witchery & pocket magic

Practical Magic for Imbolc

Practical Magic for Imbolc

While many people associate Groundhog Day with superstitious weather prediction (or a timeless movie with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell), witch-y types recognize it by other more evocative and symbolic names: Candlemas, the Feast of Brigid/Brighid, the Feast of Lights, Imbolc. Situated between the Winter […]

Incense for the Longest Night

Incense for the Longest Night

Today’s recipe is the last for this winter series–it’s also the final item I’m making and sharing to use in my 2017 Yule ritual. This is incense for the longest night, essentially an aromatic altar offering for Yule. Stick incense using essential oils can easily […]

Santa Lucia Anointing Perfume

Santa Lucia Anointing Perfume

The longest, darkest night approaches in the northern hemisphere–many of us seek warmth, comfort, light, and clarity to carry as we navigate the night. Crafted to celebrate Santa Lucia, this simple anointing perfume carries deep symbolism and bright energy. While the feast day and festivities […]

Cardamom and Sweet Orange Beeswax Candles

Cardamom and Sweet Orange Beeswax Candles

I’m on a bit of a tear with cardamom and sweet orange essential oils. For one thing, cardamom and sweet orange essential oils smell incredible together. For another thing, I accidentally have too much of each. What to do? Indulge some aromatic beeswax candles! Honestly, […]

Sacred Heart Rose Hip Jelly

Sacred Heart Rose Hip Jelly

There’s no better time of year to be indulging vitamin C-rich rose hips–and rose hip jelly is a bright, delicious way to enjoy them. This particular rose hip jelly is extra special: it celebrates sacred unions. Whether created to share with a cherished friend, a […]

Magical “Chai” Spiced Honey

Magical “Chai” Spiced Honey

My journey has moved me inward of late: I find myself giving more time and energy to contemplative and mystical pursuits as I seek to re-establish broken parts of my connection with my self. Having awoken to profound wounds, I am doing the work necessary […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb-Bumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb-Bumble

Things can be a little slow up here in the North country. Early spring blessings don’t always greet us in early spring–sometimes we have to wait until much closer to summer for delicious things like strawberries and rhubarb to emerge. But, oh, when they do… […]

The Joys of Beltane and the Wild Transformation of Spring

The Joys of Beltane and the Wild Transformation of Spring

I’ve got a lot of heart for Beltane. Earth’s fertility feels most tangible: She accessorizes with flirtatious first flowers and sticky buds, teases with the first tendrils of climbing vines. Her wild, showy reemergence tempts us beyond frail hope into courageous, playful, intimate relationship with […]

Sweet Retreat Scrying Incense

Sweet Retreat Scrying Incense

Some days, it’s hard to see the forest for the trees or the answers for the questions. On those days, we need a little clarity and comfort. This incense, designed for burning on charcoal, is a sweet, soothing comfort when your heart is weary. Crafted […]

mooning over chamomile

mooning over chamomile

More often than not, when we think of Chamomile, we think of the herbal Chamomile tea used to encourage sleep, but Chamomile essential oil bears many additional therapeutic properties–and lends itself to more varied applications. Aromatherapy offers us two unique Chamomile essential oils: German Chamomile (Matricaria […]

getting un-stuck

getting un-stuck

One of the most entertaining and challenging parts of being an aromatherapist is creating custom blends for individuals facing very specific (and often uncommon) issues. Since my background and passion includes magical aromatherapy, I am often asked to design and create products that impart unique energetic […]

intentional new year’s blends

intentional new year’s blends

Cheers! By the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, I am typically excited to commit to the possibilities the new year holds (not to mention eager to say goodbye to what the year-that-was held). As we roll up on New Year’s Eve in 2012, I […]


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