How to DIY Yourself a Coven

Okay, perhaps that title is a bit of a stretch. What can I say? I am prone to being hyperbolic.

Most of us are solitary witches. Some from choice, some from necessity. I, myself, am generally happy to be solitary. I can create my own rituals and don’t have to deal with any of the politics or lady drama of a typical coven. Particularly with me not being Wiccan, finding a “coven” was nearly impossible.

Or was it….?

It occurred to me some months ago that everyone meets their romantic partners online. So why couldn’t I meet my witch sisters online as well? The internet is full of wonderful resources for us witchy folks; blogs, hubs, hashtags and even Pinterest has some witch-tastic stuff on there. What there isn’t, however, is a Match.com type equivalent for meeting one’s soul sister. Hell, there’s not even a Tinder equivalent! I had tried in the past, with only one success story, to find other witches on Craigslist. Hey, don’t you judge me! That yielded mostly creepy guys looking for a kinky girl. GROSS! Or else I would up basically giving witchcraft one on one lessons via email. Suffice is to say it was disheartening and draining.

Then one day I thought about a website I’d visited in the past, but never really used. MeetUp.com.

So for $14.99 a month I set a witch’s group I named “We the Wild Women” (because that’s my personal hashtag for all things powerful woman related) and put out an open call to all local witches of any and all beliefs to gather in what I termed “an open circle”. And then I held my breath and refreshed my screen over and over for about an hour. It took no longer than a week for 50 women to join the group! I’ll be honest, it was overwhelming at first. What I did not know about MeetUp.com is that people join lots of groups and rarely interact with all of them. So thanks to that, I would up with about 15 women who truly were looking for community, too. witch circle

We held our first gathering on a Sunday morning in the park, under a beautiful canopy of trees. I made it a potluck because food can really lubricate social awkwardness and I’m already awkward enough. We sat and introduced ourselves, snacked, and basically tested out each other’s vibes. Now I’ll be honest, not everyone was a great fit. In fact, I made the choice to ask one Negative Nancy to not rejoin our group. That, my friends, was some drama. In fact, I think she tried to curse me, as a lot of shit went sideways in my word just after that. Not to worry, the (possible) hex has been broken and all is well again in my life. I mention this only because I think you have to be aware that meeting strangers is often weird & lonely people can often be a little crazy. Safety first!

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It’s now been about three months since our group first started. We have gotten together as a whole about three times, with our fourth coming up in a few days. We are not a coven. We are a circle of witches who gather together to support, share with and feel community with each other. There is no “leader”, no roles, no dogma. Just sisterhood. We are a varied group, I’ll tell you that. In fact, that is such a blessing; as I think we learn the most from people who we differ from.

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We gathered recently for Lammas, where we snacked and drank, laughed and meditated, and were lead by one of our sisters through a truly beautiful ritual. I am so grateful for this circle of real life witches to share with. It has been the thing most missing from my life. I had meditated and prayed for this to happen over the last year and now it has manifested. If you are feeling a lack of witchy community I wholeheartedly encourage you create your own. Websites and hashtags are wonderful, but nothing can compare to real life gathering (and that’s coming from an anxious introvert!).

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Moon Magic to Banish Depression

I love the moon. I feel drawn to it. I take comfort in it. I look to it for guidance. So when I found myself in a deep winter funk (aka seasonal depression) I knew she’d be the one to turn to for help.

When you are using the moon’s power for magic and/or manifesting (whatever term you’re most comfortable with) it is important to make sure the moon is in the proper phase for what you want to accomplish. I could go on and on about this topic, but here’s a brief explanation. When the moon is dark it is a good time for the removal of binding spells and bringing justice; the new moon just after is a perfect time to start new ventures. As the moon grows (or waxes) you’ll want to work magic that is constructive (think of this a drawing things to you). When the moon is finally in her full glory it is a very powerful time; any and all magic is stronger on the full moon (though I usually just meditate on the moon when she’s full). And finally, as the moon wanes (gets smaller) this is when you do banishing spells, break habits, etc… For the purposes of banishing, I like to work at (or just after) the full moon.

On the  full moon, I set my intention to heal my soul. In a conversation with a friend, the idea came to me to place a jug of water under them moon and set my intent upon it. My thoughts being that between my own personal power and that of the moon I could manifest some real healing power. It turns out, this is not an uncommon practice, but I had not heard or read about it before.

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Being the practical Kitchen Witch that I am, I didn’t use a fancy vessel or anything. I just grabbed a large, clear jug and got to work. I set my jug, filled with purified water, in the full moon’s light, surrounded by candles (any old candles will do here) to represent the four directions. Then, I sat myself in a comfortable chair nearby and set my intention with meditation. It was during this time that the chant I used came to me. Feeling the time was right, I placed my hands on the jar and chanted to the moon.

The next morning I brought the jug inside and drank my first glass or magic. I drank one glass each day during the moon’s waning phase (always honoring the moon and her healing each time), finishing unexpectedly on the day before the new moon. I could feel the magic in it, giving strength to my will to heal myself.

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It should go without saying that this post is not meant to replace any current therapies or medications you may be on.

As a side note, I feel confidant this practice could be implemented in many ways, depending on your needs and the phase of the moon.

How to Make Eggshell Candles for Ostara / Spring Equinox / Easter

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Ostara is such a pretty word, but I find I struggle with using it. It’s a new term to me, something that I’m positive I’ve heard before, but never stuck. For me growing up, this time of year was heralded in my house simply as Spring Equinox and as much as I love the magic that surrounds the word Ostara, { I keep italicizing it because It’s pretty and makes it look more magical, it’s working right? right?! } I still find myself comfortable in thinking of this day, or Sabbath if you’re jiggy with it, as Equinox; either way, it is the time of year that officially marks an equilibrium between day light hours and night time darkness.

When I was younger, we would go out to a friend of my moms and we would walk around a medicine wheel and celebrate with a huge potluck of yummy food and bask in the sun. But as I grew up and went out into the world on my own, I found I never did much celebrating. I would always acknowledge the day, and I’d have a little pep in my step, but I never exactly shared why with anyone. But with the birth of this blog and a solid friendship formed with Michelle, I decided I would do something fun this year, I would do something magical to welcome Spring to the world again!

This winter, I took up candle making as a hobby, actually I started last winter, but I REALLY got into it this year with sourcing out the best place to get soy wax locally and non lead wicks and learning the difference between pillar soy wax and regular soy wax and, well, I went balls deep! { I also got into making bath bombs, lip balms, mustache wax, massage bars and more, I found most of the supplies at the same store, so as I said, I went balls deep! } Since I may had gone a little over board, I still have plenty of supplies, which is awesome for when the creative spark fans into flame and I have the proper supplies to get into it all nitty gritty.

So when an idea came across my tumblr dash of fun easy ways to celebrate Ostara, I was struck with this adorable idea, making candles in eggshells! Ostara/Spring/Easter are all heavy symbolized by bunnies and eggs, you know, fertility things! Now, If you are like me and you wanna run to the hills when fertility is mentioned because , no, no babies for me please, have no fear!! I like to think more of fertility of the soil. It’s time for life to be breathed into this grey dreary planet again! So I wanna make it clear, if you are wanting to dabble in this, don’t worry about it making you an automatic baby making factory… unless that is what you want!

I chose to keep it simple. The only spell that would be placed on my specific candles were that of prosperity and hope for a lovely Spring. I didn’t chant, or write anything down, I just thought loving thoughts and hummed to myself as I made these candles and I felt calm, centered and felt, I dunno, right as I made them.

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What you’ll need for Eggshell Candles for Ostara / Spring Equinox / Easter:

  • Soy Wax & bees wax.
  • crush dried rose petals
  • dried lavender
  • fresh sage
  • eggs shells, carefully cracked so just the tops are removed.
  • wicks, I chose string wax dipped wicks this time, as I think wood wicks would be too large.
  • 2 pots, one large filled with water, one smaller for your wax
  • chop stick or stirring stick that you don’t care will be ruined by wax

Of course I’m terrible and didn’t measure or weigh my wax, but I filled my wax pot with a ratio of 1 part bees wax to 10 parts soy wax approximately. And then I placed my wax pot into a pot with water I already had heating on the on the stove top. Make sure the water is hot, but not a t a boil, but slightly and gently bubbling or moving is purrfect! The reason you are essentially using a double boiler is to not scorch your wax and discolour it. I also threw some dried lavender in with the wax in hopes that it might infuse it with a bit of it’s perfume and it looked pretty.

As I let my wax melt down I got to setting up my eggs. For the eggs, you can use a sharp knife or kitchen scissors to make them a little more even, though I kind of liked the rustic edges on mine  I had already cleaned them out and peeled out the membrane and let them dry a few days in advance. Basically I just collected the shells as I cooked throughout the week. Waste not, want not, right?!

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I placed my eggs in an egg carton I rescued from my recycling bin so I had a nice sturdy place to stand them up and commenced with placing the wicks in each one and then I sprinkled dried lavender in them from my pantry, crushed and dried rose petals from a bouquet I had elected to dry and turn most of into a garland { oh, I really need to take photos of that! Its super purdy! } and then I placed two fresh sage leaves in each cup from my my garden.

I chose these ingredients as lavender is really good for cleansing, attracting good luck, healing and fertility. Rose petals are fantastic for attracting beauty, more good luck empowering yourself and divination. Lastly, sage is kind of a staple in most witches pantries or gardens, it’s perfect for purification, healing cleansing and acquiring wisdom. Plus the combo smells dreamy! I also chose to add the beeswax to my candle mix more for sending out some love and protection for the bees, more than for the wax composition.

I then carefully and slowly poured my wax into each egg cup. This is very tricky as the opening is so small, so I was extra appreciative of having a specific wax pot for pouring! It helps HEAPS! I usually set the wicks straight with a chopstick brace along the top, but since these little guys were fragile and uneven, I elected to let them stay as they were. If I noticed them drooping, I’d make sure to grab the wick out quickly, let it cool for a second and straighten it out before placing back in.


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I ended up having extra melted wax, so I made a larger candle in a mason jar and filled it with all the same goodies and loving intentions. Once everything was poured I placed a box over the set up. One, to avoid an accidental knock over and two this helps the wax to cool at an even temperature and avoid and uneven top of your candle or those little sink holes you may have gotten around your wicks before. It’s a handy trick passed to me from my local candle supply making man! { does that make him a candlestick maker?!! }

BOOM! An hour later and everything was cooled and set, I was able to move my egg candles to my alter, where I displayed them in a mix of little silver port glasses and tiny tea cups!

Have you ever tried your hand at candle making before? or do you have a Spring time tradition that you hold dear? Let us know in the comments as we would LOVE to hear! 

 

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Ostara Approaches

Ostara is such an uplifting sabbat. I suppose they all are, of course, but Ostara is all about the beginning of new life linked with the Spring Equinox. It’s a time for blossoming, birthing and beginnings. I just love it. I think this sabbat as a special place for me because it it so perfectly made to share with children (not unlike Yule). Here’s a little Ostara trivia for you: did you know if you take a raw egg outside on the equinox and place it wide end down onto the sidewalk it should stand upright for a few moments? True story! Did you also know that pagans have been celebrating Ostara (or some version of it) from as far back as 200 B.C.? Yep.

Last year was my first year celebrating all the sabbats and esabbats. When Ostara came around I was not exactly surprised by it’s uncanny similarities to Easter, but I found myself dwelling on it a bit. I live in a predominately Christian area (as most are in the U.S.) and when I tried to have conversations with “friendly” Christians about remarkable similarities between the two celebrations, or how Ostara had been celebrated long before Easter, I was not met with smiles and wonder. No, it was decidedly a bitter and doubtful reception. Sad as this was, I was not surprised; and lucky for me I write a blog. So I can talk about whatever I want with you all, right?

Ours is a distinctly beautiful tradition. rich in history & lore. I’m going to abstain from turning this into “a history of ostara” or a rant about how our holidays were hijacked by the church. Nope, not going to do that. Let’s keep it positive shall we? Yes, let’s! We know most, though not all, of our readers are fairly new to their witchy ways, and honestly so are we in the grand scope of things. With that in mind, let’s chat about Ostara traditions that we can fold into our modern witchy lives. I think we can break them down into food, crafts & kid stuff and of course, magic.

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Food

Mmmmmmm, food. Being the Kitchen Witch I am, most sabbats are spent largely in the kitchen. Imbuing delicious and nourishing meals for my family with my own love & intention is an everyday magic I practice. On a day like Ostara, however, I like to punch it up a bit. I like to start by washing everything washable in the kitchen (maybe even wiping things down with a cloth soaked in moon water if it’s handy), then burn a large bundle of sage to purify the space, followed by burning Palo Santo as a blessing. Again, if you’re a Kitchen Witch, this is your sacred space & should be treated as such.

Once the space is cleansed & blessed, it’s time to get to work. As one might expect, eggs and carrots are associated with the day; but there’s much more. Seeds and sprouts are wonderful additions to your meals on Ostara, as they represent the burgeoning new life all around us. Butter, cream, etc…are all excellent options, too; as they come from mother’s of newly birthed offspring (why do you think it’s called offspring? Because that’s when life blooms!) I wish I had time right now to go cook up a feast, take beautiful photos, and then edit & post them here for you. Sadly, I do not have that kind of time. So I am going to share with you some wonderful finds instead.

Here's a wonderful recipe for Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

Here’s a wonderful recipe for Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

 

A wonderful recipe for these yummy scones can be found here.

A wonderful recipe for these yummy scones can be found here.

 

Personally, I am not a fan of eating lamb, but it's an Ostara staple. If you're interested, here's a lovely and fairly simple recipe.

Personally, I am not a fan of eating lamb, but it’s an Ostara staple. If you’re interested, here’s a lovely and fairly simple recipe.

 

Here's my own recipe for a delicious and simple quick bread.

Here’s my own recipe for a delicious and simple quick bread.

 

Of course there are many, many dishes that are perfect for Ostara’s celebratory vibe. Just cook what feels right to you. However, if you’re stumped for ideas or not usually a cook, just pop over to Pinterest and type in “Ostara recipes” and go nuts!

 

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Crafts & Kid Stuff

This can really be whatever feels like fun for you and your family. You could make Ostara baskets, dye eggs, go feed the wild animals in your area (this is something we do every sabbat and esabbat), garden, make candles, etc… Anything goes, although I would highly recommend working with natural materials as much as possible.

This is a fantastic post on how to dye eggs with natural ingredients. So fun!

This is a fantastic post on how to dye eggs with natural ingredients. So fun!

 

Why not start some windowsill gardening? This is pretty simple & straightforward.

Why not start some windowsill gardening? This is pretty simple & straightforward.

 

Seed bombs are always amazing. But making beautiful seed bombs to give as Ostara gifts is amazing! Go here to learn how.

Seed bombs are always amazing. But making beautiful seed bombs to give as Ostara gifts is amazing! Go here to learn how.

 

Why not make your kids their very own custom Ostara coloring book? Just search out images on internet, print, and bind. Voilà! Instant joy!

Why not make your kids their very own custom Ostara coloring book? Just search out images on internet, print, and bind. Voilà! Instant joy!

 

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Magic

Here’s the good stuff. The special stuff. The stuff that you came here for. Magic. As with all magic, in my opinion, it is more important here to be authentic and intentional that it is to be fancy & pretty. That said, I’m going to use some pretty pictures to illustrate some ideas for you.

Speaking of intention, this is such a wonderful way to go about it. Just write your aspirations, hopes, goals, etc...on an egg, bury it on Ostara, & plant on top of it. As the plant fourishes, so should your dreams. (sidenote: I do not know where this original image is from, sorry)

Speaking of intention, this is such a wonderful way to go about it. Just write your aspirations, hopes, goals, etc…on an egg, bury it on Ostara, & plant on top of it. As the plant fourishes, so should your dreams. (sidenote: I do not know where this original image is from, sorry)

 

Even if you (like me) do not typically have a formal altar, this is a great day to pour some creative energy in & stir up some magic. This is just one example of something you might enjoy creating.

Even if you (like me) do not typically have a formal altar, this is a great day to pour some creative energy in & stir up some magic. This is just one example of something you might enjoy creating.

Ostara is perfect day for fertility magic. I found this while searching, but feel free to make up your own too.

Ostara is perfect day for fertility magic. I found this while searching, but feel free to make up your own too.

 

Honor the bunny (a long standing friend of Ostara) by incorporating it into your magic. Here's a great article about the history of the bunny & Ostara and some great ritual ideas, too.

Honor the bunny (a long standing friend of Ostara) by incorporating it into your magic. Here’s a great article about the history of the bunny & Ostara and some great ritual ideas, too.

 

And, as in all magic, dancing is very powerful. Image source here.

And, as in all magic, dancing is very powerful. Image source here.

 

These are just some starter ideas for your Ostara. Remember, always trust your instincts & trust your intuition. If you have a great Ostara tradition please share with us. We love learning from other witches.

 

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Modern Witches. A Study in Photos.

What makes a witch

Welcome to the very first instalment “Modern Witches”. Each month we’ll be visiting with a different witch to experience the vast array of beliefs, practices, and people who call themselves “witch”.

We think it’s crucial to be out of the broom closets and sharing ourselves with the world at large; if only to demystify/un-demonize who we are collectively.

This month we met with Erlinda, a beautiful & warm soul. Nurturing practically seeped out of her pores. But enough with this rambling, let’s see what she has to say about being a witch.

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Bubble & Brew: What does the word “witch” mean to you?

Erlinda: “A healer. A women who gets shit done. Takes care of herself, her children and her tribe. She tends to those who are in need. I also seen the most amazing IG image: W.I.T.C.H Woman In Total Control of Herself. At 35 that is ME!”

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Bubble & Brew: When did you openly share your witch status?

Erlinda: “As soon as it hit me witches were not evil and that I was actually one myself. Maybe about 6 months ago.”

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Bubble & Brew: How did you know you were a witch?

Erlinda: “I’ve always been a healer and lover. I knew I would be a wife and mother and I would forever be responsible for tending to the needs of those around me.”

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Bubble & Brew: What, in your experience, in the biggest misconception about witches as a whole?

Erlinda: “That we are evil. Society has taught us that strong and smart woman MUST be evil. 10 years ago I would never consider myself a witch nor would I associate myself with a woman who said she was a witch. The concept scared the good Catholic girl in me.”

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Bubble & Brew: What is your center, spiritually speaking?

Erlinda: “God. God is woman, man, life and death
> God lives in my core and when I sage my house or hold my crystals and stones I am praying to God for guidance and healing”

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Bubble & Brew: Use three words to describe yourself as a person.

Erlinda: Loving transparent chick!

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Thank you so much, Erlinda, for sharing with us this week!

We are so excited about this project, and we hope you are, too. If you’re a witch living in Southern California we’d love to talk with you.

Bright blessings!

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The Magic of Star Anise

Star Anise

Star Anise…just the name sounds magical, like the last whispers of a song. It’s strongly connected to Yule thanks to it’s spicy scent, but let’s not pigeon hole this pointed beauty.

Star Anise hails from Vietnam and South East China, where is grows on evergreen trees. In eastern medicine it is known for its warming properties and as a potent cure for colds.  Magically speaking, we look to it for good luck & psychic powers. I’ve read that Hoodoo practitioners use it for dream work. It seems you can place it under your pillow to dream of (or is it with?) someone far away. I’m not too up to snuff on my Hoodoo, so forgive me if I’m missing details there. You can grind it up and use it in/as incense for luck to use while you’re casting/manifesting. Or you can nest you favorite piece of quartz in a bed of star anise to add some oomph to you psychic abilities. Honestly, there are so many wonderful magical applications and uses for this pointed beauty.

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Now that I’ve gone through the traditional thoughts on Star Anise, I’ll share my personal ideas. Here’s the thing about magic from my point of view: magic is a very personal undertaking and you have to follow you gut. What I mean by that is that we can read and research, re-enact old charms, do out best to stay old school witches, but if something isn’t vibing for you it just plain old ain’t gonna work. The end. Full stop.

You might be thinking, “what could she mean by that?”.  Well, I’m glad you asked! This is one of those items in my magical pantry that I see differently than many others. When I see/smell/touch Star Anise one word comes to mind. Protection. I think maybe it’s the little hard points, or maybe it’s how closely it resembles a pentacle; I really couldn’t say why. Whatever the reason, that’s how I use these glorious little star pods. For instance, this past December I added them (with the intent of protection and good health) to the Yule candles I gifted to friends. Sometimes I’ll grind it up and add it my black salt concoctions; again for protection.

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The magic is in the making. You’ll come to hear that quite a bit from me. Reason being, that I truly believe the magic is in us and it is in the practices of casting/manifesting that we bring our own magic into the world with others. I feel like I’ve gone a tad off topic here, but I really want to drive this idea home. You are magic, babies. All you have to do is apply your intent and let it fly!

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And with that I will leave you. Bright Blessings!

~Michelle

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Handmade Yule Candles Tutorial

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Helloooooooo to you all, and welcome to our little corner of the blogsphere! There will be a post forthcoming to explain who we are and what this is all about. Today, however, we are talking about making candles for Yule. When it comes to gift giving, I truly believe that (when possible) handmade is the way to go. Not only are handmade gifts more personal, but as we are so fond of saying here there’s magic in the making.

You can apply this tutorial to making any kind of candle, but keep in mind that these are specifically for Yule. So of you are making them for another Sabbat, or just because, you might want to alter your ingredients. Here’s what I assembled for these ones.

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A bit of information on why I chose these enhancers:

In all honesty, these scents just make me think of Yule, and I’ll bet I’m not the only one. So when I was gathering my ingredients, I put a lot of thought into them. Cinnamon is often tied to prosperity  and protection. When I think about what Yulemas must have been like hundreds and hundreds of years ago, I think those particular traits would have been welcome blessings. I love the scent of clove so much (in fact it even inspired a short smoking phase of my life in my angsty  20s). It is used to keep good friends close, bring luck, and they’re also linked with prosperity. Oranges draw abundance and happiness. I’m pretty sure anyone who’s ever inhaled while an orange is being peeled would agree with me. It is the scent of joy. As for the Orange Mint, I had an abundance in my garden, and there is strong magic in anything grown by a witch. Lastly, we have the Star Anise. This one is so closely tied to Yule. Not only is beautiful but it brings with it an increase in physic connection and amplifies power. All combined, these are powerful carriers of my intentions of love, luck & abundance.

 

Onto the How to:

Step 1: Melt your wax

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This part is pretty simple. I bought my wax melty container at Micheal’s and find it really handy, but I think you could use anything that heats evenly. Initially I had it straight on the burner, but it was taking forever, and I risked scorching the wax. So I added a shallow pan filled halfway with water, effectively making the Broke Ass Witch equivalent of a double boiler. Note: do not boil the wax! You want it to be at about 185 degrees, technically speaking, but I just eyeball it. When it’s clear & all liquefied, it should be good to go.

Step 2: Prepare your jars

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While your wax is busy getting it’s melt on, you can get your jars ready to go. I bought these canning jars, but if you (like me) recycle your glass jars, just use those. Way cheaper!  Firstly, you’ll want to put your wick into the jar. I tried out a wax adhesive designed to keep your wick set in the bottom center of the far. To tell you truth, it’s a giant pain in ass, but it was helpful. They I plopped in some stem from the orange mint, half a cinnamon stick and one star anise. Your jars are now ready to be poured into.

Step 3: Scent you wax

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I used Aura Cacia oils because I had them handy, and they are far less costly than other oils. If you have the means to use Doterra, Young Living, or even some small business made oils, all the better!

Step 4: Get ready to pour

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I highly advise you to place some newspaper or other disposable covering over your workspace while you pour. I failed to do so, and am still trying to get wax out from the tile grout.

As I poured the wax into the containers I was mindful of my intentions. After all, the magic’s in the making, right? I also added in the remaining bits of herbs & spices as I poured, letting my instinct guide me.

Lastly, you’re going to need to keep those wicks straight. I used some pens I had nearby. If you want, you can buy a centering tool from a craft store, but I chose to save my $4.00. You can also see I used two wooden wicks, simply because I had them already. I LOVE wooden wicks.They are super easy to used, require no supports, and make an awesome crackling sound as they burn.

You’ll need to wait overnight before you try to light the flame on one of these babies.

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The way I see it, that’s a pretty thrift bit of generosity & magic. We hope you have fun making yourself some of these bad boys this Yule time. As for these particular candles,  they’re about to be blessed, wrapped, and sent of to four of my favorite witches as gifts.

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