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Tea Facts

Black tea

Think black tea makes you feel good? You’re right. It’s been proven to help you de-stress fast. It also helps eliminate bad breath. Plus medical research indicates that it lowers the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and reduces bad cholesterol.

Green tea

Want to stay slim, trim and beautiful? The antioxidants in green tea just might slow signs of aging, prevent the flu and raise your metabolism. More dramatically, it’s being shown to prevent and slow cancer, and help with arthritis and bad cholesterol too.

Oolong tea

This one’s known as a fat-buster in China, and science is indicating that it does indeed speed up your metabolism, burn fat and block fat absorption! Use it to fight expanding waistlines, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

White tea

Science is saying that white tea might be more effective than even green tea at preventing cell damage, shrinking cancerous tumours and stopping the growth of cancer cells. Plus it’s becoming the new cosmetic fix for aging skin. Beautiful!

Pu’erh tea

Traditional Chinese medicine prizes Pu’erh as a wonder tea. It’s said to aid digestion, cleanse the blood and help with weight loss. Studies in Europe are also saying it busts cholesterol as effectively as some medications.

Rooibos tea

It’s said that rooibos helps you recover from hangovers, and that it could slow dementia. Plus there’s evidence that it fights skin cancer and boosts the immune system. And it’s supposed to help with insomnia!

Yerba tea

Yerba mate is a fabulous stimulant, without the jitters. It’s also full of antioxidants, so there’s scientific speculation that it could have anti-cancer properties, help stimulate the immune system and protect against disease.

Herbal tea

Herbs, spices, fruits and flowers have long been used in traditional medicine to cure everything from headaches, stomach bugs and colds to stress and insomnia. The power of the tea depends on its ingredients.

how to drink ya water! 💦

okay so I know y'all always hear everybody talking about “DRINK WATER!” but not everybody really likes water, in fact, I actually hated water when I first started to make an effort to drink more. Soooo, I decided to give y'all some ways to spice up your water to make sure you get at least 64 oz. a day. Some can add benefits to your water and some are just for taste and some for both. 👌🏾

1. Fruit Infused 🍉🍒🍋
fruit infused water can have a lot of benefits depending on what fruit you use but usually my main reason to drink fruit water is because of taste. A few fruits I like are:
- lemon
- watermelon
- raspberry
- cucumber
- coconut

2. Stay Fresh 🌿🍃
add fresh herbs:
- basil
- lavender
- mint
- rosemary

3. Make Tea 🍵☕️
making tea is my favorite way to jazz up my water. try to stay away from teas with a lot of caffeine like black or oolong. instead go for green, white, or herbal teas. also try to keep it unsweetened but if that’s not possible use a natural sweetener like honey, stevia, or agave nectar (I suggest honey). A few teas I like are:
- Rituals Orange Jasmine Green Tea
- Bigelow Green Tea
- Celestial Sleepytime Vanilla Herbal Tea
- almost any herbal tea

4. Make it HOT! 🔥🌶
try adding a spice to you water. I like cinnamon water or cinnamon tea. Some benefits you receive from it are reducing your waste line and reducing cravings. other spices you could probably use are:
- ginger
- turmeric
- cayenne

5. Get Juicy 💦😏
(I really wanted to write that 😂) try adding some type of juice likeee:
- lemon juice
- cranberry juice
- apple cider vinegar

6. Honey Water 🍯🐝
okay so this is best just with warm water in the morning but personally I’ve had it just like throughout the day but I don’t know if that hurts anything. It’s great for a sore throat!

7. Rose Water 🌹❣
so this one is basically just if you’re feeling fancy. I actually haven’t tried this before but I’m sure it’s great!

Justaqueerwitchy’s 1000+ Follower Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I hit 1000 followers about a week and a half ago! I’ve been getting everything together, and figuring out what all I want to do with this giveaway! This giveaway is a way to show my appreciation for my followers and how cool they can be! So I will be checking who is and is not following me.

-This giveaway is not at all and in no way affiliated with tumblr and it’s staff-

The most important things first, the prizes! I tried to have a few similar things in each, but also with a few assortments in each; so each prize has a few of the same, and a few different things in each!

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Prize #1

The items are listed by group so as to hopefully make this not too terribly long

  • Herbs: 1 oz of rosemary, .5 oz of basil, .5 oz of oregano, 4 oz of pink Himalayan salt, 4 oz of iodized salt, .5 oz of hibiscus flowers .15 oz of rose petals, .15 oz of chamomile flowers, 6in vial of red peppers, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 sage bundles, 1 large herbal cleansing bundle
  • Candles: 2 white tappers, 5 white tea lights, 1 cream (scented) flower, 1 green leaf, blueberry (scented) swirl wax
  • Crystals: rose quartz, grey calcite, green opal, 3 small red jasper, 2 small rose quartz
  • Misc: 1 oz tea tree essential oil, 1 oz rosemary essential oil, 1 red sachet, 1 blue sachet, full moon incense sticks, black butterfly coin purse, lemongrass and lavender salt scrub, 1 cherry blossom bath fizzie

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Prize #2

  • Herbs: 1 oz of rosemary, .5 oz of basil, .1 oz of garlic, 4 oz of pink Himalayan salt, 4 oz of iodized salt, .3 oz of chamomile flowers .15 oz of rose petals, .25 oz of hibiscus flowers, 6in vial of parsley peppers, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 sage bundles
  • Candles: 2 white tappers, 5 white tea lights, 1 cream (scented) flower, 1 purple leaf, orange clove (scented) wax
  • Crystals: rose quartz, grey calcite, green opal, 2 small aventurine, 2 small chrysocolla
  • Misc: 1 oz bergamot essential oil, 1 oz patchouli essential oil, 2 blue sachets, nag champa incense sticks, pink rose coin purse, lemongrass and lavender salt scrub, 1 cherry blossom bath fizzie, 1 free tarot reading

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Prize #3

  • Herbs: 1 oz of rosemary, .5 oz of basil, .2 oz of chives, 4 oz of pink Himalayan salt, 4 oz of iodized salt, .3 oz of rose petals, .25 oz of hibiscus flowers, .15 oz of chamomile flowers, 6in vial of oregano, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 sage bundles
  • Candles: 2 white tappers, 5 white tea lights, 1 cream (scented) flower, 1 orange leaf, citrus vanilla (scented) wax
  • Crystals: rose quartz, grey calcite, green opal, 2 small sodalite, 2 small clear quartz
  • Misc: 1 oz ylang ylang essential oil, 1 oz eucalyptus essential oil, 1 purple sachet, 1 blue sachet, dragon blood incense sticks, honeysuckle bath bar,  rosemary and lemon sugar scrub, 1 cherry blossom bath fizzie, 1 rose quartz necklace

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Each prize box is going to come with a small thank you note to the winners, and some common correspondence and lore about the items listed!

Safety Advice: A side from the herb bundles and pink Himalayan salt, All the herbs  are 100% edible. I do not advise anyone apply any essential oils to their skin or ingest it. Please always practice safe fire procedures if you burn candles, incense, herbs, and herb bundles. Do not ingest any water or other liquid that has had crystals or essential oils in it. Please, if you have any allergies, let me know and I will substitute that with something else.

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-Rules-

  • You must be 18 years or older to enter
  • You must live in the United States (I can’t afford international shipping)
  • Reblogs count, and you can reblog as much as you like, but likes do not count. I will assign each entry a number and use a RGN to decide the winners
  • Do not tag this post as a giveaway, it has the chance of ruining the note count and affect the giveaway
  • Tag this post as “queerwitchgiveaway” or your entry will NOT be valid
  • You must have your private messenger turned on at the end of the giveaway so I can contact you if you win
  • You must be willing to give me your address so I can ship you your prize
  • Any entries made by toxic people (terfs, transphobes, nazis, etc) will be disqualified from this giveaway

The rules may be subject to change, and I reserve the right to postpone the end date of the giveaway should I need to. There may or may not be some surprises in this giveaway. Please be kind to your followers and try not to spam them. I will contact all the winners of the giveaway on September 21st some time after 12:00n EST

-This giveaway ends September 20th, 2017-

Thanks so much to all of my followers! I hope you all enjoy this giveaway!

Calling All Witches!

Hi!

I really, really need some witch blogs to follow. Being a baby hedgewitch myself, I prefer blogs focusing on gardening, herbalism, plants, etc. But I appreciate all kinds of witches!

Please like or reblog if you post any one of these things focusing on:

- herbalism

- gardening

- white magic

- spells

- sigils

- kitchen witchery

- hedgewitchery

- baby witch tips

- crystals

- potions

- positivism

- nature

- sea witchery

- green witchery

- meditation

- environment awareness

- healing

- taoism

- mental illness help

- tea

- candles

- animals

- zen

- tarot

- witchy art/aesthetic

ooo

I am an ally to lgbtq+ witches \(^o^)/

Much love,

Autumn