Mint is easy to grow and easy to recognize.
It smells just like Wrigley's gum.
It is NOT easy to control, though.
It will take over the garden if you let it.
Mint has many culinary uses.
We make mint iced tea by steeping fresh leaves in hot water or we'll add dried mint to other herbal blends for hot tea in the winter.
Mint jelly is usually served with lamb.
Mint sugar adds a special touch on top of cranberry muffins.
Then there's a watermelon, feta and mint salad recipe that I can't wait to try this summer.
I even made Creme de Menthe last summer!
Needless to say, I use it year round!
Magically, Mint is used for quite a few reasons.
Mint was Sacred to the Druids.
It is used for Money, Luck, Love, Healing. Protection, Travel and Divination
For Money/Prosperity: add in prosperity spells
~ leave a few leaves in your wallet or where ever you keep your money.
2 drops Mint Essential Oil
1 drop patchouli E/O
1 drop orange E/O
10 ml carrier oil
Roll bottle gently to mix. Let sit for a week or so to meld the scents.
Charge under Full Moon. Use to anoint candles, amulets and objects.
**Never ingest Essential Oils!**
Mint is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Mint tea is often used to settle upset stomachs as are mint candies.
Add fresh leaves to water with lemon slices for a refreshing and possible detox water.
Lay in a dark room with fresh leaves on your forehead to relieve a stress headache
Stuff dry leaves into a poppet to relieve stomach problems. Add to incense mixed for cleansing.
Has been known to prevent the emotional tailspin so it would be good to use after a traumatic experience.
- Always carry while traveling.
- Sprinkle around the house for purification.
- Use in Sacred Circles and on Magical Alters since Mint will attract benevolent Spirits.