Myrna Whyte used to see her mom and aunts using essential oils and never had a second thought about it. It wasn't until she was searching for a natural method to alleviate some aches and pains that she was having that she was encouraged by her mother to go to a doctor to find out which essential oils she could use to help with this problem. She was a bit hesitant at first but she went and after trying what she was prescribed, she became a strong supporter of the use of essential oils. The great thing is that many doctors are prescribing a lot of natural treatments as they find that their patients want to avoid the side effects that the chemically based medications can trigger. Contrary to what many believe, essentials oils are safe for use as long as the directions are followed.