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Volume 3; Issue 1

The Editor's Corner -- January 15, 2003
 

Welcome to the first edition of Aromatherapy News for 2003!


In this month's edition:

Featured Article - Guide to Sensual Massage, & Oil Recipes
Featured Sponsor - Valentines Day Gift Specials
Essential Oil of the Month - Ylang Ylang for Lovers
Aromatherapy in the Kitchen - Jasmine Ice Cream
The Aromatherapy Room - Forum & Chat

In celebration of the amorous among our readership, this month's edition is dedicated to the art of love, and to the sharing of experiences focused on one another this coming Valentines Day.

Our staff writers have assembled a wonderful guide to the giving of a sensual massage - who could ask for a more perfect gift? The article also provides numerous recipes for essential oil mixtures sure to make your special day memorable!

This month's featured Aromatherapy in the Kitchen recipe is for Jasmine Ice Cream, considered to be one of the world's most 'romantic desserts' - Jasmine has been highly regarded as an aphrodisiac of note for centuries, and this recipe could be the Valentines Day dinner wrap up you've been looking for!

A note of thanks to both our long time, and new subscribers for joining us at Aromatherapy News! We look forward to continuing to be your primary source for premium quality aromatherapy news, and information.

 

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Our Featured Article
 
The Valentines Day Gift - Our Guide to the Sensual Massage
by Staff Writers

With origins that some estimate to date back as far as 300 A.D., Valentines Day has held its own through the centuries as the day to celebrate affairs of the heart.

Although its beginnings are clouded by time, one thing is certain - couples around the globe continue to recognize the gift of each other on this day dedicated to lovers.

What will you do for your love this February 14th? We have all invested time and energy in searching out the 'perfect' Valentines Day gift for our partner, an intimate expression of heart...

read the entire article on Valentines Day Gifts - Our Guide to Sensual Massage >>>

 

Featured Aromatherapy News Sponsor

Visit our sister site, A World of Good Health - this month featuring an array of Valentines Day specials, sure to enhance your special day...


  Essential Oil of the Month  

Ylang Ylang

Latin: Canangium odoratum
Scent: Powerful, sweet, floral, exotic
Effects: Stimulating
Properties:
Antiseptic, antidepressant, calming, sedative, aphrodisiac
Uses:

High blood pressure, stress, depression

General Overview:

Ylang Ylang is a base or middle note oil, said to helpful in dealing with anxiety, panic, and shock. It is also believed to help with feelings of resentment, guilt and/or jealousy.

The oil is steam distilled from the flowers of a tall tree, native to the Phillipines and Far East. The flowers come in many colors, with the yellow ones said to product the highest quality oils.

Ylang Ylang can also have a balancing impact on one's hormonal system, and has been noted to have substantial aphrodisiac qualities.

The oil blends well with Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, and Cedarwood oils. Ylang Ylang can irritate sensitive skin, and care should be taken when using on individuals with fragrance related sensitivities.


Featured Aromatherapy in the Kitchen Recipe

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Jasmine Ice Cream

The Indian god of love, Kama, used jasmine on the tips of his arrows to stimulate the sensual side of young lovers...


 
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups cream
1/2 cup dried jasmine flowers
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks

In a large saucepan, bring the milk, cream, and jasmine to a boil. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Strain out the flowers through a sieve, pressing down on the flowers to extract all of the essences. Return the cream mixture to the pan, add 1/2 cup sugar and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar. Temper the egg mixture by streaming in about 1/2 cup of the cream mixture, whisking constantly. Blend the egg mixture back into the remaining cream, and stir over low heat until thickened (do not boil). Process the mixture in an ice cream freezer.

The aroma of the flowers infusing the cream will perfume your mind with anticipation of things to come... enjoy!

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 Did You Know

The aphrodisiac properties of the Ylang Ylang flower have been appreciated for hundreds of years.

In Indonesia, Ylang Ylang blooms were traditionally scattered on the beds of newlywed couples on their wedding night.

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 Recipe of the Month

"I can't think of a better Valentine blend than equal parts of any rose oil (preferably not an absolute, for therapeutic value) and sandalwood oil.

It is the perfect "marriage" of feminine and masculine oils. Add this blend to an equal amount of jojoba oil to create a wonderful anointing oil."

Thanks to Lisa for her suggestion!

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