There is a lot being said lately about the germs, bacteria and viruses that surround us every day. From the Swine Flu, to Influenza to the common cold, we are taught ways to fight and rid our lives of them so we won't become sick. If you are like me, you want to protect yourself and your loved ones, but you don't want to surround yourself with harmful chemicals or fill your body the newest FDA approved vaccination. You want to do things a bit more naturally. I encourage everyone to go into Fall and Winter with a new way of thinking when it comes to protecting yourself. One scientifically proven method and also very enjoyable one is to burn candles scented with Essential Oils. Specifically, ones with oils like Tea Tree, Lavender, all Citrus oils, Clove, Cinnamon, etc. These oils are proven to kill some of the most beastly of germs. You can also create non-toxic anti-bacteria blends that are skin-safe for your whole family. There are great resources at the library and book store for coming up with some creative and natural ways to combat bacteria. Check out this link that gives you some further detail on how naturally scented candles can do more than make your home smell good.