Lemon Sage Honey!
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Great for sore throats, coughs, and colds.
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Honey is my go to for medicine. It’s sweet, it’s wholesome, and it’s so beneficial!
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Lemon and sage are a great combo to add to make it tasty and healthy and help you fight the nasties!
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Recipe:
1c honey
1/2c lemon juice
2 tsp fresh sage or 4 tsp dried
Bring to a simmer.
Put a lid on it!
Take off heat and let sit 10min.
Strain.
Label and date!
Store in fridge up to a month or so.
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Thanks #thrivemarket !
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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!

Plants Used in Smudge Sticks

 “Nature understands fire and smoke better than words.” -Alfred Savinelli, Plants of Power 

Smudging or smoke cleansing is the burning of certain herbs and flowers to create a cleansing smoke bath which is used to purify negative energies on yourself, in your home, or objects.

But which herbs/flowers can you use and what are their purifying properties? Well here is a list that I have put together for all us baby witches!

Herbs

  • Sage: The use of sage is for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. 
  • Cedar:  Cedar is for protection. Cedar is commonly used to cleanse a home or place when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences. 
  • Juniper: Juniper is said to have a masculine, protective energy, and is used for cleansing and prosperity. Juniper is best used for blessing a new venture or dwelling, and inviting in abundance.
  • Sweetgrass: It is said that this plant is the breath of the Earth Mother, bringing the blessing of the Earth mother’s love because of its sweet vanilla scent. Sweetgrass is used for healing, purification, and for bring positive energy into ones home. 
  • Lavender: Lavender is used to invite spirits. Some people regard lavender as a safeguard to ward against evil. Lavender is often used to bring in an air of calm.
  • Basil: Basil is seen as as a symbol of fertility and is considered to be the protector of family, so burning Basil will help relieve negativity from your home.
  • Rosemary: Rosemary clears negativity, inspires confidence, and invigorates the mind and body.  Rosemary isa symbol of remembrance and is an aid to strengthen and fortify the memory. Rosemary is also good for preventing nightmares.
  • Pine: Pine is used for cleansing, healing and strengthening. It also acts as a natural insect repellent, too!
  • Thyme: Burning Thyme cleanses your space while also inviting in positivity and courage. Smudging your home with thyme dispels melancholy, hopelessness and other mellow but negative energy.
  • Fennel: This seems to be an odd one for many people, but the Fennel sprigs are actually really good for smudging because of its association with longevity, courage and strength. It wards off negative energies by its purifying properties and provides protection to the human energy field while fortifying healthy boundaries.   
  • Mugwort: Mugwort is burned to encourage dreams and visions. When burned before bedtime, it aids in restful sleep and pleasant dreams. It is also used in purification and to bring calm energies into your home.
  • Frankincense:  Frankincense is considered to cleanse and protect the soul. Frankincense is said to ease depression and promote clairvoyance. 

Flowers

  • Roses: The roses help  with attracting love and enhancing a romantic environment. It is also used for meditation and encouraging peace. Also excellent for meditation, divination, increasing psychic abilities, contacting powers and beings in other dimensions and psychic communication.
  • Hibiscus: Used  in divination and psychic communication. Excellent for rejuvenating the senses and restoring one’s life force.
  • Yerba Santa Leaves:  Used for enhancing psychic abilities, magical protection, healing and spiritual strength. Excellent for meditation and divination.
  • Dandelion: Dandelion is used to enhance psychic ability. Burn dandelion before you read tarot cards, cast runes, etc.. to enhance your abilities.
herb garden

a guide for witches who need a more herbal garden for healing, tea crafting, and growing plants in their practice.

Originally posted by sashabloodsoup

anise : helps find happiness, and is good for psychic abilities.

basil : anything pertaining to love, wealth, protection. dispels fears and weaknesses, drives off evil spirits, and confusion.

cat nip : brings forth beauty, happiness, good luck, good spirits, and a great high for a kitten.

borage : courage and psychic powers.

bergamot : corresponds with money, provides protection from evil and illness, and promotes a restful sleep.

chamomile : love, healing, and sleep. also known to reduce stress.

dill : corresponds with money, protection, lust and luck.

coriander : corresponds with love, health, and protection.

thyme : attracts loyalty, and good opinions from others.

sage : used for self purification and promotes dealing with grief.

rosemary : protects, cleanses, and aids in memory.

oregano : corresponds with joy, strength, and vitality. 

mint : promotes energy and communication.

lemon balm : corresponds with love, success, healing, and psychic/spiritual development.