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Volume 5; Issue 1

The Editor's Corner -- February 5, 2005

Welcome to our first 2005 edition of Aromatherapy News!

In this month's edition:

Featured Article - A Valentine's Guide to a Sensual Massage
Special Article Link - excerpt from To Love & Be Loved
Sponsor - Yogic Slim - the help you need, quickly & naturally
Essential Oil of the Month - Ylang Ylang, the aphrodisiac...
Aromatherapy in the Kitchen - Mango Lavender Sorbet
The Aromatherapy Room - Forum & Chat

Our first edition of the New Year focuses on the role aromas can play in engaging your partner this coming Valentine's day! The first article provides a wealth of ideas for the sharing of oils in sensual massages, sure to be of use in the weeks ahead!

Our linked article speaks to the nature of love itself - truly an emotion central to the human experience, capable of drawing us well beyond our own perceived abilities, while equally adept at striking us down to levels otherwise unattainable. Many truths surrounding love are explored in this wonderful article, and we hope you take something away from it.

There are few moments as often impacted by aromatherapy as resounding with love, moments often overflowing with rich aromas in every form imaginable. We truly hope that you enjoy our special edition, and find love in every corner of your lives...

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Our Featured Article
The Valentines Day Gift - Our Guide to a Sensual Massage
assembled by staff writers

With origins that some estimate to date back as far as 300 AD, 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 >>>


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A Special Article Link
To Love and Be Loved
excerpted from an article by Pamela Leavey of

Life is for loving, there is no higher in purpose in life than to love, be loved and share that love. Love, I fear is not something that we choose, it just happens. And love, no matter how hard anyone may try to deny their need, is what sustains us. It gives us strength, purpose and reason. Love wraps itís arms around us, though yet it may still, bring us to our knees.

It is not an easy task, love. It is something that we each must work at. It requires patience, honesty, compassion, trust, acceptance, forgiveness, selflessness, commitment and time. We live in a world that is always on the go; too busy to stop, to take the time to hear our loved ones, lend a hand, a shoulder, our undivided attention. Yet, love does not flourish with out those things. Like a garden we must tend to our love, pull carefully away the weeds that might take from our love the nourishment that it needs...

read the entire article at >>>


  Essential Oil of the Month  

Ylang Ylang

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

High blood pressure, stress, depression, & romance!

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 assist 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 name means 'flower of flowers' - these flowers come in many colors, with the yellow ones said to produce the highest quality oils.

Ylang Ylang is also known to have a balancing impact on one's hormonal system, and has been said to have substantial aphrodisiac qualities - thus its common use in sensual massage. In Indonesia Ylang Ylang flower petals are strewn upon the bed on wedding nights.

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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Mango Lavender Sorbet

This sorbet is a pretty and light way to end a sumptuous romantic dinner. Try serving it in a single dessert dish with two long handled spoons, perhaps garnished with some perfect red raspberries, and a sprig of fresh lavender...

1 cup spring water
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon dried lavender
4 cups cubed mango

Place an 8 inch square metal pan in the freezer. In a small saucepan, heat the water, sugar, and lavender until just boiling. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain into a bowl and refrigerate until cooled. Puree the mango in a food processor until smooth. Add the syrup and blend. Pour into the cold pan and place in freezer. After one hour, stir vigorously with a fork. Return to freezer and chill until firmly set, about 3 hours. (Alternately, the sorbet can be processed using an ice cream machine).

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 Did You Know

According to recent scientific experiments, Ylang Ylang oil can significantly increase alpha wave activity within the brain...

Not so romantic, but interesting!

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 Recipe of the Month

"I like to use this recipe on a scent ring on those very rare evenings when my husband and I find ourselves without the little ones... very romantic!

  • 20 drops rosewood
  • 10 drops neroli
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 5 drops thyme
  • 3 drops cinnamon or clove

Thanks to Stacy for her suggestion!

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