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Awaken your Inner Sorceress for Samhain


Accent your altar with fruits and herbs of the season to enhance your Samhain celebration. Welcome the harvest and greet the longer nights with fragrant rosemary, rich pumpkin, ethereal mugwort, and sweet-tart juicy apple.

3 months ago


Awaken your Inner Sorceress for Samhain

3 months ago


As the veil between the physical and spiritual worlds becomes thinner, it is said that at Samhain, spirits, faeries, and souls of the departed can easily cross between realms and enter our world. To appease these spirits, ancient Celts offered them food and drink to ensure a healthy livestock population during the harsh winter. Nowadays, Samhain can be celebrated by incorporating seasonal botanicals into rituals from sundown on October 31st until sundown on November 1st. 

Rosemary 

Awaken your Inner Sorceress for Samhain

Rituals of remembrance and honor may include rosemary. Adorn your altars with bundles of rosemary branches, or use the dried leaves in blended incense. You can also clear unwanted energies by immersing yourself in the fragrant scent of rosemary by taking a ritual bath. Alternatively, you can use products like the Practical Magick Face and Body Milk to create a close connection with herbs such as Rosemary.

Our Practical Magick Face and Body Milk is heavenly balanced with a light, fresh floral swirled with herbaceous undertones. The calming soft hints of luscious lavender marry well with aromatic, woody, evergreen-like rosemary infused with Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Abyssinian Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Radish Root, and Coconut Extract.

Apple

Awaken your Inner Sorceress for Samhain

Many cultures view apples as a sacred fruit. It is an otherworldly symbol, revealing patterns of sacred geometry within its core when sliced in half. While the apple symbolizes immortality, it is also connected to legends of the underworld. Since apples are in season for Samhain, they are a feature of any Samhain feast in both sweet and savory dishes.

Mugwort

Awaken your Inner Sorceress for Samhain

Mugwort is found in rituals used to enhance clarity, balance dreams, and aid in focus and intent of divination. With bravery and intent, mugwort can be the botanical that brings your dreams across the divide while the veil is thin at Samhain. Drink mugwort in a bedtime tea, burn it in a smoke wand, steep it in a hot bath, or infuse it into a body oil to stimulate the spirits as you drift away into a dream.

Pumpkin

Awaken your Inner Sorceress for Samhain

Pumpkins and gourds symbolize abundance and plenty in the harvest season. Squashes are sturdy crops and last many months when stored in proper conditions. Pumpkins are included in protection rituals by carving lanterns with symbols and placed in doorways to ward off spirits with ill intent.

Awaken your Inner Sorceress for Samhain

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