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Volume 2; Issue 12

The Editor's Corner -- December 15, 2002
 

Welcome to the holiday edition of Aromatherapy News!


In this month's edition:

Featured Article - Aromatherapy Blends for the Holidays
Featured Sponsor - Voted a Chatelaine™ Best Xmas Store
Essential Oil of the Month - Myrrh
Aromatherapy in the Kitchen - Roasted Salmon & Cinnamon
The Aromatherapy Room - Forum & Chat

This month's article by Francois Rapp, 'Aromatherapy Blends for the Holidays' was previously released in our 2001 Christmas edition - and is back this year by popular demand. Who among us couldn't use a little help in wrapping up our holiday gift plans?

To help you incorporate that 'personal touch' within your gift giving efforts, Francois' article is an excellent example on how to create your own presents, with an aromatherapy touch, that clearly come straight from the heart.

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.

Holiday wishes to each of you - and remember, be kind this season, be generous without overwhelming your finances, be forgiving of yourself and others, and above all, stay safe, happy, and enjoy what the season has to offer...

We'll see you again in 2003!

The Aromatherapy News Editors
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Our Featured Article
 
Aromatherapy Blends for The Holidays
by Françoise Rapp

The Holiday season is at its peak, and we are all on the starting block, ready to invade the malls and run around frantically to find the perfect gift for everybody.

For this Holiday season, I offer to share with you my passion and gift: the tools to customize personalized aromatherapy blends for your loved ones.

These unique fragrant "goodies" will fit perfectly the needs of the person(s) you cherish the most, therefore allowing them to attain harmony in a very enjoyable way!

Become the apprentice alchemist this Christmas, and enjoy the preparation of fragrant potions! Easy to make, it won't take all of your precious time. Nothing is worth more than a gift made with love and care and created especially for someone special...

read the entire article on Christmas aromatherapy gifts >>>

 

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Introducing some of the quality Aromatherapy products from our sister site, A World of Good Health - whose website was recently featured in Chatelaine™ as one of the best places to shop online this season...


  Essential Oil of the Month  

Myrrh

Latin: Commiphora myrrha
Scent: Warm, spicy
Effects: Toning, rejuvenating
Properties:
Analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant
Uses:

Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, cough, digestive issues, immune system

General Overview:

The essential oil of myrrh is a highly aromatic oil which is distilled from the gum resin produced by the bark of the small Middle Eastern tree, Commiphora Myrrha. The oil has a deep golden colour and a sweet, camphor-like scent.

Myrrh is mentioned often in the Bible and is perhaps best known as one of the gifts the three wise men brought to pay homage to the baby Jesus. Myrrh was one of the most highly prized substances of the ancient world and was much used in ancient religious ceremonies, primarily for embalming and devotional purposes. It was frequently burned as incense.

The oil blends well with Clove, Frankincense, and Geranium oils. Myrrh is not considered suitable for use by pregnant women, and should be used cautiously by those with highly sensitive skin.


Featured Aromatherapy in the Kitchen Recipe

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Roasted Salmon with Cinnamon & Cumin

Your tastebuds will come alive with the wonderful flavors in this dish, scented for the season...


 
To serve up to 4:
4 salmon fillets
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper

Combine orange and lemon juice and pour over salmon in a marinating dish. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine sugar, orange rind, cumin, cinnamon, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Remove fish from the marinating dish, and place in an oiled baking dish. Rub the sugar mixture over both sides of the salmon, and bake in the oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, until the salmon is just opaque.

Let the festive and spicy aromas work their magic to invigorate the senses, and stimulate the appetite! Happy holidays...

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 Did You Know

That Frankincense is more that just a historically 'Christmas' oil?

This oil is extracted from the resin of a small tree native to North Africa.

It is commonly used for respiratory infections. It can calm coughs and relieve asthma symptoms. This oil is considered safe for pregnant women and is especially effective for improved skin care.

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 Recipe of the Month

"I have a Christmas blend that I've enjoyed for years - and I'd love to share it with your readers...

Combine 3 drops of Cinnamon oil with 5 drops of Tangerine oil, with a carrier in a spray atomizer - I sometimes add a little Frankincense too, to add to the spirit of the mixture. You'll love it!"

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