Plantain (Plantago major) is a common backyard weed that grows pretty much everywhere. It's right up there with dandelions. Most of you probably see it every time you are outside in the warmer months and may not even realize what it is. Although perceived as a pesky weed its actually a very handy little herb to recognize as its uses are numerous and may be helpful for various issues encountered while out in nature.
It seems like essential oils are everywhere these days and their popularity is growing like wildfire. Eight years ago when I started making soaps I didn't know anyone using essential oils in their daily life. In my experience they were mostly the things of hippies, spa, and the occasional soaper. Today I think most of us can think of at least one person who uses essential oils or even sells them. As the home use of essential oils increases and people are becoming more interested in natural health in lieu of conventional intervention, we see more information popping up on how to do that.