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What we breathe in, can affect our health. Includes Free guide to use of essential oils

Essential oils and aromatherapy

What we breathe in, can affect our health. Includes Free guide to use of essential oils.

Many of us will be aware of the negative impact of air pollution on health. 

What we breathe in can impact our well-being. When introducing scented products in the home, we need to be wary these do not contribute to poorer air quality; no matter how nice they may smell. Also be aware of the risks of fire with real candles, as well as the fumes which the candles can give off depending on their ingredients. 

Some research is suggesting fumes from some scented candles can react with the air and produce formaldehyde, and research suggests formaldehyde can lead to serious health problems. 

Formaldehyde is a colourless, strong-smelling gas used in making building materials and many household products. 

It is used in pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives; permanent-press fabrics; paper product coatings; and certain insulation materials. It is also used to make other chemicals.

It's the time of year when we generally keep our doors and windows shut and maybe light a few scented candles to brighten up the long dark evenings.

You may also have heard about essential oils and aromatherapy, again as with everything, do a bit of research, but it may be making your own home fragrances is a safer way to scent your home. 

We have put together a wee booklet on the use of essential oils. 

It does not replace professional advice; however, it may give you some ideas about the origins of why we find some smells appealing, the claims which some essential oils make for our wellbeing, and where to get more advice.

Note also, some people can be allergic to essential oils, and some oils are not recommended when you have health challenges, getting ready for surgery, or, are pregnant. As with anything, if in doubt seek advice from a qualified complementary therapist.

Also, fresh air is good for us.......so get out for walks where you can in places where the air is less polluted if you live in the city find your local parks, or how to get to the nearest beach or woodland walk. 

We are fortunate in Scotland the countryside is never that far away.

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