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The Hearth Witch's Compendium


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Magical and Natural Living for Every Day
Experience the power of magical workings using items you created yourself. Utilize natural ingredients for the well-being of your community, home, and body. This comprehensive sourcebook shares old-world wisdom and contemporary approaches to living the hearth witch way, where spirituality nurtures an ecologically balanced life.

More than 200 food and drink recipes

soups, breads, puddings, cakes, salads, wines, meads, ciders, beers, ales, jams, jellies, curds, cheeses, chutneys, ketchup, sauces, dried foods, nonalcoholic cordials

More than 100 bath and beauty recipes

bath salts, bubble baths, soaps, shampoos, hair rinses, lotions, powders, oral hygiene, skin products, facial scrubs, cleansers, skin toners, moisturizers, lip salves

More than 35 home goods recipes

polishes, bathroom and kitchen cleaners, dishwasher detergent, stain remover, laundry soaps, dryer sheets, potpourris, air fresheners, deodorizers, floor wash, carpet cleaners

Nearly 200 essential oil blends and home remedies

anxiety, arthritis, blocked sinuses, burns, cellulitis, coughs, eczema, headaches, indigestion, insect bites, muscle cramps, nausea, rash, sprains, swelling, varicose veins

Plus magical wisdom and practical tips

incense recipes, magical virtues of plants, magical oil recipes, detailed descriptions of seventy essential oils, herbal magic, charms, talismans, potions, inks, color correspondences, planetary influences, herbal beauty aids, gardening tips, vegetable dyes

Praise:

“In this glorious compendium Anna Franklin invites you to sit at her hearth and to share in her many years of magical living. In a high speed world, Anna asks us to pause, to slow down and actually get our hands dirty with nature, and to craft magical items and products that really work.”—Kristoffer Hughes, head of the Anglesey Druid Order and author of The Book of Celtic Magic

“Packed full of information on sabbats, deities, lotions, potions, household, cooking, cleaning, and personal care recipes. This is a ‘must have’ book for every witch.”—Soraya, bestselling author of Book of Spells and The Kitchen Witch

Author: Anna Franklin
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (March 8, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738750468
ISBN-13: 978-0738750460
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches


Contents

Chapter 1: Hearth Witchery 1

Chapter 2: The Witch’s Kitchen 7

Food Ethics 8 Ritual Food 8 Food for the Sabbats 12 Imbolc 13 Ostara 21 Beltane 31 Midsummer 35 Lughnasa 40 Autumn Equinox 46 Samhain 52 Yule 57

Chapter 3: Wine, Cider & Beer 67 Making Wine 68 Wine from Fruit 71 Wine from Flowers 78 Wine from Vegetables 86 Herb and Leaf Wines 89 Sparkling Wine 95 Mead 98 Ciders and Perries 104 Brewing Beer and Ale 106 Making Liqueurs 112 Cider Vinegar 118

Chapter 4: Preserving 119 Equipment Needed 120 Jams 122 Jellies 126 Marmalades 129 Curds 130 Fruit Cheeses 132 Fruit Butters 134 Fruit Syrups 136 Pickling 138 Chutneys 142 Ketchups and Sauces 146 Drying 149 Fruit Leathers 151 Bottling 152 Bottled Fruits in Alcohol 154 Salting 155 Dry Sugar Preserving 156 Conserves 157 Freezing 158 Fruit and Herb Vinegars 159 Nonalcoholic Cordials 160

Chapter 5: The Witch’s Home 163 Natural Alternatives 165 Polishes 167 Bathroom Products 169 Kitchen Products 171 Windows 173 Laundry Products 174 Carpets and Floors 176 Air Fresheners and Deodorisers 177

Chapter 6: Personal Care 181 Equipment Needed 182 Safety First 182 Bath Salts 183 Bath Bombs 186 Bath Tea Bags 188 Milk Baths 190 Bubble Baths 192 Bath Oils 193 Shower Bags 195 Shower Wash 196 Soaps 197 Lotion Bars 200 Bath Powders 201 Natural Shampoos 202 Dry Shampoos 205 Hair Rinses 206 Colouring Rinses 208 Conditioners 210 Dental Care 212 Foot Care 214 Hand Care 215 Body Scrub 217 Aftershave 218

Chapter 7: A Witch’s Guide to Natural Beauty 219 Safety First 220 Basic Hygiene 220 Equipment Needed 221 Herbs for Beauty 221 Facial Scrubs 225 Facial Steams 226 Face Masks 227 Clay Masks 231 Facial Cleansers 233 Skin Toners 237 Moisturisers 239 Eye Treatments 244 Neck Treatments 245 Lip Salves 246

Chapter 8: The Witch’s Garden 247 What to Grow 248 An Elemental Garden 252 Starting Out 256 Moon Gardening 257 Indoor Gardening 259 Foraging 260

Chapter 9: Herbs for Healing 261 Simples 263 Meeting the Plants 263 Safety First 264 Using Your Plant 264 Internal Remedies 265 External Remedies 268

Chapter 10: Home Remedies 271 Anxiety 272 Arthritis and Rheumatism 274 Athlete’s Foot 280 Bloating 282 Blocked Sinuses 283 Boils 284 Bruises 285 Burns 286 Cold Sores 287 Colds and Flu 288 Constipation 291 Corns 292 Coughs 293 Earache 297 Eczema 298 Gout 300 Haemorrhoids 302 Headaches 303 Indigestion 306 Insect Bites 307 Insomnia 308 Menopause 310 Muscle Cramps 311 Nausea 312 Poor Circulation 313 Sore Eyes 314 Sprains 315 Varicose Veins 316

Chapter 11: Essential Oils 317 Is It Really an Essential Oil? 319 Safety First 320 How to Use the Oils 321 Carrier Oils 323 A–Z of Essential Oils 324 Essential Oils By Symptom 351 Magical Oils 358

Chapter 12: Magical Herbalism 373 Gathering Ritual Herbs 374 Identifying Herbs 375 On Correspondences 375 The Elements 378 The Magical Virtues of Plants 379 Using Herbs for Magic 404 Herbal Talismans 405 Potions 409 Herbal Inks 414 Ritual Fumigation 416

Chapter 13: Incense 417 Types of Incense 419 The Ingredients 419 Tools Needed 421 Blending Loose Incense 422 Charging the Incense 422 Burning Incenses 422 Times for Blending 423 Collecting Ingredients for Incense 424 Incense Recipes 426

Chapter 14: Vegetable Dyes 443 Why Use Natural Dyes? 444 Equipment Needed 444 Safety First 445 Obtaining the Plants 445 Stage 1: Prepare the Fabric 446 Stage 2: Mordant the Fabric 446 Stage 3: Dye the Fabric 449 Dye Plants to Use 449

Appendix 1: Colour Correspondences 457 Appendix 2: Planetary Influences 459 Appendix 3: Magical Herbal Correspondences 461 Life Events 462 Moon Phases 463 Sabbats 464 Elements 466 Planets 468 Rituals 471 Zodiac 473 Appendix 4: Weights & Measures 477 Volume (Liquid Measures) 478 Weights (Rough Equivalents) 479 Ingredient Weights (Rough Equivalents) 480 Temperatures 481 Oven Temperatures 482 Appendix 5: Your Recipes 483 Select bibliography 489 Index 493 Recipe Index 507
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