All truly powerful spells are made
more powerful by the ingredients that are used for the spell-casting.
Please note that these ingredients are NOT for consumption but for use
during the spell casting ceremony only!
There is no
definite way of doing this and, most witches will use what comes to hand
or what they feel intuitively is right for the job in hand. flowers of
course play a large part in ingredients for spells as all flowers have
their own sympathies and connections to our emotions and things that we
wish to bring into our life (or ban from our life)
few obvious ones.....
are, and always have been connected with love, Rose represents the heart
center and an open and fully blown rose in the appropriate colour (dark
pink or blood red) can be used to represent the heart in matters of the
heart and love spells. You don't need the whole Rose, a few
central petals will do just as well.
Rosemarie the herb connects with remembrance, and so if you were
trying through a love spell to reconnect someone to their loved one it
would be also a useful ingredient
to have within spell.
is a bitter herb! and would only be used where you were trying to break
off contact with someone who was hassling you or stalking you or
alternatively to split up from someone who would not take no for an
is a good ingredient where there are health or anger issues arising from
Bay Leaves add strength to any spell, especially those where extra
'power' is needed.
is a climbing plant, and useful for career work someone who is trying to
get on or get to the top of their profession. Ivy has been used
for this in the past, but I find it to be too heavy and too clingy for
it is what I would call a fixer, it fixes the time and the longevity
of whatever it is you're trying to accomplish in the spell, so if you're
trying to cast a spell to make someone commit to you, then thyme is a
Clover (or any of the trefoils) is good for bringing
families together and reconciliation's. For protection from psychic
forces I would use the leaves or bark (discarded!) of either the
Elder tree or Mountain Ash (Rowan) but you must be
careful to 'thank the tree' before taking!
All of the
Currants (including a flowering currant), are excellent herbs to
use in a spell for fertility or to ease birth and labour pains.
orange ( Philadelphus) is excellent so for putting an end to
something or bringing things to a conclusion that is happy and
leaves are strengthening and encouraging ...particularly good for
bringing two people together who are in an emotional dispute.
empowerment, generally speaking I would use either lilac or
viburnum... or even may blossom.
Bluebell leaves or flowers are good in spring for renewal of
are many more flowers and herbs and trees with similar uses such as,
oak leaves for longevity and stability. Willow leaves and flowers
to help cure emotional issues and to strengthen the heart. Rowan
leaves to keep a way disagreements and disagreeable people and cherry
leaves and stones for inner beauty and to prevent ageing!
and personal magical ingredients...
strength and protection wolfs hair (has to be fairly fresh from a
can use hair from a particularly strong dog but this is not half as
effective as wolfs hair... you could also in an emergency use wolfsbane
ability to see through difficult situations, and to deal with
who is very cunning I would use cat's whiskers or cats nail castings
( they do not need to be fresh and of course only use them when the cat
has discarded them, in my household this means not hovering the carpets
until I have checked to see if any of my cats have left little 'whiskery
gifts' for me on the floor!)
protection and stability, old iron nails or iron filings.
nail clippings from the person to be protected (must be freshly cut)
note here! Please be careful who you give hair or nail clippings
to, as they can also be used for power over another.
From the sea & sky....
and stones from a fast running river or sea estuary for clarity of
thought and emotional stability. White smooth sea-washed stones
for Empowerment. Sea washed glass fragments for emotional
for energy and cleansing...
If you find
a sea washed stone with a hole in the centre, this is a real
treasure and will help your 'divinations, often called a 'witches
washed drift wood wands are very useful in 'Love' spells and should
be stored outside where they benefit from the elements!
purses are very useful in birth or fertility spells. Dried
seaweed for health related spell work.
seeds are also useful...Mustard
seeds for money spells...cloves for emotional warmth...nutmeg
for second sight...apple for health...tomato for love.
.all these 'gifts of
nature' can be added to our spells and bring their own unique elements!
You should also use a good pinch of 'Intuition'! that is all your
own!....and there are many many more possibilities...but a
witches secrets can not be told...unless she is passing them on to her
student....and then not all of them! you must discover your own!
Now you can
see how it is perfectly possible to create your own spell with
ingredients that you have either created or found.... add to this
a beautiful candle, and a little rhyme that you have
with love, focus and intention and for the good of all...
and you have your spell!
Blessings! and Happy Spell Making!