WARNING: Scented Candles Are Found To Produce Chemicals Harmful For Humans
It's always nice to enter a house that is smelling clean and fresh! It's even better if the air inside a house smells similar to an expensive shop, hotel room or perhaps a scented garden. It adds more elegance to our simple house and makes us proud when guests comment how nice our homes smell.
Usually, homeowners tend to use scented candles and air fresheners to make the house smell good but a study out of South Carolina State University have shown that using scented candles frequently can produce unwanted chemicals which can be hazardous to our health and causes poor indoor air quality.
“The paraffin candles we tested released unwanted chemicals into the air. 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,” said Massoudi, a chemistry professor in the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences.
Still, want your house smelling great and fragrant but too afraid to use scented candles?
Try out our list of other alternatives that are very safe!
1. Coffee Grounds
Most people love the smell of coffee even if they don't drink it. Try putting some coffee on a plate and let the smell circulate in the house.
Plants not only look nice, but they are very beneficial for reducing carbon dioxide levels, pollutants such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide.
Some plants that can help make your house smell great are geraniums, jasmine, eucalyptus, gardenias and orchids.
3. Citrus Fruit Peels
If you want some fresh citrus smell inside the house or bedrooms. Get some lemon or orange peels. Squeeze it just gently and put in a jar. Just remember to remove after a day.
4. Open windows and have a good ventilation system.
Nothing beats having fresh and clean air circulating inside the house. Regularly clean your vents to avoid dust and dirt build up for a cleaner fresher air.
5. For a simple and effective way to make indoor pollution free is an Air purifier if you want a fragrance then use an Air purifier essence there are many different varieties to choose from.
Air purifiers clean the air and make it fresher. Adding special air purifier essences gives the air a fragrant smell.