Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy

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Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC


Let's Get Started with Aromatherapy!

by Penny Keay

You’ve heard about Aromatherapy, you have signed up to our get newsletters and tips but you haven’t yet taken the ‘plunge’. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

These nature made gifts are easy to use. They don’t have side effects like so many of the over the counter products and prescription drugs. For the most part they smell really wonderful and when used properly and safely can be used around everyone, of every age.

Come on lets get you started! Most everyone will want to get a basic selection of essential oils. We are often asked where to start and we always will say – get a bottle of Lavender. Lavender is known as the ‘Mother’ of essential oils. As you know Mothers know a lot and so Lavender helps for just about every concern one will encounter. And of course it smells really nice.

We carry two Lavendula Angustifolia – the botanical name of Lavender. The difference is the country of origin. We have Lavender sourced from Bulgaria and one from France. Both smell strongly of Lavender but the French sourced is perhaps a little more delicate.

As you continue your basic selections you may want to try Lemon, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Tea Tree. These oils can be used for many ailments and situations. As you become more familiar with essential oils you’ll next want to add: Rosemary, Grapefruit, Ylang-Ylang, Clary Sage and perhaps some Bergamot FCF

The study and use of essential oils in aromatherapy usually means you are going to be ‘inhaling’ these wonderful scents. You don’t need a fancy diffuser to begin. Just use a simple cotton ball in a glass bowl will work.

Remember that essential oils should never be applied directly on the skin unless diluted. The term when essential oils are not diluted is “Neat”. Because of the likelihood of sensitivities or possibly allergic-type reactions to essential oils when applied to the skin, they need to be added to a carrier.

Carriers can be lotion, creams, water and of course the most common in a fixed oil for massage. The common fixed oils include Jojoba, Fractionated coconut oil, Sweet Almond and Grapeseed oil. There are many of these to choose from for specific skin situations and skin types.

One last thing for you is to get a basic book or Aromatherapy Recipe book to help you when you begin to blend and experience some of these basic essential oils.

As you continue to learn about essential oils you will discover that they have a variety of properties and uses not only for enjoyment everyday but for use when you are not feeling well or are feeling down.

And as always you can find lots of information throughout our site in our articles in past newsletters and tips.

For those of you ready to begin, we do have several Sampler kits available to help get you started. They include a helpful Introductory Booklet, several essential oils and carrier oils too.

Now that you know which oils to get started with –
What are you waiting for??

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Aromatherapy Recipe Book

Aromatherapy Recipe book
Hundreds of Recipes using Pure Essential oils. Easy to follow formulas, to blend, use and Enjoy! Available in an E-book Version.
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 Essential oil bottles

Essential Oils
We carry over 110 Single note Essential oils for your aromatherapy needs. A variety of sizes to fit every budget

Choose from over 50 Terra Cotta Disc Diffuser designs!

 Passive Terra Cotta

We have a large selection of diffusers for all your diffusing needs. Shown is one of the Terra Cotta Diffuser.
Great to place in all your personal spaces. Read more about using them in your shower, closet, car and MORE!!
Over 50 designs of Terra Cotta discs


 Synergy samplers

Check out several Synergies at discounted prices!
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Need Bottles?

 spray bottles

We have a large selection of bottles. Shown here are the Popular Cobalt Blue bottles. Great to use for mixing your massage oils & sprays & more.
Bottles for your needs

Tru Melange Fan Diffuser

 Tru Melange Diffuser

It is a battery or AC adaptor powered diffuser. Our Top Selling, easy to use and budget priced.
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 Bug Off in spray bottles

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 Carrier oil bottles

We carry a large variety of Carrier Oils in several sizes to fit any budget.
Carrier Oils