Whole Plant Synergies – Special Order

When an aromatic plant is distilled to extract its essential oil components, hot steam acts like a solvent, and carries out a large variety of chemical constituents from the crushed, fresh plant. As the steam condenses and cools, two liquids are present. There’s a larger amount of water, in which the water soluble components (primarily water soluble acids) are found. Often called a flower water, the technical name is aromatic hydrosol or hydrolat. This hydrosol contains a tiny percentage of dissolved essential oil.

Usually floating on top of the hydrosol is the essential oil of the plant, made up of the water insoluble chemical compounds from the plant. The tiny amount of essential oil found in solution in the hydrosol is different in chemical make up from the concentrated pure oil from the same distillation process.

By combining the two liquids – hydrosol and essential oil – from the same plant, and emulsifying them so that the oil and water mix, we have a liquid that embodies the full fragrance and chemistry of the distilled plant: thus, a whole plant synergy. They are preserved with grapefruit seed extract and have a one year shelf life. Store in a cool place out of the direct sun.


How to order:

Welcome to the olden days! If you’d like to purchase essential oils or individual herb Whole Plant Synergies, here’s the new procedure:

  • Call Cathy on the phone (575-586-1802)
  • Late mornings are the best time (MST)
  • Or use our Contact Page
  • Your order must total at least $50.00 before shipping charges.
  • Shipping costs are exactly what we are charged, plus 50 cents.
  • Have your credit card ready, along with the credit card mailing address (which is your shipping address).
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Chamomile Combination – Whole Plant Synergy

Aroma: (German/Blue) pungent, herbaceous with a seaweed note; (Roman) sweet, warm, herbaceous with a fruity note.
Planet: both Sun and Moon
Note: middle
Influence on the mind and emotions: soothing for all stress-related complaints; calms the mind and assists with developing a relaxed, patient, empathic serenity.
Key qualities and character: Peaceful and healing (both); strong and cooling (German/blue) combined with harmonizing and spiritual (Roman).
Traditional uses and folklore: Used by the ancient Egyptians for intermittent fevers; one of the Saxon’s sacred herbs: in use around the Mediterranean area and in Europe for over 2000 years, especially to deal with nervous complaints, digestive issues, liver problems, sleeplessness and children’s illnesses; has been used in cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, care products and to flavor food and alcoholic drinks.
Skin care: Excellent skin cleanser; useful for all skin problems, especially when the skin is dry, inflamed, sensitive and compromised.
Precautions: Some authorities advise to not use during the first trimester of pregnancy; generally non-toxic and non-irritating, though may cause dermatitis in some individuals.
Ingredients: Certified organic aromatic hydrosol of Roman Chamomile (from the USA) , essential oils of ecologically ethical German (Blue) and Roman Chamomile, and Eco-cert coconut emulsifier.
Size: 2 fluid oz. spray bottle
Price: $14.95
Attention: This item is currently only available as a special order. Please see How to Order at the top of this page for more purchase options and info. Thank you.

Lavender Maillette – Whole Plant Synergy

(certified organic from France)

Aroma: classic, clean, light floral with herbaceous, balsamic, and powdery undertones.
Planet: Mercury
Note: middle
Influence on the mind and emotions: Balances unstable emotional states, calms and soothes the nervous system, restores equilibrium, harmonizes extremes, stabilizes the physical, etheric and astral bodies (Rudolph Steiner), soothes the spirit, and restores the body / mind after emotional and mental turmoil and exhaustion.
Key qualities and character: Balancing, calming, harmonizing, normalizing, cleansing, embracing, and healing.
Traditional uses and folklore: Favorite of Romans in their baths; strewn on floors on festive occasions; used by midwives to aid in childbirth; found in every Medieval monastery garden; used in potpourris, sachets, soaps, perfumes, sleep pillows, to scent linens and deter moths; dedicated to Hecate; and used by Hildegard von Bingen to maintain a pure character.
Skin care: Suitable for all skin types, applicable to all types of skin conditions of all ages, cell regenerator, excellent for damaged and weathered skin, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic.
Precautions: best not used during first trimester of pregnancy.
Ingredients: Aromatic hydrosol of ecologically ethical Lavender (from the USA), certified organic essential oil of Lavender (variety Mailette) and Eco-cert coconut emulsifiers.
Size: 2 fluid oz. amber glass spray bottle
Price: $13.95
Attention: This item is currently only available as a special order. Please see How to Order at the top of this page for more purchase options and info. Thank you.


Lavender Super – Whole Plant Synergy

Aroma: classic, clean, light floral with herbaceous, balsamic, and powdery undertones.
Planet: Mercury
Note: middle sedative
Influence on the mind and emotions: balances unstable emotional states, calms and soothes the nervous system, restores equilibrium, harmonizes extremes, stabilizes the physical, etheric and astral bodies (Rudolph Steiner), soothes the spirit, and restores the body / mind after emotional and mental turmoil and exhaustion.
Key qualities and character: balancing, calming, harmonizing, normalizing, cleansing, embracing, and healing.
Traditional uses and folklore: favorite of Romans in their baths; strewn on floors on festive occasions; used by midwives to aid in childbirth; found in every Medieval monastery garden; used in potpourris, sachets, soaps, perfumes, sleep pillows, to scent linens and deter moths; dedicated to Hecate; and used by Hildegard von Bingen to maintain a pure character.
Skin care: suitable for all skin types, applicable to all types of skin conditions of all ages, cell regenerator, excellent for damaged and weathered skin, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic.
Precautions: best not used during first trimester of pregnancy.
Ingredients: Ecologically ethical Lavender aromatic hydrosol (from the USA), essential oil of ecologically ethical Lavender, Super (high altitude) and Eco-cert coconut emulsifier.
Size: 2 fluid oz. amber glass spray bottle
Price: $12.95
Attention: This item is currently only available as a special order. Please see How to Order at the top of this page for more purchase options and info. Thank you.


Neroli (Bitter Orange Blossom) – Whole Plant Synergy

Aroma: rich, sweet, warm, exquisite floral that is slightly euphoric.
Planet: Sun
Note: top
Influence on the mind and emotions: both tonifying and sedating, it relieves chronic stress; soothes highly emotional states; redirects energy towards feelings of peace; helps calm overactive mental states and is conducive to meditation and prayer.
Key qualities and character: soothing, calming, loving, spiritual, pure and confident.
Traditional uses and folklore: The flower symbolizes innocence and secure love, and branches were included in bridal bouquets to calm nervous apprehension. The petals have been used in cosmetics and eau de cologne and taken as a tea for nervous afflictions. Floral water has been a part of various European and Middle eastern cuisines, employed as a flavoring and considered to stimulate the heart chakra.
Skin care: stimulates the growth of healthy new cells; regenerating for all skin types, especially for the problems of aging skin; anti-inflammatory and good for weathered and sensitive skin.
Precautions: None.
Ingredients: Ecologically ethical aromatic hydrosol of Orange Blossom (from France) essential oil of Neroli from Egypt, and Eco-cert coconut emulsifier.
Size: 2 fluid oz. amber glass spray bottle
Price: $17.95
Attention: This item is currently only available as a special order. Please see How to Order at the top of this page for more purchase options and info. Thank you.


Complete Orange – Whole Plant Synergy

Aroma: The warm tangy freshness of Bitter Orange mixed with the sweet zesty fruitiness of Sweet Orange joined with the rich exquisite floral aroma of Neroli combined with the fresh floral–woody scent of Petitgrain. Altogether a lovely evocation of the full range of Orange aromas.
Planet: Sun
Note: middle to top
Influence on the mind and emotions: a mixture of the attributes of Neroli, with the sunny and optimistic Sweet Orange and the self-confidence and inner vision of Petitgrain.
Key qualities and character: warming, happy, restoring, balancing, peaceful and loving.
Traditional uses and folklore: Same as Neroli, with the addition of Petitgrain, which has been extensively used as a fragrance ingredient in soaps, perfumes and cosmetics, employed as a deodorant and hair rinse, and as an aid to convalescence.
Skin care: the addition of Petitgrain brings further toning, especially for problem skin prone to excessive perspiration.
Precautions: same as Neroli and Bitter Orange. Sweet Orange is also photo-sensitizing; Petitgrain has no precautions.
Ingredients: Aromatic hydrosol of ecologically ethical Neroli (Bitter Orange blossom from France) and ecologically ethical essential oils of Bitter Orange peel, Sweet Orange (peels of domestic and wild), and Petitgrain bigarade leaf, and Eco-cert coconut emulsifier.
Size: 2 fluid oz. amber glass spray bottle
Price: $12.95
Attention: This item is currently only available as a special order. Please see How to Order at the top of this page for more purchase options and info. Thank you.


Cabbage Rose, Morocco – Whole Plant Synergy

Aroma: In general — deep, rich, sweet floral that is warming, uplifting and tenacious, slightly spicy and honey-like.
Planet: Venus
Note: middle to base
Influence on the mind and emotions: All roses help one deal with relationship issues (good for visualizing positive, loving connections); lift the heart and ease stress; helps one deal with grief, melancholy and loss, as well as lack of confidence in one’s desirability. The Cabbage Roses address issues of sexuality, fear of letting go and lack of motivation.
Key qualities and character: Cabbage: passionate, harmonious, reassuring, comforting and soothing.
Traditional uses and folklore: This was the first flower distilled (primarily for the aromatic hydrosol known as Rose water and used extensively in food and cosmetics) in 10th Century Persia. Metaphysically, the red and white roses were symbolic of different stages of alchemical work and attainment (as well as the symbols of the royal houses of Lancaster and York in England). It is often called the Queen of flowers and the Romans strewed petals on the bridal bed. In the mystical Christian tradition St. Dominic had a vision of the Virgin Mary and received the first rosary, each bead scented with rose, while in Mexico Juan Diego witnessed Our Lady of Guadalupe with out of season blooming roses. The Greeks considered the rose as originating from the blood of Adonis, the Turks the blood of Venus and the Arabs the sweat of Mohammed. The rose has been used by many cultures to invoke the sacred feminine, as an aid to meditation, an aphrodisiac, and as a symbol of purity and divine love.
Skin care: has a tonic and astringent effect upon the capillaries; for all skin types, especially dry, sensitive, aging, reddened and itchy; cell rejuvenator, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.
Precautions: best not used during the first trimester of pregnancy, but otherwise one of the safest oils.
Ingredients: Aromatic hydrosol of ecologically ethical Rose (Damask from Turkey), ecologically ethical Rose Absolute (Cabbage Rose from Morocco), and Eco-cert coconut emulsifier.
Size: 1 fluid oz. amber glass spray bottle
Price: $12.95
Attention: This item is currently only available as a special order. Please see How to Order at the top of this page for more purchase options and info. Thank you.


Damask Rose (Rose Otto) – Whole Plant Synergy

Aroma: in general — deep, rich, sweet floral that is warming, uplifting and tenacious. The Damask is slightly spicy, the Cabbage is spicy and honey-like, the Bourbon is complex with fruity and musky undertones, and all four together is exquisite.
Planet: Venus
Note: middle to base
Influence on the mind and emotions: All roses help one deal with relationship issues (good for visualizing positive, loving connections); lift the heart and ease stress; helps one deal with grief, melancholy and loss, as well as lack of confidence in one’s desirability. The Damask Rose is especially helpful for fear of loving or not being loved, broken-heartedness and emotional crisis.
Key qualities and character: Damask: loving, harmonizing, comforting, caring; gentle, peaceful, euphoric.
Traditional uses and folklore: This was the first flower distilled (primarily for the aromatic hydrosol known as Rose water and used extensively in food and cosmetics) in 10th Century Persia. Metaphysically, the red and white roses were symbolic of different stages of alchemical work and attainment (as well as the symbols of the royal houses of Lancaster and York in England). It is often called the Queen of flowers and the Romans strewed petals on the bridal bed. In the mystical Christian tradition St. Dominic had a vision of the Virgin Mary and received the first rosary, each bead scented with rose, while in Mexico Juan Diego witnessed Our Lady of Guadalupe with out of season blooming roses. The Greeks considered the rose as originating from the blood of Adonis, the Turks the blood of Venus and the Arabs the sweat of Mohammed. The rose has been used by many cultures to invoke the sacred feminine, as an aid to meditation, an aphrodisiac, and as a symbol of purity and divine love.
Skin care: has a tonic and astringent effect upon the capillaries; for all skin types, especially dry, sensitive, aging, reddened and itchy; cell rejuvenator, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.
Precautions: best not used during the first trimester of pregnancy, but otherwise one of the safest oils.
Ingredients: Ecologically ethical aromatic hydrosol of Rose (from Turkey) and ecologically ethical essential oil of Rose Otto (from Bulgaria) , and Eco-cert coconut emulsifier.
Size: 1 fluid oz. amber glass spray bottle
Price: $18.95
Attention: This item is currently only available as a special order. Please see How to Order at the top of this page for more purchase options and info. Thank you.