Don’t really care if essential oils work as promised or not.
When you live in the tropics and your thermostat entirely consists of opening or closing windows, scented candles are useless. Particularly when you live near the top of a valley and get nice cooling breezes on a regular basis. Any subtle scent you light up gets blown right out into the yard.
Not so with a vaporizer and essential oils. Something about the heavier and wetter nature of how they operate allows you to actually adjust what your house smells like. Even if the promised mental health effects are limited to placebo levels, this has still been a nice change of pace. And the youngest loves the glowball when the night rolls around.
Apparently there is a whole essential subculture out there. Addicts. Something about the hardcore vaccine pushers hating on the hardcore anti-vaccine crowd. The usual culture and counter-culture.
I just know it smells good, and that’s good enough for me.