Beauty and magic are a harmonious match, they flow together eternally. Since its officially the start of November, it’s time to practice the art of self-care. With Halloween and Samhain out of the way, witches shouldn’t neglect their skincare and beauty routine. Especially during the cold and dry winter.
Your beauty and wellness routine should be a daily ritual. With the right potions, lotions and application methods, you can concoct a powerful DIY regimen for beautiful skin. We are here to break down the best wellness tricks hidden up our sleeves to make your skin look immortal.
1. Vanish Pores
Pores are THE enemy.
If you’ve struggled to keep your skin free from blackheads and oils, all it takes is Witch Hazel. Adding it into your routine will help clarify and detoxify the skin from all impurities. Add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil into a bottle of Witch hazel can also help protect and restore your skin, you’ll easily find these around your pantry.
Add to that this a sparkle of the toner infused with essential oils and organic herbs will balance and tighten pores to maintain skin’s clarity. Spritz Bewitched Face Toner on your skin to unclog pores to essentially reduce acne and prevent breakouts from happening.
2. Strong Strands
In our polluted world, where our hair suffers from damage, bring your hair back to life with a magical potion for tresses like Rapunzel.
If you’re hunting for the perfect product to protect your hair, an egg hair mask will keep your locks healthy and beautiful.
Yes! The best hair DIY trick is in the price of an egg (and a few drops of castor oil)
For an easy hair growth mask, mix 1 tsb of castor oil into a beaten egg. Apply it onto your scalp and ends and leave it on for 30 minutes for luscious locks.
Pay attention to your store-bought hair products ingredients which are stripping our hair of all the natural oils and proteins, instead, switch to the Witch I Love Your Hair Magic Mist to deeply nourish and grow your long healthy witchy hair!
Another way to save your lips is by using a vitamin-rich Honey Rose Lip Balm that contains geranium rose pure essential oil to provide an elegant aroma to soothe the senses!
4. Feel Good, Smell Good
There’s nothing more exhilarating than smooth and sumptuous soft skin. Raw shea butter or cocoa butter provide a silky blend of textures to hydrate the skin from winter dryness and rough calluses. Add a couple of lavender oil drops and massage all over your body before bedtime to unwind.
If you don't like the oily texture try to sooth the rough skin patches on your body with the Winter Witch Vegan Body Lotion with its blend of a sexy patchouli, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, vanilla, musk and rose.
5. Feed Your Skin
You can be a vegan and eat a healthy diet, but what we put on our skin is integral to our overall health and wellness. Decongesting your skin with a homemade organic face mask only requires 2 green ingredients… avocado and cucumber. Blend half an avocado with 1/4 cucumber and apply on the skin for 20 minutes. Both ingredients work to balance your skin to reduce acne and blackheads. It's super refreshing and it'll keep you cool as a cucumber...
Another easy mask to draw out impurities from the skin is the Moon Goddess Face Mask with its activated charcoal, bentonite clay and fuller's earth clay. The result? Your skin is rejuvenated and glows from within for days!
6. Luxurious Bath
When it comes to reinvigorating and nourishing your body, a soothing bath using organic natural ingredients will calm your senses. Making your own homemade coconut oil soap provides lots of conditioning without harsh chemicals. To create your soap at home, melt coconut oil with water and glycerin to make soap paste. Dead skin will be gone for good, keep in mind that a homemade soap needs to cure for 4-6 weeks.
Alternatively, using an Artisan Soap will intoxicate your senses to bring your skin back to life! Cleansing with clove, cinnamon, and orange essential oils treats your skin to an uplifting bath that will help your skin heal from toxins.
These are just a few ways to physically and emotionally heal from stressors and toxins to bring your senses back to a healthy state. Your skin and mood will be nurtured and protected.
Cover image: @Larm Rmah
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We are currently in a very unusual time in our society with the COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertainty and lack of control can cause anxiety. Now is a perfect time to cast a protection spell to shield yourself against negativity. Protection spells can be cast for yourself, someone else, a pet or even a physical structure like your home or office.
The pandemic began a few months back and our world is continuing to adjust our daily living. Wicca has become more popular recently with healing and protections spells requests increasing daily. When a client requests a spell-like this, we need to differentiate between the two.
Healing spells are used for someone that is sick either physically or emotionally. Healing spells can be done with someone that has an upcoming surgery, disease or to improve mental health such as depression. During COVID, we would use a healing spell if an individual has the virus. You can cast a spell on yourself or someone else to heal. When doing a healing spell for someone else, if they are not close to you, you can use a photo or article of theirs to cast the spell.
What’s not to love about the summer? The days are getting longer, little lambs frolic in the fields, the summertime blooms are taking over pastures and cities alike. Well, for witchy folk, pagans, Wiccans and those following Gaelic/Celtic traditions, there’s another, even better aspect of the celebration of the commencement of the Summer season – the fire festival of Beltane.
Much of the traditional pastimes associated with Beltane come from the pastoral traditions of the Gaelic herdsmen and farmers, who marked the beginning of the warmer months by casting protection over their animals and crops. For spiritual folk, we still celebrate Beltane with protection, growth and prosperity in mind. As well as that, however, there is a definite, shall we say, romantic element to this Sabbat. Mythically, this is the time when the God has reached sexual maturity, and can now court the Goddess.
We are in the midst of an historic event. Essentially, we are all, as a global society, experiencing the same traumatic event. Of course, there are different levels to which we experience this trauma, depending on our location, our wealth status, our access to facilities and treatment and so on, but for absolutely everyone who is feeling anxious, depressed and stressed during this global pandemic, I want you to hear this: you are not alone.
A study conducted in late March found that 22% of all UK adults were feeling anxiety surround the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of us, worldwide, are in some form of lockdown, shelter-in-place or isolation, and we know that this can negatively impact mental health, even for those who do not usually suffer from anxiety or depression. On top of this, we have financial and economical strain, we are separated from our family and friends, and lack certainty about what is yet to come. So, as spiritual and witchy folk, how can we combat this mental strain and take the best possible care of ourselves? Well, we have a leg-up: we have magic.