Updated: Jan 13, 2021
In celebration of Lammas/Lughnasadh, make a wonderful oil infused with calendula and basil. Use it to for kitchen witchery, rituals, and anointing magical objects.
Celebrate Lammas/Lughnasadh with a wonderful oil infused with herbs and the magic of this special day. For this oil, I used calendula and basil. However you can choose other herbs associated with Lammas such as rose and mint that would also make a nice combination.
carrier oil (I use olive oil but you can also use oils like grapeseed or jojoba)
1. Fill the jar halfway full with the dried herbs.
2. Fill the jar with the carrier oil of your choice.
3. Place the lid on the jar. Shake well and set in a sunny spot. Leave for about one month and make sure to shake the jar occasionally. After one month, strain the oil well to remove the herbs. Store in a cool, dry place and use within one year.
Recite the incantation below on the first day you begin the infusion to invoke the power of Lammas and make the oil extra potent. Replace the words basil and calendula with the herbs of your choosing.
"Basil, Calendula, and Golden Sun
The harvest season has now begun
Bless this oil with Lammas Light
To brighten coming winter nights."