My lady friends are always getting excited about new fads, whether it’s leggings, meal replacement shakes, or herbal supplements.
The styles and trends are always changing, sometimes throughout a single year in a dizzying manner.
But one fad that seemed to stick over the past decade was essential oils. You see essential oils in every kind of store; even my pharmacist carries them in his tiny pharmacy on Main Street. My friends started making their own lotions with various oils like tea tree, frankincense, and lavender. These oils aren’t cheap at all, sometimes forking $15 to $30 for tiny 1.5 oz bottles. In the beginning I thought that it was because the oils were expensive to make, but it’s more so because that’s the most they can charge for them while still making a healthy profit. If you’re smart about where you shop, you can often find alternatives with the same quality but at a completely different price point. I used to love putting eucalyptus oil on my HVAC filters, but my technician recommended using an essential oil diffuser instead. Since my HVAC filter sits fairly close to my evaporator coil, he said it wasn’t wise risking any of the oils getting on the fragile metal coil and corroding it in the process. On top of that, using an essential oil diffuser yields much more satisfying results with making the house smell wonderful throughout every single room. If you put your diffuser near your HVAC air return, the fan will pull the oil vapor into the ventilation system, making every room smell amazing.