Introduction to the World of essential oils
My name is Marcus Denton and for as long as I can remember I was drawn to nature and plants. The reason could be my mother who pretty much grew every vegetable we cooked or the fact hat I lived in a house that always smelled like lavender. As a young person, the lavender and the various herbs that adorned our widow sill were something normal until I went out into the real world and discovered other smells that were unnatural and vile- not to mention disturbing. Little did I know that my mother’s lavender scent was the reason that we managed to have calm heads, be sane had I thought to stop and listen when my mother would explain why she was making mint tea instead of coffee I probably could have avoided the clinical depression that hit me in my 30s. But there I was 30 years old, stressed by pretty much anything from the neighbor’s dog barking to the gurgling noise that the watercolor machine made when someone went to fill a cup. It came back to me after a weekend visit to my mom’s. I found the spice rack, only it had a bunch of natural oil, not just lavender but jasmine, Chamomile. Bergamot, eucalyptus, marjoram, lemon, patchouli and peppermint. Not only had my mother improved the selection of essential oils. She was proud o her collection, o how in decades she had never had to see a doctor for a common cold or an upset stomach she had a entire apothecary of essential oils and humidifiers to disperse the magical scent throughout the house.
1. A few drops of Bergamot were to cure my depression and stress. It would also help with fatigue and skin irritation.
2. Some cedarwood in my bathwater would work to calm me, educe any anxiety I might have and lift my spirit up.
3. Chamomile – well known for its calming effects worked as oil or as part of a tea to work from the inside.
With just those three I was guaranteed to get out of the funk that I was in. That was two years ago and since then I have increased my collection of essential oils and have my own apothecary just like my mother but in the process I had come to know all that is to know about the delivery mechanisms that are effective like nebulizers, humidifiers and other gadgets designed to enhance the experience of using essential oils. Hat gurgling water cooler has become a noise that I could associate with “all being well with the world” and my neighbor get sick and died and now they have a cat.