So many people love to smell a fragrance in their home. There is nothing like the smell of cloves, ginger and cinnamon in the fall; or the smell of pine in the winter. Even the fragrance of fresh lemon or wild orange in the summer can be lovely. We love to have those fragrances fill our homes and our hearts.
But do you know that enjoying those fragrances can be dangerous to your health?
Yes, it can! It all depends on the method which you are enjoying those fragrances. Do you use Glad Plug-ins, Walgreens Air Fresheners or Febreze? Those items are extremely toxic to you health and well-being.
According to the EPA, air fresheners contain at least these four basic ingredients: formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, aerosol propellants, and p-dichlorobenzene.
This chemical is used in dead bodies and something we should not be breathing in. Some side effects can be stomach issues, burning eyes, throat irritation, nausea, and burning skin.
Side effects of this chemical can be headaches, chronic fatigue, nausea, weight gain, breathing issues, and dysfunction in your neurological system. Now that’s pretty scary!
This chemical is a sweet-smelling but flammable. This chemical is also linked to the cause of leukemia and other cancers of the blood. Other side effects can be low blood counts with your platelets (internal bleeding) or low white blood cell counts.
This chemical is a very powerful endocrine disruptor that has been shown to cause infertility in laboratory mice. Exposure to this chemical gives you an increased risk of developing neurological and/or behavioral problems.
These are just a few of the chemicals that can be found in these air fresheners and by the way that includes scented candles.
So what is one to do if they enjoy fragrance in their home but want to get away from these dangerous chemicals? There is an answer … and that answer is safe.
USE ESSENTIAL OILS
By diffusing Essential Oils, you can create the atmosphere you desire by not only releasing a fragrance that is “safe” but also can give you some health benefits. Do you need to relax? Lavender Oil is perfect to help relax you. Or are you feeling worn down and no energy, try some Peppermint Oil in your diffuser and feel energized. Peppermint Oil can help clear your mind and give you energy to move along in your day.
What are some Essential Oil Blends that would enhance the fragrance in your home … or office?
Floral Bouquet Diffuser Blend (©doTerra)
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Geranium
2 drops Ylang Ylang
1- 2 drops Rose (optional)
Spring Rain Diffuser Blend (©doTerra)
2 drops Lavender
1 – 2 drops Cypress
3 drops Bergamot
4 drops Clary Sage
Sun-Kissed Diffuser Blend (©doTerra)
2 drops Juniper Berry
2 drops Grapefruit
1 drop Wild Orange
Citrus Mint Diffuser Blend (©doTerra)
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Wild Orange
2 drops Lime
2 drops Grapefruit
3 drops Spearmint
2 drops Peppermint
Free Spirit Diffuser Blend (©doTerra)
2 drops Patchouli
2 – 3 drops Lavender
3 – 4 drops Sandalwood
Let It Go Diffuser Blend (©doTerra)
2 drops Vetiver
2-3 drops Lavender
3 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Clary Sage or Cedarwood
These are just a few of the blends that can be created with Essential Oils. Give it a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed. As you are enjoying these fragrant blends, you will know that you are not in any way hindering the health of you or your family.
Want to know how to get these special oils? Contact me at Regina@GroundedInWholeness.com to guide you in the right direction.
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