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LeDeliverance, LeLife Force, LeUnity,
Eucalyptus Peppermint, Lemon Myrtle, Spanish Sage
Bergamot, Citronella, Clementine, Grapefruit Pink,
Grapefruit White, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle,
Mandarin, Orange Bitter, Orange Sweet Dark, & Tangerine
(Melaleuca viridiflora: also know as quinquenervia)
INGREDIENT IN: LeMelaPlus
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: very strong and powerful antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, digestive tonic, cytophylactic (tissue regenerating), analgesic, insecticide, decongestant
AFFINITY FOR: immune system, skin/muscles, respiratory/pulmonary system, central and governing meridians
RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual
PLANT FAMILY: Myrtaceae
PART UTILIZED: leaves, twigs
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Niaouli is a member of the melaleuca (tea tree) species, but has a sweeter, more delicate scent than the alternafolia variety that we are most familiar with. The aroma of this oil can clear the mind and help us stay alert. Niaouli is a great aid to concentration.
APPLICATION: Niaouli can be diluted and applied to any area of the body. It makes a very good disinfectant.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Niaouli is said to open the inner vision of the soul and direct our thoughts toward heaven. Niaouli can help us focus on higher values and more worthy goals. Niaouli can help us see the bigger picture of our lives and find those things that we were born to do.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Niaouli has been shown in studies to be a general immune system booster and effective as a response to allergic reactions. This oil is an excellent antiseptic for treating pulmonary infections, bronchitis, coughs, sinus congestion, and sore throats. The anti-inflammatory properties of this oil make it useful for muscle aches. Naiouli, being a member of the tea tree family, is very antiseptic. It is useful for skin conditions such as cuts, boils, burns, insect bites, and acne.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Niaouli is often found in pharmaceutical preparations such as gargles, cough drops, toothpastes, and mouth sprays.
CAUTIONS: Niaouli is photo-toxic. Avoid direct sunlight on skin to which niaouli oil has been applied in the last 24 hours.
New Names for Aspartame
| The health concerns over aspartame and artificial sweeteners continue to
mount. Aspartame accounts for over 75% of the adverse reactions to food
additives as reported to the FDA. These reactions can range from mild
to life threatening seizures and even death. Some of these reactions
are: headaches and migraines, dizziness, insomnia, muscle spasms,
tinnitus, joint pain, depression, fatigue and heart palpitations.
Researchers studying the adverse effects of aspartame are concluding that the ingestion of aspartame can actually trigger or worsen chronic illnesses such as brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, CFS, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease and even diabetes.
Aspartame is made from 3 chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol. Aspartic acid makes up 40%, phenylalanine 50% and methanol (which is really wood alcohol) 10%.
Aspartate acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain, facilitating the transmission of information from neuron to neuron. If you have to much aspartate it can destroy certain neurons by allowing to much calcium into the cells. This high level of calcium triggers excessive amounts of free radicals to form, which kills the cells. Basically, the cells are stimulated to death.
Phenylalanine is an amino acid normally found in the brain. It has been documented that ingesting aspartame, especially with carbohydrates, can lead to excess levels of phenylalanine in the the brain, even in people who do not have the genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU). Excessive levels of phenylalanine in the brain can cause the levels of serotonin in the brain to decrease, leading to depression and emotional instability.
Methanol is wood alcohol which is a deadly poison. Methanol breaks down into formaldehyde in the body. A heavy user of aspartame-containing products can consume up to 32 times the EPA limit daily. The EPA assessment of methanol states that methanol "is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is absorbed in the body."
When you look on the ingredient labels of your food and don't see the actual name of aspartame, start looking for some of the other names that it can be marketed under.
Besides aspartame, artificial sweeteners can also be labeled Amino Sweet, Sweet N' Low, Sweet Twin, Equal, NutraSweet, Sucralose, Splenda, and the newest one, Neotame.
Rather than relying on products with artificial sweeteners, why not make your own using good, natural sweetness such as agave or honey. These products are naturally sweet without the chemicals to create adverse side effects in the body.
INGREDIENTS: chamomile Roman, frankincense, lavender, spruce, ylang ylang
AFFINITY FOR: nervous system, solar plexus chakra, emotions, kidney meridian
RESONANCE: emotional, spiritual, physical
APPLICATION: LeAssurance should be applied to the nape of the neck to stimulate the mind and help one move foreward productively. Other areas of the body that are recommended are the solar plexus, sternum, navel, wrists, palms of the hands, and the feetâ€”particularly on the top of the big toe and on the K1 acupressure points.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeAssurance is wonderful worn as a perfume; effective for yourself and those around you when used in this way. This blend is also very pleasant when diffused.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeAssurance is an especially good choice when there is a need to overcome feelings of anxiety, fear, or apathy that leads to procrastination. This blend can aid us in getting back to the task at hand or back to life in general. It helps to sort out the reasons for the reluctance we are experiencing about working toward or achieving our goals. This blend was created to help us find self-confidence and self-assurance. It provides the enthusiasm to tackle the tasks necessary to achieve our goals.
INGREDIENTS: bergamot, chamomile Roman, palmarosa, rose, rose geranium, rosewood, ylang ylang
AFFINITY FOR: skin, endocrine system, emotions, heart chakra
RESONANCE: spiritual, physical, emotional
APPLICATION: LeBaby Me is usually applied diluted with distilled water or carrier oil, especially for frequent use or application over larger areas of the body. LeBaby Me is appropriate for all skin types. The type of carrier oil you will use will depend on the type of skin you have. This blend is very relaxing when added to a bath.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeBaby Me helps to open the heart chakra, enabling us to give and receive love. This blend also brings a sense of calmness and competence.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeBaby Me is a special combination for mothers, expectant and otherwise, and for babies of all ages. The use of this oil brings feelings of connection and willingness to give and take in relationships, particularly in parent/child relationships. It is also recommended for use in bonding between a mother and a new baby. This blend also helps us to feel a connection with the Eternal Father of us all.
The frequency of this blend is extremely high, well into the spiritual range, but is so well balanced that notes from all three realms (physical, emotional, and spiritual) can be felt and enjoyed. First the more volatile top notes do their work with the spirit and the emotions, and then the middle and lower notes kick in to ground and balance the more physical aspects. A good oil for depression and the "baby blues".
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeBaby Me contains ingredients which increase skin elasticity, retard wrinkles, enhance skin tone and remove scaly patches. The synergistic effect of this blend increases the ability of the skin to act as a protective barrier against germs. LeBaby Me is effective applied on the inner ankles, lower back and abdomen to reduce cramping during menstruation and following childbirth. This blend is also used to reduce or prevent stretch marks during and after a pregnancy. Click here for information on the many uses of this oil during pregnancy and childbirth. LeBaby Me makes an excellent diaper rash cream. It can be used, diluted of course, for a full body massage at any stage of life. LeBaby Me is wonderful for skin conditioning and makes an excellent aftershave for sensitive skin, especially when mixed with a little Miracle Salve. The oils in this blend were chosen for their cell regenerating properties. This blend has an affinity for the endocrine organs, particularly in stabilizing low blood sugar.
Cautions: Contains only very mild oils but is still best diluted well, especially for use on babies, small children, and pregnant women.
INGREDIENTS: birch, chamomile Roman, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, orange sweet, peppermint, ylang ylang
AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, nervous system
RESONANCE: physical, emotional
APPLICATION: LeEZ Traveler should be carried with you whenever you are traveling if you are inclined to motion sickness. An inhaler is a convenient way to carry LeEZ Traveler, or you can place a few drops on a cotton ball and carry it in a small plastic bag. You can also apply this oil diluted to the soft areas of the skin such as the wrists, inner thighs, or behind the ears. It can also be diffused or added to the tub.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma alone is often enough to stop the symptoms of motion sickness. This oil is calming and restful, providing a hint of humor and a sense of gladness to be alive.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Besides alleviating the physical symptoms of motion sickness, LeEZ Traveler promotes feelings of calmness, emotional strength, and the ability to cope with the days events and responsibilities. It has been used to treat anorexia.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeEZ Traveler was originally created to assist with motion sickness during airplane travel. This is a good oil to use in the days before traveling to avoid sickness while traveling. It has proven effective against other forms of motion sickness and unrelated incidences of nausea, dizziness, and vertigo. This blend often brings relief from morning sickness.
INGREDIENT IN: LeAway, LePurify, LeSunburst
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, insecticidal, antiparasitic, stimulant
AFFINITY FOR: cardiovascular system, bones, digestion, muscles, circulation, skin
RESONANCE: physical, spiritual, emotional
PLANT FAMILY: Graminae
PART UTILIZED: leaf (grass)
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
APPLICATION: Citronella should always be diluted well before applying to skin.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Citronella's bright, fresh aroma is nourishing to the spirit. It is also stimulating to the cardiovascular system. Citronella increases the heart rate when it is abnormally low. The aroma of citronella is recognized around the world as an insect repellent.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Citronella clears the soul of the negative influences others may be having on us. It helps us look at our relationships, being able to evaluate whether they are a positive or a negative influence in our lives.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Citronella can be used safely as an antiseptic to sanitize and deodorize surfaces being used in food preparation. Citronella, diluted with a carrier oil, makes a refreshing massage therapy oil. The citronella oils are used for colds, flu, fatigue, headaches, migraines, and neuralgia. They are also good for balancing excessive perspiration and excessive oiliness of skin and hair.
GENERAL INFORMATION: These two oils belong to the same family as lemongrass and palmarosa, and are similar in their therapeutic uses. Most literature does not distinguish between the citronella ceylon and citronella java. MS (mass spectrograph) readouts reveal some interesting differences, however. Java has a much higher percentage of citronella. This is the component most responsible for the lemony aroma and is also responsible for the insect repellent properties of citronella oils. Java has a lower percentage of geraniol than the ceylon variety. Geraniol is an ingredient which is suspected of attracting certain kinds of bees - not a good attribute for an insect repellent! Obviously, java makes the best insect repellent, but both varieties are often combined with cedarwood to make insecticides and insect repellents. Ceylon is probably used because it is less expensive than java.
CAUTIONS: Too frequent use of citronella on the skin can cause contact sensitization and irritation. Citronella should be used with caution during pregnancy.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The frereana variety of frankincense grows in the high mountain regions of Somalia. In Somalia and Arabia, frereana is considered the "King" of all the Boswellia species.
INGREDIENT IN: LeAboutFace
RESONANCE: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual
PART UTILIZED: resin
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: There is very little information in the literature to distinguish frereana from its cousin, carterii. The general opinion is that the two species are very similar in therapeutic properties, although their aromas differ quite a bit. It is recognized that the gentler frereana is very good for skin care.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Frankincence frereana's aroma is similar to frankincense carterii, but it has a delightful balsam undertone with just a hint of lemon. Frankincense frereana is lower in thujene. The missing thujene leaves frereana with a softer, sweeter aroma that is quite appealing.
APPLICATION: Frankincense frereana can be applied to any area of the body. This variety is particularly nice diffused.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The keynote of frankincense frereana is the calming and centering effect it has on the energy grid of the body. Frankincense frereana is said to enhance and balance the spiritual aspects of an individual more so than the carterii or serrata varieties. It is the frankincense of choice for religious ceremonies in many Arabic countries. Frankincense frereana is useful in treating stress, tension, depression, and other nervous disorders.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Frankincense frereana improves immune system function, partially because of its antibiotic properties and partially because it raises the overall frequency of the body. Frereana's other therapeutic properties seem to be similar to carterii.
A science journal published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health reports, "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators. Due to its efficacy, we propose that Boswellia frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms of arthritis."
INGREDIENT IN: LeBountiful, LeExhilaration, LeFocus, LeInsideOut, LeMoonlight, LeNoMore, LeRefreshMint, LeSynopsis, LeTranquility, LeWoman Wise
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-inflammatory, tissue regenerative, tonic, cytophylactic, antiseptic, decongestant, antibiotic, antifungal, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, astringent, calmative, nervine
AFFINITY FOR: reproductive system, hormones, urinary tract, liver, yang energy, sacral chakra, stomach meridian
RESONANCE: physical, emotional
PLANT FAMILY: Labiatae
PART UTILIZED: leaves, flowers
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of patchouli oil is very calming and centering. It helps bring about a cooperative effort between your heart and your head. Self-imposed barriers and limitations seem to melt away. Patchouli can relieve anxiety, fear, and indecision.
APPLICATION: Patchouli is a great skin oil. Dilute and apply it everywhere!
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Patchouli encourages us to dream of new horizons and work toward new goals. Patchouli is a vital ingredient in any essential oil blend that targets our perspective on money, material possessions, or lack of abundance issues of any kind.
Patchouli is especially suited to people with strong constitutions who rarely pay any attention to their health as they pursue their material goals. Almost without warning, they eventually collapse, both mentally and physically. Patchouli is a valuable aid to their recovery and helps them achieve a balance in their lives that prevents a reoccurrence of this pattern.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Patchouli is an oil I have come to love for its effect on physical exhaustion and chronic fatigue. Patchouli is a tissue regenerating oil. It aids with scarring, rashes, eczema, and bacterial and fungal infections. Patchouli is especially good for vaginal infections such as candida and others.
Patchouli essential oil improves hormone balance and aids the liver and kidneys by discharging toxins. Patchouli can help with constipation when the emotional roots are holding on to every material thing and element of safety that we can.
This essential oil has been used in programs for substance addiction. It is a very good oil for chapped skin, athleteâ??s feet, ringworm, and weeping wounds. Patchouliâ??s affinity for liver function makes it a valuable oil for allergies and mild autoimmune disorders.