Say NO to Scented Candles!
by Terri Bonin
Did you know burning scented candles is harmful to your health! According to a study posted by pubmed.gov, burning a scented candle for one hour in your home has the same effect on your health as smoking a cigarette!! It decreases lung function. If all you change in your home is diffusing and inhaling a couple of Young Living essential oils a day and get rid of your scented candles, air fresheners, scented waxes, reed diffusers, and perfumes, you will be significantly contributing to your health and well-being in the short-run and long-run.
Here’s the scoop…
Research and studies have shown that burning scented candles affects the health of your lungs. Paraffin is a petroleum waste product and has to be chemically bleached before making it into wax. Most candles are manufactured using paraffin wax which then releases benzene and toluene into the air. These two chemicals are both known as carcinogens! And, to really make matters worse, those same toxins are found in diesel fuel fumes. Yuck!
The solution is simple if you own a diffuser. When you diffuse essential oils, it delivers therapeutic aromatherapy throughout one or more rooms while clearing the air and creating a pleasantly fragrant environment. Essential oils are all natural and there isn’t anything toxic about them. Diffusing is the perfect way to keep the air you breathe healthy and beneficial to your lungs.
Need a diffuser? Get one FREE by becoming a Young Living wholesale member. When you buy an Everyday Oils kit which has all the essential oils you need to get started, you’ll receive a FREE diffuser.
If you’re still on the fence about ditching your candles…we would love to have you as our guest in our next Facebook party private event on Toxin-Free Living! Give us a shout out here and let us know you would like an invitation!
Meet Terri Bonin, the author of 31 Days to Fit, 14 Days to Ignite Your Marriage, and Live, Laugh, Love, and Laundry. Terri’s 23-year union with her favorite dentist (her husband), has been prosperous in their prolific production of 10 darling children. She also holds a degree in nutritional counseling which seems to be most frequently used to persuade her children to eat their greens. Terri’s secret pleasure is sneaking away from juggling the daily tasks, homeschooling, and dating her husband to escape to her office to write for her own enjoyment. As you can imagine she has a LOT to write about!