I am in an end of a summer/ beginning of fall, harvest flutter. I am putting up food as quick as I can and trying to get our winter health kit ready to go. Better to be prepared. So this is what I made for sore throats and coughs. yes yes I am not a doctor etc. I’m a mom this is what I do for me and my family and you need to be responsible for what you do with yours. ok enough of that!
I think I may add a small pinch of cayenne to this but right now it is just lemon (from our tree) and honey in a small jelly jar. I can give Little a teaspoon before bed or just have it with some hot water making a tea.
What are your favorite natural health items to have on hand for your family?
<note: my aunt said she put ginger in hers so I have since put in about a inch chunk cut up a little and smashed into the honey>
Categories: daily life, family, Kids, photos, Rhythm of the Seasons
Tags: children, DIY, family, healing, herbs, pagan, photo
If you read my post last week you know that my dear friend J and I are having a (loving) ongoing conversation about teaching our children our respective religions. We also talked about what activities we do with out children. Little helps me cook almost every night and so I am teaching her “magic” or that when you make food for people you think good thoughts about them being healthy and happy. J said oh I call that praying. It doesn’t really matter what you call it and just about every faith has some aspect of magic within it. Another very common way to do magic or pray is to light a candle for someone. Today’s post I will show you how I made two magical candles. These were both for healing.
To start with I went to the dollar store and got candles. They have these ones that are the religious ones just without pictures. Then you will find what pictures you want. You can of course draw your own. I have a few images I found somewhere on the net and like to use.
This one I like particularly for children. I printed it out and cute it to the size I wanted. I colored it a little.
I then wrote my spell or prayer on the back of the image.
Scotch tape to affix it.
Here it is on my kitchen altar.
This is the second one I made
You can see the coloring in much clearer in this one. Because it is a spell you are pouring your energy into it. When I color I am thinking of/ picturing healing.
both candles with their flames burning bright, sending literally love and light to those in need. If you are curious the other is my kitchen candle.
Her is my volunteer Calendula next to my volunteer tomatoes. Calendula is wonderful for soothing all manner of skin issues.
I harvested some of the flowers (the plants like to be dead headed anyway)
Pop them into a jar and poured grape seed oil over them. I have since added more oil and more flowers. Close lid tightly Put it in a cool dark cupboard and shake it every now and then. As with all infusions it takes a few weeks, then you can use it as oil or I am going to be trying to mix it with coconut oil to make a lotion. Wish me luck I will show you how that turns out.