pine and eucalyptus

anonymous asked:

I just have to share my stupid head canon with someone or i'll die. Sam probably buys a shit ton of scented candles and Dean makes fun of him for it but ends up stealing his favorite ones for himself anyways. Also Sam probably found one that reminded him of Cas and bought it knowing Dean would take it.

Sam would buy candles, that’s true. He is the one constantly restocking their ritual supplies after all. But he’d buy the basic scents; he doesn’t like complicated, he just likes clean. Pine and vanilla and eucalyptus. I think Dean would get frustrated by the plainness of it. If the bunker’s going to smell like something, why not make it something exciting? and buy his own eventually. Begrudgingly. In secret. Apple spices and floral woods and citruses… “Guava Coconut Fusion.” He’d get very particular about it without Sam ever even knowing.

And then one day he totally breaks down because

Simple Oil Recipes

Awake & Alive (happiness, health, protection, energy)

  • 1 part rosemary
  • 1 part mint
  • 1 part orange
  • ½ part lemon
  • ½ part thyme

Patience (peace, harmony, love)

  • 1 part rose
  • 1 part lavender
  • 1 part pine

Clear Decisions (clear thinking, harmony, health, protection)

  • 1 part pine
  • 1 part rosemary
  • 1 part sage

Prosperity (movement, energy)

  • 1 part mint
  • 1 part basil
  • 1 part cinnamon
  • 1 part pine

Health (health, communication, strength)

  • 1 part thyme
  • 1 part pine
  • 1 part eucalyptus
  •  1 part ginger

Peace (meditation, spirituality, harmony)

  • 1 part violet
  • 1 part lavender
  • 1 part jasmine
  • 1 part sandalwood

Protection (protection, wisdom, purification)

  • 1 part sage 
  • 1 part sandalwood
  • 1 part angelica
  • 1 clove
  • Pinch of salt

Love ( love, harmony)

  • 1 part rose
  • 1 part jasmine
  • ½ geranium
  • ¼ vanilla

Note: if you do plan on using any of the recipes on your skin, make sure it is heavy diluted in a carrier oil such a almond, jojoba or coconut. Some oils can cause major skin irritating and should not be applied directly to skin. Be safe, be smart, and ALWAYS research it for yourself 

(Source The Way of the Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock)

Vista desde el Camino Inglés cerca de Santiago, (Vista do Camiño Inglés preto de Santiago), 2012.

Barely visible on the horizon is the control tower for the Santiago de Compostela Airport at Lavacola. Like much of the forest in Spain, the trees in this part of España verde are mostly foreign imports, pines from California and eucalyptus from Australia.

🌿 Earth Bath 🍃

Run a bath using bath salts and/or essential oils with scents like cedar, pine, eucalyptus, rosemary, etc. If using any essential oils, mix them in with bath salt. You can also add things to your tub like pine needles or rosemary branches.                                                                                     Depending on the size of your tub (don’t hurt yourself) stretch out your arms like branches and your legs like roots. Imagine the sun resting on your back and warming you. Now imagine the rain dripping off of branches, and everytime a drop falls into the tub, observe the ripple it makes and feel serenity flowing over you with each small wave. Once done, wash with a mud/clay/coffee ground scrub; whatever makes you feel the most earthy. 🙂🌲✨🌿

anonymous asked:

So I'm not too experienced with spell work as l prefer to work on my rune work; however I was wondering if you know of any spells to help induce sleep?

Lavender is gonna be your best friend. Place some in a sachet to put under your pillow, get a salve or lotion with lavender to rub on the bottom of your feet every night, or use some to make a sleep bottle like those on my ‘sleep’ tag.

Some other good herbs to help are pine, chamomile, peppermint, green tea, eucalyptus, and valerian.


Okavango Safari Lodge - Okavango Delta, Botswana

A small boutique luxury hotel was recently completed in Okavango Delta, Botswana.  The Okavango Delta is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the African continent. The contemporary design was inspired by the pangolin, an inhabitant of the area that is also called the African armadillo. 

The curves and roofing of the structure resembles the hard carapace of the armadillo. Due to the serene setting the hotel needed to coexist in nature instead of disrupt it. The building is constructed solely of biodegradable materials and 70% of its energy sources are sustainable. Still there is no compromise in power, hot water supply, and food preparation. The exterior is comprised mostly of laminated pine and woven eucalyptus laths. The safari hotel is intertwined with the natural elements in the quiet delta so as not to disrupt the elephants, leopards, and lions that also call the delta home.


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i am all about this glam-meets-forest-rustic look at this outdoor dinner party — super styled but comfortable (and cold!). you can snag the gold sequined table runner for only $24.99!

anonymous asked:

do you know any plants or anything that work as bug repellants? especially mosquitos? I AM NOT FOOD!!


I make a home version of bug repellent every year that I’ve found to be very effective. There are lots of plants with insect-repelling properties, but this is my blend:

Water and isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, in equal parts, and several drops of any of the following essential oils:

  • Cedar
  • Citronella Java
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Peppermint
  • Pennyroyal (not to be used around pregnant folks)
  • Lemon
  • Anise
  • Clove
  • Pine
  • Eucalyptus

Combine the water and rubbing alcohol in a spritz bottle. Add several drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice. My favorite combination is Citronella Java, Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary. Shake well before use and mist exposed skin liberally. Since this is not a heavy spray, you may need to re-apply if you’re going to be out-of-doors for an extended period of time or sweating a lot. A pocket-sized spritz bottle does wonders!

Magickal Uses for Ash

Planetary Association: The Sun and Neptune

Element: Water, Fire

Symbolism: Mastership and Power

Stone: Turquoise, Lepidolite (Increase psychic awareness)

Birds: Common Snipe

Color: White, pale Blue

Deity Associations: Eostre, Frigg, Hel/Holle, Minerva, Nemesis, Odin, Nemesis, Poseidon, Neptune

Folk Name: Hoop Ash, Nion - (a rune name from the Irish Gaelic word Nionon which means heaven.)

Magickal properties:

The leaves attract love and prosperity. Burn Ash wood at Yule to receive prosperity. Sleep with them under your pillow and you will have psychic/prophetic dreams. Sleep with them in a bowl of water next to your bed to prevent illness. Wearing garters of green ash bark protects against the powers of magicians. Ash can heal children just by passing the child through a split in the tree’s trunk. It promotes strength, harmony, and a sense of being in tune with your surroundings.  

In an ancient Greek creation story, humans were formed from Ash and Oak trees.  The Ash wand is an excellent wood for promoting brain power, aids in communication, intelligence, wisdom, and promotes curiosity. Use this wood to remove mental blockages and aid in the promotion of word use and understanding. It is the wood of the writer, poet, and scholar. Promotes spiritual love and health. Protects against unwanted change. Brings balance to the mind. It is said that warts rubbed on the bark will be absorbed into the tree. Use for protection from drowning, magickal effectiveness, sea power, and healing. Ash is also used for protection, finding special roots, horse magick, enhances skills of arts and crafts, justice, weather magick, and for working with the magick of cave and wells.

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So I bought myself a “congratulations on finishing your degree” present and ohmygosh look at how pretty this copper spinning spice rack is!!!

The best part though was that it was only 39 dollars at Target and it included all the spices! If I had gone to the grocery store to buy all these spices it would cost way more than 40 dollars!!!

I also bought myself some pine needle, eucalyptus and lavender oil :D

If you’re a fan of bath bombs AND dinosaurs, check out my Raptor Alpha Pack. Or you can buy all four of the raptor squad themed bombs separately:

Raptor Blue - Spearmint & Pine Scented.

Raptor Charlie - Peppermint & Pine Scented.

Raptor Delta - Citrus(Lemon/Orange) & Pine Scented.

Raptor Echo - Eucalyptus & Pine Scented.

Buy them on their own or in the pack, where you get them for a cheaper price! Also check out the Dinosaur Egg Bomb, which is a 7oz bomb scented with Peppermint/Eucalyptus, and every Egg comes with a dinosaur toy inside! Look at all of the other fandom themed bath bombs we have at Bucky’s Bomb Yard!



Walking into your parents spare bedroom, you looked at Liam curled up on the bed, his face placid. He looked like a freshly bleached sheet. Nothing hurt you more than seeing him in pain or sick. Though the man was as white as a ghost, his forehead was damp with sweat.

He looked up at you with big sad eyes. “I think I’ve got a bit of food poisoning.” He said groaning and rubbing his stomach.

“I wonder why.” You smirked knowing that he and your father had gone for fast food a few hours before. He closed his eyes and groaned again. “I’ve brought you a bucket.” You said holding the red, plastic cleaning bucket up slightly, sloshing the inch of water inside. “Just in case you need it.” Liam muttered a thanks and watched as you placed the container down beside the bed. He gave you a pleading look and you sighed, sitting down on the bed beside him. “It’s kind of funny you know, dad’s completely okay.” you chuckled.

“It’s not that funny. It was a 50/50 chance…” Liam choked, leaning over the side of the bed to empty the contents of his stomach into the red bucket. He leaned back and tossed his hand over his eyes. “This stinks.”

You laughed and rubbed his arm, “It’s okay. It’ll only be 24 hours.” he peaked at you from under his hand. “Well, a long 24 hours.” You smiled and stood, reaching for the empty glass on the bed side table. “I’ll go and get you some water, and some gravol.” Liam nodded and gave a heavy sigh. You laughed a bit and walked out of the room. As you made your way down the hall to the main bathroom, your dog sat at the top of the stairs, looking up at you with big blue eyes. “What?” You asked the german shorthaired pointer. The dog cocked his head and just stared at you. “Oh, all right.” You sighed knowing just what he wanted. Walking into the bathroom you opened the medicine cabinet and grabbed the box of gravol. Turning the cold water tap on, you then filled the glass an inch from the top. As you left the bathroom, you gave the dog a nod and he followed like he always did.

“Babe…” Liam called as your walked through the door.

“I’m here and I’ve brought a friend. One that won’t care that it smells of vomit.” You joked sitting next to Liam on the bed. Sucking your teeth together, Y/D/N jumped up onto the bed and circled just behind Liam, finally laying his body down and flopping his head onto Liam’s side. “Here,” you said, “take this.” You handed the sick man a small pink pill and his glass of water.

Taking the pill and the glass from you, Liam tossed both back one at a time. He closed his eyes and sighed. “I don’t know what I would do without you, babe.”


“Is he always that babyish?” Your mother asked as she stood in front of the stove stirring the pot of homemade chicken soup. You laughed and shook your head at her. “What? I was just curious.” She looked at you and cocked an eyebrow. “You know about first impressions.” She said in a joking tone.

“No he’s not usually like this. Sometimes he just gets real sick.” You countered reaching into the cupboard above your head and reaching for a bowl. “I even warned him about using the airplanes AC. I told him to turn it off because it’s recycled air and it usually makes people sick.” You handed the bowl to your mother.

“That’s my girl. ” the other woman said as she took the bowl from you and filled it to the brim with warm soup. “Go bring this to the sick baby.” She chuckled.

You gave her a look and placed the soup onto a bed tray. Gripping the handles of the small tray you lifted it from the counter and began to walk out of the large kitchen. It didn’t take long before you were on your way up the stairs and down the long hallway to your old bedroom. Of course the room had been renovated and turned into another spare, but you still called it yours. Knocking on the door you pushed it open a bit spying the red nosed brunette laying on the bed, a box of Kleenex beside him, used tissues scattered around him. “I’ve brought soup! Homemade chicken noodle!”

Harry turned to look at you and smiled. “Did your mom make it for me special?” He asked his voice deeper than usual and muted. “I love soup.” He sniffled.

You walked over to the side of the bed and waited until he sat up. Placing the tray on his lap, you sat beside him and felt his forehead. “Still no fever. I’d say that you Mr. Styles have the common cold. Congrats.” You chuckled and watched as he began to slurp his soup. “You should be better in no time.”

Harry gave you a sympathetic look. “I’m sorry I’ve ruined our holiday.” You shook your head and started to say something but he cut you off, “I’m sure you’re mum wanted to meet me in this state. All whiny and sick. She must think I’m pretty lame.”

“Not at all. She pokes fun but doesn’t mean anything by it. Mom won’t admit it but she secretly likes taking care of sick people.” You smiled and placed a hand on his blanketed leg. “Even if it’s a stranger her daughter brought home.” Chuckling, you looked down at your hand and drew circles across his calves. “You could never ruin a holiday for me. Every moment I spend with you is a holiday.”

“And they said I was the sappy one.” Harry tried to say in a joking tone. “It would sound better if I wasn’t sick.” He stated after you gave him a strange look. He smiled at you before continuing. “If I wasn’t sick, I’d give you a big old kiss. But I can’t.” Harry took another bite of soup, taking a few crackers and crushing them into the liquid filled bowl.

“You’re not contagious now. When you show symptoms, the virus is already dead. So you could kiss me, but I’m sure it’s a matter of time before I catch the cold. We were on the same air plane you know.” You shrugged and stood. Harry gave you a pleading look. “What?” You asked as he grabbed your hand.

“Can you hold me for a while. It’s a little cold and I miss your arms around me.” Scrunching your nose at the male, you gave him a look. “Plus I tried to nap already but I couldn’t because you weren’t here.”

You rolled your eyes and sat back down. “Okay, I’ll stay, but you have to finish your soup and,” you reached over to the bedside table and grabbed the cold and sinus medication, “take your pills. That’s my condition.” Harry smiled and nodded, quickly finishing his meal and taking the pills from your hand, swallowing them with the last bit of water he had.

“Now come on. This bed is huge and lonely.” He whined. Again you shook your head and shifted your weight onto your knees, crawling over the sick male and climbing beneath the covers.

Unable to hide your smile, you wrapped your arms around Harry as he scooted into a laying position. He closed his eyes and sighed. “It’s a good thing I love you. I wouldn’t risk my health for just anyone Styles.” You joked watching the male breath through his mouth.

“It’s a good thing.” He sighed snuggling into you. “I wouldn’t share my disease with just anyone either.” Harry exhaled a heavy breath, falling into a much needed sleep.

Running your hands through his long damp hair, you grinned a little and kissed the side of his head. “I hope you feel better.” You sighed closing your eyes, starting to drift off.


It was funny to see the man who loved to talk not be able to. You did kind of felt bad for Louis but at the same time he kind of deserved it. You hadn’t been at your parents house for more than a few days and he had stupidly taken a drink from your younger sisters cup after having been fully informed that she had laryngitis.

He now sat at the dinner table with your family, sipping soup while the rest of you had pork roast. Louis looked at you, his mouth slightly open as if he wanted to say something. You had to look away afraid that you might burst into uncontrollable laughter. Bedsides the usual chatter of your family, it was relatively quiet.

After dinner, the two of you had decided, or rather you had decided, that it would be best for the both of you to just relax and maybe put a movie on. Of course Lou got to choose the movie with his wildly eccentric pointing. Still trying not to laugh you put the disk into the DVD player and walked back to the couch sitting beside him and slapping your hand onto his thigh. You looked at him and kissed his cheek. Lou groaned and looked at you. “No way. I’m not getting what you have.” You shook your head as he pointed to his lips.

“You are so mean.” He whispered, his voice extremely hoarse.

“Hey!” You said pointing your finger at the older male, “The doctor said no talking, you need to rest those vocal cords of yours.” You smiled a little and turned to look back at the TV, “My mother warned you, but did you listen, nope. So you only have yourself to blame.” Louis huffed. “Now don’t pull an attitude, and watch the movie, you wanted to put it on.” You shook your head again and gave his thigh a squeeze.

About half way through the movie, your mother walked into the family room, “Louis, did you need anything?” Louis looked at her and shook his head. Your mother looked at you and placed her hands on her hips.

You looked at the screen of your phone, “Actually, Mom, can you bring his antibiotic and a couple glasses of water.” She nodded and left the room. He looked at you and furrowed his brow. “You have to take them, I know they have a bad after taste but you need them.” Lou rolled his eyes, “Don’t be like that Louis. Plus you have to do the steam inhalator yet, do you want pine or eucalyptus?” He held up two fingers. “Eucalyptus it is.”

Walking back into the room your mother made her way over to Louis side and handed him his antibiotics and a glass of water, “Drink up Hunny, we need to get you better.” She smiled and then took the empty glass from his hands. She reached over and pushed a lock of hair from your face. “Don’t you get it now too.”

“Oh believe me, I won’t!” You laughed.

“Good.” Your mother said chuckling a bit and walking away from the two of you and called over her shoulder, “I love you.”

“Love you too mom!” you shouted back looking at your boyfriend. “That wasn’t so bad was it?” He just gave you a look and pointed to the TV. “Okay, okay. We’ll watch the movie!”


You knew he was sick the moment you stepped into the plane. But like the tough guy he was, Niall pushed on, not letting the turbulence get the better of his already queasy stomach. Once you were landed, it was another situation. The blonde boy barely made it to the bathroom before he emptied the contents of his stomach. It was then that you told him to sit tight and you’d find your mother and her fiancée.

Walking out of the arrival doors you spotted your family. Giving your mother a quick hug you looked over your shoulder as Niall made his way through the doors and over to you. You were thankful that the airport was quiet. It would have been impossible for Niall to stop and say hi to fans. You wrapped your arms around him and looked to your mother mouthing, “he’s not feeling well.” She nodded and led the way to the luggage pick up. Because the airport was practically deserted, it was quick and easy to snag your bags.

Still gripping on to your rather sick boyfriend, you walked to your mothers car, her and her significant other carrying your bigger bags. It was a smooth ride to the small place your mother owned, as she lived close to the airport. As soon as the car was parked, Niall threw open the door and ran to the side of the house. Only to return a few minutes later. “Oh baby, was it something you ate.” You asked rubbing his back.

“No. I haven’t had anything to eat since we left London.” He muttered wiping his mouth with the back of his hand.

You shrugged and began to walk to the front door, “well, let’s get you inside and to bed.” He nodded and followed you, slumping forward a bit. Once inside, you set the sick boy on the couch. “Stay here, I’ll get the bed ready.” You said walking down the small hallway of the one level home to the second bedroom. Hearing a loud curse, you watched as Niall ran to the only bathroom.

You sighed and looked at your mother who was now standing in the door jam. “Y/M/F/N is gone to get some ginger ale and gravol. He should be back soon.” She said as she walked into the room helping you turn down the bed. “Let us know if you need anything.”

You nodded and turned towards his packed suit case. Opening it up you grabbed a pair of Pyjama pants and stood. “Thanks mom.” Patting one of the pillows the older woman left the room turning towards the living room. You sighed and walked to the bathroom. Knocking on the door, you received a groan in response. Opening the door, you saw Niall curled up against the toilet. “Oh baby.”

“You shouldn’t be here. You hate vomit.” He said breathlessly before pushing his head further into the toilet. Once finished he leaned against the wall.

Walking over to Niall, you pushed his hair back and kissed his moist forehead. “I think I can handle it this time.” You smiled. Turning to the sink, you took a clean facecloth and turned on the taps, wetting it with cold water. “Here hold this to your forehead.” You said pressing the cloth to the blondes head. Niall smiled weakly and did as you told him too. “Okay love, now strip if you can and put these on.” Niall stood and leaned against the wall, dropping his jeans and putting the plaid pyjama pants on. “Let’s get you to bed.” You spoke softly taking his arm and leading him to the bedroom. Sitting him down on the bed, you lifted the blankets urging him to lay down. You pushed his hair back from his face before starting to walk away.

Niall grabbed you hand, “Please baby, can you stay?” He asked opening his eyes. “I always feel better when you’re with me.” Smiling you nodded and crawled over his curled body. Slipping under the covers, you wrapped your arm around his waist. “I love you.” Niall sighed heavily with sleep.


It had been a few weeks since you had came to visit your parents. Having been abroad for graduate work, you and your boyfriend of long term thought it would be a good idea to stop by and spend some time with your parents. Things were going according to plan until Zayn had come down with a cough. Now, however, he was lounging on the three piece sectional in the basement entertainment room, covered in a blanket, a bottle of cough syrup and a spoon sat on the table beside the arm of the couch. As you walked into the dimly lit room you couldn’t help but laugh a little. Zayn had fallen asleep with his arms folded across his chest. You sat down beside him and pushed his long bangs out of his face.

“Hey.” He said clearing his throat. “Did you have a good brunch with your folks?” He asked opening his eyes and hugging his arms closer to his body.

You shrugged and continued to play with his hair. “It was okay. You know? The usual.” He chuckled and coughed a little. “Is it breaking at all?” You asked giving him a sympathetic look and running your hand down his scruffy cheek. You knew what it was like to have a really bad chest cold and you just wanted him to get better as fast as he could. But you also knew that chest colds were tough old birds that didn’t give up the ghost easily.

Zayn reached over to the living room table and pulled a tissue out of the box sitting on it and blew his nose. “Yeah, It’s starting to.” He smiled and tossed the used tissue into the nearly full garbage can sat beside the couch. “It’s nice to just sit here on the couch and watch TV and sleep. It’s different from the bedroom,” he said looking over to the slightly open patio door, “at least out here I can get some air.”

You looked towards the door and smiled a bit. “It does feel nice in here.” You stood and grabbed the remote for the TV. “Okay sicko, scoot over so we can watch a movie.” Zayn smiled and sat up a bit making room for you beside him, muttering something about loving cuddles and how they made him feel better. You sat down and he laid his head on your shoulder, coughing. “You know, mom’s kind of worried about you. She’s making lasagne for you.” He cleared his throat, “Okay, maybe she’s making it for dad, but she is worried about you.”

“She’s always worried about me.” Zayn said in a nasally voice. “It doesn’t take much for your mother to worry.”

You laughed, “I know! But it’s one of her best qualities and we love her for it.” having realized that you forgot to turn on the television, you pressed the power button on the remote and began to search the movie channels for something to watch. “What do you feel like watching?” You asked Zayn, looking down at the sick male. You smiled. He had fallen asleep on your shoulder, his head cocked upwards slightly, and the back of the couch. “Okay well, what do I want to watch?”


Sorry it took so long! They turned out longer than I expected. Hope you enjoy!