Were we duped, or did we give it away? It doesn’t really matter which one happened, it is time to reclaim our inheritance. From ancient times until the fairly recent past, women didn’t distrust their natural aptitude and responsibility to mend and care for their loved ones and they regularly used essential oils in doing so. When I became a new mom, in 1979 at age 20, I joined the crowd in fully expecting the experts to grasp what they were doing. There was no faith that my, or anybody else’s could ever equal that of the professionals. It came as a bombshell to find out that my mother knew more than any doctor in town, and that I was no slouch myself.