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.