Five days into Spring...I can hardly believe it! Spring evokes so many emotions for me, and also just plain things to do. There are seeds to plant, a henhouse to clean, a house to freshen, declutter and organize and busy children to keep me busy when I have a moment to spare.
One of the most pressing things on this list is getting my home in order. I just have an intense desire to freshen and liven up the soul of my home. To help me out in this task, I made some Spring/Ostara incense. My inspiration came from the book "Celebrating the Great Mother" by Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw. This recipe was the easiest to make for me, as all of the ingredients were readily available. Here is the recipe:
3 parts base, (ground cinnamon, sawdust or sandalwood powder or chips)
1 part dried lavender or jasmine petals
1/2 part dried sage
Grind well with mortal and pestle. Store in a glass jar with a label.
I've been burning it for the past few days, and everyone who comes in has commented on how lovely my house smells. It's really helped to get me into the spirit of a Spring cleanse!