The Synergistic Magic of Essential Oils
Each essential oil is powerful in its own right, and when they are properly combined their essences merge to create luscious aromas and potent synergistic effects.
Most of the Plantessence blends were created based on scientific and academic studies of the specific effects of individual oils or oil blends on the body, mind and spirit. For some blends, we then paired this science with the aromatherapy knowledge accumulated over centuries of practice. The result is a line of 100% pure, therapeutic-quality essential oil blends that will meet just about every need.
Plantessence™ Essential Oil Blends
Alive & Thrive: Think of this blend as an anti-aging, anti-oxidant, stress-reducing and health-enhancing therapeutic. Studies reveal these oils are great for decreasing the levels of the stress hormone cortisol and significantly increasing free radical scavenging, which helps to reduce inflammation and slow the effects of aging. (Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, Spain; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France) Cautions
Calm & Balance: According to studies, these three oils work individually and synergistically to bring greater equilibrium to the endocrine glands (hypothalamus and pituitary) for hormonal balance while reducing anxiety, relieving stress and elevating mood. Just as its name says, this blend is both wonderfully calming and deeply balancing. (Frankincense, Boswellia serrata, India; Bergamot, Citrus bergamia—bergaptene-free, Italy; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France) Cautions
Carefree: This pairing has been shown by science to act as a super stress-buster and nerve tonic that also increases balance in the autonomic nervous system. When you want a potent, focused stress-relief aid that also helps put the “happy” back in your personality, this is the blend to choose. (Bergamot, Citrus bergamia—bergaptene-free, Italy; Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, Spain) Cautions
Clear Mind: Some days it just feels like the world is out of focus. Whether that happens to you occasionally or is a chronic problem, this blend can help to sharpen your level of concentration and focus. Studies of people with ADD/ADHD show these oils can have impressive effects in “executive” brain functions, attention and learning. More generally, this blend is an effective antidote to “monkey mind” and scattered thought processes. Great for use at work, in school, and whenever you need to pay more attention. (Bergamot, Citrus bergamia—bergaptene-free, Italy; Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus radiata, Australia) Cautions
Defense!: Sometime or another you are going to need to defend yourself against microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. Whether it’s cold and flu season, an airplane trip or a room full of preschoolers, germs are nobody’s friend. The best defense is to wash your hands often, sanitize your environment and pump up your immunity. Defense! blend contains oils that have been shown in cell culture studies to attack viruses and other microorganisms, and to enhance immune function. Defense! to the rescue. (Ravensara, Ravensara aromatica, Madagascar; Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, China; Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus radiata, Australia; Lemon, Citrus limonum, Italy) Cautions
Feelin’ Good: Need an emotional pick-me-up? Then choose this combination of oils. This blend helps elevate mood and increase alertness while also reducing the harmful effects of stress. Studies show this blend may be especially beneficial for those suffering from depression. (Sweet Orange, Citrus sinensis, Brazil; Lemon, Citrus limonum, Italy) Cautions
Midlife Magic: Most women know how hot life can get once you reach a certain age! Flashes, night sweats—it’s like your inner thermostat has gone crazy. Plus, there is no logic to the mood swings from weepy one moment to raging mad the next. If you are suffering from menopausal symptoms, essential oils may help. Studies have shown that these oils can help restore you to that cool, even-tempered wonderful woman that you really are. (Clary Sage, Salvia sclarea, China; Geranium Bourbon, Pelargonium graveolen, China; Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens, France; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France) Cautions
Perfect Balance: If your inner gas pedal is “pedal to the metal” this blend can help you gently apply the brakes to prevent nervous system burnout. It is “just what the doctor ordered” for those suffering from chronic stress or who are on constant overdrive. Perfect for the typical Type A personality or anyone who feels overwhelmed and is seeking greater inner equilibrium. (Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France; Lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus, India) Cautions
Relief!: Whether you have an acute injury or chronic pain, there’s nothing like a little relief from your pain to lift your spirits and get your life back on track. The oils in Relief! blend are known through science and aromatherapy wisdom to help banish the blues of pain. When you have had enough, reach for Relief! and begin to feel oh-so-much better. (Ravensara, Ravensara aromatica, Madagascar; Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens, France; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France; Peppermint Mentha piperita, India) Cautions
Soothe: Sometimes you just need a little help! Feel better with this blend of essential oils, whether you suffer from arthritis pain or just have occasional aches and pains. (Ravensara, Ravensara aromatica, Madagascar; Balsam Fir, Abies balsamea, Canada; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France; Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus radiata, Australia) Cautions
So Serene: For a stress-reduction and relaxation effect that also may help manage hypertension, this blend is the go-to choice. Studies show the oils in this luscious blend help to ramp down the sympathetic nervous system and, as a result, help your body deal with the “fight or flight” deluge of potentially corrosive stress hormones that linger for hours after a stress response. It also has been shown to help lower systolic blood pressure. (Lemon, Citrus limonum, Italy; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France; Ylang Ylang, Cananga odorata, Madagascar) Cautions
SuperStudent: While this oil blend won’t turn you into an Einstein, it has been shown in studies to increase concentration, enhance memory and improve attention. Whether you need a little extra kick during the day at work or have a teenager who needs help studying, this is a blend that can help. It also helps relieve anxiety, which is perfect for those nail-biting moments before a job interview or test. (Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, Spain; Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus radiata, Australia; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France; Peppermint, Mentha piperita, India) Cautions
Unwind: These oils provide a major boost to your parasympathetic nervous system to induce a deeper level of relaxation and reduce the harmful effects of stress. Ahhhhh—feel the difference! The science behind this blend reveals it also is stimulating to the lymph system and can act as a general anti-inflammatory, so it relaxes both the mind and the body. (Cedarwood, Juniperus virginiana, Canada; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France) Cautions
Upbeat: Say goodbye to feelings of depression, lassitude and low energy. Studies show this blend activates the sympathetic nervous system for a body and mind energy boost while also bringing better balance to the entire autonomic nervous system. Ready to feel great again? Ready to get your energy back? Ready to be all that you can be? Upbeat can help! (Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, Spain; Citronella, Cymbopogon nardus, Sri Lanka) Cautions
We developed these two special blends specifically for practitioners of an energy healing modality that fosters emotional and spiritual awareness. Now they are available to everyone! The ACE blends can help you go deep within to access the energies that may be keeping you from well-being and help you release those stuck energies. Click here to go to the separate page describing the ACE Unlock and Ace Release blends.
Individual Oils and Carrier Oils
We offer a line of 100% pure, therapeutic-quality essential oils (15 ml size) and aromatherapy supplies, including inhalers, diffusers, mixing bottles and carrier oils (such as fractionated coconut oil).
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* Although the use of essential oils as therapeutic agents goes back far into history and modern research has demonstrated some of their potentially positive biological effects, the FDA does not recognize most essential oils as "therapeutic agents." Health claims cannot be made for any substances other than FDA-approved drugs. The material provided here is for informational and educational purposes. We make no explicit claims that essential oils prevent, treat, mitigate or cure disease. This information is not intended to be complete, nor can its accuracy be fully guaranteed. If you have a health condition, please seek the advice of a qualified medical professional.
Plantessence Essential Oils and Blends are produced and bottled by Carolina Health Options. Integrative Life Solutions, Inc. is the sole authorized distributor of Carolina Health Options’ Plantessence products.
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