Natural fragrances are all the rage but when we launched our line of 100% Natural and Essential Oils in 2015, literally no one was focusing on natural and essential oils for home fragrance. We saw a tremendous opportunity to combine the world’s best natural and essential oils with the world’s best ultrasonic nebulizing diffuser to create a fragrance experience that enlivens more than just your sense of smell.
It’s seriously simpler than it sounds. So if you’ve ever wondered what a diffuser is, how to diffuse oils, or the difference between oils and wax, read on:
What’s a diffuser?
A diffuser is a device that combines natural or essential oils with water to create a fine, fragrant mist. Our diffusers prove you can have it all with smart, ultrasonic technology, stylish designs and even a lifetime warranty.
How do you use it?
Just add water to the fill line in the reservoir, and add 4-5 drops of oil. Experiment! You can add more or less oil to suit your preferences and the size of your space.
How are Scentsy Diffusers and Scentsy Oils different than Scentsy Warmers and Scentsy Bars?
Both are completely different – and delightful – fragrance experiences. Our warmers use the heat of a light bulb to melt the wax and disperse the fragrance, while our diffusers use plain tap water and natural or essential oils to create a fine, fragrant mist. Our oils and bars are available in totally different fragrances, so the experiences are utterly unique. Try both systems and see for yourself!
What is an essential oil?
Essential oils are fragrances extracted from naturally occurring plant substances – such as citrus peel or pulp, leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots and other plant parts – using steam or pressure.
What is a natural oil?
This is where things get geeky. Instead of taking fragrance from a single plant, the fragrance is created by combining individual molecules from two or more naturally occurring substances. (Told ya!) It’s like taking chocolate chips from a chocolate chip cookie and peppermint chips from peppermint ice cream and making peppermint bark with them. The ingredients are totally natural, but the peppermint bark doesn’t occur on its own in nature.
Do natural and essential oils expire?
Since natural and essential oils are derived from 100% natural materials, their potency may vary over time. For best results, we recommend storing your Scentsy Oils away from extreme fluctuations in heat or light. For best results, use Scentsy Oils within two years of purchase.
Can I use the oils in my warmers?
Our systems are designed for an optimal fragrance experience. Adding Scentsy Oils to a Scentsy Warmer does not create a pleasant fragrance experience and may severely discolor the warming dish. Scentsy Oils are best experienced via cold-mist diffusion, and Scentsy Bars are best experienced via our warmers. Though we recommend using Scentsy Oils and Scentsy Bars with their intended systems only, warming Scentsy Oils in your warmer will not void the warranty.
Why do some of my Scentsy Oils drip faster or slower than others?
The natural character of individual oils means some oils will be thicker and flow more slowly than others.
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Editor’s note – This post was originally made in July 2016 and was updated in March 2020.