Tuesday, October 23, 2012

For the Man of the house

After shave splash

For a clean, spicy smell that will last throughout the day, try applying a splash on right after you get out of the shower. The splash-on makes a great home-made gift for men.

5 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon cloves
1 liter boiling water
2 tablespoons vodka

Place cinnamon and cloves in a glass jar and pour boiling water over the spices. Allow to cool; when lukewarm add the vodka, stir and seal. Allow to steep for 2 days; then, discard the spices. Pour liquid into a bottle and seal. Makes about 1 liter of splash on.


Sore Muscle rub

5 drops rosemary
2 drops of peppermint
5 drops of chamomile
5 drops of lavender
1 ounce of jojoba

Mix and warm carefully in the microwave. Then rub into sore area.

Peppermint Anti Itch lotion

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
3-4 drops peppermint oil

Pour the water and alcohol into a bottle, then add the oil.
Cap and shake well. Apply to your skin with a clean cloth.


Herbal hand lotion

1/4 cup distilled water
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
1 Tablespoon grated beeswax
5-10 drops essential oil (pine, peppermint, or sandlewood)

Heat the oil and the beeswax gently until the beeswax is almost
Remove from the heat and stir. Heat the water till almost boiling.
Slowly pour the water into the almond oil mixture while stirring with
a wire whisk. Add essential oil , whisking it into the
mixture. Pour into a container and allow to cool.


A Balm For Abundance

General Uses - Improving finances.
Increasing ideas or creativity. Spiritual growth. Flourishing magical gardens.
Timing -Generally during the waxing to full moon. During moon signs of Taurus,
Cancer, Virgo, or Pisces. Spring (specifically April and May).

To make a useful balm, blend a small jar of cold cream together with the following
2 drops of green food coloring
2 teaspoons rosewater
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon powdered clove
1 teaspoon mint extract
1 tablespoon of honey

Beat the ingredients until well incorporated, always stirring clockwise
for growing, positive energy. Chant while you stir:

"I leave my life no
more to chance,
I evoke the power of

Visualize your needs being met. Make a label for the preparation that
states its purpose "Bounteous Balm," for example. Use this cream on pulse points
or areas of dry skin to bring revitalization physically, spiritually, and
financially. If you can't find rose water, substitute dried powdered rose petals
or scented oil.

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