🌿 My Apothecary Challenge entry

At the start of the week, my apothecary was looking a little bare, having only a small collection of herbs from a starter kit, a sage smudge stick and a palo santo stick.

As part of the challenge I followed and completed The Green Witch Video Course and now have a section in my Book of Shadows dedicated to the various herbs and their uses. I also have a greater understanding on which herbs are all purpose, and which can act as substitutes for others if you’re missing an ingredient to cast a spell.

In reading through I realised I had already made a start on my own herb garden as I have some rosemary in a tub in front of my house. I was pleased to note it is believed to repel negative energies and actively attract good energies.

I wanted to expand on my apothecary anyway, so I’ve also taken the opportunity to find a local supplier and ordered a kit with a wide variety of herbs and other goodies which has now arrived.

I’m currently awaiting the arrival of this wooden herb and potion chest which will be inscribed with my magickal name then they can be properly stored and organised.

In the meantime, I made use of what I already had in the house and made a ginger and honey healing potion:-

Healing-Potion-Honey-Ginger-Tea-Spells8.pdf (246.5 KB)

After that I explored the healing properties of a hot bath with thyme and juniper bubble bath and Epsom salts whilst burning a lime and lavender candle. All very relaxing and soothing.

I’m not sure if it’s connected to studying herbs this week or Wicca in general, but I’m really feeling the change of the season to spring this year and feeling more connected to nature.


What a haul :heart_eyes: I’m waiting on my oils and my Witchy Box coming yet but I got this through today

Frankincense and charcoal discs :heartpulse: Blessed Be :heartpulse:


I had some charcoal discs arrive today too, and some tongs and tea lights as I know we had some but can’t remember for the life of me where they went. We’ve moved twice since I last saw them… I spent an hour or so tidying up and organising my box of candles and incense.


Whoa! What a nice collection! You knocked this challenge right out of the park!


Congratulations on this!! :smiley: :earth_americas: You must be doing something right!

Thank you for sharing, you take really nice pictures @IrisW !!


Look at all those gorgeous herbs- you have quite the impressive collection, @IrisW! :heart_eyes: May your wooden herb and potion chest arrive quickly, and may you continue to thrive on your exciting path into Green and Holistic Witchery!

Thank you so much for your entry to the Apothecary Challenge- your pictures are a delight to see! :green_heart: :blush:


I love it! I love looking and just seeing which herbs or whatnot that everyone has!!! I’m a nosey witch!! ,:joy:


Me too :joy:


My wooden chest for my herbs finally arrived and I’ve spent the morning decanting my herbs into bottles. Didn’t realise how long that would take!

I’m really pleased with it though. For the herbs where the plastic sachets are now empty, I’ve also put the label from the packet on the bottle with more info about what’s inside. I’ll do that with the rest as I run down my stocks…


What a gorgeous little cabinet! I love the lettering on the top!


Oh my goodness! That is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonder find :heart:



@Amethyst @katnabis Thanks, I’m really pleased with it.

I may have spent a little too much time on Etsy recently sourcing lovely things from local sellers. But it’s been a tough year and I know people running small businesses have struggled (my hubby included) so I’ve been determined to support them as much as I can when shopping for my witchy supplies.


Well, I certainly can understand the desire to acquire these beauties you’ve found on Etsy! I keep looking at the chest trying to talk myself out of it! :laughing: Suppose shipping across the pond makes it a bit prohibitive for me at the moment but perhaps it can be my reward in the future for achieving a goal? I need to get out of my comfort zone now that I’m fully vaccinated and start exploring local shops to see what goodies I can find!

I did actually follow through on my desire to grow herbs this year and have lavender, oregano, cilantro, chamomile, basil and pineapple sage growing in containers on the porch!

Thanks for sharing your lovely treasures!


I’ve seen some of those witch boxes in Etsy US too! But the level of detail in that custom-made box @IrisW is just too good!! Congratulations on the start of something amazing!