I have been an avid herb and perennial gardener for 30 years. I have loved herbs for their beauty, their functionality, and history. I started using essential oils about 15 years ago: lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, and patchouli, aka "paJulie", so aptly named by my friends because of my love for the oil! I thought picking up oils at health food stores, and co-ops meant I was buying decent oils. When I was recently introduced to Young Living oils, I discovered THERE IS A REAL DIFFERENCE IN QUALITY OF OILS. I'm enjoying my oils at a whole new level, and look forward to improving not only my own wellness, but helping others discover how "essential" oils are to all of us!