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DISCLAIMER...Any information provided in our messages is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or
offer treatment for disease. Our purpose and intention is to provide information to support people
who are seeking more education regarding natural alternatives while they pursue a state of optimal
health and longevity.
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(Don’t expect the same results unless using Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils and
supplements. Essential oil testimonials are an effective way of learning and sharing. With this knowledge,
we can take control of our own personal health. However, we are required by law to state: "These
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.")

         "The information shared herein is given by faith in a Higher Power over that of man."

   Hi everyone. I have a friend who has been put on a week of vocal rest because of a lesion on his vocal
chord. He's a musician, and he is needing to sing on a CD he's recording. The doctor has put him on
several prescriptions, including steroids, Prednisone, and flonase, humibid, and claratin. He's a believer in
essential oils, and wanted to know what he could do. I wasn't sure what would actually get to the vocal
chords, and if topical application to the throat or inhalation would be more effective, or both. So what
would you all recommend?
   Subject: Fwd:vocal chord lesion From: JULIA DOLLAHITE Dear Ellen, I am also a singer, and can
speak with some authority. I have trained operatically, have given several vocal concerts, and have one
scheduled May 20th of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, and Victor Herbert.
   First of all, your friend would not get vocal nodes except for one of two things: one, he is singing with
improper techniques, the kind of technique that is prevalent in rock and pop music; two, he has had some
sort of illness that caused the damage in and of itself. There is a third possibility: If he had a cold or
laryngitis or other illness which settled in the throat, and he tried to sing using improper techniques. Either
way, he has caused damage to his vocal folds, which are muscles, by pushing them too far. It's like a sprain.
Remember, a sprain takes much longer to heal than a broken bone, so this is very serious. Your friend's
doctor is absolute correct in putting him on complete vocal rest. Based on the drugs prescribed, it sounds
like your friend has some very serious swelling in the vocal folds. Hopefully, his is the kind from improper
singing techniques, because I've never heard of anyone recovering from damage due to illness.
   On rare occasions when I've had laryngitis, I've found the following essential oils to be helpful:
Rosemary, which reduces the mucous, and would be a replacement for the Claritin D and flonase (a nasal
spray). He should rub a drop or two on the throat and put a drop on the tip of the nose. (Claritin D and
flonase are common prescriptions for allergy sufferers.) Myrrh is excellent for the vocal folds; an employee
of mine received serious chemical burns on her vocal folds by using harsh cleaning chemicals in an
enclosed room, causing such swelling she could hardly breathe and had to go to the hospital. Two days
later, she was able to croak out a sound. I put a drop of Myrrh on her tongue and in 20 minutes, she could
talk for a minute or two in a near normal tone of voice. I made her stay quiet as long as she was at work, so
as to rest her voice. I recommend your friend not talk at all. Though I have not tried this, it is possible that
Sulfurzyme will help.
   Your friend should use a lot of steam inhalation -- either in a shower, or with his head draped with a
towel over a bowl of steaming water. It would be helpful to drop some eucalyptus in the water, if he chose
to do so. Drink lots of good water. Avoid any acidic foods that might cause irritation. Orange juice comes
to mind, while it's going down the throat, it can burn any wounds.
   If your friend is using a pop or rock style of singing, tell him to get some voice lessons. A good voice
teacher can help him to use proper techniques without destroying his style. Proper use of this muscle will
prevent further and even future damage. Like a sprain, it will take a longer time to heal, and may have a
tendency to be damaged again more easily.
   And finally, he must not push the recovery. If he does not allow his vocal folds to heal thoroughly, he
will run the risk being a non-vocalist musician, or have a voice like Rod Stewart or Janis Joplin. Julie
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   Subject: Vocal Nodes From: JULIA DOLLAHITE A few other things that help with laryngitis and might
be successfully applied for the lesions on the vocal folds: Lemongrass is good for sprains; possibly external
application on the throat and on the VitaFlex points. A drop or two in a glass of water might be helpful.
Frankincense is practically a panacea for most ills. A drop of that in the above-mentioned glass would be
beneficial. Cypress is helpful, but I'm not sure if it can be consumed orally. If damage is due to infection,
get out the oregano. It'll kill anything. Jasmine is good for hoarseness and laryngitis. From the PDR:
    Make a mixture of 10 drops rosemary, 8 drops Raven, 8 drops of frankincense, 2 drops oregano, 2 drops
peppermint, and gargle 2-4 times a day.
    OR:
    Mix 2 drops raven, 1 drop thyme, 3 drops frankincense, 3 drops lemon, 3 drops rosemary in 3/4 tsp
honey. Me, I'd swallow it whole (I love honey!). The PDR says to gargle 4 x daily the 1st week, 2 x daily
the 2nd week, 3 times daily the 3rd week, and 1ce a day the 4th week. Good luck! Julie
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   From: "pray4peace" Subject: Re: Help! I've lost my voice! Hi Sharon, The very exact same thing
happened to me this year. I finally kicked it by putting Thieves in a capsule twice a day. I used 5 drops a
capsule. I weigh 165...but I'm 6' tall. At least once a day if you can stand it, place one drop of Thieves on
your tongue. Take your tongue and massage the insides of your cheeks. Remember when we were kids and
tried to act like we had a ball in our mouths with our tongues? Okay, maybe that was just me. :>) Carol
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   From: Ladybug Julie Subject: Re: Help with Gary's formula for laryngitis Dear Valerie, I sing opera and
am familiar with laryngitis. I used to get it often after a sinus infection. Here's what I do:
Boil GOOD water.
Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into a cup.
Put a few drops of myrrh in it.
Add honey to taste for soothing the vocal cords and sweeten.
Pour the boiling water over it.
Allow the concoction to cool enough so the tea is not too hot on the vocal cords. Certainly, if you have
congestion at the same time, use Rosemary and R.C.
   Do not go out in winds without covering the ears, nose, and throat with a warm scarf. Do not talk AT
ALL. The voice is hoarse due to inflammation. Talking further irritates it. I hope this helps her in time for
the wedding! Julie Dollahite
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   From: "Frank Seeley NCTMB" Subject: RE: Strained Vocal Cords - Weak Voice Dear Susy, I have
nothing in my files re a strained voice, however all is not lost, let's think sore throat, let's think
soothing.....shall we. Off hand if you put 3 drops lemon 2 drops lavender (both on the GRAS (generally
regarded as safe by the FDA list) in a tablespoon adding either honey, pure maple syrup or Agave. Then
place in the mouth and swirl it around before swallowing slowly, I bet your throat would feel a lot better.
Just in case all of your voice problems are not due to straining it but a precursor to a micro organism sore
throat, I would until all this gets better in between the above recipe would place 1 drop of thieves on my
tongue (love that cinnamon twang!) swirl and swallow, that should take care of any buggy's or virus you
may also have. Let us know how you make out, Frank Seeley Moderator
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   From: Terry Todd Subject: Hoarseness Hello Joy! I am always surprised when I am surprised with these
oils. I KNOW they work, yet I always get a kick when they work so fast. My sister has been fighting a virus
for over 2 weeks - it's been going around here in Michigan - and she is a teacher and a coach. She came
over tonight and she could only whisper--and then get mad when I couldn't hear her!! So, I looked it up in
the EDR, gave her 1 drop Melrose in a tsp of honey. IMMEDIATELY, her voice became stronger. We
just looked at each other and laughed. She told me she would be my guinea pig any time. Confirmations and
verifications just keep coming! I'm so glad we've got these oils. Terry Todd C.M.T.
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   From: Ladybug Julie Subject: Re: Voice Box and Esophagus Damage Hi, Wipp, I am a vocalist and
student of music. I also teach private piano and voice lessons. Numerous things, from injuries to illness to
using the voice in an improper manner, can cause damage to the vocal cords and cause them to be weak,
raspy, or hoarse. Always, always, I tell students and other vocalists DO NOT TRY TO TALK with



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damaged vocal cords, you will only hurt them more. He should rest his voice, not try to talk loudly, and
only talk for short periods of time with long periods of silence in between.
   I was involved in a musical which had a cast of 5 women. Four of the five cast members had broken
bones: foot, 2 ankles, and a leg, which occurred after they were picked for their parts. These four singers
found that their normal vocal abilities were very strained as their bodies were putting great effort into
healing the broken bones.
   Illness and the level of tiredness will also greatly affect a voice. I sometimes have received a massage at
the end of a grueling week with the oddest result: my singing voice drops from a soprano range to much
lower, reaching into the tenor range! I am totally relaxed, though very tired. If your brother is recovering
from an illness and his strength is taxed, he needs to take it easy on his voice.
   The vocal cords are muscles, and in this case they probably have been bruised, rather than from an
illness. They will heal. For bruises, I use lavender. It COULD be taken internally, though it won't taste the
greatest, and it could certainly be applied on his throat.
   Don't use hot oils on the vocal cords if the cause is a bruise. It will irritate the injury even more. Another
thing that will help the vocal cords is hydration - good, pure water, not hot and not cold, no extremes in
temperature. Myrrh is very soothing to the voice, can be taken internally and externally (I learned this
directly from Mary Young, who is a very fine vocalist.)
   With time and patience the voice will return. If the injury causes calluses on the vocal cords, traditionally
surgery has been the answer, but it has many risks. There are ways of getting help for that without surgery,
I've seen before/after pictures of vocal chords with calluses using approaches other than surgery, and they
are remarkable. If you need more information, e-mail me privately.
   If it is determined that illness caused his vocal problems, then by all means, anything you would use to
kill bad bacteria - such as Thieves, Melaleuca, Melrose (one of my favorites for such issues) - will be
helpful.
   A singer's remedy for numerous complaints has been to boil good water, squeeze in the juice of 1/2
lemon, sweeten with honey, and drink, while steaming. Breathe in the steam (which also moisturizes the air
passages. The heat soothes the lemon clears of mucous, and the honey coats. All these things are helpful.
Hope your brother is feeling well again and talking a mile a minute soon! Julie
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   From: Joyce Stotts Subject: Re: Hoarseness Dear Sue and Joylers: My sister is also a composer and
singer (on the side). She experienced hoarseness from vocal distress and too much mold in FL. We used
Melrose and Lemon Oils on her throat, AFTER she gargled twice a day with the Thieves Fresh Essence
mouthwash. Because she is a teacher, she could not take a total vocal rest as was indicated. She did not
totally regain her singing voice to our great disappointment...at least she sings Alto now, instead of high
soprano. HOWEVER, the oils DID make it so that she did not have to have surgery or lose her voice
completely. Now days, Margaret is a very strong customer of YL products...all because of hoarseness. Best
as always, Joyce S.
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   From: Ladybug Julie Subject: Re: Hoarse Singing Voice Hi, Sue, As a vocalist, a student of music, and a
voice teacher, I have a little experience with this issue. The first thing which must be taken care of the
acidity issue. The gastric juices will destroy the larynx if he doesn't. I have a student/friend who is also
bulemic, and am working very hard with her to get her the emotional and medical help she needs, otherwise
what could be a great career will be destroyed. The oils that will help with digestion are Di-Gize (formerly
Di-Tone), and Peppermint. He should cleanse, and take a serious look at his eating habits, as well as
increase his water intake.
   Once the acid reflux problem is reduced or even better, abated, he can start working on the voice. If he
hasn't caused permanent damage, he should drink a homemade tea of water, honey or agave, and the juice of
1/2 lemon. If he has had prior singing experience, he should know some gentle singing exercises he can do
to start rebuilding his ability, but he should not push, and should not overdo.
   If he is an unexperienced (i.e., untrained) singer, he should get himself to a vocal coach for assistance in
this area. It might not be a bad idea for him to go to a laryngologist to find out if there is serious damage.
Surgery may be necessary, or there are other alternatives. MOST OF ALL, nothing should be done until
the acid problem is resolved, as that is the cause of the problem with the larynx. If he tries to fix the throat
before fixing the problem, he will not succeed. Hope this helps. Julie
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   From: Ladybug Julie Subject: Re: No Voice Hi Annette, Everyone is correct. She should NOT speak,
not even whisper, or sing. Gosh, it's like spraining your ankle, and then not putting a pressure bandage on
it, any of our good oils on it, and walking with crutches, but rather going out and playing soccer with it.
COMMON SENSE! I speak from experience, both as a vocalist/teacher of voice, and because I have
laryngitis right now due to an injury last Thursday. I was scheduled for a recital today, and it had to be
postponed at least until November 1 because of the damage. EVERYONE, from instructors to doctors, to
specialists, and my own common sense - you have an injury, treat it tenderly and carefully.
   As to oils she can use, a single drop of myrrh or lemon on the tongue. Lots of good cool water. I would
treat the throat area externally as though there were a bad scratch or even a bruise: therefore, lavender,
perhaps animal scents ointment, wrapped with a towel. She can even pick up some homeopathic things at
the health food store, since, if she's like me, she can't wait to get her voice back and is stressed and worried
about it. MOST OF ALL REST. Not having a voice is very tiring, and I have found I need extra sleep.
Stay off the phone, carry a pencil and a pad of paper, and DON'T TALK. Whispering is harder on the voice
than talking, so don't try to spare the larynx with whispering. Julie
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   From: "R & J Veters" Re: nerve damage Hi Renee, My dh's aunt had nerve damage to her vocal chords
following an operation. She lost her voice, had trouble breathing and had to be extremely careful
swallowing. She used a recipe that Gary had given us at a conference for nerve regeneration. Within 3
weeks she had her voice back. It had 20 drops vetiver, 6 drops balsam fir, & 5 drops peppermint. in His
love Juana
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   From: "Frank Seeley" Re: Vocal Cord nodules (Voice Problems) Hi Kathleen, I have some info for you
based on other people's testimonies
   1) Jasmine on exterior throat recommended for loss of voice
   2) One drop Melrose one d Lemon in a spoonful (honey or agave blue) Swirl around in mouth for a few
minutes then swallow slowly.
   Notes: Cut out all dairy, squeeze juice of one whole lemon into a two
cup Pyrex cup add hot water (not boiling) and slowly sip.
   Some people add 1 do of Myrrh into the honey mix above
   3. The biggest difference in my singing voice after using the above remedies is to place 2 d peppermint
into my palms inhaled and also rub peppermint laden little finger onto tongue and inhale sharply (1 - 2 d
peppermint). These all came from a woman named Heidi B. Hope these help Be well Frank Seeley
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   Sore throat passed quickly Dawn Ryan A friend of the family was sick with something that included sore
throat and voice loss. We found out near the end of her illness, so gave her some Thieves spray to use
orally. She sprayed her throat a total of three times that night, and the next day her voice was back. When I
started to get a scratchy-feeling throat soon after, I rubbed a couple drops each of Frankincense and Lemon
on the outside of my throat, along the lymph & Eustachian tube areas. I did it once that day. The next day I
used Thieves spray in my throat once about noon, and that night I did the Frankincense + Lemon
again. When I woke up the following morning, my throat was back to normal!
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Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils and
supplements. Essential oil testimonials are an effective way of learning and sharing. With this
knowledge, we can take control of our own personal health. However, we are required by law to state:
            "These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are
                          not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."

Laryngitis
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 DISCLAIMER...Any information provided in our messages is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or
offer treatment for disease. Our purpose and intention is to provide information to support people
who are seeking more education regarding natural alternatives while they pursue a state of optimal
health and longevity.
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          "The information shared herein is given by faith in a Higher Power over that of man."


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          Dear Fellow Oilers, I have a friend that is a singer and she had laryngitis a few years back and has
not been able to get her singing voice back to where it was before the laryngitis. What oils would you
suggest she use? Thanks. Heidi
          Heidi, I sing opera and teach voice. As to choices of oil, I think it depends on the problem.
Laryngitis is the inflammation of the vocal folds, or cords, as they are more commonly known. If she had a
lengthy bout of recurring problem with Laryngitis, she may have nodes on the cords. As air goes through
the cords, they vibrate and muscles cause the cords to stretch and relax, depending on the pitch one was
trying to make. (Kind of like stretching a rubber-band and "twanging" it.)
          Nodes or nodules are like calluses on the cord, inhibiting the cords' ability to vibrate and make a
pleasing sound. It will make a voice sound raspy, grating, harsh, or even just breathy (not Marilyn Monroe
style, more like being short of breath.) If nodes are the problem, she might try the kind of oils that dissolve
calluses, massaged on the throat and Vitaflex points. If the problem is muscular in nature, get her back to a
vocal coach for retraining the muscles.
          Mary Young is a trained operatic singer. I had the opportunity to ask her what oils she likes to use
for her voice, and she told me Myrrh and Cypress. This, however, would be for someone who is not
suffering from nodes.
          Myrrh is excellent for Laryngitis, but I do not know if it will help with nodes. Cypress for
circulation, to warm up the vocal cords before singing, much as you stretch before exercising to prepare the
muscles for physical activity. One last thing. If your friend has nodes and decides to have surgery, make
sure she gets a doctor who knows what he's doing. The doctor should remove only 1/2 of the node at a
time. If he removes the entire node from the cord at one time, he WILL DAMAGE - IRREPARABLY - the
cord. This happened to Julie Andrews, who had nodes removed all at once. She will never sing again, not
like she used to. Julie Dollahite       Newman CA
          I read the post re: using myrrh for laryngitis, and I am curious, would a person gargle with it or
apply it on the outside of the throat? Thanks.            Ellen G.
          This isn't about myrrh, but I have had excellent results with a drop or two of lemon oil in a quart of
water. Sip all day and laryngitis is greatly eased. It may depend on the cause and severity and even location
in the throat of the laryngitis whether myrrh or lemon would be more helpful.             Carla
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          Everyone needs the PDR, or EODR, for it reveals under "COLDS"- SORE THROAT,
TONSILLITIS, LARYNGITIS, INFLUENZA how to use many different oils (31 oils all together) and what
solutions for and how many times to gargle. There are 3 columns, or 1 1/2 pages about treatment of the
throat problems. Order from Frank
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          The Effectiveness of Essential Oils By Nancy Sanderson As you apply essential oils to your body
you are wondering what happens. We have heard Gary state that the essential oils are made up of amino
acid structures. This is why they are synergistic, why they will penetrate the dermal shield so quickly and
will absorb into the system so quickly and efficiently. By applying the oils to the skin they will go into the
system in 2-3 seconds and saturate the whole body in 21 minutes depending on the size of the body. The
effects of the essential oils (the frequency) can last up to 5 months. Because of their molecular structure,
essential oils form the amino acid chains which bond with proteins. This means that anytime you rub
essential oils on your skin, drop them in your mouth or use the dietary supplements (such as Vita Green and
others) the essential oil molecules are bonding with the proteins of the tissues they are in contact with. How
do you respond when someone asks you how essential oils work? One of the things you can share with them
is that essential oils bond with protein molecules and therefore they enhance the protein absorption, protein
conversion and protein utilization. In other word essential oils without question enhance your body's ability
to utilize the protein more efficiently. By using the essential oils we are assisting the body to heal itself.
          LEDUM contains monoterpenes, 42% sesquiterpenes, and esters. Ledum grows north of the Arctic
Circle. Because of its structure it is a very powerful liver detoxifier and a tissue regenerator of the liver. It
also flushes the liver out. You know that if the liver chemistry is out of balance, the entire body is out of
balance. The liver is the biggest chemistry organ of the body carrying out 5,000 plus functions daily. It is
the most important organ when it comes to the human body. A healthy liver is important to have a healthy
body. Ledum has anti-tumoral agents which have been found to be even stronger than Frankincense. The
native Eskimos use it for treatment of cancer because of it being a very powerful anti-tumoral agent. Gary


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has found that by using 20 drops in a capsule that it has helped speed up his metabolism. NOTE: The
numbers before the essential oil can indicate drops or parts.
SORE THROAT/STREP THROAT 1 Cinnamon bark, 5 Lavender, 2 Hyssop mix well apply to q-tip and
swab throat or gargle.
FOR A COUGH THAT LASTS AND LASTS - (1) 5 drops Melrose in a capsule twice a day (2) 10
Melaleuca alternifolia, 8 Melaleuca ericifolia (Australian Rosalina), 5 Myrtle. This is also great for chest
and nasal congestion.
SCAR TISSUE - 10 Helichrysum, 6 Lavender, 8 Lemongrass, 4 Patchouly, 5 Myrrh mixed with 1 oz. V-6
FEVER - 10 drops Thieves taken in a capsule broke a fever of 102 and the man was talking with his normal
voice within an hour.
MAGIC RELIEF: 8 Spruce, 8 Sandalwood, 7 Fir, 5 Hyssop, 4 Lemongrass, 5 Helichrysum, 4 Birch, 2
German (blue) Chamomile, 1 Blue Tansy, mixed in 1 oz. V-6
BONE ON BONE: 8 Helichrysum, 12 Clove, 6 Lemongrass, 6 Birch, 10 Spruce, mixed in 1/2 oz V-6.
Clove and also Ginger are very healing for bone regeneration.
INNER PEACE: 5 Spearmint, 6 Lemongrass, 15 Marjoram, 1-3 Jasmine, 1 oz V-6
 Question concerning Lou Gehrig's - Rub neck with Juniper, Cypress and Aroma Siez. Also do a full body
massage with 10 Cardamom, 10 Peppermint and 10 Rosemary mixed in 1 oz. V-6.
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          Subject: Peppermint to the rescue From: Stan Hingston My family and I are in the theatrical
production of Fiddler on the Roof which opened tonight in Bigger Saskatchewan. When we arrived at the
theatre today we learned that the actor Ian (who has a beautiful tenor/baritone voice) playing the lead role of
Tevye had developed laryngitis and could hardly talk. Fortunately I had brought a few of my oils along for
my own sore throat and offered him a drop of peppermint on the tongue. He immediately felt a difference
and was able to speak by opening time. He used it several more times during the performance. He had to
skip the "If I Were A Rich Man" song but was able to get through all the speaking parts, read through most
of the other songs, and even sang a few of the shorter numbers like "Do You Love Me". We have 4 more
performances to go - I will keep you posted. Stan Hingston
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          From: "Orpha" Subject: Re: Goldenrod Good morning friends! I had a case of Laryngitis when I
received my first bottle of Goldenrod a few months ago. I could hardly squeak into the phone when my
husband called me from his truck. I looked up Goldenrod in the EODR and saw it was good for Laryngitis!
I did not relish gargling with it so I just applied it neat on my throat area. About 15 minutes later I could not
believe the difference in my voice, I could literally feel the inflammation going down. I called my husband
to tell him and the first thing he said, "What in the world happened to you that you can talk now?!" I kept
reapplying the next couple days as needed and was very pleased with my discovery! Wishing a great day to
everyone! Orpha
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          From: "pray4peace" Subject: Re: Help! I've lost my voice! Hi Sharon, The very exact same thing
happened to me this year. I finally kicked it by putting Thieves in a capsule twice a day. I used 5 drops a
capsule. I weigh 165...but I'm 6' tall. At least once a day if you can stand it, place one drop of Thieves on
your tongue. Take your tongue and massage the insides of your cheeks. Remember when we were kids and
tried to act like we had a ball in our mouths with our tongues? Okay, maybe that was just me. :>) Carol
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             From: "sharons_oils" Subject: Re: Help! I've lost my voice! Greetings Everyone! All of you are
so wonderful! I had so many replies this morning. And I was very disappointed to see that I'd run out of
Thieves (won't let that happen again!) But thanks to your advice I used Oregano, Peppermint, and Myrrh
(this one surprised me. I had it but never really used it...). I alternated them, a few drops in a capsule every
hour for about 6 hours now! And my voice is back. YEAY!!! Now, I still sound like I've been eating
rocks. But I have no doubt that I'll be back in no time! Thanks, everyone! I knew that you'd all do better
than my MD (who, by the way has yet to return my phone calls. oh well...)! And I have managed to avoid
antibiotics!!! Even better. Many Thanks! Sharon
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            From: C L Cifelli Subject: Re: Re: Help! I've lost my voice! Dear Sharon Congratulations on
regaining your voice! There's a recipe in the EODR (p. 273 2nd Ed) under Colds and Flu for laryngitis,
using Melrose and lemon in honey. I've used this and my voice has returned in a very short time. In


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addition to swirling the blend in my mouth, I also gargled with it, which seemed logical since it was my
throat that had the problem! Carole Miller
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          From: "Doug & Jeanette Arrington" Subject: Re: Help! I've lost my voice! Good day Speechless, I
'lost my voice' for 2 weeks a couple of years ago... went to the DR and he stated it is allergies and that this
was common. Gave me some Allegra or something and I used that for a while. NOW, I simply put a drop or
two of peppermint oil on the back of my neck whenever allergy symptoms begin or before (watery eyes,
runny nose, sneezing, itchy or red eyes...) and this takes care of it for me. I have not lost my voice since!
And I haven't used ANY pharmaceuticals for 16 months now. Next thing, I'd suggest a cleanse.........Yours
sincerely, Jeanette
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             From: "kidnicki" Subject: Re: Help! I've lost my voice! I & HELLO                   VOICE use
JASMINE.....Sandalwood. Diffuse Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood, and Thyme for Laryngitis. Also
look under FLU.., COLDS, Blend---Mix 6RC and 2 Ravensara. Apply to the chest. Neck throat and sinus
area. This is the best the very very best. Every one of you should try this, I never had a complaint, and only
one person who said his diagnoses was leather lungs??? Grabbed the bottles and book and said," I WANT
THIS NOW, RIGHT NOW" HE COULD BREATHE more freely. Want his name etc.? I'll give it to you.
Diffuse or put 4 drops in a half cup of hot water, then place nose and mouth into cup (not in the water) and
breathe deeply…all in the Higley book. Blessings, TERRIE
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          From: "redspiralstudioz" Subject: Re: Voice problem Greetings Joyful Ones: It's Z. June and Jim
wrote: "Moderator note: This message has been modified to remove the name of any disease...Jim
          Dear Joy people: Can anyone recommend oils to use for strangled voice?" First, that's elegant, Jim,
and a good example of how to use non-medical terminology. I ask all Joygroup members to take note and
save our overworked Mr. Lynn the trouble of modifying messages himself--I can't imagine that he will have
time to do this for every message, and if we all work on it, we can communicate in FDA-approved
terminology and help one another better.
          For "strangled voice;" per purple EODR: one drop of Melrose and one drop of lemon in a
spoonful of honey. Swirl around in mouth for a few minutes and swallow.
          Per me (a singer) who has just gone thru a similar difficulty: Cut out all dairy consumption.
Squeeze the juice of a whole lemon into a two-cup Pyrex glass cup, add hot water, and slowly sip. I use this
in conjunction with the Melrose and Lemon oil in honey. I also like to add a drop of Myrrh to a spoonful of
honey. Alternate this several times daily for a day or two and I get a clear speaking and singing voice. Last
week I went through 10 lemons in two days and my problem was solved before the second day was over. A
cup of hot water with juice of 1/2 a lemon every morning can work wonders anyway (while one would think
differently, this seems to help alkalinize the system!) Of course, organic if possible! Best, Z
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          To: Sha-Faun Enterprises LLC Subject: What is Onycha Oil? Dear Sha-Faun Team Over the last
year we have had several ask about Onycha oil. Here is a post we send a couple of years ago Nancy asks
this question and a good one too!
          Hi Shauna, Could you please tell me what you use "Onycha" for. I got it in one of my kits and
cannot find it anywhere in any of the books for the use of it. Thanks Bunches, Nancy
          Like Nancy we did not find ''Onycha'' in the Essential Oil Desk Reference. We have two bottles of
it and to be honest with you, we appreciated Nancy bringing this to our attention. For those of you who have
the 12 Ancient Oils of Scripture....you have this very valuable Essential Oil. We encourage all of you to get
this kit and to listen to the enclosed tape by Dr. Young. Besides that, the price for these 12 oils is very
reasonable (code 3143 ...Wholesale price is $95.00)
          Onycha Styrax benzoin: It is very thick and dark reddish brown and gives an ice-cream aroma.
Like Myrrh and Frankincense, Onycha has been used for thousands of years as an ingredient of incense. It is
both soothing and stimulating. It is also very warming, and this makes it particularly helpful for colds, flu,
coughs and sore throats. Also for inhalation for sore throats and loss of voice. It seems to 'get things
moving' in the body, whether it is clearing mucus, stimulating the circulation, expelling gas or
increasing the flow of urine. It is very comforting for griping pains in the stomach, and for urinary
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            Used also for healing many kinds of skin lesions, from cracked and chapped hands and toes.
Blends well with other oils like lemon and lavender and rose.
            We have not used this oil a lot....we used a toothpick to get it out of the bottle....loved it....looks
like it is time for us to do a little more experimenting.
            Thanks Nancy for asking the question....it made us 'listen to the tape again' and 'study'. Hope this
helps all of you! Richard and Shauna Dastrup Sha-Faun Enterprises LLC
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            From: "Aileen & Joseph Ranseth" Subject: Laryngitis Amy, Mix some peppermint & clove (or
purification) in with some maple syrup and swallow very slowly. Keep the throat coated by swallowing
some every time it feels like it's wearing off. You'll be back to normal in no time at all. joseph ranseth
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            Hi Nancy, The lead lady in the play "Guys and Dolls" which starts Wednesday has laryngitis.
 Any suggestions? Thanks Jan,
            Have her smell lemon. That will clear it right up. She will be so surprised that she will not believe
it herself. I had a lady call me from Oregon with the same problem and she had a class to teach and couldn't
talk, I could hardly hear her over the phone. I asked her if she had lemon oil and she said yes. I told her to
take the lid off and hold it to her nose while she was talking to me. As she talked, her voice got stronger
and stronger until it was clear. She could not believe it. I also did the same thing for a lady that came up to
me after teaching a class, in a whisper asked me a few questions on one what to do for laryngitis. While she
was talking I just held the lemon oil with the lid off close to her. When her voice came back she said what
did you do? She had not noticed that I was holding the lemon oil. I showed her the bottle and she could not
believe it either... It would help also for her to gargle with NingXia Red. And swab her throat with Exodus
II, hopefully lemon will do the job if that's all she has. Good Luck, Nancy
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supplements. Essential oil testimonials are an effective way of learning and sharing. With this knowledge,
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statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.")


Hi June
Jasmine on the throat is recommended for loss of voice. I'm sure there must be underlying issues that are
causing the problem. Sounds like emotional stuff based on what little information we have here. I'd
probably do a treatment with the Feelings Kit. Also, maybe think in terms of a Candida problem. Good
luck! Julia


For "strangled voice"
Per purple EODR use one drop of Melrose and one drop of Lemon in a spoonful of honey. Swirl around in
mouth for a few minutes and swallow. Per me (a singer) who has just gone through a similar difficulty - cut


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out all dairy consumption. Squeeze the juice of a whole Lemon into a two-cup Pyrex glass cup, add hot
water and slowly sip. I use this in conjunction with the Melrose and Lemon oil in honey. I also like to add
a drop of Myrrh to a spoonful of honey. Alternate this several times daily for a day or two and I get a clear
speaking and singing voice. Last week I went through 10 Lemons in two days and my problem was solved
before the second day was over. A cup of hot water with juice of ½ a lemon every morning can work
wonders anyway. While one would think differently, this seems to help alkalize the system! Of course,
organic if possible! Best, Z


Dear Susy
I have nothing in my files regarding a strained voice, however all is not lost. Let's think sore throat, let's
think soothing. If you put 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops Lavender in a tablespoon adding either honey, pure
maple syrup or Agave, then place in the mouth and swirl it around before swallowing slowly, I bet your
throat would feel a lot better. Just in case all of your voice problems are not due to straining it, but a
precursor to a micro organism sore throat, I would until all this gets better. In between the above recipe I
would place 1 drop of Thieves on my tongue swirl and swallow. That should take care of any bugs or virus
you may also have.
Let us know how you make out, Frank Seeley


Hi Everyone
My dad had a CAT scan Wednesday night and they found nothing. He is having an MRI tomorrow
morning, so we are still unsure about the exact cause of his loss of speech, etc. Today I took over all the
oils I had that were listed in the EODR Vol. 2 on pages 257-259. I had more than I thought I did. I made
him put a drop of each on right then so he would know where and how to use them. Fortunately, he is open
to them! As we sat and talked for a while, he suddenly couldn't speak again (it comes and goes). I grabbed
the Clarity and Brain Power and told him to put some on, but he started inhaling them instead, which was
fine. He was really sucking them in big-time, almost to the point of sticking the bottles up his nose and we
both laughed. But the cool thing is within just a couple of minutes, he could speak again, albeit slowly at
first. I was so stoked! I told him to put the oils on every hour and to keep "snorting" the Clarity and Brain
Power. I LOVE THIS STUFF! Thanks again everyone. What a life-saving, loving group of wonderful
people you are! Peace and Love, Sally


Hi Wipp
I am a vocalist and student of music. I also teach private piano and voice lessons. Numerous things, from
injuries to illness to using the voice in an improper manner, can cause damage to the vocal cords and cause
them to be weak, raspy or hoarse. Always, always, I tell students and other vocalists DO NOT TRY TO
TALK with damaged vocal cords, you will only hurt them more. He should rest his voice, not try to talk
loudly and only talk for short periods of time with long periods of silence in between.
I was involved in a musical which had a cast of 5 women. Four of the five cast members had broken bones:
foot, 2 ankles and a leg, which occurred after they were picked for their parts. These four singers found that
their normal vocal abilities were very strained as their bodies were putting great effort into healing the
broken bones.
Illness and the level of tiredness will also greatly affect a voice. I sometimes have received a massage at the
end of a grueling week with the oddest result. My singing voice drops from a soprano range to much lower,
reaching into the tenor range! I am totally relaxed, though very tired. If your brother is recovering from an
illness and his strength is taxed, he needs to take it easy on his voice.
The vocal cords are muscles and in this case they probably have been bruised, rather than from an illness.
They will heal. For bruises, I use Lavender. It COULD be taken internally, though it won't taste the
greatest and it could certainly be applied on his throat. Don't use hot oils on the vocal cords if the cause is a
bruise. It will irritate the injury even more.
Another thing that will help the vocal cords is hydration - good, pure water, not hot and not cold, no
extremes in temperature. Myrrh is very soothing to the voice, can be taken internally and externally (I
learned this directly from Mary Young, who is a very fine vocalist.)


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With time and patience the voice will return. If the injury causes calluses on the vocal cords, traditionally
surgery has been the answer, but it has many risks. There are ways of getting help for that without surgery,
I've seen before/after pictures of vocal chords with calluses using approaches other than surgery and they
are remarkable. If you need more information, e-mail me privately.
If it is determined that illness caused his vocal problems, then by all means anything you would use to kill
bad bacteria - such as Thieves, Melaleuca, Melrose (one of my favorites for such issues) - will be helpful.
A singer's remedy for numerous complaints has been to boil good water, squeeze in the juice of ½ lemon,
sweeten with honey and drink while steaming. Breathe in the steam (which also moisturizes the air
passages. The heat soothes the lemon clears of mucous and the honey coats. All these things are helpful.
Hope your brother is feeling well again and talking a mile a minute soon! Julie


Dear Sue
My sister is also a composer and singer on the side. She experienced hoarseness from vocal distress and too
much mold in Florida. We used Melrose and Lemon on her throat, AFTER she gargled twice a day with the
Thieves Fresh Essence mouthwash. Because she is a teacher, she could not take a total vocal rest as was
indicated. She did not totally regain her singing voice to our great disappointment, but at least she sings
Alto now, instead of high soprano. HOWEVER, the oils DID make it so that she did not have to have
surgery or lose her voice completely. Joyce Stotts


Hi Sue
As a vocalist, a student of music, and a voice teacher, I have a little experience with this issue.
The first thing that must be taken care of is the acidity issue. The gastric juices will destroy the larynx if he
doesn't. I have a student/friend who is also bulimic and am working very hard with her to get her the
emotional and medical help she needs, otherwise what could be a great career will be destroyed.
The oils that will help with digestion are Di-Gize (formerly Di-Tone), and Peppermint. He should cleanse
and take a serious look at his eating habits, as well as increase his water intake.
Once the acid reflux problem is reduced or even better, abated, he can start working on the voice. If he
hasn't caused permanent damage, he should drink a homemade tea of water, honey or Agave and the juice of
one half lemon. If he has had prior singing experience, he should know some gentle singing exercises he
can do to start rebuilding his ability, but he should not push and should not overdo. If he is an
inexperienced (i.e., untrained) singer, he should get himself to a vocal coach for assistance in this area.
It might not be a bad idea for him to go to a laryngologist to find out if there is serious damage. Surgery
may be necessary or there are other alternatives. MOST OF ALL, nothing should be done until the acid
problem is resolved, as that is the cause of the problem with the larynx. If he tries to fix the throat before
fixing the problem, he will not succeed. Hope this helps. Julie


Annette
You may want to have her daughter try 1 drop Melrose, 1 drop Lemon in 1 teaspoon honey, swish around in
mouth for a couple of minutes to liquefy, then swallow. You can rub Bergamot on her throat as well. Also,
try adding a drop of Thieves in a 32 ounce glass of water and have her drink it. Happy singing! Heather
Joy


Hi Annette
Everyone is correct. She should NOT speak, not even whisper or sing. It's like spraining your ankle and
then not putting a pressure bandage on it, any of our good oils on it and walking with crutches, but rather
going out and playing soccer with it. COMMON SENSE!
I speak from experience, both as a vocalist/teacher of voice and because I have laryngitis right now due to
an injury last Thursday. I was scheduled for a recital today and it had to be postponed at least until
November 1 because of the damage. EVERYONE, from instructors to doctors, to specialists and my own
common sense - you have an injury, treat it tenderly and carefully.



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As to oils she can use, a single drop of Myrrh or Lemon on the tongue and lots of good cool water. I would
treat the throat area externally as though there were a bad scratch or even a bruise - Lavender, perhaps
Animal Scents Ointment, wrapped with a towel. She can even pick up some homeopathic things at the
health food store, since if she's like me, she can't wait to get her voice back and is stressed and worried
about it. Most of all REST. Not having a voice is very tiring and I have found I need extra sleep. Stay off
the phone, carry a pencil and a pad of paper and DON'T TALK. Whispering is harder on the voice than
talking, so don't try to spare the larynx with whispering. Julie


Hello Amy
I've had challenges with my voice and clearing my throat also. I believe that I damaged a vocal chord many
years ago, teaching a Young Living class for a large group without a microphone. Over the years, I've tried
many things (Lavender and Lemon layered on my throat have helped), but the very best I've found is the
Thieves Lozenges. I like the originals - the white ones, as they seem to work best for my throat. Sometimes
I need to use several in a row, like 4 -5 one after another, but they work so well for me. Some people prefer
the newer, harder, lozenges. So if the white ones don't work for you, try the newer kind.
Another thing to consider is whether you think you have mucous coming down from your sinuses. If that's
the case, I would also do a lot of inhalations of RC and take Vitamin C - 1,000 mg twice a day. Good Luck!
Vicki Opfer


Hi Kathleen
I have some information for you based on other people's testimonies.
Jasmine on exterior throat recommended for loss of voice. One drop Melrose one drop Lemon in a
spoonful (honey or Agave blue) Swirl around in mouth for a few minutes then swallow slowly. Notes: Cut
out all dairy, squeeze juice of one whole lemon into a two cup Pyrex cup add hot water (not boiling) and
slowly sip. Some people add 1 drop of Myrrh into the honey mix above.
The biggest difference in my singing voice after using the above remedies is to place 2 drops Peppermint
into my palms inhaled and also rub Peppermint laden little finger onto tongue and inhale sharply (1 - 2
drops Peppermint). These all came from a woman named Heidi B. Hope these help. Be well, Frank Seeley


My personal opinion is Lemon is the answer for clearing throat problems. Take a capsule full and in 30
seconds it's half gone! In 30 minutes - no more mucous at all. If it comes back same day do it again, same
result. Robert von


Annette
I like to use Marjoram to relax the muscles and tissues associated with physical or emotional pains. I have
found that people with throat problems feel like they don't have a voice. I'd ask her about her past so that
she feels heard. Wintergreen is coming to me, too. Thank you for all you do to serve your people and us.
Hopefully see you at convention. Tiffany


Hello
A client of mine had to have his thyroid gland removed along with chemo and radiation for thyroid cancer.
Now his vocal cords are paralyzed. So far what I have suggested per Dr. LeAnne's advice is to gargle with
Aloe Vera juice with Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lavender and Balsam Fir also of course to put on
topically along with Trauma Life. Does anyone have any other suggestions or testimonials with this?
Thanks so much, Julie Chertow


Hi Julie
I have experience with a few of these types of cases of paralyzed vocal cords. I ALWAYS find that in a
case like this there is an emotional component that needs to be addressed. Typically the person either feels


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like their voice is never heard or they are someone who is sharp tongued, in other words, verbally abusive to
others, especially their spouse. This type of person will often have a hard time communicating what they
are really feeling and thinking because they don't know how. The body however can never lie and
expresses the feelings and thoughts in response to the internal environment.
I would look into their childhood and see if there were any events going on where they felt they had no
voice. I have found this sometimes as abuse (either to the child or from one parent to another where the
child felt helpless to do anything to prevent it or have a voice or in cases where the child grew up in a very
strict military home where, like a solider, they had no voice).
Here are my recommendations. I would get this person to a Non-Violent Communication specialist ASAP
for more information on where to find one in your area. I would also recommend getting this person to a
highly trained CHEK Practitioner (Level 3 or 4 who is also an HLC 3) that specializes in identifying
emotional patterns in people and helping them to work through the etiology of the problem (any Level 4 can
do this, only some of the level 3's can, but make sure they have been through the HLC 3 training). You can
find one in your area at. I am in Northern California and am more than happy to help if you are in the area
or your client is willing to travel. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at or 707.849.7314. In
health, Megan Valente


(Don’t expect the same results unless using Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils and
supplements. Essential oil testimonials are an effective way of learning and sharing. With this knowledge,
we can take control of our own personal health. However, we are required by law to state: "These
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.")




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