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Old 12-11-2011, 04:36 AM
Skybird Skybird is offline
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How do you make white sage essence and an aura spray?

I am a complete novice..
but at present i am growing white sage, to dry the leaves for smudging wands..

and i was just wondering today - how would I go about using the leaves to make an essence and a aura spray??

Is anyone here who could give me some pointers please.,,

Thank you in advance
Skybird
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:29 PM
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Two ways.. you can make essences, which capture the spiritual essence of the plant.

http://www.alchemy-works.com/flower_essences.html

Or you can make a tea with the dried leaves...

Or you can make an extract which is soaking the leaves in alcohol (most herbalists use vodka) using about a 1:1 ratio of leaves and alcohol for the strongest extract or 2:1 (twice as much leaves as alcohol. If you use fresh leaves, pick in the morning and let any dew dry before you start the extract. Let the leaves and alcohol soak for about a day or two.. shaking the jar as often as you can. Then put the whole concoction in a blender or food processor to chop (macerate) the herbs. Then put it back in the jar and let it set for minimum of 2 weeks.. 30 days would be better. Shake jar every day.

For dried leaves, the steps are the same for tincture (except you won't have to let the leaves dry.

When done for either of the methods (essence, tea, extract) put in a spray bottle. I don't know which form would be best, though. I'm thinking for clearing and cleansing purposes, essence would be better.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:37 PM
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Two ways.. you can make essences, which capture the spiritual essence of the plant.

http://www.alchemy-works.com/flower_essences.html

Or you can make a tea with the dried leaves...

Or you can make an extract which is soaking the leaves in alcohol (most herbalists use vodka) using about a 1:1 ratio of leaves and alcohol for the strongest extract or 2:1 (twice as much leaves as alcohol. If you use fresh leaves, pick in the morning and let any dew dry before you start the extract. Let the leaves and alcohol soak for about a day or two.. shaking the jar as often as you can. Then put the whole concoction in a blender or food processor to chop (macerate) the herbs. Then put it back in the jar and let it set for minimum of 2 weeks.. 30 days would be better. Shake jar every day.

For dried leaves, the steps are the same for tincture (except you won't have to let the leaves dry.

When done for either of the methods (essence, tea, extract) put in a spray bottle. I don't know which form would be best, though. I'm thinking for clearing and cleansing purposes, essence would be better.


Thank you very much Iolite--Greatly appreciated

Namaste
Skybird


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Old 21-11-2011, 07:06 PM
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does anyone know a good site or book on how to make a none oil based sage aura spray by chance??

thank you in advance xoxoxoxoxo
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