last week on the new moon i made a gem essence and started some flower infused honey. it was so fun! i intend the honey to be a face wash, but i'm sure i'll eat lots of it too. it has calendula, rose petals, lavender, and a big chunk of rose quartz. i never knew how easy it was to infuse herbs in honey! all i did was pour the honey and flowers (about half as much flowers as honey) into a glass jar together and let them sit for one moon cycle. i turn the jar about twice a day so that the flowers really get to all the honey. and thats it! pretty awesome.
flower honey! ready to hang out on my windowsill for one whole moon cycle. it'll be done on the next new moon.
gem essences are also surprisingly easy to make. i chose the crystals and made sure that they were all safe to put in water that i'd be drinking. if you want to make an essence out of a water soluble or semi-toxic stone just put it in a sealed preferably glass container and put the container in the water. that way the water doesn't touch the stone, but still takes on its energy. so, i put filtered tap water into a glass bowl (crystal is ideal, but i don't have that.) and added the stones. i meditated over the water, stating my intentions and asking the water to accept the energy of the stones. then i covered it with saran wrap and placed it outside in the moonlight. i made one on the last full moon and one on the last new moon, but you can also make them in the sun. i left mine out all night, but i've heard that you can leave them for just a few hours in the sun. when i brought the essence in i tasted it and it was awesome!! i added brandy to it (half parts brandy, half essence) to preserve it and seal in the energy, then i bottled it! done. i've been adding them to my water every day and its such a cool way to experience the energy of the crystals. i also put a small piece of lapis in my water to charge the water throughout the day.
the safe heart essence that i made on the new moon. it includes tangerine quartz, rose quartz, smoky elestial quartz, blue lace agate, rhodochrosite, unakite, owyhee blue opal, chrysoprase, and snowflake obsidian.
bottled gem essences! safe heart new moon essence and open mind, open heart full moon essence. i made open mind, open heart to help me out in school. my intentions were to help focus, take in new information and retain it, not get overwhelmed by the energy of the classroom, and to remember to be confident and have fun. it has aventurine, citrine, lepidolite, rainbow fluorite, smoky quartz, sodalite, and tibetan black quartz.