Friday, 30 March 2012

In Honour of the Fae

I have many faerie altars in my home and this is one of them situated on the stairs which receive a lot of light during the day and are full of my house plants. As my stairs curve, I thought this would make a nice focal point tucked in with my plants. The log a neighbour kindly gave me so it was nice to use this as a mini altar.

Faeriegill’s Enchanted Faerie Brew
Handful of hawthorn leaves and/or bark
Some sprigs of fresh thyme or dried if you cannot get fresh
Some springs of fresh rosemary or dried if you cannot get fresh
Dried Rose Petals
Essential oil of your choice, I like Cherry Blossom
A carrier oil of your choice

Fill the jar with all the ingredients listed above and then fill the jar with your carrier oil to cover the plants and barks, add a few drops of essential oil, screw on the lid and store in a cool, dry and dark place for at least four weeks, the longer you leave it the better. Ensure you give the jar a good shake several times a day so everything is extracted from the plant content. Once you are statisfied with it and using an empty clean jar covered with some cheesecloth, pour the contents of the jar into the clean jar and put the left over plant stuff onto your compost heap so you are returning it to nature.