Friday, January 17, 2014

Citronella

Cymbopogon nardus steam distilled from a resilient grass.  Has a rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon.   Has subtle wood tones.   One of the world's dominant insect repellents before the introduction of DDT. Many commercial repellents contain Citronella Ceylon, and it is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect repellent.  Blends well with most oils, but specifically well with Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine. 

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

CHARACTER: "The Lucky Charm" Cleansing, bright, fresh, nourishing,  laughter, having fun    

ETHERIC COLORS: Tannish Orange tinged Red, Yellow
GEM:   Carnelian, Citrine, Crazy Lace Agate, Yellow Jasper
CHAKRA:  1
MUSICAL NOTE: Treble D
PERFUME NOTE: Top  
Blending Factor:  1
ELEMENT:  Air, Fire  
ASTRO:  Venus
ENERGY TYPE: Predominately 1 

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: joy, light-hearted, well-being, just happy to be alive.

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES:   Fatigue,  Depression,   Gloomy, repellent to psychic attacks of unpleasant people;

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Excessive perspiration, oily skin & hair, arthritis pain, colds, flu, headache, healing of wounds

PROPERTIES: antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, tonic, stimulant

PERSONALITY:
+Warm, friendly, always ready to comfort and solace under their wing.
+They help one to feel "lucky", although it is more  with having more access to basic common sense.
+They are a paragon of common sense, but with a witty charm.
+They seem to attract helpful spirits and banish negative ones.
+Seem to vibrate on a higher plane and can bring you there.
-If negative, can seem to take life too seriously

BLENDS:   Pirates,  Tomahawk, 

ARCHETYPES:  CAREGIVER, MAGICIAN, STORYTELLER,   DREAMER