Sunday, February 14, 2010

Making Spell Candles

I have had a candle kit for a while now and haven't tried it up until now.  I decided to try my hand at making some money/success candles. 

I melted down about half a block of wax


Then ground up my herbs and mixed them together

When the wax was melted I added the color and the herbs.  Once everything was mixed together I did the first pour

After 5 minutes I inserted the wicks, then waited until a well formed and did the second pour.  Once they were all cool they popped right out and I trimmed the wicks.  Here is the final result

I was quite surprised at how many candles I got out of so little wax.  I may never buy candles again!  I also have a kit with a larger mold that I'm thinking about trying next.  Has anyone else tried their hand at making their own spell candles?  How were your results?   

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Beautiful New Print!

My Newest Acquisition: Hecate Goddess of the Crossroads

I love Etsy! This beautiful print is from Emily Balivet who has some truly gorgeous artwork.  Check out her work at Her Etsy Shop

Monday, February 8, 2010

Aerogarden Diary - Day 1

Last year for my birthday I received an Aerogarden.  For anyone who hasn't seen these machines check out the website: This is a fantastic machine that allows you to grow just about anything all year long.  It sits on your counter, only uses water and turns the lights on and off automatically.  No muss, no fuss!  I have started a new herb kit containing Basil, Chives, Thyme, Mint, Oregano and Dill.  It will take just a few days for my plants to start sprouting and within a month I should be able to start harvesting.  For those who are not herb-minded, there are also veggie and flower kits available.  I am so excited to finally see something green and growing again!!  I will update as soon as everything starts sprouting!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stone of the Week: Chrysocolla

I was shopping at my favorite New Age store last week and a new stone caught my eye.  Chrysocolla is a very gentle stone that promotes peace, tranquility and harmony.  It removes negativity from a person or place and is an excellent stone for easing fear, anxiety and guilt.  Crysocolla is associated with the throat chakra and, ask such, helps with communication.  It also increases intuition and creativity. 

As a healing stone, Crysocolla can aid with many stress related issues such as ulcers, headaches and digestive problems.  It also clears breathing pathways and is helpful for those who suffer from asthma, emphysema and pneumonia.  This soothing stone is also excellent at reducing PMS and muscle cramps during a woman's menstruation.