Marigold Absolute Oil - (Star child) 10ml

Marigold Absolute Oil - (Star child) 10ml

13.95

One of Marigold's vernacular names is a 'Death Flowera' and in older herbals one reads that they are often planted on graves.

Scent: A herbaceous â''greenâ'' scent that blends well with Hyacinth, Elemi, Galbanum and Bergamot.

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Calendula officinalis; Planet: Venus History & Mythology Few herbs have a more sunny and cheerful disposition than the humble Marigold. Their orange yellow flowers look like little herbal suns. No wonder one of the vernacular names for Marigold is â''Maidens of the Sunâ''. Nor is it a surprise that Culpeper gives the astrological rulership to the Sun in Leo. Just looking at them confers an infectious â''joie de vivreâ'', which Culpeper praises as their ability to â''gladden the heartâ''. Marigold is quite a miracle herb, but since it is such a common garden flower it receives scant attention as a medicinal herb. Marigold is a well loved garden plant, though some people resent its tendency to spread and consider it invasive. However, as a garden plant, Marigold protects other herbs and plants against fungal infections and insect attacks. It also provides cheer throughout the year - at least in mild climates, where it flowers almost all the year round until the frost kills it. But as soon as spring arrives it revives and its sunny flowers are unstoppable once again, except on rainy days when they stay closed. This is why the Romans called this herb â''Calendulaâ'' - in their mild climate it spread its cheer for the entire duration of the calendar year.

Magical Use: One of Marigoldâ''s vernacular names is â''Death Flowerâ'' and in older herbals one reads that they are often planted on graves. This is probably due to their seemingly immortal life force, which symbolizes the undying spirit and will give cheer to the departing souls. This immortal quality is also invoked in many a love charm intended to make love last forever - so it shall never wilt. Emotionally, Marigold can be used to lift the spirit and â''gladden the heartâ'' - to let the sunshine in and dispel gloom and doom.