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Interesting 1988 article from the New York Times!

Interesting 1988 article from the New York Times!

"Millions of buyers of ultrasonic humidifiers who thought they had finally found a safe and effective way to add moisture to the home in the winter...
The Sinister Side of Scented Candles

The Sinister Side of Scented Candles

"Tests have confirmed, however, it is very possible decorative scented candles are a primary culprit."
How Essential Oils are Made

How Essential Oils are Made

The bottom line is that essential oils are created using heat, so diffusing them using heat is the original and quintessentially superior solution to dispersing them and breathing them in.
The Creepy Truth About Ultrasonic Diffusers

The Creepy Truth About Ultrasonic Diffusers

"Your skin cracks and bleeds, your lips shrivel to prunes and your nose feels stuffy and inflamed. Not only is dry winter air uncomfortable, but experts say those skin changes weaken your body’s defenses against sickness-causing germs. It’s no wonder Americans buy roughly 10 million humidifiers each year.

But depending on how frequently you clean your machine—and the type of water you fill it with—you may be inhaling harmful microorganisms." 

- Time Magazine, May 2017

The Monumental Effort to Rid the Ocean of the World's Plastic

The Monumental Effort to Rid the Ocean of the World's Plastic

Vice Magazine just published an excellent short documentary on their youtube channel about the enormous problem that plastic waste breaking down into our oceans has become.
Do scents affect people's moods or work performance?

Do scents affect people's moods or work performance?

"The simple answer is yes, but the reasons may not be what you expect. Odors do affect peoples mood, work performance and behavior in a variety of ways but it isnt because odors work on us like a drug, instead we work on them through our experiences with them."  - Scientific American
Plastic Waste is a Growing Problem

Plastic Waste is a Growing Problem

As this poignant article from the Guardian highlights, plastic waste is a growing problem that needs to be addressed by choosing products that are ...
Choose a Better Way

Choose a Better Way

Have you ever wondered why standard air fresheners seem to be made of so much plastic?