For the longest time, I thought essential oils were something people used to make their homes smell nice, and that is all. Then, at the end of last summer my two-year-old daughter fell ill with pneumonia. We had just brought home our eighth child from the hospital. I was heartbroken and distraught. I was doing… Continue reading How I Became Interested in Essential Oils
Is your lavender the real deal? According to the Lavender Growers Association, 100 times more “lavender oil” is exported from France than is actually grown there. 100 times more lavender? That's a lot! Just where did this extra lavender come from? Most likely, a lot of the oils marketed as "lavender" today are actually lavendin,… Continue reading Is Your Lavender the Real Deal?
I used to be such a skeptic. It's true. I honestly believed that the only purpose of essential oils was to diffuse a pleasant smell and nothing more. Then, I decided that as a mom of eight, I needed to look for better ways to support our family's immune system. Getting sick with ten people… Continue reading From Skeptic to Believer