How to save money + keep your house smelling fresh without the toxins in candles. What am I talking about here? Diffusing. Today let’s talk about the benefits of diffusing vs. candles.
First let’s start with candles. Let me tell you I’m a former bath + body works aholic. Every fall I’d drop easily $100 on wall plug-ins, candles, hand soaps, lotion, wax warmers and whatever else was on special to put me in the “Fall mood”
Can you relate to this? Are you a Fall so hard girl too? Oh and then don’t forget Christmas. I was all about those scents too.
There is something about having my home smelling like every Holiday that puts me in the best mood!
But, when I started my journey to live my healthiest life I learned the truth about candles. And I’m going to let you in on all that research today. Buckle up, once you know, you can’t unknow all this. Good news after I lay it all out for you, I’ll show you a way you can still make your home so holiday perfect with all the scents; lotions, soaps, etc without candles. And I promise it will save you lots of money!
Did you know candles contain many known carcinogens in their wax and that using them can have long lasting negative affects? Even candle wicks are known to have lead in them and synthetic fragrances did you also know that air fresheners contain large levels of phthalates that is linked to hormonal disruptions and developmental problems
Excuse me...WHAT?! All in the name of making our houses smell better?! I THINK NOT!
Did you know that burning candles wreaks havoc on our respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine (hormones), and nervous systems? They release volatile compounds into the air that we inhale into our bodies.
What's all that mean for us? Asthma. Allergies. Anxiety. And other health issues could be caused by your candles.
Did you know?!?
+The word fragrance masks over 3,000 chemicals behind that one single world. When you see this word listed under ingredients, just throw that product away
+Candles contain paraffin, which is a petroleum byproduct that releases carcinogens into the air when heated
+One hour of burning a candle is equivalent to smoking one cigarette
Oh and just a bit more to really blow your mind…
"ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, HALF OF DEATHS AMONG CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD RELATED TO LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS CAN BE DIRECTLY LINKED TO 'PARTICULATE MATTER' PRESENT IN INDOOR AIR POLLUTION."
Stats like that stop me in my tracks. They break my heart. We can do better! We HAVE to.
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Those candles and air fresheners that smell like pumpkin pie and a crisp fall breeze? Toxic. The cleaners so many of us use? Toxic.
If you wouldn't light up a cigarette in your home then you shouldn't be lighting up a scented candle either.
NOT SO FUN FACT: VOC concentrations are up to 10X greater INDOORS than out and we are buying those VOCs in our candles and household products!
Friends, I have ZERO judgment here! BUT, I have faith that mamas like us will make CHANGES once we know that we are making an AWFUL MISTAKE.
Also, once you stop sniffing those toxic chemicals for a while, you'll find they give you a raging headache instantly! That speaks volumes to me.
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We are seriously spending our money to bring illness into our home, mamas! It's insanity! We are buying illness like:
+ Respiratory Infections
+ Skin allergies
+ Reproductive problems
+ Developmental problems
This list is not exhaustive at all. It goes on and on.
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With 70,000 and 100,000 new chemicals in the market over the last 50 years, it's nearly impossible to avoid but every baby step toward TOXIN-FREE LIVING give our children a better chance at health!
If you're still buying illness and burning candles, time to rise up and do your family a big, huge favor. Our children deserve our best! Time to know better and do better, mama!
WE CAN DO THIS.
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I'm gonna throw you an EASY BUTTON to swap our ALL your air fresheners and scented candles.
OILS & A DIFFUSER.
SMALL STEP. HUGE IMPACT.
Know better. Do better. Feel better.
I now use diffusers and essential oils in fact, we have one in every room of our house and have them running allll day long! What is super cool is that you can use different oils each time and even combine them to give you a variety of scents. There are a ton of Essential Oil blends that work great! Essential oils also have many benefits so it is more than the smell, they can help with sleep, give you a boost of energy, boost your immune system, can provide you with emotional support and moods, and so much more! And if you don’t have a diffuser you can also make beeswax candles and room sprays with essential oils! The possibilities are endless my friends
I’m sure a lot of you are thinking that essential oils are wayyyy to expensive, but really in the long run you are saving a ton of money! Check out the breakdown below
>>Price difference when switching
-So let's say you get your premium starter kit and you get a diffuser & 12 oils with that. You pay $165
-Those 12 oils have approximately 880-1100 drops total.
-This means that depending on how many drops you put in your diffuser (let's assume 2) you can get 440-550 diffusing sessions out of JUST your premium starter kit.
-On the 4 hour setting, that is 1760-2200 hours of diffusing time for $160
-The 411g jar (medium size) candle from Yankee Candle averages 65-90 hours of burn time.
-You would need 27 candles to = 1760 hours of burn time.
-On the Yankee website their medium jar candles are $25/each
This means that you would have to buy $675 of toxic Yankee Candles to get the same amount of diffusing time your premium starter kit would give you!!
Oils for the win now I’m off to diffuse valor and lavender to help me relax this evening
Oh and of course, Let’s talk about Holiday Oils and Essential Oil Diffuser Blends!
So you’ve ditched your candles, now what do you diffuse to get those Holiday scents you love without all of the toxins? Well…let me just share some of my favorite Essential Oil Blends for candles!
What oils are best for Holiday scented Essential Oil diffuser blends?!
Here you go! These are all the oils that make up your favorite Holiday scents! Just add them to your order here. Once you get your starter kit, you’ll have access to my thousands of team recipes for all my favorite holiday scents, keeping my wellness high and all the calmness a Mom could ever need. I can’t wait to share with you all my fav recipes!
Here’s a few to add to your Premium Starter Kit order!
- Christmas Spirit
- Idaho balsam Fir
- Idaho Blue Spruce
- Cinnamon Bark
- Northern Lights Black Spruce
- Stress Away
- White Angelica
- Evergreen Essence
- Sacred Mountain
- The Gift
- 3 Wise Men
What are your favorite Holiday blends or oils?
So grateful, I found a way to enjoy ALL the fall scents without harming my family, Peace out Candles see ya never