We are on the final stretch of completing all three factors to consider when choosing an essential oil for any condition or health concern. For the past few weeks, I’ve been empowering you with the knowledge to effectively ponder the science of essential oils while assessing your particular body’s unique biochemistry, needs, and health state. In this way, you can effectively be guided to which “oil for (fill in the blank)?” Although the concept started out as a “simple list” of considerations, it has turned into an all-out-geek-out-fest.
As a reminder, these three important aspects include:
- The complexity and multifactorial action of essential oils (i.e., the biochemistry and mind-aroma-body connections)
- Essential oils individualized effects and epigenetic actions (i.e., how our lifestyle and biochemical differences alter the actions of essential oils within our bodies)
- The concept of synergy- the present focus
I just completed the review of the first two factors in my oily tip video from last weekend. This week, on my homepage, I also summarized the key points and started diving into the concept of synergism. You can read this blog here.
My most recent discussion was explaining how the “sum is greater than its parts” in regard to the constituents found within the essential oil itself. I also explained how the concept of synergy of essential oils can be applied when mixing them with a carrier or base product and by combining selected essential oils together. In this way, essential oils will have even greater and enhanced healing properties.
Creating essential oil blends takes knowledge of aromatherapy. These blends can be based on complimentary chemical constituents or therapeutic effects. (source) This is why I rely on trusted suppliers with expertise in essential oils’ chemistry.
Below are some essential oils and examples of blends that I use that can be combined for a synergy of aromatic goodness to set you up for a happier, healthier summer! Read on to find out how!
Supporting a Healthy Body, Focused Mind, and a Calmer Mood for Summer Time Fun
May marks the end of the school year, sunnier times ahead, and the excitement for the start of summer! This makes it a perfect time to support the whole family’s health. As the kids gear up for the finals and study pressures, parents are running around with additional preparatory activities. This is a lot of stress and excitement for immune systems to cope with.
Essential oils are a wonderful solution to keep minds focused, moods calm, and bodies strong and healthy. I’d say you get a “perfect blend” of therapeutic effects that are greater than the sum of its parts! Below are some of my favorites.
This is truly my favorite essential oil blend for supporting the body’s defense and repair processes. Not only are the mixture of essential oils microbe inhibiting, but it also contains the memory enhancer, rosemary and the calming citrus oil, lemon.
It is perfect for diffusing during studying, when someone has the sniffles, or just to feel more alert and support a healthy home environment. I never leave home without a drop on my feet as I head out into our world of toxic chemical soup.
This article goes through all the benefits of this old herbal legend of four thieves herbals and oils.
2. Juniperus osteosperma† (Juniper) Oil
Juniper oil also has been shown to alter brain activity for concentration. It may also promote the health of the urinary system as it protects the body from unwanted microbes.
3. A Calming Oil Blend
Soothe parents and kids alike with a blend of citrus oils, the harmonizing properties of ylang ylang, and the power of body protection of patchouli oil.
4. Eucalyptus Radiata Oil
Breathe a little deeper and keep the mind clear with this favorite eucalyptus oil. Here are nine reasons to love why this month’s promotions includes eucalyptus radiata essential oil.
5. Lime Essential Oil
This tangy citrus oil contains all the health benefits of d-limonene. Put a drop in your water bottle as you head outdoors or “yummy up” boring water and sip while studying.
6. The Ultimate Blend for Achieving a Calm Focus
I previously wrote about this favorite diffusing blend previously. Below is an updated excerpt:
Finding aromatic enhancement that supports focused, calm attention can be difficult, as oils have differing nervous system effects. This is accomplished this task for most children and adults! Some of the oils found within it could include rosemary and peppermint, which are known for their brain-boosting power. Jasmine has been documented in a study to modulate brain response patterns (via EEG measurement), enhance mood, and have a negating effect on drowsiness. These oils combine with the soothing citrus oils of lemon and bergamot and the oil of ylang ylang. Finally, it may prevent anything else that may “bug” the brain and rob its attention, including mental fatigue, with the addition of cardamom and basil.
Now is the perfect time to either take advantage and choose your favorite oil for a healthier, more focused, and calmer start to the summer months ahead. What synchronistic synergy!
In upcoming blogs, I’ll finish the concept of synergism and return back to the hormonal harmony topic with geranium essential oil.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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