2022 04: Aromatherapy Newsletter April 2022
Green Valley Aromatherapy – April 2022
Dear Aromatherapy Friends,
Welcome to wonderful April. Between bouts of spring showers, there is a flurry of activity, by humans and seemingly all other creatures great and small. A cacophony of nature sounds greet us in the morning, and tease us throughout the day. The forests surrounding our city are buzzing with life ~ from the hummingbirds courtship diving and chirping, to the Steller’s Jays vocalizations and the Chickadee’s and Robins search for nesting material. The bee’s are becoming more active too, hoping people haven’t been to hasty in cleaning up their early food source in the form of dandelions which provide both pollen and nectar.
April is truly a special month.
Wishing you all well,
Profile on Clary sage essential oil:
Sometimes referred to as “The Women’s Oil”, Clary Sage is a must-have for those who suffer with the effects of Premenstrual syndrome as well as menopausal symptoms. With its antispasmodic and muscle relaxant properties Clary Sage is a wonderful oil to use for the relief of menstrual cramps and has also been long used as an aid in pre and postpartum care. The calming nature of this oil helps to soothe irritation, anxiety, depression and tension.
Profile on Morning bloom Blend:
Profile on tea tree Floral Water:
An excellent product to have in your medicine cabinet, Tea Tree Floral Water is anti septic, anti fungal, anti viral and anti bacterial.
Used topically it can help clean scrapes, cuts and wounds as well as most kinds of skin irritations. Tea Tree floral water is excellent for fungal conditions such as athlete’s foot, eczema and dandruff.
Tea Tree Floral Water is the ultimate cleanser. It is great for teens with troubled skin. Just apply to the affected areas with a cotton pad or cotton ball. If you wax or do any hair removal, spray tea tree floral water on afterwards to remove the sting and redness.
Recipe for anti fungal foot soak:
This refreshing foot soak is great for weekly maintenance or more frequently (every couple of days or so) to help combat athletes foot and foot/toe nail fungus.
1/4 cup sea salt or epsom salt
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
4 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
4 drops Lemon Essential Oil
1 drop Oregano Essential Oil
1 drop Thyme Essential Oil
In a medium bowl stir sea salts and baking soda together. In a small bowl mix the sweet almond oil and the essential oils. Next, pour the sweet almond & essential oil concoction into the salt & soda, combine well. Fill a basin with warm water (not hot!). Add salt soak to water and swirl to incorporate. Soak for up to 20 minutes. Ensure that after the soak you dry your feet, especially between your toes, very well.
Did you know:
The Lyrids Meteor Shower peaks on the nights of April 21-22. During this time you may be able to see up to 18 meteors per hour.
Named after the constellation Lyra, this meteor shower is one of the oldest ever recorded, 2,500 years ago!
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson