Hi this is Leslie Harris, and I see a lot of people on Facebook knocking essential oils, but I’m telling you, you have most likely been using them your whole life.

I love essential oils, and have been consciously using them for about 25 years, long before this current craze. I first learned about them when I worked in a shop that sold them back in the late 80s. I found that lavender is calming, citrus scents like lemon, orange and tangerine have a bright, happy effect on me,  tea tree oil is a great anti-fungal, and eucalyptus is great for congestion. Yes, eucalyptus is an essential oil that is the key ingredient in Vicks VapoRub, (and other similar products) which you have likely been using your entire life.

When buying essential oils, be sure to read the label. Some brands use artificial scents, or mix the essential oils with cheaper carriers.

So if you’re one of those people who thinks that essential oils are kind of make-believe like Santa Claus, maybe give it a second thought. After all, your mom was right about the VapoRub! (and besides that, they smell great)

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