Toxic Candles and Air Fresheners


Toxic Candles and Air Fresheners

Toxic Candles and Air Fresheners

We all love a well scented home! Smell is the sense that brings back memories. Studies have shown that scents trigger memories more than any of the other 5 senses. Did you grow up with a home smelling of pine needles during Christmastime? Chances are, when you pass by a pine tree, you still think of those times growing up at home. Candles and other ways to add a scent to your home have been around a long time, but have you considered how toxic candles and air fresheners may be?

There is very little research done on whether or not candles are safe, however there have been findings to show that candles, air fresheners, wax melts, and other home fragrances may be causing you to get sick without knowing it. In fact, many researchers feel that the chemicals found in these toxic candles and air fresheners used over periods of time may lead to Asthma, allergies, lung damage, or even cancer.

Not only can these toxic candles and air fresheners lead to health issues for yourself, but they contribute to a bigger problem. Researchers have cautioned that candles, air fresheners, and incense cause indoor air pollution. Burning paraffin candles can produce chemicals that are damaging to your health. Indoor air pollution means not only will you have potential health issues, but your home may have issues as well. Your air filters will clog more quickly, and that air pollution doesn’t just sit in the air. It can soak into your walls, carpeting, furniture, and rest on surfaces in your home.

Instead of using potentially toxic candles and air fresheners, use non-toxic 100% pure and natural essential oils to add fragrance to your home. Almost any scent can be emulated with the right mixture of essential oils. You can use essential oils to create beeswax-based candles, fragrance sprays, and use them in essential oil diffusers. Different oils provide different benefits. Lavender is one of the most popular fragrances in the world. Try using lavender oil in lieu of candles or air fresheners. You’ll have a delightful, relaxing scent in your home without producing any toxins or indoor air pollution!


One response to “Toxic Candles and Air Fresheners”

  1. […] of candles are long-burning, and the ingredients essentially never expire. Candles can contain toxic ingredients, and it’s important to not burn store bought candles if you want to ensure the air in your […]

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