Saturday, September 25, 2010

Practical Magic Blog Party! Let The Magic Begin!

Practical Magic has always been and always will be my favorite movie of all time. The character I most resonate with is Sally Owens. I love her style, love her personality but most of all I love her botanical shop aka Verbena Botanicals! I dream of having a shop like she had in the movie.

"We were going to open a botanical shop. Where Mike would get all the ingredients and I'd make the stuff. He really loved my mint-oatmeal shaving cream. He couldn't stop eating it."

And I bet you all didn't know that I have one of her recipes on hand. ;)

Try this stimulating body scrub with sea salt to soothe your dry hands this Fall. Who's to say Sally didn't have this recipe in one of those beautiful bottles that lined her shop. :)

Grapefruit Exfoliating Paste

4-ounce glass jar

1 1/2 ounches almond oil

25 drops grapefruit essential oil

6 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops lime essential oil

14 drops tangerine essential oil

3 ounces coarse sea salt

Combine almond oil and essential oils in a glass jar and shake vigorously to disperse the oils. pour mixture into a glass bowl and add the sea salts a little at a time, stirring until you have a thick paste. Of course, always stir clockwise when making your potions. Let it sit for 1 hour. Pour into glass jar. This will last for 6 months if covered and stored in a dark glass container.

And always remember....

"Always throw salt over your left shoulder; keep rosemary by your garden gate; plant lavender for luck; and fall in love whenever you can."


  1. I hope your dreams come true-it would be wonderful to have a shop like Sally's!!

  2. Mmmmmmn, I can smell the refreshing fragance of that scrub right now. .aromatherapy in a jar, added to the benefits of what it does for your skin!

    I can picture Sally having this in her delightful shop!

    Wishing that your dream comes true!

  3. Lovely post! Thanks so much for the body scrub recipe! Happy Practical Magic Party!

    xoxo Valerie

  4. Ooooo... can't wait to try that scrub recipe. I love Sally too... your pictures to remind me of her. :) Have a great day!

  5. I am writing this recipe down and I simply adore your magickal post! I always daydreamed of having a shop like Sally's and I also relate so much with her as well!~

  6. I too love Sally's shop. And I am so going to try this recipe because I really like more natural products. My skin has become sensitive lately and normal products really irritate it. Enjoy the party! Angie

  7. I love her shop too. Thanks for the recipe. I'm definitely going to try this soon.

  8. Having a shop like Sally's would be a real dream come true! I wish you a store like hers only with your personal touches and handmade smudge sticks too. Have an awesome weekend Michelle!


  9. Thanks for offering that wonderful recipe for exfoliating paste. I hope your dream comes true. :)

    If you have not already done so, please feel free to come and visit with me:


  10. What a great blog you have. I can learn so much here. So, I think I'll follow :) Pop over for a visit when you can I will be adding a couple more images in the next few days and would love to have you visit.

    By the sort of look like Sally Owens!! I see a botanical shop with your name on the door....

  11. Wonderful post! I love Sally's shop too - and her dress and sweater set in this scene!

    Thanks for the recipe - I'm definitely going to try it. Happy, magickal Autumn to you!

  12. I loved her shop and I hope you get yours one day. And I loved that quote "he loved eating it"

  13. Wonderful party post! Yummy recipe, thanks! Brightest Blessings!

  14. Thanx for the recipe - we will be giving our collection of new botanicals from all these parties a try!- what fun! Fly on over if you have a moment! Practical Magic - How To Make A Magic Wand

  15. Luscous recipe and great post! Thanks for sharing for the party! :)


  16. Flying through for the Practical Magic Blog Party! Great recipe thank you ~Blessings~

  17. Thanks so much for having me over to your blog party! I had so much fun! Thanks, also, for the recipe! I hope you'll visit me, too!

  18. I can't wait to make this scrub...I love the smell of the grapefruit! Your blog reminds me of Sally's you're already manifesting it on a small level...Wishing you practical blessings..

  19. I do wish you all the best in achieving your dream shop….this is at least your virtual one and it is a good place to start. The sage green of your background gives me the sense of serenity, renewal and creativeness. Enjoyed your post and kept the recipe for later use. Thank you.


  20. What a lovely recipe. Into my book of secrets it goes! When the page is uploaded I'll link back to your beautiful post. Thank you for sharing! Blessings!

  21. Love your header! And the rest of your blog, too. X) Happy Practical Magic Blog Party!

  22. WONDERFUL post! thanks for the potion :)
    Now I have to find the oils :)

    a new follower~


  23. Merry Meet!
    Yes, I agree! It's my absolute favorite movie also and fortunately, I am able to live in where 'Practical Magic' was filmed! Check out Coupeville Washington on Facebook and you will see a picture of the shop as it looks in our town now! There is also footage of our town as Sally runs to meet her future husband, who is later killed on Main street. ):

    Love your blog!

  24. Yay...such a beautiful post!! gorgeous recipe!
    I also love your smudge bundle post..we are such kindreds I make my own lovely to know someone who enjoys creating them too..yay!There is nothing more magical than going into the garden and creating beautiful treasures!
    Shine on..beautiful blog.