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Friday, May 27, 2011

Aromatherapy News

At Mountain Breeze exclusively uses Green Valley Essential oils. After much research of different companies, we have found them to be the best quality with the best prices. Come in today and compare for yourself! Find us at 140 N Woodruff Ave Idaho Falls Idaho 83401.
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Ways to Use Essential Oils
Properties of Essential Oils

Here are some of the properties of the most popular essential oils.

Bergamot Citrus bergamia: May help with acne, eczema, digestive problems, depression, tension, cold sores, anxiety, cystitis and urethritis.

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus: Eucalyptus is thought to be an immune booster. It may also help with fevers, migraines, coughs, throat infections, sinusitis, mucous, muscle aches, arthritis, cuts, blisters, skin infections and insect bites and improve circulation.

Geranium Pelargonium graveolens: Said to help with acne, burns, cuts, eczema, edema, poor circulation, menopausal problems, stress, PMS, depression and cellulite. It can be used as a mosquito repellant and in skincare preparations. Geranium can be used during childbirth.

Grapefruit Citrus paradisi: Helpful with digestive problems, lymphatic drainage, cellulite, obesity, water retention, stress, mental fatigue, depression, nervous exhaustion and headaches. Grapefruit is thought to be decongesting for oily and acne-prone skin.

Lavender Lavendula angustifolium: May help with symptoms of colds, coughs and flu. Also thought to help with insomnia, hyperactivity, arthritis, muscle aches, rheumatism, acne, sunburns, wounds, insect bites, burns and irritability. Also used as an insect repellant.

Lemon Citrus limonum: Said to help with symptoms of cellulite, water retention, anxiety, depression, nose bleeds, coughs, colds, flu, fever, asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections.

Orange Citrus sinensis: Often used to help with water retention, digestive problems, nervous tension, toxin elimination, constipation, depression and stress.

Peppermint Mentha piperita: May help with migraines, sinus congestion, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, bronchitis, pneumonia, fever and muscular pain. It is also considered to be a mental stimulant and an insect repellant.

Rosemary Rosemarinus officinalis: Thought to help with respiratory problems, arthritis, rheumatism, scalp disorders, cellulite and circulation. Rosemary is considered a brain stimulant and is also used in skincare.

Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia: Is used tohelp with infectious illnesses, athlete's foot, cold sores, gingivitis, bronchial congestion, whooping cough, acne, abscesses, dandruff, oily skin, wound healing, candida and ringworm. Tea tree may also be used as an immune system booster.

To learn more about the other essential oils Green Valley carries, ask us!

This newsletter is issued from the Green Valley Aromatherapy team. theses have wonderful information about essential oils and ways to improve your life with them. I wanted to pass the information on. Come in today and we can get you set up with what you need and answer any questions you may have.

Ways to use Essential Oils
Essential oils are used in massage (introduction through the skin) and inhalation (introduction through the respiratory system) as these are the most effective methods of introducing these balancing and holistic gifts from nature into the human body.

For massage, a naturally-based carrier oil, lotion, cream or salve is recommended to deliver the essential oils to the area needed. For inhalation, a simmering pot, diffuser, hot tub, sauna - or something as simple as a common cotton ball is used. Here are some other ways to use essential oils:

In the bedroom...about 20 minutes before bed, place 5 drops of Lavender on a cotton ball and place inside your pillow case.

In the kitchen... you can use a drop of Clove in a simmering pan to help with cooking odours. Place 5 drops of Lemon or Tea Tree oil on your dish cloth as you wipe down your counter.

In the bathroom...place 5 drops of lavender or geranium on a tissue and place inside the toilet roll.

In your vacuum cleaner..add a few drops of essential oil to your vacuum cleaner bag or exhaust filter and give the whole house a nice scent while you do your house work.

For air freshening...place cotton balls with any favourite essential oil on them, inconspicuously around the house. You can freshen your silk or dried flower arrangements and potpourri with a drop or two of essential oil.

For selling your home...use some of the spicy oils such as Clove, Cinnamon or Nutmeg, in a diffuser.

For letter writing...place your stationary in a sealed baggie with a drop of essential oil such as Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint or Rose.

To repel insects...dip ribbons in citronella oil and hang in the backyard to repel mosquitoes and other back yard pests. Add 5 drops of Tea Tree oil to your cloth before cleaning any surfaces around the house - the anti-septic qualities may help to repel house flies.

For more ways to use essential oils, please contact us at Mountain Breeze Massage and Aromtherapy. We would be happy to answer all your questions.


Handy Measurement Chart

25-30 drops = 1 ml (will vary with viscosity)
5ml = 1 teaspoon
15ml = 1 tablespoon

Metric to Imperial
10ml = 1/3 of an ounce
30ml = 1 ounce

Essential Oil diluted in Carrier Oil
1% dilution for children & elderly - 7 drops into 30ml of carrier oil.
2% dilution for body massage - 15 drops into 30ml of carrier oil.
3% dilution for isolated area massage - 23 drops into 30ml of carrier oil
4% dilution for localized areas only - 30 drops into 30ml of carrier oil

Quality, Purity & Organics

Green Valley Aromatherapy was founded in 1995 and enjoys an excellent reputation in the industry. Company founder Barb Greenwood comes with a substantial background in Special Needs Healthcare. She is a Registered Massage Therapist and a Registered Aromatherapist, and has trained in England and in Canada. Her attention to detail has ensured consistent, high quality products and ethical business dealings. Barb's wealth of knowledge is the backbone of Green Valley, and is reflected in the fine products assembled under the Green Valley name.

Our team includes trained aromatherapists who are keenly aware of purity and quality issues. Continuous research into new products, suppliers and health information makes us responsive to changes that occur within the industry. We are committed to providing you with top-quality products that are environmentally friendly, not tested on animals and are sourced from around the world.

All of our essential oils are tested for their quality and purity by gas chromatography, ensuring that you are receiving a certified, 100% pure, top quality product. Material Safety Data Sheets are available on request.

Organic
Green Valley Aromatherapy is aware of the importance of high quality oils in a therapeutic setting and where possible we endeavour to source them from farms that are certified organic or are working towards their organic status. We already purchase many of our oils from farms that are organic, but without verified certification we will not identify them as such.

Organic certification is not easy to attain, does not exist in some countries, has standards that vary from country to country and comes with a hefty price tag to the farmer, which must be passed onto the consumer in the form of higher prices. We hear conflicting requests from clients who want organic oils but are not happy with the higher prices. High quality products cannot come at rock bottom prices.
Don't be fooled by companies who claim that organic is the only way to go. Walk down the street in any major city, breathing in the fumes from car exhaust and you've taken more toxins into your body than you ever would by using an essential oil that is not certified organic.
We hope you've enjoyed this newsletter telling you all about aromatherapy.


Sincerely,


The Green Valley Team
Green Valley Aromatherapy

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