Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lavender




Lavendula officianalis/angustifolia-distilled from the fresh, flowering tops.  Sweet, floral, herbaceous scent with balsamic, woody undertones.  Has over 100 constituents including linalyl acetate(up to 40%). Universal oil that balances the body and works where there is a need.  There are many sub-species and varieties, including Lavandin.

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  Also suited for diffusing and inhalation.  Can be used Neat for insect bites and burns.

CHARACTER:  "Embracing Balancer", Harmony, Calming, Healing, Caring, Compassionate,      
ETHERIC COLORS: Silver, Gold, Teal
CRYSTAL:  Fluorite, Amethyst         
CHAKRA:  4,7        
NUMBER:  7
MUSIC NOTE: Treble A
PERFUME NOTE:  Mid to Top             
ASTRO:  Mercury 
ELEMENT:  Water
ENERGY TYPE: Predominately 2, 4

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Secure, Gentle, Compassion, Balance, Reconciled, Vital, Clarity, Comfort, Acceptance, Inner peace, Relaxed, Spiritual, Meditative, Visualization, Rejuvenated.

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS:  Anxiety, Irritable, Stress, Tension, Panic, Shock, Apprehensive, Fears, Insecure, Restless, Moody, Distracted, Addicted, Trauma, Conflict, Jittery, Depression, Nervous, Worry, Over-excited, Burnout, Insomnia, fatigue

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Acne, allergies, bruises, burns, dermatitis, earache, eczema, insect bites, sores, sunburn, wounds, muscle aches, bronchitis, cough, nausea, cramps, ringworm, shingles, bug bites, headache, dandruff, deodorant 

PERSONALITY:
+Able to care for a multitude of psychological and physical problems.
+Mothering.  Electric.  Formidable, yet gentle and kind.
+Direct, brave, humble, versatile, always ready to listen.
+Bravely overcomes obstacles placed in their way. 
+Ability to give generously of themselves—caring for others.
+First to come to the rescue in times of trouble and when help is needed.
+Seem to have an inexhaustible amount of energy to call upon.
+Will talk to your plants or feed your cats when you are away.
+Loves the earth, flowers, trees, and fills their home with living things if possible.
+Attracted to the roles of nurse, buddy, foster parent, teacher. Male LAVENDER will be attracted to farming, animals or perhaps New Ageism.
+Whatever they do, they are kind-hearted, benevolent, humane, worthy, valuable. 
+Found fighting for a cause, but usually one closer to home than rain forests.
+Drawn to volunteer jobs such as helping the homeless or otherwise disadvantaged.
-If negative, will be high strung, wound up, absorbing everyone else’s energies.
-Won’t disclose their problems or troubles to anyone as long as they believe they must care for others.
-Prone to unexplained headaches, various aches, and pains.



ARCHETYPES;  PARENT, COUNSELOR, HEALER, CHILD NATURE, COMPANION, TEACHER, ADVOCATE, FARMER

Blends with most oils, especially citrus and florals.  Also CEDAR, CLARY SAGE, PINE, CLOVE, VETIVER, PATCHOULI, etc. 


 (linalyl acetate(up to 40%), linalol, lavandulol, lavandulyl acetate, terpineol, cineol, limonene, ocinene, caryophyllene, among others)

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