2021 09: Aromatherapy Newsletter September 2021
Green Valley Aromatherapy – September 2021
Dear Aromatherapy Friends,
Welcome to September! We’re very lucky on the west coast. Most years the weather in September is quite mild; a lovely way to ease from summer into fall.
Many people, though sorry that summer is on its way out, are quite ready to get back to a consistent routine. With school and various other programs & courses starting up again you’ll probably find that you’re indoors and around people much more frequently. A nice way to add some protection from air-born germs and viruses is to have a piece of jewellery that you can add essential oils to. This is one of our favorite ways to use aromatherapy without bombarding the people around us with scent. Our bracelets and necklaces come in several different styles that will appeal to most. You can visit us in store for even more selection!
The change of seasons can affect our skin, our face and décolletage in particular. After being exposed to UV rays, sweat and sunscreen daily for a few months the fall is a time to pamper and nourish your skin. Our moisturizing base cream is wonderful on its own and with essential oils or rich carrier oils added. Some of our popular essential oils for skincare include Frankincense, Rose Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Carrot Seed, and Helichrysum. Carrier oils that help to give an extra boost to your moisturizer include Rosehip Seed Oil, Evening Primrose and Jojoba.
I hope this transition into the next season goes smoothly for you all.
Profile on Goldenrod essential oil:
Our Goldenrod essential oil is organic and wild-crafted. Found in eastern Canada, Goldenrod has long been used by Indigenous peoples for food and medicine. We here at Green Valley Aromatherapy use it regularly to alleviate hay fever symptoms. It is one of the key ingredients of our Breathe Easy blend.
Calming and uplifting, this essential oil can also be helpful in healing urinary tract infections, eczema, acne, arthritis, gout, fungal infections and as a treatment for minor wounds.
Profile on Tummies Blend:
Tummies is a blend of essential oils to help bring relief to all your stomach-related discomfort. This synergy of Fennel, Ginger, Lemon, Mandarin and Peppermint will help take the edge off nausea, motion sickness, flatulence, bloat and indigestion. Add it to one of our roller-ball bottles in a base of coconut oil for an on-the-go remedy. Also eases anxiety induced stomach aches too!
Profile on Evening Primrose Oil:
An excellent source of Gama linoleic acid (GLA), vitamins and minerals, Evening Primrose oil is wonderful for repairing psoriasis, eczema, wounds and to prevent premature aging.
It can help to improve the skin’s hydration and protects skin from environmental stressors. An excellent oil in particular for those with adult onset acne, when you’re dealing with dry, dehydrated skin as well as breaking out at the same time.
Evening primrose oil can be used as a 10% additive to other carrier oils and creams or may be used undiluted.
REcipe for Ni to Nits!:
As children head back into the classrooms parents await the first letter home to announce the return of the dreaded Lice! This recipe is a good preventative measure.
1/2 cup Distilled water
Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray liberally all over hair in the mornings before school.
Did you know:
Green Valley Aromatherapy carries hand made soaps! Hailing from Bowser, right here on Vancouver Island, and using essential oils from Green Valley Aromatherapy, Bestemor’s Bounty Soap offers an assortment of wonderful scents, something for everyone.
We are also now carrying 5 different varieties of African Black Soap from Ghana. Black soap has a wide range of uses and benefits. Its antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties make it helpful in combating acne and inflammation. Coconut, neem and shea butter, all being rich in fatty acids, and vitamins A & E, help to sooth and hydrate skin.
“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.” – Raquel Franco