Raindrop Messenger Archive

Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education

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THE RAINDROP MESSENGER
Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
Rt. 4, Box 646, Marble Hill, Missouri USA 63764
(573) 238-4846

Volume 2, No. 7

IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Christmas Scents by Kelli Nelson
2. Wise Men (and Women) Get Their Frankincense Free
3. Twenty Trillion Possibilities by David Stewart, Ph.D., D.N.M.
4. Attend YLEO Grand Convention for Half-Price


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1. Christmas Scents
By Kelli Nelson, Editor & Copublisher, Zia's Essential Connections

One of my favorite things during this time of year is all of the won-
derful scents. Whether it be from special meals we have prepared or
greens we have decorated with, the holiday smells are everywhere. I
love the way the scents welcome me as I enter a room. There is no
question in my mind of the therapeutic value of aromas.

While I diffuse all year round, there are certain oils I like to diffuse
in the Christmas season. Among my favorites are Christmas Spirit.
Citrus Fresh, and Evergreen Essence. Diffusing essential oils during
this time of year is crucial because this is also the time of year that
viruses and bacteria are rampantly invading our environment. Nobody
wants to be sick, especially during the holiday season. When we diffuse
essential oils, we greatly reduce the risk of catching and spreading
these ugly little bugs.

Christmas Spirit is a beautiful blend of orange, cinnamon bark and
spruce. The aroma reminds us of the spices and evergreens
associated with the holidays which brings about a sense of joy and
happiness. Orange is rich in the powerful anti-oxidant d-limonene and
supports the respiratory, digestive, and circulatory systems.
Cinnamon bark is highly antimicrobial, anti-infectious, and antibacterial
for a wide spectrum of infections. It is also antiviral and antifungal.
Spruce is anti-infectious, antiseptic and helps the respiratory system.
So, you can see that diffusing Christmas Spirit will do much more than
just spread good cheer.

Citrus Fresh is a blend that is usually not associated with the
holidays. I like it because this time of year tends to be the most
stressful time for me and Citrus Fresh is a very calming, relaxing
blend. It is also a fantastic air purifier.

Evergreen Essence is a seasonal blend that is not available year
round. This combination of a variety of pine, cedar, and spruce trees
refreshes your senses while taking you back to nature.

For hundreds of years essential oils and other aromatics have been
used for religious rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations. Doesn't it
seem fitting to include it in our Christmas holiday traditions?

YLEO Prices & Stock Numbers for Oils Mentioned
Christmas Spirit #3315, $19 Pref. Cust., $17 Dist.
Evergreen Essence #3353, $21 Pref. Cust., $19 Dist.
Citrus Fresh #3318, $14 Pref. Cust., $12 Dist.

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2. Wise Men (and Women) Get Their Frankincense Free

Be a Wise Man (or Woman) and take advantage of the Special YLEO
Year End Holiday Promotion (Valid 12/1/04 to 1/15/05) Young
Living would like to offer you the opportunity to receive a free
15 ml. bottle of Frankincense Oil (a $66 value).

To receive your free bottle of Frankincense Oil you must: Personally
place one order of at least 200 qualifying points between Dec 1, 2004
and Midnight Jan15, 2005 (Mountain Standard Time). The order must
contain at least one 1-liter bottle of Berry Young Juice (code #3000),
a Berry Young Juice 2-pack (code #3002), or a Berry Young Juice 4-pack
(code #3004). You may participate in this great offer twice by
ordering once in December and again in January (prior to the 15th) and
receive a free bottle of Frankincense with each purchase.

Details for this promotion:
• There are no qualifying points or commissions paid on the free 15 ml.
Frankincense Oil.
• There is a limit of one free 15 ml Frankincense Oil per membership
per calendar month.
• Automated phone system (IVR) orders do not qualify for this
promotion.
• This offer is available by ordering online at www.youngliving.com or
by calling Order Entry/Distributor Network Services at 800-371-2928.
Faxed and mailed in orders are also accepted.
• Take advantage of the Internet. Orders placed via the official Young
Living website receive an immediate 2% discount.

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3. Twenty Trillion Possibilities
by David Stewart, Ph.D., D.N.M.

When God crafted the molecules of essential oils he kept it simple. Basically, He used only three types of builiding blocks: Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H), and Oxygen (O). Traces of a few other elements are contained in aromatic oils, but only traces. Yet, every plant produces is own unique blend of hundreds of compounds that comprise its oils--all composed of just three kinds of atoms: C, H and O. Scientists have yet to completely analyze even one essential oil, such is their complexity. And what's more, every year, the
same plant or species produces variations on its oils that are different than any previous year's crop. How can such limitless variations be possible from
only three elements?

Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen are God's Legos. They are the elements of all life as we know it on earth. Consider them as God's Legos. He plays with them like children's building blocks. To appreciate the possibilities, consider if you had only sixteen Legos: 5 yellow ones (call these Carbon atoms), 8 red ones (call these Hydrogen atoms), and 3 blue ones (call these Oxygen atoms).

If you were in a room with, say, 10 people, each of whom had a set of sixteen Legos in three colors as just described, if you were each asked to build something without looking at anyone else's work, would any two of you build exactly the same arrangement of Legos? The answer is NO. In fact, if there were 1,000 of you in the room, no two of you would build the exactly the same thing. For sixteen Legos in three colors, as described, there are an incredible 20,922,789,888,000 possibilities. That's more than 20 trillion!

The chemistry of essential oils consists of simple hydrocarbons, oxygenated
hydrocarbons, and their isomers. Unless you have had a course in chemistry,
that sentence may seem a little obstruse, but buried within its meaning are
only three elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. That, in a sentence, is the
chemistry of essential oils made simple. Yet, within the simplicity of this
elemental trinity are unlimited possibilities, not only for essential oils, but for
all the living lifeforms we know, including our own bodies.

Part of the incredible compatability between human bodies and essential
oils has to do with their compositions being mainly of the same basic
elements. That would be a scientific explanation. But there is also a spiritual
explanation.

According to Genesis 1, God created plants (and their oils) on the third day,
but he did not create human beings until the sixth day. For there to be such a
perfect fit between the molecules of essential oils and the receptor sites of
our human cells, one can only conclude that God thought of us and loved us
before he ever made us.

As an expression of his love for his son, Jesus, whose birth anniversary we
celebrate this season, God inspired wise men from afar to bring gifts to the
manger, gifts of his most precious oils--frankincense and myrrh--healing
ointments he had crafted with forethought, long before either we or the
baby christ were born.

How about that for a thought to carry through the Holiday Season.

NOTE: The above excerpt is paraphrased from Dr. Stewart's new book,
The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple (God's Love Manifest in
Molecules), 800 pages, Hardback, $49.95., intended to be released by
the end of January 2005. It will be available through the CARE Website,
http://www.RaindropTraining.com, as well as through Abundant Health
at 888-718-3068. Its actual publication date will be announced in the
January 2005 issue of this newsletter.

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4. ATTEND THE YLEO 2005 GRAND CONVENTION FOR HALF PRICE

This year's Young Living Annual Grand Convention will be on the theme,
Gold of the Gods! which is a historical reference to some ancient Egyptian
heiroglyphics that regard essential oils as potions of divinity, treasures
of the gods.

The dates are July 13-16, 2005, Wednesday-Thursday, at the Salt
Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. These are life-transforming experiences,
which include not only the opportunity to hear the always inspiring and
informative words of Gary Young, N.D., and other speakers, but to visit
the YLEO Farm and Young Living Clinic. You will also be the first to hear
of any new products or programs that YLEO may offer.

Going to a YLEO Grand Convention is the best thing you can do to build
your YLEO Business, not to mention building your own knowledge and
skills with the oils.

How to Register for Half-Price
Early Bird Registration before December 31, 2004, is $175 per
person, which is half-price. You still get a discount if you register between
January 1 to March 31, 2005 while the price is still just $250 per person.
After April 1 the price is the full fee of $350 per person

For more information and to register, please log on to
www.goldofthegods.com or contact
Distributor Network Services Tollfree 800-371-3515 or Events at
801-418-8900.

CARE Intensive in Salt Lake City
There will be a CARE Intensive immediately following the YLEO Convention:
July 17-19, Sunday-Tuesday, where you can learn about Healing Oils of the Bible, Essential Oil Chemistry, Emotional Release with Oils, and learn to do
Raindrop Technique and a variety of skills in Applied Vitaflex. See the CARE
Calendar in the next article.