Monday, May 18, 2009

Roll Your Own, Part 1

Sometimes we just like to smoke a little herb...

Okay, so I'm going to say this in every cigarette entry I make... smoking is bad for you. It contains carbon monoxide and it causes lung cancer. You shouldn't smoke.


Sometimes you need a way to help you quit smoking, and sometimes you need a good herbal cigarette to help calm you down. This particular cigarette is a nice, relaxing smoke with a slight menthol-like flavor. Use the herbs in whatever amounts you like best, and then roll them up with cigarette papers (by hand or with a roller). I mostly use damiana and peppermint and then I toss a little raspberry and catnip in there for good measure.

All herbs should be dried:
Raspberry leaves
Peppermint leaves

Roll up and enjoy (sparingly...).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Divination Incense

Sorry guys, it's been awhile since I lasted posted anything. You know how it is though, sometimes life gets in the way.

I've been wanting to make an incense for divination for a long time. This would be something you burn while reading cards, scrying, or using runes. This particular combination of herbs is also good for psychic awareness.

To make the incense, finely grind up the following herbs and burn over glowing charcoal. I usually store them clearly labeled in small bottles in a cool, dry area.

3 springs Thyme
1 part Catnip
1 part Sandalwood
1 part Yarrow
1/2 part Rose
1/2 part Orris root
4 Star Anise (inner seeds taken out and crushed up)
a few pinches Cardamom
a couple drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil

This also makes a good meditation incense.