I was in Austin, Texas over the weekend and made it a point to stop in at a store that was advertised online as being an aromatherapy store. NOT! I got the distinct impression that the new owner (so identified by the clerk I talked to) was interested in taking her business in a new direction but sure didn't want to lose a single dime in the process. She had two shelves with bottles of essential oils - all opened from what I could tell - and they weren't samples; they were for sale. She even volunteered that most of them were about 7 years old. Now there's a great selling point, right? Needless to say, I didn't purchase anything.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.