Breezey, besides being very effective in times of illness, is an excellent respiratory tonic and immune stimulant. The inclusion of ravensara oil creates viral fighting and tissue rebuilding properties, especially for the lung and bronchial tissues. This blend should also be tried for conditions such as colds, asthma, allergies, sinus congestion, and flu. Breezey is an immune stimulant. Breezey makes an excellent muscle relaxant and pain reliever when you do not have LeWarm Down or LeDeeper handy and you have strained a muscle.
While generally thought of as an oil for physical illness, the aroma of Breezey lifts the spirits and brings a sense of confidence and self-worth.
Deliverance is one of the most potent antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal combinations available. Its many uses include respiratory infections, sore throats, strep throats, dental diseases and infections, cold sores, canker sores, cuts, any type of infections, athlete’s foot fungus, toe nail fungus, and infection from slivers. Apply faithfully undiluted to get rid of a wart (this takes a little time so be patient). Frequent and consistent use also strengthens the immune system. Deliverance is an expectorant and helps the lymph system to drain. This is a very effective oil. Everyone should have it on hand.
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Acknowledge nourishes and strengthens the nervous system, helping to quiet feelings of fear and discouragement. Another benefit of this blend is in enabling us to see the ‘reality’ of life or health situations. Accepting what will be or will not be in our lives can allow us to move forward with healing and peace instead of discouragement and despair. Recognizing what it is that we are feeling, and knowing that it is acceptable to feel that way for the moment, often allows us to move through that feeling and move on with our lives. Acknowledge may also give us increased confidence in social situations and enhanced creativity in our attitudes and skills. One aspect of this blend concerns a better balance in attitudes and desires in sexual matters. Acknowledge is also one of the great oils for depression.
Because it balances the heart and sacral chakras, Acknowledge can help us recognize and accept the love and sympathy that people around us are trying to express. For those of us with very independent natures, it may help us with the ability to let others be of service to us. Increased balance in the throat chakra allows us to express our own feelings and needs and to express feelings of appreciation and gratitude for the services we receive. Balance in these areas may also bring relief from feelings of frustration, self-pity, insecurity, hopelessness, inadequacy and feeling that we are being overwhelmed by the responsibilities of our lives. This allows us to feel enthusiasm for new things and to expect to find joy and abundance in our lives.
Acknowledge, like Bountiful, may change the way that we feel toward material possessions, making us both more appreciative of them and less focused on their acquisition.
Because Acknowledge has a cleansing effect on the liver it may be useful for allergies and other mild immune system dysfunctions. Any ailment that has anger as an underlying emotional component, which many physical ailments do, would benefit from the use of Acknowledge. Kidney and bladder problems such as frequent infections and cystitis, with their emotional connection to fear and feelings of inadequacy, often respond favorably to this blend. The use of this essential oil blend may not only relieve the discomfort of the moment, but will also help lessen the likelihood and frequency of future attacks.
Angel is specific for use in releasing traumatic memories connected to negative experiences of various kinds. It is particularly effective for feelings of insecurity, helplessness, and rage resulting from childhood abuse, both sexual and otherwise.
Adults who were abused as children often feel confusion, anger at themselves, and misplaced guilt because ‘they let it happen.’ Angel can bring them to a place of safety where they can acknowledge these feelings and sort through them. The releasing and processing of these memories has a cleansing effect on the stored anger that is often held in the liver meridian. Angel does not erase the memory of these events. It allows one to move through the anger, validate themselves, let go, and move forward rather than let past experiences dictate their actions and their decisions in the present.
Angel is helpful in the relief of anxiety and can protect us from the negative energy and unprocessed emotions of others. Angel is one of the best essential oil blends for stabilizing mood swings, especially in children.
There are some behavior patterns and illnesses that are common to people who feel a lot of anger. This is true whether the roots of the anger lie in childhood abuse or in some other event or cause.
Some of these physical symptoms are vascular headaches and migraines, high blood pressure, tension and stiffness in the neck and shoulders, muscle cramping, inflammation of the nerves, and distress in the gall bladder and liver. Because Angel helps to cleanse the liver, it can be of benefit in many of these ailments.]]>
Aspire is used to bring relief from colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, respiratory congestion, allergy symptoms, deep pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, and flu that have settled in the lungs. Breezey is considered by some to be more effective for upper respiratory conditions and Aspire for use in deeper chest complaints affecting the bronchial passages and the lungs. Both Breezey and Aspire have proven effective in eliminating snoring when diffused or applied, well diluted, to the face and chest areas. Aspire is an excellent expectorant, aiding the body in the discharge of phlegm and mucus. This blend also has antispasmodic properties which help to quiet dry, hacking coughs.
The synergy of the single oils in Aspire gives it the unique ability to dissolve bone spurs if applied frequently and faithfully. A bone spur creates bruising in the tissues surrounding it, especially if the person is on her feet and pressure is being applied when walking or wearing shoes. It is recommended that a carrier oil containing arnica be used when Aspire is used for a bone spur. The arnica will reduce the bruising and the pain that the bone spur is causing while Aspire works to remove the spur. It is recommended that treatment with Aspire be continued for a few weeks after the pain is gone.]]>
Assurance is an especially good choice when there is a need to overcome feelings of anxiety, fear, or apathy that leads to procrastination. This blend can aid us in getting back to the task at hand or back to life in general. It helps to sort out the reasons for the reluctance we are experiencing about working toward or achieving our goals. This blend was created to help us find self-confidence and self-assurance. It provides the enthusiasm to achieve our goals.
Away is a blend of some of the single essential oils most often used to repel insects, both flying and crawling insects. It is great for applying to both the skin as well as diffusing on the clothing. Insect bites can be dangerous as well as just annoying, but slathering yourself with chemicals may not be a good solution.
One of the essential oils in Away is catnip oil. Catnip oil is reported to be 10 times more powerful than deet. Most commercial insect repellents contain massive amounts of chemicals. By using essential oils, diluted with neutralizer or distilled water, you are also eliminating all of these other chemicals which are detrimental to the body.
Check out our blog post on Repelling and Treating Insect Bites]]>
Baby Me is a special combination for mothers, expectant and otherwise, and for babies of all ages. The use of this oil brings feelings of connection and willingness to give and take in relationships, particularly in parent/child relationships. It is also recommended for use in bonding between a mother and a new baby. This blend also helps us to feel a connection with the Eternal Father of us all. The frequency of this blend is extremely high, well into the spiritual range, but is so well balanced that notes from all three realms (physical, emotional and spiritual) can be felt and enjoyed. First the more volatile top notes do their work with the spirit and the emotions, and then the middle and lower notes kick in to ground and balance the more physical aspects. Baby Me is good for depression and the ‘baby blues.’
Baby Me contains ingredients which increase skin elasticity, retard wrinkles, enhance skin tone and remove scaly patches. The synergistic effect of this blend increases the ability of the skin to act as a protective barrier against germs. Baby Me is effective applied on the inner ankles, lower back and abdomen to reduce cramping during menstruation and following childbirth. This blend is also used to reduce or prevent stretch marks during and after a pregnancy. Please refer to Chapter 13 for information on the many uses of this oil during pregnancy and childbirth. Baby Me makes an excellent diaper rash cream. It can be used, diluted of course, for a full body massage at any stage of life. Baby Me is wonderful for skin conditioning and makes an excellent aftershave for sensitive skin, especially when mixed with a little Miracle Salve. The oils in this blend were chosen for their cell regenerating properties. This blend has an affinity for the endocrine organs, particularly in stabilizing low blood sugar.
Balance is a great oil for supporting the endocrine system and balancing the hormones in both men and women.
For men, Balance helps balance male energy, regulate prostate function, and reduce congestion and enlargement of the prostate which often re-establishes proper urinary function.
For women, Balance has been used successfully many times to reduce or eliminate hot flashes and headaches in women who are approaching or going through menopause.
Balance has antispasmodic properties. It is helpful as a digestive aid and as a diuretic, especially when the problems in these areas are linked to hormone imbalances.
Balance often brings quick relief from the symptoms of menopause and should be used by women age 45 and older. Woman Wise is a better choice for younger women of menstruating age to balance hormones and relieve the symptoms of PMS. For best results, Woman Wise and Balance should be used in conjunction with Endo Relief, which has a strengthening effect on the entire endocrine system.
Benediction is a favorite among massage and energy therapists.
It strengthens one’s own energy boundaries and protects against ‘energy drains’ that sometimes occur when working with other people’s energy fields. This blend should be used at times when you are feeling particularly vulnerable and ‘energy sensitive’ and easily drained by people and situations.
Benediction can help us speak up and express our needs clearly without blaming or whining, especially if we are sensitive to or over-awed by the person we are addressing. This blend can also temper our tendency to judge unkindly when we feel that a person has created the mess they are in and we are justified in leaving them alone to fix it.
Benediction also aids us in learning to acknowledge the role that blessings from above have played in our own successes and achievements. Gratitude to heaven is a very healing emotion; probably the best thing you can do to balance your own chakra centers. Try this blend any time you are feeling angry, stressed, or depressed.
Benediction is also very effective after an illness for returning energy levels to normal and getting us back on our feet both physically and emotionally.
Benediction is often useful for tension headaches, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure where picking up on the energies of others is a contributing factor. Benediction makes an effective deodorant.
Frequently utilized to create an energy ‘bubble barrier’ which allows us to interact with others without compromising our ‘self.’ This is true whether we are being drained by others or are at a low point ourselves and having a draining effect on those around us.