Our homes should be a place of welcome, of comfort, of safety. A place we can gather with friends and family or simply enjoy alone. Not a place that exposes us to harmful, sometimes very toxic, products. That’s why I want to go room by room with you to get rid of the harmful products you may have and replace them with better alternatives. Let’s work together to easily eliminate toxins from your home – living room edition.
These alternatives not only eliminate the toxins (by physically removing the toxic products), but can also be used to support our health; mentally, emotionally and physically. Even more than that, a lot of these are just plain better looking than a hodgepodge collection of random items purchased and strewn about our homes.
So, let’s get started with our home makeover!
Easily Eliminate Toxins From Your Home – Living Room Edition
The first room I want to go through with you is your living room. I know in our home; this is where most of our time is spent. We hang out here as a family, watch tv, play games, and gather with friends here.
I know we all want our home to smell good, clean and inviting. So, that often results in us burning potentially toxic candles, using plug in air fresheners, burning potentially toxic wax melts, or filling the air with an aerosol air freshener.
All of these things are known to include ingredients that can be harmful to our health. Some candles, synthetic fragrances and other “smell good” items contain carcinogens (cancer causing ingredients), and irritants (respiratory irritants, eye irritants, skin irritants, etc.). I don’t know about you, but that’s definitely not something I want my family around and I don’t think it’s right to invite guests into my home for them to inhale these toxins either.
So, What Can We Do To Easily Eliminate Toxins From Your Home?
Charcoal Diffuser – Young Living Essential Oils
Well, you can diffuse essential oils of course! We love to diffuse essential oils.
We love to diffuse them for many reasons.
- The scents are totally customizable. There seems to be an endless amount of diffuser combinations you can pick from. From floral, to citrus, to woodsy, to clean, you name it. You can find a ton of great diffuser recipes/blends here.
- There are actually therapeutic benefits to diffusing essential oils. They can help with your mood and the mood of everyone in the home.
- You can support your body systems with essential oils. When you diffuse essential oils, depending on what you are diffusing, you can provide your body with immune support, brain support, promote healthy energy levels, promote relaxation and restful sleep, etc.
- Believe it or not, diffusing essential oils is actually less expensive than burning a candle. That’s right! It only takes a few drops at a time to run your diffuser for several hours. Now, I like to see the numbers because I am frugal and love to save money. So, here’s my calculation for you to see. If you aren’t interested in the math, feel free to skip this part lol.
Price Comparison of Burning Candles Vs. Diffusing
It’s fairly easy to get a price comparison on burning a candle verse diffusing an essential oil. For example, this “Lemon Lavender” large candle from a well-known candle store costs $31. The burn time is 110-150 hours so we will average that to 130 for calculation purposes. That averages $.24 per hour.
On the other hand, a 15ml bottle of lavender essential oil costs $25.25 and a 15ml bottle of lemon essential oil costs $12. You only need about 6-8 drops at a time when diffusing. So, we will go with the average of 7. There are approximately 250 drops in a bottle of essential oil.
So, lets add the two bottles of essential oil together $25.25 + $12 = $37.25. You need to diffuse 7 drops every 4-8ish hours. Let’s average that to be 6 hours. Remember there are about 250 drops in each bottle we bought so we bought 500 drops of oil. 500 drops of oil for $37.25. That averages $.07 per drop. If you’re using 7 drops for every 6 hours that’s just .49 for 6 hours of smell good awesomeness! To get an hour-by-hour comparison, $.49/6 = $.081 per hour to diffuse and the candle is $.24 per hour to burn.
Lemon-Lavender Essential Oils
By the way, if the Lemon Lavender scent sounds appealing to you (and it does smell amazing!) they both come in the Premium Starter Bundle from Young Living. You can see what all comes in those on this post. While it is no longer required to get a Premium Starter Bundle to take advantage of the membership pricing, it still is the best deal by far! So, if you don’t have your oils yet, I highly encourage you to use that bundle to your advantage.
Don’t Buy Essential Oils Without Reading This
Now while I’m talking about how awesome it is to replace toxic synthetic fragrances in your homes with essential oils and diffusers, I do have to let you know I am only talking about Young Living Essential Oils. I have no idea what’s in those other brands. Even if the bottle of essential oil from your local health food store or Target says “pure essential oil” that really doesn’t mean anything because of the non-strict labeling laws. There could be 5% “pure essential oil” in that bottle and the company can still slap that label on there and we have no idea how much of that bottle is filled with synthetic fragrances (see above) or water or if it was even distilled properly or how many pesticides touched the plant before distillation. So, please, don’t even go there. It defeats the purpose of this post lol. To read more about why Young Living is different and stands out above the rest, go check this out www.seedtoseal.com
Here are some great diffuser blends for you to try out. This blog is also full of amazing diffuser blends. Can you tell I LOVE DIFFUSING?! Lol
4 drops Tangerine
2 drops Tea Tree
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Lemon
1 drops Orange
2 drops Peppermint
1 drops Rosemary
3 drops Citrus Fresh
2 drops Peppermint
3 drops Thieves
I hope you are going to start tossing all those candles, wax melts, plug ins and aerosol air fresheners and replace them with essential oils and a diffuser! You can grab one of those Premium Starter Bundles here or you can go here and add whatever essential oils you want to your cart plus a diffuser of your choice! As always, I’m here to offer suggestions and help! Just send me a message! (Either way you choose to go, please make sure you put 2908809 for the enroller and sponsor ID and you get a special gift from me!)
Diffusers Make Beautiful Décor
Some of my favorite ways to change up my living room décor is to change up my diffusers. I may have a slight diffuser obsession so I move them around from room to room to change up the look. In my opinion, these look way better than any candle or plug in or even wax burner. Plus, most of these have different run times and different light settings so you can change the way the diffuser looks, just by changing the light feature thus changing the ambience of the room. How fun!
Really, there is no reason not to diffuse. Stay tuned for the second edition – Laundry Room!