Friday, February 27, 2015

Benefits of Diffusing Young Living Essential Oils (EO)

Have you ever thought "what is in a candle"? If you really think about it, what is being released from the wax when it is burning? Most candles are made of paraffin wax, which creates extremely toxic carcinogens. Those same toxins released from paraffin are found in diesel fuel fumes. That means, every time you light a candle, those toxins are released into the very air you and your family are breathing. Yikes!

Lets dig even deeper into the candle. Many scented candles also have wicks that contain heavy metals like lead. Even a few hours of burning a lead based wick can create levels of airborne heavy metals that are well over the acceptable limits humans should be breathing. "In the US, candle wicks are supposed to be made of cotton or paper, but studies have found that as much as 30% of the candles being produced contain heavy metals in the wicks." I can't speak for others, but that is alarming to me. Why do we, as American Citizens, allow such harmful products to continue to be made, let alone used? 

"A candle with a lead-core wick releases five times the amount of lead considered hazardous for children and exceeds EPA pollution standards for outdoor air, says CPSC, which is why they banned lead wicks in 2003. Exposure to high amounts of lead has been linked to hormone disruption, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and numerous health problems." (Source:

"Other toxic chemicals that may be present in the paraffin mixture and released through burning include: Acetone, Trichorofluoromethane, Carbon Disulfide, 2-Butanone, Trichlorethane, Trichloroethene, Carbon Tetrachloride, Tetrachloroethene, Chlorobenzene, Ethylbenzene, Styrene, Xylene, Phenol, Cresol, Cyclopentene. Some of the toxins are found in other products such as paints, laquer and varnish removers- that's potent and powerful stuff!" (Source:

So I don't know about you guys, but I can't even pronounce half of the chemicals listed above. 

Diffusing is a safe way to make your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, office, patio, or any other location smell good. I particularly love diffusing Purification essential oil to help eliminate odors instead of using a scented spritz bottle or candle. I've burnt a few popcorn bags in my lifetime! I also like to diffuse Peppermint essential oil while showering, as it has a strong, fresh scent. Young Living has various oils and oil blends to meet everyone's pleasure. What will hit your sweet spot?

Please note, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Young Living products are not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose but instead used as a way to help maintain and support an already healthy body and lifestyle.

For more information and studies about Young Living oils, their properties, and essential oils in general, please go online and visit Pub Med; or another third party publisher. There are many articles regarding the properties of essential oils. Each individual inquiring about Young Living should do adequate research to make their own educated decision regarding Young Living products


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