Made first supplies of this year. A vinegar infusion pine tops from the Xmas tree and added a clove.
Cut of more pine tips from the branches added to an empty vase to save for future incense blends.
The rest of Xmas tree gets chopped into wood pieces for burning in my fire basket in my garden.
Happy Yule 2018.
A little cake and small glass of wine.
No ritual bath too much osteoarthritis so I can not get into a bathtub anymore. Neither can I sit on the floor with candles as I used to do.
Some candles and incense. It is way too cold, rainy and windy outside so no Yule fire this year alas.
Adding some more decorations/baubles to the Yule/Xmas tree.
Yule dinner is pasta.
Scented Xmas/Yule trees using a blend of pine, orange and clove bud essential oils I add few drops to fabric Yule trees.
Yule trees are hand sewn from leftover scraps of cotton quilt christmas fabrics. I use a quilt needle to make tiny stitches and used red 100% cotton thread. Some have leftover green organza ribbon loops. Stuffing is polyester bits from a pillow.…Continue
Big piece fresh ginger root.
With a metal spoon edge scrape of ginger root skin/peel. (Peel shavings can be air-dryed and further used in a footbath,potpourri,incense etc) Cut peeled ginger into 1/4 inch slices and cut slices into thin strips.
In a small quart pan add 1 1/2 cups water add a layer of ginger, water should cover ginger.
Bring to a boil. Reduce so that it simmers/still boils when water get a little color…Continue