5 Herbs to Include on Your Altar
12 months ago
Herbalism has been traditionally used for centuries to help ease the mind, body, and soul. Aside from ailments, you can incorporate herbs into your practice and onto altars to channel their magical and spiritual properties. Continue reading to learn about a few of our favorite herbs and how you can add them to your practice and embrace all that they can call into your life.
Aside from being an ally in the kitchen, rosemary is a versatile herb that every witch or magic practitioner should keep on hand. Rosemary is a great protective herb and can be placed on your altar or dried and used to cleanse your sacred spaces. You can also hang this herb over your door to continue to help keep negative energy away or place it directly on your door alone or as a part of a wreath with the same intentions.
Another protective herb that you may find in your kitchen cabinet, clove can be kept on your altar to reinforce the protective properties of your home and even to honor deities who may connect with its properties. Adding clove to a simmer pot can fill your home with its fragrant aroma and is another great way to connect with its protective and grounding properties.
The champion of calming and soothing herbs, keeping dried or fresh lavender on your altar is a beautiful addition and a great way to add a natural element to whatever altars you keep in your home. Lavender can also help to connect you to your intuition and can be an aid as you meditate, practice yoga, and move with mindfulness throughout your home. Embrace relaxation and pair dried lavender with rosemary to create a cleansing bundle for protection and peace.
If you practice money magic and manifestation, then you may already know that cinnamon is a fantastic herb to keep on hand to help bring abundance into your life. In addition to its ability to help call in luck and prosperity, cinnamon can also be used to help protect your home and to increase the energetic vibration.
The herb of self-love, this notorious flower is not only a beautiful addition to keep on your altar, but also a useful magical tool to keep on hand. Place fresh or dried roses on your altar to bring in feelings of kindness and compassion. To get the most out of your roses, you can create energetic essences or steep the rose petals to create rosewater and spray your home and aura. Rose tea made from organic rose petals is a great source of antioxidants and an excellent way to add to your self-care practice.
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