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Door Handle Sachets

Door handle sachets add a sweet, old fashioned touch throughout the
home. Door handle sachets can magickally charge the entrance to each
room. For example: A Protective Sachet may be hung on every door
entering the house: make a small bag, about 3x5 inches, tie with a loop
that will allow it to hang from the door knob. You may get fancy or as
simple as you wish with it, you may also make it to match the decor of
your home. Next, fill it with Bay leaves ( which is wonderful protection
herb ), Angelica ( which is another powerful protection ) powdered Clove
( is helpful to ward against illness entering the home and also acts as
a catalyst to the other herbs ), Benzoin ( is a "power herb" that helps
to focus the other herbs ) Borage ( helps to uncover any dishonest
intentions ) and St. Johnswort which will help reverse any negativity
and also aids in quelling arguments and animosity. Moisten the whole
with Gardenia oil for peace and harmony.

Bride's (Brigid) Bouquet Sachets

Materials:
Imbolc Potpourri (recipe below)
1 Yard White Netting Material
Yellow and Pink 1/8" width Ribbon
Scissors

Potpourri is made with:
1/2 cup dried basil
1/2 cup dried chopped bay leaves,
1 cup dried flowers
1 cup dried Violets
1 cup dried white or pink rosebuds

Blend together in non-metal bowl. Cut netting material into 4"x4" squares. Lay out squares on a flat surface. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of potpourri in the middle of each square. Pull up all the corners to the middle of the potpourri and gather the excess material until potpourri is caught in a "bag". Give bag on twist to the right and tie off with yellow or pink ribbon. Use enough ribbon to make a small bow in the front of the sachet. Tell children how these sachets were exchanged as symbols of good luck and fertility.

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Drawer Scents Sachet
Yield: 4 sachets

8 cups mixed crushed spices and dried leaves and herbs, such as feverfew, lavender, mint, rosemary, santolina, southernwood, tansy or wormwood
1 tbsp. whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick, broken into 2-inch pieces
Decorative fabric made into four 8 inch x 4 inch sacks
Ribbon

1. Mix herbs and spices in a ceramic or glass bowl.
2. Cover the bowl and store it in a cool, dark place for about 2 weeks to allow mixture to mature.
3. Divide the herb-spice mixture among the 4 sacks, and close each with a ribbon tie.

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Decorative Potpourri Jar with Lights

Supplies:
Glass ivy bowl or canning jar
One 35 clear light strand
One bag scented potpourri
One 10" or 12" lace doily
Ribbon and flowers for bow decoration

Instructions:
Put small amount of potpourri in bottom of container.
Stuff container with light strand.
Add potpourri to fill container and cover light wires.
Place doily over top opening and tie with ribbon.
Accent with ribbon, silk or dried flowers, charms, ribbon roses or any other decorations.

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Aromas and Their Magickal Correspondences

APPLE : Wise choices, Health, Insight
BASIL : Harmoney, Agreement
BREAD : Home, Family, Friends
CLOVES : Protection, Romance
COFFEE : Conscious mind, Awareness, Stimulation
EARL GREY TEA : Comfort
NUTMEG : Psychic perception
PINE : Purification, Refreshment
ROSE : Devotion, Health, Peace
ROSEMARY : Conscious mind
VANILLA : Awareness, Love, Improved energy

Examples to help guide your way in choosing herbs and scents for your crafts.

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Dryer Sachet

Some of you may have made the muslin bags filled with Lavender buds to add to your clothes dryer.
Here's a little different twist. Use raw uncooked rice in the muslin bags. In a bowl add Lavender essential oil to the rice, stir and place in bags. You can also use handkerchiefs or other material. Just be sure to seal or tie it so you don't end up with rice in your dryer.

Note: You can use any other essential oil to match your personal taste in scents of course.

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Beltane Ritual Potpourri

45 drops frankincense oil
1 cup oak moss
1 cup dried bluebells
1 cup dried lilac
1 cup dried marigold
1 cup dried meadowsweet
1 cup dried rosebuds and petals
1 cup dried yellow cowslips

Mix the frankincense oil with the oak moss and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

Christmas Potpourri

3 c. Fresh juniper sprigs-with berries
2 c. Red rosebuds
1 c. Bay leaves
1/4 c. Cinnamon chips
2 tbsp. Cloves
10 Drops rose oil
3 Drops pine oil
6 Drops cinnamon oil
1 tbsp. Orrisroot chips
5 Whole dried rose blossoms
3 Three-inch cinnamon sticks
20 Assorted pinecones,-painted gold

Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and
scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.

Christmas Spice Potpourri

2 cups dried pink rose petals and buds
1/2 cup dried bay leaves, crumbled
1/2 cup dried orange peel
1/2 cup dried pomegranate slices, chopped
1 Tablespoon grated nutmeg
1/2 cup small pine cones
1/2 Tablespoon orris root power
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon mixed spices, lightly crushed: mustard seed, black,
green and white peppercorns, red spindle berries, juniper berries
10 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
20 drops orange essential oil
5 drops myrrh essential oil

LAVENDER SUMMER POTPOURRI
(all ingredients are dried):

4 cups lavender flowers
1 cup mixed culinary herbs, such as oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary
1/2 cup southernwood
2 cups pink rosebuds and petals
1 cup spearmint
1/4 cup chopped orris root or other fixative mixed with 1 tsp. essential lavender oil

Combine all ingredients and store in a glass jar or zip lock bags for 2 - 4 weeks to allow it to blend. Display in pretty glass or ceramic bowls, or put into sachets or sacks.

Speaking of essential lavender oil, it is the most widely used and versatile healing oil used in aromatherapy. Not only is it very effective, it is also very safe and easy to use. It is the only essential oil generally recommended as safe to apply 'neat' or undiluted to the skin. It is used as a first aid measure to treat minor burns in much the same way aloe gel might be applied. It promotes healing of minor cuts and scrapes, and helps prevent scarring. It is antiseptic and is used in a wide variety of herbal beauty products, and in many insect repellent mixtures. Research has shown it helpful in promoting restful sleep and as an aid for headaches when a drop is massaged into the temple area or onto the back of the neck. The balancing properties of lavender help correct anxiety, nervousness and other emotional problems. Try a drop or two on your pillow at night, in a warm bath, or on a tissue or handkerchief when traveling.

Pumpkin Potpourri


MATERIALS
1 small pumpkin
Leaves from your yard
Berries or nuts from your yard
1 cup orange peel
12 bay leaves
1/4 cup whole cloves
6 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
10 drops cinnamon oil
20 drops spice scented essential oil

DIRECTIONS
Chop the pumpkin into small pieces. Dry out in the oven on low
temperature. Crunch up the leaves and mix all the ingredients in a
large roasting pan. Store in airtight containers and let cure for at
least 6 weeks before using. This is a great way to use up pumpkins
after Samhain -and use the potpourri in the winter months, such as
Thanksgiving, Yule or Christmas.

Pumpkin Spice Simmer

3 cups Calendula
3 cups Windmill Pods, Peach or Orange
2 cups Spina Cristi
1/4 cup Cinnamon Bark, Broken
1/4 cup Orange Peel, Cut
2 Tablespoons Allspice, Whole
2 Tablespoons Cloves, Whole
1 Tablespoon Gingerroot, pieces

Fixative:
1/4 cup Calamus Root, Cut

Oil:
1/4 to 1/2 ounce of Pumpkin Spice
fragrance (or any essential or
fragrance oil you prefer)

Mix all ingredients except the fixative and oils in a container with a lid - again, glass is nice, but not always available. Plastic works, if you keep the oils off of the sides and bottom of the container.) Place the fixative on top of the flowers and spices,
spray or pour the oil on top. Seal and let "set up" a day or two till the oils are absorbed. Then open, mix gently, cover, and repeat every day or two for 10 days to 2 weeks.

One way to give and enjoy this type of simmer without all the messis
to put a small amount into a heat seal tea bag, which you can decorate or stamp with a design before ironing shut. Then place in a pot of simmering water and enjoy!

Spice Potpourri

1 tablespoon McCormick® Anise Seed
5 tablespoons McCormick® Whole Cloves
5 McCormick® Gourmet CollectionTM Whole Nutmeg
2 whole McCormick® Gourmet CollectionTM Vanilla Beans
7 sticks McCormick® Cinnamon Sticks
2 tablespoons McCormick® Whole Allspice
1 cup rock salt

1.Crush anise seed and whole cloves in a mortar. Crack nutmeg with
a hammer. Break or cut vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks into 1/2 to
1/4 inch pieces. Add remaining ingredients, stirring well.
2.Place in tightly covered jar 1 or 2 weeks.

Tip: Spice Potpourri can be used in many ways. Place some of the
mixture in an apothecary jar decorated with a ribbon to make a lovely
gift. Brandy snifters, fancy dishes or baskets also make interesting containers.

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50 Ways To Use Essential Oils

1. For good smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying. Add 5 drops essential oil to 1/4 cup fabric softener or water and place in the center cup of the washer.

2. Potpourri which has lost its scent can be revived by adding a few drops of essential oil.

3. Add a few drops of oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener.

4. Add a few drops essential oil to a pan of water and simmer on stove or in a potpourri pot.

5. To enjoy a scented candle, place a drop or two into the hot melted wax as the candle burns.

6. To dispel household cooking odors, add a few drops of Clove oil to a simmering pan.

7. For tired aching muscles or arthritis aches, mix 1 part Cinnamon, Sage and Basil oil to 4 parts Sweet Almond or other vegetable oil and use as a massage oil.

8. Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary I Lavender oil onto the back of your neck.

9. To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 oz. Sweet Almond or other skin-nourishing vegetable oil.

10. Add 10 drops of essential oil to a box of cornstarch or baking soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over the carpets on your home. let set for an hour or more, then vacuum.

11. To make a natural flea collar, saturate a short piece of cord or soft rope with Pennyroyal or Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief and tie loosely around the animal's neck.

12. Shoes can be freshened by either dropping a few drops of Geranium essential oil directly into the shoes or by placing a cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil into the shoes. Athlete's foot? Tea Tree is great!

13. Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon and Pine are nice. Rose Geranium helps with pet odors.

14. To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a food scent dabbed on a cotton ball into an inconspicuous corner.

15. Are mice a problem? Place several drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place at problem locations.

16. The bathroom is easily scented by placing oil-scented cotton balls in inconspicuous places, or sprinkle oils directly onto silk or dried flower arrangements or wreaths.

17. Apply true Lavender oil and Tea Tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes or scratches. 1 or 2 drops will promote healing.

18. Homemade soaps are pleasant and offer therapeutic effects when scented with essential oils. Use soaps which contain pure essential oils.

19. Homemade sachets are more fragrant when essential oils are blended with the flowers and herbs.

20. An essential oil dropped onto a radiator scent ring or light bulb will not only fill the room with a wonderful fragrance, but will also set a mood such as calming or uplifting. (Don't put essential oil in the socket.)

21. A few drops of your favorite oil or blend in the rinse water of your hand washables makes for pleasant results.

22. Anise oil has been used by fishermen for years. Use a drop or two on the fingertips before baiting up. Anise covers up the human scent that scares the fish away.

23. Essential oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Create your own personal essence! Add 25 drops to 1 oz of perfume alcohol and allow to age two weeks before using.

24. To dispel mosquitoes and other picnic pests, drop a few drops of Citronella oil on the melted wax of a candle or place a few drops on the Bar-B-Q hot coals.

25. 1 drop of Lemon essential oil applied directly to a wart is an effective means of elimination. Apply the essential oil daily until the wart is gone.

26. Rosemary promotes alertness and stimulates memory. Inhale occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.

27. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Fill the kitchen area with the aroma of spices such as Clove, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Simmer a few drops of the essential oil of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and other spices. Geranium oil sprinkled throughout the home creates a warm, cheerful and inviting mood. Add Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe
down the wood.

28. Add essential oils to paper mache, the result is the creation of a lovely aromatic piece of art.

29. Infuse bookmarks and stationery with essential oils. Place drops of oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters.

30. Neck pillows, padded and decorative hangers make more memorable gifts simply by putting a couple of drops of essential oil on them before giving.

31. Overindulge last night? Essential oils of Juniper, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel, Rosemary and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.

32. Essential oils of Vetivert, Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense , and Myrrh all make wonderful firewood oil. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.

33. Flies and moths dislike Lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.

34. Place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile, Lavender or Neroli on your pillow before retiring for restful sleep.

35. When moving into a new home, first use a water spray containing your favorite essential oils and change the odorous environment to your own. Do this for several days until it begins to feel like your space.

36. Ideal scents for the bedroom are Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender or Lemon.

37. 1 drop of Lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with a gentle buffing.

38. When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add ~ drop of Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Tangerine or Orange essential oil to the final rinse water.

39. For burns or scalds, drop Tea Tree oil directly on the effected area.

40. Place 1 drop of Peppermint oil in ½ glass of water, sip slowly to aid digestion and relieve upset stomach.

41. Use 1 drop of Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to relieve teething pain in children.

42. 6-8 drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects in winter.

43. Add I drop Geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.

44. Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.

45. When the flu is going around add a few drops of Thyme to your diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.

46. To bring fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1 drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender oils have been added.

47. The blend of lavender and Grapefruit oil is good for the office. Lavender creates a calm tranquil atmosphere while Grapefruit stimulates the senses and clears up stale air.

48. A blend of Geranium, Lavender and Bergamot alleviates anxiety and depression. Use in a room diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in the bath.

49. A wonderful massage blend for babies is I drop Roman Chamomile, 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Geranium diluted in 2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond oil.

50. 1 drop Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil rubbed on the back of the neck helps to relieve headaches.

Christmas Scent

3 sticks cinnamon
3 bay leaves
1/4 cup whole cloves
1/2 lemon
1/2 orange
1 quart water

Combine ingredients and simmer in a teakettle or saucepan throughout the holidays!


Christmas Cookie Blend

This blend smells like a sugar cookie! Try it in a room spray.
4 drops Vanilla (fragrance oil is ok as vanilla is so expensive)
10 drops Bergamot
5 drops Ylang ylang
2 drops Cardamom
1 drop Roman chamomile

Citrus Furniture Spray

10 drops Lemon
5 drops Lime
5 drops Bergamot
2 tsp. light olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
purified water

Put olive oil in 16 oz. spray bottle, add essential oils and vinegar.
Fill the rest of the bottle with purified water and shake well. Please do a patch test first just in case.

Disinfectant Room Spray

Combine water and essential oils in a spray bottle. Studies show that a two-percent dilution of eucalyptus oil kills 70 percent of airborne staph bacteria.

4 drops eucalyptus
2 drop peppermint
2 drops pine
2 drop tea tree
3 drops bergamot
1 ½ ounce = 45ml of water


Holiday Diffuser Blend

Mix Equal Parts
Clove Bud Oil
Fir Needle Oil
Sweet Orange Oil
Use in diffuser to lift spirits, calm emotions and liven the holiday season.

Scented Holiday Cards - Make your Christmas/Holiday cards extra special this year. Place 1 drop of any holiday blend on the inside corner of each card. Seal and send as usual. What a nice surprise for the recipient! Some oils to use: Cinnamon, Orange, Clove and Nutmeg.

Making Scented Candles - When making candles, mix 20-60 drops essential oil per 8 oz candle wax.

Scenting Unscented Candles - After lighting candle, add essential oils to melted pool wax. Essential oils are flammable so take extra care.

Room Spray to Cleanse and Freshen the Air

1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
6 drops Bergamot
8 drops Lemon
in 1 oz. of water.

Spice-Up-Your-Kitchen blend

1ml Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
1ml Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
1ml Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
2ml Spruce (Tsuga canadensis)

Blend all oils in a dark 5ml bottle, seal and invert to blend. Add 10 drops of the blend and 2 tablespoons of alcohol to a 120ml spray bottle. Add water and shake well. Spray down your countertops and cutting board for ultimate cleaning. For extra anti-bacterial cleaning, drop directly onto surface of cutting board and wipe well with a damp cloth. Do NOT get this blend on skin, these oils are highly volatile and may cause skin irritation. It is only to be used for cleaning or diffusing, not for any body work at all.

Springtime Blend

Bergamot 2 drops
Pink Grapefruit 2 drops
Lemon 3 drops
Lemongrass 2 drops
Mandarin 3 drops

Use in a diffuser or spray mist.

Tips for Using Essential Oils Around the House

QUICK TIPS:
Vacuum Cleaner - 2 to 3 drops on the dust collecting bag will spread a nice aroma
Toilet Paper - 2 to 3 drops on inside of roll before putting on the holder
Drawer Scenter - 2 to 3 drops on a cottonball inside drawers, closets, cupboards, etc.
Room Scenter - 4 to 5 drops on a light bulb scent ring Pot-pourri - 5 to 10 drops to revive spent pot pourri
Drains - 2 to 3 drops to help clear musty smells
Eucalyptus has MANY uses....here are a few:
A 2% solution of Eucalyptus oil will kill dust mites
Soak your dishcloths in a bowl with a few drops of Eucalyptus to kill germs
Dissolve the sticky remnants of tape on glass and appliances with Eucalyptus oil, but be careful about getting on wood or varnished surfaces...it can take off the finish.
Sterilize toilet and bathing areas

FOR GLASS AND SURFACE CLEANING
Use an old spray bottle if using plastic (EO’s will "eat" the plastic over time) MIX 16 oz water with 1 tablespoon Everclear alcohol and 1 teaspoon essential oils. I like a mix of tea tree, lemon and lavender (the aroma is great), but there are lots of other options. I like this blend because it goes after bacteria, viruses, fungus, yeast and mold. I also like a blend of Thyme and Lemongrass. Shake often during use.

FOR SINKS, TOILETS AND TUBS
Mix 1 teaspoon essential oil (a degreasing EO like lemon or orange is preferable) with 4 ounces of a good degreasing dishwashing soap (like Dawn) This combination will cut through the soap scum without scratching the porcelain.

GENERAL CLEANING
Make up a mild solution of hot water and a small amount of dish soap in a cleaning bucket. Add 10-20 drops EO. of your choice (this is how I use up the tail ends of bottles of EOs--I especially like pine, lemon, tea tree--or thyme if people have been sick. This is great for kitchens, baseboards, etc. etc.

CARPET CLEANING
You can add a few drops of Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Cinnamon Leaf - or whatever suits your germ killing fancy to the carpet solution.If your not shampooing the carpet, but would like to deodorize it, see the Carpet Deodorizer recipe at the end of this article.

KITCHEN SURFACE
Put Lemon EO in the wash water to kill salmonella. You might also want to add some clove or cinnamon. Wash out the inside of the fridge with a solution of tea tree to kill mold.

VACUUM CLEANERS
Put a couple of drops of essential oil on the outside of the paper vacuum bag. This freshens the air as you vacuum - and if you use a germ killing oil or oils (Lemon, Cinnamon, Tea Tree, Thyme, etc.) you can discourage unwanted science projects from growing in your vacuum cleaner.

THE DUST/MITE/HUMAN CONNECTION
The great majority of household dust is the excrement from dust mites which are eating shed human skin cells (not pretty, I know, but forewarned is forearmed). Some old pillow have been analyzed to be up to 70% (by weight) mite poop. You should wash your pillows regularly (especially if you have allergies), and there is a point when you should throw them away--you'll know!

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Basic recipe for potpourri

(Yields one quart)

• 3 Cups pink Rose Petals

• 3 Cups red Rose Petals

• 2 Cups miniature Rosebuds

• 2 Cups Lavender

• 1 Cup Rose Leaves

• 2 Tablespoons powdered Orris Root (fixative) or fiberfix

• 15 Drops Rose oil

1. Spread the fresh Petals on a mesh screen or on a large tray; place them in a warm, dry place, and stir or spread them around a little everyday until they are dry. Put dried Petals in a large glass or metal bowl.

2. Add a fixative such as powdered Orris Root, Oak Moss, cellulose or ground gum benzoin. Use a ratio of two tablespoons of fixative to about four cups of dried material. Add the essential oils and mix with your hands. You can use Sea Salt instead of a fixative, but the scent doesn't last as long. This isn't really a big deal as you can top up the scent with essential oil.

3. Place the mixture in a paper bag and seal the top with clothespegs or clips. Turn the bag over several times to distribute the fixative. Store it away from direct sunlight, and allow the mix to season for four to six weeks. Shake up the bag from time to time.

4. When the potpourri is "seasoned" place in open containers in warm places. Add a few drops of essential oils and mix with your hands from time to time as the fragrance diminishes.


Of course you can use any combination of Flowers, Herbs and Spices. Play around and see what happens. :D


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Spicy Potpurri

1 whole nutmeg

6 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks (you can break them or use them whole)

1 whole allspice

3 star anise

Place in cloth bag and tie up with decorative ribbon. Can be hung in a wardrobe/closet or place in drawers to scent clothing. Can be hung in a car. Can be placed around the house.
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MM,
Cool Info. Question, My friend has a roach problem, is there a EO or EO's for getting rid of roaches? She can't use the sprays because of allergies & she wants to try to do organic things. I have a snake problem, I've heard you can grow lemongrass in your yard & they'll stay away but lack of funds prevents this right now. So my Question is could I use a citrus oil or something to get rid of them? There cottonmouth snakes & black snakes. I'm just not comfortable with snakes at all.

Thanks, Lunacreek

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Wow, Cheshire~ Thank you! :28:

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I love this! Thanks for taking the time to post it!

Edit* I just realized this is 9 years old. Oops :surprisedwitch:

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These sound wonderful! I can't wait to try these out

_Cheshire_ wrote:Beltane Ritual Potpourri

45 drops frankincense oil
1 cup oak moss
1 cup dried bluebells
1 cup dried lilac
1 cup dried marigold
1 cup dried meadowsweet
1 cup dried rosebuds and petals
1 cup dried yellow cowslips

Mix the frankincense oil with the oak moss and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

Christmas Potpourri

3 c. Fresh juniper sprigs-with berries
2 c. Red rosebuds
1 c. Bay leaves
1/4 c. Cinnamon chips
2 tbsp. Cloves
10 Drops rose oil
3 Drops pine oil
6 Drops cinnamon oil
1 tbsp. Orrisroot chips
5 Whole dried rose blossoms
3 Three-inch cinnamon sticks
20 Assorted pinecones,-painted gold

Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and
scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.

Christmas Spice Potpourri

2 cups dried pink rose petals and buds
1/2 cup dried bay leaves, crumbled
1/2 cup dried orange peel
1/2 cup dried pomegranate slices, chopped
1 Tablespoon grated nutmeg
1/2 cup small pine cones
1/2 Tablespoon orris root power
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon mixed spices, lightly crushed: mustard seed, black,
green and white peppercorns, red spindle berries, juniper berries
10 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
20 drops orange essential oil
5 drops myrrh essential oil

LAVENDER SUMMER POTPOURRI
(all ingredients are dried):

4 cups lavender flowers
1 cup mixed culinary herbs, such as oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary
1/2 cup southernwood
2 cups pink rosebuds and petals
1 cup spearmint
1/4 cup chopped orris root or other fixative mixed with 1 tsp. essential lavender oil

Combine all ingredients and store in a glass jar or zip lock bags for 2 - 4 weeks to allow it to blend. Display in pretty glass or ceramic bowls, or put into sachets or sacks.

Speaking of essential lavender oil, it is the most widely used and versatile healing oil used in aromatherapy. Not only is it very effective, it is also very safe and easy to use. It is the only essential oil generally recommended as safe to apply 'neat' or undiluted to the skin. It is used as a first aid measure to treat minor burns in much the same way aloe gel might be applied. It promotes healing of minor cuts and scrapes, and helps prevent scarring. It is antiseptic and is used in a wide variety of herbal beauty products, and in many insect repellent mixtures. Research has shown it helpful in promoting restful sleep and as an aid for headaches when a drop is massaged into the temple area or onto the back of the neck. The balancing properties of lavender help correct anxiety, nervousness and other emotional problems. Try a drop or two on your pillow at night, in a warm bath, or on a tissue or handkerchief when traveling.

Pumpkin Potpourri


MATERIALS
1 small pumpkin
Leaves from your yard
Berries or nuts from your yard
1 cup orange peel
12 bay leaves
1/4 cup whole cloves
6 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
10 drops cinnamon oil
20 drops spice scented essential oil

DIRECTIONS
Chop the pumpkin into small pieces. Dry out in the oven on low
temperature. Crunch up the leaves and mix all the ingredients in a
large roasting pan. Store in airtight containers and let cure for at
least 6 weeks before using. This is a great way to use up pumpkins
after Samhain -and use the potpourri in the winter months, such as
Thanksgiving, Yule or Christmas.

Pumpkin Spice Simmer

3 cups Calendula
3 cups Windmill Pods, Peach or Orange
2 cups Spina Cristi
1/4 cup Cinnamon Bark, Broken
1/4 cup Orange Peel, Cut
2 Tablespoons Allspice, Whole
2 Tablespoons Cloves, Whole
1 Tablespoon Gingerroot, pieces

Fixative:
1/4 cup Calamus Root, Cut

Oil:
1/4 to 1/2 ounce of Pumpkin Spice
fragrance (or any essential or
fragrance oil you prefer)

Mix all ingredients except the fixative and oils in a container with a lid - again, glass is nice, but not always available. Plastic works, if you keep the oils off of the sides and bottom of the container.) Place the fixative on top of the flowers and spices,
spray or pour the oil on top. Seal and let "set up" a day or two till the oils are absorbed. Then open, mix gently, cover, and repeat every day or two for 10 days to 2 weeks.

One way to give and enjoy this type of simmer without all the messis
to put a small amount into a heat seal tea bag, which you can decorate or stamp with a design before ironing shut. Then place in a pot of simmering water and enjoy!

Spice Potpourri

1 tablespoon McCormick® Anise Seed
5 tablespoons McCormick® Whole Cloves
5 McCormick® Gourmet CollectionTM Whole Nutmeg
2 whole McCormick® Gourmet CollectionTM Vanilla Beans
7 sticks McCormick® Cinnamon Sticks
2 tablespoons McCormick® Whole Allspice
1 cup rock salt

1.Crush anise seed and whole cloves in a mortar. Crack nutmeg with
a hammer. Break or cut vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks into 1/2 to
1/4 inch pieces. Add remaining ingredients, stirring well.
2.Place in tightly covered jar 1 or 2 weeks.

Tip: Spice Potpourri can be used in many ways. Place some of the
mixture in an apothecary jar decorated with a ribbon to make a lovely
gift. Brandy snifters, fancy dishes or baskets also make interesting containers.

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Re: Sachets, Potpourri, Scenty Stuffs.

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The Book of Potpourri by Penny Black 1989 is very nice for all sorts of potpourri items to make. You can also adapt using magickal correspondences.

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