Time to Cozy Up
By Terri Bonin
The cooler weather will be upon us soon! I’m in Texas where it still feels like mid-summer but I know that other places North of here are downright chilly! I’m talking put the fire on, grab a cozy blanket, a good book, and burn a few candles season. I love all of those things except for the candles. I used to love going to the store and picking out yummy smelling candles that transported me to apple orchards or pumpkin patches. I used to breathe in deeply and happy sigh my way through the season.
That is until…
…I found out how toxic those candles are!
Y’all, I had NO idea that scented candles release millions of toxic particles into the air while they burn and are comparable to second-hand smoke. Yikes! Did you know that?? Goodness. Here I was slowly poisoning my family and friends by Eau de pumpkin spice. So sorry friends! I know better now so I don’t use candles anymore but that doesn’t mean I don’t get to enjoy the season with yummy smells. I changed out my candles for diffusers and now I diffuse 100% pure and therapeutic essential oils. My diffusers even have a candlelight setting so that it looks like a flickering candle while diffusing GOOD particles into the air instead of toxic ones. One of my fave fall blends is 4 drops of orange, 3 drops of cinnamon bark, 2 drops of rosemary, and 1 drop of clove. Yes, please!
It’s so important to know what’s harmful and helpful to your health. I don’t want to live in ignorance anymore. It’s easy to change out things like candles or toxic cleaning products. What’s not easy is dealing with a health problem because of things you could’ve changed sooner.
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!
*Disclaimer: The information above is based on my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.