calm jar

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“Letting Go” Jar

Something to put your guilts, fears and hiccups into. Draws away their power, cleanses them, and protects you. Very soothing.

- empty jar
- epsom salt
- turquoise stones (could use black stones too)
- lavender oil
- problems written on scraps of paper
– put the lid on tightly and shake –

Most spells like this say to bury the jar or hide it in your closet - but that’s the opposite of what you want to do with your problems. It’s sealed, put it on your shelf if you want and add to it/shake it whenever. Looking at it should remind you you’re so much bigger than those problems; you’ve let go of them.

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A Calming Emotional-Protection Bottle

Purpose: A quick spell to bring calm, emotional harmony and energy protection for a pack member who is having a lot going on in their lives this week.

Contents:

- Calm Sigil (on the green paper), charged with intent

- Protection Sigil (on the green paper), charged with intent

- Nag Champa incense filled the bottle before i got started: a stress buster, harmonizer

- Basil

- White Sage

- Salt

- Sealed with green and white wax.

I sent the recipient a photo of this spell bottle who said the sun literally burst thru the clouds and their favorite song came on as soon as they saw the photo. Energy and Intent do make differences.

On Glitter Jars

A couple of tips I’ve learned since making mine and Emily’s (because I scrolled through the tag and there were a lot of recipes to try and it took me six goes to get my first one right!)

  • Buy lots of glitter. You may have beginner’s luck, like some people, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Buy enough material to fail at the first jar if necessary. 
  • Vegetable oil did not work for me though I recognise that it does work for some people. I used glitter glue and glitter and water.
  • Add the water in parts. Alternate with stirring. Stir well. You want the water to mix with whatever you’re thickening it with (oil, glue, glitter glue, etc). 
  • Use boiling water. Or you will have glittery goopy clumps.

Lots of Love
xxLJ

anonymous asked:

Do you mind explaining to me how you make a glitter jar? I reeeeeally want to make one.

Most definitely! A glitter jar (I’ve also heard it called a “calm” or “mind” jar) is a tool that you can use when you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or you just need to collect your thoughts. Or it can be a fun craft to do with friends. Whatevs!

There are a lot of great resources online, but here is the method I used:

Supplies:
Mason Jar
Glitter (see first step)
Water

1. Assemble the glitttaaaaa. I went to the arts and crafts section of a local store and went wild. I think it’s good to get a variety of glitter sizes. Be sure to pick up some fine glitter if it’s available. This is the glitter that will linger and really make your jar feel ~magical~

If desired, you can add other crafty things to your jar. I found gold star confetti and gold glass beads, and it’s cool to see them floating around!

2. To use glitter glue or to not. Some people say it’s not worth the hassle, but I think glitter glue is an important addition. You’ll have to use hot water to break down the glitter glue and then stir!

3. Mix it all together. So, in your jar you should have lots-o-glitter and things, glitter glue-no-mo’, and water. *Depending on what color you want your glitter jar to be, you can use food coloring. My glitter jar is gold, and I didn’t know if I would like yellow food coloring in it.

Some notes:
*Your glitter jar might have a lot of foam at the top. This is okay, and it goes away after a bit.
*Add all of the fine glitter you want, but I would caution you on how much of the bigger glitter you use. It just kinda hangs out at the bottom and doesn’t do much swirling.
*Decorate your jar - there’s really no right or wrong way to do this!


Seal tight and shake away, darling. This is a very positive way to collect your thoughts. Let me know if you have any questions or anything else!

This is my own little recipe on how to make a glitter jar.

 You’ll need glitter, glitter glue, a jar with a lid (I prefer glass), hot water, regular super strong glue and something long and metal to steer it up with.


And now for the steps.
1.) Put hot water into the jar. Fill about 1/3 or ¼ of the jar.
2.) Start putting the glitter glue and glitter into it. Make sure you put a lot!
3.) Once you’re done putting it inside, use the metal stick or spoon or anything else metal you have to steer it up. Make sure you cut up the glitter glue into pieces, so it doesn’t stay in the long string. You should steer for about 10 minutes.
4.) Put in a bit more water (make sure it’s hotter than the water you put in before!) and keep steering. Put in more glitter if it’s not dense enough, or put more glitter glue if it’s falling down to fast. Keep steering it up and watch as it falls down to see if it’s slow and dense enough for your taste.
5.) We’re almost done! When the water has almost filled the lit to the top, put in a little more (seriously, a little) to fill the top (you can leave a little bit of air). Then, put the glue on the inside of the lid and close it tight. Make sure the lid is properly put in the lid, otherwise your glitter water will keep leaking out.
6.) This last step is always my favorite. The jar is pretty hot right now, so what I like to do it shake it up until my palms hurt and then just put it down on the table/floor, put my head next to it and watch the magic…

Here’s some pictures of my jars. :)



featherling  asked:

How did you make the calm jar? Do you have a tutorial?

I’ll make one right now! =D I’m glad you asked, it seems like a lot of people don’t know how to make them properly so that they’re not goopy and the glitter falls nice.

You’ll need:

  • Some sort of sealable, clear container (preferably glass)
  • Glitter glue
  • Glitter (of varying sizes for best effect)
  • Optional “bonus” items (shaped confetti, rhinestones, and beads are just a few of the things I’ve seen people use)
  • Hot water
  • Glue to seal on the lid of your container
  • A stirring utensil (skewers work really well but a butter knife will suffice)

SO! Here’s what ya do. It’s pretty simple:

  1. Lay out your materials. It sounds dumb, but it’s kind of infuriating to realize you missed an ingredient just AFTER you seal your jar with crazy glue, haha. I would really suggest comparing the colors of your glitter glue and glitter, and coordinating them.
  2. Boil or heat up some water. I used my electric kettle, but you can easily just do it in the microwave too.
  3. Fill your container almost up to the top with hot water. Leave some room for your other ingredients, because you can always add water at the end to make sure it’s filled up.
  4. Now you put in the glitter glue. Squeeze in as much as you want, be generous with it! The more you put in, the slower your glitter will fall and the more “dense” it’ll be.
  5. Use your stirrer and whisk your mixture around as fast as you can. Stir it for at least a good 30 seconds, you want to break up the glitter glue nice and evenly. You might see a few “goobers” still floating around but you won’t notice them when you put more glitter in.
  6. Now it’s time to add your glitter! Pour in all your colors and sizes, and don’t be surprised if they float at the top, because they will. Whisk your mixture again and see your glitter swirl around a little bit, this will give you a good idea of what it’s going to look like as an end product. You can tweak your amounts of glue and glitter accordingly until you’re satisfied.
  7. Add in your optional beads, sequins, etc. if you’re using them.
  8. If there’s still any air left between the water and your lid, add more water. The less space, the less annoying foam and bubbles!
  9. NOW, you need to seal your container! Quickly apply your glue (crazy glue works best) to the INSIDE of your container’s lid. Then screw it on and make sure it’s tight. (Or if you’re using a corked bottle, put it on the cork, etc.)
  10. Allow your container to cool down, as it’s going to be hot. Try not to play with it too much, because you want to make sure the glue sets very strong and swishing hot water around it isn’t going to help!
  11. Once your jar is cooled down, ENJOY! =D