The use of essential oils seems to be a hot topic on the interwebs right now. And I love that people are starting to get a lot of information about their use as they can be very effective and an awesome asset in our natural medicine cabinets. I’ve been slowly dipping my toes into learning about essential oils over the last couple of years, trying to break away from just using them for my natural cleaners.
Over the last few months I’ve begun to do a bit more research and reading, so when Plant Therapy contacted me and asked if I wanted to do a review and giveaway for some of their oils, I couldn’t pass it up.
They sent me a 14 oil kit, 7 of them synergies (blends) and I’ve been busy using them for the last 6 weeks or so. It includes these 7 synergies:
Sensual Synergy (Aphrodisiac)
Energy Synergy (Physical Energy)
Germ Fighter Synergy (Like Thieves)
Relax Synergy (Physical Relaxation)
Immune-Aid Synergy (Immune System Booster)
Tranquil Synergy (Emotional Stress Relief)
Invigor-Aid Synergy (Mental Invigoration)
And these 7 single oils:
Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis)
Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
Orange (Citrus Sinensis)
Lemon (Citrus Limonum)
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomun cassia blume)
The one thing I’m really beginning to love are the synergies, because I can read and research all I want about using oils and which ones to use for specific issues, but these make it super easy to use. And the fact that they are blended together by an aromatherapist puts me at ease knowing that someone knowledgeable has already done the work for me.
I’ve used each of the synergies and don’t have a complaint about any of them. I’ve used both the Immune-Aid and the Germ Fighter a bit over the last few weeks to help us fight the multiple viruses that seem to be rampant in our area now. As an added benefit, they make the house smell great. (I’ve also realized I desperately want a diffuser!)
The Energy blend has been great during my workouts and the Invigor-aid quite helpful as I sit down to write and work for an hour or so in the afternoon. Instead of craving coffee or tea, I just put a dab on me and keep going.
I also know there is a lot of controversy regarding essential oils right now, a lot of people have some very adamant views about sourcing and companies and yadda, yadda, yadda. So I asked a few extra questions about their oils and I feel comfortable using them in my home and telling you about them. (You can read more about them here.) And I also found that I liked some of their single oils better than ones I already had, the scent was almost ‘cleaner’ and ‘brighter’if one could use those words as descriptive.
The only negative thing I can think to say about this particular kit is the lavender, but only because lavender is most definitely not on my list of favorite scents. Which is so weird because everyone else I know loves it! For me, it tends to give me a headache, though I do use it for other family members. It’s a lovely oil, just not one that I prefer, though when used in a couple of the blends they sent me, I like it just fine.
I also asked them if there might be some oils that would specifically help a woman with thyroid or hormone balance issues and here’s what they said,
For hormone balance we have a Balance Synergy that is specifically for helping women with balancing their hormones.
I plan on purchasing a few more of their blends soon like the Endo-Aid mentioned above as well as a vanilla/ylang-ylang blend, and if I could keep myself from checking out their line of products, I might just get away with only those two. Because the more I look around, the more items somehow happen to find their way to my cart.