Recently I made the determination that I needed to diffuse some essential oils in my house for therapeutic purposes (mainly thieves oil, an oil with a funny name and an interesting story). An aromatherapist told me that the diffuser must be a cold air diffuser and recommended a good one—at around $200! Another knowledgeable friend recommended one in the $120 range. There was no way I was going to pay that much for a diffuser when I am just beginning! After a lot of research I found the Spa Scenter diffuser by Hubmar for $35 on Amazon. All in all I’m very pleased. It’s easy to use and clean, it takes up a small amount of space, and it runs quietly.
Is it the best diffuser available? Probably not. But it meets my needs as I begin to learn about essential oils and how to diffuse them. I’m sharing this because I imagine that I am not the only one who is hesitant to begin diffusing oils because of the prohibitive cost.
I ordered most of my essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs and mixed my own thieves oil, which was much more affordable than buying thieves premixed. I understand that Young Living essential oils are supposed to be the purest oils and they seem to have a corner on the essential oils market. I don’t know if they are actually that much better than those from Mountain Rose. Maybe they are; I have no way of knowing. I do know that Mountain Rose is a reputable company and I felt comfortable purchasing from them. I will continue to use these oils unless I find out that they are unsafe. So far I have been happy.
Do any of you use essential oils? Any tips for getting started?