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Germs are a part of life - they are everywhere. No matter how careful you are, you can not escape them. Stopping the spread of germs requires killing them before they can spread to someone else. There is absolutely no substitute for washing your hands with soap and water. But we can't always do that. Many people think that hand sanitizer is the answer to "germ warfare". However, purchasing name-brand sanitizers can be costly and most of them contain alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have shown to produce bacteria resistant to the alcohol and chemicals they contain. It also kills all the good bacteria on your skin. This makes you more susceptible to disease in the long run.

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*Fill the bottle 2/3rds of the way full with distilled water

*Add 1T of aloe vera gel or Miracle II neutralizer gel

*Add essential oils. You could add about 30 drops Deliverance oil OR
10 drops each lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and clove
*Fill the bottle with distilled water to the top
*Shake well
*Spray 3 - 5 sprays onto the hands to sanitize. Massage into the hands 5 - 10 minutes for until absorbed.




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Glandular System
by LaRee Westover & Sharon Moran
Butterfly Expressions, LLC

 
Last month we covered the beginning of the Endocrine and Glandular Systems, focusing on the adrenals, the pineal, and the pituitary glands. This month we will look at the other glands. This includes the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, and hypothalmus glands.

The endocrine system consists of the various glands of the body. This list includes the adrenal glands, the pineal gland, the pituitary gland, the pancreas, the thyroid and parathyroid, the thalamus and hypothalamus, and the glands of the male and female reproductive systems. One of the functions of each of these glands is to produce hormones which act as catalysts for the various body functions. They very often work with each other. Without the proper function of these glands and hormones, our bodies would not function optimally. Almost every cell in our body is affected by at least one hormone.

THE ENDOCRINE (GLANDULAR) SYSTEM           PART TWO

PANCREAS, THYROID, PARATHYROID, AND HYPOTHYMUS

Pancreas

GENERAL COMMENTS

The pancreas is extremely important to the digestive process and to the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Enzymes vital to the small intestine are produced by the pancreas. These enzymes are used to break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Insufficient production of these hormones results in serious clogging of the small intestine. This condition is described in the section on digestion and the small intestine in this chapter. Some pancreatic enzymes are part of the activation of enzymes in other areas of the digestive system also.

The pancreas also releases two hormones, glucagon and insulin, making the pancreas vital to the maintenance of blood sugar levels. These functions make the pancreas vital to digestion, maintenance of blood sugar levels and activating enzyme activity.

DISEASES / SYMPTOMS

Blood sugar related symptoms and diseases (diabetes and hypoglycemia), headache, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, and digestive difficulties are often related to pancreatic malfunction.

Clogging in the pancreas can result in acute pancreatitis which can become serious very quickly. A medical doctor should probably be consulted if pancreatitis is suspected. Pancreatitis begins with severe pain around the navel area that has come on quite suddenly. The pain is made worse by movement and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Often, but not always, the vomiting is severe. There will be upper abdominal swelling and distension, excessive gas, fever, sweating, elevated blood pressure, muscles aches, and abnormal, fatty stools.

STRESSORS

Drugs, mental and emotional stress, a diet high in fats and sugars, alcohol

VITAMINS / MINERALS / FOODS

B-Complex, minerals, chromium, selenium, manganese, sodium, amino acids

HERBS / SUPPLEMENTS

Burdock, licorice root, milk thistle, red clover, echinacea, gentian root, goldenseal (do not take goldenseal for more than a short time—a week or two at a time), dandelion, uva ursi, mullein, bilberries, blueberries, alfalfa, juniper berries, saw palmetto, Oregon grape root, olive leaf extract (if there is infection)

EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS

Since the pancreas is a gland that produces enzymes vital to digestion, the emotional connections will most likely have to do with difficulty in digesting/processing past feelings or new situations. There is probably something in your life that appears overwhelming and too difficult to be coped with.

Since one of the hormones produced by the pancreas is insulin, which regulates blood sugar, there is a possibility that “the sweetness may have gone out of life” for some reason. Often relationship stress is the core issue. To keep the pancreas functioning, or to get it functioning again, there must be a balance between the sweet and the bitter, between the good and the bad, between work and play, between giving and receiving. Counting our blessings, service to others, and allowing ourselves moments here and there to relax and recharge are vital to a healthy pancreas.

Thyroid

GENERAL COMMENTS

The thyroid regulates metabolism and is the body’s internal thermostat. It secretes two hormones that control how quickly the body burns calories and uses energy. The thyroid regulates the amount of oxygen in the blood, and controls the growth and development of bones, nerves, and muscles. The thyroid also plays a key roll in the absorption of calcium and other minerals.

DISEASES / SYMPTOMS

HYPOTHYROIDISM (too little thyroid hormone production): Symptoms of hypothyroidism include physical and mental fatigue, loss of appetite, coldness, inability to tolerate cold temperatures, a slow heart rate, weight gain, pain before menstruation, fertility problems, muscle weakness and cramping, burning and prickling sensations, dry and scaly skin, hair loss, recurrent infections, migraines, depression, (worse in winter when the thyroid must work harder to keep the person warm), fear, panic, difficulty concentrating, poor equilibrium and slow reaction time.

The first and foremost symptoms of low thyroid function are fatigue, a general feeling of coldness, and depression. Low thyroid function is directly related to heart attacks and lung disease.

HYPERTHYROIDISM (too much thyroid hormone production): When the thyroid becomes over-active, many other body processes go into over-drive. Eventually these over-worked organs burn-out and become lethargic and under-productive.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include nervousness, irritability, a constant feeling of being too warm with increased perspiration, insomnia and resulting fatigue, frequent bowels movements, less frequent menstruation with decreased menstrual flow, weakness, hair loss, weight loss, separation of the nails from the nail bed, hand tremors, intolerance of heat, rapid heartbeat, goiter, and—in extreme cases—protruding eyeballs (Grave’s disease).

Low thyroid function is a common problem in many chronic illnesses. Researchers in England found that people being treated for Parkinson’s disease all had hyperactive thyroids. Once the thyroid condition was rectified, the Parkinson’s disease dramatically improved.

Hyperthyroidism can be caused by lumps or tumors that have formed on the thyroid and by certain prescription drugs. A malfunctioning thyroid can also be an immune system problem. The immune system can produce antibodies that invade and attack the thyroid, disrupting its proper function, making this type of thyroid problem an auto-immune problem.

Hyperthyroidism is statistically less common than hypothyroidism. My experience, however, has been that low thyroid function is often preceded by a period of thyroid hyperactivity. As a socieity, we value dynamic, high-achieving people. As a result we are often guilty of expecting absurdly high levels of productivity from ourselves and others. The thyroid, for whatever reason, kicks into high gear and, much like the adrenal glands, eventually gets tired and shuts down.

Both of these thyroid disorders, hypo- and hyper- thyroidism, affect women more often than men. This statistic has led me to deep thinking about the differences, both physically and emotionally, between men and women, and what our bodies need for stability and balance.

A malfunctioning thyroid can be the underlying, and often undiagnosed, cause of many recurring illnesses. By the time thyroid values reach levels which show up on medical tests, the thyroid has already been in trouble for some time. Thyroid tests can indicate, falsely, that thyroid function is normal because of the presence of certain shampoos and skin antiseptic compounds.

STRESSORS

Over-work, being a type A personality who has no stop button, drugs, lack of nutrition

VITAMINS / MINERALS / FOODS

HYPOTHYROIDISM: Vitamins A, C, E, and B-Complex, minerals—especially zinc, iodine, potassium, selenium, iron, and sodium, the amino acid tyrosine, omega 3’s, flaxseed oil

HYPERTHYROIDISM: Vitamins C, E, and B-Complex, multi-mineral supplements, omega 3’s, flaxseed oil

HERBS / SUPPLEMENTS

kelp/dulce, Irish moss, black walnut, white oak bark, gentian, stinging nettle, alfalfa

EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS

The location of the thyroid gland links its energy to the throat chakra. This chakra is about the ability to speak up appropriately about one’s own needs and finding the will to build a lifestyle consistent with those needs.

An over-active thyroid may be sending a reminder that we need to slow down a bit, perhaps by letting other people take responsibility for the directing of their own lives. Perhaps we have expectations of ourselves and others that are unrealistically high. Perhaps we may feel that we must be constantly moving and accomplishing to justify our existence on this earth and to prove our worth to someone or something. There may also be issues of speaking or acting before we have considered our own needs and core priorities.

An under-active thyroid can indicate that we are unable to speak up for ourselves or express our needs at all. Perhaps we do not have a clear idea of what we stand for and what we really want out of life. “I think” and “I prefer” and “I do not want” are words that all of us need to learn to express appropriately. We each need to let go of any thinking that we are not responsible for, or not in control, of our own lives and personal actions.

The throat and solar plexus chakras are the chakras of abundance. When we are balanced in these chakras, we know what we want, we are clear about what is important to us and what our priorities are, and we are able to express our needs and balance them with the needs of those around us. We can find happiness, health, love, gratitude, and abundance on all levels.

Parathyroid glands

GENERAL COMMENTS

A hormone produced by the parathyroid glands plays a key role in regulating the calcium and potassium levels in the body. Calcium is a vital mineral, not just because it is the stuff of which bones are made, but because it is essential to muscles and nerves. Calcium is also linked to poisons and toxins to enable these harmful substances to be excreted from the body through the kidneys without doing damage to those organs.

Trouble in the parathyroids is diagnosed by blood tests showing unbalanced levels of calcium and potassium or unusually high levels of calcium alone. The reasons for low parathyroid function, if there is no abnormal growth or tumor present, are not well understood by medical science at this time.

If there is insufficient calcium rich foods in the diet, or if uptake of calcium is impaired for some reason and calcium levels in the body fall too low, the parathyroids secrete a hormone which releases calcium from the bones to raise the level in the bloodstream. Of course, too much calcium pulled from the bones results in osteoporosis and the hip fractures that are common among the elderly. This condition can exist at any time in a person’s life, not just with advancing age.

The parathyroids also play a role in pH and electrolyte balance and secrete a hormone which is necessary for the creation of synovial fluid (the fluid found in joints). The parathyroids are very much a factor in rheumatoid arthritis.

DISEASES / SYMPTOMS

Osteoporosis, muscle and nerve pain and spasms, bone pain, bones that fracture too easily, joint pain, kidney problems, electrolyte imbalances in the blood, and rheumatoid arthritis

HYPOPARATHYROIDISM occurs when the thyroid is underactive. Symptoms included calcium leaching from the bones (osteoporosis), the formation of kidney stones, and irritation of the nerves leading to restlessness, worry, sleeplessness, confusion, depression, severe cramps, twitching and spasms.

HYPERPARATHYROIDISM occurs when the thyroid becomes over active. In the early stages, a person may have either vague symptoms or no symptoms at all. The symptoms which do arise are generally due to persistently high levels of calcium. Symptoms may include joint pain, calcium leaching from the bones (osteoporosis), muscle weakness, abdominal discomfort, nausea, constipation, lack of appetite, kidney stones, excessive thirst, excessive urination, anxiety, memory loss, fatigue.

CHILDREN Symptoms include poor tooth development, headaches, mental deficiencies, and seizures.

STRESSORS

A lifestyle lacking in exercise and sunlight, drugs—including many prescription medications, and poor dietary habits

VITAMINS / MINERALS / HERBS / FOODS

Astragalus, alfalfa, damiana, devil’s claw, kelp, slippery elm, yucca, L-arginine

OTHER REMEDIES

Homeopathic remedies, focusing particularly on the kali and calcarea cell salts, should be considered. Foot zone therapy or reflexology would also be a good choice as part of a treatment protocol.

Hypothalamus

GENERAL COMMENTS

The hypothalamus is the control center for the sensory part of the autonomic nervous system, and coordinates the efforts of the endocrine system. Being very much in charge of both these systems, it is responsible for communication between them. The brain/nervous system complex and the glands communicate with each other by means of the hypothalamus.

The hypothalamus is very much a master gland of the body!

FUNCTIONS OF THE HYPOTHALAMUS

The hypothalamus regulates autonomic nervous systems functions. These functions include heartbeat, breathing, body temperature, metabolism, hunger signals, sleep patterns, and peristalsis in duodenum, small intestine, and colon.

  • Thy hypothalamus also coordinates the amount of circulating blood, affecting and controlling blood pressure.
  • Another function of the hypothalamus is to play a key role in hormone balance, especially in women as they approach menopause.
  • The hypothalamus governs and coordinates the communication between the kidneys and the heart, helping to keep kidney function and blood composition in the ranges most beneficial to the heart.
  • There are some hormones and enzymes produced by the hypothalamus.
  • The hypothalamus plays a key role in the development of the spinal fluid.

DISEASES / SYMPTOMS

Trouble in the hypothalamus disrupts communication between the nervous system and the glandular system, making the hypothalamus a factor in the symptoms of trouble anywhere in both systems. Poor immune function and susceptiblility to disease, often begin in the hypothalamus.

STRESSORS

The hypothalamus is negatively and seriously affected by a toxic or clogged liver. The hypothalamus is also very sensitive to emotions such as worry, fear, and anxiety.

VITAMINS / MINERALS / FOODS

Over-all good nutrition is the most important key to nervous system health and glandular balance. In other words, we need to eat our fruits and vegetables, avoid sugar and processed foods, eliminate the wrong kinds of fats from our diets, and cleanse and balance our bodies until they are functioning optimally on all levels.

HERBS / SUPPLEMENTS

Herbs to support the hypothalamus include scullcap, vervain, rosemary, wood betony, and wild oats.

Herbs to enhance resistance to stress included ginseng, dong quai, motherwort, cinnamon, ginger, and sage.

Herbs which affect hormone regulation and smooth the transition into menopause include motherwort, wild yam, hops, sage, ginseng, black cohosh, passion flower, St. John’s wort, and calendula.

EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS

It is important to glandular function and especially to the hypothalamus that we keep our perspectives clear and understand the difference between useless worry and real fear. There really are things to be afraid of in the world but fear—the kind that causes the endocrine system to go into hyper-drive—is our body’s response to prepare us for action. If there is no action to be taken, or any that we intend to take, allowing that fear a place in our systems is to indulge ourselves in useless, destructive, debilitating worry. Let’s prolong our lives and the health of our endocrine and nervous systems by giving up resentment, anxiety, and worry.

As the above descriptions suggest, all of the glands within our body work together. When one is stressed, it can be suggested that they will all be affected in some way, sooner or later. Most every function that the various cells within our body perform require a hormone. The bulk of these hormones are produced by these glands. An imbalance in glandular function will eventually lead to an imbalance in hormone activity, leading to a decline in overall body vitality.

You will notice that fatigue is listed as a symptom for all of these glands as they become stressed. You should also note that one of the major avenues to improve glandular function is good, old-fashioned, basic nutrition as well as rest, exercise and sunshine. Please read the last line above again. "Let's prolong our lives and the health of our endocrine and nervous systems by giving up resentment, anxiety and worry." It is vital for our overall health, and that of our endocrine system, to manage our stresses appropriately and to let go of unnecessary emotional baggage.


Oils that have an affinity for the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid and hypothalmus glands include:
Angel, Assurance, Balance, Cherish, CinnamonBear, Dreams, EndoRelief, Eternity, Everlasting, EZ Traveler, Faith, Inner Peace, IQ, Kadence, Letting Go, LiteN, LivN, QuietEssence, Revitalize, Synopsis, Tranquility, Vision, WarmDown, WeightLess, Whispering Hope, WomanWise, bergamot, calamus, chamomile Roman, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, ledum, lime, melissa, myrtle, palmarosa, palo sant, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, spruce, tangerine, ylang ylang

Herbs that have an affinity for the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid and hypothalmus glands include:
LIC, HGL, IBL, KNA, MIN, MH, TY, MW, YW, cascara/juniper, raspberry/myrrh, Alfalfa, astragalus, bilberries, black walnut, blueberries, burdock, damiana, dandelion, devil's claw, dong quai, echinacea, fenugreek, gentian root, ginseng, goldenseal (for a limited time), hawthorn. Irish moss, juniper berries, kelp or dulse, licorice root, milk thistle, mullein, Oregon grape root, olive leaf, red clover, rosemary, sage, saw palmetto, scullcap, slippery elm, stinging nettle, uva ursi, vervain, white oak bark, wild oats, wood betany, yucca

LeAboutFace

INGREDIENTS: frankincense carterii, frankincense frereana, frankincense serrata, opoponax myrrh, palo santo

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, respiratory system, circulation, skin, cellular structure and strength, urinary tract, particular affinity for the earth, wood, and air meridians, crown and third eye chakras, integrity of the celtic grid (energy structure)

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual, mental

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, immune stimulant, anti-oxidant, nervine, tonic, antidepressant, revitalizer, anti-arthritic, anti-tumoral

APPLICATION: LeAboutFace can be applied to any area of the body, used in the bath, and is very nice when diffused.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeAboutFace is an excellent choice whenever there is fear of upcoming changes, fear of death, or suffering from the loss of a loved one or a cherished dream.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: As the name of this blend—LeAboutFace—implies, the blending of several varieties of frankincenses with palo santo can help us take a new direction in our lives, if a new direction is what is needed. This blend can help us link our past with our future goals, connecting cause and effect, actions and consequences, to one another. As we make these connections we are able to choose our future courses more wisely.

Frankincense essential oils have been highly valued for centuries and are still considered holy oils in the middle east. It is believed that the aroma of frankincense grounds and centers the spirit and improves communication with our Creator.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Frankincense essential oils have a reputation worldwide for crossing the blood/brain barrier, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the pineal and pituitary glands within the brain. Nourishing these structures of the brain has been shown to positively affect the progress of many nerve and brain related conditions, among them Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. LeAboutFace contains essential oils which prevent collagen breakdown in cells and cellular structures and inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory mediators. This blend should be considered for arthritis and any inflammatory or brain related chronic conditions.

LeAboutFace is an excellent skin regeneration oil and is mild enough to be used on the face.

LeAspire

INGREDIENTS: cypress, eucalyptus blue mallee, marjoram, myrtle, peppermint, pine, rosemary, saro, spruce

AFFINITY FOR: respiratory system, uptake of calcium, liver meridian, muscles, joints

RESONANCE: physical

APPLICATION: LeAspire should be applied diluted with a carrier oil on the chest and neck for respiratory ailments. Using LeAspire, with or without herbs, as a compress or poultice can be particularly effective. This blend can also be applied to the energy points on the ears and to the bottoms of the feet. LeAspire can be applied alternately with LeBreezey. Although the oils in LeAspire are quite effective against infectious agents, LeDeliverance, which is strongly antiviral and antibacterial, is often applied simultaneously to aid in the fight against infection. LeAspire is used to open the airways and relieve the congestion in the lungs.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeAspire is especially effective used in a humidifier to decongest and clear respiratory passages and to relieve coughs and sore throats.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeAspire is used to bring relief from colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, respiratory congestion, allergy symptoms, deep pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, and flu that have settled in the lungs. LeBreezey is considered by some to be more effective for upper respiratory conditions and LeAspire for use in deeper chest complaints affecting the bronchial passages and the lungs.

Both LeBreezey and LeAspire have proven effective in eliminating snoring when diffused or applied, well diluted, to the face and chest areas. LeAspire is an excellent expectorant, aiding the body in the discharge of phlegm and mucus. This blend also has antispasmodic properties which help to quiet dry, hacking coughs.

The synergy of the single oils in LeAspire gives it the unique ability to dissolve bone spurs if applied frequently and faithfully. A bone spur creates bruising in the tissues surrounding it, especially if the person is on their feet and pressure is being applied when walking or wearing shoes. It is recommended that a carrier oil containing arnica be used when LeAspire is used for a bone spur. The arnica will reduce the bruising and the pain that the bone spur is causing while LeAspire works to remove the spur. It is recommended that treatment with LeAspire be continued for a few weeks after the pain is gone.

LeRevitalize

INGREDIENTS: bergamot, blue tansy, cabreuva, chamomile Roman, carrot seed, davana, fennel, geranium, helichrysum, lemon, rosemary

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, brain function, emotional stability

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeRevitalize, diffused, can give everyone in the room a boost of energy and alertness.

APPLICATION: Dilute well when applying LeRevitalize to the body. This essential oil blend is best applied over the liver or on the bottoms of the feet.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeRevitalize increases mental alertness and alleviates mental fatigue. It is a great blend for replenishing inner stores of strength and increasing stamina. LeRevitalize is especially effective for those who are worn out from chronic illness or who make a habit out of running faster than they have strength most of the time. This blend has proven useful in programs for anger management and in overcoming addictions.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeRevitalize cleanses the liver, but does so gently and steadily. It stabilizes energy levels and improves vitality. LeRevitalize is a good digestive aid, particularly in eliminating bloating, belching, and heartburn. LeRevitalize should be applied over the abdomen, either massaged on or applied in a compress, for parasites. A compress or direct application over the gallbladder or kidneys can relieve distress and pain in these areas. This is an excellent oil for lymphatic congestion and immune stimulation.

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.

Parsley

(Petroselinum sativum)

INGREDIENT IN: LeVallee (this blend was created for rebuilding skin after a serious 3rd degree burn)

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, laxative, stomachic, uterine tonic

AFFINITY FOR: cellular structure, urinary tract

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY:Umbelliferae

PART UTILIZED: seeds

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Parsley oil is not recommended for diffusing as a single oil.

APPLICATION: Parsley should be diluted extra carefully before being applied to skin. It is far better used in a blend of essential oils than used by itself.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Parsley essential oil helps us move from w