Featured Essential Oil
Citronella oil Cymbopogon nardus 
Extraction Method: Steam distillation.
Parts Used: Fresh, part-dried, or dried grass.
Oil properties
Citronella oil has a slightly sweet, lemony smell.

Origin of citronella oil
It is extracted from a hardy grass, native to Sri Lanka and Java. This aromatic perennial grows about 3 feet high and is a popular ingredient in wax candles, as an insect repellent, and is also widely used in perfumes, soaps, skin lotions and deodorants.

Although this essential oil has been typecast as an insect repellent (especially for malaria carrying mosquitoes), it also has great benefit in clearing the mind, refreshing rooms and for softening skin, while combating oily skin and sweaty feet.

Therapeutic uses:
Arthritis, bronchitis, chills, colds, diarrhea, flu, intestinal infections, libido, menstrual pain, nervous exhaustion, poor circulation, rheumatism, sluggish digestion, sneezing, stress-related conditions.

Essential Oil Applications:
-For dogs with fleas, add a couple of drops to a “doggie bandana” or to an absorbent collar, such as woven nylon, and place around dog’s neck. Do not use this method for cats, as felines are much more sensitive to this scent.

-For digestive complaints, mix 2 drops with 2-3 tablespoons of a carrier oil and massage on abdominal area.

-For headaches and migraines, use 2-3 drops in a cold or hot compress.

-As an insect repellent, use a few drops in a burner, vaporizer, or diffuser. Works especially well if used by an open window. Be careful if used indoors, as it can adversely affect caged birds.

-As a moth repellent, place a few drops on a cotton ball, and place in closet or linen closet. Refresh periodically.

-For oily skin, mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil, and dab on face with a cotton ball.

-To keep neighbourhood cats from digging up your garden, mix 10-12 drops of oil in a plastic spray bottle full of water, and spray around your garden. Do not spray directly on plants.

-As a deodorant, mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil and apply to arm pits.

-For those who are bedridden, Citronella is a great freshener for the “sickroom.” Place a couple of drops in a diffuser or lamp ring. Will also help to clear the mind at the same time.

Safety Information:
Do not use while pregnant. Citronella oil may irritate sensitive skin and cause dermatitis in certain individuals.

Featured Essential Oil

Citronella oil Cymbopogon nardus 

Extraction Method: Steam distillation.

Parts Used: Fresh, part-dried, or dried grass.

Oil properties

Citronella oil has a slightly sweet, lemony smell.

Origin of citronella oil

It is extracted from a hardy grass, native to Sri Lanka and Java. This aromatic perennial grows about 3 feet high and is a popular ingredient in wax candles, as an insect repellent, and is also widely used in perfumes, soaps, skin lotions and deodorants.

Although this essential oil has been typecast as an insect repellent (especially for malaria carrying mosquitoes), it also has great benefit in clearing the mind, refreshing rooms and for softening skin, while combating oily skin and sweaty feet.

Therapeutic uses:

Arthritis, bronchitis, chills, colds, diarrhea, flu, intestinal infections, libido, menstrual pain, nervous exhaustion, poor circulation, rheumatism, sluggish digestion, sneezing, stress-related conditions.

Essential Oil Applications:

-For dogs with fleas, add a couple of drops to a “doggie bandana” or to an absorbent collar, such as woven nylon, and place around dog’s neck. Do not use this method for cats, as felines are much more sensitive to this scent.

-For digestive complaints, mix 2 drops with 2-3 tablespoons of a carrier oil and massage on abdominal area.

-For headaches and migraines, use 2-3 drops in a cold or hot compress.

-As an insect repellent, use a few drops in a burner, vaporizer, or diffuser. Works especially well if used by an open window. Be careful if used indoors, as it can adversely affect caged birds.

-As a moth repellent, place a few drops on a cotton ball, and place in closet or linen closet. Refresh periodically.

-For oily skin, mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil, and dab on face with a cotton ball.

-To keep neighbourhood cats from digging up your garden, mix 10-12 drops of oil in a plastic spray bottle full of water, and spray around your garden. Do not spray directly on plants.

-As a deodorant, mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil and apply to arm pits.

-For those who are bedridden, Citronella is a great freshener for the “sickroom.” Place a couple of drops in a diffuser or lamp ring. Will also help to clear the mind at the same time.

Safety Information:

Do not use while pregnant. Citronella oil may irritate sensitive skin and cause dermatitis in certain individuals.

aromatherapy Essential Oils citronella

This Week at Wonderworks!
Summer Cottage Special - 10% OFF Beeswax Candles & Citronella Essential Oil

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This Week at Wonderworks!

Summer Cottage Special - 
10% OFF Beeswax Candles & Citronella Essential Oil

Long Weekend Store Hours:
Friday 12-8pm
Saturday 12-5pm

Sunday-Monday Closed

sale holiday hours

Featured Crystal
Chiastolite
Also known as Andalusite and Cross Stone

Chiastolite is a brown variety of andalusite which contains a black cross. 
It has been used since ancient times for protection.
It transmutes conflict into harmony and dispels negative thoughts and energies. Some uses of Chiastolite include, Psychic protection,
grounding, it can help strengthen any chakra,
overcome feelings of loneliness, isolation or depression. 
Traditionally used as protection for travellers, is a gateway to mysteries and out of body travel. It enhances the energy of prosperity stones.

Featured Crystal

Chiastolite

Also known as Andalusite and Cross Stone

Chiastolite is a brown variety of andalusite which contains a black cross. 

It has been used since ancient times for protection.

It transmutes conflict into harmony and dispels negative thoughts and energies. Some uses of Chiastolite include, Psychic protection,

grounding, it can help strengthen any chakra,

overcome feelings of loneliness, isolation or depression. 

Traditionally used as protection for travellers, is a gateway to mysteries and out of body travel. It enhances the energy of prosperity stones.

Crystal Magic crystal healing crystals cross stone andalusite chiastolite

The Hindu Goddess Saraswati is known as the mother of Vedasas well as knowledge, music, craft, wisdom, arts and auspiciousness. It is believed that appeasing Goddess Saraswati will remove all the obstacles that one will encounter during his or her career or education. 
Saraswati is known by different names, such as Vak Devi, the goddess of speech and Sakala Kaladhistatri, goddess bestowing all the arts.
Saraswati Mantra

Saraswati MahabhageVidye KamalalochaneVishwaroope VishaalaakshiVidyam dehi namosthuthe
Meaning: Oh great Goddess Saraswati, the lotus-eyed personified knowledge. Oh, I request you to shower me with all the powers and glories of all knowledge that exist. She has large-eyes, taking the form of the whole universe.

The Hindu Goddess Saraswati is known as the mother of Vedasas well as knowledge, music, craft, wisdom, arts and auspiciousness. 
It is believed that appeasing Goddess Saraswati will remove all the obstacles that one will encounter during his or her career or education. 

Saraswati is known by different names, such as Vak Devi, the goddess of speech and Sakala Kaladhistatri, goddess bestowing all the arts.

Saraswati Mantra

Saraswati Mahabhage
Vidye Kamalalochane
Vishwaroope Vishaalaakshi
Vidyam dehi namosthuthe

Meaning: Oh great Goddess Saraswati, the lotus-eyed personified knowledge. Oh, I request you to shower me with all the powers and glories of all knowledge that exist. She has large-eyes, taking the form of the whole universe.

saraswati goddess goddess saraswati mantra

Featured Flower Essence
from the Flower Essence Society
 Corn
 Positive Qualities
Alignment with the Earth, especially through the body and feet; grounded presence

Patterns of Imbalance
Inability to stay centered in the body; disorientation and stress, particularly in urban environments

The Corn essence addresses the soul’s need for spaciousness – its desire to live freely within the vast matrix of Nature and Cosmos. It is especially helpful for those ancient souls who find it extremely painful to “contract” into the modern conditions of living.
They naturally prefer rural or uncrowded areas where they can feel in harmonious communion with the Earth. But these persons must also grow and evolve, learning how to make the body itself a microcosm of the Earth. The Whole body, especially the hands and feet, must learn to radiate this grounded spirituality. Without this shift in consciousness, the natural healing and teaching capacities which many of these souls harbor within them are never fully realized.
Such individuals feel a great deal of pain and discomfort in the congestion and chaos of urban and technological environments or in any restricted living situations; and yet it is often necessary for them to experience just these conditions in order to promote the transition from Macrocosmic to microcosmic soul consciousness.
Corn helps to balance and guide the soul in expressing its vast spiritual nature through the limitations of the physical world and physical body.

 

Featured Flower Essence

from the Flower Essence Society

 Corn

 Positive Qualities

Alignment with the Earth, especially through the body and feet; grounded presence

Patterns of Imbalance

Inability to stay centered in the body; disorientation and stress, particularly in urban environments

The Corn essence addresses the soul’s need for spaciousness – its desire to live freely within the vast matrix of Nature and Cosmos. It is especially helpful for those ancient souls who find it extremely painful to “contract” into the modern conditions of living.

They naturally prefer rural or uncrowded areas where they can feel in harmonious communion with the Earth. But these persons must also grow and evolve, learning how to make the body itself a microcosm of the Earth. The Whole body, especially the hands and feet, must learn to radiate this grounded spirituality. Without this shift in consciousness, the natural healing and teaching capacities which many of these souls harbor within them are never fully realized.

Such individuals feel a great deal of pain and discomfort in the congestion and chaos of urban and technological environments or in any restricted living situations; and yet it is often necessary for them to experience just these conditions in order to promote the transition from Macrocosmic to microcosmic soul consciousness.

Corn helps to balance and guide the soul in expressing its vast spiritual nature through the limitations of the physical world and physical body.

 

Flower Essences corn