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Article: Depression & Gastrointestinal Health?
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LeCherish 6ml

LeHeart Song

 
 




 
  Copaiba Balsam

Orange Sweet Dark

Rose Geranium

 
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"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means." 

~Maimonides~


Rose, absolute

(Rosa damascena)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAgeLess, LeAngel, LeBaby Me, LeBelieve, LeBenediction, LeDiscernment, LeExpressions, LeEverlasting, LeFaith, LeHeartSong, LeKindred Spirit, LeReconciliation, LeTomorrow, LeTrust, LeTurmoil, LeUnity

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-infective, antiseptic, astringent, tonic, stimulant, aphrodisiac, emollient, nervine, cytophylactic, hemostatic

AFFINITY FOR: cardiovascular system, nervous system, digestive system, genito-urinary system, central vessel meridian, spleen meridian, yin energy, heart chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Rosaceae

PART UTILIZED: flowers

EXTRACTION METHOD: solvent

Rose is the highest frequency essential oil. As the frequency of the body rises to meet this amazing oil, wonderful things happen in the body.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Rose is an almost annoyingly intoxicating fragrance, but when you need it, the aroma is absolutely divine.

APPLICATION: There is no wrong way to use rose. Simply enjoy it as often as you can.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Rose is an outstanding remedy for those times when we feel trapped by our responsibilities or by the past. Sometimes we need help to let go and move forward into the future easily and with delight. The best way that I know to describe rose oil is to tell you a story that was told to me.

A very wise man was walking along the edge of the river one day. He heard faint calls for help coming from just over the edge of the rushing river. As he looked over the edge he saw a person, so very afraid, clinging to an old dead branch with all of his might. "Help me," the poor person calls out to him. "Please, give me your hand. I can't hold on another moment." The wise man looks around him and spots a beautiful rose growing on the side of the riverbed. Picking it, he holds it out to the distraught person, saying, "Take hold of this rose. It is the most magic of flowers. You will be saved and all will be well with you." The person immediately reaches for the magic flower, losing his grip on the old dead branch - and the rushing river instantly carries him away. The wise man smiles and walks down the riverbank for a short way. There he finds the person, wet and shaken, but washed ashore quite safely. The wise man hands the person the flower and says gently, with compassion and understanding in his voice, "You only needed to trust and let go." We choose our attitudes and beliefs based on our perceptions of the experiences in our past. Rose oil can help us understand that nothing from the past needs to hamper our futures.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Rose is one of the very best oils for use in any emotional crisis. It is useful in extreme debility and fatigue. Rose has a four-fold action on nerves, digestion, vascular, and urinary systems. This action is one of cleansing, rather than stimulation. Rose oil, surprisingly, is one of the most antiseptic essential oils. This antiseptic action, combined with its action on capillaries and its soothing and emollient qualities, make it a wonderful oil for nearly all types of skin.

GENERAL INFORMATION: All absolutes, because of their concentration and intensity, should be evaluated in extremely small quantities. Large amounts of these oils can overcome the receptor sites in the nose. The complexity of the fragrance, especially the rare and exotic notes, become entirely lost to our sense of smell.

FV
(Formerly Fever)

2.00 elder flowers
2.00 peppermint leaves

Total herbs 4.0 oz
Ratio herbs to liquid 1:15
Total liquid 60 oz. (approx.)

FV causes perspiration and, as a result, lowers fever. The heat of a fever is the body’s way of killing the invading bacteria, virus, or fungus. A fever should never be suppressed by any means other than producing a good sweat. Sweating will not totally “break” a fever, bringing the temperature back down to normal, but it will bring it to the lowest possible point at which the “critters” are still being destroyed.

FV is usually made in glycerin, especially for use with infants and children. These two herbs pull very well in glycerin, and would be appropriate for adults also. Dosage is 15-30 drops every 2-3 hours.

Walnut Oil

Walnut is very high in linoleic acid and antioxidants. It is used to repair damaged or dry skin and to prevent wrinkles. It is best used as less than 15% of a carrier oil composite blend. Walnut oil contains an anti-oxidant, ellagic acid, which research—still in early stages—is reporting and showing an ability to detoxify several compounds that have been linked to the development of certain types of cancers. High anti-oxidant concentrations have been shown to help fight the signs of aging as well.

Walnut oil, when taken internally (why not just eat walnuts?) creates an increase in the strength and resilience of blood vessels and improves circulation. It accomplishes this by preserving the function of the endothelial cells which line the walls of the blood vessels. This reduces hardening of the artery walls. Hardening of the arteries is considered a major contributor to high blood pressure and heart disease.

Walnut oil has a short shelf life and must be kept refrigerated and stored with a tight lid. Walnut oil is certainly not recommended for persons with a nut allergy of any sort without extreme care and caution.

LeMoonlight

INGREDIENTS: angelica, cedarwood, cinnamon bark, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, mandarin, neroli, orange sweet, orange sweet dark, patchouli, sandalwood, spikenard, ylang ylang

AFFINITY FOR: emotions, base chakra, sacral chakra, heart chakra

RESONANCE: physical with deep emotional impact

APPLICATION: LeMoonlight can be diffused any time you like or worn as a perfume.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of this blend is earthy with a strong sensuous floral tone.

Emotional/PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeMoonlight is a potent aphrodisiac. It sets a mood of connection to and appreciation for your romantic partner. LeMoonlight adds to the delight you feel in the sensual and passionate side of your lives together and creates emotional depth and bonding.

Is There a Link Between Depression
and Gastrointestinal Health?

By Sharon Moran

Keeping happy is vital to your overall health. Unfortunately, it is estimated that MILLIONS of people suffer from some kind of stress or depressive disorder. Treating these imbalances with medications can lead to countless side effects and never does really fix the problem. Getting to the root of the problem is much more effective in the long run. Did you know that the state of your digestive tract is an integral factor in determining your mental and emotional wellbeing? Studies are now suggesting that poor gastrointestinal health and the subsequent inflammation it causes may be responsible for a great deal of our emotional outlook. Numerous studies have found that your "gut" acts as a second brain. During fetal development certain tissues develop into the central nervous system, while another part of the same tissue develops into the enteric nervous system found in the gastrointestinal tract. These two are connected by the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is the 10th CranioSacral nerve, originating in the brain and runs all the way down to the abdomen. The hormone serotonin is linked to mood regulation - the more serotonin - the better your mood. The majority of serotonin produced in the body is produced in the gut - not the brain. If the gastrointestinal system is not functioning correctly then serotonin levels drop producing a decrease in mood.

Normally the gastrointestinal tract is home to TRILLIONS of "good" bugs and bacteria. These good bacteria have a positive influence on the day to day functions of the body. But these "good" bugs need a certain environment to grow and thrive. When those conditions are not met, then the "bad" bugs proliferate and outnumber the "good" ones. A diet high in processed good, sweetened beverages and other products high in sugar allows these "bad" bugs to thrive.

A diet high in sugar can also trigger other chemical reactions in the body that lead to chronic inflammation. Consistently high blood glucose levels demand excessive insulin production. This in turn can lead to hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia in turn causes your brain to produce higher levels of glutamate. Higher levels of glutamate can trigger depression, anger, anxiety and panic attacks.

Depression is often linked alongside gastrointestinal inflammation and other autoimmune diseases. It is a common denominator in many other health issues such as cardiovascular problems and type 2 diabetes. By limiting your sugar intake daily you can keep gut inflammation down. It can also help with depressive symptoms and promote and maintain the "good" bugs in your gut.

Eating a diet low in processed foods can help eliminate some of these stumbling blocks. Eating good, home prepared foods can go a long way in normalizing your gut and subsequently your mood. The consumption of naturally fermented (and unpasteurized) foods on a daily basis is also helpful in establishing a good working environment in the gastrointestinal tract.

 

LeBeloved

INGREDIENTS: bergamot, geranium, lemon, mandarin, orange sweet, sandalwood, ylang ylang

AFFINITY FOR: spiritual side of our natures, emotions, heart chakra

RESONANCE: spiritual, emotional, physical

APPLICATION: LeBeloved should be applied over the heart chakra using the palms of the hands. It can also be diffused.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of LeBeloved is like a breath of fresh air for our hearts and souls. When we feel out of sync with our loved ones or overwhelmed by our responsibilities to them, this oil helps bring us back to joy in what is most important in our lives.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeBeloved profoundly affects the heart chakra and is a beautiful oil for relationships - both romantic and with family and friends. It opens our hearts and our spirits to recognize that we are loved more than we can possibly comprehend. Understanding the great love that God has for us can help us to heal our own emotional wounds. From our wholeness of heart, we can then see clearly and respond generously in just the right way.

LeBeloved is helpful in developing inner strength and fortitude. The oils is this blend are of benefit when we are feeling overwhelmed or must accept changes in the circumstances of our lives. LeBeloved has been of value with mood swings and panic attacks.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: The negative emotions found in dysfunctional and destructive relationships can manifest in a variety of ways, making this blend effective for a broad spectrum of physical complaints. This list may include bed-wetting, a tendency for cystits and urinary tract infections, headaches, heart palpitations, menstrual cramps and just about anything else. The important thing to pay attention to is the emotional drivers of physical pain.

LeCherish

INGREDIENTS: cistus, jasmine, osmanthus

AFFINITY FOR: hormone balance, urinary tract, lymphatic system, respiratory system, nervous system, immune system, skin, nerves, heart & crown chakras, triple warmer meridian, kidney meridian, solar plexus chakra, balances yin and yang

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual

APPLICATION: Diffuse or wear on the body.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Osmanthus and jasmine are members of the same exotic family and are used, in the perfume industry, in only the most costly and extraordinary of fragrances. These essential oils are among the most expensive and desirable of fragrances. They are multi-faceted and multi-dimensional, impacting the senses and the energy one layer after another. Jasmine is very concentrated, heady, and sensual, and reaches the core of the feminine where it magnifies qualities of strength and courage.

In LeCherish, the intense aroma of the jasmine is moderated by osmanthus and cistus making this blend both delightful and powerful.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Since so many of our physical ailments, especially the chronic ones, are driven by our emotions, high frequency blends such as LeCherish impact the physical body on every level. LeCherish is an excellent blend for use in skin care because it promotes elasticity and tone in the tissues.

Jasmine is used during childbirth to improve elasticity, strengthen the contractions and, at the same time, ease the intensity of the pain. Some women find the aroma of jasmine too intense at this time. I believe LeCherish is going to prove itself in these situations.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeCherish is of equal value to both men and women as it helps us develop and emphasize inner courage, strength of character, and clarity of purpose, while at the same time, filling our souls with greater reserves of sensitivity and compassion. The aroma of this blend encourages us to set our feet on a path that will help us reach a higher plateau.

A very special aspect of LeCherish is utilized as this high frequency blend helps us rebuild our emotional balance and gain perspective in the aftermath of quarrels, traumatic events, the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a cherished hope or dream. This intense blend requires the use of only a drop or two at a time.

LeHeart Song

INGREDIENTS: bergamot, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, orange sweet, rose, rose geranium, rosewood, ylang ylang

AFFINITY FOR: emotional balance, adrenal glands, heart chakra, brow chakra, throat chakra, crown chakra, electrical system

RESONANCE: LeHeartSong allows the heart to find its joy and learn to sing again. This is a very high frequency spiritual and emotional blend. LeHeartSong was created as an anti-depressant blend and is still the #1 blend for use in the treatment of grief and mild depression.

APPLICATION: LeHeartSong is very effective applied in a clockwise motion over each individual chakra, one by one. To do this, it is usually best to begin at the base chakra and work up the body to the crown chakra. This may be done on either the front or the back of the body. (I prefer the back, but that requires the help of a friend.) Can also be applied over the heart, on the ears, and to any area of poor circulation. This is a beautiful oil to diffuse, and may be worn as a perfume or as cologne.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of LeHeartSong can be offensive if there are emotional blockages to loving and being loved. If this occurs, apply the blend LeUnity to the palms of the hands and place the hands over the navel and thymus. Hold for 20 seconds and then reverse the hand positions and hold for another 20 seconds or more. The combination of these two oils will balance all the chakras and meridians, bringing a great feeling of peace.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: This high frequency blend reminds us that we are loved and cherished by many people, and certainly by Heaven. It has a multitude of uses. LeHeartSong has been of great benefit in treating depression. It is also useful in overcoming grief and trauma. Because it is a remedy for deep sorrow and grief, it makes a wonderful gift for anyone who has recently lost a loved one.

LeTranquility is the first line of defense against anxiety and panic attacks, but if it fails to work or needs a follow up, LeHeartSong is the blend to use. LeHeartSong is also helpful in stabilizing mood swings, relieving stress and tension, and helping one to relax.

You do not need to be suffering from depression or a recent loss to enjoy LeHeartSong. This blend is wonderful for getting through a tough time or just making it to the end of a difficult day. It is also quite effective as a protection against negative energy that you might be picking up from others at home or on the job.

Because of its effect on both the heart and the throat chakras, LeHeartSong is of benefit to those who have difficulty expressing deep emotions or tend to laugh inappropriately when trying to express themselves about these things. LeHeartSong is an excellent oil for energy work, especially in the areas of age regression or inner child therapies.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeHeartSong is balancing to the electrical fields of the body and stabilizing to energy levels. Oddly enough, it brings relief from the pain and congestion of pleurisy and makes an excellent deodorant.

Copaiba Balsam

(Copaifera langsdorfii)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAngel, LeBelieve, LeInner Peace, LeIQ, LeKey to My Heart, LeMyGraine, LePaine, LeSego Lily, LeSynopsis, LeVitality

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, sedative to the nerves

AFFINITY FOR: skin, circulation, respiratory system, vascular system, liver meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Fabaceae

PART UTILIZED: resin

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Copaiba balsam can be applied anywhere on the body. The aroma of balsam, applied lightly, makes a wonderful perfume.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Copaiba balsam is referred to as nature's air freshener. This is because of balsam's remarkable ability to absorb odors.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Copaiba balsam helps one to be more resilient and stronger emotionally, especially when experiencing strain and disharmony in one'?s family or in other close relationships. The aroma of balsam seems to fill the room with feelings of friendship and neighborliness. This oil is very supportive of relationships.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Traditionally used for skin problems such as chapped skin, rashes, sensitive skin, poor circulation, and eczema. Balsam adds a woodsy, vanilla-like scent to blends. These blends make pleasant hand lotions and skin care products. Has been used for years as an expectorant for bronchitis, coughs, and colds. Increases circulation without being a general stimulant. Effective for venous congestion, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins.

CAUTIONS: Copaiba balsam makes the skin mildly phototoxic where it has been applied. It is best to avoid sunlight on the treated areas of skin if you are applying this oil regularly.

Orange, Sweet Dark

(Citrus sinensis)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAngel, LeDreams, LeEverlasting, LeHoliday Spirit, LeHousewarming, LeMoonlight

Therapeutic properties: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant, tonic

Affinity for: digestive system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory, skin, wood element, spleen meridian, sacral chakra

Resonance: physical, emotional

Plant family: Labiatae

Part utilized: peel of fruit

Extraction method: cold pressed

Aromatic considerations: Just like sweet orange oil, dark sweet orange oil has a delightful, uplifting fragrance. It promotes feelings of contentment, happiness and can help promote restful sleep. It is a wonderful oil to diffuse in the home or workplace.
Sweet orange dark blends well with lavender, bergamot, lemon, clary sage, myrrh, sandalwood, nutmeg cinnamon bark and clove bud.

Application: The aroma of orange oil is an excellent remedy to alleviate nausea and even morning sickness.

Emotional/spiritual/mental aspects: Sweet orange dark essential oil helps bring a sense of peace and happiness to the mind and body and joy to the heart. Just like orange sweet, it provides emotional support for sadness and helps provide the courage to escape both emotional and physical abuse.

Physical aspects: Sweet orange dark may be beneficial for angina and cardiac spasms. Because sweet orange dark helps to lift the spirits, it also helps with depression and to boost the immune function. Orange sweet essential oil is one of the oils used in programs treating eating disorders.
General information: Sweet orange dark differs from sweet orange oil only slightly. It is derived from the first pressing of the peels.

Cautions: Orange oil is considered photo-toxic and exposure to sunlight should be avoided for at least 12 hours for skin which has been exposed to this oil. A few people have experienced slight dermatitis from the limonene content of orange sweet dark. Use well diluted.

Rose Geranium

(Pelargonium roseum)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAngel, LeBaby Me, LeBalance, LeBenediction, LeEverlasting, LeHeartSong, LeUnity

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, hemostatic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary

AFFINITY FOR: nervous system, lymphatic system, hormones, adrenal cortex, skin, solar plexus chakra, brow chakra, heart chakra, yin energy

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Geraniaceae

PART UTILIZED: leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Rose geranium has quite a lovely aroma. It is sweeter and lighter than geranium. It has an herbal undertone and a rosy overtone that geranium lacks. When diffused, rose geranium can help us feel joy in our journey.

APPLICATION: Can be worn as perfume, used in a bath, or diluted and massaged on the body.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: One aspect of rose geranium is for emotional work with those who feel burdened by, or resentful of, the necessity to work so very hard. This situation may be perception or reality. Rose geranium can benefit those who have found themselves in a real position of never ending work, with no rest, no pause, and maybe even with very little reward.

Rose geranium is a call to attention. It requires us to analyze our lives, streamline them, and then enables us to do with joy those things that are required of us. Rose geranium soothes the nervous system. It relieves depression and anxiety, making the world look like a much friendlier and supportive place.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Rose geranium stimulates the lymphatic system, relieving congestion and pain throughout the body. As the body detoxifies, symptoms of PMS such as water retention, bloating, and headache disappear. Rose geranium is useful for treating jaundice and gallstones. On the skin, rose geranium balances the secretion of sebum. It is antiseptic and healing to the skin for acne, burns, and wounds.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The uses of rose geranium are very similar to those of geranium.

CAUTIONS: Rose geranium has mild hormonal properties; care should be used during pregnancy.