Fat and the Moon . Dream Weaver Mist
One of the things we take very seriously around the Fat and the Moon homestead is magic, plant magic.
I am so lucky to work with plants everyday and I continue to be amazed at their subtle and dramatic effect on the people and animals around me.
One of the plants which has had a long history (or herstory if your hip like that) of magical use is mugwort, artimesia vulgaris. Artemisia - a word derived from Artemis, the goddess of the forest, the hunt and the moon. If you’ve ever met a moon goddess huntress, you’ll know what a bad ass she is. When I lived in Brooklyn, there were huge stands of mugwort I visited everyday and made a little tea from her. I have to say, the more I hung out with mugwort, the more I realized I needed to come into my own bad assness and follow my dreams- not other people's expectations.
This herb has a lot going for it, but one of its aspects is a connection with dreams. I interpret this in a couple ways, one- mugwort helps promote vivid dreaming. Mos def. Two, I believe mugwort has a way of making us face our dreams, so we don’t keep pushing them aside for later.
Mugwort has been used to keep evil spirits at bay, to cleanse negative energy and was slipped into shoes to act against weariness in travel.
The Dream Weaver Mist is a blend of a mugwort distillation made from wild mugwort, homemade lavender hydrosol, homemade California Poppy tincture and essential oils of clary sage and sage.
The lavender and sages help temper the vibes of the mugwort, calming us for sleep and allowing for a more gentle dreaming experience. California Poppy is added to curb nightmares.
Mist around your sleeping area before you hit the hay.