2021 10: Aromatherapy Newsletter October 2021
Green Valley Aromatherapy – October 2021
Dear Aromatherapy Friends,
Well, we have made it to October! Now it’s time to nest, eat comfort food and get prepared for the chilly months ahead.
One of our employees is trying her hand at planting garlic this month, it looks to be a fairly easy crop to care for. How nice to have something to nurture in the garden through the winter.
With all the grey, wet weather we commonly get during the fall in British Columbia one can begin to feel a little melancholy. Some of our favorite blends to bring a little cheer back into your days include 20 Year Celebration, Energize, Elevate the Spirit and Infinite Bliss. Try diffusing these blends or put a few drops in an inhaler to carry with you.
We shall be celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving on the 11th of this month. We are all hoping to spend time with our loved ones and truly appreciate all the good in our lives.
Sending you all the best for a wonderful October!
Profile on Palo Santo essential oil:
This lovely top note essential oil is harvested in Ecuador from tree branches that have fallen naturally to the ground.
Some describe the scent of Palo Santo as being woodsy with a hint of citrus. As it belongs to the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh, Palo Santo has some similarities such as antiviral, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties.
Long used to cleanse a space of negative energy, Palo Santo can also be beneficial when used to help against bronchitis, allergies and asthma as well as muscle & joint pain and inflammation.
Profile on Sniff-B-Gone Blend:
Sniff-B-Gone is a combination of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus Globulus, Ginger, Lemon and Rosemary essential oils. This synergy is a great opponent against troublesome sniffles. Also an excellent immune stimulant, anti bactericide and anti viral, Sniff B Gone is a valuable blend to have on hand during the fall and winter months. Add a couple of drops to lotion or salve and massage onto the chest and back to help relieve congestion, or add a few drops to a diffuser to help clear the air and sinuses.
Profile on Rosemary Floral Water:
This refreshing and revitalizing floral water is also a powerful antioxidant that makes it very useful as a toner for normal to oily skin.
Suzanne Catty suggests that Rosemary floral water, when added to shampoo’s and conditioner’s, promotes healthy, shiny hair; as well as boosting regrowth from mild hair loss when blended with cedarwood.
Rosemary floral water can also be used in topical compresses for arthritis, rheumatism and gout.
REcipe for a Pumpkin Spice BLEND:
Tis the season for everything pumpkin! Even if the taste doesn’t appeal to you, there’s something about the scent of a warming, comforting blend of spices that complements the grey days, making them cozy and bearable. We at Green Valley Aromatherapy are happy to share our own version of a pumpkin spice blend. Simply add the following essential oil drops to your diffuser and enjoy!
Did you know:
In Canada the month of October is Women’s History Month! This includes International Day of the Girl on October 11 and Persons Day on October 18. In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month, marking the beginning of an annual month-long celebration of the outstanding achievements of women throughout Canada’s history.
This year’s theme for Women’s History Month is Make an impact, in honour of the courageous women and girls who have made a lasting impact as pioneers in their fields. Whether as business leaders, politicians, researchers, artists or activists, they have helped shape Canada into a thriving, diverse and prosperous country through their achievements and desire to make a difference.
“The trees are in their autumn beauty, the woodland paths are dry, under the October twilight the water mirrors a still sky.” – William Butler Yeats