Literally, out of nowhere.
With wedding season hogging my fall season so lovingly, I haven't kept up with my usual blogging fun. Now I'm in editing mode and will get back in the swing of things!
For a quick Halloween treat, I've asked my favorite kitchen witch to "cook" us up something for the season.
Catherine Campbell has extensive knowledge and experience with what she terms kitchen witchcraft. Although she shared a few fun ideas, this one stuck out to me as it is what I need most right now as I continue building my business, let's hope it inspires you as well.
For now, I will leave you a simple recipe for courage. Take it away, Catherine.
A courage pouch is a blend of plants, flowers, oils and crystals to help you fortify and promote courage in your work.
You will Need:
-a small drawstring pouch, or sew your own from a piece of rectangular cloth (sew all but 1 side to keep an opening)
-a crystal: bloodstone, garnets (readily available here in the mountains), hematite, tiger's eye
-any of the following herbs: wood sorrel, rosemary, saffron, hawthorn leaves/flowers/berries, thyme, mullein, dock leaves/root, borage flowers, sunflowers, yarrow (all of these are pretty common and can be found throughout summer in the mountains and fields)
-one of the following essential oils: sandalwood, thyme, rosemary, nasturtium, cedar or balsam
How to Craft:
Stir the herbs, flowers, wood together. Add 2-3 drops of essential oil. Stir and let dry a bit. Take a couple drops of the essential oil and anoint the crystal.
How to Use:
Place the crystal in the pouch. Then spoon a bit of the herb/flower mix into the pouch. Pull drawstrings shut or tie off with a bit of ribbon or strip of cheesecloth. Hang the pouch in your closet, put it under your bed, or place it in your car, office drawer or wherever you need a reminder to take heart and go for it.