Some of my favorite witchy recipes! Some of these I have created myself, others I have found and tweaked them to work for me. I suggest you do the same.
Salt: Sea salt, Epsom/Magnesium salt, etc.
Your favorite crystal(s)
A Sacred Herb: Paolo Santo, Sage, Cedar, Pine, Incense, Rosemary, etc.
Essential Oils: Clary Sage, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Citrus, etc.
Dried Flowers, I like to use Chamomile but roses or any fragrant flower works.
Dried Mint Leaves
Draw a hot bath, add salt (one handful for normal, two or three handfuls for a sore body or headache. Add other ingredients, light your herb and candles and create a comfortable space with your crystals (you can even soak them in the saltwater bath with you to cleanse them). Before you get in, set your intention. I like to say out loud that I’m using my bath to heal my body, or heal the emotional bruises of the day, or just to cleanse myself of negative thoughts or energy. Get in and soak as long as you can, making sure to clear your mind and breath deeply. Bring the herbal smoke and essential oils into your body and relax. You deserve this.
Oil: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, etc.
Camphor Essential Oil
Wintergreen Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
German Chamomile Essential Oil
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Blue Tansy Essential Oil
If you want a nice liquid oil that you can use with a dropper, nix the beeswax and just mix the oils and use on any sore muscle. If you want a salve, I like to use half oil, half beeswax, put that in a double boiler with your essential oils and pour into a jar to harden a bit. I go a little easy with the camphor and wintergreen because they have an icy/hot feel, and if you use too much it won’t be comfortable on the skin. Err on the side of caution and start with less than you think you might need, and add drops to your satisfaction.
Live Apple Cider Vinegar (anything with the mother)
Hearty Greens: Kale, Chard, Mustard, etc.
Hot Peppers: Cayenne, Jalapeno, Habanero, Serrano, etc.
Chop finely all ingredients, drop into a jar and cover with ACV. Let soak from one full moon to the next, in a cool, dark place. Shake or stir once per week. At the end, strain and discard veggies. Use as a health tonic by the spoonful when feeling ill. Add to dressing or sauce for a zesty flavor.
Essential Oils: Your Favorites
Mix coconut oil and baking soda til it creates a nice paste, and add in your oils. Rub into your armpits after a shower and enjoy! **Particular oils that work well with body odors are Lavender, Lemon, Grapefruit, Pine, Cedar, Ylang-Ylang, and Neroli.
Steep the following in almost boiling water for 2 minutes.
SLUMBER TEA - Drink up and enjoy restful sleep
Lemon Balm or Lemongrass
Dash Valerian Root (it smells like feet, yes)
MENSTRUAL TEA - Drink any time during the month, but will be especially helpful in times of monstrous PMS
Chamomile Flowers: used as a slight sedative and also helps with muscle spasms
Red Raspberry Leaf: improves sleep, strengthens uterus, helps balance hormones, supports immune system, relieves nausea and leg cramps
Spearmint: helps with indigestion, gas, nausea, headaches and cramps, reduces swelling
Chasteberries: helps with bloating, depression, irritability, benefits female fertility, increases progesterone production
Honeybush: boosts immune system, reduces inflammation, similar to estrogen in body
Cramp Bark: good for cramps, muscle spasms, hysteria, and nervous disorders
Skullcap: relieves nervous tension, reduces skin infections inflammation, used for insomnia anxiety, fever, high cholesterol, epilepsy and spasms