"Take care of your body.  It's the only place you have to live."

~Jim Rohn~

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Health Tip: Back to School

It's hard to believe that summer is winding down and kids will be back in school in a few weeks! 
And that means that they will start swapping germs, colds and the flu.

Make this year different!  Start using essential oils BEFORE your kids get sick. 
Essential oils can be used to boost the immune system prior to the onsent of the cold and flu season. 
Using essential oils before an illness allows the body to build itself stronger and to become more resistant to "bugs". 
This can reduce the stress and strain on the body.

Ideas for using essential oils to boost the immune system:
Use LeDeliverance every day - gargle with a drop in a glass of warm water,
rub on the feet, chest or back with carrier oil,
diffuse in the air, or breathe through an inhaler.

Oils such as LeBountiful, LeBreezey, LeJourney, LeRevitalize and LeSpiceC
are also excellent choices for improving the body's ability to withstand the
bombardment of germs that attack every fall during the cold and flu season.

Tea Tree

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

INGREDIENT IN: LeCandila, LeMelaPlus, LePurify, LeSimplicity

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, immune stimulant, antibiotic, antiparasitic, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, decongestant, analgesic

AFFINITY FOR: tissue and skin, brow and sacral chakra, metal and fire elements

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Myrtaceae

PART UTILIZED: leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Tea tree is a very strong and pungent oil. It is very effective in killing airborne bacteria.

APPLICATION: Tea tree should be diluted before applying to the skin except in the case of insect bites, where it is best applied undiluted.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The aroma of tea tree can help us replace a victim mentality with a desire to understand why events and circumstances happened as they did. Tea tree can be used to bring both tolerance and growth into our lives. Tea tree starts the process of spiritual and emotional cleansing. It can help us turn toward the positive and find refreshment for our spirit. The aroma of tea tree essential oil has the feel of a good friend who has come to help us "?clean house". The cleaning up and throwing out will be good for us and will be far less painful than we have imagined it would be.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Tea tree essential oil is effective against some of the nastiest microbes on the planet. Tea tree can prevent sepsis in wounds and it (or something else effective) should be used to treat wounds, boils, sores, cuts, insect bites, and stings. The only way to kill a virus is to weaken or rupture its protective shellâ??called a cyst. Tea tree oil has been shown effective in this capacity, which greatly shortens the duration of viral infections. Tea tree is also a mild tissue regenerator, making it a sensible choice for rashes, nail or skin fungal infections, wounds, cold sores, acne, athleteâ??s foot, ringworm, head lice, vaginal thrush (dilute very well here), and candida.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Tea tree has been in use as an antiseptic for centuries. It was used by soldiers and sailors in World War II in the treatment of tropical infections.

 
 
Amazing Vitamin C
We have all heard that consuming antioxidants are good for us. One of the most important things they do is to scavenge free radicals and help escort them out of the body. Research is now suggesting that antioxidants are in fact, the cornerstone in our overall health. Antioxidants work in a myriad of different ways, from promoting a healthy heart to supporting the immune system to enhancing our memories.

A diet high in unprocessed whole foods provides a wide variety of antioxidants. There are actually two kinds of antioxidants - water soluble ones and lipid (or fat) soluble ones. Getting both types of these antioxidants is highly recommended as they work together to enhance our overall body functions.

Vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant. Here is a list of some of the functions that this antioxidant performs for our health:

It is a major electron donor.
It helps to maintain optimal electron flow within the cells.
It helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
It supports the health of the heart.
It helps promote blood pressure levels.
It helps promote blood vessel and arterial vitality.
It helps support the healthy function of the eye.
It helps promote healthy uric acid metabolism.
It is required for the synthesis of collagen.

Collagen is an important component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments and bones.

Vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant. A supply is needed on a constant basis. It is not stored within the body for later use. It must be consumed frequently for the body to have it available for these functions.

So, where can we find this vital antioxidant? Think COLOR. Eating a diet diverse in deep, rich color will assure that you are getting plenty of vitamin C which is associated with bioflavinoids and carotenoids.

For example, a sweet bell pepper is loaded with vitamin C. 1/2 of a sweet pepper contains around 170 mg of vitamin C. Foods such as brussel sprouts, broccoli, sweet potatoes, kale and tomatoes are also high in vitamin C content. Certain fruits, such as strawberries, oranges, and cantaloupe also contain vitamin C.

Certain things cause your body's need for vitamin C to increase. Smokers are especially vulnerable. Inhaling smoke increases the oxidative stress in the body, thus increasing the need for more vitamin C. The elderly have higher requirements for vitamin C. This may be due to their inability to absorb the vitamin C as well as diminished absorption capability that occurs with age. Men seem to require more vitamin C than women by around 20%. This is probably due to their higher percentage of lean body mass.

Be sure to include vitamin C rich foods in your diet. Make your intake of raw, colorful food a priority. Rosehips, either as a tea or in tincture form, provide a great source of vitamin C to the body.

LeDeliverance

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.

LeLife Force

INGREDIENTS: blue tansy, caraway, clove, dill, frankincense, galbanum, geranium, hyssop, lemon, mountain savory, oregano, ravensara, rosemary, thyme

AFFINITY FOR: nervous system, immune system

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: One of the best places to apply this blend is along the spine. Other good places are all over the feet and on the thymus area of the chest.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeLifeForce should be diffused to strengthen the immune system and increase energy levels. It will also disinfect and purify the air, eliminating germs and bacteria.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeLifeForce immediately raises the over-all frequency of the body, improving outlook and response to stress and trauma.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeLifeForce should be used following any illness or traumatic experience that has left one feeling weak, shaky, or on edge. This blend can make a big difference in the recovery period of accidents and illnesses. LeLifeForce builds, strengthens, and protects the body because it is an immune and adrenal gland stimulant and toner. Use it with LeEndoRelief during the cold and flu season. You may avoid getting sick altogether, and, if you do catch something, the illness will have a shorter duration and recovery period.

For fever, dilute and apply along the spine. For bronchitis, use LeLifeForce with LeAspire or LeBreezey applied to the chest. For an earache, put 1 drop of LeLifeForce in carrier oil and put into the ear. In addition I like to put 2 or 3 drops of BBL tincture in the ear. BBL will numb the pain and cause any inflammation to dissipate through a multitude of small holes which heal quickly (instead of in one large rupture which is the way ears usually deal with inflammation).

Soaking your feet in very hot water to which 2 or 3 drops of LeLifeForce has been added, can assist the body to detoxify, especially from environmental poisons and medications. The combination of immune stimulant properties and detoxifying capabilities make LeLifeForce effective against allergies and other mild auto-immune dysfunctions.

LeUnity

INGREDIENTS: angelica, frankincense, geranium, hyssop, lavender, mandarin, neroli, orange bitter, palmarosa, rose, rose geranium, sage, sandalwood, spikenard, spruce, ylang ylang

AFFINITY FOR: emotional balance, every chakra, liver meridian, spiritual growth, small intestine meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual

APPLICATION: LeUnity can be applied over each chakra, beginning at the base and working up to the crown. It can be applied on the feet, over the heart, and on areas of poor circulation.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeUnity should be diffused in groups where incompatibility or quarrelsomeness is a problem. Use it in the home to increase peace and cooperation.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeUnity promotes harmony within ourselves, with others around us, and with our Creator. It helps us work with others in a relationship of cooperation, patience, and tolerance. This is the greatest essential oil product I know of for fostering a sense of physical and mental well-being. It can rid us of stubbornness, anger, judgement, and jealousy. Frequent use can promote unity among family members. This essential oil blend has to be experienced to be believed.

If LeBenediction is not providing enough protection from other people's energies for you, try adding LeUnity, too. This blend, like LeBountiful, fosters a sense of abundance and appreciation in our hearts.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: One of the great strengths of LeUnity is its ability to balance every chakra to the extent of greatly minimizing or eliminating altogether any reaction from overuse of essential oils. This is very useful for children who get into essential oils that have been left laying around the house. Many times the balancing of all of the chakras eliminates or minimizes any allergic reaction. LeUnity makes a good deodorant.

INPORTANT INFORMATION: LeUnity can be used to eliminate or minimize reactions to oils that are caused by suppressed emotions or a toxic physical body. Apply the oil to the palms of the hands and place one hand over the navel and the other hand over the thymus. Hold for 20 seconds and then reverse the position of the hands and hold for another 20 seconds or more. This really works! This procedure is also effective for grounding and balancing in a multitude of situations.

Eucalyptus P.

(Eucalyptus dives)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAway

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-catarrhal, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, expectorant, mucolytic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antineuralgia, decongestant, diuretic, febrifuge, calming

AFFINITY FOR: respiratory system, muscular system, spleen meridian, triple warmer meridian, lung meridian, circulation, yin energy

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Myrtaceae

PART UTILIZED: leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

Aromatic Considerations: This essential oil combines the aromas of eucalyptus and peppermint, just as the name implies. As it dries or hangs in the air, it develops a balsamic, woody undertone that is centering and calming. If I am going to diffuse a eucalyptus, this is my first choice.

APPLICATION: Use this oil exactly as you would other varieties of eucalyptus.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The emotional qualities of all eucalyptus varieties are similar. This variety, with its slight peppermint aroma, seems to be more calming than the others.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Eucalyptus peppermint encourages deep, slow breaths that aid bronchial dilation when inflammation or fluids are present. This essential oil encourages circulation and eases muscular pain and tightness. This is an appropriate eucalyptus to use in athletic massage oils. Eucalyptus peppermint has a very strong and specific antiseptic action. It really targets and eliminates bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Many people find it useful and quite pleasant as an insect repellent.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Eucalyptus peppermint is lower in ecualyptol content but higher in menthols. These differences in constituents make this eucalyptus slightly less caustic for skin applications but still excellent for the treatment of respiratory ailments. This eucalyptus is sometimes referred to as peppermint eucalyptus or broad-leafed peppermint.

CAUTIONS: All eucalyptus varieties can be caustic to the skin if used undiluted.

INTERNAL USE: See General Information in eucalyptus notes on eucalyptus blue mallee.

Lemon Myrtle

(Backhousia citriodora)

INGREDIENT IN: LeDeliverance, LeMelaPlus, LeSimplicity, LeSpiceC

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antibacterial, germicidal, immune stimulant, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, sedative.

AFFINITY FOR: memory, digestive system, congestion, yin energy, respiratory system, immune system, skin, urinary tract, heart chakra, lymphatic system

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual

PLANT FAMILY: Myrtaceae

PART UTILIZED: Leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of lemon myrtle oil is a wonderful, lemony scent. Its intense lemon aroma is uplifting and refreshing, making it a great oil to diffuse in the home.

APPLICATION: Lemon myrtle oil should be diluted well to avoid skin sensitivity. Apply to feet or specific area of concern. It is a wonderful oil to diffuse.

EMOTIONAL/SPIRITUAL/MENTAL ASPECTS: The fresh, uplifting aroma of lemon myrtle may also be helpful in clearing the mind and enhancing concentration, along with aiding in a calm and peaceful night's sleep.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Lemon myrtle oil helps boost the body's natural defenses and immune system. It is also a very powerful purifying agent due to its high citral content. The citral content of lemon myrtle essential oil is 95% compared to 5% in lemon essential and 65% in lemongrass. The antibacterial and germicidal activity of lemon myrtle oil has been tested to be more effective at killing germs than tea tree oil. This makes it excellent oil for your homemade cleaning products.

CAUTIONS: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Spanish Sage

(Salvia lavandulaefolia)

INGREDIENT IN: LeDelicate, LeReflections

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent, analgesic, nervous system (memory), lymphatic system, anti-microbial

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system, nervous system, endocrine system, muscles, bones, skin, third eye chakra, pelvic chakra and organs

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual, mental

PLANT FAMILY: Labiatae (mint)

PART UTILIZED: whole plant

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Spanish sage may be applied anywhere on the body, but is particularly beneficial when applied to the feet. May also be diffused.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Spanish Sage has some beautiful lavender undertones. These notes are every bit as evident as the properties that are reminiscent of sage, giving this oil a unique character and aroma.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The combining of the emotional aspects of sage and lavender produces a very unique picture for this essential oil. Sage is characterized by clarity of intuition and vision, while lavender promotes faith and feelings of being loved. The combination is quite astonishing in the ability to create strength in the face of loss. This oil fosters confidence in one"s ability to not just survive, but to grow and flourish following a tragedy. Spanish sage can ease the way along a new path that one did not and would not have chosen if there had been a choice. Spanish sage is recommended for grief and for fear of loving (and, possibly, losing) again.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Probably the most outstanding characteristic of Spanish Sage is its affect on the brain and nervous system. This oil has been shown in studies to improve memory and mental acuity. Spanish sage is being utilized in treatments for Alzheimer's and other age-related memory disorders. Other studies are following - with growing excitement - the result of the use of Spanish Sage by college students as an aid in memorizing and retaining facts and information.

Spanish Sage is useful as an aid to digestive dysfunction, especially if the problem has emotional or nervous drivers. Spanish sage acts as a stimulant to the liver, the adrenals, and the circulation. This essential oil is often effective against headaches of nervous or digestive origins. Spanish sage appears to lower blood sugar without negatively affecting insulin levels. The anti-microbial and skin regenerating properties of this essential oil make it useful for skin conditions such as eczema and dandruff. Spanish sage is also used for coughs, colds, and flu.

GENERAL INFORMATION: This essential oil is being used by some aromatherapists as a replacement for sage (Salvia officinalis) as the higher concentration of ketones in sage produce some contra indications. However, it should be noted that the ketones in sage, in such quantity, are responsible for some of the healing properties of sage oil, as well.

CAUTIONS: Spanish sage essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use but is strong enough that a carrier oil is advised.