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Hyssop

(Hyssopus officinalis)

INGREDIENT IN: LeBenediction, LeVisibility, LeEverlasting, LeJourney, LeLifeForce, LeUnity, LeVision

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-inflammatory, antiviral, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sudorific

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system, circulatory system, heart meridian, stomach meridian, yang energy

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Labiatae

PART UTILIZED: stems, leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Hyssop is often diffused at the beginning of energy work or emotional healing sessions to clear and protect the enviornment. Hyssop is said to protect the auric field and strengthen personal boundaries. In an energy work situation, hyssop puts the customer in charge and in control of the direction and the depth to which the work will go. In many traumas and nearly all cases of abuse, the situation was out of the person's control. A sense of being in charge, being able to control the pace, and being able to choose the direction of the work is absolutely essential to healing.

APPLICATION: Hyssop should be diluted and applied to the feet, the chest, or the back of the neck.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The herbaceous aroma of hyssop is about freedom - freedom of movement in the body, freedom of expression, and freedom from sin. Hyssop is a symbol of spiritual cleansing and is used in purification rituals in many cultures and religions. The feeling it creates of freedom to express one's opinions makes hyssop oil beneficial for family or group planning sessions.

It is a good oil to diffuse or wear when you sit down to journal and set goals. From a strong sense of our personal space and boundaries, we are better able to be tolerant, understanding, and accepting of others as they learn and grow. With the help of hyssop, we can better live the commandment to love one another.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Hyssop is used to strengthen the lungs and prevent the recurrence of colds and flu. It is particularly helpful in drying up the secretions and mucous of pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma.

In the digestive system, hyssop is used to improve appetite, digestion, abdominal bloating, and the absorption of nutrients. It is considered helpful in expelling parasites.

Hyssop's effect on circulation and lymph drainage make it useful for discharging toxins and mucous, treating dermatitis and gout, raising low blood pressure, preventing or minimizing scar tissue, and the healing of infections and wounds.

Hyssop increases perspiration. Sweating is one of the body's ways of removing toxins and impurities. It also lowers body temperature. When the circulation is poor and the lymph glands are clogged, perspiration is unable to occur. This is a serious and health threatening situation.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Hyssop is mentioned several times in the Bible (Exodous, Leviticus, Numbers, 1 Kings, and Psalms).

CAUTIONS: Hyssop is not recommended for use as a single oil; it is better used in a blend. Hyssop, as a single oil, should be avoided if pregnant, epileptic, or if you have high blood pressure. Always use caution and be sure to dilute well.

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Solid Coconut Oil

Non-fractionated coconut oil is solid at normal room temperatures and white in color. When you put a small amount into the palm of your hand, the heat from your hand immediately melts it to a liquefied form, making it very easy to use as a carrier oil. It absorbs a little more slowly than the fractionated variety but leaves the skin feeling silky smooth.

There are innumerable claims made for the benefits of virgin coconut oil, used both internally and externally. My personal experience bears out every one of them that I have had experience with (or had the need of). This is an amazingly healthy choice for skin care, scalp health, and as a cooking oil.

Coconut oil nourishes the skin, preventing wrinkles, sagging skin, dryness and flaking. Coconut oil complements the anti-bacterial properties of essential oils by adding its own unique properties and is healing to the skin in its own right. Coconut oil is said to prevent protein loss in hair and provide other necessary nutrients for optimal hair health.

Only a few of the benefits of coconut are mentioned here but some of the most outstanding benefits are: aids in digestion, helps maintain healthy bacterial cultures in the intestinal tract—including controlling candida overgrowth, helps maintain proper blood sugar levels, remarkable for pancreatitis and Alzheimer’s as well as liver and kidney disorders, and strengthens the immune system.

Butterfly Express sells both a refined bulk and a virgin organic. The difference is the bulk refined is extracted by an expeller pressed method while the virgin organic is cold pressed. The bulk refined is cheaper and has no aroma of coconut. This can be good if you are cooking with it and do not want the flavor of the coconut. The virgin refined has a slight coconut aroma as well as flavor and tends to be more expensive.

LeDeeper

INGREDIENTS: birch, eucalyptus, helichrysum, fir, lemongrass, myrrh, peppermint, spruce, wintergreen

AFFINITY FOR: muscles, bones, nerves

RESONANCE: physical

APPLICATION: LeDeeper should be diluted whenever it is applied to the skin. This is an excellent oil for use in the bath.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeDeeper contains penetrating, anti-inflammatory oils which aids in relieving pain that is deep in the tissues and nerves. It is useful for sciatica, arthritis, osteoarthritis, the pain of osteoporosis, sprains, and injuries where there is bruising and/or nerve damage.

LeDeeper increases blood and lymph circulation to the extremities, making it an effective choice for neuropathy and fibromyalgia. This blend often brings instant relief when applied to the abdomen and back for pre-menstrual cramps. Other important uses for LeDeeper are pain relief with shingles and bursitis.

Since my own family is prone to injuring themselves seriously and regularly, this blend has been worked with and "tweaked" until it is near perfection, in my opinion.

Gout
By Sharon Moran

A condition known as gout is becoming more common place in the United States - and other developing countries - in the past few years. Statistics claim that six percent of men and two percent of women in the United States suffers from this painful disease. Gout used to be called the disease of kings because more aristocrats and noblemen were affected because of their access to fancier foods and alcohol.

Gout is a type of arthritis. It is characterized by pain, stiffness and inflammation in the joints. It occurs when the metabolic process that controls the amount of uric acid in the blood is out of balance. It occurs more frequently in men although women can also be affected, especially after menopause.

The symptoms of gout generally flair without any warning, very often at night. Common symptoms of gout include: severe pain in the joints (ankles, hands, wrists, knees, feet-specifically the big toe), nodules (called tophi) in the elbows, red or purplish skin, limited flexibility affecting movement, and even fever.

Gout symptoms usually dissipate within three to ten days. If the underlying problem, which is the uric acid crystal build up, is not addressed, then subsequent attacks are likely to occur. The more attacks you experience, the more severe they will become and the longer they will last. These frequent attacks can also inflict serious damage on your joints and the surrounding tissues.

Certain risk factors are associated with the development of gout. An unhealthy lifestyle and certain medical conditions play an important role. Genetics can also be a factor. If either or both of your parents suffered with gout, you and even your children have a higher risk of suffering from gout attacks. Diet plays a very large role in the acquisition of and the treatment for gout. Approximately half of the people with gout symptoms are overweight.

Gout symptoms occur during hyperuricemia - elevated uric acid level in the blood. Normally, uric acid dissolves in the blood and passes through the kidneys to the urine without causing any harm. If your body creates too much uric acid or fails for some reason to excrete enough, the result of this buildup is needle-like crystals which settle into the joints. These crystals lead to the excruciating pain.

Eating a SAD (Standard American Diet) of highly processed foods is the primary reason that documented cases of gout are on the rise. To avoid these conditions changes in dietary intake are required. Limiting high purine foods is helpful. When the body metabolizes purine, uric acid is one of the metabolites. This causes the blood levels of uric acid to rise and can stimulate the pain and inflammation associated with an attack of gout. Foods high in purine include: organ meats, red meats, some shell fish such as lobster and shrimp, anchovies, mushrooms, asparagus and herring. Concentrated sources of meat products such as consomme', soups, and gravy should also be minimized.

A diet high in high fructose corn syrup results in elevated blood sugar levels. This causes inflammation and can exaggerate the symptoms of gout. Since high fructose corn syrup is found in most processed food, eating a diet where processed foods are at a minimum is suggested.

Essential oils which are helpful to fight the inflammation and painfulness of gout include: Deeper, Meditation, Paine, Patches, Reflections, Revitalize, Tenda Care, Tranquility, Vitality, Warm Down, lemon, anthopogon, birch, celery seed, goldenrod and hyssop.

Herbs helpful to fight gout (and all other forms of arthritis) include: AP, RC, KT, angelica, bilberries, blue cohosh, cayenne, gingko biloba, hawthorn, sarsaparilla, wild yam, and yellow dock root.

LeCinnamonBear

INGREDIENTS: cassia, clove, eucalyptus, mandarin, orange sweet, rosemary, spruce

AFFINITY FOR: sacral chakra, spleen meridian, circulatory system, immune system, lymphatic system

RESONANCE: physical, spiritual, emotional

APPLICATION: Cassia is a form of cinnamon and is a major component of this blend, thus LeCinnamonBear should be diluted well when applied to the body. This blend would be an excellent choice for use - one or two drops only - on your toothbrush and would make an excellent mouthwash (and would taste better than LeDeliverance).

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeCinnamonBear has a delightful aroma, spicy and sweet at the same time. The spruce in the blend grounds our energy to earth, the citruses lift the mood and the spirits, the cassia and clove sharpen the senses and clear the mind, while the rosemary provides support to a wide range of physical and energetic systems.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeCinnamonBear lifts the spirits and helps us experience life as a joyous journey, a dance through the wonders of learning and growing. This blend removes the resistance we sometimes feel to new experiences, new people, and new situations. If we lack joy in our lives it becomes easy to blame others and let anger and frustration rule our days and damage our relationships. The change in perspective this blend provides can bring welcome warmth into this dark place, returning the soul to a place of optimism, contentment, and happiness.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Physically, LeCinnamonBear acts as a stimulant and tonic for circulation, and for the immune and lymphatic systems. Diluted well, this blend is an excellent choice for massage. The effects will be gently stimulating. LeCinnamonBear is especially beneficial to sore muscles and joints stiffened by arthritis or rheumatism.

Cassia, and this LeCinnamonBear blend containing it, stimulate T-lymphocyte activity and immuno-globulin production by the B-cells of the immune system. These are key elements of effective resistance to disease by our bodies.

This blend, with its stimulating, mood lifting, and immune building properties is an excellent oil for the convalescent stage of illness. The emotional aspects of LeCinnamonBear do not allow for discouragement and can help us thrive, not just survive, an illness or difficult place in our lives.

Cautions: Care (not avoided entirely, however) should be used with LeCinnamonBear by pregnant women since both cassia and clove are quite stimulating. If your skin is especially sensitive, you should exercise caution or avoid using this blend in the bath.

LeMariah

INGREDIENTS: bay, helichrysum, Idaho tansy, opopanax, ravensara, spearmint, spikenard, thyme, turmeric, wintergreen

AFFINITY FOR: respiratory system , immune system

RESONANCE: physical

APPLICATION: LeMariah should be applied, diluted, to the chest and back at frequent intervals.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeMariah should be diffused near the patient to aid in clearing the lungs.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: This blend was specifically designed for use against the new flu strains that are giving people such a scare today. It seems to be the nature of these new strains to manifest very differently from one person to another. One person may sustain more damage to the circulatory system while another person may be hit hardest in the lung and respiratory areas. The strength of this blend lies in its antiviral/antibacterial properties and in its ability to clear and support the lungs. LeMariah should be used in conjunction with LeRevitalize for endocrine support to increase energy and stamina. Use LeMariah in conjunction with LeVitality to strengthen the heart.

LeSego Lily

INGREDIENTS: copaiba balsam, grapefruit, rosewood, vanilla

AFFINITY FOR: skin, heart chakra, emotional health

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: Diffuse or wear as a perfume. Diluted, LeSego Lily makes an excellent massage oil and is excellent in the bath.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeSego Lily is light and airy with a beautiful, uplifting, and calming aroma.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The aromatic influence of LeSego Lily is, in part, to bring a feeling of calmness during a crisis or when feeling anxious and out of sorts. LeSego Lily also promotes a feeling of being loved and appreciated. Its aroma often inspires us to show love and appreciation to others.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Physically, LeSego Lily is a blend for skin care and health. It promotes skin elasticity and may seem to slow the process of aging as it nourishes the skin and smooths out wrinkles. LeSego Lily is used to bring relief from the itching of hives and allergic rashes. When used for this purpose, a more emollient carrier oil containing jojoba, apricot, or rosehip oil would be beneficial.

Melissa Blend

 


INGREDIENT IN:
LeAcknowledge, LeBenediction, LeEverlasting, LeExhilaration, LeFaith, LeGrateful Heart, LeIQ, LeTrust, LeWhispering Hope

GENERAL INFORMATION: Melissa is extremely expensive. Butterfly Express, llc sells a well-done blend of other essential oils put together to simulate the healing properties of melissa oil. This is a blend of pure essential oils, not a chemically produced substitute. I have been very impressed with this blend, but it is not pure Melissa oil. If you can possibly afford it, try to purchase at least a little of the real thing!

The ingredients of melissa blend are: lemon, lemongrass, melissa, pine, tangerine, ylang ylang

Oregano

(Origanum vulgare)

INGREDIENT IN: LeEndoRelief, LeDeliverance, LeLifeForce, LeNoMore, LeSimplicity, LeStefanie

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-infective, antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, stimulant, anti-aphrodisiac, emmenagogue, antiparasitic, expectorant, rubefacient, antifungal, immunostimulant

AFFINITY FOR: immune system, digestive system, sacral chakra, respiratory system

RESONANCE: physical

PLANT FAMILY: Labiatae

PART UTILIZED: leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Oregano is not pleasant diffused by itself. However, the antimicrobial properties can be pleasantly diffused into the air as part of a blended oil formula.

APPLICATION: Be sure to dilute very well before applying to the feet or to the body.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Oregano essential oil promotes a feeling of strength and stability.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Oregano, in either herbal or essential oil form, has strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Oregano essential oil balances metabolism, strengthens the vital centers of the body, and is an immune stimulant. In the respiratory tract, oregano is useful for treating chronic bronchitis, respiratory infections, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, colds, and flu.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Oregano is an extremely beneficial and effective oil which has received some attention from the media lately. Unfortunately, too many reporters and announcers do not know the difference between therapeutic grade essential oils and oils which have been diluted with carrier type oils. DO NOT follow their suggestions and use large quantities at once. 2 or 3 drops of a pure essential oil is always sufficient.

CAUTIONS: Should be avoided or used very cautiously during pregnancy. Can cause extreme skin irritation if applied repeatedly without dilution. Should be used with a little bit of caution when diffused. Probably too strong for use in baths. Be sure to dilute well when applying to the body.

Spruce

(Picea mariana)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAspire, LeAssurance, LeBenediction, LeCinnamonBear, LeConnection, LeDeeper, LeDiscernment, LeDreams, LeEverlasting, LeGrace, LeHoliday Spirit, LeInner Peace, LeMagi, LeMeditation, LeMillenia, LePatches, LeSanctuary, LeStefanie, LeTrust, LeUnity, LeVision, LeWhispering Hope, LeWisdom

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cortisone-like

AFFINITY FOR: bones, joints, muscles, endocrine system, particularly thyroid & thymus, solar plexus chakra, brow chakra, heart meridian, governing vessel meridian, liver meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Coniferae

PART UTILIZED: needles, leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of Canadian spruce is calming to the nervous system. It encourages communication, both the speaking and listening aspects.

APPLICATION: Spruce can be applied, diluted, to the feet or any other area of the body. Spruce is very pleasant in the bath or sauna. It is frequently used as an ingredient in room sprays, soaps, and detergents.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Spruce (and other conifers) create the symbolic effect of an umbrella which protects the earth and brings energy in from the universe. At night the animals of the forest lie down under a conifer tree for the protection and rejuvenation that the tree will provide for them. Spruce grounds the solar plexus and stimulates the thymus, creating the emotional balance necessary to be gracious at both giving and receiving. Spruce can help us push through emotional blocks to further healing.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of spruce make it beneficial for bone pain, aching joints, arthritis, and sciatica. Spruce should be massaged wherever sore muscles need relaxing and re-energizing. Spruce is an excellent oil for the respiratory and endocrine systems. Spruce is a general gland and organ tonic, but it has an intrinsic affinity for balancing the thyroid function and stimulating the thymus gland.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The aroma of Canadian spruce is that of a forest of conifer trees, but with a strong balsamy vanilla undertone, which is very comforting to the emotions. Tsuga canadensis is Canadian spruce, not the species called black spruce, which is Picea marianna. Tsuga canadensis seems to be consistently sweeter, more mellow, and with more of the balsam and vanilla notes that I love than Picea marianna. Canadian spruce adds a rich depth to blends that is not usually accomplished with any other variety of spruce.