magical powder

Mermaid Dust!

Hi people! Tonight i bring to you this little DIY for getting beautiful Mermaid Dust done!

💙Mermaid Dust correspondences are:

As is strongly related to water, is useful for emotions, relationships, healing, psychic abilities, exorcism and purification. It can be used for love, luck and protection too! Also, it works perfectly fine as an extra boost for any spell.

💙This is how you make it:

✨ You’ll need sugar (love, luck, healing, purification), mint (exorcism, protection, healing), eggshell powder (protection) and glitter on the color of your choice (for making it more “personal” to you. I use turquoise.) and crystals of your choice (optional)

~I recommend aquamarine, sodalite, emerald, citrine, pink quartz, amethyst, green quartz, tourmaline, hematite and/or clear quartz.

✨The amount of each thing i use is approximately the following, but you can use as much as you want and give it your own texture!

~¾ Sugar.

~2/4 Eggshell powder.

~2/4 Mint.

~¼ Glitter.

✨Then, put it all together and stir to mix it!

✨Once that you have something like this, put it on a jar or any type of container that you prefer, and use some crystals to charge it!

✨Here i’m using two pieces of aquamarine, one sodalite, two tourmaline, one pink quartz and one citrine.

✨Now, here comes something important. I leave it for a whole lunar cycle, from full moon ‘till the next one (or you can do it from the very start of the cycle, on new moon, ‘till the next new moon, choose based on your correspondences of which type of moon energy you want the dust to keep), on a closed wooden box with amethyst and clear quartz, so it can be properly charged. Another good idea is that, on a full moon night, you leave it outside surrounded by the gems you want it to be charged with.

✨At the end of the cycle, you can say a little chant of your choice when taking the dust out of the box or taking it inside home again or out of the windowsill… you understand my point lol.

💙Extra: As this is not safe to eat. If you want to make some eatable mermaid dust, i recommend using colored sugar (you can easily make it with white sugar and food colorant). Put it in some container, then put that inside your container with mermaid dust or surround your sugar container with a circle of mermaid dust (be careful not to mix it!) and leave it for a night, preferably on full moon. Next day you’ll have some dealicious mermaid sugar/dust for any healing spell, love spell, or any type you want to do!

You can make as much as you want of this, and is useful for almost everything! i really like it ♥

Well, hope you enjoyed this DIY!!!♥

RAVENCLAW “WIT & WISDOM” JAR

Hello Moonlings! After a looong wait, here comes the second jar of my Hogwarts series! As a reminder, there will be one jar for each house, to help you develop traits associated with it. Today I am sharing Ravenclaw’s one!

Here is what you’ll need:

  • lavender for clarity and psychic powers
  • peppermint for mental strength
  • lemon balm for foresight
  • sage for wisdom 
  • nut powder for intelligence
  • parsley to reveal the truth
  • amethyst for intuition and enhance psychic abilities and visions
  • Optional: jasmine (psychic powers), acorn (wisdom)

MORE:

  • Moon phase: Last quarter
  • Candles: silver, purple and blue
  • Charm bag version: use dark blue or purple fabric and silver or black ribbon

How to proceed:

  1. Take the time to light a candle, meditate if you wish to, and focus on your intent (perceiving the truth, gaining wisdom and growing your mental powers ). Visualize it clearly and with as many details as possible. You can visualize energy growing within yourself, symbolizing your power and mind awakening.
  2. Add all the ingredients in layers, finishing with the amethyst. With each ingredient, repeat your wish.
  3. Finally, add the lid to your bottle. Seal it with wax if you want. One last time, charge the bottle with your intent, like an external layer of energy.
  4. Let the jar charge under the Moonlight.
  5. Carry the jar with you to always perceive the truth and use your wisdom when decisions are taken!

Don’t hesitate to tag me in if you do it ;)

And of course, for any question, shoot me an ask!

Other Hogwarts jars:

Gryffindor Fierce Fierce Jar
Slytherin (coming soon)
Hufflepuff (coming soon)

anonymous asked:

hello! i've been trying to research magic, but unfortunately most books i find are specific wicca, which i'm not interested in. do you have any book reccomendations that arent wicca centric? thank you! i love your blog :^)

Oh heckin yes I do My amazon wishlist is literally like six pages long… ALL BOOKS

WARNING: This Is Going To Be Extremely Long!

First though I want to note that while I 100% understand your feelings about the Wicca stuff (being a very NOT Wiccan Witch), not all books that are Wicca leaning are bad! I’ve gotten loads of useful information from books that tended to be a little new agey. That’s where being objective comes in! With ANY book, you should take it with a grain of salt, and some with a whole shaker. But it’s up to you to pay attention to misinformation and conflation, and to know how to do research to prove or disprove that something in a book you read is true or not. Does that make sense?? 

Anywho, a couple of books that are still kind of “Wicca-y” but great:

Those are all books from my personal collection that I would recommend! Now as for the Non-Wicca Books, Let’s dive in! Not all of these have I read or owned, and they are in no particular order. You’ll notice most of them relate to “Traditional Witchcraft” or West Country, because that is where my practice is focused. 

PHEW!

That was a lot! Okay anon I hope this gives you a good starting place! 

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Rise From the Ashes Powder

For when you haven’t been feeling that witchy lately, or you want to get back into the craft; basically, this is a way to metaphorically raise your practice from the dead.

  • Acorn (for growth)
  • Coffee (stimulant)
  • Cinnamon (success)
  • Thyme (strength)
  • Ashes*

*The ashes should be from something witchy. I keep the matches I burn to light candles, incense, etc. so I decided to grind those up, but you can light a sigil on fire or use some ashes from incense or even take a piece of paper and write down the witchy things you want/need to do and then light that paper on fire. Use whatever ratio suits you - I used about 3 parts coffee because I really need to get going lol, 2 parts ashes, and 1 part everything else.

I am in the midst of making a spell to go with this!

Recreational Witchcraft’s Luck & Money Powder

This powder is ideal for drawing luck, money, and job opportunities. Sprinkle some of it into a burning candle, dust some over your body before going out or add some of it to a hot bath. 

Grind & Combine:

  • Green or white Eggshells for prosperity and fortune
  • Basil for wealth and success
  • Green mint for money and abundance
  • Fennel for luck

I’ve used this powder spell for almost a year now and it never fails me. Hope it can help you all too!

-T

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I didn’t realize how misinformed I was about skincare until I started practicing a little witchcraft. I thought that apricot scrubs were good, oil was bad, and that cystic acne couldn’t be treated topically. Oh, was I wrong. About a year ago, I befriended a 30 year practicing witch who had about 14 years cosmetology experience at the time. Having just discovered Paganism myself, I constantly bugged her about both subjects. She taught me some basics and I’ve been using them ever since. They really work. And it’s a nice and easy introduction to spells if you’re looking to get into somethin’ spooky. 

First things first: Apricot scrubs are TERRIBLE. Any facial scrub that has granules you can see is going to put tiny cuts in your already irritated face and make your acne more susceptible to infection/irritation. She recommended using a mixture of coconut oil and baking soda to make a paste that will very very gently remove dead skin without causing redness. People with rosacea should avoid using any type of scrub, even though this one is very mild. Never exfoliate more than 2-3 times a week, and never ever do it two days in a row. When you’re done, make sure you put as much oil as you can in the trash can- rinsing it off in the sink will clog the drain over time. And remember- the thicker the paste, the more coarse the scrub will be. Scrub using gentle yet wide circular motions, timing yourself at about 60 seconds. 

Oil is not bad for your skin! Coconut oil has tiny molecules unlike other oils, so it can penetrate hair and skin better than other oils. Coconut oil is excellent at pulling your natural facial oils out of your pores without stripping moisture. After you use the scrub, use a warm, damp wash cloth to gently wipe away the oil and baking soda. You should always moisturize immediately after cleansing, but I’ve noticed that after using this cleanser my skin doesn’t ususally need it. Besides coconut oil, lavender oil, grapeseed oil, and sweet almond oil are also very good for acne prone skin. Tea tree oil can be diluted heavily and applied to spot treat, but do not use more than once a week in small quantities or it will make your skin itchy and red. Always always always moisturize before putting on makeup by the way!

As for the face masks! I have a face mask recipe that will reduce my pore size by like 80-90%. Seriously. If I used it once a week I’d have perfect skin, but I don’t, so even when my skin is at its worst, this mask still kicks ass. I don’t have exact measurements for everything (or anything really) so please be patient with yourself when making them. But that’s the beauty of this recipe- you can change it to fit your skin problems with a little research and a trip to the health food store. Side note: Do the mask right after you use the scrub. Otherwise it won’t work as well.

The base of the mask is this magical powder called kaolin clay. I buy it in bulk at the health food store and it’s cheap as hell. It’s just a mild clay that turns to putty then hardens in ten minutes. I probably use ¾ cup, maybe even a full cup for a mask. Just depends on how many liquids you want to include. Star out small and add as you go.

After putting a starter amount of clay into a small bowl, I set that aside and start on the liquids. I like to use tea instead of water. I make a teensy amount of hot water then pour it over green tea, rose petals, and calendula petals. Green tea is anti-inflammatory, rose balances pH, and calendula is great for skin. Try to buy organic so you’re not dousing yourself in pesticides. I set these aside to brew. The less water you use, the stronger the tincture, and the less time you need to wait. 

I only have a few essential oils, but if you do a little research, it is super easy to pick out some that are good for skin and are non-comodegenetic (won’t clog pores). I take my little bowl of clay and start adding a few drops of lavender oil, a few drops of grapeseed oil, a squirt of sweet almond, and two tiny drops of tea tree. Other options are ylang ylang (good for oily skin), chamomile (very soothing), and clary sage (for reverse aging and puffiness). I would say maybe 5 oils would be a good maximum, just because you need room for the tea. 

Add the tea by holding the flowers back with a spoon and pouring tiny little amounts into the clay and oil mixture, stirring frequently so that you don’t get it too thin. You want it the texture of Elmer’s glue. If a few petals get into the mask, that’s fine. Some people add loose green tea leaves to their masks straight up, so whatever’s clever. Then just smear the mask on, avoiding the eye area if you used tea tree oil, and leave it on for about 10 minutes. It will harden so if you want to drink anything you should use a straw, and the mask will flake a bit towards the end, so be aware of that. Once the ten minutes is up, just splash wet water on your face to turn it back to glue texture, then wash off with warm water. This may take a while. Then after you dry your face with a clean towel, check out your pores in the mirror! This is my favorite part because there are patches of my skin when I don’t have visible pores at all, and where I do, they are so much lighter and smaller. The essential oils must penetrate the blackheads or something, I have no idea, but it does what no Biore strips or Clean and Clear scrub have ever done before. 

Make sure you moisturize after ! I have really bad acne so I follow up with benzoyl peroxide (doctor’s orders) and a light drugstore moisturizer to keep my pores looking like this as long as possible. I recommend doing this mask once a week at least, but definitely no more that once every three days. And don’t pop pimples! Give these remedies some time and you will see a huge difference. 

One more thing: Rose water. I make my own, but it can be bought at $30 a bottle at Sephora. However, I don’t use mine that often because it’s non-organic, so unless you have the hookup on organic roses, you might want to steer clear. Basically all it is is rose tea. I get roses from my boyfriend frequently, so I hang them up to dry thoroughly and then collect the petals in a burlap bag. Once I have a grocery bag’s worth, I toss them in a pot to boil. There are lots of ways to do this online, but mine is very simple. Just bring petals to a soft boil, steep until it’s dark red, then let cool. I store mine in a massive mason jar in the refrigerator. I leave some petals in there to make it stronger, but you can strain them immediately if you like. Definitely strain them before using the water to make you life a little easier.

I use rose water as a toner between cleansing and moisturizing. It’s cool from refrigeration, which calms any puffiness, and it apparently balances pH. Another cool thing about it is it moistens your face right before you moisturize. Lotion doesn’t always add moisture to your skin, it often just retains what moisture you have. So if you moisturize damp skin, you’ll retain more moisture. Seems weird but it works.

The witchcraft comes in where you want it to. I like to put intention in the stirring; meaning I stir right if I want to embrace good vibes and positive outcomes, stir left if I have something negative on my mind that I want to banish. I think there is magic in the herbs and oils themselves so I don’t get too fancy or chant, but it is totally a thing for people to chant while making these kinds of elixirs. Tumblr is full of awesome little rituals! I just tend to keep it simple. 

So anyways this is basically everything I know about skincare, and it was all taught to me by a woman in her late thirties that looks like she’s 24. Kudos if you read this entire thing! Seacrest out.

Warding Powder

Gather from the ocean enough water that, when evaporated, will leave you with a small pile of salt. Place this within a mortar and pestle, along with the following:

• Crab Claws
• Three shells of varying shape and size
• Three cactus spines from a shoreline cactus
• A pinch of sand

Powder these all as best as can be done, then store it away. The powder may then be used to compliment any working, or on its own to ward away that which is unwanted. This operation will be be undertaken at the ebbing tide, under a waning moon.

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Underworld Powders Series- Lethe

The River Lethe has a couple connotations, especially in my own practice based on multiple Greek and literary sources. It is primarily the river of forgetfulness. Anyone who touches its waters will start to lose sense of themselves, their history, their life.
However, there’s an element that is also peace and sleep as the water of Lethe is associated with Hypnos and his branch of poplar that drips constantly. Hypnos’ cave is also supposed to residue on the banks of Lethe. 

Because of this association, I focus my Lethe powder more on peace and sleep than “forgetting everything”. I have used it in spells that are meant to help me get over a rough situation or person though- for sure!
I use it in my version of sleep sachet’s and anti-nightmare poppets as well.

Lethe Powder:

  • graveyard dirt (all my powders have a base of graveyard dirt because of my personal craft/style and to tie it to the Underworld where the Rivers resides)
  • dried chamomile
  • dried rosemary
  • dried thyme
  • pomegranate liquor (another element I add to all my powders as tribute to Hades and Persephone- you can use juice or seeds instead if liquor is not possible)

Also feel free to add other dried flowers that have a pleasant scent to you. I am not a fan of the smell of lavender, though I know many witches like to use it in sleep work. Feel free! The idea with this powder is to create a sense of peace and ease. I also like to use it for anxiety based mental health work, in addition to proper medical care and therapy of course.

I’d love to add elements of a white poplar in tribute to Hypnos and the branch Lethe drips from, but they are unfortunately not easily available in my area (it is not native to the US and is considered an invasive species). There are other populars I could look at, but I feel conflicted on that. So far I’m happy with the powder’s recipe.

Enjoy! This series will be ongoing- keep an eye out for the other four!


My Underworld Powders recipes:

Dragons Bite ( warfare Powder)

for the strength and bone crushing bite of a dragon.  Powder that can be used as empowerment for both defensive and offensive spells, could also be used in curses.

 Supplies needed:

  • 5 parts Black Salt
  • 3 parts Chili Powder
  • ½ part Dragon’s Blood
  • 1 part Clove
  • 2 parts Thorns
  • 1 part Cinnamon
  • 1 part Mandrake Root
  • Optional Small bones or bone shards  
  • mortar and pestle
  • jar for storing 

Once you assemble all Your ingredients, Mix them together in your mortar and pestle. While doing this focus and feel their energies, pour your power into them and visualizing your magickal intent. Blend and grind the herbs until you feel that they are ready. once done add them to a jar and label it. now your ready to use your powder. 

Cleansing Powder

This powder helps eliminate negative emotions, vibrations, and low-level spirit emanations. Powders are sprinkled through an area to radiate a cleansing effect as well as to absorb malignancies in the air. Use alone, or as a follow-up to a banishing powder to help remove any residual negativity. 

Exorcism Powder:

Mix together the following ingredients and grind into a fine powder.

  • dried basil
  • frankincense
  • rosemary
  • rue
  • yarrow

Blend this mixture into arrowroot powder and sprinkle as needed. 

from The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells

(need a protection powder?)

Magic for Happiness

Updated: April 17th, 2017

Bath / Shower Magic

Candle Magic

Crystal Magic

Jar / Bottle Magic

Kitchen Magic

Magical Recipes

Potions

Oils

Powders

Other Magic

Poppet Magic

Sachet Magic

Sigil Magic

Safe Travels- A Magical Powder
  • 3 parts mugwort
  • 2 parts sea salt
  • 2 parts dirt from your home/ a place you feel safe
  • 2 parts sage
  • 1 part lavender

Sprinkle on your means of transportation– be it your bike, your car, your feet… Be wise if traveling by plane or somewhere where you have to go through security. Strange powders in your shoes would definitely raise some eyebrows.

This also doubles as a powder to reduce travel anxiety.