peppermint leaf

Offering Stones

Hello, there is a post on tumblr here that shows you how to make offering stones. They are beautiful! But additional reblogging of the post included mentions that baking soda is not safe for nature. So I tried to come up with a different type of offering stone that isn’t harmful. I attempted several experiments before I finally remembered making gingerbread ornaments as a kid that were not edible. The recipe I have for you is simple, completely environmentally safe and it will not mold over time.

Cinnamon Offering Stone Recipe:

¾ cup of applesauce

4 ounces of Cinnamon (about two jars from a grocery store)

Put the applesauce in a bowl and slowly mix in the cinnamon a little at a time. It will eventually start to thicken and ball up into a dough that you can form with your hands.

I added some herbs and flowers that I have dried myself just for an extra touch (although the cinnamon stones are a sufficient offering themselves) Pictured are thyme, rosemary, peppermint, roses, sage (leaf and flower).

Preheat your oven to 200° (fahrenheit) and bake them for 2 hours.

It’s up to you what size/shape you make them, so get creative! I made mine smaller (an inch to inch and a half) and made circular and heart shapes. I was able to get 33 cinnamon stones. (Added tip:  if you have a spot in your grocery store where you can buy “bulk” spices and measure your own, I suggest getting the cinnamon there. I was able to get 4 oz for about $3.15 which I know is cheaper than if I had purchased two jars of it.)

I am so glad these turned out this wonderfully! It really bummed me out when I found out the other recipe was no good. I wanted something that I could give back to nature if I take something (such as a rock or herb). You can leave these as a thank you or you can also offer these to a god or goddess.

The most important thing is that these are totally safe for the environment!

Witch Tip: Sigils and Their Mediums

Originally posted by mistyawe

When using sigils in spellwork, I’ve found that it’s easier to focus your energy when you draw the sigil on a material that matches your intent.

Prosperity: A coin, Basil leaf

Peace: Spearmint leaf, Seashell, Glass pebble,

Energy: Peppermint leaf, wax melt,

Love: Paper Heart, Rose petal

Spiritual: A bible (or other spiritual book) page

Protection: A rock or pebble

Herbs/Food/Plants by Purpose

Banishing: Basil, Betel Nut, Black Pepper, Black Salt, Cactus, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Cloves, Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Garlic, Heliotrope, Horehound, Juniper, Morning Glory, Mullein, Mugwort, Oleander, Onion, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sea Salt, St. John’s Wort, Thyme, Tobacco, Vinegar, Wood Betony, Yarrow Flower

Beauty: Avocado, Beet, Catnip, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Flax, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Henna, Lady’s Mantle, Lemon, Lilac, Lucky Hand (Orchid Root), Magnolia, Maidenhair, Myrtle, Orange, Orange Blossom (Neroli), Orchid, Pea, Prune, Rose, Sunflower, Violet, Yerba Santa

Binding: Agrimony, Calamus, Crowfoot, Hydrangea, Ivy, Knotweed, Morning Glory, Skullcap, Snapdragon, Solomon’s Seal, Spiderwort, Vinegar, Witch Hazel

Cleansing/Purification: Angelica, Anise Seeds, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cedar, Coconut, Dragon’s Blood, Fennel, Fern, Frankincense, Garlic, Ginger, Grapefruit, Guava, Honey, Horehound, Horseradish, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Lime, Marjoram, Melon, Mesquite, Parsley, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Sea Salt, Solomon’s Seal Root, Tangerine, Thyme, Turmeric, Vinegar, Yucca

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Zodiac signs plants correspondences

Each of the 12 signs can benefit from the properties of certain plants which may resonate better or carry the qualities of the corresponding sign.


Aries ♈ (March 21 - April 19)


Aries is a Fire sign ruled by the planet Mars. Plants associated with this sign have bright colors and spicy flavors and may have thorns.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Chinese cabbage, mustard, horseradish, onion, garlic, leeks, red pepper, rhubarb, chives, radishes
  • Flowers: Calendula, geranium, anise hyssop, poppies, red roses, tulips, amaryllis, hollyhock, cowslip, tiger lily, impatiens
  • Herbs: Nettles, burdock root, cayenne, red clover, yellow dock, yarrow, St. John’s wort, hops, marjoram, milk thistle, wormwood, gentian, sarsaparilla, tarragon, ginger, coriander


Taurus ♉ (April 20 - May 20)


Taurus is an Earth sign ruled by the planet Venus. Venus is the planet that represents desire and beauty, so Taurus plants often have gorgeous flowers and enticing fragrances.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Spinach, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, gourds, artichoke, olive, grape, apple, fig, apricot, pomegranate, strawberry
  • Flowers: Daisies, lilac, aster, lily of the valley, sweet pea, lilies, larkspur, columbine, violet, foxglove, rose, sweet William, daisy, geranium
  • Herbs: Licorice, fenugreek, slippery Elm, anise hyssop (Venus), mallow, lavender, dandelion, marshmallow, sage, vervain, feverfew, thyme, angelica, yarrow


Gemini ♊ (May 21 - June 20)


An Air sign ruled by the planet Mercury. Plants associated with this sign usually feature finely divided leaves or stems, hairy or fuzzy leaves or subtle odors.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Endive, carrots, parsnips, oats
  • Flowers: Orchid, chrysanthemum, lilac, azalea, daffodil, Lily-of-the-valley, honeysuckle
  • Herbs: Mullein, hyssop, lemon balm, lobelia, elecampane, vervain, woodbine, yarrow, meadowsweet, dill, fennel, skullcap, lavender, fenugreek, licorice, valerian


Cancer ♋ (June 21 – July 22)


Because Cancer is a Water sign and is ruled by the Moon, Cancer’s plants generally have soft or Moon-shaped leaves, contain a lot of moisture, or are found near water. Oftentimes they are white in color, or have white or pale yellow flowers.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, endive, kale, lettuce, watercress, kohlrabi, mushroom, turnip, sweet potato, cantaloupe, cucumber, gourds, watermelon, pumpkin, squash, seaweed, mango, banana, apple, pear
  • Flowers: Daisy, water lilies, jasmine, hyssop, morning glory, geranium, lily, lotus, white roses, opium poppy
  • Herbs: Peppermint, spearmint, papaya leaf, agrimony, lemon balm, parsley, verbena, chickweed


Leo ♌ (July 23 - Aug. 22)


Leo is a Fire sign ruled by the brilliant Sun. Plants associated with this sign are usually large and gold or orange in color, or have heart-shaped leaves or a radiating shape.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Chinese cabbage, corn, collards, mustard, Swiss chard, okra, peppers, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, olive, coconut
  • Flowers: Marigolds, anise hyssop, sunflower, dahlia, larkspur, aster, passion flower, heliotrope, poppy, peony, calendula, crocus
  • Herbs: Borage, hawthorn, motherwort, rosemary, celandine, mint, lavender, parsley, dill, fennel, chamomile, St. John’s wort, angelica, eyebright, anise, ginger, saffron


Virgo ♍ (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)


Virgo is an Earth sign ruled by the planet Mercury. Plants associated with this sign often have finely divided leaves or stems, subtle odors, or small, brightly-colored flowers.
  • Fruits, Vegetables and Grains: Endive, carrots, parsnips, barley, oats, rye, wheat, millet 
  • Flowers: Narcissus, chrysanthemum, aster, violet, all brightly colored small flowers (particularly blue or yellow)
  • Herbs: Dill, fennel, blackberry (leaves and root), plantain, St. John’s wort, skullcap, woodbine, valerian, lavender, marjoram, licorice, parsley, fenugreek, dill


Libra ♎ (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)


Libra is an Air sign, and is ruled by the planet Venus. Because Venus is the planet of beauty and love, Libra’s plants often have light, lovely flowers and gorgeous scents.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Broccoli, eggplant, spinach, peas, sweet potato, artichoke, watercress, pomegranate, apricot, apple, fig, plum, grape, strawberry, olive
  • Flowers: Orchid, gardenia, tea roses, tuberose, freesia, gladiolus, aster, hydrangea, daisy, nasturtium, rose, violet, primrose, pansy, columbine
  • Herbs: Parsley, cleavers, juniper, corn silk, uva ursi, mint, thyme, yarrow, angelica, vervain


Scorpio ♏ (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)


A Water sign ruled by both Mars and Pluto, Scorpio’s plants are often found in remote places or underground. They will likely have thorns, be red in color, and grow under adversity.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Mushroom, peppers, rhubarb, leek, onions, chives, pepper, garlic, horseradish, radish, mustard
  • Flowers: Calendula, rhododendron, geranium, holly, black-eyed Susan, scarlet monkey flower, anemone, heather, gardenia, honey-suckle, peony, hibiscus
  • Herbs: Aloe vera, ginseng, pennyroyal, raspberry leaf, saw palmetto, cramp bark, basil, gentian, wormwood, ginger, coriander


Sagittarius ♐ (Nov.  22 - Dec.  21)


Sagittarius is a Fire sign that is ruled by the planet Jupiter. Plants associated with this sign tend to be large in size and fairly conspicuous, with a pleasant odor.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Asparagus, endive, rhubarb, beets, tomato, turnip, watercress, olive
  • Flowers: Red roses, calendula, anise hyssop, pinks, carnations, clematis, peony, crocus, jasmine
  • Herbs: Dandelion, horsetail, Oregon grape root, wild yam, sage, feverfew, sage, anise, nutmeg, mint


Capricorn ♑ (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)


As an Earth sign ruled by the planet Saturn, Capricorn’s plants usually have few flowers, are knobby or woody, and may have an unpleasant smell or taste. Saturn rules plants with long lives and slow growth.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Spinach, mushroom, beets, parsnips, barley, rye
  • Flowers: Calendula, black poppy, henbane, nightshade, African violet, snowdrop, jasmine, love-lies-bleeding, pansy, baby’s breath
  • Herbs: Comfrey, sarsaparilla, rue, kava kava, mullein, thyme, horsetail, shepherd’s purse


Aquarius ♒ (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

 
Aquarius is an Air sign ruled by the planet Uranus. Plants associated with this sign will often grow in unusual places and may vary in appearance.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Spinach, beets, rye, barley, parsnip
  • Flowers: Bird of paradise, orchid, gladiolus, trillium
  • Herbs: Chamomile, catnip, skullcap, passion flower, valerian, hops, aloe, myrrh, frankincense, spikenard, kava kava, comfrey, cinnamon, cloves


Pisces ♓ (Feb. 19 - March 20)


As a Water sign ruled by both Jupiter and Neptune, Plants associated with this sign are often large but hard to find, and may grow near the ocean.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Asparagus, endive, mushroom, rhubarb, beets, tomato, seaweed, watercress, olive
  • Flowers: Calendula, anise hyssop, jasmine, lilac, narcissus, water lily, poppy, clematis, wisteria, lilac, orchid
  • Herbs: Golden seal, Echinacea, chaparral, eyebright, mugwort, kava kava, yarrow, skullcap, oatstraw, nutmeg, anise
Two Powerful Potions for Flawless Skin

My baby sister has been taking her exams lately, and stress is giving her a nightmare-scenario when it comes to acne and oil. This isn’t helped by her use of concealer to cover the pimples, which is well-known to make pimples worse once the concealer is rubbed off. This inspired me to create a potion for her to use as a way of treating her poor skin, and helping her become stronger and more confident in her appearance to reduce stress and help her do better. Here’s that potion, for those of you who might desire skin that’s smoother, softer, and more easily tamed.

This is a two-part potion! One part is a drink that you should drink morning and night for as long as necessary, and the other is a poultice that you should prepare overnight, then apply to the skin almost like a mask.


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For the drink, you will need:

  • Dried calendula petals (2 teaspoons) 
  • Dried olive leaves (1 teaspoon)
  • Dried spearmint leaves (3 teaspoons) 
  • Dried chamomile flowers (2 teaspoons, not from the supermarket)
  • Honey (1 teaspoon) 

Take a medium sized, thick-bottomed saucepan, and add 500ml of boiling water to it (that’s about 17 fluid ounces). Bring the water back up to the boil, and add the dry herbs to it, then bring the water down to a simmer. Put the lid on the pot, and keep the heat on it for 5 minutes, then turn the heat off and take the pot off the heat. Keep the lid on for at least 30 minutes, then remove the herbs from the water and throw them away.

Pour the mixture equally into two mugs. This should be approximately 1 cup of brew per mug, but a little more or less doesn’t matter. If you want it a little sweeter, add some honey to the brew, but not too much because it’s still sugar! 

Drink one of these mugs at breakfast, and then keep the other in the fridge. Just before bedtime, take it out and put it in the microwave to warm up a bit, then drink it just before you go to bed. You can drink it cold if you like, but trust me it’s better warm.

Drink this potion twice-daily, and over a week or two you’ll notice your skin visibly clearing up!

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For the mask, you will need:

  • Calendula petals, fresh preferred but dried is fine (2 tsp if dried, 3 tbsp if fresh)
  • Dried chamomile flowers (1 tsp)
  • Dried olive leaves (1 tsp)
  • Dried gingko leaves (1 tsp) (Not essential, but very beneficial if possible)
  • Yarrow stalk (fresh preferred, 2 tsp dried, 2 tbsp fresh)
  • If you can’t get yarrow, use the same quantity of thyme. It’s not as good, but it’s quite close.
  • Eucalyptus oil (1 tsp)
  • Cornstarch, a lot, as much as it takes
  • Kosher salt

If using fresh ingredients:

Take the fresh ingredients, and add them to a large pestle and mortar. Put in a couple of pinches of kosher salt, and grind with the pestle until the contents are a sort of paste. Add this paste to a small bowl, and wash out the pestle and mortar. Dry thoroughly. Continue on with the recipe.

If using only dry ingredients, start from here.

Grind the dry ingredients with a pinch of salt until they’re as powdered as you can get them. A small coffee bean grinder might make this faster! Tip the result into a small bowl (with the paste if using fresh ingredients), and add in the eucalyptus oil. Mix this well, then add in two tablespoons of hot water. 

Leave this to sit, covered with clingfilm or a tea-towel or something, overnight. At least 6 hours is necessary, but up to 24 is just fine. Do remember though that it’s not got any preservatives in it other than a little salt, so you might want to refrigerate the mixture if it’s quite warm in your prepping room.

From here, it’s a bit touchy-feely. Add some cornstarch, and begin to thicken the mixture up. Get it really thick, until it’s kind of the consistency of toothpaste. If you want to make it into an exfoliator as well, add some fine sand at this point and mix it in really well.

Smear this mixture over your face in the evening, over the bits that are affected by acne. Leave it on there for at least an hour - it might tingle a bit from the eucalyptus, that’s totally normal. If you like the tingling, you can add some more oil, or you can even put a TINY bit of cayenne pepper into the mix too, which is a vasodilator and will help absorption into the skin. Wash it off like any other facial scrub, and keep the remainder refrigerated until next usage.

Use it daily for a week or more, and it’ll do wonders!

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So there you are my lovelies! Two skincare potions for beautiful Witches! Stay gorgeous in mind, body and soul everyone.

– Juniper

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I’ve been really bad at documenting my outdoor plants’ and garden’s progress so far this season!  So here are a few snaps of what’s been happening! 😌

Peppermint and broadleaf sage have doubled in size since March.

Decided to let this B-52 flytrap flower. If you think most of the leaves/traps look sad and sunburned, they are. I don’t baby them when putting them outside. New growth from the center is green and healthy.

Separated the leaf lettuce mix into two 3-foot pots. They’re the first plants this season to use my homemade compost, so I’m really excited to see how that goes.

The hens are EXPLODING with chicks! Even LAST year’s chicks are exploding with chicks! No signs of flowers, but I’m fine with that.

“They Can’t See I’m A Witch”glamour jar.

Originally posted by she-is-beautifully-broken

Because of recent light and the binding ritual most witches are doing Tr*mp supports are getting very violent towards us witches. Going as far as to threaten to kill us so here’s a glamour to protect you but please do not rely on it allow. If you feel in danger contact the police immediately or federal judge.

What you’ll Need

  • A penny
  • A small container that you can carry on you
  • A small amethyst or rose quartz
  • Sea salt
  • Lavender Oil
  • (optional) Cone shell
  • Vodka (if you have it)
  • Bay Leaf
  • Cinnamon
  • Peppermint Leaves
  • A white and lavender candle
  • The ashes of the sigil pictured below

What To Do

  • Take the penny and put it in the container.
  • Put sea salt in then drip some lavender oil on top.
  • Next, take the Bay Leaf and peppermint leaves, crush them, and put them in the jar on top of the wet salt.
  • Burn the sigil (carefully) and put the ashes in now.
  • Take the cinnamon and add a pinch to the jar.
  • Pour a splash of vodka on top of the contents.
  • Seal the jar with the white wax followed by the lavender wax.
  • Chant “They cannot see I am a witch for their hate blinds them from seeing so.”

The cone shell acts as a charger for cone shells are shells of protection so when you need to recharge your glamour place that cone on top or near it. If you do not have a cone shell leave out in moonlight. Be safe out there.

Incense Symbology and Uses

African Violet - Enhances spirituality and protection. Used to create attraction and harmony in love and friendship.

Almond- Used for prosperity and wisdom.

Aloes wood - Used for Healing, protection and affection. It is considered to be one of the most precious and rare incense on earth. From the time of antiquity it has been so prized and difficult to find, that it was often traded on an equal level of gold.

Amber Powder - Considered to be an emotion balancer. Used for healing and meditation. It’s intoxicating aroma blends well with everything. Because of it’s divine fragrance, it has been considered as a sacred temple powder often referred to as “Nectar of the Gods” or “Ambrosia”.

Anise, Star - Used for psychic pendulums and good luck charms. It is used to drive away negativity and to bring good luck. Long used as a sacred Japanese temple incense for cleansing and attracting good luck.

Apple - Enhances knowledge and wisdom. Used for love, healing, immortality and garden magik rituals.

Balsam Fir Needles - Enhances breath work or breathing in life. Used for respiratory work and for grounding.

Bamboo- Enhances Divination and protection. Used for luck, protection and hex-breaking rituals. Bamboo is the stick used to hold the herbs and resins in most stick incense. It has magikal uses of it’s own and was used for divination in Chinese Temples.

Banana - Enhances prosperity. Used for fertility, potency and prosperity rituals.

Benzoin Gum Resin- Used for purification and prosperity. Often used as a base for incense blends. An antiseptic used to cleanse the lungs and strengthen the mind. Promotes knowledge, peace, and psychic protection. Considered to be a fine “clearing” resin.

Cedar - Used for purifying, protection and to banish bad dreams. Used by Native Americans in sweat lodges to release heavy emotional energies. Often included with Sage in smudge sticks for clearing and cleansing an area.

Champa - Used for clearing and protection. Used for meditation and for creating your sacred space. It is known to bring an individuals energies into harmonious balance.

Cherry - Enhances divination and attraction. It has long been used to stimulate or attract intament love.

Cinnamon Powder- Enhances spiritual consciousness and protective energies.
Cinnamon- has long been used for healing and money rituals. As well as, a stimulant and aphrodisiac. It was used as a Holy anointing oil by ancient Hebrews.

Coconut- Long been used for protection rituals, especially in chastity spells.

Copal, Black Resin- Enhances energies of the heart. Used for healing the heart, either physical or emotional illnesses. It has long been used as an incense during “Day of the Dead” Celebrations.

Copal, White Resin - Enhances energies of the heart. Used primarily for emotional matters of the heart, for love and purification. It is the cleanest and purest of the Copals. Is has long been considered to be a sacred “Food of the Gods”.

Clove Powder - Enhances banishing rituals. Used to drive away hostile, negative forces. It is also used to attract positive spiritual energies and to purify a negative area.

Desert Sage - Enhances protection and purification to bring about wisdom and health. Traditionally used to drive out bad spirits, feelings and influences. An important Native American Plant.

Dragon’s Blood Resin - Red Resin from a palm tree. It enhances rituals involving love, protection and exorcism. Used for consecration, protection, and good luck. It is also thought to increase the potency of other resins.

Eucalyptus Leaf - Enhances good health and protection.Used for healing and sickness rituals.

Frankincense Resin - Used for purification, spiritual growth, knowledge and meditation. Long used by the Catholic church to release powerful positive energies and to drive away evil and negativity.

Frankincense & Myrrh Resin- Enhances spirituality, healing, protection and exorcism. Used for purification, spiritual growth, knowledge and meditation. Two most popular blessed resins of the kings.

Gardenia - Enhances Moon energies, it is a must for Esbat rituals. Often used for love spells and to attract good, peaceful spirits during rituals.

Geranium Leaf, Nutmeg- Enhances prosperity and fertility. Used for luck , prosperity, fidelity, love and fertility

Geranium, Oak Leaf- Enhances friendship. Used to maintain a friendship or make a friendship stronger, creating a ‘true’ friendship.

Geranium Leaf, Orange Citrus Geranium- is burned for luck, love, fidelity, money and weddings.

Geranium Leaf, Rose - A beautiful rose fragrance that is used for in love & healing sachets. It promotes calm and relieves stress.

Ginger Root - Used to promote psychic growth and success.

Gum Arabic Powder - Used for psychic purification and protection. It’s a sweet, light vanilla scent which has often been used for making scents and adhesives.

Honeysuckle - Enhances the bonds of love. Used to heal relationships, or make a love stronger. It’s honey sweet smell was used in Victorian times to promote mental and emotional attraction. It was often used in a small sachet worn around a woman’s wrist.

Hyacinth - Enhances love, protection and happiness. Guards against nightmares.

Jasmine Flowers - Enhances relaxation and dreams. Used to create prophetic dreams if burned in the bedroom or in a sachet pillow.

Juniper Berry Powder - Enhances healing and healing rituals. Used to guard against evil forces and energies, hexes and sickness. It has long been used throughout Europe in rooms of the sick.

Juniper Leaf - Enhances healing and healing rituals. Used to guard against evil forces and hexes. It has long been used throughout Europe in rooms of the dying.

Lavender Flowers - Enhances healing rituals for love and compassion. Used for bringing compassion to intament relationships and to protect relationships.

Lavender- Enhances devotion and virtue. Used by Native Americans with Sage in a smudge stick, to clear and cleanse an area for spiritual work. Promotes communication in meditation between an individual and the GreatSpirits.

Lemon Balm - Used for compassion and gentleness. A shared sympathy.
Lemon grass Enhances psychic awareness. Used for psychic meditations.

Lilac - Enhances protection. Used to bring peace and harmony into an area. Lilac has long been planted over garden gates to ensure peace and harmony is maintained within the gates.

Lotus - Enhances good fortune and love while promoting long life. Used for protection and as a sacred offering to the Gods. The Lotus has been long revered in the East as a mystical symbol of life, spirituality and the center of the universe.

Magnolia - Enhances relationship commitment. Used for fidelity and love. Magnolia trees have long been planted around a house in the south to promote love of the family and home.

Musk - Enhances self-confidence, determination and a strong will to succeed. Used for sexual attraction and to promote sensuality. Musk has long been used in mens colognes to promote attraction.

Myrrh Resin- Enhances meditation and contemplation. Used to release and banish negativity, to promote spiritual enlightenment and progression. It was often used in the temple of Isis.

Nag Champa Powder- Enhances energies into harmonious balance. Used to clear and cleanse an area for ritual work. Especially good for setting space for meditation, group rituals or gatherings.

Osha Root - Used to treat respiratory and rheumatic complaints. Long used by Native American healers for it’s powerful healing abilities. Incredible butterscotch and celery scent promotes health.

Orange Peel - Enhances weddings and unions. Used for luck, love and money.

Orange Blossom (Neroli) - Enhances attraction and sexual magnetism. Used to attract love and romance.

Patchouli Powder - Enhances prosperity. Used for fertility (love) or prosperity (all areas of prosperity such as personal relationships, careers, finances etc.).

Peppermint Leaf - Used for growth and renewal.

Pineapple - Used for luck and chastity. Pineapples have long symbolized success in the south and were used to bring luck and money to the home and family. Or when used as a head piece on a bed, to symbolize luck and fertility, as well as chastity.

Pine Needles and Cones - Used for humility and protection. Often placed in the home during the winter to promote protection and health through the cold season.

Rose Petals

Yellow rose pedals are used for bringing success to any kind of venture. Such as a court case, a new business plan, looking for a job and so on.

Red rose pedals are used for matters of love and protection.

Pink rose pedals are used for matters of protection and compassion.

White rose pedals are used for protection and any general spiritual matter. Such as communicating with spirit, working on raising energies for meditation or bringing a greater sense of Divinity into your spirit.

Purple rose pedals are used for matters of divination. Such as working to identify your psychic ability, developing your talent and learning the wisdom of divination.

Rosemary Leaf- Enhances memory. Used for love, healing and mental or remembrance rituals. Stimulates memory and clarification. Use of Rosemary has been documented to ancient Egyptian times.

Saffron - Used for happiness and healing sadness.

Sage - Enhances wisdom and immortality. Sage has long been sacred to Native Americans and were incorporated in most smudge sticks.
Sage Leaf (California) Used to purify and protect objects, places and people. Sage has long been sacred to Native Americans and were incorporated in most smudge sticks.

Sandal Wood Powder- Used for spiritual awareness, meditation and psychic development. It has long been used as a base to hold incense sticks to help add it’s energies to the incense being burned.

Strawberry - Enhances tenderness, friendship and love. Strawberries have long been associated with love and celebrations as a food. Such as chocolate covered strawberries used as an aphrodisiac, or strawberries and champaign as a symbol in the celebration love

Sweet grass - Used to purify spaces and to attract positive influences.

Tea, Green - Used for healing to promote health and physical strength.

Vanilla - Enhances prosperity and dedication. Used to promote dedication of home and hearth, and to bring about prosperity in all areas of one’s life, of the family unit and of home. Every home seems much happier and cozy when some type of food is baking with vanilla in it. Such as cookies or cakes.

Verbena, Lemon - Used carried for protection of love. In the Victorian era, women would often stuff a small sachet of lemon verbena and slip it into the coat pocket of their husband or intended.

A Phial Spell for Attracting Love

Image Credit: Juniper Wildwalk (post author) - BY-SA-NC Creative Commons

Love is a tricky thing when you’re working magic. It’s important to make sure that you’re not impinging on the freedoms of those around you, because controlling others without their consent is ethically extremely suspect. Therefore, inducing specific love is potentially very dangerous, as it could harm both you and others.

Therefore, this spell is designed not to make love, but to draw someone to you (or you to them) who will love you naturally. Not only will the love be firmer and truer, but it will be more satisfying for you both and won’t result in problems later on.


You will require:

  • A glass phial; I used a small pendant-sized phial, but you don’t have to.
  • A rose petal; rose is associated heavily with love, and so it makes a lot of sense to include it
  • A peppermint leaf; peppermint is heavily associated with fertility, and is a common component of love and sex spells. If sex is unimportant to you, feel free to leave it out.
  • Salt; always include salt in any spell, as it protects against negative influences and kills bacteria too
  • Sugar; sugar’s sweetness and positive energy brings lightness and happiness to all positive spells, especially love spells
  • A little powdered luck; see the recipe for that spell elsewhere on my blog!
  • Some oil, or honey; any kind will do, it’s just an antibacterial medium to prevent rotting of the organic components of your spell. If you used honey, you don’t need to use sugar.

The how-to-make is simple, just mix up all the ingredients and bung them in your phial! After you’ve done that, take some ribbon (preferably a colour you associate with love), and tie it around the bottle containing the spell, whispering an incantation about how you’re binding the magic of the spell to the ribbon, so the spell will break if the ribbon is untied. Alternatively, you could bind the “break” to the sealing of the bottle, which would mean if you opened it/tipped out the contents, the spell would be broken.

Use love magic responsibly! Remember that it’s powerful stuff, and should never be used to alter a specific person!

– Juniper

Jack o'Lantern Spell🎃

Halloween or Samhain is often considered the witches’ new year, which makes it a great time to manifest good energies for the coming year !

Traditionally, Jack o'Lanterns were used to scare off dangerous and malicious spirits, but why not take it a step further and enchant them to also invite the things you do want in the coming year?

Here’s what you do:

Pick out a good pumpkin, one with a large carving area, and no signs of decay or mold- you don’t want it rotting before Samhain gets here! (Plus decayed botanicals have different correspondences, but that’s another post.)

Gather carving tools, a large spoon, and a bucket for the guts.

You’ll also need some powdered herbs corresponding to the things you want to attract in the new year. (Some you can buy already powdered, otherwise, grind them up using an herb grinder or mortar & pestle. The latter option is great because you can add intent to the herbs as you grind them) You can stick to one goal/intention, or mix them, or even do different pumpkins for different intentions. Here are some ideas to get you started:

For protection, cleansing and purification- sage, rosemary, agrimony, yarrow, cinnamon

For magic and witchery- mugwort, rosemary, vervain, lavender

For good luck- basil, allspice, 4-leaf clovers, peppermint, cinnamon

For abundance and prosperity- bay leaf, cloves, basil, a dollar bill

For love and passion- cinnamon, rose petals, jasmine

For happiness- chamomile, orange zest, thyme, sunflower petals

Using the carving knives, cut around the stem of the pumpkin and pull it off. Then, using the large spoon, scoop out all the guts (reserve the seeds, youll need some later in the spell, plus they make a tasty snack, salted or spiced, and then baked!). Scrape the insides if the pumpkin so it’s nice and smooth.

Then carve a face or sigil that embodies your intent. When you are done carving, sprinkle the herbs inside the pumpkin, and rub them around the base and the walls while focusing on your intentions.

Next, place a tea light or votive candle inside the pumpkin.

Before you light the candle and start the spell, it’s important to take a moment of thanks and reflection. You can’t get something for nothing, after all, and you need to show your appreciation. Do this by thinking about the gifts you already have and the time and energy it took the earth to produce the pumpkin, which you have taken for your needs. Then take 3 pumpkin seeds and dig a small hole in the earth next to your front door. Drop the first seed in, thanking the pumpkin and the earth or your deities aloud for what they have already done (helping you in your spell, helping you achieve your goals, etc.). Drop the second one in and wish for your intention to manifest. The last one is a petition that your intentions manifest for the greater good of yourself and your loved ones, and that the good energies and abundance continue to spread and grow throughout the year. If you really want to show the earth your appreciation, compost all the pumpkin guts and save the seeds to plant later!

Then go ahead and light the candle! Let it burn down or blow it out at the end of the night (gotta follow basic fire safety!) Then re-light it each night until November 1st 🎃

Mother Nature's first aid kit: Know the flavors

1. BITTER

Bitter flavors, which are first tasted in the mouth, help the immune system that lies within the gut; they aid production of white blood cells, generally empowering immune responses and helping to fight many diseases of the immune system, from candidiasis to AIDS. They help to burn up excess fats in the body, quickly providing the necessary energy. For the very underweight, few bitter foods should be consumed unless they are being used for a specific reason, like ridding the body of worms.

  • food examples: gentian, artichoke, olives and olive oil, dandelion leaves, chicory, nasturtium leaves

Note: Bitters often come in the form of wild greens in spring, but they are still available in the summer. They are often combined with aromatics like fennel seed, cumin seed, and caraway seed to help cool, calm, and soothe the digestive tract.

We owe it to ourselves to eat bitters and sours. The taste helps to destress and calm the nervous system, balancing and grounding, preventing overextensive output of nervous energy.

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2. SOUR

The sour flavor heals and nurtures the liver and gallbladder by deep cleansing and cooling, making the digestive process largely passive, which in turn has a positive emotional effect. A cleansed and cooled liver and gallbladder readily release the positive emotions of joy and happiness. These are two important emotions for the well-being of the immune system in general.

  • food examples: limes, lemons, sorrel, sauerkraut, pineapple, apple cider vinegar

Note: Pineapples are sour-sweet, and the bromelain in them is a prime digestive, scavenging for and helping to finish off half-digested foods.

You can pickle foods easily using apple cider vinegar. This type of vinegar helps regulate the balanced output of stomach acid, correcting overactive and underactive conditions.

The sour flavor can really be exciting, and chiles, which couldn’t ordinarily be eaten raw, can be when softened by the pickling process.

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3. SALTY

Salty foods heal and nurture the kidneys, adrenals, bladder, and thyroid.

  • food examples: all sea vegetables (kelp, nori, wakame), parsley, celery

Note: Do not use too much salt, as the kidneys will suffer. The dangers of high salt intake are so well publicized that it is almost more important to say, these days, that a little good-quality salt should be consumed — some people need more than others.

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4. SPICY

The taste of spicy really sums up two flavors, hot and pungent. Spicy foods support and nourish the lungs and colon, opening both and allowing them to operate with the ease they should. They generally aid circulation, encouraging the delivery of oxygen and nutrients and the expulsion of waste products and toxins.

  • food examples: hot peppers, mustards, horseradish

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5. NEUTRAL

  • food examples: rice, potatoes, sago, arrowroot, banana, yam, turnip, parsnip, millet

Note: They nurture and ground the body, feeding and toning. They are one of the most unifying of all flavors, providing harmony and balance.

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6. SWEET

Sweet flavor heals and nurtures the stomach, spleen, and pancreas, thus improving digestion, if used in a balanced way. Best eaten in the morning.

  • (healthy) examples: real maple syrup, brown rice syrup, barley syrup, cold-pressed organic honey, date syrup, whole licorice, sweet herb (Stevia), peppermint leaf

Note: Sugar inhibits the ability of white blood cells to destroy bacteria. Just 2 TSP is enough to diminish our immune-system response dramatically; it also consumes calcium, stripping the body of one of its most necessary minerals. If sugar is to be used, then real cane sugar is rich in essential minerals and vitamins and provides a better alternative than most.

Blackstrap molasses is sweet and loaded with iron and calcium. Sweet herb (Stevia), which is 300 - 500 times sweeter than sugar, does not feed yeasts, fungi, and other unwanted gastrointestinal microorganisms, and it helps improve digestion by stimulating the pancreas.

Fact: With the constant availability of sugar reaching huge proportions over the past several decades, “sweet diseases” have increased and, in parallel to them, mental afflictions. It is not just our pancreas, teeth, and waistlines that are affected; our whole emotional state suffers. Artificial sweeteners are a further perversion of the problem — not only poisoning, but also increasing appetite in many cases!

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7. PUTRID FERMENTED

Putrid fermented foods support the immune system immensely and sustain the body.

  • food examples: miso, sauerkraut, and tofu

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8. UMAMI

This taste is used frequently in Japan to add “richness” to a meal. These are rich in glutamates, isosinate, and nucleotides.

  • food examples: seaweeds, Parmesan cheese, shiitake mushrooms, naturally fermented soy sauce

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The Complete Home Guide to Herbs, Natural Healing, and Nutrition by Jill Rosemary Davies

~ Blessed be ~

The Chocobros, Cor + Nyx and their favourite Lush products!

I have no excuses for this. I just really like Lush products and imagined what my favourite ffxv boys would like too… Enjoy!

Requests are open!

Noctis loves the more simple products that Lush produces, he’s a big fan of the Buffy body butter after training with Gladio or after they’ve travelled a while without a good deep clean. It’s perfect for removing all the grime and dirt he’s got hidden away and makes his skin feel amazing.

Prompto loves anything with a bit of sparkle in it. His personal favourite is the Think Pink bath bomb, it completely cakes his entire bath with glitter that takes days of scrubbing to remove, turns the water a pretty pink and gives off the soothing scent of vanilla. You can always tell when he’s used the bath bomb since he always winds up more sparkly than Edward Cullen.

Gladiolus as a whole has a love for anything that has earthy tones, and his personal favourite product that was made is the 93,000 miles shower jelly. Iris picked it for him due to the fact it made her laugh in the shop when the assistant showed her the product and how it jiggled around. Gladio became addicted to using it after training when his muscles feel tight, the mix of peppermint and cinnamon leaf relaxing him.

Due to Ignis having such a specific routine and role in the morning, he always uses Angels on Bare Skin cleanser to aid him in waking up. The almond and lavender help balance out his skin tone and even out any imperfections that might have cropped up overnight.

Cor has always been a man of simple tastes. Lush products have always been a guilty pleasure for him, so he enjoys spending a bit more gil on a larger bottle of the Comforter shower gel. The blackberry scent from it reminds him of home, knowing where he’s come from and how much he’s achieved, giving him a sense of accomplishment.

Finally, Nyx has just one thing that he likes to splash out on when he gets his pay check from working in the Kingsglaive. That’s the Karma Kream body lotion for when he wakes up or finds his skin to be too dry. The orange in the lotion helps him wake up and the cocoa butter makes his skin feel incredibly soft much to Crowe’s envy at times.

anonymous asked:

Idk if you or maybe your followers could help me, but I have a hematite ring that I've been wearing recently and I wanna enchant it for massive protection and control of my emotions (before school starts). I'd really like to enchant it using the solar eclipse. I was wondering if you (or anyone else willing) could create an enchantment set up so I can do so. BTW you're so pretty and I love your blog (are you also a death witch, I've been looking for more of them to follow)

Okay I’m not sure how complicated you would like this to be, but I’m going to go with mid-level? If you think you want something more, then just send me another ask with specifications about what you’d be more interested in!

So basically you are constructing an amulet - an enchanted piece of jewelry for a specific purpose. My methods are usually pretty spur-of-the-moment, but I’ll try to walk you through something more structured.

Protection herbs to use:

Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Bay Leaf, Rosemary (common)

Dragon’s Blood & Mugwort (less common)

*Most double as protective by way of banishing negative energy

Herbs for emotional stability/calmness:

Lavender, Chamomile, Peppermint (common)

Raspberry Leaf, Mugwort, Skullcap (less common)

Other items needed:

Bowl

White or Black Candles

Knife or something sharp to carve with

Lighter

Instructions:

So for this I would do a two-tier enchantment since you have two specific purposes you want the amulet to aid in. In my opinion you should do your protection tier first, as it sounds like that is the stronger main concept of its purpose (doubles as protection of emotions, as opposed to a separate concept).

If you feel necessary, ground and center yourself before starting. You may also consider creating a circle. [ multiple methods ]

Protection

Gather the herbs/ingredients you want to use. Grind them together while keeping your protective intentions in mind. Place the herb mixture over a layer of salt at the bottom of a bowl. I always like to have a salt layer at the bottom because it is the strongest (and most recognized) ingredient when dealing with protection. Place your hematite ring on top of, or immersed in the ingredients in the bowl.

Next, grab your working candle. What I would do for continuity’s sake is carve your working protection sigil near the top part of the candle that you know will burn through in a reasonable amount of time. If you want to make this process more drawn-out, you are welcome to.

 You can find some protection sigils here x, x, x or create your own!

Sigils need energy before they are destroyed or reshaped. To charge your sigil, place your hands around the candle and energetically focus your intent of immense protection into the sigil. You could easily do this also by pressing your thumb onto it and directing energy that way if you need touch. Light the candle when you are ready, repeating the process of directing protective energy (with the herbs & sigils & whatever crystals you feel necessary) into the ring until the sigil has melted through and you feel satisfied with the process. 

You could consider supplementing this with music that makes you feel powerful, drinking coffee (for extra energy) or dancing/sing to raise the energy of your process.

You could also choose to do this with a wax melter, and would probably be slightly easier.

Emotional Stability

So for this process I would honestly repeat the process mentioned above, but with your herbs for emotional health instead and music or other such items that help you calm down. Take the ring out of the protective herbs and place it into your second bowl. 

Sigils for emotional stability are here x, x, x

What I would do for an end process would be taking the ring outside and leaving it to charge under the eclipse, for whatever duration it is supposed to be present. 

You will most likely need to cleanse and charge this item on occasion when you start to feel like it isn’t working as well anymore. Barriers will dissolve over time with repetitive opposite energies hitting them. So just like building a wall or house, you need to be willing to do the upkeep. You don’t need to repeat the entire process, but just refresh the energy.


If you want something simple instead, I found this! It does not include emotional stability, but is an option for protection.

Badass Protection Ring Enchantment - [ witchthatiam ] 

And to address your other questions, thank you! And yes, I’m still learning about death witchcraft, but it is starting to become part of my practice :)

the signs as herbal infusions
  • Aries: Orange Choc Ceylon
  • "Amazing orange and chocolate aroma leads to a gentle black tea with subtle chocolate notes"
  • Taurus: Caramel Oolong
  • "Classic oolong tea with a sweet twist of caramel"
  • Gemini: Ginger Masala Chai
  • "Classic masala tea with a cardamom and cinnamon spice blend for a warming infusion"
  • Cancer: Cheerful Raspberry Hibiscus
  • "Hibiscus pieces, with rosehip & raspberries to create a wonderfully colourful and uplifting herbal infusion"
  • Leo: Earl Grey Twist
  • "Classic earl grey tea with a twist of Australian lemon myrtle"
  • Virgo: Lemongrass Lime and Ginger
  • "Fine citrus notes of lemon myrtle and lemongrass with ginger and a hint of lime for an infusion that brings instant clarity"
  • Libra: Romantic White with Rose
  • "peony white leaf tea with rose for a delicate, slightly sweet infusion"
  • Scorpio: Sensual Sultry Chai
  • "Whole cardamom and fennel seeds, pieces of cinnamon and Australian mountain pepper leaf for a tea that is a little spicy and so warming"
  • Sagittarius: Chamomile & Orange Blossom
  • "Egyptian chamomile tisane laced with the honey sweet scent of orange blossom"
  • Capricorn: Luscious Licorice
  • "Aniseed myrtle has been paired with licorice root, peppermint and fennel seeds to create a sweet and vibrant blend"
  • Aquarius: Soothing Mint and Lavender
  • "Organic mints and lavender flowers, with a finishing touch of Australian peppermint gum leaf"
  • Pisces: Delicate Green Jasmine and Pear
  • "Smooth Chinese green, full of health giving properties with a cool pear twist to bring you back to earth"
  • *Tea flavors from Madame Flavour