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Floral Waters - Discontinued

Rose - Orange Blossom - Lavender - Myrtle - Sandalwood

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Rosewater

The rose is ruled by Venus, and rosewater is a handy form for working with this herb. Rosewater is nice for anointing in love magick and is an excellent substitute for rose dew. The Sufis, a mystic sect of Islam, use rosewater as an ink to draw protective amulets which are then placed in a cup of water the person drinks.  On May 14, a libation of rosewater is sprinkled in honor of Isis the Merciful, and in traditional witchcraft, it is an aid in awakening one who has been in a trance and works well as a body wash in preparation for ceremonial magic. Rosewater is mildly astringent and so makes a good compress for bruises or a refreshing facial mist.  A cloth soaked in rosewater and laid on the forehead helps headaches and travel sickness.  Rosewater also makes a nice light cologne, a sprinkle for bedclothes or handkerchiefs, or addition to your bath water.  It is pleasant for scenting homemade lotions and soaps.  You can also use it instead of water to dissolve gum arabic as a base for handmade incense or pomanders. Made in Bulgaria, the world center in rose distillation. This floral water contains no preservatives, so if you are going to use it as a body spray, bottle up 1 oz to keep at room temperature and store the rest in the fridge. This is from Bulgaria. Top

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Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:

Love Magick
Protection Spells
Honoring Isis
Purification

Lavender Water

Lavender has been used for asperging since the time of King Solomon's Temple. As a Mercury herb, lavender is good for attracting love from any gender--splash some on or add to your bath. It also aids in concentration and in scholarly pursuits--make yourself a nice compress with lavender water as part of a study break. This is especially helpful if you are learning a magickal skill, such as tarot. First distilled by Hildegaard of Bingen in the 12th century, lavender water is one of the oldest fragrances of European culture. It is nice for sprinkling on sheets, especially for those with insomnia, and on clothes when you know you are going to face an especially trying day. This perfume-quality lavender water is distilled in France and comes in a clear glass bottle with tamper-evident seal. Top

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Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:

Asperging
Love Magick
Scholarship

Myrtle Water

Agrippa considers myrtle a Moon herb, so you might want to use this water when you are planning on some divination or dreamwork, but most believe myrtle is a Venus herb, and historically this plant was connected to the goddesses Venus and Aphrodite. In ancient Rome, women bathed in myrtle water on the festival called Venus Verticordia (Venus the Heart-Turner), observed on April 1. It's great for love magick as well as for protection, and it is good for the skin, as one would expect of a Venus herb. It has the herby scent of myrtle leaves. Top

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Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:

Love Magic
Protection
Divination

Sandalwood Water

White sandalwood is ruled by Mercury, the communicator, and that go-between status is reflected in its traditional use in Jainism and Hinduism to bathe statues of deities as a means of honoring the divine (it works for them all). Just as the ancient Egyptians applied pastes of fragrant herbs and resins to statues of the deities, so in India a paste is made of sandalwood powder and sandalwood water and applied to statues as a component in festival celebrations. It is also used as an "ink" for writing magickal prayers on wooden boards in Hinduism (perhaps influenced by Sufi Islam, which makes frequent use of scented inks in the making of charms). Also in that area, newborn babies are bathed in sandalwood water and wrapped in red cloth to bring them luck and to protect them. In Tibet, the faces of people who are unconscious are misted with sandalwood water to revive them (what a gentle way to return to consciousness). In the New World, sandalwood water is a protectant in Hoodoo practice: you can splash it in four corners of a room for protection and banishing. It is a good spray for clearing your crystals after use, and you can use it as the liquid for making incense or your own charcoal tabs to mellow other scents. More mundanely, sandalwood water is a nice cologne or mist for setting makeup. It can be sprayed on bed linens, clothing, into the air as a freshener, and so forth. The scent is especially interesting when mixed with rose water. This is perfume-grade sandalwood water.Top

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Uses in Witchcraft & Magick:

Honoring the gods
Protective Washes

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