Spring gently flowed into my home this year.
The warmth and light seeped in through the cracks of the windows and doors that had been closed so tightly throughout winter.
I spent this equinox gently moving through my home cleansing, clearing and making plans for the changes I wish to make.
I filled my altar with wonderful flowers and new candles to welcome and honour spring.
This wonderful and gentle spring energy filled me with inspiration and it is a welcomed change for many.
This winter has certainly been a dark, cold and wet one both physically and mentally and with spring coming forth there is a new energy of inspiration, acceptance and contentment.
To celebrate this spring I decided to work with the beautiful, powerful yet gentle energy of lavender.
I created some beautiful lavender lemonade and it was absolutely delicious. I will say though that perhaps next time I may not add the water at the end. I may keep it as the initial syrup and add that to sparling water instead.
However, following is the recipe so you may create it yourself to use the power of lavender in your equinox magick. What a wonderful beverage for the coming Beltane.
It is important to obtain food grade lavender that may be used for culinary purposes, I purchased mine from Mudbrick Herb Cottage.
When you have finished the initial syrup you may also want to taste a little to determine if you have to adjust the sugar or lemon juice content to seek the perfect balance of sweet to compliment the sharp taste of the lemon.
To make the syrup you will need:
Within a heat proof container place the lavender and sugar. Rub the lavender into the sugar to gently release the scent. Do this for a few minutes.
Pour the two cups of boiling water over the mixture of lavender and sugar stirring until all the sugar has melted. Cover and let the mixture infuse for at least 30 minutes.
When ready strain the syrup and pour into a pitcher adding the lemon juice.
At this point, you may keep as is and add to sparkling water to taste for a refreshing sparking drink or you may continue on by adding the 2 cups of cold water. Either way place the mixture in a jug in the fridge to cool.
It is absolutely delicious and refreshing and I will continue to create this over the warmer months, perhaps even adding a dash of Vodka when it calls for it.
I also created some beautiful lavender sugar, it is so simple to make. All you need is 1 tablespoon culinary dried lavender and 2 cups of sugar.
Place the dried lavender in a food processor and blend it for approx 20 seconds to chop it into smaller pieces then place 1 cup of the sugar to the processor and do the same until the lavender is finely ground and mixed with the sugar.
Pour the blended ingredients into a bowl and mix in the remaining sugar, ensuring that the lavender is thoroughly dispersed.
Now all you need to do is transfer the sugar into air tight containers.
That's it! So wonderfully simple.
Use this beautiful mixture in your tea, when cooking etc. Lately I have been adding a little of this magickal sugar into my bread mixture to add some of the beautiful magick of lavender to my cooking. You do not taste it in the bread but I believe that the energy is there. Hmmm.... I may try lavender bread next.... with honey!!
Click here for to watch my Instagram Reel making the sugar
I do hope this has inspired you, if you haven't used made these before, to create something new to connect with the flow and newness of spring.
My equinox was simple, gentle and inspiring. I am feeling very content with this fresh energy wafting through my home and I hope you are feeling the same.
Wishing you a belated and amazing spring equinox and that you continue to work you magick over the coming weeks to welcome the energy.