Know what you want to accomplish, but not what to use? Looking to plant a magickal garden? Maybe you just need a good substitute for an ingredient called for in a spell, or want to do some fine tuning. Here’s a general listing of a variety of ingredients for just about any magickal intention you might have:


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  • Garden Magick: Grape
  • Ghost Busting: Alyssum, Angelica, Bay, Beans, Bistort, Boneset, Camphor, Carnations, Fennel, Hawthorn, Mint, Pine, Tiger Lily,
  • Good Luck: Allspice, Aloe, Bluebell, Clover, Cosmos, Daffodil, Fern, Goldenrod, Hazel, Heather, Honeysuckle, Irish Moss, Ivy, Job’s Tears, Moss, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Rose, Sandalwood, Strawberry, Violet
  • Good Weather: Garlic



  • Image Magick: Potato
  • Improve Memory: Emerald, Rosemary
  • Inspiration: Vervain, Zinc
  • Influence: Door knob







  • Passion: Caraway, Passion Flower
  • Peace: Gardenia, Lavender, Meadowsweet, Olive, Pennyroyal, Violet
  • Personal Energy: Coffee, Marigold
  • Potency: Banana, Bean, High John the Conqueror (Root), Olive, Palm (Date)
  • Power: Cinnamon, Ginger, Milk, Rain Water,  South Wind
  • Prevent Dreams: Lemon Verbena
  • Prevent Illness: Milk, Rue
  • Prevent Nightmares: Betony, Pine, St John’s Wort
  • Prophecy: Marigold
  • Prophetic Dreams: Onion
  • Prosperity: Alfalfa, Almond, Ash, Banana, Cinquefoil, Cinnamon, Gourd, Grain, Honeysuckle, Milk, Nuts (mixed), Oak, Oats, Pie, Popcorn, Pumpkin, Rice, Saffron, Tomato, Tulip, Vervain, Waxing Moon, Wheat
  • Protection: Acacia, African Violet, Aloe, Angelica, Anise, Ash (Tree), Balm of Gilead, Barley, Basil, Bay, Bean, Betony, Birch, Blackberry, Blueberry, Boneset, Broom, Cactus, Caraway, Carnation, Carob, Cayenne Pepper, Cedar, Celandine, Chives, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, Clove, Clover, Coconut, Corn, Cotton Balls, Curry, Cypress, Dill, Dragon’s Blood, ElmEucalyptus, Fennel, Fern, Flax, Foxglove, Furze Tree, Garlic, Ginseng, Gorse, Gourd, Grain, Grass, Hawthorne, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Hyssop, Irish Moss, Ivy, Juniper, Key, Lavender, Lilac, Mandrake, Marigold, Marjoram, Meadowsweet, Milk, Mint, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Mulberry, Mullein, Mustard and Mustard Seed, Myrrh, Nettle, Oak, Olive, Onion, Papaya, Parsley, Pennyroyal, Pepper, Periwinkle, Pine, Plum, Pretzels (not sticks), Primrose, Pumpkin, Radish, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Rice, Rose, Rosemary, Rowan, Rue, Sage, Salt, Safety Pins, Sandalwood, Spanish Moss, St. John’s Wort, Thistle, Turnip, Valerian, Vervain, Violet, Willow, Wintergreen, Witch Hazel
  • Protection From Evil: Cayenne Pepper, Cinquefoil, Purple Loosestrife
  • Protect the Home: Chives, Cumin
  • Protection From Spirits: Cayenne Pepper, GeraniumPumpkin, Purple Loosestrife, Wormwood
  • Psychic Ability: Bay, Cinnamon, Elm, Honeysuckle, Mace, Marigold, Rose, Thyme, Yarrow
  • Psychic Dreams: Ash (Tree), Calendula, Eyebright, Mugwort, Mushroom
  • Psychic Powers: Bay, Celery, Cinnamon, Elm, Peppermint, Rose, Thyme, Yarrow
  • Purification: Anise, Ash (Tree), Bay, Benzoin, Betony, Broom, Cedar, Chamomile, Cinquefoil, Clove, Coconut, Dragon’s Blood, EggsEucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Horseradish, Hyssop, Iris, Lavender, Lemon, Lovage, Milk, Mullein, Myrrh, New Moon, North Wind, Oak, Parsley, Peppermint, Pine, Rain Water, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Salt, Sandalwood, St. John’s Wort, Thyme, Tomato, Valerian, Vervain, West Wind



  • Sedative: Hops
  • See Fairies: Clover, Cosmos, Elder, ElmPrimrose
  • See Magickal Creatures: Cosmos, Elm, Marigold
  • Self Confidence: Geranium
  • Serenity: Coriander, Lotus
  • Sex Appeal: Oak, Orris root
  • Sexual Prowess: Saffron (male)
  • Sleep: Chamomile, Hops, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Valerian, Vervain
  • Soothe Emotional Pain: Balm of Gilead, Geranium, Lemon Balm, Snowdrops
  • Spirituality: African Violet, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Heather, Myrrh, Sandalwood
  • Stability: Elm
  • Stop Sexual Harassment: Cedar, Mothballs
  • Strength: Bay, Carnation, Mint, Mugwort, Mulberry, Tea, Thistle
  • Success: Aloe, Cinnamon, Clover, Door knob, Full Moon, Ginger, High John the Conqueror, Key, Mistletoe, Mud Dauber Dirt, Patchouli, Pretzels, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Waxing Moon,
  • Sympathy: Basil, Sugar Cane



  • Used for Wand Making: Elder, Elm



  • Ward Off Evil: Elder, ElmPumpkin
  • Ward Off Negativity: Thyme
  • Wealth and Riches: Basil, Fern, Pomegranate, Tea
  • Weariness: Coffee, Pennyroyal
  • Welcoming: Dandelion, Door knob
  • Willpower: St John’s Wort
  • Wisdom: Almond, Bay, Bodhi, Iris, Sage, Sunflower
  • Wishes: Bamboo, Beech, Dandelion, Dogwood, Ginger, Ginseng, Job’s Tears, Lavender, Peach, Pomegranate, Popcorn, Pumpkin Seeds, Sage, Sandalwood, Sunflower, Violet, Walnut, Stars,


  • Youth: Clover, Fern, Lemon Verbena, Oak, Rosemary


Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Magical Ingredients,  you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

“Magic is only unexplained science. Science is explained magic. When I study science, I study magic. When I study magic, I study science.” ― C. JoyBell C.
Do not use any ingredient if you are allergic to it. There is always something else that can be used, or substituted.
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