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Masterpost of Simple Beginner Friendly Potions

Here is a masterpost of a ton of potions I have in my grimoire that are simple and easy to make with simple easy to get ingredients. 

Originally posted by thathipsterwizardaesthetic

Tea Potions

Headache Relief Potion

  • Ginger Root
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon Wedge

Steps: Add herbs to hot water and let them steep for a few minutes. Squeeze in lemon then let the wedge and skin soak for another 1 or 2 before drinking. 

Sour Tummy Be Gone Potion

  • Chamomile Tea
  • Spearmint
  • Ginger Root
  • Spoonful of Honey

Steps: Brew tea then add herbs to it, let them steep for 5 minutes before stirring in your honey counter-clockwise to banish the cramps and sourness in your stomach. 

Deep Slumber Potion

  • Chamomile Tea
  • Lavender
  • Dried Rose Petals/Buds
  • Lemon Balm

Steps: Brew tea then add in herbs to steep for 5 to 6 minutes, add sugar or honey to taste. Drink slowly before bed in a quiet place.

“Bring Me My Own Love” Self Love Potion

  • Rose Water or Rose Tea
  • Sugar
  • Milk or Milk substitute 

Steps: Brew your tea or warm your rose water. Pour in milk and sugar to taste and stir it clockwise to welcome in your own love. Drink while doing something you enjoy.

Release from a Bad Day Potion

  • Green Tea
  • Catnip
  • Lemon Wedge

Steps: Brew and steep your tea and catnip, squeeze in your lemon and stir it counter clockwise to banish the negativity that the day has given you. Add sugar or honey to taste

Give My Heart Strength Potion

  • Black Tea
  • Orange Peel
  • Honey

Steps: Brew tea and let orange peel steep for 5 minutes, stir in your honey clockwise to bring yourself emotional strength.

Open My Mind Awareness Potion

  • Black Tea
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk or Milk substitute
  • (Optional) pinch of Mugwort (use with caution)

Steps: Brew tea and add ingredients. Sit in a quiet place and drink the tea slowly while centering yourself and if you can meditate.

Cleansing Potion

  • Moon Water
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Steps: Heat your moon water and let herbs steep for a minute or two before drinking. You may add sugar if you desire

Protect Me From Parasites Potion

(protects from psychic and energy parasites)

  • Moon Water
  • Rosemary 
  • Mint

Steps: Heat moon water and steep your herbs for 5 minutes. Drink at the start of your day.

Coffee Potions

Strength For a Big Day

  • Coffee
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar to Taste

Like a Storm Confidence Potion

  • Coffee
  • Hazelnut creamer
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh Orange peel

Spark of Creativity Potion

  • Coffee
  • 2 Drops Vanilla extract
  • Fresh Orange Peel
  • Spoonful of Caramel

Romancing Myself Potion for Self Acceptance

  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Milk
  • Red rose petal

To Good Friends Friendship Potion

  • Coffee
  • Caramel
  • Sugar
  • A cherry
  • A good friend to share it with

Hot Chocolate Potions

Warm My Bones Happiness Potion

  • Hot chocolate
  • Marshmallow/Marshmallow fluff
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • Cherry 

To Get Through Hard Days Potion

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk
  • Fresh Mint Leaf

For Enhanced Energy Potion

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Orange Peel

Gem Elixir Potions

Note! Unlike the others, these ones are NOT edible nor should they be ingested! These potions are for anointing or bath magic.

None of these potions are made with the crystals in the water! I ALWAYS put my crystals around a jar or cup of water to charge over night. SOME OF THESE CRYSTALS SHOULD NEVER GO IN WATER!!! So please just place them around your jar of water over night, not in it.

I am Beautiful Potion

  • Water
  • Angel Aura Quartz
  • Clear Quartz
  • Coconut Oil (small amount)

Peaceful Thoughts Potion

  • Water
  • Amethyst
  • Moonstone
  • Lavender

A Pinch of Luck Potion

  • Water
  • Aquamarine
  • Sunstone
  • Spearmint

Divination Improvement Potion

  • Water
  • Amethyst
  • Nuummite
  • Orange Peels

attention college freshmen/anyone feeding themselves for the first time

this is for you

it has come to my attention that some people are not feeding themselves properly bc they don’t know how to cook/aren’t sure how to cook on a budget. bc i am everyone’s mom (or at least everyone’s wise older sister) let me drop some very real Broke Rookie Cooking Knowledge. 2 of my favorite recipes are under the cut, both of which come out to $2 OR LESS PER SERVING.

-MAKE a MENU. pick out like 5 things you know how to make and buy JUST WHAT YOU NEED FOR THOSE THINGS. and also a few snacks, but otherwise, JUST THAT. don’t just buy some random-ass groceries you think you’ll need. (also, if you don’t know how to make 5 things, seriously just google simple dinner recipes. i used a “mississippi heirloom cookbook” my aunt gave me and got a ton of good ones.)

-tbh i don’t even buy snacks except for a giant box of cookies that lasts me like 2 weeks at a time and an assload of apples. snacking is bad for you, and if you don’t HAVE snacks, you can’t EAT snacks. fuck snacks.

-off-brand EVERYTHING. you think you can taste a difference? you CAN’T. get shit in cans. vegetables. pasta sauce. salsa. whatthefuckever. it all comes in cans, and it’s always cheaper. i have no idea why.

-whole grain bread and brown rice/pasta are not more expensive than the regular kind, and they keep you full longer. GET THEM.

-@ my americans, Dollar Tree has literally everything. every kitchen utensil. (it’s where i got my big-ass chef’s knife, and that bitch is still sharp.) dishes/cups. snacks. drinks. literal loaves of bread. all kinds of basics, from peanut butter to sriracha to progresso soup. some even have freezer sections. all for ONE DOLLAR. go to Dollar Tree first, then go to the grocery store for whatever you couldn’t find there. i s2g it saves me so much money. (they also have tupperware, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, EVERYTHING. for one dollar.)

-produce is way cheaper than you think. get some fresh vegetables. you really will start to feel like a bag of hot garbage if you don’t eat your veggies.

-COOK in ADVANCE. i work during the day and go to school in the evenings, then i come home and work out. lemme tell you, my ass does NOT wanna cook when im done with all that. cook shit in big quantities, stock up on tupperware (dollar treeeeee), and stick it in the fridge for later. when you’re exhausted and remember you have instant dinner already made, you will want to kiss yourself.

-find some sandwiches you love. make a lot of sandwiches. (pls for the love of God dont use kraft american singles tho. deli-sliced cheese is literally right next to it, and it is NOT more expensive.)`

-FUCK organic free-range shit. you got organic free-range money? GREAT. i sure as hell don’t, and neither do most people. don’t waste your money trying to live your foodstagram #goals while you’re young and poor.

-if you qualify for SNAP/EBT, GET THAT SHIT. there are some assholes out there that will tell you not to, to leave it for the ~real~ poor people. tell them, ‘motherfucker I AM REAL POOR.’ for real though, corporations take advantage of any assistance the government gives them and they still lobby for more. you’d be a fool not to do the same. 

now some cheap-ass recipes

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Pink Hot Chocolate Milk - A Self-Love Potion

A potion for self love. Take as a ‘self love pick-me-up.

Ingredients: 

  • ½ c. Strawberry Nesquick or other strawberry milk flavour (add more to taste if desired.
    Strawberry represents love, sweetness, passion, softness, and warmth.
  • 1 c. white chocolate chips
    Chocolate represents sexual and non-sexual euphoria, communication, love, desire, and acceptance. White chocolate is a ‘whiter’ version of this.
  • ¾ c. instant dry milk
    Milk represents, peace, fertility, a healthy body, and having plenty.
  • ½ pkg instant white chocolate pudding (3.3 oz)

Instructions:

Grind up white chocolate chips. Freezing them first helps. Mix all ingredients together, using about three teaspoons per cup or water, milk, or coconut milk.

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For this specific bath bomb, I’ve made it with the intent of banishing what needs to be released from me so that there is space for me to heal and grow again after going through some very toxic situations and relationships.

Bath Bomb Recipe!

*Baking Soda ½ Cup
*Citric Acid ¼ Cup
*Cornstarch ¼ Cup
*Sea Salt ¼ Cup
*Jojoba Oil 3 Tsp (for this I used coconut oil that I have warmed up until it became liquid)
*Essential Oil 1 Tsp (for this one I did a blend of Black Pine, Amber, Lavender)
*Liquid Black Food Colouring 1 Tbsp (if you want a richer colour, you can add more later as you’re mixing the wet ingredient to the dry)
*Dried Rose Petals, Lavender, Rose Buds, Mugwort (I eyeballed the amount I wanted)
*Water (small amount added to spray bottle)

You want to put all your dry ingredients into a bowl and mix them together with a whisk. In a spray bottle, add in your carrier oil (Jojoba, Coconut… etc) and your essential oils. Also add in the liquid food colouring of choice. Shake it up. If it seems a bit too thick, add a tiny bit of water and shake it again. You will be spraying this mixture into the dry mixture (only a few sprays at a time) and mixing it. You will keep repeating this until the mixture starts to clump together. The reasoning for not adding all the liquids in together at once is that it will cause the citric acid to fix away completely. Once everything is mixed well, spoon them into the mold and make sure to pack it down tightly. Let it sit in the fridge or freezer to let it harden. When I took these out, they were still a bit squishy, so I had to re-shape them a bit, but they turned out pretty good for a first time try. I’m letting the rest of the bath bombs to sit out to dry before storing them in a container.

Witches’ Easy Herbal Shortbread Cookies

🌱1/3 Cup of Sugar
🌱1 Cup of All-purpose flour
🌱2 teaspoons of fresh herb of choice- can also substitute with dried herbs just do 1 teaspoon or to taste (pictured here is rosemary)
🌱1 stick of salted butter (cold and cut into little chunks)

Briefly pulse everything in a food processor until combined but still crumbly. Butter can still be a bit chunky. If you don’t have a food processor you can use forks or other utensils. Avoid using your hands because you don’t want to melt the butter.

Press crumbly mixture in a 9-inch round pie or cake pan. It will appear thin but it’ll rise. If you want it thicker, use an 8inch pan or only cover ¾ of the pan.

Bake at *325 F for 30 minutes or until a tiny bit golden on the eyes. Cool a few minutes before cutting.

I use this recipe when I want to add a little herbal magic to my life. Very simple and very tasty. Try adding lemon zest, rose, lavender, sage, cinnamon, or whatever herbs your find tasty. Can also be made as an herb free treat.

Rose Elixir Recipe

Originally posted by geripie

(based on a recipe from Sacred Year, by Anni Daulter)

  • 2 ounces of dried rose petals 
  • 4 - 6oz honey
  • 10 - 12 ounces of vodka or brandy
  • 1 pint canning jar

Mix together in the jar and let infuse in a cool place protected from sunlight (you might also like to charge up your elixir under the full moon or new moon).

(This elixir is intended to offer support with anxiety or emotional stress. It can be dropped under the tongue, stirred into water or tea, or added to a bath)

Welcome Guide ~

Prepare thy knickers! ;) 


Fluffy Stuff:

I will be writing and reblogging fluffy things under the tag “Slumber party fluff”

** CLICK TO READ **

Smutty Stuff:

I will be writing and reblogging smutty things under the tag “Slumber party smut”

** CLICK TO READ **

Bed, Wed, Behead:

Send in three characters to a blog and the admin must choose one to sleep with (bed) one to marry (wed) and one to kill (behead).

Truth or Dare:

Ask a blog admin “Truth or Dare?” then choose from this list or create your own! =]

>> Truth <<

1. If you could pick any character to spend a night with, who would it be?

2. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

3. What is your one regret?

4. If you could go back in time to any period or place, where would it be?

5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

6. Who was your first TV or music crush?

7. What are three features of your perfect mate? 

8. Who is your OTP? 

9. If you were allowed to change your past, would you? 

10. If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you bring?

11. If you could only watch one show for the rest of your life, what would it be?

12. What is your all time favorite band/song/genre?

13. What is the craziest place you’ve ever had sex?

14. What is your deepest, darkest fantasy?

15. If you had to give up one thing, would it be food or sex?

>> Dare <<

Dares are a bit different online than the usual version. Dares act as “prompts” and the blog admin must write a drabble to fit the dare with the assigned character =] 

1. “I dare you to drink this whole bottle of wine.”

2. “I dare you to run around the house… naked.” 

3. “I dare you to kiss me.” 

4. “I dare you to eat this whole bag of brussel sprouts.” 

5. “I dare you to spend the whole night in (y/n)’s bed.”

6. “I dare you to give me your underwear.” 

7. “I dare you to tell me the truth.” 

8. “I dare you to admit that you were wrong.” 

9. “I dare you to cuddle with me.” 

10. “I dare you to close your eyes for two solid minutes. No peaking.” 

11. “I dare you to admit you have feelings for them.” 

12. “I dare you to take this shot.” 

13. “I dare you to let me drive your car.” 

14. “I dare you to do all the chores for a month.” 

15. “I dare you to tell me you love me.”

The OR Game:

Send a blog two things to choose from and the admin must pick one of the two options. Choose from this list or create your own! =]

1. Vanilla or chocolate?

2. Fish or chips?

3. Day or night?

4. Hollywood party or private pub?

5. Werewolf or vampire? 

6. Books or Tv? 

7. Blonde or Brunette? 

8. Wine or Beer?

9. Summer or winter? 

10. High heels or sneakers? 

11. Red or Black? 

12. Sweet or spicy? 

13. Bare feet or socks? 

14. Blankets or pillows? 

15. Cat or dog?

Head-Canons and Confessions:

Send in an anonymous confession to a blog. These can be personal or related to a head-canon (such as ‘I think _______ would be really rough in bed’) The admin can choose to add to your confession, make it into a drabble, or leave it as is. 

Slumber Party Playlists:

>> Femme Fatale << CLICK ME 

>> Hey Daddy << CLICK ME

>> Drunk in Love << CLICK ME

>> Lap Dancing << CLICK ME

Face Masks:

Hair Treatments:

Cake in a mug recipes:

Participating Blogs:

@ivartheboneme  @sebastian-stans-thighs  @captainpoopweinersoldier  @float-autumn-leave   @ivartrash  @tiyetiye  @persephone-is-here-omg  @ceridwenofwales  @siren-kitten-his  @inthenameofodin  @brightlycoloredteacups  @ivars-pet  @belle-scarre  @burningsunshin3  @synnersaint  @cherrytrinkets @wanderlustingandwandering  @karenlopez12  @dangerousvikings   @writingstudent  @redheadedtrollop  @vallkyris

This is by no means a complete list and everyone is welcome to join! Please add yourself, games, recipes, etc. by reblogging or message me to be added! =]

holy fucking shit

Sorry in advance for the TMI but I may have found the holy grail to my acne issues and I want to share for anyone struggling.
as far back as I can remember, I have struggled horribly with nodule cystic acne, not just on my face but my neck, chest and back. Sometimes so bad that I can’t even lay on my back or wear bras because it would hurt too much. I have been in and out of dermatologists since I was 13 and I was unwilling to try accutane, which is a drug that closes your sweat glands to minimize acne, though it can have severe health defects. 

I’ve always hoped I’d grow out of it and when I didn’t (I am 25) the lab experiments continued; every kind of chemical claiming to fix it, every kind of natural remedy to cure it, tanning, in and out of doctor offices testing my hormones, showering 3 times a day because I am an athlete..NOTHING WORKED. 

Well recently my back has been flaring up again and it’s been painfully embarrassing, so willing again to play chemist, I put my knowledge to use and made a concoction, put it in a spray bottle (to easily access my entire back) and OMG! it’s been 2 days and my skin doesn’t hurt to the touch and almost all the inflammation is down already. 

1 part witch hazel; a well known acne fixer
2 part Apple Cider Vineager; known to kill bacteria, dissolve dead skin cells, and balance ph levels
1 part bactine; acne of any type is a wound, treat it as such! Bactine is an antiseptic with lidocaine aka a PAIN RELIEVER so sooth your painful cysts

throw that all together in a little spray bottle and spray on 1-3 times a day and watch the magic

Flower Blessing Mini Ritual

Originally posted by noentiendonada666

Offer yourself, your circle, your family, & the world a flower blessing. Take flower petals to a body of water…even a bath can work…and let each flower petal go in the water with a spoken intention, affirmation, blessing, prayer, wish, or hope. (You may wish to speak out loud or in your head - silent affirmations are the most effective)  

A few Flower suggestions + their symbolic meaning:

Primrose - ‘I can’t live without you’, patience, kindness

Buttercup - Childishness, riches

Cactus - Endurance, ‘My heart burns with love’

Carnation (General) - Fascination, devoted love

Carnation (Striped) - “Sorry I can’t be with you” or “I wish I could be with you”

Petunia - Your presence soothes me

Phlox - Our souls are united

Tulip (Yellow) - There’s sunshine in your smile

Marjoram - Joy, happiness 

Rose - Love, desire

  • Dark red rose: unconscious beauty
  • White rose: purity, innocence, reverence, silence
  • Pink rose: grace, happiness, gentleness
  • Yellow rose: joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning
  • Orange rose: desire and enthusiasm
  • Lavender rose: love at first sight
  • Coral rose: friendship, modesty, sympathy

“May you know the warmth of sunshine and of smiles. May you celebrate friendship and solitude. May you open your arms to someone’s first step. May you cry well, laugh often, and feel much. May you feel the deep connection between past and future, and may you dwell in all the fullness of your days. May you know beauty, may you walk in beauty. ”


blessings within and all around, 

Rosemary Milk

Self Love & Protection Recipe

Apples are associated with love, fidelity, fertility, marriage, beauty, vanity, wisdom, the soul, the afterlife and immortality. They are an evocative symbol of Christianity but also serve many other purposes to secular and Pagan witches.

Cinnamon and cinnamon oil can be used in love and protection spells.

This simple, delicious recipe can be made quickly and used to top oatmeal, fill small pies, or it can just be eaten plain!

- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 apples, sliced and cored (peel if preferred)
- 2 tbs. ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients except apples in a large saucepan or pot.
Stir clockwise to infuse the mixture with positive energy! While I stir, I like to say my intent out loud a few times (”I will love myself and I am safe!”). 
Once butter is melted, add apples and cook on medium 5-10 minutes or until apples are tender and soft, 

Apicula's (modified) Healthy Self Potion

Originally posted by bitter-hell

INCOMING KITCHEN SPELL SORRY FOR THE WALL OF TEXT

NOTE: this is not a medical post.  It is simply meant to augment PROFESSIONAL MEDICINE.  Please check with your doctor to ensure that you can ingest any of the following ingredients, being mindful of allergies and possible harmful interactions.

A friend found a similar spell floating around but it was tied with so much negative energy that it felt…out of place to say the least.  I re-wrote it a bit to put it in a slightly more positive light. something that could be vital for certain people looking to take care of themselves a bit better.  I’ll cover the ingredients, their part in the potion, then how to assemble it.

INGREDIENTS

💧  Infused Water–This can be infused with a fruit, vegetable or herb of your choice, adding an extra effect to your Potion.  Alternatively, you can also use crystal water, or a general-purpose water like Moon Water.  For this Potion, you’ll want to ensure it focuses on a healthy body, so water infused with immune-system-boosting fruits/herbs/vegetables are good.

☕  Coffee or Tea–Either one can be used, as both will share the same purpose.  They’ll be providing you with clarity of mind to remember to take care of yourself, as well as the energy to do so.  (Coffee Grounds and Tea Leaves can both be used for divination, so that’s where I’m drawing from for that part.

🌴  Coconut Milk/Water–Pretty simple ingredient here.  If needed you could substitute this with more infused water, or maybe a creamer with a sigil drawn on the bottle or something.  The Coconut Milk will provide the Healthy Mind ingredient, as there are various rituals that involve washing the head in it to instill good spiritual forces.

🍯 Optional Ingredient: Honey–This is great if you do not have Coconut Milk/Water on hand and need to use your infused water to fill it’s gap.  Honey has many great healing properties, and is perfect for the Healthy Body ingredient.  Alternatively if you just want to sweeten the potion, this works great too.

PREPARATION

♨️ Brew your coffee/tea in your infused water.  If the normal flavor of the water conflicts with the coffee, feel free to brew it with half infused, half water.  Meanwhile, add your coconut milk and/or sweetener (Honey if you’re using it) to your mug.  While your drink brews, feel free to contemplate on your motivation for taking care of yourself, as well as some of the things you’ll need to do to accomplish your goal.  Writing this stuff down may be helpful.

☕  Pour the drink into your mug.  Start out stirring counter-clockwise.  Focus on drawing any negative thoughts and emotions concerning yourself out, and imagine them being pulled down the whirlpool formed in your potion and purified by the ingredients within.  Alternatively, if you worship any entity, this is a good time to ask them to banish the thoughts as well.   Let it rest, then stir it clockwise, while reminding yourself that you deserve the self-care, that you are as wonderful a soul as you choose to be, and that you cannot grow into a better person without strengthening your body and mind.  The point of this is to pull out these positive thoughts and cementing them in your mind.  Feel free to offer some to an entity you worship (If you do) as thanks for their help.

💗  Some other things you can do to make this stronger:  Throw some associated sigils around the house if you can.  Sigils with intents like “I will drink more water” or “I am wanted” can work really well.  You can even put sigils on the bottom of your mug, or take a moment to trace a sigil in your drink with a spoon!  The options are endless.  If you have any questions on this spell, feel free to ping me or send me a message.  I promise I don’t bite! (Or sting.)

Being A Healthy Witch

Hi! I know, I know, these tips aren’t just for witches. My blog is just very central to that particular audience, and I wanted to share my little ‘food journey’ with fellow witches, some of whom might be vegan // vegetarian // health conscious. :-)

Okay, so here’s my little story: I’ve had body images for my entire life, and, sadly, they have only gotten worse as I’ve grown older. While I’ve ever been “fat,” I’ve never been happy with my body and the way it looks, and have always longed for perfection // had an irrational fear of packing on pounds. My brain has just always told me, “you’re okay, but you’re not *there* yet. You could be better, prettier, skinnier, and *then* you’ll be there…” such image problems are even worse when topped with severe anxiety and depression // anger issues. I have body dysmorphia. Severely. I know this to be true, no matter how many times my family likes to remind me (not in a mean way at all - they only want me to be healthy and happy). I’ve suffered through both consistent and on/off self-harm since sixth grade, emotional eating, depersonalization, under-eating, unhealthy “promiscuous” actions at a young age, and making myself throw up.

But this post isn’t to list off my disorders. It is to share my own progress, and serve as a reminder to myself - and others - that eating does not have to feel like a burden or a chore. Believe me, I am nowhere near finished with my unhealthy mindset. I still dread having to eat. (Too bad there isn’t a spell to get rid of anxiety)! But the thing is, is that I dread it that much less when I know that what I’m putting in my body is healthy. In addition, there is magick in cooking, and it makes preparing food for myself and my boyfriend that much more exciting. I long to eat sweets and just shove a bunch of food in my mouth, trust me! But lately I have been resistant to that, and have strived for eating clean. I haven’t eaten meat or bread in such a long time! When we go out, it is vegan and dairy free 99.9% of the time.

Here is a list of some healthy things that I have found a love for making or snacking on over this past year.

• Overnight Oats - DIY oatmeal prepared in a mason jar, left to refrigerate overnight and to be eaten in the morning! Can contain anything you like. (I usually use bananas, mixed berries, almond milk, honey, cinnamon, shaved coconut, and chia seeds, all on top of rolled oats).

• Peanut butter w/ bananas or apples.

• Fruit smoothies w/ protein powder and chia seeds.

• Vegan sausage.

• Homemade rosemary/garlic potatoes.

• Crunchy granola/mixed nuts (a great substitute for snacking on chips).

• Scrambled eggs with green peppers.

• Chickenless chicken strips.

• Apple slices topped w/ tuna (unless you are full vegan/vegetarian) and dried cranberries.

• Pickles.  

• Ants on a log!

• Fruit acai/chia seed breakfast bowls.

• Tuna-stuffed avocado. 

• Pasta w/ beefless ground (tastes real)!! 

• Wheat toast w/ peanut butter, honey, and granola. 

• Honey, apricot, and almond butter on low-fat crackers. 

 • Vegan grilled cheese w/ jam. 

• Vegan protein bars (I recently discovered this delicious brand called GoMacro - and they have them at 7-11)!!

 • Cucumber, dill, and (vegan) cream cheese sandwiches. 

 • Fruit pizza - bagel w/ (vegan) cream cheese spread and topped w/ mixed fruits. 

 • All of the fruits and vegetables!!! 

I know a lot of you may have body issues too, and have a hard time eating or wanting to eat. I personally choose to only drink water, and try hard to eat clean and always take daily vitamins. Once you introduce healthier things into your diet, it becomes gradually easier to not “fear food” again, and learn some fun recipes along the way! The goal is not only to accept that your body is your only one, but to let your insides thank you for feeding it such healthy, yummy things. (Oh, and for larger meals, don’t forget about homemade vegetable soups, veggie burgers, salads, or vegan tacos)! I hope that this helps someone! 🌟 and feel free to tell me your own ideas/recipes! I’d love to have some more :-)

Self-Love Potion

This is a recipe for a potion that you can actually consume! Everything in this recipe is 100% edible (barring allergies) and even fairly good for you. I’m going to post the recipe first and add the correspondence explanations and personal notes at the end.

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*Ingredients*

Apple Juice - 2 cups
Cinnamon - 2 sticks or 2 tsp ground
Clove - 5 whole or ¼ tsp ground
Allspice - 4 whole or ¼ tsp ground
Cardamom - 2 pods or ½ tsp ground
Maple Syrup - 1 Tbs, more to taste

Optional
Ginger - 1 tsp ground


*Directions*
In a small saucepan add juice and spices.
Bring to a simmer, do not boil.
Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
Strain spices
Stir in Maple Syrup while still hot.
Allow to cool for a few minutes before drinking.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


*The Witchy Bits*
While you are stirring, repeat the following:
I am kind
I am compassionate
I a beautiful
I am strong
I am worthy of love
I am enough


Imagine all of the love you’ve ever felt in your life. Think about pushing all of that love and joy into your potion as it simmers and then cools. While you are drinking your potion, imagine that all of the love you pushed into your potion infusing itself back into your body.


*Correspondences*
Apple - Love and beauty
Cinnamon - Love and happiness
Clove - Good luck, strong friendships, and to assuage gossip (in this case used to prohibit negative self-talk)
Allspice - Energy and determination
Cardamom - Relax the body, purify the mind
Maple Syrup - Heals the psyche
Ginger - Energy, also tends to get magic working faster


*Personal Notes*
I personally prefer to use whole spices when I can but that is a 100% personal preference. It really makes no difference one way or the other, magically speaking. I do find that whole, fresh spices tend to impart a stronger flavor but you can always simmer the ground herbs for a bit longer if you like.

I suggest that if you do use ground spices you make them into a sachet to make straining easier. Put all of your spices into a coffee filter and use some kitchen twine (or whatever string you have available, I’ve used regular sewing thread in a pinch and it was fine) and tie it closed. Then just put it onto the pot, like a teabag.

This recipe can be enjoyed both hot and cold. If you do refrigerate it, it may separate and the spices may sink to the bottom. Just give it a stir and it will be just fine. You can even use the second stir to repeat your affirmations and add some extra oomph.

For my followers who are of legal drinking age, I suggest adding in a shot of Fireball Whiskey. Either in place of or in addition to the cinnamon already in the recipe. You still get the same properties from the spice and whiskey is used to promote changes. If you are trying to see yourself in a more positive light and banish negative self-talk it may be a good push in the right direction.

Shout to me for facing my worst insecurity today and not having a panic attack when I did. It’s probably been since the spring since I’ve done so well? Another bonus, I lost forty pounds officially! I haven’t been this light since high school, twenty more to go! I’m more than half way there. 🙌🔥💛

Also, I’m making taquitos for dinner YEY!