sandalwood

little bath witch tip

I just had the most relaxing bath 😇🐚 ~ set up my candles including one that’s Black Sandalwood scent surrounded with Amethyst and Quartz; used 3 drops of lavender tea tree oil, 1 scoop of lavender bath salts, 4 green tea bags & a few drops of Hemp oil 🕯🍃✨🔮🛁

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‘barista’ perfume oil by longwintersoapco

sometimes, etsy sellers have such a perfect product description that i don’t have any words that are better :) …

from longwintersoapco, about this yummy ‘barista’ perfume oil:

“dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, amber, sandalwood, and a few drops of vetiver. she’ll glare at you when you can’t decide between cappuccino and mocha latte fast enough, but damn it if that girl doesn’t smell delicious.”

awesome.

It was halfway down the hall, and the door was just opening, Alec emerging in a cloud of steam. He had a towel around his waist and another around his shoulders and was rubbing energetically at his wet black hair. Isabelle supposed she shouldn’t be surprised to see him; he’d been trained to wake up early in the morning just like she had.
“You smell like sandalwood,” she said by way of greeting. She hated the smell of sandalwood. She liked sweet scents—vanilla, cinnamon, gardenia.
Alec looked at her. “We like sandalwood.”
Isabelle made a face. “Either that’s the royal ‘we’ or you and Magnus are turning into one of those couples that think they’re one person. ‘We like sandalwood.’ ‘We adore the symphony.’ ‘We hope you enjoy our Christmas present’—which, if you ask me, is just a cheap way of avoiding having to buy two gifts.”
—  City of Lost Souls

hoorayyyyy more crudely-made graphics!! so i actually missed my 444 follower count and now have almost 460, but shhh i was really excited about that milestone so we’re going to pretend i’m still there in perfect universal balance & harmony…… anyway! i wanted to thank all of my followers for getting me to this point and for supporting me through the ups and downs of my journey, so i have decided to host a giveaway! if you are drawn as the winner, this is what you’ll receive:

4 sticks of sandalwood incense
4 sticks of cinnamon incense
4 sticks of jasmine incense
4 sticks of frankincense incense
1 charm bag for good luck, assembled and imbued with magical intent by yours truly
2 tarot readings of your choice from my etsy shop
a cute assortment of stones that carry a variety of properties

sounds awesome right?? all that shit could be yours as long as you follow some p simple rules:

☾ reblog to enter. likes don’t count, but of course you can like this post to keep track.
☾ mbf me (f8lm8n)
don’t tag this as giveaway or else tumblr will eat it.
☾ please have your ask box open so i can get in contact with you if you win.
☾ this giveaway will end at 12:00 PM CST on the day of the next new moon (June 16)
☾ must be comfortable providing a mailing address so i can actually ship all this stuff to u.

aaaaand that’s it! thanks again to all of my followers; y’all have made this path so much easier to traverse with your kind words, advice, and support. love u all, and good luck!!

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All of our Dark Moon candle preorders will be shipped out next week 💣✨

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Sandalwood scent facilitates wound healing and skin regeneration

Olfactory receptors in the skin detected

Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered. Their data indicate that the cell proliferation increases and wound healing improves if those receptors are activated. This mechanism constitutes a possible starting point for new drugs and cosmetics. The team headed by Dr Daniela Busse and Prof Dr Dr Dr med habil Hanns Hatt from the Department for Cellphysiology published their report in the “Journal of Investigative Dermatology”.

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To Dream of the Future

1⁄2 cup of sandalwood incense
2 tsp. of myrrh
1⁄2 cup of orris root (crushed)
3 tsp. of frankincense powder
1⁄2 cup of moss
2 tsp. of oregano

Mix well in a bowl, close container tightly and place it in a dark corner until it is to be used. Take 1 tsp and burn before bedtime. Take some of the mix and put it in a small cloth bag, sow it shut and put it under your pillow.

Making Incense

This article is about making combustible incense. It is much easier to just make powders and sprinkle them over charcoals, and more dramatic and mood-setting as well. However, combustible incense is much easier and more convenient to use once they’ve been made ahead of time.

Timesaving note- You can purchase premixed incense powder. Just add essential oils to get your desired scent.

It’s fun to make your own incense for ritual and household use. All you need are herbal and/or wood powders (about two ounces each), including benzoin, sandalwood and orris root, resins, essential oils, gum arabic, powdered charcoal, a whisk, two bowls, measuring utensils, wax paper and some water.

You will also need broom straws (if you’re making stick incense),

You can use your own herbs grown in your garden, dried and powdered with a mortar and pestle, or you can purchase the powder ready to go. Many health food stores have the powder available in bulk form, or you may be able to find it at your local Pagan supply store. Many of the powders you may wish to use come from woods, which are not easy to powder yourself, so you’re probably better off buying these.

Keep in mind that even if you are using non-toxic ingredients that some things can become toxic when inhaled and powdered herbs can easily become air born. Work in a well-ventilated area. Inhaling toxic fumes is never a good idea.

In addition to herbal and wood powders, you may wish to use resins. Some of the most common forms of incense are made from resins, which is really just hardened sap, including frankincense, myrrh, and benzoin.

You may also wish to use essential oils.

Gum arabic is necessary to mold your incense into shape.

Do not use barbeque charcoal. You need to buy special charcoal for incense, because the other kind is too toxic and stinky. This will combine with certain herbs that will act as a base or holder for the scent of the other herbs.

Step One- Make a Moldable Incense Paste

Combine one teaspoon gum arabic and 8 ounces warm water in a bowl. Whisk until the gum arabic is completely dissolved. Skim off any foam that forms on the top.

Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and set aside for two hours. The mixture will thicken into a lovely gooey mass.

Step Two- Mix the Charcoal Base

Combine six parts ground charcoal, 1 part ground benzoin, 2 parts ground sandalwood (or other wood), 1 part ground orris root.

Step Three- Combine Your Scents

There are a lot of different recipes out there for combining herbs to make wonderful scents. It’s up to you to experiment. I’ll give you some samples at the end. It’s best to select a base of wood or orris root as your main ingredient.

You just, well, combine your powders and blend them together. Simple as that.

If your ingredients aren’t powdered yet, throw them in your mortar and grind them with the pestle. Think about what you intend the incense to be used for. Your intent will be ground into the herbs.

Step Four- Make the Dough

Now combine 2 parts charcoal mixture to 1 part fragrant herb mixture. Add a bit of your glue goo and mix. Keep adding it till you get a nice shapeable dough.

Step Five- Get in Shape

To make Cones- roll the dough into little balls of the desired size and then shape one end so that you have a cone. Place on wax paper and allow to dry about 10 days, turning every day.

To make sticks- Add some more goo to your mixture so that it’s a little wetter, but still very thick. Spread the smelly mixture on some wax paper. Roll your broom straws in the mixture until it’s evenly coated. You may need to do some manual manipulation. Leave one end uncoated to hold on to. Stick the uncoated end in some sand or clay to allow the sticks to dry upright. Give them about 10 days.

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Featured Essential Oil: Rosewood 

Rosewood has a very pleasing, warm, and woodsy aroma that has been used in aromatherapy for spiritual, uplifting, and strengthening purposes. Rosewood works wonders for the skin and facial rejuvenation, cancerous and pre-cancerous cells, as well as emotional and physical health and well-being.

Rosewood is extracted from the trunk of the rosewood tree, also known as Brazilian evergreen tree, through steam distillation. The trunks of the trees are usually a red-colored wood. In the early 1900′s, the oil was extremely popular in high-class perfumery, which caused deforestation of the tree. Since then, the demand dwindled, giving the trees the opportunity to grow and thrive.

Botanical Name: Aniba rosaeodora
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
Aromatic Description: Sweet, woody, fruity, floral aroma

Plant Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, antiviral, antifungal, stimulant and anti-parasitic.

Aromatic Affect on the Mind: Its sweet and woody aroma makes is grounding and relaxing.

Spiritual Influence: This oil has interesting spiritual influences and that is why it is used in so many of the professionally made blends that I use for emotional release, trauma and encouragement.

- First Chakra: Root Chakra – Rosewood essential oil is derived from a tree with deep root in the earth. This oil assists with connecting our bodies and spirits with nature! This allows us to be grounded and aligned with earth’s energies.

- Second Chakra: Sacral Chakra – In the second chakra, Rosewood assists with menstrual cramps and irregularities. Rosewood is also one of the oils that help us emit positive energies when connecting with others, and important part of the balancing of the sacral chakra.

- Third Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra – Rosewood is one of the powerful oils that support creating a positive self-image with a sense of self-empowerment. The oil also helps us connect with our gut feelings of higher wisdom and recognize our intuitive wisdom.

- Fourth Chakra: Heart Chakra – In the heart chakra, Rosewood helps us to balance our love for ourselves and for others!

- Fifth Chakra: Throat Chakra – Rosewood assists with supporting our inner strength, which, in turn, helps us be able to speak our Inner Truth with confidence and love.

- Seventh Chakra: Crown Chakra – In the Crown Chakra, Rosewood assists with meditation and bringing ourselves to a higher frequency. At this high frequency, we are able to quiet the mind and be in the present moment!

Contraindications: NONE.

Methods of Usage:

- Neat: Place a drop or two directly onto clean and intact skin. A couple drops on the wrists, shoulders, temples or neck imparts a strong woodsy and honey-like aroma. Note: This oil should not be used undiluted on facial skin!

- Blended with Carrier: Use 5 drops per 1 TBL of carrier oil such as grapeseed, rosehip, jojoba or hazelnut oils, and massage over any area where you would like for healing to occur.

- Bath: Place 8 drops into 3 handfuls of bath salt and disperse, or add 8 drops to vodka or whole milk and disperse.

- Shower: Soak for at least 3 minutes in steamy shower, then with the water off or turned away from the body, allow 5-7 drops to fall in the palm of the hand and distribute all over wet body (not face). The oil will penetrate very quickly, and the body can be rinsed again, or not.

- Diffusor: Follow diffusor manufacturer’s instructions, but typically add about 8 drops.

- Room Deodorizer: Add 15 drops per 2oz distilled water and spray as desired.