The Yuletide occasion fills the mind with thoughts of joy, family and peace. The following list of herbal ingredients are held to be sacred to the Yuletide season and are believed to attract love, healing, prosperity, good fortune and positive energy. Enjoy.
Apple: To attract new love and to heighten passion - place in a pink, red or gold cloth bag - 1 teaspoon dried Apple Peel, 1 teaspoon rose petals, a large garnet and 9 drops of juniper essential oil. Carry this bag with you or present it as a Yuletide Gift.
Balsam Fir: In a clear 2 ounce glass bottle - blend together 1 ounce of hazelnut oil, ½ ounce of sunflower oil, 1 milliliter of Balsam Fir absolute, 1 small oak stick, and 3 dried holly berries. This magickal blend can be worn as a perfume or anointed onto candles and tools - to heighten inner strength, to invoke the masculine forces of nature and to bring about good fortune and luck.
Cinnamon: To bring protection to your home and family - begin by writing the names of each family member (including pets) onto a 3-inch piece of parchment paper. Anoint the four corners of the paper with Protection Oil or Potion. Fold the parchment paper three times - while stating out loud a prayer directed towards protection. Fold the parchment paper into 9 Cinnamon Sticks. Using black ribbon or cord, tie the sticks together - forming a bundle. Place this charm somewhere hidden in the front of your home.
Clove: To bless your home and rid away unwanted vibrations - begin by blending together - 1 teaspoon frankincense resin, 1 teaspoon myrrh resin, 1 teaspoon yellow sandalwood powder, 3 drops sandalwood essential oil, and 1 drop Clove essential oil. Place a pinch of this blend on a glowing charcoal - direct the smoke counter-clockwise throughout each room. You may recite a personal prayer or incantation directed towards removing unwanted vibrations and attracting blessings.
Frankincense: In a clear 2 ounce glass bottle - blend together 1 ½ ounces Grain Alcohol (any high proof alcohol), 1 teaspoon Frankincense resin, 1 milliliter of Frankincense essential oil and a pinch of raw sea salt. Allow this blend to sit in the light of the moon and sun for three days. This blend is used in spiritual workings focused on attract blessing and positive energy. This blend makes a wonderful perfume and great Yuletide Gift.
Holly: To bring about spiritual blessings and to attract good fortune for the New Year - begin by drying 9 Holly Leaves and 9 Holly Berries. In a small mason jar add three tablespoons of raw sea salt and one large quartz crystal - that has been anointed and washed with Protection Oil or Potion. Using a black pen write a blessing onto each dried Holly Leaf. As you write each blessing, spend a moment and focus your mind on the deeper meaning of that individual blessing. When you are finished, add the leaves and berries to the jar - seal tightly. The jar can be buried somewhere in front of your home or given as a gift to a loved one.
Laurel (Bay): Blend together 9 Laurel Leaves, 1 teaspoon frankincense resin, 1 teaspoon dried elder berries, 1 teaspoon chamomile flowers, 1 small quartz crystal, 3 drops frankincense essential oil, and 3 drops Laurel essential oil. Place this bend in a gold, green or yellow bag. Carry this bag with you or give it as a thoughtful Yuletide Gift to promote healing and to attract good health.
Mistletoe: The holiday season can become stressful. To promote peaceful vibrations - blend together 3 tablespoons dried Mistletoe, 1 teaspoon chamomile, 1 teaspoon mint leaves, and 9 drops cedarwood essential oil. Mix this blend thoroughly and place in a decorative bowl - allow this magickal philtre to fragrance the air.
Oak: In a large bowl blend together 1 cup sea salt, ½ cup Epsom salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 3 teaspoons dried oak leaves, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon chamomile, 1 citrine stone, 3 drops chamomile essential oil, and 6 drops pine oil. Mix this blend together thoroughly and store in a tightly sealed jar. Add three tablespoons of this blend to a warm bath to clean and empower the aura.