Burning Candles vs Diffusing Essential Oils
In my journey to become 100% chemical free, I have discovered countless reasons to why I love essential oils.
The latest reason I found was why I diffuse instead of burn a candle
After doing some research regarding the effects of candles, I was floored with some of the details I found. I narrowed it down to the top 2 reasons why I will NOT burn candles in my home.
1) They're Pollutants
Regular scented candles are a huge source of indoor air pollution and they put off chemicals that are considered just as dangerous as second-hand smoke.
Most candles are made of paraffin wax, which is a petroleum waste product that needs to be chemically bleached before created into wax. The toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes.
2) Smoke Emission
According to research performed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, scented candles produce more soot than unscented. The particles of the soot can infiltrate deep into your lungs and be harmful to your respiratory system. Just like inhaling cigarette smoke.
Ever see a black spot stain on ceilings, walls, furniture, content and HVAC filters? The problem is referred to as “black soot deposition” (BSD) caused by, well, candles.
Still want your house to smell inviting?
Diffuse essential oils!
Diffusing essential oils provides the best use of aromatic properties of essential oils. Diffusers break down the oils into tiny molecules that are diffused into the air with mist. You're inhaling the benefits of each oil, minimizing odors, and eliminating soot from your home.
As a mom, I want to make sure that I am exposing my daughter to clean air and a chemical-free life. Being able to help maintain the very air that she breaths is absolutely humbling. I am able to provide a healthy environment with cleaning, diet, and household products using essential oils and it's the best thing.
To grab a starter kit(which includes 10 essential oils, a diffuser, and a membership which gives you access to wholesale pricing and a rewards program), click HERE
"You're inhaling the benefits of each oil, minimizing odors, and eliminating soot from your home. "