Plugins Vs. Warmers
Plugins (glade, airwick, and febreeze) have their advantages and their disadvantages. I use to use plugins in my home before I switched to using Scentsy and wax melts. I had 2 in my kitchen/dining room, 2 in my living room/den, 2 in my master bedroom/master bathroom, 1 in each bathroom, 1 in each of the kids rooms, 1 in my gym room, and 1 in my laundry room that makes 13 total plug ins in my home. Since they came in packs of two at 5 dollars. That meant I had to buy 6 packs per refill instance. Meaning I spent a total of 30 dollars at one time to refill my plug ins. Now there are many different sites that say you can reuse the plug ins and add essential oils or fragrance oils and water to them and then they work as well. This is FALSE. I tried every single one of those tricks and it did not work. I even tried just putting essential oil or fragrance oil in them. That didn't work either. It's either replace them or use different options for home fragrance. I had to replace them every 2 weeks, because I kept mine on a medium setting allowing it to keep the rooms filled all day and night. The problem with these other than the money, is a great deal of people have had house fires because of them. That's something that made me look into using scentsy or other wax warmers. If you have children you have to hide them because they are dangerous and can be poisonous if the oil is ingested. Overall these are easy to refill, you can replace the oil refill and forget they are there instead of maintaining them and having to change it out, and you don't have to wait in the mail for your refills to get there. They are somewhat affordable depending on the size of your home. The downfalls are: they are dangerous, they have the potential to harm you children whether it be because they ingested it or they get electrocuted playing with the plug in, they have may cause fires, and they aren't as strong as wax warmers.
Wax warmers have their advantages and disadvantages as well. They are easy to maintain but hard on the wallet to start with. I have a wax warmer in every room. In some of them I have a warmer and a plug in. Again, you guys have to realize that I am absolutely addicted to having a wonderful smelling home, and I like the scents strong. I want people to notice the smell as soon as they walk into my home. Wax warmers vary in price and in size. They start at about $10 and can go as high as $40 dollars. See my reviews and comparisons page on wax melts and warmers by clicking here. I like these better than the plugins just because they are safer. They have not been known to start fires even if you leave them on when you are sleeping or not at home. They fill and when I say fill I mean FILL your home with delightful fragrances. They have a wider selection of scents for your home and make it easier to accommodate and style and price range. The downfall of these things are that you have to change the scents more often. But the bars are cheaper than the plugin refills. I did the math and for the plugins i was spending 60 dollars a month total for non stop freshness in my home. Even with the extreme amount of burners in my home at most I pay 30 dollars a month (I am rounding up, it's normally about 20 dollars) for non stop freshness. I can save more by turning off the burners at night. That is a give or take half of the price of the plugins! You have to compare for your own home, but in my instance, it really saves me a lot of money to use the warmers. If you have a small apartment it would save you more. Think about a two bedroom apartment. You have a a kitchen maybe a dining room, for sure a livingroom, one bathroom and two bedrooms. If you use one plug in for each room you are looking at 6 plug ins. That's 24 dollars a month (because they only last two weeks so you replace them twice) you have to spend on the plug ins. With a house that small you can use a full size warmer for the kitchen, dining room, and livingroom and plugins for each room. You are looking to spend about 10 dollars a month on bars! That's only two scentsy bars! If you turn off your warmers the scent still lingers so you can save even more if you like. Especially if you shut them off at night and when you are gone, just leave the one closest to your front door on, and then rest off.
It really depends on your personal preference, but if you take the minute to weigh out the pros and cons, you will see that in the long run the electronic warmers are safer, less expensive, and get you more bang for you buck. This is only my opinion that I have come to from using both of them. I hope this helps you decide which is the better for your home. Feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or catalog requests for Scentsy.