We had a bought of hate on my blog a few weeks ago, and it has spurred me to promote self love even more than I already do. So that’s what we are doing today! Here we go!
- Basil - courage & confidence
- Rosemary - happiness & peace
- Marjoram - love
- Lavender - love
- Cloves - releasing negativity
- Ginger - confidence
- Rose (if you have it!)
Okay my little cuties, like always, light the candle you’re gonna seal up your jar with before you start, state your intention. I usually suggest taking some time to meditate or clear your head, to get yourself in a good mental state before you start this. But this time, I have a few other suggestions. If you’re like me you might find it hard to love current you, may it be because you’re not happy with who you are, where you are, etc etc. I think sometimes in situations like this, it’s a good idea to take time to think of yourself as “little you”, or the childhood version of you when starting out with this. This quote is something that helps me with this (I literally wrote it out and had it taped to my mirror for several years with a photo of 5 year old me) —
“Picture yourself when you were five. In fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. She’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.” - Kris Carr.
It helps me to think about little me, it makes me easier to love me, and then to love current me.
With that in mind, it may also be helpful to take time and write a letter to yourself, a letter of love and encouragement to either past you or future you, a letter overflowing with encouragement, compliments and love. Love the way you would love your best friend, your mother, your daughter, etc. Someone you love unconditionally, but let that person be you. Tell yourself all the amazing things about you, allow yourself to let go of all the things that you dislike, the things that aren’t relevant, because you’re actually fucking rad. You’re fucking amazing, you deserve to be showered in love, 10/10. You rock.
After you are feeling fucking amazing because you ARE, go ahead and layer in those ingredients, take some time pouring all that ooey-gooey self love into this jar, believe each of those layers and intents, honey!
Close it up, seal it up with wax (I have an easy tutorial here if you want to check it out!)
Take a bubble bath, make some hot coco, make some art, do something to make yourself feel loved and taken care of (because you fucking deserve it).
I want to see your recreations of this jar if you make it (you can @ tag me or tag witchy-woman in the tags, I check both!)
I love you guys so, so, SO much. I hope you love yourself as much as I love you, because you deserve it, you are worthy of love, and you have the right to be loved and to love yourself. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar.
Have a beautiful day, my little witches. Happy crafting. <3