seaweed

🌊🌙🐚moon and ocean witch’s personal mermaid dust🐚🌙🌊

So I thought I would make a jar of mermaid dust to bring along with me wherever I go, also to put in my travel altar!

The point of it is to feel like I always have a little bit of the beach/ocean with me, as well as feeling close to my kin! 🐬

So here’s what’s in it:

✯(dry) beach sand

✯crushed various seashells I found myself

✯sea salt

✯incense ash

✯(dry) seaweed

How I made it:

✯spend a day at the beach 🏖

✯crush the seashells with either a mortar if you have one, or just use a rock (please be careful you get all the pieces as they could give you a nasty scrape on the foot if you step on it!)

✯mix in the sand, shell pieces, salt, ashes and seaweed (I bought mine at the grocery store!)

✯seal with wax if needed, or if you have a jar with a cork like mine, you’re good to go!

Happy swimming (: 🐚🐬🌊

Bonus: if you’re an Extra Sea Witch™, use a sea shell to scoop out your ingredients!

final product!

To All My Sea Witches - Seaweed and its uses.

This is some very useful information on Seaweed! Since I can’t find any magical properties or witchy uses for it anywhere, I’d thought I’d go and do some deeper research on Seaweed and see what it was used for in older magical traditions.

“With a long history of use, seaweed has been thought of by ancient peoples as possessing magickal properties. While there are various traditions (all depending on the culture) regarding the magickal use of seaweeds, Western lore suggests that it is an excellent means to summon the elements of the sea and of water in general (undines), simply by offering a piece of seaweed into a body of water and calling forth the elementals.
It was believed that seaweed could call forth the wind, and Early Greek sorcerers would whip a strand of seaweed above their heads clockwise while whistling in the belief that it called forth the winds - a practice that persisted until well into the High Middle Ages and the Dark Ages as a ‘spell’ that was said to conjure up a storm.
Because it was a product of the sea and was in itself ‘briny’ or salty, it was said to deter evil spirits. Braids of seaweed were hung outside the doorposts of coastal areas to prevent bad luck and drive away evil, while ships were sometimes festooned with braided seaweeds to ensure a safe voyage.
In sympathetic magickal practices and folk magick, a jar filled with seaweed and some whiskey, when placed in a kitchen window, was said to promote good luck and a steady flow of money in business.

Carrying seaweed upon one’s person was also said to ward off demonic or evil entities, and, in Filipino shamanic magick, braids of seaweed tied to a staff or hung upon an entrance served as deterrents for goblins, demons, fell-beasts and their ilk.”

Algy found a damp perch in the cold sunshine, and studied his surroundings. He was intrigued by the diverse patterns and colours of the seaweed-covered rocks, and the ever changing wavelets on the sand, created by the constant trickling of the wee burn which was trying to find its way across the beach to the sea. It reminded him of all his friends in diverse places around the world, from many different cultures and countries - some in the sunshine and some in the darkness, some in the cities and some in the countryside, some struggling with problems in their lives and some flowing happily along…

Algy hopes that you will all have a happy and peaceful Easter holiday weekend, and he sends you all lots of very special fluffy hugs xoxoxo