Monday, January 21, 2013

Lemongrass



Cymbopogen citratus or Cymbopogon flexuosus (which is much milder)  distilled from the stems or leaves. 

CAUTIONS: Avoid in pregnancy.  Possible dermal irritation and sensitization.  Always dilute.  More suitable for diffusing and inhalation. Not recommended to add to bath. It is recommended that this essential oil be stored in dark amber, blue or green glass bottles since it has been found to dissolve aluminum bottles.

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.

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, headache,  Cramps, hair health, fevers, cancer, shock, stomach ache.   

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) Nervine, tonic.

PERSONALITY:
+Warm, friendly, always ready to comfort and solace under their wing.
+Has nothing to hide…no pretenses.
+Easily sees a way to forgive those who dishonor and discredit. Illuminates the statement of "Forgive then Forget."
+Straightforward, but understandingly gentle.
+Sees with clarity, especially the choices that are presented. Celebrates freedom of choice.

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.    


ARCHETYPES:  CAREGIVER, MAGICIAN, STORYTELLER,   DREAMER

Blends with BERGAMOT, CEDAR, GERANIUM, LEMON, NIAOULI, PALMAROSE, PETITGRAIN, ROSEMARY, TEA TREE.

Contains citral, myrcene, terpenoids, limonene, citronellol, aldehydes, esters, nerol, geraniol, linalool and others.


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