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2019 02: Aromatherapy Newsletter February 2019

Green Valley Aromatherapy – February 2019

Here it is again, February, the most disliked month of the year. Statistics show that there are more suicides in February than in any other month. Storms and power outages can keep you home dark, damp and cold. Schools sometimes have to send the children home. If mum and dad are working, they have to get time off to rescue their offspring.

On the positive side, the days are getting longer and the little green shoots are starting to appear in the garden. At our previous house, we had a lot of snow drops and I miss them. We have Daffodils, tulips and crocus at our new house, but nothing compares to the snow drops which are so delicate looking but strong. They are the first bulbs to push up through the ground and survive through all the rain, snow, freezing temperatures and howling winds.

We have a new blend to introduce to you. It is called Citrus Delight and comprises of Eucalyptus CitriodoraSweet OrangeLimeLemonPalo SantoCedarwood and Vanilla. This blend is amazing and guaranteed to titillate your senses.

All the best,


Profile on Rose essential oil:

Rose essential oil, aka Rose Otto, is steam distilled from the petals of Rosa centifolia. This makes it different from Rose Absolutewhich is obtained through solvent extraction.

Rose essential oil is known as the Queen of all oils. Cleopatra was known to bathe in water into which rose oil and rose petals had been added. It was said to keep her skin beautiful and her mind calm.

Rose essential oil has been suggested for grief, hysteria, depression, PMS, menopause, impotence, frigidity, heart palpitations and skin problems.

The general properties of Rose are anti-depressant, anti-infectious, aphrodisiac, diuretic, sedative, tonic and much more. I know this precious oil is on the expensive side, but it seems to last twice as long and the aroma is beautiful.
I had a friend who owned a flower shop. I started to collect rose petals to dry and use as confetti for my son’s upcoming wedding. I carried them in 2 large plastic bags with me to England. When it came time to shower the bride and groom with the confetti the aroma was unbelievable! People were picking them up off of the floor to throw them over themselves.

Profile on Heart chakra blend:

There are seven major chakras or energy poinnts locatied within our physical body. The chakras run vertically along our spinal column. In general, the Chakras heal, balance and help with energy flow throughout the body. The Heart Chakra is locatied in the centre of the chest.

The essential oils chosen for this blend are GeraniumLavenderMandarin, and Ylang Ylang.

The Heart Chakra governs the heart, blood circulation, the immune system, the skin and the hands. It is associated with forgiveness, healing, sharing, sincerity and unconditional love. The colour associated with the Heart Chakra is emerald green.
Chakra blends can be used in the bath (5-6 drops per full tub), in massage oilsdiffused, blended into a room spray or simply dotted onto a tissue or personal inhaler and carried with you throughout your day for inhalation when necessary.

Profile on evening primrose:

Evening Primrose Oil is thought to prevent the skin from premature aging. This would be a good oil to start with if you are interested in making your own skin care products. This amazing carrier oil comes from a beautiful and delicate flower that blooms at around 4pm and stays in flower through to mid-morning the following day.

Evening Primrose oil is high in Gamma Linolenic acid which is said to rejuvenate skin cells. It is excellent for dry, scaly skin, Psoriasis, Eczema and wounds.
Evening Primrose is thought of as a women’s oil. It can be effective for pre-menstral syndrome, breast pain and endrometriosis. Men should not feel left out as it is used by men for skin problems such as dandruff, itchy scalp and dry hair. I use Evening Primrose oil for rheumatoid arthritis and it is used for many ailments such as Osteoporosis, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s and would you believe, Alcoholism! I am curious to learn more about how it is used for all of these treatments.

Recipe for a welcome home

When you come home from a long day at school or work, you want your home to smell warm and inviting.

Try these blends in your diffuser.
2 drops Benzoin
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Ylang Ylang

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


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