Who loves the smell of a candle burning?
I must admit I do, but here's something to know: I'm picky about my candles, and actually, with most scents in my home. The fragrances that burn off in a candle, or a scentsy pot, or an air freshener (like a Glade plug-in) definitely smell good, but can have negative impacts on your health.
If you struggle with headaches, sinus issues, or respiratory problems, assess the scents in your home. Burning a candle of paraffin wax releases volatile organic compounds into the air, like acetone, benzene, and tuolene. These are known carcinogens. The burning can also release particulate matter into the air. If you still want to burn candles, choose ones that are made with beeswax, soy wax, or other plant based waxes.
If you want to switch from air fresheners or scentsy pots, try a diffuser with different blends of essential oils! The beauty of using a diffuser is that you get to pick the scent and mix it up whenever you want. You may have noticed we have several diffusers around in the office and have smelled different blends that Aimee usually whips up! Questions about diffusers, oils, candles, or scents in general? Let us know!
In health and wellness,