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Phenols in Essential Oils

The most outstanding property of the phenols is their ability to cleanse the receptor sites on cells of debri and the man-made imitations of nutrients that have clogged the cell membrane. Clean receptor sites not only allow for better absorption of nutrients, they also permit hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, steroids and other cellular messengers to do their jobs more efficiently.

Phenols also create an environment where viruses and bacteria find it very difficult to grow. Because the phenols do such a good job in cleaning the cell, they increase the life of the cell.

Most of the oils high in phenols can be caustic and irritating to the skin. They should be used well diluted or as part of a blend.

The top 10 essential oils with the highest phenol counts are:
mountain savory

This information in taken from the Book "Butterfly Mireacles with Essential Oils"

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(72) New Alaskan Flower Essences

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These Remedies Include:

Alpine Azalea
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Bog Rosemary
Cattail Pollen
Chiming Bells
Cotton Grass
Cow Parsnip
Golden Corydalis
Grass of Parnassu
Green Bells of Ireland
Green Bog Orchid
Green Fairy Orchid
Grove Sandwort
Hairy Butterwort
Icelandic Poppy
Jacob's Ladder
Labrador Tea
Lace Flower
Ladies' Tresses
Lady's Slipper
Lamb's Quarters
Mountain Wormwood
Northern Lady's Slipper
Northern Twayblade
One-Sided Wintergreen
Opium Poppy
Paper Birch
Pineapple Weed
Prickly Wild Rose
River Beauty
Round-Leaved Sundew
Shooting Star
Single Delight
Sitka Burnet
Sitka Spruce Pollen
Sphagnum Moss
Sticky Geranium
Tundra Rose
Tundra Twayblade
White Fireweed
White Spruce
White Violet
Wild Iris
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(Cinnamomum cassia)

INGREDIENT IN: LeBountiful, LeCinnamonBear, LeHousewarming, LeJourney, LeLiteN

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral, antiputrescent, analgesic, antidiarrheal, antimicrobial, antiemetic, carminative

AFFINITY FOR: circulatory system, immune system

RESONANCE: physical, emotional


PART UTILIZED: leaves, bark

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Cassia should be diluted with particular care.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Cassia has a warm, spicy aroma, like cinnamon. Cassia, diffused or inhaled, reduces drowsiness and lessens irritability.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Cassia is a good oil for those who display few emotions. It can be stimulating and relaxing to those who are rigid and inflexible in their thinking, and consequently, rigid and inflexible in their bodies. Cassia can help us see new solutions to old problems, or look at old relationships in new ways.

Physical Aspect: Cassia, like other Cinnamonum family members, is a powerful oxygenator. Cassia has a stimulating effect on the whole body, but its action is gently insistent. As a cardiovascular tonic, this oil is excellent. Cassia oil is strongly antimicrobial; virus spores, bacteria, and fungi cannot live in its presence. The anti-inflammatory properties of this oil are helpful with arthritis and other aches and pains. Studies have shown that cassia stimulates T-lymphocyte activity and immuno-globulin production by the B-cells of the immune system. Increased activity of these key elements of the immune system strengthens resistance to disease.

CAUTIONS: Cassia should be avoided, except in blends, when pregnant or nursing. It is too strong to be used in the bath. Care should be taken to dilute especially well when using with children or those with sensitive skin.


(Citrus bergamia)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAcknowledge, LeBaby Me, LeBeloved, LeDreams, LeEverlasting, LeFaith, LeHeartSong, LeRevitalize

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, disinfectant

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, endocrine system, hormone balance, metal element, wood element, water element, yang energy, heart chakra

RESONANCE: emotional, physical




APPLICATION: It is always recommended to dilute bergamot well. Well diluted bergamot becomes soothing and emollient; not diluted sufficiently, it can be irritating to skin.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Bergamot is a sweet smelling citrus oil, with a warm floral scent that is unusual among the citrus oils. Bergamot, diffused, is said to repair the aura and make one feel young at heart.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Because bergamot has a special affinity for the liver meridian, it encourages the release of anger and pain that is being held back or held deeply in the body. A person needing bergamot is usually a good listener. They are described by friends and family as cheerful and supportive. Often this cheerfulness is a mask, hiding anger, despair, or depression. It is as though they are carrying the burden of every sad story they have listened to on their own shoulders. They are very angry, but since the stories are not their own they feel they cannot tell them to anyone. The anger they feel becomes repressed and turns inward. The ability of bergamot to relieve anger, nervous depression, anxiety, and hysteria has been well documented in Europe. Bergamot can help us find peace when our heart hurts for other's distress.

Bergamot is excellent in any emotional crisis and in convalescing from an illness. Bergamot raises the spirits and brings light into our lives and lightness to dark and weary days. It is often used in treatments for eating disorders.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Bergamot has a great many applications for physical healing. Bergamot is used for urinary tract infections, sore throat, cold sores, bronchitis, and varicose veins.

In Italy, bergamot is commonly used in the treatment of intestinal parasites. Also used in treatments for candida overgrowth and thrush. Bergamot has been shown effective against tuberculosis bacilli. Like all essential oils, bergamot is antimicrobial. It is particularly destructive of bacteria that live in the mouth.

CAUTIONS: Bergamot should be diluted well and used sparingly. Repeated use of bergamot can result in extreme contact sensitization.

Bergamot contains bergaptene, which is phototoxic. You should avoid direct sunlight on skin to which bergamot has been applied. This caution applies to more than just an uncomfortable sunburn. Damage to the nuclei of cells has been documented when skin to which bergamot was applied was exposed to ultra-violet light. This phototoxicity lasts up to 12 hours after the oil has been applied. Using bergamot in a blend does not eliminate its phototoxicity. There is no problem using this oil as long as you apply it to areas of the body that will not be exposed to ultra-violet light (sunlight or a tanning bed).

There are bergamot essential oils available that have had the constituents that create phototoxicity removed. However, these oils lack both aroma and certain therapeutic qualities.

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Flower Essences and How to Use Them
by LaRee Westover & Sharon Moran
Butterfly Expressions, LLC


Flower essences are low potency homeopathics, made from specific flowers, to address emotional well-being and to heal the connection between the mind and the body. They are generally liquid and easy to take but their effect upon our emotional well being is profound.

Flower essences are prepared using the sun to infuse the flower's essence into a bowl of water. This preserves the flower's vibrational life force and it is this life force which imparts the emotional and physical healing our bodies require.

There are hundreds of flower essences available today. Finding the correct one, at the correct time, is done the same way as you would find any other homeopathic - by using a repertory and finding the best match for the symptoms presenting at the current moment. The Flower Essence Society, based out of Nevada City, California, publishes a great repertory. Their web site is It is a comprehensive guide to the North American and the Bach Flower essences.

Flower essences are sometimes referred to as being bi-polar in nature. This means that they work to bring your body's energy into a homeostatic balance. Each flower essence can work on both the problem and the solution of an issue. For example, you may choose the flower essence of sweet pea to work on a lack of feeling "rooted" to a specific area. On the other side of this same flower essence, sweet pea can help cultivate a desire to find "community".

When choosing a flower essence to help balance your physical and emotional health, remember that you can use more than one a time. As our ailments are many layered, so we can use a remedy that has many layers at one time. Choosing those that have an affinity for one another and work on varied aspects of the same issue is the easiest.

Flower essences are tasteless and odorless. They can be dropped under the tongue and allowed to absorb into the body. They can be administered several times a day as needed. Flower essences work very effectively on children as well as adults. Like any other homeopathic remedy, flower essences can also be applied to the skin and absorbed into the body that way.


INGREDIENTS: birch, chamomile Roman, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, orange sweet, peppermint, ylang ylang

INGREDIENTS: bergamot, frankincense, geranium, melissa blend, neroli, palmarosa, rosewood, sandalwood

AFFINITY FOR: nervous system, liver, liver meridian, heart chakra, throat chakra, sacral chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual

APPLICATION: LeAcknowledge should be applied over the liver when the liver is toxic and the mind and emotions are sluggish or slow. Other particularly effective places for application are behind the ears, on the face, neck, thymus, or wrists. I especially like applying oils to the wrists because I frequently wave my wrists in front of my face for one reason or another.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: This blend has a pleasant enough aroma to be worn as a perfume and is especially nice used in a bath when one is feeling overwhelmed or discouraged by life. The aroma of this blend can promote feelings of calmness, courage, and increased self-confidence.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeAcknowledge nourishes and strengthens the nervous system, helping to quiet feelings of fear and discouragement. Another benefit of this blend is in enabling us to see the "reality" of life or health situations. Accepting what will be or will not be in our lives can allow us to move forward with healing and peace instead of discouragement and despair. Recognizing what it is that we are feeling, and knowing that it is acceptable to feel that way for the moment, often allows us to move through that feeling and move on with our lives.

LeAcknowledge may also give us increased confidence in social situations and enhanced creativity in our attitudes and skills. One aspect of this blend concerns a better balance in attitudes and desires in sexual matters. LeAcknowledge is also one of the great oils for depression.

Because it balances the heart and sacral chakras, LeAcknowledge can help us recognize and accept the love and sympathy that people around us are trying to express. For those of us with very independent natures, it may help us with the ability to let others be of service to us. Increased balance in the throat chakra allows us to express our own feelings and needs and to express feelings of appreciation and gratitude for the services we receive.

Balance in these areas may also bring relief from feelings of frustration, self-pity, insecurity, hopelessness, inadequacy, and feeling that we are being overwhelmed by the responsibilities of our lives. This allows us to feel enthusiasm for new things and to expect to find joy and abundance in our lives.

LeAcknowledge, like LeBountiful, may change the way that we feel toward material possessions, making us both more appreciative of them and less focused on their acquisition.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Because LeAcknowledge has a cleansing effect on the liver it may be useful for allergies and other mild immune system dysfunctions. Any ailment that has anger as an underlying emotional component, which many physical ailments do, would benefit from the use of LeAcknowledge. Kidney and bladder problems such as frequent infections and cystitis, with their emotional connection to fear and feelings of inadequacy, often respond favorably to this blend. The use of this essential oil blend may not only relieve the discomfort of the moment, but will also help lessen the likelihood and frequency of future attacks. LeAcknowledge is an excellent oil when applied as a deodorant and is considered a mild hormone balancer.


INGREDIENTS: cinnamon bark, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, oregano, oregano wild, rosemary, thyme

AFFINITY FOR: immune system, lymphatic system, skin

RESONANCE: physical, spiritual

APPLICATION: LeDeliverance can be used in so many ways, I am sure that I will not manage to list them all here. Some common methods of use are soak the family toothbrushes in LeDeliverance mixed with water, place a drop on your toothbrush at least one time per day, and place on a cotton ball or in an inhaler and carry with you, inhaling frequently during the cold and flu season.

A particularly effective way to fight a very virulent illness is to apply LeDeliverance alternately with LeLifeForce. In the evening put one of these essential oils on the K1's (acupressure points on the feet) and the other on the thymus. First thing in the morning, put the oils on again, then put them in opposite positions. If LeDeliverance was on the thymus area the night before, it should go on the feet in the morning. This method is very effective against really nasty stuff.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: An excellent use for this blend is to diffuse it every day during the cold and flu season to eliminate airborne bacteria and viruses.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeDeliverance is one of the most potent antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal combinations available. Its many uses include respiratory infections, sore throats, strep throats, dental diseases and infections, cold sores, canker sores, cuts, general infections, athlete's foot and toe nail fungus, and infection from slivers. Apply faithfully, undiluted, for warts (this takes a little time so be patient).

Frequent and consistent use of LeDeliverance also strengthens the immune system. LeDeliverance is an expectorant and helps the lymph system to drain. This is a very effective oil. Everyone should have it on hand.

GENERAL INFORMATION: LeDeliverance can be used, diluted, or diffused, in the home as a cleaner and air purifier to fight viruses and airborne bacteria.

Cautions: Care should also be taken to dilute well, especially if frequent use is anticipated. The clove, cinnamon, thyme, and oregano in this blend make it a possible skin irritant.


INGREDIENTS: benzoin, bergamot, blue tansy, chamomile German, juniper berry, orange sweet, sandalwood, spruce

AFFINITY FOR: emotional balance, brow chakra and 3rd eye, pericardium meridian, throat chakra, crown chakra

RESONANCE: spiritual, physical, emotional

APPLICATION: LeDreams can be applied to the forehead, eyebrows, temples, behind the ears, on the base of the neck, and worn as perfume or cologne. For restful sleep, diffuse in the bedroom or apply 1 or 2 drops to your pillow. This essential oil blend makes a relaxing evening bath.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeDreams has a beautiful aroma. It can be diffused during the day for pleasure or meditation, and at night to promote restful and dreamless sleep.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: This blend was formulated for helping us keep our dreams in sight and realize our potential without becoming self-centered or selfish. LeDreams is one of the best oils for insomnia due to negative emotions or nightmares.

It is a favorite of children who are nervous in the dark or when left alone. If nightmares persist while using LeDreams, continue to use it in conjunction with energy work modalities. Finding the disturbing emotion, processing it, and letting it go is the only way to achieve lasting healing. LeDreams can help you do that. This blend has been beneficial for bedwetting if the root cause is fear or anxiousness.


(Rhododendron anthopogon)

INGREDIENT IN: LeGrateful Heart, LeReconciliation

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, balsamic, depurative, hepatic, immunostimulant, nervine, restorative, sedative, tonic, antineuralgia, decongestant, nervous system tonic

AFFINITY FOR: immune system, ligaments, bones, skin, digestive system, hair, liver, spleen meridian, all four fire meridians, heart and crown chakras

RESONANCE: physical, emotional


PART UTILIZED: flowers & leaves, wild

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Anthopogon has a unique and very appealing fragrance which hangs in the air, becoming softer and more lovely as time passes. It is described as being fresh, green, and balsamic with undertones of vanilla and conifers. I would simply describe it as delightful. It creates a feeling of openness, love, and connection, especially to family members and old friends.

APPLICATION: Anthopogon should be diffused, worn as a perfume, or diluted and applied anywhere on the body.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Anthopogon essential oil is very warming emotionally. It pulls one immediately into a mood of remembering, but with the blessing of a focus on the good times and the good in people. This oil is especially good for people whose lives have carried them far away from home and heritage. Anthopogon, and blends to which it has been added, are important and amazing oils for loss or bereavement of any kind.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Perhaps anthopogon's most important characteristic in the physical realm is on the immune system. It has been used in Nepal for various types of blood disorders and systemic infections for a very long time. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Padova in Italy has done extensive research as well as gas chromatography and mass spectrometry on this essential oil. Their results, published in a renowned scholarly scientific journal which targets important new discoveries, claim that anthopogon essential oil reduced cancer cell growth in all types of cells tested, using varying treatment protocols and varying concentrations of essential oil. The cancers anthopogon was tested against were ovarian, cervical, and colon-certainly three of the deadliest and fastest moving cancers known. The research team speculated that the high pinene content was responsible, at least in part, for this action. This is truly important new research!

Anthopogon was also shown effective against candida, e-coli, and several other strains of bacteria. Anthopogon is a stimulant essential oil, with a particular affinity for the liver and digestive system. It can stimulate appetite during illness or convalescence. This oil is useful for gouty arthritic conditions. It is strongly anti-inflammatory when applied to fibrous tissues, ligaments, and joints.

In Nepal, where anthopogon has been used for many years, it is considered a symbol of balance in the fire meridian. Anthopogon's therapeutic properties certainly indicate that it affects this meridian in all of its aspects; physically, mentally, and emotionally. It relieves headaches, backaches, and joint and muscle pains that were brought about by excesses of some kind (over-the-top activity or consumption of food and drink). This oil is of great benefit to people whose illnesses are aggravated by windy or stormy conditions.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Anthopogon is the national symbol of Nepal, where it is used in meditation and healing.


(Juniperus communis)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAcknowledge, LeAngel, LeBeloved, LeBenediction, LeCypernium, LeDiscernment, LeEndoRelief, LeEverlasting, LeGrateful Heart, LeHeartSong, LeKey to My Heart, LeLetting Go, LeLifeForce, LeMillenia, LeMoonlight, LeRevitalize, LeTomorrow, LeTranquility , LeUnDone, LeUnity, LeVitality, LeVisibility

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: astringent, diuretic, antiseptic, antidepressant, regenerative, tonic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, anti-infective, hemostatic

AFFINITY FOR: cellular structure, skin, nerves, urinary tract, gallbladder, liver, solar plexus and heart chakras, spleen meridian, yin energy

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Geraniaceae


EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Geranium fosters positive thought patterns. It helps us to feel hope for the future and peace with today.

APPLICATION: Dilute and apply anywhere on the body.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Geranium is a very potent and aromatic oil. It is a good oil for people whose negative patterns need to be swept away in spite of their desire to hang on to them. Geranium helps one to release negative memories. It is a good oil for nervous fatigue where the body is exhausted but the mind just won't let the body sit and rest. Geranium is a potent oil for those whose moods are up one minute and down the next. Geranium is a good choice for people whose drive and ambition interferes with sensitivity and spontaneous joy.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Geranium regenerates tissues and nerves. It is excellent for skin disorders and skin care, and is especially nice for the skin of expectant mothers. Along with the essential oil blend LeDeeper, geranium heals the sores of shingles. Geranium discharges toxins from the liver and dilates the bilary ducts, aiding liver, gallbladder, and kidney function. This oil can bring relief from gastric ulcers, diarrhea, jaundice, and kidney stones. Geranium is one of the best oils for circulation problems such as hemorrhoids, and is helpful in slowing down bleeding.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Geranium is a very versatile and important essential oil. It is among a handful of essential oils considered to be cool and moist energetically.

Grapefruit White

(Citrus paradisi)

INGREDIENT IN: LeEverlasting, LeHeartSong, LeIntention, LeLiteN, LeMyGraine, LeSego Lily, LeSunburst, LeWakeUp, LeWeightless, LePurify

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: tonic, digestive, antiseptic, anti-infective, restorative

AFFINITY FOR: urinary tract, lymphatic system, triple warmer meridian, spleen meridian, heart chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, mental




AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Grapefruit is uplifting to the mind and spirit. It is hard to be negative or anxious in the presence of this oil, because it promotes feelings of joy, confidence, and spontaneity. Grapefruit should be diffused or inhaled for performance stress or to cope with jet lag.

APPLICATION: Grapefruit should be diluted and applied to the feet or to areas of the body needing to release emotions, cellulite, or both.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Grapefruit is a very joyous and positive essential oil. It can be a ray of bright light guiding us out of darkness and depression. Grapefruit is equally good for mental exhaustion and mental tension. Grapefruit seems to address the emotional issues of self-worth and discontent with one's body that are so often a part of anorexia and other eating disorders.

The aroma of grapefruit is particularly suited to people who, when tense or under pressure, eat as a means of relieving stress or finding comfort. Often, the driving emotion is frustration because their too high expectations have not been met in some way. If they reacted to their frustration with anger or blame of themselves or others, a layer of guilt is added to the frustration. Grapefruit is used in treatment programs for drug withdrawal and to cope with the after-effects of drinking too many alcoholic beverages.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Grapefruit detoxifies the lymphatic system. This makes it a useful tonic for many body systems. It is specific for water retention and the dissolving of cellulite. Grapefruit aids with gallstones, water retention, and kidney and liver disorders. Grapefruit, diluted in water, can be used as an astringent face wash for acne. Grapefruit can relieve a migraine headache and return the energy system to normal after long jet flights. Grapefruit is one of the best oils for premenstrual water retention and headache.

CAUTIONS: Grapefruit is photo-toxic. It is recommended by some experts that you avoid exposing areas of skin to which grapefruit has been applied to sunlight or UV rays for at least 12 hours.