Friday, July 24, 2015

Scentsy Essential Oils: READ BEFORE YOU PURCHASE!!


This post is strictly to help customers make the better, smarter choice!


A year ago, this is how I started using my warmer:

via Google

       Yesterday night, I posted a picture of my new Young Living essential oil diffuser on Instagram:

see the little steady stream of humidity :)


 I used a #Scentsy hashtag in the post, exclaiming that I finally had an alternative to their scent warmers which triggered a nosy Scentsy rep who I don't even know to comment on the picture. She let me know that Scentsy was releasing an 100% Essential Oil diffuser line September 1st. I was shocked but immediately skeptical. I have heard from a few different people (on Instagram, Blogs, and Facebook) that they have moved away from using Scentsy as a whole because of the quality of the products that they offer..

via Google.
The woman on Instagram (as well as other Scentsy reps) kept throwing around the fact that they are 100% Natural Essential oils. However, when you start throwing this term around, you need to make sure that you know what it actually means. Now, I have been using essential oils for about 3 years now for various health purposes, and I love them. I have used both Young Living and Doterra, and have found that they both work equally the same. But what is an essential oil? I will explain below!

Essential Oils aren't really your typical "slimy" oils. From Young Living's Website: "Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties...Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. Any time you hold a bottle of our powerful essential oils, you are holding nature's pure essence."  

Regardless of this, what a lot of people don't realize is that : there is no official organization or group that certifies essential oils. 

"CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is a registered trademark of dōTERRA Holdings, LLC representing internal standards of quality assessment and material control. The CPTG protocol is not administered by government or industry regulatory agencies and does not imply regulatory approval of dōTERRA products."

Crazy, right?? This is JUST a marketing ploy, people. That's it. Young Living really is no different, because like I said, there is no governing body that certifies essential oils!! This is why I don't prefer one over the other (within reason). Scent wise I do prefer DoTerra's Lavender though! Now, where am I going with this? How does Scentsy tie in? I will explain:

Scentsy is a fairly new company. They are definitely brand new to essential oils. The essential oils that they offer are not "therapeutic grade" (which isn't a real thing btw). By Therapeutic Grade, I mean usable the three ways that 100% essential oils should be able to be used: Internally, Topically, and by inhalation (or distillation). From the few short hours that the news of the Scentsy EO line has been announced, I have had a few encounters with people who have said that the Scentsy line will be an Aromatherapy line only. They won't be able to be ingested, or used topically with a carrier oil. Now, I don't know of the truth to this, but this is enough for me to not trust the quality of the oil that they will be providing. Here are some examples of what they will be offering:
lots of "blends"

via a Scentsy Rep's Facebook.

SO. Long story short, folks: Please make sure you realize that QUALITY IS IMPORTANT!! What you diffuse, is what you are putting into the air! Choose an essential oil line that is trusted, ALL NATURAL, and SAFE.

The more you know, the better off you are!!


Happy Diffusing!!



xoxo,


Nat



35 comments:

  1. Very useful post. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. Really its great article. Keep it up.
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  2. It's nice to read an unbiased review from someone who's not trying to sell anything! Thank you for saving me from buying Scentsy oils because they are very limited in use and cannot be applied to the skin.

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    1. Yes! I'm glad you stopped by to read! I love my doterra and young living oils, but if you go to any major health store you will be able to find natural and organic oils there as well!

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  4. I need to know! Can you put the essential oils in a plug in warmer? If so, that would be so awesome!

    And what are your thoughts on these scentsy oils? ...
    - Cedar Lemon Lavender
    - Eucalyptus Lavender Mint
    - Jasmine White Tea
    - Lemongrass Cucumber Lime
    - Rose Chamomile Lavender
    Or is there a website you recommend for scentsy oil reviews?
    Thanks !

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    1. Hello Kimberly!

      Absolutely yes you can! Use a teaspoon or so of unscented or lightly scented carrier oil (I like coconut) and add a few drops of your oils right into the Scentsy warmer. When it comes to the oils themselves, Scentsy oils are not pure. They are for aromatherapy purposes only. In the future, perhaps they will change their formula so that they are save to be used internally and externally on the skin. In the meantime, they smell yummy, but can't be used to their full potential as essential oils! :) Hope that answers your question!

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    2. Thank you for doing this! I am a Young Living distributor and was at a Peddlers Show where Scentsy was making the claim in a crowd of people that their new line of oils where just as good as, (and he said) 2 of the more expensive lines, not naming name...but he did. Young Living and do Terra. He followed up with, except ours in way less and they (YL&DT) are ripping you off! He handed me a 6 page brochure and said see?! I of course only saw steam distilled and knew by the names it couldn't be 100%Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential oils. One was called Pecan Sugarcane Vanilla. Some were regular names, but I am worried some people may harm themselves by ingesting,putting on the back of neck of even diffusing. Again, thank you for putting this out there. Some people bought some oils, and I am so worried
      I hope they Google how to use it and see this. This is so very important and one more time, THANK YOU!!!!!! 🌹

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    3. Excuse the Typos. BTW, those New Diffusers are over $100.00
      They do have a lifetime guarantee, but the only thing good about them is the GLASS topper you can use over them. That is not part of the guarantee though!

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    4. Jeri,
      Thank you for letting me know! That's outrageously overpriced!

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    5. You can add pure essential oils in a cool mist humidifier as well. They are cheaper than getting a diffuser.. just thought that I would share that.. BTW there are a few other good therapeutic EO's out there. Mountain Rose Herbs is a great company as well as a few others.

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    6. You can add pure essential oils in a cool mist humidifier as well. They are cheaper than getting a diffuser.. just thought that I would share that.. BTW there are a few other good therapeutic EO's out there. Mountain Rose Herbs is a great company as well as a few others.

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    7. Yes! I just recently realized they are essentially the same thing! Thank you for the comment, I would have totally forgotten about that. I will probably make a post soon about that and be sure to mention you! :)

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  5. Very informative, I have been considering trying their diffusers and oils. What about the diffusers they carry? Do you know much about them?

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    1. Hi there KHenri!

      I am not sure about the quality of the diffuses but they seem to work ok and are nicer (and quite more expensive) than most competing brands, the reason being that they are meant to serve as not only a diffuser but also a decoration for the home. The competition's diffuser primarily is there to diffuse, not so much to add value to the decor which is why they are cheaper :)

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  6. Couple of things I wanted to mention. First, I use Young Living and RMO (formerly Native American Nutritionals) pretty much exclusively but augment with other reputable organics of some basics that I use a lot more of such as lavender, peppermint and lemon. I investigate every company that I buy from and the YL that I still have are because I joined a year ago and have not used everything in the kit yet. I do continue to buy Valor as no other company has a blend close enough for me. I did buy an RMO diffuser after my YL one quit working about 2 months ago, which makes me angry for what I paid for it, but the RMO one is SO much nicer and lasts all night on a continuous setting. Much better than the YL! I also bought a Scentsy diffuser but will be putting it in my new office since it is ceramic and more fragile. It works well for a daytime diffuser and lasts as long as a YL one. I did get the Scentsy for half price or I would never have bought one. At half it is on level with the cost of the YL and RMO. For my money, RMO is a better value for both a diffuser and awesome quality essential oils than any other company. Plus, their customer service is the best I have ever experienced!

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  7. Couple of things I wanted to mention. First, I use Young Living and RMO (formerly Native American Nutritionals) pretty much exclusively but augment with other reputable organics of some basics that I use a lot more of such as lavender, peppermint and lemon. I investigate every company that I buy from and the YL that I still have are because I joined a year ago and have not used everything in the kit yet. I do continue to buy Valor as no other company has a blend close enough for me. I did buy an RMO diffuser after my YL one quit working about 2 months ago, which makes me angry for what I paid for it, but the RMO one is SO much nicer and lasts all night on a continuous setting. Much better than the YL! I also bought a Scentsy diffuser but will be putting it in my new office since it is ceramic and more fragile. It works well for a daytime diffuser and lasts as long as a YL one. I did get the Scentsy for half price or I would never have bought one. At half it is on level with the cost of the YL and RMO. For my money, RMO is a better value for both a diffuser and awesome quality essential oils than any other company. Plus, their customer service is the best I have ever experienced!

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    1. Thank you for the input! I am sure there are people out there who haven't heard of RMO. I have heard of it, because it is big out west, but I haven't used it or had friends who have used it.

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  8. I sell Scentsy and joined because the diffusers are beautiful and they work wonderfully ,and do have a life time guarantee,I also prefer Scentsy over regular candles,but I have been researching and there is nothing wrong with Scentsys diffusers in fact being an essential oil user my whole life the plastic ones don't work that well and usually fall apart after a year..With this being said ,Iam looking into selling another line of oils that are more medicinal along side of my Scentsy..You can be a distributor for two companies ,just not on the same post on Facebook ,and the other rules that apply..So I'm going to be offering to sell say Do terra,or YL,for my customers that have wanted a more medicinal oil :) But let me tell you our diffusers are the best on the market that I have ever seen,and worth every penny,any malfunction or a shade that breaks they will send you a new one no questions asked...I love Scentsy diffusers and that is why I joined ..

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    1. The fact is scentsy candles are bad for the environment and for you. I would use a natural soy based candle in a wax burner but not scentsy pods. Also, I would not trust scentsy essential oils. They are not high quality and are also bad for your health. I think about it this way; if they aren't advertising use ON skin topically, why would I want to breathe it into my lungs? Just food for thought. :)

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    1. Interesting that O wrote a comment about the truth of Scentsy Products and the administrator removed it! All I can say is check your facts, do some research before posting negative things.

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    2. Lori, your comment was removed because it was a corporate statement on the "quality" of scentsy's wax which is not relevant to this post which is about essential oils. If you like their products that's great, but I have done my research and essential oils are completely natural, have been used since ancient times and are harmless, whereas your wax cubes have no benefit to anyone's health and are carcinogenic. The FDA has approved products that have lead to many people's deaths, and I choose to do my own research instead of relying on the government to tell me what I should put into my body. I recommend you do YOUR research before posting random info on someone's blog :)

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    3. The only truth is what the OPED has stated. Yes, Scentsy has fragrant smelling candles and stronger than others. However, that fragrance does more harm than people understand evidently. I agree Natalie, the FDA has probably killed more than helped.

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  10. Great article. I was surprised to hear Scentsy was carrying essential oils. I went to their site and was surp6at some of the "blends." I really hope someone doesn't get hurt using them.

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  11. I just recently purchased two bottles of Scentsy's essential oils - not a fan. I do NOT recommend "Twinkle, Twinkle". It did not relax me because it smelled so bad. It reminds me of a cross between B.O., mixed with men's cologne and tacos. lol. The other one I got, is called "Calm". It's a citrus-y type of scent. It really didn't calm me. I will stick to my "Serenity" essential oil from DoTerra, for bed time diffusing. I won't be using the Scentsy oils that I just purchased anymore, money down the drain. Good thing they weren't that expensive. :) Side note: I do not sell oils and don't have a dog in the race. I also don't sell Scentsy. I do like Young Living DoTerra oils and have both brands - nothing bad to say about either of them.

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    1. Agreed! Scentsy fragrance oils are NOT essential oils. I love my doterra and YL!

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  13. If you will put Lavender fundamental oil on a consume you would be wise to ensure it is 100% remedial review basic oil from a respectable organization you trust! http://thracianoils.com

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  14. I do appreciate the fact that those oils are produced in Bulgaria. They seem to practice clean farming and horticulture!

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  15. Oils are not meant to be warmed and this practice should be avoided. Also, to day that any 100% Natural essential oil should be able to be ingested is incorrect. Like you said, there's no regulation on essential oils and there have not been studies on taking them internally. I used to work at a health foods store where we carried 6 different lines of essential oils. After training after training by each company only one was willing to put their company on the line stating they were ok to ingest. We never told anyone it was ok and to this day I strongly advise against it. Yes, I know people who add them to juice everyday, but you won't catch me giving it to my daughter.

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    1. I take essential oils daily. They have not only helped physically but emotionally as well. Your training at a heath foods store may have been helpful but its not enough to convince me that a person should never take internally.

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  16. You definitely have to do what is best for you!

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