In Case You Heard Any Rumors
Originally Posted Summer 2015
1. In Case You Heard Any Rumors
~^~^~by David Stewart, PhD
If you have heard any rumors that I, David Stewart, have affiliated myself with any Essential Oil Company other than Young Living Essential Oils, Inc., please disregard them as false because they are untrue and have no basis in truth.
As a Young Living Diamond Distributor, my loyalty to Young Living, and to Gary and Mary Young, is complete and without reservation. If any such rumors become known to you, please send me an email revealing the content and the source. I would appreciate it. Otherwise, just ignore any such reports.
Why would I affiliate with any other company when we are long established with Young Living, whose oils are without equal in purity and therapeutic quality anywhere in the world, and whose corporate integrity is as good as it gets?
2. Essential Oil Alternatives for Pest Control in Your Garden
~^~^~by Joanne Schwarm
Instead of chemical pesticides in your garden year – think about using essential oils instead. At an event I attended some time ago I heard about using essential oils for pest control, but did not remember what to use for what. I decided to do some research and now I am passing this on to you. Also as the heat increases throughout the Summer months and into the Fall, remember to hydrate yourself with plenty of water.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THOSE LITTLE VARMITS IN YOUR GARDEN
When these nasty little insects find a home on your plants – take a spray bottle with 4 oz water – add an essential oil and mist the plant. Don’t over-spray at one time. Several applications a day or two apart usually is sufficient. The Young Living Item # and 2015 wholesale prices are given for each oil:
- aphids, lice, slugs, snails, and weevils.
- aphids, cabbage root fly, moths, and slugs.
- black fly, black flea beetle, fleas, flies, greenfly, mosquitos, moths, and white fly.
- black flea beetle, fleas, mosquitos, and ticks.
- gnats, snails, weevils, and wooly aphids.
- cabbage root fly and carrot fly
- cabbage root fly, cutworm, nematodes, ticks, and white fly.
- ants, aphid caterpillars, black fleas, beetles, gnats, lice, moths, and plant lice.
TANSY (IDAHO): (#3656)
- black fly, carrot fly, fleas, flies, greenfly, mosquitos, and white fly.
- bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, and ticks.
RESEARCH REGARDING NATURAL REPELLENTS
There is documentation these alternatives do work as well – or better – that pesticides. Researchers at Michigan State University found that certain plant extracts were more effective at repelling deer, rabbits, and squirrels than commercial chemical controls.
A four-year study reported that the most effective extracts came from common garden plants: daffodils, hot pepper, bearded irises, catnip, and peppermint.
REMEMBER OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS
Here are recipes for a flea and a tick repellant that is said to have worked well. One user said that her pups smelled like furniture polish. (hmmm – not too bad)
FLEAS: clary sage, citronella, peppermint, lemon. You can add vodka (!) or alcohol and water for a spray.
TICKS: geranium, lavender, myrrh, bay, grapefruit, vodka, and distilled water. (Caution) Be aware that Clove & Pine, among others, are neurotoxic to dogs, so check your “Essential Oils Desk Reference,” or the “Reference Guide to Essential Oils,” for safety.
You can use the essential oils neat, rubbing along the belly and chest, feet and legs of your pet. They seem to like the smell. Use it every day, especially before they go outside.
You can also used these oils on yourself, especially lavender and geranium, to repel ticks when you go out-of-doors. You can apply the oil on your wrists and ankles, around the cuffs of your clothing, and also around your neck and waist.
STAY COOL WITH FLORAL WATERS: YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN!
To cool down this summer, make your own Floral Waters with: Lavender, Wild Tansy, Peppermint, Spearmint, Basil, or whatever you like. Take a spray bottle. Fill with water. Add your favorite essential oil(s). Shake well and refresh yourself. You may even want to chill the bottle in the freezer, a little, for an even greater cooling sensation.
This Summer is Almost Over, but will be back next Year –
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joanne Schwarm has been an active Young Living Distributor for many years and was the individual who requested and arranged the very first CARE Intensive Seminar (taught by David & Lee Stewart) which took place her home town of Burlington, Iowa, in the Spring of 2001.
3. Laughter is Good for Healing
by David Stewart, PhD
“A merry heart doeth good, like a medicine…” Proverbs 17:22
Many years ago, Norman Cousins, who was the editor of “The Saturday Evening Post,” contracted a deadly cancer. He healed himself by laughter, immersing himself daily in comedy films and things that made him laugh. More recently, Ed Asner, who played the editor-in-chief as Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, came down with a lethal cancer and followed the successful example of Norman Cousins, watching comedies and engaging in other activities that made him laugh. Ed Asner also overcame his cancer.
Just a little over a year ago April 2014), my wife, Lee, was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer that had metastasized into her liver, lungs, and lymphatic system. It was considered terminal with a prognosis of only a few more months to live. The medical doctors were urging immediate surgery with chemotherapy as the only chance for survival. Instead, Lee never went back to the doctor, but instead, purchased a ticket to the Nova Vita Clinic in Ecuador to receive large amounts of essential oils and other natural therapies. Now, over a year later, she has been tested and there is no trace of cancer. You can read all about her protocols in a back issue of “The Raindrop Messenger,” Vol. 12, No. 2, (Jul-Aug-Sep) Summer 2014, accessible from the home page of www.RaindropTraining.com.
Besides vitamins, minerals, essential oils, and various dietary restrictions, she also employed a lot of laughter. We didn’t get to watch any comedy TV in Ecuador, but Lee and I joked with each other throughout every day and laugher a lot. When we returned home to Missouri, in the United States, after a ten-week stay at Nova Vita, Lee was 90% recovered, but not completely. You can read about what she did after returning home in the article mentioned above. But having access to American television again, Lee began to watch TV Comedies as much as possible every day. The show that makes her laugh the most if “Everybody Loves Raymond.” She also watched reruns of “Everyone Loves Lucy,” “The Carol Burnett Show,” and others. She attributes her complete healing to her cheerful state of mind, reinforced and maintained by the comedy available on TV, as well as to her natural protocols and diet.
There is a long list of attributes and benefits to laughter. Here is a sample:
Laughter and worry cannot coexist.
Laughter reduces stress, including the levels of hormones associated with stress.
Laughter enhances the immune system, and makes it function better.
Laughter stimulates physical healing.
Laughter is rejuvenating and regenerating.
Laughter relaxes muscles throughout the body.
Laughter reduces pain in both duration and intensity.
Laughter is the opposite of anger. (Mothers have long known that if their child begins to lose their temper, they can stop the process by doing something to make their child laugh.)
Laughter balances brain hemispheres–left and right–the rational and the emotional sides of the brain.
Laughter reduces blood pressure.
Laughter can alleviate the discomfort of the flu or the common cold.
Laughter is aerobic, and oxygenates the body and brain.
Laughter makes you sing better. (Lee is our Church Choir Director and there is always a lot of joking and laughter during our practices. People comment on how good our choir sings.)
Laughter is a gentle and beneficial cardiac workout.
Laughter helps you cope with the daily challenges of life.
Laughter enhances your creativity. (Mozart, one of the most prolific composers in history, had a good sense of humor and liked to joke.)
Laughter is good for relationships of all kinds.
Laughter is sexy.
Laughter opens the heart.
Laughter makes learning easier. (As a teacher and college professor, I always made it a point to evoke at least one good laugh from every class.)
Laughter gives a glimpse of freedom from the mind and the restrictions of a rational world.
Laughter is a Spiritual experience, a brief touch of Joy, which is one of the attributes of God, and which leads to another Divine attribute, Love.