2022 03: Aromatherapy Newsletter March 2022
Green Valley Aromatherapy – March 2022
Dear Aromatherapy Friends,
Hip hip hurray, the first day of spring is on its way! March 20th is a day to celebrate with increasing daylight hours and warming temperatures as the Northern Hemisphere begins its tilt towards the sun.
How do you celebrate this Vernal Equinox? Why not pick up some native wildflower seeds and spread them about, or begin some spring cleaning to refresh your space.
A fun activity, especially for families with younger children is to make up a simple scavenger hunt of sorts to look for the signs of spring. Take a leisurely walk and let your senses be tickled by nature waking up ~ breathe in and smell the clean, fresh air, listen for birds and feel the wind as it rustles the trees. Take pleasure in all these treasures of spring, big and small.
Profile on Geranium essential oil:
Geranium essential oil stimulates the adrenal cortex, which is primarily responsible for secreting hormones, which help to balance the production of hormones secreted by other organs (including “male” and “female” sex hormones). This is why geranium essential oil is very often recommended for PMS and menopausal problems (to help balance the production of estrogen and progesterone produced by the body). As a diuretic and lymph system stimulant, geranium is used in the treatment of cellulite and fluid retention.
Profile on Spring Party Blend:
Profile on Peppermint Floral Water:
An excellent topical anti-inflammatory, Peppermint Floral Water can be used undiluted as a compress to help alleviate the discomfort of itching and burning caused by allergic reactions, insect bites and stings, and even acneic skin issues.
A versatile floral water when dealing with stiff muscles, aches, pains, and strains; when added to hot water it will have a cooling effect and added to cold water it will have a heating effect.
Boosting Your Garden With Essential Oils:
March is truly an exciting month as gardeners can begin planning for their summer crops. Most have heard of companion planting and in many cases simply adding a few drops of a beneficial essential oil to your watering can will work wonders. For example, Roses love garlic, basil or thyme. While you could plant these herbs around your rose bushes, sometimes that won’t work with your aesthetic. Luckily you can add the essential oils to your watering can instead!
The following is a simple recipe to combat mold & fungi growing on trees, plants and flowers.
4L warm water
Add a maximum of 10 drops of one or a combination of the suggested oils above to 4L of warm water. Mix well and allow to cool. To use, fill your watering can or garden sprayer half way with your essential oil and water infusion; fill the rest of the way with cold water and mix well before using.
Did you know:
March 8, 2022 is International Women’s Day. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias. It’s all about gender equality, equity, and inclusion.
Individuals and organizations are invited to send in #BreakTheBias images on the IWD website as they will be sharing some of the best images from around the world in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2022. Strike the IWD #BreakTheBias pose with your arms crossed to show your commitment to calling out bias, smashing stereotypes, breaking inequality, and rejecting discrimination.
For more information please visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door”
~ Irish Blessing