Frankincense ensures King Richard the Lionheart entrance to heaven

Happy March!

I had to giggle when I read this post today.

Apparently, long ago, kings and royalty used Frankincense in their burial rites not only for embalming purposes, but to ensure they would be granted entrance to heaven. LOL!

If that were still true today, Frankincense would probably be in such short supply that the price would be unaffordable for any ‘commoner’.



When embalmed after his death in April 1199, the heart of King Richard I was soaked in frankincense – suggesting that the monarch feared that his many acts of treachery and brutality might exclude him from the kingdom of heaven.

Autopsy of 12th-century monarchy reveals heart embalmed in purifying frankincense …read more about it here.

We found many interesting things,” he said. “But the most interesting was the presence, in substantial quantities, of frankincense, which has never been found in any other embalming. It is unique. This suggests that Richard, and those around him, knew of episodes in his life which had a bad smell… Frankincense, linked to Christ’s story, may have been intended to make him smell like a saint and therefore to ease his passage to heaven.”

Although Richard has gone down in popular history as a good and noble king, his 41 years were stained with treacherous revolts against his father, King Henry II, and with massacres of Muslims during the Crusades and of English Jews. He is also believed by historians to have had a number of homosexual love affairs – something then regarded as unnatural.

Now Frankincense has an even greater spiritual context ! LOL… I better invest in Frankincense!! 😀

See more of my posts concerning Frankincense here;


Sacred Geometry Music and Essential Oils

The connections between music and essential oils with Sacred Geometry just make sense as energy is energy no matter the type.

Here’s a super interesting page explaining sacred geometry.

Sacred Geometry and Music:

The sacred geometry of music says this about music and sound:

The vibrations we call sound follow sacred, archetypal patterns. For this reason, you may find that certain sound sequences can stimulate the intellect, inspire creativity, and evoke a deep sense of joy.

The Sacred Geometry Of Music

The Sacred Geometry Of Music by Andrew Lorimer. Music uses the laws of vibration to manifest aurally what exists at the center of everything. Into our reality

The Sacred Geometry of Sound

Jan 4, 2004 – Sacred Geometry and the Structure of Music. Legend recounts how Orpheus was given a lyre by Apollo. By playing his lyre, Orpheus produced ..

Sacred Harmonic Geometry

And since music travels in waves, sacred geometry became intertwined with musica universalis, the ancient theory of everything. Through musical proportions

Sacred Geometry and Music – Davidjayjordan

This is the area that it shares which looks like the female generative organ, and from where in sacred geometry all things come from. It is part of the reproductive

Esoteric Circles – sacred geometry meditation music – YouTube

May 24, 2010 – Uploaded by illuminatedEntity

Sacred geometry meditation music is a wonderful way to enlightenment and healing.

More videos for sacred geometry and music »

Sacred Geometry and Essential Oils:

Morningstar said,

The study of Sacred Geometry takes us back into the primordial beginnings of all that ever was, is and will be. It is the understanding of how one shift changes the pattern of the whole, even those shifts that appear to be very minor on the surface. They cause a rippling affect that impacts how the whole is able to function and evolve, often in surprising ways.

The essential oils she uses in her energy blends cooincide with the higher beings she was working with creating these essences.

Here’s a couple examples of Morningstar’s work:

The Square Root of Two Essence Oil –

contains; Essential Oils of Pink Grapefruit, Black Pepper & Sweet Orange

The Square Root of Two

Affirmation – I Now Recognise The Truth Of Me, That I Am A Powerful & Magnificent Being The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Integrating and expressing the essential truth that you are far more than simply “human”, as most people think of being human, but are instead a complex and extremely powerful being who has entered the earth plane to express the truth of yourself and see it in manifest form all around you. Shifting from one frame of reference to another, generating great power and energy through the unification of all parts of your being. The Golden Ratio Tracing your lineage through both the earth plane and other realms of existence. Helpful for Star Seed people who feel little connection to the earth plane or wonder what their purpose or mission is here. This essence helps them to define who they are and receive validation for this awareness in abundance as well as understanding one’s Soul Purpose and destiny.

Vesica Piscis Essence Oil – Essential Oils of Blue Tansy, Pink Grapefruit & Lime

Vesica Piscis

Cooperation within large bodies of groups, both planetary and interplanetary. Understanding the importance and true nature of resonance and how it both feeds and maintains the Soul while supporting the ultimate unfoldment of one’s personal and galactic destiny. .

The Merkaba Essence Oil – Essential Oils of Blue Tansy, Clary Sage & Tangerine

The Merkaba (Flower of Life)

Affirmation – I View The Akashic Records With Ease & I Use This Information To Heal & Uplift My Life Attunement to the Akashic records, accessing information for other realms and lifetimes that is pertinent to you current life challenges and issues. Clearing old karmic energy through the raising of the auric vibration so that all accounts are automatically brought into balance.

to purchase Morningstar’s  essences and to learn more about them,

go here;

Glossary of Energy Terms

The investigation of nature & spiritual discipline. In the creation of alchemy multiple elements are combined as parts of one greater force to effect a potent synergy.
Divine Alchemy

Sacred Geometry
Sacred Geometry is a term used to describe patterns, shapes and forms that are part of the make up of all living things and that regularly occur in nature. The ancient cultures (Celts, Druids, Egyptians, Knights Templar) and aboriginal peoples (Mayan, Hopi) recognized these geometrical signatures and numeric frequencies as the foundation of the blue print of life.

Healing Water
Japanese researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that water had the capacity to imprint thoughts & emotional states. Through photographs, Dr. Emoto captured pictures of ice crystals reflecting the spiritual consciousness of it’s surroundings proving that water can be programmed with healing & life supporting intent.

Quartz crystals are found in watches, radios & medical devices because of their ability to transmit energy. As both conduits and amplifiers of energy, crystals are alive & active and can be programmed with healing intentions and used to potentiate other forms of energy.

Reiki is based on an ancient form of Japanese healing which uses symbols and healing touch to transmit energy. The universal energy system of Reiki heals, harmonizes and balances in support of wellbeing.

Tachyon is an energy that first emerges out of formless Zero-Point Energy. Just like Zero-Point Energy, Tachyon is not limited to a certain frequency. Tachyon Energy, because it is a source particle, provides the potential to restore harmonious healing frequencies and a natural state of order, balance & wellbeing.

Sacred Geometry
Sacred Geometry is a term used to describe patterns, shapes and forms that are part of the make up of all living things and that regularly occur in nature. The ancient cultures (Celts, Druids, Egyptians, Knights Templar) and aboriginal peoples (Mayan, Hopi) recognized these geometrical signatures and numeric frequencies as the foundation of the blue print of life.

Introduction to Sacred Geometry

by Bruce Rawles, author of the ‘Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook

In nature, we find patterns, designs and structures from the most minuscule particles, to expressions of life discernible by human eyes, to the greater cosmos. These inevitably follow geometrical archetypes, which reveal to us the nature of each form and its vibrational resonances.

They are also symbolic of the underlying metaphysical principle of the inseparable relationship of the part to the whole. It is this principle of oneness underlying all geometry that permeates the architecture of all form in its myriad diversity. This principle of interconnectedness, inseparability and union provides us with a continuous reminder of our relationship to the whole, a blueprint for the mind to the sacred foundation of all things created.

Starting with what may be the simplest and most perfect of forms, the sphere is an ultimate expression of unity, completeness, and integrity. There is no point of view given greater or lesser importance, and all points on the surface are equally accessible and regarded by the center from which all originate. Atoms, cells, seeds, planets, and globular star systems all echo the spherical paradigm of total inclusion. READ MORE

Happy Winter Solstice & #EndoftheWorld day!

dec 21 2012 happy winter solstice and end of the worldHappy Winter Solstice and #EndoftheWorld !! I have a feeling we will all still be here tomorrow lol 🙂

The date December 21, 2012 AD ( in the Long Count), represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun), that ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree. This is an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. It will come to resolution at exactly 11:11 am GMT.

In astronomy, the winter solstice is the moment when the earth is at a point in its orbit where one hemisphere is most inclined away from the sun. This causes the sun to appear at its farthest below the celestial equator when viewed from earth. Solstice is a Latin borrowing and means “sun stand”, referring to the appearance that the sun’s noontime elevation change stops its progress, either northerly or southerly. The day of the winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

Read more about 12/21/12, Mayan culture/end of the world/and Winter Solstice here.

If you’re into astronomy, or Mayan culture and that type of thing check out:

In any case, most likely, we will all be here tomorrow to celebrate the holidays and beyond. And I’m not ready for the #EndoftheWorld yet !!!
So,have a wonderful Winter Solstice, and in the meantime; enjoy this blend recipe from Aura Cacia;
The word solstice means “sun sitting still” and refers to the peak of the cycle of diminishing
day length that occurs at winter. The sun seems to pause on this special day before the days
gradually begin to grow longer and brighter.Take a cue from the sun, and pause during this hectic season to meditate on peace and goodwill with this aromatherapy recipe from Aura Cacia®.

Winter Solstice Meditation Blend

  • 3 drops  Frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops  Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 drops  Tangerine essential oil
Will you make this beautiful essential oil blend? …What are you planning for today?

Austrian facility that allows you to create any illusions fragrant


Fragrance Body: Found a way to create a unique aromatic symphonies of any complexity. PHOTO

in Linz, Austria on display Sinnesrausch-SensorySensation put a unique facility that allows you to create any illusions fragrant. Close your eyes and your nose will lead you to the confectionery factory or in the Swiss mountains, the first child of a circus or Italian cafe. The main thing that these fragrant symphonies were composed by someone already.

This device consists of a musical keyboard, computer, software, storage vessels 64 primary aromas, lots of polypropylene ductwork and control of air flow. The audience can not see the whole colossus half tons in weight, and for them is obvious only olfactory effect – light fragrant breeze, having the force of a hurricane the memory of those who can hear smells. So its fragrant symphony can come blindfolded.

9c400  1346047429 0105.450x284 Fragrance Body: Found a way to create a unique aromatic symphonies of any complexity. PHOTO

olfakto-kinetic art, called the Smeller 2.0, designed for composing, recording, storage and playback of aromatic symphonies of any complexity. In appearance – interlocking tubes and ducts – it is most similar to the organ music. The creator of this fragrant body Austrian Wolfgang Georgsdorf nurtured and developed this idea 25 years until June his dream finally came true.

see the rest of the article here


Can Candles Kill Bacteria?

University of South Hampton released this study and I found it quite interesting…

it seems certain essential oils CAN kill bacteria!

see more:

News release

Candle power wipes out bugs

Ref: 04/89

16 June 2004

In recent years the consumer market for candles has grown dramatically, as candles of all shapes, sizes, colours and fragrances have been used increasingly in homes and restaurants to create atmosphere and enhance mood.

Now two researchers at the University of Southampton have taken the potential uses of fragranced candles one step further, by demonstrating that they can also have valuable and effective bactericidal properties.

The researchers, Dr Lindsey Gaunt and Sabrina Higgins, have discovered that adding essential oils to the candle can destroy bacteria such as Escherichia Coli and Staphylococcus aureus on surfaces. Working with Professor John Hughes in the Bioelectrostatics Research Centre, Lindsey and Sabrina have been testing different essential oils, such as orange, thyme, and eucalyptus, which when dispersed into the air and combined with the ions produced in the candle flame, all have a powerful bactericidal effect.

Where candle use would not be appropriate, for example in a kitchen, the same bactericidal effect can be produced by using plug-in devices combining the appropriate essential oils and ions generated by an electrical discharge.

According to Lindsey Gaunt, the candles and electrical devices could be as effective as liquid disinfectants, together with the added benefit of being able to penetrate porous surfaces and fabrics in a room with very little personal effort.

This unique combination of essential oils and electrical ions has demonstrated a remarkably powerful bactericidal action, with up to nearly 100 per cent bacteria kill.

Lindsey Gaunt and Sabrina Higgins will be presenting the results of their research in Tokyo in November at the annual joint international conference of the Institute of Electrostatics Japan and the Electrostatics Society of America.

Notes for editors

  1. Dr Lindsey Gaunt has worked in the Bioelectrostatics Research Centre since 1995, and was involved in developing the SmartSeeker technology. She is a Research Fellow of the School of Electronics and Computer Science and is currently focusing on the electrostatic applications of aerosols in health and environmental use.
  2. Sabrina Higgins is researching in the Bioelectrostatics Research Centre, and has worked on pesticides and the electrostatic applications of powder pesticides. Her current research involves the bactericidal effects of essential oils.
  3. The Bioelectrostatics Research Centre was established in 1995, bringing together expertise in Biological Science and Electrostatics. Research programmes include aerosol technology and electrostatic applications in health care.
  4. The University of Southampton is a leading UK teaching and research institution with a global reputation for pioneering research and scholarship. The University has over 19,200 students and 4800 staff and plays an important role in the City of Southampton. Its annual turnover is in the region of #250 million.

Don’t Let Them Outlaw Natural Perfumes!

I found this on the Natural Perfumers Guild

website and thought it was important enough to share….

If you enjoy using/purchasing or making and selling natural perfumes, you should definitely read this:

And just to let you know…I will be participating in any way I can as well, so that means this blog and my site I’ll try to keep on top of this issue to help keep you informed.

Outlaw Perfume Project – A Natural Perfumers Guild Artistic Statement

Message from Guild President Anya McCoy:

Soon after I started blogging in 2006, I began to write of the incredibly restrictive and unreasonable “guidelines” of the International Fragrance Association, and the resultant laws from the European Union that effectively killed perfumery. True, they also ranked some synthetics as “dangerous” (brain disruptions), but the list of naturals, which had been used for centuries without major problems, was overwhelming. I rarely bother to blog about these issues anymore. I discovered I was the ONLY perfumer doing so at the time, and it cast a bit of a bitter pall over my blog. I’d rather be blogging about the beauty and luxury of naturals, so here I am. I passed the ball on to other bloggers!

Nine bloggers will be participating, and you can find their links at the end of this post. They’re all insightful, intelligent and passionate about perfumery. Their readership far outstrips mine, and the Outlaw Perfume project is a great way for them to spread the word about this abomination against natural aromatics. They also get to sample the gorgeous perfumes created by the Natural Perfumers Guild members (disclaimer: I’m the president of the Guild) and offer a giveaway of the Outlaw Perfume on their blogs.

I’ve always been someone who challenges authority. In the 60’s, I marched for civil rights, against the Vietnam War, and for women’s rights. This IFRA and EU-driven blacklisting agenda against naturals must stop. Readers, please remember that they’re stomping on *your* rights to choose what you put on or in your body. Anyone can use common sense and not put perfume on skin that is exposed to sunlight, so, there, the photo-sensitization problem of some of the citruses, angelica root, etc., solved 😉

Think you may be a bit sensitized to oakmoss? Wear the perfume in your hair, or on your clothing, or in a perfume jewelry piece. I’m taking photos of vinaigrettes and perfume lockets that I’ll share later this week. They’re a beautiful addition to a jewelry wardrobe, and serve a double purpose of gently releasing your perfume. It’s all about our choice, and not bowing down to nanny-state governments. How simple if a warning label, some perfume dabbed in your hair, or on your clothing, or in a piece of pretty jewelry solves this problem. Or, if you’re a daring outlaw like us natural perfumers – wear it on your skin!

Participating Perfumers:

Participating Bloggers: http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com

Guild Perfumer’s Blogs:

We Welcome All Those Who Love Natural Fragrance

The Natural Perfumers Guild is dedicated to perfumes and all fragrance products that use botanical extracts and natural animal essences solely as their scent source. No synthetic aromatics are used in creating the perfumes, and no diethyl phtlate or other synthetic extenders are in any of our perfumes. We create and celebrate all fragrance products that use botanically-based aromatics, as we are artisans dedicated to the alchemy and hands-on methods of time-honored traditions or natural perfumery. These liquid beauties are sometimes also known as botanical perfumes. There are Guild members who do not use animal essences, only botanics in their perfumes, and they may call themselves botanial perfumers.

Natural perfumery an art as old as civilization and as new as the latest harvest of roses in Turkey, jasmine in Egypt and lemons in Florida. It connects us to the ancient temples of Egypt, the fragrant mosques of the Middle East, the native peoples of the Americas and the temples of India, China and the Far East. People have loved the scent of beautifully fragrant plant materials since time immemorial, and we are reviving that art with a 21st Century sensibility.

We gather natural plant extracts from around the world – and some from our own gardens – and craft perfumes, incenses, body balms, room fresheners and much more.

The Guild was founded by Mandy Aftel, author of Essence and Alchemy and the nose of Aftelier Perfumes, in 2003, and closed later that year. In 2006, ownership of the Guild was handed over to Anya McCoy, the perfumer of Anya’s Garden Perfumes. This move was made in recognition of Anya’s ability to manage and guide thousands of members on the Yahoo Natural Perfumery group. Anya forges the intent and direction of the Guild and strives to build this nascent art into a cultural and artistic force, most recently through the Mystery of Musk and Outlaw Perfume projects.

Built upon the goal of nurturing the art of natural perfumery through education, legislative efforts and networking among members, the Guild is an organization that welcomes all who love natural aromatics.

We’re a consortium of international perfumers, associates, suppliers and enthusiasts united on the Internet, and when lucky enough, we meet in person and share our stories and dreams of the future of natural perfumery.

The public is demanding a new paradigm in perfumery, one that gives them the option of obtaining quality perfumes made only with pure and natural aromatics and the Guild artisans meet that requirement and desire to create new, exciting fragrances free of synthetics.
See the rest of it here, and sign up for the Natural Perfumers Guild newsletter to keep informed.

Skin Deep Hazardous to Natural Beauty Business Owners

A few years ago, I came across a site (Skin Deep) that promoted the idea of keeping a working database for all skin, hair, cosmetics, beauty products (etc. ) ingredients and expected those companies that wanted to be “endorsed” or at least “okayed” by Skin Deep to fill out extensive pages of information about their products including each ingredient, etc. etc.

As the owner of a natural aromatherapy products company (Yellowstar Essentials) I thought it was the coolest thing in the world that someone would take the time to create a database of chemicals found in cosmetics and also thought would be wise to use their site, enter all my products (one by one, ingredient by ingredient), which took forever just to add a few products, and still, (even though I use only all natural ingredients with essential oils) my products came up either unsearchable –because of some of the ingredients…i.e. essential oils, could not be found on their site, and because of this deemed “hazardous”. This confused me. Why were specific essential oils not found by their searchable database? And some, (if they were found) are considered more hazardous then certain deadly chemicals. This really got me scratching my head. So I did some searching and found that many people thought just as I did.

Here’s a little About SKIN DEEP (from their site)–

In 2004 we launched Skin Deep, an online safety guide for cosmetics and personal care products. Our aim was to fill in where companies and the government leave off: companies are allowed to use almost any ingredient they wish, and our government doesn’t require companies to test products for safety before they’re sold. EWG’s scientists built Skin Deep to be a one-of-a-kind resource, integrating our in-house collection of personal care product ingredient listings with more than 50 toxicity and regulatory databases.

Read more:
About the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Quick facts on Skin Deep
Skin Deep Product and Ingredient Databases
Data sources – toxicity, regulatory, and study availability databases
Skin Deep’s Dual Rating Factors

There seems to be numerous problems plaguing the site, as well as more and more people having issues with the value of what they deem the “hazardous” materials used in most of today’s beauty products on the market.

I mean, I’m ALL FOR companies having to show every ingredient (and not just label FRAGRANCE–when they could be using harmful sysynthetic chemicals) but c’mon! If you are going to say that an ingredient is hazardous and put a number associated with that, at least be correct in your findings. Robert Tisserand wrote a post about essential oils in their database (or lack thereof) and his findings are in alignment with mine.

Needless to say, I haven’t finished adding all my products into Skin Deep’s database because of all the problems. Here’s the post by Robert Tisserand (one of my favorite aromatherapists!) from  his website: Go Robert!!!

Check this out:

From lemon to rosewood – it’s only skin deep

It’s hard to tell how many essential oils are covered in Skin Deep, the Environmental Working Group’s database, because if you put “essential oil” their search box, the results are pretty hit-and-miss. When I tried it, only 16 of the first 50 items listed were essential oils. Lemon oil, interestingly, was listed twice: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL (hazard rating 0) and CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL (hazard rating 2). The second one is defined as: “volatile oil obtained from the fresh peel of of lemon, Citrus medica limonum.” The first one is not defined at all, but is also listed as “Lemon essential oil, Citrus limon (lemon) essential oil..” etc.

What were they thinking? Is one of these lemon leaf oil? Clearly not. Lemon flower oil? No again, and anyway it does not exist. Lemon essence oil? That’s theoretically possible, but I doubt that the authors of Skin Deep are familiar with essence oils, which are almost entirely used in food flavorings, and there’s no way that lemon essence oil is used in 618 personal care products. So, we have two different lemon fruit peel oils, from the same plant, but with different hazard ratings.

rosewoodoil2This is not an isolated example – you will also find separate pages for ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) and ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL. (Note that rosewood essential oil is the only product of this tree.) But for ultimate strangeness, nothing beats: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) FLOWER OIL. Ironically, the only concern for this item is listed as “Data Gaps”, but the real data gap is simply that rosewood flower oil does not exist! Except on the Skin Deep database, and once they have read this blog, I imagine not for much longer. Try this exercise – do a search for “rosewood flower oil” and let me know if you find any reference to such an oil.

Aniba rosaeodora is a very tall tree that grows in South American rainforest (see pic). Yes, it has flowers, but they are, tellingly, not fragrant. Distillation is typically carried out by the felling of a single tree, and the oil comes from the wood. I cannot imagine what rosewood flower oil, if it did exist (and if the flowers were fragrant) would cost. Well actually I can imagine, it would be hugely, massively expensive and again, you would not find it in too many personal care products.

The Environmental Working Group seems to know little about essential oils, and by the way they do not mention that Aniba rosaeodora is an officially threatened species. But, perhaps the word “environmental” in their title has nothing to do with sustainability. That’s not a sarcastic comment, I am genuinely wondering.

Returning to lemon oil, two pages and two hazard ratings for the same essential oil is odd. Very odd. Adding to the confusion, Skin Deep gives limonene a hazard rating of 6 (their scale is 0-10), and yet lemon oil consists of up to 76% limonene. So here’s what I’m wondering – when rating a product containing lemon oil for its hazardous-ness (the word “risk” is inappropriate here, for reasons I will discuss another day) should we go by lemon oil, or limonene? Perhaps it depends what’s on the product label. If it mentions “lemon oil” it’s a 0, if it mentions “lemon peel oil” it’s a 2, and if it mentions either one but also limonene (which has to happen for a product containing lemon oil in Europe, as you may know) then maybe it’s a 6?

The Skin Deep number game doesn’t really matter too much at this point. It’s only a website. But, if people were to start taking this seriously, we would be in a world of confusion.

Rosewood flower oil has a hazard rating of 0, which seems appropriate for a non-existent oil. It’s also listed as appearing in “0 products”. At least they got that part right.

Note to EWG – my consultancy services are available if you want help cleaning up. I’m just saying…

March 20th, 2011 | Category: Blog

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