VScinnamon, vanilla, orange, cloves, incense… mmmm, my house smells like vacation! I love all cozy scents. Scents are extremely powerful, and at this time of year (and yes, this wild year in particular) they are even more important to our well-being.
We are the keepers of our home, what we bring into our home is important for the well-being of those inside. I think about this responsibility every day. The actions I take, the choices I make, the things I bring inside, the decisions I make, the mood I create, it all matters so much. This is still important, of course (as I wrote in my book Dwelling and my journal, Dwelling Well), but now more than ever we need to be extremely intentional in creating a safe and healthy home for our family, and do whatever we can to create an uplifting ambiance for our home.
Scents have a profound impact on our emotions, so pure natural scents are a valuable tool in our health toolbox. At this time of year it is especially tempting to buy all the scented holiday products: candles, hand soaps, counter cleaners, room sprays, pine cones, scent oils. to perfume our house and our body too!
Which ones are safe?
Perfume is an ingredient that you will find listed on many scented household products, but it is actually an umbrella term that can apply to many toxic ingredients that are actually harmful to our lungs and immune systems. / endocrine / reproductive or may even contain known carcinogenic ingredients.
How? ‘Or’ What we scent our home is important to our health and well-being. That’s why I use only the purest ingredients and essential oils for my cosmetics, room and laundry sprays, diffusers, household cleaners, hand soaps, perfumes, health products, etc.
When you use pure and natural essential oils, they come directly from nature’s plants and flowers, so they are beneficial for your health! Pure essential oils help me relax, feel less stress, feel more joy, support my health, as well as keep the fond memories associated with their scents.
I no longer burn candles, but instead use realistic battery-powered candles. I make my own diffuser mixes to make my house smell better than any candle! The cool thing about these essential oils is that they’re not all about scent. Even if you don’t like the smell of any particular oil, they can be good for your health!
It is important to note that essential oils on the market are not pure, in fact many contain synthetic preservatives and compromised or toxic ingredients!
My favorite oils are from Young Living, you can create an account here. When you use my recommendation, you also become a part of my home + wellness community called the Dwell Well Collective. We offer many wellness and support classes to make sure you feel confident using toxin-free oils and products in your home!
Some of my favorite Young Living oils for scent room decor or diffuser are:
Valor + Lime + Idaho Blue Spruce
Neroli + Orange
Lavender + mandarin
Vanilla + Sacred Sandalwood
Peppermint + vanilla
Vanilla with anything 🙂
Thieves + Orange
Peace and appeasement
Northern Lights Black Spruce
Grapefruit + Lime + Lemon
Bergamot + lime
Incense + Lemon + Idaho Balsam Fir
Christmas Spirit + Northern Lights Black Spruce + Orange
Nutmeg + incense + fresh citrus
And much more!
Some of these oils are included in the kits, but every oil in the kits is good for wellness, so you will be using them all! Once your YL account is set up, you will be able to get any of these oils and more (as well as 600 toxin-free products) anytime. There is never any obligation to buy more, but because you have your own account, you can place an order anytime!
BLACK FRIDAY OFFER:
Grab any premium starter kit until the end of this month (ending 11/30) and I’ll send you this festive set with recipes and cute bottles to start making your own scent products or gifts! OR, I can offer you $ 25 cash back or product credit. You decide!
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