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Health tips for burning candles and incense as well as smudging sage or Palo Santo

May 25, 2018

Candles have been a part of our rituals and celebrations for more than 5,000 years. Burning incense and "smudging"—ceremonial practices of burning sacred herbs and woods to "cleanse" or bless spaces—have also been...

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10 Household Products to Detox

Apr 10, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Household productslike cleaners, paints, and fragrancescontribute to half of our urban air pollution, according to a study led by the National Oceanic and...

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Warm, Welcoming Nontoxic Candles

Dec 01, 2017

by Angela Cummings


Back in the day, I used to burn candles to make our home smell comforting and welcoming. Especially in the fall and winter when we gathered with family and friends. There was something about having our guests arrive to the smell...

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