"oil of angels..."

"Known as the holy spirit root or the oil of angels, by the Europeans, angelica's healing powers were so strong that it was believed to be of divine origin. From the time of Paracelsus, it was credited with the ability to protect from the plague. The stems were chewed during the plague of 1600 to prevent infection. When burned, the seeds and roots were thought to purify the air." -Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide by D. Gary Young and Dr. Ronald M. Lawerence.

Physical influence Angelica is a more sedating oil to the nervous system and assists the body in naturally reducing inflammation.

Fragrant influence is soothing and calming and helps let go of negative feelings by bringing memories back to the point of origin before trauma or anger was experienced.

Oils to pair with Angelica;

Patchouli, Vetiver, Clary Sage and most citrus oils.

ANGELICA

an oil fit for a king...

Basil is a powerful oil, and frankly, a little unnoticed. Boasting both physical and emotion benefits, Basil is one to look into and have on hand as your non-negotiable oils.

This oil supports all the anti properties, in addition too vein and artery health, lungs and prostate.

Traditionally Basil was used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the name is derived form "basileum", the name Greek for "king".In the 16th century the powdered leaves were inhaled to treat migraines and chest infections. Italian women wore basil to attract possible suitors. You'll think about that next time you go for pizza...

Basil has numerous benefits for relaxing muscles and reduces feelings of fatigue. This is one of the essential oils used in the Raindrop technique.

Essential oils that pair beautifully with Basil;

Bergamot, Wintergreen, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, and Marjoram.

Basil

Bergamot

ease the mind and body...

Most notable for Earl Grey tea, Bergamot is a favorite for easing stress in the body and mind. Hence, the tea...Traditionally this oil has been used for oily and troubled skin. Bergamot has been a mainstay in Italian medicine since Columbus brought it to Bergamo on Northern Italy, and has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years before that.

 

Historical fun fact: Did you know that in Napoleonic times, it was trendy to use Bergamot as a Cologne and Perfume?

Yes, my friends, and today it is still dominantly used by the perfume industry in its "deterpenized" form.

In case you're wondering, when companies "deterpenize" this oil they can take out the furanocoumarins which is what makes the oil photosensitive and creates skin irritation. But depending on the process the company uses, it may also disrupt the quality of the oil, especially when chemicals are used.

How-

Diffuse, apply to forehead or temples and on the location of stings and bites. Apply where you would deodorant. Be aware of sun exposure however, as it is a photosensitive oil. Add Bergamot Vitality to food or water as a supplement.

Black Pepper

The benefits of black pepper include soothing muscle discomfort after exercise, quell an annoying toothache, and reduce elevated body temperature. Emotionally, it is also energizing to the mind while being comforting to the body. Imagine feeling the warmth of a cozy sweater while simultaneously getting a fire lit under you in order to tackle the day! 

 

We all think of black pepper as something we spice our salad or soups with, correct?

 

While that is perfectly accurate, the benefits of black pepper go way beyond and happily we are able to achieve those benefits with our Black Pepper single oil. 

 

According to the Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide, Pepper was used by the Egyptians in mummification as evidenced by the discovering of black pepper in the nostrils and abdomen of Ramses II. It is reported that mendicant monks of India ate several black peppercorns a day to maintain their energy and stamina. The Medical Reference guide goes on to say that this oil may be particularly beneficial in increasing cellular oxygenation, supporting the digestive glands stimulate the endocrine system and possibly assist in reducing RA symptoms. 

 

Application methods are NEAT to the bottom of feet or dilute with V6 carrier oil and apply elsewhere. Black Pepper vitality may be taken in a capsule as well as a dietary supplement. 

 

EMOTION fun fact- Black Pepper helps to keep negative energy and emotions away, acting as an "angelic shield" while we sleep

Essential oils that pair beautifully with Black Pepper include- Cumin, Frankincense Fennel, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary and Sandalwood. 

Blue Cypress

Supports Healthy Skin

Blue Cypress essential oil supports a healthy skin. Traditionally it has been used to be supportive of the body’s natural response to irritation; as well as moisturizing dry skin.

 

The Australian Aborigines burned the heart wood to repel mosquitoes and midges; and also used it to moisturize dry skin in the desert environment.

The oil is a magnificent azure blue color. This comes from guaiol and guaiazulene which are known to reduce the body's response to irritation. It is the only wood that contains these components. I imagine my skin has experienced some irritation, this is one of my favorite singles to add into my moisturizing routine. 

This oil also has historical use as an additive in perfumes for its stabilizing properties. 

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