Cedargrass Oracle

cedargrass:

I love tea, all varieties, and all flavors. Here is a list of all of the brews, combinations, and blends that I have come up with personally that I enjoy. If you’re not partial to herbal teas, I please ask you to try to acclimate yourself. Their health benefits are impossible to ignore, and their…

Herbal tea and tea altogether is excellent for you. When I worked at Teavana, I learned so much about tea. Before I worked there, these were my own crafty recipes for tea that I loved making and some day after my non-compete agreement ends with them in 2015, I will maybe sell my little teas with my deodorants, lotions, oils, and creams I make. :)

All natural deodorant for $15. Product goes a long way and works 16-24 hours on average. Causes no breast cancer or Alzheimer’s like typical commercial deodorants. Heals the skin and nourishes the body with homegrown aloe and African Shea butter. Prevents odor. Smells like rose and lavender (quality essential oils). Heavenly. Inbox for details on purchasing and shipping. Special recipe found no where else.

All natural deodorant for $15. Product goes a long way and works 16-24 hours on average. Causes no breast cancer or Alzheimer’s like typical commercial deodorants. Heals the skin and nourishes the body with homegrown aloe and African Shea butter. Prevents odor. Smells like rose and lavender (quality essential oils). Heavenly. Inbox for details on purchasing and shipping. Special recipe found no where else.

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.

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.
Natural Remedies for Sickness

This is how I remedy sickness before it blows up into some two or three week drama. I live off the grid, so these are the tried and true remedies which have never failed me. At times, I have felt that it wasn’t working, that I’ve tried everything, but that’s just my hysteria. Sometimes, rest is the best medicine after you’ve done everything. Just wait and allow your body to heal. Liquids and rest are prime, but these remedies can produce immediate results.

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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.

DIY Multipurpose Coconut Oil

This DIY recipe is a useful product to easily make at home. You only need two ingredients, and it keeps on giving for a long time because a little goes a long way. The ingredients can often be pricey depending on where you go, but they both can be used for anything.

Requirements

  • Coconut oil (high quality),
  • Lavender Essential oil (high quality),
  • Small mason jar or jar to store.

Coconut oil solidifies at 76°F, so depending on the temperature of the room, the oil may be wet or solid when you go to use it. Both forms are neither desirable nor undesirable.  Don’t microwave to heat the oil up, use a blow dryer or stove top pan.

As Naturalnews states, “Coconut oil has many health benefits which are attributed to the presence of lauric acid. When it is present in the body, lauric acid is converted into monolaurin, a compound that is highly toxic to viruses, bacteria, funguses and other microorganisms because of its ability to disrupt their lipid membranes and virtually destroy them." —-I recommend reading this article.

Add in 10-15 drops of lavender oil and mix it thoroughly. After you’re done, you’re all set to enjoy this highly rewarding oil blend. Store anywhere and use for a variety of purposes.

Benefits and Uses

  • Moisturize the face and skin,
  • Adds a soft and natural glow to skin,
  • Antioxidants rejuvenate skin, makes it more youthful,
  • Great for feet that need some TLC,
  • Massage oil and great to mix with other others,
  • Lavender is a muscle relaxant,
  • Use as a healing lotion,
  • Lip care and healing/preventing chap.
  • Prevents cracking and drying in Winter,
  • Added conditioner for hair in the shower,
  • Leave-in conditioner for hair,
  • Stylize hair as a hair gel,
  • Lubrication of any purpose,
  • Lavender is healing and antiseptic,
  • Seal scrapes or blood marks,
  • Apply immediately to burns,
  • Mix with other oils to scent the hair,
  • Eat a spoonful for internal health and well-being,
  • Mix with zinc oxide as natural sunscreen.
  • Coconut oil is a great base oil for other remedies.
DIY Natural Deodorant

It has been almost a full year since I first began making my own homemade deodorants. I haven’t had to remake it but a couple times this year, so it saved me lots of store visits—- This deodorant will save you money over the long run, save your body from cancer, and last you a long time; a little goes a long way. It should also work for 12 hours minimum, it lasts 12-24 for me.

My homemade deodorant is a tried and true deodorizer. It does exactly what it’s supposed to, and sometimes, you don’t sweat, but when you do, it’s natural and you’re actually supposed to sweat to remove toxins in the body. Aluminum salts, which are used in commercial deodorants as an antiperspirant, are highly cancerous to the human body and most deodorants contain parabens, which cause breast cancer. Although sweating is a normal function of the skin organ, the baking soda will dry it out and the cornstarch will soak it up.

Lavender and Tea Tree oil are the big guns in this blend, as they kill bacteria which causes body odor. Baking soda will prevent growth and dry the skin out, cornstarch will attempt to soak up any moisture from sweating.

Requirements:

  • 250 ml Mason Jar,
  • Small spoon for mixing,
  • 1 pan to heat up oil,
  • 1/2 tsp fresh/raw Aloe Vera Gel,
  • 1/2 tsp raw African Shea Butter,
  • 6 Tbsp Baking Soda,
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil,
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch,
  • 8 drops Lavender,
  • 8 drops Cedarwood,
  • 6 drops Tea Tree,
Optional Ingredients:
  • 4 drops Peppermint,
  • 4 drops Clary Sage,
  • 4 drops Clove,
  • 4 drops Pine,
  • 1 drop Citronella,

DO NOT microwave the coconut oil if it’s not already a liquid, you don’t need the radiation, nor the molecular structure of the oil to change. Coconut oil solidifies at 76°F. Use a blow dryer or stove top pan to heat the oil. The rest of the ingredients should be added in just like normal cooking: dry first, then add in liquids. Mix by hand with small spoon.

Applying The Deodorant— I like to use my fingers to grab a small dab of it and I massage it on my underarm regions— then I wash my hands. If the paste is too thick because the room was extra cold that night, run your finger through warm water quickly. If you don’t want to touch it, make your deodorant paste thinner* by using less baking soda and you can use a q-tip as the applicator.

* If you want a light paste, use only 4-5 Tbsp of baking soda and extra Shea Butter. If you want a thick-thick paste so you can stuff it into an old deodorant tube instead, try to use 7 Tbsp baking soda.

** If you want to change the fragrance at all, use more or less of an oil. The main ingredients which will fight bacteria growth and smell are the Baking Soda and Tea Tree Oil. If you want, you can use just Tea Tree oil, but use 12-15 drops.

As always, be careful when using essential oils, consult a credible aromatherapy book, and know what may cause an allergic reaction. If there is a reaction, discontinue use immediately, and try a new batch using lavender and tea tree only. Apply lavender and aloe to the reaction.

Astral Travel Oil Blend

An oil to rub on your third eye every night before you go to bed for increased dreams, recall, and vividity. The oil can also be used for many other purposes such as increasing psychic-intuitive abilities and connection to the spirit realm and astral realm. It is also a great oil to rub on the third eye just before meditation or an astral journey.

Requirements

  • Essential oil glass roll-on bottle,
  • Coconut oil & Grapeseed oil,
  • Essential Oils: Cedarwood, lemongrass, orange, lemon, lavender.
  • Crystals: Opal, fluorite, amethyst, clear quartz
  • Herbs: Mugwort bits

Mix 1 part coconut oil to 10 parts grapeseed in the bottle; The idea is to have 90% grapeseed oil. This functions as a carrier oil and both are great for feminine and psychic power. Add in crystal beads at the bottom, add in 1-3 drops each of all oils, and top it off with a big piece of mugwort stem or leaf.

Shake well, allow to charge on an altar, agate disk, or any other method of charging and cleansing. Enjoy!

Wish Powder

Necessities

  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Sea salt
  • Sage (Salvia Officinalis)
  • Lavender buds (Lavandula Officinalis)
  • Cedar leaves (Cedrus)
  • "Seeds of Love" (African resin)
  • Strawberry leaves (Fragari x Ananasa)
  • Spearmint oil (Mentha Spicata)
  • Patchouli oil (Pogostemon cablin)

Grind it all up and enjoy! It will smell very, very, very delicious and pleasant. The “seeds of love” is unfortunately something I cannot explain much as it was a special resin that I bought from a local store who claimed it was an African herb composite that women would toss into the flames to make their bodies fertile for childbearing. This symbolism is powerful in manifestation. If you cannot find these, add in some amazing patchouli oil or leaves!

Wish Powder is used universally for all magical intentions in prayer, healing, gift receiving, giving, hoping, and manifestation. Sprinkle some over a threshold to allow good spirits in, burn some in a cauldron with cinnamon to get that job, carry some with you for good luck, or add it to a bath to enjoy profound healing. It’s all limitless.