If you don’t have someone you know selling Young Living or DoTerra oils, you can borrow one of mine. I feel like every time I turn on Facebook, someone’s invited me to a party to try them. These things tout to cure everything from a stubbed toe to cancer basically.
I can’t say I’ve tried them. I do believe in the psychological effects of aromatherapy, because I have felt those myself. I would think those are more along the lines of how the article means for them to work with TBI patients. I’m not sure what oil it is, but there’s one that will immediately take me back to summer time as a teenager playing tennis. That oil was in the lotion I used then, so I strongly connect that smell to that time of my life. Thankfully it was a good time, so I always smile at that oil. I’ve also experienced the calming effect of lavender at the few spas I have had the chance to partake of. And it is wonderful.
Before reblogging this, I did want to see if there was any recent research out there on these miracle oils. Here’s an interesting one out just this month in Natural Product Reports: Composition, antibacterial, antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of essential oils from three Origanum species growing wild in Lebanon and Greece. So these particular oils show good antibacterial effects, weak antioxidants and stops these cancer cells from growing. Interesting.
I’m still skeptical though. However, I will say that if they’re natural products anyway, the only thing they’ll hurt to try is your wallet.