I Love this time of the year...Its Fall again !! Most Of us including me doused myself in fabulously smelling fall scented candles......But now I know better.
The problem with this is that while those little jars of wax can make our house smell good, they also reduce our air quality and release all kinds of icky toxins when we light them up.
I think it’s common knowledge that the air in our homes is more polluted than that of the great outdoors, but did you know that studies have shown that the toxins released by candles are as dangerous as second-hand smoke? That really opened my eyes and decided to make changes!!
Just go ahead and google things like paraffin, benzene, and toluene and be prepared to be disgusted!
What’s worse is that the thing we want most from those candles, the sweet smells of fall, is actually made up of anywhere from 3000-5000 chemicals which for the most part haven’t even been tested to ensure they’re safe for humans.
In fact, “fragrance” is just a blanket term for the chemical makeup of a smell. And since companies can claim this to be a trade secret, they don’t have to disclose which chemicals are used!
Ingredients commonly used in fragrance have been linked to allergies, hormone disruptors, endocrine disruptors, asthma triggers, neurotoxicity, and carcinogenicity.
The bottom line is that having a nice smelling Home is not worth the havoc that candles, plug-in air fresheners, wax melts, odor sprays, etc.create to wreak on our bodies.
Now, I know what you’re thinking! How do I keep my home smelling good if everything scented is bad for me? And boy have I got an answer for you!
Are you ready for it…NATURE in the form of Plants!! More specifically, the essential oil that is derived from plants! and more important grown organically.
Essential oils smell INCREDIBLE and the blends you can create are almost endless, but the best part is that they actually increase the air quality in our homes! Essential oils can purify our air, boost our immune systems, and boost our mood when we diffuse them.
However, you need to be sure you know your source when it comes to oils or you could fall back into the same trap of chemical-ridden crap filling your air. The essential oil industry isn’t regulated (meaning companies can label a bottle 100% pure, even when it’s not) so finding a company you trust is key.
I’ve found a company that’s standards can’t be beat! And bringing their products into my home has blessed and changed my family’s life.
If you’re not ready to hop on this plant juice journey yet, I implore you to continue to look into the dangers of scented candles and other fragrance products.
But, if you’re ready to make the change, I can help you get started!
Leave a comment or Contact me, and we’ll have your house smelling of Nature at its best ” and “Pumpkin Spice” in no time!
Happy Fall one and all!!!