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Argan Carrier Oil

Argan oil is known in some cultures as “The Tree of Life”. Argan is an exquisite newcomer to the carrier oil world. Argan is most renowned for being rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E) and because it contains rare plant sterols not often found in other carrier oils. Several sites report studies whose initial findings seem to indicate anti-cancer properties for these natural sterols. These sterols are uniquely combined in argan oil to make it anti-inflammatory. This makes it a great choice for use with essential oils for arthritic conditions, to increase circulation, and to strengthen the immune system.

The properties of this oil make is useful for skin conditions with good results being shown with stretch marks during pregnancy. This oil should be considered for use with scarring, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and scars resulting from acne. Besides possessing healing properties, this oil is reported to be extraordinarily protective of skin, hair, and nails. It protects the skin from weather and provides a disinfectant layer.

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HEALTH TIP:
Emotional Aspects of Plant Part in Essential Oils

From "ButterflyMiracles with Essential Oils by LaRee Westover"

Essential oils are made from all of the various parts of the plant. In some cases, like with the orange tree, several different oils are made from the same plant, just a different part. Neroli is the essential oil made from the orange blossom, petitgrain is made from the leaves and twigs, and sweet and bitter orange are made from the peel of the fruit. Each oil will have a very distinctive aroma as well as having a very specific emotional purpose.

The following list will give you some tips on what each specific plant part helps do in a blend to help us to become balanced.

Seeds and Spices - help cultivate joy and vitality
Roots - help stimulate humility and peace
Woods - provide courage and firmness
Resins - help to develop wisdom and maturity
Leaves - impart knowledge, intuition and vision
Herbs - help to stimulate practicallity and caring
Fruits - provides an ability to nourish
Florals - impart enthusiasm and spiritualit

"A person with all these qualities would be a pretty wonderful and well-balanced individual."

Food
Antioxidant
Health Benefits
Red
Pink grapefruit,  tomatoes, watermelon
Lycopene (more readily available from cooked tomato products than from raw tomatoes)
May help prevent heart disease; may help with prostate and rectal cancers
Red
Purple
Beets, blackberries, blueberries, blue corn, cherries, cranberries, some figs, grapes and grape juice, plums, pomegranates, prunes, red apples, red cabbage, red pears, red raspberries, strawberries
Anthocyanins, ellagic acid, vitamin C, fiber, quercetin (found in red apples)
May inhibit blood-clot formation helping to prevent heart disease, protects brain cells against oxidative stress which may help with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders; keeps carcinogens from binding to DNA
Orange
Acorn squash, apricots, cantaloupes, carrots, golden beets, mangos, persimmons, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, winter squash
Alpha and beta carotenes, vitamin C, folate
May help prevent lung disease, heart disease and birth defects (folate);improves communication between cells helping fight the spread of cancer
Orange
Yellow
Guavas, kumquats, nectarines, oranges and juice, papayas, peaches, pineapple, starfruit, tangerines, yellow grapefruit, yellow passion fruit
Beta cryptothanxin (a carotenoid), limonoids
Boosts the immune system; inhibits the synthesis of cholesterol which is needed to activate cancer-cell growth
Yellow
Green
Avocados, collard greens, cucumbers, green apples, green beans, green and yellow bell peppers, green peas, honeydew melons, kiwis, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, spinach, zucchini Lutein, zeaxanthin, carotenoids Helps prevent cataracts and macular degeneration; improves communication between cells; protects against clogging of the carotid arteries
Green
Bok Choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Swiss chard, watercress Sulforaphane, isothiocyanate, indoles, folate, fiber Protects against prostate cancer; enhances the breakdown and excretion of carcinogens in the liver
White Green
Artichokes, asparagus, celery, chives, endive, garlic, green grapes, leeks, mushrooms, onions, pears, white eggplant Flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol; polyphenols; allicin (in the onion family) Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure; protects brain cells against oxidative stress

LeCypernium

INGREDIENTS: cypress, geranium, peppermint

AFFINITY FOR: circulatory system, vascular system, vein and capillary health

RESONANCE: physical

APPLICATION: LeCypernium is diluted (4 - 5 drops to 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil, almond oil, or KY jelly) and applied specifically to areas of trouble such as varicose veins, spider veins, and hemorrhoids. Please be sure to dilute well, especially when dealing with hemorrhoids. Undilted, or not diluted well enough, can feel like sitting on an ice cube.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeCypernium was created for the relief of hemorrhoids but has proven useful for varicose veins and overall vein health. LeCypernium increases the circulation and vascular strength in any area to which it is applied. LeCypernium makes an excellent anti-inflammatory oil.

LeMeditation

INGREDIENTS: frankincense, howood, myrrh, myrtle, rosewood, sandalwood, spruce

AFFINITY FOR: emotional and spiritual balance, root chakra, brow chakra, throat chakra, crown chakra

RESONANCE: high spiritual range

APPLICATION: LeMeditation should be applied to the slight bumps on both the right and left sides of the forehead, on the crown of the head, on the shoulders, and on the back of the neck.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: ?LeMeditation creates a spiritual environment conducive to prayer and meditation; diffuse when seeking inspiration, reading scriptures, and seeking answers from above.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeMeditation can help bring us to a state where we are more receptive of divine inspiration. This blend can aid us when meditating, pondering, or studying spiritual things. LeMeditation can help us discover and walk away from negative thought patterns. It will aid us in decision making by bringing us to a place where we can discern heavenly input. LeMeditation is useful for calming ourselves, finding compassion for others, and lifting ourselves out of depression. This blend can help us find the motivation to make any changes in our lives that we know need to be made.

LePurify

INGREDIENTS: citronella, grapefruit, lavender, lemongrass, manuka, tea tree

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, skin, emotional stability

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: Diffuse to purify the air, kill germs, and remove odors.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LePurify purifies the air, neutralizes mildew, removes the smell of cigarette smoke and many other noxious odors when diffused in a room.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Some citrus oils and lavender, all of which are in this essential oil blend, are useful for anorexia and eating disorders because they moderate feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, and self-loathing. For this purpose, LePurify should be diffused every night and as much as possible during the day. Other essential oils, chosen according the emotional picture of the person, should be worn as perfume or cologne every day.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LePurify kills odors, bacteria, molds, and fungus. This is an excellent oil for cleaning any portion of your home. This blend can be sprayed onto window sills and into corners during the winter months to prevent the growth of molds. It is effective when applied to spider bites and insect stings and can be used for repelling bugs, insects, and mice. LePurify sometimes brings relief from toothaches and dental abscesses; at the very least, it may relieve the problem somewhat until a dentist can be reached./td>

Lemon

(Citrus limonum)

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

PLANT FAMILY:Rutaceae

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.

Tea Tree

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

INGREDIENT IN: LeCandila, LeMelaPlus, LePurify, LeSimplicity

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, immune stimulant, antibiotic, antiparasitic, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, decongestant, analgesic

AFFINITY FOR: tissue and skin, brow and sacral chakra, metal and fire elements

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY:Myrtaceae

PART UTILIZED: leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Tea tree is a very strong and pungent oil. It is very effective in killing airborne bacteria.

APPLICATION: Tea tree should be diluted before applying to the skin except in the case of insect bites, where it is best applied undiluted.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The aroma of tea tree can help us replace a victim mentality with a desire to understand why events and circumstances happened as they did. Tea tree can be used to bring both tolerance and growth into our lives. Tea tree starts the process of spiritual and emotional cleansing. It can help us turn toward the positive and find refreshment for our spirit. The aroma of tea tree essential oil has the feel of a good friend who has come to help us ?clean house?. The cleaning up and throwing out will be good for us and will be far less painful than we have imagined it would be.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Tea tree essential oil is effective against some of the nastiest microbes on the planet. Tea tree can prevent sepsis in wounds and it (or something else effective) should be used to treat wounds, boils, sores, cuts, insect bites, and stings. The only way to kill a virus is to weaken or rupture its protective shell?called a cyst. Tea tree oil has been shown effective in this capacity, which greatly shortens the duration of viral infections. Tea tree is also a mild tissue regenerator, making it a sensible choice for rashes, nail or skin fungal infections, wounds, cold sores, acne, athlete?s foot, ringworm, head lice, vaginal thrush (dilute very well here), and candida.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Tea tree has been in use as an antiseptic for centuries. It was used by soldiers and sailors in World War II in the treatment of tropical infections.

Tumeric

(Cucuma longa)

INGREDIENT IN: LeMariah, LeSafeguard, LeSynopsis

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anticoagulant, digestive tonic, cytophylactic, galactagogue, calmative, carminative, emollient, antiparasitic

AFFINITY FOR: immune system, nervous system, circulatory system, joints, muscles

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY:Zingiberaceae

PART UTILIZED: rhizomes

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam and solvent

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Turmeric has a warm, earthy, spicy aroma.

APPLICATION: Always dilute turmeric especially well. It can cause skin irritation if applied without dilution or applied too frequently.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The emotional energy of turmeric involves the proper exchange of time, talents, attention, money and material goods, or love and gratitude in our lives. These imbalances can exist between us and other people, or they may exist within ourselves and be manifesting as an eating disorder or a victim/servant mentality. However or wherever it may be expressed, the core emotion is usually lack of self-confidence or feelings of unworthiness. It may also stem from a misinterpretation of childhood teachings about service and love.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Turmeric is valuable as an antiseptic for cuts and scrapes. It is also an anti-inflammatory, making it helpful with arthritis and fybromyalgia. Turmeric is a strong antioxidant, helping protect the body from free radical damage. Some studies suggest that turmeric helps increase the productions of natural cortisone by the adrenal glands.

Turmeric has been shown to help reduce platelets from clumping together and clogging the arteries. Turmeric also increases circulation. These actions lessen the likelihood and minimizes the effects of atherosclerosis.

Turmeric is also beneficial in fighting influenza viruses, lessening the possibilities of an acute infection developing into an autoimmune disease.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Turmeric comes from the root, or rhizome, of the plant, and is in the same family as ginger.

CAUTIONS: Turmeric may stimulate uterine contractions, so should be avoided or used sparingly during pregnancy.