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Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC Newsletter Vol 90

2006

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

Physical Ailment

Impotence

by Penny Keay

We know you have seen all the "drugs" advertised on the television to help men with this problem but did you know that there are other ways to help the love of your life with this problem?

Aromatherapy, by itself, cannot cure impotence and the information contained in this article may not even help if the cause of impotence is due to a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, prostate problems, and the list can go on.

Also if taking certain types of prescription medications, it may not help if impotence happens to be one of the side effects of that particular drug.

What we are going to talk about is the intimate relationship with your man. Impotence often times is a mind game for some men.

Physical and emotional exhaustion, nervous tension, lack of confidence or even something as simple as an underlying infection can cause any man to experience temporary impotence.

As men mature they have a lot more stress in their lives. In order for them to function sexually, you have to clear their mind of all their troubles, pressures and other stress. Worse yet is their anxiety of not being able to 'perform'.

It is also known as men get older they need not only visual stimulation but emotional and physical stimulation.

To start with, there are several essential oils that are known to be more appealing to men. These by themselves have been known to spark sexual feelings. This is what we call the aphrodisiac effect.

Then there are those that help to relieve stress, anxiety and all the other emotions that could trigger sexual dysfunctions.

Some men will easily respond to certain smells. The Aphrodisiac effect may be all they need.

Others will respond better to the physical stimulation and pleasure of touch. If this is the case you will want to set plenty of time aside, send the kids away for the night and plan an evening together.

Do not concentrate on the culmination of orgasm, instead, feel and touch to help him feel comfort, safety and enjoyment of the sensations of touching.

The top essential oils that might help with impotence include: Jasmine, Sandalwood and Clary Sage.

Other Essential oils that may help with impotence include:

Jasmine (make you feel warm and peaceful inside,

Rose (can help you feel stimulated, also to sooth other emotions that may impede impotency),

Clary Sage (a scent similar to that of body pheromones excreted during sexual encounters)

Rosemary (helps you feel more alert and stimulated mentally),

Sandalwood (definitely known for its Aphrodesia properties),

Vanilla (very warm, exciting and inviting when it comes to Aphrodesia and sexual stimulation),

Ylang Ylang (again has many aphrodisiac properties, will make you feel happy to almost giddy).

Dr Valnet's book "The Practice of Aromatherapy" lists the following-

Essential oils that may be useful for impotence:

Anise, Cinnamon, Ginger, Juniper, Peppermint, Pine needle, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme and Ylang Ylang.

Although he does not give specific ways in which they may help.

Since several of these have aphrodisiac properties I would imagine these scents are quite stimulating and erotic for some men, stimulating their sexual responses.

Other essential oils include:

Clary Sage, Cypress, Neroli, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Vetiver, Angelica, Basil, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Juniper

Several of these last 8 oils appear to be more stimulating for some as they are warming type essential oils.

Yet some other oils that can be very uplifting and refreshing, helping men to address their attention to the situation at hand and to forget their troubles include:

Bergamot, Geranium , Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Peppermint, Petitgrain and Pine needle.

Essential oils diffused will set the ambience. Don't go overboard, just a few drops in any diffuser.

Subtle scents are often more exciting.

Find out what kind of scents the man in you life might enjoy. Remember you are doing this for him, so be sure to choose scents HE likes or enjoys!

What scents do men like? In studies done by Dr. Alan Kirsch of Chicago,IL, it was found that men like the following scents: Anise, Cinnamon, Clove bud and Ginger, Lavender and Vanilla.

You may want to blend a special massage blend including some of the oils your man may like.

Try this massage blend to give a very sensual massage. Start slow, and keep him warm and comfortable as you massage, his arms, hands, chest, legs, feet, back and more.

Sensual Massage #1

Jasmine - 5 drops
Frankincense - 5 drops
Sandalwood - 5 drops
2 ounces of Apricot oil

Blend well and warm a small amount gently in your hand before applying to the skin.

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Emotional Concern

Aggression

by Penny Keay

You have been irritated by things all day. You are getting to the breaking point. You are being to feel as though you have no choice but to 'hold your ground'.

You are not sure if your feelings could escalate in to a true aggressive encounter or not. You need to get control.

You remember you can use essential oils to begin to quell those feelings before you proceed into doing something you will regret later.

Using essential oils to overcome any undesirable emotional concern is welcome by all.

Essential oils used for aggression can be very helpful, but you must remember to use them.

Great essential oils to use for aggression include:

Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Bergamot and Marjoram. Others include: Juniper, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang.

We suggest you start with one or two of the above oils. Simply place in an inhaler and take several deep inhalations as needed.

If you feel you need more see our recipe section below for more recipes just for aggression.

If you are just irritated or irritable - try this blend. Although it does not contain any of the above mentioned oils, it may take the edge off before your emotions are triggered into the undesired aggression mood.

For irritability

Nutmeg - 10 drops
Sandalwood - 8 drops
Petitgrain - 12 drops

Blend all in an amber bottle. Diffuse in any diffuser or use in a Personal inhaler.

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Health and Beauty

Swimmer's Ear aka Otitis externa

by Penny Keay

Fun in the sun and splashing in the water. This is part of the summer ritual for just about all kids! But what can happen with all that water - especially if it gets in the ears and never really gets a chance to dry out?

Bacteria and fungus love moist, warm conditions and if the ears don't really get a chance to dry out your child may develop Otitis externa - inflammation of the outer portion of the ear and canal.

This problem can be mild to extremely painful.

With small or any children that complain of ear pain, please seek medical attention before using any aromatherapy or essential oil treatments.

If the child has a perforated eardrum or an Otitis media (middle ear infection) you will not want to use any essential oils without consulting with your medical practitioner.

If indeed the child has swimmer's ear you will need to keep them out of the water for a few days to give the inflammation or mild infection a chance to heal.

Blend together 3 drops of Roman Chamomile, 1 drop of Lavender and 1 drop of Tea Tree in 1 tablespoon Sweet almond oil.

Then put several drops of this on a cotton ball and wipe the outer portion of the ear and you can also wipe into the ear canal. Do not poke cotton swabs (Q-tips) into the ear canal.

You can do this a couple times a day. Some children will tolerate a small piece of cotton held in place in the ear. If so, you can try this at bedtime with a small amount of the above blend on the cotton ball.

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Around the House and Garden

Cleaning Glass

by Penny Keay

Do you get streaks on your windows after washing them??

Try this simple but very effective cleaning solution!

Not only will it help leave your windows sparkling, as the sun shines through the essential oils will freshen the air for a little while.

Simply apply a drop of oil onto a newspaper and rub over the window. What oils should you use? Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit!


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Recipes to try

Sensual Massage #2

Cardamom - 2 drops
Jasmine - 5 drops
Sandalwood - 5 drops
Rose Otto - 2 drops
Apricot oil - 2 oz

Blend well and use for any sensual massage.


Anti-Aggression Personal Blend

1 tablespoon Jojoba
Lemon - 4 drops
Ylang Ylang - 3 drops
Bergamot - 2 drops
Roman Chamomile - 2 drops

Blend well and wear as a fragrance or omit the Jojoba and inhale just the essential oils when you are irritated.

Omit the Lemon and Bergamot from the blend if you are wearing as a fragrance and will be exposing your skin to the sun.

These are photo sensitizing oils and will cause discoloration of the skin where applied and when exposed to sun.


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Massage for Impotence

Cinnamon - 1 drop
Coriander - 1 drop
Ginger - 2 drops
Rosemary - 1 drop
Sunflower oil- 1 tablespoon

Blend all together and massage into the lower back, upper abdominal area and upper thighs.

Avoid the genitals as these oils can be very warm and may irritate the sensitive skin in this area.

Use this blend daily for 10 days.

Also daily bathing with Ginger - 2 drops and Black Pepper - 2 drops added to the bath. May also help with mild impotence.

This recipe may help restore libido and help with physical and emotional exhaustion too.


Aggression Diffuser blend

Lemon - 20 drops
Roman Chamomile - 15 drops
Ylang Ylang - 15 drops
Juniper - 5 drops
Rosemary - 5 drops

Blend in an amber bottle. Then add to your diffuser as needed.


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© 2006, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.


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