Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ravensara



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         
PERFUME NOTE:  Top
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 4

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

PERSONALITY:
+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,

ARCHETYPES:  DIONYSIAN SPIRIT (LIBERATOR), ASCLEPIAS, ALCHEMIST, EXPLORER, COMMUNICATOR,   MERLIN the ENCHANTER, SOCRATES, CHAMELEON, SAGE

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yarrow


 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
ENERGY TYPE: 2, 4

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

ARCHETYPES:   HISTORIAN, ALCHEMIST, WRITER,  CHILD DEPENDENT, VISIONARY,  MESSENGER, PHILOSOPHER 



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 
ENERGY TYPE: 4, 3
     
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    
  


ARCHETYPES: SHAMAN, SEEKER, TEACHER, PHILOSOPHER, 



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Elemi


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  
CHAKRA: 7
PERFUME NOTE: Base to Middle
ASTRO:  Sun
ENERGY TYPE: 2, 1

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.
+Sympathetic
+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

USED TO COUNTERACT THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES:
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,     

ARCHETYPES:  COUNSELOR, CHILD WOUNDED, MENTOR

Cilantro




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,   
NUMBER:  5
GEM:  Poppy or Leopardskin Jasper, Chrysanthemum Stone
PERFUME NOTE: Middle        
CHAKRA:  2           
ELEMENT:  Fire, Water        
ASTRO:  Mars       
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 2

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

PERSONALITY:
+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.

ARCHETYPES:  COMMUNICATOR,   ADVOCATE, JUDGE, MEDIATOR, STORYTELLER

Monday, January 21, 2013

Lemongrass



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
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 4

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.


PERSONALITY:
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)


ARCHETYPES:  CAREGIVER, MAGICIAN, STORYTELLER,   DREAMER

Yuzu




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
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 2

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



ARCHETYPES: CHILD (ALL), COUNSELOR,  NETWORKER,  PARENT, INNOVATOR, MYSTIC

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Oregano




Oreganum dubium  distilled from the flowering herb.  There are many different types of Oregano, varying in the amount of Carvacol, which is the germ-killing component.  They include Moroccan Oregano (compactum), Greek Oregano (hirtum), Turkish Oregano (vulgare--up to 73% carvacol. Blends with lavender, rosemary,   bergamot, chamomile, cypress, cedar, tea tree and eucalyptus. 
It MUST be diluted before external and internal (not recommended) use. It is guaranteed to "burn" your mouth if used neat.  Origanum essential oil is both a dermal irritant and a mucous membrane irritant.   

CHARACTER:   "Steady Defender"  Energizing,
ETHERIC COLORS: Red, Saffron
NUMBER:  9   
GEM:  Bloodstone, Poppy Jasper, Obsidian, Tiger Iron  
PERFUME NOTE: Middle  
ELEMENT:  Air  
ASTRO:  Mercury
ENERGY TYPE: 3, 4

PERSONALITY:  (a more "Rustic" Marjoram)
My life is satisfying, full and complete. I can recognize the monster within, accept it, and love it.
+Warm and friendly, but can be stand offish in some circumstances.
+ Solid, steady, organized,  straightforward.
+Can be outspoken, especially upon subjects dear to their heart.
+ Can be overwhelming to the softer personalities.
+ Usually attain a maturity of emotional and mental development at an early age

-If negative, they become depressed.  If they realize they’ve been taken advantage of, they become irritable, withdrawn, and emotionally cold.

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Dissatisfied,  Overwhelmed

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Mostly used as a powerful germ killer of all viruses, bacteria, fungi.

PROPERTIES: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic,  antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, parasiticide, stimulant, tonic


 ARCHETYPES:   ADVOCATE, HERMIT,  HEALER

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hyacinth


Hyacinthus orientalis-concrete and absolute by solvent extraction from the flowers.  Sweet green floral fragrance, soft floral undertone.  Blends well with  NARCISSUS, YLANG YLANG, GALBANUM, JASMINE, NEROLI.  Used in high class perfumery.  Hyacinth is no longer available through reliable sources, so I no longer use it in my blends.  

CHARACTER:  "Sensitive Equilibrium" Gentle, Trust, Enlightening, Yin
ETHERIC COLORS: Deep Purple, Teal, Deep Gold
NUMBER:  7          
ELEMENT:  Water         
ASTRO:  Venus, Mercury
GEM:  Citrine
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 2

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Calming, Forgiving, High self-esteem, Perseverance, Equilibrium, Trust, Faith, Courage Soothing

PERSONALITY:
+Good natured, forgiving, trusting, gentle.
+ Love beauty and beautiful things.  Can decorate a room exquisitely, taking immense trouble over every detail.
+ Happiest when tending gardens, plants, and taking care of animals.
+ Unshakable belief in people.  “Good will always triumph over evil.”
+ Mindful of others’ feelings and love to be privy to their secrets. Intuitive, sensitive, nice people who need space to breathe and be who they are.
+ Likes talking and may innocently pass on secrets.  Never have any trouble talking about their own problems, usually concerning the opposite sex.
+ Make good sales people if they believe in the product.  Marvelous at animal breeding or any job involving flowers and plants.  They love music, dance, theater, but these professions are much too cutthroat for them.
+ Make good Samaritans, listening to people in trouble.  Very charitable.
-If negative, they emphasize their fragile delicate nature to get sympathy.  Stress, tension, and stress related disorders are common.
-May be drawn into plans they really don’t want to be involved with and schemes that are detrimental.
-They may choose the wrong partner, who may strip them of their emotions and money.
-No matter how caring, naïve, gentle they are, they can drive the more assertive types such as BERGAMOT to distraction.

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Instability, Stress, Repression, Apathy, Dejection, Distress, Grieving, Sorrow, Regret, Unforgiving, Dependency, Apprehension
Used for stress related conditions, and developing the creative right side of the brain.

PHYSICAL QUALITIES:  Antiseptic, Balsamic

BLENDS: (No longer added to any of my blends. In some cases I have substituted the spectacular FRANGIPANI)   Kachina, Point Sublime, Floral Weave, Rose Quartz, Twelve Flowers

ARCHETYPES:  SAMARITAN, CHILD NATURE, ARTIST, GOURMET

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tea Tree (Melaleuca)



Melaleuca alternifolia-- distilled from the leaves and twigs. Blends   well with Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme. There are several essential oils produced from the melaleuca species including Cajeput and Niaouli.   New Zealand tea tree, (Manuka) is a new oil being introduced. There is also a LEMON TEA TREE. It has a history of use with the Maori people who used it for curing many illnesses. KANUKA,  a chemotype of New Zealand Tea Tree also has a rich medicinal history. Contains: Monoterpene.Terpinenes, cineole, pinene, cymene, myrcene, limonene, sesquiterpenes, terpinol

 CAUTIONS: Possible skin irritation; could be sensitizing at levels above 1%.  Better suited for diffusing or inhalation.

 CHARACTER:  "Invigorating Protector"  Protection, Confidence, Support, Freshness 
ETHERIC COLORS: Chartreuse, Reddish
GEMS:  Peridot, Red or Poppy Jasper, Lemon Chrysoprase, Ruby Zoisite
NOTE:    Top        
ELEMENT:  Air       
ASTRO:  Sagittarius, Pisces
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 3

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:   Invigorating heart and mind and Creativity

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES: Confusion, Sexual trauma, Nervous exhaustion

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: colds, viral diseases, sinusitis, acne, dandruff, bed bugs, fleas, respiratory infections, coughs, cold sores, cuts, rashes, nail fungus, insect bites and stings, blisters, burns, warts, asthma, cystitis

PROPERTIES; Antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial   

PERSONALITY: I find pleasure in my body and in my life. I am a creative person.
+No hidden motives.  Direct, encouraging, instills inspiration in others. However, occasionally their directness can "rub" others the wrong way.  It is not a reflection of their authentic nature, but indicative of the  dysfunction of those who may be offended.
+Rarely has any illnesses. Germs pass them by.
+Very good leader.  Believes in fairness and justice. Good teacher.
+Loving, strong, inviting respect.
+ Friendly and approachable to all, especially small children and elderly
 +Has a spirit of Delight
+Supporting—people flock around for emotional support
+Mild mannered, at ease around children and elderly
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 ARCHETYPES:   HEALER, CHILD (ALL)

Spruce




Picea mariana/nigra  (Black Spruce) distilled from the needles and twigs. Blends well with Pine, Cedarwood, Galbanum, Lavender and Rosemary.  Spruce is a favorite of mine to add to blends or use on its own. Contains: Monoterpene/ester. Bornyl acetate greater than 35%, camphene, pinene, carone, borneol.  Another variety is Tsuga canadensis  (Canadian or Hemlock Spruce). Terpene. Pinene, limonene, bornyl acetate, tricyclene, phellandrene, myrcrene

CAUTIONS: Possible irritant and sensitizer. Best suited for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER:  "Clear Rejuvenator" Strength, Clarity, Wisdom, Understanding, Long Life, Memory, Stability 
CRYSTAL/GEM:  Mahogany Obsidian, Malachite, Aventurine, Jade, Rainforest Jasper
 Chakra:  4,6 
ELEMENT:  Air, Earth
PERFUME NOTE:  Top /Middle  
ENERGY TYPE: 4, 1    

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Re-energize, Mood uplifting

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: Arrogance, Vanity, Pride, Delusions of Grandeur, Anxiety, Stress, Sexual repression

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Sore muscles, Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, infection, muscle aches and pains, poor circulation, and respiratory weakness, rheumatism

PROPERTIES:   Antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, tonic.

PERSONALITY:
I am my own person. I do not depend on the opinions of others for who I am or for what I do. I am guided by a balance between my intuition and my rational mind.  I am able to commit to someone or something without losing myself. I am free to be me while I am with you.

+  Protective of  any causes that capture their imagination.
+ Can have large amounts of energy and can help people without realizing it, becoming a home from the storm for troubled souls.
+They can help you see through the mists, and become clearer and clearer.
+ Longs to set down roots, but lands and takes off like a butterfly.
-Can be self-critical, full of guilt,   
- Blame themselves for not trying harder.   


 Brave Heart,    Caldera,   Captivating,  Crown Prince, Desert Cathedral,  
Spiral Jetty, Spruce Mesa, Spurs, Sunrise, Sunstone, Symphony,


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blue Tansy


Tanacetum annuum--   steam distilled from the flowers and leaves.  This annual Tansy is a safe and mild anti-inflammatory with a delightfully fresh, honeyed apple scent. It is not to be confused with tanacetum vulgare, the perennial Tansy usually grown in gardens. Blends with most oils especially PINE, CYPRESS, HELICHRYSUM, RAVENSARA, ROSEMARY, CHAMOMILE.  Contains 37 compounds including sabinene, cymene, pinene, borneol, limonene, chamazulene, camphor.

CAUTIONS: Best to avoid during pregnancy and for babies.  Appears safe based on chemistry.  Dilute well  (to 5% or less) for topical use.  Suitable for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER: "Soothing Shoulder", Connection, Forgiveness, Peaceful           
GEMS:  Blue Tourmaline, Blue Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Iolite, Lapis Nevada           
CHAKRA:  3, 5         
ELEMENT:  Water
PERFUME NOTE:  Middle             
Blending Factor:  1
ASTRO:  Venus
ENERGY TYPE: 2, 4

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Stress, Confusion, Fear, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Anger, Resentment

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Asthma, eczema, skin care, bruises, itching, colds, fever, hypertension, fibromyalgia

PROPERTIES: antihistaminic/anti-allergen, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diaphoretic, tonic

PERSONALITY:  
+ Ability to draw out the best in other people.
+Well oriented, able to hold together amid confusion and clear up "fuzzy edges."
+ Drawn to jobs that require  communication.
+ Well suited to teaching or anything to do with books, publishing or writing.
+ Contented, and takes everything in stride.
+ Good to have around in an emotional storm or grieving as they provide a solid shoulder to cry on.   
- If negative, subject to dark moods and heaviness of heart.
May become frustrated and speak loudly, quite the opposite of their usual behavior.



 ARCHETYPES:    COMMUNICATOR, ACTOR,   ARCHITECT, WRITER, TEACHER, ORGANIZER, CHILD DEPENDENT, HISTORIAN