Posted in Witchy Tips

Skyrim Recipes

So there are a lot of ingredients and foods in Skyrim that I would love to incorporate into my practice, so I thought I would write some recipes on how to make them! I have them categorized like how they are in the game. (aka a Potion of Plentiful Healing will be under Potions, Void Salts will be under Ingredients, and so on)

Ingredients//

Fire Salts

  • For use in Suncraft, Fire Magic, Purification, Banishing, Curses.
  • Combine Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sea Salt and Regular Salt in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind for about 30 seconds, just to combine/mix everything together.
  • Store in an airtight container and set it out during a day when the temperature will reach above 70 degrees F.

Frost Salts

  • For use in Ice and Snow Magic, Weather Work, Purification, Protection, Storm Summon.
  • Combine Sea Salt, Sugar, Dried Lavender Buds, Dried Cornflower Petals, and Dried Jasmine Buds in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind for about one minute or until everything is mixed together.
  • Store in an airtight container and set it out during a night when the temperature will drop below 32 Degrees F.

Moon Sugar

  • For use in Moon spells, Healing, Protection, Purification, Love and Divination.
  • Combine Sugar, Ground Sea Shells, Ground Egg Shells, a Drop of Moon Water and Sea Salt in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind it all together until it reaches a consistency of normal sugar, not quite a powder yet.
  • Store it in an airtight container and set it out under a Full Moon for a night.

Salt Pile

  • For use in Purification, Protection and Banishing.
  • Combine Sea Salt, Regular Salt, Ground Egg Shells, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind it all together for about 30 seconds until everything is properly mixed.

Void Salts

  • For use in Spirit Work, Storm Summoning, Divination, Shadow Work, and Astral Work.
  • Combine Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Ashes and Mugwort in a Mortar and Pestle.
  • Grind them together for about 30 seconds until everything is properly mixed.
  • Store it in an airtight container and set them out under a New Moon for a night.

 

Potions//

(Please be sure to do research on each herb to make sure it is safe for you personally to consume. Some herbs can clash with certain medications but it is different for everyone. Please be safe. Also, these recipes are for hot-tea-potions, but could be taken cold if stored in a glass bottle in a refrigerator and consumed no later than three days prior to their creation.)

Draught of Resist Magic

  • To provide protection, specifically from psychic or magic-related attacks or entities.
  • Combine Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, Bergamot and Sage in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • Steep it in a mug of near-boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add honey to taste.

Elixir of Health

  • To boost the immune system and purify the blood.
  • Combine a pinch of Garlic, Echinacea, Onion, and Cayenne in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • Steep it in a mug of near-boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add honey to taste.

Enchanter’s Draught

  • To increase energy levels and strengthen magic and spells.
  • Combine Echinacea, Ginseng, Rosemary, Bergamot and Thyme in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • Steep it in a mug of near-boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add honey to taste.

Philter of Resist Cold

  • To warm you up on a cold day.
  • Combine Cayenne Pepper, Peppermint and Chili Powder in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • In a mug of near-boiling water, mix up a packet of instant hot cocoa.
  • Add honey and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Steep the herb mixture in the hot cocoa for 2 minutes.

Potion of Illusion

  • To aid in divination, as well as the process of astral projection and astral traveling.
  • Combine Passionflower, Lavender, Chamomile, Spearmint, Catnip, a pinch of Valerian Root and a pinch of Mugwort in a loose leaf tea infuser.
  • Steep it in a mug of near-boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add honey to taste.

 

 

Posted in book reviews, witchy book reviews

The Witches Cupboard by Anna Zollinger and Bree NicGarran

Image result for the witches cupboard by anna zollinger

I’m FINALLY getting around to purchasing and reviewing Anna and Bree’s books and I thought I would start with their powder recipe book first. Man, as a certified Herbalist, I keep a lot of herbs around but there were a couple ingredients in here that I had to squint my eyes at for a second because I hadn’t heard of anyone using them for a long-long time. Like, Bloodroot. Or Dogbane. Not something you see everyday! And I have to admit, it was a treat. This little book was SO refreshing.

Anna and Bree do a phenomenal job at getting right down to it. There is only one introductory chapter and it covers the different powder bases and methods of use, as well allllllll the safety concerns when preparing/storing/using said powders. The rest of the book, save for the last couple of pages, is recipes. And wow, there are a lot! I am definitely going to be making some of them as soon as I can get my hands on some empty jars. The last few pages of the book are dedicated to resources, references and author biographies. I really enjoy using powders/dirts/salts in my practice (I have a constant supply of black salt, graveyard dirt, goofer dust, cascarilla powder and hot foot powder on hand at any given time) and I’m really happy to finally have found some new recipes to try.

I’m really excited to get their other book, The Sisters Grimmoire, once I have the funds. I really enjoy their simple and to-the-point writing styles. I highly recommend their work to any witches, beginner or seasoned, as I think any kind of witch would find it very educational and inspiring. Well, I’m off to go make some of Bree’s Banishing Powder!

Posted in DIY, Witchy Tips

Lunar Surface Fluffy Slime

pink-fluffy-slime

(Yes, I’m aware the moon’s surface isn’t pink haha. I just really like pink, okay?)

This recipe is going to be for silver/gray slime!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle Elmer’s Glue
  • 1/4 Can of Shaving Cream
  • 1/6 Bottle of Multi Purpose Contact Lens Solution
  • Black Food Dye
  • Silver and White Glitter

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, pour out your glue and stir it up a little.
  • Slowly add your shaving cream and mix it all together as you go.
  • Then, add your contact lens solution. You should start to notice it change to a more marshmallow-esque texture.
  • Keep mixing and kneading for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Then, let it sit for around an hour.
  • Now, add one drop of black dye and the glitter. Fold it and knead it into the slime.
  • Let it sit for a few hours, and it should have a similar bubbly crater-ish texture like the above photo!