Although scented candles may be enjoyable to have, this TikTok creator warns us that inhaling these chemicals are potentially harmful to your health and damaging to your air quality.

@kaligirly 🤎Find me on Instagram @ thekalilife🤎#holistichealth #healthylifestyle ♬ original sound – Kali

Kali explains that many synthetic fragrances in candles contain phthalates, which are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more durable. As candles burn, phthalates are released into the air and can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin, and ultimately enter the bloodstream. Many candles also release benzene, which can be cancer-causing, and toluene, which can affect the central nervous system.

Instead of buying artificially-scented candles, consider bringing natural elements into your homes, such as fragrant dried spices like nutmegcloves, and cinnamon. Diffusing essential oils is another great way to replace candles with a healthier option. These alternatives will create a light and lingering scent that is pleasant and refreshing.

You can find this TikTok creator on Instagram @thekalilife for more wellness tips!

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