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Witchcraft and Essential oils

Essential oils are a wonderful tool for any witch, no matter the path. There are hundreds of oils and combination oils that it can overwhelming. Here is a list of some more common, beneficial oils.


Allspice: Reduces stress, calms, relaxes tight muscles, up lifts mood, improves digestion, naturally disinfects

Basil: Calms, relieves pain, relieves fatigue, improves mental clarity, purifies the body

Cardamon: Relieves pain, up lifts mood, improves digestion, improves mental clarity and memory

Catnip: Anti diarrheal, relieves indigestion, relieves anxiety, up lifts mood

Chamomile: Reduces anxiety, promotes restful sleep and relaxation, relieves pain

Cinnamon: Relieves pain, uplifts mood, relieves fatigue, naturally disinfects, improves digestion, increases appetite

Clove: Relieves pain, up lifts mood, improves mental clarity, improves digestion, naturally disinfects

Coriander: Relieves pain, relieves fatigue, improves digestion, improves mental clarity and memory

Eucalyptus: Breaks up congestion, relieves pain, naturally disinfects, vapors help with breathing

Frankincense: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, improves digestion, expectorant, sedative

Geranium: Relieves pain and tension, uplifts mood, anti-inflammatory, soothes itchy skin

Ginger: Relieves pain, uplifts mood, relieves fatigue, improves digestion, increases appetite

Juniper Berries: Relieves pain, energize, improve mental clarity and memory, anti-inflammatory, repels insects, soothes insect bites

Lavender: Relieves stress and anxiety, promotes restful sleep, uplifts mood, balances mood swings, vapors help breathing, improves digestion, naturally disinfects, breaks up congestion 

Lemon: Balances the nervous system, uplifts mood, relieves fatigue, improves mental clarity and memory, naturally disinfects

Lemon Balm: Relieves anxiety and stress, promotes restful sleep

Lemongrass: Calms, balances nervous system, uplifts mood, anti-inflammatory, vapors help with breathing, improves digestion, naturally disinfects, repels insects

Lime: Relieves fatigue, uplifts mood, naturally disinfects, improves mental clarity and memory

Mandarin: Reduces stress and tension, calms, uplifts mood

Myrrh: helpful in meditation, uplifts mood, anti-inflammatory, aids in healing skin

Neroli/Orange Blossom: Remove nervous tension, promotes restful sleep

Nutmeg: Relaxes tight muscles, relieves pain, improves digestion

Palmarosa: Relaxes tight muscles, relieves pain, uplifts mood, helps regenerate skin, anti-inflammatory

Peppermint: Relieves pain, uplifts mood, relieves fatigue, breaks up congestion, anti-inflammatory, vapors help with breathing, improves digestion, increases appetite, soothes itchy skin, improves mental clarity and memory

Petitgrain: Reduces anxiety and stress, promotes restful sleep, uplifts mood, improves mental clarity and memory

Pine: Lessens pain, uplifts mood, relieves fatigue, breaks up congestion, naturally disinfects, improves mental clarity and memory

Rose: Relieves pain, uplifts mood, anti-inflammatory, aids in healing skin

Rosemary: Relieves pain, stimulates nerves, relieves fatigue, vapors help with breathing, improves digestion, improves mental clarity and memory, naturally disinfects, repels insects

Spearmint: Relieves pain, uplifts mood, relieves fatigue, breaks up congestion, anti-inflammatory, vapors help with breathing, improves digestion, improves appetite, soothes itchy skin

Tea Tree: Relieves pain, naturally disinfects, aids in healing skin, vapors help with breathing (Witch Tip: Great when diluted for acne prone skin)

Thyme: Relaxes tight muscles, relieves pain, uplifts mood, breaks up congestion, anti-inflammatory, improves digestion, increases appetite, improves mental clarity and memory, naturally disinfects

Ylang-ylang: Relaxes tight muscles, relieves pain, promotes restful sleep, uplifts mood, naturally disinfects


**  It is extremely important to DILUTE essential oils or else they can burn the skin. Using a carrier oil or water can help dilute the oils safely. Examples of carrier oils are olive oil, coconut oil and almond oil. 

** Remember to store your essential oils in dark, cool places to keep them from spoiling. 

** Do your research when using essential oils witches. Especially if you have sensitive skin, are pregnant or breastfeeding.   

Ten staples that every woman needs in her closet

1. A vast empty hooded cape that you can control with the power of your mind, sending it forth from you to terrify and amaze.

2. A dress that can be whipped off by a bare-chested dancer to reveal another, more sparkly dress underneath, for those occasions when you accidentally find yourself in the Eurovision Song Contest.

3. A formal grappling-hook, for arriving at all the best parties. Make sure to have yours personalised, so that you do not arrive at the party via the same grappling hook as another attendee.

4. A khaki tank top. That is, just the swivelly bit with the gun on. The caterpillar tracks bit is probably too big for a closet but can be stored in a shed or garage until it is needed.

5. A leather jacket tanned from the tattooed hide of the last bull to cross you, as a reminder to other bulls that you will be crossing this field now, thank you very much.

6. Pumps. You will thank me for this recommendation when your boat starts to fill with water. Using buckets to bail is just tedious and may require more crew members than are left after the mutiny.

7. Pencil skirt. Never forget, wear with the pencils facing outwards. Inwards is super-uncomfortable and much less helpful in getting personal space on metro systems.

8. A dragon-proof cardigan.

9. Trousers that can be worn by a horse, in case you should meet a horse that wants trousers or that curse ever comes to fruition.

10. A good book with a light attached, so that on bad days you can just get into the closet and read without having to bother about all that clothes stuff. Make sure not to sit on the pencil skirt.

i think people think the danger with men lies in stereotypical signifiers of masculinity and not with men themselves and the power they hold. like people’s image of dangerous men is always “big tough guy with huge muscles who hates books and loves WWE and trucks” but like, those are all harmless things that happen to correlate with our culture’s concepts of masculinity.

the thing that makes men dangerous as a social class is the structural power they hold and their ability and willingness to harm women due to that structural power. that’s something that’s true about men regardless of how much they distance themselves from cultural masculinity.

so in golion their names were metals and I kinda wish they would’ve kept them

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DIY Sea Shell Candles🕯🌊 made from recycled birthday candles

I’m sure there are plenty of posts like this one, but I’m just proud that I made some myself! So here’s my process!

What I used:

~ Old birthday candles
~ Shells (Mine were mussel shells)
~ Essential Oils of your choice(I used chamomile & peppermint)
~ A peeler, knife or scissors
~ Something to melt the wax in(I was lucky enough to have metal measuring cups)
~ A clothes pin to keep the wick up

Here’s how to do it!

Originally I was just trying to get the white design off the candles, so I could have homemade looking colored candles for spells. I ended up breaking a few of them while trying to peel the design off so I just used the left over candle and reused the wick for my sea shell candles!

🕯First I scraped the design off(carefully), and kept them in piles of the color. You’ll have to break one of the candles for the wick. One wick will work for two sea shells unless your shells are larger.

🕯Second I put the scraps of wax into the metal measuring cup and placed that on a pan on the stove to heat it and melt. Once melted, I tossed a few drops of my essential oils into the wax to make it smell good. I used chamomile(for calming, success, & easing anxiety) & peppermint(for healing, love, cleansing, and that extra little boost I need sometimes!) But feel free to add whatever you like!

🕯Third I poured the wax into the shells carefully. You may want to make sure the shells are evenly placed, maybe put something on one side to balance it so the wax doesn’t spill out. Then, while the wax is still hot I used a clothes pin to put the wick in and left it to dry. Once dry, your shell doesn’t have to be level(unless you filled it to the top - then your wax will shift when lighted!)

That’s it! It was super simple and easy and quick. Now I also have some great, mini and homemade looking spell candles as well as some aromatherapeutic sea shell candles for my desk while I work & read. Enjoy your sea shell candles my fellow witches! 🌙

Blessed be🥀

Steam Cleansing ♨

Since incense makes me sneeze, I’ve been resorting to a different method of cleansing lately - steam cleansing! It’s exactly what it sounds like, using steam to cleanse your space. 

Ingredients:

  • A pot, to be used for boiling water
  • Essential oils of your choice (about 50 drops total)
  • Water

Instructions:

  1. Add about 2 cups of water to your pot depending upon how large it is
    1. Otherwise, just fill the pot about halfway with water
  2. Add 50 drops of whichever essential oils you choose 
  3. Turn on your stove, and let the water boil 
  4. You should start to smell the essential oils throughout your house in very little time
  5. When the water has almost completely evaporated, turn your stove off
  6. Let the pot cool down and proceed to wash it as you would usually do with your dishes
  7. The scent tends to linger all day, if not longer
  8. Repeat as necessary :)

Essential oils for cleansing:

  • Anise
  • Camphor
  • Cedarwood
  • Citrus oils (bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, lime, orange, tangerine)
  • Dragon’s Blood
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Spearmint
  • Thyme

Some essential oils may cause respiratory irritation in both humans and animals, and many essential oils should not be used if pregnant or if you have other various medical problems. Please consult your physician if you have any questions about the use of essential oils.


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