Witches since ancient times allied with Nature and followed her ways to bring harmony and happiness in their lives. One of the main aspects that Witches were adept was the preparation of magical concoctions to enhance their looks and feel confident in their own skin.

Nature is an amazing repository of magical supplies and is eager to share her wisdom with all her children. We are going to see 7 magical recipes that can help you bring out your inner beauty, using natural sources and enhanced with a bit of magic. Let’s explore 4 facial toners and 3 hair washes that can help you bring out your outstanding radiance that will capture all eyes.

Most of these recipes can be fully completed within 30 minutes. I have also added some magical tips on how you can infuse the preparation process with magic.Facial Toners: Rose Water Rose water is an excellent toner for the face suitable for all skin types. It will help your skin revitalise and look healthy giving a beautiful glow to the skin. Recipe: 3 cups of rose water 5 cups of distilled water 4-5 drops of essential oil of rose (for more fragrance) Put the Petals in a Pot and put the Lid in the Fridge for 30 minutes. Boil the Distilled Water and once ready pour the Boiled Water on the Rose petals. Cover the Bowl with the lid. We need the steam as it is enriched with the essential oil of the Rose petals. The cold lid will liquify the steams instantly and it will return to the water and fill it with the Rich aroma. You will notice that the color of the petals is fading. Keep it there for 2 hours. Strain the Water and squeeze the Rose petals. Add the drops of the Essential oil of Roses for extra aroma and store it when cool in a spraying bottle. While storing keep the rose water refrigerated, this is a good to ensure a better shelf life without adding alcohol to the mix for preservation which can affect more sensitive skin types. Magical Tips:  Gather/buy the flowers and prepare the mix on a Friday closer to the Full Moon. Honour Aphrodite/Venus and ask her to bless the mix.   Add a rose quartz in the mix before you place the boiled water with the rose petals. Let it sit there during the preparation process while reciting spells/incantations to help you bring your inner beauty out to this world. Read more on the Magic of Rosewater here: http://www.magicalrecipesonline.com/2012/05/ancient-formula-recipe-how-to-make.html

Sea Water Natural seawater can bring its magic to your body even during the winter months when you are away from the sea. The Salt and Iodine of the Sea Water will share their benefits with you leaving you with a firmer skin. 

Recipe: Simply collect Sea Water in a spraying bottle and add a few drops of essential oil of your preference for fragrance. Store in the fridge for better shelf life.

Personally, I prefer using a few drops of good quality frankincense essential oil mixed with a little bit of almond oil.

Magical Tips:

  • Instead of simply collecting Sea Water why don”t you enhance its powers with a magical recipe? Collect the Forty Waves sea water as can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tMWEhzChGQ Adjust the classical spell verses to your needs by adding “and any insecurity” when the waves scatter, and in the same manner add “true beauty” when you are collecting the water. This will give an additional purpose to your Forty Waves recipe and you can enjoy its magical benefits every day.
  • To have a crystal clean face, add a clear quartz in the bottle while asking the crystal to bring its magical benefits in your life for a crystal clean face. You can read more on the properties of the crystal here: http://www.magicalrecipesonline.com/2015/12/crystal-magic-quartz-master-crystal.html

Rosemary Dew Rosemary has been a herb that was greatly respected by Witches for its reputation to bring beauty and youth to the skin. This facial toner will rejuvenate your skin and make it look smoother and firmer. 

Recipe:

4 cups of distilled water  5 sprigs of fresh rosemary  4 tablespoons of  apple cider vinegar

Bring the water to a boil. Add the rosemary and lower the heat. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then close the heat and let it cool. Strain the water and add the vinegar. Optionally add a few drops of essential oil of rosemary mixed with almond oil in the mixture. Place the liquid in a spray bottle.

Magical Tips: *Make the preparation, a real ritual. Light a White Candle and invoke Aphrodite/Venus or the aspect of the Goddess/Divine that inspires you.

*Request the mix to be blessed with beauty and radiance. Create an alliance with the Plant Spirit of Rosemary.

*Find a Rosemary bush and ask for the Plant Spirit to assist you and to bring longevity and beauty in your life. Cut a sprig of fresh rosemary from the bush. Add the sprig in the spray bottle after you have prepared the mix. The Plant Spirit will infuse the mix and keep its promise. Remember to leave back an offering. Read more about the magical properties of Rosemary here: http://www.magicalrecipesonline.com/2012/09/herb-analysis-rosemary-dew-of-sea.html

Witch hazel and Geranium A magical beauty recipe that can help cool off your skin and aid with eye bags. Witch hazel is a potent ingredient to all mixtures and significantly aids the skin and any inflammations. Add the rejuvenating properties of geranium and you will have an absolute little miracle in a bottle.

Recipe: 1-2 cups of dried witch hazel leaves 3-4 cups of distilled water few drops of geranium oil mixed with a tablespoon of sweet almond oil

Boil the water and add the witch hazel leaves. Reduce the heat and let it sit for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the leaves sit until cool. Strain the leaves and place the liquid in a spray bottle. Add the mix of oils and give it a good shake. It is ready!  

Magical Tips:

  • Witch Hazel has been very popular for its use to charm and enchant, among its other uses of protection, banishment and healing. To carry the blessings of the Witch Hazel with you buy a small charm or create one and use the above mixture to create an aura of enchantment. Carry the charm with you along with the blessing of the Witch Hazel for a seductive and charming energy.

Hair Washes: 

The Easiest form of hair washes are herbal mixtures that you have prepared before you bathe/shower. It is best advised to use them at the end as a wash after you have shampooed and used a conditioner or a hair mask and let your hair dry naturally. However, I can assure you that blowdrying and straightening your hair won”t destroy their properties.

Nettle hair wash Stinging nettles can be a pain to anyone who cross their path however they have amazing properties for the hair. This was will leave your hair with a natural shine that only few can resist. Repeat use for maximum benefits.

Recipe: 2 cups of dried nettle 3 cups of fresh water

Boil the water and add the nettle. Lower the heat and swirl the mix for 10 minutes. Let the mix cool and strain the water. You can optionally add an essential oil of your choice. Add to a bottle for storage and use it as a hair wash.

Magical Tips:

*Faeries have always been creatures that fascinated humans and there are many tales for their extraordinary beauty. Most of the time they appear as young ladies with fair hair. Petition their help when you are making this mix for a faery aura.  

Blackberry leaf hair wash Blackberries are packed with antioxidants and are a great ally for the hair. This rinse is great to deepen the darker colour of your hair in a subtle way and bring out any lighter shades. 

Recipe: 1 1/2 cups of dried blackberry leaves 4 cups of water 4 fresh blackberries (optional)

Bring the water to a boil and add the blackberry leaves with the fresh blackberries for a darker natural colour. Lower the heat and swirl, remove the mix and let it cool and then strain the liquid in a bottle.  Rinse your hair as a final step before you get out of the shower.

Magical Tips:

*The saucepan or boiling pot can act as a perfect witch”s cauldron for modern witches. While boiling infusions as above why don”t you recite a spell that expresses your need and use your visualisation powers to attract what you really want to achieve?

Apple vinegar hair wash  Our Final mix is that of the magnificent apple vinegar hair wash which is a fantastic mix for the hair that will leave them with a very clean and shiny look. 

Recipe: 2 tablespoons of apple vinegar 1 cup of water

Mix the vinegar with the water and use it as a wash on your hair before you step out from the shower. You can experiment with the amount of vinegar you want to use until you find what works best for you. Optionally, you can add essential oil drops of your choice to make it more fragrant. Lavender really works well.

Please remember to test for any allergies when using natural products. It is always advised to use a small portion of the liquid beforehand to see how your skin reacts before application. In addition, while the use of essential oils is optional in most recipes make sure you do not overdo it and you have tested for reactions as well. Please also use common sense and remember to cool the mixes before you apply them on yourself.

It is important to find the mix that works best for you and remember to always add magic in even the simplest tasks as this will assist on living your magic and applying to your everyday life which can have amazing benefits.

Enjoy, Love, Play! Live the Witches Way!!