Your Natural Nose Knows

As afternoons shadow early and the evenings cool, we long for our cozy "hearth" and home. Certain spicy "fall" aromas start to smell appealing. These natural scents actually serve us as they enter our systems through our lungs and skin. When we are not cooking, it is tempting to mimic those aromas with candles and air fresheners. But please think about what you are introducing into the atmosphere of your sacred space. Did you know that burning candles and spraying air fresheners release varying degrees of chemicals and soot which can irritate the lungs and link you to serious illness? Some heavy fragrances allow limonene to react with ozone which adds unwanted formaldehyde into your home. Fret not if you added some whiffs of store bought sweetness in your day, but starting this season, try to crowd in natural aromas to satisfy your smelling. Here are 5 Ideas: Read More