Friday, December 10, 2010

A New Magickal Cologne

I'm an avid reader of many things herbal.  Mountain Rose has started a new blog in addition to their monthly newsletter.  When I read this recipe on their blog, I was immediately attracted to it. 

- 1 organic Cinnamon Stick
- 25 organic whole Cardamom Pods
- 15 organic Cloves
- 1 organic Vanilla Bean, cut into small pieces
- 1 fresh organic Orange peel, zest only
- 8 oz Vodka

Crush spices in a mortar and pestle. Combine with Vanilla Bean pieces, Orange peel zest, and vodka in a glass mason jar. Cap tightly and shake once or more per day. After 2-6 weeks, strain the spices and pour the infused liquid into a glass bottle with a mister top. Simply add more spices if you desire a stronger cologne.

Before making any recipes, I always look for the magickal properties so that I may use the blend in the most appropriate way.  My current reference is Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs for this cologne.

Cinnamon – Sun & Fire; sacred to Aphrodite; Powers of spirituality, success, healing, power, psychic powers, lust, protection & love.
Cardamom – Venus & Water; sacred to Erzulie; Powers of lust & love
Cloves – Jupiter & Fire; not associated with a specific deity; Powers of protection, exorcism, love & money
Vanilla – Venus & Water; not associated with a specific deity; Powers of love, lust & mental powers
Orange – Sun & Fire; not associated with a specific deity; Powers of love, divination, luck & money

So, based on these correspondences, this will become my newest blend for date night!  It's sensual smell & magickal properties ought to do quite nicely.

Wild & Bright Blessings!


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