Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Winter Solstice

Hope you all have a wonderful winter solstice and if you do Christmas. Hope the new year is bright and beautiful for you all and I will see you all in the new year. :)

Monday, 13 December 2010

What I've created: herbal heat packs

Finally found the camera that had these photos on to which I can show you what I made a few months ago. My mum helped me a lot with these as I am rubbish at sewing and could not understand how to get the sewing machine to work, there is too many things you need to thread through to get the thread to actually work and when I did mange to get the thread through all the right areas it still didn't work as I didn't put it through the right area or something like that..Very confusing but I will get the hang of it.

I wanted to make these for my two mum -in-laws and tired to find the scent and material that suited them the best. That bit I find the worst right now, choosing the scent for other people, matching it to their personality and such but I think I did a pretty good job this time. My favourite has to be the lavender and mint..I would never have thought that these two scents would work so well and they do, they just seem to balance each other and yet they have that twist to them.

I hope to make more of these in the near future, when I have found out how to actually use the sewing machine! :)

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Disgusting old hag, ugly as the word sin,
One look from her could make you spin,
But her eye, oh her beautiful eye,
Such wisdom, beauty, secrets of the world,
No one could ever sing of,
She is feared, she is greeted,
But Cailleach is never far.

As I am searching more into my spiritual path I am finding things out which I over looked before. Such as the deities, I always saw the same Cailleach but I never really bothered to actually take the time to research this Goddess and truly find who she is. Until now, and I feel that there is a reason why I have found my way to her.
There isn't that great of information written about her, or known about her, only first hand texts. But I don't wish to read upon them as I want to experience that for myself (sometimes if I read someone else's experience before I have my own when its about the same subject, I feel that I may be encouraged to have the same experience as them). But from what I can understand about Cailleach is that she is connected to the earth in such a way that she has some of the earth attached/growing on her body, some will even say that she is Mother Earth. The time that she comes out is after Samhain towards Winter time, where she spreads the icy, snow weather when she travels.

From what I have read up about her, I do fear Cailleach. She has all this power at her feet, who wouldn't fear this woman, this Goddess? We are all connected to the earth and as she is Mother Earth she can do what she likes to us, that's if we carry on being selfish human beings. - Well just look at what is happening to world today, all these fires, snow storms, floods etc. Who is to say that this is not her screaming at us?
But at the same time of fearing her, I honour her, I will always greet her and welcome her. Not because I am scared of what she might do, but because there is so much history to her. So many lessons, stories and so much wisdom that she can teach us. That is if she will tell us and we have the patients to listen.

This is all I have learnt at the moment about her, I hope I can write back soon with so much more experiences to tell about my journey with her. But maybe she is just testing me to see if I am ready to listen to what she has to say.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Most of this year I have been trying to learn about Ogham. I thought it was going to be easy and something similar to the elder futhark runes..Oh how wrong I was about that and I feel it will be just the same when it comes to learning about the runes.

Although I could learn the basics about Ogham and then start using it for divination purpose, I feel that I would be cheating with myself. I want to dive right in and find all about it, well read up on all the information there is about this Alphabet and then use it for many other uses, such as for ritual purpose or to inscribe something on my staff etc. I don't just want to use it for divination as I feel it has so many more uses than that.

I am also hoping to create my own Ogham sticks, and when I do I will be posting many photos.

There is something about Ogham that has really pulled me close to it and I hope later on I will be able to tell you all more about this fantastically mysterious form of divination and alphabet.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

The unknown

In the shadows I am, hearing each silent whisper
Nature is my teacher, showing me how to travel
The Gods are my audience, giving me tasks to fulfil
The other beings are my guides, giving me strength to heal
I am the unknown, yet my name is set in stone

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Review: The way of the green witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

When I saw this book on Amazon I was very unsure if I should get it, I already had a book by Arin Murphy-Hiscock and didn't really want to waste more money on this author. It had gone a few months and I was searching through Amazon again and what you know, the book was being recommend to me, not just on that site but a few other sites and blogs were praising this book so I took the hint and actually bought the book.
I waited a few weeks before actually reading it as there were a few other books which I wanted to get out of the way, but once I got down to reading this book I was so happy that I had bought it. It was nothing like how I expected it to be.

There are about 10 chapters to the book and then at the back of the book there are 2 Appendixes and a Bibliography as well as an index to the book.
Each chapter of the book talks about different aspects of the green witch's ways as well as talking about those who live in the city area and wish to carry out their path as a green witch. Which I found was really interesting and insightful.
She has also added a few recipes for a few bath products and some food recipes, also in the book there are correspondences to the different stones, herbs, plants, trees, and food which I like. Normally I don't like to work with correspondences as I like to ask the item myself what it can help me with, but I think it is helpful for those who do work with them.

I don't think there is anything I don't like about this book, it was very easy to read and get into. The author refers to the readers as "she" which may frustrate a few males who wish to read this book, but she explains why she has done that in the book.
I never put the book down when I started reading it, and I think it is a great book for everyone, even those who are not green witches, it is just a great book overall.

Where to buy this book:

Friday, 12 November 2010

What I've created

I was going to have a separate entry for each product that I created over the year, but I thought that would take too long, then I had a good idea to write it all in one blog showing the photos, then it started to get too long. So this is probably the best way to show what I have been creating since I have been away from the blog.

Most of these didn't turn out perfect, I am still finding errors in each and every one of these items and trying to figure out what happened to them. But that is one of the lovely things when it comes to creating your own products. When I first started doing this I would beat myself up because I found a problem with one of the products, but now I realise that it comes with the job, it helps you to learn from your mistakes and become that little bit wiser. :)

Tincture in the making

Lavender Tincture all bottled up
Honey and Lemon Lip Balm
Chamomile and Lemon soap

Rose scented Rock salt
Lavender Milk Bath

Chamomile and Lemon Body wash

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Its catch up time

Hello, hello! I know it has been a such a long time since I last posted in here and I apologise, I thought I had made a post about it in here as well as on YouTube, but apparently I didn't.

So, why did I stop posting blogs (and videos)?
I guess I needed the time away to clear my head and sort through some self issues and spiritual issues. Along with that there has been a huge family event which happened on 10th August, my sister gave birth to twins (boy and a girl). They are so beautiful and healthy and just full of life it is wonderful to finally have them here. Sadly there wont be any photos posted of them on here or anywhere else that I belong to, her wishes not mine.

If anyone has watched my videos you will probably know how annoying it is of me when I keep talking about my spiritual path, and not knowing the direction or what path it actually is etc. So this is the main reason why I took a step back, I needed time to re think about what it is that I actually wanted out of this path and it did really matter what it was called.
I was starting to read more books on my path and follow people who had a similar path but all the time the books, blogs, websites, videos etc. Kept telling me I shouldn't do this, I need to do that. It was slightly over whelming when you are just in the starting area of your path. The information seems to be for those who have had the experiences that they are talking about and it made me feel very little at one point and wonder if calling myself a hedge witch was the right thing to do.

I stopped reading that many books, took myself away from the Internet and actually concentrated on what I knew and could do. I do call myself a hedge witch, even if I haven't crossed the hedge yet, I am still learning, I need to sort through fears before I can even go anywhere else.
Although I am starting to journey, just small journeys but none the less its still a journey and its helping me to face fears.

On top of that I was also trying to deal with some self issues, accept myself, my body, the way I look etc. It is very difficult when you have basically had it put into your head that you are ugly and no one will want you or you will never get anywhere. I have believed that since I was about 13 I guess and it has taken me along time to start changing the way I think. So things are gonna start getting raw for me, emotions have already been flying everywhere.
Why don't you just go and see someone and talk about your feelings and get it done with there?
Because I have tried that before and it didn't really work. Yes it helped to step outside, and be more confident when outside and helped me to not have a panic attack, but it didn't really help me to feel welcome in my own body. That is something we all have to do on our own.

And on top of all that I have been creating a few products as well, which I will be posting on here very soon.
So its been pretty busy for me and still is. but hopefully I will be more updated from now on. :)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Review: RedSunflower Designs Bath and Body oil and perfume oil

Back in June RedSunflower Designs had a contest going on, I entered and I won (yay). and today I finally got my prize.
Some will think that is bad service, but in all honesty it does not bother me at all. I believe she had a few personal issues going on and needed to sort them out, which is understandable. Plus she lives in the US I live in the UK, of course it will take some time to get here.
This is the first time that anything has arrived to me from the US, so I am so pleased that I managed to receive this.

I am not going to review if it works or not as I have just received this and want to spend a bit more time with it. I will be doing a first impressions review. Then later on an actual review of how the product works.

OK onto the review.

What I got was "Essentially Healed Migraine Be-gone Aromatherapy Healing Oil", in grapefruit.

To look at it looks good, looks promising and interesting. The design of her label is simple yet very smart, and it is easy to read so that is a big plus.
There are a few things that are irritating me, one is the dropper itself, it just doesn't seem to hold the product for a long time and I think that will waste product when you are placing it to the burner etc. But that is not the shop owners fault.
The second issue is, that there is no warnings, for example "may contain nuts", "do not use while pregnant" etc, also how it doesn't list any ingredients or how to use this instructions.
If you were buying this for someone else, that person may not have a clue what to do with it or they may be allergic to something in the product and wont be able to find out what.

Maybe the US has a different law about this than the UK, but from what I have researched that if someone doesn't have enough info on their product and something happens to the customer using that product, they could get sued and lose their business.

With my worry freak mode over I will continue with the positive side of the review.

The scent of this bath and body oil is beautiful, you can definitely smell that it is grapefruit which is a good thing, it is a sweet, delicate, but strong scent. Not strong enough to overpower your senses, but enough to appreciate the smell.
I don't think I have stopped smelling it yet!

So that is my first impression review of this product. RSD (RedSunflower Designs, for short).

There is another product I would like to review by this shop and I will place in this same entry.
RSD sent me a sample of their perfume oil, the scent was Bohemian Dreams. This is a beautiful scent, again I couldn't stop smelling this. It smells like oranges but creamy oranges. The scent again, is not overpowering but just enough for you to enjoy.
I will definitely be buying the actual size of this very soon.

In overall, do I recommend this shop for those who want homemade products? Yes, yes I certainly do :)

Where to find RedSunflower Designs.
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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

It has been..

8 months since I last had a panic attack, *cheers*!
Even though it does feel amazing i still cant relax properly, in the back of my mind i am still waiting to have a panic attack - i know that its unhealthy to do so, but i just cant help it. i have to keep myself doing things in a certain order, otherwise i feel as if i may have an attack.

for example, Christmas is about 5 months away and people are not really thinking about that yet (who would want to really? It is still summer), but for me i know i have to get things sorted out before then. otherwise at the beginning of December i will start to worry about things, which could lead me to having an attack. so i have to make a list of who i am buying presents for, what i am getting them, how much is it gonna be in total, actually buy the presents, and so much more. I have already started the list..*cringes*

but this is just one of the things i have to do, to help me stop having a panic attack..it may seem a little freaky or obsessive but for me it does help.

Apart from that i am really happy that i haven't had one for this long, not even any small attacks. lets hope it stays that way ;)

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Karma/Three-fold law/Fate

I have never really sat down and thought about what I think about these three things, or which one I feel more close to.
Well for one I certainly don't believe in the three-fold law, I cant understand why things would happen to you in threes, what is the point in that?
I do believe that things happen in threes, for example; hurting your toe, banging your elbow and then walking into the door. That happens to me most of the time, so it is kind of hard for me to not believe in it.
But when it comes to doing any sort of magic or any spell work, why three? why not one or five?

I kind of believe in karma, for a very long time I was a very strong believer in it, but now I have backed away from it a little. It seems that the good people are getting bad karma, while the bad get the good karma. It is so messed up now, I don't understand why someone who has been good all their life, made sure they treat everyone equal and what not and yet they get a load of shit put onto them.

I have more faith in fate now, whatever happens, happens for a reason. Even if the outcome isn't what you wanted! Yes you can change fate, as fate is forever changeable but you must understand that when fate wants you to listen it will make sure you do.

So in conclusion I guess I am a karma/fate believer.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A thought or two

At the moment I am looking deeper into my path and my spirituality, it is starting to hurt my head lol!
The thing that is getting to me the most, is that there is no actual books or websites that help you future. Yes I know the meaning of what a hedgewitch is and such, but that is all they tell you, they don't go into further, maybe that is because the person itself has to find their own way of doing things but it would be nice if they mentioned it a little bit.
I am getting frustrated with seeing all the Wiccan websites and books, it seems that they are trying to take over! It upsets me in a way, the fact that very few people know about the old ways.

Another thing that has been hurting my head is trying to learn more about the Celtic ways, I know there is hardly any info about them in the first place and I believe that is whats getting to me, again I feel upset by this, no one will truly understand (or try to) or be able to read up on what it was like for the Celts.

Life would be too easy though if we had everything written down. And this is a good step for me, to understand my frustrations and my passions with in my spirituality, it will all help me to be a better witch, person and spiritual being.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The type of hedgewitchery that I do

I received a comment from Mrs.B asking what type of hedgewitchery do I practise, and I thought I should actually make a blog about it.

In my practise I do

  • Contact spirits, working with them in my everyday life, its easier for me since I am a medium so I don't always need to go into a trace to make contact.
  • Honour my ancestors, this may also be the same as working with spirits, but I feel that these two things are a bit different from each other. When working with spirits, I don't really know who I am gonna get..It isn't always someone from my family.
  • Healing, since I am a level 1 reiki practitioner again I have a "boost" to my healing ability, (not saying that everyone has to be a reiki practitioner to be able to heal, but it does help me alot), I also try and to healing with herbs, oils, crystals and stones. What I heal is the land, people, other beings, animals.
These are the 3 things that I mainly do in my path I guess.

So, have you done any trance work before?
No. I feel as though I haven't been given the "call" yet. That may sound odd, but I do not want to put myself in any danger, so I feel it would be best for me to prepare myself and get the call, rather than rushing into it and doing some damage.

In my practise I also do a lot of divination and learning about herbal remedies, creating my own herbal products. You could say these are hobbies and are just for fun, but for me I make sure I involve them in my practise. (By empowering them, putting healing energy into them etc).

Some can say that I do a little bit of each hedgewitchery, but I feel more closer to the "traditional" hedgewitchery.

So, what type of rituals/spells etc. Do you do then?
I don't have any specific spells or rituals. When I do a spell I will do it when I feel ready and work with what i have got, I don't really like to wait for the certain moon cycle, or what day/time etc..Like some other witches do.
My rituals are mainly when it is a festival, or when I am honouring my ancestors. I don't always do them a ritual, but at times I feel that they need a little more attention.

I am still finding pieces of my path, so at the moment I don't really do a lot when it comes to rituals and what not..

Friday, 11 June 2010

Book review: The Healing Power of Faery by Edain McCoy

This book is all about becoming a faery shaman, working with faeries, elementals, spirits and other nature beings. I was very excited to read this book, but sadly it wasn't what I had hoped for.

Good points - helps your imagination get creative. When I was reading this book it got my mind thinking of the things that I wanted to do in my path with faeries and other beings. I didn't feel as if I had to do it the way she had wrote it.

Bad points - Every chapter left me with question marks, although that can be said as a good thing, I felt she didn't explain enough of why she had added a certain thing to this book.
I also felt that one section of her book was a big dangerous. The part where she talks about testing for allergies, she tells us to rub the fresh herb along our arm and then get a needle which has been sterilized and scratch the first layer of skin off so the herb oil can get into our body quicker for a better test. Then leave it for 24 hours to see if there is any rash, itchiness, redness to the arm.
Of course there is gonna be some redness and what not to the arm if you have just scratched the first layer of skin off! I have never heard of this way for testing, and to me it was a little bit stupid adding that in and not really explaining any further about it.

She does mention that if it plays up straight away to get some type of cream or to go to the doctors/hospital, which I felt was good but still it left a huge gap in my eyes.

Overall, the book was very difficult to read and I didn't enjoy it at all. I don't really recommend it, but if you do get it take it with a pinch of salt.

Look what I got today..

(Yes I know the photo is bad, it was done on the web cam)

The complete illustrated book of divination and prophecy.

I have been searching for a divination book for a long time, I was wanting a book that had most divination techniques in, unfortunately there is hardly any books that do that.
Charlie had found this on Amazon, at first I wasn't so keen, but when I saw the price I thought I might as well give it a go.

The price was 1p, yes 1p! OK the Post and packaging was £2.75 so it made the total of £2.76 but I wasn't gonna pass it up. The reason why I didn't really wanna buy it was its age, made in 1974, so the information may be a little dated. But now that I have received it I don't really care, it has some nice information for me to look at and to help me with. Its like the grandad on the book shelf lol.

It seems really interesting so I cant wait to read it.

This is the second book that I received, The way of the Green Witch. I have been wondering for a while if I should buy this or not and a few days ago I read that this is more close to hedgewitchery than her actual book of hedgewitchery (that confused me a little but of course, everything can confuse me :) ).

This was only £4.00 so yes another bargain in my eyes. I have read a little bit of it and I have started to get hooked on it already, so there must be something right about getting it.

This is the last book I bought the other day, still haven't received it but hopefully I will get it tomorrow or someday next week. Again I am not sure about this book when I decided to buy it, I am just hoping that it will be good.

62p + plus post and packaging which was £2.75 = 3.37...

I love finding bargains :)

On the subject of books, I feel that my book addiction has calmed down a lot. These are the first 3 books I have bought this year, normally I have bought around 10/15 already. So I think that book ban from last year did me some good!
I do have a lot of books to get through before reading these 3, but still it is always nice to get something through the mail instead of bills, spam, appointment reminders lol.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Hello there

Hello, hello, it is such a beautiful day right now. The sun is shinning very bright right now, it feels so wonderful. Been sitting in the garden with my dog taking in her and natures positivity :)

I haven't been able to plant anything this year, well not yet anyways, as there have been threats of frost coming over, so I have had to wait and see. But I did manage to plant an indoor plant - basil! Yay, hopefully this time it will actually grow and I will actually remember to water it, lol. This is my first time I have managed to do any planting in what feels like forever, the problem is I now want to plant even more things, hopefully in the future I will.

The magpies have finally made their new home, it was originally their old home but the wind got a hold of it, so they have managed to rebuild it, love seeing them fly around the house :)

Monday, 24 May 2010

Disconnected from my spirituality

Wow, it feels like forever since I was last on here. There isn't really any excuse why I haven't been on here, just felt the need to break my self away from this blog and my YouTube account.
Mainly trying to deal with some self image issues and again health issues.

Lately I have been feeling so disconnected with my path and if you are a sub on my YouTube account you will probably seen the video. But something else has been pulling me away from it, and I just cant find out what. You know when you have misplaced your keys and you cant find them but you are sure they were where you put them, it is sort of like that feeling.
It doesn't help that I like to do research on my path and try to search it with a fine tooth pick. I have to learn to pull myself back from doing that, because then I feel really drained and away from it. When the beauty of being in the path is finding it out as you go along.

It doesn't help that most sites and books I have found are mostly Wiccan based, where my path (well the hedge witchery) is following the more traditional path. There are very few books that I have found that fit in with the hedge witchery. But I don't want to buy books for a while..(wow, that book ban from last year has really helped me!)

I sometimes feel very lonely, as not many people follow a similar path to mine, so I have hardly anyone to talk to about this, in ways that they can help me find the right direction. Not telling me straight on with what I need to do, but just giving me a little nudge.
This is why I have felt like I am an outsider of the pagan community, everyone has this tight group with their similar beliefs and practises, and what not, and then there is me. Someone who is outside the box who doesn't go by any guidelines/rules/laws. I just feel like no one seems to connect with me at all.

I love my path and I know I am connected with it, its just these times get very lonely, and make me feel disconnected. These are probably the main problems with following this path. Hardly any info for you and no one who can you can talk with.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Such a beautiful thing...

Sitting in the living room with the family, watching CSI while on the laptop, next to a gorgeous fire. :)

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Is the Book of Shadows a must?

I was watching a video by piperpointcreek the other day about the Book of Shadows, she basically asked is it a must to have or not?
I just wanted to put my view here and hopefully will get a video done about this.

For me the Book of Shadows isn't really a must, it is good to have something like a notebook, piece of paper, a blog or a video camera, near by so you can speak about your personal experiences, your mistakes, things you have learned etc. So in the future you can look back and see how far you have grown, and/or if you or a friend is in a similar dilemma and you know you have been through this, you could read back what happened and how you dealt with it back then, which could help you with it then.
I mainly have a Grimoire for the reason that I have a short memory and can forget things easily, also for the reason of stated before.
I don't find that it is a must to have for being a witch. When it comes down to being a witch it is all in you, you have to feel it in your heart, mind, soul, and its a burning passion of yours to want to carry on. That you want to see yourself grow as a witch, as a human, as a spiritual being. That the next day you are still gonna feel that same passion for the craft and being a witch. You don't really need all these items to help you be a better witch, they are just there to look pretty really. It is all within yourself that can make yourself a better witch. OK yes the items can help you to concentrate and such, but they cant make you better.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Reiki Playlist

On YouTube I have uploaded some videos about Reiki, just some pretty basic info on the subject, but still good info for those who wanna learn a little bit about it and so on. I haven't said anything about the symbols as I am not a level 2 I don't know them yet and I don't wanna try and learn until I get my level 2 (Each time I look at one of the symbols I get a headache).
Anyways, thought I would share the play list on here :)

Monday, 26 April 2010

Hello there

No, I haven't forgotten about this blog, I have just been very busy dealing with negativity.
It basically started to heat up at the start of this year, but I thought things would calm down for me after the first month or so but it didn't, it just got worse.
So now I am trying to deal with these negative issues and get rid of past event issue energies that have been roaming about me for while. I am basically spring cleaning my body, while it seems like a good idea, it certainly doesn't at the moment, my emotions are all sky high at the moment (doesn't help when mother nature is calling me as well).
This is why I haven't been blogging that much this month, just need time for myself.

Also I haven't really been doing that much in my spiritual craft, I guess I feel that I should get these issues done with before I do any practises and all that.

I did get a vision a few weeks ago, my first vision in fact, it wasn't a nice one though - basically telling me that someone close in our family is gonna be moving on soon. I don't believe it is soon, as in a few weeks/months time, but soon as in later this year/next year. Well that is what I am getting anyways so I hope I am right about that (not about the vision but about the timing).
I don't really know how to deal with it either or how to accept that I got this. But I guess it had to happen to me for a reason.

With my other crafting, that has slowed down as well, I know I am happy and at ease when making things, but they have just not turned out right, so another reason why I have to deal with the issues and actually find my "happy place".

Sometimes I hate it when spirit does these things to me just to tell me to deal with certain things or to do certain things, then I remember that without them I would be the person I am or I would be a very very confused lady right now. (I can imagine them saying "I told you so" to me right now lol).

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Lavender and Chamomile shampoo

On Thursday I decided to do some more crafting, so I took the challenge of making shampoo, again. The first time I made shampoo it made my hair even more greasy and didn't help me at all. So I was basically praying that this would work. I did buy some clear shampoo base as I felt that was needed to help with the ingredients, and well it did help. The shampoo came out really well, at first I thought it was ruined because it was so thin it looked like water, but then Charlie found out that I needed to add salt to the mixture, the salt helped thicken it up and it was all good again.
The smell is so nice as well, as the title says I picked Lavender and Chamomile, as I know they are good for any hair types I believe and the second reason because they were the only oils I could find at that moment lol.

Overall I am very pleased with the results, I tried it out and it really worked. The first time was OK but the second wash it really went foamy, and again the smell that came off it was beautiful and so relaxing. It did everything it was supposed to do. So I will defiantly be making more shampoo again :)


On YouTube there has been a few videos talking about curses, I have tried to make a video but for what ever reason I just cant seem to express myself about it on camera, so this is why I am doing it here.

For me curses are neutral, like everything else in this world it is neutral until we decide how to use it. I don't use curses to scare or hurt anyone, I use them for protection and to help heal. How can you heal with a curse? Pretty simple in my eyes, say you have a headache and you have done the normal things you would do with a headache, take the pain killers, went to the doctors and opticians. None of that seems to get the headache away, so then I would curse that headache to stop spreading and to reduce the pain. Yes I know you could do normal healing spells, or healing to get rid of it, but if its one of those headaches that just wont move with whatever you do, maybe you need to curse it? But this is just my view on using curses to heal.

I also would use curses to protect my loved ones, if someone was trying to harm them in anyway, then I would curse them so whenever they step near the house they get a headache or something similar to that, I wouldn't use curses to hurt them seriously, but to let them know that they should leave well alone.
I feel that people who use curses just to get revenge on someone because they dumped them or to scare someone are being very stupid and childish, and are just asking for trouble.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Honey and Lemon Lip Balm

Yes I finally managed to make my own lip balm!
I love it, and it is so easy to do, well if you have the equipment and ingredients it is lol.

One of them didn't turn out as well as I hoped, but it is still usable

So here are some photos of the product :)

Saturday, 13 March 2010

I love

Seeing the sun shine all day long, it is so lovely to finally have some light through all the dark and gloomy days we have had this year and the last.
I am defiantly looking forward to doing some gardening this year, and maybe they will grow right this time (note to self: don't plant the early herbs at the late time of the year).
Even though it is still cold and windy outside, it certainly looks amazing to look at. :)

Saturday, 6 March 2010

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

A month after I got over that little cold I had, I am starting to feel worse again.
Once again sore throat which has made my tongue swell up, wisdom teeth have started to hurt which has made my gum swell up, I also have other problems which I wont share on here. I thought that was it, but nope woke up this morning to a very dry mouth and didn't realise it until I open my mouth up and ripped the side of it..so now that part of me is hurting.
The start of this year isn't being very nice to me at all, lol!

Apart from all that I have been trying to keep busy by trying to make other products. I tried to make some shampoo but that failed, for some reason it made my hair more greasy so its back to the drawing board on that one.
I did happen to make something else which I believe turned out to be a success, and that was - roll on deodorant!
I am very pleased at how it turned out, though I think I put in too much tea tree oil but never mind, I'll learn for the next time.

There are other things that I want to make but again, no space, no ingredients, no equipment. I am hoping to get some hot plates as I don't feel it is right to mix the food and craft equipment, and maybe I will manage to make some lip balm, but I don't know what will end up happening by the time I have managed to get some hot plates.

Me and mum are going to try and make some pizzas soon, as there is some food in the fridge that needs to be eaten so this is gonna be a great way of getting rid of it.
I love making things with my mum, even though at times she does tend to take over but I guess that's kind of natural lol, we just have some really nice times together when making things. I don't really get to spend much time with her as she is either helping my little sister with her course work, or help my oldest sister (who has just found out she is having twins! :D), or she is sorting my dad or brother out. So when we do spend time together it is really nice.

I finally managed to do a small video about HMS (Hypermobility syndrome), which I will put the video up at the end of this blog. This is something that me and my family suffer with and I remember doing a video like this on my old channel, but I felt I should make a new one as I feel I may not have added info that I should have.

This is pretty much what I have been up to, along with playing on world of warcraft :P
Hopefully I will update you more on the projects that I have been making :)

Saturday, 20 February 2010

How to: Make a chocolate cake

Cooking time: 6 minutes
Preparation time:
15 minutes


100g All Bran cereal
250ml boiling water
2 eggs
6 heaped tsp of drinking chocolate
½ cup sweetener

1.Pour the boiling water on to the All Bran in a large bowl and mix well.
2.Add the eggs, drinking chocolate and sweetener and beat the mixture until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
3.Put the mixture into a 6½ inch round plastic tub or other suitable microwaveable dish, smooth the top with a large spoon or flat knife, and microwave on high for 6 minutes.
4.Turn the cake out on to a plate, cut into 6 slices and enjoy!

This was originally found on the Slimming Worlds website

Friday, 19 February 2010

What a week it has been

Trying to learn how to do most bath, body and home products may sound easy but it really isn't.
I cannot believe how exhausting it is and at the same time frustrating, the main reason is trying to find containers and the ingredients. Yes I know I found a site for containers, but I have been interested in making some deo, so need a roll on deo bottle. Can I find any site that sells them in the UK? No.
So I am gonna have to buy from America, I don't have anything wrong with buying from there, its just I would like to keep it some what local.
Also this is just my luck when I am searching for the ingredients, one site will have most of what I need and then there is just one thing missing. And of course the other site that sells that missing ingredient wont let you have it because you are not spending over £5.00 or something like that. So then you have to find something else you want to buy just to get that last item, its a bloody nightmare half the time!

At the moment I am trying to keep things simple, only make the items that I feel I can make.
But like I said things are very exhausting and frustrating at the moment.

Half the time I don't know what I am doing and wish I never started this, but I guess if I didn't I would just be regretting it now. I just wish things would go more smoother for me lol.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A small rant

Just been sitting here and been wondering what to do, and then it came to me that I wanted to do a video about certain things..But my camera dies on me, so it leaves me to write my thoughts down.

A few things have been bothering me about informational/How to videos I see on YouTube, when it comes to herbs, oils, spells and all those things.
I love to watch these type of videos as they can be educational, but I found something with them that I has started to irritate me, a lot. They all seem to talk about the good points of the certain subject but never seem to talk about the bad points, like the disclaimers or warnings and I that makes me feel like they don't do there research before doing the video, so I feel I cant trust them really on what they are saying because they ain't telling us the full details.
I cant stand when people don't put these disclaimer whether it be there videos or even on there products!

Oh gosh that is another thing that is irritating me. When people who are making and selling their own bath and body products and they don't put the ingredients or any warnings on, such as "may not be used while pregnant". But no one seems to do that, am I the only one who is getting annoyed by this?
This is probably why I haven't bought some peoples products, not because I don't like the person, but because they don't list the ingredients and don't put any warnings on. This puts me off their items all together, I bet they are great but I wanna be safe than sorry.

I also mentioned spells, so what could possibly be dangerous about spells? Well I have seen a few videos about banishing negativity energy, and they all say how great it is and how to use it, but they never mention the cautions!
You have to be so careful with banishing spells as they could pull someone away from you, such as your partner or a friend or is causing the negativity which you didn't realise, so it leaves you feeling more upset.

No one seems to think about these sort of things when it comes to spells and it makes me so angry that they don't do there research and yet they expect everything to go alright? It may do for the first few tries but then something really negative will bound to happen.

I just don't understand some people, thinking that they can get away with doing these sort of things and don't realise what could happen if they don't take any cautions.

Am I being over the top? I don't think I am, anyone who want to be safe and not have their arse burned will be doing the same thing and making sure they know how to do things properly, doing their research.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Crystals and Stones

I have been watching some videos about crystals and stones, and I agree with what some people say.
Why is it that some people prefer to work with crystals than stones? Stones can give us the same vibe or energy that we need and can be more stronger than a crystal. But we seem to always go for crystals because they look pretty and all that, where as a stone doesn't really look attractive to some.

I admit I do like to collect crystals, if I find a crystal I try to wait for a couple of weeks to see if I am still drawn to it and if I am then I will get it. For me crystals are more for decor, so I will place them around the house where it needs a certain energy as well as to colour the room.
I try to use stones to make talismans, maybe for my protection circle and in my rituals. For me stones do have a lot more energy than crystals. I try to find stones that are near the river or the sea as I am a water sign and wish to feel more closer to that element :)

I guess the other reason why I like stones better is because I roughly know where the stones come from, with crystals you don't really know. You don't know much about the people who have slaved away to find these crystals for us, are they being payed enough or not? Are they in healthy conditions or not? etc

Crystals are still nice and can hold some decent energy but if you live near the beach, a river or lake then maybe you should take a walk and see if you find any stones that connect with you. :)

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Time for changes

With me coming down with a little cold and stuck here in bed the only thing I can do is to think about changes in my life, videos, and on this blog. So in a few hours there will hopefully be a new layout and hopefully I will be able to start doing more things on here. Like reviews of products from witchie shops, info on some basic witchcraft tools and maybe my views on certain topics to do with paganism.

With my YouTube channel, i am hoping to delete a few more videos and redo them as to be honest, they were crap lol. Also wanting to start doing some how to videos and more things like that but i honestly cant remember what they were lol. I am also hoping to get a new camera. maybe a camcorder of some sort so i can do better videos (hopefully) without worrying about the time limit. My fujifilm camera is brilliant for taking photos, but not so great for videos or doing both.

In my life, i am hoping to get back on this healthy eating plan and lose more weight, get over some fears of mine and get myself back to being some what healthy..physically and mentally.
There maybe a possibility that i have the reverse of SAD which can happen to people but it is very rare. before i came down with the cold i was feeling really depressed and kept thinking some horrible thoughts, also having trouble sleeping and this may be what i have. but i have to wait and see as it could be the depression after winter, which has risen this year..so it could be that or summer SAD. This is why i made the tincture, to help me with these thoughts and feelings.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

New passion: Herbal Tinctures

Herbal tinctures have been on my mind for a while now and I was always researching up on how to make them and what they do etc.
So last night I got the urge to make one, a lavender tincture. I have been slightly scared to make one of these because I didn't know if I could do it plus I didn't know what herb to use.
Now I have to wait 5 weeks to see if it turns out alright and yes I will be making an entry about that lol, after 1 day you can already see the colour changing it is so interesting to see :P

Thursday, 21 January 2010


Imbolc is coming up soon, people normally celebrate it on the 1st/2nd February. I like to celebrate these festivals with 3 days, so I will be celebrating it on the full moon which is on 30th January up to 1st February.
I know I will be meditating within the 3 days, also some spring cleaning (I hope) and maybe a nice walk and hopefully I will find something nice that represents the festival :)

Anyways, I thought to come on here and share this and the incense (see other entry) and to say that I hope you all have a wonderful Imbolc :) (and if you celebrate anything else on that day then I hope you have a wonderful day)

Imbolc Incense

Finally made my Imbolc incense, didn't think I would do it as my coffee grinder hadn't arrived, but it did today so I made some incense to try it out :)

Didn't really use any measurements, just took a wild guess with everything..Sometimes things turn out better like that :P
Anyways, here is what I put in the incense in case anyone wants to use it :) Enjoy

Imbolc Incense

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Things just need to take time

Really should be asleep right now, but I just had to come on here and write about this.

As you all probably know my passion for making homemade bath products is starting to get bigger and little bit more better than when I first started these things, I have decided that I should end up selling these products. I have tried this before and always rushed into too fast and always fell flat on my face. But this time I am gonna try and take this slowly and make sure that everything is in order. I really want to make this work but my fear has already started to kick in and every time I try to do something it goes wrong, so this is why I am trying to go slow..So I know my products and myself are gonna be OK.

I have made a facebook page, so I can update on what is happening and to help me keep focused. My items will be mainly sold in my partners shop, which he is working on at this moment, but I am hoping to sell them online. I am already thinking of future plans but will make sure I keep to the now :)

This is basically my dream and I have been trying to get a shop up and running for 4 years, but like I said I always fell flat on my face so now I think is the right time. I am making sure what herb is safe and what is not...I have noticed some people haven't even been doing that and they have just went flying ahead, which has made me annoyed and feeling a little upset but I know I am doing the right thing by taking it easy. It is the best way to do things, just wish I thought that all the time but I guess I am just excited to do things that I love lol.

Anyways, I really should go to sleep now. I will post the link (here) of the shop for anyone to check out ;)
(I love my little logo, which I made in 10 minutes lol :P)

Friday, 15 January 2010

Such a good vibe tonight

I just love the feeling when you finally make a video that you feel is important or will help someone in some way. It is like you can actually breathe and think properly now lol.
I had wanted to make a video of my views and points on how not to get scammed by any spiritual healer. I know it cant always work like that but they may help in the long run.

So the video is done and is now live, yay!

and this is all I have to report :)
Hope it is a good day/evening/night for everyone out there :)

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Look what I got in the post today

Oh yes, I finally got The real witches' garden by Kate West!
I don't know what it is about this author but the few books that I have by her are really good. So I know these books are more towards those who practise Wicca (or so I have been told), but this doesn't bother me. She and Teresa Moorey were the two authors that helped me find hedgewitchery, so I am always grateful for her showing me the way..Plus her "the real witches' kitchen" book has been really useful to me. I know she has more books out but I am gonna stick with the 4 I have as they don't really give you spells and her other books seem to do that.
Anyway, I just wanted to brag about this as I am in love with the book already and it has given me ideas for what herbs I should plant so I can make some incense :)

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Hope you all have a wonderful, happy, healthy and wealthy new year :)
Make it a good one.

Dont really do New Year resolutions but I thought I would this year and they are:

1 - Lose a bit more weight
2 - Be more positive
3 - Enjoy life.