Essential Oils and the Age of Anxiety
Wednesday, Doug is live with reporter Rachel Monroe for a look at the world of essential oils and multi-level marketing. Monroe came to Utah to figure out how it is that essential oils became “the cure for our age of anxiety.” She says that using them and selling them isn’t just about money; these networks offer community, friendship, and an alternative to what many see as a failing medical system. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Her article appears in the current issue of The New Yorker.
Rachel Monroe is a freelance writer based in Marfa, Texas. Her article How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety appears in the October 9 issue of The New Yorker.