Volume 2; Issue 4

The Editor's Corner -- April 15, 2002
 

Welcome to the latest edition of Aromatherapy News!

As we spend our days transfixed by the changes in the air, the rising temperatures, the sensation of a warm sunshine against our long deprived bodies, it becomes all too easy to lose track of some important up and coming dates.

In celebration of Mother Earth, who allows us to experience all that is spring, Earth Day arrives next Monday, April 22nd. Be sure to take a moment to reflect upon what role your day to day routine plays in Gaia's ability to sustain both herself, and your future children.

Continuing in the maternal vein, we move forward to May 12th, the date dedicated to the recognition of those who nurtured, taught, and loved each and every one of us, our mothers. The A World of Aromatherapy site is loaded with special recipes to guide you through the concoction of a personalized essential oil gift for that special someone. If your creativity is somewhat low, take advantage of our featured shop this issue, A World of Good Health. They offer a wide selection of wonderful aromatherapy gifts that are sure to please!

Our featured essential oil this issue is the ever-popular Lavender. Scroll down to learn more about this renowned healer, whose acceptance has been clearly indicated by our recent poll, which you can participate in, or just have a look at here.

As always, we thank 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.

Until next time,

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  Essential Oil of the Month  

Lavender

Latin: Lavendula Augustifolia
Scent: Floral, Woody, Sweet
Effects: Calming, Healing
Properties:
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, sedative, insecticide
Uses:

Rheumatism, skin conditions, headaches, colds, insomnia, sinusitis

General Overview:

One of the most widely used essential oils, Lavender originates from a flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean, now grown the world over because of it's many uses, and growing popularity.

Extracted from the flowery portion of the plant through steam distillation, Lavender is considered one of the mildest, yet most effective of all essential oils.

Renowned for it's sedative properties, Lavender is commonly used to calm in general, and to treat issues such as insomnia specifically.

It is also a highly popular massage oil, used to ease aches and pains, and to relieve headaches when applied to the temples.

Lavender is not recommended for use by women in the early stages of pregnancy, or persons suffering from low blood pressure.

Lavender is a middle note oil, and combines well with Clary Sage, Geranium, and Juniper.

 


 

 

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 Did You Know

Some essential oils are considered 'phototoxic', and can negatively effect the skin, if placed in direct, or indirect sunlight. This reaction can cause anything from mild brown blotches, to a severe burning of the skin. One example of an oil with these qualities is Bergamot.

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 Recipe of the Month

"It's a bit early, perhaps, but I wanted to make mention of a remedy I've used for years to treat insect bites - an integral part of any summer season! Take a few drops of lavender, and chamomile oil, mixed with an ounce of carrier. Apply to the skin with a cold compress for relief from both the swelling, and itching."

Thanks to Adrienne for the recipe!

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