Faery Charm BlendMy daughter and I tinkered around and came up with this herbal blend last Beltane. Some of the correspondences were confirmed by reliable sources, but mostly we went on instinct and feeling, choosing herbs that appealed to us and, we thought, to the Fey. We like to make tiny sachets (see below) and leave them for the Fair Folk whilst on one of our woodland rambles.
Mix together in a pestle or glass bowl, being careful not to crush:
lavender buds (faeries like sweet-smelling things)
rosehips (they like a touch of tartness too!)
mugwort (for Sight)
sea salt (only a little)
Charge herbal blend in your preferred manner-- we like to leave the bowl open to moonlight for a night, then hold it between us and visualise peace, goodwill, and love pouring into each tiny bud and leaf.
To make charm sachets:
Cut a small square (2 in X 2 in works well) of muslin or unbleached cotton-- please, no synthetics! Place a teaspoon or so of the herbal blend in the center, then add a small stone or marble (we like the decorative glass marbles you can get in the floral section of a crafts store) that you have blessed or charged as well. Fold in the corners and secure with thread or ribbon-- being Beltane, we used narrow white and scarlet ribbons. Sprinkle with living water-- I keep rainwater on hand for this, or you can use any clean, running water (including tap, if that's what you've got!) and give them a final blessing. Give them to loved ones or leave for the Faeries, with peace and goodwill toward all and malice to none.
Bright Beltane Blessings,