Monday, October 12, 2009

Nature's Gift Sharing the Gift of Aromatherapy with U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

We’re partnering with the United Aromatherapy Effort (UAE) to provide aromatherapy care packages to U.S. Troops serving in Afghanistan. We recently shipped over 150 items for the cause, including: Sine Ease Inhalers, Fresh Aire Spray, & Germ Beater Spray, after receiving an urgent call for action from UAE’s Sylla Sheppard-Hanger. The packages are being distributed by soldiers at “Camp Phoenix,” near Kabul, among some of the 60,000 troops stationed in the region.

We were made aware of service members suffering from sinus problems, congestion, & other respiratory ailments due to the dusty terrain & immediately thought of offering free Sine Ease inhalers to help out. The Fresh Aire & Germ Beater Sprays are for freshening up the air in small tents & living quarters, as well as wiping down cabinets, counters, & other dirty areas. We were told the soldiers had grown very tired of industrial “pine” type cleaners & we know both Fresh Aire & Germ Beater smell delightful which will no doubt be a nice change. Plus both sprays contain antibacterial properties, & the Germ Beater includes oils with anti-viral & anti-fungal effects.

We’ve been involved with the UAE since 2001 (it was set up in response to 9/11), but Sylla recently expanded its mission to offer aromatherapy relief to active U.S. Military Service members serving in Afghanistan after learning about the need & in hopes of making the year-long tour of duty a little more tolerable. Our donation is just a small way we can serve our troops & boost morale, while letting them know we appreciate their continued efforts and sacrifice.

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