Pagan Craft Making
Sacred Woodland Air Freshener
A wonderful formula for creating sacred space, meditation, and for drawing good fortune.40 drops pine essential 20 drops cypress essential oil 20 drops sandalwood essential oil 20 drops cedar essential oil 4 fluid ounces spring water
Home-made Air Fresheners
Natural air fresheners help to elevate our mood and can be used in place of incense in ritual. Use spring or distilled water as your liquid base. For all air fresheners, fill a four-ounce spray bottle, then add essential oils. Tighten cap. Shake well. the longer the mixture ages, the stronger the scent becomes. For ritual use, age your freshener for at least seven days before using, shaking bottle every day. Store in a cool, dark place.
- 10 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 crops lime essential oil
- 2 ounces jojoba carrier oil.
Blend ingredients and store in an air-tight container. Makes a marvelous magickal furniture polish! Rub on with a soft, clean cloth. Then polish with a separate soft, clean cloth.
WOTC Extra – Make Your Own Carpet Freshners
It is Spring! You know what that means, Spring Cleaning! Well I am not over joyed about it but it is something we all do at this time of year. I was going through an old blog I am closing out and ran across two recipes that might be helpful to you. The Carpet Freshner for Good Luck and Prosperity is excellent and it smells good too! Enjoy!
60 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops orange essential
10 drops eucalyptus essential
10 drops spruce essential oil
1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda
Mix all ingredients in glass jar that has a tight lid. Cap tightly and shake thoroughly. Set aside for at least twenty-four hours to allow the oils to blend. Sprinkle over carpet. Leave for fifteen minutes. Vacuum.
Carpet Freshener for Good Luck and Prosperity
30 drops lime essential oil
30 drops orange essential oil
20 drops patchouli essential oil
10 drops clove essential oil
10 drops cedar essential oil
Mix all ingredients in glass jar that has a tight lid. Cap tightly and shake thoroughly . Set aside for at least twenty-four hours to allow the oils to blend. Sprinkle over carpets. Leave for fifteen minutes. Vacuum.
Use several long branches of fresh rosemary, from at least one to two feet long, or how ever big you wish to make the wreath. Form the branches into a circular shape tying them together with a fine green cotton thread. When the basic wreath shape is made, use extra sprigs of rosemary to give it a fuller appearance. Secure the sprigs to main body of the wreath with the green thread. When you achieve the look and size of the wreath you want, you can dress it up by inserting other fresh herbs within the twines. The dried seed heads of rue, dill, and fennel work well. Make sure the wreath has a well-balanced appearance, and that the herbs are firmly attached to the rosemary.
Now collect several of these flowers and poke 3, 7, or 9 into the wreath for added protection: snapdragons, cyclamen, garlic flowers, marigolds, carnations, or roses. After your wreath is finished, tie a red ribbon into a bow at the top or bottom of the wreath. Attach a string or fine steel wire to the wreath to hang it with. Hang it up wherever protection is needed; over the hearth, on the door, or even in the windows. Any type of protective herbs may be used in this powerful wreath. The fresh flowers, of course, will have to be replaced in intervals, but the herbs will dry beautifully!
Make Yourself A Brand New Spring Wand
Any of the Equinoxes as wonderful times to make new ritual items that you might be needing. For Spring, how about making yourself a brand new Wand!
Items You Need:A small tree branch Three silver coins; Three sugar cookies Three each of walnuts, hazel nuts and almonds A sharp knife A paper bag
Use the guide below to choose the wood for the wand you want to make.
Birch – New beginnings
Hawthorn – Protection
Hazel – Wisdom
Maple – Longevity
Beech – Divination
Rowan – Magick
Oak – Power Magick
Apple – Love
Pine – Birth
Cedar – Strength
Elm – Dignity
Place the coins, cookies, and nuts in the paper bag. Choose the tree from which you want to make your wand. Go to the tree, and ask for permission to cut one ot its small, new branches. Neatly cut the branch from the tree. Thank the tree for its branch. Gently place the coins, cookies, and nuts at the base of the tree as an offering of thanksgiving.
Trim the branch so that is measures from the inside of your elbow to the tip of your middle finger. This measurement makes the wand uniquely yours. Scrape the bark off of the branch and allow the wood to dry. Once the wood is thoroughly dry you will want to carve or paint your own personal symbols on it.
Spring Equinox Ritual Potpourri
Recipe by Gerina Dunwich
A small cauldron filled with homemade potpourri can be used as a fragrant altar decoration, burned (outdoors) as an offering to the old gods during or after a Sabbat celebration, or wrapped in decorative paper and ribbons and given to a Wiccan sister or brother as a Sabbat gift.
45 drops rose oil
1 cup oak moss
2 cups dried dogwood blossoms
2 cups dried honeysuckle blossoms
1/2 cup dried violets
1/2 cup dried daffodils
1/2 cup dried rosebuds
1/2 cup dried crocus or iris
Mix the rose oil with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and then store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.
(The above recipe for “Spring Equinox Ritual Potpourri” is directly quoted from Gerina Dunwich’s book: “The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch’s Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes”, pages 161-162, A Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994/1995.)
Researched and Compiled by StormWing