look JUST like candy and, with the dusting of freshener that looks like sugar, all I can think of is old time hard candies.

The sea salt rocks are of different shapes and sizes, all small. They are a deep berry color and smell like berries, at least up close. I feel like they smell more like roses in the room and that is a sick smell, like a funeral home, not a fresh cut rose smell.

The scent is VERY strong. I have a pounding headache from this product and I need to get it out of this motel room before my allergies go into overdrive. I am keeping them at bay working in my dusty, moldy basement and I do not need an air freshener to make them flair up.

I warn you, very seriously, if you have kids or if you have people coming over for a gathering, put the** Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals** somewhere far, far away from them. It isn't just kids who could think this stuff is candy obviously. I can picture almost anyone making that mistake. Really, if you have kids, I would suggest not buying this product at all. It is just way too risky. Going one step further, I would suggest NO ONE buy this product. There are a million ways to get fresher air and** Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals** are not necessary. They're potentially dangerous and smell too strongly at first. I was told by two different people that the scent will vanish completely in a couple of weeks making the purchase an unwise one on every front.

Someone is going to choke to death on one of the crystals. And then these things will finally be recalled. I really believe that.

***My Viewpoint***

I have nothing positive to say about **Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals**. Well, maybe that they do look kind of pretty in the clear glass bowl. Pretty like CANDY though. They smell weird and they are too strong. And of course there is the little issue with the crystals looking exactly like sugar coated candy. Maybe in someone's mind, this was a good idea but in reality, it's just a terrible accident waiting to happen and even if it doesn't, the stuff smells so strong, it'll knock you over. Then it's gone and you have a bunch of rocks. ***1 star and no recommendation. ***Well, actually I do have a recommendation. A recommendation that you AVOID this stuff.******

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Renuzit Crystals Broke the Glass Jar

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from Zionsville, IN

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

Surprisingly nobody else has mentioned this, but I put them in a tall narrow glass jar and after a couple hours I noticed that the glass was fractured everywhere. It had not fallen apart yet, but it was just a dangerous mess waiting to do so. Put that on top of the fact that everyone seems to want to eat them and I think this product is finished.

 
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Nice smell for the moment.....so i added fragrance oil

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from Twentynine Palms, CA

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

The scent does not last. My kids are not dumb enough to put weird things in their mouth. But I put the crystals up high on my furniture. The first day the scent filled the house. Day 3, I smelled nothing. I added some febreeze oil to the crystals every few days to keep the scent flowing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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This product is psychotically stupid

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from Canton, OH

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

I just arrived at my sister's house for Christmas. I ran across a bowl of these upstairs in the family room. They looked delicious! I grabbed one thinking it was watermelon rock candy or something. I popped it in my mouth and gagged instantly! Worst taste ever!. I rinsed my mouth out with water for an hour, brushed my teeth, gargled with Scope, etc. Taste lingered the entire time. It burned, and if I had to describe the sensation, imagine what it would be like to swallow gasoline and battery acid. For a minute I thought this was something akin to those old gag candies or something. Needless to say, we've thrown them all out. Indeed, if you have kids or "clueless husbands" (to quote another witty reviewer), beware of this product!

 
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Renuzit Crystal Elements' scent doesn't last.

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from Canton, OH

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

I couldn't wait to try Renuzit Crystal Elements Air freshener. I'm always purchasing air freshening products. When I first tried them I thought the scent was nice. They were a little messy in the bag but that wasn't much of an issue. I put them in a glass container and left them on my kitchen counter. I went out for a few hours and by the time I came home I couldn't really smell the scent unless I was right next to the crystals. The next problem came about when my 2 year old niece came over for a visit. She could see the crystals and thought they were candy! The thought of children getting their hands on these and putting them in their mouths scares me! If these had been within my neice's reach I'm sure she would have picked one up and put it in her mouth. Obviously the crystal's should be out of reach of children and pets but the idea that they look like candy to children is a scary thought. If you're looking for an air freshener for a small area and don't like a strong scent these may work for you. I however, was very disappointed and will not be purchasing them again.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Forget it! I'm renoucing Renuzit Crystal Elements.

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

I really, really thought that I was going to LOVE the **Emerald Rainforest** scented **Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals** by **Renuzit.**  But seriously folks - yikes!  Not only was I disappointed by the lack of scent, but this product should not be used in households with small children or clueless husbands. 

Let me back up and describe this product.  **Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals **is a home fragrance product that is made from naturally occurring sea salt harvested from the ocean.  Yep, I read that on the box.  The crystals from the Emerald Rainforest package are a watermelon green color and smell really good (if you stick your nose in the bowl), so I have to assume that the sea salt crystals are dyed green and doused with aroma. 

I also read that you can adjust the fragrance level by adding or removing as many scented crystals as needed to obtain the "ideal intensity for any room."  I purchased the box that contains a glass jar with the crystal package and used all of the crystals from the package.  At first, it was overpowering and I worried that it would be too intense for my kitchen, where the glass jar was placed.  Silly me.  I shouldn't have worried because after two hours, I could barely smell anything. 

That's when I got creative and decided to stir the crystals with a spoon to perhaps evenly distribute the scent.  When my children heard the clinking spoon noise in the kitchen, they ran in to see what treat I was making.  Their eyes were wide with excitement when they thought that I had candy.  They would have tried to eat it if I let them.  The scent is pleasant enough that it actually smells like candy too.  This could be a hazard for a household with small children.  Heck, even my husband was ready to stick his hand in the "candy bowl" and try a piece for himself. 

The warnings on the back of the box, which include "do not handle rocks" is enough to make ME scared.  Here are some of the warnings:  do not ingest, choking hazard, may cause eye or skin irritation, use with care around birds and other sensitive household pets.  Wow.  I don't even want to think what could happen if a pet tried to eat this!

To be fair, when I purchased **Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals,** it was to scent my home, not to worry about what could happen if I was careless with this product around my children or pet.  This product is fine if used with common sense.

What is not fine is that **Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals** don't work!  The box states that the fragrance last for 45 days, but I honestly don't know if I got a good 45 minutes out of it.  What I did get was a pretty decorative glass jar for my kitchen that will probably end up being donated when I do my next big clean out. 

  

 

 
5.0

Not your average looking Air Freshner

By 

from New Stanton, PA

Comments about Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals:

The frist time I saw the Renuzit Crystal Elements Air Freshning Crystals was at a friends house at Christmas time.  My Dad passed this container around to my mother and her friend and they all ate it at the same time.  My dad thought it was candy because it was in a clear container and it was sitting where she usually has the candy dish sitting.  But the look on their faces were really funny, as they all three spit into their hands and said this is really nasty tasting candy."  After I realized what they had done, I told them that I didn't think it was candy.  I told them I thought it was some kind of air freshner, but I wasn't sure.  I then went to find my friend so I could find out exactly what it was.  She couldn't believe they ate it and was really embarassed, but I told her not to worry they didn't swallow it and they shouldn't have bad breath now either.  But it did smell really good, but it did look like the homemade hard tack candy that our church makes each Christmas.  So now my dad ask, before he grabs something to eat, if he's not sure.

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