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Herb of the Day – Peppermint

Herb of the Day – Peppermint

Peppermint is a prolific plant, often spreading beyond its intended borders. In Pliny’s writings, he mentions that the Greeks and Romans decorated their feasting tables with sprigs of peppermint, and in fact flavored many of their foods with it. Dioscorides, the Greek physician, notes that it had medicinal properties, when its oil was extracted and used to treat spasms and disorders of the digestive system. Peppermint may have been cultivated by the ancient Egyptians as well. It appears in the Icelandic Pharmacopoeias around 1240 C.E., and eventually was accepted for use in western Europe around the mid-1700s.

During the Middle Ages, monks — who were known for their herbal wisdom — used peppermint leaves to polish their teeth. Around the same time, cheesemakers figured out that mint leaves sprinkled around cheese piles would keep the rats out of the storeroom.

Peppermint is a natural stimulant, and in Back to Eden, Jethro Kloss says it should be in every garden. He says Peppermint is “an excellent remedy for chills, colic, fevers, dysentery, cholera heart trouble, palpitation of the heart, influenza, la grippe and hysteria.” It also works nicely as a toning astringent, and peppermint applied to the skin provides a nice refreshing feeling (try a peppermint foot bath at the end of a long day at work!).

Peppermint, like other members of the mint family, is found often in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking. Use it to season lamb, curry, couscous, or your favorite vegetables.

Magically speaking, peppermint is often used in healing and . It can be burned or rubbed against objects to clear them of negative energies, or consumed as an elixir or tea to bring about healing. Pliny also noted that peppermint “excites the emotion of love”; add it  to bring passion your way.

Other Names: Lammint, Brandy mint
Gender: Masculine
Element: Fire
Planetary Connection: Mercury
Deity Connection: Pluto

You can make a tasty peppermint tea in the same way people make sun tea: Gather up about two cups of fresh peppermint leaves, and place them in a gallon of water. Allow the tea to steep outside in the sun until fully blended. Add a bit of stevia to sweeten it for drinking, or use the mint tea as a refreshing cleanser in the bath.

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Lovers’ Ritual Oil

Lovers’ Ritual Oil

Use this oil to bring the perfect love of the Goddess and perfect peace of the God into your circle. Use this oil liberally and become the God and Goddess for a little while.

You will need your lover, nine teaspoons of olive oil, six drops of lavender essential oil, one drop of sandalwood-scented oil, one drop of rosemary essential oil, and one drop of jasmine-scented oil.

After dark, mix all of the ingredients together in a bottle or jar with a top that seals it. As you shake the bottle, repeat this blessing:

Bright Lady, beautiful Goddess

Please bless this oil with your perfect love,

Bright lord, handsome God

Please bless this oil with your perfect peace.

Rub some of the oil on your partner, and your lover in turn can rub some of the oil on your body. Take a deep breath and sense the aroma of oil mixed with your lover’s natural scent entering your nostrils and filling your entire being with a divine passion. Enjoy the night together, and focus your love energy on a magickal goal that you both care deeply about.

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Daily Feng Shui News for Oct. 30 – ‘Traveling With Your Pet’

Today, let’s take a look at how to easily travel with your pet. Starting a few days before you leave, put three or four drops of pure peppermint essential oil in their water. Don’t forget to pack the peppermint either. While you’re away, continue putting the peppermint oil in your pet’s water. That way, they may be more willing to drink unfamiliar smelling or tasting water while away from home.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Feng Shui News for April 6th – ‘Drowsy Driver Awareness Day’

Now that my son is driving, I am even more on the lookout for tips and techniques designed to make driving safer. Which is why I’d like to share a pertinent tip on this ‘Drowsy Driver Awareness Day.’ One way to keep from getting drowsy while driving is to open the windows and let fresh air in. Recent research also shows that an immediate infusion of caffeine will stave off drowsiness long enough for the driver to find somewhere to rest. But this all-natural tip is I like best. Inhaling or sniffing pure peppermint essential oil will bring a boost to both awareness and alertness, but again, only until the driver does the responsible thing and finds a place to rest.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Peppermint Distance Healing Spell

Peppermint Distance Healing Spell

  • Place Peppermint leaves on top of a photograph of the patient 
  • Charge a blue candle with your desire 
  • Carve and dress the candle as desired 
  • Burn it beside the photograph 
  • When the candle has burned down, dispose of the peppermint leaves 
  • Repeat as needed, with fresh leaves each time.
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Daily Aromatherapy Tip – Relief for Stressed Caused Migraines

Daily Aromatherapy Tip

Depending on the cause of migraines, some recommended Essential oils include the German & Roman Chamomile, Coriander, Clary Sage, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Peppermint & even Eucalyptus, Basil & Rosemary.

For stress caused migraines here are a few ideas;
As soon as the symptoms begin, sprinkle two drops each of Marjoram, Lavender and
Peppermint and one drop of true Melissa onto a tissue or into a diffuser and inhale deeply about three times.

Add three drops each of Lavender & Eucalyptus into a half ounce of carrier oil and use to massage your forehead and behind your ears.

Or, add three drops each of Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile and Lavender to a bath

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Daily Feng Shui Tip for December 27th – ‘Loneliness’

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who feel alone or who are far from loved ones. Whether surrounded by family or friends or sitting beside a stranger in an unfamiliar place, feeling lonely is subjective. But when you’re feeling it, it’s real. I could go the traditional route today and urge you to get involved with a local soup kitchen or community group that serves the community. There’s good reason why ages old advice regarding offering service to others when you yourself are lonely has survived and thrived. But sometimes the reasons you feel lonely outweigh convention. So why not try a little liquid antidote to loneliness? I’m referring to a blend of essential oils that can bring personal peace, comfort and a way to cope when sprayed around your space with regularity and intent. Blend five drops of clove essential oil with ten drops of benzoin oil and then add fifteen drops of mood lifting, spirit-enhancing orange essential oil. Add this mix to a bowl of steaming water and let the scent waft the wallowing away. This is truly the essential antidote to loneliness.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Elemental Balancing

Elemental Balancing

 

Take a bell and ring it three times saying, “Hear the Air.” Allow the sound to permeate through your body.

Hold your hand above the flame of a candle, close enough to feel the warmth and say, “Feel the Fire.” Allow that energy to penetrate throughout your body.

Sip from a bowl of water and absorb the cooling and refreshing feeling through your body before saying, “Taste the Water.”

Take a large stone and cup it in your hands. Hold it against the center of your chest and let it help ground you saying, “Feel the Earth.”

Place a drop of essential oil on your finger and then trace a circle on your forehead saying, “Blessed be, <NAME>, Child of the Gods.”

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