People forget that a lot of what we get now, pharmaceutically speaking, are synthesized versions of plant compounds, or are actually still from plants themselves, from aspirin to digitalis.
I am also a big believer in respecting what comes from plants, such as essential oils. Sometimes people think that since it's 'just' a plant oil, that it's safe, which, as I know that you know, is not always the case.
I've studied essential oils for decades, and I use them for cleaning, diffusing, topically on their own (in carriers.), and in things that I make, such as lotion, wet wipes, etc. I will be happy to share my experiences with them, and pets, etc.
I've got to cook and write a quick article, but will be back. This is a subject that I want to give time to, and not rush.
What carrier oil/s have you chosen?
I'll be back!
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