Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Petitgrain

Citrus aurantium-distilled from the leaves and twigs.  Has a fresh floral, citrus scent with a woody, herbaceous undertone.  Blends well with ROSEMARY, LAVENDER, GERANIUM, BERGAMOT, ORANGE, ORANGE BLOSSOM, CLARY SAGE, JASMINE, PALMAROSA, CLOVE, and the BALSAMS. Used extensively as a fragrance component, especially colognes and as a flavoring in foods and confections.  There are several other petitgrains such as Mandarin, Lemon,  Lime and Clementine.

Contains: 40-80% esters, mainly linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate, linalol, nerol, terpinol, geraniol, nerolidol, farnesol, limonene. 


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

CHARACTER:  "Keeper of the Small Niceties" Revitalizing, Balancing, Restoring, Clarifying,
ETHERIC COLORS: Greenish Saffron
NUMBER:  1       
CHAKRA:  2,  4           
ELEMENT:  Fire, Ether
NOTE:  Mid to Top            
ASTRO:  Jupiter, Mars, Sun
GEM:  Chrysoprase, Iolite
ENERGY TYPE: Mostly 2, 4

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Harmony, Uplifted, Joy, Relaxed, Inner vision, Self-confidence, Stability, Optimism, Expressive

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Disharmony, Confusion, Depression, Mental fatigue, Nervous exhaustion, Insomnia, Sadness, Disappointment, Rigidity, Betrayal, Anger, Irrational, Pessimism

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Skin and hair problems, digestive upsets, respiratory infections, arthritis, circulation

PROPERTIES: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic 

PERSONALITY:
+Similar to the firstborn of a family, often carrying the responsibility for the siblings.
But, not overloaded, because they can have tremendous energy.
+Link between sun and earth, providers of comfort and emotional nourishment.
+Appears to be in control, capable, and never fazed, but are often underestimated and not given the recognition they deserve.
+They gently, guide, counsel, do all the work, while others take the credit.
+Respected at work and deemed responsible and steady.
+Make stimulating company and are good conversationalists if given the chance.
+They are interested  in other people’s opinions and polite.
+Appear contented and would never admit to being otherwise.
+”Keepers of the small niceties” that keep this world from getting out of control.
+Takes the time and effort to point out both the good and bad and try to present as many sides to the story as possible..
+Basically optimistic and can stimulate others to change. Can harmonize the most fraught situation.  Has a calm that transposes people, giving them confidence.
+A provider who makes sure there’s money in the bank for a rainy day.
+Not usually well off, because the promotions at work are given to the “whiz kids.”
+Usually the anchors of the workplace and are just too valuable to move upward.
+Attracted to jobs such as government office or hospital administration that are not big moneymakers.  May dream of being an adventurer or film star, but wouldn’t try something so ambitious.
+Fall in love very deeply.  Have a warm nature, but not fiery or passionate.
+Complex characters with profound spirituality and wisdom.
-If negative, may become disillusioned, irritable, and their energy level drops.
This may happen if they want advancement, but the way is blocked.



ARCHETYPES:  COUNSELOR, HARMONIZER, PROVIDER, MEDIATOR, ADVOCATE

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