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.
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
PERFUME NOTE: Top
ASTRO: Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Sun
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Passion, Energy
USED FOR HEALING THESE NEGATIVE STATES: Timid, fear
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.
BLENDS: Brave Heart, Caldera, Cream Soda, Desert Lapis, Eucalyptus Grove, Five Powers, Forever Christmas, Gingerbread, Into The Woods, Thunderbird, Timberline, Way of the Leaf, Wood Badge,
ARCHETYPES: LIBERATOR, PUPPET, VISIONARY, PIONEER, INNOVATOR
Blends well with CEDAR, FIR, COPAIBA, SANDALWOOD, SPRUCE, ROSEWOOD.
Contains methyl salicylate, betulin and betulinic acid.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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. 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.
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
ENERGY TYPES: 1, 2
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: calming, mental clarity, uplift moods, cheerful
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
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.
ARCHETYPES: GODDESS, CHILD (ALL), DIVA, MIDAS ALCHEMIST
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.
Chemical Constituents Class: Adehyde. Mainly citral, limonene, mycrene, methyl hepetone, linalool, linlyl acetate.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Angelica archangelica distilled from the root and sometimes seeds and entire plant. Peppery, rich, herbal, earthy, woody and musk animal odor. It is widely used as a flavoring agent in the food and beverage industry due to its sweet, spicy aroma. It is believed to be an African herb that made its way into Europe in the 16th Century and gained tremendous popularity as a treatment for the Plague.
CAUTIONS: Possible sensitivity, Photo Toxic. Avoid with Diabetes or Pregnancy. Dilute well.
CHARACTER: "Healing Angel" Awakening, Protection, Restorative, "Holy Ghost" or "Holy Spirit Root" "Female Ginseng"
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
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, digestive, febrifuge, nervine, tonic, detoxifier
+ They are close to angelic forces that are receptive to our needs.
+ They are capable in cutting through pretense and falsehoods, bringing us into the light.
+ Yet has compassion and an understanding of failings.
+ Allows us to feel secure enough to connect with physical or emotional parts of ourselves we have cut off through trauma or fear.
+ Opens the way to healing, and gives a feeling of lightness and strength as it roots us to the ground and uplifts our spirits.
+ They have an open heart and especially an affinity with animals, especially for animals who have ‘switched off’ through abuse of trust.
+Celebrate their "inner child" Reconnecting with the innocence of childhood.
BLENDS: Angel's Landing, Classic Maya, Dancing Angels, Kayenta, Kolob Trail, Obsidian, Sitalpu, Spiral Jetty, Sunrise, Symphony, Terra Cotta,
ARCHETYPES: ANGEL, LOVER, CAREGIVER, HEALER, CHILD-WOUNDED, MYSTIC,
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Guaiacwood, Sandalwood, Juniper, Bergamot, Citrus, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Vetiver, Basil, Chamomile, geranium, patchouli
Contains: Monoterpenes. Phellandrene, pinene, limonene, linalool, borneoli, bergaptene, lactones, coumarins.