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Maintaining Your Health With Megan: Detox

LeDreams

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeDreams has a beautiful aroma. It can be diffused during the day for pleasure or meditation, and at night to promote restful and dreamless sleep.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: This blend was formulated for helping us keep our dreams in sight and realize our potential without becoming self-centered or selfish. LeDreams is one of the best oils for insomnia due to negative emotions or nightmares.

It is a favorite of children who are nervous in the dark or when left alone. If nightmares persist while using LeDreams, continue to use it in conjunction with energy work modalities. Finding the disturbing emotion, processing it, and letting it go is the only way to achieve lasting healing. LeDreams can help you do that. This blend has been beneficial for bedwetting if the root cause is fear or anxiousness.
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LeSunburst

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeSunburst can be diffused to purify the air, remove odors, or just to enjoy a nice citrus aroma.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeSunburst is a favorite among the citrus blends because it is relaxing and calming, especially for children. This blend promotes a sense of well-being and is an excellent remedy for insomnia. LeSunburst is not a sedative, however. It promotes restful sleep from which you wake in the morning feeling energetic and refreshed.

Some citrus oils have proven effective against eating disorders. Because of the variety of citrus oils contained in LeSunburst, it has been used in treatments for anorexia and bulimia.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeSunburst is useful for circulatory problems, varicose veins, and lymphatic congestion. It is a powerful immune stimulant. When used as a cleaner, it retards the growth of mold and mildew. This is my personal favorite blend for use in the wash or in housecleaning. It always leaves behind a wonderful, uplifting, absolutely delightfully clean aroma.
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LeTranquility

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Diffuse or wear LeTranquility as a perfume. Everyone around you will get to enjoy it and reap the benefits. The aroma of LeTranquility has been known to reduce or eliminate panic attacks and other anxiety based disorders.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: One of the best loved of the Butterfly Express, llc, blends, LeTranquility can help us develop inner strength, patience, understanding, and confidence. LeTranquility promotes relaxation, relieves anxiety, stress, tension, and depression.

LeTranquility is useful as a sleep aid, especially when the problem is "mind chatter" that just won't quit. Instead of sleeping, even though we need sleep badly, we lay there reviewing the past day in our minds or making plans for tomorrow. LeTranquility helps us take a step back from a situation so that we may come to a fuller understanding of all aspects of the situation. From this perspective we are usually able to see solutions to our dilemmas more easily.
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Cajeput

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Cajeput is a form of tea tree. If you like the aroma, cajeput can be diffused to kill odors and air borne bacteria.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The emotional aspects of cajeput are helpful for people who are stuck in a situation they are afraid to leave but also find impossible to stay in. Cajeput encourages swift and decisive action and minimizes tendencies to look back and second guess ourselves.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Cajeput is one of the best of the cytophylactic essential oils. This means that it has amazing tissue regenerating properties. This action of cajeput makes it useful for skin problems such as excessive oil or acne. As a melaleuca, cajeput is very antimicrobial. It is extremely effective against all types of infections in the body, whether in the kidney, colon, lungs, throat, or any other body system. Cajeput is listed as effective when used for arthritis, stiff joints and muscles, bronchitis and pneumonia, sinusitis and hay fever.
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Gingergrass

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.
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Lime

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Lime essential oil is a perfect choice for the very weary - those who are so weary of trials and troubles that they feel far older than their years on earth would indicate. The lively fragrance of lime is stimulating and refreshing. It can help one overcome exhaustion, depression, apathy, and listlessness. Good oil for improving memory and concentration.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Lime essential oil is said to soothe broken capillaries, stimulate the muscles around the eyes, brighten a pale, dull complexion by removing dead skin cells, and is capable of tightening skin and connective tissue. Lime is a good oil for digestive difficulties, particularly gallstones and gallbladder inflammation. This oil is recommended for liver deficiencies and liver cleansing in infants and children. Lime stimulates the immune system to increase production of leukocytes that aid in fighting infections. Lime oil is also used to stabilize blood pressure fluctuations.
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LeKindred Spirit, LeLiteN, LeSpiceC,
Anise Seed, Celery Seed, Howood

Yarrow Green


EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: In Chinese folklore, the aroma of yarrow is said to bring about the meeting of Heaven and Earth in our lives. With our head in the clouds, we have far-reaching vision and inspiration to guide us, but we have the stability and common sense of having our feet firmly planted on the ground.

Just as yarrow oil pulls together the edges of a deep wound, yarrow pulls together and heals the damaged places in our energy and psyche. Yarrow, emotionally, is for those times when we feel that there are important parts of ourselves that have become lost or fragmented. We feel the pain of loss, like the pain of a wound. Yarrow pulls the emotional and energetic edges together and allows us to heal. Folklore of several countries states that yarrow is associated with love and fidelity.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Yarrow is one of the truly great healing oils! Applied topically to a cut, even a very deep one, yarrow will pull the edges together and help the cut to heal almost miraculously. Yarrow's antiseptic properties are strong enough to prevent infection, no matter how dirty or contaminated conditions were at the time of the injury. Yarrow, known for centuries as an herb to stop bleeding, is even more effective in the concentrated essential oil form.

The anti-inflammatory properties of yarrow are effective whether the inflammation is in the nasal or respiratory passages, the digestive tract, along the gum line, the uterus or ovaries, or anywhere else.

Like the anti-inflammatory properties of this essential oil, the astringent properties of yarrow work throughout the body. Astringents cause the tightening of tissues. This makes yarrow very helpful for such things as dandruff, hair loss, setting the teeth firmly into the gums, or firming up areas of sagging skin. Astringent oils such as yarrow are beneficial as face washes for oily skin and acne. Yarrow is an excellent oil for the female reproductive system where astringency and a mild hormonal action combine to make this oil vital in treatment programs for ovarian cysts and uterine fibroid tumors.

It has been reported recently in several publications that yarrow's use with cancer and diabetes has been known throughout the ages. I can find no scientific studies to back these claims, but anecdotal evidence is certainly abundant. Yarrow essential oil also acts on the bone marrow to stimulate the creation of red blood cells and enhance the coagulation of the blood.

Yarrow is gently diaphoretic and a febrifuge. When you are ill, the use of yarrow holds the fever from getting dangerously high and stimulates perspiration. Fever and perspiration are the body's way of killing the microbes and then carrying them out of the system.

Yarrow improves digestion by stimulating the secretion of bile and restoring the liver and other organs. I could go on for several more pages about yarrow. It has been one of my favorite herbs for many years and is one of my favorite essential oils. Enough cannot be said about the benefits of this amazingly versatile healing oil.
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Vitamin E Virgin Oil


Virgin-Vitamin E Oil (Wheat Germ) - is a refined oil with a clear light yellow appearance and bland odor. The refining process reduces some nutrients from the oil but increases the shelf life.

Carrier or base oils are often applied in conjunction with an essential oil. The common industry term for carrier oils is fixed oils. These oils are made from vegetables, nuts, seeds and flowers. They are considered by many to have therapeutic properties of their own.

Carrier oils are used for several different reasons. One major reason is because pure essential oils are often too concentrated to be applied undiluted to the skin. Adding essential oils to a carrier oil also allows the oil to be spread over a larger application area and to be absorbed more evenly. Many essential oils are quite expensive, and because they are so highly concentrated, one or two drops may be all that you need. The use of a smaller quantity of essential oil is often more beneficial than a larger quantity and is certainly less likely to cause any type of reaction.

Check out Butterfly Express's new Spring Resilience Kit. This kit has great oils to help build your immune system and get you ready for spring.
This kit also includes LeDeliverance and Hand Sanitizer to help keep your environment germ free.


Hand Sanitizer

A natural alternative to commercial chemical hand sanitizers.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Witch Hazel, Vegetable Glycerin, LeDeliverance Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Optiphen

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LeDeliverance

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeDeliverance is one of the most potent antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal combinations available. Its many uses include respiratory infections, sore throats, strep throats, dental diseases and infections, cold sores, canker sores, cuts, general infections, athlete's foot and toenail fungus, and infection from slivers. Apply faithfully, undiluted, for warts (this takes a little time so be patient).

GENERAL INFORMATION: LeDeliverance can be used, diluted, or diffused, in the home as a cleaner and air purifier to fight viruses and airborne bacteria.

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LeSeasons

EMOTIONAL - SPIRITUAL - MENTAL ASPECTS: LeSeasons is a stimulating blend and can bring a renewed sense of energy.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeSeasons is amazing for clearing out the sinuses and for relieving a sinus headache. This blend should be used for colds, allergies, sinus congestion, and sinus headaches.

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LeWoodland Path

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: This blend has herbal tones that remind you of walking in the woods which is very grounding to all systems of the body. This is a good oil to bring you back to happy summer days spent among nature's greenery.

EMOTIONAL - SPIRITUAL - MENTAL ASPECTS: LeWoodland Path is designed to allow us to take a journey down a woodland path, to get a touch of spring, to reconnect with our wonderful Mother Earth. Use to relieve stress, center yourself, and begin anew as each spring the woods do.

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Lemon

(Citrus Limonum)

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.

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Intestinal Parasites - Worms

by Sharon Moran - Butterfly Expressions, LLC

The human intestinal tract plays host to an enormous variety of bacteria, fungi and various other organisms. Most of these are harmless – some are even beneficial. Other not-so-welcome invaders that can take up residence are called intestinal parasites or parasitic worms. The main type of intestinal parasitic worm in this country are the helminths. These are commonly known as tapeworms, pinworms, hookworms and roundworms. They are transmitted in their egg form through contact with infected feces, contaminated soil, food and water. Worm eggs, shed in the stool of humans and animals infected with adult worms, can contaminate the soil or water. These can infest a host by eating with soil-contaminated hands or by eating raw, unwashed vegetables. Another source of intestinal worms is through undercooked infected meat. Children playing in sandboxes contaminated with pets’ stool and walking around outside barefoot are other ways for intestinal parasites to find a way into the human host. Certain parameters make a person more susceptible to intestinal worms. Some of these are: international travel (especially to countries with poor hygiene), poor personal hygiene habits, age (children and the elderly are more likely to become infested), having a weakened immune system (HIV/AIDS) and swimming in recreational water. Once ingested, the eggs generally grow to maturity in the intestinal tract. These parasites can be as small as a few millimeters or as large as several meters in length. They thrive consuming the bowel content or by sucking the blood from the host’s intestinal wall. The life span of some of these worms has been documented to be up to 20 years. Parasites can live in the intestinal tract for years without causing any symptoms of imbalance in the host. If the parasitic infestation begins to unbalance the host enough a myriad of problems can occur.

Parastic problems may include:

  • Abdominal /Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea/dysentery
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Gas/bloating
  • Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva
  • Feeling tired
  • Weight loss
  • Passing a worm in the stool

Nutritional habits which can limit the growth of these parasites include:

  • Avoiding simple carbohydrates and sugars.
  • Eating more raw garlic, pumpkin seeds, pomegranates, beets and carrots.
  • Adding more fiber to the diet to avoid constipation and to keep the intestinal tract moving.
  • Probiotics are useful to keep the intestinal tract healthy and to create an unfriendly environment for parasites.
  • Drinking plenty of water to flush the system.
  • Digestive enzymes such as papain are beneficial in keeping the digestive tract healthy.
  • Supporting the immune system, specifically with vitamin C and zinc, is beneficial in keeping the body healthy and resistant to infestation.

Generally speaking, herbal remedies for intestinal cleansing are fairly toxic. Herbs and herbal remedies for treating intestinal worms include - garlic, barberry, goldenseal, Oregon grape, aniseed, wormwood, black walnuts, curled mint, and olive leaf. All of these have been used historically to cleanse intestinal parasites. It is the berberine found in these herbs which is helpful to rid the intestinal tract of these unwanted worms. Butterfly Miracles with Herbal Remedies, by LaRee Westover, talks about parasites and how to do a cleanse correctly.

The developers of the Miracle II products have a parasite cleanse protocol using both the Miracle II neutralizer and the Miracle II soap. This cleanse is gentle on the system. It creates a “soapy, slippery” environment within the intestinal tract which allows the parasites to be expelled. Resting and repeating the protocol several times allows for the cleansing of both worms and eggs.

Mix 1 ounce of neutralizer with 1 – 3 drops of soap and drink. Repeat this process several times a day. Repeat this protocol for 4 consecutive days. After 4 days, stop and wait for 2 days. After the 2 day waiting period, resume the neutralizer/soap protocol for 4 more days. This process takes 10 days.

Day 1 – 4: Neutralizer and soap once a day
Day 5 - 6: Waiting period
Day 7 – 10: Neutralizer and soap once a day

Butterfly Express sells some essential oils which help with many of the symptoms that an infestation of parasitic worms might produce. LaRee’s Butterfly Miracles with Essential Oils book lists many different oils including: LeInside Out, LeRevitalize, LeSafeGuard, bergamot and turmeric.

Butterfly Express sells some blessed water remedies to help fight intestinal parasites. LaRee’s Butterfly Miracles with Homeopathic Remedies II lists several. Try reading about Intestinal Cleanse, Parasites #1, Parasites #2, and Parasites #3.

One more important note regarding intestinal cleansing: Be very careful that re-infestation does not occur. Constant diligence is necessary to avoid recontamination from the same pathways as the original infestation. For instancce, if you got the parisites from your free range chickens and you cleared up the parisites but kept the free range chickens, reinfestations is likely to occur.

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
~John Wayne~

LeIQ

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeIQ has the most pleasing aroma and the highest frequency of all the blends for mental alertness; it is my personal favorite.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeIQ alleviates mental fatigue and increases mental alertness. It aids in concentration and memory. LeIQ is powerfully stimulating and helpful when feeling faint, going into shock, and for recovery from jet lag. It is particularly useful when one is over-tired but must continue on until a project is completed.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeIQ contains frankincense, sandalwood, and helichrysum. These oils are high in sesquiterpenes and cross the blood/brain barrier to cleanse, nourish, and carry oxygen to the brain. This blend seems to dissolve some types of chemicals and clear them from the receptor sites feeding the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus glands.
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Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
~George Bernard Shaw~

Molybdenum

Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral used by the body in the process of regulating pH balance. For each pH point increase (e.g. from 6.1 to 6.2) the oxygen level is raised up to ten times, resulting in a metabolism increase, or the body’s ability to burn fat.

Detox

By Megan Westover

Our bodies are amazing machines. They grow from one cell at the time of conception into a full range of cells, each one capable of knowing its function and performing it correctly. Did you know that while liver cells process nearly every type of nutrient (making it a vital metabolism organ), it also detoxifies drugs and alcohol, produces bile, and makes other substances viable to the body, such as clotting proteins, cholesterol, and blood proteins? Without a liver, we would die within 24 hours. These things are only part of what our liver does for us. Don't you think we ought to take care of it?

Detoxifying the body is not only a fad that comes and goes but a necessary element in keeping our bodies healthy. In our society today, it is far easier to buy fast food, frozen food, and convenience food, than take the time to care for ourselves. Just like a car needs gas, we need to eat. Preferably with wholesome food unadulterated by pesticides, preservatives, and additives. My van needs a routine oil change, fluid change, filters and a wash from time to time so that I don't blend in with the scenery. We similarly need water, good circulation, clean filters, and showers are always nice!

The liver along with, our colon, kidneys, are the organs that clean our system and therefore need to clean themselves. However, a cleanse done too rapidly may cause these toxins just to be redistributed throughout the body, the brain being a common resting place for them. So instead of a once a year, super duty all out cleanse; a daily routine or healthy lifestyle is the best choice to maintain our health and keep feeling energized. Here are a few ideas to help detox daily, and safely.

  • Drink water, at least 64 ounces a day which is such an important and easy thing to do. If you don't like water, squeeze some lime or lemon in it for flavor.
  • Exercise at least 10-20 minutes per day. Work up a little sweat as the skin is an eliminative organ as well.
  • Get an amount of sleep that's right for you. 8 hours is average, but I know some people that run on less and some that need more.

Instead of using antibiotics, find some home remedies to use instead. There are a lot of herbs out there, and you don't need all of them. Find a few that you like and use those for a while. Herbal tinctures sold by Butterfly Express such as KT, LC, and CD are great cleansing herbs that also support and rebuild as they cleanse. It is important to realize that a compromised kidney might need some help performing as a kidney if garbage has taxed it for an extended period. These herbs not only clean up the junk but restore health as well. Essential oils can help to ease and support a detox as well. LeInsideOut, peppermint, LeRevitalize, and LeReflections are specific to different organs and are helpful here.

Detoxing doesn't require days of fasting, or strict juice cleanses. A life with energy and endurance is available to those willing to do a little every day. When you consider your diet, think of what the food will do for you, not necessarily how tasty it is. We can retrain our minds to love healthy food with a little practice. Whole foods, rich in antioxidants and vitamins will be the best for us and help us feel young again. Instead of a cookie, pick an apple or some nuts, which are just as tasty. Doing this can be very rewarding as we see improvements in our health over time. Be diligent! Remember that you have spent many years in your body making it what it is today. It might take some time to get it where you want it to be, so don't be a quitter. Show yourself how amazing you are and hang in there even when you don't want to. Look yourself in the mirror every day and remember that you are loved. Having a positive attitude often does more for one's health than many other things combined!

Lastly, use good probiotics that will help cleanse and heal the colon, and avoid refined sugars and white flour. I can't say that enough. I've always seen improvement when helping anyone if they could avoid processed foods and eat whole grains and veggies.

Life is meant to be lived, not survived! Let's take care of ourselves, do a little every day and keep smiling!