Cedargrass Oracle
Green Tea Oil Infusion

1/2 tsp. Organic Matcha
2 oz. Organic Coconut Oil

Mechanically heat the oil in the glass with a blow dyer. Do not microwave. Add in Matcha and stir with a bamboo chopstick.

Rubber band a square of paper towel around the mouth of the glass and let sit in a cool/dark place for two weeks and it’s ready to go. If in a hot environment, store in a fridge.

Oil can be used to treat bug bites, dark skin, inflammation, cracked skin, and itches.

Green Tea Oil Infusion

1/2 tsp. Organic Matcha
2 oz. Organic Coconut Oil

Mechanically heat the oil in the glass with a blow dyer. Do not microwave. Add in Matcha and stir with a bamboo chopstick.

Rubber band a square of paper towel around the mouth of the glass and let sit in a cool/dark place for two weeks and it’s ready to go. If in a hot environment, store in a fridge.

Oil can be used to treat bug bites, dark skin, inflammation, cracked skin, and itches.

Stay Out Powder

So, I came home from a weekend getaway to hear that some very strange things went down over the weekend. According to my lover, the garbage can had been knocked over twice, the heavy VCR and DVD player that was on the third shelf of our bookcase in the basement had been knocked onto the floor, and the next day, all the stuff on the bottom of the shelf had been knocked onto the floor. We’re not sure if our cats had done it, but they’re all mature cats and I just find it hard to believe a cat could move heavy equipment from the third shelf of a high bookcase.

When we first moved into this condo, we did have some very serious paranormal activity, such as hearing voices, seeing apparitions, objects being moved, glasses being broken, entities attacking me and my pets, things being flown off shelves at work in front of coworkers, and the old poltergeist who lived here doing crazy things, such as groping the pretty female house guests. He’d mumble, walk about, give me oppressive energy daggers, and even mess with my mom at night. I had a paranormal team come out and the evidence was startling: EVPs with my name being spoken, they got him to turn the flashlight on and off for a fw minutes straight, a suicide victim came through to the medium who crossed her over (come to find out, a woman in our condo community did commit suicide), and we realized there were hundreds of spirits coming through my condo basement as the EVPs recorded all of their voices.

The most recent activity has been my valuable gold sheen obsidian sphere being hidden behind some paint cans underneath the basement steps…. yes, how did it really get there? Now, if you’re like me and you try to reason belief and logic, you’ll try anything to debunk a paranormal phenomenon. Mostly, I do, but tonight… I was fairly shocked. Garbage cans? Probably the cats. Tons of heavy equipment being knocked onto the floor from a third shelf? Sketchy.

Either way, here’s a powder I whipped up tonight just to make sure. All you do is grind these things together and sprinkle the powder at the foundation of your home inside or outside. If you’re worried about your pets, sprinkle the powder in the wax on top of a candle or tea light and let it burn in every level of the home.

Necessities

  • Mortar and pestle,
  • Parchment and writing utensil,
  • Cauldron and lighter,
  • Smudge wand,
  • 1 tsp cactus soil,
  • 1 garlic husk,
  • 1 tsp sea salt,
  • 1 handful of lavender flowers,
  • Dried basil, rosemary, and cayenne,
  • 3 whole cloves, or cinnamon bark chips,
  • 3 cedar or pine leaves,
  • 3 sage leaves, or 1/2 tsp ground sage,
  • Pinch of selenite dust,
  • Your dead skin, hair, or blood,
  • Pinch of valerian root,
  • A belonging of the spirit, or part of the house,

Ground yourself out. I take three deep breaths, releasing the stress and negative energy of my day. Smudge and ground everything you’re working with. The room, yourself, the ingredients, the tools, and your familiars if they’re present. You may call any of your spirit guides, deities, and/or elementals, but this can also be a quick job.

Put all of the ingredients into the mortar and grind it into a fine powder. You may burn frankincense, chant mantras, declare affirmations and intentions, or pray while preparing and grinding.

For the last necessity of the ingredients list, I don’t have anything that the spirit owned, so I chose to use a fiber from the carpet to represent the house as an entity. I took scissors and slowly cut it into the powder.

Write out your intentions on the parchment paper, dot it with rosemary or cedarwood oils for good measure (especially on top of protective symbols), burn it in the cauldron, and throw the ashes in the mix.

Then, I took the powder and sprinkled it around the foundation in the basement, sprinkled some into the drains and toilets to cleanse the “insides” of the house, and also put some in tea lights to burn while I smudged the house down, saying in my magical kunérian language with emphasis on the bold words,

Sha até se Ani dima, Sha até se Ya dima, Poj, ölabétil’ani masan juSha até se wazish mö dima. {X9} Até no se, Até no se, Até no be.

May peace be with us, May peace be with you, But evil spirits are not welcome. May peace be with our house. So shall it be, So shall it be, So it is done.

CAUTION: This will smell heavenly. Be careful of joyasms and fainting.

thedappledsky:

Some safety tips for using herbs in the bath, which I thought was necessary to post since I’m posting a lot of them.

1. Don’t go substituting essential oils unless you know what the fuck you’re doing. Essential oils tend to be like 10x stronger than plain dried herbs and are much more…

teaforschmucks:

Sage:

Sage, scientifically named Salvia Officinalis is one of the oldest known herbs in history. It has had many uses before. It is more commonly used today in much more practical ways such as sharpening the senses, soothing a sore throat by gargling, aiding excessive menstrual bleeding or dry up milk after nursing. It is believed to strengthen memory and the nervous system. 

It can be brewed in a tea to help soothe your sore throat or even excessive sweating whether from fever or otherwise. 

The name Salvia comes from the Latin word Salveo, which means to heal or save. It’s well known magical property is that it is commonly used for protection by pushing out negative energy. It is masculine in nature and related with the element air and the planet Jupiter. Sage is also used for granting wishes. To make a wish, you first write said wish on a sage leaf then place it under your pillow for 3 nights. After the third night, bury the leaf and wait. 

Fun fact - Sage was once used in the middle ages to mask the smell and taste of rancid meat. 

So reblogging this. Other things to note about sage is that I feel it is more androgynous sometimes because it is so healing and beautiful to me, but that’s just what energy the plant gives me. Some days, sage is masculine and gives me courage and strength to remove all my negative bad habits.

If you are a witch, please keep this gold mine in your house, for it’s so medicinal and cleansing. He grows quickly and likes medium water. He loves being pruned and his leaves fall casually into the pot, which act as a water-resistant mulch also. Sometimes he will give omens in the pattern of the leaves that have fallen on the floor, so let him do his thing.

Zodiacal Essential Oils

These essential oils can be worn any time of the year for their astrological correspondence, but note that they are strongest in those seasons. Please note that many essential oils are highly concentrated and should be treated with care as they are meant to be diluted onto the skin using a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, olive oil, or any kitchen oil. Consult a credible aromatherapy book and/or ask your doctor if you are allergic to these oils. You may also just put the oils on your clothing, but be careful of oily stains. The intent here is to allow the psyche to assimilate the positive qualities of a zodiac sign for your endeavors and atmosphere.

How To Use

  1. Find small jars or vials to store your mixtures in.
  2. Clean your wrists and hands.
  3. Dab an oil on your left hand.
  4. Dab your carrier oil on your right hand.
  5. Rub your wrists together.
  6. Dab any excess just under your chin and neck.
  7. Go about your day… connect with the magic of the zodiac.

Androgynous Oils

  • Lavender for the spring,
  • Orange for the summer,
  • Rose Absolute for the fall,
  • Tea Tree for the winter.

Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

  • Lemongrass for the spring,
  • Citronella for the summer,
  • Orange for the fall,
  • Clove for the winter.

Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

  • Jasmine for the spring,
  • Sandalwood for the summer,
  • Rose Absolute for the fall,
  • Peppermint for the winter.

Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

  • Clary Sage for the spring,
  • Spearmint for the summer,
  • Rosemary for the fall,
  • Eucalyptus for the winter.

Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

  • Lavender for the spring,
  • Patchouli for the summer,
  • Geranium for the fall,
  • Cedar or Pine for the winter.
The finished project. :-) So in love. #flowers #gardening #outdoors #outside #nature #herbs #motherearth #organic #landscaping #fruits #summer #spring #diy #house #pine #bark #trees #mulch #patio

The finished project. :-) So in love. #flowers #gardening #outdoors #outside #nature #herbs #motherearth #organic #landscaping #fruits #summer #spring #diy #house #pine #bark #trees #mulch #patio

Pine bark mulch finally put in!! Need two more bags and I’m all set. It feels like the middle of the woods here. 🌲💚🌲💚🌲💚🌲 #flowers #gardening #outdoors #outside #nature #herbs #motherearth #organic #landscaping #fruits #summer #spring #diy #house #farming #sphagnum #moss #pine #bark #trees

Pine bark mulch finally put in!! Need two more bags and I’m all set. It feels like the middle of the woods here. 🌲💚🌲💚🌲💚🌲 #flowers #gardening #outdoors #outside #nature #herbs #motherearth #organic #landscaping #fruits #summer #spring #diy #house #farming #sphagnum #moss #pine #bark #trees

It’s a good thing I’m claircognizant because I never received formal training or have ever owned a garden before, yet I “know” how to do it. ;-) currently working in cow manure and active sphagnum moss and then laying pine bark mulch. <3

It’s a good thing I’m claircognizant because I never received formal training or have ever owned a garden before, yet I “know” how to do it. ;-) currently working in cow manure and active sphagnum moss and then laying pine bark mulch. <3

citrusmage:

http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/headaches-faq

Take as tablets/capsules: Meadowsweet, Motherwort, White Willow, Skullcap, Feverfew, Valerian

Take as tincture: Meadowsweet, Motherwort, White Willow, Skullcap, Feverfew, Valerian

Rub on: 2 drops on the temple for lavender,

Basil essential oil (ocimum basilicum) is so perfect for treating head aches, also! Make sure if you’re going to use any basil oil, you use this one, the latin name I specified. “Essential Aromatherapy" by Susan Worwood & Valerie Ann Worwood is great book that I have offering the uses of basil oil.

Apply the oil by mixing it with a carrier oil (of any other vegetable oil type)— one drop basil to every 1 oz. of carrier oil. Take finger and rub on temples and forehead. I like to apply the residue (left overs) just under my eyes, where there’re a lot of blood vessels so it can get in my bloodstream quicker. Do not get in eyes!

Family- Labiatae

Purchasing Guide

  • Color- Pale yellow
  • Viscosity- Watery
  • Aroma- Warm, rich, fiery, sharp, peppery, aniseed-like

Countries of Origin- Egypt, Comore Islands (Madagascar), France, USA, Italy, Spain, Vietnam

Description- Annual herb growing up to three feet high. The flowers are whitish to pinkish, depending species

Part Used- Leaves and flowering tops

Extraction Method- Steam distillation

Yield- 0.1-0.2%

Most Valuable Uses- Weak nervous conditions, general stimulant, mental fatigue, headaches, tension, stress, muscular spams, concentration, physical and mental sluggishness

Therapeutic Properties- Restorative, general stimulant, anti-spasmodic, emmenagogic, stomachic, digestive tonic, intestinal antiseptic, carminative, anti-infectious, antibiotic

Main Chemical Components- Phenol Methylchavicol, Linalol, Euginol, Cineole, Pinene, Camphor

Blends Well With- Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile roman, clary sage, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus (all), fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, orange, oregano, palmarosa, pine, rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme linalol 

Interesting Facts- Derived from the Greek word for “king,” basileus. In Ayurvedic medicine is called tulsi. Considered a holy herb in India, sacred to Krishna and Vishnu. Became the protective plant of the house, and spirit of the family. It is said that ever good Hindu placed a basil leaf on his/her chest when resting. Also associated with scorpions — Perhaps because the oil can prickle when in direct contact with the skin.

Contraindications- Not to be used during pregnancy. Can cause irritation to sensitive skin. Should not be used on children under 16 years of age. Not to be used in baths.

Natural Deodorant&#8212; Made tonight because an aloe vera leaf needed to be used before it rotted. Find the recipe here.

Natural Deodorant— Made tonight because an aloe vera leaf needed to be used before it rotted. Find the recipe here.