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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Oakmoss is a type of lichen used extensively in modern perfumery. This lichen can be found in many mountainous temperate forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere, including parts of France, Portugal, Spain, North America, and much of Central Europe. Oakmoss grows primarily on the trunk and branches of oak trees, but is also commonly found on the bark of other deciduous trees and conifers such as fir and pine.
The color of Oakmoss ranges from green to a greenish-white when dry, and dark olive-green to yellow-green when wet. The texture of the thalli are rough when dry and rubbery when wet.
Properties of Oakmoss ~ (Evernia prunastri) ~ emotionally attaches us to our home, creating a sense of security, grounding, and peace.
Blends in my shop with Oakmoss as a note are Isis, Immortal, Forbidden, and Avalon.
Posted by Mary at 2:14 PM
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Jasmine is a sturdy, climbing, evergreen shrub with bright green leaves that grows to be approximately twenty feet tall with white star shaped flowers. These flowers can only be picked at night because they only bloom at night. This beautiful plant can be found in Egypt, Morocco, and the Mediterranean. They were originally found in Peru, Kashmir and China. Jasmine’s essential oil is steam distilled from its flowers, it takes huge quantities of petals to prepare one ounce of Jasmine’s essential oil.
Aromatherapy qualities of Jasmine ~ (Jasminum grandiflorum) ~ Is said to produce a feeling of optimism, confidence and euphoria.
The metaphysical properties of Jasmine are as follows:
*Jasmine is the sacred flower of the Hindu god of love-Kama, and has been used throughout history as a ingredient for love potions or spells to capture, sustain or rekindle the affection of a loved one.
*The symbolic bond of love and passion that is used to unite a bridal couple for eternity.
*Symbolic of the moon and of the mysteries of the night, Jasmine is said to induce prophetic dreams if burned in the bedroom.
*Jasmine is also associated with; Good luck in love and wealth, Anointing; Balance; Luck; Fortune; Justice; Happiness; Harmony; Peace; Meditation; Money; Riches; Astral Projection, Sleep, Healing and Health.
Blends in my shop with Jasmine as a note are Aidin, Elva, Flora, Immortal, & Spring Rain.
Posted by Mary at 11:46 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This is the first official post of my new blog! So I will start by sharing the above image, which is the new roll on perfumes I have listed in my shop! I hope to share interesting and fun facts about different oil types and blends. As well as giveaways, new blends, and happenings in my ARS shop.
Tonight however I am going to ramble on about our new family member.......
This is Kali, a 4 month old calico, I adopted her from the local shelter last Friday. She is adjusting well to her new surroundings, playing with the dogs, and even tolerates my granddaughter picking her up and loving on her. She has some very unusual markings, which I believe is what drew me to her. Oh my gosh does she have some energy, I thought I was always wore out before, but now it is worse...lol She definitely knows how to get attention as well as what she is after! I believe she will be very happy here, as her adjustment period was extremely brief!
Posted by Mary at 8:42 PM