Whenever I look at my Good Vibes Jar, I feel a little bit of warmth inside. It seems so simple in its design, but my Good Vibes Jar (GVJ for short) holds in it bits of sacred herbs, crystals, personal intentions, and was bathed with essential oils. With this combination, I have something benefiting to me that's small, portable, and a pleasure to have nearby.
The ingredients I used for my GVJ relate to things I wish to invite into my life, alongside with what speaks to me on a spiritual level. My mixture of sage, rosemary, amethyst, frankincense, etc is what I needed in my jar, but every person's GVJ is different. This can be by its contents, or its desired affect.
DIY for Your Own Jar
Here is a quick DIY guide on how you can make your own GVJ!
Part 1. Know What You Want
Determine what you want to draw in to your life. Is it just good vibes in general? Are you in need of good dreams? A protected home? Perhaps a sense of calm instead of anxiety? Whatever the goal you wish to manifest, determine what it is and use that to guide you on what ingredients to use.
Part 2: Gather Your Ingredients
After you know what you want to have happen, gather your ingredients! This can be with herbs, crystals, positive notes/affirmations, a keepsake of the last time you felt the way you wish to feel, oils, etc. If you're unsure what kind of herbs, crystals and oils you should use, I made a quick (though detailed) reference below. Remember, you can also put in your jar words of affirmation, keepsakes that carry with them the energy you wish to have, etc.
White Sage - White sage (Salvia apiana) is sacred in many Shamanic and Native American belief systems and is used in smudging, and other, ceremonies to purify a place, person or object. This is considered the strongest and most potent herb to use when driving away negativity, malicious spirits, or other such negative energies. Some even call it “the Clorox Bleach” of the spirit world. Ultimate Removal and Warding off of Negativity and Bad Spirits. Protection. Blessings of Health and Prosperity. Clearing of Spaces, People, and Objects.
Sweetgrass - Sweetgrass is the sacred hair of Mother Earth and is used as a smudging tool to purify peoples’ auras, cleanse objects, and clear ceremonial areas or healing spaces of negative energy. Sweetgrass can also be carried or worn as a protective amulet. The Sweetgrass is typically braided in 3 strands, representing either representing love, kindness and honesty or mind, body and spirit.
Juniper & Cedar - Juniper/Cedar is an excellent purification plant. It can be used to cleanse ritual spaces or magical tools. It is strongly protective and dispels negative energies and entities. It is often used as incense in healing rituals and to purify rooms and spaces. During meditation it helps focusing and concentration. It has also been associated with prophecy and divination. Do NOT ingest if pregnant.
Palo Santo - Palo Santo is a sacred wood that comes from the magical Palo Santo tree, native to the coast of South America. Its name literally means holy wood, and it is just that. When it is burned, the smoke is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic healing power. Traditionally, it is burned by Incas, indigenous people of the Andes, Shamans and medicine people for spiritual purifying, evoking protection, energy cleansing and healing Purifying. Connection to the Divine. Creativity. Love. Good Fortune. Energy Cleansing. Considered Holy. Inspired creativity, infuse blessings, bring love and fortune.
Herbs from Home
Holy Basil - A Natural Antiseptic. For Happiness, Love, Peace, Money, and Protection. For Mental Stability. Also Used to Protect Your Home or Business. Balance Energies and Chakras.
Rosemary - Ultimate Protection. For Fidelity, Blessings, Purification, Exorcisms, Remembrance, Love, Meditation, Remembering Past Lives.
Peppermint & Mint plants - Purification. Healing strength. Helps against headaches. Used for good luck, attract money and prosperity. Helps to keep flies away. Gives energy, a sense of peace after an argument, and can be calming, too.
Alfalfa - Greatly Used for Prosperity, Money-Drawing, and Financial Health. Attract Animal Spirits. Protect Home from Poverty and Hunger.
Cinnamon - To Sanctify a Space. To Enhance Your Spells. Aids in Healing Spells, Used to Draw Love, Happiness, Success. Money, Power, Lust (Male Libido), and Protection.
Mugwort - Strong Uses for Women. Protection, Divination, Astral Projection, Lucid Dreaming, Magickal Vision Work. Do NOT Use When Pregnant. Used to Induce Trances.
Blessed Thistle - Used for Protection. Vitality. Strength. To Raise Energy. Breaking of Hexes. Purification. Is Historically Considered Holy.
Chamomile - Peace. Love. Tranquility. Attract Money. Good Luck. Purification. Removal of Bad Spells. Release and Removal of Neg