Merry meet all,
Herbs for Mabon
The herbs for Mabon are earthier than the herbs for summer. Mabon grounds us where summer had us flying to the stars. The herbs we would use in incenses, potpourris, or burning in our cauldrons are sandalwood, mugwort, mints, oranges, patchouli, sage, frankincense. The picture above is taken in my garden. The flower is purple coneflower.
Each herb has a special quality to it. Sandalwood is spiritual, mugwort aids us in dreams and psychic abilities, mint refreshes our spirit, orange is citrusy and fresh, and patchouli is earthy and grounding. Sage shields us from negative energy. and frankincense’s warm aroma lifts our spirit.
These herbs and/ or resins can be used in a variety of ways. You can burn the dried leaves in your cauldron. You can infuse them to scent your house. You can mix them in a potpourri of your own making. Your friends might ask you for the recipe!
Now’s the time to make ointments, balms, soaps and candles. The bounty of herbs to help make these potions are at your fingertips. You can find them in your own kitchen, your garden, or fly on your besom to the nearest famers market for herbs.
I plan to. If you can, use beeswax rather than paraffin. Beeswax of course, comes from bees. Bees are endangered. They work hard to make the wax. You would be gaining the energy for your potions from beex. I would far prefer that to paraffin. Beeswax is purer and burns cleaner smoke. Soy wax is also a better choice than paraffin. Paraffin is very available but if you look hard, you may find a wonderful soul who could happily supply you with tons of beeswax. I know a kind lady who sells her witchy candles and beeswax every weekend at a farmers market. She is knowledgeable and I have bought many a beautiful beeswax candle from her. I wish I knew where she got her beautiful candle moulds of owls, lighthouses, cats or pillar candles. She reminds me of a bee queen. She reminds me of a bee buzzing about at her table. The table, let me tell you, is always covered with a plethora of beeswax candles of every shape and colour. She always has a smile. I couldn’t ask for more.
So gather your herbs!! Dust off your cauldrons. OIl your besom and let’s fly. Over the moon on our brooms. Use organic ingredients and be environmentally friendly. Cuddle your familiars!
Lady Spiderwitch )O(