Plantessence™ Essential Oils Wholesale and Retail USA 336-778-1950;

                       Plantessence™ Essential Oils Wholesale and Retail USA 336-778-1950; 15 ml bottles

                          Plantessence Blends Overview

Alive & Thrive   Calm & Balance   Clear Mind   Feelin' Good   Carefree   Perfect Balance   Unwind   So Serene   Upbeat

                         Individual Oil Descriptions    

            Contraindications Information and Download Forms



The Power of Nature in a Bottle                                                      

Plantessence essential oils bring the therapeutic power of “nature’s pharmacy” into your clinical practice to enhance the well-being of you and your clients.

Our oils are 100% pure and of the finest therapeutic quality. They are sourced from suppliers who harvest responsibly and sustainably from plants from their native countries. The plants are then carefully processed to retain the highest quality of their volatile oils.



The Story Behind Plantessence Essential Oil Blends  

Plantessence essential oils blends are created by nature and based in science. They resulted from our own quest to help our clients foster vibrant health quickly and naturally.

   • By using a form of heart-rate variability (HRV) testing, we noticed that a large number of our clients, even
     those who felt well and looked healthy, had low HRV and compromised ANS regulation, which are markers
     for potential future health risks. Sadly, most people were so used to living with high stress levels that they

     felt it was "normal."

   We tested a range of therapies to see which had the most immediate beneficial effect on HRV and the
     nervous system. To our surprise, aromatherapy proved to be a star among therapies. The olfactory sense
     is the only one of our senses that is directly connected to the brain, so the therapeutic effect of essential
     oils through inhalation is almost immediate. This is why essential oils
are often referred to as among the
     most powerful agents in nature’s pharmacy.

   • But we went further. We did a research review and discovered a host of clinical and academic studies showing how certain essential
     oils had very specific effects on the brain and nervous system: improving its flexibility and adaptability to stressors, bringing balance
     to the autonomic nervous system by precisely impacting either the sympathetic or parasympathetic systems, elevating mood,
     lowering anxiety, decreasing depression, stimulating a shift in blood pressure, even reducing free radical scavenging. The bottom line
     is that you can be sure there is hard science, instead of anecdotal evidence, to support the targeted uses of all Plantessence oil

   Once we created this special line of oil blends, we tested them with HRV to make sure they worked for their targeted uses. We are
     delighted to say that they do, so now you too can use them to fine-tune the therapeutic effect you would like to achieve with
     individual clients.

Using Plantessence Essential Oils and Blends   

   You can use Plantessence as adjuncts to your therapies—to support the client’s nervous system during therapy and to enhance
     therapeutic results.

   You can recommend specific oils and oil blends as “take home” supplementation to therapy between office visits. They are a
     great way to "prep" the body for the next office visit and therapy session.

Below are brief overviews of both the Plantessence blends and individual oils. All therapeutic effects for the blends are based on clinical and academic studies. For individual oils, the descriptions are based on traditional aromatherapy wisdom and the common use by clinical aromatherapists. These descriptions are not meant to be exhaustive—most essential oils have an amazingly broad array of therapeutic effects. Nature is impressively creative!

Just because essential oils are all natural doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be used wisely and safely. Please read the Safety Notes at the end of this page. Please download the PDF Essential Oil Safety Sheet and provide a copy to each of your clients who are using Plantessence. Be sure to always know the contraindications before recommending an oil or oil blend. Download the Contraindications Information document and keep it handy.

You can also download a PDF copy of a Plantessence Blends Overview-Clients information document to copy and give to clients and an Essential Oil Dilution Chart.


Plantessence Essential Oil Blends and Their Targeted Effects

Essential oils are powerful therapeutic agents, so they must be used wisely and safely. Always read the safety guidelines and familiarize yourself with the contraindications before using any essential oil or oil blend—and ensure that your clients are educated as well.

Alive & Thrive: This blend helps to decrease cortisol levels and significantly increase free radical scavenging (related to stress, inflammation, and disease). Think of this blend as an anti-aging, health-enhancing therapeutic that also helps the nervous system handle stress. (Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, Spain; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France)

Calm & Balance: This trio of oils woks synergistically to bring greater equilibrium to the endocrine glands (hypothalamus and pituitary) for hormonal balance while reducing anxiety, relieving stress, and elevating mood. Overall, this blend is both calming and balancing to the nervous and hormonal systems. (Frankincense, Boswellia Serrata, India; Bergamot, Citrus bergamia—bergaptene-free, Italy; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France)

Clear Mind: If your goal is to help enhance concentration and focus, especially for those with ADD/ADHD, this is the blend for you! It’s an effective antidote to “monkey mind” and scattered thought processes. (Bergamot, Citrus bergamia—bergaptene-free, Italy; Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus radiata, Australia)

Feelin’ Good: This combination of oils provides robust elevation of mood and helps to increase alertness and relieve the effects of stress. It is especially good for those suffering from depression and anxiety. (Sweet Orange, Citrus sinensis, Brazil; Lemon, Citrus limonum, Italy)

Carefree: If you are seeking a super stress-buster and “nerve tonic” that also increases balance in the autonomic nervous system, this is the blend to use. It is a potent, focused stress-relief aid that helps put the “happy” back in your personality. (Bergamot, Citrus bergamia—bergaptene-free, Italy; Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis, Spain)

Perfect Balance: Studies show this blend helps to quiet the sympathetic nervous system while enhancing the parasympathetic system, so it’s “just what the doctor ordered” for those suffering from chronic stress or who are on constant overdrive. There’s no better blend for the typical type A personality. (Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France; Lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus, India)

Unwind: Two powerful oils team up to give a major boost to the parasympathetic, inducing a deeper level of relaxation and reducing the harmful effects of stress. This blend is also 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)

So Serene: Studies reveal that this lusciously-scented blend of quiets the sympathetic nervous system while helping to lower systolic blood pressure. It’s a good choice for those who want to reduce stress while helping to beneficially shift blood pressure (always check with your doctor first if you are using blood pressure medications or any other medication). (Lemon, Citrus limonum, Italy; Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, France; Ylang Ylang, Cananga odorata, Madagascar)

Upbeat: Say goodbye to feelings of depression, lassitude, and low energy! This oil blend activates the sympathetic nervous system for an energy boost while also bringing better balance to the entire autonomic nervous system. (Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, Spain; Citronella, Cymbopogon nardus, Sri Lanka)

Plantessence Individual Essential Oils and Their Uses

Essential oils are powerful therapeutic agents, so they must be used wisely and safely. Always read the safety guidelines and familiarize yourself with the contraindications before using any essential oil or oil blend—and ensure that your clients are educated as well.

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea, Canada)

The needles, leaves and branches of this evergreen provide an essential oil that is known for its stress-relieving effects. It can help alleviate arthritic, back and muscular pain. It has a significant history of helping to reduce urinary tract infections and as a central nervous system tonic. It also has a long history of use in helping relieve respiratory congestion, asthmatic conditions, bronchitis, sinusitis and coughs, and is effective for fever and flu. It calms the body while stimulating the mind.

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia, bergaptene-free, Italy)

This essential oil is extracted from the rind of this citrus fruit. Normally, photosensitive, the oil has had the bergaptene removed so it is safe for use on skin in sunlight. This essential oil is commonly used to help alleviate anxiety, stress, and depression. It is a significant mood elevator. It is also excellent for skin conditions, especially eczema and psoriasis. It is analgesic, antibacterial, antiparasitic, anti-infectious, and anti-inflammatory, among other qualities. (It may cause sensitivity in some individuals, and should not be used by children, pregnant women or those who are lactating. It can be deadly upon ingestion so must be kept out of the reach of children.)

Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana, Canada)

The essential oil is extracted from wood chips. It is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and astringent, and is a circulatory stimulant, diuretic, and expectorant. It is especially effective for coughs, sinusitis, respiratory congestion, rheumatism, arthritis, and muscle aches. It stimulates the kidneys and bladder, and is excellent for reducing nervous tension and stress. (It can cause lung damage if ingested, so keep out of reach of children.)

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus, Sri Lanka)

Extraction of this oil is from the leaves and stems of the citronella plant. Although it is widely used as an insect repellant and deodorizer, this oil has a host of other uses including as an antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antiseptic remedy. It is effective for use to counter fatigue, clear the mind, alleviate depression, soothe digestive complaints, and reduce headaches and migraines. It may cause skin irritation in some people.

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea, China)

Extracted from the buds and leaves, this oil is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anticonvulsive, and antidepressant. Throughout history it has been known as an effective aid to vision and eye problems. It is calmative, a good nerve tonic, and an overall relaxant. It helps relieve bloating and gas, and is a good all-around digestive aid. It may provide relief from menstrual problems and bolster uterine health, is said to be effective for helping lower blood pressure and increasing circulation, metabolism and oxygenation. It has been used to alleviate problems with dandruff, acne and boils, inflamed skin, muscle spasms, cramps, migraines, and many other conditions.

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens, France)

This oil, made primarily from the needles of this tree, is antiseptic, antibacterial, analgesic, astringent, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. It is considered a respiratory tonic, and is widely used as a diuretic, vasoconstrictor, and detoxifier, especially encouraging greater lymph drainage. It helps relieve menstrual cramps and pain, has many benefits for the skin especially in reducing scarring, and is said to help reduce cellulite and foster weight loss. It is a decongestant, so it is good for bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. It is uplifting while also calming the mind and emotions, so it can help to reduce irritability, anger and tension.

 Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata, Australia)

This is the most commonly used form of eucalyptus essential oil. The oil is extracted from the woody part of the plant and leaves. It is antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Because it is an expectorant, it is good for coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis and chest congestion, and is also commonly used for viral infections, mucus membrane inflammation, fever, and poor circulation. It has a long tradition of use with skin ailments, including burns, blisters, wounds, lice, and insect bites. It is also effective in reducing nervous tension. (Not for use by those with epilepsy or high blood pressure, or women who are pregnant or lactating. It may be toxic if taken internally, so it must be kept out of reach of children.)

Frankincense (Boswellia serrata, India)

This essential oil is extracted from tree resin. It is analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressive, anti-infectious, and anti-inflammatory, and is also a digestive and expectorant. Frankincense has long been revered for its restorative, uplifting and clarifying effect on the mind and relaxing, soothing effect on the body. For these reasons, and because it is said to be excellent for centering and balancing the emotions, it has a long history of use in meditation, yoga and spiritual practices. It is excellent for relieving the symptoms of asthma and generally for relieving chest congestion. It helps ease nervous tension, reduce the symptoms of stress and elevate the mood. It is used for wound healing and for relief from all kinds of skin ailments. It is also is known as an “anti-aging” oil for use in skin creams.

Geranium – Bourbon (Pelargonium graveolens, China)

Of the several types of geranium oil, this is the finest quality, with an exceptional rose-like scent and powerful therapeutic effects. It is analgesic, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and astringent. It’s a great decongestant, stimulates the liver and pancreas, helps with digestion, stimulates wound healing, increases circulation, and helps balance the adrenals, pancreas and liver, among other uses.

Grapefruit – Pink (Citrus racemosa, Mexico)

Made from the rind of the fruit, this oil, like most essential oils, is antiseptic and analgesic. It’s great for elevating mood and so countering depression, and for providing an overall energy boost. It is known as the “dieter’s friend” because it a digestive stimulant but suppresses cravings for sweets. It also eases muscles soreness and fatigue, helps reduce the severity of colds and flu, and combats jet lag, and eases nervous exhaustion. It is valued in the beauty industry for bringing shine to the hair and a glowing healthful look to the skin. Women love it as a cellulite reducer. It’s also a diuretic.

Ho Wood
(Cinnamomum camphora, Mexico)

The essential oil come from the leaves and wood and helps stimulate cells and support the immune system. It helps speed wound healing, can lessen scars, and soothes dry, sensitive or inflamed skin. It calms both the mind and body. It is effective against colds and flu, helps with headaches, and eases sore throat. It is widely used in the fragrance industry. (Pregnant women should not use this oil.)

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, France)

Extracted from the flower, this oil is the most commonly used and safest of all essential oils. It’s analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic. Among other uses, it helps with muscle pain, nerve pain, arthritis, rheumatism, bruises, and sprains. It helps to relieve restlessness and agitation, insomnia, migraines, cystitis, and depression. It promotes menstruation, reduces the symptoms of PMS, stimulates appetite, relieves upset stomach and gas, improves the skin and helps with skin ailments such as eczema and psoriasis, encourages hair growth, and soothes the symptoms of allergies including hay fever. It may help hypertension and is known to help control pain after surgery. It is an insecticide and also helps relieve the pain and swelling of insect bites. It is a potent mood elevator and stress reducer.

Lemon (Citrus limonum, Italy)

The essential oil is extracted from lemon rind and has a wide range of therapeutic effects. It is anti-anemic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, and antiviral, among other beneficial effects. Lemon is also an immune stimulant. It is effective for poor circulation, cellulite, varicosities, thrush, colds and flu, bronchitis, gout, warts, headache and many other ailments. It also stimulates the pancreas, promotes mental clarity and acuity, and is even said to help combat the negative effects of the aging process, especially in terms of reducing facial wrinkles and lines. It also helps clear acne. Many citrus oils cause photosensitivity, so they should not be used on the skin when exposed to strong sunlight for prolonged periods.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus, India)

Extracted from the leaves, lemongrass oil is known from clinical studies to have anticancer properties. It is also analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. It can be both sedative and invigorating in nature. It is soothing to the nervous system and mind, but stimulating to the thyroid. It is commonly used to alleviate cellulite, inflamed arteries, and excessive perspiration, and to reduce pain and soothe bruises and sprains. It is useful against skin parasites, and is used as an insecticide. It is effective for skin conditions, especially for acne and as an astringent for oily skin. It stimulates lymph flow and may improve circulation.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin, Indonesia)

This oil is made from the leaves of this plant. It is widely used to help with skin ailments, from dry or chapped skin to eczema and dermatitis. It generally has anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties, and studies show it promotes sleep. It is an anti-inflammatory, and helps prevent infection in wounds. It is considered to be effective with sexual problems, from low libido to impotence. It is a good insect repellant, particularly against mosquitos. 

Peppermint Supreme (Mentha piperita, India)

This versatile oil is antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antiviral, antiseptic, and analgesic. It helps reduce respiratory infections and the severity of colds and flu, soothes nausea and calms the digestive tract, including helping with irritable bowel syndrome. It is also good for liver and gallbladder complaints, and generally relaxes the colon. It can help relieve skin rashes and infections, calms toothache, improves sluggish circulation of both blood and lymph, may help with vertigo, relieves pain, and may reduce migraines and neuralgia. The list of uses for peppermint goes on and on. . .

Ravensara – Wild (Ravensara aromatic, Madagascar)

This oil is considered excellent for the adrenal glands and has a long history of use for bolstering general immunity. It is considered a general tonic for the body, especially for stimulating sluggish lymph and blood circulation. It is effective for neuromuscular pain, insomnia, headaches, muscle spasms, cramps, fever, swelling and more. It has strong anti-depressant qualities.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis, Spain)

The oil is extracted from the leaves, flowers and flower buds to make an essential oil that is among the most commonly used. Its range of effects is enormous, from stimulating hair growth and treating dandruff to alleviating neuralgia to improving circulation. Like almost all essential oils, rosemary is antibacterial, analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral. It helps relieve congestion, bronchitis and sinusitis; migraines and headaches; and burns, bruises and muscle aches. It serves as a detoxifier, reduces stomach upset, calms an inflamed gall bladder, can help regulate blood pressure, and helps alleviate adrenal exhaustion. It is a potent mood elevator, helping to relieve anxiety and depression and reduce the emotional and mental effects of stress. It is an excellent memory stimulator, and so it is useful for conditions involving memory loss. Studies have shown that it helps improve concentration and cognitive performance.

Sage Dalmatian (Salvia officinalis, Ukraine)

The sage oils are known to be good for sore throats, thrush, bronchitis, coughs, flu, and fever. This oil helps regulate hormones, stimulates circulation, and is a gall-bladder stimulant. It may help reduce PMS problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. It eases digestive upsets and pelvic problems, and may help reduce tremors, vertigo, agitation, and nervous anxiety. (It should not be used by pregnant women, and people with high blood pressure or epilepsy should use extreme caution. All sage oils should be checked for contraindications. If in doubt, use with caution or under the care of a clinical aromatherapist.)

Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis, Brazil)

This oil comes from the rind of the fruit. It also is one of the most commonly used essential oils. It is antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, antiseptic, and antispasmodic. It helps strengthen the epidermis and promote collagen, reduces stomach cramps and upset, is effective against both diarrhea and constipation, relives sore throat, stimulates the lymph system, and promotes bile secretion and flow. It can also serve as a sedative and stress reducer, helping to relieve insomnia. It can improve the body’s ability to absorb vitamin C, helps relieve fluid retention, and has been studied for anticancer properties and its ability to reduce cell mutation.

Tea Tree (Malaleuca alternifolia, China)

Extracted from the leaves of this tree, this oil is known for everything “anti-“! Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic. . .tea tree is the star of antiseptic oils, evening showing effectiveness against MRSA. It’s an immunostimulant that also is has benefits for neurological functioning. It’s effective for acne, athlete’s foot, eczema, yeast infections, herpes, warts and more. Among other uses, it hleps treat burns and sores, relieves sinusitis and bronchitis, helps reduce varicose veins, soothes toothache, reduces dandruff and other scalp conditions, helps remove skin tags, and is generally effective for most things skin related.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata, Madagascar)

This oil, extracted from the flowers of this tree, is known as a potent aid to reducing anxiety, fear, anger, nervous irritability and depression. Because of its emotional balancing and centering effects, it has been called the “oil of the heart.” It also helps with insomnia, and is used to treat athlete’s foot, reduce fever, and relieve colds and coughs. It assists with balancing hormones and the adrenal gland, and has been shown to help lower cortisol (stress hormone) and blood pressure. It also has a long tradition of being used to promote luxurious hair and radiant skin.

Plantessence Aromatherapy Accessories

We offer 100% pure fractionated coconut oil for blending essential oils, two-ounce glass blending bottles, inhalers, and pipettes.

Purchasing Plantessence Essential Oils

Wholesale: If you are a qualified healthcare practitioner, you can order Plantessence wholesale*. Call ILS at (336) 778-1950 or write to open an account. 

Personal Use: Check out our webstore to purchase Plantessence essential oils and accessories for personal use. Click "Shop" at the top of this page and then the Plantessence oils and blends under the Aromatherapy button.

*Plantessence is bottled and blended by Carolina Health Options, Inc. Integrative Life Solutions is the sole authorized distributor for all Carolina Health Options Plantessence products.

Custom Essential Oil Blending for Your Practice or Research Project

Our clinic
al aromatherapist can work with you to custom design blends for your practice specialty or research interest. We are working with an athletic/sports researcher, energy practitioners, and others to develop blends with targeted effects for their clients or research subjects. Call us at (336) 778-1950 to discuss how we can help you. (A hourly custom blending consultation fee applies.)

Important Safety Notes

Always learn the contraindications of an essential oil before using it. Some oils can be harmful if not used properly. When in doubt, consult a clinical aromatherapist.

Do not take any essential oil internally—some can be deadly.

If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, lactating, taking medications, have epilepsy, liver damage, high blood pressure, cancer, or any other medical condition, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner or other qualified health practitioner.

Do not use essential oils on infants or children age eight or younger, and use caution when using even highly diluted oils on older children. When in doubt, consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Also, keep essential oils out of reach of young children. The smells can be alluring, but ingesting some oils can be deadly!

Always dilute oils before applying them to your skin, and conduct a skin patch test prior to using an essential oil that you have never used before.

Diffusing essential oils into the air may harm cats, birds and fish, so always learn the safe use of essential oils if you have pets.

Keep essential oils away from open flames.

Essential oils are not regulated by the FDA.

For your convenience, you can download a PDF of our Essential Oil Safety Sheet and provide a copy to all of your clients who are using Plantessence.Please download the Contraindications Information document, familiarize yourself with it, and keep it handy for quick consultation before recommending an oil or oil blend to your clients.

This information is for educational purposes only, and it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. It is not intended to be complete, nor can its accuracy be guaranteed. If you have a serious medical condition, please consult a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

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