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Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC Newsletter Vol 138

December 2, 2010

In this issue:
PHYSICAL
EMOTIONAL
BEAUTY
HOUSE & GARDEN
RECIPES to Try

Physical Ailment

Health Conditions and EO’s that might help

by Penny Keay

As we continue with our new series of lists essential oil that may help with various ailments, emotions and more.

The essential oils are not listed in any particular order and there still be other essential oils that work just for you. Remember what works for one person may not work the same for someone else.

You would use them by Inhalation, Massage, Bath, Compress etc. Depending on the ailment or condition would depend on the method of application. Before using any essential oil for any condition make sure to consult with your licensed medical practioner. If you are not sure what your problem is - please find out, don’t self diagnose.

Anti-fungal – (non specific):

Allspice, Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Cinnamon Leaf, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove bud, Coriander, Elemi, Frankincense Geranium, Juniper berry, Lavender, Lime, Myrrh, Neroli, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Rosewood, Thyme, Sage, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Sweet Marjoram, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree

Anti-Spasmodic:

Amyris, Balsam Fir, Camphor, Celery seed, Cinnamon leaf, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Cumin, Dill seed, German Chamomile, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus lemon, Fennel, Galbanum, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Jasmine, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Pennyroyal, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary Verbenone, Siberian Fir, Tangerine, Tarragon, Yarrow, Ylang-ylang,

Athletes Foot aka Tinea pedis:

Clove bud, Eucalyptus citriodora, Fennel, Lavender, Myrrh, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine Needle, Roman Chamomile, Tea Tree, Thyme

Congestion, Catarrh - Bronchial and Nasal:

Basil, Bay Laurel, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Camphor, Cedarwood, Cinnamon leaf, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus (just about all), Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Lavandin, Lavender, Litsea Cubeba, Myrrh, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Pine Needle, Rosemary, Roman and German Chamomile, Ravensara, Ravintsara, Sandalwood, Sweet Marjoram, Tea Tree.

Depression:

First – any essential oil you love! You may want to try some of these if you are not sure where to begin: Allspice, Balsam fir, Bergamot, Cassia. Clary Sage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Melissa, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose Otto, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang-Ylang,

Insomnia:

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Juniper berry, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Sweet Marjoram, Vetiver, Valerian Please see our articles about sleep by using our Search Box on our site as there are many ‘combinations’ and blends and more to help with Insomnia and sleep disorders.

Mental and Brain Stimulation:

Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Clove bud, Cypress, Ginger Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Sweet Marjoram any Citrus oils are mentally stimulating.

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome:

Clary Sage, Frankincense, German and Roman Chamomile Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper berry, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Neroli, Ravintsara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang,

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Emotional Concern

Everyone wants Peace and to feel Peaceful

by Penny Keay

This time of year, especially, we have the desire for Peace on Earth. Personally, I think about it year round. It is something I wish for everyone in the world.

Of course this kind of Peace (no wars, no fighting of any kind) is not the inner peace that is the topic for this article although the two can be related.

Peace and Inner Peace unfortunately is a sense or emotion that can be so elusive for most.

Having a feeling of peace or peacefulness inside can be easy to achieve for some, yet others will struggle all their life.

In aromatherapy, finding a scent you love to smell is the starting point.

Often we will tell folks that as you smell different essential oils, and especially when you find a particular essential oil or two that you just can’t seem to get enough of (smelling that is), your body may be subtly sending you a message that you can use some of the minute chemical constituents in those oils to help restore balance to your very own chemical makeup. This chemical imbalance can play a major role in your emotional states.

Feeling peaceful and at peace is not the same as being calm and relaxed. Although some folks may feel more relaxed and calm when they are at peace. Several essential oils can be used to help ‘settle’ you down inside and help you feel more at ease.

Some of the better known essential oils so help you feel more at peace include:

Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Frankincense, Rose Otto, Melissa, Angelica seed, Spikenard, Yarrow, Jasmine, Juniper berry, German Chamomile, Sandalwood and Mandarin

Of course, if you have your favorite essential oils or blends by all means you should diffuse those. Wearing a few drops on a Terra Cotta Pendants or one of our Gemstone bracelets where your body heat can slowly diffuse the essential oils all day.

Something as simple as having your favorite smell around all the time may be just what you need to help you feel more at ease and give you that inner peace you so desire.

We have several premixed synergy blends that may be useful to help you feel more at peace. There are several blends you may want to try and they have one or more of the above essential oils in the blend.

You may want to wear (or diffuse for everyone to enjoy) a little of any one of the following blends:

Peaceful Blend , Calming blend, Beautiful Blend, For Women's Blend (isn’t just for women – men like this smell too), Meditation blend or My Angels blend.

Have fun and enjoy several essential oils, create your very own favorites too. Remember to write down your recipes so you can duplicate them again and again.

We do hope you will find just the right essential oils to give you and your family the inner peace we all look for each day.

Then - Simply, sit back enjoy - LIFE! (And we will continue to wish for Peace on Earth too!)

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Around the House and Garden

Make your Gifts Personally this year!

by Penny Keay

This time of year I like to make suggestions of easy and simple gifts you can make to give for that Personal Touch.

Although I’m not as crafty as many of you are, you can still make a simple Bath Salt blend or Brown Sugar scrub to give to those that will appreciate your efforts.

Simple start with our Basic Salt Blend and add your favorite essential oils. You can mix the essential oils into the salt or just include a bottle of essential oils or blend for the Recipient to add to their own bath water. Package in a pretty jar, add a label, a ribbon and you are done!

Brown sugar Scrubs

- You can make a Brown Sugar Scrub easily too. These are a very popular scrub and softer and gentler on you face. This makes a very nice personalized gift. Use 2 cups brown sugar, add 1 cup of carrier oil - a nice blend such as coconut and almond is very nice. But you can use any combination of 2 or three carrier oils. Some are better for different skin types.

Then add 40-50 drops of Lavender or other essential oil. We have several essential oil blends that are wonderful for a brown sugar scrub – Fresh Face and Smooth and Soft are two of the most popular blends used for skin care. Stir well and let blend for a few days before packaging. Once you have it mixed you can put in a PET Jar with a label.

Our most popular blend ‘Calming’ makes a wonderful blend to add to lotion, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Simply follow the instructions for proper scenting found on each of our bottles of base products. You can buy in larger quantities, and purchase a few ‘smaller’ bottles (they come in clear, blue and green) and make up a “Bath Basket” for several folks on your list!

How about some lovely Scented stationary – or Note Cards?

This is something very simple to do. Place your card, cards or stationary in a zip lock baggie.

Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to a cotton ball and place in the zip lock bag too.

Keep in this baggie for a minimum of 24 hours, longer if possible. This gives the essential oils time to penetrate the paper fibers.

Make Dresser drawer sachets

- using our unscented Aroma Beads allow 3-5 mL of essential oils to soak into 1-2 ounces of the beads overnight. Then place 1-2 tablespoons in an organza bag, tie shut, place in a zip lock bag. Don’t forget to label them on how and where then can be used!

Have fun being creative! Your gifts will be greatly appreciated!!


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Recipes to try

PMS – Just help me Massage

Sandalwood – 10 drops
Clary Sage – 5 drops
Geranium – 4 drops
Lavender – 4 drops
Sweet Almond or Carrier oil of your choice – 2 oz

Blend the essential oils together in a PET bottle, then add the Sweet Almond. Shake well. Use this for massage.

Alternately you can omit the Carrier oil and just diffuse this blend as desired.


General Air Disinfect for Viruses AND a Great Holiday Diffuser Blend!

Sweet Orange – 50 drops
Cinnamon Leaf – 10 drops
Clove Bud – 10 drops
Cassia – 4 drops

Blend together and use in any diffuser. Great to use when you have a houseful of guests that may be harboring unknown viruses!


Chest Rub for Minor colds & Coughs

Rosemary – 12 drops
Eucalyptus Radiata – 8 drops
Pine Needle – 5 drops
Sunflower oil – 2 oz

Blend the essential oils in a PET bottle then add Sunflower oil. Shake well. Rub on chest and cover with a warm towel or blanket.

If you prefer you can mix this with a light lotion or cream.


Simple Foot Powder (to help prevent Athlete’s foot

Lavender – 20 drops
Tea Tree – 10 drops
Peppermint – 10 drops
Talc Powder – 2 ounces.

Blend the essential oils together. Then add by drops into the Talc Powder. Cover the container and shake well. Be careful to not allow Talc powder to be spread around the room.

Allow this mixture to blend well for 24-48 hours. Then you can use as needed to your feet.


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© 2010, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.

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