2018 11: Aromatherapy Newsletter November 2018
Green Valley Aromatherapy – November 2018
Hello Aroma Friends,
Welcome to November!
Weather wise, you can expect anything this time of year; from clear blue skies, to grey, rainy days. As I am writing this newsletter (in the middle of October), the sky is so blue, the sun is warm, and there is a nice gentle breeze. What more could you want?
During the clear, nice days, I spend my time putting the garden to bed and digging up Gladioli bulbs and Dahlias to keep them dry. I had to fish out the Christmas paraphernalia from the shed so that I could get all the summer lawn chairs, parasols and hammocks into storage for the winter. It’s definitely feeling like fall now!
We now have a piano in our shop. During the summer, the piano was at home on an outdoor patio where anyone could stop and play. They put out a plea asking if anyone would be willing to house the community piano over the winter (as the damp was harming it). Now, the shop is sometimes filled with uplifting melodies from passersby and customers wanting to play music. It is quite entertaining when the customers cannot resist having a tinkle on the ivories. Our aromatherapy people are so musically talented!
All the best,
Profile on sunshine blend
Our Sunshine blend was created to help people combat the winter blues. This is the time of year to start thinking of diffusing this blend, so you can get a good start on the season.
The three essential oils in this blend are all from the same tree.
Petitgrain: This oil is good for nervous exhaustion, depression, and insomnia.
Bitter Orange: An anti-depression and lymph stimulator oil that helps with stress.
Neroli: This oil is an anti-anxiety, anti-depression, and tissue stimulant. Neroli has a wonderful aroma, and can be helpful with PMS, menopause, scar tissue, stretch marks, and insomnia. Neroli is good for helping lower the heart rate, which can help lower blood pressure.
Profile on eucalyptus radiata
Globulus is great for adults with the flu, congestion in the lungs, or pain caused by inflammation.
Radiata is better for children, as it is more gentle than Globulus. However, it is still as effective. When my Grandchildren have colds, stuffy noses or congestion, they use the Radiata. When they get into their teens, we may start to use the Globulus.
Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil is said to be helpful with headaches, sinus problems, bronchitis, coughs, and sore throats.
essential oils that are safer for children
I thought I would suggest some essential oils that are safer and effective for children. The Holiday season is coming, and you are going to be busy organizing, shopping and writing cards; it’s not the best time for your little loved ones to get sick.
Chamomile Roman is good for pain, calming, insomnia, skin problems, and anxiety. It’s a little expensive, but it is a good reliable oil for kids.
Eucalyptus Radiata is good for Bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, fever, headaches, and rashes.
Lavender is helpful with nervous conditions, burns, cuts, grazes, psoriasis, insect bites, headaches, anxiety, sleep and helps to promote wound healing.
Mandarin is known as “the children’s oil” in France. It is good for hysteria, and is very calming and uplifting. A child’s first week at a new school can be pretty traumatic, but inhaling the fragrant aroma of mandarin can make the child feel more at ease.
Niaouli is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs. It is anti-inflammatory, analgestic, decongestant, and a stimulant.
Petitgrain is a middle note, and is steam distilled from the twigs and leaves. It has a kind of earthy aroma, which some people don’t like, but it is good for nervous exhaustion and depression.
Palma Rosa is very calming to the mind. I love this oil, it is so good for the skin, and is thought to stimulate cellular regeneration. It is a balancing oil, and helps with exhaustion.
Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora) is one of the best essential oils for children. I have put the botanical name down so you don’t get Ravensara.
Ravintsara is a great immuno-stimulant and muscle relaxant. It also helps with respiratory problems, cold sores, shingles, joint pains, muscular tension, and depression.
Tea tree is a great anti-inflammatory oil, and helps with infectious illnesses, cold sores, bronchial congestion, whooping cough, acne, abscesses, wound healing, candida, and ring worm.
Aching arms and legs for children over five
Add the 15 drops of the 3 essential oils to 30mls of carrier oil. Shake well and massage gently into the legs or arms.
Add the 15 drops of the 3 essential oils to 30mls of carrier oil. Shake well, and massage stomach in a clockwise direction.
did you know?
During the Dark Ages Aromatherapy was forced to go underground as the Catholic Church banned the use of natural remedies. They believed illnesses were a punishment of God which only prayer and bleeding could cure. This ban lasted for centuries.
Aromatherapy as you and me know it was discovered by accident in the 1920s by French Chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse. He soaked his hand in Lavender after burning himself – as he didn’t have anything else to hand – and was surprised to find that his wound healed quickly. He was also the first person to coin the term ‘aromatherapy’
Quotes and Trivia
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman