Teas As Magical Potions

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How to Turn Tea Into a Magic Potion

Join Me in a Cup of (Magical) Tea?

Everyone knows that tea leaf reading is a magical act of divination but did you know that drinking teas themselves can be a great way to do magic? Yes, teas are really the magic potions we read about in fairy tales! Tea leaves and certain herbs have been recognized for their magical, as well as medicinal, qualities throughout the ages and can be made into teas or tisanes (herbal infusions) to bring in improved conditions. The difference between your regular cuppa and a tea spell is in the intention. Putting thought, words and will into your tea can make it a magical potion that will transform your life!

Want to get started right away? Check out my simple quick-start guide to making a love potion with ingredients you have in your kitchen cupboard.

Here Are My Steps to Making a Truly Magical Potion Out of Your Tea

  • First, I put fresh spring water into a kettle or saucepan.

  • Next, while I’m waiting for the water to boil, I concentrate on the intention of my spell.

  • While I’m waiting for the water to boil (and focusing on my spell), I put my herbs in a tea pot or infuser.

  • Next, I pour the boiling water into the teapot or the cup with the infuser. As I do, I ask the herbs to do their work and say these words with loving conviction. For example, with a mint tea I would say something like, “Mint, clear away my blocks to prosperity and protect my money.”

  • I hold my hands in the steam over the cup or teapot and focus my intention on my spell. I then let the herbs steep for a magical number of minutes: 3, 5, 7, 9, 13 or 21 (for green teas, the recommended steeping time is 1-2 minutes; for black teas, 3 minutes; for herbal tisanes, you can choose any number of minutes).

  • Finally, I pour the tea or tisane into my cup or pull the infuser out of my cup. As I let the infusion cool a little, I often talk to the herbs, having a little “conversation,” telling the story of what the brew will do for me. For example, I might say something like, “Mint, when you work for me, you will help me to find the money to pay for my bills and have some extra money for fun. You will help open my flow of prosperity and bring good opportunities to me so that I can be more abundant. You’ll protect what I have so that I don’t lose money to broken equipment or unexpected expenses.” I will let this monologue go on for several minutes, telling the herb all the ways that it will help me.

  • By the time I’ve finished the conversation, the tea/tisane will have cooled to the point that I can drink it. It has been imbued with all the words of intention, all the thoughts and all my will. This is truly a magic potion.

  • At this point, the infusion is ready. I close my eyes and, sip by sip, I drink it all in and feel the power of the magic permeating my body.

There Are Many Magical Herbs That Can Be Made into Teas and Tisanes

While most people are familiar with mint tea or chamomile tea (and both of these are powerfully magical herbs) there are so many more herbs that can be made into magical potions!

Just a warning, some of them taste amazing and some of them… not so much. You can always add a sweetener (and honey itself has its own magical qualities) but don’t be afraid of drinking something a little bitter. After all, a truly magical potion might require you to have courage!

While these herbs are safe for most people, it’s common sense that if you are pregnant or have a medical condition to consult with a medical practitioner and do your research before ingesting anything. If you are looking for a place to purchase these herbs or would like some detailed information in how to use them magically, click on the name of the herb and it will take you directly to the specific herb in our store.

Agrimony – for protection and spiritual cleansing

Alfalfa – to bring in greater prosperity

Angelica Root – For protection and to communicate with higher entities

Anise Seed – To open up psychic ability and remove jinxes

Basil – for happiness and peace – also used by witches for flying

Bay Laurel – for victory in competitive situations

Bergamot (Earl Grey tea) – for empowerment and courage

Borage – for happiness and courage

Burdock Root – for uncrossing and protection

Cacao Bean – for happiness and joie de vivre

Calendula – for financial luck and court case success

Cardamom – to draw a new lover

Catnip – to draw a lover closer

Celery Seed – for psychic awareness and lust spells

Chamomile – for gambling luck and money drawing

Chrysanthemum – for spiritual protection

Cinnamon – to heat up luck in money or love

Clove  – for stopping gossip and creating friendships

Coriander – for faithful love

Cornflower – for peace and tranquility

Cubeb Berries – to attract a new love

Damiana – for sensuality and passion

Dandelion Root – For opening up intuition and psychic awareness

Dill Seed – for luck in love and successful court cases

Elderflower – for uncrossing, protection and healing

Eucalyptus – spiritual cleansing, healing and protection

Ginger – for fiery protection or heating up love or money luck

Hibiscus – for lust and passion

Hyssop – for spiritual purification and healing

Jasmine – for spiritual love and dream work

Job’s Tears – for wishing, luck and healing

Juniper Berries – for new love and better sex

Lavender – for luck in love and tranquility

Lemongrass – to remove negativity and bring in good luck

Lemon Verbena – to clear negativity and create an aura of glamor

Licorice – for power and control over others

Life Everlasting – for contacting the spirit world and healing

Lovage Root – for luck in love and sex

Marjoram – for committed love and a peaceful home

Master of the Woods – for power, respect and mastery

Mint (Spearmint or Peppermint) – for spiritual purification and to protect prosperity

Mugwort – for psychic awareness and safe travel

Nutmeg – for prosperity and gambling luck

Patchouli – for prosperity, sensual love and spiritual cleansing

Periwinkle – for happy and harmonious love

Red Clover – for happily committed love

Rosemary – for peacefulness, beauty and feminine power

Rose Petals – for love, romance and passion

Sarsaparilla – for healing, prosperity and sexual love

Sassafras – for prosperity and abundance

Solomon’s Seal Root – for wisdom and success

Spikenard – for committed love

Sunflower Petals – for fame and success

Wintergreen – for good money luck and improving sexual matters

Wormwood – for otherworldly contacts and protection when traveling

Yarrow – for courage and for a happy marriage

Yellow Dock – for wealth and a prosperous business

Advanced Tea and Tisane Spells

The beautiful thing about teas and tisanes are that they can be easily blended.

When you are just starting out making these magical potions, you may just want to focus on one herb for your brew, but as you get more experienced, you may want to blend herbs for combined intentions.

When you brew a blend of more than one herb, speak to each of the herbs that you are working with individually and ask them to do their special work.

You may choose any number of herbs to blend but, if you like, you might choose a magical number of herbs: 3, 5, 7 or 9

These are just a few examples of blends that work well together but let your intuition and creativity guide you.

BasilCacao Beans and Clove – for happy new friendships

SarasaparillaHyssop and Eucalyptus – for profound spiritual healing

SpikenardYarrow and Rose Petals – for a romantic and committed love

ChamomileSassafras and Alfalfa – for powerful prosperity and good money luck

This list of herbs is by no means exhaustive and really only scratches the surface of the magic of using teas as magical potions.

Ready to start your tea potion magic? Check out the complete selection of Parlour of Wonders herbs.

This article was written by Madame Pamita and has also been published on YourTango and Medium.

A Magic Potion to Make Your Party the Best EVER!

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Serve Up a Little Magic and Make Your Home Happy for the Holidays

It’s the time of year that friends and family get together for the holidays. While we all dream of those idyllic scenes where everyone gets together in joy and happiness, the reality is that most gatherings (especially when it comes to family) could use a little help to get to that place. I’m going to give you a spell that you can do with simple ingredients to make things magically harmonious when everybody gets together.

Christmas Magic in London

A little backstory on this. In 2013, I was lucky enough to take a trip to England in November with my friend Alyssa. Before I went, I remember wondering if I would be seeing any Christmassy things around London in November (and yes, I hear my British readers laughing right now). From around Guy Fawkes day (November 5th) until the end of the year, London is an insane winter wonderland!! They decorate EVERYTHING for the holidays, they do it to the hilt and it’s gorgeous!

Winter Market Magic

While I was there, there was a Winter Market being held in near Southbank Centre. For our American friends who don’t know, a Winter Market is dozens of stalls with a winter theme selling all sorts of gifts (hats, carved wooden toys, art objects), delicious smelling foods (sausages grilling, candy stalls overflowing with sweets, pastries), and drinks of all kinds (cold, hot, sweet, alcoholic and non).

My friend and I got to eat chestnuts hot off the coals which was like being in a happy version of a Charles Dickens novel for these California girls! We also had our first taste of mulled wine – warm, sweet and spicy – imagine a spiced sangria that was heated and you can kind of get the picture. I can tell you first hand that on a cold November evening, it was absolutely heaven!

Holiday Magic Potion

What these mulled wine merchants probably haven’t realized is that mulled wine can be turned into a magic potion – not only for those who drink it, but for those who just breathe in the intoxicating aroma.

You can make some magic-imbued mulled wine for your holiday gatherings and for kids, or those who don’t imbibe, mulled cider makes an excellent substitute. Just eliminate the wine and double up on the apple cider.

Mulled Wine Spell

4 cups apple cider (for companionable feelings)

1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon (because wine is yummy and adds to the conviviality)

1/4 cup honey (to sweeten the feelings of those gathered)

2 cinnamon sticks (to inspire more fun)

1 orange, zested and juiced (to remind everyone of their family connections)

4 whole cloves (for preventing negative gossip)

3 star anise (for good luck)

2 allspice berries (for rapport between the guests)

As you add each ingredient to the pot, ask for it to help in making your gatherings convivial, harmonious and peaceful. You can ask each herb to do what it does best (for example, ask the cinnamon to inspire more fun). Simmer the ingredients for 13 minutes (such a magical number!) and then ladle them into cups for your guests.

As you serve each cup, wish each guest something special (for example, “May you have a year full of love”) or, if you have a gathering of like-minded people, you can ask each guest to make their own wish on their cup of mulled wine or cider. Either way, as they drink it, they will take in all of the good wishes that have been added to the magic potion. For those who don’t have a cup, the smell of these mulled beverages alone, as they permeate the house, will make for warm and friendly feelings.

Do you need magic herbs for your spells? Check out the selection in the Parlour of Wonders Herb Shop.

This article was written by Madame Pamita and was published on YourTango and Medium.

3 Ways To Make Magic Love Potions From Ingredients In Your Kitchen

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Attract Love Into Your Life With Some Fun and Delicious Magic!

Finding love is a magical experience, but sometimes, no matter how hard you try to find your soulmate, you might still need a little nudge of magic to push you both in the right direction.

Witches have long used herbs and other simple ingredients in love spells, and even if you aren’t a witch, you can still craft a simple love potion with a few key ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

Keep Your Witchcraft Simple

Witchcraft spells can seem a little intimidating if you’ve never done them before, but there are ways to keep it simple and easy so that you can craft your love potion with just a little bit of magic and willpower.

In the old days, witches were just herbalists who used the plants around them to make magic. I’ve used herbs in my magic for years, and you can do this, too!

You Can Use Ingredients From Your Kitchen

Believe it or not, you don’t have to go to an occult shop for witchcraft supplies or pick rare herbs at midnight under a full moon (although those are both fun and very magical things to do). There are ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen that you can turn into an authentic love potion right now.

Just like a cup of herbal tea, you can steep herbs and roots to make a delightful drink. The difference between a regular cup of tea and potion, however, is the intention that you put into it.

Three Easy Steps To Make a Kitchen Love Spell

Here are three easy steps even non-witches can use to turn ordinary kitchen ingredients into a potent love spell to help attract your soulmate:

Choose Simple Herbs to Put Into Your Love Spell

There are a couple of special herbs that you can turn into a love potion, and you might be able to find in your kitchen right now. All of these herbs are safe for most people to drink and should not cause any complications (unless you have a specific allergy to any of these).

Cinnamon

This is a powerful herb for “heating up” love and luck. Add a whole cinnamon stick to a regular tea, or use it alone to create a potion for a fiery and passionate romance, great chemistry, and luck in love.

Cardamom

Cardamom is an ingredient in most chai recipes. If you have a chai at home, check to see if it has cardamom, or use cardamom alone to make a potion that will make you irresistible to potential lovers.

Ginger

Fresh or dried ginger root makes a delicious potion and brings spice to a relationship. Ginger is also a powerful herb for protection, so it’s a great choice if you want to protect your love and keep it safe from breakups or other people coming after your lover.

Craft Your Love Spell/Love Potion With Good Intention

  • Start with spring — not purified — water. You don’t have to have a spring in your backyard; spring water can be purchased in bottles and used for the spell.

  • Put your herbs in a teapot or infuser. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, focus on the idea or the “intention” behind your spell.

  • Once your water boils, pour it over the herbs (or pre-bought tea) you chose.

  • (You can drink the tea yourself and attract love into your life. If you’re trying to get a particular person to fall for you, serve the tea to them — hot or iced.)

  • As you do this, say the words of your intention, such as, “I attract the perfect love,” or if you’re planning on serving the tea to a potential lover, “(Name of person) is totally enchanted by me.”

  • While the herbs are steeping, hold your hands over the cup and think about the outcome you’d like for your spell. Lasting love? Fiery passion? Put your will and intention and all the positivity you can into the love spell. Your focus adds extra power to your spell.

  • Visualize your best outcome and how you’d like things to be, not your problems or how things are now.

  • If you want to amp up the sweetness factor of the love you are working toward, try adding honey or some other sweetener to your love potion.

  • Finally, pour the tea into your cup and drink the love potion or serve it to your potential lover.

  • While you drink your tea, close your eyes and feel the power of your spell as it permeates your body.

Visualize the Outcome as You Drink Your Tea

The moment when you drink your tea — or your potential lover does — take some time to visualize the love spell moving throughout your body or theirs.

What you drink or eat ultimately becomes part of you, so the positive intentions that you put into your spell are going to be completely integrated into the physical experience of drinking and enjoying the tea.

Get Creative With Your Magic Potion

You can use these herbs by themselves, alongside other herbs or teas, or blend them together for a truly delicious and powerful potion.

If you want to attract a love into your life, these simple steps to create a love spell or potion will serve you well, whether you have experience with witchcraft or not. Craft these spells with love and good intention, making sure to harm none!

This article was written by Madame Pamita and was published on YourTango and Medium.

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