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Cleansing Spray

This is a super simple cleansing spray for those whose situations prevent them from burning herbs. I use this when I have to cleanse something too large that calls for an amount of smoke that’d set the smoke detectors off (it’s happened; its not fun). Here’s what you need:

  • Rosemary.
  • Sage (I use basic sage, not white sage, but you can use whatever).
  • A bay leaf.
  • Salt.
  • Good ‘ol H2O.

NOTE: the bay leaf is totally optional. I include it because I use bay leaves to help grant wishes. It adds a boost to the cleansing properties, and gives an oomph to the spellwork.

Directions

Put the water in a pot on the stove and toss in the salt, rosemary, sage, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce it to medium and let it simmer for a few minutes, so the oils seep out of the herbs. The wonderful scented steam will cleanse your kitchen in the process!

Once you’re satisfied (or until the water is a yellow-green color - yes, it will look like pee), take the pot off, pour the water into a safe container, and let it cool. Once it’s cool enough, bottle it up and you’re good to go! I always put some sprigs in my bottle just for the sake of it, too!

🌱🌾 BUDGET WITCHCRAFT: SPELL INGREDIENTS 🌱🌾

Some are in plain sight, like fruits. Others, forgotten inside the spices drawer. Here’s a list of spell ingredients you probably already own and a few of their correspondences.

  • Alfafa: Money, prosperity, 
  • Almond: Prosperity, money, wisdom
  • Apple: Beauty, vanity, wisdom, love, fidelity, fertility, marriage
  • Avocado: Beauty, lust, love
  • Bacon: To increase earnings, forgiveness
  • Banana: Fertility, prosperity, money
  • Bay leaves: Protection, good fortune, success, psychic ability
  • Beans: Wisdom, creativity, divination, protection
  • Carrot: Protection, healing, desire, lust, sexuality, fertility
  • Cherry: Divination, happiness, love
  • Chamomile: Healing, love, reducing stress
  • Chocolate: Luxury, prosperity, money
  • Cinnamon: Protection, healing, love, prosperity
  • Clay: Adaptability, poppets
  • Coconut: Protection, purification, chastity
  • Coffee: Dispels nightmares, removes internal blockages, encourages hard work
  • Cotton: Protection, luck, healing
  • Egg: Fertility, divination, the elements
  • Garlic: Protection, healing, purification
  • Ginger: Luck, sex, healing, to speed things up
  • Lemon: Purification, cleansing, spiritual opening, removal of blockages
  • Lettuce: Protection, divination, sleep, love
  • Milk: Protection, power, success
  • Mustard: Endurance, courage, faith
  • Onion: Protection, prosperity, money, stability
  • Pasta: Protection, money, love
  • Pepper: Love, fidelity, courage
  • Pomegranates: Luck, wealth, wishes, replacement for blood
  • Potato: Luck, money, healing
  • Rice: Protection, blessing, money, prosperity, wealth
  • Salt: Protection, purification, prosperity
  • Strawberry: Success, good fortune, love
  • Sugar: Love, lust, sex
  • Tomato: Protection, love, creativity
  • Vinegar: Binding, banishing, averting evil
college witch tips!

being a witch and living in a tiny dorm or apartment is a hassle… but here’s some (cheap and easy) tips to make your life a lot easier coming from a college witch!

quick note: if you are a student, you can get six months free of amazon prime with a student email account, and from then on out prime is only $50 instead of $100! amazon is a great place for tons of cheaper witchy resources (and really worth it for textbooks).

💎 crystals! whether you’re sharing a room with someone or in a room by yourself, plenty of people collect and use crystals. check for local flea markets or see if there is an occult shop in your area, there’s bound to be some there. great starter crystals are clear quartz (an essential crystal), amethyst, and rose quartz!

📚 the library! your school library will have some sort of resources. also don’t worry about people thinking you’re strange for checking out books on magick… i promise they don’t care!

🕯 candles and incense! when i lived in a dorm, i hated not being able to light candles and burn incense. invest in some battery powered candles! you can get packs at local dollar stores or walmarts. as for aroma related magick, purchase some oils and mix them with some salt water and spray them around your room! oil warmers or wax warmers are also wonderful alternatives. 

📖 a grimoire/book of shadows! i highly suggest keeping a personal book. no, you don’t have to get some elaborate leather bound book that came straight out of hocus pocus for it to be legit. you could find a sketchbook somewhere, use a three ring binder, or buy a hardback book at a thrift store and paint over the pages! your book is what you make of it. it is your own novel of personal magical experiences and knowledge, so make it your own!

🌵 plants! invest in cacti and succulents especially if you are a beginner or live in a tight space, they’re easy to manage throughout the rough mishaps and late nights of school work. cacti are great for protection and banishing negativity, where succulents bring love and healing. both plants can represent the ability to survive through conditions others cannot. if you have a balcony, take advantage!

⚗️ jars! now is a great time to collect containers from thrift stores, gather old pickle jars, and look for sales and coupons craft stores may have since most of them will have all sorts of neat jars.

🔮 an altar! if you don’t have a roommate to worry about, great! do your thing. if you do (and the don’t exactly seem cool with the whole witch thing), you can make a subtle altar of candles, crystals, and some plants or flowers. they don’t have to be elaborate. you could keep a small altar in a shoe box or draw one in your bos/grimoire! get creative!

✍️ sigils! use sigils. abuse sigils. put them everywhere. write them in binders or on your skin, write them on sticky notes or ripped paper and put them places you’ll see them or bury them outside. sleep with a protective one under your pillow. there’s so many things to do and its so easy to use them!

🎨 get creative! you can make crystals out of salt (another thing you should invest in), learn how to read playing cards if you can’t afford a tarot deck, and never forget you can find the coolest things at thrift stores. paint can be your best friend!

☕️ tea and coffee! a keurig is a wonderful investment. whether you like coffee or tea, it gives you boiling water fast without leaving a dorm. enchant your keurig and remind yourself of the properties in your drink to help you learn.

✨ decorating! take advantage of things like twinkle lights and washi tape! if you don’t know about washi tape, its a decorating tape that does not damage walls. create constellations or sigils with washi tape on your walls! amazon also sells many cheap tapestries. give yourself a comfortable and pleasant space to live and work!

⏳ plan! enchant your planners to help you remember due dates, and while you’re at it, keep track of moon phases and other events! many calendars will tell you when full moons are.

⚖️ meditate! this is something i find very important to stay sane during hard semesters. if you have a roommate, maybe meditate in the morning or late at night laying in bed. you could also meditate when they have classes. its okay if you cant every day, but its important to remember to save time for you.

🏃‍♀️ walks! if you live in a dorm there’s a big chance you’ll be walking to class. enjoy these walks with nature, read outside every now and again, but make sure that you are always safe.

⏱ take your time! you do not have to collect all of these things in a week, month, or even year. witchcraft is all about intent and energy. you hold the power, the items are only there to help. manifest your own power, collect at your own pace.

🔎research! always research properties of things. buy cheap dried herbs from grocery stores and work with them, figure out what to put in your coffee to help you with your day, and learn how to enchant crystals to help you feel a little more confident about your studies. most importantly, learn to balance your studies and your witchy research, and don’t let witchcraft get in the way of your schoolwork. school should come first always!

i hope this helped some of you college witches, new and experienced! i am always open to answer questions! happy casting!

The Dollar Tree

Is YOUR best friend if you have a small budget.

They carry Most of your Basic needs and other stuff too.

Soap/ Body wash (Men, Women and Kids)

Deodorant (Men and Women)

Lotion  (Men, Women and Kids)

Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Floss,  Mouth Wash 

Razors (Men and Women)

Face Wash, Acne Wash and Acne products

Feminine Hygiene products( Pads, Tampons, Feminine wash, wipes, spray and douche.) 

Condoms, warming jelly, tests.

Medicine/ Vitamins/ Cough Drops

Socks, pantyhose, tights, t shirts, scarves, house shoes, baby clothing. 

Wash Cloths, bath rugs, bath sponges

Other bath products and organizers.

Kids Toys

School supplies

Makeup, combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, hair color, hair oils and gels.

Perfume, Cologne, Body Sprays (Men and Women)

Frozen Food, Canned Food, Snacks, Juice, Milk, Eggs, Cheese, Soda

Food organizing, food spices, food utensils 

Room Spray

Toilet paper, Paper Towels, plunges. 

Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets, dirty laundry containers, hangers, moth balls. 

Trash Bags

Cleaners (Room, Floor and Kitchen)

Pet Food, Pet Supplies, Pet Toys

Home Decoration, Crafts, Books, DVD’s, Cell Phone Chargers/ Cases,Gift Ideas and much more.

 THEY ALSO TAKE BRAND COUPONS!!!

Dollar Tree should be your VERY Best Friend if you are on a small monthly budget… or just like getting good deals.

Bottle Cap Salt Tabs

Another cheap and easy way to protect an area

With the salt hardened in the cap I wrote the rune of elhaz on the other side with sharpie. You could probably use any sigil or rune or protective markings for it, but I’m using the futhark runes because I wanna. 

Then I’ve placed them in out of sight places all around the suite to protect the whole place and everyone in it. 

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Frugal Witchy Tips #1

1 - Crystal Hack: You really don’t need special crystals to work your magick. Places like Walmart and most dollar stores have cute polished rocks that can work just as well when charged with intent. You can also just go find them out in the wilderness if you’re the outdoorsy type! Just pay attention to colors, shapes, and if you find them yourself look at where you found them for their associations! If that isn’t doing it for you, grab some acrylic paint and paint runes, little pictures, even just write words on them to strengthen their meaning to you. Be sure to seal them with Mod Podge or even clear nail polish so the paint doesn’t chip off!

2 - Dirt: It’s dirt cheap! Hahaha Joking aside, if you don’t mind the bit of extra work many practitioners use different kinds of dirt for different spells, and if you put some thought into it you can find good associations for most spells. I’ll list a few below;
Graveyard Dirt -
Spirit work and hexing (Be sure to ask permission from the spirits first!)
Crossroads Dirt - Life changes and hexing
Dirt from a Police Station or Courthouse - Magick relating to laws, justice and correcting wrongdoing. (You may want to avoid this one if you don’t want to draw the attention of the law to yourself.)
Dirt from Your Own Home: Protection of the home, family and hearth spells
Dirt from a Place You Want to Live: To help you find a good new home
The list goes on and on, an entire post could be made just listing the kinds of dirt that can be used in different spells, (Maybe a post for the future?) but just give it some thought and you can find an association to dirt for just about any spell.

3 - Candle Hack: Most practitioners know you can substitute white candles for just about any other color, but did you know it’s super easy to make your own candles? If you’re in the position to be able to order a few affordable things from Amazon or Etsy (or if you can make a trip to a local craft store) and have access to a heat source you can make any kind of candles you want! I often buy cheap white candles from the Dollar Tree just to beef up my collection of colorless wax and I always save the wax from old candles or wax melts that have lost their scent so I can add it to new candles! Just get yourself some basic wicks (or google how to make your own) and either buy some heat safe glass jars or a candle mold and there you go! You can also add herbs that you associate with the kind of spell you want to do to give your candle a bit of extra umph!

4 - Herbs: You do not need fancy organic herbs from a foreign land to work magick, the herbs you find at your local grocery store will work just fine! Don’t get me wrong, fancy herbs can be fun but they aren’t really necessary. For any specialty herb you read about I guarantee with a google search you can find a mundane culinary herb you can use instead.

5 - Sigils: I love sigils because you can make them anywhere anytime and do anything with them, all you need is a pencil and a piece of paper. Do a quick search for “how to make sigils” and you will find a whole slew of different methods, pick one out that works well for you and start getting creative! In a pinch you can turn any spell into a sigil, just charge it up and go!