Ever since I dedicated myself to Hestia, I’ve discovered that working with a goddess with such a low profile means I have had to create my own practices and rituals. On the one hand, as a book-learned witch, this is a bit intimidating. On the other hand, it offers me plenty of opportunities to be creative.
To that end, one of the customs I am working into my daily practice is the use of an anointing oil. I use it not only for dressing candles, but in consecration of various items: the pots and pans I use, the crock pot, the fridge, the doorjamb of the front door. The oil provides a conduit between myself and Hestia. Through that conduit we speak and outline those parts of my home and my life I want in which I want her direct involvement. Continue reading Hestia Annointing Oil