Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am a little late to talk about the Autumn Equinox, but I found this tid bit of info interesting: For the first time since 1991, the full moon shed its light on the Autumn Equinox.

So moving on, I thought I would share the flowers in bloom for autumn and my choice for essential oil of the month.

Blooming in Autumn are:

Acashia, Allium, Alstromeria, Amaranthus, Anemone, Baby's Breath, Bittersweet, Carnation, China berry, Chrysanthemum, Cockscomb, Cosmos, Echinops, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Gladiolus, Hypericum, Iris, Juniper, Kangaroo paw, Kalancheo, Liatrus, Lily, Asiatic, Lily, Gloriosa, Misty Blue, Orchid, Pepper berry, Protea, Queen Ann's Lace, Quince, Rover, Roses, Rowen berry, Salvia, Solidago, Statice, Star of Bethlehem, Sunflower, Water lilies, Yarrow, Zinnia.

Juniperberry (juniper berry) essential oil, Juniperus communis, is steam distilled from the berries or a combination of berries and twigs which produces a pungent, herbaceous, peppery, pine like and camphor like aroma. Used in massage oils, liniments, and baths because of its ability to treat pain and inflammation or arthritis, rheumatism, and varicose veins by warming and relaxing the muscles. Increases circulation and help help release fluid retention during PMS. Used in cosmetics for acne and eczema and in shampoos for oily hair and dandruff. Use in closets and drawers to repel wool moths. May cause irritation of sensitive skin. Will over stimulate the kidneys and should be avoided by those with kidney disease, inflamed or infected kidneys.

My Yule blend containes Junipererry it is a perfect holiday spice blend used in cleansing the home and attuning with the forces of nature amid cold days and nights.

My two newest additions are Wicked - A entoxicating spicy unisex blend, filled with a deep mystery, featuring wood and spice aromas. Our mystery begins with the dark smokey scent of star anise, travels thru the rich cinnamon, vanilla, and peppermint trails, ending deep in the forest with cypress and sandalwood hints. Dark, mysterious, and wicked!

And a limited edition sample pack with the following:

Dragons Blood: An autumn-like warm, woody and earthy scent.

Silver Moon: A somewhat sweet, floral scent with a touch of tart.

Black Cat: An intoxicating sweet floral scent.

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