Witchy Things

Witchcraft + Tea

It’s no secret – almost anything around you can be used as a tool to manifest your best life, including your morning/evening cup of tea. Tea can be used for many purposes, from soothing sore throats to soothing your soul to helping induce psychic dreams & much more. Not only is having a cup of tea one of my favorite rituals for relaxation, but also a tool I love to incorporate into my craft. Interesting? Keep reading.

You don’t have to be a green witch or a kitchen witch to incorporate the use of herbs into your practice, especially when it comes to tea. I often find loose herbs at my local health food store, but some herbs (like lavender, rosemary, and mint) I like to grow at home. There are quite a few herbs that are actually quite easy to grow indoors, and growing them in your home allows you to control the type of energy that’s absorbed by the plant, as well.

You can start simple and brew tea from a tea bag, if you’d prefer. I like to intentionally combine herbs into a little sachet and brew them in hot water, taking advantage of their properties –

  • Lavender is great for eliminating anxiety, restlessness, headaches, insomnia, and some pain. Lavender can be used in spells to sharpen the mind, encourage fertility, and strengthen love.
  • Chamomile can be used for treatment of digestive disorders, rheumatic pain, & intestinal parasites. Magickally, Chamomile can be used in spells for money, peace, love, tranquility, and purification. 
  • Eyebright is an herb that is used as a remedy for eye problems. It’s magickal properties include prophetic dreams and being used in spellwork to see situations clearly and objectively, to avoid or remove deception, and to see the silver lining in darker situations.
  • Mugwort is known to be used as a liver tonic, to promote circulation, and as a sedative. It can be used to enhance divination and lucid dreaming/astral projection. Mugwort can also be used in sachets for protection when traveling.
  • Elderflower can be used for swollen sinuses, cold/flu, constipation, to increase urine production, and to stop bleeding.
  • Rosemary is an antioxidant & anti-inflammatory, used for enhancing memory & concentration, improving digestion, and increased circulation. Rosemary can be used in spells for fidelity, to dispel jealousy, and in ritual baths/teas to enhance memory and retain youth.
  • Cinnamon is helpful in easing an upset stomach and contains many antioxidants. It’s magickal properties include financial attraction, an aid in healing sickness, & being burned to sanctify a sacred space. It can also be used in making charms to attract love and happiness.
  • Mullein is known as an expectorant, used to soothe coughs and congestion by loosening phlegm, as well as a treatment for diarrhea & hemorrhoids. It’s magickal properties include protection, as it’s considered to be a safe guard against evil spirits. It can also be used in spells that call for graveyard dirt. 
  • Rose / Rose hips can be used for headaches that are caused from being in the sun for an extended period of time, as well as topically on the skin to prevent chapping & treat abrasions. Rose hips are also rich in Vitamin C and can help the body fight infection. Magickally, rose petals can be added to charms against the evil eye, but can also be carried in general for good luck or love. Rose hips can also be used as offerings to encourage friendly spirits to take up residence. 
  • Thyme has been used as a cough remedy and aid to digestion, as well as treatment for internal parasites. It’s magickal properties include attracting strength and courage, positivity, and can be used in garden spellwork to communicate with faeries.
  • Yarrow intensifies the work of other herbs and helps the body to rid itself of toxins. Magickally, Yarrow is used in divination, love spells, and spellwork to contact or seek out a specific person. It can also be used in sachets for love, courage, communication, and enhanced psychic abilities.
  • Clove has been an essential part of the herbal first aid kit for many years. It is both antibacterial and anesthetic, used to numb toothaches, stimulate circulation to the skin, and improve digestion. It’s magickal correspondences include the attraction of good luck, prosperity, and aiding in the protection and prevention against malicious gossip. Clove can also be used to attract money.
  • Mint is useful in soothing nausea, upset stomach, and lower abdominal issues. The scent of mint is also helpful in relieving headaches. It’s magickal properties include aiding in psychic and verbal communication, increasing the strength of spellwork, speeches, and presentations. 

Obviously, this is just a minute collection of herbs with magickal and healing properties that are available to use in making tea. Please research these herbs thoroughly if you are pregnant or have additional comorbidities or underlying conditions, as not all herbs are appropriate in certain conditions.

Below are a few of my favorite tea recipes – they are meant to be consumed hot, as inhalation of the vapors is included in part of the magickal process. THESE ARE NOT SINGLE SERVE RECIPES, but recipes for a batch. I recommend using a large tablespoon of each mixture into a tea bag or sachet with a cup of boiling water, allowing to steep for 5-10 minutes.

Headache Remedy Tea
3 TSP of Lavender
3 TSP of Chamomile
3 TSP of Rosemary
3 TSP of Mint

Tea for Psychic Healing
6 TSP of Black Tea
1 TSP of Elder Flower
1 TSP of Nettle
2 TSP of Burdock Root
2 TSP of Rose Hips
2 TSP of Mullein

Tea for Meditation
6 TSP of English Breakfast Tea
2 TSP of Chamomile
1 TSP of Rose Hips
2 TSP of Elder Flower

Truth Tea
2 TSP of Peppermint
1 TSP of Ginger
2 TSP of Lemongrass

Do you have a favorite magickal tea blend? What’s your favorite way to have tea, in general? Leave me a comment and let me know below!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Blessed be!

 

 

 

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