Cedargrass Oracle
Sanctifying oil blend

Need an altar that needs scrubbing, or a chakra center that needs cleansing, or an area that needs healing energies, or some protection while out and about for the day, or a sanctifying cleanser? Here’s a great blend for those purposes. Put a faint dab here and there and rub it on the skin, clothing, articles, and surfaces.

Necessities:

  • Sea salt,
  • Grapeseed oil,
  • Pine essential oil,
  • Cedar essential oil,
  • Lavender essential oil,
  • Clary sage essential oil,
  • 1/2 oz. rolling ball bottle,

Mix grapeseed oil with a half pinch of sea salt, and a drop of each oil. You can drop a small quartz point in if you have one. Wave your wand over it to bless with your intentions, chant:

I am divine being, I am divine feeling, I am divine doing, I am divine loving, I am divine speaking, I am divine perceiving, I am divine knowing.

I am divinity incarnated. I am a sacred being. I am a loved being. I am a protected being. I am a being of pure intention and thought. All that I create magically is sacred and pure of intention.

I am holy, so therefore what I do is pure and cleansing. Charge all that I do with the highest of intentions. Make sacred and holy of that which I do. These repel negativity, evil, wrongdoing, and malicious intent by all. Defend and deflect all which strives for the ruin of this soul and its endeavors.

Be it done, be it done, be it done.

Rosemary-Sage, a homemade ‘cleanser’

Got an old room that needs cleaning, moving out from a home or an apartment, looking to do some etheric dusting after poor company left their baggage in your home, need an idea for Spring cleaning and Fall cleaning for next year, looking to part with emotional ties to objects and spaces? Here’s a great idea modified from a good friend of mine.

Sage (smudging), Rosemary (warding off evil), Cedar (purification), and Pine (protection) are four of my favorites for healing, protection, energetic banishment, exorcism of negative energy (not to be confused with the exorcism of demons or negative entities, typically poisonous plants are used for this), feng shui, purification, absolving emotional residue, and cleansing. I love them as dearly as any earth-dweller would, so I thought I’d share this homemade cleanser, not cleaner, because those commercial products are polluting our homes and spirits.

The bad thing about most cleaners is that they’re horrible for the environment, you, pets, and others. Borax is so much better, heck, you could just use sea salt, lemon juice, and some essential oils to make a true green cleaner, but borax is such a useful compound. You can use it to make dish detergent, laundry detergent, and of course, cleaning soaps. And like anything designated as a cleaner, green or not, never ingest it or allow it to come inside the body.

The second bad thing about cleaners is that they often only kick around energy, rather cleanse/absolve it completely and get rid of it, and almost everybody forgets about those walls and the ceiling, which a clean ceiling is vital to receiving that which comes from above, and of course, clean floors for that which comes from below. The walls and majorly the low and high corners of any room collects the most negativity. It’s so important to always run sage or frankincense in the corners of rooms once a month.

Ceilings and walls are often never dirty-dirty to the naked eye, but to the trained eye, they collect much dust over the years, and to the trained psychic, they collect energy too, lots of it, and so do the things in those rooms. As we know, dust, dirt, and filth accumulate and procure an environment for bacteria and mites and other microscopic pests that cause us sickness and dis-ease, especially carpets. It’s always important to vacuum carpets once a week, at least once a month for those who aren’t able to clean frequently. I get it, right now, you’re probably listing several very understanding excuses for the reasons behind a lack of cleaning, but that’s ok.

So long as you’re smudging at least once a week or once a month, and it can be so beneficial in even just walking around each room with frankincense and doing the whole home in 5 minutes. Anything helps, and as a witch, it is our responsibility to have an energetically clean home, and a physically clean home. Our rooms, our home, it is our sanctuary, and like a temple, we must respect it.

So instead of abusing that temple with polluting commercialized cleaners that just aren’t toxic-free, make your own, and enjoy the killing of two birds with one stone of cleansing and cleaning at the same time.

The quality of our environments both personally and impersonally directly correlates to the quality of our mood, spirit, stamina, longevity, and health. So smudge, cleanse, clean, ground, relax, and find peace; this is vital especially given the toxic world that we live in today.

Rosemary and Sage Scrub, heavily modified from Nicole Bedy’s original tea scrub for walls.

  1. Varied amount of fresh or dried rosemary, sage, and/or cedar/pine,
  2. Water, 2-3 cups distilled or purified,
  3. Borax, 3-4 tablespoons,
  4. Sea salt, 2-3 tablespoons,
  5. Lemon juice or oil, whole lemon or 5-10 drops oil,
  6. Container, plastic spray bottle or jar for storage,
  7. Sharpie or label for ingredients as warning for safety,

Boil water on the stove, steep the sage and rosemary leaves, allow to naturally cool. While it steeps, sing this chant here and there to encourage the little beauties to bring out their peaceful and cleansing energies.

Blessed this, O Sage and Mary,

Olden space, anew by what I carry,

Energy absolved by friends so merry,

Walls and floors to welcome Fairies,

Thanks to Rose and Meadow Clary.

Pour the tea into a container and mix in the borax, lemon juice, and sea salt. Blow into the mixture the breath of life, asking this mixture with your spirit to serve your purpose. Give a soft prayer if you may. When in need, pour into a bowl with rags to scrub, or use as a spray if you have a spray bottle.

Happy dusting, cleansing, scrubbing, and absolving that old stagnant energy!

Anti-itch for bug bites, or any itching

An addition to my mosquito repellent post. Here is an ultimate anti-itch remedy.

  1. Carrier oil such as coconut, almond, sunflower, witch hazel, olive oil, etc.
  2. Jar or container, a wide mouth jar would be nice,
  3. Aloe vera gel or essential oil for healing and relief,
  4. Clove essential oil for nerve-ending numbness,
  5. Peppermint essential oil for soothing menthol and anti-itch,
  6. Lemon essential oil for anti-inflammatory,
  7. Basil essential oil, same use as clove oil,
  8. Lavender essential oil for skin treatment,
  9. Geranium essential oil for skin smoothness,
  10. Baking soda for low viscosity control and relief,
  11. Non-coated aspirin tablets for anti-inflammatory,
  12. Vitamin E for skin and Vitamin C as a preservative 

Begin either consistency suggestion with one cup, or 8 ounces,
  • Pour the carrier oil into your jar and add the aloe vera gel or essential oil. Mix it well and then add in 3-4 drops of each oil, use ratios for personal choice in fragrance. The main essential oils to use are clove, peppermint, lemon, aloe, and lavender. They’re all good to use though.
     
  • If the mixture is too runny, or has a low viscosity, add baking soda, which is also remedial for anti-itch, to make it a bit thicker. If you desire a paste or cream, just keep adding more and more baking soda to it. The above point is for an all oil product.
     
  • In your mixture choice be it oil or paste, the crushed aspirin isn’t necessary, but has its own effects for dealing with scars, bites, acne, and blemishes. If you desire an all essential oil and carrier oil rub, then discard the soda and the tablets, just make sure to add a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil just in case for sanitation and a longer shelf life, though it should be fine if you use all the other oils. 

My major suggestion is the all oil rub plus the aloe & minus the soda and vitamins, but you can still add them to gain the consistency that you desire. If you’re making a lot of this stuff, just try to adjust the drops.

Insect/Mosquito repellent, essential oils

That’s right, it’s skeeter season! This one’s a quick one, very simple to do, and loads of fun. I have two methods, both of which are relatively quick. Some of the plants/oils listed can cause allergies, so be careful which ones you use. Eucalyptus is the major concern, but others should be good. If sharing your mosquito repellent(s), please be sure to write the ingredients down and tell people that eucalyptus is in it.

A bit of advice: As always, when making any homemade products that will be applied to the body and skin, make sure you do your research or ask your parents or doctor concerning your allergies and such.

Sun-baked method, it takes a while to make, but plant material is often on hand for most instead of oils. If you have a few of these oils, add them too, why not?

  1. Low-scent or unscented carrier oil, coconut, almond, sunflower, witch hazel, olive oil, etc.
  2. The plant materials (leaves, stalks, flowers) of: Rosemary, lemongrass, geranium, citronella, tea tree, clove, lavender, thyme, musk, eucalyptus, cedarwood, pennyroyal, cinnamon, catnip, any earthy/musky smell.
  3. Glass jar for permeation process, and a replacement bottle for any other convenient transporting.
  4. Vitamin E for skin health, Vitamin C as preservative, Zinc oxide for healing and sun exposure.
Stuff all of your fresh plant material into a plastic bag, and you’ll need a good lot of it— you can also use dried spices. Seal the bag, make sure it’s air tight. With a rubber mallet, lightly beat and pound the plant materials to bruise them very well. Say a short prayer while doing this,
These herbs and plants for me to keep,
I appreciate with love so deep,
For you to become my helpful friend,
From bugs and mosquitoes, should you defend.
So mote it be.
Take the materials from the bag and fill your jar up half way. Crush your vitamin tablets up and add it in, the rest of the volume being filled with your carrier oil. Shake this really well and set it in direct sun for 48 hours on a window sill, turning it once a day so both sides can be hit. You may shake it at night. After which, store it in a cold, dark area for a few days to a week and use when ready. This mixture will be good for up to a year. Use cheesecloth or fine strainer to separate the oil from the plant matter.

Essential oil method, quick to do only because it’s just pouring and dropping oils, but not everyone has plant materials on hand. You can do the first method and add oils.

  1. Low-scent or unscented carrier oil, coconut, almond, sunflower, witch hazel, olive oil, etc.
  2. Skin-appropriate essential oils: Rosemary, lemongrass, geranium, citronella, tea tree, clove, lavender, thyme, musk, eucalyptus, cedarwood, pennyroyal, cinnamon, catnip, any earthy/musky smell.
  3. Container, a jar or plastic bottle.
  4. Vitamin E for skin health, Vitamin C as preservative, Zinc oxide for healing and sun exposure.
Pour the carrier oil into your container and add 1-3 drops each of any of the oils you choose to use. A synergy is great, use however many you like or however many drops as you like, but know that the ratio of secondary to primary oils should be applied, primary oils are in bold, these should stand out more. Then add your crushed up vitamin tablets, shake, and use upon making. This mixture will be good for up to a year. You may also say a prayer with this method.
These herbs and plants for me to keep,
I appreciate with love so deep,
For you to become my helpful friend,
From bugs and mosquitoes, should you defend.
So mote it be.
Update: Added another post on the ultimate bug bite and anti-itch remedy.