Ointments

Merry Meet! :) Here are some ointments that I think you will enjoy.

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Two Ways on How to Make:

# 1. The Shortening Way:

Softly heat four parts shortening over low heat. When liquified ( Be careful it does not burn! ) add one part dried herbal mixture. Blend it in with a wooden spoon until it is mixed thoroughly. Continue heating until the shortening has the extracted herbal scent. That is of course when, you can smell the scents in the air. :)

Strain the mixture though some cheesecloth into a heat proof container ( ex. like a canning jar. ). Then add one-half tincture of benzoin to each pint of ointment you have made for a natural preservative. Store in a dark, cool spot. Your refrigerator works well. :) These ointments will last for weeks and months. Throw away any when they get moldy and make a fresh batch. You may want to book mark this so you have it whenever you need it. :)

# 2. The Beeswax way.

You may like this method better for the reason that the the shortening method is greasy.

For this, try to use unbleached wax. But you may if you have to. Chip the wax with a large knife. So you can pack it in a measuring cup. Take about one-fourth cup or so of the wax and place it in a double boiler. ( such as a coffee can, place it in a larger pot of water. ) Put in about one-fourth olive oil, hazelnut, sesame oil, or some other vegetable oil. Stir with wooden spoon until the wax has oil has blended into the wax.

Take away from the heat and let cool slightly, until it has just begun to thicken. Now you can add all of your mixed oils to the wax. Stir well with a wooden spoon and then pour into a heat proof container. Lable and store in the usual manner. :)

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Exorcism ointment

3 drops Frankincense
2 drops Pepperment
1 drop Clove
1 drop Pine

Add these to the beeswax/oil base. Anoint the body when you feel the need for strong purification.

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Flying ointment

1 part Dittany of Crete
1 part Cinquefoil
1 part Mugwort
1 part Parsley

Add the herbs to shortening and prepare in the usual way. Anoint the body prior to attempting astral projection.

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Love ointment

4 drops Ylang-Ylang
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Cardamom
1 drop Vanilla extract

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Moon Goddess ointment

5 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Lemon
1 drop Rose

Prepare with beeswax/oil base. Anoint yourself to attune with the goddess of the moon and during Full Moon rituals.

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Sun God ointment

4 drops Frankincense
3 drops Orange
1 drop Cinnamon

Make according to the beeswax/oil method. Anoint the body to attune with the Solar God, especially on wiccan sabbots.

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Witches ointment

3 parts Vervain
3 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Cinnamon
1 part Carnation petals

Make as in the usual shortening way. Store in container marked with a pentagram. Anoint the body prior to Wiccan rituals to become one with the Goddess and God and that which lies beyond them.

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Well, those are some of them. :) If you want more get Scott Cunningham's book called, "The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, and Brews." All of these recipies are from that book and he has much, much more of the title and more in that book. :)
Blessed Be!

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