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2018 10: Aromatherapy Newsletter October 2018

Green Valley Aromatherapy – October 2018

Hi Aroma Friends,

Happy Halloween! I hope you have a good and scary All Hallows Eve at the end of the month.

Summer is over, and instead of blue skies, we have breathtaking views of the trees donning their fall colours. A precious memory that many people have is walking through the woods on a crisp Autumn day, leaves crunching beneath every step. Some of the orange and red leaves come from old growth trees; it’s amazing to be in the presence of something so ancient. Wood for houses, fencing, furniture and so on is in high demand as the world population rises. It’s quite saddening to see big trucks carrying one large log driving to the ferry. Although there is much replanting going on, we will never be able to replace the old growth. Just because old growth wood is a natural resource, it does not mean that it is sustainable. With this in mind, Green Valley Aromatherapy doesn’t carry rosewood essential oil because there is no sustainable source for it.

There is a lot of misinformation about essential oils online. It’s common to see these worst case scenarios, where people make themselves sick, or burn their skin because they use essential oils without any knowledge. This happens when people are given wrong information, or because they haven’t consulted a qualified aromatherapist.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us, or ask another aromatherapist.

All the best,

Profile on spearmint Essential oil 

Spearmint is a top note and is steam distilled. It has a wonderful, fresh aroma. Spearmint is a stimulant, so it is great for people who have problems with congestion of the lungs or the skin. I know people who have used it for headaches with good results.

diffuser is the ideal way to use spearmint. It’s clean, fresh aroma can be infused into an entire room, and help combat colds and other respiratory problems. If your cold doesn’t subside, try adding 3 drops of spearmint into a bowl of hot water, and place a towel over your head and the bowl.

Spearmint is 15% off in October 2018!

Profile on energize essential oil blend

Energize has been making a name for itself by helping folks with that “morning after the night before” feeling. After using this blend in your diffuser, bath, or shower, you should soon feel revitalized.

When you look at the essential oils that are in this blend, it is easy to see why it works so well.

Bergamot: A good anti-depressant, diuretic, antispamodic, and digestive.
Orange: An uplifting, anti-septic oil, lymph stimulator, and anti-depressant.
Palmarosa: Cellular stimulant (to stimulate cellular regeneration), anti-microbial, cytophylactic.
Rosemary: Stimulates the central nervous system, cephalic, rubefacient, and hepatic.


profile on Frankincense hydrosol

Frankincense Hydrosol has the same properties as the essential oil, but is much gentler. The resin is taken from the trunk of the tree, and steam distilled. As the steam passes through the coil, it cools down, and drips into a container. The essential oil sits on the top, and the water underneath contains some of the frankincensemolecules: this is the hydrosol.

If you want to introduce aromatherapy to seniors or young children, hydrosols are a good way to get the benefits of essential oils in a safe manner.

The benefits of Frankincense have been documented since before Christ. The properties of this oil are numerous; the ones I am listing are the well known ones:
Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, calming, digestive, diuretic, and sedative.


Older people who have rheumatism, or any inflammation would benefit from spraying the affected area with Frankincense hydrosol. Children with anxiety issues can start feeling better after spraying the hydrosol on the neck area, or putting it on their hands, and cupping over the nose and breathing deeply. Frankincense hydrosol helps by slowing down and deepening your breathing. I have also heard that it helps regenerate aging skin.

recipe for hair rinse

25mls of Beer
5 drops of Lavender
5 drops of Bergamot

Mix ingredients together in a bottle, shake well. After you have shampooed and rinsed, pour over hair, massage into your scalp, pull through your hair, and squeeze off any surplus.

Did you know?

In 2007, the Department of Occupational therapy in Hong Kong conducted a randomized cross-over trial in 70 adults with dementia.
There has been evidence showing that insomnia or disturbed sleep has some connection with dementia patients.
Lavender was used in the treatment group, and unscented sunflower oil in the placebo group. Results showed that 75% of patients who inhaled Lavender had a good nights sleep.
Last months riddle answer was “Promise”

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