Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like the the lovely smells of the season, but a lot of those holiday fragrances give off toxic fumes that can actually add to your stress by causing headaches, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and fatigue. BAH HUMBUG!
Most commercial candles, fragrance sprays, plugins, and even natural looking potpourris, are made with a dangerous cocktail of synthetic fragrance – a term which can be legally used to hide over 3,000 chemicals.
So do your family a favor this year by skipping those old standby products and making your own with these simple DIY recipes. I promise you'll be glad you did!
Safe DIY Holiday Scents You Can Live With
According to Andrea, founder of It Takes Time, even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has acknowledged the health risks associated with the fragrance industry and has forbidden all scented and fragrance products in their offices since 2009.
Pure essential oils, on the other hand, can actually help reduce stress, add a pep to your step and help cement fond memories without the headache!
Gingerbread House Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe
Add all ingredients to a small glass bottle, screw on the cap and gently combine the oils by swirling the bottle (essential oils like to be stirred, not shaken!). Then fill your essential oil diffuser reservoir with water, add 5-6 drops of your yummy essential oil blend and enjoy the wonderful smells of the season!
More of Our Favorite Seasonal Scent Recipes
We've gathered even more deliciously safe recipes from our friends to warm your home. Here's to truly stress-free holidays for you and yours!
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