4 Natural Brews & How to Make Them

Here are 4 natural brews, each with a different purpose, and how to make them.

1. Dream Tea

  • 2 parts rose petals
  • 1 part Mugwort
  • 1 part peppermint
  • 1 part Jasmine flowers
  • 1/2 part cinnamon

To make: Mix, add one tsp to a cup. Pour boiling water over this and let steep, covered for a few minutes. drink before going to bed to produce psychic dreams.

Source: Complete book of Incense, Oils, & Brews by Scott Cunningham.

2. Aphrodisia

  • 1 pinch Rosemary
  • 2 pinches Thyme
  • 2 tsp. Black Tea
  • 1 pinch Coriander
  • 3 fresh Mint leaves (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
  • 5 fresh rosebud petals (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 5 fresh Lemon tree leaves (or 1 tsp. dried Lemon peel)
  • 3 pinches Nutmeg
  • 3 pieces Orange peel

To Make: Place all ingredients into teapot. Boil 3 cups or so of water and add to cup. Sweeten with honey if desired. Serve hot.  

Source: Complete book of Incense, Oils, & Brews by Scott Cunningham.

3. Artemisia

  • 1 tablespoon dried Mugwort
  • 1 teaspoon dried Melissa (Lemon Balm)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Peppermint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried Yarrow
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

To Make: Pour boiling water over the blended ingredients. Let it steep for approximately ten minutes, then strain and drink.

Source: Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells – by Judika Illes Element 

4. Dandelion Wine

  • 1/2 gallon of dandelion flowers
  • 2 gallons of water
  • 8 pounds of sugar
  • 7 lemons, peeled, seeded, and cut in half
  • 1 package of Brewer’s Yeast
  • 1 slice of toast

To Make: Boil the dandelion flowers for 1/2 hour and then strain. Keep the water and discard the flowers. Add the sugar and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Put the lemon halves into the cask and pour the sugar water over them. When the water has cooled (at 92 degrees), pour the yeast onto the toast and set it on top of the water mixture. Let the mixture set for 2-3 days. remove the toast, and skim off any yeast on top of the wine. Chill & serve.

Source: Complete book of Incense, Oils, & Brews by Scott Cunningham

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