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Staying Healthy With Essential Oils

With the hot summer we have had this year, it is hard to think about approaching the cold and flu season....but it is coming. Preparing now, striving to keep your immune system clear and functioning well, and of course, diffusing essential oils in the home are things you should already be doing. It is so much easier to "stay" well than to "get" well. Children heading back-to-school will be sharing germs, too, so be sure to help them maintain a good resistance to bugs and germs that might be spreading.

Diffusing with essential oils is simply the process of allowing the essential oil molecules to move into the air. This allows the natural therapeutic properties of the oils to become carried by the air itself. As we then breathe the air, we are absorbing their healing properties into our lungs and subsequently throughout our bodies.

There are many different ways for diffusing essential oils. Some are very elaborate and can be quite expensive. Other ways can be as simple as putting an oil on a cotton ball and setting it near a fan or vent. Whatever way is best for you, be sure to diffuse. It can make the difference between getting sick or staying well a lot easier....and it makes your environment smell good, too!

– Ways to diffuse essential oils if you don't have an oil diffuser:
– in Scentsy candle burner (be sure to add some water with the essential oils)
– on light bulb ring
– use an inhaler
– on potpourri or tissues
– cotton ball in a fan
– make your own room fresheners (start with about 15 drops per ounce of water)
– wear as a perfume or place a few drops on your collar, right underneath your nose or on a pillow

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

In last December's article I wrote, "A systematic way to work through this vast amount of information is imperative. Knowledge of the physiology of the body and how the body's systems interact with each other is imperative." Continuing with this line of thought, each month's newsletter this year will deal with a different body system.

The following is a excerpt from the book "Butterfly Miracles with Herbal Remedies"

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.




When the glands of the endocrine system do not receive the nutrients they need to function properly, they send signals to the brain demanding more nourishment. The brain responds by informing us—often with great insistence—that we need more . . . and more . . . and more. We develop an unhealthy appetite and find ourselves fighting (and, often, giving in to) food cravings. We frequently find ourselves wanting “comfort foods” as our out-of-balance nerves and hormones contribute to patterns of stress eating.


This is a broad category and a very long list. So many diseases have a glandular system component and many diseases that begin somewhere else eventually affect one or mor glands and impede the ability of the glandular system to work harmoniously together and with the rest of the body.


The glandular system is impacted negatively by envioronmental pollution, thyroid medications, drugs for weight control and metaboilism improvement, birth control pills, anti-depressant drugs, pain relieving and anti-inflammatory medications—both prescription and over-the-counter varieties.

The following drugs contribute to glandular problems on every level. I will list them once here rather than under each organ, over and over again. (Most drugs are destructive to one body system or another.) These two drug groups are just particularly destructive of the immune system.

CORTICOSTERIODS, known generically as Tricycllic antidepressants. These drugs are used for depression, of course, but there are also used for skin conditions such as eczema and hives. Prozac is a leader among this nasty group of drugs.

INDOMETHACIN ingredient in anti-inflammatories (pain relief gels and creams)


A balanced diet, vitamins C, A, and B-complex, chlorophyll, supplemental minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and zinc, amino acids, omega 3’s, and flaxseed.


Alfalfa, astragalus, dandelion, devil’s claw, echinacea, ginseng, gotu kola, hawthorn, juniper berries, kelp, licorice root, milk thistle, mullein, nettles, olive leaf extract, Oregon grape root, papaya, parsley, passion flower, saw palmetto, uva ursi, white oak bark


The emotional connections of the endocrine system are discussed individually in each upcoming section.



The adrenals produce and excrete certain hormones, among which are the body’s four major stress hormones: adrenaline, cortisol, DHEA, and norepinephrine. Under circumstances of extreme stress, large amounts of cortisol are released, which can lead to a wide range of health problems.

The highest levels of adrenal hormones are typically released in the morning with the levels becoming a little bit lower as evening approaches. Because the adrenal glands are continually firing when we are awake, it is important that we regularly get a good night’s sleep. Adrenal fatigue is always associated with extreme fatigue and the need for naps during the day as the adrenals cry out for frequent periods in which to rest and rebuild.

Some of the functions of adrenal hormones are the metabolism of carbohydrates, the regulation of blood sugar, the maintenance of electrolyte and water balance, the regulation of blood pressure, resistance to stress, and the response of the body to danger. The adrenal glands are absolutely vital to immune system function.

The thyroid and adrenals are closely connected. If one begins to struggle, it can be assumed that the other one will be in trouble very soon.

The cerebellum area of the brain requires dopamine, which is produced in the adrenal glands.


Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, cystic fibrosis, hyperthyroid, hypoglycemia, mononucleosis, pancreatitis, parathyroid problems


Weakness, lethargy, dizziness, headaches, memory problems, food cravings, aching joints, allergies, blood sugar disorders, a need for frequent naps


Cortisone therapy, prolonged stress (real or only the result of our perceptions), a traumatic life event poor nutritional habits, the continual consumption of empty carbohydrates and sugar-filled calories, smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, and the consumption of caffeine can result in adrenal fatigue.


Balanced diet, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin A, chlorophyll, supplemental minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc


Astragalus, echinacea, milk thistle, kelp, devil’s claw, bilberry, hawthorn, safflowers, licorice root, ginseng, and papaya. Avoid goldenseal or limit its use to no more than a week or two at a time.


The adrenal glands are designed to play a lead role in protecting us when we are in real danger. Our daily response to stress determines the amount of work the adrenals are called upon to do each day. The emotions driving our adrenal glands to overwork may include a build-up of tension, the feeling that there is no way we can cope or get everything necessary done, and being overwhelmed by our responsibilities. It makes no difference to the adrenal glands whether or not these stressful feelings are based on reality or are only our perception of events and circumstances.

The adrenals, like the kidneys, are paired organs. This gives us a heads up that we need to maintain balance between work and family, logic and intuition, and our feminine and masculine natures if we wish to avoid excess fear or irrational anxiety.


The pineal gland is our body’s internal clock, controlling our sleep patterns and helping us to be alert during the day.

The pineal gland also affects blood pressure, body temperature, motor function, reproduction, collagen, enzymes, and body cycles and rhythms. The pineal affects every other gland as well as the cardiovascular system. Nerve impulses from the pineal gland are fed to the hypothalamus and pituitary glands.


Depression, discontent, feelings of self-doubt, sleep disorders, and mood swings


Mercury from dental fillings, a variety of drugs including cortison therapy, poor nutritional habits, smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, caffeine!


Minerals, whole foods diet, B-Complex, calcium, magnesium


Kelp, stinging nettle, alfalfa, ginseng, parsley, passion flower, cilantro (to remove mercury), gotu kola, nervine herbs


Problems in the pineal gland are often associated with the misunderstanding, misuse, or fear of spiritual or intuitive gifts with which one has been blessed. Intuitive gifts are meant to be used with love and patience. Their use cannot be forced or hurried. If we have them—and I believe that we all do, to one degree of development or another—they are meant to be used to bless ourselves and others. Their use is part of our personal walk. Gratitude for them and for the other blessings of one’s life are healing and rejuvenating to the pineal gland.


Sunlight (or full-spectrum artificial light) triggers retinal nerve impulses which then travel to the pineal gland and on to the other glands in the body.


The pituitary gland is one of the master glands and gives instructions to other glands, telling them how much to produce and how to function optimally. The pituitary gland protects us from fatigue due to mental stress.


Mental fatigue, trembling, Alzheimer’s


Much the same as the adrenals and thymus


Vitamin E, B-Complex, manganese, selenium, trace minerals, amino acids


Kelp, ginseng, stinging nettle, gotu kola, alfalfa, echinacea, red clover, and herbal bitters such as dandelion, cleavers, burdock, milk thistle, yarrow


The basic emotions demonstrated by an out-of-balance pituitary gland are disconnection between the reality of our physical, material environment and the inner world of the spirit. We may find it difficult to remember, and act as if we remember, that we are all spiritual beings and children of divine parentage.

The pituitary’s role in pregnancy and gestation gives it connections to our feelings about our own maternity and our role as mothers.


The pituitary gland produces the hormones that are essential to fertility. It is the pituitary that induces ovulation and maintains pregnancy, controls lactation, and produces estrogen for the prevention of symptoms associated with menopause.

Communications from the pituitary stimulates the thyroid and the adrenal glands, making then an essential part of normal growth patterns, hair growth, and over-all health, to name just a few functions.

The pituitary governs re-absorption in the kidneys and produces oxytocin. Oxytocin stimulates uterine contraction during labor and promotes uterine tone at other times. Nursing stimulates the pituitary.

An interesting aspect related specifically to the adrenal glands is that there are 2 of them, one on each kidney. The whole concept of two brings into perspective the need for balance – a balance of not only the physical but also the mental and emotionally aspects of our bodies. The adrenals help produce the “fight or flight” response within us. If they are struggling and out of balance the body may become severely stressed and fatigued. This imbalance certainly gives way to such disorders as chronic fatigue syndrome where the body is exhausted and needs to take the adrenals “offline” in order to rest and recoup.

The pineal gland manages our internal clock. Notice how our ability to obtain restful sleep (to rest and take the adrenals off line) is interwoven with the pineal gland. The pituitary is considered a master gland. It monitors the other glands and makes sure that the appropriate amount of each hormone is produced and released into the blood. As I said earlier, the glands work together to produce hormones and almost every cell in your body is affected by them.

Take good care to nurture and balance your endocrine system. It plays a vital role in your overall health and well being.

Oils that have an affinity for the adrenal glands, the pineal gland and the pituitary gland include:
LeAboutFace, LeAcknowledge, LeAngel, LeBalance, LeCherish, LeCinnamonBear, LeDeliverance, LeEndoRelief, LeEnergy, LeEternity, LeEverlasting, LeExpressions,Le EZ Traveler, LeFaith, LeGrace, LeHeartSong, LeInnerPeace, LeIQ, LeIntention, LeKindred Spirit, LeLetting Go, LeLifeForce, LeLiteN, LeLivN, LeMeditiation, LeMillenia, LeQuietEssence, LeRevitalize, LeTranquility, LeTrust, LeVitality, LeWomanWise basil, geranium, jasmine, Melissa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sage, sandalwood, spruce, rosemary

Herbs which have an affinity for the adrenal glands, the pineal gland and the pituitary gland include:
AD, BHM, CF, EW, HVC, IBL, KNA, MH, MIN, MW, NV, NS, NT, NVC, alfalfa, astragalus, bilberry, burdock, cilantro, dandelion, devil’s claw, Echinacea, ginseng, gotu kola, hawthorn, juniper berries, kelp, licorice root, milk thistle, neetles, olive leaf, Oregon grape root, papaya, parsley, passion flower, red clover, saw palmetto, uva ursi, white oak bar

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INGREDIENTS: basil, birch, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, ravensara

AFFINITY FOR: respiratory system, immune system, skin, muscles

RESONANCE: physical

APPLICATION: LeBreezey should be diluted and rubbed on the chest or back. It can also be diffused or placed on your pillow at night.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeBreezey opens bronchial and sinus passages very effectively and has been successful in alleviating snoring.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: While generally thought of as an oil for physical illness, the aroma of LeBreezey lifts the spirits and brings a sense of confidence and self-worth.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeBreezey, besides being very effective in times of illness, is an excellent respiratory tonic and immune stimulant. The inclusion of ravensara oil creates viral fighting and tissue rebuilding properties, especially for the lung and bronchial tissues. This blend should also be tried for colds, asthma, allergies, sinus congestion, and flu. LeBreezey makes an excellent muscle relaxant and pain reliever when you do not have LeWarmDown or LeDeeper handy and you have strained a muscle.

GENERAL INFORMATION: LeBreezey is often used alternately with LeAspire.


INGREDIENTS: cumin, cypress, coriander, dill, geranium, myrtle, nutmeg, oregano wild, petitgrain, sage

AFFINITY FOR: endocrine system, pineal gland, lymph system, pituitary gland, emotional boundaries

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual

APPLICATION: LeEndoRelief should be applied to the lymph glands of the neck, chest, and armpits whenever a cold, sore throat, or flu is suspected. Using LeEndoRelief early, before the illness is fully developed will lessen its severity.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: This blend is best applied to the body.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeEndoRelief aids our emotional health because it strengthens and balances the wide range of organs and glands that make up the endocrine system. As our bodies and minds begin to function better, we feel more secure in ourselves. We are able to establish (or reestablish) boundaries between ourselves and others. This does not mean that we become prickly or rude; it enables us to be tactful and firm while still being kind and concerned.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: With improved endocrine function comes improved vitality and metabolism. Our weight naturally balances and we have enough energy to last through the day (and into the night, if we need to).

As an endocrine system balancer, LeEndoRelief can have a beneficial effect on any ailment that is related to endocrine organs such as the thyroid, pancreas, pineal and pituitary glands, parathyroid, thymus, and adrenal glands. This makes LeEndoRelief useful for such things as diabetes, hypoglycemia, bladder and kidney infections, candida, and so much more.

Support of the thyroid and parathyroids aids the proper absorption of calcium. Calcium absorption affects such things as the prevention of gallstones, kidney stones, arthritis, and osteoporosis. LeEndoRelief regulates hot flashes and moderates the other symptoms of menopause because the hormones balance as the endocrine system function improves.


INGREDIENTS: blue tansy, caraway, clove, dill, frankincense, galbanum, geranium, hyssop, lemon, mountain savory, oregano, ravensara, rosemary, thyme

AFFINITY FOR: nervous system, immune system

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: One of the best places to apply this blend is along the spine. Other good places are all over the feet and on the thymus area of the chest.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeLifeForce should be diffused to strengthen the immune system and increase energy levels. It will also disinfect and purify the air, eliminating germs and bacteria.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeLifeForce immediately raises the over-all frequency of the body, improving outlook and response to stress and trauma.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeLifeForce should be used following any illness or traumatic experience that has left one feeling weak, shaky, or on edge. This blend can make a big difference in the recovery period of accidents and illnesses. LeLifeForce builds, strengthens, and protects the body because it is an immune and adrenal gland stimulant and toner. Use it with LeEndoRelief during the cold and flu season. You may avoid getting sick altogether, and, if you do catch something, the illness will have a shorter duration and recovery period.

For fever, dilute and apply along the spine. For bronchitis, use LeLifeForce with LeAspire or LeBreezey applied to the chest. For an earache, put 1 drop of LeLifeForce in carrier oil and put into the ear. In addition I like to put 2 or 3 drops of BBL tincture in the ear. BBL will numb the pain and cause any inflammation to dissipate through a multitude of small holes which heal quickly (instead of in one large rupture which is the way ears usually deal with inflammation).

Soaking your feet in very hot water to which 2 or 3 drops of LeLifeForce has been added, can assist the body to detoxify, especially from environmental poisons and medications. The combination of immune stimulant properties and detoxifying capabilities make LeLifeForce effective against allergies and other mild auto-immune dysfunctions.


(Eucalyptus globulus)

INGREDIENT IN: LeBreezey, LeDeeper, LeDeliverance, LePaine, LeRefreshMint, LeTendaCare

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, balsamic, expectorant, antibiotic, antifungal, febrifuge, anti-infective, antiparasitic, antineuralgia, pectoral

GENERAL INFORMATION: I do not recommend taking essential oils internally, but I want to issue a particular warning about all varieties of eucalyptus. They should not be taken internally. The literature around the world and in most schools of thought about essential oils agree that eucalyptus is toxic when taken internally. Nevertheless, the FDA (what do they know about this kind of thing?) have approved it for use as a dietary supplement. You can do most anything with the topical application of an essential oil that you would hope to do with internal consumption. Please be sensible and cautious about the internal use of any essential oil, especially with children, and do not take or administer eucalyptus oils internally at all.

AFFINITY FOR: endocrine system, muscles, yin energy, respiratory system, bones, brow chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional



EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Eucalyptus is energizing and promotes feelings of steadfastness and confidence in oneself. The aroma of eucalyptus can help us release resentment calmly, without the usual explosions of temper and hostility. Eucalyptus, diffused, purifies the air.

APPLICATION: Eucalyptus should be applied to the feet, and on areas where anti-inflammatory properties are needed. Eucalyptus, or a blend containing it, can be diluted and applied to the chest for respiratory congestion and infections. If used in small amounts, eucalyptus makes a good addition to massage oils. Eucalyptus applied under and on each side of the nose brings quick relief for clogged sinus cavities.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Eucalyptus helps us find our survivor spirit. Eucalyptus taps into the inner strength in each of us. It can help us develop unfaltering faith in ourselves and in divine assistance. Eucalyptus strips away doubt about our abilities, removes negativity and hesitation, and pushes us forward. Eucalyptus calms our spirits and opens our minds to see the way ahead clearly.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Eucalyptus is a very versatile and useful essential oil. It can be used to cool the body in summer and protect us from bacteria and viruses in the winter. Eucalyptus is useful for bronchitis, colds, flu, asthma, and any problem in the respiratory system. Eucalyptus is one of the best oils for bringing down a fever. It is a strong analgesic. It can be applied alone or as part of a blend for muscle aches and headaches. Eucalyptus alleviates mental exhaustion and stabilizes blood sugar levels in both hypoglycemia and diabetes. Well diluted, eucalyptus is good for skin rashes and makes a very good energizing massage oil. Eucalyptus becomes more antiseptic with age, if it has been stored and handled properly.

CAUTIONS: Eucalyptus can be caustic to the skin if used undiluted. Not to be taken internally.


(Vanilla planifolia)

INGREDIENT IN: LeBelieve, LeHousewarming, LeSanctuary, LeSego Lily, LeVictory

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-carcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing

AFFINITY FOR: hormone balance , nerves, immune system, governing vessel meridian, liver meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY:Orchidaceae


EXTRACTION METHOD: steam and solvent

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of vanilla is one of the most calming and uplifting of scents. Vanilla has such a wonderful aroma that even if it had no therapeutic properties at all, I would use it every day for the scent alone.

APPLICATION: Vanilla is usually diffused or used in candles and soaps.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The aroma of vanilla helps us feel confident that the future will be full of promise and hope. Vanilla can give us hope, perspective, and confidence in our ability to listen to inspiration and seek guidance from the Spirit. Vanilla is a very welcoming and warming oil. It can set a very romantic tone.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: The removal of free radicals from the body will gradually result in a stronger immune system, better memory, improved vision and hearing, more stable emotions, improved mental acuity, and overall repair of body systems, organs, and tissues. Vanilla, used regularly, can accomplish all this and with such a pleasant aroma! Vanilla can reduce the heat and the inflammation of a fever, while calming the patient into a peaceful sleep. Vanilla is one of the best oils for hyperactivity in any body system or organ. It is a great oil for insomnia or high blood pressure. Vanilla activates certain precursors that are necessary for hormone balance.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Vanilla essential oil is heavy and dark colored. Blends to which it has been added need to be shaken well before use. Even if you faithfully shake the blend, there will always be a dark pool in the bottom of the bottle, but the energy, aroma, and therapeutic properties of the vanilla have infused into the entire blend.


(Gaultheria procumbens)

INGREDIENT IN: LeDeeper, LeMariah, LeRefreshMint, LeTendaCar