Let’s Have Some Fun – Triple Goddess Printable Coloring Pages

Please let me know if any of these pictures print out to small to enjoy coloring them. Thank you!!

 

 

 

Making or Purchasing Altar Clothes

Over the years I have made altar clothes out of many different things from plain material to washcloths sown together. There is nothing saying you have to use a premade cloth with pagan designs or they have to be one solid color. Your altar cloth can be made from whatever you want it to be and look however you want it to be it plain or with a design.

My newest altar cloth for Samhain is a dishtowel I just bought with a black cat in a witches hat sitting on a pumpkin. Now some may say this is disrespectful because of the importance this Sabbat has with honoring our ancestors but most of my ancestors that I knew in this lifetime had a great sense of humor so with this cloth I feel I am honoring that part of them.

I also have a piece of dark blue with a small white flower design on it that I use on my mother’s birthday. This piece of cloth is a leftover from a dress she mad herself. So it helps me to concentrate on the spell I wrote to talk with all of my ancestor going back to pre-historic time.

I have a piece of chocolate brown material I use when I am doing spell work that Earth will make it stronger. I use it anytime I am working with protection spells or rituals.

Another one of my altar clothes is made from sewing 5 wash clothes together. Yellow for Air, Green for Earth, Red for Fire, Blue for Water and White for Spirit. How I made it is I cut all of them in half diagonally then stitched one have of each together to form a pentagram. This was when I was just starting out on my witchy path and did not have a lot of money.

A good way to get material for an altar cloth without it costing too much is to go to a fabric store or hobby store that carries material and look in the remnants bin. Almost all of these types of stores have one. Or you can buy a dish or hand towel plain or with a design you like and use it. While at the store you can look for fabric paints, patches, sequins, embroidery floss, yarn used in making baby clothes as it is usually very thin or even cotton like used to make doilies.

In other words, make as many altar cloths in whatever style suits you the most when using your altar. The only limitation on altar clothes is your imagination! This is also a project you can do with your children by letting them make their own altar cloth for use for when they get older and do make their own altar or honor their creativity by using it during a family ritual.

Copyright 2018 Lady Beltane

Let’s Have Some Fun 😁

This is a link to 8 coloring pages by the artist Lora Craig-Gaddis http://www.pookapages.com/ColoringPagesr.htm

The name for each page is: Sprial Goddess; Blessed Be Kitchen; Airmid Celtic Goddess Herbs; Book of Shadows; Pooka’s Midsummer Question; Magic Follows…;Beltane Maze; Mabon Baking

It is easy to get a full size picture to print. Just click on the link above than on the thumb nail size picture you want to color by you and/or for a child. Have fun!

Blessed be dear ones.

Witch Quickie Wednesday – Magickal Marigold/Calendula Flower (Herb)!!

Welcome to Witch Quickie Wednesday! Time to learn about Marigold/Calendula – magickal and medicinal benefits and uses!

THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING!!
Tomorrow (22 April 2021), is the day that the witch-crafting course starts, however, if you would like to enroll but can’t get your application in
by the 22nd of April, just let me know and we will work you
in. Send a short message, requesting your enrollment application to: aiwc@web.de
The novice course is $50, however, if you can’t pay it all at once, just let us know and we’ll work something out 🙂
If you have ANY questions about enrollment,
please ASK.

Blessed Be!
Sincerely,
Lady Silver Sage
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Dragon Knowledge and Craft Project for Any Age

To show us your Paper-plate Dragon please send it as an attachment to covenlifescoven@gmai.com Please include only your first or pagan name. You have until Saturday, February 13th to email it to us to be included in the post.

For Our Children

Triple Goddess Symbol

Maiden, Mother, Crone

Horned God Symbol

One of many names for him is The Green Man consort to the Triple Goddess

These words are used to wish someone you meet and talk to a positive life with many blessings in it. It can also be used to sign a letter or email or card of any kind.

W.Q.W – My Magickal Healing Chest-rub Recipe By The Silver Sage Witch

Time for my Magickal Healing Chest-rub Recipe!

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W.Q.W. – My Own Recipe for Step By Step Health Elixir – Cough Syrup By The Silver Sage Witch

Merry Meet, my Silver Sage Family!
You’ll never guess what happened, so I’m gonna tell ya! Well, ya see, it was almost morning and the blue, gray light which was tinted with a tiny bit of honey-colored sunshine was beginning to peek through the big picture window in ma bedroom. It was so quiet that I could slightly hear the little birdies outside, taking their morning birdie baths in the pans of water that we’ve provided for them…along with a delicious birdie buffet chock full of an astounding array of oats, wholewheat bread, and a plentitude of different nuts and seeds. Suddenly, my phone rang, “Emergency emergency, pick up now,” it blasted out to me!

Shaken from the happy visions of birdies bathing, I quickly answered the phone. “I’m sick, can you help me please,” came from the other end of the phone. My patient told me what was wrong and then hung up. Dashing out of bed, I ran to my laboratory and grabbed my special Health Elixir that I always keep bottled for such emergencies and tied it to my pet Dragon, Drakkos’ leg. He looked at me and blinked as he asked sleepily, “Where’s the emergency this time,” and then after getting his instructions, flew off on his mission 😉

In today’s episode of W.Q.W., we’re gonna be checking out my recipe for how to make (step by step), my Health Elixir – Cough Syrup! Ok, ok, so I did get a bit wild and crazy, but hey, laughter is most excellent for the soul! Be sure to watch till the end and have the best laugh you’ve had all week.
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One Way to Make Your Own Besom Using Branches and Sticks

I suggest gathering these under a full or waxing Moon phase as they will hold more helpful energy. Your Besom can also be used to sweep out the negativity in your sacred place and/or wherever you are going to cast a circle. Remember to ask the tree you get your branch and sticks from even if they are laying on the ground no longer attached to the tree. It is always better to take what you need from a tree or shrub off of the ground beneath it rather than cutting pieces off the tree or shrub. Get a branch about 3 to 4 inches little taller then you are. Gather good size bunch of unstift smaller branches, I have found getting the sticks from under a shrub or pine tree make the best sweeping part of the Besom, if possible the size difference in them should be no more the approximately 2 inches in size. After gathering the branch and sticks remember to thank the tree for the parts it has given you and to leave an offering such as some water out of a container you have drank from. You need a ball of natural thin twine or some type of undryed vine. Tie the twine or vine to the branch making sure it is tight and will not slip off (you may want to by an angular cut about 4 to 5 inch up from the bottom of the branch to slip this twine or vine when securing it. (The size you have at the bottom of your Besom made from the twigs is up to you. Usually doing 2 to 4 layers of sticks make a good size Besom. Lay your first stick against the branch pull the twine or vine around the stick as tightly as you can, continue doing this until you have made you first layer of sticks pull the twine or vine in the opposite direction the you have been placing the in a tightly as possible and tie it off but do not cut the twine or vine. For the next layer you will follow the same instruction except lay the sticks in the opposite direction from the first layer. The third layer will go in the same direction as the first layer and the fourth layer goes in the same direction as the second layer. To help ensure you sticks stay secure to the branch at the end of each layer of sticks pour white glue over the sticks and twine or vine and make sure it gets down to the branch. If you want you can even put glue on the branch as you lay each first layer stick. Let each layer of sticks dry for approximately 24 hours before adding the next layer. When you have done the last layer and have used glue to help hold it together let the entire Besom dry a minimum of 72 hours before using it.

S. H. Count Down to Litha – Printable Coloring Pages

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SS 2

LITHA

SS 3

S. H. Count Down to Litha

This is a video showing how to make a Summer Solstice/Litha candle to keep or give as a gift.

Craft With Me – Altered Candle – Summer Solstice Crafts

N. H. Count Down to Yule

This video has some ideas for things to make to decorate your home or altar with.

Yule Altar Crafts & Decorate My Altar for Yule with Me!

Can We Help You to Teach Your Children and/or Your Descendants About The Craft?

One of Coven Life’s Elders thought, and I agree, that we should post a survey to help us help you to teach your children about The Craft. If you do not want to put your answers in a comment below please email them to covenlifescoven@gmail.com, please include your child’s age so we can post information by age groups. This whole idea of helping you to help your children learn is in the planning stages any ideas and/or suggestions to make it how you think will help our descendants to learn are very welcomed.

1. As pagan parents, would you like to see children’s activities posted on WOTC?
2. What age groups would you recommend activities for?
3 – 4 years old (mostly coloring pages of the different Sabbats with a small paragraph on what the Sabbat is for)
5 – 6 years old (Coloring pages of the Sabbats and Moon Phases with a small paragraph in wording they can read themselves to bring about a dialogue about what they are learning)
7-10 years old (Printable Information delving deeper into Moon phases. Brief introduction to Sabbat and Esbat rituals)
11-14 years old (Information for considering following a Pagan path building on what they would learned above)
15 – 18 years old (Introductory information on what it means to follow the Old Ways of The Craft including an introduction to Gods, Goddesses, Spellwork, Rituals. The spell work and.or rituals would be geared for the young adult to help their parent, grandparent, or care taker to prepare a spell and how to set up an altar if wanted and what preparation goes into writing and doing a ritual.)
This is a way that a child or young adult can build an understanding of the magickal and spiritual sides of witchcraft/ It will also help prepare them to become a novice in our coven or just to have the knowledge to work better with the adults that are solitary practitioner.
3. What topics would you like to see addressed?
4. What type of activities?
5. What other suggestions would you have for children’s and young adult’s activities ?
Remember you can answer the questions in the comments or email your answers to covenlifescoven@gmail.com. If you have any questions or ideas about this project please ask or share your idea. We are willing to start any child or young adult of any age so please do not think your child would have to start as a preschooler. There is no charge as you will be able to use what we post to teach your child the way you follow The Craft. We are here just to answer questions or help in anyway we can. We will be posting things for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the appropriate times for Sabbats.

HOMEMADE SHAMPOOS, TOOTHPASTE, & DEODORANT

 

HOMEMADE SHAMPOOS, TOOTHPASTE, & DEODORANT

DIY TOILETRY RECIPES
Explore our recipes for homemade toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos, and more. Our DIY toiletry recipes are basic, relying on pantry ingredients, nothing fancy. They’re safe, natural, fun, and easy on the wallet!

We cook what we eat.  So, why not try whipping up the products that get absorbed by your skin?

So many hair and body care products are not only overpriced but also loaded with chemicals. You’ll feel better knowing what’s in the stuff that goes on your skin—and we guarantee your skin will look and feel better, too.

“Almond meal … acts as a pleasing alternative to soap at any time. It softens, cleanses, and whitens the skin.”
–The 1916 Old Farmer’s Almanac

HOMEMADE DEODORANT

One of the best deodorants is plain old baking soda. You can pat it right onto your skin or mix it with a little cornstarch for extra staying power and moisture control.

  • Take equal parts baking soda and cornstarch. It helps to add a few drops of coconut oil to make a paste.
  • Some readers say that mixing in a few drops of anti-bacterial tea tree oil makes it even more effective.

HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE

Washing your hands with toothpaste and water will eliminate fish odor.

Even today, baking soda remains in the lead ingredient for oxidizing stains and removing plaque without removing tooth enamel. A combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide lifts particles caught between teeth and kills bacteria.

Do not add anything to the baking soda to make it more abrasive. You may want to add an artificial sweetener for taste (which is essentially all some of those “natural” toothpastes do), but do not add real sugar which would promote tooth decay.

  1.  “Bare-Bones” Toothpaste: Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda with ½ teaspoon hydrogen peroxide; make a paste; scoop up with your toothbrush and proceed as you normally would.
  2. “Minty” Toothpaste: Mix together 6 teaspoons of baking soda, ⅓ teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons glycerin, and 15 drops of peppermint or wintergreen extract. Depending on how much you use at a time, this recipe is good for 15 to 20 applications and should be stored in any appropriately sized container with a snug lid.
  3. “Modern” Toothpaste: Mix baking soda with equal amount of coconut oil, creating a paste. Add an essential oil in mint or herb if desired (5 drops per tablespoon of paste). Add sea salt for taste (a dash for every two tablespoons paste).

Note: Check with your dentist before usage. The American Dental Association only accepts toothpastes containing fluoride and recommends fluoridation of community water supplies. This is a debated subject; we refer you to your respective health care provider for their professional recommendation.

EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER (SAFE AND GENTLE)

  • Save on those very expensive eye make-up removers with this recipe. Combine 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1 tablespoon castor oil, and 1 tablespoon light olive oil.
  •  For use on your entire body, put some castor oil in a little spray bottle. To maximize absorption, spray it on your skin after showering and gently rub it in while your skin is still warm and your pores are open.

HOMEMADE MOISTURIZER

  • For healthy skin, add rosemary oil to the bathwater.
  • Another age-old tradition to prevent wrinkles around the eyes is to apply a drop of castor oil around each eye before going to bed. Castor oil acts as a humectant, meaning that it attracts and retains moisture in the skin. This promotes healthier skin cell rejuvenation. Some plastic surgeons apply castor oil around an incision after surgery for this exact reason.

BATH SOAK FOR HEALTHY SKIN

Tales of the queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, tell of her beauty and her radiant skin. Her secret? Apparently she used to take frequent baths in fresh milk! Researchers now have found that the lactic acid in milk is the cause of the stunning skin. Alpha hydroxy acids help loosen dead skin and give healthy skin a deep cleansing.

  • As the tub fills, pour in two cups to one quart of fresh milk or butter milk. Fresh milk can be substituted with one cup of powdered milk. A few drops of lavender essential oil may increase the relaxing effects. Soak in the tub for at least 20 minutes and gently massage your skin with a wash cloth or a loofah to rub off all the dead skin.
  • After taking your bath, drain the tub and take a quick shower to rinse off all the milk on your body.

HOMEMADE SHAMPOO

  • Old-fashioned castile soap can also be dissolved in warm water to be used as shampoo.
  • After shampooing, rinse your hair with lemon juice to make it shine.
  • If regular shampooing with water is impossible for some reason, try mixing 1 tablespoon salt and ½ cup cornmeal in a shaker bottle. Sprinkle lightly onto hair, then brush thoroughly to get rid of dirt and oil. A combination of baby powder and cornstarch can also be used the same way.

Customize With Essential Oils

If you like your store-bought shampoo but would like to add to it a little, the essential oils that old-timers relied on for hair care really do work.

  • To nourish and moisturize, pour some shampoo or conditioner into your palm and add a few drops of cedar wood, chamomile, clary sage, lavender, rosemary, thyme, or ylang-ylang.
  • To add thickness and body, use cedar wood or clary sage.
  • To reduce oiliness, try bergamot, cedar wood, lavender, lemon, pine, rosemary, or ylang-ylang.
  • To add luster, try sweet basil, Roman chamomile, or lavender.
  • To detangle hair, use chamomile, grapefruit, marigold, passionflower, or sweet clover, and to relieve dandruff, try cedar wood, clary sage, lemon, pine, rosemary, or tea tree.

See our natural health editor’s shampoo recipe which uses only 2 ingredients!

We hope you enjoyed our DIY recipe ideas.

HOMEMADE HAIR TREATMENTS, LOTIONS, AND NAIL CARE

 

HOMEMADE HAIR TREATMENTS, LOTIONS, AND NAIL CARE

HOME SPA DAY: HAIR, SKIN, AND NAIL CARE
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and helpful recipes for conditioner, facials, and lotions.

Throughout history, people have relied on techniques and special formulas to enhance their attractiveness. Some were based on ingredients that were found in the home or in the barnyard (think boiled calves’ feet as an ingredient in facial cream).

Some extreme makeovers include:

  • Women in ancient Rome rubbed the ashes of ground snails on their skin to get rid of dark spots, mixed soot with water and applied it to their eyebrows to darken them, and “shaved” off body hair by rubbing their skin with a pumice stone.
  • Women of the 17th century cut small star or Moon shapes from velvet or silk fabric and pasted them on their faces to cover facial scars, which were often the result of smallpox.
  • Women in the 18th and 19th centuries pasted strips of mouse fur on top of their eyebrows to enhance their allure, covered blemishes with mercury, dabbed white lead on their faces to attain a pale complexion, and ate small amounts of arsenic to brighten their skin and eyes.

Here’s an assortment of safe beauty treatments that you can make easily from items available in natural food stores or that perhaps you already have in your pantry.

HAIR CARE TREATMENTS

Aromatic Conditioner

  • 6 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops bay essential oil
  • 6 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 6 ounces warm sesame oil

Mix the oils together in a bowl until blended. Part your hair in sections, put a few drops of the blended oil on your fingertips, and massage into your scalp. Cover your head with a towel for 15 minutes, then shampoo. You may need to shampoo twice.

Herbal Conditioner

  • 1 teaspoon burdock root
  • 1 teaspoon calendula flowers
  • 1 teaspoon chamomile flowers
  • 1 teaspoon lavender flowers
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary flowers
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar

Pour 1 pint boiling water over the herbs in a bowl and let them steep for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid into a second bowl and add the vinegar. Shampoo, rinse, then pour the conditioner on your hair. Comb the conditioner through evenly. Do not rinse.

These ingredients shouldn’t be too hard to find, so for more of a challenge, try these old-fashioned hair care treatments.

FACIALS AND WRINKLE RELAXERS

Regular cleansing removes surface dirt and oils, but facial masks clean out the toxins that are found deep in pores.

Fruit Facial

This nutrient-rich cleansing facial mask contains many of the same age-defying ingredients—such as alpha hydroxy acid (in grapes), vitamin B (in cranberries), and vitamin C (in grapefruit)—that are found in store-bought products. Gelatin, which is often used in commercial facial peels, dries and stiffens. When it is peeled off, it helps to remove dead skin and unclog pores.

  • 1 cup crushed seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup crushed fresh cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons grapefruit juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl until they form a paste. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes to let the mixture thicken. Remove from the refrigerator and let warm to room temperature. Spread the mixture on washed, dry skin. Avoid the area around the eyes. Sit or lie down for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

Chickpea Facial

Use Kasturi turmeric because regular turmeric can temporarily stain the skin.

  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ cup Kasturi turmeric powder
  • yogurt, as needed

In a small bowl, mix the chickpea flour and turmeric. Store the mixture in an airtight bottle. When ready to use, place a teaspoon of the mixture in a small bowl and add enough yogurt to make a paste. Apply the paste evenly to the face and leave on until it dries, about 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Wrinkle Relaxer

  • 6 to 8 green seedless grapes

Wash the grapes, then cut them in half. Gently massage each half onto the face and neck. Let dry for 20 minutes, then rinse off and pat dry. Repeat every day, or as needed.

SCRUBS AND TONERS

Walnut Scrub

Get rid of rough patches on your hands, feet, and elbows! The oil in the walnuts provides gentle exfoliation and the olive oil adds extra moisture. The honey helps to seal the moisture into the skin.

  • ¼ cup shelled walnuts
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is reduced to fine particles. Gently rub on hands, feet, or elbows for several minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Coffee Scrub

Coffee grounds work to help diminish cellulite and varicose veins, in addition to improving circulation and smoothing the skin’s texture.

  • 2 cups used coffee grounds
  • ½ cup sugar or sea salt
  • ⅔ Tablespoon unscented massage oil

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Massage gently on the skin, then rinse with warm water.

Citrus Splash Toner

For oily skin.

  • 1 cup water
  • ⅔ cup witch hazel
  • ½ cup lemon juice

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and apply to the face, using a cotton ball. Store the remaining mixture in a jar. Shake before using again.

Herbal Splash Toner

For normal or dry skin.

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup parsley

Chop the parsley and place in a small bowl. Pour the water over the parsley and let it cool. Strain the liquid into a jar. Apply to the face, using a cotton ball.

NAIL LOTIONS

Cuticle Massage

  • 5 red seedless grapes
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar

Wash the grapes, then slice them in half widthwise. Dip the cut side into the sugar. Using half a grape for each finger, massage the skin around each fingernail for about 30 seconds each. Wipe off the excess sugar with a soft towel, then rub hand cream onto hands and cuticles.

If your nails are extra brittle and need more help, or if you want to stop biting your nails, check out these remedies for better nail care.

Looking for some even simpler natural remedies for a spa day at home? Here are some quick and easy remedies for all your hair and skin needs and even more all-natural tips.