Making mouthwash. I was asked to make this for a sufferer of recurring gingivitis that won’t clear up, despite antibiotics. I’m working with sage/sauge, mint/menthe and the roots of wood avens/benoîte. Sage is antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial, the mint is also antiseptic and analgesic, helping make it more palatable. The wood avens root is a traditional french plant for mouth problems, often used to treat mouth infections, ulcers, abscesses and swellings. It’s astringent action reduces swelling and helps close the gap between the gums and teeth. It has a taste a little like cloves. I’m making both a strong decoction and a tincture form and adding a little Camargue salt to the mouthwash.
But think about this:
- a witch who does knot magic braiding spells into her hair
- or tying it into his tie or shoelaces
- a witch who does technomagic putting a reminder on their phone that contains a good luck charm
- a kitchen witch making a memory…
Gah this is beautiful!
Yes I am! I tried to start a club there, but it was hard to find other pagans. Although recently, I’ve heard that there are a ton of pagan things going on at Naropa which is the university right down the hill from campus. Boulder is an amazing place for pagans though! There are so many good shops to get supplies at (they are all disguised as Tibet this or Tibet that, but they are great and usually have incense, herbs, altar cloths, etc!) and with the creek and the Flatirons it is really easy to get in tune with nature. If you are staying in a dorm they usually do not allow anything burning so that kind of posed a problem, but then I realized that I could usually get away with small candles and/or sprays instead. Also, the people on campus are super open about pretty much everything. Everyone in Boulder tends to be super liberal and open minded so I have never felt shy about speaking up about my religion or beliefs. In fact, people are usually very interested and often ask you to explain more rather than giving you that crazy look and backing away slowly like I’ve encountered in the more conservative areas of Colorado. Anyways, hopefully that helped a bit! If you have more questions feel free to get off anon and send me more messages :)
Perhaps your first thought is a love potion being brewed up, or aphrodisiacs being served up.
Or maybe you see salves setting on the counter. Rows of jars for healing, for seeing, for flight.
Is there an altar or shrine in the corner? Are there offerings of milk and bread for the spirits?
Kitchen witch kitchen tips
1. A quartz crystal placed on or near the stove when cooking makes food taste better
2. A pot of basil herb grown in your kitchen keeps the area safe from evil forces and negative spirits
3. Candles keep their shape better and longer when chilled thoroughly in the refrigerator
4. A witch’s kitchen should never be without a lunar calendar or chart showing the phases of the moon and it’s movement through the wheel of the zodiac
5. A full moon increases extrasensory perception and is the ideal time to prepare and use potions that increase the psychic abilities
6. Love philters and aphrodisiacs should always be prepared during the waxing of the moon.
7. The best time to plant an herb or vegetable garden is when the moon is in Cancer, Scorpio, Libra or Pisces
8. Homemade incense always should be stored in tightly capped or corked jars
9. Homemade magical incenses, sachets and potpourris become more fragrant if aged several months before used.
10. Unlucky influences should be kept away from when cooking or preparing magical recipes, and this is accomplished by stirring in a clockwise direction.
11. An aloe Vera plant should be kept in the kitchen, as its juices are an instant cure for minor kitchen burns
12. Herbal preparations should never be boiled in aluminum vessels, but only in copper, earthenware or Pyrex to avoid contamination of the medicines
Working on a spell to help get me through my yet abroad. It’s a spell to bring prosperity, calm, strength, and protection into my life. It’s a seven day spell that will end on the full moon. It’s the biggest spell I’ve ever done and I’m loving it!
Ah!! My baby lavender finally has a flower bud! This is the first time I’ve gotten my herbs to stay alive this long! They are so beautiful :)
I can’t remember where it’s from (if anyone knows, message it to be and I’ll credit it), but here it is:
Oh God, Oh Goddess, I thank thee for today
and for all that is wondrous and good.
For the sparkling ocean that lays in the bay
and the trees and the plants in the wood.
For the sun and the moon and the stars in the sky
and the grass and the earth on the ground,
Oh God, Oh Goddess, my spirit lifts so high
with your beautiful creations all around.
Ah! I love this :)