2022 08: Aromatherapy Newsletter August 2022
Green Valley Aromatherapy – August 2022
Dear Aromatherapy Friends,
Well, summer 2022 has really come in with a (somewhat sweltering) bang! What I find fascinating is that on the other side of the world it is winter time! In Australia and New Zealand for instance July is often their coldest month, temperatures usually falling between 12 – 16°C. This is something I ruminate on as I try my best to stay hydrated and cool. I have started keeping my peppermint floral water in the fridge to give myself a refreshing spritz when I am feeling especially overheated. I am looking forward to the rest of August and hope that this last month of summer is filled to the brim with wonderful memories made with those dearest to you.
Profile on copaiba balsam essential oil:
Copaiba Balsam essential oil has been used for generations as a traditional medicine amongst Indigenous South American tribes. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits have been well researched and share similar effects to CBD oil.
The well-known Aromatherapist Robert Tisserand has stated that Copaiba essential oil can make your skin happy. He cites that Copaiba releases beta-endorphins, a hormone linked to happiness, when applied to the skin. Tisserand goes on to state that one of the safest oils to use on the skin and can help soothe irritation and chronic skin diseases, as well as reduce inflammation.
Profile on acheaway blend:
This synergy of anti-inflammatory essential oils Roman Chamomile, Lavender & Ginger is a definite favorite here at Green Valley Aromatherapy. Whether you are dealing with sore muscles and strain from over exertion or daily aches and pains, our Acheaway Blend can help to alleviate your discomfort.
Profile on helichrysum floral water:
Also known as Immortelle or Everlasting, our Helichrysum Floral Water has powerful anti-inflammatory and mild analgesic properties. It is very helpful after any surgery or injury as it helps to speed the healing of incisions while also helping to reduce swelling and bruising.
In skincare Helichrysum Floral Water is good for sensitive, mature, or congested skin. It can be spritzed on the face to help clear up acne. Men can use it before and after shaving to help prevent and/or heal ingrown hairs. Helichrysum floral water has been used to ease symptoms of eczema, providing soothing relief to dry itchy skin.
1/2 cup Aloe Vera Gel
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/4 teaspoon Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil
1/4 teaspoon Tea Tree Essential Oil
In a bowl combine the Aloe Vera Gel and Coconut Oil well using either a hand or electric mixer. Add Copaiba Balsam and Tea Tree and mix well again. Pour into 250ml (8oz) container of your choice and refrigerate for an hour or overnight.
Apply before bed 3 times a week. Keep in the fridge when not in use.
Did you know:
August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! Celebrate this delicious, refreshing fruit by adding it to desserts or making the salad below:
2 cups of sliced strawberries
2 cups of cubed watermelon
2 cups of cubed cucumber
Handful of fresh mint or basil leaves
3/4 cup of crumbled goat’s milk feta
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and coarse black pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive
Place salad ingredients into bowl, mix dressing well then gently toss to coat. Serve chilled ~ enjoy!
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
~ John Lubbock