The stuff has always been insanely expensive, but after Katrina, essential oil prices have doubled, or tripled in some cases. I’m guessing that since there’s a limited amount of a lot of essentials, and most of them were imported into New Orleans, we lost a few warehouses full of oils. Anyway, I was doing inventory, and figuring out what I needed to order for the holiday season, and was trying to find a rose geranium that I’d smelled before, and on the “rose” search page, rose otto came up…$4,000 a pound. Four grand. Wow. Anyone want a $90.00 bar of soap? Anyone? No? Hmmm…. No, I thought not.
I don’t feel too bad about the crazy prices of my other essentials right at this moment.