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2021 07: Aromatherapy Newsletter July 2021

Green Valley Aromatherapy – July 2021

Dear Aromatherapy Friends,
Well summer has definitely arrived, the weather here in British Columbia has been uncommonly hot. Our downtown has been quiet as everyone scurries to the local rivers, lakes and beaches hoping to cool off. Despite the heat everything looks bright and cheerful. The streets are lovely and colourful with all the hanging baskets and pots around.
We’ve been busy at Green Valley putting the final touches on our new pricelist, which will make its debut in the coming week.
One of the changes you’ll notice is that a few of our hydrosols have been rebranded as ‘floral water’. Oftentimes ‘floral water’ and ‘hydrosol’ are used interchangeably and can be used in the same applications. We will have more information online and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
As British Columbia’s Covid-19 protocols ease we would like to assure our customers that we will continue our cleaning and sanitizing procedures. As well, our staff will carry on wearing masks until they are all fully vaccinated.
With best wishes for a safe and wonderful summer,
Barb Greenwood

Profile on Citronella essential oil:

As a deodorant, deoderizer and purifier, Citronella essential oil is wonderful for cleaning the house, particularly kitchens and bathrooms. It can help eliminate and prevent the growth of fungus on surfaces as well as wounds, while also aiding the healing process. Can promote the expulsion of toxins and boost the immune system, reducing cold, flu and fever symptoms.
It is known mainly as an excellent insect repellent.




Profile on Peace Blend:

Our Peace blend was created to help with the quest for peace and inner harmony. Try this blend when you are meditating or merely when you would like to turn your bathroom into a Zen like spa experience!
A combination of GrapefruitRose GeraniumAmyris and Ylang ylang, this blend can also help to purify and refresh the air when added to a diffuser.


Profile on Witch Hazel:

Witch hazel is useful for burns, scalds and inflammatory skin conditions. It is excellent when applied on a cotton ball to insect and mosquito bites – it helps reduce pain and swelling. It is an astringent and anti-inflammatory.
It is also an excellent base for home made sprays, body mists or cleaning products.

REcipe for an Outdoor Bug BLEND:

Whether your summer has you on hiking adventures in the mountains, camping in the bush or enjoying a day at the beach, a common annoyance no matter where you find yourself is the mosquitos and other irritating insects. The following recipe should do a good job of deterring these creatures.
Witch Hazel – 1/2 cup
Citronella essential oil – 10 drops
Lemongrass essential oil – 25 drops
Peppermint essential oil – 20 drops
Thyme essential oil – 5 drops
Pour Witch Hazel into a spray bottle of your choosing. Add essential oils and shake to combine. Spray as needed.

Did you know:
We are excited to introduce our new Room Sprays. With 8 wonderful scents to choose from there’s sure to be one that tickles your fancy.


Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.

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