I was tired of myself and my kids being sick. Tired of being tired too! My cousin was using essential oils and would just swear by them. Then one day it hit me, she works with little kids (germ carriers) and is NEVER sick! So I tried it and over the last year myself and my kids have had nothing but a cough or a little runny nose for a day or two. That has only happened twice in a year. The one time we did get something with fevers, I used lavender (i'm not a fan of peppermint) and less than 24 hours later the 3 of us were good. My husband who isn't a believer was sick for a week. The one time we had a stomach bug it only lasted less than a day. My husband once again was sick for over a week! He has had success with oils and his anxiety but when someone is sick I guess he'd rather suffer. I love them, they keep me alert, awake and feeling wonderful! I also do love the Ningxia Red to keep my cravings down and keep me feeling more even all day. Also, lowered my cholesterol 20 points only after using for 2 months. I could go on and on, you have to try them and find the ones that work the best for you! Enjoy, relax and educate yourself on them. They are amazing!