Essential oils have been used in perfume making for a long time. It is easy to overlook the important fact that essential oils are some of the most powerful anti-microbials known today. I think they should be used in every home during cold and flu season since they are very important in fighting many types of infectious disease. It is said that glove makers and perfume makers were spared in England during the plague. The entire city of Buklesbury, England, was spared from the plague because it was the center for the lavender trade. Lavender is a known for its anti-microbial properties.
- Laurie Neverman
Laurie Neverman has a BS in Math/Physics and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. She is a wife and mother with a passion for natural healing, homesteading and gardening. She and her husband, August, homeschool their two boys. They live in rural northeast Wisconsin in a Wisconsin Green Built and Energy Star certified home. The home has an array of “green” features, including: • Solar Water Heating and Passive Solar Design • Insulated Concrete Form construction • An Attached Greenhouse • Handicap Accessibility • Environmentally Friendly Materials There are also some old standbys, like a root cellar and an herbal apothecary. Her health and wellness interests also include herbalism, wildcrafting, essential oils, homebrewing and live culture foods. She blogs at Common Sense Homesteading - http://commonsensehome.com.
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