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The Smoking Cauldron’s Home Protection Spray

My apartment is really great, unfortunately i am unable to burn sage without my smoke alarm going off. A lot of recipes say just use sea salt water or sage infused water and after I read them, I had that witchy ache to add more. Not just to protect my home, but to protect the shit out if it. If you share my sentiment, then this is the recipe I used. All measurements are subjective so feel free to just use whatever quantities you feel is right for you. I generally don’t use exact measurements with spells.

  • Two handfuls of Sea Salt
  • Two Bay Leaves
  • One Crushed Cheyanne Pepper
  • A Dash of Black Pepper
  • A heaping spoon of Dried/Fresh Sage
  • Lots of Dried/Fresh Rosemary
  • Two Sprigs of Lavender
  • A Generous amount of Basil
  • One large spoon of Dried Orange Peel
  • A Pinch of Cinnamon 
  • Moon Water
  • Boiled Water
  • Amethyst
  • Large Glass Jar with Lid

Add all ingredients to a large glass jar. Fill halfway with moon water, then slowly add the boiling water. Take care not to crack the jar.Stir the mixture clockwise, making sure to send off positive and protective vibes. Sit the jar outside to be charged by the sun. Place the lid on the jar, then place the Amethyst on top. Let sit until you feel like its ready. 

Strain the herbs out of the water, then place the water into a spray bottle. Spray around the area you wish to be protected and purified. 

Guiérda’s Philtre

Used to arouse enamor and playful infatuation – given to a potential sweetheart or lover to sway them to your favor, romantically, sexually or (maybe) platonically

This recipe sounds very bright and not something I would have come up with – but that’s the beauty of it, I didn’t have to! I transcribed it from a recipe given to me by my newest Spirit Teacher: hence the namesake. Given I am not currently shopping for love, I figured I would post it here (with her permission, of course) and see if all of you could get any use out of it. Be mindful, I haven’t tried this recipe, so I cannot vouch for its effectiveness – but Guiérda’s recipes haven’t let me down yet, I don’t see this being that one that does so.

Ingredients:

  • Hollyhock Flowers (dried and powdered; I’d say Hibiscus could be used in place of)
  • Honey
  • Blooms of Alisma lanceolatum (though I’d say any wetland, flowering fern might do)
  • Very dry, white wine or (dry, not sweet!) vermouth
  • Orange Rind/Peel
  • A Sprig of Fresh Thyme
  • A Pinch of Crushed Anise Seed

Preparation:

  1. In a clean, glass bottle (of any size) rinse first with spring water or the water of a moving (clean) creek. Allow this to dry, then add in just enough honey to coat the bottom and come roughly ½ inch up. To this, add, in order: Hollyhock powder, the orange peel, Anise seeds and just a scant bit of wine/vermouth to get things moving. Spin the bottle to combine the honey with the vermouth, warming it slightly if need be.
  2. Cap or cover the bottle and allow the mixture to sit overnight.
  3. The following day, pour in a small amounts of wine/vermouth incrementally, swirling with each addition to ensure proper mixing. When the mixture nearly fills the bottle, add in the fresh blooms and thyme, then shake gently. From the bottle take a drink, and allow the contents to fall from your mouth back into the bottle – basically backwash, there’s really no sweet way to put that. Cap/Cork.

Best served chilled, if drinking straight, or can be sneaked into food or drink of any kind. I’d say it would keep (refrigerated) for no more than a week.