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2017 05: Aromatherapy Newsletter May 2017

Green Valley Aromatherapy – May 2017

Dear Aroma Friends,


Here’s to the happy month of May. May joy be in your heart!

And a happy 1st year anniversary to our store in downtown Courtenay! Thank you to all of our customers for making this year great! If you are in the area, please stop in. There may be some surprises for you. Tuesday the 2nd of May will be our big day, but we will be celebrating all month long. Please pop in and join us.

This time last year I had my surgery and was in the middle of Chemo, later starting Radiation treatments. I do not know where the time has gone. I am progressing quite well with 2 steps forward and one back. The worst thing is feeling incredibly tired most of the time. I have been using Melissa and Frankincense in my diffuser and citrus oils in my cream in an effort to energize myself and get back into life.

Aromatherapy is really springing (I have spring on my mind now that it has finally decided to arrive) into the limelight. So many entrepreneurs are adding it to what they do or are creating new businesses around aromatherapy.

Here are some examples:
We supply yoga studios, reflexology practitioners, massage therapists, counselors, spa services, and we have helped customers get their new skin care line off the ground. Our customers make home cleaning products, hair care products, tumble dryer products, pet products, natural perfumes, home made soaps, baby products, candles and much, much more.

All the best,

Profile on palmarosa Essential Oil:

Palmarosa, Cymbopogen martinii, is a steam distilled middle note that is produced in India. It is a scented grass from the Lemongrass family. Palmarosa has a wonderful aroma that reminds me of Geranium and Rose. It has been used to adulterate Rose by some unethical dealers. There is a lot of information on Palmarosa essential oil. It has been around for many years and has many components that are usually found in more costly and rarer plants.


Traditional Indian medicine has a long history using Palmarosa for fevers, infectious diseases and as a digestive stimulant. It is also a powerful bactericide, active against the bacteria responsible for intestinal infections such as gastroenteritis. Palmarosa has been found to kill escherichia coli bacteria in 5 minutes.

I personally like Palmarosa as a valuable skin care oil. This essential oil is hydrating, stimulating and can help to balance sebum production. It is also thought to stimulate cellular regeneration and calm the mind.
With properties like these, you hardly need other essential oils.

Profile on scents of bc Blend:

Scents of BC was created to remind people of the aromas in the wonderful forests of
 British Columbia. This blend contains Cedarwood essential oil, Cypress essential oil, Pine essential oil, Sage essential oil, Black Spruce essential oil and Vanilla.
 Vanilla, as I am sure you know, is not an essential oil but rather a boosted extract. Its value is in its wonderful, smooth aroma which makes a wonderful addition to many
essential oils.


This unique blend has 6 essential oils with exceptional properties to help stimulate, calm, relax and protect you. They are also anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-rheumatic, diuretic, tonic, decongestant, detoxifier, expectorant and much more.

Profile on Moisturizing base cream:

Moisturizing Base Cream is a natural cream by a local company here in Courtenay.

The ingredients include: Sweet Almond oil, Glycerin, Jojoba, Aloe Vera Concentrate, Calendula oil, Avocado oil and Shea butter. Its texture is fine enough for the face and nourishing for the whole body.
You can use this cream at any time, but I would suggest you use it right after a shower. Just give yourself a quick pat dry and apply this cream all over your body. Depending on how much your skin needs nourishing, you will see it soaking in and
feel the silky texture on your skin.

Recipe for light skin serum

There is no reason these days not to change your lifestyle and create yourself a self-help program with all of the information available in the internet and in books. I have been pouring over Donna Marie’s book “Making Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions” to find a light skin moisturizer. Since the chemo, my skin has been very sensitive. I have chosen what she calls “Light Skin Serum” on page 94 of her book.

284 grams Sweet Almond Oil
28 grams Avocado Oil
28 grams Jojoba Oil
8 grams Vitamin E.
Shake well to make sure you have combined all the ingredients. I like to add a few drops of Palmarosa essential oil, but this is optional. Store in the refrigerator.

Green Valley Aromatherapy Hours

Monday – Variable – please call
Tuesday-Friday 10-5 pm PST
Saturday 11-4 pm PST


Did you know

11% of people are left handed.
Reindeer like bananas.
August has the highest percentage of births.

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