Sweetgrass Purifying Bath

Our Sweetgrass Purifying Bath combines the rejuvenating and cleansing properties of both Sweetgrass and Dead Sea Salts.  When fans of our Smokeless Smudge Spray started telling us they wanted to use a version of it for a ritual bath, we came up with something both powerful and gentle.  Like our Smokeless Smudge Spray, it is also simple enough that you can combine it with your current practice. In this case, bath herb sachets or essential oils you may already use for ritual.

Smokeless Smudge and Sweetgrass Purifying Bath

The Good-energy Dynamic Duo

We think the two make a perfect pair to get ready for ritual.  You could even call them the Good-Energy Dynamic Duo.  Use the Smokeless Smudge Spray to cleanse and purify the space and use the Sweetgrass Purifying Bath to prepare yourself.

A purifying bath is a sacred ritual practiced by many cultures.  There is the obvious benefit of physical cleansing, but a sacred or ritual bath cleanses more than just the body.  It dissolves and clears away negative energy to help purify the spirit and cleanse the chakras, or energy centers of the subtle body.  Sometimes a purifying bath alone is the ritual-of-the-day. At the beginning of an important day, you can have a fresh start. At the end of the particularly harrowing day, you can wash away any negative energies which you may have picked up. A purifying bath is also an excellent pratice for those who do energy-work, healing, divination or participate in paranormal investigations.

A sacred bath can also be a powerful practice to prepare for deep meditation, ritual, spellwork or any intentional working. In fact, there are some traditions which call for a purifying bath prior to ritual.

Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass is considered sacred by many native peoples of North America. It is used to purify and clear objects, places, and people. The scent is uplifting to our spirits, releases negativity, and welcomes good energy and inviting to helper spirits, guides or angels (or whatever names used in your belief-system).

Dead Sea Salt

The Dead Sea is known for its natural therapeutic properties, inherent in the mineral-laden salt waters. For centuries, people have traveled to the dead sea to soak in the waters there. Salt is universally used to keep away negative energies and spirits, as well as to cleanse objects, spaces and people.

Directions: Use the Sweetgrass Purifying Bath to prepare for ritual, or make the bath itself sacred. Just elaborate on the basic use with a ritual of your own.  A sacred bath is ideal for self-blessing, just add music, maybe a candle and an affirmation or visualization!  Here’s the most basic instructions:

  • First, start with a clean tub.
  • Fill with warm (not overly hot) water.
  • Once the bath is full, add the Sweetgrass Purifying Bath. Simply scoup or poor some into your cupped hand. Depending on the size of your hand; one, two or three cupped handfuls will be just the thing. It’s mostly what feels right to you. As a guideline just a few tablespoons (4-8) will work (1/4 to 1/2 cup). You don’t want so much that you’re sitting on undissolved salt!
  • Stir the water to dissolve the salt and release the aromatic fragrance of sweetgrass.
  • Soak and visualize negative energy flowing away and positive energy flowing in.
  • When done, rinse the tub with a little sprinkle the salts to help the released negativity to down the drain.

Locally Crafted for Good Energy

We respect the purity of your practice and of native traditions, and have made our Sweetgrass Purifying Bath both simply enough that you can incorporate it into your existing rituals or practice, and it was formulated mindfully . . .

  • Uses only the highest-quality ingredients
  • Cruelty Free (not tested on animals)
  • Made in Minnesota

Try it out, and do let us know about your experience!

Scentual Musings

by Veronica Cummer, author of Masks of the Muse & Sorgitzak

Scent is evocative in more ways than one. We tend to focus a lot on the sense of sight, but scent can bring up memories and feelings far more easily and intensely than any of our other senses. Everyone has a scent and we respond to that, even if it’s not noticeable on a conscious level. It’s also an ancient practice to add to that scent through the usage of perfumes and oils, altering what message we are sending out into the world. We make our homes smell a certain way and our ritual space and it’s not just to cover up less pleasant smells, but to inspire in us a certain reaction and instill a powerful memory.

In ritual, we use scent primarily through the burning of incense. The smoke and smell of the incense not only helps create a useful ritual atmosphere—allowing us to more easily “trance out” and be in the proper state of mind—but can actually draw spirits and Gods to us. It sends out a message that we are here and ready to have contact with the Divine. In the past, some Gods even had particular incenses or scented oils that were attached to Them and used in Their honor. They responded to the scent and were drawn to it, just as we might respond to the scent of another person.

Incense, perfumes, and oils can be used in other ways, as well. On a personal level, we can use a particular scent for outside of ritual and a particular scent for inside of ritual, creating a trigger for us that its time to step into our ritual selves. We can make use of varied incenses in ritual for the times of the year or for different purposes, such as healing or divination. If everyone in a coven or magickal working group decides to use the same oil for ritual anointing, it can create a strong sense of bonding, one that resonates on an unconscious level.

For all of these are messages and ways to create and later evoke familiar memories. We smell the oil or perfume we have known before in ritual and know we are stepping into circle or about to perform a healing. We smell the incense and instinctively know what season it is or what God or Goddess we’re about to call upon. We can even step into that ritual mode in our mundane lives as needed by deciding to put on an oil that is based on a familiar incense such as frankincense, myrrh, or patchouli.

We are always interacting and bonding with others on the level of scent and, through using oils, perfumes, and incense, we can make deliberate choices about what that ritual and that group means to us. We can instill feelings and create memory and awaken it once again, reliving the time and place and raw emotion of the past, of our experiences, whether with each other or with the Divine.

copyright © 2010, Veronica Cummer, all rights reserved

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends

The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans discovered that oils, taken direct from the plant, had immense power on our state of health – both our body and mind.

The modern science of Aromatherapy is rediscovering and proving the ancient practice. It is well known that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates the part of the brain connected to smell – the olfactory system; a signal is sent to the limbic system of the brain that controls emotions and retrieves learned memories. This causes chemicals to be released which make the person feel relaxed, calm, or even stimulated. Eye of Horus is focusing on these three desired outcomes with our exclusive Anxiety Relief, Confidence, and Energy Aromatherapy Blends.

Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is also vital part of Feng Shui and Magickal practice. Scents are used to remove negative chi from your space and create a positive atmosphere. Our Aromatherapy Blends are custom formulated (by the people who created our smokeless smudge spray) from our carefully selected True Essential Oils. These blends are 100% Essential Oils. Since they are in such a pure, highly concentrated form, they should be diluted in use. When using in an oil burner:

  • Put 5-10 drops of oils diluted with a carrier oil (such as Almond Oil) – or -
  • Put 3-5 of pure oil in your oil burner bowl to provide the therapy you need. Top the burner bowl with hot water and don’t let it burn dry.
  • Add a drop or two to the outer edge of an unscented candle.

Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Blend

Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Blend

Anxiety Relief

Alleviate anxiety with this perfectly balanced blend of Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Patchouli and Marjoram essential oils to help you let go of anxious thoughts. Whether your anxiety is situational, or biological (as in PMS), taking a moment to breathe in this incredible aroma will help untie the knots and give you more space for possibilities to be revealed. 

Anxiety Relief oil is great to use at the end of the day when you need to relax in order to get a good night’s sleep.  Just a few moments of true relaxation and clear thought each day not only make you feel better emotionally, but it has been proven to boost your immune system.

Anxiety Relief Essential Oil can be part of a daily ritual along with making a few notes in a gratitude journal. You will be amazed at how your outlook can change when you use these ancient, all natural methods.  At only $12.99 it’s a small price to pay! Add Anxiety Relief to Cart

Confidence Essential Oil Blend

Confidence Essential Oil Blend

Confidence

Use this synergistic blend of Bergamot, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Patchouli and Ylang-Ylang essential oils to help increase your confidence in daily life. Bergamot is so much more than a flavor in Earl Grey Tea. In fact, it is astrologically Associated with the Sun as well as the Element of Fire, and the perfect oil to bring a ray of light and a spark of excitement to the moment. The other essential oils help round out the sweet and spice in this scent.

Orange is not only a natural antidepressant, but the scent is thought to stimulate your creativity. Patchouli‘s rather earthy aura promotes a grounding and balancing effect thereby clarifying problems and making the mind more objective.  Although Patchouli is famous as an over-used aphrodisiac, the scent does not over-power this blend, rather it adds just the right amount to put a little bounce in your step. Anoint the side of a taper candle with a drop or two before you light it to  provide the perfect atmosphere for a candle-light dinner or desert.  Put a drop or two on a cotton ball in the ashtray of your car, if you don’t smoke, and breathe in confidence on your way to an important meeting or interview. Only $12.99 Get Some Confidence

Energizing Essential Oil Blend

Energizing Aromatherapy Oil

Energizing

Need a lift? Try this synergistic blend of stimulating Peppermint, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils to help revitalize your natural reserves of energy.  This oil is not only stimulating, but it is very positive and protecting! Breathe in the vibrant scent to awaken your conscious mind and/or to halt negative thoughts. Let the scent waft over you for self-purification or place drops in a diffuser for all-over home purification. (Rosemary was the garland of choice for the Romans’ household gods, and they purified their flocks by smudging them with this protective scent.)

The Eucalyptus in this oil blend is a great energy healer.  Use to cleanse a room or house of negative psychic energy, particularly when people have been engaged in emotional, physical or mental abuse. This is the ultimate aroma to have going when doing your spring cleaning.  It energizes you and clears out the negative energies leaving a space totally refreshed.

Do not use before bedtime unless you prefer not to sleep! Our most affordable of the Aromatherapy Set, Energizing Essential Oil is only $9.99! Add Energizing Oil to Cart

All of our Essential Aromatherapy Blends

  • Are 100% Pure Essential Oil
  • Come in a 10ml (1/3 fl. oz.) Bottle with Dropper top
  • WARNING: For external use only. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Highly concentrated. Always dilute before using.