Essential Oils: What Are They, What Do They Do, and Are They Safe?

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The essential oils include the plant's scent and flavor. Each compound is unique, giving each essential oil its own unique characteristics. These oils are obtained through distillation, through steam or water, or through mechanical means, such as cold pressing. At its most basic level, it's an oil from a plant. 

Possibly the Best OTC Remedy for Depression

Depression affects millions of people every year and countless people throughout history. It has also taken the lives of constant people, beloved artists, friends, loved ones and more. We are in desperate need of a cure. Is a cure possible? We are at least desperate for more and more effective treatments. Anti-depressants are only found to be about 50%-70% effective. While this is a tremendous advance from just fifty years ago and more, we can't stop there.

Supporting Someone With Depression

Recognize that depression is an illness. Just like a cold or flu, a person cannot simply choose to “get over” depression. Also like other illnesses, depression can affect anyone. A person can develop depression even if they seem to have a good life, with little to be upset about.