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Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC Newsletter Vol. 6.4


In this issue:

Physical Ailment


by Penny Keay

This Article has been updated and moved to it's new location. CLICK HERE for Dermatitis, Eczema article

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Emotional Concern


by Penny Keay

Grief comes from a loss that causes great sorrow and sadness. The loss most often is associated with that of a loved one, spouse, parent, child or even the family pet, etc.

The loss can also be any thing that causes you to have a deep sadness in what I call 'felt in the gut'. Often times your emotional feelings will transfer to be come a physical pain too.

Loss of a job, loss of a home or memories from childhood, photographs lost in fires or destroyed accidentally, etc. Any of these types of losses may cause a form of grief.

Many essential oils have properties to help you deal emotionally with your grief. To help you relax the tense muscles and calm you while others will help your mind to sort all the many feeling and emotions you are experiencing.

Some essential oils used for grief include Bergamot, Chamomile, Jasmine, Marjoram, Neroli, Rose, Nutmeg, Frankincense, Melissa, Vetiver and Vanilla.

Each of these oils can be used separately or in combinations. Try not to use more than 4-5 oils in a blend. These can be used in diffusers or in a nice relaxing, warm bath.

Giving a small silk arrangement with some of these oils applied to the flowers to someone grieving is a beautiful way to brighten someone's day.

Give them a small bottle of the blend to freshen the scenting so they can continue the healing process. They will start to feel better without knowing the real reason why!!

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Health and Beauty


by Penny Keay

Sometime during a woman's reproductive years she will experience painful menstrual cramps. There cause again can be simple to serious. For any pain please have your doctor make sure the underlying cause is not due to a serious medical condition or emergency.

If the pain is due to regular menstrual cramps then you can try a few recipes to help relieve the cramping and muscle tension. Massage oils and aromatic baths help many women.

Try a blend

Lavender - 5 drops,
Cypress - 2 drops,
Nutmeg - 2 drops
Peppermint - 2 drops

Add this blend to a nice warm bath where you have added 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts. Soak in the warm water for about 20 minutes.

After you have towel dried, snuggle yourself in a warm bed with your legs and feet elevated (just above your heart level), by placing a pillow underneath your knees and lower legs.

This is very relaxing and will take tension off your lower back. Rest for 20-30 minutes.

Oils that may help include

Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, and Rosemary. Some women find Basil, Carrotseed, Frankincense, Clary sage, Juniper berry and Peppermint will give them relief.

Again, try blending 2 to 4 oils together and add to your favorite carrier oil, then massage into the lower abdomen.

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Around the House and Garden


by Penny Keay

A simple and easy night time ritual involves placing a few drops of essential oils onto a couple of cotton balls and tuck them in both sides of your pillow just underneath the pillow case.

Some folks prefer to add a few drops to their pillow case themselves. Although most essential oils will totally evaporate, some will leave a slight color due to pigmentation in the distilled oils. So dropping directly on a pillow case (especially a white one) would not be encouraged.

Most people will fall asleep and relax more easily with Lavender, Roman chamomile or Clary sage.

You may have your favorite oil to use to relax.

Experiment to find what works for you.

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Recipes to try

A Eczema - Calming Bath

Chamomile - 3 drops
Geranium - 3 drops
Lemon - 3 drops
Elemi - 2 drops
Sandalwood - 2 drops

Disperse all ingredients in a tub filled with warm water.

In Times of Grief

Jojoba Oil - 1/8 oz (4 ml)
Neroli - 4 drops
Chamomile - 2 drops
Jasmine absolute - 2 drops
Rose - 1 drop
Blend all the above oils together. Can be worn as a fragrance - like perfume or inhale from the bottle.

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