What’s Wrong With Scented Candles or Air Fresheners?

Gold Canyon Red Bella candles_fullWhat comes to mind when you hear the term “aromatherapy”?  If you’re like most people, your first thought is probably scented candles. Right? Or you might also be using chemical-based air-purifiers or fresheners, such as plugins, aerosol sprays, potpourri, gels, wicks and mechanical or heat release products?

Without question, the most common approach to so-called aromatherapy is either scented candles, or some other method of heating essential oils (or more often merely scented oils), to disperse their fragrance throughout the room.

However, in terms of aromatherapy this is a terrible idea.  With true aromatherapy, the essential oils are never heated. Doing so may disperse the smell, but true aromatherapy is so much more than just the smell. While the sweet scents and mood enhancing ability of scented candles and air-fresheners may be alluring, their by-products are lethal. These days scented candles and fresheners are filled with artificial fragrances and toxic ingredients that give plenty of reason for concern. Most aromatherapy and scented candles contain chemical fragrances. When burned, they are converted into toxins such as acetone (an ingredient in nail polish remover and paint thinner), benezene, toluene, particulate matter and soot. Not only do the soot and chemicals get all over your home, but they get into your nose and lungs where they can do serious harm. 

coronas-candles-fragranceAs for paraffin candles, they are as dangerous to the lungs as second-hand smoke. The more candles you burn, the more the harmful effect is multiplied. That’s because when burned, paraffin releases benzene and toluene – known carcinogens. These toxic substances are inhaled into you and your family’s lungs and leave residue on walls, ceilings and fabrics. It may be hard to believe but the soot from paraffin candles contains many of the same toxins found in diesel fuel.

Also, some candles from Asia, South American countries and other developing countries often contain lead in the wicks. These regions lack the resources to monitor the safety of products. Burning a few leaded wicks for only a few hours will increase lead levels 9 to 11 times over acceptable limits. Just burning 4 metal-wick candles for two hours can result in enough airborne lead concentrations to pose a threat to human health.

The Lotus Diffuser uses a highly efficient real time ultrasonic atomization technology to effectively diffuse essential oils in the environment. The essential oils are atomized into minute ion particles and active oxygen anions, which are fully discharged and more easily absorbed by the human body than oils diffused by conventional diffusers. The result - better quality air and a relaxing, refreshing ambiance. Just add water and your favorite oil, plug it in, and enjoy!

The Lotus Diffuser uses a highly efficient real time ultrasonic atomization technology to effectively diffuse essential oils in the environment. The essential oils are atomized into minute ion particles and active oxygen anions, which are fully discharged and more easily absorbed by the human body than oils diffused by conventional diffusers. The result – better quality air and a relaxing, refreshing ambiance. Just add water and your favorite oil, plug it in, and enjoy! (You can purchase the Lotus Diffuser on my Wellness Store).

Recent studies also show that NO commercial air fresheners are safe. In independent tests, all air freshener products gave off chemicals regulated as toxic or hazardous under federal laws, including carcinogens with NO safe exposure level. These chemicals cause serious health problems ranging from headaches and breathing difficulties to hormone disruption and cancer.

For your own safety and that of your family, wouldn’t it be wiser to switch to natural and pure ways of freshening the air in your home?

Therapeutic-grade essential oils have the ability to enhance your life in almost every way and diffusing these oils is one of the best way to enjoy their amazing benefits. But the oils do their work through very delicate aromatic molecules, among other things. These aromatic molecules contained in the essential oils have a profound impact on a person’s health and well-being, body, mind and emotions.

However, to achieve these effects, theses aromatic molecules must be kept intact. To enjoy the fullest benefits of aromatherapy, instead of heating your essential oils or burning incense, you should diffuse therapeutic-grade essential oils in an ultrasonic or cold-air diffuser. Diffuser of these types disperse the essential oils in a micro-fine vapor, that stays suspended in the air for several hours.

Today, much has been theorized regarding the effects of diffusing essential oils. It has been hypothesized that when essential oils are diffused, they can increase atmospheric oxygen by releasing oxygenating molecules into the air.

Not only can essential oils increase oxygen in the atmosphere, they also increase the body’s ability to transport oxygen into the cells. The lipid-soluble structure of essential oils allows them to easily penetrate the cell membranes of the nose and enter into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, the oils can help transport oxygen and nutrients into the cells.

If you’ve never tried true aromatherapy with diffusing essential oils, you have no idea what you’re missing!

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International Award Winning Photographer, Visual Storyteller & Graphic Designer originally from Versailles, France but currently based in Scottsdale, Arizona USA.

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Jumping International de la Hague this weekend in Beaumont Hague, Normandy (France).
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#beaumonthague #cestbeaulamanche #cherbourgtourisme #normandy #normandyfrance #cotentin #cotentintourisme #jaimelecotentin #videoofday #videooftheday #cherbourgencotentin #normandie #normandietourisme #france_focus_on #inspiremyinstagram #momentsofmine #communityfirst #passionpassport #horse #horseofinstagram #cheval #chevalpassion #chevalier #chevaliere #hello_france #wanderlust #videogram #horsebackriding #studiolaurent ➡️ SWIPE ➡️ Last Saturday night was the 7th annual Grand Bal Masqué at the Versailles palace. The ball took place following the Grandes Eaux Musicales & Fireworks from 11:30 pm until sunrise in the Orangerie area of the palace. Talk about major partying!!!... The only two requirements to attend this party were to be dressed in a baroque costume and to wear a mask. This allowed for some amazing elegance, fantasy and creativity from the attendees. Here are a few of them as they arrived at the palace... 🎭👑🎉 More images will soon be viewable on my Facebook page and website via link in my profile if interested.
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#versailles #versaillespalace #villedeversailles #exclusive_france #igersversailles #chateaudeversailles #topversaillesphoto #seemyversailles #versaillesorangerie #visitversailles #balmasquéversailles #balmasqué #yvelinestourisme #kings_luxury #versailleschateau #wanderlust #traveldeeper #passionpassport #nerverstopexploring #balmasque2017 #goodyvelines #living_europe #france4dreams #teamcanon #cntraveler #bestoftheday #shotzdelight #weekly_feature #visitlafrance #studiolaurent Feeling so good to be home!... Only wish it wasn't as warm as Phoenix! We reached 100°F here today!!! 🔥😱
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#versailles #versaillesmaville #topversaillesphoto #villedeversailles #igersversailles #yvelinestourisme #yvelines #seemyversailles #visitversailles #streetstyle #streetphotography #seemycity #beststreetview #beststreets #welivetoexplore #traveldeeper #citybestpics #ig_europe #visitfrance #hello_france #takemethere #homesweethome #neverstopexploring #streetdreamsmag #guardiantravelsnaps #cntraveler #iphoneonly #studiolaurent How about another train image? I took this image a couple of years ago but I spent 3 years living in Flagstaff while attending Northern Arizona University in the early 90s and I can tell you that trains were a huge part of my everyday life. I could hear them pretty much from anywhere in town and I often spent time at the railroad crossings waiting to get to the other side of the tracks. Not surprising that there are 80-100 freight trains going through Flagstaff on a daily basis and that it's actually the busiest freight train line in the world!!
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#VerdeCanyonRR #train #trains #VisitArizona #myphx #igersaz #instagramaz #arizonacollective #az365 #abc15 #aov #weekly_feature #openmyworld #letsgosomewhere #createexploretakeover #shotzdelight #gearednomad #imaginatones #thecreative #uncalculated #timeoutsociety #traveleroftheweek #yngkillers #meistershots #jaw_dropping_shots #theworldshotz #welivetoexplore #optoutside #railroad #teamcanon What a fun afternoon at the railroad park this afternoon!... If you like trains (real ones, old ones or model railroad) don't miss my IG story on here for more pics and videos of the day. 🚂🎠🌵
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#AllAboardScottsdale #playtime #absolutelyscottsdale #scottsdaleaz #VisitArizona #myphx #igersaz #instagramaz #arizonacollective #az365 #abc15 #aov #weekly_feature #goldenhour #createexploretakeover #shotzdelight #gearednomad #imaginatones #thecreative #uncalculated #timeoutsociety #traveleroftheweek #yngkillers #meistershots #jaw_dropping_shots #theworldshotz #welivetoexplore #modelrailroad #railroad #iphoneonly Cool pink clouds around Phoenix this evening made for a very colorful sunset on the golf course. ⛳️🌵🏜🌅🏁😍
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#desertmountain #golf #VisitArizona #myphx #igersaz #instagramaz #arizonacollective #az365 #abc15 #aov #weekly_feature #goldenhour #IamATraveler #createexploretakeover #shotzdelight #gearednomad #imaginatones #thecreative #uncalculated #timeoutsociety #traveleroftheweek #yngkillers #meistershots #jaw_dropping_shots #theworldshotz #welivetoexplore #optoutside #theglobewanderer #whyilovethisgame #iphoneonly High in the sky during a hot air balloon ride above the Arizona desert near Phoenix.
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