Salve for Sensual Hedgecrossing

 

Crafted by Effy Winter

When using this flying ointment, a healthy reaction may include feeling lightheaded, flushed and euphoric. Your senses are likely to be enhanced and you will feel as if you are existing in a dream-like state. This ointment is a natural aphrodisiac and is intended to aid a witch in connecting with her spirit lover. Although the ways of my ancestors were effective, their practices were not considered to be harmless but risky. I do not recommend applying this ointment to the mucous membranes in case you need to quickly wash it off due to a reaction—you do not want it to be smeared inside of your body. As always, please use caution when handling your herbs.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of olive oil

  • 1 ounce of beeswax

  • 1 handful of rosebuds

  • 1 teaspoon of jasmine flower

  • 1 teaspoon of lavender

  • 1 teaspoon of valerian root

  • 1 pinch of damiana*

  • 3 drops of jasmine oil

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pour 1 cup of olive oil into a glass jar.

Add your herbs (rosebuds, jasmine flower, lavender, valerian and *damiana).

Add 3 drops of jasmine oil into the herb mixture/oil.

Allow this mixture to sit for 3 – 6 weeks so the properties of the herbs may be absorbed into the oil.

After 3 – 6 weeks have passed, warm 1 ounce of beeswax on the stove on low/medium heat.

When the beeswax is melted, add your oil/herb mixture into the pot. Stir the wax and oil well.

Pour the mixture into a container (tin is recommended) and allow it to cool and harden.

 

USE/APPLICATION:

Before using this flying ointment, perform a spot test. Apply a pea-sized amount of the salve to the inside of your wrist to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Anoint your skin with the salve, applying it to your wrists, ankles, temples, forehead and over the heart. You may anoint your entire body if you wish but avoid sensitive areas and the mucous membranes. When you return from your spirit flight, make sure to wash off the ointment using soap and water.

*Damiana acts as a sedative and may induce a very mild high. Using this herb is optional.

Spot test for allergies 24 hours prior to use. Discontinue if an allergic reaction, redness or irritation is noticeable. Always use caution when applying any product containing essential oils. Results may vary, and the recipe listed should only be followed by those with the knowledge and reverence for doing so.

Effy Winter is not responsible for the improper use, reactions, or results of how you use this product. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider for any contraindications and/or interactions with current medications. Always inform your healthcare provider if you are taking any herbal remedies or supplements.

Effy Winter is a hereditary blood witch and descendant of the Queen of Scottish Witches. She carries on the traditions and spellwork of her witch mothers, primarily working with the Devil throughout her practice of the craft. In her spare time, Effy works as a writer for various literary publications. She is the author of Flowers of the Flesh (Rhythm & Bones Press, 2019), a collection of poetry stirred by romance and dark witchcraft.