Sunday, April 21, 2013

"Nature Friendly" Offering Stones

Like quite a few other Pagans and magical practitioners, I have embraced and enjoyed the idea of making offering stones. However, I have seen some made with food colouring, sparkles and salt, ingredients which would be fine if left on an indoor altar, but probably not the best if you are leaving them outside.

The base recipe that I use is very simple and inspired by salt-free play dough:


2 cups organic unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 cup organic Scottish oats 
1/2 cup of water {I use river water that I collected from a place that is sacred to me}

Mix all the ingredients together until it has a smooth play dough texture. Add more water if necessary.

I then add dried botanicals to mine, depending on who they are meant for. Pictured are my staple offering stones to my Deities, Ancestors and Land Spirits. If you wanted to add colour, I suppose one could try to use plant dyes, although this is not something that I have done myself.

Then I leave them to air dry on a wire rack for two or three days. I make smaller batches that I use up quickly, so I am not sure how long of a “shelf life” they have. If this is a concern, I am sure that they could be kept in a freezer in an air tight container once they have fully dried.
 
Sláinte!

Laurel

2 comments:

  1. I am absolutely going to try this - it looks like fun!!

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  2. Lovely! Have you thought about adding seeds from http://unfetteredwood.blogspot.ca/2012/04/plants-for-dying-deceased.html
    to put in the outdoor stones, so that they might grow in that location?

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