Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Peppermint



mentha piperita -distilled from the flowering herb.  Has a highly penetrating grassy-minty camphor odor.  There are many variations of mint, including SPEARMINT and CORN MINT.  They all contain high amounts of menthol.   Used primarily as a flavoring agent in cough remedies, and many foods, especially gum and candy.

CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic. Possible irritant and sensitizer. Dilute well for topical use. Do not use near face of infants or children. Best suited for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER:  "Mister Cool" Clarifying, Awakening, Stimulating, Penetrating, Refreshing    
ETHERIC COLORS: Pinky Green, Silvery Blue
CRYSTAL:  Topaz, Chalcedony, Lapis Nevada, Lapis Lazuli      
Chakra:  7,2,6   
ELEMENT:  Air
MUSICAL NOTE: Treble B
PERFUME NOTE:  Top   
Blending Factor:  1
ASTRO:  Mercury and Venus 

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Regenerating, Emotionally refreshed, Self-acceptance, Concentration, Vitality, Vibrancy, Alertness, Motivation

USED FOR HEALING THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Mental fatigue, Shock, Helpless, Overwork, Sluggish, Lethargy, Apathy, Unclear thinking, acts on ego, dispels pride, inferiority

USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES: acne, dermatitis, muscular pain, asthma, bronchitis, colic, cramp, nausea, headache, fainting, migraine, vertigo, arthritis, fever, heatstroke, candida, prostate, flu, bruises, canker sores, congestion, allergies, tooth pain, sore throat, body aches, heartburn, circulatory issues, itching, breath freshener, dry scalp, tick and flea repellent, head lice

PROPERTIES:  antiseptic, digestive, expectorant, reduces swelling, strengthens skin’s natural defenses.

OTHER USES:  carpet cleaner, fight garbage can "stink", food flavor,

PERSONALITY:
+Difficult to forget; they cause an immediate reaction. Likes to be the center of attention.
+Never dull, fearless spirit, unusual things surround them, such as loud friends.
+Quick thinker, Salesman of life, Alert to opportunities, Excellent speaker
+Good sense of humor, Witty, Stand -up comedian, Agile, Adaptable, Friendly
+Needs a job that is totally involving, both mentally & physically.
+Concerned about the fate of others.
+Honorable, Loyal in relationships—no matter how stormy.
+They like to impress members of the opposite sex, who flock around them.
+Often found as healers because of their great empathy & sympathy.
+Able to stay calm enough for healing to flow.
+Sparkly, charming and inspires others to get up and go.
-If negative, they are inclined to struggle between highs and lows.
-May get sluggish, dull, and lethargic; become intolerant and impatient.
-They can put on weight and become depressed.

For ideas on HOW to use this oil I recommend Nature's Gift.


ARCHETYPES:  COMMUNICATOR, HEALER, ACTOR, COUNSELOR, PRINCE, RESCUER

Blends well with BENZOIN, ROSEMARY, LAVENDER, MARJORAM, LEMON, EUCALYPTUS, GRAPEFRUIT.   Always dominates, when blended.


(Menthol, menthone, pinene, menthyl acetate, limonene, thujone, pulegone, cineol, menthofuran.) 

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