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Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC Newsletter Vol 79


In this issue:

Physical Ailment

Tennis Elbow - A Gripping Problem

by Penny Keay

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Emotional Concern

Invigorating Oils

by Penny Keay

Several essential oils are stimulating and invigorating. Using them whenever you are down, feeling lethargic and you know you have to get moving.

Simply smelling them will give you a pick me up, but using them first thing in the morning in the shower to get moving will be a great start to anyone's day!

Stimulating Morning Blend

Rosemary - 3 drops
Basil - 2 drops
Juniper - 1 drop
Peppermint -1 drop

Blend all in a small amber bottle. Then add to your morning bath or apply to your shower sponge and rub vigorously over your entire body. Enjoying the wonderful smell these oils provide.

Other stimulating and invigorating oils

Bergamot, Cardamom, Cypress, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Coriander, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain and Pine, Thyme, and Ylang Ylang.

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Health and Beauty

Scaly Skin

by Penny Keay

Anyone can develop a dry scaly patch of skin. The cause may not be known. You could have had irritation from exposure to a lot of water, or even a minor scrape.

Over exposure to the sun where your skin has burned and peeled can leave you with a dry scaly patch of skin.

Simple relief is to apply a lotion but if the lesion doesn't appear to be healing or disappearing you might want to try adding a blend of essential oils to help heal and provide the added moisturizing properties of one of the nourishing carrier oils.

Jojoba is very nourishing and is very much like the natural oils in your skin. Applying this alone may be all you will need to do. You can add several essential oils known to help with dry skin. Lavender and Rose are excellent.

Here is a blend especially for Men and scaly skin

Cedarwood - 8 drops
Roman Chamomile - 6 drops
Lavender - 4 drops
Rose - 1 drop
Patchouli - 1 drop
Grapeseed oil- 1 teaspoon
Jojoba - 1 teaspoon
Sweet almond - 1 teaspoon

Blend all of the essential oils together and add to the carrier oil mixture. Apply to the dry patches as needed.

A dry Scaly blend for Women

Clary Sage- 5 drops
Jasmine - 2 drops
Rosemary - 2 drops
Rose - 2 drops
Sandalwood - 2 drops
Grapeseed oil- 1 teaspoon
Jojoba - 1 teaspoon
Sweet almond - 1 teaspoon

Blend all of the essential oils together and add to the carrier oil mixture. Apply to the dry patches as needed.

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Around the House and Garden

Four Legged Furry Visitors

by Penny Keay

Fall is just around the corner and with the cooler nighttime temperatures all the furry little critters will be seeking a warm safe place to stay for the next several months ahead.

If you are like me, although I think mice are very cute, I prefer seeing them outdoors - not running around my house.

There are no essential oils to remove them from the house once they have established residence. Although often times you can use some around the outside of your home to keep them from entering in the first place.

Peppermint and Spearmint are both known to help keep our furry friends from entering the home.

Simple apply Peppermint and /or Spearmint mixed with a little Sunflower oil to a few cotton balls and place near your entrances of your home.

Alternately you can mix with distilled water and spray around the openings and across the threshold of your doors.

If you do get an unwanted furry visitor inside the house - place cotton balls in the areas you absolutely want them to avoid until you can catch or eliminate them.

I have a friend who has a camper and a cabin - she has been using the cotton balls with Peppermint oil for several years and is happy to not have to clean up either the camper or cabin each spring from the leftovers from unwanted mice. The Peppermint has kept both buildings mice free.

Hope this wonderful smelling essential oil will help prevent you from having any unwanted furry visitors too.

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Recipes to try

Sore Arm Blend

Ginger - 20 drops
Black Pepper - 5 drops
Nutmeg 5 drops Sweet almond oil 2 tablespoons

Blend well and massage into painful muscles. This is a very warming blend. Please use small amounts to begin.

Stimulating Personal Blend

Orange, - 3 drops
Clary Sage- 2 drops
Coriander - 2 drops
Helichrysum - 1 drop
Jasmine - 1 drop
Palmarosa - 1 drop
Vetiver - 1 drop
Jojoba - 2 tablespoons

Blend all in an amber bottle. Wear a fragrance or smell directly from the bottle. This is a wonderful stimulating blend.

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Scaly Skin Blend

Lavender - 10 drops
Roman Chamomile - 10 drops
Neroli - 10 drops
Rosemary10 drops
Carrot seed - 10 drops
Jojoba - 2 ounces or

Mix the above essential oils into 2 ounces of Sorbolene cream.

Apply a small amount to the affected area several times a day until healed.

A Romantic Massage Blend for a Hot August Night

Frankincense - 12 drops
Ginger - 4 drops
Coriander - 3 drops
Ylang Ylang Extra - 1 drop
Sweet almond oil - 2 ounces

Blend all ingredients. This wonderful blend has inspired and stimulated many a romantic couple.

If the spark has weakened or slowed in your marriage - Try using this blend as an after bath or massage blend to excite your partner.

Even if the spark has not weakened - you might enjoy this great sensual blend with your partner!

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