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Clients with weakened nervous systems. . .

A scanning technology that reveals how clients respond to different therapies. . .

Bottles of essential oils sitting around on a nearby desk. . .

A whim. . .then tests. . .then a scientific research review. . .

The rest, as they say, is history—or at least the story of Plantessence™. . .

It All Started with Heart Rate Variability

We use heart rate variability (HRV) scanning to gauge the overall health of our clients. It provides a useful portrait of their health “starting point” and helps us devise an effective clinical plan.*

A heart rate variability scan shows how well the cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems are regulating themselves and whether they can adapt quickly and easily to stressors. A low heart rate variability means those systems are not working well, so that person has an increased risk for developing health problems over the long term.

We found that many people who appear to be relatively healthy have low heart rate variability, suggesting that although they are not consciously aware of their chronic stress, their body is suffering the consequences of it.

Naturally, our clients wanted to know how to improve their HRV. So we started testing therapies by doing a “before therapy’ HRV scan and an “after therapy” HRV scan to see if that therapy was beneficial to that client’s autonomic nervous system.

Most therapies—massage, light therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, meditation—helped many of our clients. But one therapy turned out to be a star—essential oils.

We tested essential oils more on a whim than anything else, and we were stunned at how effectively they helped to increase heart rate variability. Nearly every client, every time, showed a marked improvement—sometimes a dramatic improvement—after inhaling a single essential oil or an essential oil blend for only three to five minutes.

The Research Begins

Intrigued by our findings, we plunged into the scientific and academic literature seeking to know how specific essential oils might physiologically shift the nervous system. We found dozens of well-done studies, many of them double-blind and controlled.

While none of the studies was definitive—since most of the research into essential oils has not reached the stage of clinical trials—they demonstrated efficacy and made recommendations for further study.

From these studies, we teased out which oils did what:

     •   calmed or activated the sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous systems
     •   brought greater balance to the autonomic nervous system
     •   increased concentration and focus
     •   enhanced memory and recall
     •   reduced the harmful effects of stress
     •   relieved anxiety or lessened depression

The list of physiological effects went on and on. We even found studies on oils that improved free radical scavenging and so appear to have antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Although the FDA prohibits health claims for essential oils, it is undeniable that these studies made reliable correlations between specific oils and specific types of effects in the body and on the emotions.**


Plantessence Is Born

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Once we matched oils with effects, our clinical aromatherapist got to work at the blending table.

The result was a line of nine 100% pure, therapeutic-quality essential oil blends that can help return homeostasis to various aspects of the body-mind, especially the autonomic nervous system.

Since the nervous system is paramount to restoring and maintaining health, anything that can help improve its adaptability and enhance its regulatory functions is a plus in our book—and no doubt in yours.

So that’s the genesis of Plantessence. We have since expanded our line of blends, and you can read about both Plantessence blends and individual oils in the appropriate pages on this website or follow these quick links: Plantessence Oil Blends, Plantessence Single Oils, Plantessence Oil Blend InhalersACE Blends (special blends to bolster emotional and spiritual well-being).

Our Essential Oils

     •   Plantessence essential oils are 100% pure, therapeutic-quality essential oils.

     •   They are sourced from suppliers who feature the finest oils that are harvested responsibly
         and sustainably from plants from their native countries.

     •   The plants are then carefully processed to retain the highest quality of their volatile oils.

Ordering Wholesale

Plantessence™ essential oils are available for wholesale purchase by healthcare practitioners who have a wholesale license. We make it easy for you—there is no minimum order and no long-term contract. We also have essential oil accessories—carrier oil, mixing bottles, inhalers, and pipettes—available for wholesale purchase.

To set up a wholesale account, please call Integrative Life Solutions at (336) 778-1950 or email us at and we will be in touch by phone.

If you already have a wholesale account with us, please call us at (336) 778-1950 or email us at to receive wholesale order forms.

* We use the HeartQuest™ system for heart rate variability scanning. Read more about it under the HeartQuest page .


** 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." Anything that produces a medicinal or health effect is classified as a "drug" by the FDA and is highly regulated. 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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