Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Vetiver

 



vetiveria zizanoides—distilled from the roots and rootlets. Deep, earthy-woody fragrance with a sweet undertone. Has also been called musty, spicy, dark, full, smoky.   Color and scent can vary according to source. Blends well with SANDALWOOD, ROSE, VIOLET, JASMINE, PATCHOULI, LAVENDER, CLARY SAGE, YLANG YLANG,ORANGE, NEROLI, CARDAMON, TUBEROSE, GERANIUM.
Used as a fixative and fragrance in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes. Many like it very much, and many consider it simply awful.
Contains:  Vetiverol, vitivone, terpenes, palmitin acid, benzoe acid.

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

CHARACTER: "Tranquil Traveler."    Known in India and Sri Lanka as the “oil of Tranquility.” Warmth, Comfort, Tenacious with a sense of Belonging and Grounding, Centering, Visionary, Wisdom.
 ETHERIC COLORS: Deep Green, Yellow with Orange tinge, Blue        
 NUMBER:  5         
CRYSTALS;  Yellow Jasper, Black Tourmaline
CHAKRA:  1,2,3         
ELEMENTS:  Earth, Water      
 NOTE:  Base   
 ASTRO:  Venus, Saturn 
ENERGY TYPE: 4, 2
     
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE TRAITS:  Spiritual Calmness, Integrity, Wisdom, Mind-Body connection, Strength, Honorable, Protected, Self-esteem, Grounded

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: Fear, Anxiety, Obsession, Overwork, Intellectual fatigue, Scattered thinking, Anger, Emotional burnout, Unworthy, Loss of purpose, Addiction, Disconnection, Neurotic, Instability

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Acne, cuts, wounds, Arthritis, Muscular aches, sprains, stiffness, all manner of skin problems.

PERSONALITY: Excellent for those who have “lost touch” with something. 
+Often strong, intellectual with a sense of reality and awareness.
+Feels a connection with the earth. Nothing delicate or ethereal here. Interested in Green issues and the esoteric side of life, particularly voyages to uncover the earth mysteries, journeys of Shamans. Raw elements of earth and nature.
+Ready to laugh out loud, not easily embarrassed. 
+Likely to experiment.  Sensual with possibly a deep, mysterious side.
+Often gentle, wise in spirit.  Friends turn to them for advice, which is blunt and straight.
+Follows the Quest for idealism.  May travel with groups, but as they get older, will search for their roots.
+They could settle anywhere if they ignored the call of the wild.  Remote villages hold an attraction for them.
+Can be academic and philosophical, sometimes teachers.
-Might become overly concerned about such things as pollution or rain forest destruction and become disillusioned with the world.


ARCHETYPES: SHAMAN, SEEKER, EXPERIMENTER, TEACHER, PHILOSOPHER, ENVIRONMENTALIST

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