My introduction to essential oils was a practical one. I was about to open The Sweet Meadow in 2016 and was looking for a healthier peppermint flavouring to make our peppermint slice (if you're in the cake decorating aisle at the supermarket, have a look at the ingredients list in the 'peppermint essence'- it's alarming!).
If you've visited our cafe before you may have noticed a pile of small brown bags filled with coffee grounds. We give these bags away and encourage people to use them in their garden to add a hit of nitrogen to the soil (adding them to compost is even better as it gives the coffee grounds time to break down, avoiding the risk of 'burning' sensitive plants).
I am so glad I discovered the magic of crystals to help attract what I truly desire in life.
Before that, I subscribed to the old Albanian wives tale of carrying a small piece of raw garlic around with me whenever I was attending a big party (if you're ethnic you would understand this happens pretty often).