Mood Alchemy has created a unique range of mood altering aromatic blends – especially suited to the modern lifestyle. Each of our mood altering blends has been developed specifically to encourage a particular mood state – based on the spectrum of action of particular essential oils (the volatile liquid components of aromatic plants).
There are two biosynthetic pathways present in nature that are responsible for the two main chemical constituents of essential oils:
1) The Terpenoid biosynthetic pathway – this produces Terpenes: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes & derivative compounds such as alcohols, esters and aldehydes. (These organic compounds are the major synthetic building blocks within most living organisms.)
2) The amino acid metabolism – this produces Phenylpropane derivatives.
The mood altering effects of essential oils can be traced back to these two main active constituents and their interaction with the emotional centres of the brain via olfaction.
The synergistic effects of each unique Mood Alchemy aromatherapy blend is outlined below:
Mood Alchemy developed the Cruisy mood altering aromatic blend to encourage a relaxing mood state. Our Cruisy blend utilises the properties of Terpent alcohols and esters, which combine synergistically to create a calmative effect – hence improving the mood. These compounds also have the potential to relieve anxiety and stress. Cruisy has a fresh grassy scent interspersed with the floral influences of Lavender.
Monoterpenoid ester compounds have a distinct and rapid relaxing effect on the central nervous system. Controlled trials and observation studies have indicated the ability to reduce anxiety and facilitate better sleep.
Sesquiterpene alcohol compounds participate in active communication with a number of receptor systems in the human body to impart very specific effects. During clinical trials these compounds have been found to be useful in the treatment of insomnia.
Mood Alchemy Products available in the Cruisy mood altering blend include aromatherapy soy candles, mood reed diffusers, mood massage oils, mood mists, mood bars, and mood oils for vaporisation.
Mood Alchemy developed the Feisty mood altering aromatic blend to encourage a stimulating mood state. Our Feisty blend primarily utilises the properties of Terpent alcohols and oxides, which combine synergistically to create a stimulating effect, resulting in improved concentration levels.
The active components also have a stimulant effect on the cold receptors inside the nasal passage – which facilitates easier breathing. Mood Alchemy’s Feisty blend may act as an effective nasal decongestant.
Mood Alchemy developed the Foxy mood altering aromatic blend to encourage an aphrodisiac mood state. Our Foxy blend utilises the active components found in Monoterpene esters and Sesquiterpenes to equilibrate the nervous system and to help combat nervous disorders. These actions may assist with impotence and frigidity problems.
Foxy has a distinctly sensual oriental floral scent with earthy undertones.
Sesquiterpenoid compounds participate in active communication with a number of transmitter – receptor systems in the human body. They aid in strengthening the nervous system, while Citrus sinensis is traditionally known as the “oil of communication and happiness” – and may be particularly useful for reducing anxiety and nervousness.
Mood Alchemy Products available in the Foxy mood altering blend include aromatherapy soy candles, mood reed diffusers, mood massage oils, mood mists, mood bars, and mood oils for vaporisation.
Mood Alchemy developed the Zesty mood altering aromatic blend to encourage an uplifting mood state. This particular blend utilises the properties of Monoterpene hydrocarbons (the major constituent of citrus peel oils) and Sesquiterpenes, which combine synergistically to help cope with stress and aid recovery from emotional trauma.
Citrus peel oils typically consist of a very high content of Limonene, which has powerful antiseptic properties. They also contain a large assortment of trace compounds, (eg sequiterpene nootkatone) which are responsible for the complexity and depth of the fragrance. The olfactory character is pleasant and refreshing, and this gives rise to an uplifting interaction with the emotional centres in the brain.
NEW – Clarity
Mood Alchemy developed the Clarity mood altering aromatic blend to encourage a focusing mood state. Our Clarity blend primarily utilises the properties of the Monoterpene hydrocarbons, (in particular pinene), and Phenylpropanes which combine synergistically to bring mental Clarity while assisting with the alleviation of tension and stress – hence improving the ability to focus. In particular, Frankincense is renowned for its ability to slow down and deepen the breath – making this blend conducive to meditation.
The high Monoterpene concentrations present in this blend also provide a detoxifying effect, due to the action of free radical scavengers. The associated powerful diuretic properties may assist to expel the build up of uric acid in bodily joints.
Mood Alchemy Products available in the Clarity mood altering blend include aromatherapy soy candles, mood reed diffusers, mood massage oils, mood mists, mood bars, and mood oils for vaporisation.
For any medical condition – always consult a qualified medical practitioner.
Aromatherapy is a complementary healing practice and should be used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.
Individuals should exercise their independent judgment in determining the appropriateness for a particular purpose or use.