As homesteaders look for more natural ways of accomplishing their goals, essential oils are a great tool in our toolbox. I’m sure you’ve heard the term and even know a little bit about them. But when I teach classes on these oils, there is one question someone always asks. What ARE essential oils? It’s a pretty straight forward question and unless you’ve been educated about it, you might be wondering the same thing. Essential oils, simply put, are the lifeblood of the plant. It’s the
essential oil basics
Learning essential oils are important if you plan to use them in or on your homestead. If you know me well, you know I LOVE research (I’ll wait while you laugh at how nerdy I am). Our family has been using essential oils for two years. We currently use Young Living oils, but before that we used three other brands on the market. Ones we ordered online and ones we bought from our local natural food stores. Whichever brand you choose, learning essential oils is…well essential.