This simple and easy to make medicine bag is specifically for, and said to especially provide relief for seizure disorders. Here’s how to make it:
- Gather Vervain when the sun and/or moon are in Aries.
- Carry the botanical in a bag with a kernel of corn or a piece of grain, plus a one year old penny or other coin of trivial value.
- 1 cup grated unscented soap
- ¼ cup hot water
- 1 Tbsp. Apricot oil
- 1 Tbsp. Angelica
- ½ Tbsp. crushed Bay
- ½ Tbsp. crushed Basil
- 6 drops Myrrh oil
Place grated soap in a heat-proof non-metallic container and add the hot water and apricot oil. Leave until it is cool enough to handle, and then mix together with your hands. If the soap is floating on the water, add more soap. Leave to sit for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally, until the soap is soft and mushy.
Once the soap, water, and oil are blended completely, add the dry ingredients. Once the mixture is cool, then add the essential oils (essential oils evaporate quickly in heat). Enough essential oils should be added to overcome the original scent of the soap.
Blend thoroughly and then divide the soap mixture into four to six pieces. Squeeze the soaps, removing as much excess water as possible into the shape you desire, and tie in a cheesecloth. Hang in a warm, dry place until the soap is completely hard and dry.
- 3 parts Frankincense
- 1 part Myrrh
- 1 part Cinnamon
- ½ part Sandalwood
- ½ part Jasmine flowers
- 3 drops sweet White Wine or Sherry
Gather handfuls of fresh clean snow from the first snowfall of the season, or break off the first icicle you see. Place it in a clean glass bowl and let it melt. Add holly leaves and let this water sit overnight – exposed to northern moonbeams if possible. Wash your face with the water for enhanced youth and beauty.
- 3 cups fresh Juniper Sprigs -with berries
- 2 cups red Rosebuds
- 1 cups Bay Leaves
- 1/4 cup Cinnamon chips
- 2 tablespoons Cloves
- 10 drops Rose Oil
- 3 drops Pine Oil
- 6 drops Cinnamon Oil
- 1 tablespoon Orrisroot chips
- 5 whole dried Rose Blossoms
- 3 three-inch Cinnamon sticks
- 20 assorted Pinecones, painted gold (the gold paint is optional)
Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.
- 3 tbsp frankincense
- 3 drops orange oil
- 3 tbsp crushed juniper berries
- 1 – 2 tbsp dried mistletoe leaves
In a small bowl or with mortar and pestle blend frankincense with orange and juniper oils. Add crushed juniper berries and mistletoe, and mix until blended. Burn on a charcoal block. Mistletoe berries are poisonous when ingested, so exercise caution.
- Dressed Pumpkin Seeds
- Orange Peel
Essential Oils / Fragrance Oils:
Fill an appropriately sized bottle with the dry ingredients. Add the fragrance oils. Then fill with Jojoba carrier oil. Wrap the bottle with copper wire to increase the charge. A small crystal can also be placed into the bottle.
I used Jojoba carrier because it is safe, natural, and has a 100-year shelf life. The recipe for Dressed Pumpkin Seeds can be found here: Dressed Pumpkin Seeds
By Silver Ravenwolf
You’ve carved all those great pumpkins! Don’t throw away the seeds. They are great for attracting prosperity — you can use them in oils, around candles or in conjuring bags. Here’s how:
Gather the following ingredients to “dress” the seeds for baking or drying:
- Ground Cloves
- 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
- if you know FOR SURE no one will eat the seeds by mistake — add cinquefoil
Next, coat seeds with the above listed formula. Time to dry them! There are two easy ways — in your oven or using a food dehydrator. Oven – bake at 150 degrees for 3 to 4 hours, turn them every 30 minutes to avoid scorching. Or you can use a food dehydrator at 115 degrees for 2 hours.
Once your dressed seeds are thoroughly dry, you are ready to make lots of great magickal projects!
By Silver Ravenwolf
To create an incense to be used in Samhain (Halloween) rituals and spells, combine the following finely crushed dried herbs:
- 2 tsp Nettles
- 2 tsp Bayleaf
- 2 tsp Calendula
- 2 tsp Sage
- 2 tsp Tarragon
- 2 tsp Oak Leaf
To this powder, add 2 drops Frankincense and 2 drops Myrrh oil to create the incense.