It’s finally here, OCTOBER! My favorite time of year, next to Christmas of course. But nonetheless, THIS month is one of the funnest months of the whole year! Mornings are spent making an apple cinnamon concoction to heat on the stove and it permeates the whole house with the scents of FALL! Of all the seasons of the year, Fall is the best when it comes to scents.
Each of our favorite scents have magical correspondences too! How much more fun can this get? Below are some spices we use to liven up the ambiance of the home, along with their correspondences.
Cinnamon– abundance, prosperity
Ginger– energy, power
Clove– protection, purification
Nutmeg– comfort, calming
Pumpkin– wards off evil spirits
Apple– immortality, love
The recipe I use for heating on the stove varies depending on which ingredients I have on hand, but here is my classic recipe to simmer each morning.
Autumn Simmer Potion
- Apple slices from one apple (thinly sliced)
- 1 c. water or apple cider
- 3 Cloves
- 1 stick or 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
Place the liquid and apples in a small sauce pan over medium heat and heat until steam is rising from the potion. Reduce flame to low.
Add cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix with wooden spoon just to combine and continue to heat on low. WATCH closely so the potion doesn’t evaporate.
To include some magic, speak your words/wishes over the pan as each ingredients is added. For ex: “As I sprinkle in this nutmeg, may the protection of the universe be upon this house.”
You can transfer the potion to a mug and walk through the house with it to add the magic to each room. Simply wave your hand over the cup, pushing the steam up and away from you as you bless your home and family.
May this recipe bring warmth and comfort to you and yours.
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