Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Frankincense




 Boswellia carteri/frereana/rivea/sacra -extracted from the steam distillation of the resin. Each chemotype has slightly different properties.  Fragrance has fresh top note and a warm, rich, sweet balsamic undertone.    Native to the Red Sea region. Used since antiquity as incense in India, China, and in the West by the Catholic church.

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

CHARACTER:  "Spiritual Awakener", Elevating,   Meditative, Wise, Yang (hot),   Sensuous, Mysterious, Transformative

CRYSTALS:  Tiger’s eye, Amber, Topaz     
NUMBER:  3
CHAKRA: 5
ELEMENT:  Air, Ether, Fire, Metal
PERFUME NOTE: Middle to Base
Blending Factor=3-4
ASTROLOGICAL:  Sun & Saturn
ENERGY TYPE: 4, 3; Cool & Dry       

USE FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Comfort, healing, emotional stability, enlightenment, protection, courage, resolution, fortitude, acceptance, inspiration

USED TO COUNTERACT THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES:
Fear, grief, burnout, exhaustion, panic, anxiety, disconnection, apprehension, despair.

USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES:
Asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs, headaches, respiratory problems, stress, tension, ulcers, wounds, skin blemishes, urinary tract infections, rheumatism, tumors, Immune system problems

PERSONALITY:
+Compassionate, interesting, driving forcefulness.
+Air of mystery & secretiveness, possibly a genius,
+Strength, fortitude, maturity, conscientiousness, confident, efficient.
+Generous, prefer their own initiative, eccentric. Well balanced, gifted.
+Believe they’re protected in ways that the rest of us are not.
+Parapsychological tendencies; sensitive to atmospheres.
+Sense the intentions of other people.
+Steady, upright citizen.  Found in job that commands respect and honor.
+Warm, kind hearted; Make people feel confident & secure. Friendly, loving.
+Advice is down-to-earth, practical.
+Profound love of God and of all things spiritual.
+Deep wisdom; excellent speaker; clear and eloquent, but can be blunt.
-If negative, destructive & bitter, skeptic, cynic, guilt-ridden, insecure.
-Liable to suffer anxiety attacks; could become short-tempered & agitated.



ARCHETYPES:  MONK, CHILD DIVINE, GOD, PRESENTER, HERO, PHOENIX, UTCHAT, SACRED EYE, SEER

Blends well with SANDALWOOD, PINE, VETIVER, GERANIUM, LAVENDER, NEROLI, ORANGE, BERGAMOT, BASIL, PEPPER, CINNAMON, and other spices. Modifies the sweetness of the citrus blends in an intriguing way.

(Thujene, pinene, sabinene, limonene, sesquiterpenes, caryophyllene, muurolene, dipentene, thujone, phellandrene, cymene, myrcene, terpenine.)

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