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Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
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 9, Number 1
January - February 2011

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1. Can Oils & Drugs be Used Safely at the Same Time? by David Stewart, PhD
2. Lavender: An Oil for All Purposes by Greg Hitter, PhD
3. CARE Classes Save Lives & Build Successful YL Businesses by Karen Hopkins
4. Essential Oils as Snake Repellents by David Stewart, PhD
5. 2011 CARE Calendar (as of Jan 30, 2011)
6. Subscribe and Unsubscribe Info


1. Can Oils & Drugs be Used Safely at the Same Time?
~^~ by David Stewart, PhD, DNM

A common question that I receive is whether or not essential oils can interfere or have adverse reactions with a prescription drug. In other words, if you are taking pharmaceuticals on the advice of a doctor, is it safe to use essential oils by any means (topically, orally, or by inhalation), at the sametime as the drugs or not?

I researched essential oil/drug interactions thoroughly when I was writing my Chemistry Book and was unable to find a single citation or publication that indicated any adverse reactions between drugs and essential oils anywhere. If there is a problem between oils and pharmaceuticals, it must not be a serious one since no medical reference I checked referred to the topic. There were some precautions about over-using essential oils by themselves, but I found no publication, by a health care authority who uses both oils and prescriptions drugs, that mentioned any such problems.

I have heard verbal statements by uninformed doctors that there may be some adverse reactions between drugs and oils, but they cite no studies or evidence for their opinions. From my research I have not come across any problems between prescriptions and essential oils anywhere in print. This is not to say that adverse interactions between oils and drugs don't exist. It could be that, at this time, such occurences may have just gone unreported. All I can say is that after a thorough search I could not find any reports of such reactions.

A review of the medical literature pertinent to this topic is found in Chapter Eleven of my Chemistry Book. Twenty-nine references were reviewed including works by medical doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses, and others. These included the following: "Medical Aromatherapy" by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD; "The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy" edited by Mark Beers, MD, and Robert Berkow, MD; "L'Aromatherapie Exactement" by Pierre Franchomme, PhD, & Daniel Penoel, MD; "The Practice of Aromatherapy" by Jean Valnet, MD; "Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice" by Jane Buckle, RN, PhD; "Freedom Through Health" by Terry Friedmann, MD; "Pharmacognosy and Pharmacobiotechnology" by James Robbers, PhD, Marilyn Speedie, PhD, and Varro Tyler, PhD, Sc.D.; "Clinical Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth" by Denise Tiran, RN; ; "Physicians Desk Reference (PDR) for Herbal Medicine," edited by Thomas Fleming, PharmD, Joerg Gruenwald, PhD, and Christof Jaenicke, MD; and many others.

Editor's Note: David Stewart's book, "The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple" subtitled, "God's Love Manifest in Molecules," 848 pages, hardcover, $49.95 plus s&h, is available at the CARE Website, www.RaindropTraining.com.


2. Lavender: An Oil for All Purposes
~^~ by Greg Hitter, PhD

It might be a good time to stock up on lavender oil. Gary Young reportedin his December conference call that half the French lavender harvest is dead, and it likely will take eight years to come back. Gary noted that the Growers Association reported that the price of lavendar was up 30% already in 2010. And it will get much more expensive over the next few years as demand increases and the supply becomes more unavailable.

Of course we expect lavindin and linalool to be used even more to "cut"lavendar now. The market will be further glutted with so-called "lavendar" that doesn't have the expected effect--thus giving a bad name to oils -- even more than lavender oil has already been corrupted and slandered!.

It's a shame that this has occurred. Apparently 5 years of drought combined with a year of record rain in France led to conditions for a "mutating virus" to devastate the French lavendar fields of Provence.


Fortunately Gary Young had the forsight to grow lavender in Utah on the YL Farm. So we have a supply for a few years. But with demand increasing, the price will climb considerably within Young Living.

Lavender is a "universal oil" that can be used for restoring balance to nearly every type of body-mind condition. The phrase "when in doubt use lavendar" is a truism often acted upon in the YL oils community.

From my background as a psychotherapist and a psychologist, I have found lavender to be particulalrly useful in affecting the limbic system--the area of the brain where traumatic emotion is stored, and from which the rest of the body-mind is modulated.

The limbic system's traumatic store of negative experience is central to the "cell memory" and "dis-ease" programmed into all the other body-mind systems (hormonal, cardiovascular, immune, digestive, hepatic, muscular-skeletal, etc.). Lavendar is a great tool in our natural arsenal to counter traumatic cell memory and its negative effects on the body and mind.

For example, I've found lavendar more useful than the Peace & Calming oil blend (or other typically-recommended essential oils or blends) for alleviating muscle cramps when inhaled through the nose (rather than applied on the site of the spasming muscle). Inhaling lavender this way (through the nose) goes directly to the limbic system, where modulating effects on muscle (tension) occurs. Try it yourself the next time you're awakened by leg cramps and can't sleep, or after a chill, tiredness, or overactivity leads to cramping!

In general, I've found lavendar especially good for restoring balance to the autonomic nervous system and its two subsystems, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, which often go askew under trauma, usually resulting in serious mind-body problems.

Lavender's ability to reduce inflammation is also well known & researched, which speaks to its universal ability to influence all body-mind systems, much like the other great anti-inflammatory, frankincense, which has long been used in Europe for decreasing inflammation in cancer cases and other diseases. Dr. Suhail, MD, our frankincense distiller from Oman, spoke about the anti-inflammatory effects of frankincense at the Young Living Convention in Salt Lake City this last Fall. Like lavender, I consider frankincense to be a universal oil, able to bring balance to most any unbalance. So lavender, like frankincense, is a potent anti-inflammatory.

Lavender is often also very effective for anxienty, depression, and emotional imbalance, being found in many of the blends targeting the brain, emotion, and the psyche. YL blends containing lavender include: Brain Power, Awaken, Dragon Time, Egyptian Gold, Envision, Estro Tincture, Forgiveness, Gathering, Gentle Baby, Harmony, Highest Potential, Motivation, M-Grain, R.C., SARA, Surrender, Trauma Life).

Because of its "universal" nature, positively effecting all systems of the body-mind, lavender is a great stress buster! It's effects on restoring immune function (because of its stress-busting ability) are usually under-appreciated. We've become so overwhelmed and conditioned by stress in our lives that we are largely unconscious of stress and its bad effects. And so stress, in all its dimensions, largely goes unrecognized.

To" wake up and smell the lavender" is to take a big step toward wellbeing! What a great way to start your day, every day!

The destruction of the French lavender market is indeed a serious blow to all of us who now may have to do without, pay more, or purchase poor-quality, ineffectual, and thus "false" lavender oil. It's a good time to stock up on "old reliable," Young Living lavender, before the price increases.

Editor's Note: Greg Hitter, PhD, is a Silver Young Living distributo and a clinical psychologist who has used essential oils in his practice for many years. He is author of the book, "Butterflies in a Bottle," available from www.YL Wisdom.com. He has gives personal growth seminars and can be contacted in the following ways: (805) 781-0309, Selfquesting@cs.com, or www.selfquesting.com


3. CARE Classes Save Lives and Build Successful YL Businesses
~^~ By Karen Hopkins, CI

Editor's Note: Karen is a Young Living Distributor from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, who took her first CARE Training in November 2007. She has since retaken the CARE training three times and brought a dozen or more members of her downline for the training each time. After her first CARE Intensive she applied what she learned to build a large, Young Living downline and, within a year, had reached the rank of Silver. She has taught her downline to do the same, applying CARE Teachings to build a Young Living business, and the next year Karen had several Silver distributors in her group and was, herself, a Gold.

She now has more Silver Distribtors, all built by CARE Principles, and will soon be Platinum. She already has the six legs in place that she needs who will reach Silver and she expects to reach Diamond by the end of 2011. She atributes her outstanding success to the knowledge and skills she and her ownline acquired by attending CARE Intensives and applying what they learned to building their business.

Meanwhile, during the same time, Karen coauthored and published a book entitled, "Nutrition 101," 446 pages, beautifully illustrated in full color and is a virtual encyclopedia. It contains the equivalent of several books and is available from CARE at www.RaindropTraining.com. It is a perfect text for home schoolers as well as an invaluable reference for anyone.

Simultaneously, Karen has also been working to become a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI). She is presently a CARE Intern (CI) and will complete the certification process with her first CARE Class she will teach in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 24-27, 2011.

So, with that introduction, here is Karen's testimony to CARE:

"I cannot tell you how grateful I am, to the Lord and to you, David and Lee, for the help you have given us through CARE Classes. I know that the Lord supernaturally led us to you and that he used your knowledge to help save our daughter's life when she got spinal meningitis a few months after my first CARE Intensive in Feb. 2007.

"I remembered that you said something like "If you don't know what oil to use, then use Frankincense. The Egyptians used it from head-to-toe and everything in between."

"When my daughter, Hannah, woke up screaming with severe head pain one night, I remembered what you said and grabbed the Frankincense and started pouring it all over her head. I had 4 bottles of Frankincense from a YL promotion the past Christmas; buy 1 Frankincense get 1 free. I used three-and-a-half bottles during the next four days with two Raindrops daily. I believe that protocol and the knowledge I got from the CARE Intensive saved her life! I can not prove it, but one of these days I am going to write a book about it.

"She was 21 years old at the time and nine months earlier received the meningitis vaccine before going to Oral Roberts University (ORU) because they required the shot for entrance. When taking the vaccine, they told her that other immunizations were given wrong on her past record and they convinced her to receive four vaccinations at that time. She passed out at the doctor's office hitting her head on a counter shelf receiving a concussion. Three months later she got food poisoning from the college dorm cafeteria and five months later she came down with eight of the nine symptoms of spinal meningitis. I believe that DNA from the vaccine hybernated around her spine and probably became activated after her bout with the bacteria from the food poisoning.

"I did not take her to the emergency room until the third day after giving her that protocol of oils, which was Frankincense several times over her head and spine with two Raindrops daily. When they tested her, they said her white blood cell count was only slightly elevated. They told me that she was sick "because of stress" even though her temp registered 102 degrees.

"The ER doctor couldn't explain how that could be. But in the next CARE Intensive that I took under you Dr. Stewart, you taught that Cypress helps the white blood cells and can stimulate their growth if that is what a person needs. The Lord instantly revealed to me that was why Hannah's blood test did not reveal the "true" story going on in her body. Even though her temp was high, Cypress oil was taking over and fighting the meningitis bacteria. The white blood cells were probably resting and recovering from the fierce battle in her body. I was sprinkling Cypress on her back liberally twice a day from the Raindrop Technique and unknowningly giving her the oils that she exactly needed to overcome meningitis.

"Hannah is alive today because I attended your CARE Intensive! Max and I are praying that God will help us to do the same thing for other parents when we both become CARE Instructors and teach as a team. We are also praying for other couples to become involved with us in CARE, like you and Lee and like Bruce and Linda Dietler. Max has been called by the Lord to mentor men in the ministry and I believe that God is going to set him up as a mentor through Young Living and through CARE.

"We love you so much,"

Karen and Max Hopkins

Editor's Note: CARE offers more than 150 seminars each year, mostly in the U.S. and Canada, but also in some other


4. Essential Oils as Snake Repellents
~^~ by David Stewart, PhD

“Snake Oil” is a term coined during pioneer days in the United States that became a synonym for fraud. Actually, “snake oil,” was a legitimate product sold by traveling salesmen throughout the frontier West as a first aid remedy for rattlesnake bites. Applying the oil on the site of the bite would react chemically with the venom and render it harmless. It worked. The essential oil was Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternafolia).

Unfortunately, not all salesmen were honest and some were selling just any old cheap oil in a bottle and calling it “snake oil.” When people discovered that it did not work, all snake oil salesmen were branded as untrustworthy. In the late 1900s and early 20th century, when it became known that some essential oils promoted as effective snake bite remedies did not work and had been sold by deception, drug companies spread another fraud, saying that natural remedies, in general, were unscientific and did not work, while the synthetic potions they manufactured were scientific and better.

Hence, even to this day those of us who promote natural remedies are sometimes called “snake oil salesmen” as a putdown for our practice and our products. You can read more about this in a past issue of the Raindrop Messenger, Vol 1, No 5, May-June 2003. All back issues of the Raindrop Messenger are archived at www.RaindropTraining.com.

This article, however, is about another application of essential oils to deal with poisonous snakes. Research has shown that cinnamon oil, and clove oil are effective snake repellents. Snakes will retreat when sprayed directly with these oils and will exit confined spaces when these oils are introduced to the area.

The deadly “brown tree snake” of the tropics does not reside in the United States (so far). However, there is a danger of live snakes being inadvertently imported into the country as uninvited stowaways in shipments to the U.S. from those countries. Snake-sniffing dogs have been used to detect their unwanted presence in cargo, but actually finding and removing them before shipment was still a challenge.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have found that spraying or diffusing Cinnamon and/or Clove oil into a container will repel snakes and drive them out. It does not kill them, but just makes it unpleasant enough to force them to leave. Applying the oils in advance does not prevent snakes from crawling over those surfaces and entering hiding places that could pose hazards to humans. The oils must be applied directly to or in the vicinity of the snakes, themselves.

In the past, the USDA and APHIS had used various chemicals to drive the snakes out of cargo areas, chemicals such as toxic insecticides, fungicides, and rodenticides. But now they can get as good or better results with non-toxic essential oils like cinnamon or clove. When a brown snake emerges from a shipment, they can control its movements and facilitate its exodus by simply aiming a stream of spray from a bottle containing a mixture of 1% clove or cinnamon oil, with 1% sodium lauryl sulphate (as an emulsifier), and 98% water. The stream must hit the snake in the head to trigger escape behavior and effectively control its movements.

The APHIS brochure containing instructions to USDA agents for repelling snakes with oils says that “any commercially available brand” will do, but the cinnamon or clove oil must be at least 98% food grade to be effective. Apparently they don’t have to be “therapeutic grade.” The government brochure recommends several modes of application, including fumigation of closed spaces by blowing hot air over a saturated rag to volatilize the oil. The brochure cautions, “Use only unadulterated oils.”

So now even the U.S. Government applies a variety of “snake oils” for special purposes.

Editor's Note: We want to thank Robert Krone for bringing this government publication to our attention. Bob is a Young Living Distributor living in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He is a producer of films and DVDs.


Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
(As of January 30, 2011)

Training Workshops for Continuing Education Credit in

During 2009 there were 111 CARE Programs in 34 US States and 6 Canadian Provinces as well as in Austria, Philippines, Great Britain, and Japan.

During 2010, there were 157 CARE Programs in 32 US States and in 6 Canadian Provinces, as well as in Romania, Iceland, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and Bahrain.

More than 80 CARE Seminars and Intensives have already been posted for 2011 and more programs are added every week. So periodically check the website, www.RaindropTraining.com, for the latest listings in the CARE Calendar.

CARE Classes are also posted on the Events page of the Young Living website. Some CARE Classes are bilingual and are indicated as such.

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

If you are seeking a qualified Raindrop Practitioner in your area visit www.RaindropTraining.com and click on "NEW! Directory of CARE Approved Raindrop Facilitators (CARF)." Order a copy of the CCI Handbook at www.RaindropTraining.com to find out how you can be included in the CARF Directory.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 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. All CARE Classes carry continuing education credits according to their durations. A CARE Intensive is worth 25 CE hrs (NCBTMB).


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 OR LECTURES (offering one, or a portion, of the five topics of the CARE curriculum in a day, morning, afternoon, or evening.)

4. ADVANCED WORKSHOPS in Chemistry, Emotional Release, and Bible Oils. Chem and ER are taught over a 4-day period. BO is a one-day workshop. (These are intended to train CARE Instructors to teach these courses for CARE, but anyone who has taken the regular CARE Class for credit in these topics is eligible to attend the Advanced Workshop. See the CARE Website or call CARE at (800) 758-8629 for details.)

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.
3. Lectures (coded as to topic or topics)
4. Advanced Workshops (coded as to topic or topics)

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 .


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)

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 Spiritual Healers Licensing Board (SHLB). 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 insurance 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 ($9.95 + shipping) available from CARE.

2011 CARE Calendar of Programs
(as of 01/30/11)

In the following States, Provinces, or Countries
(Canada) AB, SK

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Jan 29-30 Sat-Sun Waterloo Illinois USA
Roberta Jane Clair, CCI, CRP, LSH

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Jan 29-30 Sat-Sun Hempstead Texas USA
Candace M Hoke, CCI, CRP, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Feb 03-06 Thu-Sun Englewood/DTC Colorado USA
Marie Koepke, RN, NBCR, FCCI & Terry Robinette, CCI, CRP, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Feb 03-06 Thu-Sun Grand Rapids SW Michigan USA
Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Feb 04-06 Fri-Sun Dallas Texas USA
Teena Johnson, CCI, LMT, LSH

Seminar: BO
Feb 05 Sat Rochester Hills Michigan USA
Heather Wright, CCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Feb 09-12 Wed-Sat Charleston West Virginia USA
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT

Intensive: ALL
Feb 09-12 Wed-Sat Kingsport Tennessee USA
Jamie Hyatt RN, FCCI, BCRP, LSH & Judy Addington LMT, CR, FCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Feb 12-13 Sat-Sun Waterloo Illinois USA
Roberta Jane Clair, CCI, CRP, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Feb 14-17 Mon-Thu Grand Rapids SW Michigan USA
Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Feb 17-19 Thu-Sat Chicago/Downers Grove Illinois USA
Nancy Gouch, BCRS, FCCI, LSH

Advanced Chem
Feb 17-20 Thu-Sat St. Louis, Missouri USA
David Stewart, PhD

Intensive: ALL
Feb 17-20 Thu-Sun Tucson Arizona USA
Gail Hunter, FCCI

Seminar: CH
Feb 18 Fri Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Intensive: ALL
Feb 18-20 Fri-Sun Harlan Iowa USA
Irene Buckley, LMT, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Feb 18-21 Fri-Mon Nashville/Goodlettsville Tennessee USA
Gaia Tossing, FCCI, LMT

Seminar: CH
Feb 19 Sat Elizabeth New Jersey USA
Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Seminar: CH
Feb 20 Sun East Windsor Connecticut USA
Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Intensive: ALL
Feb 24-26 Thu-Sat Sayre Oklahoma USA
Carrie Shepard, CCI & Bruce Dietler, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Seminar: VF, RD
Feb 25-26 Fri-Sat Winchester Virginia USA
Donna Evans, MH, FCCI, LMP

Intensive: ALL
Feb 25-27 Fri-Sun Milwaukee/Brookfield Wisconsin USA
Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Mar 03-06 Thu-Sun Charlottesville/Keswick Virginia USA Jamie Hyatt, RN, FCCI, BCRS, LSH & Wolfgang Hermann CI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Mar 04-05 Fri-Sat Flint Michigan USA
Heather Wright, CCI, BCRS, LSH

Seminar: BO
Mar 10 Thu Flint Michigan USA
Heather Wright, CCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL (Bi-lingual English/Spanish)
Mar 10-12 Thu-Sat Arlington Texas USA
Bruce Dietler, FCCI & Linda Dietler, SCCI & Angie Underwood, CCA

Intensive: ALL
Mar 11-13 Fri-Sun Raleigh North Carolina USA
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT

Intensive: ALL
Mar 11-14 Fri-Mon Bloomington/Normal Illinois USA
Nancy Gouch, BCRS, FCCI, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Mar 12 - 13 & Mar 19- 20 Sat & Sun (2 weekends in a row) Wentzville Missouri USA
Fran Norton RN, CCM, FCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Mar 17-18 Thu-Fri Chillicothe Ohio USA
Denise Naasz, LMT, SCCI, LSH

Intenisve: All
Mar 17-20 Thu-Sun Palm Springs California USA
Gail Hunter, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Mar 17-20 Thu-Sun Orlando Florida USA
David Stewart, PhD. & Lee Stewart, SCCI & Brenda Stevens, CCA

Seminar: HOB, VF, RD
Mar 19-20 Sat-Sun Saginaw Michigan USA
Jill Burk, CMT, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Mar 24-27 Thu-Sun Tulsa Oklahoma USA
Bruce Dietler, FCCI, BCRS, LSH & Karen Hopkins, QCCA

Seminar: BO, VF, RD, CH
Mar 25-27 Fri-Sun Medford Oregon USA
Penny Cosner, CCI, LMT

Intensive: ALL
Mar 26-28 Sat-Mon Chicago N.S./Skokie Illinois USA
Gaia Tossing, FCCI, LMT

Intensive: ALL
Mar 31-Apr 03 Thu-Sat Regina Saskatchewan Canada
Carol Howden BCRS, FCCI, LSH & Ben Howden CI

Advanced Emotional Release
Apr 7-10, Thu-Sun, Clarksville, Missouri
David Stewart, PhD, Lee Stewart, SCCI, Tammy Struebing, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Apr 08-10 Fri-Sun Johnston Iowa USA
Irene Buckley, LMT, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Apr 11-14 Mon-Thu Grand Rapids SW Michigan USA
Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Apr 14-16 Thu-Sat Leduc Alberta Canada
Carol Howden BCRS, FCCI, LSH & Ben Howden, CI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD, CH
Apr 14-16 Thu-Sat Ontario Oregon USA
Penny Cosner, CCI, LMT

Seminar: HOB, VF
Apr 15 Fri Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Intensive: ALL
Apr 15-18 Fri-Mon Las Vegas Nevada USA
Michelle Truman, CCI & Gail Hunter, FCCI

Seminar: HOB, VF
Apr 16 Sat Elizabeth New Jersey USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Seminar: HOB, VF
Apr 17 Sun East Windsor Connecticut USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Intensive: ALL
Apr 17-20 Sun-Wed Detroit/Dearborn Michigan USA
(right after Gary Young event)
Nancy Gouch, BCRS, FCCI, LSH & Jill Burk, CMT, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
May 05-07 Thu-Sat Apalachin New York USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Intensive: ALL
May 05-07 Thu-Sun Kelowna British Columbia Canada
Carol Howden BCRS, FCCI, LSH Ben Howden CI

Intensive: ALL
May 06-08 Fri-Sun Kansas City Missouri USA
Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
May 11-14 Wed-Sat Charlotte North Carolina USA
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT

Intensive: ALL
May 12-15 Thu-Sun White Salmon Washington USA
Bernadette Williams, CRP, LSH, CI & Gail Hunter, LMT, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
May 16-19 Mon-Thu Grand Rapids SW Michigan USA
Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
May 21-23 Sat-Mon Duluth Minnesota USA
Penny Cosner, CCI, LMT & Judy Addington, FCCI, LMT

Seminar: BO
May 23 Mon Montpelier Idaho USA
Donna Evans, MH, FCCI, LMP

Intensive: ALL
May 25-28 Wed-Sat St. George Utah USA
Marie Koepke, RN, NBCR, FCCI & Donna Evans, MH, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
June 01-04 Wed-Sat Mona (YL Farm) Utah USA
David Stewart, PhD, & Lee Stewart, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
June 16-18 Thu-Sat Jacksonville Florida USA
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT

Seminar: RD
June 10 Fri Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Seminar: RD
June 11 Sat Elizabeth New Jersey USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Seminar: RD
June 12 Sun East Windsor Connecticut USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Intensive: ALL
June 23 - 25 Thu - Sat Sarasota Florida USA
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT

Intensive: ALL
Aug 04-06 Thu-Sat Apalachin New York USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Intensive: ALL
Aug 19-21 Fri-Sun Davenport Iowa USA
Irene Buckley, LMT, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Sep 25-28 Sun-Wed Orlando Florida USA
(Right after YL Convention)
David Stewart, PhD, & Lee Stewart, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 29-30 & Nov 5-6 Sat-Sun (2 weekends in a row) Wentzville Missouri USA Fran Norton, RN, CCM, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Nov 03-05 Thu-Sat Apalachin New York USA
Joanna Barrett, FCCI, BCRS, RN & Mer Barrett, SCCI(c), CNC, CNHP

Intensive: ALL
Nov 09-12 Wed-Sat Charlotte North Carolina USA
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT

Intensive: ALL
Nov 15 - 18 Tue - Fri Branson Missouri USA
David Stewart, PhD & Lee Stewart, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Dec 02-04 Fri-Sun Raleigh North Carolina USA
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT

Registration for some CARE Intensives are available on the internet at www.RaindropTraining.com. You may also register for any of the CARE Seminars by contacting the appropriate registrar from the list below.
Legend of Acronym Titles:
BCRS - Board Certified Raindrop Specialist
CCA - CARE Class Assistant
CCI - Certified CARE Instructor
CI - CARE Intern
CR - Certified Reflexologist
CRP - Certified Raindrop Practitioner
FCCI - Fully Certified CARE Instructor
LSH - Licensed Spiritual Healer
MH - Master Herbalist
QCCA - Qualified CARE Class Assistant
SCCI - Supervising CARE Instructor

Judy Addington, CR, LMT, FCCI
- (423) 542-6159; therbocar@yahoo.com
Joanna Barrett, RN, CNC, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (607) 642-5448 RaindropTraining@onehealthylife.net
- or MyrrhandJo@onehealthylife.net
- (607) 642-5448 RaindropTraining@onehealthylife.net
- or MyrrhandJo@onehealthylife.net
Fee Boey, CCI
- (601) 759-83073 Transform@FeeBoey.com
Margaret Brock, CCI, BCRS
- (573) 238-5875 margettiann@hotmail.com
Irene Buckley, LMT, FCCI
- (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
Jane Clair, CCI
- (618) 967-2602, r.janeclair@yahoo.com
Penny Cosner, LMT, CCI
- (541)261-2790 pennyc_lmt@yahoo.com
Bruce Dietler, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (316) 799-2626 deet777@sbcglobal.net
Linda Dietler, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (316) 799-2626 deet777@sbcglobal.net
Judy Estep, SCCI
- (717) 732-5017 judyeestep@aol.com
Donna S. Evans, LMP, MH, FCCI
-(571) 313-1650 herbaleducator@gmail.com
Christi Bonds Garrett, MD, CI
- (270) 201-6086 cbondsmd@msn.com
Carol Garvey, FCCI
- (905) 815-9931 carol@journey4health.com
Joy Goble, CI
- (816) 812-4647 banuelosjoy@yahoo.com
Nancy Gouch, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (630) 272-7948; (630) 682-1394
- raindroptraining@energeticessentials.com
Christina Hagan, LMBT, FCCI
- (919) 623-6940 christina@HealthyStepsNC.com
Candace Hoke, CCI, CRP, LSH
- (979) 826-8636 candacehoke@earthlink.net
Carol Howden, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (250) 933-6628; (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
Teena Johnson, CCI
- (214) 647-1112 info@raindroptexas.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 rs_marroccoli@hotmail.com
Denise Naasz, LMT, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (740) 773-5490 or 740-703-2266 denaasz@yahoo.com
Susan Neary, SCCI
- (012) 004-43333 enquiries@ancient-therapies.co.uk
Jeannie Nichols, CCI, CRP, LSH
- (575) 937-1420 jeanniesvoice@yahoo.com
Fran Norton, RN, FCCI
- (636) 332-3148 or (314) 961-7605 franorton4@aol.com
Mary Petriano, CCI
- (919) 271-8495 mpetriano@gmail.com
Barbara Ploe, CCI
- (928) 300-6489, jaba9525@gmail.com
Terry Robinette, CCI, CRP, LSH
- (303) 809-7999 tlrobinette@comcast.net
Carrie Shepard, CCI
- (918) 343-2604 2xspirit@att.net
Sally Shultis, CCI, CRP, LSH
-(713) 412-8726 desertsrose@consolidated.net
Kathy Spohn, FCCI
- (616) 261-0015 oilsofold@sbcglobal.net
David Stewart, PhD, DNM, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (800) 758-8629 Use CARE email address at the top
Lee Stewart, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (800) 758-8629 Use CARE email address at the top
Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (402) 395-6887 tstruebing@gmail.com
Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (615) 496-3366 or (847) 903-6603 careclasses@yahoo.com
Michelle Truman, EdD, CCI, BCRS, LSH
- (702) 468-4162 michelleinLV@gmail.com
Maria G. Turchi, NCTMB, CCI, CRP
- 201-655-4253, raindroptraining@bodyworker.us
Bernadette Williams, CCI
- (509) 493-3801, butterflyessentials@gmail.com
Neka Wilson, FCCI
- (276) 275-7899 nekaw@comcast.net
Heather Wright, CMT, CCI
- (801) 742-2586, heathershaven15@yahoo.com


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 complete 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.
~ Gabriele Hauser, M.D., 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 for this seminar. It was fantastic.
~ Diane Koepp, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

This is a program for everyone. It will change 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


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.

The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
Rt. 4, Box 646, Marble Hill, Missouri USA 63764
(573) 238-4846