Anyone into Essential Oils?

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  1. Ms. I

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    So I started diffusing about a couple weeks ago. I started w/ some wild orange & this peppermint blend. Soon, I'd like to try frankincense and some to purify the air (juniper berry & this purify blend).

    What are your top fave essential oils & do you use them for health purposes OR strictly to have a nice scent in your space?
     
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    Be careful. Some are toxic to pets.
     
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    Others are very aggravating to many individuals. I am scent sensitive, so very selective what I use around others.
     
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    True czacza, I read about that. I have no pets currently these days.

    Yes, vickilyn. No one really visits me anyway. It's just my fiance' & I.
     
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    I get them from PipingRock, mostly use white and pink grapefruit one.
     
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    I have quite a variety but I use citrus scents the most. I just use them because I am sensitive to chemical air fresheners but can diffuse oils without problems.
     
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    Feb 14, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    I bought a wholesale membership with DoTerra, so I plan to buy at least several more oils before the year's up. That way, I can take the next year off from the wholesale membership & I'll have enough oils to last for a while. Then, if I ever want to rejoin in another couple yrs, I will.

    I have some good-looking oil blend recipes that I want to try out! :):!!:

    Anyone else have any they like? Which diffuser(s) do you have that really wafts through a good coverage of room space?
     
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    Feb 14, 2018 at 2:13 PM

    People in school were trying to use them in their classrooms and were told to stop. I remember walking by a few rooms where the smell so strong it was nauseating. I guess that turned me off from using them in my own home.
     
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    Feb 14, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    I'd NEVER have one in the classroom. Too many kids have illnesses, allergies, etc. in which oils may negatively affect them & I don't keep mine going on even for 1/2 the day...maybe 2-3 hrs.
     
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    Feb 14, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    I have one from OakLeaf that has an intermittent option that I like. It’s not too strong and lasts a lot longer that way.
     
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    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    ^ Thanks, Oak Leaf may be a good brand, but that Vic Tsing seems to be a whole LOT more popular. That brand has over 7000 reviews. But, there are so many brands that all look similar & are similar in pricing, it's hard to tell which are better quality than others.

    I'm personally more interested in the farthest coverage area in the room over the amount of hrs it can keep going for.
     
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    I wouldn't put one in my classroom either. The teacher who did it had a business and sold the oils and difusers so I guess she thought she could promote her business by stinking up the school :confused:
     
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    Feb 15, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    We have a teacher who has one in his classroom. He uses it after school each day to diffuse oils that are supposed to be antiseptic. He has a compromised immune system, so he does whatever he can to minimize the germs in his room, but the scent is mostly gone by the next day.
     
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    That sounds like an ok compromise if the students aren't present.
     
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    Feb 15, 2018 at 2:24 PM

    Probably thieves.

    Some of my friends swear by it for killing germs.

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    Feb 15, 2018 at 2:45 PM

    I dabble. I consider myself both critical and open-minded to the claims (I have witnessed some pretty great anectdotes of using them, including a student who has done a behavioral 180 after his mom gave the school nurse some oil blend or another). The simpler the claim, the more likely I am to consider it. I mostly like them for cleaning and a little bit of scent.
     
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    Feb 15, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    I’ve had my Oak Leaf one for four years. At home, it covers the entire house. We have a smaller home at 2k square feet.
     
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    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    I have way too many scent sensitivities to consider it.
     
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