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2020 10: Aromatherapy Newsletter October 2020

Green Valley Aromatherapy – October 2020

Welcome to October!
I hope that by the time you get this newsletter, the smoke from the wildfires in Washington has left Vancouver island and the fires are out. If it carries on the way it is while I write this, we will be wearing oxygen masks along with our disposable medical masks!
There has been a lot going on with COVID-19. It has been a strain being in quarantine, especially for the children and seniors. Our local grocery store has been delivering our groceries for us. This has been a huge help, as I don’t want to risk going into a closed area where lots of people are. I especially enjoy the homemade soups and ready-made meals they have.
I have a surgery coming up next week, and will have to stay one night in the hospital, and then two weeks in quarantine. In my quarantine, I am planning on catching up with my reading, getting in touch with friends, and going through my old shoes and handbags in hopes of downsizing.
In the shop, we have just received a new book called “Women’s Health Aromatherapy” by Pam Conrad. It is a clinically evidence-based guide for Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, and Therapists. I can’t wait to start reading it!
Green Valley Aromatherapy is doing well during the pandemic. Some of our local customers are phoning in their orders, paying over the phone, and then coming into the store to pick it up. This system works great, and everyone seems to be very happy that they can still get their favourite essential oils!
Best wishes, and Happy Halloween!
Barb Greenwood.

Profile on cajaput essential oil:

Cajaput is not a well known essential oil, but it is an excellent one. It is in the family Melaleuca, which is the same family that Tea Tree is in.

If I was only allowed to take one essential oil with me on a long journey, it would be a toss up between Lavender and Cajaput.

The general properties of Cajaput essential oil are analgesic, antiseptic, balancing, calming, decongestant, expectant, and stimulant.
This oil may help with colds, sore throats, laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma, arthritis, and rheumatism.
Cajaput can also be used to repel lice and fleas.


Profile on solar plexus chakra Blend:

The Solar Plexus chakra is located between the naval and the base of the sternum. It governs the pancreas, liver, digestive system, spleen, gall bladder, muscles, and lower back.
It is associated with personal power, self control, willpower, inner harmony, and the acceptance of self and strength.
The essential oils that were chosen for this blend are:
Clove Bud essential oil – Clove Bud is a strong analgesic and detoxifier. It is also very calming.
Fennel essential oil – Fennel is a hormone balancer, detoxifier, and stimulant. It also is known to aid digestion.
Patchouli essential oil – Patchouli is anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and anti-anxiety. Patchouli is also used for treating skin ailments.
Peppermint essential oil – Peppermint is a stimulant, anti-neuralgic, and analgesic.


Profile on winter warmth blend:

While the world gets colder, it’s imperative to make sure that you still feel your best. With the help of essential oils, you can make your home smell warm and cozy!

Spicy smelling oils such as CinnamonClove Bud, and Nutmeg may be used with Vanilla boosted extract to simulate the warm smells of baking. In your diffuser, add 3-5 drops of these oils, and notice how a cold room starts to feel pleasant and inviting.
If you wish to make your home smell like a winter forest, Black SpruceCedarwood, and Pine essential oils are great to use in your diffuser. These essential oils also have anti-fungal and detoxifying properties.
However, if you are looking for a pre-made winter blend, our Winter Warmth diffuser blend and natural perfume may be perfect for you. This synergy of Birch, Bitter Orange, Cinnamon, Litsea Cubeba, Pine, and Vetivert essential oils offers a warm, comforting scent that will remind you that there is warmth even in the coldest months.

recipe to sooth the symptoms of dementia:

We have created this blend to help with some symptoms of dementia.
Bergamot essential oil 5 drops
Ginger essential oil 3 drops
Grapefruit essential oil 7 drops
Lavender essential oil 5 drops
Peppermint essential oil 4 drops
Rosemary essential oil. 3 drops
Ylang Ylang essential oil 3 drops
Mix these 30 drops with your chosen carrier oil for a soothing massage, or add 10 drops to the bath, or 5-10 drops to your diffuser.

Green Valley Aromatherapy Hours

NEW HOURS! New open on Sunday
Monday – Friday 10-5 pm PST
Saturday – Sunday 11-4 pm PST



Did you know?

The heart of a shrimp is located at the bottom of its head!


My new car has something that will last a life time….
…Monthy payments!”

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