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[Use this as an overnight treatment.]
Honey- draws moisture into the skin and soothes inflammation.
Beeswax- forms a protective film which helps to prevent moisture loss.
Sweet almond & Evening Primrose oils- nourish the skin.
Essential oils- stimulate new, healthy skin cells.
Needed-
15 g Beeswax, grated
1 tsp clear honey
160ml Sweet almond oil
4 evening primrose oil capsules
350ml distilled water
5 drops Palmarosa essential oil
5 drops Neroli/ Petitgrain essential oil
5drops lavender essential oil
Method-
1. Melt the beeswax, honey and sweet almond oil in a heat proof basin over a pan of simmering water. Pierce the oil capsules and squeeze the contents into the melted mixture.
2. Add the distilled water, drop by drop at first, beating with a whisk or electric mixer on a low speed.
3. After adding and mixing in about 2 tsp water, remove from the heat and beat with the remaining water, a little at a time. Add the essential oils, beating continuously until the mixture thickens.
4. Spoon into a glass jar, with a screw top/recycled cosmetic container. The cream will set fairly firmly but melts on contact with the skin, keep in the fridge for up to 6 months-use in that time.
To make a more simple protective cream
[This is an easier way to make the above if you lack certain ingredients/equipment]
1. Get a moisturiser base-this will be a non-scented cream (usually get them from your local supermarket/chemist or cosmetics store).
2. Add whatever essential oil you love the smell of {do not use more than 3 oils} for example~
Orange, Lavender and rose make a good combination. Use 3 drops of Orange essential oil, 7 drops of Lavender essential oil, 2 drops of Rose essential oil. Rose essential oil can be expensive as can Chamomile, you generally want to get something you’ll like the smell of and that’s quite cheap. Orange oil, as well as other oils can cause photo toxicity~(be careful in sunlight on the skin). Other oils are not advised to be used in Pregnancy.
So do check out what you may like to use via; library books/online before getting and using any. You may also want to check out protection oils in using the cream for a protection spell.
3. Stir with a stick or shake lightly.
If you wish to add some Evening Primrose capsules, then do so. Just pierce with a pin and add to the cream-discarding the capsule coating.
4. Use on the hands for protection.
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Carrot, honey and ginger soup [packed with vitamin C]

One onion
4-5 carrots, grated
Small piece fresh ginger
2 dessert spoonfuls of honey
1 dessert spoonful of olive oil
Chop the onion and sauté in olive oil till transparent, add in a pint of stock, add the carrots. Allow to cook for 20 mins. Then add the honey, grate about a thumb sized piece of ginger and add. Cook for a few more mins. Liquidise till smooth, you can add salt and pepper to taste.

Fever Brew

Sep. 18th, 2007 09:57 am
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Fever Brew

Ingredients:
1-tsp. flax seed
1-cup hot water
2-3 slices of lemon, juiced
Dash cinnamon
1/2-tsp. honey
1/2-tsp. lemon jam

Method:
Steep the flaxseed in hot water for 15 minutes. Strain and add lemon, jam, cinnamon and honey. Drink as hot as possible. This also soothes the throat.

Magickal Associations:
Vitality, comeliness, prosperity, protection

History/Lore:
Bohemian tradition says if children dance in a flax field once every seven years until maturity they will grow to be strong and beautiful. Flaxseed can generally be found in many health food stores.

Alternative
If your stomach can tolerate it, some black pepper or other purgative herb can help cleanse out your system.

from Kitchen Witch's Guide to Brews and Potions, Patricia Telasco

Rose Honey

Jun. 8th, 2007 08:42 am
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Rose Honey

Ingredients:
1-cup fresh rose petals
2-cups honey

Method:
1. Use roses that have not been sprayed with insecticides. Choose petals that are free of dirt and insect nibblings. Wash thouroughly in cold water. Drain on paper towels or bamboo racks.

2. Using a small pair of scissors, snip off the white base of each petal. Place prepared rose petals into a measuring cup; stop when you have one cup.

3. Place the honey into a glass saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and add the petals. Simmer for about 9 minutes; remove from the fire. Cover with a cloth and let sit for 24 hours.

4. Bring to a boil again over medium heat. Strain through a coffee filter into a glass jar with a close-fitting lid. Tighten lid well. Let sit for three days.
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The basic ingredient for these recipes is olive oil, with varied additions to produce different flavorful delights.

In every case, whisk the ingredients together and allow vegetables to soak in the resulting marinade for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Each recipe may be doubled or tripled as needed.

Hot Mama Marinade
1/3-cup tamari or shoyu
1/4-cup olive oil
1-tsp. dried mustard
1/2- to 1-tsp. cayenne pepper (or more, depending on how hot you like it)
1-Tbsp. Tabasco sauce (optional)
2 or 3 garlic cloves

Sweet & Tangy Marinade
1/3-cup tamari or shoyu
1/4-cup olive oil
1/4-cup maple syrup or honey
Juice of 1 lemon

Herbed Red Wine Marinade
1/2-cup full-bodied red wine
1/4-cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1-tsp. sea salt
1/2-tsp. each of any of the following dried herbs (or 1-tsp. each, if fresh; or place whole sprigs of fresh on vegetables as they grill) – choose from: rosemary, marjoram, thyme, oregano, basil, sage, or any combination of these

from Witch in the Kitchen by Cait Johnson
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1/4 of a banana
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
9 drops of chamomile essential oil

Mash the banana with a fork, making it as much of a paste as possible. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together thoroughly.

Massage the mask onto your face and neck. (a face massage feels great, even when you give it to yourself)

Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. lay back, listen to some music, relax, meditating on how radiant you feel

Take a hot shower and wash off the mask. The steam from the shower will cleanse your pores. As you rinse off when you finish your shower, slowly make the water as cool as you can handle. This will close up your pore so you can... moisturize when you get out of the shower and dry off.
You should look and feel divine!!
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2 cups boiling water
1 cup honey
4 cups cranberry juice
2 cups orange juice
1 cup lemon juice
1 quart ginger ale
Ice cubes

Combine boiling water and honey, stirring to dissolve. Chill. In large punch bowl, combine cranberry, orange and lemon juices. Stir in honey mixture. Just before serving, add ginger ale and ice cubes. Garnish with strawberries.

There is an old Swedish saying, “Midsummer night is not long but it sets many cradles rocking.” In Alaska, where the summer nights are also long, 72% of babies are conceived between May and September. Perhaps it is a carry-over from summer solstice celebrations that June is still a popular month to get married. As the character Jose Ferrer plays in Woody Allen’s delightful film A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy concludes, “These woods are enchanted! Filled with the lucky men and women of passion…”
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1 teaspoon French green clay powder
1 teaspoon honey
1 drop lavender oil
1 drop rosemary oil

Blend all the ingredients together into a paste in
your palm. Massage the paste into your skin until it
feels clean. Rinse with warm water.
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2 T. Grated Orange Rind 1/2 c. Unsalted Butter, at room
temperature
3 T. Powdered Sugar 1 T. honey

Combine the orange rind, powdered sugar, butter and honey in a small
bowl and blend until well mixed. Chill slightly and serve with scones or
biscuits.
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This salad is filled with yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
arranged to look like the sun.

2 sweet yellow peppers, cut into rings...cook rings in a covered
skillet in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes, drain and cool.
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
3 Tablespoons orange juice
2 t. fresh snipped chives
1/2 t. honey
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. fresh ground pepper...stir together orange peel, juice,
chives, honey, salt and pepper to make marinade. Set aside. Set
pepper rings in a plastic bag and add marinade to coat. Chill for 4
to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
lettuce leaves
6 to 9 plum tomatoes or 2 to 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 medium orange, sliced
1 cup red cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
freshly ground pepper (optional)...

To serve, line a large platter with lettuce leaves. Arrange tomato
and orange slices around the edge. Drain pepper rings, reserving
marinade. Arrage pepper rings in an overlapping circle inside the
circle of tomatoes and oranges. Fill center with red cherry
tomatoes. Garnish with yellow tomatoes and extra ground pepper, and
drizzle with reserved marinade.
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Mediterranean Fruit Salad -- Cooking the Mediterranean Way by Alison
Behnke in consultation with Anna and Lazaros Christoforides

A wealth of fresh fruit is one of the Mediterranean's greatest
treasures, and dessert in many of the region's countries can be as
simple as a bowl of berries or a fig plucked right from the family's
tree. This recipe is just a guideline - feel free to create your salad
in the true Mediterranean spirit by using your favorite fruits of the
season.

1 melon, such as honeydew or cantaloupe
2 pears
2 apples
2 oranges
1/2 lb strawberries
1 medium bunch of red or green grapes

1. Wash all fruit well
2. Cut honeydew or cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds with a small
spoon. Slice melon, pears and apples into bite-sized pieces. Peel
oranges and divide into sections. Remove the green top and center core
from the strawberries and cut in half. Remove grapes from stem.
3. Combine all fruit in a large bowl and mix gently.

For a Middle Eastern flavor, try sprinkling 1 or 2 tbsp finely chopped
almonds over fruit. Or for an Italian taste, toss fruit with 3 tbsp
lemon juice and 1 tbsp sugar. For a Greek or Turkish flare, add 1 tsp
cinnamon and 1 tbsp honey

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serve 4 - 6
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Ingredients:
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup lemon balm
1/2 cup chamomile flowers
3 black tea bags

Place in a gallon container and add cold water
to fill the jar. Set in the sun for several hours.
Strain our tea and herbs. Pour over ice and
refrigerate the leftovers. Sweeten with honey
or sugar if desired.
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This mixture of skin smoothing ingredients will
clarify and nurture problem skin. For all skin types.

4 tbsp. oatmeal
4 tbsp. ground almond meal
1 tbsp. powdered milk
1 tbst. dried orange peel
1 tbsp. sandalwood powder
1 tbsp. unpasteurized honey
30 drops Sweet Orange essential oil.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl stirring well. Stuff
the mixture into muslim bags, tie and store. Use as
needed.
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2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 box raisins or hazelnuts
Honey (if you use hazelnuts)

Mix the dry ingredients together until blended and role the raisins in
it. If you use hazelnuts, you will need to dip them in honey first.
You may adjust ingredients to suit your tastes.


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Candied Rose Hips
Snap off the stems and tail of the wild rose hips you have
collected. Discard any imperfect ones. Insects like rose hips too,
so sort them with care. Split the hips open. With a teaspoon turned
over, force the seeds out of the hips. Scrape out any extraneous
membrane from the inside. Cover with cold water in a saucepan and
bring to the boiling point. Reduce the heat and simmer slowly for 10
minutes. Drain well.



Rose Hip Syrup
3 pounds rose hips (ripe)
1 cup honey
Wash hips, remove stems and ends. Use a stainless steel or enamel
saucepan. Simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Mash with a wooden
spoon. Simmer another 8 minutes.
Pour into several layers cheesecloth and allow to drip over night
into ceramic bowl. Squeeze out leftovers. Return juice to saucepan,
add honey, and blend well. Bring to boil; boil for 1 minute. Pour
into jars and seal. Process in hot water bath for 15 minutes
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1 part Marshmallow root (ground)
1 part Licorice root (ground)
1 part Slippery Elm
1/2 part Echinacea angustafolia
1/2 part Geranium
Sage Honey to taste

Mix the above tea in a bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water to 1 tsp. of
herb.
Let steep for 15 minutes. Drink on an empty stomach, 2 or 3 cups
daily.

These herbs have been traditionally used for healing stomach ulcers and
decreasing stomach acids, as well as for binding proteins. The sage
honey
& geranium are recommended for their astringent properties in preventing
bleeding.

Other herbs known to be effective in healing ulcers are goldenseal,
catnip, meadowsweet, ginger root and peppermint.

SAGE HONEY
1 1/2 cups raw honey
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves (salvia officinalis)
Heat honey over low heat. Add sage leaves and heat gently, taking
care
not to boil (excessive heat destroys the beneficial qualities of the
honey). Heat until the sage leaves become dry. Now the herbal
qualities
and essential oils have been extracted from the sage herb and are
contained in the honey. Strain with a slotted spoon or sieve. Pour
aromatic honey into a clear glass jar and label.

From Aromatherapy -
a lifetime guide to healing with essentials
By Valerie Gennari Cooksley
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1 cup dried chamomile
4 tablespoons honey
1 cup milk
8 teaspoons wheat germ

Steep chamomile in milk for a few hours. Strain, keeping liquid. Add
honey and wheat germ to liquid mixture. Blend well. Place in a bottle.
Refrigerate any used portions. Keeps up to a week.

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