U is for Unguent – Pagan Blog Project 2013

And, while I’m playing catch-up, let’s opt for something simple. “Unguent” is another word for “Soothing Ointment”. There are lots of people (although The Witch of Forest Grove is the one who comes most immediately to mind) who make flying ointments and other salves that have physical effects beyond smoothing out the dry skin on your heals.
I don’t go quite that far.
But I do make magical salves.
I make massage balms with specific intentions built into them – like the foot balm that contains both anti-fungal properties and happens to have some “come to me boy” effects infused into it as well[1]; or the peppermint-lavender mix that calms and purifies on an energetic level as well as a physical one.
Mostly, I use a cocoa-butter base with a mix of beeswax (not vegan, sorry – though I could probably substitute coconut oil if I really felt the need) and olive or grapeseed oil to help with consistency, and then hit them with essential oils and energetics ’til they’re cooked, then serve them up in half-cup mason jars… ’cause that’s just the way I roll, apparently. 🙂
I’ve been known to use these, once or twice, as dressing oils for candles as well, since their solid-at-room-temperature state makes them easy to apply without adding too much or having a random bowl of oil left over after you’ve started your spell (anyone have suggestions for what to do with these when they do happen?). But, for the most part, I just use them on my body – or make them for other people to use in the same way.
I rather enjoy them. 😉
Meliad the Birch Maiden.
[1] Why yes, I do know a lot of people who work in the fetish industry. Why do you ask?


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