Hi there, Lauren here, and I'm so pleased to welcome you to the Synergy Blog here at Falcon Rose Aromatherapy!
To start, what's synergy and what does it have to do with aromatherapy??
The word synergy comes from the Greek, synergos, meaning "working together". It's also a concept to describe a situation where the creation of something with all of its parts is greater or more powerful than the individual parts.
So what does that have to do with aromatherapy?
A large part of working with the modality of aromatherapy is the blending of different essential oils to help a person with whatever challenges or goals they present with. The interesting thing about essential oils is that while powerful on their own, when blended together they sometimes become even more potent at targeting and treating both specific and more broad or complex issues. Certain constituent parts in one essential oil will strengthen or intensify the parts in another. For example, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) are both able to help someone relax, but when combined this action becomes even stronger.
In other cases, we can combine essential oils to help someone work with multiple issues in one go, for example stress, pain and exhaustion.
By knowing which essential oils to combine for a specific set of complaints, we can create a synergy blend, or a blend that is going to be more potent because of the "cooperation" of the different essential oils working together.
I just think that is so cool... and coming up with different synergies, or reading about them in books never ceases to impress me! I think as people we are also much more interesting and powerful when we come together and create our own synergies. Something I have and something you have, when combined, can become a potent force for good, or health or creativity.
So welcome to this space let's see what we blend up!