Plants have many qualities that we tend to overlook from their properties right down to the scents that they release. These scents can have a powerful impact on how we feel. It seems as if plants have healing powers all of their own. Rosemary improves alertness while mint increased concentration and improves memory. To learn more about the benefits of growing aromatic herbs, learn more here.
- Scents – both good and bad – have a powerful impact on how we feel.
- Despite their many healing powers, the everyday use of essential oils has some downsides.
- But some herbalists and an independent watchdog group named Cropwatch have raised concerns that the essential oil trade may endanger threatened wild plant species.
“Beyond sustainability issues, essential oils are potent substances that should be used with caution. Think of it this way: Just one drop of peppermint oil reportedly equals 26 cups of peppermint tea. For that reason, essential oils should be diluted and used in very small doses.”