Being a housewife is a major occupational hazard. Apart from the fact that most accidents happen in the home, housewives are particularly prone to falling into the tranquilliser syndrome which is a major hazard in it self. This is a complex subject involving assumptions made by the medical profession as well as stress.
It is interesting for example, that women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed as depressed. The sheer repetition and infinite nature of housework - immortalized in the expression 'a woman's work is never done' - is indeed wearing, and all those who have experienced child care will agree that it is undoubtedly the hardest work they have ever done.
Appropriate oils for use around the home can be found throughout this blog. There are those for accidents in the home 'Your Basic Care Kit', oils that make the household task altogether more pleasant in 'Fragrant Care for Your Home', ways for making meal time a more interesting experience in 'Cooking with Essential Oils' and the stress sections in this blog.
Reference: The Fragrant Pharmacy: Valerie A Worwood
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