I hope you all are having a great Lammas. It is the first sabbat of the harvest season and we get to start giving thanks to the Gods for all that you have been blessed with this past year. What seeds did you sow that have come to fruitation??? This can be financial, personal, health, love, etc.
The picture shows the Lammas altar that I decorated this year. I like to display with reds and went with the apple theme. You will see grains, fruit (apple and peach), stones (citrine, adventurine, cat's eye, moss agate), seasonal flowers (marigolds, mint, lavender, etc.), our Lammas Herbal Blend from the Cynnamon Charmed store, Sage essential oil smudging spray from Cynnamon Charmed, etc.
There are lots of items in the store to help you all decorate your altars and your homes for the season. It's not too early to browse the Samhain wreath selections and soon we will have our fresh batch of corn dollies in the shop. Last years sold out very fast so we will try to make more this year but don't wait too long to pick yours up.
Hope you all are having a great summer, and a blessed Lammas! ~ Keri
If you have been to the Cynnamon Charmed store lately, you will have noticed a few changes. A few of the sections have been removed and some item updates have been made. This is all in an effort to make the store site friendlier for our customers to navigate. In addition, I have removed older stock, a few products and our ritual/intention kits. The kit contents are able to be purchased individually still but no longer as a complete kit. We discontinued our homemade soaps for now but they may be back in the future. We are always looking for ways to improve our products and our customers experiences with Cynnamon Charmed and that is why we continue to be a 5 STAR rated store.
Our anniversary sale begins TODAY and lasts through Sunday. Don't miss out!!! 20% off everything storewide with no minimum purchases and no promo code needed. Thank you to all our customers for a great year at Cynnamon Charmed!!!
Tonight is the time to work with our Junes Full Strawberry Moon in Capricorn. The name comes with the time of the season for ripening strawberries. This moon can also be known as the Rose moon.
This is a great time to do workings that are related to your efforts towards bettering yourself. You need to stop making excuses and find a way to motivate yourself to be the best version of you. So let’s us not feel vain or self absorbed but make this moon about you!!! AND be honest. What do you need help manifesting within your life? Be ambitious, find your confidence, meditate ahead of time to see what may unexpectedly come through for you.
As always, there are lots of products available at Cynnamon Charmed to help with all your magickal workings. We have smudge sticks and sprays, magickal herbal blends, divination tools, etc. Click HERE to visit the store.
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Our Litha Blend captures the pure essence of Summer, when the Sun sits the highest and brightest in the sky. There are no better flowers to lend that energy than Roses, Geranium, Sunflower, Black Eyed Susans, Rose of Sharon etc.
Glass bottle style jar with cork lid decorated with a silver sun pendant and a yellow ribbon and filled with herbal mixture – 1 ½ “w x 3” h x 1 ½ d (pictured)
Our herbal mixtures have multiple uses for working within listed intention. Some our favorite uses are:
• Sprinkles on altar
• Used as offering
• Used to stuff poppets
• Infusing and/or ringing candles
• Added to baths – wrap and tie in cheese cloth/steep in a tea pot to add to bath water or tie cheese cloth containing herbs to shower head to allow water to run through it while you shower.
• Added to sachets to carry with you
• Added to charm necklaces
• Added to pillows
• As a fire throw
• Made into infused oils or potions
• Burnt on charcoal disks as incense
As always, please use caution with any sprays, salves or anything containing herbs, herbal extracts or essential oils. Some of these are not safe around pregnant women or animals so do your research before using. Cynnamon Charmed handcrafts unique items to enrich people’s lives on a spiritual level. Please note that these blends have been tried and tested highly successful within the work of multiple individuals over time. However, we cannot guarantee the outcome of any of our products because creating the blend is only half the work. As a practitioner you have to create the desired outcome for yourself, as well, through visualization, meditation, ritual and spell work. The law requires that I say that I sell these products only as Curios and I make no claims in regard to them. These items are for entertainment purposes only. When purchasing my products you are verifying you an adult who is 18 years or older and are, therefore, responsible for yourself, your actions and any results from your actions. Cynnamon Charmed will not be held responsible for injury, reactions, misuse or mishandling of any product we sell. Our products are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Always use essential oils under supervision of your doctor. The content/photos in our shop are copyright to Cynnamon Charmed. They are not to be used without my prior written permission. All rights reserved. Due to the unique nature of the products we sell, all sales are final.
This year has been one of transformation. I started out with a vision of what I wanted for myself and I listed all the things that would be negatively and positively affected if I made these changes. I also made a list of why “now” was the time it should be done. When I made the list at the first of the year, I didn’t have a clear idea of how I was going to get there. I didn’t even really have the motivation I needed to start making the changes. I just had a desire to be a better me.
I see people struggling in their own skin every day. I hear all the stories about why they couldn’t possibly do this or that. I didn’t want to remain that same kind of person. Over the past few years I have noticed that the more I take myself out of my comfort zone the more I succeed. Look at Cynnamon Charmed. I am sure that there will come a point in my life of no return. I don’t know when that time will come. But I do know that it will be a time when I have used and abused this body so much and have done so much damage of my own that there will be a point of no return. And if I allow that moment to come while I sit on my butt and do nothing I will live with nothing but pure regret.
I am capable of just about anything at this moment. I am not saying that it isn’t a challenge. I am not saying it doesn’t hurt or bring up doubts on occasion. However, my 36 year old body is still at the top of its hill and now is the time to make the changes that I need to make to keep it healthier for longer. Sure I still have regret at even this age. What I regret is remembering what I was capable of 20 years ago and taking complete advantage of that.
I wasted all of those years using and abusing a vessel that was supposed to be a sacred gift. For all that I have done to it, I deserved every ounce of the pain that 3 c-sections, postpartum cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure dealt me. It should have really been my wake up call then. But I was young, and dumb and took for granted how fast the years fly by when you aren’t looking. And yet, this strong body completely healed and came back strong again.
It’s not just about me. I have three kids. I have musical children, I have one that runs cross country, I have one in karate and in sparring. I have active kids. They deserve to have an active parent. I need to keep up with them. Feed them right for them to be strong and supported in their sports. They deserve parents that will run and fight right next to them. To show them how to be better and to instill a healthy lifestyle in them at this age so they have a good chance of not making the same mistakes I did.
When it all comes down to it….what more motivation do you need? But the better me that I am talking about isn’t just about the physical, it’s the mental and emotional and spiritual too. See as we work on one of these things they all start aligning themselves up to be easily managed. I exercise for my body but it also allows me to leave all the bullshit of the day somewhere other than built up on my chest weighing me down. Every “you’re too old” or “your too fat” or smirk gets left in a pile of sweat as I use the anger and the hatred of all that initially hurt me to fuel my body even more. As I run through the parks and trails I get to feel the sun on my skin, hear nature and breathe the fresh air. It is grounding me and I look to my Gods when I need strength and will power to keep moving even when every muscle in my body is screaming to stop.
So as we move into the Litha season, let’s think about all that we are nurturing this year. We have already decided to make big changes and now is the time that we put all that work in. Some results we may see immediately but others need nurturing a little longer and we will see them come to harvest soon. Don’t give up on what you have begun this year. Most importantly never give up on yourself. Make yourself a priority. You are the only one that will. You have to be great to yourself to be great for anyone else. Blessed Be!
5 new energy catchers containing either the powerful Cynnamon Charmed Protection or Purify Blend, 1 gemstone, 6 naturally molted feathers from our own spoiled chickens, ribbons, fabric, lace, etc. in various appropriate colors to repel negative energy and to promote desired and specific energy. The web contains several triangle shapes representing the maiden, mother, crone, triple aspect. These are beautiful pieces anyone can add to her home anytime of the year.
Traditionally, the dream catcher was hung over some ones bed to filter out bad dreams leaving the pleasant ones. They are seen as a sign of unity among Native American people and have been known to be used as a talisman to protect babies. The dreams would float in the air, the bad ones getting caught up in the protective web and then being neutralized by the morning sun. The good dreams would float down the strings, and the feathers gently into the mind of the sleeping.
So, as my creative mind started wondering and toying with different ideas, I could see myself creating some that were a little more traditional, some that had traditional dream catcher aspects but with a twist, and then some that were very unique. Ideas of a waxing moon frame over the traditional circle came to mind. Introducing my own herbs, stones, feathers, and other magickal charged pieces got me thinking this could be a masterpiece. Each “energy” catcher could be made for different and specific purposes.
• Some could be made for filtering dreams, while others for filtering out negative energy or unwanted spirits.
• Some could draw on the energy of the season by using our seasonal grown, harvested and dried herbal blends like Litha, Yule, Samhain, or Ostara. Or we may use some of our other herbal blends that draw on a specific energy like peace, prophetic dreams, purification, love, etc. While the energy catchers may display a few artificial flowers for long lasting appearances, every one of the catchers will contain primarily Cynnamon Charmed’s POWERFUL herbal blends.
• Some could draw on the different moon stages by having the waxing or full moon frame.
• The feathers at the bottom, naturally molted from our own spoiled chickens, would be in multiples of 3, depending on the size of the frame and specific intent of the catcher.
• We would use grapevine wreaths for the frame so that we can incorporate mother earth, nature, and the herbal/ hedge witchy feel.
• Some of the catchers will incorporate stones big/small to draw on that specific energy depending on the intent of the energy catcher.
• Our energy catchers will have multiple ways to use because of the various sizes. The large ones can be used on the front door in place of a wreath to filter energy immediately as in enters the home, or elsewhere in the home to filter the homes energy. The small energy catchers could be placed in cars, windows, over the bed (traditional use of a dream catcher), or displayed elsewhere in the home.
Find these and more in the "Energy Catcher" section of the Cynnamon Charmed STORE.
Now available in the store, we have new unsealed magick bottles. These are left unsealed with the cork able to be pulled out so that you can still add in whatever items you need to add to personalize it and make its intentions known. It is full of different items that will protect and promote peace and love for those who need it/ or to neutralize negative behaviors. This item includes a white and a black tealight candle for you to burn and use to seal the bottle when it is complete. See it in our store at https://www.etsy.com/CynnamonCharmed/listing/616561771/witch-bottle-spirit-bottle-protection?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1527198968612
Just a bit of a teaser…..I have some energy catchers that will be listed soon that are AMAZING and I know you all are going to love them. Of course, I will post on our Facebook page when they become available in the store but remember we make one of a kind products and they can go very fast. So if you miss the one you want contact me for a possible custom order option or keep your eye out for future postings.