Take a glazed pan half full of grease or olive oil. Put in sweet mint leaves bruised. Place pan in hot water bath (or double boiler). Stir occasionally. After four or five hours pour into linen bag and squeeze grease through into pot again and fill with fresh leaves. Repeat until grease is strongly scented.
Do same with marjoram, thyme and pounded dried patchouli leaves, if you may have them (for they be best of all). When strongly scented, mix all the greases together and keep in a well-stoppered jar.
Anoint behind ears, throat, breasts and womb. In rites where Blessed be … may be said, anoint knees and feet, as also for rites connected with journeys or war.
Basil is an easy to grow summer green. It is always nice to find new ways to utilize it so it doesn’t go to seed, because it grows prolifically. Try this floor wash with a fresh, crisp scent like green grass to harvest the abundance that is your destiny.
- 2 cups fresh Basil
- 1 oz Pyrite chips
- 8 drops Holy Basil Essential Oil
- Sea Salt
Add the fresh basil to a large cauldron of boiling water (use a stockpot if necessary). Remove the cauldron from heat. Add the pyrite chips to the cauldron. Cover. Set aside overnight.
Strain, be careful to remove and save the pyrite for other spells. Add the Holy Basil essential oil.
Put a bowl of fine sea salt in the center of the room you are blessing. Cleanse surfaces with this Abundance Floor Wash using a natural sea sponge, with your dominant hand, concentrating on your desires the entire time. Sprinkle some of the fine sea salt on stains as you work.
Open the doors and windows if possible so the spirits can aid your work. Good fortune should flow your way.
From: Four Seasons of Mojo
The Goddess Hekate provides protection at night as well as psychic enhancement, so that you can journey safely during dreams. Appeal to Hekate to block nightmares too.
You will need:
- Dried lavender
- Dried mullein
- Essential oil of lavender
- Optional: tuberose absolute
- Black pillowcase
Blend two parts lavender to one part mullein. Sprinkle a few drops of the essential oils over the dried botanicals. Allow this to dry thoroughly and use it to fill the black pillow case.
For optimum results, create and inaugurate the pillow during the Dark Moon (new moon) or on Halloween/Samhain.
Source: Coven Of Hecate
Drink this tea an hour before undertaking any form of divination. If you wish, you can continue sipping it throughout the divination process.
- 3 tsp rose petals
- 1 tsp jasmine flowers
- 2 crushed bay leaves
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
Note: This blend is for one person and is intended to have half a pint of boiling water poured over it. Allow the infusion to stand for 10 minutes before straining and do not stir, as this bruises the plants. Obviously, you can adjust the amount of water or standing time to your own taste. If you prefer your tea sweet, add a little honey, not sugar, to the strained infusion.
Mix the following herbs together in a clockwise direction, and place into a container until needed:
- Hibiscus flower
- Lemon Balm
- Meadow Sweet
When wanted to drink, take 2 tablespoons and place in teapot with boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes. Visualize and chant:
Herbal brew of lover’s emotion,
With intent I fortify.
When two people share this potion,
Their lover shall intensify.
Found at: Herbal Riot
The famous Carmelite Water, first made by 17th century Carmelite nuns was used to treat nervous headache and neuralgia. It combined lemon balm with lemon-peel, nutmeg, coriander and angelica root. Here’s a recipe with a magickal twist:
- 1 bunch of lemon balm leaves
- the rind of one small lemon
- 2 sprigs sweet marjoram (or 1/2 teaspoon of dried)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 cloves
- 1 nutmeg, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
- piece of angelica root the length of your little finger
- 1 pint brandy, vodka, or other spirits
On the New Moon, bruise the herbs in a mortar and pestle. Put them in a pint jar and fill with your chosen spirits. Let sit in a warm, dark place for two weeks, shaking daily. Strain, filter, and put up in a pint (8 oz) bottle. The longer you let this sort of tincture sit, the better it will taste. Store in a cool, dark place.
Use to improve the complexion or as a compress in fevers. To make a cologne, use spirits of wine instead of brandy or vodka and add 20% water to the final produce.
From: Alchemy Works
No, this isn’t to banish unwanted bitches, it’s to banish – or rather, ground out and transform into peace – negative feelings you yourself have, usually at work or in other circumstances where your anxiety level and desire to choke someone bare-handed rise as does your blood pressure. I keep a jar of this stuff in my desk and inhale its scent to alleviate bad moods, surliness, PMS, and other I-hate-my-species feelings.
Items you will need:
- Peppermint leaf
- Peppermint oil
- Lavender buds
- Lavender oil
- Pinch of catnip
- Chamomile flowers
- Pinch of amber powder
- Pinch of sandalwood powder (big pinch)
- 3 drops honeysuckle oil
- Rosemary needles
- Several dried rose petals
- Rose quartz chips or a chunk of rose quartz that will fit in the bottom of whatever jar you want to use
- Pinch of cinnamon or apple pie spice blend
Blend all the ingredients together and grind into a mush, using the essential oils to intensify the smell and bind everything together so it’s moist and pasty. If you can’t find amber powder add a little more sandalwood. When it’s completely mixed, store in a jar.
When you feel the bitch starting to come out open the jar and smell it for a few seconds.Always keep the lid on when not in use.
Searing hot temperatures have a way of sapping the energy right out from one’s body. The following energy potion can help replace this lost energy. Brew pinches of mint and ginseng herbs along with a green tea bag. Steep for three minutes. Strain and serve over ice with lemon slices for a refreshing tonic.
In addition, you may wish to take Solomon’s seal, Gotu Kola, and myrrh herbal supplement tablets to rev up flagging energy levels. Once restored, seal the energy inside the body by taking a cool shower and rubbing a rosewater and glycerin solution into wet skin. As you do so, visualize the energy vibrating just below the skin’s surface. Carry this vision with you throughout the day. Most importantly, make sure to drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated and functioning at its highest level.
~Courtesy of Tammy Sullivan
Here we have a tried and true invisibility powder for when you don’t want to be seen. For best results, this powder should be created at night during the Dark Moon.
In a mortar and pestle, grind together:
- 1 part Fern leaf, dried
- 1 part Poppy seeds
- 2 parts Slippery Elm powder
- 1 part Myrrh
- 1 part Marjoram, dried
- 3 parts Dillweed, fresh if possible
Grind all together, mixing well. Add 9 drops almond tincture (almond cooking extract is great.) with enough spring water to make everything barely moist, and mix in well.
Place in a ceramic bowl, spreading as thinly as possible, and dry the mixture over low heat, stirring it occasionally, until it seems lightly browned. Pour back into mortar, and grind again, enchanting:
Things Seen, and Things Not Seen:
Let me walk here in between.
When finely powdered, store in a clear glass container. It will keep its power for years. Sprinkle, just a little bit, on yourself, objects, or in a place to be made invisible.
Spell by: Mara Ravensong Bluewater
Found at: The Gay Mage
- 4 parts Rosemary
- 3 parts Juniper
- 2 parts Bay
- 1 part Mugwort
Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, put them in a large mixing bowl and mix with your hands. Place a handful or so in a large square of muslin or other porous fabric and tie up the ends. Add this to your bath. To save time, make several bath sachets and store them in a jar with a tight lid until needed.
If you prefer showers to a bath, simply tie the herbs in a washcloth and scrub yourself with the mixture after your regular shower and before toweling.
Source: Ancient Wisdom