I can't count how many "holistic" studios I've visited with scented candles burning, or these little things plugged into the wall pumping out fake scent into the air, or odor-masking spray; while headaches and anxiety symptoms crop up without apparent cause.
Fake scents are not second-hand smoke, but using them makes the same presumption: that everyone likes it, or is ok with breathing the stuff.
So before you resort to fake scents, try the following:
- Test your beliefs about what air should smell like.
- Test your beliefs about the safety of the latest air-freshening gadget or brand.
- Test your beliefs about what accessories are necessary for a great party or gathering – what alternatives are available?
- Eliminate or reduce the source of whatever odor you're trying to cover up.
- Refresh pockets of stagnant air; increase air circulation in the room or building.
- Look into using incense, essential oils, or good old-fashioned potpourri – they're usually clean, safe, beneficial, and smell amazing.
- Find simmer recipes to make wonderful aromas for stove, hot-pot, or candle-warmer (cinnamon, apple, orange, clove, vanilla, etc.)
Thank you for not fake-scent-ing!
let us know how you clear the air.