Listen to the Music: 3 Synergy Blends For Headache, Immune Support & Sore Muscles.

Listen to the Music!

After experimenting with creating your own essential oil blends try these three types of aromatherapy blends.

Allow each of the blends to synergize for at least 12 hours or longer then dispense 1-3 drops of each blend onto a perfume smell strip, or cotton ball and inhale the scent.

Note in your Aromatherapy Journal whatever you may notice about each of the aromas before and after blending.

Does a certain essential oil linger longer in your memory?

Are you able to discern each of the individual oils?

Can you distinguish which of the oils serves as the base, middle and top note in each blend?

Have the oils changed when in synergy with one other? How?

Write down absolutely everything you notice about your experience of these three blends in synergy.

Headache Relief Blend
To a 5ml (100 drops) colored glass euro-dropper bottle add: 

Recipe #1

  • Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus - 10 drops
  • Peppermint, Mentha x piperita - 40 drops
  • Lavender, Lavendula augustifolia - 50 drops

Recipe #2

  • Lemon, Citrus limonum - 20
  • Marjoram, Origanum marjorana - 50
  • Rose Geranium, Pelargonium roseum - 30 drops

Directions for use: 

Dispense 1-3 drops on a perfume smell strip, cotton ball or tissue and slowly inhale the vapors for 10-15 seconds, for 3 cycles of breathing. Allow yourself quiet time to rest and relax afterward.

Best used at the first sign of a headache. Be sure to drink ample quantities of pure, fresh water daily as headache can be a sign of dehydration. The general guideline is half your body weight in ounces daily, i.e. If you weigh 120 pounds, drink a minimum of 60 ounces of water daily.

Immune Support Blend
To a 5ml (100 drops) colored glass euro-dropper bottle add:

Recipe #1

  • Lavender, Lavendula angustifolia - 60 drops
  • Thyme, Thymus vulgaris ct thymol - 10 drops
  • Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus radiata- 30 drops

Recipe #2

  • Rosemary ct verbenon, Rosmarinus Officinalis - 20 drops
  • Oregano, Origanum vulgare - 10 drops
  • Lemon, Citrus limonum - 70 drops

Directions (Room Diffusion) - Use 12-18 drops in your diffuser and diffuse oils for 10-15 minutes. May repeat 2-3 times daily for 3 weeks at beginning of flu season, then periodically as you feel needed to build immunity and prevent spread of bugs.

Sore Muscle Blend
To a 5ml (100 drops) colored glass euro-dropper bottle add:

Recipe #1

  • Sweet Marjoram, Origanum Marjorana - 40 drops
  • Helichrysum, Helichrysum italicum (immortelle) - 30 drops
  • Lavender, Lavendula angustifolia - 30

Recipe #2

  • Cypress, Cupresus sempivirens - 40 drops
  • Lemongrass, Cymbopogon Citratus - 10 drops
  • Ylang Ylang III (Canaga odorata) - 50

Directions for Use:

Dispense 15-18 drops of sore muscle blend into a one ounce bottle of your favorite carrier oil (2% dilution). Shake bottle well to mix oils thoroughly in carrier oil. Use for topical application at area(s) of discomfort to promote relief of body aches and pains. Massage thoroughly into surrounding muscles and joints. Best results may be obtained when you use immediately after a hot/warm bath or shower. Rest and hydrate for 30 minutes after your massage, before taking a warm shower. May cover area with a heating pad while you rest to enhance absorption of oils into the tissue.

What Next?

Use each of your blends several times and at intervals over the next several days or weeks and notice what effect each has on you.

You can share your blend with family and friends and ask them to report any effects they notice and how they enjoy the oil.

Make notes in your Aromatherapy Journal about all of your observations and how others respond.

Also, notice if your essential oil blends change over time. Does the scent of a particular blend smell the same on a smell strip as when applied to your skin? Or, is it somehow different?

By using your essential blends and different methods of application you are learning valuable information for developing your intuitive sense of smell and formulating your own Perfect Blends that heal.

Through exploring the many uses and benefits of essential oils with yourself and others you will become confident about using them in your everyday life.

CAUTIONS: 

Eucalyptus - Do not apply at or near mouth of infants or children under 10 years of age.Up to 20% dilution is safe for skin applications.

Lavender - Skin sensitization (moderate risk). Maximum dermal use level 0.1%.
 
Rose Geranium - Skin sensitization (low risk). Possible drug interaction with oral use for diabetes medication, drugs metabolized by CYP2B6. Maximum dermal use level 17.5%.

Peppermint - cools by constricting your blood capillaries therefore please use in extremely weak dilutions. May be a mucous membrane irritant (low risk), choleretic (increases bile production liver), neurotoxic. Maximum dermal use level 5.4%. Research indicates that Peppermint Oil may aggravate GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease), a type of heart burn. Due to its strong cooling action Peppermint should not be applied to or near the face of infants of children.

Lemon - Skin sensitization if oxidized, recommend refrigeration. Phototoxic (low risk). Maximum dermal use level 2.0%. If applied to skin at over maximum dermal use level skin must not be exposed to sunlight or sunlamp for 12 hours as pigmentation of the skin may result.

Thyme - A skin irritant, avoid during pregnancy, or in cases with a diagnosed seizure disorder, high-blood pressure, or hyperthyroidism.

Rosemary - Do not apply to or near face of infants or children. Maximum dermal use level 6.5%.

Oregano - Strong irritant to skin and mucous membranes. Maximum dermal use level is 1.1%. Drug interactions, inhibits blood clotting, embryotoxicity. Avoid in pregnancy and breastfeeding and with children under two years of age. Avoid with hypersensitive or diseased/damaged skin. 

Cypress - Skin sensitization if oxidized, recommend refrigeration.

Lemograss - Avoid use with drugs metabolized by CYP2B6 (Diabetes medication). Skin sensitization. Maximum dermal use 0.7%. Avoid use with hypersensitive skin, diseased or damaged skin, children under 2 years of age.

Ylang Ylang - Skin sensitization (moderate risk). Avoid use with disease or damaged skin, and children under 2 years of age. Maximum dermal use level 0.8%.

READ First Article in this series, The Secret To Creating The Perfect Blend Let Your Nose Guide You!

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All statements on this website are intended for informational purposes only.

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