Home Fragrance and Child Safety: Keeping Children Safe While Making Your Home Smell Good

What do a dog, three children, a love of cooking all have in common? Random indiscernible smells constantly whirling through the home; not exactly the ideal environment for a relaxing atmosphere in the home. I’m not a neat freak in any way, shape or form; in fact, my home looks extremely lived in. The kitchen counters are always overflowing with various baking trays, cooking pots and food – lots of food. The girls playroom always looks like a hurricane just passed through it and every surface throughout the house is usually home to a clean pile of yet-to-be-put-away laundry. The dog acts like a total human, sitting and sleeping where ever he pleases, including his constant attempts to move ME out my bedroom.

So while the fresh piles of laundry bask in the wonderful aromas of diapers, cooking, and dog, I am constantly running around the house lighting scented candles, warmers and spraying all sorts of room air-fresheners and room deodorizers. Clutter I can deal with…smells, not so much. This is probably the number one reason I am always looking for a new way to make our home warm and inviting, not just for guests, but for ourselves – we do live here after all.

Home Fragrance Keeping Your Children Safe While Making Your Home Smell Good Doctor Aromas Aromatherapy System

I’ve got an endless array of candles, warmers, air-fresheners, and deodorizers – pick a scent, I’ve got you covered. What I didn’t realize until just the other day was the dangers I was subjecting my family, especially my children, to with these products. Candles need an open flame, warmers too. Air-fresheners and deodorizers contain chemicals I can barely pronounce, much less have any real knowledge of what they are or how harmful they can be. The one thing I am positive of is that these products say that they must be kept away from children. But how do you safely keep a burning candle away from children without burning down the house? Just the other day I placed a scented tart warmer on the kitchen windowsill and didn’t realize that the hot liquid was running down the wall until well after an hour or so.

With Em and Preemie, now 3 and 2, I thought for sure that our home was well baby-proofed. After the near-fatal accident that occurred when Em bit into a laundry pod I was positive we had done a full and complete baby safety inventory of our home. I was wrong, so very wrong. Fortunately, divine intervention happened and opened my eyes; no children were harmed, I promise!

I was tasked with managing a campaign for the Bloggin’ Mamas network; my job was to oversee a project and introduce a company by the name of Doctor Aromas to bloggers for their chance to experience a new way of enjoying home fragrance. At the last minute, I was invited to take part in the campaign, as well to give my feedback on the experience of aromatherapy in the home. What I got from this home fragrance challenge was more peace and tranquility than anyone will ever know, and thus my true need to share this information with you.

If you’ve ever lit a scented candle or tart warmer and walked away, you put your family in danger. If you have no idea how to pronounce the ingredients in your air-freshener or room deodorizer, you are putting your family in danger. If you are already using natural ways to ensure a pleasant home fragrance, you could still be subjecting your family to danger – the number one thing children love to do with objects is to put them in their mouth, this includes bunches of lavender. Anything left unsecured is a danger to your children and pets.

Home Fragrance Doctor Aromas Aromatherapy System Rid Your Home

That’s the major difference with the Doctor Aromas Home Fragrance Aromatherapy dispenser and canister system. Once installed, the Home Aromatherapy system keeps your home smelling beautifully fragrant without any present or hidden dangers to your family, children, and pets. The system is placed out of sight, and out of mind, behind your homes central ac closet door or return grate. It’s super simple to install, just insert the canister into the dispenser and install near your homes central ac filter; the instructions will help guide you for the proper installation for your unit. No need for different items all throughout your home, one system evenly disperses aromatherapy in each room your vents open to.

You only need to purchase the dispenser once, and the replaceable canisters are available in two sizes, 8.5oz for spaces up to 1,500 sq ft. and 17.1oz for spaces up to 3,000 sq ft. The home fragrance canisters come in a variety of scents, all made from essential oils which are meant to work on different parts of the mind and body, depending on the fragrance you select. We’ve been using the Hope fragrance which has the following aroma-therapeutic properties: stimulates immune system and circulation, improves concentration and fights headaches, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial.

Home Fragrance Aromatherapy Kit

home fragrance aromatherapy kit

Ordering the home fragrance aromatherapy start-up kit will give you everything you need, dispenser, canister, remote control – you can set your dispenser to spray at intervals from every 5 minutes up to every 3 hours, with intensity levels of 1 through 3 for strength. With your start-up kit, you will also receive a gift set of concentrated essential oils samples of their entire scent line of home fragrance. Depending on your settings, one canister can last for even up to three months; just to give you an idea, at a setting of 8 hours a day, 7 days a week with sprays at 20-minute intervals, a canister will last about 100 days. Not sure which scent will work best? Order some free scented cards to try out all the home fragrance scents before you buy.

Not only is my mind more at ease, but I’ve also de-cluttered the cleaning closet and got rid of all those unnecessary and dangerous products. I am always looking for new scents to help me unwind, what are some aromas that help you relax at home?

Disclosure: I received product samples such as the ones mentioned above, plus additional compensation. However, all opinions are 100% my own. I only share products that I truly believe in and use for my family, that I feel will be a good fit for you the reader. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

Comments (6)

  • This sounds like a great idea. I have never heard of anything like this before. I live with my son and my two young grandchildren so this would be great for us. Thank you so much for sharing

  • Thank you for sharing this PSA and there are a lot of items that people have that kids will eat that smell good to them. I heard one little girl was drinking flavored antibacterial liquid hand cleaner/alcohol and they had to take her to the hospital. Also how about placing stickers on these items and showing them the old PSA Mr. Yuk? You can even still order the stickers.

    This sounds like a great product and I love that it is safe.

  • I remember how surprised I was to find out that old style candles can be carcinogenic! I had used them for years! Needless to say, we don’t use them now.

  • Wow interesting info I had no idea on! I buy a lot of candles and scented sprays, thanks for this informative article!

  • Hi Mama !!

    I’m Rolando, the CEO at Doctor Aromas.
    I wanted to personally thank you for your post.
    We do not stress as we should how safe our system is compared to other methods to scent a place.
    Thank you for noticing that.
    As I see you are in Miami, we would like to meet you sometime soon.
    Pass by our place to say Hi.





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