Magickal Goody of the Day for July 14th – Calendula/ Marigold Healing Salve

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Calendula/ Marigold Healing Salve

Used externally for burns and irradiated skin, bruises, soreness, and skin ulcers. I love to use it for cracked, dry skin, eczema, diaper rash, and garden hands. It can help reduce bleeding and is wonderful for sore nipples and varicose veins! In other words, this salve is good for almost everything! And is a must-have in my healing cupboard.

3 cups dried calendula/ marigold petals
1 cup extra virgin olive oil, grape seed oil, or almond oil
2 ounces grated beeswax or beeswax pastilles
Optional: frankincense essential oil, 5 drops; tea tree oil, 5 drops
Cheesecloth
Heavy pot
Spoon
Measuring cup
Rubber band

Heat flowers in oil to a simmer (about 20 minutes).

Let the oil flower mixture set over night (the longer it sets, the stronger the salve).
Next, using cheese cloth over a clean cup or jar, strain the oil flower mixture (you will now have a lovely golden infusion).

In a double boiler, heat oil infusion and grated beeswax until melted and pour into clean jars and let cool, then seal (store in a cool dark place).

Magical uses: Being an herb of the sun, calendula can be used to remove negative energy. Oil can be used to consecrate tools, and the petals can be used as part of incense for divination.

The plant can be used in any ritual to honor the sun, as part of a sacred bath, incense, or strewing herb as well as to produce a yellow dye for and altar cloths for use in sun-honoring rituals. For protection, hang garlands of calendula over entry doors to prevent evil from entering.

Farmhouse Witchcraft
Penny Parker

Protective Simmering Potpourri

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PROTECTIVE SIMMERING POTPOURRI

You will need:
• 4 TBS Rosemary

• 3 Bay leaves

• 1 TBS Basil

• 1 TBS Sage

• 1 TBS Fennel seeds

• 1 tsp. dill seeds

• 1 tsp. Juniper Berries

• A pinch of dried garlic (optional)
Mix in a small bowl with your hands while visualizing your home as a protected place. Charge the herbs with your protective energies. Add to simmering water. Simmer potpourri on the stove top in a pan (preferably non-metallic) in 2 cups of water. A simmering potpourri pot can also be used. Simmer over low heat for 1/2 hour. If you wish to simmer longer, add more water as needed.

Magickal Goody of the Day for June 21 is Litha Blessing Broom

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Make Your Own Litha Blessing Broom

Litha is the time of the summer solstice, and it’s a season of great solar energy. A great project to put together is a blessing besom. Sweeping is, after all, one of the best ways of making a space sacred and clean. Make a blessing besom, and you can use it to physically cleanse your home, and then hang it up to keep positive energy flowing around you.

To make a blessing broom, or besom, you’ll need the following:

  • A broom — either make your own, or purchase one at a craft store
  • Ivy or vines
  • Flowers and herbs from your garden
  • Ribbons
  • Small bells

Wrap the ribbons and ivy around the handle of the broom. Don’t wrap them too tight, though, because you’ll want to be able to tuck sprigs of herbs and flowers into the ribbons. Once you’ve added all of these things, tie a few small bells onto the broom, so that it will jingle as you sweep. In many cultures, bells are used as noisemakers to frighten away evil spirits and negative energies.

If you like, you can consecrate your blessing besom as you would any other magical tool. Use it to sweep around your home, starting near a window or a door, and working in a deosil (clockwise) direction. As you do so, you may wish to chant something like this:

Sweeping, sweeping, ’round the room,
Blessings from this cleansing broom.
From floor to ceiling, and all between,
May this space be fresh and clean.
Sweeping good energy here to me,
As I will, so it shall be.

 

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Author: Patti WigingtonPaganism/Wicca Expert
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Magickal Goody of the Day for May 31 – A Psychic Simmering Pot

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Psychic Simmering Pot

If you wish to link your conscious mind with your psychic awareness, if you wish to use tarot cards or rune stones or other tools to glimpse possible future events, create this blend and simmer to stimulate your psychic mind.

3 tbsp of galangal

1 tbsp of star anise (or 2 whole)

1 tbsp of lemon grass

1 tbsp of thyme

1 tbsp of rose petal

A pinch of mace

A pinch of real saffron

Mix and charge the herbs in a small bowl. Visualize your psychic awareness as being under your control. Smell the fragrance rising from the herbs. Inhale the energies. Relax, chant the following words, and foretell:

Starlight swirls before my eyes
Twilight furls its wisdom wise
Moonlight curls within the skies
The time has come to prophesize.

(Genuine saffron is quite expensive. However, just a pinch is necessary here and it may be omitted.)

 

How To Make Potions & Spells That Really Work: The Beginners Guide To Real Witchcraft
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Magickal Goody of the Day for May 17th – Bath Fizzies

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~Bath Fizzies~

Bath fizzies are infinitely easier to make, than the Internet recipes call for. Sure, you won’t have a fancy little ball that floats around the tub, with you and looks like a stomach antacid as it dissolves in the water. But, what you will have is a nice soak with somewhat fizzy, scented water.
Ingredients:
Baking Soda
Your favorite essential oil, herbs or vanilla food flavoring
Put as much baking soda as you think you would like, into a glass bowl (a cereal bowl will be just fine) Add herbs or oils/flavoring (as much as you like…just make sureto not make the baking soda soggy if you are adding liquids!) and stir until mixture is thoroughly mixed together.
Sprinkle/add to your bath and enjoy!
If you made a dry mixture and have extra left over, save it for your next bath! Put the mixture in a glass, cork topped bottle (yes, I refer to them a lot!) and save for your next bath.

 

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THE PRIMITIVE WITCH’S HANDBOOK THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR THE PRIMITIVE/COUNTRY WITCH IN A MODERN WORLD…
Van Scoyoc, Andrea Dean