Yule Log Recipe

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Make this Yule Log recipe to give as a special holiday gift.

Make this Yule Log recipe to use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season.

Yule Log Recipe

The Yule log is traditionally burned on New Year’s Eve to usher
in good fortune for the coming year. It is created in the spirit of
prayer or ritual for the fulfillment of dreams, hopes, and wishes
for prosperity, happiness, peace, or whatever you want the New Year
to bring. As you create the log, perform each action with intention
for your dreams to come true.

1. Start by tying a red ribbon around the middle of a large piece
of firewood. There are many items that can be used to decorate the
log such as moss, rosemary sprigs, cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg,
rose hips, frankincense resin, fir branches, pinecones, or prayers
written down, rolled up, and tied with pieces of string.

2. Attach all of the ornaments with drippings from a beeswax candle. As you burn
the log, your mind can drift to the blessings placed with great
intention on the log.

Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, educator, and writer. She is also an esthetician, a consultant to the
natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author
Calendula (Keats, 1998), Natural Perfumes (Interweave, 1999), and co-author of 
Aromatherapy: A
Complete Guide to the Healing Art (The Crossing Press, 1995).

Read more about making herbal holiday gifts: Homemade Holiday
Gifts: Herb and Aromatherapy Recipes

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