In this episode we talk about Mars Retrograde in Aries, throat chakra work, focusing on our foundation (feet) in our yoga practice, what it means to be a part of a community in the throes of a world pandemic, special garden visitors, and, as always, we pull a Tarot card, talk about R3 (reduce, reuse, recycle) and leave you with a spell. But before we go, we teach you how to make your own fabric softener during our Witch’s Brew segment.
DIY Homemade Fabric Softener:
Large Glass Jar with Lid (A Quart Mason Jar works well) – half gallon size is used for this recipe
Distilled White Vinegar
Your Favorite Essential Oil (optional)
Take one part baking soda (1 cup) to six parts (6 cups) vinegar and mix in jar. Add essential oils to your tolerance. For this size recipe, approximately 26 drops.
In this episode we talk about the Pisces full moon, the upcoming Mars retrograde, harvesting apples under the full moon, honing psychic abilities, divination, and making sure you have protective boundaries. We talk R3 and Tarot. Witch’s Brew focuses on fruit-fly traps (since it is said season). As always we leave you with a spell.
DIY Fruit Fly Traps
Glass Jar (a small jelly jar works well; you can repurpose a margarine tub)
Plastic Cling Wrap (or, preferably a lid with holes punched into them)
Apples Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Instructions: Put in 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of ACV and 13 drops of dish soap into jar. Make a lid with plastic wrap and poke about three to five holes that a fruit fly can easily fly into in the plastic wrap (or put lid with holes drilled into it on). Place “trap” where you’re seeing fruit flies. Renew ACV and soap solution every couple of weeks until all fruit flies have gone (usually by Halloween!). Comment below if you’ve used this and how it worked for you!
In this episode we talk about the moon in Sagittarius, the illusion of Virgo control, we take a hard line on Witches healing the planet and introduce a new segment to the podcast: R3 (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), we pull Tarot cards (of course!), we talk about our yoga practice and how at this time focuses on hips is a good idea. We talk about Runa’s Magical Flea Market, and leave you with a spell.
Food coloring (optional)
Quart-sized Glass Jar (Mason or otherwise, must be cleaned and sterilized)
Fermenting spring and lid or any cover
Instructions: put leftover citrus (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit) into jar and cover with distilled white vinegar. Let sit in a warm, dark place for two weeks. Strain citrus and then use solution to as a rinse aid in dishwasher, to clean windows, rinse your hair, cleaning. You name it! Comment below if you’ve made this Witch’s Brew and how you used it!
MareLin and Runa finally get their two separate worlds — one solitary, one PNW High Priestess — to merge once again. We catch up on All the Things, pull some cards, make some Apple Cider Vinegar (recipe below).
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV):
Glass Quart Jar (cleaned and sterilized — does not need to be mason jar, can be an old pickle jar, whatever you have)
fermentation spring and lid — or an old clean tea towel or coffee filter and rubber band.
Enough apple scraps to fill 2/3 of the jar (Runa makes ACV each time she peels an apple or makes pie, etc.)
1 tsp sugar
Water (unchlorinated) ~about 1 1/3 cup.
Instructions: Fill jar with apple scraps 2/3 full. This can include skin, core, seeds, all of it. Add sugar to water and stir until mostly dissolved. Pour sugar water to 1/2″ head space of jar. Put in fermentation spring and lid or cover with clean tea towel and rubber band. Set in a warm dark place for two weeks.
You may stir it every couple of days and skim any scum that floats to the top.
Once two weeks have passed, strain the scraps from the liquid. You may feed said scraps to chickens or pigs, they love it! And the probiotic is good for them.
Set the strained liquid aside for another two to four weeks. I check for that nice vinegar tang after two weeks. Once you are happy with the taste of it, you can put a lid on it and store it in the fridge as long as you like. It will not go bad.
If by chance your vinegar develops a gelatinous blob, congrats! you’ve created a “vinegar mother” and this mother can be used to make future vinegar batches. You can store in your vinegar and just remove it when you want to make a new batch of ACV.
Use your DIY ACV for cooking, cleaning and everything in between, except canning. Do not use your DIY ACV for canning, unless you are a chemist and can test your ACV for its acetic acid level of 5 percent.
Comment below if you’ve used this recipe and how it turned out!