Most readers have probably never seen a eucalyptus tree, or enjoyed the fresh, pine-like scent of a grove of eucalypts. (Yes, that’s really the plural of eucalyptus.)
If you pay attention to food trends, or watch hours of cooking shows, you might get the idea that lemons were extinct – or that they’re so passé that only grandmothers use them.
Lavender soap. Lavender perfume. Lavender honey. Lavender potpourri. Lavender lotions and body scrub. Lavender lamb chops. Lavender laundry softener. Lavender candles. Lavender bubble bath. Lavender-infused sugar and candies.
A small appliance always looks great when it’s on display at a store or on Amazon. Gleaming, enticing, perfect. You just can’t wait to take it home or have it arrive on your doorstep.
Essential oils have been around for thousands of years.
- A bee stings you, or you get a splinter in your finger. After removing the stinger or splinter, you put ice on the area to reduce the inflammation.
- You wake up with a sore throat. You head to the kitchen for some tea with honey and a pain reliever like ibuprofen, to ease the inflammation.
- You turn your ankle while running. You come home, put your leg up, and use an ice pack to reduce the swelling and inflammation.
Not too long ago, there were only two real choices to treat pain: over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol or ibuprofen, or prescription medications. Any sort of holistic or naturopathic alternatives were quickly dismissed as quackery by the medical establishment and most “thinking” Americans.
Americans love candles.
Allergies don’t just rear their heads during springtime. They can attack your immune system at any time of the year.
From alleviating anxiety to easing pain, essential oils are quickly becoming a staple home remedy for many ailments and conditions. They’ve also gained huge popularity for their ability to improve mood and promote general well-being.