Air Fresheners: What you need to know and weren't told!
For thousands of years, we have been using air fresheners in some form or another, to try to eliminate household odors.
Modern air fresheners work by dispersing chemicals that mask smells into the air, not truly ridding them.
We all want a clean, healthy, great-smelling home, free from the odors accumulated by our everyday living activities.
But the scented sprays we use pose some very alarming health hazards.
Modern chemistry has demonstrated that certain chemical agents, when atomized and inhaled, are capable of blocking our smell receptors.This interferes with our ability to detect odor. Air fresheners coat our nasal passages with an oily film, so we smell the air freshener instead of the bad smells that are still there.
A small number of air fresheners actually break down the offensive odor, but these are not be to be considered safe, as they generally contain a heavy dose of chemicals.
Some of the Scary Chemicals in Conventional Air Fresheners:
Phthalates:Inconspicuously labelled as “fragrance” or “parfum” on the bottle, synthetic fragrances usually contain phthalates, widely known to be bad for us. They are linked with, autism, obesity, early puberty and birth defects.
PEG-40. The Environmental Working Group considers this polymer to be moderately hazardous to human health.
Regulations do limit what can or cannot be used in these commercial air fresheners. However, there are loopholes, the biggest of which is “trade secrets”, which allows companies to refuse disclosure of all ingredients in their marketed products, so obviously checking the label is not enough!
So what are we to do?
The great news is that there are wonderful, pure, healthy alternatives that will not only eliminate odours from your home; they also promote great health, prevent transmission (and decrease recovery times!) of airborne diseases (not everyone at home needs to get that cold or flu you caught at the office), and provide an all-round idyllic, incredible smelling and health conscious environment for you and your family.
The secret is essential oils - the age-old art of Aromatherapy.
Essential oils are extracted from plants through steam distillation and sometimes from cold pressing the plant material ( such as lemon peels). They are regarded as nature’s pure essence or the blood of the plant.
Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for numerous purposes. They provide amazing emotionally uplifting properties as well as providing body, mind and spirit wellness - all the while providing scents that delight and indulge our senses.
Essential oils can be dispersed throughout the air in our homes, by using a diffuser. As the name suggests, it diffuses these potent oils in tiny droplets throughout the air, allowing the scents to permeate the room, without the use of harmful aerosols, which are very damaging to both the environment and our bodies.
In addition to the aromatherapy benefits, they can also be applied topically on our bodies, or even ingested- our Vitality Dietary essential oils! (sometimes they need to be diluted), for a wide range of health benefits.
Now don’t go running to your local health store either.
Most essential oils are not as benign as they claim to be. In fact, almost all of them contain synthetics, which can have harmful effects. If you really want to reap the benefits of nature’s own essence, get your Pure, Therapeutic Grade and Dietary Essential Oils from Young Living.
Young Living is regarded world-wide as the world leader in producing essential oils and wellness solutions.
Not only are Young Living essential oils completely free of chemicals, Young Living is committed to excellence in each bottle of oil produced, by employing the highest standards in their Seed to Seal process.
They ensure that the plants used to produce these oils are of the highest standards, and that the processes used to obtain the oils result in the highest potency and preserve the integrity of the oils.
If you know it’s time to make that powerful change in your home and in your life, don’t settle for inferior products. Young Living Essential Oils will take you on an amazing journey, from the comfort of your own great-smelling home.
The member discount of 24- 40% off these premium products will benefit you immensely.... and the possibility of creating a business too.
Why? Young Living gives you the opportunity to start your own business; just by using the oils and sharing with your friends and loved ones. That will give you more time at home, enjoying the benefits of your oils. It's that simple and all internet based so you can work from home. Get started here