When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade Cup Spells!

Lemons are often used for their cutting and clear qualities. In woo and outside of woo, they are mama nature’s answer to clean and fresh. Part of the fun of making lemonade is the wonderful scent that permeates the room as you work, seeming to lift the energy of your space the longer you squeeze. I like to breathe deeply in these moments, allowing myself to clear as well. It becomes easy to understand why they are ancient moon magic used to cleanse, protect, and invigorate.

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As I worked through the lemons, my eyes were continuously drawn to the drained lemon halves. Even after I finished, I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away. There was more work to be done.

So! Do as Muva Yonce said and go make lemonade, then follow along as called to with these simple kitchen spells.

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a moment to inhale

I’m trying to move out of a funk, so I’m doing a quick simmer pot spell to clear out murky energy from my space. I added lemon, sage, rosemary, seasalt, lavender, star anise, and cinnamon.

As usual, let it simmer as long as you need to, adding water as necessary. Switch out herbs as you feel called to, add crystals and other woo as you need to.

As you add to your pot, speak your intentions.

Let it permeate your space and meditate on your intentions.

boil boil, cauldron bubble; the sweetmix

Though nothing as sinister as Shakespeare’s witches. Only goodness and light and protection in my hot little simmer pot.

I let this simmer as I did a serious sage and palo cleansing of my space. As the smoke cleared- first the sage, then the palo, then the sandalwood and rose incense- only the simmer pot’s sweet citrus fresh remained.

My place feels amazing.

What’s in my pot?
– Sage, lemon, seasalt, and rosemary for cleansing and protection
– Oranges, jasmine, and roses to bring in sweet sweet energy

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Bonus tip: pour down your drains in your kitchen and bathroom sinks and tubs

Bonus bonus tip: be sure to replace any energy you clear out (clear out the bad, bring in the good)

Clean & Cleanse: Simmer Pots!

A wonderful idea I got from Hearth Witchcraft.

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A simmer pot!

Pick your herbs, salts, and whatever you’d like to add. Grab a pot, add water, add your special brew. Let it simmer on low to medium heat, as you like, and make sure it never runs out of water for as long as you work the pot. Remember to work with intention!

I love how my place feels as the pot works its magic, and it smells amaaazing!

My brew for clearing and bringing in sweetness:

  • Lemon
  • Lemonbalm
  • Rose petals
  • Rosemary

Bonus tip: if you use the right ingredients, you can also drink the tea!

Bonus bonus tip: add a non-soluble crystal (quartz family should do well enough on low heat) for added zing!

Enjoy!

Rosemary Lemon Tea

Rosemary tea is the first herbal tea I’ve ever made myself. I went into it with a bit of trepidation about the taste though I was fully confident about its benefits, so I worked past that (now I know was silly) fear.

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