Research has been done to suggest that scented candles could actually make us quite sick. And it’s not just candles… aerosols, plug-ins, gels, and incense sticks and fabreeze are included in this because of the synthetic fragrance and chemicals.
With long term use because you are breathing all those chemicals in, can cause lung damage, asthma and because those toxins store and effect each cell, those chemicals make your cells mutate and go crazy.
Check out the research here
This is very important one to switch out, not only because you cut out the toxins in your home and for your family but with the alternative you will save money and it will actually benefit you emotionally and mentally!
Solution and Alternative to Toxic Candles and Scents
A simple solution is making your own non toxic candles and getting a diffuser. Have you heard of those? They changed my life. I love my house smelling clean and fresh, but it has so many uses!
Uses of a diffuser
- You can use it by your bedside and diffuse the oils to help you breath when you are sick and actually help you get better
- You can disinfect the air to stop the spreading of viruses.
- You can deodorize the air after your husband cooks fish.
- You can simple use it for them smell and diffuse lemon, coriander, and arborvitae.
- You can use it for studying and homework and improve memory with rosemary.
- Or diffuse it to life up your mood and energy with wild orange and grapefruit.
So amazing, really is one of the best things I have. You just re fill it with water and change the scent anytime you want. So cheap right?
Can can also make your own candles which is a fun project, check it out how to make beeswax candles.