Makes approximately 500g of Bath Salts
What you need:
That’s it! Easy peasy.
Patchouli essential oil and dried Patchouli leaves – Money-drawing & Energising.
By Graphia, The Wordsmith Witch
No matter what your spiritual path looks like, every Witch can benefit from possessing a thorough, comprehensive Herbal Grimoire. Many practitioners include such contents as a guide for the magical correspondences of different herbs, a list of various herbal substitutions for spellcrafting, and last, but not least – a reference section that lists commonly found baneful herbs and their toxicity levels.
This herb correspondence chart is the culmination of years of research. We hope this reference guide will help you to understand the magical properties of herbs, roots, flowers, barks and resins. It is our goal to provide others with accurate sources of information to enrich their lives and their Craft. What are some ways you can implement the information in the following guide into your own practice? Click on the link below to view the chart.
This take (the cleansing recipe a step further in that it is designed to prepare you for the working elements of ritual and Magick, when you will need the additional ability to focus and control.
Add the following to liquid shower gel:
tbsp rosemary leaves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
6 drops frankincense oil
6 drops sandalwood oil
4 drops jasmine oil
4 drops oil of orange
(you can literally scrape the oil from the outside of an orange using a blunt knife)
This month, we compiled a list of our all-time favorite Summer Solstice crafts and recipes.
With the kids out of school and the days getting longer, escape the heat with these lazy-afternoon projects.
Foraged Fairy Ladder/Trellis
It’s the season of fairies, and nothing delights the inner child more than playing with the woodland spirits.
This one is so easy, it’s almost self-explanatory.
Literally: Glue some sticks together. Yup. That’s it. I used hot glue for the one above.
If you want to get fancy, add little bits of (affiliate link —–>) sheet moss to get that aged-in-the-garden feel.
You can even train roses or herbs to grow on it.
Honey Cakes …
As Samhain approaches, you can decorate your home with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with these fun and simple ideas that honor the final harvest, and the cycle of life and death
Pagan Treat Bags for Samhain
Do you have Pagan kids coming over for a Samhain event? You can have a kid-friendly celebration by putting together a goodie bag that’s representative of your Pagan spirituality. The key here is to do some creative, outside the box thinking. Sure, there are a ton of Halloween decorations in the store at this time of year, but not all of those are really connected with Pagan religious belief systems. They’re really more about the secular celebration of Halloween, which is fine, unless you’re looking for kid-friendly stuff that honors Pagan spirituality.
Here are a few things to try:
- Decorate the bags themselves with symbols that are meaningful to you – depending on the pantheon your group honors, you might include designs that are associated with Greek, Roman, Celtic, or Norse mythology.
- Small herbal sachets: sew herbs into a fabric pouch. Use lavender to help with dreams, or other appropriate plants.
- Crystals and gemstones: As long as the kids attending your event are beyond the put-everything-in-your-mouth stage, you could include rose quartz for love, hematite for protection, and more.
- A Portable Altar Kit: Depending on how old the kids are, think about making an altar box that fits in a backpack or pocket. This might not be useful or safe for really young children, but older tweens and teens could use it responsibly.
- Divination tools: make a simple pendulum with a stone wrapped in wire and attached to the end of a chain. Add a simple divination set by painting symbols on stones or wooden discs.
- Wands: Make a simple wand with a stick and a crystal wrapped in wire.
- Deity symbols: Does your tradition honor a particular god or goddess? Consider adding representative symbols – owls for Athena, cats for Bastet, or an antler for Cernunnos. Try printing out a wallet-size image of the deity on heavy cardstock, add a prayer to your god/dess on the reverse side, and laminate it.
Finally, remember, Samhain is the same day as Halloween, so never underestimate the power of a few strategically placed pieces of delicious candy!
April’s showers have given way to rich and fertile earth, and as the land greens, there are few celebrations as representative of fertility as Beltane. Observed on May 1st (or October 31-November 1 for our Southern Hemisphere readers), festivities typically begin the evening before, on the last night of April. It’s a time to welcome the abundance of the fertile earth, and a day that has a long (and sometimes scandalous) history.
Crafts for the Pagan Beltane Sabbat
As Beltane approaches, you can decorate your home (and keep your kids entertained) with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with fun floral crowns and a Maypole altar centerpiece, do some meditative braiding, or even get to the know the Fae! A few simple seasonal crafts are a great way to celebrate the Beltane Sabbat. There’s more to this time of year than just plants and greenery, so be sure to check out these simple craft ideas!
These colors can be used for altar clothes, candles, clothing, Sabbat, and other things. Some of the colors also correspondence to a specific day and/or month.
I am mainly an Earth and Kitchen Witch, so I like to have something related to my eclectic pagan path in every room of my home including my basement and enclosed front porch. As I have visitors that I have to keep my spiritual path on the down low with I use the following ideas to still have my home be my quiet, protected place.
I use different style, clear glass containers to match the rooms decor. In these I place some stones for Earth, a seashell for Water, a matchstick for Fire, and a small feather for Air. I suggest putting the feather on the bottom or somewhere close to the middle of the other objects, so it does not get blown away. Then as most people believe in angels in one form or another, I place a small angel statue next to the container holding the other elements for Spirit.
I bless each clear glass container by saying, “Earth, Air, Fire, and Water please bring me what I need from you each day. I charge you to help protect my home.” I repeat this nine times over each clear glass container in the room it belongs in and finish with, “These are my words, this is my will, so mote it be.”
For each angel statue I bless it by saying, “Please help me have clear thoughts and sight to stay on my true-life path. Help me to remember to be kind to everyone I come in contact with no matter how they may treat and/or talk me. “I repeat this nine times over each angel in the room it belongs in and finish with, “These are my words, this is my will, so mote it be.”
If you want, you can included a black stone in each container and make one to carry in a pocket or purse with PUT AH written on it. PUT AH stands for the following:
To charge each stone with these attributes say this spell nine times while holding it in your power hand (the hand you write with):
I ask for patience, understanding, and tolerance
for better acceptance of people, places, situations, they way people talk to or about me
so I can live in better harmony within myself, my home, work, and world.
These are my words, this is my will, so mote it be
The reason I say the blessings and spells nines time each is to make it strong as it comes out to three times three.
Lady Beltane 2022