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Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC Newsletter Vol. 6.5


In this issue:

Physical Ailment


by Penny Keay

Having asthma and bronchitis can be a stressful affliction. When your bronchi and muscles surrounding them become narrowed, breathing becomes difficult.

Many things can cause or trigger an asthma reaction. Air born allergens, food allergies, chemical sensitivities, exercise and even hearing upsetting news. Coughing and wheezing result as you attempt desperately to breathe.

Asthma is or can be a serious medical condition and should never be taken lightly. Please follow your doctors instructions.

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi. Again this can be caused by many of the same triggers for asthma.

Thick mucus accumulates as the bronchial walls are irritated and inflamed. It can be difficult to expel this mucus.

Often times bronchitis will develop at the end of a cold or other upper respiratory infection.

In both cases, you should always consult your physician before implementing aromatherapy.

Trying to avoid offending allergens of course will greatly reduce any attacks. In the case of bronchitis, getting plenty of rest is also important.

Aromatherapy can help to open airways and make breathing easier. Essential oils help to clear congestion, reduce inflammation and thin excess mucus so coughing is more productive.

Essential oils helpful with asthma include

Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint, Myrrh,Pine, Rose, Rosemary, and Tea tree.

Essential oils helpful with bronchitis include

Cedarwood, Cypress, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint, Myrrh, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Tea tree.

Helpful to relieve and soothe coughs include

Basil, Black pepper, Cedarwood, Clary sage, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Tea tree and Thyme.

When making blends for any health concern - remember the best is to try one or two oils to start with.

Try never to blend more than 5-6 oils together at one time. Below in the Recipe section is a recipe to try for asthma and bronchitis relief.

We also recommend you continue to study and read about aromatherapy and essential oils. Please remember to purchase or borrow from the library - books on Aromatherapy.

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Emotional Concern


by Penny Keay

Everyone at one time or another will experience a feeling of nervousness.

This can stem from a feeling of anxiousness or even something that might be causing us to feel a mild panic inside ourselves.

For me - getting up in front of a group will make me feel nervous.

Again, essential oils to the rescue.

Carry a tissue with a few drops of Lavender or Bergamot and sniffing can often relieve nervousness.

Others feel they get relief with

Frankincense,Roman Chamomile, Clary sage, Coriander, Geranium, Mandarin, Melissa, Jasmine, Cypress, Nutmeg,Vetiver, Neroli or combinations of a couple of these oils.

Anxiety Stop Blend or any of the other Calming or Peaceful Blends may also help.

Try a couple of oils and use them about 1 hour prior to situations that make you feel nervous. And after your feeling calm, remember to use a little while longer!

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Health and Beauty


by Penny Keay

These unsightly little skin blemishes are caused by a virus.

These hard growths can be difficult to eliminate and can take a long time before they are completely gone.

There are several essential oils you can use to help resolve these small hard growths.

Tea tree, Lemon and Cinnamon Leaf are effective against these growths.

We suggest trying lemon oil first. Blend 2 drops of lemon with 1 teaspoon of Jojoba oil. Then apply 2 drops of this blend to the wart and apply a Band-Aid.

Do this daily for a couple weeks. If you see no improvement, you may need to try tea tree next. Again blend 2 drops of Tea Tree with 1 teaspoon of Jojoba.

Again, apply a couple drops and cover with a Band-Aid.

Cinnamon leaf should be tried last. Cinnamon is a skin sensitizer and so caution should be used.

This should never be used on children or the elderly.

Cinnamon leaf should again be mixed with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil. To 1 teaspoon of Jojoba add 2 drops Cinnamon essential oil.

Blend well, then apply to wart and cover with a Band-Aid.

If you know of other oils that have worked for you please let us know and we'll pass it on in our next newsletter.

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Around the House and Garden


by Penny Keay

To give your bathroom a fresh clean smell use any citrus oil added to your rinse water as you clean the fixtures, sink, tub, shower or toilet bowl.

Favorites include Lemon, Lime, Orange but give a try to Lavender, Lemongrass and Bergamot.

Or get a little more adventurous and use Mandarin, Tangerine or Pine needle!!! Add 2-3 drops to your water.

All essential oils have disinfecting properties in varying degrees. So while adding scents to your room while cleaning you are also disinfecting (to a degree)!

An easy spray room freshener can be made by adding a few drops to our room Spray Base and spritz in the bathroom a couple times a day. Shake the bottle well before spritzing to make sure the essential oils stay mixed.

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Recipes to try

Breathing Rub useful for Asthma and Bronchitis

Jojoba - 1 oz
Eucalyptus - 3 drops
Pine 3 drops
Tea tree - 3 drops
Frankincense - 2 drops
Myrrh - 2 drops
Thyme - 2 drops

Blend oils in a clean container such as a 2 ounce PET bottle - rub on chest and mid back.

Citrus Air Freshener

Orange - 50 drops
Lemon - 35 drops
Grapefruit - 20 drops
Cedarwood - 15 drops
Emulsifier - 2 teaspoons
Room Spray Base - 4 oz

Blend essential oils together with the emulsifier then add to 4 oz of Room Spray Base. Shake well and spray the room.

Remember to shake well before and during spraying.

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