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Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:49 pm

I've been reading a book on Essential oils and trying many of them out. I thought I'd compile a list of oils and blends that would be beneficial for those on the spectrum. I will also, for ease of use, copy and paste descriptions of essential oils from online, and try to make this as informative and streamlined as possible.

All blends should be layered in the order listed, or mixed with a vegetable based unscented massage oil.

First, the blends specified for autism:

Reduce Anxiety and Fear: Bergamont, geranium, and clary sage.

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) has the fresh, sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. Uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It has a long history of use for oily and troubled skin.

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) has a wonderfully uplifting, calming, flowery scent. It is excellent for the skin, and its aromatic influence helps release negative memories. Used traditionally to support the circulatory and nervous systems, a great deal of its strength lies in its ability to revitalize body tissues.

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil contains natural phytoestrogens. It has a mellow, warm, herbal scent that is uplifting and relaxing, making it a perfect choice for supporting a normal, healthy attitude during PMS. It is also supportive for menopausal women.

Stimulate the senses: (my favorite, we do this with a deep pressure massage): Basil, lemon, peppermint and rosemary

Basil Most commonly used in cooking, this appetizing oil can infuse your favorite recipes with its aroma and flavor. Add a few drops to any dish and experience the benefits of Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils baked right into your favorite meals. Inhaling basil can refresh the mind and restores mental alertness, and may also sharpen your sense of smell. Also useful for fatigued or aching muscles, rub a few drops onto tense areas for relief.

Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. Jean Valnet MD estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of oil. In his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Valnet wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive efficiency.* Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint's supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint's role in improving taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. This powerful essential oil is often diluted before topical application. Peppermint may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol) has a fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal aroma. An energizing oil, it may be beneficial for helping to restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue.* It is also a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products. This oil should be diluted before use and is recommended for adult use only. Rosemary may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods while cooking

Anti-bacterial Oils high in thymol (a phenol) such as Thyme and Mountain Savory, tend to be highly anti-bacterial. Other effective, though less potent, antibacterial oils include basil, bergamot, cassia, cedarwood, citronella, cinnamon bark, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fir, geranium, grapefruit, idaho tansy, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, melaleuca, neroli, oregeno, palmarose, petigrain, pine, ravensa, roman chamomile, rosemary, rosewood, spearmint, tarragon, valerian, western red cedar.

Anti-fungal Cinnamon Bark, clove, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, malaleuca, mountain savory, oregano, palmarosa, rosewood, sage, spearmint, thyme. Apply to bottom of feed, on location or diffuse.

Anti-infectious Basil, cassia, cinnamon bark, clove, cypress, davana, elemi, eucalyptus, hyssop, Idaho tansy, lavender, marjoram, malaleuca, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, rosewood, roman chamomile, spearming, spikenard, spruce, tarragon, thyme. Apply on location or on bottom of feet.

Anti-Viral Melissa oil has shown some of the strongest anti-viral activity Oils high in limonene (a monoterpene) like grapefruit, orange,tangerine, palo santo, mandarin and lemon are very effective anti-virals. Other effective anti-virals include bergamot, cinnamon bark, clary sage, clove, galbanum, geranium, hyssop, idaho tansy, juniper, lavender, melaleuca, mountain savory, myrrh, oregano, palmarose, pine, ravensara, rosewood, sandalwood tarragon and thyme.

Constipation ginger, mandarin, orange or rosemary, Dilute and massage on stomach and bottom of feet.

Cradle Cap Combine 2 tablespoons almond oil with 1 drop lemon and 1 drop geranium, or one drop cedarwood and 1 drop sandalwood and apply on affected area.

Thrush geranium, lavender, lemon, melaleuca, roseood or thyme.

Candida Cinnamon bark, clove, eucalyptus, malaleuca (diluted and massaged) mountain savory (also dilute, it can be hot on skin) oregeno, palmarosa (skin) peppermint(diffuse) rosemary, rosewood, spearmint, spruce, tarragon.

Chelation cardamom, helichrysum. Drink lots of distilled water.
Note: Traditional IV chelation therapy can cause scar tissue on vascular walls, these oils provide a more natural approach to chelation. They may take longer to achieve the same results, but with minimal side effects.

dermatitis Bergamot, chamomile, geranium, helichrysum, hyssop, juniper, lavender, melaleuca, onycha, patchouli, pine, sage lavender, thyme. fyi-dematitis may indicate a sulfter deficiency.

diarrhea Geranium, ginger, roman chamomile, sandalwood. (in children)

Hormonal imbalence Anise, ylang ylang

myelin sheath cold compresses using peppermint, juniper and geranium (NO HEAT)

remove addictions to sugar Dill, applied on wrists

Toxins Fennel, fir, hyssop (opens respiratory system and discharges toins and mucus) lemongrass (helps increase circulation for enhanced toxin removal, patchouli (digests toxic wastes). Another way to help remove toxins through the skin is to add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in warm bath water and soak for 25 minutes.

Hope this helps! I think you can see that the autism blends have several other benefits useful to our daily problems.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:29 am

January 17, 2010
Working with Autism and essential oils
My 7-year-old son is autistic; he responds to Lavender and
Frankincense oils well. Lavender helps to convert
L-tryptophan into serotonin. It is helpful, if a child is
particularly low in serotonin.

Frankincense crosses the blood brain barrier to reduce
brain inflammation. It is particularly helpful for reducing
inflammation on hypothalamus, pineal grand, and pituitary
gland.

The children in the autism spectrum are all very different, with different genetics and levels of toxin exposure and
environmental assaults. What can help a particular child might not have an effect on the next. It is important to observe individual children's symptoms and experiment with the oils.
With this said, almost all children have a compromised
immune system. Oils that help with GI tract - the first line
immune defense - are generally helpful
.

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualizing, improving one's spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:03 pm

Now I don't want to seem like a salesman of the particular brand we use. (My mom is the salesman of it!) But I wanted to share some history behind some of the oils and blends we've chosen.

The one that sticks out in my mind the most is the story of the thieves. I'll be copying this from the natural doctor who has created it, skipping some for brevity, and non-salesmanship! The entire blog can be found here. http://inspiredpurpose.wordpress.com/20 ... ieves-oil/

Gary Young – Let’s Talk about Thieves
Let’s talk about Thieves this morning
because of our Thieves line. This was an oil blend
that I made in about 1990 of 1991–it was created as a
result of study-ing at the Warwick University in
London, England and spending many hours at the
London library research-ing oils and oil history. It’s
been a wonderful time because of the stories that
have been written.
I must tell you that I have read 17 different
versions of the story of the thieves during the plague
of the 1700′s. Of course, there was a plague in the
1400′s and there was a story written then about
thieves. We have four thieves and we have 40
thieves and there are many stories, but I can tell you
a little bit about the story of the thieves.

Stories Behind the Thieves
The thieves happen to have been merchants
and spice traders, and that’s how they knew about
the oils because they were importing cinnamon and
clove from
India and when the plague hit, the kings
of the various countries sent out a mandate closing
down inter-national commerce and shipping. So all
of the ships were docked and they couldn’t sell and
they couldn’t engage in their business and they were
going broke. The spice trade was a very
lucrative trade and they made money at it, so they
decided, “Well–all of these people are dying and
they are afraid to touch them. We might as well go
loot their bodies and take the things off and go into
the homes where everybody is dead and take the
things out of the homes, like pots and pans and
jewelry and clothing and set up a pawn shop trade…”
that’s when pawn shops evolved.
Of course, you have heard the story when
the king issued the proclamation to have the thieves
captured, but the constables were afraid to touch
them because they knew they had been touching the
dead bodies and going in the homes of the dead
people, and they didn’t want the plague.
It became so severe that the king even
executed a few of the constables that refused.
Finally, it was a life or death issue, and as the story
goes on there were four of them who were caught.
The king gave them an opportunity to confess the
secret of their immunity, either with the choice of
burning at the stake or being hung by the neck,
meaning if they didn’t give up their secret they
would be burned at the stake, and worse if they gave
up their secret they would be hung by the neck–and
they chose hanging. They gave up their secret and it
was published and plastered all through the town.

Oils Used in the Stories
The oils in the 17 different stories and
different versions list different oils that were used,
and so I am sure that no one really knows for sure
which oils were actually used, but we definitely
know that they were spiced oils. We definitely
know that Oregano, Cinna-mon,and Clove were oils
that were traded at that time and we know because of
the power of Cinnamon and Clove they were most
likely two of the oils of choice. Most of the 17
stories listed Clove and Cinnamon, so taking that,
we looked at it and then I went back and started
looking at some of the stories and going through the
oils and looking at their chemistry structure to
determine what to use.
They didn’t have access to all of the oils.
We asked, “Do we want to duplicate exactly what
they were doing, or can we make it better?” My
feeling was, “Let’s make it a little better.”
Rene-Maurice Gattefosse wrote about the
story of the four thieves and told his version of it,
and it varied from many of the other versions. I’m
not saying that his is wrong or theirs are right or
anything. Stories are told–that’s typical.

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The formula of the thieves, they said, was
Worm wood, Meadow Sweet, wild Marjoram, Sage,
Clove, Angelica, Rosemary, Horehound, Camphor.

However, in the other stories it was Cinnamon,
Clove, Oregano, Rosemary, so I just looked at it and
said, “Well, I am going to use the story as an
education factor, so let’s go forward and make a
blend that I feel is going to be the most beneficial for
our time.
The was another story in
Marseilles that was
adding Rue and Garlic and Calamus. Calamus is a
very beautiful oil. It’s not produced in large volume,
so we haven’t used it because of that fact. It appears
that the antidote for the four thieves of
Marseilles is
only a repetition of a much older story–and that is
true, and that’s why there are 17 different stories, so
we looked at Thieves and what we could do with it.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:05 pm

Acid, Mucous, and Inflammation
Let me just share a few things before I go
further. When you are dealing with respiratory
problems or colds or flu of any kind, the body
produces a great deal of acid and that acid produces
a great deal of mucous. Abnormally, thick, tenacious
mucous accumulating in the pancreatic ducts creates
a delineation, and this is the beginning of fibrocystic
conditions and low grade inflammations.
Inflammation is the host for heart disease, cancer,
and other diseases, so any time our body starts
accumulating mucous we have a problem
developing.
This statement might be of interest to you as
well, “Mucous in excess in the edema fluids (which
accum-late interstitially with the tissue is the
primary cause of nasal polyps.” So what is causing
that? Acid and excess mucous. That is the primary
cause of those conditions–nasal polyps. Polyps will
grow in other areas, but this is much more specific
and that will also contribute to certain tumors in the
body. All the more reason to keep the mucous level
(which is keeping the acid levels) as low as possible.

Individual Reactions are Different
We do that by simply eliminating the foods
that create acid. Something that is very important to
remember is that what creates acid in one body
doesn’t necessarily create it in another body, so it is
extremely important to look at yourself and not look
at the whole picture of what everyone else around
you is doing. One person can eat a teaspoon of
sugar and get away with it and another person eats a
quarter of a teaspoon of sugar and has cancer six
years later, so we each need to pay attention to our
own individual bodies. Now, how does this fit with
Thieves? For the very simple reason that Thieves is
an oil blend that is extremely powerful in dissolving
excess mucous in the body.

Thieves Dissolves Mucous
Thieves is an oil blend that is very powerful
in suppressing the activity of the macrophages when
they start secreting nitric oxide acid, and that is a
condition that happens every time there is a
contusion to the body, every time there is an
abnormal condition with inflammation, such as
stress that causes inflammation. Where does
inflammation come from? Perhaps this is an area
that a lot of us don’t understand, but whenever there
is excess stress cortisol levels go up, the body will
start secreting acid, and acid triggers the
macrophages in the tissues to release nitric oxide
acid and it starts to build once it enters the interstitial
fluids. Then it can start contributing to certain
tumors and polyps.
When dealing with cancer and fibroid
tumors, it’s an acid condition, and the first thing you
have to do is start reducing that acid. Thieves is
exceptionally strong in the dissolving and the
digestion of the inter-stitial acids and fluid acids and
the digestion of hardened mucous.

Structure of Polyps
When you understand the structure of
polyps, you find that polyps is hardened mucous
matter. People say, “Well, it grows.” Yes, it does
grow. It grows through accumulation, and so it will
constantly keep repeating itself . If you remove the
polyps they will come right back in time because the
condition is there that is still feeding it. We feel we
can remove it surgically, and we do–and we have
temporary remissions at times–but it will come back.
The duration of it being gone and how quickly it
comes back depends on how quick the acid supply is
reestablished. Those are some things that can be
very key to that.

The Power of Thieves


Formula Documented in 1830
The formula of the four thieves was
documented in 1830 to have been used up as late as
1793 for treating the Yellow Fever. What happened
during this time period from 1780 that they quit
using the oils in vinegar? Who knows what started
taking place in 1780? That is the year when
antibiotics started being engineered and
experimented with, and by 1790 they started using
some antibiotics and by the 1800′s they were coming
on fairly strong, so this was a new wave. What
happens when there is a new wave? Everybody
wants to jump on the surf board, don’t they! This is
new and it’s exciting! Education was evolving at that
time. Medicine in the education arena was evolving
and newspapers were being written and news articles
and medical articles were being written, and they
were being circulated. The educated people were
telling the uneducated people, “We have found a
new way to protect the human body with these new
antibiotics.”
Well, these folks were remembering the
stories of their grandparents and great grandparents
of the plagues and all the people who had died, and
yet it is very interesting that we had these antibiotics
in 1920 and they didn’t prevent the flu that swept
around the world killing millions of people. That
didn’t make a difference because the campaign was
for the anti-biotics–and everybody wanted to be part
of this “new generation,” this new energy, this new
information, these new revelations–and they all
became part of it and it gained a lot of energy and a
lot of momentum. So old formulas that had worked
The Power of Thieves
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for hundreds or thousands of years gave way to the
new world.

Coming

Where are we now, 200 years later? We are
coming full-circle back to that which worked and
worked much better and more effectively. So we
look at the Thieves oil blend and the oils that are in
it. It’s a very exciting blend, needless to say
.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:17 pm

testimonial about autism and essential oils - this one is a bit more product driven than the others http://inspiredpurpose.wordpress.com/20 ... tial-oils/

I ran into Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils by accident. A friend mentioned them in a casual conversation and I latched on to the name of the oil “Magnify Your Purpose” and wanted to know more.

This tips page is from my personal experience only. I am not a doctor or certified aromatherapist or anything like that. I am a mom who found out what works for my son and wants to share it with others to help the symptoms of Autism.
1) Use Peace and Calming for any tantrums, transitions, or bedtime (on feet). And see tip 6.

2) Peace and Calming is also great in the bath. Mix with Epsom Salts and put in bathwater (my son screams any time water goes near his head or face and this helps tremendously). I go through a lot of Peace and Calming.

3) If Peace and Calming at bedtime stops working, or doesn’t work for your particular child, use Grounding on the feet instead. Interchange every week or month, depending on how long each will keep working. Never mix blended oils, use one at a time.
Also at bedtime, ALWAYS put three to five drops of Lavender on his/her pillow.

4) To prevent nightmares, use a smear of White Angelica on every wall, inside every closet wall, inside and outside all doors, including closet doors, inside the door jam on all sides, on the windowsill, drop a couple of drops under the bed and on sheets. Do this during the day, so you won’t be mixing blended oils all at once at nightime. Trust me, White Angelica’s energy stays for at least 24 hours (if not 48, when I do this). I have never seen a more remakable response from anyone as I have from my son. He has an incredible feel for energy in a room, unlike any I have ever seen before.
White Angelica can also be used for protection of instances, like a dentist office that he is afraid of (although Peace and Calming can work too). I put a drop of White Angelica on both shoulders, chest, and back, just between the shoulders. This is supposed to be like a coat of armor over the body, and as far as I’ve seen, it does wonders.

5) For school time, Brainpower. Clarity, Cedarwood, Vetiver, are all great. Frankincense is supposed to be great for the brain too, but Seth can’t stand that one. All of the above oils are good for focus and concentration and all have a specifically good effect on children’s creativity. Put a few drops on the brainstem and behind ears before school, make him smell them (one only, of course). Citrus Fresh is great for children’s creativity. If he has a shadow, she might be able to put more on a couple of times during the day. This depends on the open-mindedness of the teacher and school.

6) For excessive obsessions about a change in routine, driving route, future task that he is dreading, use Awaken. It has Present Time in it as well as a lot of other great stuff and Seth usually gets over whatever obsession he is having at the time in seconds. Put on outside of ears to stop anxiety.

7) For fevers, my son loves when I put Peppermint in his forehead, neck, chest, and back. Eucalyptus Radiata feels good too. You can use these in cool compresses, or a cool bath. Diffuse Theives or Exodus II into the room many times a day. Never put Theives on a child’s skin, it is a hot oil and it will burn the child, even if it doesn’t feel hot to you. Trust me, I learned the hard way.
If the child has bad chest congestion, diffuse Raven, R.C., or Purification (great for quitting smoking) many times a day throughout the day. I haven’t tried Eucalyptus Radiata, but I can imagine that it would work very well.

8) For cuts and scrapes, my son won’t let me near him with a bottle of peroxide, but he trusts the oils, so he lets me put on Lavender, which is the best thing I have ever seen to stop bleeding and heal a cut. It does work as an antiseptic, at least that’s what I have been told. Also good for burns, bruises, and scrapes.

9)To keep the kids calm in the car, use Peace and Calming in the car diffuser (available at the Abundant Health website).

The best essential oils book I have found (Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th edition), available at Abundant Health website will tell you other oils to use would be Valor, sandalwood, and melissa.
For ADD, use all above mentioned and cardamom, peppermint, ledum, Joy, and Longevity.

All oils should be applied neat to skin multiple times a day (Seth gets at least 6 applications to his skin a day) and should be diffused in his presence for 15 minutes at a time 4-6 times a day.
For nutritional supplements drink Berry Young Juice (Ningxia Red is the same thing), Wolfberry Crisp, Essentialzyme, Polyzyme, Immupro, Powermeal.
This information is also from the Essential Oils Desk Reference. I hope this helps parents. I have seen miracle changes in Seth within seconds of using these oils. I can’t describe to you the change that I have seen in this boy, and I saw it happen overnight, and it still continues to work.
Depending on how extreme the situation is you may need to use more than a few drops, but I rarely have experienced this.

Remember: I am not a doctor, certified aromatherapist, or any kind of healer. This is not meant to diagnose, treat, or prescribe any ailment or condition. I am a parent of an autistic child and I wish to share my experience with other parents.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby amanda NC » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:46 pm

Mimi,
I didn't respond to your posts about essential oils, but I listened! I did a bit of research and have tried--so far--lavender (for baths, but only for us girls and not for my little guy), thieves oil, and tea tree oil.

Nothing specific for the lavender oil, though it might help with sleep. I use it nightly, though, as I really like the smell :) I didn't know that it was an adaptagen; interesting, and I will keep using it.

Thieves oil is our winner so far. I had what I think is die-off from it (sore shoulders at the lymph node areas--die-off for me) and my mild skin break-outs, always with me, went away! So it's getting after some kind of infection in my system. Rubbing a few drops on the soles of my feet. I rubbed it on my dd's feet when she was coming down with a cold,a nd she woke the next morning just fine. Not sure if it was the oil, but will continue to experiment. Hoping it will get after systemic infection; heard it crosses the blood/brain barrier, so I hope that maybe it will get after PANDAS. Hoping, anyway.

Tea tree--haven't experiemented enough to say, but I have used it in my bath a few times and gotten my neckache in the morning. I have hopes for that as I know we have systemic mold issues here.

Dad's getting me a book on oils for Christmas, and I'm excited to continue experimenting. Anything that doesn't involve a new flour is a great find, IMO! :lol:
Amanda, mom of 3

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:24 pm

I get absolutely horrid athletes feet, courtesy of spending 10 years sharing the shower with a military man. Tea Tree is my winner for it. I mix it with a little lavender in a cold pressed vegetable oil (though I may try coconut now) so it's not so medicinal smelling. Way better than prescription anti-fungal creams and pills.

I also use an organic shampoo with tea tree and peppermint oils. As my mom owns a salon I was always a brat to buy expensive salon brands (they do work better). But this shampoo at 1/3 of the price is doing just as good.

Instead of bathing in tea tree you could apply up to 6 drops on the bottom of your feet (where your pores are largest). It will get into your system this way. You can do this with any essential oil that is safe to be used directly on skin (some burn)

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:35 pm

I didn't like the smell of diffusing theives. But this is my favorite from young living. I got it on a fluke freebie, and fell in LOVE with the smell and effects. I'm always begging my mother to send more

Christmas Spirit

This blend contains the oils of evergreens and spices, reminiscent of Christmas, bringing joy, happiness, and security.

Contains:

Orange was believed to bring joy, peace , and happiness to those who possessed it. It is elevating to the mind and body and bringing joy and peace.

Cinnamon Bark is the oil of wealth from the Orient and part of the formula the Lord gave Moses (Exodus 30:22 - 27). Emperors of China and India measured their wealth partly by the amount of cinnamon they possessed. Traditionally, it was thought to have a frequency that attracted wealth and abundance.

Spruce helps the respiratory and nervous systems. Its aromatic influences help to open and release emotional blocks, bringing about a feeling of balance and grounding.

Safety Data: May be irritating to those with sensitive skin. Avoid eye contact. In case of accidental contact, put any vegetable oil or cream in the eye and call your doctor if necessary. NEVER USE WATER as it drives the oils deeper and it will burn. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 3 to 6 hours after use.

Application: diffuse, sprinkle on logs in fireplace, on Christmas trees, on cedar chips for dresser drawers, or on potpourri. use all year around.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby lovemyboys » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:49 pm

Hi
My mother-in-law bought us some Young Living thieves oil in the summer and I always use it when I am sick. I think it works great. That and sambucol can kick bugs in the butt! I will have to look into the other things you have posted about, esp. for transitions and anxiety. Those are big problems for us. Thanks for the info.
Cari

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby chazallen » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:28 am

mimicry wrote:
January 17, 2010
Working with Autism and essential oils
My 7-year-old son is autistic; he responds to Lavender and
Frankincense oils well. Lavender helps to convert
L-tryptophan into serotonin. It is helpful, if a child is
particularly low in serotonin.

Frankincense crosses the blood brain barrier to reduce
brain inflammation. It is particularly helpful for reducing
inflammation on hypothalamus, pineal grand, and pituitary
gland.

The children in the autism spectrum are all very different, with different genetics and levels of toxin exposure and
environmental assaults. What can help a particular child might not have an effect on the next. It is important to observe individual children's symptoms and experiment with the oils.
With this said, almost all children have a compromised
immune system. Oils that help with GI tract - the first line
immune defense - are generally helpful
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Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualizing, improving one's spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods


mimicry- this sounds so interesting, will have to look more into essential oils, I like the sounds of Lavender and Frankincense.... thanks for posting this.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby OneRockAtATime » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:04 am

It is very early here and well my kid has been screaming not mad just loud for over an hour. So I am not capable of reading everything so I will simply ask what is best beside epsom salt for calming. He is so loud God Love Him but it is not how I like to wake up. Really open to anything calming. They took the liquid Melationin off the market unless you want to use it for wrinkles which I loved so much. SpringBoard had to stop making it because of new guidelines. Ugh!

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:05 pm

OneRockAtATime wrote:It is very early here and well my kid has been screaming not mad just loud for over an hour. So I am not capable of reading everything so I will simply ask what is best beside epsom salt for calming. He is so loud God Love Him but it is not how I like to wake up. Really open to anything calming. They took the liquid Melationin off the market unless you want to use it for wrinkles which I loved so much. SpringBoard had to stop making it because of new guidelines. Ugh!



I just use grocery store epsom salts, with a drop of lavender oil.

No liquid melatonin? I'm pretty sure it wasn't that long ago I got ours from the Vitamin shoppe.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby Winnie » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:40 pm

I have used essential oils in making bath salt blends (Epsom, Dead Sea, and dendritic salt to hold fragrance) – mostly the mints, eucalyptus, and orange. Both of my children love unwinding in a bath (me too) – my son still does every night before going to bed. My dd really missed this her first year away at college when she lived in a dorm!

I love lavender, but I haven’t made a lavender batch in quite a while since my son uses these too (lavender and tea tree oil were linked to gynecomastia in some boys -- NEJM: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa064725 ) This involved topical application of these oils -- I don't know what effect (if any) using in the bath might have in terms of contact with the skin.

We haven’t ever had any problems using any of these in the bath, but several years ago we wanted to make some for dd’s team fundraiser and for some gifts -- so I looked around for info regarding the irritant potential and any we should avoid. I found that I some of the oils I had at the time were potential offenders, and that many could cause allergic reactions especially if rubbed on the skin or inhaled (and a number were toxic if ingested). I don’t have the bookmarks of the articles I found at the time, but here is a similar article (probably a good idea to be cautious when using on children, especially young children):

http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... html?cat=5

Thanks for posting Mimi – I wasn’t familiar with Thieves’ Oil -- just wondering – what is the fragrance like? The Christmas one sounds like one I would like too.
Winnie
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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby OneRockAtATime » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:31 pm

I don't mean the liquid I mean the cream! It worked wonders for getting my son to go into the school when he first started. It was not ment for sleep it was ment for calming. You can buy it in really expensive formulas for womens wrinkles but it has been made to be a controled substance by the gov so you have to have a specific license to use it in products.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:08 pm

Winnie wrote:I have used essential oils in making bath salt blends (Epsom, Dead Sea, and dendritic salt to hold fragrance) – mostly the mints, eucalyptus, and orange. Both of my children love unwinding in a bath (me too) – my son still does every night before going to bed. My dd really missed this her first year away at college when she lived in a dorm!

I love lavender, but I haven’t made a lavender batch in quite a while since my son uses these too (lavender and tea tree oil were linked to gynecomastia in some boys -- NEJM: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa064725 ) This involved topical application of these oils -- I don't know what effect (if any) using in the bath might have in terms of contact with the skin.

We haven’t ever had any problems using any of these in the bath, but several years ago we wanted to make some for dd’s team fundraiser and for some gifts -- so I looked around for info regarding the irritant potential and any we should avoid. I found that I some of the oils I had at the time were potential offenders, and that many could cause allergic reactions especially if rubbed on the skin or inhaled (and a number were toxic if ingested). I don’t have the bookmarks of the articles I found at the time, but here is a similar article (probably a good idea to be cautious when using on children, especially young children):

http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... html?cat=5

Thanks for posting Mimi – I wasn’t familiar with Thieves’ Oil -- just wondering – what is the fragrance like? The Christmas one sounds like one I would like too.


Ya I had wondered about the pytoestrogens in lavender. I think in a clean world it wouldn't matter, but ours is overloaded with soy and hormone interrupting chemicals

Thieves is heavily scented by the clove. It's got the spice without the sweet, makes it kinda harsh to me. The handsoap is great though, but I've loved every soap from young living I've tried...

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I've used frankenscense on me but, I'm thinking about skipping the next sup round and trying that on lil man's feet and see what happens.

Oh and my mom has been using heliochrysum everday now for a couple years. It's pulling stuff, she says her foot detoxes are black now. (natural chelator)

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby Kari » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Mimi, have you tried making a salve using essential oils? I was reading your post about contact dermatitis. My son's eczema flared recently and his arm and he scratched it raw. I made a salve with tea tree oil and carrot essential oil. Tea tree, as you know, guards against infection and carrot seed oil is regenerative. It helped my son's arm heal faster and not get infected even though he kept picking at it. I've researched essential oils for skin care. I haven't looked at them much for calming or a mental response. I'll have to look at that more. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby mimicry » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:22 pm

I have put them on cuts and such suspended in the mixing oil. What did you use to make it a salve?

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby amanda NC » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:49 pm

My Dad made me thieve's oil--he bought the components and mixes them himself, as he feels he can get better grade oils this way. He added cinnamon to ours (not sure what cinnamon does) and it smells pretty good, like Christmas :) . My kids call it "Christmas oil" and don't mind putting it on.

I feel like it is calming either histamine or allergic reactions with me My eyes are not puffy, even when I stay on diet, and my skin looks vey good (mild acne is gone, even when I stray from diet.) So it seems to be getting after something that I have systemically, and I'm likin' what I see!
Amanda, mom of 3

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby Kari » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:09 pm

All you have to do is melt some beeswax in with the oil (1 part beeswax, 3 parts oil). Add essential oils after you take it off the heat so not to damage them. Might be good for your son's rash as the beeswax is sort of a barrier. I saved so much money by making my own for me and my son.

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Re: Theraputic Grade Essential Oils

Postby amanda NC » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:15 pm

I had gotten interested in Thieve's oil initially because of its use for mold. Here's an interesting article from my dad:

http://www.moldrx4u.com/Scientificdata.asp

I have not diffused it yet, but I am very excited about its potential to kill spores in the environment. This is just huge!! Beats moving out. :D This would get into upholstery, into the HVAX, all the nooks and crannies....I think it's a wonderful find if it works. Love to hear if anyone tries it.

We are using it transdermally, on the soles of feet here. I know for sure we have systemic mold issues, and am hoping that, if it indeed acts on an intracellular level and crosses the blood/brain barrier, that it will help us beat the need for antifungals.
Amanda, mom of 3


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