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7 Witchy Ways To Use Your Garden Herbs


As a witch I love to work with herbs. I use them as tea, in fact 99% of the time I only drink herbal tea. I also use them as handmade incense, pouches, herbal sprays and potions; as well as cooking.

Here is an article of some of the ways you can use home grown herbs!

The garden is so abundant right now and the fall equinox has passed which means it’s time to bring in the last of the garden herbs and put them to good use. I’m always one for drying herbs for cooking, to add to soups and stews when the weather gets cold, but sometimes I feel like something’s missing – like there is more to garden herbs than just their culinary uses.

Also, All Hallow’s Eve is right around the corner which has me feeling a little extra witchy these days. So to celebrate the turning of the seasons, I’ve compiled my list of 7 Witchy Ways to Use Your Garden Herbs, where I’ll be discussing other uses for your witchy herbs, uses that lie beyond the kitchen.

7 Witchy Ways to use your Garden Herbs- The Hip Homestead

Witchy tip #1:
 Drink Mint & Lemon Balm for Health

Mint and Lemon Balm are abundant in my garden and so easy to grow. Mint is known to soothe the digestive system and lemon balm is said to calm the nerves and restore youth. These herbs can be either steeped together in hot water for a light herbal tea or pop a few leaves in your daily water bottle to add a refreshing cool flavour to your daily 8 glasses. Either way, drink these witchy herbs daily to restore your health and vitality.

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My Witchy/Pagan Shares

Favourite Books

A very short post for me. It’s just a few of my Witchcraft books, three by Scott Cunningham and one by Lexa Rosean.
If you like to make potions  etc I highly recommend Scott’s ‘Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs’ and ‘Potions, Oils & Brews’. I would also recommend purchasing a couple of good identification books for wild flowers and plants and also one for herbs.
I also recommend  Lexa’s ‘Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients’ that doesn’t just include herbs, but such things as iron nails and egg (though as a vegan I’m unlikely to use egg now).
I have done a reviews of Scotts Magical Herbalism Book here!
I shall share more favourite books at a later date.
Blessings and Namaste
~ Pagan Hare