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Several Hoodoo Wash Recipes


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Several Hoodoo Wash Recipes

 

Florida Water Recipe

16oz distilled water

2oz alcohol (vodka works well, but it needs to be a high percentage proof)

6 drops bergamot essential oil

6 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops clove essential oil

 

 

Florida Water Recipe 2

4 cups alcohol (such as vodka)

½ cup lime juice (and the fruit itself)

½ cup lemon juice (and the fruit itself)

4 cloves

1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers

 

 

Chinese Wash Recipe

Citronella

Lemongrass

Gingergrass

Palmarosa

Vertivert

A few straws from a besom

Liquid soap (castile)

A simplified version can be made by adding Van Van Oil to a liquid soap base.

 

Had to throw this one in for good measure, lol!

 

Soul Heal Bath Salts Recipe

2 cups (16oz) salt crystals

1 cup (8oz) Epsom salt

1/ 8 teaspoon peppermint essential oil

1/8 teaspoon lavender esssential oil

 

 

 

If you are interested in Hoodoo, please check out my friend’s book

Pagan Portals – Hoodoo: Folk Magic

Patterson, Rachel (2013-08-30).

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Magickal Goody of the Day – Make Your Own Gel Candles

Magickal Goody of the Day

 How to Make Gel Candles

They smell sweet, look great, and have a lot of variety to them, no it’s not your significant other, and it’s the ever popular gel candle. Gel candles are made with 95% mineral oil and 5% polymer resin. Gel candles typically work under a simple rule of thumb, the more thick they are the more scent will come from them, and the longer they will last. These candles are used for aroma therapy as well as for home décor.

Making gel candles is as easy as baking a cake and these will last much longer then your typical sponge cake. Making gel candles is not only for those with a passion for crafts, it also can be enjoyable for those looking to mix, and match new scents. For the serious gel candle makers a potential business opportunity awaits you. Whatever the reason may be, it will be worth your time to learn about how to make gel candles.

The first step in making your gel candle is to pick the scent you would like to put in it. The typical scent for your candles will come from essential oil, or candle scent concentrate. The types of scents are limitless, and are available at any crafts store, online candle making website, or a local specialty store. Once you have chosen the scent you can move on to getting the mold.

Choose the mold that best fits your gel candle making needs. As generic as that statement sounds, it is true, you must pick what will work for you in terms of a mold. A gel candle mold is similar to a cookie cutter, or muffin tray, they are indented, engraved, sheets of metal that can be baked at high temperatures. For advance candle making one can make their own mold. For beginners it’s recommended to choose a simple mold, like that of a jar.

Once the mold has been selected, the scent has been purchased, and you’re ready to get started head on over to the kitchen and preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Add some glue to the bottom of the mold, insert the candle scent concentrate, and pour the gel. Now in order to get the gel to a liquid form, one must first heat the gel in the oven at 200 degrees until the gel turns into a liquid format. Once the gel is liquefied add the wick to the mold, pour the gel, and pull the wick up to the top. Let the candle cool for 4 hours, and enjoy!

 

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Author: Clark Covington
Website: The Cauldron
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Magickal Goody for August 18th – Make Your Own Holy Water

Making Your Own Holy Water

 

Materials:

1 tsp of Rose Water (optional)
3 tbsp sea salt or Kosher salt
1 small bowl of spring water*
1 clean glass container
1 new compact mirror
1 storage bottle (small)

* Note: Spring water is extremely hard to come by. You may not be able to trust the bottled water, as it had been determined that many who use it are victims of false advertising, so be sure you are familiar with the spring water company. I suggest going on a small hiking trip with a large glass jar (like the type you buy family-size fruit in), and filling your jar from a running stream or other “live” body of water that is well known for “good fishing.”

Cleanse and sterilize the bowl and glass container with boiling water.
Insure that you have total privacy during preparation.
Time: Midnight during a Full Moon phase.
Place: Out of doors under the moon, or near a window that will reflect the light of the moon.
Set out your work cloth and all ingredients upon it.
Take five or six deep breaths to relieve the stress of the day.
Cast your magick circle. Hold your arms outstreched in the Goddess position (arms out at the sides like you are cradling the Universe, palms up.) Say:

In the cloak of the midnight hour
I call upon the Ancient Power
I seek the presence of the Lady and Lord
To bless this water that I will pour.

At this point, you should feel the energy of Earth Mother and Skyfather move about your feet and head. Feel your own energy expand around your navel and then unite with Divinity. Take your time; no need to rush.

Add the rose water to the spring water. Pick up the bowl of water, hold it toward the light of the moon, and say:

In my hands I hold the essence of the Gods. I hereby cleanse and consecrate this water to Divinity that it may be used for positive acts only and may aid me in my magickal work.

Feel the energy of the Moon Goddess pulsate down into the water. Imagine her silver light descending from the heavens and impregnating both the water and yourself. You will feel a “glowy” sensation.

Set the water down and picl up the salt. Feel the power moving in your arms as you raise the salt toward the moon. Say:

In my hands I hold the essence of Earth Mother; she whose bounty sustains all living creatures. I hereby consecrate this salt to Divinity that it may be used for positive acts only and may aid me in my magickal work.

As with the water, imagine the energy of the Moon Goddess empowering the salt.

Set the salt down and pour a little into the bowl of water, and stir clockwise three times. Repeat this process twice more.

With the bowl in your left hand (recieving) and the mirror in your right (sending), reflect the light of the moon off the mirror and into the bowl. After a few moments say:

This liquid is now pure and dedicated to the Lord and Lady. It is free from all negativity in any time and any space.

Set the bowl and mirror down and hold out both of your hands, palms down, over (not touching) the bowl, about one inch above the water.

Let the vibrations of your body come alive. Open your third eye chakra and imagine a glowing purple light emanating from it. Form and open triangle with your hands over the water and project the light into it. In your mind, see the water change color and glow. Feel the power and energy flow from your head down through your arms and up from your feet and out from your arms simultaneously. When you feel the energy begin to dissipate, slowly lower your hands and say:

As I will
So mote it be
With the free will of all
And harm to none
This formula is done!

You may ground your energy in two ways. Either place your hands physically upon the ground and feel the energy drain into Earth Mother, or imagine your energy as a force field around you, and quietly step back out of the skeleton of energy and watch it collapse in upon itself and melt into the ground.

Transfer the water to your storage container and store it away until you are ready to cleanse and concencrate your sacred space. Be sure to clean up after yourself by putting all things away in their designated places so that you will be able to find them again next when they’re needed.

-Written by Silver RavenWolf

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Magickal Goody for August 17th – Make Your Purification Bath Salts

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Purification Bath Salts

Use dried herbs for this herbal blend. Place the herbs in a square of cheese cloth 3-4 layers thick and about 7 inches square. Place into center of square:

1 T Rosemary

1 T Sage

1 T Mint

Bring the edges of the cheesecloth together into a bundle and tie with a piece of string.  To use, place under faucet as bath fills and allow to steep a bit to release the herbs essences into the water before you get in. Immerse yourself completely in the water at least once.

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Make a Brighid Corn Doll

Make a Brighid Corn Doll

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In one of her many aspects, Brighid is known as the bride. She is a symbol of fertility and good fortune, and is seen as yet one more step in the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Traditionally, the Brighid doll is made of woven grain such as oats or wheat. This version, however, uses corn husks.

If you make a doll at Lughnasadh, you can re-use it in six months, dressing it up in spring colors for Imbolc. This way, the Harvest Mother becomes the Spring Bride. Some traditions, however, prefer not to re-use their harvest doll, and instead choose to start fresh and new in the spring. Either way is fine.

 

To make this simple doll, you’ll need some corn husks — and clearly, in January or February, you probably won’t be able to find a lot of those growing outside. Check your grocery store’s produce section to get husks. If you’re using dried-out husks, soak them for a couple of hours to soften them up (fresh husks need no special preparation). You’ll also need some yarn or ribbon, and a few cotton balls.

Take a strip of the husk, and fold it in half. Place two or three cotton balls in the middle, and then twist the husk, tying it with string to make a head (See Figure 1). Leave a bit of husk in the front and back, below the head, to create a torso.

Make a pair of arms for your doll by folding a couple of husks in half, and then tying it at the ends to make hands. Slip the arms between the husks that form the torso, and tie off at the waist. If you like your dolls plump, slide an extra cotton ball or two in there to give your Brighid a bit of shape [Figure 2].

 

 

Arrange a few more husks, upside down, around the doll’s waist. Overlap them slightly, and then tie them in place with yarn — it should look like she has her skirt up over her face. After you’ve tied the waist, carefully fold the husks down, so now her skirt comes downwards, towards where her feet would be (Figure 3). Trim the hem of the skirt so it’s even, and let your doll completely dry.

 

 

Once your doll has dried, you can leave her plain or give her a face and some hair (use soft yarn), as in Figure 4. Some people go all out decorating their bride doll — you can add clothing, an apron, beadwork, whatever your imagination can create.

Place your Brighid in a place of honor in your home for Imbolc, near your hearth or in the kitchen if possible. By inviting her into your home, you are welcoming Brighid and all the fertility and abundance she may bring with her.

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Magickal Goody for July 26th – Make Your Own Astral Travel Pillow

 Astral Travel Pillow

3 parts Mugwort
2 parts Vetivert
1 part Sandalwood
1 part Rose petals
1 Vanilla bean, crushed
1 pinch ground Orris root

Make into a small pillow. Sleep on it to promote astral travel during sleep.

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WOTC Extras for July 18th – Love Potion, Perfume and Water

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LOVE PROTECTION POTION

* 2-4 Cups of Spring Water, as a base
* 1 tablespooon. Powdered Iron or Iron Shavings
* 1 teaspoon Vervain
* 2 tablespoons Sea Salt
* 2 tablespoons of each frankincense & Myrrh
· A pinch of Wolf’s hair from a live, shedding Wolf (ask a local Zoo keeper)

 

SOLID LAVENDER LOVE PERFUME

4 ounces beeswax
½ cup sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon Lavender essential oil
Melt beeswax into the oil using a double boiler.
Remove from heat. Stir in essential oils and keep stirring
for about a minute. Pour into containers and let cool
completely until solid.

LAVENDAR LOVE WATER

Fragrance Family: Floral
Single Note: Floral
The recipe is simple and very easy to follow.
The alcohol in the recipe serves as a preservative and prolongs the shelf life of the lavender
water from eight months to a year. Apply by hand or spray to relieve aching legs, to relax,
refresh and calm emotions. The scent is distinctly soft and delicate to the wearer.’

Ingredients:
1 clean airtight container or jar
1 clean spoon
1 cup distilled water
2 ½ tablespoons vodka (a good brand)
20 drops lavender fragrance oil
½ cup lavender flowers (fresh or dried will do)
For later:
1 coffee filter or cheese cloth
1-2 airtight bottles to store cologne

Mix. Fill container or jar with lavender flowers.
Pour water and vodka over flowers and stir with spoon gently.
Add lavender fragrance oil, stir again.

Seal container and set in cool, dark place for one week, stirring every few days.
One week later: Strain liquid through coffee filter or cheese cloth and discard lavender.
Bottle lavender water immediately. It can be stored in a dark bottle and kept up to one year.

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Magickal Goody of the Day for July 16 – Herbal Hair Recipes

Magickal Goody of the Day

Herbal Hair Recipes


Hair Conditioner
Mix 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup olive oil. (Use 2 Tbsp.s oil for normal hair.) Work a small amount at a time through hair until coated. Cover hair with a shower cap; leave on for 30 minutes. Remove shower cap; shampoo well and rinse. Dry as normal.

Herbal Shampoo

1 oz. Soapwort
1 – 1 1/2 pints of water
1 oz. of herbs of choice (based on what type of shampoo)

Put boiling water on the dried soapwort and soak overnight. Bring mixture to boil (in an enamel pan) and simmer, covered for about 15 – 20 minutes. Stir in herbs, and store it, covered, until it is cool enough to use. Strain before using.

Note:

Use Marsh mallow for dry hair
Peppermint/Lavenfer for oily hair
Marigold/Calendula for red hair
Source Of Course:
Author: Crick
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