The good oil on emotions

Kelly Rowe, second from left, with sister Kate Read, right, with Kelly’s children from left, Charlie Rowe, 6, Angus Rowe, 10, and Aylah Rowe, 8, find benefit in essential oils. Picture: Louise Barker

Kelly Rowe, second from left, with sister Kate Read, right, with Kelly’s children from left, Charlie Rowe, 6, Angus Rowe, 10, and Aylah Rowe, 8, find benefit in essential oils. Picture: Louise Barker

A STEEP rise in the popularity of essential oils in recent years has encouraged many people to turn to the natural product, not just for health ailments, but across all ­facets of their lives, including for cleaning the home, keeping pests away from plants and a good night’s sleep.

Mildura sisters Kate Read and Kelly Rowe began researching and experimenting with essential oils about 12 months ago after Ms Rowe’s eight-year-old son was diagnosed with ADHD.

With positive results they wanted to share their findings with other local mums, and so social media page Back to Basics Mumma Bear was born.

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