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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 9, Number 6
November - December 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE:

1. New Oils from Young Living & Their Uses by Joy Linsley
2. Does Water Cure Dehydration? by Mike Adams

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1. New Oils from Young Living & Their Uses
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Until recently, certain hard-to-get essential oils not available from Young Living were available through Creer Laboratory Aromatology. Creer Labs was actually owned by Young Living and provided the same high quality oils as Young Living. The oils available through Creer Labs were those Young Living could not keep in stock in sufficient supply to serve 200,000 distributors. That has changed. Creer Labs has been dissolved and most of the oils they had in stock are now available from Young Living.

These oils, which are now available and new to Young Living, include the following: Angelica, Blue Cypress, Blue Tansy, Cardamom, Carrot Seed, Celery Seed, Citronella, German Chamomile, Lemon Myrtle, Neroli, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, and Melaleuca Quinquenervia (also known as "Niaouli," "MQV," or "M. viridiflora").

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PURPOSE AND DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is being given for informational and educational purposes. The information herein is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or cure any medical condition.
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ANGELICA ESSENTIAL OIL (Angelica archangelica)

Angelica oil has soothing qualities that help relax nerves and muscles. In Germany, angelica was historically referred to as the “oil of angels,” in part because of its ability to calm anxiety, restore happy memories, and bring peaceful sleep. Traditional medicine practitioners used angelica as a stimulant, digestive tonic, and expectorant.

NOTE: The YL Blend called, "White Angelica," does not contain Angelica Oil.

• Dietary: Dilute one drop with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or other vegetable oil (e.g., virgin coconut, olive, almond). Put in a capsule and take up to three times daily or as needed.

• Topical: Dilute one drop with V-6 or other vegetable oil; apply to desired area.

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes three times daily. Avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after applying product. [This is one of the oils, like many of the citrus oils, that are phototoxic which can cause a permanent discoloration and/or a burn reaction when applied to the skin and exposed to direct sunlight.]

Angelica (5 ml) Code 3078 - Wholesale: $29.75 - Retail: $39.14

BLUE CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL (Callitris intratropica)

Blue cypress essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the tree, which is indigenous to Australia. It has a wide variety of traditional uses, which include supporting the body’s natural response to irritation and injury as well as aiding normal breathing. The blue color in Blue Cypress and other blue oils is due to a sequiterpene compound called Chamazulene, which has many beneficial therapeutic properties. (See "Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple," pp. 282-284)

Its medical properties are: anti-inflammatory, antiviral. (According to the internet, it is useful with arthritis and asthma). The EODR additionally states it is useful for viral infections, such as Herpex simplex, herpex zoster, cold sores, HPV etc..

• Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required except for the most sensitive skin. Can also apply on chakras and/or VitaFlex points

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to one hour three times daily, and/or inhale directly.

Blue Cypress (5 ml) Code 3083 - Wholesale: $27.50 - Retail: $36.18

BLUE TANSY ESSENTIAL OIL (Tanacetum annum)

Blue tansy essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering plant and has a slightly sweet, herbaceous aroma. It is rich in sesquiterpenes similar to those found in German Chamomile, and has a vivid deep blue color due to its azulene content. Not to be confused with Tansy oil, Blue Tansy Oil is non-toxic.

The aroma of Blue Tansy oil induces relaxation and can be used to ease nervous tension and stress. It is said to be beneficial for allergies, and may also quite useful for asthma/respiratory support. Contains Chamazulene, a therapeutic sesquiterpene.

Blue Tansy essential oil is considered by aromatherapists to be an important oil for burned, inflamed and damaged skin, sunburns and bruises. There was a recipe online for an excellent blend for where skin is actually damaged: 10ml of Sesame Oil with 10 drops helichrysum essential oil and 6 drops Blue tansy. Like other “blue” oils, is used for sore muscles, sprains and strains, arthritis, rheumatism, and sciatica.

• Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area.

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to one hour three times daily. Very effective when inhaled; can even put drops on handkerchief & inhale.

Blue Tansy (5 mL) YL Code 3084 - Wholesale: $29.75 - Retail: $39.14

CARDAMOM ESSENTIAL OIL (Ellettaria cardamomum)

Cardamom essential oil is a member of the ginger family of botanical plants (Zingiberaceae). Cardamom’s aroma is well rooted in history. It was one of the scents used in ancient Egypt for perfumes as well as spirit-revering incenses.

• Historical uses: internal consumption to protect the stomach/enhance digestion. After ingesting, give yourself a relaxing stomach massage. Cardamom oil is also a very helpful fragrance to calm stress and mental worry. You can diffuse, or carry a vial with you to inhale, when your mind needs settling, or to help with “butterflies in the stomach” that are sometimes the result of stress or fear.

This oil also has expectorant properties, reflecting cardamom’s use in Ayurvedic medicine for lung health. In “Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit,” Gabriel Mojay notes that cardamom oil can stimulate the vital energy (Qi) of the lungs and is especially beneficial when coughing or bronchial mucus is the result of digestive weakness. One of the best ways to use cardamom for bronchial support is to add a few drops to a basin filled with hot water and do a steam inhalation for several minutes.

Cardamon’s exotic fragrance is also said to have aphrodisiac properties. Mix a few drops with water in a mister bottle and use as a room spray, or spritz some of this aromatic mixture onto your bed linens. You could also add it to some unscented body oil and use for an enchanting couple’s massage.

• Dietary: Dilute one drop with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or other vegetable oil (e.g., virgin coconut, olive, almond). Put in a capsule and take up to three times daily or as needed.

• Topical: Dilute one drop with V-6 or other vegetable oil and apply to desired area. Undiluted cardamon oil may be applied to the scalp to support brain function. This oil is used in Vibrational Raindrop Technique (VRT) specifically for the brain. VRT is taught by CARE Instructors whose classes are listed at www.RaindropTraining.com. The book on VRT may also be purchased via this website.

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes three times daily.

Cardamon (5 mL) Code 3080 - Wholesale: $19.75 - Retail: $25.99

CARROT SEED ESSENTIAL OIL (Daucus carota)

Carrot Seed Essential Oil has a mildly sweet aroma with earthy, herbaceous hints. Traditionally, it has been used for digestive complaints due to its tonic properties. This oil also has historical use in aromatherapy for joint conditions.

• Dietary: Dilute two drops in a capsule. Take three times daily or as needed.

• Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required except for the most sensitive skin. Carrot Seed oil is used in Vibrational Raindrop Technique (VRT) in support of the liver. See the book, "Vibrational Raindrop Technique," by Christi Bonds-Garrett, MD, available at www.RaindropTraining.com. Vibrational Raindrop is taught by CARE Instructors. For a calendar of VRT CARE classes see list at the end of this newsletter or visit the CARE Raindrop Training Website.

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to one hour three times daily. Keep out of reach of children.

Carrot Seed (5 mL) Code 3081 - Wholesale: $18.75 - Retail: $24.67

CELERY SEED ESSENTIAL OIL (Apium graveolens)

I researched this one on the internet, as there was little in our product description. I was AMAZED! Who knew this simple mild plant product provided so much!

It is claimed that Celery Seed Oil is known for its medicinal properties, with such benefits as:
• Possible prevention of colds and flu
• Possible promotion of digestion and prevention of constipation
• Possible prevention of various forms of arthritis
• Possible prevention of diseases related to the liver and spleen [we know this because celery seed oil is in the formula for Young Living’s “Juva” products, which may be helpful to the support & cleanse the liver.]

Additional benefits given were as follows:

• May possible help as a potent anti-cancer agent. It may help to nullify the effect of the free radicals that are formed in the body as a by-product of various chemical reactions. These free radicals can lead to initiation of a chain reaction in the body, and ultimately cancer. Celery seed oil may help to detoxify the body of these free radicals, thereby possibly helping in reducing the risk of cancer.
• May possibly help as a good diuretic. It may help to promote the passage of waste materials in urine, thereby cleansing the body. Hence, celery seed oil may also help prevent infections of the urinary tract.
• May possibly help as an excellent expectorant. It may help clear up the phlegm in the nasal and respiratory tracts. Also, celery seed essential oil may help alleviate symptoms of bronchitis. Celery seed oil may also help relieve other conditions related to the respiratory tract such as asthma.
• May possibly be beneficial in the treatment of rheumatic arthritis.
• May possibly has powerful antispasmodic properties. It helps relieve spasms of the stomach. Also, celery seed essential oil is an anthelmintic; it helps relieve helminthes and worms in the stomach.
• May possibly help with the Nervous System - Is widely used and may help in the treatment of problems related to the nervous system. Its sedative properties may help relieve stress, tension, and • May Possibly hold aphrodisiac properties – may be helpful when used by aromatherapists to promote sexual desire.
• May possibly be helpful as a Tonic and stimulant; thus, it helps maintain the overall physiology of the human body.
• Used in the manufacture of soaps and perfumes.
• Used as a flavoring agent in various culinary preparations.

Celery Seed (15 mL) Code 3082 - Wholesale $24.75 - Retail $32.57

CITRONELLA ESSENTIAL OIL (Cymbopogon Nardus)

Citronella essential oil is popularly used as an insect deterrent. Traditionally it has also been used to prevent food spoilage due to fungus and bacteria. And the list of benefits I Googled were extensive:

• Anti Bacterial: Some of the components, like methyl isoeugenol & others kill bacteria and inhibit bacterial growth in the body – helpful in treating infections in wound, colon, urethra, urinary bladder, stomach, intestines, urinary tracts, prostate, and kidneys.
Anti Depressant: Fights depression. relieves anxiety, sadness, negative feelings.
Antiseptic: Fights infections in the wounds, urinary tracts, urethra, prostrate and kidneys etc.
Anti Spasmodic: It relieves spasms of the muscles, respiratory system and the nervous system. It also helps cure menstrual spasm and gives relief from symptoms such as cramp, coughs etc.

• Anti Inflammatory: It sedates inflammations. Particularly those pertaining to the liver, stomach, intestines and other parts of the digestive system. The inflammations caused by side effects of drugs, excessive use of alcohol or narcotics, hard & spicy food.

• Deodorant, Diuretic, Fungicidal, Insect Repellant (especially effective on mosquito which causes Yellow Fever; effective on lice, fleas, etc)

• Stomachic: The use of this oil frees stomach from infections and other problems and helps it function properly/

• Stimulates blood circulation, Immune System, and Metabolism

• Vermifuge: Kills intestinal worms. It should be administered in mild doses to children (children are most prone to worms). It is effective on both round worms and tape worms.

• Other Possible Benefits: treatment of oily skin, oily hair, abnormal palpitations, colitis, migraine, neuralgia, fatigue, headache, nausea, abdominal pain resulting from gas or cramps.

Citronella (15 mL) Code 3085 - Wholesale: $17.75 - Retail: $23.36

GERMAN CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL (Matricaria recutita)

German chamomile essential oil has been used to support the body’s natural response to irritation and injury. This oil contains chamazulene (which gives it its beautiful blue color), a compound studied for its ability to help the body’s natural inflammatory response. German Chamomile is especially helpful with inflammation due to bacterial infection.

• Dietary: Put two drops in a capsule. Take three times daily or as needed.

• Topical: Apply 2–4 drops to desired area. Dilution not required except for the most sensitive skin. German Chamomile is used directly on the skin in Vibrational Raindrop Technique (VRT) in support of the liver. See the book, "Vibrational Raindrop Technique" by Christi Bonds-Garrett, MD, available at www.RaindropTraining.com. VRT Seminars worth 8 hours of continuing education are taught by CARE Instructors. Visit the CARE Raindrop Training website for dates, locations, and detais.

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to one hour three times daily.

German Chamomile (5mL) Code 3086 - Wholesale: $34.75 - Retail: $45.72

LEMON MYRTLE ESSENTIAL OIL (Member of the Myrtaceae family)

Lemon myrtle essential oil, when taken internally, boosts the body’s natural defenses and can also be used as a cleansing agent to purify household surfaces. Aromatically, lemon myrtle has a powerful lemon scent, even stronger than lemon essential oil. The fresh aroma is uplifting and refreshing, which may help clear the mind to enhance concentration or promote a peaceful night’s sleep.

Per some research on the internet: An extremely potent antibacterial and germicide, Lemon Myrtle is a much more effective germ killer than the more familiar Tea Tree. Anecdotal evidence shows a much lower than expected number of coughs, colds and sinus problems in households that regularly diffuse the oil. It makes a lovely winter oil, with its combination of a cheerful lemon scent and its proven germicidal activity.

• Dietary: Dilute one drop with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or other vegetable oil (e.g., virgin coconut, olive, almond). Put in a capsule and take up to three times daily.

• Topical: Dilute one drop with V-6 or other vegetable oil; apply to desired area.

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes three times daily.

Lemon Myrtle (5mL) Code 3079 - Wholesale: $17.50 - Retail: $23.03

MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA ESSENTIAL OIL (also called Naiouli or MQV)

Most aromatherapy books refer to this oil by the name "Niaouli"--not to be confused with "Neroli," described below) It is also known as "Melaleuca viridiflora" or "MQV." It is similar in appearance and aroma to Eucalyptus radiata.

Melaleuca quinquenervia (Niaouli) essential oil supports skin health.

Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt has spoken at past YL Conventions and was one of Gary Young’s original mentors. He founded the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in Californa. Dr. Schnaubelt suggests Niaouli as an excellent general immune system booster and an agent to help one with allergic reactions. His protocol is the application of 5-20 drops of oil directly to the skin after a shower, for best absorption.

Niaouli oil is considered an analgesic, antiseptic, bactericide, cicatrisant (helps to close wounds), insecticide, decongestant and vermifuge (expels parasitic worms from digestive tract).

Its aroma is stimulating and uplifting; it clears the head and may aid in concentration. Niaouli oil is considered an excellent antiseptic for treating pulmonary infections such as bronchitis and sinusitis. For respiratory problems, it blends well with YL Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Pine, Myrtle, and Ravintsara.

Niaouli may be used in place of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil) for those who find the smell of Tea Tree to be a bit too medicinal an aroma, The medicinal and aromatic properties of the two are considered similar, with Niaouli having a somewhat less harsh scent - and being more commonly used for respiratory conditions.

Melaleuca quinquenervia (5mL) Code 3089 - Wholesale: $29.75 - Retail: $39.14

NEROLI ESSENTIAL OIL (Citrus aurantium)

Neroli essential oil is one of my all-time favorites. It comes from the blossums of the bitter orange tree, which seems like an odd contradiction because it has a sweet, floral aroma, and is often used in top-selling perfumes. (The essential oil distilled from the leaves of this same tree is quite different and is called "Petitgrain," as described below. There is also an oil expressed from the rind.)

It derived its name from Nerola, Italy, where Princess Orsini – in the 17th Century – used it as a perfume and body wash.

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It has survived through the centuries to become one of the most popular essential oils, not only for its pleasant fragrance, but because of its ability to:
• alleviate headaches
• treat depression
• rejuvenate or regenerate skin

Note: it reduces appearance of stretch marks, repairs broken capillaries, helps fade scars, refreshes “tired skin” by applying a small amount to skin on a regular basis. Can even add a couple of drops to your favorite skin creams.

Additionally:
• Possible Cold Prevention: wards off cold-causing bacteria; keeps mucus at bay. Also assists with sleep.
• Possible Digestion Aid and/or Increasing Appetite – improves digestive process, and helps increase appetite when not getting enough nutrients.
• Possible Relieving Muscle Pain (add to massage oil after a workout)

• AND, FOR MY (JOY’S) FAVORITE USE!!! ? It makes DIVINE ICE CREAM FLAVORING!!! Fifteen years ago, I took an aromatherapy course for women in California, which covered every aspect of how to use essential oils. When we got to “Foods,” the instructor had purchased some Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream, softened just enough to add a few drops of Neroli Essential Oil and stir it in. WOW!! I know – ice cream isn’t on the “healthiest foods list” but when I want a real treat, that’s my choice!!

• Dietary: Dilute one drop with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil. Put in a capsule and take up to three times daily or as needed.

• Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required except for the most sensitive skin.

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to one hour three times daily.

Neroli (5 mL) Code 3088 - Wholesale: $74.75 - Retail: $98.36

PALMAROSA ESSENTIAL OIL (Cymbopogon martinii)

Palmarosa Essential Oil is a relative of lemongrass, and was used in temple incense by the ancient Egyptians.

It has properties that may be beneficial for:
• Candida, cardiovascular system, circulation, digestion, infection,
• All types of skin problems, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, boils, shingles, wrinkles, dermatitis, rashes & fungal infections, because of its anti-inflammatory & anti-viral properties
• Hydrating dry, undernourished skin; thought to stimulate new cell growth, regulate oil production, moisturize, speed healing.
• Stabilizing nervous system & heart; calms mind, indicated for palpations, restlessness, insomnia, and anxiety.
• Insecurity, inability to handle change or frequent absence of loved ones. Appropriate for those who feel “clingy,” jealous or possessive.

Combined with lavender, tea tree, and geranium essential oils, palmarose oil can often assist in clearing genito-urinary infections, such as cystitis, urethritis, and vaginitis.

• Dietary: Dilute two drops with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or other vegetable oil
(e.g., virgin coconut, olive, almond). Put in a capsule and take three times daily or as needed.

• Topical: Apply 2–4 drops to desired area. Dilution not required except for the most sensitive skin.

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to one hour three times daily.

Palmarosa (15 mL) Code 3077, Wholesale: $18.75 - Retail: $24.67

PETITGRAIN ESSENTIAL OIL (Citrus aurantium)

Petitgrain Essential Oil is distilled from the leaves of the bitter orange tree. (The oil distilled from the flowers of this same tree is called "Neroli," as described above.)

Petitgrain Essential Oil is uplifting and refreshing to the senses; it clears confusion, reduces mental fatigue & depression; stimulates the mind and improves memory, supports a healthy nervous system.

Properties:
• Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, relaxant, and re-establishes nerve equilibrium

Uses:
• Insomnia, anxiety, muscle spasms

• Dietary: Put two drops in a capsule. Take three times daily or as needed.

• Topical: Apply two drops to desired area. Dilution not required except for the most sensitive skin

• Aromatic: Diffuse up to one hour three times daily.

Pettitgrain (5 mL) Code 3617 - Wholesale $34.75 - Retail: $45.72

NOTE: Joy Linsley is a Gold Young Living Distributor from Illinois who has been with the company for more than 12 years. She has an beautifully written and designed e-newsletter entitled, "Joyous News!" The article above is one of her recent newsletters. We want to thank Joy for this well researched treatise on all of Young Living's new oils.

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2. Does Water Cure Dehydration?
~^~^~by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

In a stunning show of bureaucratic idiocy, a new European Union directive bans making any health claim that water prevents dehydration.

The collection of medically-indoctrinated individuals known as the "European Food Standards Authority" (EFSA) has officially disallowed a product health claim that says "water prevents dehydration." This means the European Union does not even recognize the therapeutic ability of water to reverse chronic dehydration. It makes you wonder: If water cannot treat dehydration, then what would they use instead? Vaccines?

The health claim that prompted the EFSA to ban any "dehydration claims for water," was stated as follows: "Regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration."

This claim was submitted to the EFSA by consultants who advise food and beverage companies (for more, visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/). They wanted to see if such a commonsense claim would be recognized by the EFSA. It was intended to be a kind of an "IQ test" for the EFSA.

Not surprisingly, the EFSA failed that IQ test.

So now, the denial of this commonsense health claim about water has been made into an EU directive which applies across the entire European Union.

So much for the level of competence and expertise we can expect from our government regulatory agencies that regulate claims and standards for our foods, drinks, and drugs.

NOTE: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, is the Editor of www.NaturalNews.com
Learn more on claims that water is a remedy for thirst at: http://www.naturalnews.com/034204_water_dehydration.html#ixzz1eRyGoUaX

 

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