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Synergy oils…physical and emotional relief…and they smell good too…

What does Synergy mean? It is the interaction, or cooperation, of two or more organizations, substances or other agents.

How does the word Synergy apply to essential oils? By mixing together two or more essential oils a chemical compound is created that is different or greater than any of the component parts. These synergistic blends are very particular and very powerful. The interaction of particular essential oils upon each other gives a vibrancy and dynamism to the whole, which could not be achieved by using a single component on its own.

 

Our synergy oils have been blended to enhance their physical and emotional properties.

  • Christmas Tree is a blend of Pine, Cedarwood and Cypress oils, three of the Biblical trees. There are many Bible references but here is just one for each tree. Cedarwood: (1 Kings 7:7)

This oil is recognised for its calming, purifying properties.

Cypress: (Isaiah 44:14)

Cypress oil helps to create a sense of security and grounding.

Pine: (Isaiah 60:13)

This oil helps to relieve anxiety and revitalize body, mind and spirit.

Suggested application: Diffuse, directly inhale, or add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser.

What a beautiful blend to use at Christmas time when family are all together, with their various personalities, which brings its own set of challenges.

  • Citrus Peel contains orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit and benzoin essential oils.

Benzoin is warming, soothing and stimulating.

Grapefruit is refreshing and uplifting.

Lemon is invigorating, enhancing and warming.

Orange is uplifting and has anti-depressant properties.

Suggested application: Add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser.

This blend is perfect for lifting ones spirit and creating a sense of soothing well-being.

  • Flea and Tick consists of lemongrass and eucalyptus essential oils.

Eucalyptus has been successfully used for its powerful insect repellent effects.

Lemongrass is known for its anti-parasitic properties.

Suggested application: Add 3 drops oil to ½ teaspoon vodka to emulsify. Mix with 1 litre warm water. Spray on the dog, especially the exposed belly, neck and in the creases of the legs. Take some of the prepared watery mixture in your hands and rub all over your dog’s fur from top to tail. Discard the unused water.

This blend proves to be effective at the beginning of flea season.

  • Headache Relief is a blend of lavender, rosemary and peppermint.

Lavender is analgesic and vasodilating (widening of the blood vessels).

Rosemary is anti-inflammatory and enhances mental clarity.

Peppermint is anti-inflammatory and pain relieving.

Suggested application: Diffuse, directly inhale, or add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser. Or add to hot bath water, cover eyes with warm, damp cloth soaked in bath water. Lie quietly, in bath, for about 10 minutes.

This synergistic blend works very well at the start of a headache. We have had good feedback that when used in a hot bath, it has given great relief from migraine headaches.

  • Insect Repellent contains lavender, lemongrass, tea tree and citronella.

Citronella is an insect repellent which works especially well against mosquitoes.

Lavender is known to repel flies.

Lemongrass is an effective repellent against flies and mosquitoes.

Tea Tree is added to this blend because of its anti-parasitic qualities and used to deter insects of a parasitic nature as well as helping to prevent any illnesses which may be caused by these insects.

Suggested application: add 2-3 drops to 25ml base oil (eg. Sweet almond) and apply to exposed part of body; add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser.

This is a unique blend of oils which were specifically put together for a customer who was travelling into a malaria area. It was used as an added preventative against malaria. She also put a few drops into every final rinse of her washing to deter insects that may have settled on her clothes.

  • Lime and Ginger contains lime, ginger and ylang ylang.

Ginger is gentle, stimulating and encouraging.

Lime is warming and invigorating.

Ylang Ylang helps restore confidence and peace and filters out negative energy.It is also an anti depressant.

Suggested application: Add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser.

A lovely blend when you need a boost of confidence.

  • Lymphatic Flow synergy blend contains three cleansing oils.

Cypress: improves circulation and discourages fluid retention.

Grapefruit: is cleansing for the lymphatic system.

Orange: a stimulant, and helps relieve fluid retention.

Suggested application: add 2-3 drops to 25ml base oil (eg. jojoba) and massage working up legs from feet, up arms from hands and from behind ears onto chest just below the collar bone.

This blend works well as a massage blend for lymph drainage. Remember to dilute with a base/carrier oil.

  • Mandarin and Lime

Benzoin is calming and grounding.

Mandarin is appeasing, gentle and promotes happiness.

Lime has an energising, cheerful aroma.

Suggested application: Add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser.

This blend of oils has a wonderful way of lifting ones mood and yet keeping one grounded at the same time. I love it as a bathroom spray as it eliminates odours quickly.

  • Medieval Thieves

Clove is antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-viral and anti-infectious.

Lemon is antiseptic, amplifies immunity, and promotes circulation and lymphatic function.

Cinnamon bark is a powerful antiseptic as well as a strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral oil.

Eucalyptus is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.

Rosemary is antiseptic and anti-microbial. Studies conducted at Weber State University (Ogden, UT) during 1997 demonstrated the protective power of these oils against airborne microorganisms.

Suggested applications: Add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser.

Or, use our roll on and apply to finger and rub finger inside nostril.

Or, use our spray and spray in air in front of you and then walk through mist. This can also be used as room spray during flu season.

This is a timeless synergy of oils, specifically blended together for its antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-infectious properties.It was successfully used during the time of the plague.

  • Painless

Black Pepper: Analgesic, relieves nerve and muscle pain.

Camphor: Anaesthetic properties which block the sensory perception on the skin and reduces the brain’s ability to feel pain.

Clove: analgesic and anaesthetic properties.

Nutmeg: analgesic and muscle relaxing. Helps relieve nerve pain and neuropathy.

Peppermint: anti-inflammatory and has pain relieving properties. It has shown to be helpful in relieving pains such as lumbago and headaches.

Suggested application: add 2-3 drops to 25ml base oil (eg. Sweet almond) and massage into affected areas.

All in all, this pain relieving oil is an excellent alternative to arnica as a pain reliever. It is able to relieve various nerve, muscle and inflammatory pains.

  • Sinus Decongestant

Camphor has decongestant properties and brings relief through reducing inflammation in the sinus passages.

Niaouli has a decongestant and expectorant action which makes it an excellent sinus decongestant oil. It is most helpful at clearing out phlegm which accumulates in the sinuses and throat.

Thyme, if used as a neat inhaler, may irritate the nasal tracts. But, in this mixture it has more of an anti-inflammatory effect which helps to reduce the sinus inflammation.

Suggested applications: Add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser.

Or, use our roll on and apply to finger and rub finger inside nostril.

As a seasonal sinus sufferer, this is Sue’s go-to oil for blocked and painful sinuses. It is also useful in keeping the nose clear at bedtime.

  • Spicy Citrus

Cinnamon is thought to attract wealth

Clove creates a sense of protection and courage.

Orange is known to uplift the spirit and reduce feelings of depression.

Suggested applications: Add 2-4 drops in a burner or water diffuser.

Use this synergistic blend as a perfect oil to start your day.

We have made these synergy oils with specific physical and emotional issues in mind. Every single of them has been tried by Sue and Christine and we each have our favourite. If you would like any more information on them, please leave a comment underneath and let’s get the conversation started.

Have a wonderful week.

Lots of healthy, happy love and light

Sue and Chris

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