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    Clary Sage essential oil          [salvia sclarea]         correspondences of Clary sage; Planet~ mercury Element~ air Other uses~ acne, dandruff, hair loss, oily skin, oily hair, wrinkles, high blood pressure, muscle pain and aches, asthma, cramp, leucorrhoea, depression, flatulence, migraine. Rituals~ euphoria, calm, dreams. Blends with~ bergamot, camomile, cypress, geranium, citrus oils, juniper, lavender, neroli, orange, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, ylang ylang. Any Precautions? Do not use before driving; it is a sedative, avoid alcohol; it can cause nausea, can cause headaches in large doses, avoid in pregnancy.     Violet essential oil [Viola Odorata]         Used in perfumery and now Violet water and…

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    Tea Tree essential oil [Melaleuca alternifolia]   Tea tree is an oil you can use without a carrier, but it does have a very strong smell.   correspondences of Tea tree; Planet~ Moon/Mercury Element~ Earth/air Colours~ white- pale yellow Other uses~ Abscess, acne, asthma, athlete’s foot, blisters, burns, bronchitis, catering, cold sores, coughs, dandruff, herpes, insect bites, oily skin, rashes [nappy rash], spots, veruccae, warts, infected wounds, sinusitis, tuberculosis, whooping cough, thrush, vaginitis, cystitis, pruritis, colds, fever, flu, things you can catch-like Chickenpox. Lice and mites. Sunburn. Rituals~ Cleansing, Protection, stability, safety, healing. Blends with~ Clary sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oak moss, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary. Parts used~ steam…

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                    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,…

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    Ginger essential oil [Zingiber officinale]                 Used as a domestic spice in the East for decades. For issues like malaria, toothache and bacterial dysentery, but used as a digestive aid in the West. Used as a spice to warm up the stomach, and stimulate the circulatory system.  Fresh ginger can be used in cookery, baking and in warm drinks. It is popular today in hot chocolate drinks. Experimenting with fresh ginger can bring great joy, plus it comes in very handy in colder weather.     correspondences of ginger; Planet~ mars Element~ fire Colour~ pale yellow/ amber or a green looking liquid. Other…

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    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,…

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    Rosemary essential oil [Rosmarinus officinalis]   Rosemary was one of the first herbs to be used for medicine, food, magic and healing. It was sacred in some civilisations. Used as tussie mussies in medieval England; to protect against evil and to heal from the plague. Sprigs of Rosemary were burnt in ancient Greece, at shrines. Used in soaps, cookery, detergents, cosmetics, cleaning sprays, perfumes and cologne, as well as soft and alcoholic drinks. When burnt, Rosemary is said to have strong purification properties and once seen as a good way of exorcism. It is one of the oldest Incenses. It is carried for health, and placed above a property to…

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    Orange essential oil [Citrus Sinensis]   Orange essential oil is classed as a top note. This oil is a great immune system restorer, and a great mood up-lifter [From the Rutaceae family]. It can be extracted into an oil from the fruit via cold expression or steam distillation. According to Scott Cunningham [encyclopedia of magical herbs], the folk name given is Love fruit. You may like to substitute Orange oil for Tangerine or Mandarin oil, if you happen to have one and not the other.   Correspondences of Orange; Element & Planet~ Fire & The sun Deity~ Brigid, Belisama, Hestia, Athena, Oya, Wadjet, Pele, Vulcan, Zeus and Apollo. Angel~ Nathaniel,…

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    Essential oils and their uses   Herbs and oils are just a few of the earth’s wondrous bounties. This month I would like to discuss Lavender essential oil with you.   Do you have a spare essential oil? Many Aromatherapists/witches will find that they happen to have a spare. This will often be a cheap oil that maybe you come across at a cheap store or online at a discount. Most of the time this is Lavender.   Used in cosmetics, bath supplies, perfumes, house hold products, ironing waters, and for therapeutic use in the home and in holistic therapies. Lavender is incredibly versatile.   Magickal properties of Lavender~ Love,…

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    Let’s look at some carriers you can massage with or add to holistic products. Do remember that allergic reactions can occur, even with base/carrier oils, so if you have allergies be aware of this before use. If a reaction occurs, remove the oil immediately~ a bath or quick scrub shower will help. If your worried about allergic reactions from oil use, try using a neutral oil that you shouldn’t have a reaction to-Sunflower, Evening primrose, or Grapeseed oil.  If you have an allergy to flowers, you should be o.k. to use flowered oils, however test a little on the skin if unsure. If it burns or itches, then remove the…

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    This month I think it’s important to cover safety and Carrier oils. Carrier oils also have their own properties, each one is different to the next and these too can be blended together for different reasons. Olive oil For example is thick in consistency so you may wish to add a little grapeseed oil, which is a very thin oil. Most Carrier oils lack smell, but are rich in nourishment. They make a great base oil for an essential oil blend. A carrier oil is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes. They are diluted before use on the skin, so that the essential oils are safer. Some can give…