Making Real-Life Potions is a part of the Craft that can you help cope with anxiety, stress, or bad days in general. Brewing Witch potions and charging them with your intent is a unique experience and a Magical act. Aleister Crowley famously said: “every intentional act is a magical act”.
Real Life Potion Recipes
Herbal potions and teas have lots of benefits, both physical and mental. They can help you improve your mood, sleep or study. And if you accompany them with a small ritual — adding awareness and intent — the experience will be even more powerful! ☕
Many of these recipes come with a printable page that you can add to your Book of Shadows!
Quick and Easy Wake Up Potion
- Heat a cup of water and add some Pu erh tea to your cup.
- While you wait for the tea to steep, light an orange candle on your altar or table.
- Say: “I am healthy and grateful for this day.”
- Meditate as you drink your tea or follow this Energy Boost Guided Meditation.
Drinkable Witch Potions for Beginners
Honey and ginger tea is an easy, delicious, and all-natural way to promote good health. Its many health benefits include anti-inflammatory effects and reducing muscle pain.
Sleep / Calming Potion
Lavender can be used in a relaxing bath or a calming potion. 1 hour before bed, turn off your cell phone and drink a cup of this tea. Here’s a useful Magic Meditation.
Easy Tea Blessing
Here’s a Wiccan blessing prayer by Scott Cunningham to magically charge your drink, in the morning or evening. You can also use it for a tea offering.
Aleister Crowley’s Coffee Consecration
This ceremonial magician held in high esteem the power of invocations as a tool for artistic endeavors or daily rites.
Florida Water Recipe
Florida Water has many uses – it can be used to cleanse yourself, your home, your tools and crystals. It can be added to bath water, used to anoint candles and as a spell ingredient.
Divinations and any ritual practice in which you need to strengthen your spiritual powers will see benefits. Just place a cup of Moon Water on your altar during your practice.
Alcohol + Intent = Potion!
You can mix herbs, syrups, and alcohols to make a delicious beverage. The intent behind it is what counts!
Wiccan Love Potions
These are White Magic Love Potions. In other words, they won’t force anybody to fall in love with you, but rather invite peace, well-being, harmony and self-love into your life. 💕 Learn more about Wiccan values here.
Traditionally, Hibiscus was used to incite feelings of love or sexual desire, and to promote harmony and wellness. Drink it as you watch this video as a self-love ritual.
Easy Love Bath
An easy spritual bath to attract love with candles and herbal essences. It uses Sugar to sweeten, Lavender to heal, and a white rose for love.
Find more Bath Recipes 🛀
Love Oil Recipe
This oil will be effective in attracting love, self-love, or to rekindle an old flame. Use it to anoint candles, add it to bath water, amulets or charms!
Quick, Easy Rose Oil
A wonderful Love anointing oil by SilverBear. Rose oil is gentle and rejuvenating. Use it to bless your candles, in bath water, skin and hair!
Perfect for a couple’s reconciliation, to regain a friendship, or just to enhance the bond between any two people. Remember that Wiccan Witches only cast spells with consent!
Witch Magical Oils
Super simple potions for beginners. Learn how to make Witch Tinctures and washes for cleaning and for every purpose with these easy step-by-step Magical recipes:
Full Moon Oil
This Full Moon Oil is a creative alternative to Moon Water. Use it to anoint candles, tools, amulets, your home or yourself! You can even add a splash to your bath to fill it with powerful Full Moon energy!
Anointing & Blessing Oil
Use a carrier oil such as Olive or Grapeseed oil as base. Add:
• Sandalwood, or cedar wood oil for cleansing and protection.
• Camphor oil to remove harmful or intrusive energies.
• Orange oil for love and luck.
• And Patchouli for protection.
Four Thieves Oil
Discover the history of this powerful antibacterial blend and learn how to make a cleaning spray with it. I’ve included a printable page so you can add it to your Book of Shadows.
Harmonizing Anointing Oil
SilverBear shares her powerful, yet calming anointing oil recipe. You’ll need a glass jar, Bay leaf, Roses, Lavender, and a few more ingredients.
Home Blessing Oil
Use a carrier oil such as olive or grapeseed oil, and add herbs such as Sage, Marjoram, Rosemary, or Thyme. See the rest of the process here:
Grounding & Peace Oil Blend
Learn how to create peace with a simple jar spell. Uses: Rosemary, Marjoram, Cloves, Lavender and Sandalwood.
DIY Magical Salve
A beautiful Magical skin salve that can be used on chapped lips and dry cracked skin.
Use this Protection Oil to anoint candles or apply to windows and door frames of your home to aid in protection. You can even wear it to help protect yourself against harm.
Waterfall Ward Protection Wash
MeganB writes: “I use this warding technique to protect my home from wayward and unwanted energies.” Follow her recipe to make a DIY protection wash!
This Prosperity Oil can be used to anoint candles, tools, talismans and yourself! Use it to write sigils or add it to bath water to attract money and good luck.
- Watch this video lesson: Introduction to Herbal Witchcraft
Potions and Brews FAQ
Let’s learn about Pagan and Wiccan potion ingredients and recipes!
What do witches use to make potions?
Potions from ancient Rome and Greece included ingredients such as bats’ blood, crushed beetles, feathers, bird and animal claws, snake skeletons or skins, and many different herbs. Animal parts were often used because it was believed that by consuming part of an animal, you would gain their qualities.
Today, witches’ potions are made with kitchen ingredients that are known for their healing properties or folk Magic qualities, such as garlic for protection, cinnamon for purification, basil for prosperity, or roses for love, etc.
Become a Green Witch by learning the Magical and Medicinal properties of the herbs and plants in your kitchen cabinet!
What were potions used for?
Potions were used for healing or treating illnesses, but also for their aphrodisiac effects, and even as poison (with the intent to cause harm or even kill). Love potions were usef for making someone fall in love with someone, and sleeping potions to cause long-term or eternal sleep.
What is a potion maker called?
A potion maker is called an apothecary. It means “person who prepares and sells drugs and other medicines”. Just like a pharmacist, this word entered English in the 14th century, derives from the Latin apothēca, “storehouse.” Witches and healers also made potions for different purposes.
What is the difference between a tincture and an elixir?
A tinctures is made using a base of alcohol, typically with herbs or plant extracts that then release their healing properties. The difference between a tincture and an elixir is that an elixir carries a sweetener, most of the time, honey. Both a tincture and an elixir seek to cure a disease or extend the person’s life.
What is a love potion?
A love potion is a liquid spell that can be given to drink or can be taken by oneself with the intent of making the person fall in love. Love potions directly influence the body of the loved one and this makes them very effective.
However, the use of love potions on a specific person is morally questionable. We cannot force someone to love us because the resulting outcome would be a coercive relationship, toxic by definition.