Feng Shui Long Island's Blog


What Is Healthier? Wall Plugins or Natural Oils?



To help change the energy of your home and self it is suggested to use aroma therapy, as one of many healing modalities. Yet, you NEED to be aware of the details and read the lables.


A study completed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that most common household air fresheners contained toxic, volatile organic compounds. These compounds are carcinogenic, and include things such as phthalate esters.


Numerous health problems could occur when a person is exposed to these compounds. Some of the common symptoms include asthma, reproductive problems, diarrhea, earaches, headaches and depression.


These symptoms might not develop immediately, but the toxic compounds can build up in the body over time and cause long-term health issues.



A better alternative is to choose 100% organic coconut wax melts infused with essential oils. These products are scented naturally with plant compounds, and they are free of the harmful chemicals that are commonly found in household air fresheners.


When you are using essential oil wax melts, you are adding helpful compounds into the air which can boost the health of your family. For example, it has been found that orange essential oil is a natural mood booster, and using orange essential oil in a wax melt can make everyone in the home a little happier and uplifted. Or, if you want to help your kids wind down at night, use a wax melt with lavender because it is very soothing and relaxing.


Information courtesy of mommasorganics.com


You may also enjoy: 3 Simple Tips to Energize Your Home and Apartment


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 11 commentsLaura Cerrano • October 07 2015 06:47AM


I never considered them toxic and used them all the time.  Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Andrzej Niemyjski (Realty One Group) almost 4 years ago

I HATE plug ins.  The smell never goes away.  I tell all my sellers to stay away from these.

Posted by Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc. (Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc) almost 4 years ago

Hey I just asked about this very thing on your last post! LOL! Now I know!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Good morning, Laura Cerrano .  I always enjoy your informative posts.  May I suggest you use a bit larger font?  Many of us here are over 40 (some, like me, way over) and it's difficult for us to read the small print.  I was always taught "The big print giveth, and the small print taketh away".  LOL   I know you are giving valuable information, and I would very much appreciate a larger font.  Best Regards.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) almost 4 years ago

Hey Carol, I did change it, but it seems it reverted back. I'll try again :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 4 years ago

I have used these before in my office and at home but now need to reconsider the plug ins...thanks!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 4 years ago

I'll have Aimee buy some of these this weekend ...Thanks Laura Cerrano ....this is great info!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 4 years ago

Laura, good to know.  I use lavender oil that I heat up in a little ceramic candle holder just because I like the way lavender smells.  Nothing, natural or plug in, can hide nasty odors, though.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Anytime you can use natural substances over synthetic ones it's a good thing!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) almost 4 years ago

Hi Laura Cerrano ,  Thanks for the information.  I have never that about what it may cause.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 4 years ago

Healtier? Nothing is healthy about wall plug ins.

It is very important to use the high quality essential oils. They do cost more, but the benefits for your home and health are priceless. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) 12 months ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments