Fire Cider

Here is another item on my To Do list today!  The nice thing about Fire Cider is you can change it and add things that you feel drawn to do so.  This is really good to have on hand as we go into the winter months.  It takes a month…from full moon to full moon to make so you may want to get it started now.  Here is my recipe:

Fire Cider

½ C fresh grated organic ginger root

1/2 C fresh grated organic horseradish root

1 medium organic onion, chopped

10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed or chopped

2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped (if desired)

Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon

Several sprigs of fresh organic rosemary or 2 T of dried rosemary leaves

1 T organic Turmeric powder 

1/4 t organic cayenne powder

Organic apple cider vinegar

Raw local honey to taste

Prepare all of your roots, fruits, and herbs and place them in a quart sized jar. If you’ve never grated fresh horseradish, be prepared for a powerful sinus opening experience! Use a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, or a plastic lid if you have one. Shake well! Store in a dark, cool place for one month and remember to shake daily.

After one month, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar. Be sure to squeeze as much of the liquid goodness as you can from the pulp while straining. Add 1/4 cup of honey and stir until incorporated. Taste your cider and add another 1/4 cup until you reach the desired sweetness.

 

 

 

Herbal Ingredient Variations

These organic herbs and spices would make a wonderful addition to your Fire Cider creations.

Thyme

Horseradish Root Powder

Rosehips

Star Anise

Schisandra Berries

Astragalus

Parsley

Burdock

Oregano

Peppercorns

Beet Root Powder

Habanero Powder

Bird’s Eye Chili Powder

Whole Chili Peppers

Orange, grapefruit, lime peels or juice

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Samhain Correspondences

 

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Samhain Altar in a Cup

Rosemary (for remembrance of our ancestors), Mullein (abundance), mugwort (to aid in divination), calendula (to encourage emotional warmth and tolerance, compassion and the ability to truly listen to what others are saying) and a dash of Florida Water to banish negativity. I was going to include some acorns but couldn’t find my stash of them!

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A cookie I ordered at Starbucks!

 

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The Samhain plate I painted.

 

At Samhain, witches once gave one another acorns as gifts. During the Burning Times, giving someone an acorn was a secret means of telling that person you were a witch. Acorns are fruits of the oak, one of the most sacred trees to the ancient Celts. They are symbols of protection, fertility, growth, values, and friendship.

 

Ancestor Connection Anointing Oil

 You will need to make hematite gem elixir water as well as obsidian gem elixir water first.  I would suggest using the indirect method as to not harm the stones.  Put water in a glass jar and set the stone next to the water and set outside…you can charge them with either the sun or the full moon, whichever your own intuition tells you.

1 15ml amber bottle

Several hematite and snowflake obsidian chips (small stones to fit in bottle)

Hazelnut oil

10 drops cinnamon bark essential oil

10 drops clove oil

7 drops each of hematite & snowflake obsidian gem elixir water

Directions:

  1. Add your stone chips to the bottle first
  2. Pour the oil into glass bottle
  3. Add drops of essential oil and the gem elixirs
  4. Cap the bottle & shake to mix everything together and label the bottle
  5. Shake before each use to mix the oils

You can now either anoint yourself with the oil or use it on any ritual tools you are using for your ritual.

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