Certainly not! You are a witch when you decide you are one. Moreover, the practice of Witchcraft is entirely separate from Wicca (which is a religion that can include Witchcraft).
If you are interested in centering your practice around the Kitchen, herbs are a great place to start! I find that I can do so many “little acts of magic” throughout the course of my day with the herbs in my kitchen cabinet. (You can find plenty of correspondences on my Herbology page here.)
- A sprinkle of salt along door thresholds and window ledges will help in keeping negative energy and harmful spirits away
- A wish written on a bay leaf and burned is sure to come true
- Sprinkle some cinnamon in your coffee for a psychic boost (cinnamon is great for raising intuition and psychic awareness)
- A basil leaf or two under the doormat ushers in wealth
- Basil in the bedroom ushers in love
- Have someone in your life that you want to quickly and mildly curse? Write their name on a piece of paper (or a napkin, if it’s more convenient) and sprinkle cayenne paper over it as your visualize negativity falling upon them
If you are drawn to crystals, you can work those into your Kitchen Craft as well!
- A piece of quartz by the stove helps food to taste better
- Rose quartz at the kitchen table brings people together and encourages loving connection
- …And add some turquoise to enhance healthy communication
- Agate, aquamarine, chrysocolla, coral, gold, jade, jasper, lapis lazuli, obsidian, pearl, peridot, pyrite, rhondonite, tiger’s eye, topaz, tourmaline, and tourmalinated quartz are all great crystals for helping to regulate the digestive system
Other things that I regularly do while in my kitchen include:
- Scrying in the kitchen sink: Doing the dishes? Doesn’t mean that you can’t work a little divination in, if that’s your thing! Keeping a special candle by the sink for such occasions may help.
- Enchanting beverages with intention: This is a little something that I do for both my boyfriend (with his consent, of course) and myself. It works with coffee, tea, lemonade…anything that you can stir a bit of magic into! Just visualize your intention as you stir either clockwise (to draw things in) or counterclockwise (to expel certain energies away from you).
- Blessing meals: This can be as extensive as a drawn-out blessing over food while you cook, or as simple as a short blessing with loved ones before beginning a meal.
- Sigils!! This is such a fun and fairly simple way to bring magic into your kitchen and home. You can use lemon juice or a finger dipped in water to write sigils just about anywhere.
- Sweeping out your kitchen? Use the opportunity to sweep negative or stagnant energy out of your home as well!
- Use kitchen chores as a time for prayer or personal affirmations.