Hey I love your blog and I'm a new witch so i don't have a lot of things to use around my home and my mom doesn't really know or approve of witchcraft so i'm just wondering if you know normal things around homes i can use? Like for herbs and stuff like that? Thank you!!
Hello and thanks so much for visiting my blog!
You’re in luck; a lot of everyday items can be incorporated into our practice and you’ve come to the right person. I am a very cheap witch and don’t buy a whole lot unless it is absolutely necessary for my work. :)
SO, TIPS FOR THE FRUGAL WITCH:
- Kitchen knives or letter openers can be used as ceremonial blades!
- Wine glasses can be used as chalices and ceremonial goblets.
- Altars don’t need to be huge and elaborate; decorate an old shoe box up and keep your tools of the craft shielded from negativity in there!
- Any type of candle can work for a candle spell, you don’t need to buy huge expensive ones! Dollar stores will become your best friend.
- Incense can be expensive, especially buying the herbs to make your own cones; you can get stick ones for cheaper in all various scents and cheap wooden holders to hold ‘em in.
- Not all wands are the beautifully crafted ones we see on Etsy, you can go out into your own backyard and pick up a stick that just catches your interest. Carve sigils in it or decorate it with what you like and ta-da!
- Rocks and gemstones are important (to me, anyways) but, if you don’t have specifics on you, you can pick up any old stone and infuse energy and intention into it. Heck, you can even pull up photos of the rocks on your phone/tablet/computer and leave it up while you do your work. This works for herbs, and invoking god(s) and goddess(es) as well. :)
- Into working with bones? Don’t worry about scavenging the side of the road or paying a buttload in shipping fees for a tiny package, just wait until the next time someone cooks meat and respect the animal enough to use all of it, the bones included. Clean, sterilize and keep safe.
- Into green witchery and can’t have a full garden? Go out and get starter pots and plant your own seeds of the herbs and flowers you like for a little windowsill garden.
- When it comes to herbs/products that can be useful, they are ALL over the place! Everything from your table salt to a spice you’ve never even heard of before all have correspondences. The trick here is just to look through what you already have in your home and then google something like “Magickal correspondence of <item here>” Everything you need to know will pop up for you! This site may help ya out too. :)
- The best thing about being a frugal witch is realizing that money doesn’t make for a better or more respected practitioner. When we can draw from our surroundings and what little there may be to use, that’s when we can see just how powerful, flexible and capable we really are. So, look into DIY projects, have fun and don’t let anyone tell you that you need something to be successful. It’s all in what you feel works best for you.
I hope this could help you out!
**I feel I need to post this very important disclaimer too: If you are under the age of 18, please be careful in your studies and who you seek help from. To be honest, some countries have incredibly strict laws against teaching minors wicca/paganism and other forms of the craft without parental consent. So, PLEASE, if anyone is a minor and reading this who hides the craft from their parent(s)/guardian(s), try to find a way to be open and incorporate it into your life so they see there is no harm. You don’t want yourself, or anyone else to get into trouble just for you seeking knowledge. As stupid as silly as it is, it’s true. Be careful, be smart and be honest, always. I will only ever give advice to those who seek it from me but, I can never encourage more secrets. Lots of love and blessed be. x