Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Magickal Oils by Luna Rose

I'm getting ready to re-launch my ritual oils. I finally found the notebook where I wrote down my original blends and now I've decided on a new label. I originally used "Luna Rose Creations" with an older version of my logo of my goddess design on a pentacle. It seemed that logo was not going over well at a new age festival I was vending at. For the last year or so I have been using my winged goddess design with two crescent moons and a spiral. I can thank my mom for coming up with that modification to my logo! I recently labeled my oils as "Studio Nocturna Oil Blends" because I've been selling my creations under my Studio Nocturna website. I finally decided on Magickal Oils by Luna Rose since Luna Rose Nocturna is my craft name and Studio Nocturna is the name of my site and online shoppe.

I'm also re-vamping some of my recipes and the way I make them. I now only make my oils in small batches instead of trying to create large master bottles full. This also means I end up using a larger percentage of essential oils vs. carrier oil. I now blend primarily with sweet almond oil as a carrier - in the past I used safflower oil - a good light base but it didn't hold the scent as long. I sometimes use Jojoba or a blend of Jojoba and Almond. I'm also adding herbs, resins, and crystals in each bottle in many of my blends, not just the master batch. This means I might no longer be offering my oils in a 1 dram size, except for the ones I already have prepared. I'm planning to order new bottles soon in half ounce and 2 dram sizes.
The half ounce will look similar to this, which I poured into a recycled cobalt blue 1/3 ounce bottle. Only I've decided to go with the clear rounds though I could get blue or amber.

I currently have tall narrow 2 dram bottles... which aren't too bad but are harder to work with when adding certain herbs and resins. The dealer I'm ordering from has short wide 2 dram bottles which I have ordered before and while it wasn't what I was expecting at the time, the wide style works out much better for my current plans.

Blends I have currently available are
Queen of Heaven - a goddess scent based in myrrh, sandalwood, frankincense, rose and a hint of camphor.

Full Moon - recently re-created with a new recipe involving myrrh, lavender and anise with moonstone crystals.

Money- has several parts but includes patchouli, cinnamon, tonka, High John, and basil. Newer blends will also include peridot and aventurine gemstones and Job's tears.

Love - a mostly floral mix with some patchouli and dragons blood as well as tonka for attraction. Each vial has rose quartz and rose petals.

Fiery Wall of Protection- a traditional recipe often used in hoodoo rituals. A bit of a spicy blend with dragon's blood and myrhh.

Angel- a light spiritual and somewhat floral blend

Peace - a Eucalyptus and Lavender blend - it's magickal properties are good for healing and peace, but it's aroma also seems to help the sinuses!

Holy Healing - sandalwood, eucalyptus, peppermint, chamomile, hyssop

Fast Luck - a traditional hoodoo recipe for Red Fast Luck - a blend of vanilla, wintergreen and cinnamon.

Attraction - this one started out as a variation on Love oil but with more oils meant for attraction and a somewhat sweeter floral scent.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Autumn and Samhain spirits....

I'm so ready for fall already... I've started making my seasonal spirits for this year already and I'm just so in the mood for the change of seasons and Halloween.

I've decided to drop the price of last year's Samhain spirit and Autumn spirits on my Etsy site to make room for the one's I'll be making soon... I actually have made a Samhain 2008 doll but don't have photos yet.

Samhain 2007

Samhain 2007

Autumn Goddess

Autumn Goddess

Autumn Majesty

Autumn Majesty

Abundant Harvest

Abundant Harvest