With the winter around the corner in the northern hemisphere here are my spells, recipes and crafts for winter and cold:
Running nose: I use a mixture of rose oil, maple leaf, hibiscus flowers(dried), mistel(dried) and a little more intent to make a paste by using a mortar and pestle, put it in an airtight container and inhale it when your nose is blocked or runny.
Best made ad the first day after full moon at dawn.
Home remedy for coughing:
Honey, crushed garlic, ginger and a jar.
Infuse the honey with the sliced ginger (peel it with a spoon) and the the garlic over 14 days, best started a a full moon.
Honey wine or Met(with or without alcohol), Cloves, Cinnamon,nutmeg, Orange and apple slices, maple syrup, staranis into a pot or cauldron, heat it to 70-80°C for 15-20 minutes, longer if getting very strong. It warms and is intended to be relaxing and healing.
Best made after new moon till full moon at setting sun.
A white, yellow or orange candle, optional Gold, a carving knife, a piece of gold foiling, an Amberperl, a piece of paper, ink and a cord in yellow or white. Carving a small hole in the candle along with your favourite sigils for positive power, happiness or uplifting, the hole should be a the fot of the candle, fill it with gold foiling, write your intention on the paper, string the perl to the cord, wrap the paper across the hole, tying the cord over the paper, the pearl over the hole and put intention into tying the happiness of the summer sun to the candle.
Light it in moments you need a good feeling.
Best made before Mabon(better at Litha), a midday, capturing the sun in the foiling and charging the amber in the sun.
Lifting up incense:
Amber, frankincense, sage and Cedar.
Mix 8 parts, 5 frankincense, 1 Amber, 1 Sage and 1 Cedar and burn in a comfortable way on charcoal.
If you have any recommendations for the winter months, please feel free to add more in the comments.