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Do you use an oil diffuser / humidifier in your home?

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Do you use an oil diffuser / humidifier in your home?

I have to admit I never knew there was such a thing as an oil diffuser. Adding oil into the atmosphere would actually be a good thing for your health and on the topic of health, winter seems to really take a beating on me as I get older. In my younger days, I would love to sleep with my windows open and heat cranked. Now the cold air leaves me literally miserable after I wake up and nose infections seems to be a common by product of it.

I'm looking at this one and wonder if they make ones with bamboo or something other than plastic.


https://www.amazon.ca/Essential-Diffuse ... 624&sr=8-2


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I just use a Muji diffuser. Don't agree or know any health benefits but it smells nice and I feel relaxed, which is all that matters.
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i've always wanted one and looked at a lot of places and its hard to find one that has no leaking issues (or any dealbreaking issues). Better to find one at Costco for their generous refund policy.
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It's a multi billion dollar industry. Why sell air fresheners when you can convince people that it has health benefits and sell it in a small bottle at 20x more !
Doterra is the largest company here in North America and some of their sellers become millionaires overnight !...LoL
https://www.doterra.com/US/en
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Humidifiers r not necessary in Vancouver.
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We have a humidifier on the furnace. I use a VicTsing oil diffuser and it's great for making the house smell scenty lol.
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Not all oils are equal, they may or may not have beneficial effects. Some oils are toxic to your pets. Know what you and your family members are going to be breathing in before spewing them into your environment.
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Kiraly wrote:
Nov 9th, 2018 10:20 am
It isn't.
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I understand if it does nothing for your health, but where does it say it not good for your health?
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kmarcie wrote:
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I understand if it does nothing for your health, but where does it say it not good for your health?
I didn't say it was bad. I'm just saying there's no benefit. The supposed "health benefits" of infusing the air with any kind of oil are nothing more than marketing schlock. There are no demonstrated actual health benefits beyond placebo.

And if you do this enough, be aware that oil infused into the air does not disappear. It's going to settle eventually—onto your walls, furniture, carpeting...and become a dust and dirt magnet. Not in my house, thanks. If I want my house to smell nice I'll stick to cheap, natural, non-oil methods, like boiling cinnamon and cloves on the stovetop.
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Kiraly may be correct, the essential oil may contain terpenes or other VOCs, once in a while is fine but I wouldn't recommend long term usage. Having said that, I like my shampoo which contains essential oil lol.
kmarcie wrote:
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I understand if it does nothing for your health, but where does it say it not good for your health?
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Trust me, you do not want oil in the air of your home. I know this isn't the same thing but I saw the interior of a house that housed a Zoroastrian family for 35 years, they burned this ceremonial oil lamp for much of the time. The oil and soot from that lamp coated every surface in the house with an oily film. And I mean every surface—remove the cover from a light switch and the box and wires inside were coated too. This oily film attracted dust like you wouldn't believe. A company specializing in fire remediation had to be hired at great expense to clean everything. Now I'm sure that essential oil in an infuser won't cause nearly as much damage, but still...not in my home, thanks.
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Using a few drops of oil in water is nothing like an oil lamp. That's apples to oranges.

Should we also not ever cook with oil, lest it send oil into the air?

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