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Unfortunately it’s going to be a few days before the herbs I ordered a little while ago are delivered to me, and I haven’t got a witch’s garden or foraging spot here yet. So remember that time I mentioned that I have a ridiculous number of aloe plants?
’cause I do. Like, a whooole bunch of them.
So, guess which herb I’m going to be working with today!
Aloe’s prickly leaf edges make it useful as a protective plant. It also has healing properties out the wazoo. Cleopatra, one of the most beautiful women in history, used it to keep her skin supple. Today, I’m going to harvest gel from some of the leaves for a DIY beauty recipe (in this case, the one for dry skin)– created with intention and properly empowered, it’s a potent potion. While not strictly a single herb recipe, the primary player is aloe and it’s aloe’s energies that I’ll focus on.
I’m also working on charging some other bits of tumbled nephrite jade to place in my aloe pot(s), like I talked about in yesterday’s post. These stones and a water offering will be given in exchange to whichever plant seems comfortable with offering me some of its leaves.
Do you have a go-to magickal plant that you work with? How do you employ it in your practice?