sleep-balm

Dream Work Correspondences Masterpost

Crystals:

  • Agate: induces dreams, prevent nightmares
  • Albite: dreams, lucid dreaming, astral projection
  • Amethyst: vivid dreams, prevents insomnia, prevents nightmares, dream divination
  • Ametrine: helps to understand dreams
  • Angel Phantom Quartz: general dream work, lucid dreaming, angel communication, prevents nightmares
  • Angelite: astral projection
  • Benitoite: astral travel
  • Black Tourmaline: induces sleep, prevents nightmares
  • Blue Apatite: dreams that will help solve problems creatively, induce happy dreams
  • Blue Calcite: astral travel, induces dreams
  • Bustamite: induces dreams
  • Calcite: induces dreams
  • Chrysoprase: peaceful sleep, prevents nightmares
  • Clear Quartz: induce dreams, astral travel, dream recall, vivid dreams
  • Danburite: induces sleep, lucid dreaming
  • Dioptase: vivid dreams
  • Dream Quartz: dream enhancement, dream divination, healing dreams, prevents nightmares, past life work via dreams, dream manifestation, astral travel
  • Emerald: general dreamwork, prevents nightmares
  • Fluorite: protection during sleep, prevents nightmares, promotes deep sleep
  • Garnet: induces dreams
  • Goshenite: induces dreams
  • Green Jade: general dream work, dream divination, dream recall
  • Hemimorphite: entering the dream state, dream divination and visions, angel and spirit communication in sleep and dreams
  • Herkimer Diamond: general dream work, astral travel, induces dreams, vivid dreams, lucid dreaming, dream recall
  • Holley Blue Agate: general dreamwork
  • Iolite: aids with sleep disorders, induces sleep, astral projection
  • Jet: astral projection, protection in sleep
  • Labrodite: astral travel, vivid dreams, aids in dream interpretation
  • Lazulite: general dream work, astral travel, dream recall, lucid dreaming
  • Lepidolite: aids with sleep disorders, prevents nightmares, prevents confusion in dreams
  • Malachite: prevent nightmares, halts repeating nightmares, dream recall, induce sleep
  • Moldavite: entering dream state, dream messages, vivid dreams, enhancing dream work and dream spells, guidance through dreams
  • Moonstone: brings dreams, lucid dreaming, peaceful sleep, prevents insomnia
  • Muscovite: aids with sleep disorders, sleep inducement
  • Opal: astral travel, brings happy dreams
  • Peacock Obsidian: astral travel
  • Picture Jasper: general dream work, brings dreams of memories
  • Purple Jade: induces dreams
  • Prehnite: dreams, dream recall
  • Rhodizite: astral travel
  • Rhodonite: general dream work, lucid dreaming, helps with interpreting messages of dreams
  • Rose Quartz: prevents insomnia, pleasant dreams
  • Sapphire: astral travel, dream recall
  • Scolecite: induce sleep, dream recall, lucid dreaming, messages from dreams
  • Smoky Quartz: induces dreams, prevents nightmares
  • Sphene: dream recall
  • Stilbite: induces dreams
  • Sugilite: induces dreams
  • Tabular: astral travel
  • Zircon: induces sleep

Herbs:

  • African Dream Bean: lucid dreaming, spirit communication through dreams
  • Anise: prevents nightmares
  • Ash: prevents nightmares, dream divination
  • Ashwagandha: induce sleep
  • Bay: general dream work and spells, dream divination
  • Blue Lotus: prevents insomnia, induces sleep, lucid dreaming
  • Bracken: bright dreams with answers to problems, protection in sleep, prevents nightmares
  • Buchu: dream divination
  • *California Poppy: induces sleep, prevent insomnia
  • Clary Sage: vivid dreams, strange dreams
  • Cayenne: induces sleep, prevents nightmares
  • Cedar: prevents nightmares, strengthens psychic powers in sleep, protection when sleeping
  • Chamomile: induces calming sleep, prevents nightmares
  • Cinquefoil: brings restful sleep, dream divination
  • **Datura: lucid dreaming
  • Flax: prevents nightmares
  • Garlic: prevents nightmares, protection during sleep, induces sleep
  • Ginkgo Biloba: induce dreams, vivid dreams
  • **Heliotrope: dream divination
  • **Holly: dream divination
  • Huckleberry: make dreams come true
  • *Hyacinth: nightmare prevention, helps one to recover after a nightmare
  • Jasmine: restful sleep, pleasant dreams, induces sleep, induces dreams, dream divination
  • *Kava Kava: induces sleep (do not use if you have liver issues or on prescriptions!)
  • *Kanna: prevents nightmares
  • Lady’s Slipper: induces sleep, prevents nightmares
  • Lavender: induces sleep, prevents insomnia
  • Lemon Balm: induces sleep, refreshing sleep, prevents nightmares
  • Lemon Verbena: dreamless sleep, dream suppression
  • Lemongrass: dream inducement
  • Magnolia Bark: induces sleep
  • **Mandrake: sleep inducement, protection during sleep, dream divination
  • Marigold: dream divination, protection from dream magick and spells
  • *Mexican Dream Herb: clearer dreams, dream memory, lucid dreaming
  • Mimosa: dream divination
  • **Mistletoe: prevent nightmares, prevent insomnia
  • *Morning Glory: prevent nightmares
  • Mugwort: dream divination, astral projection, lucid dreaming, psychic and spiritual dreams
  • Mullein: prevents nightmares, protection during sleep, keeps nocturnal demons at bay
  • Mustard Seed: prevents nightmares
  • Onion: dream divination, protection during sleep
  • Passionflower: sleep inducement, calm dreams
  • Peony: protects from nocturnal demons notably incubi
  • Peppermint: dream divination, induces sleep
  • *Poppy Seeds: vivid dreams, induces sleep
  • Purslane: prevent reoccurring nightmares, keep away nocturnal spirits
  • Rose: induces dreams of love, dream divination in terms of romance and love
  • Rosemary: prevent nightmares, protection during sleep, past life work in dreams
  • Sage: peaceful calm dreams, helaing in dreams, prevents nightmares
  • Siberian Ginseng: induces sleep, prevents nightmares
  • *Skullcap: prevents nightmares
  • St. John’s Wort: dream divination in terms of love
  • *Tobacco: prevents nightmares
  • Valerian Root: lucid dreaming, sleep inducement, dream recall
  • Vervain: prevents nightmares, dream divination
  • Wild Asparagus: dream inducement, lucid dreaming, flight in sleep, astral travel
  • Wood Betony: prevent nightmares, protection during sleep
  • Yarrow: dream divination

**poisonous, do not eat!

*potentially toxic or dangerous, use with caution!

Foods:

  • Almonds: induces sleep[, induces dreams
  • Banana: induces sleep, promotes painless sleep, induces sleep
  • Blueberries: induces dreams
  • Cherry: induces dreams, induces sleep
  • Chicken: induces dreams, lucid dreams
  • Dairy Products: induces sleep
  • Eggs: induces dreams
  • Halibut: induces sleep
  • Kale: induces sleep
  • Kidney Beans: lucid dreaming
  • Lamb: lucid dreaming
  • Lettuce: induces sleep
  • Oats/Oatmeal: induces dreams
  • Passion Fruit: induces sleep, prevents insomnia
  • Pistachios: induces sleep
  • Pretzels: induces sleep
  • Pumpkin Seeds: lucid dreaming
  • Red Radish: vivid dreams
  • Shrimp: vivid dreams, induces dreams
  • Soy Sauce: induces dreams
  • Soybeans: lucid dreaming
  • Sunflower Seeds: vivid dreams
  • Tofu (cooked): lucid dreaming
  • Tomato: induces sleep
  • Tuna: induces sleep
  • Turkey: induces sleep, induces dreams, lucid dreaming
  • Rice: Induces sleep
  • Salmon: Induces sleep

Animals:

  • Bat: dreaming
  • Beavers: subconscious thoughts, dreams
  • Groundhog: heightens dreams and states of mind
  • Leopard: communication in dreams, movement in dreams, sensitivity of the unconscious mind
  • Lizard: “Dream Walker”; dream messages, represents the dream realm
  • Lynx: insight of dreams, unconscious knowledge, dream interpretation
  • Mink: understanding your dreams while dreaming
  • Owl: messages through dreams, astral projection
  • Spiders: prevents nightmares, wards off evil and harm during sleep
  • Swan: dream interpretation, dream recall

Essential Oils:

  • Anise: induces sleep
  • Catnip: vivid dreams
  • Cedarwood: vivid dreams
  • Cinnamon: vivid dreams
  • Clove: induces sleep
  • Clary Sage: induces sleep
  • Eucalyptus: vivid dreams
  • Helichrysum: prevents insomnia, induces dreams
  • Jasmine: induces dreams
  • Junipher: vivid dreams
  • Lavender: induces dreams, lucid dreaming
  • Lemon Balm: vivid dreams
  • Mugwort: lucid dreaming, astral projection
  • Nutmeg: vivid dreams
  • Orange: vivid dreams
  • Palo Santo: induces sleep
  • Patchouli: lucid dreaming
  • Peppermint: vivid dreams
  • Rose: induces sleep, lucid dreaming, dreams related to love
  • Rosemary: vivid dreams
  • Sandalwood: induces sleep
  • Yarrow: vivid dreams
  • Ylang Ylang: vivid dreams

Incense:

  • Ambergris: induces dreams
  • Bay: dream divination, brings visions
  • Cedar: prevents nightmares
  • Dittany of Crete: astral projection
  • Jasmine: dream divination, astral projection
  • Lavender: induces sleep
  • Opium: dream divination, lucid dreaming, induces dreams, induces sleep, dream spells of all kinds
  • Passionflower: induces sleep
  • Rose: dream divination
  • Rosemary: induces sleep, pleasant dreams, prevents nightmares
  • Sandalwood: astral projection

*Burn incense with caution please. Burn it before going to bed and make sure it is extinguished before you go to sleep for safety reasons.*

Metals:

  • Silver: prevent nightmares, protection during sleep, induces dreams, psychic dreams, visions, dream divination

Colors:

  • Blue: astral projection
  • Indigo: dream divination
  • Silver: dreams
  • Yellow: dream divination, creative vivid dreams
Herbal Tea Magic 🍃✨

there are plenty of ways to work to work a little magic into your day without doing a full on ritual, and your daily (hourly?) tea is one of them! here’s just a couple of suggestions with herbal correspondences.

mint -  for exorcism, healing, love, lust, protection, and wealth

peppermint -  for healing, love, psychic abilities, and purification.

spearmint -  for healing and love.

ginger -  for beauty, love, power, success, and wealth.

fennel -  for healing, protection, and purification.

licorice -  for fidelity, love, and lust.

cinnamon -  for divination, fortune, healing, power, prosperity, protection, psychic abilities, spirituality, wealth, and wisdom.

nettle - for exorcism, healing, lust, and protection.

vanilla -  for happiness, love, and lust.

anise - for, lust, protection, sleep, blessings, youth. 

lemon balm -  for healing, compassion, endings, fertility, happiness, healing, love, mental, psychic, success,and youth.

rosemary -  for exorcism, healing, love, lust, protection, and purification.

sage -  for protection, cleansing, and wisdom.

thyme -  for courage, healing, love, psychic abilities, and purification.

there are various blends or herbals teas, as well as with fruits and flowers, though often herbs can be steeped by themselves. what is known as chai tea, is traditional black tea mixed with cardamom, cinnamon and black pepper. 

floral tea magic ✨  fruit tea magic ✨  general tea magic

Sleep savers✨🌙

As we all know, sleep effects your overall well being, health and happiness infinitely! This is an informational post about all the sleep remedies I have tried, enjoy and recommend. All natural, tried and true🌙

Let’s all have a great sleep tonight.

✨Crystals✨
Howlite: for restful sleep. absorbs anger, calming
Amethyst: relieves nightmares & anxiety. strengthens boundaries
Labradorite: grounding, protecting, clears fears that disrupt sleep
Smoky Quartz: grounding, protects from nightmares
Red Jasper: for recalling dreams
Amethyst, Sodalite & Selenite: good for quieting mind chatter

💖Crystals can be used for sleep by putting them under your pillow, on your nightstand, keeping them in your bedroom, or putting them in a sachet with sleep health promoting herbs and hanging them near your bed/under your pillow💖

✨Essential oils✨

Lavender
Cedarwood
Vetiver
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Wild Orange
Bergamot
Roman Chamomile

💖Essential oils can be utilized for improving your sleep by putting them in a diffuser, using incense before bed that are these scents, applying them in a spray to your bedding+pillows💖

A blend I like to use in a spray bottle that I spray on my bedding and especially on my pillows at night! Kid safe and skin safe 😊
1 oz witch hazel
1 oz distilled water
6 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops sweet orange essential oil
3 drops roman chamomile essential oil

Put in spray bottle, shake to mix!

✨Tea✨

To guarantee that a tea will be good for sleep, first make sure that it is caffeine free! Good rule of thumb is that *most* “herbal” blends and Rooibos will be caffeine free because they do not include Camellia sinensis (the “tea” plant that is the base for white,green,oolong,black & puerh teas)
Rooibos is my favourite tea base because it is naturally hydrating, caffeine free, affordable, and super tasty!

💖Plants commonly in tea that promote great sleep💖
Valerian Root
Lemon Balm
Peppermint
Chamomile
Licorice Root

✨Food✨

Almonds
Banana
Cherry juice
Whole grains
Kale
Walnuts
Dark chocolate

✨Plants✨

Aloe Vera
Gardenia
Lavender
Jasmine
Spider Plant
English Ivy

💖Utilize these plants to benefit your sleep by having these plants in your bedroom💖

✨My favourite sleep chant/prayer✨
Goddess above, queen of the night
Help me sleep in your healing light
Restful sleep, come to me
Relax my body, and let my mind be free
Grant me calm and peace tonight, and
Let me wake in the God’s golden light

That’s all I have for now, friends! May your dreams be sweet and you wake up feeling refreshed.

Warm blessings ❤️

Some Alternatives to Lavender

Lavender is a plant that’s very commonly recommended for usage in spellcraft and witchcraft, for spells related to everything from sleep to anxiety to depression to protection. However, it’s also a plant many people are allergic to! So, here’s a list of a few plants that people with allergies to lavender might be able to use instead.


Sleep and relaxation: 

  • Wild lettuce - Also known as a hallucinogenic plant that is often used in spiritwalking potions, wild lettuce is a mild hypnotic and will induce sleeping in low dosages. It can be used in any spell where sleep, trance, or visions are the intended goal. Burning this herb is sometimes acceptable, as it is occasionally smoked, but in general this should be avoided. 
  • California poppy - Whilst it’s not as famous as its more highly known cousin the opium poppy, California poppy has sedative and hypnotic effects in its own right. However, unlike the opium poppy, California poppy will not give you narcotic or euphoric side effects, so don’t bother trying to smoke it or anything. It can be used for any spell in which dreamless sleep is desirable. 
  • Lemon balm - This is a herb with very similar relaxing and sleep-inducing properties to lavender, so it’s a great first plant to try if you have an allergy to lavender and want something very similar. It’s a kind of mint though, so it’s relatively closely related to lavender, and so if you’re allergic to lavender you should make sure you’re not allergic to mints as well before you try it. 
  • Motherwort - This herb is well-known in many kinds of old world herbal medicine, and has a history of usage for assisting with labour in birthing mothers. However, scientific evidence is currently disputed about its safety at any point of breastfeeding or pregnancy, especially because it seems to cause abortions in high dosages. When taken by someone who ISN’T pregnant, it has calming and soothing properties, especially for emotional distress. Do not burn this herb. 


Anxiety and calming: 

  • Skullcap - This is one of the most well-known nervine treatments, and is often recommended for people suffering with anxiety disorders that may be milder than should be medicated by a psychiatrist. It’s longterm usage can assist in helping those with anxiety remain clear-headed and balanced. However, it’s a plant that’s quite easy to be allergic to it seems, so do please get a skin-prick test if you’re allergic to lavender just in case. Do not burn this herb.
  • Vervain - As a gentle anxiolytic, this plant is suitable for those who don’t have an anxiety disorder but do have issues with mild, recurrent anxiety. It’s also safer than skullcap and can be burnt safely, so it’s suitable for incenses and spells that involve fire. It is also associated magickally with purging of illnesses and sicknesses, and is a good element of any spell that seeks to purge a body clean of sickness and malignancy.
  • Roman chamomile - Also known as English chamomile, this herb has been used for centuries by those who seek to rest and sleep, especially if they are plagued by painful dreams or distressing thoughts. This herb is safe for burning and fire-based spells, and is commonly used in many supermarket herbal teas. It is strongly magickally associated with calm, and is a potent calming herb as an element of spells as a result. 
  • Clover - A common calming remedy in herbal magick, the flowering tops of simple clovers taken from a field can be an excellent element of any spell that seeks to bring calm and clearheadedness to any problem. Worn around the neck or head in a flower-chain, clover flowers will ensure your mind is unclouded by anxious or worried thoughts, and will help smooth over thoughts that are unwanted. This plant is safe to burn, but please try to avoid consuming or burning clover that you collected from beside a road. Plants growing in the verges and banks of major roadways have lots of exhaust chemicals in them, which isn’t great for your health. Try to get them from gardens, parks, fields, little-used back-roads, or meadows if possible. 


Protection and psychic power:

  • Sage - Lavender is one of the less-well-known protective plants, and both its leaves and its flowers are usually burnt in order to bring protection to a house or sacred space. Sage is an excellent alternative, as it is highly purifying. White sage is good, but as it’s endangered it would cause more harm than good to use it for purification - always remember that we should balance our magick with how much harm it may cause others to perform it in a certain way. White sage being endangered means it’s unsuitable, so common sage or purples sage is a good alternative. Safe for burning. 
  • Agrimony - One of the herbs commonly used as a ward against malicious energies, people, and in Abrahamic traditions as a ward against demons. Agrimony is a great protective herb if you’re searching for a flower to protect against harm, and as a common meadow flower it’s not too hard to find. Safe for burning. 
  • Rosemary - This common culinary herb that grows almost everywhere is a staple in any witch’s garden, for it’s usage in healing magick and protective spells as well as its delicious taste. Burning rosemary in a crucible will help keep foul influences and sicknesses at bay, and is a better protector against psychic penetrations and psychic vampires than lavender or sage. Safe to burn.


Purple plants

  • Violet - The classic purple plant, since a type of purple is named for it!
  • Fuschia - More of a pinky hue, but still good.
  • Purple sage - A light purple, similar to lavender
  • Purple basil - A deep purple, like purple ink.
  • Purple carrots - The original colour for carrots, their pigment is very staining.
  • Beetroot - A reddish-purple that stains deeply
  • Tricolore Pansy - Also known as love-in-idleness, heartsease and love-lies-bleeding. Strongly associate with love magick, arguably more so than roses.

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I hope this helps some poor witch with allergies! 

– Juniper

“Enchanted Sleep” Balm

What you need: 

  • Lavender 
  • Valerian root 
  • Lemon balm 
  • Rosemary
  • Coconut oil 
  • A small jar

Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan until it’s melted, then add the herbs and bring to a simmer. While the mixture is cooking, chant:

“Kiss of Lemon balm,

make my heart grow calm.

Protect me from nightmares while I rest,

so that when I awaken I will feel my best.

Power of lavender and valerian, induce sleep,

so that I may tonight slumber deep.”

Once you’re finished, pour the mixture into the jar. You can use a strainer if you choose, but I personally prefer to leave in some of the herbs. Allow to cool & harden. You can apply this to anywhere you desire, I like to put it on my third eye and/or my throat.

anonymous asked:

I'm increasingly finding it harder and harder to sleep because of my paranoia! Do you have any spells or crystals to help with falling & staying asleep easily? Thank you so much!!

Hey there!

Here are some crystals that can assist with sleep:

  • amethyst (calming and soothing)
  • chrysocolla (sleep)
  • clear quartz (calming)
  • emerald (sleep and tranquility)
  • labradorite (sleep and calming)
  • moonstone (calming)
  • rose quartz (calming)
  • selenite (sleep)
  • smokey quartz (calming)

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Here is a list of [Herbs to Use in Sleep Magic] as well.

I have a crap ton of sleep spells that I’m gonna toss at you , so you can find whichever one best suits your needs and supply requirements.

Whew, that was a lot. I hope that helps you!

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Sleep

Lemon Balm 

is an easy to grow herb loaded with anti viral and relaxing properties. It has a zesty scent that attracts bees to the garden. It’s a highly versatile, and hardy plant. Making it wonderful for beginner witches! 

Be careful! 

It spreads quickly, a tiny plant will take over the garden if it’s left neglected. 

Uses 

🌿Sleepy Time Syrup : Place about ¾ cup leaves into a small pot and add enough water to cover them. Simmer, covered partially, until the liquid is reduced to half. Strain out & compost the leaves. While still warm, measure out about ½ cup of the mixture and stir ¼ cup raw honey into it. Add more honey to taste, if you wish. Use a spoonful a night to calm restless nerves, and encourage children to sleep! 

🌿Lemon Balm Tea : Fill a loose tea maker ( a french press will work fine) with fresh leaves. Pour simmering hot water into the maker and cover so that none of the vapors escape. Let steep for 5 minutes, let cool, and drink. Sweeten to taste! 

🌿Rose Petals & Lemon Balm Leaves For The Bath : Add fresh leaves to warm bath water with dried rose petals, and favorite essential oils. Enjoy! 

🌿Herbal Water : Add fresh leaves to filtered water with cucumber, and sliced strawberries. Add ice. Detox, and enjoy! 

 🌿Vinegar : Fill a jar about ¾ of the way with fresh leaves. Cover with apple cider vinegar. Cap with a non-metallic lid and let steep in a cool dark place for a few weeks. Strain and use as a hair wash or add to your bath water. You can also use this in food dishes & salad dressings. 

Important Note: Lemon balm has the potential to inhibit thyroid function in certain people. If you have severe hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or are on thyroid medication check with a doctor before using large amounts internally!

anonymous asked:

12 + 13 please. Reminds me of an early s7 situation maybe? But your call. :)

It was three in the morning, not that that was any kind of excuse.  They had been staking out The Milkman at his hideaway in the middle of nowhere for eight hours.  Not the actual milkman.  A guy who visited housewives in the morning and left terrifying packages on their doorsteps.

Mulder would have caught it, but he had been distracted watching Scully sleep.  They were supposed to nap in shifts to give their eyes brief periods of rest, that way a fresh pair was always watching the suspect.  One person sleeping and the other watching them sleep was hardly a good use of manpower.

So he missed it.  And now The Milkman was coming towards them. If Mulder started the car and drove off, surveillance would be over.  The Milkman would know he was being watched; he might move the whole operation, he might go into hiding.  He needed to make The Milkman think they were there for some other reason.

He tapped Scully’s shoulder. “Scully… Scully,” he said hastily. She stirred, grunting, and lilted further to the right.  He reached for her thigh and shook it.  He could span it with his hand, though he tried hard not to notice.

“Wake up.”  She sat up calmly and opened her eyes, grumpy and alert. Scully didn’t like to be caught sleeping.  It was like some kind of primal instinct.

“What’s the matter?” But before he could answer, she squinted out at the road, saw that The Milkman was marching toward them, straight up the middle of the street.  “Isn’t that him?  Go, Mulder, drive.”

“No.  We’ll have to start all over.”

“Surveillance won’t be as useful to us if we’re dead.  Come on, go.”

“Kiss me,” he said. She looked at him for a moment like he was crazy, but the line between her eyebrows faded quickly as she understood him.

“We could be lovers having an affair,” he explained, just in case.  She nervously licked her lips, unsealing them with her tongue.  He put his left hand on her right cheek to prepare her, to reassure her.  He felt the indented stripes along her skin where she’d leaned on the seatbelt like a hammock.

“Kiss me,” he said again. This time it came out softer, less like a plan and more like a prayer.  Scully answered it with the grace of a saint, pressing her lips to his as she angled her body slightly.  She tasted like cherry lip balm and sleep, but when she opened her mouth and slipped her tongue into his mouth, she tasted like nothing else. Just Scully.

“More,” she said urgently. “If we were out here conducting some kind of affair, it would be more.”  He tightened his grip around the back of her neck as she reached down to unbuckle her seatbelt.  It released her like a slingshot, propelling her body toward him as she leaned awkwardly over the stick shift.

He stroked the front of her throat with his thumb as his nose folded against her cheekbone.  She nibbled his bottom lip with her teeth, opening her eyes drowsily to look at him as she pulled away.  The sight of her eyes fluttering with pleasure two inches from his mouth set off a reflex in his hand and he had to think twice to avoid placing it on his erection.

There was a swoosh of fabric on fabric as he brushed the coat down off her shoulder.  She shook her arm cooperatively, helping him get it off. She leaned into his hand as he tried to pull her waist closer, and suddenly she was climbing into his lap, leaving the rest of the coat on her chair.

He wedged his hand between her sacrum and the steering wheel, her hips rolling gently against his hard-on.  She tossed her hair so that it flopped sexily over one side, so that not even a strand could come between them. She held his face in her hands and kissed him like the stakeout depended on it.  That’s right, the stakeout.  He stopped abruptly, looked over her shoulder into the street.

“He gone?” she asked.

“Yes, I think he went inside.”

“He could be looking out the window.”  Mulder looked back at her, glancing briefly at the cusp of her blouse’s top button.  She was breathing hard and beginning to unbutton his shirt.

“He could be,” Mulder said doubtfully.  He wanted to say more, but she was already running a hand down the front of his shirt, tugging the end of it from his pants.  He felt his trousers pet his erection as they tried to let her untuck him. He closed his eyes a moment to get control of himself and felt her hand flat against his thin white tank top, moving to his bare shoulder under the cotton as her body pressed against him. The open collar of her shirt brushed the hairs of his chest as she leaned to kiss behind his ear, run the pointy tip of her nose along the crease where it met his hairline.

In that moment, with that one action, he could see her with her clothes off.  He could see himself doing all kinds of dirty things to her. And he felt protective.

“I think we need to talk,” he said.  But she was reaching for the zipper of her pants like she could see things too.

“We don’t,” she said, taking his right hand.

some things you could possibly put in a self-care box 

  • heating pad/hot water bottle
  • stuffed animal (i have a plushie captain america)
  • bubblewrap
  • cough drops
  • bandaids
  • specific things for your health- assistive aids, weighted blanket, back brace, inhaler, etc
  • fidget toys- tangles, spinner ring, worry stones
  • cds, ipod, laptop with music playlists and audiobooks on it (i have separate playlists for calm down, pump up inspirational, and headaches, and love/live in the harry potter audiobooks and eighth doctor audio dramas)
  • pain, cough, etc. over the counter meds like aspirin and claratin (i like to keep mine in an old plastic icebreakers container)
  • extras of daily meds
  • as-needed meds (i have three or four of each one in a cute little pillcase that i keep in there)
  • hairbrush
  • stuff like sleep balm, migrastick, otc inhalers, and other miscellaneous health tools that aren’t really medications
  • notebook with nice things written in it/to write nice things in/draw/scribble
  • water bottle
  • comic books (easy to read, quick, give you a sense of accomplishment when you’re finished) 
  • doctor who/buffy/star trek/star wars/etc novellas (again, easy to read, quick, give you some nice stories with the characters you love with little chance of major character death- often mostly just fun reads)
  • tea bags, hot chocolate mix
  • ratty t-shirt or sweatshirt you love that’s super comfortable 
  • energy bars, dried fruit, chex mix, cheese-its, nuts, etc- something reasonably nutritious you’re most likely to eat even if you don’t really feel up for eating 
  • your favorite kind of candy, cookies, chocolate, nutella packets, etc- a treat
  • bubblebath, bath bombs, etc. 
  • nice lotion
  • book you’re really looking forward to reading 
  • book you love and have read over and over again, book that means a lot to you
  • symbols or reminders of people you love and good times in your life (postcards, letters, photographs, drawings, ticket stubs, gifts, mementos) 
  • movies or tv seasons that mean a lot to you, comforting feel-good films, laptop with movies or television episodes that mean a lot to you or are comforting to you saved on it
  • comfy socks or slippers 

my setup for the full moon! 🌕✨🌊

from top to bottom: flowers, a candle for when I need a spooky boost, a lavender dream jar, my curio chest, a trinket box, lavender candle, clear quartz + goldstone + horse jaw bone, lip balm (for better storytelling), a bath product, sleeping balm, chamomile & eucalyptus pillow mist, and a chamomile & eucalyptus essential oil bottle

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Herbs A-Z for healing

Acacia- astringent, emollient

Agrimony- astringent, for heavy menstruation, to stop bleeding, cuts, wounds

Alfalfa- good for any treatment, nourish the body

Allspice- good for digestion, analgesic, antioxidant

Aloe- for cuts, wounds

Angelica- for colds, congestion, fevers, lungs

Anise- congestion, relieve gas, indigestion

Basil- stimulates appetite, uplifts mood,

Calendula- treatment for cuts, bruises

Camphor- stimulates circulation, muscles, limbs

Catnip- antioxidants, good for cats, high on C and E vitamins

Chamomile- anti-stress, anti-anxiety, calming

Cinnamon- for weak digestion, low appetite, stomach upset, antibacterial

Clove- antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic,

Dandelion- good for the liver, digestion, flush toxins from the body

Dill- ease gas pain, settles the stomach

Eucalyptus- for colds, antibacterial, antiviral, relieve muscles and arthritis pain

Fennel- for coughs, weight loss, helps with menopause period

Garlic- for high blood pressure, antifungal, skin problems

Ginger- for throat pain, analgesic, antioxidant, digestive, stimulant

 Green tea- for weight loss, helps with cancer

Lavender- heal burns, relieve pain, sleep, antibacterial

 Lemon balm- calming, helps with sleep, headaches, mild depression

Lemongrass- menstrual troubles, soothing, sleep

Marigold- minor wounds, cuts, bruises

Mint- stomachache, relieves gas, analgesic,

Mistletoe- helps in cancer therapy

Mugwort- analgesic, helps with menstrual problems, sleep

Myrrh- antifungal, antiseptical, astringents

Nutmeg- nervous system, analgesic, astringent, digestive, stimulant

Rhodiola rosea- anti-depressive, aphrodisiac, stimulant

Rosemary- mental fatigue, increase concentration, antioxidant, insect repellent

Sage- analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant

Sandalwood- aphrodisiac, antifungal, antiviral, diuretic, sedative

St. john’s wort- anti-depressive, antioxidant

Thyme- analgesic, antibacterial, digestive, expectorant, insect repellent

Valerian- antiseptic, sedative

Vanilla- anticancer, aromatic

Vervain- pain reliever, tranquilizer, expectorant, astringent

Yarrow- anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, depurative, digestive, insect repellent

Moon in Pisces Masterpost (because I fucked up)

This is a PSA. The Full Moon tonight is in Pisces, not Aries as I previously posted! Instead of taking that post down or editing it, I’m just going to leave it since it IS a good reference for when the moon IS in Aries, but here’s some good Moon in Pisces witchery to make up for it. 

General Info

Anti-Anxiety Spell Bundle**

Kitchen Witch Ingredients for Health and Healing

Kitchen Witch Ingredients for Divination

Healing Crystals**

Herbs for Divination**

Oils

Psychic Oil

Divination Oil**

Peace Oil

Water Oil

Healing Oil**

Accepting One’s Identity Oil

Peace and Protection Oil

Inner Peace Oil

Good Luck Mystic Oil

Visions Oil

Dream Oil

Pisces Oil

Incenses

Vision Incense

Sight Incense

Psychic Incense

Pisces Incense

Water Incense

Brews, Tinctures, Powders

Isis Healing Brew

Stag’s Healing Powder**

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Tincture

Bring Me Balance Honey Potion**

Enchanted Sleep Balm**

Sleep Brew

Third Eye Tincture

Clairvoyance Brew

Psychic Tea

Good Vibes Brew**

Peace Water**

Depression Tea**

Spells, Rituals

Simple Calming Room Spell**

Anti-Anxiety/Calming Spell

Basic Sleep Spell**

Simple Calming Spell**

The Devil Tarot Spell

Candle Ritual for Understanding

Spell for Chilling Out**

Tarot Spell for Self Initiation

Brigid’s Healing Spell

Sachets, Charms, Spell Jars

Anti-Anxiety Pouch**

Jar for Reoccurring Nightmares**

Sweet Dreams Sachet**

Anti-Anxiety Spell Charm**

Peace and Protection Bottle

Jar of Cuddles**

Two-for-One Moon Wish Jar**

Restful Sleep Charm Bag**

Tarot Spreads

“I Can’t Fucking Sleep” Tarot Spread**

Pisces Archetype Spread**

Baths

Lushcraft: Razzle Dazzle Bath Oil

Luschraft: Moon in Pisces Divination Bath

Lushcraft: Guardian of the Forest Divination Bath

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Lemon Balm and White Sage Infused Honey.

The honey is fresh, naturally and safely derived, and organic. The jars it is stored in are sterile and food grade. They infusion has very powerful properties which make it an herbal remedy, and it tastes great. Use it to sweeten teas and other drinks. Take it by itself. Add it to the hair and skin to help it grow longer and clear it of debris to help with acne and other dermal afflictions. Use it to cook.

This honey has an earthy taste and scent. Lemon balm herb and white sage herb and melted together with organic, sugary honey in a very mild and warm combination. It would be delicious added to any type of tea, especially a green or white tea. Lemon balm is an herb of the mint family. It was a scent and flavour like sweetened lemon. Sage is a soft, fragrant herb, almost grassy in its nature.

Benefits of lemon balm:

Lemon balm has traditionally been employed since Roman times against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood disorders, palpitations, toothache and vomiting. A tea made from Lemon balm leaves is said to soothe menstrual cramps and helps relieve PMS. The herb is also used for nervous agitation, sleeping problems, functional gastrointestinal complaints, menstrual cramps and urinary spasms. It is thought that the volatile oils in lemon balm contain chemicals that relax muscles, particularly in the bladder, stomach, and uterus, thereby relieving cramps, gas, and nausea. It also helps bring about and maintain mental clarity and aids concentration. Lemon balm is widely used to treat anxiety and insomnia in Europe. It reduces anxiety and stress and eases sleep disorders. Lemon balm is used in Europe for treating thyroid problems and has shown an ability to regulate thyroid hormone production. This ability, along with the herbs anti-viral characteristics have made the herb useful in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Benefits of white sage:

White sage can treat a variety of common illnesses and complaints, including PMS, cramps and other menstrual pains. It shortens the time of colds and flu and prevents them from coming on. It decreases the effects of allergies. White sage has powerful antibiotic and anti-allergenic effects. It is also extremely calming when ingested.

Benefits of honey:

Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of cancers and heart disease. Research shows that because of its powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, having a few teaspoons of honey daily as treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. (Honey becomes anti-bacterial and anti-fungal because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide.) But - it only gets rid of harmful and unhealthy bacteria. It does possess large amounts of friendly bacteria!

Honey also helps maintain glycogen levels which helps in physical performance. When warmed, it is used often to treat sore throats and also encourages natural sleep and speeds up healing during sleep. It is also said to be useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea, and nausea.

When applied to the skin and when taken internally, it is moisturizing and nourishing to the skin, helping it heal, encouraging new cell growth and making sure those cells are very healthy, and cleaning the area of wounds.

Honey is referred as “Yogavahi” since it has a quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues. This is why a honey infusion is so successful as a natural medicine.

INTRODUCING FUTURE NATURALS

Let’s get real about natural ingredients that really work.

Earth to beauty: The latest skin care innovations are here and they draw their power from nature. Reap the benefits of groundbreaking ingredients that are handpicked, air-dried, and cold-pressed to unlock exceptional potency and deliver maximum results. Read on to get to the root of nature’s high-performance ingredients.  JACKIE KROPP 

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THE FUTURE OF FIRMING

Extracted only 24 hours after harvesting, this patented compound is packed with cichoric acid to boost skin’s tone and promote elasticity for a firmer look.

Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray

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THE FUTURE OF PORE REFINING

Known for its antibacterial properties, the blue tansy blossom is steam distilled to produce a rich blue oil that calms irritated skin and minimizes the look pores.

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

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THE FUTURE OF SOOTHING

Revered for its healing properties by ancient samurai, this incredibly potent strain of indigo is grown on a family farm along the rich banks of Yoshino River to enhance its anti-inflammatory properties.

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder

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THE FUTURE OF DETOXIFYING

Known as the “black Diamond of Asia,” bamboo charcoal is injected with steam to create thousands of air pockets that draw out dirt, oil, and impurities. When combined with white charcoal or Binchōtan, skin is left clean, clear, and balanced.

boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment

boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment 

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THE FUTURE OF BRIGHTENING

Long prized for its beauty and skin-nurturing properties, this varietal is hand-harvested as part of a 200-year-old festival in Turkey and contains essential nutrients to boost skin’s natural luminosity.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream

Fresh Rose Face Mask

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THE FUTURE OF HYDRATING

Evolved over millions of years to handle the ocean’s toughest conditions, sea algae is air-dried to preserve high levels of skin-loving minerals that condition, hydrate, and replenish for a younger-looking complexion.

tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost

tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Deep Dive Cleansing Gel

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THE FUTURE OF ANTI-AGING

A key compound that protects grapes and grape vines from the elements, the antioxidant resveratrol defends against fine lines and wrinkles to promote a youthful appearance.

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

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