Fall Diffuser Recipes

My favorite time of year is here! And while it may still technically be summer with super hot temperatures this week, it's fall in my heart. 

Confession: I used to be obsesssssssed with candles. You know, from the place in the with a million seasonal candle concoctions. I would stock up. I loved the ambiance of them, and the aroma would just make me feel all cozy. 

When I first got into oils, I was still burning candles. . . and I started noticing the black soot that would go up when the wick and wax got low. Um, yikes.

Then I did some research and learned that most candles are pretty scary in terms of ingredients, mystery fragrances, and VOCs that go up into the air. 

Many candles are a huge source of indoor air pollution, not great, right? They can put off chemicals that can be as dangerous as second-hand smoke. Paraffin is a waste product of petroleum that has to be chemically bleached and deodorized to be made into wax. (Source)

"Researchers at South Carolina State University studied petroleum-based and vegetable-source candles to determine their emissions. They let candles from different manufacturers burn for up to six hours in a small box (8 inches x 8 inches x 26 inches), and then collected and analyzed substances released into the air. 
They found that paraffin-based candles -- the most popular kind -- emitted toxic chemicals like toluene and benzene." (Source)

Both of these chemicals are known carcinogens and are known to cause organ toxicity. Not exactly something you want to be breathing in!

So right, ditch the paraffin candles. But what about others?

Well, any candle scented with "fragrance," is also up for debate.

Here's why: Fragrance is an umbrella term for thousands of compounds that can be included in a product, without being disclosed to the consumer, and just under the ingredient list as "fragrance."

The International Fragrance Association has a list of over 4,000 compounds known to be used in fragrance. You can go crazy with it, but, the TL;DR version is that there are many known fragrance ingredients that are endocrine disruptors, immune and neurotoxicants, carcinogens, or otherwise harmful to human health. And, there's no requirement for manufacturers to tell you which ones are in their product, so there's no way to know if what you're buying contains something you want to avoid.

This is something that's super important to me now, as over the years, I've become more and more sensitive and reactive to synthetic compounds.

We don't burn candles anymore.

Seasonal smells are still my favorite, so we use oils to create those fall vibes!

Here are some of the recipes we'll be diffusing this fall: 

Fall Diffuser Recipes

🍁Fall Diffuser Blends
Pumpkin Pie: 
4 drops Cardamom
2 drops Orange
2 drop Cinnamon
1 drop Clove

Spiced Cider: 
4 drops Orange
3 drops Ginger
3 drops Cinnamon

Sweet Fall: 
3 drops Cedarwood
4 drops Bergamot

Sweater Weather:
5 drops Orange
4 drops Thieves
1 drop Ginger

5 drops Stress Away
3 drops Cinnamon
1 drop Nutmeg

Cozy Flannel:
4 drops Bergamot
3 drops Orange
2 drops Stress Away

Fall Rain:
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Lavender
4 drops Clary Sage

Sleeping Weather:
1 drop Cedarwood
2 drops Vetiver
4 drops Lavender

Fall Leaves:
6 drops Orange
1 drop Patchouli
1 drop Ginger

And, I'm well aware that oils are also chemical compounds and that many people can have reactions to them. They're powerful. Dilute them well. Do your research. Always do what's best for you!

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