Spell of the Week
There are lots of practical uses for magick spells in our everyday lives and they don't require ritualistic pomp and circumstance, apothecary drawers full of eye of newt and hummingbird's tongue, or even a magic wand. You don't have to be a card carrying, broom riding, cauldron stirring witch either. A little practical knowledge, common sense and good intentions is all it takes to cast a successful spell.
Each week I'll be posting a spell from my Spell Books., Workplace Spells, Animal Spells And Magick, and some new spells I create. They are simple yet effective spells that are easy to do with just a few practical ingredients or tools that you probably already have around the house, or easy to find.
I learned early on that magick affects the world around you, so be very careful what you ask for. None of my spells are crafted to do harm to anyone, but they do get the job done. Intent is the key to make a spell work. Visualize what you want, and cast the spell knowing that it is going to work. Any doubt in your mind and it won't work, so "Wish honestly, then conjure boldly."
The Spell of the Week is
Bug Potion #9
It’s summertime and the bugs are biting. There are lots of over-the-counter bug sprays out there, but here is an easy one to make your own herbal spray that will keep those biting bugs away.
You will need:
A 16 oz. jar with lid
A small spray bottle
2 Tbsp. of chopped fresh mint, basil and lavender leaves.
A cup of boiling water
A cup of witch hazel or isopropyl alcohol
Steep the herbs in the jar of boiling water until cooled. Strain, and add one cup of witch hazel or alcohol to the jar. Close the lid and shake while reciting the following incantation:
This potion will keep insects away
With just a spritz both night and day
I’ll be happy and bite-free
Because those biters will be avoiding me
So Mote It Be
Transfer the potion into the spray bottle and spritz as needed.
*You can make different sprays using other herb combinations that repel bugs like basil. bay leaves, catnip, mint, sage, thyme or peppermint.
** It’s always a good idea to test the spray for possible allergic reactions before using it more liberally.