It is no secret that I love essential oils. They provide a wide range of benefits. Everything from reducing stress and balancing hormones to healing skin conditions. Dr Axe has a really thorough guide on oils and their uses. He also states that when inhaled, the oils are absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs and circulated through the body.
On the other hand, candles emit hazardous chemicals that we should not breath in. They are also an issue for people with asthma and migraines.
“For a person who lights a candle every day for years or just uses them frequently, inhalation of these dangerous pollutants drifting in the air could contribute to the development of health risks like cancer, common allergies and even asthma,” chemistry professor Ruhullah Massoudi- South Carolina State University.
Oil diffusers are a wonderful way to add a lovely scent your house without the health risks. I have a DIY essential oil diffuser that can be used in a small space such as a bathroom or bed side table. You can complete this project in minutes too (Bonus!). I do want to remind people with small children that although this diffuser is using food grade salt and essential oils, it should be kept away from little fingers.
- Course Himalayan Salt
- Tea Light Holder (or any up-cycled vessel)
- Essential oil of choice
All you need to do is fill up the tea light holder with the salt and then up a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto the top of your salt. This is it! You can add more drops when you can no longer smell the oil. I would suggest switching out the salts when adding a new scent. Have a happy Monday!