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Lavender’s Corner

January 1st, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose essential oil

[Rosa Centifolia]

 

Rose water can be used for conjunctivitis. The oil of love. You can use this oil and a carrier oil with Rose Quartz in love meditations.

 

Correspondences of Rose;

Planet~ Venus

Element~ Water

Deity~ Aphrodite, Antheia, Cloris, Ceres, Cerridwen, Diana, Flora, Frigg, Hathor, Hulda, Isis, Lada, Maia, Pomona, Rhea, Sita, Themis, Venus, Zillah, Adonis, Baal, Bes, Cupid, Eros, Vishnu, and St. Francis of Assisi.

Archangel~ Haniel and Anael.

Colours~ pale yellow or reddish orange.

Other uses~ broken capillaries, dry skin, eczema, herpes, mature and sensitive skin types, wrinkles, palpitations, poor circulation, asthma, coughs, hay fever, cholecystitis, liver congestion, nausea, irregular periods, leucorrhoea, hemorrhagic, uterine disorders, depression, impotence, insomnia, frigidity, headache, nervous tension and stress related conditions.

Rituals~ Beauty, Divination, Love, Luck, Healing, Peace, Psychic protection, Sex magic.

Other names~ Damask Rose.

Blends with~ Benzoin, Bergamot, Cassie, Chamomile, Clary sage, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Mimosa, Neroli, Orange blossom, Palmarosa, Patchouli and Sandalwood.

Parts used~ Steam distillation of fresh petals.

Any Precautions? Do NOT use in pregnancy.

 

This month’s blends [extra things to do with Rose oil]

 

Rose Water

Take one or two [depends on the size of flask and how much you want it to smell] handfuls of fresh scented rose petals. 3-5 buds.

Add them into a sterol flask, and pour boiling water over them. Gently shake, and leave for at least 24 hours before using. Use within the month, for optimum freshness.

 

Rose petal circle ceremony of dedication

Grab 3 or 4 handfuls of rose petals [scented or unscented], and place in a circle. You can be inside or outside for this! If you have extra petals, overlap them. Use this for rituals in conjunction with a deity from the above list.

 

Rose ritual for beauty [Do this on a Waxing Moon]

Respect a rose before this, and ask if it’s o.k. to take one. Cut a rose at stem length [same size as store brought]. Look into a mirror and smile at yourself. Look deeply into your eyes and see a pink glow there, smile again. Take a mixture of 3ml Olive oil and 3 drops rose essential oil; with your second finger on your power hand, circle the outside of the rose. Then after touching the rose, get more oil; place a circle upon your forehead. Look deeply into your eyes, smile again and say the words “Blessed Be”. Keep the rose until the full moon arrives and then bury it, close to you.

 

 

Depression oil blend and revival evoking [when feeling low]

Sweet Almond oil x 20ml

Grapeseed oil x10ml

Rose essential oil x 10 drops

Bergamot essential oil x 5 drops

Lavender essential oil x3 drops

 

Blend and place upon your chest, lower back, temples, wrists and ankles. Say~

 

“Goddess, Diana; where I stay,

I am not myself today,

I need the moon temple deep inside,

For too long, I’ve had to hide.

 

Please Sweet Diana, head my call,

That love and happiness are honoured by all,

Help me please, lift this depression;

Somewhere there must be a lesson”.

 

In the week following this, completely follow your intuition!

 

Rose quartz meditation for love

With any of the rose oil mixtures above, or your own tweaked version, add the oil to the wrists, sides of the neck, temples and hands. Place the hands inline with the chest in a prayer-like motion; feeling the heat awaken from you.

Close your eyes. Having the rose quartz in front of you, think of it as a portal. Focus on your breathing and when ready visualise the crystal expand with your breathing. It offers you love, hope and happiness. If you want to let the crystal take you to a place you feel safe and loved.

When your ready imagine the reverse [like in all meditation]… the crystal gets smaller and smaller as it’s in front of you, and your back to the exact same place you started at.

 

Rose incantation for book of shadows blessing

Place a circle of rose petals or rose quartz crystals around your Book of shadows. Take 1 cap full of carrier oil [your favourite one], use the lid of the bottle it came in. add this to a disposable cup or shot glass. Add 3 drops of rose essential oil. Blend this well and touch the oil down the right hand side of all the pages.

Say~ “As these magical words descend the ages,

Blessed may they be; the pages”.

 

Ring a bell over the book and say~

“May love stem; both within and without;

Never to have another stifling doubt”.

 

End with “Blessed be”, end the circle in your usual way and wash your hands. If the oil stings at any time, it is handy to have some hand gel next to you just in case it’s needed.

 

Thanks for reading,

Blessed be.

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