Oracle Soup sistas, Gina and Katrina, share some of their recipes and kitchen secrets as they discuss the art of rootwork, casting, and rituals for self and others. Light, candles, color, sound, music, crystals, scent, incense, aromatherapy, and many other tools can be combined with reading the cards or as a healing, protection, banishing, love, or other ritual during or around the reading for the querent. Experiment with adding these dimensions to your work, but be sure to read up on the does and don’ts, especially when it comes to internal or external use of ingredients, as well as their concentrations.
RECIPE: Protection Bath Salt
Mix together – 1 cup sea salt, 1 tbsp. rose, honeysuckle, or lilac flowers, 1/2 tbsp. yarrow (protection), pinch of myrrh or mugwort, 5 drops rose essential oil, 3 drops myrrh essential oil
Let it set for 2-3 weeks
Use 2-3 tbsp. at a time, can be steeped in a fabric tea bag.
Aromatherapy – A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils — Valerie Gennari Cooksley
The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy — Valerie Ann Worwood
The Essence of Magic – Tarot, Ritual, Aromatherapy — Mary K. Greer
The Master Book of Candle Burning — Henri Camache
For personal consultations or rituals, Gina and Katrina are wonderful resources: