Five Top Essential Oil Resource Sites

Five Top Essential Oil Resource Sites

There are numerous websites you can discover on the Internet that provide information about essential oils. Many of these sites, unfortunately, do not provide accurate or safe information. Explore my five top essential oil resource sites. These are highly reputable sources of information.

AromaWeb

AromaWeb is a wonderful free site with a vast amount of information useful for new or seasoned essential oils users. You will find information about individual essential oils, hydrosols, carrier oils, and even some absolutes. It’s like having a free reference book online. Looking for safety factors, essential oil benefits, extraction methods, Latin names, notes, and much more, you’ll find it all here.

There are very helpful articles regarding safety (such an important issue), recommendations for proper dilutions, applications, finding non-brand specific quality essential oils, and so much more. There are also sections for locating additional resources, business directories, and education directories to help locate experienced professionals and schools.

Tisserand Institute

Robert Tisserand is, in my opinion, and in the opinion of MANY others, the expert on essential oil safety. He has written the go-to safety book along with Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety – Second Edition. This book is packed with detailed information experts often refer to and study. It took 12 years for the book to be completed. Once you see the book you will understand why and you will gain an immense appreciation for his work.

His free site, Tisserand Institute, offers infographics for easy reference, blog posts you can rely on, and multiple safety articles (Again, I don’t feel safety can be overstated and this is coming from the “safety guru”). He also provides a reading list, you know that’s got to be good, and several highly reputable sites you can access.

Aromatics International

Although Aromatics International sells essential oils, and I do love their oils, they are also one of my favorite sites for great information. There are numerous resources available on this site.

Here, you will find detailed information on individual essential oils, carriers, and much more. There is a section under the tab, “Learn”, where you will find an abundance of information. Areas of interest and importance include, essential oils, their purity, chemical families (I love this area and enjoy blending based on science), common essential oil “buzzwords”, therapeutic properties often heard in the medical environment, understanding shelf life of products used in aromatherapy, important information about blending (safety pops up again), and information on distillers, the hard workers who provide all the wonderful oils we love to use.

NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy)

NAHA is a non-profit organization promoting safe practices in holistic aromatherapy. The organization is very involved in supporting high standards in education and in the practice of aromatherapy.

On this website, you can read about safety (so important) and sustainability. It is vital to ensure plants harvested do not adversely affect the plant or animal kingdom. You will find a description of aromatherapy and essential oils with information on best practices. The association provides on-going research of essential oils to support their usage as well as monthly teleseminars/webinars promoting continuing education. You might want to consider becoming a member of this great organization.

AIA – Alliance of International Aromatherapists

The AIA is another great resource for the aromatherapy community. There are several levels of membership. Explore the generous information for anyone studying aromatherapy or actively involved in this modality. You can obtain knowledge to jump-start your entrance into the essential oil world. More experienced and professional essential oil enthusiasts will find this site VERY beneficial. The organization does a great job with monthly teleseminars providing continuing education. There is an excellent “Members Only Resource Section”. This area includes valuable research articles and information.

Summary

There are a number of excellent resources on the Internet. Just make sure you are accessing truly knowledgeable and verifiable sites. When I first became interested in learning about essential oils, I read all kinds of blogs. I thought the information was legitimate. I made indexed notebooks, bought essential oils that turned out to be less than the highest quality, watched YouTube videos, and any free webinars I could find. I wanted to learn. What I learned was, as I’m sure you’ve heard, not everything on the Internet is reliable. Fool me once… It was at this point I got rid of EVERYTHING I had so diligently put in my indexed notebooks.

My epiphany made me search for an accredited school where I could learn about essential oils. This was the best thing I could have done. The learning NEVER stops. Now in my seventh year in the world of aromatherapy, I have attained several goals and my knowledge level is so much more than it ever would have been on my original path. I am still on my journey and probably always will be. The world of plants is amazing. It seems the more one learns, the more you want to know. There is great value in using essential oils safely and effectively. You can do it too!

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SEVERE DANGER USING ESSENTIAL OILS

SEVERE DANGER USING ESSENTIAL OILS CAN BE AVOIDED

There is the potential for severe danger using essential oils improperly. Granted, essential oils are natural derivatives from plants. This does not mean they cannot cause harm. Unfortunately, many essential oil salespeople do not have solid knowledge regarding the safe use of essential oils. They are therefore unable to alert purchasers of potential safety risks with specific essential oils.

TRUE STORY

I would like to share a story of just such an occurrence. This experience presented a definite severe danger to this individual. A few months ago, I was contacted by a young lady who sounded very desperate for some help. She told me she had visited a natural health store to purchase some essential oils for a headache. This was her first time using essential oils.

She was sold two vials of essential oils, one peppermint, the other eucalyptus. She was instructed to mix the oils with water and apply topically. She also put it in her bath. She had immediate burning upon submerging in the water. The next day the burning was so intense she had to leave work early. She then found me online and hoped I could help her.

I asked her how much she had put in the bath and she replied the whole small vial. I have no idea how much that would have been. However, I feel certain it was not just a couple drops. I explained that peppermint is an essential oil that should be used in a bath with GREAT care, if at all. I personally would not use it. The chemical constituents of this oil can be intense especially when used in a warm bath. Warm water promotes absorption of the oils. Anytime essential oils of any kind are used in a bath, certain precautions should be taken. The oils should first be mixed with a dispersant such as a vegetable oil, or mixed with Epsom salt or magnesium flakes. Only a FEW drops are required, usually five – six drops of essential oils in a tub of water. Oil and water do not mix. Essential oils dropped directly into the water will not disperse into the water. This means the undiluted oils can come directly in contact with the skin. According to Salvatore Battaglia in his book, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy Second Edition, “Be cautious when using citrus oils such as peppermint, lemon or sweet orange and spice oils such as clove or cinnamon because they can easily irritate the skin when used in a bath. A prickly sensation may be felt and a rash may occur. If this happens the bath should be vacated immediately, the oil washed off and a vegetable oil such as jojoba should be applied to soothe the irritated skin.”

Imagine what the young lady experienced with a small VIAL, not just a FEW drops, of peppermint essential oil. She informed me her private areas were also burned. Since it was the second day after exposure to the oils, I told her I wasn’t sure if applying a vegetable oil to dilute any possible residual oils would help. She indicated she had olive oil on hand. I recommended aloe vera gel as well. She said she had an aloe plant and would try using it. I also urged her to reach out to a doctor if the situation warranted it.

I called her back the next day to check on her. She had not gone to work the next day. She had tried to get into a dermatologist’s office but could not get an appointment fast enough.  She was going to try to schedule an appointment with her primary care physician. I recommended she call the store where she purchased the oils.  By letting the store know what happened to her, it might prevent someone else from the same misinformation and bad experience.

WHAT EXPERTS SAY

The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, The Alliance of International Aromatherapists, and The Aromatherapy Registration Council all concur that using undiluted essential oils, especially oils that are considered mucous membrane irritants, should be used with great caution and in a properly diluted concentration. Robert Tisserand, a VERY respected expert on Essential Oil Safety, states that essential oils used in a bath should be mixed with a dispersant before using in a bath.

SUMMARY

Please use essential oils safely to prevent severe danger and injury. If you are new to essential oils, check with a certified aromatherapist or a registered aromatherapist for assistance. You can find these experienced individuals by clicking on the links above. You can search by state and city.  I am available to answer your questions on safety and can also be found in the links above. Using essential oils is a wonderful way to balance your well-being naturally and safely.

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REFERENCES

Battaglia, Salvatore – The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy   pg. 372 (One of my FAVORITE books)

Tisserand, Robert – Essential Oil Safety – Second Edition pg. 655

National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy

Alliance of International Aromatherapists

Aromatherapy Registration Council

 

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Protect Your Family from Botulism

Protect Your Family from Botulism

Botulism is a scary topic. You’ve probably heard about it but might not know what it really is or how it can affect you.

Historically, botulism started being recorded in 1735. It was first thought to be connected to German sausage since people seemed to become sick from eating it. It was therefore named, botulism, which comes from a Latin word meaning sausage. It is caused by Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria is found in the soil and untreated water throughout the world.

The Botulinum neurotoxin is one of the most deadly substances known. A single gram has the ability to kill about 1 million people. Although botulism is rare, with only about 110 cases each year in the United States, it can be deadly. If it is not treated, it has a mortality rate of about 50%.

Protect Your Family From Botulism

There are 3 Forms of Botulism

  1. Foodborne botulism occurs after a person eats contaminated food containing the toxin. The contamination is generally caused by improperly canned food.
  1. Infant botulism stems from the Clostridium bacteria spores ingested by a baby who has been given honey or corn syrup. This is most common for children under the age of 2.
  1. Wound botulism is caused by Clostridium bacteria entering a wound and is most commonly seen in traumatic type crash victims and from injecting black tar heroin from Mexico.

Symptoms of Botulism in Adults

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Difficulty swallowing
  4. Double vision
  5. Drooping eyelids
  6. Dry mouth
  7. Muscle weakness
  8. Nausea
  9. No signs of fever
  10. Paralysis (equally on each side)
  11. Slurred speech
  12. Stomach cramps
  13. Trouble breathing (This can lead to respiratory failure.)
  14. Vomiting

 Symptoms of Botulism in Infants

  1. Constipation
  2. Drooling
  3. Poor feeding and weak sucking
  4. Respiratory distress
  5. Weak cry
  6. Weakness and loss of muscle tone

Botulism symptoms generally begin within 18 – 36 hours after ingesting contaminated food. There are reports of symptoms beginning as early as 6 hours or as late as 10 days after consuming infected foods. Be informed and vigilant if treatment is needed, do not wait. The neurotoxin paralyzes the nerves making it impossible for the muscles to contract.

Treatment

See a doctor as soon as possible to increase your chances of survival and to reduce complications. A medical professional can inject an antitoxin to help minimize residual effects. Any damage that has been done prior to the antitoxin will not be reversed. Additional treatment through rehabilitation or a ventilator may be required for recovery. Nerves are capable of regenerating although it does take time. Wound botulism will most likely require antibiotics in addition to the antitoxin.

Protect Your Family From Botulism

Prevention

For purposes of this article, I will concentrate on foodborne and infant botulism. The most common cause of foodborne botulism is inappropriately canned foods. In a survival situation, canned foods will be very important and should not be avoided. Feel confident about serving your family homemade food by acquiring proper food preservation knowledge so you will have nutritious meals for your family. Make sure to know how to pressure can your food using the appropriate temperature and length of processing time. This will kill the bacteria that causes botulism. Before canning, inspect your jars for any small cracks or chips. Make sure your seal is complete and if a jar happens to become unsealed throw it out. Do not eat food from bulging cans, food that smells funny, is discolored or has any signs of mold or leakage or if any foam or liquid spurts out when opening. NEVER sample a jar to see if it is okay, you could be causing your own death. The saying, “When in doubt, throw it out,” is of critical importance. Pay strict attention when processing low acid foods such as green beans, carrots, corn, asparagus, peppers, beets, salsa, and tomatoes.

It is also recommended, as a safeguard, home-canned foods should be boiled for 10 minutes prior to eating to destroy any botulism toxin that might be present. The high temperature can kill the bacteria of properly canned foods. If the canned foods were under-processed, they should be thrown out.

The CDC has a Complete Guide to Home Canning guide that you can print out for reference.

Another known cause of botulism is from baked potatoes wrapped in foil before baking them. You must eat this type of prepared potato while they are hot or store them in the refrigerator. Never store aluminum wrapped potatoes at room temperature. The safer bet is to just eliminate the foil altogether. If you like to infuse your cooking oils with garlic or herbs, make sure you store them in the refrigerator. If a refrigerator is no longer available, do not use the infused oil.

For infant botulism the simplest way to avoid a problem is to NEVER give honey to a baby under 2, some authorities’ say 1, but 2 is a safer bet.

There currently is not a vaccine for the public against the botulism neurotoxin although the FDA is investigating this. The CDC can administer a botulinum toxoid vaccine to laboratory workers who are at high risk and to military personnel to protect against a biological attack.

I hoped to be able to provide alternative health treatments for botulism but there really don’t seem to be any tried and true solutions. If, and only if, there was a disaster type situation, I did find a few possible things to try. I can’t stress enough that these possible solutions are NOT proven and may not save your loved ones. These alternatives should only be tried when there are absolutely no other resources. God help us if it should come to this.

According to a Mayo Clinic report, for cases of foodborne botulism, doctors sometimes clear out the digestive system by inducing vomiting and giving medications to induce bowel movements. The problem I see with this, as a stand-alone treatment, is the length of time between the onset of symptoms and the cleansing of the digestive system.

I was able to find an article by MedicineNet.com that states the herb, milk thistle, has been suggested by alternative medicine proponents (mainly in Europe) to treat food poisoning (especially mushroom poisoning) and to help detoxify the liver. There is NO GOOD data on its use in preventing or treating botulism. I was unable to find any good alternative treatment for botulism. It appears prevention is the only way to avoid it.

I will share a post I found, Powerful Herbs for Botulisms, that you may find interesting. I am not a doctor and do not know if the natural herbs suggested will help in the case of botulism. I am passing it on to you for your discretion. I think in a truly dire situation some may choose to try herbs.

Botulism is a VERY severe illness that has the potential to kill or to diminish one’s quality of life. The best scenario is to prevent it from happening with proper food preservation and proper food handling.  If our lives need to become dependent on home canned foods, proper knowledge of food canning needs to be learned now.

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Does Manuka Honey Really Heal Resistant Infections?

Does Manuka Honey Really Heal Resistant Infections?

I am always researching alternative options for my family’s healthcare. I strongly believe nature can provide the majority of our needs. I learned about manuka honey and was intrigued. Could this special honey actually heal resistant infections and much more? Here is what I have learned and how science is backing up many of manuka honey’s merits.

Does Manuka Honey Really Heal Resistant Infections?

In England, the hospitals use this honey on a consistent basis. Honey has been found by archeologists in tombs of royals. It has been used thousands of years medicinally. The honey often found in supermarkets is not pure and is not much different than fructose syrup and is lacking in healthy benefits.

In 1962, the properties of non-peroxide honey with antibacterial and antiseptic components were found in manuka honey. This distinguished manuka honey from the natural occurring hydrogen peroxide properties in most other honey. This is an important discovery. In the hydrogen peroxide honey, the body’s enzymes break down the effectiveness of the honey’s antibacterial ability. In addition, oxygen, water, air, and the warm temperatures also degrade the effectiveness. This does not occur with the non-peroxide manuka honey rated UMF 10 and above. Manuka honey must have a UMF of 10 or higher to be considered therapeutic.

What is the UMF designations?

UMF is the Unique Manuka Factor which is a quality trademark and grading system identifying natural unadulterated manuka honey that has a special unique natural property found only in some strains of manuka honey. There is an Active Manuka Honey Association that tests the UMF ratings to insure people are truly getting the medicinal manuka honey. This association was renamed in 2011. It is now known as the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (a registered trademark). Look for the UMF rating when purchasing manuka honey. Make sure you are using UMF 16 or higher to get the phenol (disinfectant) antibacterial strength needed for best medicinal use. Honey from the manuka tree can vary each year. This is why it is so important to know your manuka honey has been tested and is of a therapeutic grade.

The UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) is a way to know the antibacterial strength of manuka honey. It takes into account the natural hydrogen peroxide (gives antibiotic quality), methylglyoxal (gives antimicrobial properties derived from dihydroxyacetone). Together, these components give manuka honey a superior amount of enzymes for better antibiotic strength. Not all manuka honey has the special nectar. Make sure you look for the UMF 16 and higher.

Does Manuka Honey Really Heal Resistant Infections?Properties of honey

  • Immunity booster
  • Full of vitamins & minerals – manuka honey is a star with up to four times the nutritional value of other honeys
  • Antibacterial
  • Stimulates wound healing
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Pain Reducer
  • Scar minimizer

Dr. Peter Molan, PhD has dedicated much of his career to the study of manuka honey. He not only believes that manuka honey is an effective way to treat wounds, he has the scientific evidence to back it up. You can review several articles he has published. One of his many articles “Honey: A Biologic Wound Dressing”, is a very worthwhile read.

Laboratory studies and clinical trials support the effectiveness of honey as a broad-spectrum antibacterial alternative.

Manuka honey may help the following conditions

  • Treating wounds and burns (even hard to heal wounds)
  • Staph infections (MRSA) – My mother had several rounds with MRSA. Unfortunately, nothing was able to get rid of the problem. It remained in her body causing severe health issues. I wish I had known about manuka honey before she passed. It might have been able to do what the strong pharmacological meds could not.
  • Acne, eczema, hives, rashesDoes Manuka Honey Really Heal Resistant Infections?
  • Gingivitis
  • Sore throats
  • Allergies
  • Immunity
  • Energy
  • Sleep aid, a little honey with warm milk
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Inflammation

We have all heard about antibiotic resistance. This is very real and a major problem for treating many health issues. Manuka honey does not become antibiotic resistant because each harvest of honey varies each season making the honey unique each year. Climate conditions, soil conditions, and bees pollinating different plants before pollinating the manuka tree makes natural variations to the honey. Even the same tree’s honey can be a different grade of UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) from year to year. This is why it is important to purchase only manuka honey UMF 16 or higher. The higher the number, the higher the phenol (disinfectant) and the higher the cost. Generally UMF 20 will be the number to aim for.

There was a study by the Cardiff Metropolitan University that concluded manuka honey can kill Streptococcus pyogenes biofilms (found in non-healing wounds) in vitro and prevent bacteria from binding to the wound tissue. This is a huge discovery. Manuka honey has also been reported to restrain 80 plus species of bacteria. This is one of the reasons it is frequently included in licensed wound care products today.

Manuka honey can be used topically and internally. The taste of manuka honey is a little different. It is less sweet and very pleasant. I purchased my manuka honey from Amazon. It is called Manuka Health MGO 400+ Manuka Honey (20+), 250gm – 100% pure New Zealand Honey. As a prime member, shipping was free. I am incorporating this honey into our natural medicine cabinet. Perhaps you will do the same.

What does MGO mean?

It is a test for a chemical compound with plus or minus 5% margin of error. The MGO™ Certification is scientific, precise, and transparent and leaves no room for misleading.  It is also very easy to explain to consumers:

MGO™ 100+ Manuka Honey means honey contains 100mg per kg of Methylglyoxal
MGO™ 250+ Manuka Honey – 250mg per kg
MGO™ 400+ Manuka Honey – 400mg per kg – This is the one I have.

The lowest number MGO to purchase for therapeutic benefit is MGO 100+, the higher the number, the more health benefits it will have. There are two ways you will see the manuka honey described, using the UMF or the MGO numbers and sometimes both numbers will be stated. To recap, you will want UMF 16 or higher or the MGO 100 or higher.

Manuka honey is a great addition to a natural medicine cabinet and to have in your home and bug out bag for emergency situations. If you experience an emergency and must leave your home you might encounter situations where this honey may be the solution to prevent or rid yourself of infection.

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Is Your Air Freshener Poisoning You?

Is Your Air Freshener Poisoning You?

Many of the air fresheners on the market smell fantastic but may be poisoning you. I did a bit of research to see what I could learn about air fresheners. I found several facts that really shocked me. I knew some of the air fresheners I used in the past bothered me, made me feel congested and gave me a headache, but I never knew why. These are some of the things I discovered.

Have you ever been at someone’s house and upon entering their residence you were welcomed with a nice fresh flowery smell? At first you think, wow, that really smells nice. If you remained for any length of time you might have developed a headache or started to feel a little sniffle develop. You probably didn’t think much about it, but, it very likely was because of an air freshener.

Is Your Air Freshener Poisoning You?

I never realized many companies do not list their ingredients on their packages. I found two different brands in my house that I have had for some time. I guess in the back of my mind I knew they couldn’t be healthy so I just stopped using them. I found a better natural way to make rooms smell divine that I will share a little later. For now, I want to tell you what I discovered and why I highly recommend you evaluate what you are using in your own home.

There is a little caveat used by the manufactures of many aromatic products including air fresheners that is pretty sneaky. The word fragrance is an area that companies can use to avoid telling you what they use. The reason given is the fragrance is a proprietary trade secret. If it isn’t 100% natural, how are you supposed to know if you can safely use it around your family and friends? These fragrances can contain multiple chemicals that may create allergic reactions or worse. They are potential poisons that can wreak havoc on your health.

These Chemicals May Be in Your Air Freshener

  • Benzene – a toxic solvent from coal tar
  • Camphor – Hazardous waste (on EPA list)
  • Dichlorobenzene* – an insecticide, carcinogenic, pesticide and increases rates of asthma
  • Ethanol – a carcinogenic
  • Formaldehyde – Poison
  • Naphthalene – a carcinogenic
  • Phenol – poisonous compound
  • Phthalates (there are many chemical types) – an endocrine disrupter – Known to cause reproductive problems, birth defects, and hormonal abnormalities.

*1,4 – Dichlorobenzene is an ingredient in many air fresheners. This chemical diminishes the sense of smell. It makes people think the odor is gone but in reality the sense of smell is being chemically altered. The chemical is also being inhaled into your body. This chemical is known to be a carcinogenic and a pesticide.

I did not find any information on the Bath & Body Works website. I called the company and asked them to send me the ingredients in their Sweet Pea Wallflowers fragrance bulbs. The person I reached said the fragrance was proprietary information. She then said it contained Dowanol TPM. I asked her if she could email me the information and she agreed she would. Upon receipt of the email, three ingredients were listed, Fragrance, Dowanol TPM and Color.

Here’s the email I received:

June 29, 2015
Case #3964440

Dear Debrah,

“We appreciate you taking the time to contact us in regards to the products that we offer.

We appreciate your request for information regarding the ingredients and/or formulas of our products. The information you are requesting is proprietary, therefore we are unable to answer your question. The success of our business is built on the extraordinary products that our development team and specialists create. Although we would love to be able to honor your request, we simply do not have access to that information, nor can we get it. General information, pertaining to ingredients and the manufacturing process of cosmetic and toiletry items, can be found at your local library or through a number of sources online. We encourage you to refer to these resources.

The following are the ingredients to our Wall Flower Bulbs:

Wallflowers fragrance bulb ingredients

  • Fragrance
  • Dowanol TPM
  • Color

Thank you again for contacting us. The feedback we receive from valued customers like you truly helps us improve our company’s products and services. If we can do anything else for you, please call us at 1-800-395-1001.”

Sincerely,

Kimberly Clarke
Customer Relations Representative
Bath & Body Works

I must tell you, after receiving this email I was not satisfied. The SC Johnson Company was much more open about the ingredients they use. Even though none of the companies will tell what is in their “fragrance”, SC Johnson was more forthright.

What is Dowanol TPM?

Category Glycol Ethers (P Series)
Description Colorless liquid with a mild odor; [CHRIS] Odor of ether; [Dow Chemical MSDS]
Sources/Uses Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used in ballpoint pen inks, felt-tipped pens, inkpads, oven cleaners, coatings, rust, paint, and varnish removers, and in penetrating oils; [Reference #1]
Comments May cause mild transient eye irritation; May have anesthetic effects; Prolonged or repeated overexposure may cause kidney and neural injury; [CHRIS] Commercial product is a mixture of up to 8 isomers due to the position of the internal ether being linked to either the primary or secondary carbon atoms; Category members demonstrate LOAELs of 1,000 mg/kg/day (highest tested dose) in 13-week oral studies of rats for increased liver and kidney weight without corresponding histopathology; No hematotoxicity observed; [Reference #1] May cause mild eye irritation; Excessive exposure may cause anesthetic or narcotic effects; [Dow Chemical MSDS]

How Can You Keep Your Home Smelling Great?

  • Have a clean home.
  • Open windows whenever possible for fresh air.
  • Mix a few drops of pure unadulterated essential oils with distilled water and spray with a mister around your home.
  • Heat spices on your stovetop with some water (just keep an eye on it so it does not burn dry).
  • Keep live air purifying plants such as: a rubber plant, palm trees, Boston ferns, Gerber daisies, English ivy, peace lily, golden pothos, aloe, spider plant, snake plant, dracaena, chrysanthemums, weeping fig, or philodendron in your home.
  • Keep dried coffee grounds placed in containers around the house. This will help in odor removal.
  • Natural potpourri (dried herbs and flowers)
  • Soy or beeswax candles
  • MY FAVORITE – A diffuser with any number of healthy essential oils – This is my favorite way.

You can ditch the chemicals and have a clean smelling home. Toss the chemical laden air fresheners and stop the potential poisons from harming your family. Breathe easier and healthier air where YOU are in control.

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