February 28, 2023 – Tuesday
I don’t really use essential oils for much (and I am not on the essential oil bandwagon in the way so many are and would NEVER use them with a diffuser of any kind)… but since my kids are scent sensitive… if there are stinky things in our house (or car, or out-and-about – or wherever) I get these organic essential fruit oils to dab around (normally putting a drop or two on some fabric item – like a piece of clothing or a handkerchief) – so any bad smells the kids are complaining about are less offensive.
Cheryll Bennett says
May I ask why you don’t use them and/or diffuse them? Personally, I get the Mountain Rose organic essential oils, because they are local to Oregon and organic, unlike NOW’s brand, which is chinese. But, regardless, I’m curious what you’ve found that may be unsafe, especially for diffusing?
Elizabeth G. says
Tamara will probably answer this in more detail, but she tested lots of popular diffusers a couple years ago and almost all of them tested positive for high levels of lead. The little metal “washer” in the area where oil and water go tests very high. I think her article about them came out in 2018. You can find it if you search “essential oils”.
I’d also be curious why you wouldn’t use them in a diffuser. We use them in a Lampe Berger (https://maison-berger.com) which not only produces a nice odor, but also kills germs.