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Frankincense

 

Boswellia carteri

“The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures.

Henry David Thoreau

Family: Burseraceae
Parts used: Gum
Aroma: Resinous, balsamic, camphoraceous, subtle green-lemon note
Properties: analgesic, anti-bacterial, anticatarrhal, antidepressive, anti-infectious, astringent, calmative, carminative, cicatrisant, expectorant, immune tonic, vulnerary

Prepared from the resin of various boswellia species by steam distillation method, Ffrankincense essential oilrankincense essential oil, also known as olibanum, is a part of the traditional medicinal systems of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in certain other folklore remedies.
The origin of the term ‘Frankincense’ derives from the Old French word ‘franc’ – meaning ‘pure’ or ‘free’, and the Latin ‘incensium’‘to smoke’. Frankincense has played an important role in the religious and domestic lives of Ancient Egypt, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations.

“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense”. (The Song of Solomon) Continue Reading…

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Chest Rub Balm

chest rub balm

Chest Rub Balm – a  naturally soothing herbal balm with essential oils. Great as a soothing chest rub, back, neck area and feet, for extra care. Promotes deeper breathing and relaxation. A must-have during winter but works great all year round! Very relaxing when you feel under the weather.

 

Ingredients: Lemon Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Frankincense (Boswelia carterii)*, Manuka ((Leptospermum scoparium)*, Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)*, Unrefined Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii)*, Apricot Kernel oil (Prunus armeniaca), Beeswax (Cera alba)*, Vit E.

*Organic ingredients

50ml

Relief: Cough, Catarrh, Cold, Bronchitis, Congestion, Infection, Hay fever, Allergy symptoms, Mental fatigue.

Frakincense Serves as an antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal and expectorant  and immune stimulant making it a wonderful remedy strengthening immune system. This oil has antiseptic properties. It can protect one from infectious microbes and helps to reduce phlegm deposits in the respiratory tract and inflammation in the nasal and respiratory passages. In addition, the oil is useful for asthma and allergy symptoms such as catarrh and congestion among others.

Lemon Myrtle Greek physician Dioscorides recommended Myrtle oil for his patients to treat bladder and lung infections. This herb has also been in use in many traditions for treating respiratory tract ailments and skin disorders. The decongestant and expectorant properties of Lemon myrtle oil acts effectively in treating chest congestion, flu, cold, bronchitis, asthma and sinus infections. The therapeutic molecules in this oil aids in controlling the increase of infectious particles that worsen cold and cough.

Manuka It is a natural healing agent as well as having antibacterial properties and being an antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory, Antihistaminic, Anti-allergenic. Manuka oil gives a relaxed feeling by fighting depression, anxiety, anger, stress, nervous afflictions, and disturbances. It can be used to cure itches, rashes, skin diseases, sores, chafing and other problems related with the skin, as well as to cure pain in the muscles and joints.

Tea tree Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral. It can help neutralize or diminish the scar marks and after spots left by eruptions, boils, pox, and acne. It provides relief from cough, cold, bronchitis and congestion. It also helps cure viral infections like the common cold, influenza, mumps, measles, and pox.

Shea butter Super high in Vitamins and uniquely Vitamin F. Helps treat minor skin irritations. Reduce blemishes and scarring. Helps restore elasticity to skin .

Vitamin E Full of antioxidants. Vitamin E can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.

Beeswax An excellent skin softener that helps maintain a smooth skin textureIts rich vitamin A content and emollient properties help in the healthy development of skin cells. It is a natural moisturiser that not only treats dry skin, but also helps prevent it. 

How to use: Massage gently in circular movements to the chest, neck area, back and feet. Breathe deeply and relax!

Safety! For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid if you are pregnant.

Parabens, Sulphates, Preservatives Free. Cruelty Free.

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Wild Rose Healing Balm

wild rose healing balm

WILD ROSE HEALING BALM
Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins & Essential oils

Wild Rose Healing Balm nurtures all skin types for a glowing, radiant complexion. With vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidant-rich oils and essential oils, this is a true multi-purpose beauty balm. It is a silky-smooth and non-greasy balm to effectively soften and re-hydrate dry, irritated, sore or inflammed skin. It leaves the skin feeling velvety soft and smooth and beautifully comforted. It leaves behind floral and captivating scent of Rose.

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LIQUID GOLD FACE SERUM

liquid gold face serum

LIQUID GOLD FACIAL SERUM
Helichrysum & Neroli
with Vitamins and Essential oils

Dry/Mature/Normal Skin


Liquid Gold Face Serum with its warm, woody, floral, and divinely sweet aroma promotes inner unity and harmony. Replenishes, regenerates and nourishes the skin. Restores softness and fights free radicals. Improves elasticity and dry skin conditions. Rich in essential fatty acids. Soothes the effects of eczema and psorisis. Promotes rapid growth of healthy skin cells. Anti-allergenic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic.

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Ancient Lotion Bar

ancient lotion bar

Lotion Bar
Gold & Frankincense & Myrrh
with Vitamins & Essential Oils

All Skin Types

Ancient Lotion Bar calms, and soothes dry, irritated, inflamed skin. Relaxes the Mind. Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Anti-viral, Sedative, Digestive. A gift from afar. An ancient remedy. Smells woodsy and leaves a faint gold shimmer on the skin.

Ingredients: Frankincense essential oil* (Boswellia carteri), Myrrh essential oil* (Commiphora myrrha), Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Sweet orange essential oil* (Citrus sinensis), Shea butter*(Butyrusperum parkii), Beeswax* (Cera alba)Coconut oil* (Cocos nucifera),  Gold Mica powder, Vit E.

* Organic ingredients

70ml

 Myrrh  Naturally anti-septic, Astringent, balsamic, vulnerary, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, ancient Lotion Bar anti-depressant, sedative, digestive, pulmonary stimulant, anti-microbial and anti-viral. Beneficial for mature skin, wounds that are slow to heal, and for weepy eczema and athlete’s foot. Heals cracked and chapped skin. One of the oldest aromatic substances. An ingredient of incense used for religious ceremonies and fumigations by th ancient Egyptians.

 Frankincense Antiseptic, astringent, cicatricant, cytophylactic, vulnerary therapeutic properties Recommended for dry, and mature skin, scars, wounds and wrinkles. Played a very importnant role in the religious and domestic lives of ancient Egypt, Persian, Hebrwe, Greek and roman civilisations. Considered as an important ingredient in cosmetics, as an aromatic incense and in religious rituals.

  Lavender  Promotes the growth of healthy new skin, is soothing and healing on the skin. Beneficial for ancient Lotion Bar conditions involving inflammation such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, psorisis, sunburn and sunstroke, boils and wounds. Antiviral, antiseptic, bactericide, fungicide, vulnerary, sedative, antirheumatic, analgesic, nervine. Has a harmonizing effect on the nervous system.

  Sweet orange Recommended for dry and oily skin. The refreshing, cheerful and sensual nature of sweet orange gives warmth and joy. Antidepressant, antiseptic, digestive, antispasmodic, lymphatic stimulant, sedative, carminative.

♥ Coconut oil Naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer. The combination of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties make it truly unique.

♥ Shea butter Super high in Vitamins and uniquely Vitamin F. Helps treat minor skin irritations. Reduce blemishes and scarring. Helps restore elasticity to skin .

♥ Vitamin E Full of antioxidants. Vitamin E can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.

♥ Beeswax An excellent skin softener that helps maintain a smooth skin texture. Its rich vitamin A content and emollient properties help in the healthy development of skin cells. It is a natural moisturizer that not only treats dry skin, but also helps prevent it.ancient lotion bar

♥ Gold Mica

Safety! Avoid if you are pregnant.

How to use: As you rub the Ancient Lotion Bar between your hands, or directly on dry skin areas, your body temperature melts a small amount of the nourishing oils and butters which are absorbed into the skin.

Skin type: Suitable for dry, sensitive, mature, demaged and normal skin. Applied to the skin, this Lotion Bar is soothing, nurishing and moisturising. It may be used to relieve eczema and psorisis.

Ancient Lotion Bar  is Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives.

Cruelty free.

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Please contact me on shamamatherapy@gmail.com

I describe and promote my products in good faith. The information provided about the beneficial properties of all of my products is derived from the use and characteristics commonly attributed to it.

Natural Cosmetics

Shamama Therapy – Natural Cosmetics

natural products

With natural, plant-based ingredients at its center, Shamama Therapy Cosmetics pamper you, delivering visible benefits, beautiful fragrances and optimum skincare during and after use. Please visit my Etsy Shop (closed until 18th of January 2018)
https://www.etsy.com/nz/shop/ShamamaTherapy

 

Lip Balms

Sweet Lips Balmsweet lips balm

Palmarosa & Lavender
with Vitamins and Essential oils

15ml/NZ$ 7.50

All skin types
Dryness, Inflammation, Redness, Dehydration.

Dark Spice Lip Balmdark spice balm
Cardamom & Cacao
with Vitamins and Essential oils

15ml/NZ$ 7.50

All skin types
Dryness, Dehydration.

 

Balms

Wild Rose Healing Balm  
Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins and Essential oils

60ml/NZ$ 28
Dry/Mature/Sensitive/Dehydrated Skin
Dryness, Redness, Inflammation, Sensitivity, Wrinkles, Eczema/ Psorisis.

 

 

natural products

Muscle Balm
Lemongrass & Thyme
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
Pain, Stiffness, Inflammation, Poor circulation, Tension.

 

 

Rheumatism/Arthritis Relief Balmnatural products

Turmeric & German chamomile
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types

Pain, Stiffness, Inflammation, Mobility, Rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Green Hands Balmgreen hands balm

Sweet orange & Benzoin
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50

All skin types
Dryness, Cracked & Rough skin, Skin irritation.

 

Dry Skin Balm

Geranium & Ylang Ylang
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50

Dry Skin Type
Dryness, Dehydration, Cracked & Rough skin, Skin irritation.

 

Baby’s Balmbaby's balm

Roman chamomile & Lavender
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
Dryness, Inflammation, Redness, Skin irriation.

 

 

Acne Balmnatural products

Petitgrain & Juniper berry
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
Oily/Acne Prone Skin Type
Acne, Oiliness, Black Heads, Pimples, Inflammation.

 

Inner Peace Balm
Grapefruit & Sandalwood
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Tension.

 

 

 

Eternal Sunshinenatural product

Lemongrasss & Ginger
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
Concentration, Motivation, Mental Fatigue, Stress.

 

Moon Time Balm
Bergamot & Clary sage
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
PMS: Fluid retention, Abdominal bloating, Pain, Weight gain, Constipation, Insomnia, Headaches and Mood swings.

 

Rocky Hands Balmnatural products

Palmarosa & Sandalwood
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
Damaged/dry/normal skin
Pain, Stiffness, Rheumatism, Dryness, Skin irritation.

 

Migraine Soothermigraine-soother
Peppermint & Lavender
with Vitamins and Essential oils

60ml/NZ$ 16

Stimulating, balancing, soothing , and relaxing blend. Apply to the forehead and temple area to relieve Nervous tension, Mental fatigue, Tiredness, Pain, Anxiety, Stress. Analgesic – useful for muscular spasm, rheumatic pains, sprains and strains.

 

 

Face Scrubs

Wild Rose Face Scrub

Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins & Essential oils

60ml/NZ$24
Skin Types: Dry/Mature/Sensitive/Dehydrated
Inflammation, Dryness, Dehydration, Eczema, Wrinkles,

Rose & Vetiver Face Serum has an uplifting scent and can be used with all skin types. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic. It works as a soft, natural exfoliating scrub removing dead skin cells, polishing the skin, and leaving it hydrated with a natural healthy glow. Light scent of coconut and rose petals.

 

Clear Skin Face Scrubclear skin face scrub
Manuka & Turmeric

with Vitamins & Essential oils

60ml/NZ$ 22
Skin Types: Oily/Acne prone/Normal
Inflammation, Infection, Scars, Blackheads

Clear Skin Face Scrub with its skin-conditioning  and nourishing coconut oil to smooth, purifying essential oils to detoxify and organic ground loofah powder and lavender flowers to gently exfoliate, it helps to remove everyday impurities while smoothing away dead skin cells that may leave your skin looking dull.  Antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic. Diminishes acne, scars and inflammation.

Organic Coffee Face Scruborganic coffee face scrub
Cardamom & Sandalwood
with Vitamins & Essential oils

60ml/NZ$ 24
Skin Types: All
Inflammation, Dryness, Eye puffiness,Inflammation, Infection, Scars, Blackheads, Skin infection, Skin ageing, Poor circulation, Eczema.

Organic Coffee Face Serum has an energizing scent and can be used with all skin types. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. It works as a soft, natural exfoliating scrub removing dead skin cells, polishing the skin, and leaving it nourished with a natural healthy glow. Uplifting scent of coconut, cardamom and coffee.

Massage Oils

 

Floral Massage Oilnatural product 
Geranium & Ylang Ylang
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/NZ$ 24
All Skin Types
Eczema, Psorisis, Inflammation, Skin irritation, Depression, Stress, anxiety.

An aromatic blend with light, lemon-fresh, green herbal top notes and soft, rosy, sweet floral undertones. Grounding, calming and stabilising.

A soothing blend of essential oils for de-stressing and to encourage relaxation and sleep. It helps to relax tense muscles.

 

 

Sensual Massage Oilnatural products

Jasmine & Cardamom
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/NZ$ 27
All Skin Types

A sensual massage oil infused with essential oils selected to stimulate and tantalise the senses. Its warm, rich, floral and sweet scent elevates the spirit and sparks our inner vision. It relaxes and supports the energy of the Heart. Calming, releaxing, uplifting to the Mind.

Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression.

 

 

Baby Massage Oilnatural product
Roman Chamomile & True Lavender
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/NZ$ 22
All Skin Types
Eczema, Psorisis, Nappy rash, Skin Irritation, Inflammation

A soothing and gentle oil for dry and sensitive skin, helpful during the onset of diaper rashes and chapped skin. A soothing oil for moments of discomfort and skin irritation. A natural sleep aid for toddlers, children and their parents.

 

 

 

 

Healthy Hair Oil natural product
Rosemary & Sweet orange
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/NZ$ 24
All Skin Types
Dandruff, Hair fall, Split ends.

Nourishes, smoothes, adds moisture, shine & beautiful fragrance to your hair. Eliminates Itching & Dandruff – Softens & Conditions – Reduces Irritation & Replenishes the Skin. Antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent. Absorbs quickly.

 

 

 

 

Forest Beard Oilforest beard oil
Petitgrain & Cedarwood
with Vitamins and Essential oils

30ml/NZ$ 22
Normal/oily Skin
Dandruff, Irritation, Inflammation.

Eliminates Itching & Dandruff – Softens & Conditions – Treats Acne – Reduces Irritation & Replenishes the Skin – Beautiful Subtle Scent. Antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant.

 

 

 

 

Energizing Massage Oilenergizing massage oil
Grapefruit & Cedarwood
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/£NZ$ 24
All Skin Types

Uplifting blend of essential oils to refresh, invigorate and re-focus the mind. Helps stimulate the body into action. Naturally stimulates your circulation, and rejuvenates your body.

 

 

 

 

Face Serum

 

Wild Rose Face Serum
Rose & Palmarosa
with Vitamins and Essential oils

30ml/NZ$ 26
Dry/Mature/Sensitive Skin
Wrinkles, Irritation, Inflammation, Dryness, Dehydration.

Wild Rose Face Serum enhances skin elasticity, balances moisture content and makes skin feel smooth, soft, firm and supple. Handcrafted from certified organic oils and essentials oil. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip, evening primrose, argan and baobab oils replenish the skin’s barrier function and smooth the skin.

 

Liquid Gold Face Serumliquid gold face serum
Helichrysum & Neroli
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 35
Dry/Mature/Sensitive/Dehydrated Skin
Wrinkles, Irritation, Inflammation, Dryness, Dehydration, Eczema, Psorisis.

Warm, woody, floral, and divinely sweet aroma promotes inner unity and harmony. Replenishes, regenerates and nourishes the skin. Restores softness and fights free radicals. Improves elasticity and dry skin conditions. Rich in essential fatty acids. Soothes the effects of eczema and psorisis. Promotes rapid growth of healthy skin cells. Anti-allergenic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic.

Clear Skin Serumclear skin face serum
Mandarin & Manuka
with Vitamins and Essential oils

30ml/NZ$ 22
Normal/Acne prone/OilySkin
Acne, Irritation, Inflammation, Scars, Infection.

 

 

 

Bath Salts

Wild Rose Bath Saltswild rose bath salts
Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins and Essential oils

70gr /NZ$5
600gr/NZ$22
Sensitive/Dry/Normal Skin

Eczema, Psorisis, Dryness, Anxiety, Depression

Wild Rose Bath Salt has a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance. It helps bring balance and harmony with stimulating and uplifting properties that create a sense of well-being, self-love and self-confidence.

Joint & Muscle Relief Bath Saltsjoint & muscle relief bath salts
Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins and Essential oils

70gr /NZ$5
600gr/NZ$22
Normal/Oily Skin

Acne, Oiliness, Tension, Stiffness, Rheumatism, Backache

Joint & Muscle Relief Bath Salts brings natural relief for rheumatic and muscular pain and stiffness, backache, fibrositis, sprains and minor sports injuries. Helps to promote circulation and stimulate warmth. Helps to restore tired and aching muscles.

Face Mist

Wild Rose Face Mistwild rose face mist
Rose & Vetiver

100ml/NZ$19.50
Dry/Dehydrated/Mature/Sensitive Skin

Wild Rose Face Mist enhances skin elasticity, balances moisture content and makes skin feel smooth, soft, firm and supple. Handcrafted from certified floral waters and essential oils. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity.

Clear Skin Face Mistclear skinface mist
Mandarin & Manuka

100ml/NZ$18.50
Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Clear Skin Serum eliminates Acne & Conditions. Treats Scars & Dark Spots. Reduces Irritation & Replenishes the Skin. Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Anti-inflammatory.

Lotion Bars

Marigold Lotion Barcalendula lotion bar

Calendula & Roman chamomile
with Essential oils & Vitamins

70ml/NZ$ 19.50
All Skin Types
Eczema, Psorisis, Dermatitis, Nappy rash, Skin Irritation, Inflammation, Sunburn, burns, Insect bites, Varicose veins

A soothing and gentle Calendula Lotion Bar for dry, sensitive and normal skin. Sweet, rosy smell with a herbaceous note. Ideal for sensitive skin as the Calendula flower is naturally rich in anti-oxidants and contains soothing and protective qualities. Soothing, calming. Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Bactericidal.

 

Sweet & Spicy Lotion Barsweet spicy lotion bar
Cinnamon & Cardamom
with Essential oils & Vitamins

70ml/NZ$ 19.50
All Skin Types

Sweet & Spicy Lotion Bar is hot and stimulating remedy with warm-spicy and tenacious aroma. Restores a taste and vigour for life. Adds the fire of courage to the belly. Stimulates circulation. Balsamic, green – woody, sweet-spicy pleasant note.

 

Ancient Lotion Barancient lotion bar
Frankincense & Myrrh
with Essential oils & Vitamins

70ml/NZ$ 19.50
All Skin Types
Eczema, Psorisis, Dermatitis, Nappy rash, Skin Irritation, Inflammation

Ancient Lotion Bar calms, and soothes dry, irritated, inflamed skin. Relaxes the Mind. Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Anti-viral, Sedative, Digestive. A gift from afar. An ancient remedy. Smells woodsy and leaves a faint gold shimmer on the skin.

Natural Cosmetics

Wild Rose Face Serum

skincare workshop

Wild Rose Face Serum
Rose & Vetiver

with Balancing Oils

Balance + Hydration
Dry/Sensitive/Normal/Mature Skin

Wild Rose Face Serum enhances skin elasticity, balances moisture content and makes skin feel smooth, soft, firm and supple. Handcrafted from certified organic oils and essentials oil. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip, evening primrose, argan and baobab oils replenish the skin’s barrier function and smooth the skin.

Ingredients: Rosehip Oil (Rosa rubiginosa)* , Baobab oil (Adansonia digitata), Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis), Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca), Argan oil (Argania spinosa)*, Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)*, Palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon martini)*, Rose Absolute essential oil (Rosa damascena)*, Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanoides)*, Frankincense essential oil (Boswelia carterii)*, Sandalwood essential oil (Amyris balsamifera), Ylang Ylang essential oil* (Cananga odorata), Geranium essential oil* (Pelargoniom glaveolens), Vit E Continue Reading…

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The Art of Blending

Marguerite Maury understood and intuitively knew that only individual approach to each of the person and preparing a unique blend in the world of aromatherapy could support the healing process. She was a biochemist and beautician, who spoke about external application of essential oils on the skin, blended in vegetable carrier oil:

“ Massage of the conjunctive, neuro-mascular or soft tissue pave the way admirably for the penetration of odoriferous sunstances, and the resultant rejuvenation… It is therefore clear that preparations with a basis of essential oils with vegetable oils used as carriers will be of great assistance”. Maury(1964) as cited by Battaglia (2003)

Marguerite Maury had profound understanding of people. It made her realise that the physical and emotional properties of essential oils correspond with unique needs of each person. The aromatic properties of pure, natural essential oils are a catalyst for change in the human mind and body. When chosen in an appropriate manner, they can enhance an individual’s innate healing process. It is an intuitive, holistic and naturalistic way of comprehending the human spirit. Maury said:

“To reach the individual we need an individual remedy. Each of us is a unique message. It is only the unique remedy that will suffice. We must, therefore, seek odoriferous substances which present affinities with the human being we intend to treat, those which will compensate for his deficiencies, and those which will make his faculties’ blossom.” (Marguerite Maury 1964)

Essential Oils Synergy

Synergy – the combined power of two or more agents or substances so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.

The aim of a blend is to produce a synergy – a harmonious combination of oils which has properties to suit the physical and psychological symptoms identified and which has a pleasant aroma. It is important to not only focus on the presenting symptoms, but to consider all the possible psychological factors causing imbalance in general health of a client. (Battaglia 2003)

Top, Middle, and Base Notes

Top notesart of blending

They tend to be light, fresh and uplifting in nature. Top notes are generally highly volatile, fast acting, give the first impression of the blend. Typical top notes are citrus essential oils such as Lemon, Lime, Sweet orange, Mandarin, Petitgrain, Grapefruit, Lemongrass.

Middle notes

They give body to the blend and have a balancing effect. The smells oart of blendingf middle notes are not always immediately evident and may take a couple of minutes to come into their own right and are normally warm and soft fragrances. Middle notes are mosty found in essentials oils distilled from leaves and herbs. The following essential oils among others, are considered middle notes: Geranium, Chamomile, Fennel, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine, Ginger, Cardamom, Rosemary.

Base notes

They have profound influence on the blend as a whole. These fragrart of blendingances are normally intense and heady. They are normally rich and relaxing in nature. They have a sedative and calming effect.This includes essentials oils such as Vetiver, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Myrrh, Patchouli, Frankincense, Clary sage, Myrrh, Cedarwood.

Lavabre suggests the following ratios:

Top notes: 20-30%

Middle notes : 40-80%

Base notes: 10-20%

It is important to take into account everything that is relevant physically, emotionally and spiritually at that moment and to create a unique blend for the individual that addresses the needs of client’s body, mind and spirit. Depending on an individual’s needs, essential oils can be used to soothe, uplift, energise, relax or stimulate.

Lavabre says:

“when creating a blend, first look at the purpose of the blend. A blend to fight an infection will be very different from one to soothe emotional wounds or to relief stress” (Lavabre 1997)

The blending aspect of aromatherapy comes from knowing the subtle differences in essential oils that are attributable to thousands of aroma chemicals, and how these chemical constituents affect the human body. Each of us carries a different story. There are subtle differences in human beings that are attributed to thousands of memories and emotions, and how these affect human behaviour, state of their body and mind.

References

Battaglia, S. (2003) The complete guide to aromatherapy 2nd ed. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia

Lavabre, M. (1997) Aromatherapy workbook, Healing Art Press, USA

Marguerite, M. (1964) Marguerite Maury’s guide to aromatherapy: The secret of life and youth The C.W. Daniel Company Limited, Great Britain. Cited in: Battaglia, S. (2003) The complete guide to aromatherapy2nd ed. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia

Marguerite, M. (1964) Marguerite Maury’s guide to aromatherapy: The secret of life and youth. First published in French as Le Capital Jeunesse in 1961. English version published by The C.W. Daniel Company Limited, Great Britain.