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2020 03: Aromatherapy Newsletter March 2020

Green Valley Aromatherapy – March 2020

The March wind blows cold and snow is a very real possibility. If it does end up snowing, what will the poor robins do?!
March is the most unpredictable month of the year; weather wise I mean. Dressing in layers, and bundling up is the only way to “be prepared” as the boy scouts say.
There is no excuse to not surround yourself with essential oils at this time! They can help protect your home from pests and may make your transition into the new season much smoother. Diffusers, aromatherapy jewelry (like necklaces and bracelets), and little doo-dads that clip onto the vents in your car make it easy to carry and use essential oils for their respective health benefits.
Even though the weather is unpredictable, it is starting to get lighter at night; this seems like a fair trade off. I do not do well with darkness. I seem to need light. Seasonal Affective Disorder is something that many people have to deal with. It is very cumbersome and truly affects your day to day life. Here at Green Valley, we have a blend that was created just for S.A.D called “Sunshine”. It has worked for many people and the odd few it hasn’t worked for have made small adjustments to the recipe to suit their sense of smell. One person I know does not like Pettigrain essential oil, so she replaced it with Vetivert essential oil and it works great!
In the shop we are still very busy. London Drugs orders seem to come in every month or so and we have so many people coming in to our shop to ask questions. Everyone seems to be interested in essential oils and they all get excited to see the wonderful results they can bring.
On the 20th of March it is the first day of Spring! That is something to look forward to.
On the 17th of March it is St Patrick’s day. In England where we lived there was a parade in the day, and dances at night.
Have a great spring,
Barb Greenwood.

Profile on Vetivert essential oil:

Vetivert essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of the grass. It has a beautiful, sweet, earthy aroma, and it is one of the thicker oils.

Many aromatherapists do not want to wait for it to drop from the bottle, which is a shame as it is a wonderful healing oil. Vetivert essential oil is very calming and can help reduce anxiety. It is mentally balancing and deeply relaxing. If you are thinking about stopping smoking or losing weight, make Vetivert part of your routine.

Vetivert is classified as a Nervine, which means it is healing to the nerves. This essential oil may helps with rheumatism and muscle pain and it is good for skin problems such as acne and oily skin. Being a base note, Vetivert essential oil is a good place to start when creating a blend, as it has many beneficial properties, and helps to round out the higher notes.


Profile on nurturance Blend:

Our Nurturance essential oil blend was created to help envelop our inner child in a gentle, fragrant embrace. Lets face it, we are great at looking after other people, but we forget to look after ourselves. The problem is, if we do not look after ourselves, we will not be capable of looking after others.
The combination of Bitter OrangePatchouliPetitgrain, and Rose Geranium essential oils is relaxing, but not in a way that hinders the way you function. These oils have many beneficial properties, and between them all they are anti- inflammatory, aphrodisiac, lymph stimulator, antidepressant, nervine, sedative, anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, and balancing.
This blend of oils lends itself to a person who is looking to make changes in their life. There are many ways to use this essential oil synergy; use it in a diffuser, add it to a moisturizing cream, or add it to a carrier oil and use it as a massage oil.
Nurturance blend is excellent for skin issues, burns, acne, eczema, and dermatitis.


Profile on cocoa Butter:

Cocoa butter is recommended for the prevention of stretch marks. Its velvety texture, pleasant aroma, and emollient properties have made it a popular ingredient in cosmetics, soaps, and lotions.
The moisturizing properties of cocoa butter are frequently recommended for treating chapped lips and skin. Use it as your daily moisturizer to prevent dry and itchy skin. Add some to your bath for a luxurious, chocolate soak.
Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, which is why it is good for hydrating and nourishing the skin. The fat of the cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over the skin to keep in moisture.

recipe for fatiuge:

Do you ever feel exhausted, have low energy, and can’t seem to find interest in anything? You sleep alright, but don’t want to get up in the morning? You have a good appetite, so why do you feel so tired?
There are a number of things that can cause this feeling, and I have created a recipe to help combat these awful feelings.
Gently mix these essential oils together. You can add 10 drops of this synergy to your bath, a few drops in your diffuser, or mix it with a carrier oil to create a massage oil.
The properties in this combined blend are: Emotional Stimulant, detoxifier, sedative, carminative, analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, vasodilator, and aphrodisiac.

Green Valley Aromatherapy Hours

Monday – 10-2 pm PST
Tuesday-Friday 10-5 pm PST
Saturday 11-4 pm PST



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