Scented oils and warmers
December 2, 2012 9:45 AM   Subscribe

Help me find good scented home oils and oil warmers for the holidays and even all year.

For scented home oils--any brand recommendations?

For oil warmers/burners, I have these questions:

1. Pros and cons of candle warmers over electric warmers (obviously a con for candle warmers is the fire issue and constantly purchasing new candles)
2. Any recommendations on ones (candle or electric) that might throw the scent better than others?
posted by luvmywife to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
I have one of the plain ol' Glade Scented Oil plug-in things in my classroom. It really does fill the whole room with a nice, subtle scent. People come in and say the room smells good, but can't really identify it as a plug-in. It also has a dial to control the amount of scent, depending on the size of the room. I keep it on the lowest setting. They're cheap and come in many scents. Not fancy, but it works!
posted by Cloudberry Sky at 10:34 AM on December 2, 2012

I have a plug in oil diffuser, that I only use essential oils with, and I loves it. It does get a bit of build up over time (like the dish in a candle powered oil diffuser does) and I clean it with eucalpytus oil. But really, I love it. So much easier than candles, and if I forget to turn it off, nothing happens.
posted by thylacinthine at 3:38 PM on December 2, 2012

I have electric and candle warmers and I much prefer the electric ones as if I leave one on, I'm not as worried about fire. Also the electric warmers tend to spread the scents more evenly.

I have a couple from yankee candle and a couple from scentsationals and both work just the same. My oils are mainly from Yankee, with a few from Bath and Body works, but I actually prefer wax tarts from online small vendors.
posted by SuzySmith at 8:29 PM on December 2, 2012

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