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Essential Oils For Various Emotions
by LaRee Westover- Butterfly Expressions, llc

In Butterfly Miracles with Essential Oils - Empowing Yourself LaRee writes:

The cells of our bodies are all participants in a very sophisticated communication network. Interleukins, interferons, and lymphokines are types of messenger cells whose communications manage our immune systems. Interleukin 2 has been identified as the messenger cells that our bodies use to instruct the immune system on how to recognize cancer cells and other enemies of our physical well being. Without sufficient and well-functioning interleukin 2 cells, our phagocytes, B-cells, and T-cells, which would normally attack and kill abnormal cells like cancers, will misjudge them as friendly and allow them to live and multiply.

Interleukin 2 levels are reduced with overproduction of cortisol, a necessary steroid hormone that regulates many bodily functions. Having the right amount of cortisol is healthy, but too much can lead to sickness and even death.

A variety of emotional and spiritual factors have been shown to result in the overproduction of cortisol and the reduction of interleukin 2. These emotions include chronic anger, fear, anxiety, bitterness, and resentment. Negative attitudes such as lack of forgiveness, desire for revenge, repressed rage, a poor self image, inability to deal with a significant loss or trauma, and unrelieved stress around any issue can set up conditions favorable to the growth of cancer cells.

With a properly functioning immune system, it is impossible for cancer to take hold and grow. We have been given a certain amount of control over our immune systems by how we think, feel, and live. The molecular and cellular activities in our bodies may be chemical in nature, but much of the control of that chemistry is ultimately in the spiritual nature of our lifestyles.

Because of the ability of essential oils to help us release emotions, they can be of great assistance in getting to whatever emotional or spiritual roots our diseases and discomforts have. Do essential oils change our personalities or even our emotions? Of course not. But they seem to mitigate some of the power of these emotions and give us a little extra space in which to look more realistically or more creatively at our lives. Solutions seem to present themselves in the pause provided by the aroma of the oil. I can't explain it to you. I can only say that I have experienced it myself and seen it in others.1 

Chapter 12 also gives an extensive list of emotions and oil suggestions for balancing each of them.

1. Westover, LaRee. Butterfly Miracles with Essential Oil. Butterfly Expressions, LLC., 2012.

  “The Constitution only gives people the right to
pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

~ Benjamin Franklin ~
Developing a Symptom Pictures
by Sharon Moran - Butterfly Expressions, llc
There are many avenues to explore when searching for what will help balance the energy system when it has been upset or imbalanced. Essential oils, herbals, homeopathy, foot zoning, craniosacral therapy and other energy correcting protocols are just a handful of the plethora of avenues to explore. A systematic way to work through this vast amount of information is imperative. The ability to muscle test is a very valuable asset when analyzing symptoms.

Knowledge of the physiology of the body and how the body’s systems interact with each other is imperative. If you have digestive issues, you need to think not only about the stomach and intestinal tract, but the gallbladder and liver as well. Everything within the body is connected somehow to something else and understanding that connection will help you find ways to heal your body.

When we are sick and out of sorts we are used to having a diagnosis, a label, for what is wrong with us. This diagnosis is based on a series of symptoms generally associated with that specific disease. When working with oils, herbs and homeopathics you do not treat the disease – you treat the totality of symptoms affecting you at a given moment.

Developing a symptom picture is imperative. Symptoms, such as fever with chills, barking cough, or joint pain on standing, are the physical signs of the complaint that you are suffering from. Symptoms are not just physical however. Symptoms and imbalances can also manifest in the emotional and mental arenas. Keep in mind that there is generally always something on all three layers that needs to be addressed and look for symptoms accordingly.

The symptom picture is a detailed list of the symptoms that you are having at the present moment. Symptoms, especially mental and emotional ones, are considered in light of what is usually normal for you. Your individual symptoms are a form of expression and a call for help from your body. Observations and attention to details is important. You are not simply looking for general aches and pains. You are attempting to gain as much information and insight surrounding the complaint and symptoms as is possible.

Butterfly Express, llc, sells four books on essential oils, herbals and homeopathy written by LaRee Westover. These books are designed to help you find the appropriate oil, herb, or homeopathic for hundreds of symptoms ranging from the physical to the emotional. All of the books that LaRee has written contain whole chapters designatedto specific symptoms and what has historically worked for that symptom. Keep in mind as you read through this “grocery list” of symptoms that systems and organs tend to overlap into shared, grey areas. For example, if you hurt your back while lifting the sofa, your symptom picture from the oil list might include: Accidents, Alignment, Back Pain & Trouble, Muscle Relaxant, Muscle Spasms, Nerve Pain, Sprains/Sports Injuries or Tendons, damaged. The herbal book list might include: Analgesic/Pain Relief, Anti-Inflammatory, Bruises, Muscles/Muscle Relaxant, Pain, and Sprains/Injuries. Likewise, the homeopathic books contain similar lists and interactions for finding the appropriate remedy to match the symptom picture.

Once you have obtained your symptom picture, muscle testing and a working knowledge of oils, herbs and homeopathics will allow you to find the protocol to follow to assist your body in its healing. Give this protocol ample time to work. You didn’t become imbalanced overnight and it will take time to achieve balance.


INGREDIENTS: basil, birch, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, ravensara

AFFINITY FOR: respiratory system, immune system, skin, muscles

RESONANCE: physical

APPLICATION: LeBreezey should be diluted and rubbed on the chest or back. It can also be diffused or placed on your pillow at night.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeBreezey opens bronchial and sinus passages very effectively and has been successful in alleviating snoring.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: While generally thought of as an oil for physical illness, the aroma of LeBreezey lifts the spirits and brings a sense of confidence and self-worth.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeBreezey, besides being very effective in times of illness, is an excellent respiratory tonic and immune stimulant. The inclusion of ravensara oil creates viral fighting and tissue rebuilding properties, especially for the lung and bronchial tissues. This blend should also be tried for colds, asthma, allergies, sinus congestion, and flu. LeBreezey makes an excellent muscle relaxant and pain reliever when you do not have LeWarmDown or LeDeeper handy and you have strained a muscle.

GENERAL INFORMATION: LeBreezey is often used alternately with LeAspire.



INGREDIENTS: birch, clove, copaiba balsam, eucalyptus, helichrysum, peppermint

AFFINITY FOR: nervous system, muscle tissue, bones

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: LePaine should be diluted and applied to the area where the pain is located. It can also be used very effectively as a compress. LePaine is often used in layers with LeWarmDown, LeTendaCare, LeDeeper, and LeMillenia. It should be layered with LePatches if you suspect tendon or ligament damage.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LePaine is a very refreshing essential oil blend. It is like a breath of fresh air for the mind, bringing instant clarity. Eucalyptus and peppermint aid us in moving forward, leaving behind negativity and helping us find stability if we are prone to great emotional highs followed by deep depression.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LePaine is much more than a pain reliever, although it is strongly analgesic. LePaine promotes quicker healing by bringing oxygen to the injured area and increasing circulation. LePaine is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and calming to nerves. This essential oil blend can be used for sciatica, bone pain, arthritis, sports injuries, muscle spasms, torn ligaments, headaches, osteoporosis, bone spurs, bursitis, back pain, and bruising. LePaine contains essential oils that make it useful as a muscle relaxant and as a respiratory oil.

Cautions: If you use LePaine in the tub or shower for pain relief or muscle relaxation, use no more that 2 or 3 drops.


INGREDIENTS: cassia, cinnamon bark, ginger, grapefruit, lime, peppermint

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, lymphatic system, immune system, emotional balance, triple warmer meridian, base chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: A few drops on your wrists. Inhaling the aroma frequently is very effective.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Consider diffusing LeLiteN in your home or workplace, especially between meals or when feeling tired, worn out, stressed, or discouraged.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeLiteN is meant to improve metabolic function, stabilize hormones, and balance blood sugar. A fit and healthy body recovers more quickly and is more disease resistant. Well-oxygenated cells tend to produce healthy new cells, increasing vigor, stamina, and energy levels.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Food cravings and a tendency to snack between meals can be the result of stress, fatigue, or boredom. The stimulating and refreshing aroma of LeLiteN is a perfect choice for any situation in which one might turn to food for comfort, encouragement, or a boost of energy. This blend encourages a desire for fitness and vitality, and can aid us in developing sufficient energy reserves for the accomplishment of anything that our heart desires.


(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.


(Coriandrum sativum)


THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: analgesic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, digestive, carminative, revitalizing, stimulant, stomachic

AFFINITY FOR: nerves, circulation, digestive system, endocrine system, earth meridian, fire meridian, air meridian, water meridian

RESONANCE: physical, mental

PLANT FAMILY:Umbelliferae


EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Cilantro should be diluted and applied as needed. It may also be diffused.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Although they are made from very different parts of the plant, cilantro and coriander have similar aromas.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Cilantro is distilled from the leaves of the Coriandrum sativum plant; the seeds of this plant are distilled to obtain coriander essential oil. There are many similarities in these two oils, but the plant part used changes the focus of the therapeutic properties. This is particularly true in the emotional aspects. Essential oils derived from the leaf tend to be needed by people who focus outside themselves on the needs of others, often in such excess that it is to their own detriment. These oils can aid us in developing compassion and sympathy for others. Essential oils derived from seeds focus more on potential for personal growth. They can bring feelings of joy and satisfaction with ourselves and the circumstances of our lives.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Like coriander, which is distilled from the same plant, cilantro is both a gentle stimulant and a mild sedative. It can be used to raise energy levels and calm nerves, when stress or over-work has brought on a state of nervousness with fatigue. Cilantro's therapeutic properties make it a good addition to blends for the digestive system.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Recent research indicates that cilantro essential oil is highly effective at inhibiting the growth of some bacteria that are responsible for food borne illnesses. I find this study interesting, especially when I consider that cilantro has been used in cooking in warm climates for a very long time.

CAUTIONS: Cilantro is generally considered to be non-toxic and non-irritating, although it can be very potent in large doses. Like most essential oils, it is best used with judgement and moderation.


(Cymbopogon martini variation sofia)

INGREDIENT IN: LePatches, LeTendaCare

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiseptic, stimulant, stomachic, aphrodisiac, febrifuge, expectorant

AFFINITY FOR: circulation, muscles and joints, congestion

RESONANCE: physical, emotional


PART UTILIZED: leaves, grass

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Gingergrass is a close relative of lemongrass and a distant cousin of palmarosa. These family connections give a glimpse of its aroma. Gingergrass has a gentle, spicy aroma with marvelous earthtones. Just when you think you have experienced all the layers of the aroma, a hint of rose surfaces, calming the nerves and raising the spirits.

APPLICATION: Dilute gingergrass and apply to appropriate areas of the feet and anywhere on the body where it is needed. Gingergrass is wonderful added to the tub. You should use only one or two drops at a time.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The aroma of gingergrass makes me want to smile and forget about petty annoyances. Gingergrass is said to be an aphrodisiac.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: The main action of gingergrass is on the circulation. It encourages blood flow to any area of the body to which it is applied. This action, and the anti-inflammatory properties of this essential oil, make it an excellent choice for massaging sore muscles and relieving stiffness in joints. Gingergrass is useful for headaches that originate in tense muscles in the neck or upper back.

CAUTIONS: Gingergrass may cause irritation to sensitive skin if used undiluted.