Like all truths in this world, essential oils have been unjustly slandered by the competition. Scientists tied to the pharmaceutical companies are in desperation to keep their positions firm. Any competition can crush their polished places of honor in our society. Patents on new drugs last for years, not to our benefit as the consumer, but for the sake of the discoverer. And the worst is that they don’t work like the oils do. Medicine has benefits and detriments and they always come in pairs. Essential oils are either beneficial or do nothing. This reaction is because they are not a substance that reacts with the body, but a substance the body can use or ignore. That is why they are so great – they are potent and safe.