I've wanted to do a post for quite a while in regards to comparing the effects of diffusing 100% therapeutic grade oils and wax warmers. I could compare therapeutic grade oil and "natural oil", but with what I have been reading the past couple days; those natural oils are in the wax melts. I also have 4 warmers in my home, that I no longer use to melt anything....but I'll get to "the why" in a little bit.
First off, I thought it would be easy to find a bunch of negative information in regards to chemicals found and used in the wax bars that you put in the warmers. I only looked into the company in which I purchased my own Warmers from. I found quite a few blog sites completely slandering the company. Then I read the comments that people can leave at the bottom of the posts, and I came to one conclusion. Everyone seems to be their own expert. Everyone is all of a sudden a creditable source because they have an opinion and can copy and paste certain parts from another website to make their argument look better. So, I decided to scrap my original idea of what this post was going to look like, because I CAN'T knowingly say "wax bars have this, this and this in them.....which can cause this, this and so forth."
Here's what I CAN say.....I have bought 4 Scentsy warmers of some sort a couple years ago, 1 larger one and 3 plug ins for the bathrooms so I can use them as night lights. I bought quite a few different scents ( I like the yummy smelling ones, that make you want to eat them). I did not use them that often, usually only when company was over. In December of 2015 I bought my first Young Living Premium Starter kit. In February of 2016 I bought my 2nd Premium Starter kit and signed up as a Distributor and started the Essential Rewards program. I have since put the wax bars in the little warmers I have in the bathrooms, and was extremely disappointed that in 10-20 minutes I had a massive headache. That being said, I now get a headache when I walk into the Saje store in Guildford mall.
The ingredients on a Scentsy Bar package: wax, fragrance, dye.
The ingredients on a bottle of Young Living Peppermint oil: Peppermint Essential Oil
The ingredients on a bottle of Young Living Orange oil: Orange Essential Oil
Its the "fragrance" portion of the ingredients that I'm doing the comparison on. I did read a Scentsy Consultant's blog and she herself states they use essential oils to fragrance their wax, along with synthetic scents. It just goes to show that when you have been diffusing something so pure for a long period of time, your body builds up an intolerance to the things that aren't pure.
So this is the reason why my plug in warmers have been used strictly as night lights. If there is anyone who is a Scentsy lover, you are more than welcome to my wax bars that I have. As for using the warmers for what they were intended to be used for, I have come across some home made recipes that I can use my Young Living oils in and make my own wax bars :)