Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sandalwood

Santalum album-distilled from the roots and heartwood.  Deep, sweet woody, balsamic velvety scent.  Such a versatile oil…becoming more rare and expensive. There are several variations and alternatives, including Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum), African Sandalwood (Muhuhu) and Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatem). ). Indian sandalwood has a strong, warm, buttery fragrance. Pacific sandalwood oil’s scent is similar but not as strong. Australian sandalwood oil has a more “woodsy” fragrance.

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


CHARACTER:    "Serene Direction",  Meditative, Balancing, Connecting, Open, Warm, Understanding, Sensual, Comforting, "Sands of Time".
ETHERIC COLORS: Orange, Pink, Purple, Green      
NUMBER:  6           
CHAKRA:  Opens Root; 1,7,4,5
CRYSTALS:  Clear Calcite, Emerald, Turquoise, Citrine
MUSIC NOTE: Base C        
PERFUME NOTE:  Base
ELEMENTS:  Water, Fire, Ether                
ASTRO:  Saturn, Moon, Jupiter, Uranus

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Warm, Sensitive, Serene, Trusting, Harmony, Peace, Expressive, Self-esteem, Insight and especially furthering psychic skills, Improve Memory, Energize, Mental clarity

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Anxiety, Nervous tension, Possessive, Manipulating, Unforgiving, Selfish, Lonely, Cynical, Insecure, Nightmares, Distress, Hasty, Aggressive, Irritable


USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Acne, dry skin, bronchitis, coughs, laryngitis, sore throat, cystitis, insomnia, nausea, lumbago, cardiovascular, muscle spasms, skin inflammation, herpes, wounds, hypertension, endometriosis, warts, water retention, urinary tract infection

PERSONALITY:
+Serene and in charge of their emotions, aware of their direction in life.
+Laid back, philosophical attitude.  Listen more than they talk.
+Doesn’t consciously strive to be ahead of others, but usually are, and invoke jealousy.
+Instinctively knows when something is missing or not right.
+Leaves no stone unturned in the search for truth.
+Serious, but able to laugh at themselves and others without malice.
+Supportive of others trying to pick up the threads of their lives.
+Tactile in a gentle sort of way depending on the mores of their culture.
+May long for the answer to life, appealing to the heavens to reveal a bit more.
+Make good healers, understanding humanity very well.
+Sensuous, easy-going, self-assured, calming.
+Make good parents.  Children’s friends spend more time at their house, than their own.
+Good at any job that needs direct communication and ingenuity.  They make good artists, writers, psychologists, counselors, buyers, but may also lean toward botany or archaeology, or management teams.
-If negative, can be possessive of their knowledge and manipulating.
-Unable to admit mistakes.  Possibly prone to fits of anguish and unforgiving.


BLENDS:  Various kinds of sandalwood are contained in more than 30% of my blends. 

ARCHETYPES:  PHILOSOPHER, MYSTIC, SEEKER, COUNSELOR, HEALER, PARENT, ARTIST, MANAGER

Blends well with ROSE, VIOLET, TUBEROSE, BENZOIN, VETIVER, PATCHOULI, MYRRH,  JASMINE,YLANG YLANG, LEMON,  and FRANKINCENSE.
Contains: Santalols, sesquiterpenes, santene, teresantol, borneol, santalone

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