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ATTENTION HOUSTON PEEPS

All discussion of bottled water as a commodity aside for the moment, Coca-Cola has straight-up said if you’re in Houston metro and need their product to keep yourself safe, take it. It’s yours. They’re not considering it as looting.

PLEASE, if you choose to use this opportunity, be sure you don’t go alone (in case you run into problems getting in or out–I’d recommend having at least three people) and that you have a vehicle or watercraft stable enough to carry what you’re taking. Take what you need and nothing more, for your own safety traveling and also for others who may come for safe potables.

Remember that floodwaters contain oil runoff, heavy metals, and bodily fluids from cadavers and are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO DRINK. If no water is available, Sprite or Coke will serve you much better than floodwater because it’s clean and sealed. It won’t be quite as hydrating as pure water, but it won’t give you horrific diseases or metal poisoning, either, and should tide you over until you’re able to get to potable water again.

And finally: it’s a literal drop in the bucket, but kudos to Coca-Cola for doing the right thing and prioritizing lives over profit.

Oils I reccomend and how to use them

Rosehip oil: It absorbs quickly, brightens and evens out skintone overtime. Can help heal (acne) scars and PIH. A source of trans-retinoic acid, vitamin A.
-Use: Fading undereye darkness, fading acne scarring, brightening the skin, evening out skintone, moisturising, fading the appearance of strech marks. Suitable for all skintypes.

Argan oil: High vitamin E and fatty acid conten. Smoothes out the skin, seriously you get baby soft skin and its noticeable after one use. A good source of oleic acid that wont clog your pores.
-Use: Moisturiser for dehydrated skin, as well as dry skin which is also acne prone. Also good for oily and combo skin as a moisturiser. Reducing the appearacne of strech marks. Light undereye moisturiser.

Hempseed oil: Its high in linoleic acid and its a drying oil, which means it absorbs quickly and hydrates the skin well. The linoleic and Alpha-linoleic acid percentages make it suitable for oily skins which are short in linoleic acids.
-Use: moisturiser for oily/combo and acne prone skin. (seriously this is the best oil for oily skin, i sometimes apply 2 layers of this)

Safflower oil: contains about 78% linoleic acid (which is very high), which makes it great for the oiliest of skins. Absorbs very well (drying oil).
-Use: oil cleanser, moisturiser for oily acne prone skin (you might need another oil to really moisturise)

Perilla oil: contains very high levels of n-3 linolenic acid (over 50%) an essential fatty acid that plays a major role in regulating inflammation in the body as well as the skin. contains high amounts of omega-3 essential fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid. Is considered an antioxidant and great for acne prone skin. Again, a drying oil, you will need another moisturising layer.
-Use: a moisturising layer for acne prone skins, oil cleanser.

Neem oil: helps reduce redness and inflammation. Has antibacterial properties. The high fatty-acid content in Is said to prevent and treat scars. High in vitamin E (improves the elasticity of the skin) Be aware that this oil smells HORRIBLE.
-Use: Spot treatment for acne, reducing stretch marks.

Evening Primrose oil: It’s rich in omega-6 which helps produce anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (fatty acid compounds that have hormone-like effects).When used topically it can relieve cystic hormonal acne. Most people see immediate results. EPO supplements are used to treat the cause of hormonal acne and PMS.
-Use: Cystic acne treatment, PMS relief, oils cleansing.

Emu oil: Very thick and high in oleic acids. Does not Absorb fully, shouldnt be used on acne prone skin. Used to treat scabby, very dry, inflamed skin. Reduces the appearance of fine lines.
-Use: Undereye moisturiser, Moisturiser for very very dry skin, moisturiser on dry patches.

5 Healing Herbal Teas That Will Have To Do Some Heavy Fucking Lifting If The Affordable Care Act Is Repealed

Sometimes the natural remedies are the best, and if Congress guts the ACA, they’re about all you’ve got.

1. Chamomile: Containing natural oils that relax the soft muscles of the stomach, chamomile is the perfect tea to calm an upset tummy. And because there’s no earthly way anyone going through chemo uninsured will be able to afford anti-nausea medication, too, it better start pulling its damn weight. Every Affordable Care Act provision that gets repealed is another burden on the shoulders of soothing chamomile.

2. Sage: It’s not just for cooking! Sage has been used for centuries as a tea to ease menstrual cramps, so if and when Congress decides regulating your period with birth control or an IUD should be prohibitively expensive, it’s going to have to step its shit up as a permanent pinch hitter for your Yaz. Can sage pull it off? Hell no. That said, since getting dropped by your insurance would mean having to choose between birth control and groceries, it’s slightly better than nothing.

3. Passion flower: Can a tea substitute for Xanax? It’s time to fucking find out! The beautifully named passion flower brews into a delicious tea that doubles as an anxiety-easing sedative, and it’s gotta be a pretty goddamn strong one if it’s going to take your mind off the fact that refilling the pills that let you get any sleep at all just got fucked up to a hundred dollars a pop following whatever half-baked Band-Aid Congress slaps on the carcass of the ACA.

4. Lemon balm: Say goodbye to tension, malaise, and access to affordable antidepressants thanks to healing lemon balm and an intense partisan rancor in D.C. that has somehow manifested itself as cutting health care for millions of Americans. While this mild mood-lifting medicinal tea stacks up against some honest-to-god Lexapro about as well as a butterfly kiss does to a chainsaw, maybe brewing it double strong could help. It’s not like you’ve got many other options.

5. Lipton tea: Yeah, it’s just generic fucking Lipton tea, but it’s three bucks a box, and if you think you’ll have the budget for hand-rolled loose-leaf medicinal herbs from that specialty store with all the jars once the ACA’s dead, you might want to check your math. Better hope it’s got some healing properties we don’t know about!

🌊 Sea Foam Latte  🌊

a bath spell and coffee scrub for motivation and clarity

coffee scrub ☕

☕  1 cup coffee grounds
☕   1 cup sea salt, finely ground
☕   ½ cup coconut oil
☕   store in airtight container.

scrub instructions:

mix together in a bowl, melt coconut oil slightly to mix ingredients, cool to semi-solidify mixture.

bath soak spell  🌊

🌊   pour bath, charge water with seashells.
🌊   remove shells to avoid breaking them and being harmed by them.
🌊   mix in ½ cup dried milk to the water
🌊   line edges with shells and light a white candle
🌊   stay in the water and charge, rinse and drain.

Cassini’s final photo of Saturn’s mysterious moon Ensalada

Cassini’s mission to photograph Saturn is coming to an end, but not without one final, amazing photo of Saturn’s most elusive moon, Ensalada. Thought to be a prime possibility for plant life, the new photo of Ensalada shows that it may also contain oil, vinegar, and feta cheese.

So sometimes I want to include an essential oil in a sachet or a jar spell, but sachets are not meant for liquids, and if a jar spell contains mostly dry ingredients and I don’t want to turn it into an oil, I don’t want too much moisture in there to avoid mold. So the workaround is to create a salt.

  • Measure out however much salt you need for your jar
  • Put the salt into a non-plastic container (essential oils and plastic are not friends)
  • Add a drop of your essential oil (or more if you’re using a lot of salt, but the point here is to wind up with something dry)
  • Mix the salt and essential oil together really well
  • Spread the salt out as much as you can and let it dry

Once the oil has evaporated away, your salt should still smell like your oil (though not nearly as strong). That will give you a nice dry ingredient to work with, yet still give you the intents associated with your oil.

Disclaimer: Be safe with your oils and don’t go giving yourself a rash or anything by mixing undiluted oil into your salt with your fingers.

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Tears captured in beautiful microscopic images reveals their unique nature

A Dutch artist created the amazing images in a bid to see if different triggers -such as eating a chilli or chopping onions- created different looking tears.
‘I decided to start an evening of experimenting with my close friends,’ wrote Maurice Mikkers, the photographer. 'I asked them to cut onions, eat hot peppers, look in to a fan or cry because of sadness or happiness. To see if there was a resemblance or difference in the structure of forming tears, I took images of every tear drop under the microscope.’
Scientifically tears are divided into three different types based on their origin. Tears contain oils, antibodies and enzymes and fall into three categories: basal, which are released continuously to keep the eyes lubricated ; reflex, which occur in response to irritants such as when chopping onions or when getting poked in the eye ; and psychic, triggered by emotions. Scientists have identified that different types of tears are made up of distinct molecules. For example those caused by emotions contain hormones which act as a painkiller and are released when we are stressed.
'We are all familiar with these ways of crying, but how do they look microscopically? Is there any difference? Science says that every tear has a different viscosity and composition,’ said Mikkers. 'Nevertheless they are beautiful to look at.’

—The Ultimate Guide to Marijuana Extracts

Been browsing GreenRush menus and getting confused by all the talk about hash, BHO, crumble, tinctures and waxes? In this post we take a detailed look at the different kinds of marijuana extracts currently available on the market and what makes them unique.

So whether you’re already a fan of cannabis concentrates or you’re a newbie looking to find out what all the hype is about, read on to find out all you need to know. And remember, sign up to GreenRush today and get cannabis delivered from the best dispensaries in your area in minutes.

•What are Marijuana Extracts?

The term “marijuana extracts” basically refers to any product that is made by extracting desirable compounds (such as cannabinoids and terpenes) from the cannabis plant and combining them in a concentrated form.

In cannabis, the compounds manufacturers are looking to extract are cannabinoids (such as THC, CBD, CBN, etc) and terpenes (such as pinene, limonene, etc). Cannabinoids are unique compounds that give cannabis its medicinal properties, while terpenes are mainly known for giving cannabis the aromas and tastes that we all treasure, although they also have medicinal properties of their own.

By extracting and concentrating these compounds, manufacturers are all striving towards one common goal; to create a pure product with high concentrations of the chemicals that give cannabis its distinct effects.

The process of extracting and concentrating these compounds, however, isn’t easy. The purity and quality of the end product is governed by countless variables, including everything from the chemical profile of the strain and the particular extraction method being used.

•It’s All About The Trichomes

All marijuana extracts are made by separating the trichomes (those sticky, hair-like crystals on your buds) from the plant matter. These trichomes contain the highest concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes in the cannabis plant, meaning they also harness the plant’s maximum medicinal potential.

Many plants have trichomes, such as The Venus Fly Trap, which uses them to sense prey on the inside of it’s leaves, or the tomato plant, which uses them to sense predators, such as caterpillars.

Scientists hypothesize that the trichomes found on cannabis work similarly, as a defense mechanism.

•Different Forms of Cannabis Extraction

There are a variety of ways to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. The various methods are usually categorized by whether or not they use a solvent to separate the trichomes from the plant matter:

-Solventless Extraction Methods:

Different Forms of Cannabis Extraction

There are a variety of ways to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. The various methods are usually categorized by whether or not they use a solvent to separate the trichomes from the plant matter:

Solventless Extraction Methods:

Although the term “solventless” technically refers to a concentrate that is made using an extraction method that doesn’t rely on any kind of solvent, the term is generally used by the industry to refer to products that are made without the use of chemical solvents such as butane or alcohol.

The most common solventless extraction methods include:

Dry sifting: Literally sifting cannabis flowers through various sieves to separate the trichomes from the flower. Dry ice is often used to produce kief or hash.
Cold water extraction: Cannabis plant matter is combined with ice and water and then agitated to separate the trichomes from the plant. The mixture is then filtered to remove the water and leave behind a relatively pure concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes. This method is used to produce ice-water hash.
Heat and pressure extraction: Most commonly used to make rosin, this method uses heat and pressure to press cannabis flowers and extract a thick, golden oil that contains high concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes. This method is used to create rosin.
CO2 extraction: A complex extraction method that works by turning CO2 gas into a supercritical liquid and using that liquid as a solvent to extract the desired compounds from cannabis plant material. This method is used to create CO2 Oil.

•Solvent-based Extraction Methods

Technically, the term “solvent-based extract/extraction” refers to any product which is made using a solvent, in which case any marijuana extracts made using CO2 or water extraction methods would fall under this heading.

However, the cannabis industry generally uses this term to refer to cannabis extracts made using chemical solvents such as butane and ethanol. The most common solvent-based extraction methods include:

Butane extraction: As the name implies, this method uses butane as a solvent to extract the key cannabinoids and terpenes from plant material. This is usually done by packing cannabis plant matter into a container with a small opening and ‘blasting’ or pouring liquid butane over the flower to extract the good stuff from the plant. The resulting mixture is then heated to remove as much of the solvent as possible, resulting in a concentrate that is rich in cannabinoids and terpenes. This method is used to create a type of hash oil known as BHO (Butane Hash/Honey Oil) which is often referred to by names like Shatter, Crumble or Wax, depending on the consistency and appearance of the final product.
Alcohol extraction: This method is similar to butane extraction, but uses alcohol (most commonly isopropyl alcohol or ethanol) as the solvent to extract the key compounds from the plant. Most commonly, plant material is soaked in alcohol for short amounts of time, before the mixture is filtered and occasionally heated in order to remove as much of the solvent as possible. This method is used to create tinctures and hash oil, the latter of which may be sold under a variety of names describing the texture of the oil or the alcohol it was made with.

•Types of Marijuana Extracts

There are a variety of cannabis concentrates currently available on the market. Here’s a simple guide to help you understand the differences between them:

-Kief and Hash

Kief is the oldest form of cannabis extract and is the main ingredient used to make hash. Using a dry sifting technique, frozen flower is sifted through fine mesh screens to separate the trichomes from the plant matter. The end product is a fine powder with a high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Regular flower, for example, tends to reach a maximum THC concentration of 25-30%, while good quality kief can reach up to 60%.

Kief is often heated and compressed into big blocks, popularly known as hash. The color of the kief or hash will often speak for its purity; a high-quality concentrate is usually golden, while lower quality products will have a greenish tinge, which indicates that it is contaminated with more plant matter.

-Ice Water Hash

Ice water hash is, you guessed it, a type of hash. The term refers to hash that is made using a ice-water extraction method.

Frozen cannabis trimmings are combined with cold water and ice and agitated (either shaken or stirred) in order to separate the brittle trichomes from the plant matter. The mixture is then sifted through various fine sieves and dried to form a granular concentrated that can be pressed or molded by hand.

-Rosin

Rosin is a cannabis concentrate made using a heat and pressure extraction method which can be easily done at home. Cannabis flower is placed inside parchment paper and pressed between two hot sheets of metal (such as the panels of a hair straightener) to release a sticky, golden oil that’s very similar to shatter.

-CO2 Oil

CO2 oil is the end product of CO2 extraction, or supercritical fluid extraction. This method, relying on complex and very expensive equipment allows for one of the purest extractions of cannabis compounds currently available on the market. CO2 oil is a beautiful amber/gold color and is jam-packed full of cannabinoids and terpenes.

The oil is mixed with food grade propylene glycol or glycerin to keep it liquid at room temperature and is most commonly vaporized in vape pens, although it can also be frozen and dabbed using a regular dab rig.

-Hash Oil

Hash oil is arguably the most popular marijuana extract currently on the market and is most commonly made using the butane extraction method we described earlier.

Hash oil is available in various consistencies which are determined by minute factors in how the cannabinoids and terpenes were extracted from the plant.

Here are some of the most common types of hash oil and how they differ from one another:

–Shatter

Shatter refers to hash oil that has a similar texture to glass and commonly shatters when it is dropped or manipulated. It is clear and usually amber or golden in color and can have a potency of up to 80% THC. Due to its transparency, many mistake shatter as being the purest type of cannabis concentrates.

However, shatter simply owes its transparency to the fact that it’s molecules have been left undisturbed and not agitated like the molecules in wax, crumble, or bubble hash.

During the manufacturing process, shatter is purged of butane by heating it (often under a vacuum) until the butane evaporates. Because the product isn’t agitated, it’s molecules are undisturbed, making for a transparent concentrate.

The consistency of hash oil is governed by factors such as the heat it was exposed to during manufacturing, whether it has been decarboxylated, and it’s terpene contents. Here are some different names applied to concentrates like shatter but with different consistencies:

Pull-and-snap: A concentrate similar to shatter but with a more taffy-like consistency which can be pulled, manipulated, and snapped apart, unlike glass-like shatter.
Sap: A runnier, sticky concentrate that resembles tree sap or honey. This stuff usually can’t be manipulated by hand and you’ll need some kind of tool to load it into a dab rig without making a mess.

–Wax

Cannabis wax has a sticky texture which, much like shatter, can differ in consistency. The most obvious difference between shatter and wax is that wax isn’t transparent. Instead, it can have a creamy white color, similar to honey when it solidifies.

Wax is opaque because, unlike shatter, its molecules have been agitated. While shatter is just heated during the purging process, waxes are usually whipped. The agitation from the whipping is what creates this non-transparent concentrate.

Like shatter, wax is available in a variety of consistencies which are referred to by various names. These include:

Crumble: A concentrate with a slightly granular texture that can be pressed or molded by hand. As it’s name suggests, it has a similar texture to the topping on an apple crumble dessert.
Honeycomb: Honeycomb waxes are usually hard and very brittle, much like the honeycomb centres in some snack bars.
Budder: Budder has a very rich, creamy, and soft texture similar to peanut butter.

•Tinctures

Tinctures are marijuana extracts made by soaking cannabis trimmings in alcohol. The finished product is a potent extract which is usually applied in drops and administered orally. According to Leafly, tinctures were the most common form of medical cannabis prior to prohibition in 1937.

Fire Oil


Fire oil (OR Fire Water)  is used to add that extra “oomph” to your magic. Use it when ever you want to add extra power into your spell work. Excellent for “Return to sender” spells, Or protection spells.

To make it, all you need is

  • Clean, Glass container 
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cayenne Pepper (Optional)

Once your oil is prepared, Seal it up and give it a vigorous shake. Imagine your peppers releasing fire into your oil, Visualize the Oil giving off light, And heat.

Once it feels “right” to you sit it in a dark place.Shake daily for a minimum of 2 weeks, Each time visualizing the flames and infusing it with your intention of fire and power. 


Disclaimer: This oil can burn your skin if you touch it directly so be cautious when handling. (I use bamboo skewers when handling my Fire Oil)

Boss

Negan x reader

Words: 3400

Warnings: this is a grown up story for grown ups only, smut, rough and dominant Negan (just the way I like him), no cuddles here folks, hairpulling.

Beta: the amazingly talented @manawhaat

AN: So I started writing this a million years ago for a challenge @flames-bring-a-ton-of-ash held, but alas life got the better of me and it never made it to the finish line. My prompt was hairpulling.

Originally posted by puhhleaseyouknowmysteez

Negan stood behind you as you tried your hardest at keeping focus on the task at hand, polishing your firearm. He was close enough to smell over the odour of the gun oil in your hand. You’d thought he’d smell different, that he’d be all walker stench and worn leather, but no. He smelled nice, clean, which was a rare commodity in this day and age. It juxtaposed nicely to the darkness in him, that very darkness you were trying not to get pulled into and seduced by. Why did he have to be so damn charming? The flirtation between the two of you had gone from timid and playful to intense and all consuming over the span of the last few weeks. Needless to say, going on runs with him had grown to be quite difficult because of it. Especially since you’d never gone all the way and released the bottled up tension and electricity.

“You have any idea how fucking sexy you look doing that?” He was close enough now for you to feel his warm breath ghost across your cheek as he spoke.

“Keep it in you pants, boss.” You chuckled and screwed the top on the oil, shooting him half a glance as to say don’t be a dick. You were flattered, but this was no time for him to be hitting on you. You both had a job to do and you did not need to get even more flustered before heading out there to kill walkers.

“Be my wife,” he hissed in your ear, the deep rasp of his voice sending shivers down your spine. “I’m sick of these fucking games.”

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photo: David Castenson

Abstract Challenge #1

Just before heading off to bed last night I thought I would give the challenge a try. Being a man, I ignored all of the instructions. I’ve got some globs of oil in a glass container so I am halfway there. My shutter button is nice and oily now BTW.


I used some dark vinegar and olive oil to add color. I then used a flash with all of the lights out in the dark kitchen. For the background, I used two flat, round, reflective spinner toys. I used the ‘pop color’ setting on my compact camera to make the colors more vivid. No editing was required other than flipping to vertical at Liz’s suggestion.

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HOW TO REMOVE STUBBORN FOUNDATION & CONCEALER

Bring your makeup brushes back to life by removing that stubborn staining and waxy residue that foundations & concealers leave behind! 

Lots of makeup products contain silicones, oils and pigments that can leave our makeup brushes looking a little worse for wear and not something that you want to be rubbing over your face. 
Using a brush soap and water alone often doesn’t cut it, especially when you’ve been using concealer. That waxy residue can be hard to remove which means you definitely won’t have fresh looking bristles. 

Check out my quick way to bring them back to life! 

This is my anointing/dressing oil for candles* in my money and business spells, reinforcing my intent. The best part, it’s super cheap and only as complicated as you make it.

Ingredients:

  • Basil
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon Stick(s)
  • Carrier Oil(I use olive oil)*

Tools:

  • A Bottle/Jar(no cork tops!)
  • Citrine*
  • Incense/Smoke(I use cinnamon)*
  • Music that talks about money/makes you feel rich*

Light your incense, cleanse your space, put on some music!
Cleanse your tools and set out all of your materials.
Add basil, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon stick(s) to the container.
Feel the properties of the ingredients in your fingers.
Match them with your intent.

Next, add the carrier oil and fill the container till there’s just enough room to let you shake it up.
Seal the bottle and dance.*
Shake the bottle as you dance your energy into the oil.
Set the bottle down after some time, place the citrine on top of it, then continue dancing over the bottle until you feel you can stop.

Occasionally shake the bottles at least once a day for a week and it’s ready.


((*Notes: Grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, and I mean technically any oil if you’re not planning on wearing it will work.
*Citrine is optional
*Incense are optional/used for cleansing
*If you are unable to use music or dance then meditate instead.))

OKay so I love how I see a bunch of random shit playing overwatch but its always the most obscure nonsensical things that seem to make me laugh more than others. 

 So the other day I just so happened to be walking back to our point on the event night market map and I walk up to see this Symmetra pestering this enemy Widowmaker at our point.  The Widowmaker is on a ledge above this Symmetra who is completely oblivious at first to the symmetra below her. Ether way I swear I see them lock eye contact for a moment, then without ether of them really moving from their spots, the Symmetra spawns just one turret on some sort water/oil? container which the widow promptly destroys.  This goes on I swear for a good minute or so of this Symmetra individually spawning one turret that immediately gets destroyed by this widow,  I just, I pretty much stopped what I was doing to watch this whole interaction play out. It kinda boggles my mind how enraptured I was watching this whole Symmetra vs Widowmaker interaction play out before me. 

I dunno if it made me reflect on life or some nonsense but It certainly made me laugh.I just wanted to share this stupid story.  Oh also the Widowmaker did end up killing the Symmetra in the end. It was very lackluster.

Job Success Spell 💰

Items required:

  • Representation of self (a photo of yourself, your name on a piece of paper, anything big enough to draw a sigil over)
  • Success oil - mine contains the following crystals and essential oils in a grapeseed oil base
    • Tiger’s eye - intelligence
    • Amethyst - peace, calm, courage, inner strength 
    • Lime - peace, cleansing
    • Orange - luck
    • Tangerine - strength 
    • Grapefruit - confidence
  • Herbal incense - basil, cinnamon, and garlic salt for success and wealth
  • Sigil to represent intent

Instructions:

  1. Draw sigil on the representation of self with success oil 
  2. Light incense 
  3. Repeat your intention as you burn the representation of self in the fire
  4. Extinguish the flame or let burn out naturally, so long as you supervise it
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12th Day, Month of Songs

I finally come to realize it ain’t enough just to have a tattoo. A tattoo is nothing but a pretty picture put in your skin. That’s all.

THE MAGICK OF PEPPERMINT

Planetary Association: Mercury

Element: Fire

Gender: Masculine

Deity Associations: Demeter, Hades, Pluto and Zeus


Today, this witch was blessed with a bountiful harvest of organic peppermint from my little garden.  I’m already making a fresh potion of peppermint tea, and I’ll show you below how you can make your own too. 

I also thought I’d share with you some of the magick I find using this medicinal herb. 


Peppermint is a hybrid mint: a cross between watermint and spearmint. If you’re looking to forage some, you will find that it typically grows wild in moist habitats, near streams and drainage ditches (avoid gathering from roadside or public parks, as they could be toxic from chemical sprays and/or car exhaust).  Peppermint has high menthol content. The oil also contains small amounts of many additional compounds including limonene, pulegone, caryophyllene and pinene. 

Magickally:

Peppermint is used in spells or potions for protection, money, healing, strength, augmenting power, luck, and travel. 

Some also suggest, peppermint is irreplaceable when it comes to banishing vampires and vampiric entities, such as incubus and succubus, and helps earthbound ghosts to find their way to the otherworld.

It can be used in healing and purification spells, by raising the vibration of the area.

If you burn it as incense, it will help to induce sleep.

Peppermint is a versatile healing plant, used in healing spells. Stuffing sachets with peppermint leaves will help to ward off disease.

Peppermint attracts love and using the essential oil in spells creates positive changes in ones life.

Medicinally, peppermint has a long history as a digestive tonic. It relieves nausea, gas, stomach cramps and spasms.   It is also a recognized treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Peppermint may be applied directly to bee stings, burns, and even toothaches to relieve pain.  A peppermint infusion or compress can relieve headaches.  Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath too.

MAKING THE MAGICK

Pick around a dozen or so peppermint leaves and wash them.  Now bruise them to release more of the beneficial oils.  You can use a mortar and pestle, your fingers, or the back of a spoon.

Place them in a teapot with a filter, add very hot water (steaming but not boiling), and allow it to steep for at least 5 minutes. 

Pour yourself a nice cup and ENJOY!! 

If you don’t have access to fresh leaves, a simple and cost effective way is to use organic dried peppermint leaves.  Put a heaping teaspoon in a teapot with a filter, add boiling water and let steep for 2-4 minutes.  The longer you steep, the stronger the taste and the more beneficial properties you will extract from the leaves.  

*** (try adding other magickal ingredients to enhance the flavor and/or amplify its effects. Honey, fennel and ginger are great additions, both medicinally and magickally.)

DIY Longer Eyelash Serum

What you need:

Wash an old mascara or nail polish container and fill with:
¼ of the container with Castor Oil, ½ Vitamin E Oil, ¼ Aloe Vera Gel

Mix the concoction together as well as you can with your mascara wand, and apply a light layer to lashes (or brows!) every night before bed. Castor oil thickens your lashes while aloe vera gel lengthens. Vitamin E accelerates length. After one month, you’ll notice stronger, longer, more beautiful eyelashes.