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My Aromatic Medicine Chest

At home I have over 100 bottles of essential oils. I like to collect them just like how I collect my tarot decks.  They can last for very long time if they are stored properly. Each time only a few drops will be used.  The quickest one that goes out of stock is true lavender.  I replace her probably once every three months.  The slowest are many.  I have a bottle of benzoin I hardly use because she is so thick to drop and not willing to leave the bottle at all!  Gorgeous vanilla scent though.

Some people ask me for the most useful esssential oils.  I recommend 5 of them, those are invaluable oils to keep in the home medicine chest, or to take with you when traveling.

Lavender – ruled by Mercury, she is a great help for balancing nervous system, especially for stress-related issues.  Use in a vapourizer or with 5 to 6 drops in a running bath. Just enjoy the scent and allow your mind to rest.  Also very useful when there is a cut wound.  Direct neat application onto the wound speeds up healing. A drop on the pillow promotes sleep.

Tea Tree – he is good for skin acne.  Also invaluable for its antiseptic, fungicidal, antiviral and immune-stimulant properties.  Ruled by Saturn he is so powerful I will dilute tea tree with carrier oil before application.  

Rosemary – ruled by the Sun she has stimulant properties on our mental and nervous systems.  A protective essential oil that I use for cleansing in my spiritual rituals.  She is strengthening, restorative, purifying, reviving and refreshing.  I also vapourise it together with lemon essential oil to boost memory. 

Roman Chamomile – ruled by the Moon she is the best children’s remedy. A mild relaxant and anti-inflammatory agent.  This oil smells lovely, very mild and encourages sleep and relaxation.  Excellent for treating insomnia and nervous tension.

Peppermint – I love everything peppermint!  Ruled by Mercury not only it is good for digestive complaints such as nausea or indigestion, it is also indispensable for problems in our respiratory system.  And if you have fever, try drink some peppermint tea to reduce the heat.

Oral prescription however is not advised.  It should only be practiced by suitably trained medical doctors, who, like qualified herbalists, have undergone many years of training. 

Hope you will have an opportunity to try them out. These 5 oils are generally safe and good for home remedies.

Gemini, who are you?

Will he be faithful to you?  A typical Gemini is a delightful conversationalist.  He is loaded with witty remarks, and his compliments are masterpieces of warm sincerity.  One day your gemini man may bring you flowers, perfumes, or a couple of books.  You will be overjoyed by his cheerful disposition, clever jokes and he will say ‘I love you’ in one hundred ways like no one else in the world could do.  The next day he may call you and break a date for no reason, and then you start to doubt yourself if you have done anything wrong, or if he was in trouble.  A week later, he will come back to invite you to theatre, art gallery or opera as if nothing has happened.  If you survive that experienced, meaning you schooled yourself to accept his restless and unpredictable spirit, there is a good chance of making it work.

Just remember that Gemini is the sign of the twins, and there are two distinct sides to his changeable personalities.  Any kind of routine can make a typical Gemini feels like a caged bird.  His duality allows him to do two things at once with less effort than it takes most of us do just one thing.  You remember those capable housewives who can iron, feed the baby, talk on the phone, run her Etsy online business all at the same time.  You get the idea.

Loving a Gemini is easy and fun, if you don’t try to get too close.  You just need to give him a lot of space and let him disappear once in a while and wait for him to come back patiently.  You will often read or hear that a Gemini needs two loves at once.  This Gemini duality may cause unfounded anxiety.  A Gemini needs two loves, not necessarily two persons.  Free him to pursue his other interests.  This will show that you truly understand him.

Gemini needs to rest their busy mind with lots of sleep.  Unfortunately since he is so active with his brain, he is prone to insomnia.  Nevertheless, he should try hard to achieve rest, to restore balance of the nervous system and renew their over-active brains.  Essential oil Lavender is a good remedy for Gemini, as it is also ruled by Mercury which gives synergy effect to their mind.  The chemical constituent of esters is relaxing, easy and safe to calm nerves, spasm and pain.

The Magical Properties of Lavandula Angustifolia

Magical aromatherapy, in one form or another, has been with us from the earliest great civilizations.  It is as old as the moment when a human being first smelled the delicious scent rising from a flower and recognised it as pure energy springing from the almighty Mother Earth.

Our ancesters used the power of fragrant plants to produce specific changes in their lives.  These changes include inducing spiritual connection with God, drawing love, heightening sexual arousal, purifying the body prior to a ritual, healing the sick and guarding againt negative energies.

Well known to the classic Greeks and Romans, lavender was used to perfume bath water and was burned as incense to the deities.  There are 3 common types of lavender all have different therapeutic properties: true lavender (lavandula angustifolia), spike lavender (lavandula latifolia) and lavandin (lavandula hybrida).  My favourite is true lavender grown in the highland in France.  The fragrance is smooth, rich, delicate and subtle.  The French ones have the highest percentage of linalool, and second highest in linalyl acetate, compared to Japan, Australia and Eastern Europe.  Linalyl acetate is a type of esters that is very calming to the nervous system.  It is excellent for scar tissue recovery.  If you have a cut wound,use one drop of true lavender oil and apply directly to it then cover with a bandage tape.  This will heal the would much faster.  Linalool is antiseptic and also antiviral.

Lavandula Angustifolia is ruled by Mercury, it is best applied on a Wednesday.  Mercury is the ruler of intelligence, conscious mind, study, self-improvement, travel and communication.  On top of these significations, lavender has magical influence on health, love and peace.  It is good for calming stormy or uncontrolled emotional state by bringing our feelings under conscious control.  When you inhale the lavender scent (3-5 drops of true lavender essential oils in a diffuser), visualise a picture of success in these areas that make you so joyful.  Send your wish to the univese. In its essence, magical aromatherapy is the process of visualisation, inhalation of the scent of an essential oil, and the programming of personal energy.

May you use it to manifest positive, needed changes in your life.