Nourishing yourself is not selfish; it’s essential to your survival and well-being. – Renee Peterson Trudeau
I have burned multiple candles in my home every night throughout the year since college. Something about the glow and the shadows cast on the wall and the yummy scents drew me in and held me tight for a long time.
But over the past year or so, I’ve been researching the damage that many candles do to our homes and, more importantly, to our bodies.
Now, hear me say this first. I’m not telling you to ditch all your candles. But I do want to take a moment tonight before starting supper preparations to let you know what I’ve learned and encourage you to consider another alternative.
Anne Steinemann is an expert when it comes to environmental pollutants. In a report released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, she found that certain candles (particularly scented) may emit numerous types of potentially hazardous chemicals including lead, formaldehyde, acrolein (an herbicide) and acetaldehyde, a Group 1 carcinogen.
A couple of years ago, the main reason I purchased my Premium Starter Kit from Young Living is because I was looking for a healthier, natural alternative to candles. And man have I found one.
Not only are we able to replicate our favorite candle scents from times past, we also have confidence knowing that the plant molecules being dispersed into the air in our home through our diffuser are improving our physical and mental wellness, too.
Young Living’s pure, therapeutic grade lavender smells amazing but it also promotes calm, increases the quality of our sleep, supports tension relief and alleviates symptoms like irritability, bloating and pain that I have with my monthly cycle. I guarantee you a lavender scented candle can’t do all that for you.
If you’re a candle burning fiend like me, getting on a better path is so easy. Invest in your health by purchasing a Premium Starter Kit. For the amount you’d spend on just six candles at the Candle Store That Must Not Be Named, you can have 11 oils, a beautiful diffuser and oodles of information and samples to support your wellness. Plus, you’ll be invited into a supportive community of like-minded people who can help you navigate your kit and encourage you!