2018 09: Aromatherapy Newsletter September 2018
Green Valley Aromatherapy – September 2018
Welcome friends to our September newsletter.
Things start getting back to normal when we get into September; kids are back at school, the weather is cooler, and nights are darker. Forest fires start tapering off, air conditioners are stored for next year, and the bears are anxious about filling their stomachs before it is time to hibernate.
Aromatherapy is getting very popular. All our big box stores, craft fairs, and markets are selling essential oils. However, how do we know if they are Pure Essential Oils? All the ads on TV are going on about the wonderful smell, and how it is better than Febreeze and all the other products suggested to mask your kids messy bedroom or the dogs bed. Although mask the smell is all those products will do. Pure essential oils are little miracles in bottles. Aromatherapy is understanding them correctly.
Carrier oils should be kept in the fridge. Essential oils should be kept in a cool, dark place. You can buy an essential oil box to keep all your oils together, or you can put them in any cupboard that has doors and doesn’t let the light in.
Before you start using these oils, you should read the contra-indications.
Be aware of photo-toxicity. The following oils can cause skin pigmentation and irritation if exposed to direct sunlight:
If you have had a massage with any of these oils, do not go in the sun afterwards. Green Valley carries Bergamot FCF which is safe for the sun.
Even though plants and flowers are natural, they can still cause you harm. If a child has consumed some essential oil, rinse their mouth with water, have them drink a large glass of milk, and seek medical advice.
All the best,
Profile on Transitions essential oil blend
Transitions is a good blend for September, as there are usually a lot of changes; Kids changing classes, older ones changing schools or going to College or University. All changes in life can take a toll on your well being; anxiety being the major one.
Whatever the changes, Transitions blend can be your support team. Put 6 to 10 drops of Transitions in your diffuser at home to help keep your family grounded. Paper towels with a few drops of this blend in a backpack, handbag, or car will give you constant support wherever you go.
The essential oils in Transitions are:
Bergamot essential oil is good for calming the nervous system and may help with digestive problems and anxiety. Cinnamon essential oil is a stimulant, keeping your mood up. Niaouli essential oil is used to balance energy and is a good analgesic. You can get physical pain when dealing with emotional issues.
Orange essential oil is mildly sedative and very uplifting. Palo Santo essential oil can calm the mind and cleanse the spirit. Spearmint essential oil is another stimulant, which can help you when you are struggling to make changes. Ylang Ylang essential oil is a sedative which can help to slow rapid breathing, is calming and balancing.
If it is time for change, these oils will help to support you physically and mentally.
Profile on jasmine essential oil
Jasmine is regarded as the King of essential oils. The delicate appearance of the jasmine flower makes you think that it’s a feminine plant, yet when you inhale, its aroma is definitely masculine. When harvesting jasmine, the flowers are picked at night, as the odor is more powerful at that time.
Jasmine is thought to boost feelings of confidence and optimism. It is classed as a spiritual stimulant, euphoriant, sedative, aphrodisiac, and anti-depressant. There are quite a few more benefits, but these are the ones i choose to use for people who are down and need help up.
Personally, I like to use it in my skin care. Being elderly, I need all the help I can get.
Barb’s nightly skin care:
Add 5 drops of Jasmine to 30mls of Emu oil. Shake well.
Keep it by the side of your bed, and gently massage onto your face each night.
Unfortunately, people tend to not buy Jasmine due to it being expensive, but if you use it sparingly it can last quite a long time. This means saving it as a treat or for a special occasion.
An alternative way to use it is by buying Jasmine Light 3%. This contains 3% Jasmine in Jojoba oil. You would not use Jasmine Light in a diffuser as it contains a carrier oil, however it would be ready for use on the skin.
profile on rosemary
Rosemary essential oil is a middle note, produced in France and Spain. It is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves.
The general properties of Rosemary are:
Rosemary is considered a brain stimulant, good for hair growth, scalp disorders, cellulite, and circulation.
I use Rosemary for arthritis in my hands. Sweet Almond oil is a good all round vegetable carrier oil that I use with Rosemary. Simply add 8 to 10 drops of Rosemary to 30mls of carrier oil and shake well. After I get into bed, I use this mixture sparingly on my hands. If you feel the need to give your hands a good soak, put on some cotton gloves to protect your bedding.
Recipe for mental stress
September is the changes month. So many things happen this time of year that can cause anxiety or stress related issues.
Bergamot 10 drops
Grapefruit 10 drops
Vetivert 5 drops
Add 5 drops of this blend to a carrier oil of your choice, and massage gently into your skin.
You can also add up to 10 drops in your bath or diffuser.
You can break me without touching me or even seeing me. What am I?
The first five people to let us know the answer to this riddle will receive a free 5ml Transitions blend with their next online order.
Last month’s riddle answer was the letters ng. Congratulations to all who answered correctly!
Quotes and Trivia
Did you know? In Hollywood, the brides keep their bouquets and throw away their husbands.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”