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What Are Essential Oil Complexes?

According to Ayurvedic medicine, in order to bring true synergy and balance to an essential oil aroma blend, it is often extremely helpful to combine a number of different scents.  Single scent essential oils and absolutes can certainly be used to great effect all on their own, but the danger in doing this is that you risk creating a certain imbalance in your space if you use too much of just one scent.  By combining a variety of complementary scents, this imbalance is removed and stability is promoted.

Essential oils are not just nice smelling fragrances.  They contain the essence of the plant from which they come, and can have very real effects on the mind and the physical body.  Certain essential oils can effect blood pressure and remove headaches, and some even contain hormone-like substances that help to stimulate and balance out the body system.  Studies done by nurses and health professionals have shown that individuals react in very similar ways to the same essential oils, indicating that they have a fairly uniform effect for all sorts of individuals.

Ayurvedic medicine teaches us that a synergistic blend of healing herbs or scents creates a much greater benefit than the individual ingredients would have alone.  Careful balancing of ingredients is also said to counteract the side-effects that can be caused by using just one healing substance.

Here at Spiritual Scents we offer three perfectly balanced and very effective essential oil blends.  The first, our Clarity Essential Oil, helps to clear the mind and prepare one for stress.  It is composed of cardamom seed, jasmine, ylang-ylang and citrus.  The cardamom calms and stimulates, removing depression and fatigue and helping the digestive system to function properly.  The flower fragrances remove depression and bring calm, removing stress from body and mind.  Finally, the citrus oils bring light, energy and inspiration.  This blend is great if you are feeling stressed or depressed, especially when added to a hot bath.

Our second complex is the Sleep Pillow Essential Oil.  This complex contains chamomile, clary sage and lavender, among other oils, and provides powerful anti-inflammatory, antitoxic and sedative effects.  Chamomile and lavender calm the mind and remove obstacles to sleep, and clary sage balances the body and also is said to promote vivid dreams.  Just a few drops of this amazing essential oil complex on your pillow before you go to bed will really change the way you experience sleep!

Our final essential oil complex is the Summer Aroma Essential Oil.  This beautiful blend uses the essences of cooling summer plants to create a feeling of summer.  It is composed of bergamot, geranium, lavender, lemon, rose, khus and other oils.  This combination creates a bright, sunny and uplifting scent that lifts energy and is amazing in helping with depression and fatigue.  It is also an amazing air freshener when used in an oil burner.

All of our essential oil complexes can be added to any base to create a massage oil, bath gel or lotion.  They can be used in a bath in a quantity of 5-10 drops, or can be diffused in an oil burner.  You can also explore making your own essential oil complexes!  With a little bit of practice, you will easily be able to discover what sort of oils are well suited to each other and which balance each other out, and you will be able to make a blend to suit any need or occasion!  When it comes to essential oil complexes, don't feel limited by the products a company carries.  You can make exactly the blend you need just by combining single element essential oils, and you can use these homemade complexes just as you would ours.  So experiment, have fun, and enjoy the journey!

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