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SPECIAL PURCHASE GREEN YARROW (Which is light blue in color)
We have obtained a small quantity of USA grown Green Yarrow. This year's crop of yarrow has a high camphor content, making it a little crisper than what you would usually find associated with the yarrow family. The color, although normally more green and muddy in nature, this year is tending to the blue side. This blue color indicates the presence of a component called azulene which is responsible for many of the wonderful properties of blue yarrow such as wound healing.
It is our belief that this oil would make a great addition to your storage/emergency first aid kits. We are passing this oil on to you for a special purchase price and when supplies are gone, they will be gone for good.
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HEALTH TIP: The Healing Effects of Calendula
Calendula oil is a fixed oil. This means that calendula flower blossom petals are placed in almond oil and allowed to infuse for several weeks. At the end of that time, the blossoms are strained off. The result is a wonderful fixed oil that can be used for a variety of things, most importantly for issues pertaining to the skin.
Some of the benefits of using calendula oil include: moisturizing and soothing cracked, dry skin, insect bites, scars, swelling, rashes, and hives; eczema and psoriasis, increases collagen production, leg ulcers and bed sores that won't heal, hemorrhoids.
Calendula is a great oil to use as a carrier oil when you are applying essential oils topically. Using the appropriate essential oil, coupled with the healing properties of calendula fixed oil, will provide you with a "double whamy" of healing.
Some examples: Use with BabyMe for diaper rash or stretch marks. Use with LeAgeLess for a wonderful facial conditioner. Use with LeMelaPlus or LePurify on insect bites. Use with LeDeeper for the pain for shingles; use with helichrysum on recent injuries to prevent or at least minimize scarring.
The benefits of calendula are many. As we head into the spring and summer we will be exposing our skin to more of the damaging elements outside. Be prepared with protect and heal your skin with calendula oil.
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|The Living Matrix|
This living matrix that has some scientists so excited, is a molecular and subatomic network, extending to every cell everywhere in the body. Science has proven that cells within different body systems, can and do communicate cell to cell, without hormones or nervous system involvement, with extreme speed. In fact, every living thing, indeed life itself, depends on the harmonious functioning of all of its various components, every cell, every organ, and every system. The discovery of this amazing, organism- wide, synergistic system is welcome science indeed to those of us who have believed in and worked with this system for years.
The living matrix communication system exists within the connective tissue system of the body. This connective tissue system includes the cells of fascia, ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage. Modern science has long recognized that these tissues, found throughout the body, are responsible for the shape and structure of body organs and body systems. Now we know that they are also responsible for communication between organs and systems.
While nerves and hormones have vital roles in communication within a living organism, the connective tissue system has at last been recognized as the basis of a very high speed communication system possessed by every living creature from a simple protozoa to our own very complex and efficient bodies.
The discovery that the connective tissue surrounding any organ or joint communicates instantaneously with connective tissue in every area of the body will (at least it should) alter the way modern medicine views, and treats, the body. As the information reaches textbooks in medical schools and science classrooms, it should change the way energy medicine modalities are viewed. Unfortunately, the inclusion of new research data into textbooks at the medical school and college level usually has a lag-time of at least 15 years. It will be even longer before this science is taught in high schools and the general population hears about it and attitudes toward alternative modalities of healing start to change.
The Living Matrix versus The Central Nervous System
Up until now, when we have thought or been taught about communication within a living system, we have talked about the nervous system, with its neurons, synapses, and pathways. It is now known that the nervous system is just one small part of a comprehensive and system-wide communication network.
It has long been believed that our conscious mind combines the images that our senses are perceiving (what we see, hear, and touch) with the memories stored in the cells of our nervous system to arrive at our perception of things. Perceptions arrived at in this way, it has been believed, become the conscious experience from which we make interpretations of what our lives are from day to day?what is truth and what is reality. This is a little hard to document scientifically, but makes a sound working model for the explanation of sensation, perception, intention, thought, reaction, and movement.
It may be that the nervous system, as we have always understood it, does rule in these areas. However, the repair of injuries?either emotional or physical ones?is being shown to have very little to do with the functioning of the nervous system. The repair of tissues takes place within the cells of the connective tissues, which do not have nerve tissue and cannot, therefore be driven by the nervous system. Healing, even in the case of nerve injuries, is not a function of the nervous system.
There are many other vital processes in the body, besides the repair of tissues, that are being shown to have no connection to the functioning of the nervous system at all.
Although our understanding of the brain becomes more comprehensive every day, our understanding of the nervous system provides no explanation for feelings, memories, emotions, gut-reactions, intuitions, or even thoughts. Scientists are looking deeper and deeper into cells and into smaller and smaller units of life?the sub-atomic level?for explanations of these processes. Although science is rapidly documenting which areas of the brain are activated by which thoughts and emotions, they are still at a loss to explain the creation of those thoughts and emotions. That the brain and the mind are the same thing and very much like a computer with its information in/information out mode of operation is an out-dated way of thinking.
The various aspects of the working of the living matrix form a composite that is beginning to give us an understanding of its physiological, psychological, and regulatory processes of living things.
Degenerative Diseases and the Living Matrix
There are a host of degenerative and chronic diseases for which modern medicine has no explanation as to cause. For example, arthritis is said to be caused by inflammation, with the inflammation caused by acid crystals in the joints, which may be the result of kidney disease/infection/insufficiency, which may be hereditary or the result of dietary factors or something unknown. Or, perhaps the inflammation is caused by physical stress, the normal wear and tear on our joints, or the effects of standing or sitting or lying down.
Perhaps chronic and degenerative diseases do not have ?causes? in the traditional ways of thinking. Science has now shown definitively that the human body is a very intimately connected, wholistic, matrix of living cells and processes. Perhaps the chronic and degenerative ailments are the result of a loss harmonious communication and cooperation within the living matrix as ancient healers believed.
Complementary and energetic modalities have long proven useful in slowing?and even reversing?chronic, degenerative diseases, immune system malfunctions, slow absorption of nutrients, and inefficient repair of injuries. Structural, movement based, energetic modalities have been shown to stimulate the body?s natural functions and bring about cooperation between the various systems of the body.
It is important that we understand and learn to work with the inter-connectedness of all organs, nerves, structures, and systems. All the systems and cells of our bodies are connected to each other by the living matrix. We are high-speed, highly efficient energy communication networks when we are healthy and well-balanced.
Living organisms, man included, have extraordinary systems of neurological sensory perception. But every sensory organ has a threshold. Reduce light or sound sufficiently and we cannot detect it with our eyes and ears because no nerve impulse is generated. Scientific researchers, working independently, are suggesting that a ?sub-threshold? stimulus (one we cannot perceive with eyes or ears) nonetheless triggers a wave pattern that moves throughout the entire living matrix. The body is alerted by subtle aspects of the environment, even though the nervous system was not. Perhaps some forms of intuition (not heaven sent inspiration, of course) can be explained in this way.
Physical and Emotional Trauma and the Living Matrix
The living matrix system is more than a high-speed communication system. It is also an enormously efficient storage system for information about the experiences of our lives. Memories of pain, injury, trauma, and the energy blockages resulting from damage to tissues is stored within the matrix. As we understand the living matrix we will be better able to remove the blockages?emotionally, physically, and energetically?and move on from emotional and physical traumas.
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 feet?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: angelica, bay, geranium, hyssop, lemon, melissa blend, myrrh, rose, rose geranium, rosewood, sandalwood, spruce, ylang ylang
AFFINITY FOR: energy system, respiratory system, endocrine system, liver, pineal gland, pituitary gland, bilary ducts, central vessel meridian, bladder meridian, throat chakra, crown chakra, emotional balance
RESONANCE: spiritual, physical
APPLICATION: LeBenediction should be placed on shoulders, wrists, and thymus area and is also of great benefit when diffused into a room that is highly charged with energy.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of LeBenediction can increase the integrity of the auric field, strengthening our personal energy barriers. This blend is particularly useful for meditation and gospel study.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeBenediction is a favorite among massage and energy therapists. It strengthens one?s own energy boundaries and protects against ?energy drains? that can occur when working with other people?s energy fields. This blend should be used at times when you are feeling particularly vulnerable and ?energy sensitive? and easily drained by people and situations.
LeBenediction can help us speak up and express our needs clearly without blaming or whining, especially if we are sensitive to or over-awed by the person we are addressing. This blend can also temper our tendency to judge unkindly when we feel that a person has created the mess they are in and we are justified in leaving them alone to fix it.
LeBenediction also aids us in learning to acknowledge the role that blessings from above have played in our own successes and achievements. Gratitude to heaven is a very healing emotion; probably the best thing you can do to balance your own chakra centers. Try this blend any time you are feeling angry, stressed, or depressed.
LeBenediction is also very effective after an illness for returning energy levels to normal and getting us back on our feet both physically and emotionally.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeBenediction is often useful for tension headaches, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure where picking up on the energies of others is a contributing factor. LeBenediction makes an effective deodorant.
Unique Characteristics: Frequently utilized to create an energy ?bubble barrier? which allows us to interact with others without compromising our ?self?. This is true whether we are being drained by others or are at a low point ourselves and having a draining effect on those around us.
Cautions: Avoid exposing areas of skin where LeBenediction was applied to direct sunlight for 3 to 6 hours.
INGREDIENTS: blue tansy, celery seed, fir balsamea, grapefruit, helichrysum, ledum, myrrh, yarrow
AFFINITY FOR: immune system, endocrine system, bilary ducts, liver, gallbladder and liver meridians, solar plexus chakra
RESONANCE: physical, emotional, mental
APPLICATION: Dilute and apply to the feet or to the liver area (right upper side) of the abdomen.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeLivN, diffused or added to a bath, promotes a calm atmosphere where difficulties can be taken in stride and overcome.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeLivN helps us recover our normal resilience and equilibrium when stress or illness has robbed us of focus and direction. This blend can help us be less frustrated and upset by the people and events in our lives. LeLivN helps us turn our energy and ideas into productivity and accomplishment.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeLivN is a blood and liver cleansing blend. LeLivN is designed to digest and eliminate fatty cells and their load of toxins from the liver. The cleaner internal environment created by LeLivN ensures that the new cells created in the liver are healthy and better able to carry oxygen and nutrients to the cells of muscles, organs, and connective tissues. The effects of the extra nutrients and oxygen in the body are far reaching. A healthier liver, cleaner blood, and healthier cells result in the lowering of cholesterol and triglyceride levels and can have a positive influence on type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, for example. LeLivN improves immune function and increases energy levels and stamina. For more information on fatty liver see the description of ledum in the chapter Single Oils and Their Uses.
GENERAL INFORMATION: In most cases, use LeLivN for major cleansing programs and LeRevitalize for routine maintenance of a healthy liver and bloodstream. LeRevitalize, being a little bit milder, might a be used for mild detoxification programs following periods of increased stress or poor dietary habits.
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.
INGREDIENT IN: LeBeloved, LeBenediction, LeBreezey, LeCinnamonBear, LeDeliverance, LeEverlasting, LeHeartSong, LeInsideOut, LeIQ, LeLetting Go, LeLifeForce, LeRevitalize, LeSimplicity, LeSunburst, LeSynopsis, LeTrust, LeTurmoil, LeVision, LeWeightless, LeWhispering Hope, LeWisdom
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antibiotic, sedative, carminative, diuretic, hemostatic, astringent, digestive, immunostimulant, antidepressant, stimulant, antiseptic, febrifuge, calmative, antispasmodic, anti-sclerotic, depurative, vermifuge, cicatrisive
AFFINITY FOR: respiratory system, lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, digestive system, skin, muscles, solar plexus chakra, bladder meridian, wood element
RESONANCE: physical, emotional
PART UTILIZED: peel of fruit
EXTRACTION METHOD: cold pressed
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Lemon essential oil fills the air with a light, refreshing scent of lemons while it nourishes the nervous systems of everyone close by.
APPLICATION: Lemon oil should be diluted and applied to any area of the body. Since it helps dissolve cellulite, applying lemon to areas where cellulite has accumulated would be a good idea. Be sure to dilute to avoid irritation.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Lemon brings clarity of thought, aids in logical thinking, and helps us connect cause and effect in our lives. Lemon is a good oil for study sessions, improving attention span, and problem solving. Lemon can help us analyze our resentments, decide if they are based on reality or not, and then help us let go of them?real or not! Lemon makes it easier to handle the stresses of life with a sense of humor.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Lemon essential oil supports the respiratory system and is useful for asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, sinusitis, and most other respiratory complaints. Lemon oil tightens smooth muscles and strengthens connective tissue throughout the body. Lemon oil can be used for a liver or lymphatic cleanse. After cleansing is complete, lemon oil can stimulate the pancreas and the entire endocrine system. Lemon is very helpful in passing gallstones and is said to induce labor when the baby is over due. Lemon oil can be used to purify water and leaves no unpleasant taste behind.
CAUTIONS: Lemon essential oil is said by some to be photo-toxic.
INGREDIENT IN: LeBreezey, LeLifeForce, LeMariah, LeVallee
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiseptic, antiviral, antibiotic, antifungal, expectorant, febrifuge
AFFINITY FOR: immune system, respiratory system, endocrine system?particularly adrenal glands, muscles, brow chakra
RESONANCE: physical, emotional
PART UTILIZED: twigs & leaves, organic
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of ravensara can help us unlock and unblock negative emotions, and then banish their effects from our lives. It is similar to eucalyptus, but milder and more pleasant.
APPLICATION: Ravensara can be diffused as a single oil, but it is most therapeutic and delightful as part of a blend. Ravensara can be diluted and applied to the feet or the body.
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Emotionally, ravensara is like a spiritual disinfectant. It goes through our minds and memories and blasts away negative emotions and responses. Ravensara does this gently, letting us know every step of the way that we are doing all right and will soon be doing even better.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Ravensara is strongly antiviral. It really gets in and kills ?critters?. It then supports the kidneys and lymphatic system in getting rid of the ?dead bodies? of the invaders. Ravensara has an affinity for the lungs and is useful in chronic respiratory conditions.
Ravensara is often used to bring relief from shingles. Ravensara kills the attacking viruses and brings relief from the pain.
Ravensara is listed throughout the literature for use with chicken pox, measles, and all viral infections. Ravensara has brought relief from mononucleosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Ravensara acts as an expectorant and helps to promote a healthy fever. A blend containing ravensara would be a good thing to dilute and rub on yourself if you are showing any signs of coming down with the flu.
CAUTIONS: This oil is considered completely safe and non-toxic, but care should always be taken during pregnancy.