Daily Feng Shui News for Jan. 24th – ‘Compliment Day’

I’d like to share a tasty recipe that will have everyone eating of your hands during today’s ‘Compliment Day.’ My passion for all things culinary has driven me to spend much time over the last twenty years studying the magic inherent in food, and there is one recipe that I repeat on a fairly regular basis because of its promise and time tested positive results. This recipe comes from ancient Indian texts and will the compliments coming right at you. You need a small amount of saffron, milk and some sliced almonds. Mix the almonds and some of the saffron together and then boil them in the milk. The lore surrounding this secret recipe says that whoever drinks it will be blessed and think only sweet thoughts while saying only sweet words. So go ahead and be generous with your compliments towards everyone else, but if there’s a special someone you’ve been waiting to hear sweet nothings from: got milk?

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Recipe For Remembrance Cookies

Recipe For Remembrance Cookies

These cookies can be made on Hallow’s Eve. They can be shaped like people and the herb rosemary is added to the dough as a symbol of remembrance. Some of the cookies are eaten while telling stories or attributes of special ancestors, reminding us that we still have access to their strengths–or perhaps a predisposition to their weaknesses. The rest of the cookies are left outside by a bonfire as an offering. This can be a solemn ritul, but it need not be.
Ingredients for the cookies:
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter or margarine (softened)
1 egg
2 t. vanilla
1 t. almond extract
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar
1 1/2 T. chopped rosemary
Heat oven 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, almond extract, and rosemary until creamy. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Fold flour mixture into sugar mixture. Beat until dough forms and refrigerate for three hours. Divide dough into halves. Roll out one portion to 3/16 of an inch on a floured surface. Cut out with gingerbread women or men cutters and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat rolling and cutting with second portion. Bake for 5-7 minutes.

The Witches Spell for Oct. 13th – Bend Over Spell, Oil & Powder

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Bend Over Spell to Get People to Do What You Want Them To

This spell can used anytime you want to get control over another person and bend them to your will. You can purchase Bend Over Powder and Bend Over Oil or you can make your own from the following recipes:

Bend Over Powder

Combine equal parts of the following:
Allspice

Calamus Root

Cinnamon

Bend Over Oil

To make the oil, combine the above powdered herbs, cover it three times over with almond oil. Keep it in a warm place for two weeks, shaking it once or twice per day. Strain and bottle it. For extra power add a few drops of Bergamot and Vanilla oils

Classic Bend Over Spell

Items You Will Need:

Black image candle to represent your subject

Paper

Red Ink (Dragon’s Blood Ink preferable)

Write the subject’s name nine times on the paper, then turn the paper 90 degrees and cross and cover it by writing, “Bend Over” nine times over the top of the names.

Inscribe the subject’s name on the candle. If you have a photo, signature, hair, fingernail clippings or a small personal item belonging to the person, carve out the bottom of the candle and insert this.

Anoint the candle with Bend Over oil and rub it in as you project your desires onto the candle. Envision what you want the person to do and how you want them to behave toward you.

Place your candle on its holder. Dip the four corners of the paper into the Bend Over oil. Sprinkle it with Bend Over powder. Fold the paper toward you two times, enfolding the powder in the middle. Imagine your desired outcome as you do so. Turn your paper 90 degrees and fold it one or two more times. Then place it under the candle holder.

Sprinkle Bend Over powder around the candle. Light it and let it burn all the way down. Bury the remains near the subject’s home or business and forget about it.

Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 30 –

Let’s get dirty! It’s ‘National Mud Pack Day’ and I want to share a ‘secret’ recipe for making a facial mud pack at home. You’ll need three teaspoons of Fuller’s earth, two teaspoons of curd yogurt, a half-teaspoon of almond oil and three drops of rose water. Put the curd in a bowl and gradually stir in the Fuller’s earth. Pour the almond oil and rose water on top and mix all ingredients until they form a paste. Apply this mud mask to your face, wait twenty minutes and rinse it off with cool water. Mud puddles might make you feel like a kid again, but this all-natural facial pack will have you looking like one!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily Aromatherapy Tip – Frankincense Bath Kisses

Daily Aromatherapy Tip – Frankincense Bath Kisses

You can make these now and freeze them for your holiday gifts.
These lusciously scented “kisses” are a bathtime luxury. Melt one ounce cocoa butter and 2/3 ounce shea butter(available in most health food stores)in a microwave, then add 1/3 ounce sweet almond oil and 1/8 teaspoon each frankincense and sweet orange essential oils. Pour into small candy molds and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from molds. Place one or two ‘kisses’ into hot bath water. Store the rest in a ziplock bag in the freezer.
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Daily Feng Shui News for Jan. 24 – ‘National Compliment Day’

Today’s ‘National Compliment Day’ recipe will have them eating right out of your hands, or, more appropriately, drinking a magically complimentary elixir from your kitchen. This next recipe comes from ancient Indian texts and tells how we can say or think the sweetest things, and how we can get someone else do the exact same. You need a small amount of saffron, almonds and milk. Mix sliced almonds and some of the saffron together and then boil that in milk. The lore surrounding this secret recipe says that whoever drinks this will then be blessed and think only sweet thoughts and say only sweet words. This legend continues that drinking this mixture will also allow anyone imbibing to expel their anger and forget their woes. Got milk? I hope so.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Dream Oil (Air Magick)

Dream Oil

(Air Magick)

Rosemary

Bay leaves

4 drops spearmint extract

Almond base oil

3 Marigold petals

A few moonstone chips

Crush together equal amounts of rosemary and bay leaves. Add four drops of spearmint extract and blend into an almond base oil. Add three marigold petals and a few moonstone chips. Allow the oil to settle for thirty days in a dark place before use. Anoint pulse points or pillow. This oil promotes dreaming and helps you remember your dreams.

Sleep Spell Oil

Sleep Spell Oil

 

To Induce Sleep You will need:
1/2 oz carrier oil
12 drops bergamot
3 drops lavender
3 drops cypress

Directions:

In 1/2 oz of carrier oil (I used apricot kernel, sweet almond would also be good),
mix 12 drops of bergamot, 3 drops lavender and 3 drops cypress.

To increase the benefits of your sleep, apply a few drops behind your ears, spreading the excess out over your jawline. Do this immediately before bed.

This is a good oil blend for people who have trouble falling asleep at night,
or for people who sleep restlessly.

Dreaming Oil

Dreaming Oil

 

Rosemary

Bay leaves

4 drops spearmint extract

Almond base oil

3 Marigold petals

A few moonstone chips

Crush together equal amounts of rosemary and bay leaves. Add four drops of spearmint extract and blend into an almond base oil. Add three marigold petals and a few moonstone chips. Allow the oil to settle for thirty days in a dark place before use. Anoint pulse points  or pillow. This oil promotes dreaming and helps you remember your dreams

Carrier Oils for Mixing with Essential Oils

CARRIER OILS FOR MIXING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

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Pure Essential Oils are mostly too strong and concentrated to be used directly
on our skin. So they should be diluted with carrier or base oils so that they
can be rubbed or massaged onto the skin.  Essential Oils can be very expensive
and will not go very far when full strength, but will cover a large area when
diluted and will be just as effective. Oils which are termed “Extra Virgin, Cold
Pressed Oils” are the best carrier oils to use. These are the first pressed oils
from a crop. The oils come from the nut or seed of the plants. Although there
are hundreds of oil bearing plants only a few are produced commercially.

Also the oils which themselves have no, or a minimum of, aroma of their own are
more suitable for Aromatherapy, to allow the Essential oils themselves to work
properly.

Later extraction’s can come from heat or solvent processes which can destroy
vital trace minerals and vitamins found in the oils. It is also wise to avoid
mineral oils and baby oils as well.

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Sweet Almond

The first choice of many aromatherapists as it is good for all skin types.
Almond oil diluted with 10% of Avocado or Wheatgerm (unless the user is allergic
to wheat) is good for people with dry skin, and can help relieve itching,
soreness and dryness. Never mix this oil up with the essential oil from bitter
almonds as this oil is never used in aromatherapy due to the risk of prussic
acid forming.

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Grapeseed

A good second choice carrier especially for those whose skin seems not to absorb
other oils very quickly.

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Apricot Kernel

Another good for all skin types, but especially sensitive or prematurely mature
skin.

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Peach Kernel

And another good for all skin types, along with Sweet Almond and Apricot Kernel
oils it is a rich and nourishing oil.

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Olive

Used in a 10% dilution, for rheumatic conditions, hair care and cosmetics.

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Soya

Can be used 100% on all skin types.

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Sunflower Seed

Can be used 100%

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Sesame Seed

Used as a 10% addition to main oils. Can assist with psoriasis, eczema,
rheumatism, and arthritis.

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Coconut
Usually deodorized for use in aromatherapy coconut oil can aid tanning and is
reputed to filter the sun’s rays. Can cause a rash on some people.

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Avocado

Used as an addition to other base oils, 10% to 25%. It is good for eczema and
dry, dehydrated skin.

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Calendula

This Oil has an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, vulnerary (aiding healing of
wounds) effect and so is very useful in its own right. The addition of essential
oils enhance the effects of the oils together, (a synergistic effect). It also
blends well with Hypericum.

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Hypericum

Macerated oil from St Johns Wort. An anti-inflammatory oil. It is soothing and
effective on wounds and is helpful in cases of neuralgia, sciatica and
fibrositus.  Blends well with Calendula.

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Wheatgerm

Used 10% in a mixture. Helps eczema, psoriasis, prematurely aged skin, and slows
down mixed blends of oils from deterioration.

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Jojoba

More of a liquid wax than an oil, used as a 10% addition to other oils.