Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Ocimum basilicum-distilled from the flowering herb.  Has a light, fresh sweet spicy scent with balsamic undertones. There are many chemotypes.   The methyl chavicol type has a harsher odor and different constituents.  The Linalol type (French) is much preferred  for aromatherapy use. Blends  with BERGAMOT,  LIME, CITRONELLA,  HYSSOP,  Citrus oils, Black Pepper, Atlas Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Niaouli, Palma Rosa, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, and Thyme Linalol

CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating. Possible sensitizer.  Dilute well for topical use.
CHARACTER:  "Purposeful Genie" Uplifting, Awakening, Clarifying, Stimulating,  Sanctuary, Steady, Kind
ETHERIC COLORS: Green, Blue, Violet, Silver
NUMBER:  1     
 CHAKRA:  2    
 ELEMENT:  Fire, Air       
 NOTE:  Top
 ASTRO:  Mars
GEMS:  Botswana Agate, Labradorite, Hematite, 
ENERGY TYPE: Predominately 4, 3
USED FOR THESE  POSITVE ATTRIBUTES:  Positive, Purposeful, Concentration, Assertive, Decisive, Straightforward, Trust, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Clarity, Cheerful.   Helps one maintain open mind.
USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Indecision, Mental fatigue, Negativity, Lack of direction, Burnout, Apathy, Bitterness, Resentment, Addiction, Conflict, Fear of intimacy, Doubts, Melancholy, Anxiety, Depression
USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Muscle Spasms, Insect bites, muscular aches, bronchitis, coughs, earaches, sinus, nausea, colds, fevers, flu, insomnia, migraine, fibromyalgia
PROPERTIES:   anti-spasmodic, restorative (for nerves and adrenal cortex), intestinal antiseptic.
PERSONALITY: + Often the entrepreneurs of the world.  Able to see what others may not even know exists.
+ Ambition, enterprise, drive, flair, get them where they want to be, usually honestly. +They enjoy academic pursuits more than sporting ones.
+ Wisdom far beyond their years, plus a fair amount of luck.  Brilliant flashes of inspiration get them out of difficult situations. Basically optimistic.  Generally charming, sexy lovers of life, despite their calm, sometimes sullen exterior.
+ Sometimes it seems they have spiritual intervention.
+ Very direct and blunt, particularly if you don’t get their point.  May seem patronizing, but they mean no harm and may feel they are doing you a favor by being blunt.
+ Power holds a great attraction.  They often become bosses in commercial organizations. Also found in jobs involving law or espionage. The seamier side of life fascinates them.. They are drawn to the mysterious, fascinated by the paranormal, and will apply cool logic.
+ They are often the genies in life—the eccentric artists, mad poets, sacrificed writers. Perhaps it is their deep wisdom that allows them to glance into unknown realms.. May experiment with mind altering drugs as they quest for surreal and spiritual communication.+ Everything has a place and there is a reason for everything. Protectors of ideas, imagination and free will. 
BLENDS: Timberline, Way of the Leaf, Dragon Quest, Chaco, High Rain


Citrus Bergamia-extracted from the cold pressure of the rind of the nearly ripe fruit.  Fresh, sweet-fruity, slightly balsamic undertone.  Blends well with any oil, especially JASMINE, CYPRESS, GERANIUM, LEMON, CHAMOMILE, JUNIPER, CORIANDER, and VIOLET. Has over 300 chemical constituents. Used extensively in the fragrance industry—a classic ingredient of colognes.

CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic. May be irritating.  Sensitizer  and Phototoxic. Dilute well for topical use.

CHARACTER:  "Joyful Adventurer”Refreshing, Uplifting, Encouraging,   optimistic, spontaneous, Clarity, Ethereal lightness
 ETHERIC COLORS: Deep Greens, Blue, Magenta, Orange
GEMS:  Watermelon Tourmaline, Carnelian, Dark Green Aventurine  
 CHAKRA:  4, 3, 5 
ELEMENT:  Fire, Air
Blending Factor: 7 - 10
ENERGY TYPE:  Predominately 1,2; Cool, Dry

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Concentration, Confidence, Balance, Strength, Joy, Motivation, Cheer, Harmony, Alertness, Assertive,  Creative, Focused, Self-esteem, Rediscover spontaneity and optimism.

USED FOR HEALING THESE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS: Addiction, Amnesia, Anger, Anxiety, Apathy, Burnout, Confusion, Depression, Exhaustion, Fear, Grief, Hysteria, Loneliness, Stress

USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Acne, boils, cold sores, eczema, wounds, sore throat, cystitis, colds, fever, flu, ulcers, candida.   digestive problems
PROPERTIES:  antispasmodic,  insect repellent, analgesic, cellular regeneration, targets female hormones.    Do not use before going into sun, as it increases photosensitivity.

+Caring, considerate, full of energy.  Joyful approach to life.
+Being around….is as joyful as walking through a field of sunflowers.
+Found usually in the caring professions or any job requiring skill, energy, ambition.
+Positive, confident, out-going, charismatic.
+Not afraid to put themselves in line for the best position.
+Often drift toward the media, where they enjoy being up-front as presenter or spokesperson.
+Good with children.  Energy level compatible.
+Enjoys the thrill of new adventure…fun is climbing mountains or running white water.
+People always feel so much better after seeing them. They have incredible empathy for others who are feeling distressed, even to feeling  emotional pain.
-If negative, can plummet into the depths of despair, but doesn’t allow people to see how sad they’re feeling.  People are inclined to think they don’t have a care in the world.


Black Pepper

Piper nigrum-distilled from the peppercorns, dried and crushed.  Has a fresh, dry-woody, warm, spicy scent.  Used in the food industry and for unusual effects in perfumery, such as with ROSE. Has been used in the East for over 4,000 years for medicinal and culinary.  Blends with FRANKINCENSE, SANDALWOOD, LAVENDER, ROSEMARY, MARJORAM, other spices.  There is also a "White pepper" from which the hulls have been removed and a "Pink Pepper" (Schinus molle) which essential oil has a sweeter character than black pepper, going well even in fruit sauces, vinaigrette's, and desserts.

CAUTIONS:  Possible irritant; Dilute appropriately.

CHARACTER: " Unabashed Motivator" Secure, Comforting, Directional, Endurance    
ETHERIC COLORS: Red, Orange, Blue, Green, Gold
ELEMENT:  Fire        
GEM:  Bloodstone, Poppy Jasper, Old Jade, Tiger Eye
ASTRO:  Aries, Mars

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Comfort, Stamina, Endurance, Motivation, Acceptance, Alertness, Grounding, Stabilizing, Assertiveness

+Considered older, sterner among the oils, but also livelier.  They may seem old for their age, whether the baby who seems thirty or the 12 yr old who acts 42.
+Will reprimand you for not having behaved correctly, particularly if you are a carefree MELISSA.  Very upright and self-righteous, and if suitable, dictatorial.
+Can be charming, trustworthy, kind, and very loyal, if they wish (and like you.)
+Can be stimulating, encouraging everyone to succeed and tend to take on responsibility for everyone in their family circle.  If female, she will be the type who has to be obeyed.
+Can be flirtatious, but more to convince themselves they can be passionate.  They are not warming in love and find it difficult to recognize true love. May go through life with a lot of lovers, perhaps trying to find once again, true love that may have been let go.
+Will tolerate anyone for the sake of appearances.
+Unabashed showoff and has to be better than everyone else at everything.
+Might adopt a holier than thou attitude.
+They are welcome in help with financial matters, at which they excel.  Good at advising on investments, taxes, law procedures, etc.
+Found in all walks of life, but prefer jobs that give power and money. Excel at being lawyers, judges, bankers, accountants, financial advisors, military life, prison services, traffic wardens.  They will never be happy unless they are in charge.
+Warms to indifference
-If negative, will blame everyone else for their emotional state and become irritable, cold, and possibly violent.
-They find it very difficult to express love, even when they feel it.
-Can be exasperating to those around them because of lack of empathy and lateral thinking.
-May blow their tops with indignation and frustration, usually over the stupidity of others.

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Emotional blockage, Compulsion, Confusion, Fatigue, Indecision, Irrational, Anger, Frustration, Emotional coldness, Apathy, Mental Exhaustion

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  (Not considered compatible with homeopathic remedies)  Anemia, Arthritis, Muscular/Joint Pains, Fibromyalgia, Poor circulation, Sprains, Chills, Colic, Digestive upsets, Colds, Flu, Viruses.  Can be irritant in high concentration, so always dilute and use moderately.

BLENDS Anasazi,  Classic Maya,  Grand Staircase, Dream Weave, Moonstone, Obsidian,  Princess Bride, Timberline,  Wood Badge,    



elletaria cardamomum - distilled from the dried ripe fruit (seeds).  Has a sweet-spicy, warming fragrance with a woody-balsamic undertone.  Has elements of  SPICIE, FRUITIE, & SEEDIE. Blends well with ROSE, ORANGE, BERGAMOT, CINNAMON, CLOVE, CARAWAY, YLANG YLANG, CEDAR, and NEROLI. Used to flavor pharmaceuticals, extensively as a fragrance in soaps and  perfumes. Flavor ingredient in curry and spice products.

CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating. Possible sensitizer. Dilute well for topical use.

CHARACTER: "Confidence Weaver" Clarifying, Stimulating, Encouraging, Enthusiastic, Refreshing, Invigorating, Stability, Contentment

ETHERIC COLORS: Green, Blue, Gold, Pink, Violet
NUMBER:  4     
 GEMS:  Carnelian, Sugilite, Tiger Eye, Lapis Lazuli  
 CHAKRA:  1  
 ELEMENT:  Water and Air
PERFUME NOTE:  Top      
ASTROLOGICAL:  Venus; Mercury, Taurus
ENERGY TYPE:  3, 2; Warm and Dry

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Clarity, Concentration, Direction, Motivation, Straightforward, Enthusiasm, Confidence, Courage, Purpose

USED FOR HEALING THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Mental stress, Apathy, Confusion, Inflexible, Judgmental, Intolerant, Unreasonable, Burnout, Suspicion, Sluggish, Self-pity, Bewildered, Rigid

USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Anorexia, cramps, indigestion, heartburn, vomiting, Bad breath

PROPERTIES: Aphrodisiac, expectorant, anti-catarrhal
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, stimulant, tonic

PERSONALITY:  Allows the spiritual to become interwoven with the physical. Can clear the mind for insights into improving our spiritual welfare.
+Strong, forthright, stimulating.  You know exactly where you are with them.
+No hidden motives. Instills inspiration in others.
+Very good leader.  Believes in fairness and justice. Good teacher.
+Wears an air of detachment as if nothing worries them.
+Financially careful, probably frugal.  Never gets into any shady deals.
+Likes to have a few pennies tucked away for impulse buys.
+Loves flattery.  Can be passionate, and love romance, possibly dreaming up crazy and exciting things to do.
+Never dull.  Leads interesting life, everything seems like an adventure.
+Can be strict with their children.  May expect them to be carbon copies of themselves.
-If negative, mostly suffers mental stress that can make them apathetic.
-Can become suspicious of everyone who tries to help.
-If steamed, they go for the jugular.




Cedrus Atlantica-Cedrus Atlantica-distilled from the wood, stumps, and sawdust. Fragrance is warm, camphor top note with sweet, tenacious, woody-balsamic undertone. The oil is quite different from Texas or Virginia Cedarwood, which are members of the Juniper family. Used as a fragrance component and fixative in cosmetics, soaps, etc, as well as colognes.  There is also a Himalayan Cedar (cedrus deodora)    Blends with many other oils, especially Citrus, Rosemary, Chamomile, Eucalyptus.

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  

CHARACTER:  "Tower of Strength", Grounding, "Angel's Wisdom" Dignity, Power, Noble spirit,  Warming, Uplifting, Comforting, Reviving, Fortifying, Majestic, Soaring,  

NUMBER:  6      
 CRYSTALS:  Lepidolite, Amethyst, Sapphire   
Blending Factor=7 - 8
CHAKRA:  1; 6     
ELEMENT:  All, mostly Fire    
ASTRO:  Saturn, Sun, Jupiter
ENERGY TYPE: Usually 3, 4; Warm, Dry

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE TRAITS:  Focus, Concentration, Strength, Confidence, Balance, Stability, Comfort, Persistence, Fortitude

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS:  Scattered thoughts, Thoughtless, Anxiety, Obsession, Irrational, Touchiness, Gloomy, Worry, Fear, Too analytical, Paranoia, Selfish, Aggression, Anger

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Acne, Dandruff, Dermatitis, Eczema, Skin eruptions, arthritis, Bronchitis, Coughs, Cystitis, Oily hair

PROPERTIES: decongestant, Urinary sedative,

+Glide through life as if they had a royal charter. Seemingly in total harmony with forces of nature.  Mostly masculine, but can be found in women.
+Ancient air, instills confidence, security, can be great comfort in times of trouble.
+Family advisor.  How to deal with a tax return or financial dispute.
+Excels in scholarly professions such as teaching, antiques, architecture, history.
+Unless they are partnered with a balancing type, such as Fruitie, they will run the household.  Amazed that children want to leave home.
+Will defend their brood to the last.
+Kind, dignified and understanding.
+Believe themselves to be truly magnificent.
-Often become confirmed bachelors.  Seems like too much bother to love deeply
Excitement is reserved for ancient digs or uncovering the Holy Grail  Would never sacrifice themselves to love or abandon themselves to a carefree life..
-Dogmatic in their views.  Can become extremely obsessive.  Must always have their right seat in the place of worship.  Folds their newspapers in the same way.  Has to have the TP roll unwinding in the right direction.
-If negative, they can become hell on earth, demanding, arrogant, paranoid.



cinnamomum zeylanicum-distilled from either the dried inner bark or the leaves and twigs.  These are different oils with different constituents. Both are used for their fragrance and therapeutic action in cough syrups and dental preparations; food flavoring and soft drinks. The leaf oil (Eugenol 80%) is used in soap, cosmetics, perfumes. Both blend well with YLANG YLANG, ORANGE, MANDARIN, BENZOIN, PERU BALSAM, AND CLOVE. 

CAUTIONS:  Bark oil (Cinnamaldehyde 40-50%) is considered  “hazardous” and should never be used in aromatherapy without considerable dilution. (1%) and even then with caution. Leaf oil should be used only in dilution and in moderation. There is related oil from c. cassia which is extremely dermal toxic.

CHARACTER:  "Fiery Defender" Warming, Secular, Fair-minded, Uplifting, Inquisitor, Challenging for the Truth,
ETHERIC COLORS: Red, Orange, Gold, Magenta
NUMBER:  2    
CRYSTALS:  Tourmaline, Tiger Iron, Rainbow Jasper   
CHAKRA:  1,2,5
ELEMENT:  Fire, Water
ASTRO:  Sun, Mercury
ENERGY TYPE:  Mostly 3, 1

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Invigorated, Steadfast, Benevolent, Strength, Practical, Energy, Realistic, Direct

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Unstable, Malice, Spite, Fear, Nervous, Mental Fatigue

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Lice, tooth and gum care, poor circulation, intestinal problems, chills, colds, flu, infections, mucus congestions throughout the body, pain, bronchitis

PERSONALITY: (The leaf and bark are different.  The leaf is more similar to CLOVE and RAVENSARA)
+ Practical, intelligent, strong, steady, lively company, warm hearted, generous, approachable. Can be conservative, but does enjoy a bit of excitement as long as it doesn’t interfere with their well-being.  They enjoy sporting activities.
+ They take their home life serious and will defend everyone in it.  Don’t take kindly to criticism, or harming of their children.  They could go on the warpath.
+ Enjoys being well dressed and having an expensive car, nice home, and all the material possessions needed for a comfortable life.  Home is full of electrical gadgetry, even if not used and might have plenty of garden equipment looking good leaning against the fence. They have a need for material wealth, which can cause unhappiness if it puts them in an unsuitable job. Best suited for service business, or jobs in security, social worker, sports teacher, probation officer, building, electronics, decorating.
+ If something wears out, they don’t bother repairing it.  Just buy a new one.
+ Will first and foremost please themselves.  Stand up for their rights and usually get them.  They expect service and honesty from everyone.  They never lie.
+They do enjoy law and order, and everything in its place.  They might become fascinated with criminal justice.  They despise unlawfulness, cheating.
+ Direct and forceful, sometimes too opinionated for their own good.
+ Illness doesn’t seem to affect them, but they might be accident prone.
+May be manipulating, sometimes over controlling.
-If negative, can become superficial and conceited, bullying.
-Infidelity might be a temptation for them, mentally if not always physically.



Cistus ladanifersteam distilled from the crude gum or leaves and twigs.  Also known as ROCK ROSE.  There is also a resin concrete or absolute obtained by solvent extraction of the crude gum, which is called Labdanum. Labdanum is much valued in perfumery because of its  resemblance to Ambergris.  Has a warm, sweet, dry herbaceous musky scent.  Blends with CLARY SAGE, PINE, JUNIPER, OPOPANAX, LAVENDER, BERGAMOT, CYPRESS, VETIVER, SANDALWOOD, PATCHOULI, CHAMOMILE, NEROLI, LEMON, TUBEROSE, CEDAR, JASMINE. Native to the Mediterranean mountain regions and the Middle East. One of the early aromatic substances of the ancient world.  Used as a fixative and fragrance in cosmetics and perfumes.   There are several varieties, each one having different components.

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  

CHARACTER:  "Warm Mediator", Spiritual Visualizer Assertive, Creative, Comforting, Meditative, Elevating,  Wisdom,
ETHERIC COLORS: Purple, Orange, Silver, Gold
CHAKRA:  7      
ELEMENT:  Earth, Ether
ASTRO:  Pluto   
GEM:  Tiger Eye, Amber, Mookaite, Pietersite, Aragonite

USED FOR THESE POSTIVE TRAITS: Balance, Erotic, Warmth, Self Aware, Assertive, strength, clarity, endurance, 

+Similar to the CYPRESS, but warmer and less daunting. Creates a feeling a stability.
+Melter of icy feelings.
+solves quarrels, sees both sides of the story. Able to sort out problems.  Helps balance the unstable and patch up the holes, especially after a traumatic event.
+Creative, clever, loves to perform. Ability to make people feel worthy and wanted.
+High morals, will not cheat or lie or harm anyone.
+Has a possibly hidden erotic side, intriguing,
+Has a unique talent of insights into memories and possibly past lives and astral traveling

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Forgetful, Insomnia, Quarrelsome, inner emptiness, emotional coldness, frigidity   

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Slow healing wounds, skin disorders, eczema, cystitis, swollen lymph glands, oily skin, acne, coughs, bronchitis, colds.
 PROPERTIES:  Stimulates immune function


Clary Sage

Salvia sclerea-distilled from the flowering tops and leaves.  Sweet, nutty herbaceous scent.  Blends well with JUNIPER, CARDAMON, GERANIUM, CORIANDER, LAVENDER, SANDALWOOD, CEDAR, PINE, JASMINE, FRANKINCENSE, CYPRESS, BERGAMOT, THE CHAMOMILES, JASMINE, NEROLI, ROSEWOOD, YLANG-YLANG and other citrus oils.  Used in soaps, detergents and perfumes. I use just a very small amount in many of my blends. Closely related to garden SAGE, but does not contain any toxic compounds.

CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, possibly mildly irritating, non-sensitizing,  Dilute well for topical use. DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY.

CHARACTER: "Colorful Wisdom"  Euphoric, Restoring, Harmonizing, Warming, Protecting, Soothing, Calming.  Full of paradoxes.    
 ETHERIC COLORS: Deep Blue, Gold, Yellow, Magenta
CRYSTAL/GEM:  Malachite, Opal, Indicolite, Golden Prehnite
CHAKRA:  2,6
ELEMENT:  Water, Ether, Earth,  Metal 
ASTRO:  Mercury, Saturn

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:   Confidence, Grounded, Regeneration, Inspiration, Tranquil, Revitalized, Uplifted, Balanced, Strength, Relaxed,  Creativity, Lucid Dreams

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Nervous, Stress, Tension, Worried, claustrophobic, Compulsive, Depression, Nightmares, Hyperactive, Lethargy, Obsession, Panic, Fear, Paranoia, Melancholy, Burnout, Guilt, Negative thoughts

USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Acne, dandruff, hair loss, boils, oily skin, ulcers, hypertension, muscle aches/pains, asthma, throat infections, cramps,  PMS

PROPERTIES:    antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, digestive,  expectorant   

+Gentle, melancholy, thoughtful.  Will think carefully before they speak, measuring their effect on others. Warm, friendly, enjoy people. Intelligent, confident, and assured.
+Ability to probe deeply into the psyche of others.  Aware of their effect on others.
+Sensitive, spiritual, but sometimes impetuous nature.
+Playful, and doesn’t dwell on things too long.
+Ability to stir up long forgotten feelings in people, good or bad.
+Never judgmental.  Comforting in times of need. Manage life’s pressures well.
+Intriguing, fascinating nature.  People are drawn to them.  Creative & contradictory.
+Will not rest until they’ve made sure the job is done correctly.
+Can tackle almost any job, but shine in creative occupations.
+Enjoy sensuality and fall in love completely, mind, body, and spirit. Deeply romantic.
+Sometimes drawn to unconventional relationship, or have a secret life.
-Can become hypersensitive and hesitant, if negative.
-May choose wrong friends or lovers.  Might suffer emotional burnout.
-Paranoia, obsessiveness, perhaps become compulsive and lethargic.