How Witches Can Make Herbal Tinctures, Sacred Oil and Lip Balm (Stay Healthy while You Shelter in Place)

Here’s how to do witch-crafts*: making herbal tinctures, sacred oil, and lip balm.

Witches have enjoyed health benefits with these witch-crafts.

* I personally use the below methods. In all activities like those below, you must be truly careful to follow directions and double-check that you are using truly safe ingredients.

How to Make a Sacred Tincture

What you will need:

  • 2 dark jars
  • Funnel for liquids
  • Cheesecloth
  • Enough herbs to fill the jar one-third full
  • Bottle of vodka

On a waxing moon thirteen days before the full moon, cleanse and consecrate your jars, cheesecloth, funnel, and a bottle of vodka.

Warning: Do not use poisonous herbs!

Ask the Gods to enrich these items with Their positive energy as you fill one of the jars one-third full of the herbs. Fill the jar the rest of the way with vodka. Shake the jar until the contents are well mixed.

Leave the mixture in a dark, cool place.

For thirteen days, mix the herbs by shaking them daily. Make sure to keep all the herbs fully submerged to avoid mold.

Once your tincture (the mixture) has been fully infused, use the second jar, funnel, and cheesecloth to strain the tincture. Place the funnel into the opening of the second jar. Cover the funnel with the cheesecloth and pour your tincture through the cheeseclothinto the second jar. Make sure you squeeze the herbs to get all the tincture out of them.

Label the jar and identify when the tincture was completed.

Now the tincture is ready for you to use in your spell work.


How to Make a Sacred Oil

What you will need:

  • 2 clean, dark jars (the dark tint keeps the sun out)
  • Funnel for liquids
  • Cheesecloth
  • Enough dried herbs to fill the jar two-thirds full
  • Bottle of Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil, enough to fill one of the dark jars

On a full moon, use your herb of choice.

Warning: Do not use poisonous herbs!

Cleanse and consecrate your jars, cheesecloth, funnel, and oil.

Ask the Gods to enrich these items with their positive energy.

Fill one of the jars two-thirds full of the herbs, and then fill the jar the rest of the way with the oil. Jiggle the jar to get all the air out from in between the herbs, where pockets of air can stick. Once the jar is full, shake it until the contents are well-mixed.

Leave the jar in a dark, cool place.

Shake the jar each day, and make sure to keep all the herbs submerged to avoid mold. Open the jar and smell the oil to make sure it isn’t going rancid. Repeat this process for a full month until the next full moon.

Once your oil has been fully infused with the herbs, you will use cheesecloth to strain the mixture.

Place the funnel into the opening of the second jar. Place the cheesecloth over the funnel and pour your mixture into the second jar—straining the mixture with the cheesecloth. Make sure you squeeze the herbs in the cheesecloth to get all the mixture out of them.

Place a label on the mixture jar to identify it—and the date when you strained the mixture.


How to Make a Lip Balm

A balm is thicker than a salve. Salves, being a softer consistency, will penetrate the skin more deeply, and this makes them great choices for healing wounds.

Balms, requiring vigorous rubbing, can be great for muscle cramps.

I personally use this recipe below:

Lip Balm Recipe

1 T. Coconut oil
1 t. Sweet almond oil
1 T. Beeswax
2 t. Heaping t. Shea butter
1 t. Vitamin E oil
1 – 2 Drops Grape Seed oil
5 Drops Essential oil

Directions:

Melt together coconut oil, sweet almond oil, Shea Butter, and Bees Wax. Once the mixture is melted, add your Vitamin E oil and Grape Seed Oil. Stir in your choice of essential oil and fill a small, empty, wide-mouthed container. Set the lip balm mixture aside, so it can solidify. Then it will be ready to use.

May you find these activities supportive of your daily journey.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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How Witches Handle Worry in the Age of the Coronavirus

 

Coronavirus
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We, witches, have some tools to support us during this time of anxiety.

Here are three methods to support you.

  1. Make washing your hands a ritual

The World Health Organization and other health-related institutions emphasize washing your hands.

Many of us have heard: Sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice while you’re washing to clean your hands thoroughly.

We, witches, can substitute a chant or prayer that we recite in our mind—while washing your hands. Then you have the added benefit of connecting with the Gods.

  1. Get enough rest and recovery times

If you’re feeling run-down, you’re more susceptible to falling ill. Rest is the key to staying healthy. Sometimes, we are so busy that we forget to just take a break.

I schedule my time to go to sleep and my time to awaken. If I get knocked off schedule, I’ll take a nap when I can.

  1. Ask the Gods to help you shift out of worry, and ask Them to keep you safe.

It’s understandable that we feel anxiety rise every time we’re exposed to another broadcast news/social media mention of the latest statistics about people contracting the coronavirus.

I’ve noticed that I can shift out of the anxious feelings if I turn my mind to prayer or chanting to the Gods. It’s important that we don’t let ourselves stay stuck in worry-related thoughts. Such thoughts can make our adrenal glands overwork.

Paying attention to dire announcements all day long causes the stress hormone cortisol to be secreted—a lot. Too much cortisol can lead to health risks. It’s important to shift to inner peace. Turn to the Gods for help.

Prayer and meditation are good ways to ask the Gods for assistance. The Gods can help calm your anxiety and fear.

You can use this chant along with meditation.

Protection Chant

Lord and Lady
Protect me in my need
Keep me calm and at ease.
Let my fears be released
Help me know inner peace.
So Mote It Be.

May these methods support you at this time.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater


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