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Lavender Smudge Stick - shaman druid witch wicca healing cleansing smudging pagan witchcraft spells

Lovely handmade scottish homegrown organic lavender smudge sticks hand tied with twine.
very pungent unforgettable smudge sticks. i personally use them, lovely sweet scent excellent energies :-)

anonymous said:

Hi! I'm in desperate need for a spell to cleanse and ward off negative evil spirits and negative energy. Your help would be much appreciated! :)

For cleansing:

For protection:

-Lavender

Dorm Room Cleansing Salt

this super simple salt recipe is easy to make and works great for removing, stagnate, stale or unwanted energies. great to use before a ritual, moving into a new home, or for adding into regular cleansing.  I personally use this is in my dorm room every time i do a deep cleaning to keep the energies fresh and healthy.

keep in mind that If you don’t have one of the ingredients called for you could substitute it with something different, or leave it out all together. Feel free to play around and get creative to suite your needs. 

Materials needed

  • Mortar and pestle
  • Sea salt
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Lavender 
  • Rose petals
  • Fresh lemon zest
  • Mint
  • Bay
  1. Mix herbs and salt together make sure in total you have an equal ratio of salt to herbs.
  2. Grind your mixture together in mortar and pestle, focus on your intent  while charging the mixture with the power to cleanse the space.
  3. When everything is throughly mixed and charged take the the salt and sprinkle it around the floor. make sure to get the corners really well. once dispersed let sit until you feel that all the undesired energies have been absorbed. (while its sitting keep focusing on your intentions, envision a pure clean energy forming around the room absorbing all that is unwanted.)  

  4. Once you feel that the space is throughly cleansed vacuum or sweep up the salt and then

  5. repeat monthly for optimal cleansing  

Crystal/Stone Cleansing Methods

Not all cleansing methods should be used with all stones. Soft stones should never be soaked in water, and stones that have a tendency to crack or fade should never be charged in sunlight. Remember to use visualization techniques during the process. See the stone being cleared or erased, like a chalkboard, ready to receive your intent. These techniques are intended to remove unwanted energy from the stone. To save time, you may wish to cleanse multiple stones together.

ELEMENTAL

As the name suggests, this method uses the four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water to cleanse the stone. You will need something to represent each: a dish of soil, a burning candle, burning incense, and a dish of water. 

Method: 

Dip the stone in the water, then pass the stone quickly through the flame (don’t burn your fingers!). Next, pass the stone through the incense smoke, and finally, place the stone in the dish of soil.

As you perform each task, visualize that element removing any unwanted energy from the stone: Water renews and washes away; Fire burns; Air blows; Earth absorbs. 

Chant: 

Water, Fire, Air, and Earth

Cleanse this stone, give rebirth

SMUDGING

This method uses smoke from incense or burning herbs to dispel negative energy and purify the object. The most traditional choices are sagebrush or frankincense, but use what you like best. You can hold the stone in your hand and pass it through the smoke, or place the stone on a table or other type of stand and allow the smoke to drift over it. I like to use a tall candle holder designed for a pillar or taper candle. Most stones will fit on top and you can place incense below or beside it, allowing the smoke to drift over the stone for a longer period of time. 

Chant:

Smolder, smoke, blow away,

Cleanse this stone, clear the way.

WATER

When cleansing with water, it’s nice to use water collected from a natural spring or spring-fed stream. If you don’t have access to this, use distilled water or plain tap water if you’d like. You can allow the stone to soak in the water for a period of time in sunlight, moonlight, by candle light, or you can rinse the stone under running water. It’s up to you, and you may find that your preference often depends on the stone’s intended use. Some people may like to use salt water, which is fine as long as the stone you’re cleansing isn’t too soft. 

Chant:

Rushing water running clear, 

old intention disappear.

Water cleanse and clear this stone,

until its future purpose known.

SUNLIGHT OR MOONLIGHT

Simply place the stone where it can sit in the sunlight or moonlight for an extended period of time. You may wish to use this in combination with water cleansing; rinse the stone, then use light to complete the process. 

Chant:

Sunlight/Moonlight, as you cleanse this stone, 

By your light, make it my own

EARTH CLEANSING 

Place the stone in a container of soil for 24 hours. 

Chant:

Soil of the Earth, renew this stone’s true worth.

MUSIC AND SOUNDS

Sounds can be utilized for cleansing by ringing a bell, or using a gong or singing bowl. Sing these lines or chant while you make sounds or play music:

As this sound does reach my ear,

I declare this stone is clear. 

SALT

As describes in the water cleansing method, you can use salt water for some stones. A bed of coarse sea salt crystals is also an excellent choice for cleansing. Allow the stone to sit on the salt overnight, throughout the day, or for a 24-hour period. 

Chant:

Purify and clear this stone;

Its intent shall be my own.

USING QUARTZ CLUSTERS OR OTHER STONES

Allowing a stone or piece of jewelry to rest on a large cluster of clear quartz is one of the easiest methods of cleansing. Kyanite is also a good mineral to use for clearing energy from other stones. Allow the stone to remain on the clearing crystal(s) for at least 24 hours. 

Chant:

Stone on stone, neutralize,

Clear away all prior ties. 

(Source: The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant)

Cleansing Mist Recipes

this cleansing spray is great for either cleansing your altar or sacred space, especially when you are not able to burn sage or incense.  

What you’ll need:

  • A 4-ounce bottle with a fine-mist setting. i personally use glass bottles, because essential oils can eat through plastic.
  • Optional 1-ounce alcohol; Vodka works fine. (dont use isopropyl or rubbing alcohol) the alcohol gives the spray a longer shelf life.
  • 2 1/2 ounces of distilled water.
  • Essential oils, preferably organic see recipes below 

keep in mind that If you don’t have one of the oils called for you could substitute it with something different, or leave it out all together. Feel free to play around and get creative. if you find a mixture isn’t strong enough you can always add more oil. 

Altar 1

  • 4 parts Frankincense
  • 3 parts Myrrh
  • 2 parts Sage
  • 2 parts Rosemary 
  • 1 part Lavender

Altar 2

  • 5 drops Sandalwood 
  • 2 drops Cedar Wood 
  • 1 drop Dragon’s Blood
  • 1 drop Lemon 

Purification

  • 4 drops Frankincense 
  • 3 drops Myrrh 
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 3 drops Bay
  • 1 drops Cinnamon 
  • 2 drops Rose 
  • 1 drop Lavender
  • 3 drops Rosemary 

Citrus Cleansing 

  • 1 drops Lemongrass 
  • 2 drops Lemon 
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 1 drop Frankincense

Full Moon

  • 3 drops Rose 
  • 1 drop Lavender
  • 2 drops Sandalwood 
  • 2 drops Myrrh

Love 

  • 4 drops Ylang-ylang 
  • 1 drop Ginger 
  • 1 drops Rosemary 
  • 2 drops Rose

Peaceful Calm 

  • 3 drops Rose
  • 3 drops Lavender 
  • 1 drop Mint 

-HoneyCoyote-

Crystal Tip: Cleansing

Whenever you get your first crystal, or a new crystal, you want to do nothing more than build a bond with it. However, theres some stuff we will want to do before we do that. 

When you get a crystal, you will want to cleanse it. That’s what this post is going to be about. 

Methods to cleanse: 

  • You can take a bowl of salt (sea sals is best but any salt works) and bury your crystals in the salt for 12+ hours, the salt will absorb the negativity and then you just toss the salt outside!
  • You can take salt water and wash each crystal, or regular plain water from the tap. Just run your crystals under the flow. 
  • You can smudge/sage your crystals with herbs, this is hard for some since some people can’t stand the smell of incense or can’t burn things.
  • You can set them under the moon. Some will suggest you put them under the sun but certain crystals (rose quartz and amethyst for example) will actually fade under the sun. I personally put my crystals out right before the sun sets and then let them set all night under the full moon.
  • The easiest is to visualize your body pulling energy from the earth and putting it into the crystal to cleanse the crystal you are holding in your hands. 

So many people make cleansing crystals seem so hard, but I find it easy. It will remove all the energy on the crystals and give them a clean slate (pun intended) to work with. Some crystals are too soft for water or salt, so make sure you research your stone, but the moon and energy methods are my go to! 

Lightbulb Cleansing

This cool little trick really does work wonders.

All you need to do is spray a small amount of your favorite cleansing spray or scent onto a cold, unlit light bulb. once you turn on the  light bulb it will slowly heat up, then it will gently fill the room with the applied mixture. Great for college witches or when you dont have access to incense, candles or an oil burner. 

its a fun variation of this method her

-HoneyCoyote-

anonymous said:

I keep seeing all this talk about curses and keeping yourself safe while using them. Can you elaborate? How do you ward/prepare when you're performing a curse, both before and after?

Sure thing!

Before casting a curse, make sure of two things. One, that you are aware that there will be consequences in your own life, some that you may not be able to foresee, and that you are willing to accept this. And two, that you are flames-on-the-sides-of-your-face-heaving-breaths, GOING-TO-CHOKE-A-BITCH, royally and screamingly pissed off. If the situation doesn’t make you want to do this:

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in a literal sense, you probably aren’t angry enough to make it stick.

This is why I so rarely curse. I’m a fairly calm person and despite being more than willing to break teeth if riled, I have a hard time getting THAT angry.

Once I do get there, though, I make sure that I minimize the number of tools and materials I’m going to be using to carry the business out. Less cleansing to do later on. I make sure that my personal wards are up to snuff and freshly reinforced, and then I let it rip.

I make sure that I do this beforehand because I know there will those consequences I mentioned earlier. It might just be that I have a rotten day at work or a run of bad luck, but either way, I do what I can to mitigate things. Cursing is a dicey business; you can’t throw mud without getting your hands dirty. You can only do your best to clean up after yourself.

After cursing, everything I used gets cleansed before I use it again. In some cases, I even make sure to toss my clothes in the hamper and not wear them again until they’ve been washed. I’ll probably also take what the illustrious Khal used to call a “shower with intent,” which is a fancy way of saying “take a bath and imagine the curse residue washing down the drain.”

If I feel the need, I sometimes also do a quick refresh on my house and property wards, just to keep the leftovers from sticking around.

It’s worth mentioning that I take these same precautions before and after doing any kind of spirit work.

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