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Teas for Witches: the Basics

I can talk about tea literally all day (and I have because I’ve worked in a spice and tea shop for years), and there is SO much to talk about with both health and magical benefits. Teas are made from tea leaves called camellia sinensis, with the exception of herbal teas/infusions. For this, I’m going to list magical and health benefits by type of tea.

Black Tea

Feminine * Earth * Winter * Strength * Stability * Death * Expelling Negativity * Alertness * Energy

Black tea is the most fermented and oxidized of all teas. Its tea leaves look shriveled and black. It combats heart ailments, digestive problems, high cholesterol, asthma, and breast/menstrual problems. Black tea also has a lot of caffeine (47 mg, still less than coffee) and too much of it can cause acidity issues in the stomach.  

Examples: English/Irish Breakfast Tea, Assam, Darjeeling, Lapsung Souchang, Ceylon, Earl Grey

**There is a subset of black tea called Pu-erh, a post-fermented black tea. Some consider this to be the “purest” of all teas and connect it to the aether, as it is rare and valuable.

Green Tea

Masculine * Fire * Summer * Passion * Healing * Conscious Mind * Sexual Health * Love * Energy * Progress * Magic

Green tea is slightly steamed but not fermented, which maintains its green color. It has many health benefits, such as detoxifying, reducing cholesterol and weight, boosting immunity and stamina, and reducing blood glucose. It has less caffeine than black, but still some. 

Examples: Jasmine, Sencha, Matcha, Gyokurocha, Genmaicha, Hojicha, Gunpowder, Dragonwell

Oolong Tea

Feminine * Water * Autumn * Reflection * Meditation * Wisdom * Serenity * Concentration * Romance * Friendship

I always describe Oolong as being between Green and Blacks, since it is half fermented. It can help manage weight and stress, balance blog sugar levels, remove free radicals, and promote healthy skin and bones. HOWEVER, too much can actually speed up bone degradation because it sweeps away excess calcium. And beware of its high caffeine content (I used to drink Raspberry Wulong to pull all-nighters).

Examples: Milk Oolong, Formosa, Wulongs

White Tea

Masculine * Air * Spring * Happiness * Wisdom * Moon * Purification * Protection * Clarity * Cleansing * Beginnings

White tea is a little harder to find. Either the tea leaves are plucked as immature leaves and steamed, or the leaves have not been processed (there seems to be little consensus across cultures). Some have a small amount of caffeine. It’s a great antibacterial and antioxidant, and it improves the heart, oral health, and skin. Drinking a couple cups works better than one, and you can reuse the tea leaves, granted that the second cup will brew longer.

Examples: White teas come in many flavors and are usually labeled as white tea. You may need to seek out a tea shop to find some.

Herbal Tea

Magical properties depend on which herbs are used

This tea seems to be the most popular for witches on tumblr, because it is composed of dry, unprocessed herbs, seeds, fruits, or roots, and has no caffeine (as long as the herb doesn’t!). There are many recipes online as herbals are easy to make. In general, herbal tea promotes calm, reduces cholesterol and risk of heart conditions, cancers, and diabetes. Due to its lack of actual tea leaves it has less antioxidants than other teas. Some don’t even call it a tea, but dub it Herbal Infusion.

Examples: Rooibos, most Chais, Ginseng, Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, Hibiscus

**Yerba Mate is an herbal tea that is notorious for its high caffeine levels (you’ve probably seen the energy drink). It also zaps one’s appetite and can become addictive, so be careful around this tea!

As always, feel free to add/message me of any corrections, and I hope you find your cup of tea!

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The Green Witch

Is the practice of nature-based and earth oriented witchcraft. Green witches usually practice a traditional form of witchcraft in which the earth, trees, herbs, plants and flowers are consulted for their medicinal and magical value. They will grow their own herbs or Wildcraft them, and are very good at making herbal remedies. Usually, the spirits of nature, the dead (that of humans and animals) or the Fey have a large part in Green traditions. 

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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!

Herbs and their Magical Uses
    Acacia - Protection, Psychic Powers
    Adam & Eve Roots - Love, Happiness.
    Adders Tongue - Healing
    African Violet - Spirituality, Protection
    Agaric - Fertility
    Agrimony - Protection, Sleep
    Ague Root - Protection
    Alfalfa - Prosperity, Anti-hunger, Money
    Alkanet - Purification, Prosperity
    Allspice - Money, Luck, Healing
    Almond - Money, Prosperity, Wisdom
    Aloe - Protection, Luck
    Aloes, Wood - Love, Spirituality
    Althea - Protection, Psychic Powers
    Alyssum - Protection, Moderating Anger
    Amaranth - Healing, Protection, Invisibility
    Anemone - Health, Protection, Healing
    Angelica - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
    Apple - Love,Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality
    Apricot - Love
    Arabic Gum - Purify negativity and evil
    Arbutus - Exorcism, Protection
    Asafoetida - Exorcism, Purification, Protection
    Ash - Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health
    Aspen - Eloquence, Anti-Theft
    Aster - Love
    Avens - Exorcism, Purification,Love
    Avocado - Love,Lust,Beauty
    Bachelor's Buttons - Love
    Balm, Lemon - Love,Success, Healing
    Balm of Gilead - Love,Manifestations,Protection,Healing
    Bamboo - Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes
    Banana - Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
    Banyan - Luck
    Barley - Love, Healing, Protection
    Basil - Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
    Bay - Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
    Bean - Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency,
           Love
    Bedstraw/Fragrant - Love
    Beech - Wishes
    Beet - love
    Belladonna - astral projection *DEADLY POISON!!
    Benzoin - Purification, Prosperity
    Bergamot, Orange - Money
    Be-Still - Luck
    Betony/wood - Protection,Purification,Love
    Birch - Protection, Exorcism, Purification
    Bistort - Psychic Powers, Fertility
    Bittersweet - Protection, Healing
    Blackberry - Healing, Money, Protection
    Bladderwrack - Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers
    Bleeding Heart - Love
    Bloodroot - Love, Protection, Purification
    Bluebell - Luck, Truth
    Blueberry - Protection
    Blue Flag - Money
    Bodhi - Fertility, Protection, WIsdom, Meditation
    Boneset - Protection, Exorcism
    Borage - Courage, Psychic Powers
    Bracken - Healing, Rune Magic, Prophetic Dreams
    Brazil Nut - Love
    Briony - Image Magic, Money, Protection
    Bromeliad - Protection, Money
    Broom - Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
    Buchu - Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
    Buckthorn - Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
    Buckwheat - Money, Protection
    Burdock - Protection, Healing
    Cabbage - Luck
    Cactus - Protection, Chastity
    Calamus - Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
    Camellia -Riches
    Camphor - Chastity, Health, Divination
    Caper - Potency, Lust, Luck
    Carawy - Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers
    Cardamon - Lust, Love
    Carnation - Protection, Strength, Healing
    Carob - Protection, Health
    Carrot - Fertility, Lust
    Cascara Sagrada - Legal Matters, Money, Protection,
    Cashew - Money
    Castor - Protection
    Catnip - Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness
    Cattail - Lust
    Cedar - Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
    Celandine - Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
    Celery - Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
    Centaury - Snake Removing
    Chamomile - Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
    Cherry - Love, divination
    Chestnut - Love
    Chickweed - Fertility, Love
    Chicory - Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, favors, Frigidity
    Chili pepper - Fidelity, hex Breaking, Love
    China Berry - Luck
    Chrysanthemum - Protection
    Cinchona - Luck, Protection
    Cinnamon - Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust
               Protection, Love
    Cinquefoil - Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep
    Citron - Psychic Powers, Healing
    Cloth of Gold - Understand animal languages
    Clove - Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
    Clover - Protection, Money, Love, fidelity, Exorcism, Success
    Club Moss - Protection, Power
    Coconut - Purification, Protection, Chastity
    Cohosh,Black - love, courage,protection,potency
    Coltsfoot - Love,Visions
    Columbine - Courage,Love
    Comfrey - Safety during travel, Money
    Copal - Love, Purification
    Coriander - Love,Health, Healing
    Corn - protection,luck, divination
    Cotton - Luck,Healing,Protection,Rain,Fishing Magic
    Cowslip - Healing,Youth,Treasure Finding
    Crocus - Love, Visions
    Cubeb - Love
    Cuckoo-flower - Fertility,Lover
    Cucumber - Chastity,Healing,Fertility
    Cumin - Protection,Fidelity, Exorcism
    Curry - Protection
    Cyclamen - fertility,Protection,Happiness, Lust
    Cypress - Longevity, Healing, Comfort,Protection
    Daffodil - Love,Fertility, Luck
    Daisy - Lust,Luck
    Damiana - Lust, Love, Visions
    Dandelion - Divination,Wishes,Calling Spirits
    Datura - Hex Breaking,Sleep,Protection
    Deerstongue - Lust, Psychic Powers
    Devils Bit - Exorcism, Love, Protection, Lust
    Devils Shoestring - Protection, Gambling, Luck, Power, Employment
    Dill - Protection, Money, Lust,Luck
    Dittany of Crete - Manifestations, Astral Projection
    Dock - Healing,Fertility, Money
    Dodder - Love,Divination,Knot Magic
    Dogbane - Love
    Dogwood - Wishes, Protection
    Dragons Blood - Love,Protection,Exorcism,Potency
    Dulse - Lust, Harmony
    Dutchmans Breeches - Love
    Ebony - Protection, Power
    Echinacea - Strengthening Spells
    Edelweiss - Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
    Elder - Exorcism,Protection,Healing,Prosperity,Sleep
    Elecampane - Love,Protection,Psychic Powers
    Elm - Love
    Endive - Lust,Love
    Eryngo - Travelers Luck, Peace, Lust, Love
    Eucalyptus - Healing,Protection
    Euphorbia - Purification, Protection
    Eyebright - Mental Powers, Psychic Power
    Fennel - Protection, Healing, Purification
    Fenugreek - Money
    Fern - Rain Making, Protection,Luck,Riches,Eternal Youth, Health,
           Exorcism
    Feverfew - Protection
    Fig - Divination,Fertility, Love
    Figwort - Health,Protection
    Flax - Money, Protection,Beauty,Psychic Powers, Healing
    Fleabane - Exorcism, Protection, Chastity
    Foxglove - Protection
    Frankincense - Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Fumitory - Money, Exorcism
    Fuzzy Weed - Love,Hunting
    Galangal - Protection, Lust, Health, Money, Psychic Powers, Hex
               breaking
    Gardenia - Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
    Garlic - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
    Gentian - Love, Power
    Geranium - Fertility, Health, Love, Protection
    Ginger - Love, Money, Success, Power
    Ginseng - Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
    Goats Rue - Healing, Health
    Goldenrod - Money, Divination
    Golden Seal - Healing, Money
    Gorse - Protection, Money
    Gotu Kola - Meditation
    Gourd - Protection
    Grain - Protection
    Grains of Paradise - Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes
    Grape - Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers,Money
    Grass - Psychic Powers, Protection
    Ground Ivy - Divination
    Groundsel - Health, Healing
    Hawthorn - Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness
    Hazel - Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning,  Protection, Wishes
    Heather - Protection, Rain Making, Luck
    Heliotrope - Exorcism, Prophetic dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisbility
    Hellebore,Black - Protection *POISON*
    Hemlock - Destroy sexual drives *POISON*
    Hemp - Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation
    Henbane - POISON Not used
    Henna - Healing
    Hibiscus - Lust,Love, Divination
    Hickory - Legal Matters
    High John the Conquerer - Money, Love, Success, Happiness
    Holly - Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic
    Honesty - Money, Repelling Monsters
    Honeysuckle - Money, Psychic Powers, Protection
    Hops - Healing, Sleep
    Horehound - Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
    Horse Chestnut - Money, Healing
    Horseradish - Purification, Exorcism
    Horsetail - Snake Charming, Fertility
    Houndstongue - Tying dogs tongues
    Houseleek - Luck,Protection, Love
    Huckleberry - Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking
    Hyacinth - Love, Protection, Happiness
    Hydrangea - Hex Breaking
    Hyssop - Purification, Protection
    Indian Paint Brush - Love
    Iris - Purification, Wisdom
    Irish Moss - Money, Luck, Protection
    Ivy - Protection, Healing
    Jasmine - Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
    Jobs Tears - Healing, Wishes, Luck
    Joe-pye weed - Love, Respect
    Juniper - Protection, Anti-theft, Love, Exorcism, Health
    kava-Kave - Visions, Protection, luck
    knotweed - Binding, Health
    Ladys mantle - Love
    Ladys slipper - Protection
    Larch - Protection, Anti theft
    Larkspur - Health, Protection
    Lavendar - Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification,
    Happiness, Peace
    Leek - Love, Protection, Exorcism
    Lemon - Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
    Lemongrass - Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic powers
    Lemon Verbena - Purification, Love
    Lettuce - Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
    Licorice - Love,Lust, Fidelity
    Life Everlasting - longevity, Health, Healing
    Lilac - Exorcism, Protection
    Lily - Protection, Breaking Love spells
    Lily of the Valley - Mental Powers, Happiness

    Lime - Healing,Love,Protection
    Linden - Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
    Liquidamber - Protection
    Liverwort - Protection
    Liverwort - Love
    Looestrife - Peace,Protection
    Lotus - Protection, Lock-Opening
    Lovage - Love
    Love Seed - Love,Friendship
    Lucky Hand - Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel
    Mace - Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
    Maguey - Lust
    Magnolia - Fidelity
    Mahogany,mountain - Anti-Lightning
    Maidenhair - Beauty, Love
    Male Fern - Luck, Love
    Mallow - Love, Protection, Exorcism
    Mandrake - Protection,Love, Money, Fertility, Health
    Maple - Love, Longevity, Money
    Marigold - Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
    Marjoram - Protection, love, Happiness, Health, Money
    Master Wort - Strength, Courage, Protection
    Mastic - Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
    May Apple - Money
    Meadow Rue - DIvination
    Meadowsweet - Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
    Mesquite - Healing
    Mimosa - Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
    Mint - Money,Love,Lust,Healing, Exorcism,Travel, Protection
    Mistletoe - Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
    Molukka - Protection
    Moonwort - Money, Love
    Moss - Luck,Money
    Mugwort - Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams,
              Healing, Astral Projection
    Mulberry - Protection, Strength
    Mullein - Courage, Protection, Health, Love,Divination, Exorcism
    Mustard - Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
    Myrrh - Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
    Myrtle - Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
    Nettle - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
    Norfolk Island Pine - Protection, anti hunger
    Nuts - Fertility,prosperity, love, luck
    Oak - Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
    Oats - Money
    Olive - Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
    Onion - Protection,Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
    Orange - Love, Divination, Luck, Money
    Orchid - Love
    Oregon Grape - Money, Prosperity
    Orris - Love, Protection, Divination
    Palm,Date - Fertility, Potency
    Pansy - Love,Rain Magic, Love, Divination
    Papaya - Love, Protection
    Papyrus - protection
    Parosela - hunting
    Parsley - Love, Protection, Purification
    Passion Flower - Peace,Sleep, Friendship
    Patchouly - Money, Fertility, Lust
    Pea - Money,Love
    Peach - Love, Exorcism, Longevity,. Fertility, Wishes
    Pear - Lust, Love
    Pecan - Money, Employment
    Pennyroyal - Strength, Protection, Peace
    Peony - Protection, Exorcism
    Pepper - Protection,Exorcism
    Peppermint - Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
    Pepper Tree - Purification, Healing, Protection
    Periwinkle - Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
    Persimmon - Changing Sex, healing, luck
    Plot Weed - Protection
    Pimento - Love
    Pimpernel - Protection,Health
    Pine - Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
    Pineapple - Luck, Money, Chastity
    Pipsissewa - Money, Spirit Calling
    Pistachio - Breaking Love Spells
    Plantain - Healing, Protection, Strength,Snake Repelling
    Plum - Healing
    Plumeria - Love
    Poke - Courage, Hex Breaking
    Pomegranate - Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
    Poplar - Money, Flying
    Poppy - Fertility,Love, Sleep, Money,Luck, Invisibility
    Potato - Image Magic, Healing
    Prickly Ash - Love
    Primrose - Protection, Love
    Purslane - Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness
    Quassia - Love
    Quince - Protection,Love,Happiness
    Radish - Protection, Lust
    Ragweed - Courage
    Ragwort - Protection
    Raspberry - Protection, Love
    Rattlesnake Root - Protection,Money
    Rhubarb - Protection, Fidelity
    Rice - Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money
    Roots - Protection, Power, Divination
    Rose - Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck,
           Protection
    Rosemary - Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism,
               Purification, Healing,Sleep, Youth
    Rowan - Psychic Powers,Healing, Protection,Power, Success
    Rue - Healing,Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
    Rye - Love, Fidelity
    Saffron - Love, Healing,Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength,
              Psychic Powers.
    Sage - Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
    Sagebrush - Purification, Exorcism
    St.Johns Wort - Health, Power,Protection,Strength, Love, Divination,
                    Happiness
    Sandalwood - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Sarsaparilla - Love, Money
    Sassafras - Health, Money
    Savory/Summer - Mental Powers
    Scullcap - Love, Fidelity, Peace
    Senna - Love
    Sesame - Money. Lust
    Shallot - Purification
    Skunk Cabbage - Legal Matters
    Slippery Elm - Halts Gossip
    Sloe - Exorcism, Protection
    Snakeroot - Luck Money
    Snakeroot/black - Love,Lust,Money
    Snapdragon - Protection
    Solomons Seal - Protection,Exorcism
    Sorrel Wood - Healing,Health
    Southern Wood - Love,Lust,Protection
    Spanish Moss - Protection
    Spearmint - Healing,Love,Mental Powers
    SpiderWort - Love
    Spikenard - Love
    Squill - Money,Protection,Hex Breaking
    Star/anise - Psychic Powers, Luck
    Stillengia - Psychic Powers
    Straw - Luck,Image Magic
    Strawberry - Love,Luck
    Sugar Cane - Love,Lust
    Sumbul - Love,Luck,Health,Psychic Powers
    Sunflower - Fertility,Wishes,Health,Wisdom
    Sweetgrass - Calling Spirits
    Sweetpea - Friendship,Chastity,Courage,Strength
    Tamarind - Love
    Tamarisk - Exorcism,Protection
    Tansy - Health,Longevity
    Tea - Riches,Courage,Strength
    Thistle - Strength,Protection,Hex Breaking,Healing
    Thistle/holy - Purification,Hex Breaking
    Thistle/milk - Snake enraging
    Thyme - health,Healing,Sleep,Psychic Powers,Love,Purification,Courage
    Ti - Protection,Healing
    Toadflax - Protection,Hex Breaking
    Toadstool - Rain Making
    Tobacco - Healing,Purification
    Turmeric - Purification
    Turnip - Protection,Ending Relationships
    Uva Ursa - Psychic Workings
    Valerian - Love,Sleep,Purification,Protection
    Vanilla - Love,Lust,Mental Powers
    Venus Flytrap - Protection,Love
    Vervain - Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth,
              Chastity, Sleep,Healing
    Vetch/Giant - Fidelity
    Vetivert - Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
    Violet - Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing
    Wahoo - Hex-breaking, Courage, Success
    Walnut - Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
    Wax Plant - Protection
    Wheat - Fertility, Money
    Willow - Love, divination, Protection, Healing
    Wintergreen - Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
    Winters Bark - Success
    WItch Grass - Happiness, Lust,love, Exorcism
    Witch Hazel - Protection, Chastity
    Wolfs Bane - Protection, Invisibility
    Wood Rose - Luck
    Woodruff - Victory, Protection, Money
    Wormwood - Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
    Yarrow - Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
    Yellow Evening Primrose - Hunting
    Yerba Mate - Fidelity, Love, Lust
    Yerba Santa - Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
    Yew - Raising the Dead
    Yohimbe - Love,Lust
    Yucca - Transmutation, Protection, Purification
Common Kitchen Herbs 🌱

Originally posted by butteryplanet

Not every witch has access to metaphysical shops that sell specialty herbs, or herbs you can’t find in your local grocery store, so here is a list of common herbs and spices that you can easily access, or that you may already have! 

Aside from obtaining these herbs and spices individually, look for bottles of poultry or beef seasoning, and other seasoning blends (Cajun, Italian, etc.) - they usually contain a variety of these herbs in one convenient container. 

  • Allspice - prosperity, luck, healing, energy
  • Anise Seed - protection, happiness, enhanced psychic ability, cleansing, warding off nightmares and disturbing dreams
  • Basil -  love, banishing, wealth, success, sympathy, protection; dispelling confusion, fears, and weakness
  • Bay Leaf - wishes, protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing, inducing prophetic dreams, enhanced psychic ability
  • Black Pepper - protection, banishing, cursing
  • Chamomile - peace, relaxation, restful sleep, love, healing, luck, prosperity, removing curses or negating spells
  • Chili Powder - love, fidelity, cursing, removing curses or negating spells
  • Cinnamon - success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, prosperity
  • Cloves - protection, love, prosperity, banishing, friendship, stopping gossip
  • Cumin - love, fidelity, protection, banishing, preventing theft
  • Dill - prosperity, protection, luck, lust
  • Fennel - strength, vitality, sexual virility; prevents curses and wards off negative energy
  • Garlic Powder & Garlic Salt - healing, protection, banishing, cleansing, purification
  • Ginger - sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, success, health, protection, new experiences and adventures
  • Mace - concentration, focus, self-discipline, studying
  • Marjoram - cleansing, purification, dispelling negative energy, protection, love, wealth, revealing the truth through dreams, overcoming sadness and grief
  • Mustard Seed - courage, endurance, preventing physical injury, luck, success
  • Nutmeg - prosperity, luck, protection, intellect, removing curses
  • Onion Powder & Onion Salt - prosperity, stability, endurance, protection, breaking bad habits, cleansing
  • Oregano - happiness, strength, energy, vitality 
  • Paprika - energy
  • Red Pepper - energy, banishing, cursing
  • Rosemary - healing, love, lust, improved memory, dispelling negative energy, cleansing, warding off nightmares
  • Sage - cleansing, purification, wisdom, healing, dispelling negative energy, wishes, overcoming grief and loss
  • Sea Salt - cleansing, purification, banishing, protection
  • Sesame Seed - prosperity, lust, passion
  • Tarragon - healing, compassion
  • Thyme - loyalty, affection, strength, courage, banishing, cleansing, healing, luck, prosperity, restful sleep, warding off nightmares
  • Turmeric - cleansing, purification

Common spice brands include: 

  • McCormick
  • Mrs. Dash
  • Lawry’s
  • Old Bay
Bedroom Witch Tips

🌿Herb sachets hung above your bed (request herb sachet recipes from me if you’re interested).

🌿Hang Dry herbs upside down in your bedroom (Lavender helps for anxiety and depression… it is very calming or Mugwort for dreams. Mugwort is very invasive, you can find it growing everywhere).

🌿Herbs placed inside your pillow sheet (I place Mugwort leaves inside to active lucid dreams).

🌿Setup an Altar near your bed: add elements of earth, fire, water and air. You can also use your windowsill as an altar.

🌿Place Black Tourmaline under your bed: shields you energetically by taking the electromagnetic frequencies, and instead of absorbing them, tourmaline changes, redirects, cleanses, and purifies the energy. This is how it handles negativity, even energies of psychic attack too!

🌿Place Sigil writings or powders for protection and restful beauty sleep under your mattress.

🌿Keep a dream journal under your pillow! Dreams can help us get a glimpse into our subconscious and the more dreams you write the easier it becomes for you to remember them.

🌿Unless you are allergic, sleep with the window halfway open or cracked to let good energy move around and circulate in your room and keep skin hydrated during the night.

🌿Drink herbal tea before bed each night. (Request free herbal tea recipes from me if interested) Mugwort tea is great to have in the evening before bed to reach high levels of lucid dreaming

🌿Smoking Herbs before bed is great as well. I recommend this book for further reading: Smoke Plants Of North America by M.R. Ross. (Request free Smoke Blend recipes from me if interested). With reverence, Rosemary Milk 🌹

no witch is perfect

so go ahead.

draw that lopsided pentagram.

stutter while chanting your spell.

pick up the herbs you dropped and use them anyway.

if you live your life trying to make every single thing perfect or aesthetically pleasing, you can stress yourself out big time.

so take it easy.

your craft is always going to be there.

🌿💚

Anti-anxiety Herbs

A list of herbs that help reduce stress & anxiety & how to use them. 

Chamomile: Top of the list because it’s my personal favourite. Chamomile is very calming, & also helps calm the nervous system, reducing physical & emotional tensions & helping to soothe, & calm the mind. Chamomile tea is very effective in relieving anxiety, & can also be used in combination with other herbs as an edible oil to take internally for an instant relief. The smell of Chamomile alone is very calming & for these reasons it can also be used in aromatherapy remedies as incense or facial mists. 

Lavender: Lavender is also very soothing & has a slight sedative effect. Use Lavender alone, or in combination with other herbs to place inside a pillow to aid in a restful sleep. Lavender can also be drunk as a tea to provide relief from emotional tensions & anxieties, & aid in soothing the nervous system, relieving physical stress as well. 

Green Tea: Helps by relieving heart rate, & blood pressure, & cleans & detoxifies the blood at the same time. Provides mental clarity & reduces anxiety whilst improving focus, preventing one from becoming lethargic. Note that green tea does contain small amounts of caffeine so it may not work for everyone in the same way. 

Hops: Used in sleep pillows, & edible anti-anxiety oils & tinctures. Hops has mild sedative effects.

Valerian: Valerian is a strong sedative herb & can help promote a deep, restful sleep. It produces an unpleasant smell, so is usually taken as a supplement or tincture, but can also be used in combination with other fragrant herbs to drink as tea.Valerian has such strong sedative effects that it is advised only taking this herb in the evening, before bed. A good aid for insomniacs. 

Lemon Balm: Lemon Balm has been used since the middle ages to help reduce stress & anxiety. It is useful in promoting both a calm, & more alert state of mind. Commonly taken as a tea, tincture, or capsule supplement. 

Passionflower: Passionflower has mild sedative properties & helps soothe & calm the nervous system & relieve anxiety. It is also a great aid for insomnia. 

Licorice Root: Helps by stimulating relaxing chemicals in the brain, it helps one in dealing with general stress. Soothes & calms the nervous system. Most commonly drunk in combination with other herbs as a tea, & used in sleep pillows. 

Note: All of these herbs can be used in herbal sachets & other magickal charms to relieve stress & anxiety. 

Remember these are only herbal suggestions, NOT prescribed medicine, if you are already on medication, ask your doctor if it’s ok to use some of these herbs internally as some come can react with medication. Do not take too many sedative supplements at once & consult your doctor before internal use of any herbal supplements if you are pregnant. 

Magical herbal DIY’s for every part of your precious body.

For the witches (or anyone else) who are into herbs and smelling good.

The magical attributes of the DIY’S according to the herbs used are highlighted in the contents section below in brackets. You can choose one or multiple attributes to focus on while using these products to match your intent. 

Contents:

1. Floral facial steam: Leaves your face feeling fresh AF, smelling good. (Protection, love, centering and psychic power)

2. Rose & chamomile bath bags: Relaxing AF, smells good, SUPER CLENSING. (Protection, centering and meditation)

3. Clay and Lavender face mask: We all know clay is dope for our skin, and lavender can never go wrong. (Peace, protection, love, purification)

4. Peppermint foot scrub: Leaves your feet feeling and smelling FIIIINEEE. (Travel, money, healing, luck, strength)

LETS GET STARTED

1. Floral facial steam

YOU WILL NEED (The ingredients below are per 6 treatments so multiply it for as many treatments as you’d like): 

-3 100ml jars

-2/3 cup of lavender buds, dried

-1/3 cup of rose petals, dried

-2/3 cup chamomile flowers, dried

METHOD:

Mix up the herbs ad divide them into each jar (roughly half a cup each)

HOW TO USE:

• Remove make up or dirt by using a gentle cleanser
• Place herbs in a heatproof bowl (use 4 tablespoons herbs per treatment – each jar is enough for 2 treatments)
• Pour one pint of boiling water into a heat proof bowl (USE MOON WATER FOR EXTRA BENEFITS)
• Place bowl on a sturdy surface (like a table) and lower face over the bowl (it’s usually best to sit in a chair that is pulled up close to a table)
• Place a towel over your head to create a tent over the bowl (the towel helps the steam stay close to the face and not evaporate into the air so quickly)
• Stay here for about 15 to 20 minutes- while you are here start by centring yourself, and then think about your intent and what you wish for the herb to bring to you, imagine the steam cleansing away any negativity. 

BOOOM YOU ARE NOW CLEANSED AF AND SMELLING CUTEEEE. 


2. Rose & chamomile bath bags

YOU WILL NEED (The ingredients below are per 3 treatments so multiply it for as many treatments as you’d like):

-3 Muslin bags

-¾ cup dried rose petals

-¾ cup dried chamomile flowers

-1 ½ cup epsom salts

METHOD:
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Place 1 cup of mixture in each muslin bag. Tie the top of each bag to close tightly.

HOW TO USE:

To use bath tea bag, tie bag to faucet so the water runs through it as the bath fills. Once the bath is full of warm water, remove the bag from the faucet and let it float in the bath. Soak for at least 15 minutes - while doing so, remember to relax, centre yourself, remember your intent and what you wish to get out of this treatment and imagine the salts and hot water clensing away any negative energy.

BOOOOM NOW U R CLENSED AF AND SMELLIN FRESH

3. Clay and Lavender face mask

YOU WILL NEED (once again makes 3 , adjust to your liking):

-3 100 ml jars

-½ cup lavender flower powder

-1 1/8 cup white cosmetic clay

METHOD:

Mix up and divide into jars, roughly half a cup per jar. 

HOW TO USE:

At time of use, mix 1 tablespoon of lavender-clay mix with 2-3 teaspoons of water, cooled chamomile tea, or hydrosol, until a paste forms. Spread over the face, avoiding the eyes. Leave for 15 minutes. This mask draws out toxins and negative energy so make sure to visualise the clay mask absorbing the negative energy for maximum effect, meanwhile, pour your intent into this procedure and absorb the lavender and mother earth’s clay into your system. Wash off with warm water and a wash cloth. 

BOOOM yo face is untoxic AF super clensed, and smelling damn fineeee.

4. Peppermint foot scrub

What you need (MAKES 3):

-3 250-300(ish)ml jars

-1/3 cup fine sea salt or epsom salt

-¾ cup oil (grapeseed, sweet almond or olive)

-Few drops peppermint essential oil

-¼ cup dried peppermint leaves

METHOD:

Mix ingredients in bowl, divide into jars, roughly 1 cup per jar.

HOW TO USE:

Rub into damp foot in circular motions. Our feet pick up alot of negative energy, and are important because they take us places in the physical world, make sure to focus on your intent and drawing out the negative energy.


AND THERE YOU HAVE IT! YOU SMELL FRESH FROM HEAD TO TOE, CLENSED THOROUGHLY, EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY, LOVED! 

Happy witching

~ @indigo-amethyst

zodiac witch aesthetics

aries: candle magick, glamour spells, a super extensive online grimoire, loves pop culture witchcraft, big bonfires with friends to celebrate the sabbats, string lights hung up around their altar , online covens, palmistry

taurus: plants in the windowsill, a purse full of spell sachets, browsing the animal shelter thinking “is this cat my familiar?”, love spells, boxes upon boxes of tea on top of the refrigerator, wire-wrapped crystals, a home that smells like cranberries and acorn squash

gemini: pendulum readings, faerie gardens, an affinity for creating sigils, making witch tip masterposts, a pantry full of sweet magickal syropps, all-year beltane planning, always browsing etsy for beautiful wands and divination tools

cancer: excessive jars full of every type of moonwater imaginable, past life regression tarot spreads, messy and warm kitchen/cottage witchcraft, handcrafted appalachian cleansing brooms, collecting onion cutting tears for use in spells, folk magick

leo: emoji spells, carefully thought out offerings, always burning incense, always answers tumblr asks for tarot readings, an emptied out ice cream tub full of eggshells for protection spells, draws witchsonas 

virgo: beautifully arranged altars, forest witchcraft, “rose quartz is probably the answer”, browsing etsy for tarot card carrying bags, handmade sage bundles, jar spells, keeping witch materials in a thrift store suitcase under their bed

libra: grey witchcraft, pressed flowers in their grimoire, so much selenite, inability to decide what materials to use in a spell so they just throw in everything, attuned to the position of venus in the sky 

scorpio: so many craft store halloween decorations, polished carnelian, placing garlic EVERYWHERE in their house, sex magick, self-protection spells, makes amazing magickal teas and ciders, burning sage leaves with wishes on them

sagittarius: obsidian scrying mirrors, listening to witchcraft podcasts in the car, always willing to help out baby witches, moodboards, hexing corrupt politicians, red jasper bracelets, playing music during rituals, fire witch

capricorn: study sigils scribbled on the inside of their notebooks, solitary meditative hikes, tea leaf readings, keeping a piece of apatite inside their jacket, zombie tarot, rhaspodomancy, has probably read the malleus maleficarum 

aquarius: detailed dream journaling, analyzing the position of the planets on important days in politics/history, using latin in their incantations, always doing research, weather witchcraft, loves historic witchy art, wants to use witchcraft to make the world a better place 

pisces: bath magick, checking out every witchcraft book the public library has, spells protecting their family, rewriting their grimoire page 10 times because the handwriting doesn’t look right, sleeping with azurite under their pillow