2019 11: Aromatherapy Newsletter November 2019
Green Valley Aromatherapy – November 2019
All the best,
Profile on castor oil:
The aroma of Castor Oil is not the best, although you can always add your favourite essential oil to it to make the experience more enjoyable. It has a slight sticky feeling when you try to smooth it onto your skin and this can be a bit off putting. However, if you stick with it, it will start to work wonders!
For example, I had an itchy rash on my lower legs. I tried many excellent creams, although none of them stopped the itch. Then I remembered the benefits of Castor Oil. Within 5 minutes of putting it on the itching stopped. That night, when I was getting ready for bed, I was surprised at the softness of the skin on my legs. The Castor Oil had really made a difference!
Castor Oil is a humectant. It creates a protective barrier on the skin and attracts and retains moisture. It is great for dry, chapped skin and is readily absorbed. Aromatherapists have said that it can dissolve cysts, growths, and warts. It is also said that it softens corns, prevents scars, and softens the skin.
Profile on Melissa essential oil:
Profile on winter warmth blend:
Winter Warmth is part of a group of essential oil blends that we have created to represent the seasons. They are usually all together (in a group of 6) but the winter themed one became so popular, we decided to sell it in 5ml and 10ml bottles, for your convenience.
The aroma of this blend is a warm, comforting, and homey sort of smell. It is made up from Birch, Bitter Orange, Cinnamon, Litsea Cubeba, Pine, and Vetivert essential oils.
The properties of this blend are: Analgesic, anti-depressant, stimulant, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, and detoxifying. Each oil in this blend has a lot of properties, so I picked out 6 of the most popular.
Profile on frankincense essential oil and hydrosol:
Frankincense Essential Oil has an ancient history, and is mentioned many times in the Bible. As you can imagine, people 2000 or so years ago walked around in sandals, or even barefoot. They would then have many abrasions on their feet, which could easily become infected. The custom was to wash their feet in water and frankincense, which helped relieve infection due to Frankincense’s antiseptic properties. This is how Frankincense became valued the same as gold.
Recipe for anxiety and depression:
- Basil essential oil 8 drops
- Bergamot essential oil 10 drops
- Melissa essential oil 4 drops
- Patchouli essential oil 8 drops
Add these drops to a dark coloured glass bottle, and mix tenderly.
Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser. 10 drops can be added to a warm bath. You can also put 2 drops on a tissue and carry it in your pocket to use whenever you need to. You never know when an anxiety attack or depressive episode can occur; so it is best to keep this blend handy. If you have a lava bracelet, you can put a few drops in the black, porous lava beads and the soothing scent of this blend will get into your system and help you feel better.
Green Valley Aromatherapy Hours
Monday – Variable – please call
Tuesday-Friday 10-5 pm PST
Saturday 11-4 pm PST
Did you know?
The Earth is closer to the sun during winter.
Contrary to public belief, Black Pepper is not a skin irritant!