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The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education


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 6, Number 4
July - August 2008

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1. 12 Questions for Those who Invite You to Join Another Company, by David Stewart
2. How Do You Know Your Helichrysum is Good?, by David Stewart
3. Young Living European Convention and British CARE Intensive, Sept 2008
4. How to Legally do Raindrop and Obtain Liability Insurance with No Other License.
5. The 2008 CARE Calendar of Training Seminars (as of 7/24)
6. Subscribe and Unsubscribe Info


1. Twelve Questions to Ask Those Who Invite You to
Join Another Company

by David Stewart

We are finding ourselves more frequently approached by competing essential oil companies to sell and promote their brand. They always claim to have "pure therapeutic grade" oils "as good or better than those of Young Living." Maybe they do and maybe they don't. Here are some questions to ask when approached by another essential oil company.

1. Does their company own any farms on which to raise herbs for oils? And if they do, are they new farms on land formerly polluted with herbicides, pesticides, and chemicals that contain residuals from the past, or are they farming land that is clean, which has never been cultivated or has been untilled for at least the last 50 years?

2. Does their company have their own fully equipped testing laboratory to verify an oil's composition?

3. Do they have anyone on staff with a trained nose who can analyze oils by their smell? (There are less than 200 people in the world with noses sufficiently trained to discern the chemistry of a fragrance.)

4. If their company purchases oils from outside suppliers, do they visit the distilleries and farms of those suppliers periodically to observe if the herbs are grown organically, i.e. without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers?

5. Do they know if the grower has a testing laboratory on the farm to determine when the crop is at its peak for oil harvesting?

6. Do they know if the crops were actually harvested at their peak time and, if so, was there an inordinant delay in taking them to the still and into the cookers?

7. Do they know if their distillery personnel understand the art and science of distilling, exactly how to pack the cookers, how to administer the steam, how to maintain minimum temperatures and pressures throughout the cooker, and how to continuously monitor the process throughout distillation to make sure the oil produced contains all of its components in the proper proportions?

8. If their supplier makes a mistake in the distillation or harvesting processes that results in an inferior grade of oil, does that supplier sell the oil anyway or do they discard it?

9. Do they know if the the cookers in the distilleries of their suppliers have domed lids or cone shaped lids? Most stills use dome-shaped lids. Cone topped cookers deliver a better grade of oil than dome tops.

10. Do they know if their suppliers supplement the distillation process with solvents to exatract additional oil from the plant matter?

11. Do they know if their suppliers bottle their oils directly from the distillery without modifying the composition of the natural oil by adding anything or taking anything away?

12. Do they know if their company has tested their company's oils side by side with Young Living oils in the same lab to make a fair comparison? And if so, where is the data?

This is not a comprehensive list of questions you could ask, but if their answer to any or most of the above is "no," or "I don't know," then how do they know their oils are "pure therapeutic grade" and that they are "as good or better than those of Young Living?" Without such knowledge, how can they make any verifiable claims that compare Young Living Oils with their brand?

With Young Living, you know that the answer to all of these questions is "Yes."

Young Living owns and operates four large farms in Utah, Idaho, France, and Ecuador, all of which were clean and free of chemicals for at least 50 years before Young Living agreed to buy the land. In fact, the land in Idaho had never been farmed before Young Living, and the Ecuador farm is being cleared from primitive jungle, free from human contamination for thousands of years.

Young Living also has an expertly staffed, fully equipped laboratory for testing oils including a gas chromatograph, a mass spectrometer, and other equipment whose value adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Young Living also has small labs on their farms to test the plants right from the field as they mature to determine the exact season and time of day to harvest the crop for the best oil. This is necessary because plants change their chemistry throughout the season and throughout the day, varying from week to week and hour to hour.

Gary Young is one of the few people in the world who can smell an oil and tell you what compounds are present, which are missing, and in what quantities. An essential oil company needs a person like that to check every batch of oil to make sure it is up to therapeutic standards. Such people can discern certain aspects of oil chemistry that a laboratory cannot measure.

Young Living markets more than 100 species of oils and cannot possible raise them all on their own farms. When they purchase from other growers and suppliers, they not only may initial site visits to verify that the oils are being produced and packaged properly, but they have a program of making repeated visits from time to time to make sure the standards are being upheld.

Gary Young has personally trained his distillers in the art of distilling. Besides the science to know exactly how to pack the cookers but the still operator must also learn the art of how to listen to the sounds of the steam inside the cooker and to be able to feel the outside of the cooker and diagnose how things are going inside to determine what adjustments need to be made.

Young Living distills oils at minimum pressures and temperatures to gently coax the oil and all of its compounds into the finished product, even though significant money, time, and labor can be saved by distilling at high pressures and high temperatures, like many companies do. High pressure/high temperature distillation may produce an oil with the fragrance compounds of an oil, but not with the therapeutic compounds. Young Living never uses solvents to finish off the distilling process as many companies do.

By climbing inside of an actual cooker and visually noting the patterns of steam flow, Gary Young was able to determine that a dome-shaped lid caused the oil-bearing steam to curl and back flow into the plant mass, thus altering the chemistry and losing some constituents, while a cone-shaped lid allowed the steam to spiral directly up, out, and into the condenser without turbulence.

Many of the techniques and skills applied in growing and distilling Young Living oils are trade secrets, known only to Gary Young and his trusted employees.

Young Living oils are bottled as they emerge from the still in their complete natural state without adulteration (adding compounds) or refinement (removing compounds).

In a few instances when mistakes were made and a batch of oil grown and distilled by Young Living did not measure up to Gary Young's standards, the oil was discarded, poured out on the ground. Some companies would have sold such oil anyhow, if not to their customers, then to another retailer. Young Living will never do that. They would rather be in short supply of a given species than to market an inferior product.

While you are asking questions to another company representative, you might also ask how long they have been in business? Young Living was founded in 1991. Gary bought its first farm in 1992 near St. Maries, Idaho, and its second farm in 1995 near Mona, Utah. Gary Young and the company are committed to ensuring a current and future supply of top grade essential oils indefinitely into the future.

If you ever get the opportunity, visit a Young Living farm and distillery and you will begin to see for yourself the care and dedication it takes to produce the finest essential oils in the world.

The factors that make Young Living unique and outstanding in the world of essential oil companies are so numerous they cannot all be presented in an article like this. When your life and your health are depending on it, you cannot afford to use oils whose chemistry and origins are uncertain. I have complete trust in the quality and integrity of Young Living oils. That is why I will neither use nor consider any other brand.


2. How Do You Know Your Helichrysum is Good?
by David Stewart, PhD

Helichrysum is a universal essential oil, high in antioxidants, with numerous applications. It is also expensive to produce. Useful oils that are expensive to produce create a temptation on the part of oil suppliers to cheat in various ways. They can take a real oil and dilute it with a colorless, oderless substance. They can extract the oil from a similar plant species that is inexpensive to grow and distill, and then manipulate it into what may appear as a more exotic oil by deleting certain constituents or adding synthetic compounds to imitate the fragrance or taste of the expensive oil they wish to imitate. They may also cut costs in the distillation by doing so at high temperatures and high pressures that significantly reduces the distillation time and, thus, saves labor and fuel. They may also extract some oils by petrochemical solvents which leave toxic traces in the finished oil. Clever chemists can also construct a synthetic oil by combining the compounds in a laboratory that comprise the fragrance of an oil, but omitting the compounds that are oderless and do not participate in the fragrance, thus imitating the smell, but not the full constituency of the oil. All of these shortcuts and deceptions result in oils that may fulfill flavor or fragrance standards, even the AFNOR standard, but which lack the full suite of compounds necessary for the oil to have healing properties.

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) is also known as Everlastinng and Immortelle. It is a member of the Aster/Daisy Family of plants. It has traditionally been wild-crafted, meaning gathered from the wild instead of cultivated. The oil comes from its flowers. It only grows in certain altitudes and climates.

The main ingredient in Helichrysum oil is neryl acetate (25-50%). Gary Young believes this compound is key to Helichrysum's amazing therapeutic benefits. Neryl acetate has no detectable fragrance. The fragrance of Helichrysum is mainly from two ketones in the oil: italidione (15-20% and beta-diketone (1-2%), both of which are unique to Helichrysum, not being found in any other oil. Neryl acetate, however, is found in many oils in minor or trace amounts. Neroli, Rose, and Petitgrain contain 1-3% neryl acetate while Bergamot, Lavandin, Melissa and Myrtle contain 0-1%. Helichrysum stands apart from all other oils in the large concentration of neryl acetate it contains, considerably higher than any other oil.

Helichrysum also contains a significant quantity of sesquiterpenes (10-20%), mainly curcumene and caryophylene which may help regulate blood pressure and cholesterol and may have other beneficial properties. However, these sesquiterpenes have little or no fragrance and don't contribute significantly to the aroma of Helichrysum. There is also l-limonene (8-13%), a monoterpene that adds an evergreen or pine-like note to the aroma of Helichrysum. Another key compound in Helichrysum is eugenol (1-2%), a phenol with anesthetic properties that contributes to the oil's pain-relieving properties and adds a hint of clove to the aroma. There is also a minor amount of 1,8 cineol (1-2%) that adds a camphor-like fragrace to the oil. In addition to these main ingredients, there are more than a hundred other trace compounds, all of which have to be there for Helichrysum to provide the full spectrum of healing properties for which it is known. VIrtually none of these other compounds contribute to the fragrance.

Therefore, one could synthesize a pretty good imitation of Helichrysum in a laboratory that would closely mimic its fragrance, but contain none of its therapeutic qualities. Just combine the right proportions of synthetic italidione, beta-diketone, l-limonene, eugenol, and 1,8 cineol and you would have an oil that, to most people, would smell exactly like Helichrysum, but at a fraction of the cost of natural Helichrysum. In fact, you could increase the percent of 1,8 cineol a little, or add a little camphor, and the oil would have a stronger, more intense fragrance than therapeutic grade Helichrysum that might fool you into thinking that it was a better, stronger, more potent grade than the real thing.

However, a person with a trained nose would not be fooled and would know the difference right away. While neryl acetate has no fragrance, its presence in Helichrysum in its natural proportions of 25-50% alters the fragrance of all of the other ingredients. Thus, a fragrance expert can tell if neryl acetate is missing or in too low a concentration by the overall bouquet of the fragrance from all the other constituents. There are few people in the world who can do this.

Some time ago, Young Living received what was to have been a year's supply of Helichrysum. As soon as Gary Young smelled it, he knew that neryl acetate, the main ingredient, was missing. He reported his analysis to Dr. Sue Chow, the head chemist in the Young Living Testing Laboratory who did an analysis. Sure enough, Gary was right. There was no neryl acetate.

So Gary rejected the shipment and returned it to the supplier. He refused to market a false oil to Young Living distributors, even though no one would have known unless they had an expert nose like Gary's or a $100,000 gas chromatograph to analyze it. That shipment was refused even though this meant that Young Living would have to do without Helichrysum for an extended period of time. Such is the integrity of Young Living and its founder.

However, that batch of false Helichrysum was not wasted. When it went back to its supplier, it was sold to another company who markets it as therapeutic grade Helichrysum. Either that company lacks the technical expertise to recognize a manipulated, non-therapeutic grade of oil and has been duped by its wholesaler, or that company knows better but lacks sufficient integrity to refuse to peddle a fraud.

So how do you know your Helichrysum is good? Unless you have the nose for it or the advanced laboratory equipment to analyze it, you can't know. Ultimately, you may be able to find out by trial and error by seeing if you get therapeutic results from the oil or not. But testing the authenticity of an oil by clinical trials is difficult and time-consuming requiring some skill in applying the scientific method. In the end, you can only know the quality of your oil by knowing a supplier who can identify the purity of a therapeutic grade oil and whom you can trust.

In Young Living we have both the know-how and the integrity. When you buy Young Living Helichrysum, you know it is good. Any other brand is anyone's guess.


3. Young Living European Convention and British CARE Intensive, Sept 2008

Dr. David Stewart, Co-founder and President of CARE International, will make a presentation on Healing Oils of the Bible during the Young Living Europe Convention in Vienna, Austria, September 17-19, 2008.

The following week he will be teaching a CARE Intensive, co-sponsored by Young Living, in Great Britain September 23-26, at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Details are given on the CARE Website and can also be obtained by contacting Young Living Europe, jclucas@youngliving.com, www.younglivingeurope,com, Telephone: 01480 862840. (If you call from outside the United Kingdom, dial 011 44 and then the number as given.)


4. How to Do Raindrop Legally with No Other License
and Obtain Liabiliy Insurance

CARE Classes are usually taken for the information and skills they provide. Certificates of Participation are issued for each Class. Any CARE Class once taken can be repeated for half-price.

For those who may want to teach for CARE, CARE Classes are the first step toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI).

In addition to credit for massage therapists thru the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), taking CARE Classes can also lead to becoming a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP) or Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) through the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB) in association with CARE. The CARE Program also leads to eligibility to become a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) through the Alliance of Christian Healers Licensing Board.

Becoming both a CRP and a LSH legalizes you in the practice of Raindrop and Vitaflex throughout the U.S. and Canada. CRP validates your level of skill and competence. LSH takes your practice out of the realm of health care and puts it into the practice of religion, which is constitutionally protected.

Being a CRP or BCRS also makes you eligible to obtain liability insurance good throughout the U.S. and Canada through The Natural Therapies Association of North America (TNTANA).

Eligibility to be a CRP or BCRS is available only through CARE. For more details, visit http://www.RaindropTraining.com. For complete details, obtain a current edition of the CCI Handbook ($6.95 plus shipping) available from CARE via the website just given above or by calling (800) 758-8629.


5.CARE Calendar of Training Programs
(As of July 24, 2008)


During 2007, CARE sponsored 151 Programs in Canada, Mexico, 29 States and the District of Columbia and in previous years has sponsored trainings in Italy and Australia as well.

As of July 22, 2008, 102 CARE Programs have been already scheduled for 2008. These are located coast to coast across North America, in 32 States of the U.S., 5 Provinces of Canada, Austria, and Great Britain.

More programs will be added every week. Periodically check the website, http://www.RaindropTraining.com for the latest listings.

If you don't find a CARE program in your area at this time, check the Directory of Certified Trainers on the CARE website and contact one or more of them to see if a CARE Seminar or Intensive can be arranged in your neighborhood.


1. CARE INTENSIVES (offering ALL of the 25-hour CARE curriculum over a 3-4 day period.)

2. CARE SEMINARS (offering a portion of the CARE curriculum over a 1-2 day period.)

3. CARE CLASSES (offering one of the five topics of the CARE curriculum in a day, morning, afternoon, or evening.)

The Full 25-hour CARE Curriculum includes the following:

BO - Bible Oils (2 hrs)
VF - Applied Vitaflex (4 hrs)
RD - Raindrop Technique (8 hrs)
CH - Essential Oil Chemistry (6 hrs)
ER - Emotional Release with Oils (5 hrs)

Listings of scheduled CARE Programs are given below and
are coded as follows:

1. Intensives offering the full five courses (25 hrs) of CARE credit are designated as ALL.

2. Seminars offering only a part of the CARE curriculum are designated according to what is offered by BO, VF, RD, CH, and/or ER as appropriate.

The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider.

Postings below are as of July 24, 2008. Additional ones arebeing added every week or so. Full details are given on the CARE website http://www.RaindropTraining.com Check the website periodically for the most current dates and locations.

For specific information on any particular program, see Contact Names with their emails, phone numbers, etc., at the end of this message. Registration for most Intensives can be accomplished on the internet at http://www.RaindropTraining.com.

You may also call CARE toll free at 800-758-8629 or e-mail your requests to careclasses@raindroptraining.com.


CARE Classes are usually taken for the information and skills they provide. Certificates of Participation are issued for eachClass. Any CARE Class once taken can be repeated for half-price.

For those who may want to teach for CARE, CARE Classes are the first step toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI)

In addition to credit for massage therapists thru NCBTMB, taking CARE Classes can also lead to becoming a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP) or Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) through the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB). The CARE Program also leads to eligibility to become a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) through the Alliance of Christian Healers Licensing Board. Becoming both a CRP and a LSH legalizes you in the practice of Raindrop and Vitaflex throughout the U.S. and Canada. Being a CRP or BCRS also makes you eligible to obtain liability insurahce good throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Eligibility for becoming a CRP or BCRS is available only through CARE. For more details, visit http://www.RaindropTraining.com.For complete details, obtain a current edition of the CCI Handbook ($6.95) available from CARE.

2008 CARE Calendar of Programs (As of 7/24/08)

In the following States or Provinces
(Canada) BC, NB, NS, ON, SK

Intensive: ALL
July 20 - 23, Sun - Wed, Fargo, North Dakota
With Tanis Wichmann, FCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
July 23 - 26, Wed - Sat, Webster Groves (St. Louis), Missouri
With Fran Norton, RN, FCCI, and David Stewart, PhD

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
July 26 - 27, Sat - Sun, Saginaw, Michigan
With: Jill Burk, CMT, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Aug 1 - 3, Wed - Fri, Syracuse, New York
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, & Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Aug 3 - 6, Sun - Wed, Burnsville, Minnesota
With Tanis Wichmann, FCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Aug 13 - 16, Wed - Sat, Grand Rapids, Michigan
With Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Aug 15 - 16, Fri - Sat, Chesapeake, Virginia
With Judy Estep, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Aug 15 - 17, Fri - Sun, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
With Marylee Creegan, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Aug 15 - 17, Fri - Sun, Saddlebrook, New Jersey
Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, Mer Barrett, SCCI, Maria Turchi, CI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Aug 28 - 29, Thu - Fri, Basye, Virginia
With Judy Estep, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Aug 29 - 31, Fri - Sun, Worchester, Massachusetts
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, & Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Aug 29 - 31, Fri - Sun, Colorado Springs, Colorado
With Gaia Tossing, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Aug 29 - 31, Fri - Sun, Orlando, Florida
With Marylee Creegan, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Sep 4 - 6, Thu - Sat, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
With Carol Howden, FCCI, and Ben Howden, CI

Intensive: ALL
Sep 5 - 7, Fri - Sun, Downers Grove (Chicago), Illinois
With Nancy Gouch,BCRS, FCCI, LSH

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Sep 14 - 15, Sun - Mon, Grants Pass, Oregon
With Penny Cosner, LMT, CCI

Intensive: ALL
Sep 17 - 20, Wed - Sat, Grand Rapids, Michigan
With Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Class: BO
Sep 17, Wed, Vienna, Austria
Young Living Europe Convention (English/German)
With David Stewart, PhD, and Holger Grimme

Intensive: ALL
Sep 19 - 21, Fri - Sun, Ashland, Nebraska
With Tanis Wichmann, FCCI, BCRS & Irene Buckley, SCCI, LMT

Intensive: ALL
Sep 23 - 26, Tue - Fri, Huntingdon, Cambs., Great Britain
Co-Sponsored by Young Living Europe
With David Stewart, PhD, and Susan Neary, Cert. Ed.

Intensive: ALL
Sep 26 - 28, Fri - Sun, Apalachin, New York
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, & Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Sep 26 - 28, Fri - Sun, St. Paul, Minnesota
With Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Sep 29 - Oct 2, Mon - Thu, Edmonds, Washington
With Gail Hunter LMT, FCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Sept 27 - 28, Sat - Sun, Saginaw, Michigan
With Jill Burk, CMT, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 1 - 4, Wed - Sat, Huntsville, Alabama
With Jamie Hyatt, Rn, FCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Oct 3 - 5, Fri - Sun, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With Shawna Marroccoli, FCCI, CCA, BCRS, LSH

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Oct 5 - 6, Sun - Mon, Bend, Oregon
With Penny Cosner, LMT, CCI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 9 - 11, Thurs - Sat, Tisdale, SK, Canada
With Carol Howden, FCCI, and Ben Howden, CI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 15 - 18, Wed - Sat, Grand Rapids, Michigan
With Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 16 - 18, Thu - Sat, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
With Carol Howden, FCCI, and Ben Howden, CI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 16 - 19, Thu - Sun, Olympia, Washington
With Gail Hunter, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 17 - 20, Fri - Mon, Johnston, Iowa
With Irene Buckley, LMT, SCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD, ER
Oct 18 - 20, Sat - Mon, Modesto, California
With Bev Claussen SCCI, CR, LSH, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Oct 24 - 26, Fri - Sun, Burlington, Vermont
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, & Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Oct 24 - 26, Fri - Sun, Skokie (Chicago), Illinois
With Gaia Tossing, FCCI

Seminar: VF, RD
Oct 25 - 26, Sat - Sun, Raleigh, North Carolina
With Christina Hagen, LMBT, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Nov 5 - 8, Wed - Sat, Portland, Oregon
With Gail Hunter, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Nov 7 - 9, Fri - Sun, Rochester, New York
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, & Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

Intensive, ALL
Nov 7 - 9, Fri - Sun, Madison, Wisconsin
With Tammy Struebing, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Nov 11 - 14, Tue - Fri, Branson, Missouri
With David Stewart, PhD, DNM, & Lee Stewart, SCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 12 - 15, Wed - Sat, Grand Rapids, Michigan
With Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Nov 18 - 21, Tue - Fri, Eugene, Oregon
With Gail Hunter, LMT, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Dec 5 - 7, Fri - Sun, Downers Grove (Chicago), Illinois
With Nancy Gouch,BCRS, FCCI, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Dec 10 - 13, Wed - Sat, Grand Rapids, Michigan
With Kathy Spohn, FCCI


Intensive: ALL
Feb 27 - Mar 1, Fri - Sun, Downers Grove (Chicago), Illinois
With Nancy Gouch,BCRS, FCCI, LSH

A Discounted Early Registration Fee for taking a whole 3 - 4 day CARE Intensive (25 hours) is available when payment is made no later than two weeks before the specific program date. Early Registration for a CARE Intensive is available on the internet at http://www.RaindropTraining.com. For late registrations for Intensives or for registration for CARE Seminars, Contact the appropriate registrar from the list below.

Legend of Acronym Titles:
CI - CARE Intern
CRP - Certifed Raindrop Practitioner
LSH - Licensed Spiritual Healer
CCI - Certified CARE Instructor
SCCI - Supervising CARE Instructor
FCCI - Fully Certified CARE Instructor
BCRS - Board Certified Raindrop Specialist

Connie Adams, CMT, FCCI
- (707) 372-4256 conniejoym@earthlink.net
Judy Addington, CR, LMT, CCI
- (423) 542-6159; therbocar@yahoo.com
Joanna Barrett, RN, CNC, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (607) 642-5448 - RaindropTraining@onehealthylife.net
- (607) 642-5448 - RaindropTraining@onehealthylife.net
Margaret Brock, CCI
- (573) 238-5875 margettiann@hotmail.com
Irene Buckley, LMT, SCCI
- (712) 755-3780 naturjoy@fmctc.com
Celeste Buie, CCI
- (586) 722-3593 celeste.buie@wowway.com
Jill Burk, SCCI
- (989) 996-0830 jillycmt@aol.com
Beverly Claussen, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (209) 765-6290 glowingscents@netzero.net
Penny Cosner, LMT, CCI
- (541)261-2790 or (541)582-4895
- pennyc_lmt@yahoo.com
Marylee Creegan, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (386) 462-2092 mec14@juno.com
Bruce Dietler, CCI
- (316) 799-2626 deet777@sbcglobal.net
Linda Dietler, CCI
- (316) 799-2626 deet777@sbcglobal.net
Judy Estep, SCCI
- (717) 732-5017 judyeestep@aol.com
Carol Garvey, FCCI
- (905) 815-9931 cgarvey@sympatico.ca
Nancy Gouch, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (630) 272-7948; (630) 682-1394.
- raindroptraining@energeticessentials.com
Christina Hagan, LMBT, SCCI
- (919) 623-6940 hagangiani@juno.com
Carol Howden, FCCI, BCRS
- (250) 585-8200; (805) 208-6628
- carolhowden@yahoo.ca
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI
- (425) 359-9358 Gailsmassage@gmail.com
Jamille Hyatt, RN, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (423) 323-8319; (423) 737-4443 jamillee@aol.com
Susan Jacula, CI, CRP, LSH
- (630) 637-1218 suejacula@wowway.com
Melinda Kirby, LMT, FCCI
- (828) 287-0668; (828) 289-6833
- theoilmaven@yahoo.com
Marie Koepke, RN, NBCR, FCCI
- (970) 531-3528 mtnmarie@yahoo.com
Shawna Marroccoli, FCCI, CCA, BCRS, LSH
- (905) 875-3952; (905) 466-4882
- r-s_marroccoli@hotmail.com
Fran Norton, RN, FCCI
- (636) 332-3148 or (314) 961-7605
- franorton4@aol.com
Denise Naasz, LMT, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (740) 773-5490 or 740-703-2266
- denaasz@yahoo.com
Linda Paden, CCI
- (620) 221-4461, rndrpcare@yahoo.com
Donna Pepperdine, LMP, MH, CCI
- (817) 545-9929, herbaleducator@yahoo.com
Barbara Ploe, CCI
- (928) 300-6489, jaba11@peoplepc.com
Kathy Spohn, FCCI
- (616) 261-0015 oilsofold@sbcglobal.net
David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (800) 758-8629 careclasses@raindroptraining.com
Lee Stewart, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (800) 758-8629 careclasses@raindroptraining.com
Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (402) 395-6887 tstruebing@amhne.org
Gaia Tossing, FCCI, LMT, RCR, BCRS, LSH
- (615) 496-3366 or (847) 903-6603
- careclasses@yahoo.com
Maria G. Turchi, NCTMB, CI, CRP
- 201-655-4253, raindroptrainint@bodyworker.us
Tanis Wichmann, FCCI, BCRS
- (218) 367-2579 stevtan@arvig.net
Neka Wilson, CCI
- (276) 275-7899 nekaw@aldelphia.net


This program may change your life if you are willing to try something new and be open. I love how gentle and graceful my healing was and how wonderful to have hope again.
Lisa Marie Belter, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This class was very enlightening. I would recommend it to everyone. It is nice to know that there is an alternative to medicine.
Tiffany Slusher, Minford, Ohio

As a Medical Doctor, I would suggest very highly that all medical practitioners, medical students, and residents should be exposed to programs like this.
Andrew Sears, M.D., Saginaw, Michigan

I can say from experience that the Dallas version of Raindrop, as taught in CARE Seminars, is the very best. CARE training allows a person to completely grasp the meaning of every technique and lesson taught so a person can carry out, with true value and with deep spirituality, their own facilitations using CARE methods. I am confident that I have learned the most effective way to assist others on their journey to optimum health."
Colleen Coleman, Sherwood, Oregon

Since I can remember I could not seem to hear what others could hear. As a result I was labeled as a slow learner. At the CARE Seminar, the Instructor asked if he could demonstrate the Vitaflex Ear Technique on me using helichrysum oil. So I took out my hearing aid and he gave his demonstration to the class. That night when I turned on my computer I had to decrease the volume by three-quarters of the setting I normally use as it was too loud for me. The next day I did not wear my hearing aid to class and for the first time I did not strain to hear.
Vickie Hornbuckle, Piedmont, Kansas

This seminar was beyond my highest expectations! It opened up incredible insights and understandings! In addition we learned one Vitaflex technique that 'cured' my scoliosis with one application.
Patricia B. Hayes, Bath, Michigan

My experience in this class was very precious and a blessing! The instructor poured out her love all day long amongst us. She touched my heart. I would love to have more of my dear friends in Europe receive this wonderful experience.
Dr. Gabriele Hauser, Vienna, Austria

This program has changed my life. I feel as if I have been waiting all of my life for this door to open so I could walk through into my destiny. Usually I would go to a seminar and in a few days, I would go back to my old habit patterns, but not this time. The next day after the emotional release class I woke up totally free from a fear I had for years. God is such a wonderful Father to prepare these healings for us in such a simple way as offered through CARE's ministry. I will forever be thankful. And one more thing. My block towards chemistry is gone. Really gone!I did not look forwardto the class. I actually dreaded it. Now, I am looking forwardto taking it again and becoming a teacher! Miracles happen all the time! Shalom.
Maria DeShields, St. Louis, Missouri

A fabulous reintroduction to the oils, the chemistry, and life in general. The instructor was amazing.
Jyll Johnstone, DiReno, Italy

The CARE Intensive exceeded my high expectations. All of the instructors were great. Their tremendous caring and willingness to give of self was always evident.This program provides an opportunity to build on previous knowledge or start new if unfamiliar with essential oils. It also enables you to participate in personal growth and meet wonderful people.
Jeannette Vaupel, RN, Genoa, Illinois

Thank you so much for bringing the raindrop training to Australia. I absolutely loved the course. It was a turning point for me. I hope that you can come back to Australia ASAP.
Sonya Vassallo, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

I am so grateful for CARE. This workshop really truly builds confidence and teaches the techniques in a way that could be learned by anyone. Thank you! It has been so fulfilling!
Robyn Karima Grant, Nakuop, British Columbia, Canada

This seminar will change your life! I have no suggestions forthis seminar. It was fantastic.
Diane Koepp, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

This is a program for everyone. It will cange their lives for a much better future. Makes you a new person who belongs to God. Thank you.
Dermot Bailey, Niestetal, Germany

It was great! I loved it! Until I took this seminar I didn't have a clue that oils could do so much! Thank you!
Susan J. Knowles, Caldwell, West Virginia

We traveled a long way for the CARE Seminar (from England to California). The whole workshop was interesting, enlightening, excellent, and very enjoyable. It was well worth every mile traveled!
Susan Neary, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England

As a massage therapist I was able to take the work that I do to the next level! The understanding of the chemistry of essential is helping me explain the scientific way they work. Thank you. It was a pleasure being in this class.
Melissa Bills, LMT, Caro, Michigan

This training is an absolute must for all those involved in oils. Truly awe inspiring!! We received knowledge and healing from above.
James Claps, Grove Village, Illinois

This workshop has been the most rewarding learning experience since my introduction to essential oils. The wealth of material and wonderful personal experiences and knowledge shared was beyond my expectations.
Aziyza Shabazz, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Three days after receiving raindrop in the CARE class I received a healing from a painful shoulder and left arm. I am very excited what the oils do for people.
Meg Hueslcamp, Brenham, Texas

Millions of thanks to you. I am already lining up students to come to your next classes. Everything was taught in such a simple manner that even a child could follow and do raindrop technique. May God bless you richly in your work.
Kiew Lo, Carlingford Court, New South Wales, Australia

Words are not adequate to express how great this class is. Everyone was inspired and blessed by every section of the class. We didn't want it to end.
Connie Allen, Lewiston, Idaho

The CARE Intensive was so great! It was amazing. During the three days we all bonded together and it seemed like we were all a big family. I found the chemistry class to be very interesting, which shocked me as I never really enjoyed science before. You explained everything so well that now I will feel more confident in using my oils and sharing them. Thank you for the experience and the training.
Jamie Brown, Lakewood, California

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for such a wonderful program. Not only have I learned a great deal of new skills, I have grown as a spiritual being. All this in just three days! Thank you.
Kim McMahon, Bronte Beach, New South Wales, Australia

I have taken the CARE Classes twice now and it continues to get better. The magnitude of information is incredible. I feel like I could repeat and repeat.
Carol Garvey, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

I wouldn't change anything about the CARE class. It is perfect. This little group is really special. We were supported by so many angels and the presence of the highest spirit. I love this training!
Vijay Churfuerst-Hanzal, Leobendorf, Austria


6. Subscription/ Unsubscription/ and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Oils

In each issue of The Raindrop Messenger you will find articles and essays on a variety of topics related to health and longevity. Our hope is to be informative and, perhaps, inspire to you for the benefit of your physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual life. The Raindrop Messenger is also a friendly way of keeping you abreast of CARE’s ongoing programs, activities and helpful books and videos.

Subscribing and Unsubscribing

To subscribe to The Raindrop Messenger, visit CARE online at http://www.RaindropTraining.com and find the sign-up box on the home page.

If you wish at any time to leave this email list, unsubscribe information can be found at the bottom of every newsletter. On the other hand, if you enjoy the newsletter we hope that you will forward it to your friends and family along with an invitation to join the ever-growing list of Raindrop Messenger readers.

Where and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

If you are a Young Living Essential Oils Distributor or a Young Living Customer, you have chosen to avail yourself of the world’s finest oils of Biblical grade quality. If You are not a YL Member and have a friend or relative who is, you should approach them and ask how you can become affiliated with Young Living and purchase these oils.

You may also contact any Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) who would be happy to enroll you in Young Living. The addresses, phone numbers, and email information for all CARE instructors are given on the CARE website, http://www.RaindropTraining.com. Perhaps there is a CCI living near to you who would serve as your sponsor and assist you in learning about how to use the oils.

If you do not know of anyone in your community or family that sells these oils, you may also choose to enroll with Dr. David and Lee Stewart as your sponsor at http://bibleoils.YoungLivingWorld.com or by contacting Young Living at (800) 371-3515 and enroll over the phone asking that David and Lee Stewart, YLEO Member #261333, be your sponsors. You may also call David or Lee directly at (573) 238-4273.

You cannot practice therapeutic aromatherapy with healing results unless you use properly produced and packaged oils. Most oils easily available from retail outlets are food or perfume grade oils and do not have the healing properties that Young Living oils possess.

Becoming a Certified CARE Instructor and Practicing Raindrop Legally in Your State or Province

For information on becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI), a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP), a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) and/or a Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) and how you can legally practice raindrop with liability insurance coverage in any state of the U.S. or province of Canada without a health-related license, Visit: http://www.RaindropTraining.com.


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