Monday, February 11, 2013


Hyssopus officinalis-- distilled from the fresh flowers, stems and leaves. There are at least 4 chemotypes.  The herb has been traditionally used for at least a thousand years for its antiseptic and anti-infectious properties. Blends with all CITRUS, CLARY SAGE, FENNEL, GERANIUM, MYRTLE, SAGE, BAY, LAVENDER, CEDAR.

Generally considered non-irritating and non-sensitizing.   

CHARACTER:    "Sword of Expulsion" uplifting, Freedom, Purification, Protection, Expansion 
ETHERIC COLORS: Blue, Pink, Gold, Greenish Orange        
CRYSTALS/METALS:  Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Tin           
CHAKRA: 4, 3
PERFUME NOTE: Top to Middle
ELEMENT:  Fire, Metal            
ASTRO:   Jupiter, Cancer, Sagittarius
ENERGY:  Hot and dry; Type 3, 4
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Concentration, focus, creativity, clarity of thought optimistic, confident of self and the future, calm, relaxed, centered, sharpen awareness
Strengthen one's sense of personal boundaries.

+ Aristocratic air, defender of freedom; good for people who feel stuck in their lives and yearn for more freedom - freedom of self expression
+ Leads out of traps and cul-de-sacs, see the bigger picture.
+  Freedom of movement in the body as well as in its deepest metaphorical sense.  
+ Helpful for goal setting, planning, and to discover strategies that get you from where you are to where you want to be.
+ I create my own reality. I am responsible for the decisions I make in my life.      
  + Clears the type of shame that keeps us from accepting the gifts that will allow growth to full potential.  "I release the shame that holds me back."

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: anxiety, fatigue, nervous tension, grief, confusion, trauma,  insomnia, stress,  pessimistic, gloomy, brooding, blaming, feeling sorry for yourself, feeling unworthy
"Purge me with Hyssop and I shall be clean."

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  bruises, cuts, wounds, dermatitis, eczema, asthma, bronchitis, cough, sore throat, gout, MS, headache, rashes, indigestion, neuralgia

PROPERTIES: antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant,   sedative, stimulant, tonic  



Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Betula Lenta, steam distilled from the bark, leaves and twigs.  Has a sweet, sharp, minty scent that is very fresh.  Sweet Birch not to be confused with white birch or birch tar is also and variously known as Black Birch, Cherry Birch, Mahogany Birch, or Spice Birch and is a native to North America. It is often confused with Wintergreen which is now used more often as its aroma and actions are similar in many respects. Blends well with CEDAR, FIR, COPAIBA, SANDALWOOD, SPRUCE, ROSEWOOD. 
CAUTIONS: Use sparingly on the skin and as with all essential oils, well diluted. Large dosages may cause skin sensitivity and irritation. Not suitable for the very young because of its naturally occurring constituents.

CHARACTER: "Truth Sayer", Grounding, Reality, Compelling, Stability, Structure, Renewal, Igniter
ETHERIC COLORS: Red, Deep Orange, Green, Silver
CRYSTAL/GEM:   Garnet, Hematite, Onyx, Blue Lace Agate, Dumortierite 
ELEMENT:   Water
ASTRO: Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Sun



USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Sore muscles, sprains, painful joints, psoriasis, inflammation, fevers

PROPERTIES: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, tonic, antispasmodic

+Assists in shattering illusions. Sometimes this personality can be difficult to be around because of their natural authenticity.
+Will stand up for themselves and their principles and values.
 + Highly adaptive and able to sustain harsh conditions.   +Courageously takes root and starts anew to revive the landscape where no other would before.
+ Asks us to philosophically go where no other will go (voluntarily or otherwise).
+ Encourages to take root in new soils and light our lives with the majesty of our very presence.
  "Shine, take hold, express your creative expanse, light the way so that others may follow."
  + Serves our fellow man with a fire in their heart. They do it because of their values and love.
+They remind us that even if our spirits are dampened by the set backs in life, we can always catch fire from the spark of passions that drive us to divinity.
-If negative, will allow others to determine what happens whether they agree with it or not.



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

May Chang (Litsea Cubeba)

Litsea cubeba-- Steam distilled from the fruits.   Widely used in the perfume and soap industries, providing a lemon-scented base note, often used to "anchor" the scents of the true citrus top notes that are far too fleeting. Has floral as well as citrus notes. BLENDS WITH: Ammi Visnaga, Palmarosa, and Vetiver, as well as the true citrus oils, Lavender, Chamomile, Frankincense, Basil, Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-Ylang.
 Lemongrass occasionally has an unfavorable methyl heptenone note not present in Litsea. However, the sweet lemony high notes are virtually the same. For this reason it may be that Litsea is preferable to Lemongrass. The price difference is negligible and the citral content is virtually the same.  
Very strong scent. 

CAUTIONS: Possible skin irritant; dilute well. 

CHARACTER:  "Ray Of Sunshine" Chinese Goddess.  Lighthearted, Child-like, Joyful, Uplifting, Refreshing, Enlivening, Enlightening, Rejuvenating

ETHERIC COLORS: Lime Green tinged with Magenta-Orange

GEMS: Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Amphibolite, Aragonite
PERFUME NOTE: Top to Middle

 USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  calming, mental clarity, uplift moods, cheerful

PERSONALITY: It is considered sweeter and softer than lemongrass.   
 + Open to the world and all that it is in it
+Breath of fresh air on a summer’s day.  
+Lively and casual—unbothered by the struggles and strains of living.
 +Inspires intimacy, feeling close and involved with life. All things in Life matter.

 USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES nervous tension. stress despondent, uncaring or uncared for, non-feeling, fatigue, anxiety

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL PROBLEMS:  indigestion, lower back pain, chills, headaches, travel sickness, acne, dermatitis, greasy skin,  high blood pressure,  bronchitis, allergies, asthma

PROPERTIES: anti-spasmodic, inflammatory anti-viral, regenerative, astringent, antiseptic, stimulant, tonic. insect repellent, antifungal antibacterial


Monday, February 4, 2013


Angelica archangelica distilled from the root and sometimes seeds.  Peppery, rich, herbal, earthy, woody and musk animal odor. Blends   well with: Cedarwood, Guaiacwood, Sandalwood, Juniper, Bergamot, Citrus, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Vetiver.

CAUTIONS: Possible sensitivity, Photo Toxic.  Avoid with Diabetes or Pregnancy.  Dilute well.

CHARACTER:  "Healing Angel" Awakening, Protection, Restorative
ETHERIC COLORS: Deep Green, Gold
ORIENTAL:  Cold and damp conditions
CRYSTAL/GEM: Green Tourmaline, Moss Agate, Bloodstone
CHAKRA: Links 1 to 7, 7 to 8, 3
ELEMENT: Fire, but connects with all
PERFUME NOTE:  Middle to Base
Blending Factor=1
ASTRO:  Sun 
ENERGY TYPE: 4, 1     

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Grounding, Compassion, Supporting Spiritual growth, Open Heart center, Aid through transitions including job loss, health, home and death

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: fatigue, stress, unhappy, feeling unloved, fatigue, nervous aggression

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Purify blood, stomach problems, Infectious diseases, respiratory, gout, rheumatism, edema, congested skin, coughs, migraine, nausea, sinus, asthma, arthritis, circulation

PROPERTIES:   immune stimulant, diuretic, antispasmodic, expectorant

PERSONALITY: Draw close to angelic forces that are receptive to our needs.  The revealing sword of Michael cutting through pretense and falsehoods, bringing us into the light.  Yet has compassion and an understanding of all our failings. Allows us to feel secure enough to connect with physical or emotional parts of ourselves we have cut off through trauma or fear. Angelica opens the way to healing, and gives a feeling of lightness and strength as it roots us to the ground and uplifts our spirits. Opens the heart to healing, useful for animals who have ‘switched off’ through abuse of trust.
Soothes ragged nerves and hysteric tendencies especially in mares.
Reconnects  with the innocence of childhood.
Relieves fear or anger that arises from a trauma in early childhood.

ARCHETYPES:  Angel, Lover, Caregiver, Healer


Thursday, January 24, 2013


Ravensara aromatica  distilled from the leaves. Has a medicinal scent - camphorous with fruit notes. Blends with Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, cedarwood, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, marjoram, pine, rosemary sandalwood, tea tree, thyme and lemon. It is considered devoid of toxicity and most indispensible along with LAVENDER. The key constituents are 1.8 cineole, sabinene, and alpha-terpineol. 

 CAUTIONS: Appears to be non-toxic at low doses.  Dilute before use on skin.  Most effective for inhalation and diffusing.

CHARACTER:  "Mysterious Spirit", Cleansing, Unlocking, Versatile, Enigmatic, Paradoxical
 GEMS:  Dumortierite, Garnet, Labradorite, Snow Quartz      
ELEMENT:  Air         

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Encourages free flowing energies  
USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Chronic Fatigue, insomnia, lethargy, anxiety, stress
USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Flu, respiratory viruses, bronchitis, sinusitis,  asthma, allergies, edema, Shingles, cold sores, cuts, wounds, hepatitis, mononucleosis, bone spurs, athlete's foot facilitating absorption of vital nutrients, such as iron, in the body.
PROPERTIES:  Immune stimulant, anti-biotic, anti-viral, muscle relaxant, analgesic, lymphatic drainer

+Elusive, full of surprises
+Often seems to pass for someone other than what he needs to be or that one would like him to be.
+Impelled by a sense of duty, matured by a profound sense of justice
+Arouses many sentiments, from hate to devotion.
+Acts straight to the point
+Can remain "alone" in the middle of crowds
+Freedom of consciousness and action
+ Loves people for what they are with a genuine Love; Endeavors to lead them to the best of themselves, realizing their own potential
-If negative, may have the urge to possess and hold onto possessions, temptations of wealth and knowledge

BLENDS:    Eucalyptus Grove, Into The Woods,   Shaman, Sunstone, Thunderbird,  Timberline,  Way of the Leaf,  Wood Badge,


Wednesday, January 23, 2013


 Achillea milleflorum-- steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops. This plant grows as a weed throughout most parts of the West. Blends with ANGELICA, CEDAR, PINE, MYRRH, FRANKINCENSE, CHAMOMILE. Contains: sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, caryophyllene, borneol, terpinol, cineole, isoartemisia ketone, camphor, achilline. High in chamazulene.

CAUTIONS: Avoid in pregnancy.  No reports of adverse effects at low doses. Dilute well before use on skin.

CHARACTER:  "Energetic Messenger" Strong, Peaceful, Healing, Cooling,   Uplifting, Balancing, Protective, Nurturing
ETHERIC COLORS: Bluish Mauve into Silver, moving into Gold
ORIENTAL PATTERN:  Rising heat, Internal wind 
CRYSTALS/GEMS:    Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Pyrite       
CHAKRA: 3, 2        
ELEMENT:   Earth, Water
NOTE:  Top            
ASTRO:   Venus

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Opens intuitive perceptions, dreaming, protection  

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Insomnia, Stress, Feeling Out of Control, Judging oneself unfairly

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Cramps, Constipation, Seborrhea, Acne, Oily Skin, Rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, digestion, fevers, burns, rashes, ulcers, wounds, sinus congestion, headache, hypertension, varicose veins, colic, cystitis, menstrual problems

PROPERTIES: Anti-inflammatory, Circulatory stimulant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, detoxifier

PERSONALITY: Longtime energetic messenger of the heavens.  Delicately balances the flow between the yin and yang energies of the sun, moon, and stars.  Then, acts as a conduit for opening intuitive perceptions. I am able to take risks. I allow myself to be myself even if you disapprove. I trust myself. I am able to surrender and allow myself to work through me.
+Very deep and emotionally strong.  
+ Ability to draw out the best in other people.
+ Keep their feelings to themselves, preferring to use metaphors to describe feelings.
+ Down to earth, quite up front, solid in thought.
+ Enjoys philosophy, archaeology, ancient monuments, and architecture.  Fascinated by ancient peoples, past lives.
+Loves unlocking old memories, awakening and actualizing forgotten resonances. 
- If negative, subject to dark moods and heaviness of heart
-May feel  there are important parts of themselves missing--constantly searching for something that would make them complete. Feel they have lost contact somewhere with something important but they don't know what it might be.
-May become frustrated and speak loudly, quite the opposite of their usual behavior.

BLENDS:  Desert Lapis, Dragon Quest,  Eucalyptus Grove, Sage Country, Visudda


Spike Nard

Nardostachys jatamansi —distilled from the rhizome rootlets. earthy, harsh wood like smell that is slightly musty. One of the early aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in the Bible in Song of Solomon and in the Book of John where Mary used it to anoint the feet of Jesus. Blends well with Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver and spice oils. Well known to be King Tutankhamen’s perfume, said to be worth its weight in gold. Closely related to Valerian. Contains: Sesquiterpene/Ketone. Cafarene, aristolene, jatamonsone, valcranone, valerenol, coumarins

Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating at low doses.  

CHARACTER:  "Sacred Anointing", Balanced, Stable
ETHERIC COLORS:  Amber Gold, Mauve, Blue            
CRYSTALS;  Amber, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Golden Obsidian
CHAKRAS:  4, 3, 7, 1          
ELEMENTS:  Ether, Fire     
 PERFUME NOTE:  Base to Middle  
 ASTRO:  Scorpio, Saturn, Sun 
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE TRAITS:  Transition,  Forgiveness, Calming, uplift moods, inspire devotion, Inner Peace, Balance  

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: Fear, Anxiety, insomnia, stress, tension, Confused, Defensive   

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: rashes, wrinkles, cuts, insomnia, and migraines, allergies

PROPERTIES: insect repellent and is used as a stimulant and antiseptic, sedative, nervous system regulator, cardio-tonic

PERSONALITY:   Exotic, far away, packing up and leaving, looking for better times, a new life in a new town, leaving the past firmly behind. I may know what is right for me, but that may not be right for you. I direct and lead my own life secure that you are doing the same. I cannot be a teacher without also being a student.   It is time to get connected with your message.

+  Interested in the esoteric side of life, particularly voyages to uncover the earth mysteries    


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Canarium luzonicum -extracted from the steam distillation of the gum resin. Slightly spice, citrusy, balsam.  Blends well with MYRRH, FRANKINCESE, CISTUS, ROSEMARY, LAVENDER, SAGE, CINNAMON & other spices. Native to Philippines & Moluccas.   

Appears to be non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant at low doses.

CHARACTER: Peaceful, Exciting, Wonderment, "Sympathetic Wonder"
ETHERIC COLORS: Bright Orange, Reddish tinge into Yellow-Green
CRYSTALS:  Rutilated Quartz, Smoky Quartz   
 ELEMENT:  Air, Light, Fire  
PERFUME NOTE: Base to Middle

USE FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Comfort, Fortifying, Soothing, calm, stillness, contentment, compassion, peace

PERSONALITY:  (Similar to Frankincense) lifts, raises and energizes.   Perfect for people who need a reminder that life is not just about making it through from weary day to another, but that there is more to life… better things, brighter experiences.
+Compassionate, interesting, Soothing, calm
+Strength, fortitude, maturity, conscientiousness, confident, efficient.
+Believe they’re protected in ways that the rest of us are not.
+ sensitive to atmospheres.
+Sense the intentions of other people.
+Warm, kind hearted; Make people feel confident & secure. Friendly, loving.
+Advice is down-to-earth, practical.

“Stillness enters, quiet need to hear our own soul speak from deep within.  Awakens the knowing that is hushed in the waking dream of reality.  Speaks to inner being.  Wraps us in a cloak of sympathy when our spirit is in need of comfort.  Offers the uplifting we need to reconnect to all parts of our being.”  Valerie Worwood

Nervous, Stress

USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Skin care, infection, inflammation, bronchitis, coughs, congestion, eczema

PROPERTIES: , antiseptic, balsamic, expectorant,  stomachic, tonic, analgesic, immune system stimulant

BLENDS CONTAINING: Amethyst, Brave Heart,  Dream Weave, Jade,    Kaibab Canyon,  Sahasrara,  Spruce Mesa,  Terra Cotta,  Wood Badge,     



Coriandrum Sativum—steam distilled from leaves.  It has a wonderful fragrance, just like the herb. Can be used in guacamole, lime shrimp, fajitas, tortilla soup, etc. The oil is a large element in the considerable beneficial properties of cilantro. Essential oil of cilantro is also used in perfumes. It is commonly mixed with fragrances of citrus and bergamot to make a lingering and pleasant after-aroma.

The oil from the seeds is CORIANDER.

Appears to be non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant at low doses. Avoid with fibroids and breast cancer.

CHARACTER (Similar to CORIANDER): "Depth of Expression "       Enlivening, Motivating, Encouraging, Intriguing, Penetrating, Cleansing, Invigorating,   
GEM:  Poppy or Leopardskin Jasper, Chrysanthemum Stone
PERFUME NOTE: Middle        
CHAKRA:  2           
ELEMENT:  Fire, Water        
ASTRO:  Mars       

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  revitalizing, Creativity, Imagination, Memory, Confidence, Motivation, Optimism, Sincerity, Expression, Enthusiastic

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Anger, Emotional fatigue, Weary, Irritable, Nervous, Stress, Doubt, Fear,  Uncooperative, Vulnerable

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES Arthritis, colds, colic, diarrhea, exhaustion, flatulence, flu, infections, migraine, muscular aches and pains, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, stiffness, indigestion
PROPERTIES:  detoxifying agent to help the body remove toxic levels of heavy metals (like mercury used in teeth fillings), antioxidant, Analgesic,   antispasmodic,   bactericidal, digestive, carminative, fungicidal, stimulant, stomachic

+Light, sweet, but with hidden depth.   More intellectual than the CORIANDER profile.
+ Surrounded by people asking their favors and opinions, but can thrive on a good debate.
+Enjoy expressing themselves, masters of body language, in getting their point across. Imaginative, optimistic.
+Do their own thing, They have a deep love for learning, and are most at home in a research lab, classroom, or library.
+Extraordinary memory…not only words, but actions and expressions.
+Can adopt different looks and behavior patterns… good at making connections between seemingly unrelated events and facts.
+ Constantly expanding their horizon, stepping back and taking in the big picture
+Tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental
+They are the ones to have around after a difficult birth, shock, or fear.
-If negative, can be uncooperative, sulky, vulnerable to criticism.  May become almost child-like in the sense they have no confidence or self-esteem. May be Introspective, solitary, and detached
-If down, they need family and friends to rally round and coax them back into life.

BLENDS:  None, yet.  Used as single oil.


Monday, January 21, 2013


Cymbopogen citratus or Cymbopogon flexuosus (which is much milder)  distilled from the stems or leaves.  Blends with BERGAMOT, CEDAR, GERANIUM, LEMON, NIAOULI, PALMAROSE, PETITGRAIN, ROSEMARY, TEA TREE.  

CAUTIONS: Avoid in pregnancy.  Possible dermal irritation and sensitization.  Always dilute.  More suitable for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER: " Cleansing Rain" Stimulating, Invigorating, Encouraging, Renewal, Left Brain
ETHERIC COLORS: Purple, Red, Orange, Green
GEM:   Calcite
CHAKRA:  3, 7 (to encourage discernment, use LEMONGRASS to clear Solar and Sacral chakras)
PERFUME NOTE: Top to Middle
Blending Factor:  1
ELEMENT:  Air, Fire  
ASTRO:  Mercury

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  inviting new things, Concentration, Protection from energetic bombardment, discernment, psychic awareness, ease in dealing with emotions, emotional experiences no longer scare you, happier, more depth of feeling.

Lemongrass blows the cobwebs from your mind and stale energies out of your energy system, makes room for new and better things to flow into these places.    

+Warm, friendly, always ready to comfort and solace under their wing.

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Jet Lag, Fatigue,  Depression, Headache, Stress, Nervous Exhaustion Sorrow, grief, suffering, hopeless, negative, victimized

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Digestion, Pains and sprains (12% dilution), Fever, Warts, Muscle Spasms, Toe Fungus, Athlete's foot, bruises, intestinal parasites. Do NOT use in bath water

PROPERTIES: Tonic, antibacterial for both gram+ and gram-, analgesic, antifungal, Central nervous system sedative, lymphatic detoxifier, Connective tissue strengthener,  Insect Repellent, Skin Toner ( can be a skin irritant)



Citrus junos-distilled from peels or as an absolute. Similar to Bergamot, but with sweeter, more tangy notes. Also known as Japanese Citron. Fruit indigenous to Japan that is a cross between a grapefruit and an orange. They also use it to flavor vinegars, soups, seafood dishes, sauces, and salads. It is used in aromatherapy for about the same purposes as ORANGE. It's more expensive than most citrus  but much less expensive than Neroli.  Combines with almost any other oil. Class: Monoterpene. Primarily limonene, myrcene, y-terpinene, linalool.

CHARACTER:  "Joyous Innovator", Intriguing, Aligning, Focused
ETHERIC COLORS: Green, Red, Yellow, Gold
PERFUME NOTE:  Top            
GEMS:  Flame Agate, Golden Amphibolite, Apricot Aventurine, Citrine, Opal

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Mood elevator, refresh mind, calm nervous system, concentration, focus, centering, Reiki healing and attunements.

PERSONALITY:  I have the courage to stand up and say," No." I want to think for myself. I do not need to be sheltered from the truth. I want to see and hear the truth.
+Have a gift to lighten the days and make you feel special, alive and in the right place, at the right time,   a joy to be with.      
+ Usually very disciplined and not easily distracted
+  Openness and understanding seem to exude from every pore.
+Positive, confident, out-going, charismatic
Often drift toward the media, enjoy being up-front as presenter or spokesperson.
 +Enjoys the thrill of new adventure…fun is climbing mountains or running white water.
+Make marvelous parents, are popular with children.   Keep the family together through endless dramas,  but are sunny and funny.
 +Gift of being Attuned to  spiritual selves.  Affinity for unseen realms.
-If negative, become despondent, distorted.  Could be receivers of emotional abuse.
-Can become victimized if not careful.  Prone to obsessive behavior and depression.
-May be easily distracted from their spiritual path by television, movies, or social media