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Essential Oils Rediscovered

Mindfulmary.com says We spent over $374 BILLION dollars in healthcare in 2014. Per person, we spend 40% more than any other nation. And if you take into account the entire medical industry the number is simply staggering: $3.8 Trillion dollars. (Yes, that's with a “T” That’s more than the entire Gross Domestic Product for 87% of the countries of the world! And yet, despite spending all that money, America is still ranked 17th in terms of quality of health!). Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Essential oils are today’s natural miracle remedies… yet the practice of using essential oils has been around for thousands of years. In fact, using essential oils dates back to the ancient Egyptians. And in many ancient texts the oils were often referred to as “nectar of the Gods.” There are also over 500 references to essential oils in the Bible.” Modern trends toward more holistic approaches to informed self-care and a growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a re-discovery of the profound benefits of essential oils. These oils can be used in aromatherapy, applied topically or used as a dietary aide and can address acne, headaches, sleep problems, elevate your mood, strengthen your immune system, relieve aches, nausea and cold symptoms, besides making your hair shiny and your skin soft!  With no side effects! They not only promote vibrant health but can be used for cleaning your home, keeping fleas off your pets and bugs away while you work in the garden. Most of us know that lavender helps soothe you to sleep and peppermint can calm your stomach. But what do you use clove or lemon or eucalyptus oil for?

Sara Torbett will be sharing her experiences and tips on how to incorporate essential oils into your home along with safe and natural solutions to support your love of gardening. I’m hoping she will give me a solution to the fruit flies inhabiting my house at the moment!

For more information about the Deercreek Home and Garden Club please call Anne Klueppel at 519-5368. There is always something interesting going on!