Herbal Formulas

The Goddess Hekate provides protection at night as well as psychic enhancement, so that you can journey safely during dreams. Appeal to Hekate to block nightmares too.

You will need:

  • Dried lavender
  • Dried mullein
  • Essential oil of lavender
  • Optional: tuberose absolute
  • Black pillowcase

Blend two parts lavender to one part mullein. Sprinkle a few drops of the essential oils over the dried botanicals. Allow this to dry thoroughly and use it to fill the black pillow case.

For optimum results, create and inaugurate the pillow during the Dark Moon (new moon) or on Halloween/Samhain.

SourceCoven Of Hecate

Drink this tea an hour before undertaking any form of divination. If you wish, you can continue sipping it throughout the divination process.

  • 3 tsp rose petals
  • 1 tsp jasmine flowers
  • 2 crushed bay leaves
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

Note: This blend is for one person and is intended to have half a pint of boiling water poured over it. Allow the infusion to stand for 10 minutes before straining and do not stir, as this bruises the plants. Obviously, you can adjust the amount of water or standing time to your own taste. If you prefer your tea sweet, add a little honey, not sugar, to the strained infusion.

~ Tami Brown

Mix the following herbs together in a clockwise direction, and place into a container until needed:

  • Rosehips
  • Hibiscus flower
  • Lemon Balm
  • Peppermint
  • Meadow Sweet

When wanted to drink, take 2 tablespoons and place in teapot with boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes. Visualize and chant:

Herbal brew of lover’s emotion,
With intent I fortify.
When two people share this potion,
Their lover shall intensify.

Found at: Herbal Riot

The famous Carmelite Water, first made by 17th century Carmelite nuns was used to treat nervous headache and neuralgia. It combined lemon balm with lemon-peel, nutmeg, coriander and angelica root. Here’s a recipe with a magickal twist:

  • 1 bunch of lemon balm leaves
  • the rind of one small lemon
  • 2 sprigs sweet marjoram (or 1/2 teaspoon of dried)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 nutmeg, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • piece of angelica root the length of your little finger
  • 1 pint brandy, vodka, or other spirits

On the New Moon, bruise the herbs in a mortar and pestle. Put them in a pint jar and fill with your chosen spirits. Let sit in a warm, dark place for two weeks, shaking daily. Strain, filter, and put up in a pint (8 oz) bottle. The longer you let this sort of tincture sit, the better it will taste. Store in a cool, dark place.

Use to improve the complexion or as a compress in fevers. To make a cologne, use spirits of wine instead of brandy or vodka and add 20% water to the final produce.

From: Alchemy Works

No, this isn’t to banish unwanted bitches, it’s to banish – or rather, ground out and transform into peace – negative feelings you yourself have, usually at work or in other circumstances where your anxiety level and desire to choke someone bare-handed rise as does your blood pressure. I keep a jar of this stuff in my desk and inhale its scent to alleviate bad moods, surliness, PMS, and other I-hate-my-species feelings.

Items you will need:

  • Peppermint leaf
  • Peppermint oil
  • Lavender buds
  • Lavender oil
  • Pinch of catnip
  • Chamomile flowers
  • Pinch of amber powder
  • Pinch of sandalwood powder (big pinch)
  • 3 drops honeysuckle oil
  • Rosemary needles
  • Several dried rose petals
  • Rose quartz chips or a chunk of rose quartz that will fit in the bottom of whatever jar you want to use
  • Pinch of cinnamon or apple pie spice blend

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients together and grind into a mush, using the essential oils to intensify the smell and bind everything together so it’s moist and pasty. If you can’t find amber powder add a little more sandalwood. When it’s completely mixed, store in a jar.

When you feel the bitch starting to come out open the jar and smell it for a few seconds.Always keep the lid on when not in use.

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Searing hot temperatures have a way of sapping the energy right out from one’s body. The following energy potion can help replace this lost energy. Brew pinches of mint and ginseng herbs along with a green tea bag. Steep for three minutes. Strain and serve over ice with lemon slices for a refreshing tonic.

In addition, you may wish to take Solomon’s seal, Gotu Kola, and myrrh herbal supplement tablets to rev up flagging energy levels. Once restored, seal the energy inside the body by taking a cool shower and rubbing a rosewater and glycerin solution into wet skin. As you do so, visualize the energy vibrating just below the skin’s surface. Carry this vision with you throughout the day. Most importantly, make sure to drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated and functioning at its highest level.

~Courtesy of Tammy Sullivan

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Here we have a tried and true invisibility powder for when you don’t want to be seen. For best results, this powder should be created at night during the Dark Moon.

In a mortar and pestle, grind together:

  • 1 part Fern leaf, dried
  • 1 part Poppy seeds

Add:

  • 2 parts Slippery Elm powder
  • 1 part Myrrh
  • 1 part Marjoram, dried
  • 3 parts Dillweed, fresh if possible

Grind all together, mixing well. Add 9 drops almond tincture (almond cooking extract is great.) with enough spring water to make everything barely moist, and mix in well.

Place in a ceramic bowl, spreading as thinly as possible, and dry the mixture over low heat, stirring it occasionally, until it seems lightly browned. Pour back into mortar, and grind again, enchanting:

Things Seen, and Things Not Seen:
Let me walk here in between.

When finely powdered, store in a clear glass container. It will keep its power for years. Sprinkle, just a little bit, on yourself, objects, or in a place to be made invisible.

Spell by: Mara Ravensong Bluewater
Found at: The Gay Mage

5a7867e6ca8e83e6bd851bdf0a1cdd10Soak in this mixture at night to cure you of all ills:

  • 4 parts Rosemary
  • 3 parts Juniper
  • 2 parts Bay
  • 1 part Mugwort

Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, put them in a large mixing bowl and mix with your hands. Place a handful or so in a large square of muslin or other porous fabric and tie up the ends. Add this to your bath. To save time, make several bath sachets and store them in a jar with a tight lid until needed.

If you prefer showers to a bath, simply tie the herbs in a washcloth and scrub yourself with the mixture after your regular shower and before toweling.

Source: Ancient Wisdom

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  • Vervain leaves – 4 stalks worth
  • Honey 1/4 cup
  • Florida water or other perfume (a few dabs)
  • 1-1/2 cups of water

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Combine this in a gallon jug and fill with warm water. Stand in shower and dump mixture all over, then just towel off. Its an invigorating herbal wash that is great after ritual or when you feel slightly off kilter.

qqqqqThis bath will aid in sinus relief and cold symptoms, increase metabolism and ease muscular pain. It is a very rejuvenating bath.

  • 1/2 cup yarrow flowers
  • 1/2 cup elder flowers
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup rose petals

Place in a cheesecloth or nylon bundle and let seep in the bath for a few minutes and enjoy. The bundle can be used to gently scrub the body as well.

Note: You can also prepare a hot infusion of chamomile, yarrow flowers , elder flowers and mint leaves to drink while in the bath.

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