I come from the school of "use what you have to make magic everyday," so I feel like this Everyday Magic Series is the best way for me to start this blogging journey.
So let's set the mood.
*cues Stevie Wonder's Life of Plants*
Our plant allies offer powerful support in our spiritual journey. But *ACCESSIBLE* plant allies?
Ooh.. right there.. that's the spot!
I love accessible plant allies. Whipping up a quick herbal bath or infused tea using the herbs and plants I can find in a garden or in my neighborhood Publix is my favorite type of witchery.
Let's start with one of favorite herbs.
I just like the way it sounds.
I could name a child that.
Basil is a sweet, tender herb and a powerful plant ally that offers spiritual, emotional, and physical support. And because you can grow it easily on your windowsill or pick up some from your neighborhood market, it's a favorite Everyday Magic ingredient.
You telling me I can whip up an herbal bath, a relaxing tea, and a pesto with the same herb?!
Yes. Yes, I am.
Two bunches please.
Coming right up!
Using Sweet Basil in Magic and Medicine:
- Relieves bug bites
- Nervous system - Mildly sedative, helpful in treating fatigue, anxiety, depression
- Digestive system - relieving nausea, easing gas and stomach cramps
- Attracting money, luck and love
Safety factor: No known side effects <3
Sweet Basil Spells & Recipes:
Basil Protection Bath Recipe:
2 parts basil
1 part marjoram
Frankincense or lavender essential oil (another essential oil of choice)
Steep basil and marjoram in hot water and strain
Pour tea into bath with frankincense oil
Soak for 20 minutes
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Stress Relieving Basil Tea Recipe:
Mix herbs well
Combine 1 to 2 teaspoons of the herb blend per cup of boiling water
Pour the boiling water over the herbs
Let tea infuse for 10 to 15 minutes
Strain and enjoy