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My oily story is quite unique and actually started long ago. Long, long ago…like childhood long ago. My aunt got involved with an essential oils organization called Melaleuca, which I now know comes from the scientific name of the Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). So Tea Tree oil quickly became a staple in our home when I was a kid and a “cure-all” for any ailment. We used it on burns, to clear up acne, to clean, etc. We also began using various household products made by the company like shampoo/conditioner & cleaning supplies.
As time went on we became more and more reliant on certain things, like this one supplement called “Activate” which we used anytime we feel like we were getting sick. And I also used their full line of prenatal vitamins when I was expecting my first son. Great stuff!
That was all great and wonderful, but I didn’t really ever give it much thought. I also didn’t realize that Tea Tree oil is an essential oil and it’s not the only one with incredibly useful properties. However, as the years went on + I became an adult, I began to see more and more of my acquaintances referencing essential oils. It kinda piqued my interest, but I was too busy to really explore.