The Magick in Your Kitchen Cabinets

Most people never realize just how much magick can be found within their home, particularly right in their kitchen cabinets. We often go out and buy certain herbs for certain magickal goals or spells, never thinking we might already have the necessary ingredients right in our pantries! So instead of spending money on fancy herbs and having to go to a store or wait for an internet shipment, why not look at what you already own?

The witches and wise people of the past didn't have the ability to order herbs online. Most of the time they didn't even have the ability to go to a store and find a rare, exotic herb for their magical needs. They had to make do with what they had on hand or in their garden. And sometimes they would go to the forest or fields to find a certain plant or herb for their needs. You can do the same. It's time to look in your kitchen cabinet to see what magic awaits for you there!

Magical Properties of Common Spices

Allspice - used by Mayans and other indigenous South American tribes for various purposes. Associated with male virility, fertility, and power. Also powerful in healing.

Basil - a Mediterranean herb that can be added to stews, sauces, salads, and more. Carry dried leaves in your purse to draw in money. Can also be used to promote love between two partners.

Bay Leaves - Bay leaves have long been used by Mediterranean priests and priestesses for visions and ritual. When rubbed against one's forehead (third eye), will produce psychic visions and increase intuition. Also used in protection magick and to grant wishes.

Chili Powder - this hot spice is made from dried chilis (hence it's name). It can be used to give spells a little kick (boost the power of a spell). In hoodoo it's used in Hot Foot Powder to send someone far away.

Chive - an herb that can be used in healing spells and to rid one's home and environment of negative spirits.

Cilantro/Coriander - a protective herb if grown in the garden. Used in handfasting rituals and to promote love.

Cinnamon - another great all-purpose spice used in luck, money, protection, and love magick. Sweet in small quantities but quickly overpowering if you use too much.

Clove - a powerful spice that can be used to draw in money and prosperity.

Cumin - a spice that's long been used in the Mediterranean and Middle East to flavor stews and meat dishes. You can use it in your dishes to invoke love and lust, as well as fidelity. It's also used for exorcisms and purification.

Dill - an herb used in pickling cucumbers. Also added to Mediterranean dishes and sauces. Can be used magickally to draw in money and luck. Also a protective herb.

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