Friday, May 27, 2011

How To Remove A Love Hex

Spiritual cleansing baths are a common used in magic and hoodoo to remove a hex. The strongest items you could use for this purpose are either already in your kitchen pantry, farmers market or grocery store. Essential oils may be used as well though some of these particular herbs are difficult to find in oil form.

Items you will need

Dill weed
Lemon balm
Bay leaves
Aloe Vera
Magnolia leaves
Cheese cloth or Muslin bag
Pot of water and lid
White votive or tea light candle
Bath tub or shower
Clean white towel

Look at the list of items given for this ritual bath you may be thinking this is a complex work, it is not.. Dill weed, bay leaves and Lemon balm, items one through three, are specifically used for removing a hex The rest of the list are items used in love, hex removing and protection spells. Gather together at least nine of the herbal items. The dill, bay leaves and the lemon balm are a must to remove a love hex. Salt is also a very strong jinx remover.

Take a hand full of dill weed, lemon balm and bay leaves and six other items of your choosing on this list and tie them in a cheese cloth or muslin bag. If you are using salt do not add that to the bag, that you add directly to the tub or shower.

Place the bag of herbs into pot of water, cover and simmer on low heat for at least one hour. Do not allow to boil this will evaporate many of the good primary essential oils of the plants into the air.

Once the plants have simmered run a bath. Light your white candle. If you only have access to a shower how to use this spell will be in the next step. Pour the pot of water with the bag of herbs into the bath. If you have chosen salt as one of the ingredients this is the time to add a hand full of this. Wash your body in a downward motion to remove the negativity of the love hex.

If you only have access to a shower tie the bag of herbs to your shower head. String a rubber band anything to allow the water to flow through the herbs. Wash your body in a downward motion with the cooled water from the pot.

While washing think of how the power of the herbs are removing your love hex. Imagine it washing away from your life and down the drain. If you know the person who put the love hex on you imagine them or their efforts against you washing down the drain as well.

Cleanse thoroughly then step out of the tub and dry yourself in a clean white towel. Carry your candle to a safe place if it is still burning and allow to burn down. Depose of the candle remains at the base of a tree far from your house.

(Reference 1)
“The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook” 1st Edition, Denise Alvarado, 2009

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How to Extract Your Own Essential Oils With Grain Alcohol

Just as there are many varieties of essential oils there are many various uses for them. From aromatherapy to health care, pure essential oils have become very popular. They of course can be used in spells and potions. Your own home made magical oils what could be better than that?

There are a few methods of extracting essential oils from herbs and plants one of the most potent being the use of grain alcohol. Alcohol is ideal for extracting fats, resins, waxes and most plant alkaloids. It is an excellent preservative and is quickly assimilated. 
 Have fun play with your scents and flowers, create your own signature scents and unique blends. You can use some tried and true Hoodoo recipes like "Follow me Boy" or my Favorite Cleo May Oil, which smells divine!

Items needed
blender or food processor
Wide mouth jar
grain alcohol
dried Herbs or flowers
Cheese cloth
2 cup capacity sauce pan
Electric stove or electric burner
Dark colored bottles

Step one
Chop dried herbs or flowers in blender or food processor. Pour chopped herbs into wide mouth jar.
Cover herbs with grain alcohol until the chopped or powdered particles are either floating or completely covered. Vodka, gin or Everclear are some of the grain alcohols often used to extract essential oils. Close jar tightly, shake jar and store in a dark cool place.

Step Two
Let herb and alcohol sit for a few hours, shaking and gently inverting it every 15minutes. Strain the liquid from the solid material through a cheesecloth into the sauce pan. Twist and squeeze cheesecloth tightly to extract as much of the liquid as possible. Repeat step one and two, reusing the same plant material for dense or heavy herbs or flowers.

Step Three

Use this step only if you have an electric stove or burner. Do not use a gas stove to cook down alcohol as this can result in a fire. Place sauce pan on electric burner and turn on lowest setting. Watch the liquid closely, it should never go over a slight boil. Allow liquid to cook until slightly thickened. This step burns off the alcohol leaving the pure essential oil. Once the liquid is the consistency of heated oil remove from heat. Allow to cool then use funnel to pour finished oil into the dark colored bottle. Seal, label and date your oil.

If you do not have an electric stove or burner.

If you have no electric stove or burner stop at step two. Instead of letting the mixture sit for a few hours it will have to sit for three to four weeks. This will allow time for the alcohol to evaporate on its own. Shake mixture once a day to keep it from settling. Check liquid after three weeks to see determine if the alcohol has evaporated. Once it has evaporated use funnel to pour finished oil into the dark colored bottle.
Seal, label and date your bottles.

Next post I will share a few of my favorite oil recipes.