Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Juniper



Juniperus communis-distilled from the berries, the needles and wood. Has a sweet, fresh, woody, balsamic odor. Used as fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, after-shaves.  Used in many food products, but especially soft drinks and to flavor gin.  Related to Virginia CEDARWOOD.

CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating. Possible sensitizer. Avoid use on delicate skin. Dilute well for topical use.   Best suited for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER:  "Restoring Path",  Cleansing, Purifying, Visionary, Supportive, Enlightened
ENTERIC COLORS: Silver, White, Blue
CRYSTAL:  Red Jasper, Pyrite, Turquoise  
CHAKRA:  3   
ELEMENT:  Fire, Ether, Water
PERFUME NOTE:  Middle
Blending Factor=4
ASTRO:  Jupiter or Sun
ENERGY: Hot and dry; Type 3 or 4

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Self-worth, Peace, Inner Vision, Uplifting, Strength, Vitality, Meditation, Conviction, Sincerity

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Nervous exhaustion, guilt, Dissatisfied, Anxiety, Listless, Weak, Emptiness, Conflict, Defensive, poor memory, jet lag, stress, mental fatigue

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Acne, dermatitis, eczema, hair loss, toxins, gout, obesity, colds, flu, infections, cystitis, coughs, depression, liver problems, rheumatism, arthritis, ulcers, wounds, skin care, oily skin, constipation, muscle spasms, psoriasis. Supports and improves circulation through the kidneys. 


PROPERTIES: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, nervine, digestive
PERSONALITY:
+Prefer to be dictated by their own intuition or religious belief.
+Have a reverence for anything sacred.  Drawn to spiritual path, but privately.
+Springtime; things fresh and new.  May appear immature because they take such delight in new experiences and knowledge.
+Not afraid to enjoy themselves in a way that expresses delight.
+Rejoice in simple pleasures.  Appreciate the uniqueness of each occasion.
+Ability to live in the present.  Always have time for other people.
+Genuine pleasure in others’ company.
+No matter what life throws at them, they will pull through and laugh once again.
+Best suited to professions that allow freedom of thought. 
-If negative, they appear vulnerable, uneasy, doubtful, depressed.
-Don’t take kindly to authority or being the underdog.


ARCHETYPES:  DEFENDER, RESCUER, ACTOR, WARRIOR, HERACLES, MARS, ARIES

Blends well with VETIVER, SANDALWOOD, CEDAR, GALBANUM, ELEMI, CYPRESS, CLARY SAGE, LAVENDER, PINE, FIR, ROSEMARY, GERANIUM, and citrus oils. 

(Pinene, myrcene, sabinene, limonene, cymene, terpinene, thujene, camphene)


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