The Witchy Homestead: Spells, Rituals, and Remedies for Creating Magic at Home

The Witchy Homestead: Spells, Rituals, and Remedies for Creating Magic at Home

The Witchy Homestead: Spells, Rituals, and Remedies for Creating Magic at Home

The Witchy Homestead: Spells, Rituals, and Remedies for Creating Magic at Home


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From the bestselling author of Practical Magic comes an essential guide to cultivating magical self-sufficiency and enchanted resilience through spell work, gardening, herbal remedies, and more.

Whether we live on a farm or in a high rise, we can always create a life that is entwined with the natural world. A homestead is not a log cabin or a hermitage out in the woods — it is a way of being, a life lived with the intention of returning to our roots and tapping into the essential elements of fire, water, air, and earth. And a homesteading witch isn't just a person who lives atop a beautiful mountain, but anyone who understands that by harnessing and honoring these elements you can create whatever it is that you need.

The Witchy Homestead is your guide to finding, creating, and living this essential magic — it is a comforting companion as you build a wellspring of magical self-sufficiency, and a seasoned teacher as you cultivate enchanted resilience. Through this book, author Nikki Van De Car will offer magically-tinged suggestions for growing or finding your own food regardless of where you live, engaging in natural healing practices, connecting to the ancient magic of the world around you, and for protecting all that you have created.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762473762
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 08/17/2021
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 117,801
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nikki Van De Car is a blogger, mother, writer, crafter, and lover of all things mystical. She is the author of more than ten books on magic and crafting, including Practical Magic and The Junior Witch's Handbook, and the founder of two popular knitting blogs. Nikki lives with her family in Hawaii.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Enchanting Your Food 3

Growing Your Own 5

How to Start an Organic Garden 6

Little Spells Everywhere: Boundary Spell 12

Herbs 13

Fruits and Vegetables 23

Little Spells Everywhere: The Elements 27

Wildcrafting 31

Foraging 32

Little Spells Everywhere: Earth 34

Testing for Poison 35

Identifying Plants 36

Part 2 Enchanting Your Health 45

Body Care 47

If You Can't Eat It, Don't Put It on Your Skin 48

Warming Lip Scrub 49

Shea Butter and Arrowroot Deodorant 50

Soothing Lip Balm 51

Little Spells Everywhere: Crystals 52

Body Scrub 56

Body Cream 58

Facial Care 59

Glowing Toners 60

Hibiscus Cleanser 61

Cinnamon Curry Facial Scrub 62

Face Oil 63

Hair Care 65

Coconut Milk Shampoo 66

Honey Hair Mask 68

Colds 69

Your Garden Is Your Medicine Cabinet 70

Healing Syrup 70

Little Spells Everywhere: Water 71

Calm a Cold Tea Blend 72

Fire Cider 73

Chest Balm 74

Pain Relief 77

Feverfew Headache Tincture 78

Little Spells Everywhere: Air 79

Warming and Cooling Balm for Aches and Pains 80

Sleep 81

Little Spells Everywhere: Dream Spell 82

Soothing Bath 83

Sleepytime Tea 84

Midnight Balm 85

Two A.M. Tincture 87

Little Spells Everywhere: Meditation for Restful Sleep 88

General Wellness 89

Cooling Fruit Shrub 90

Digestive Bitters 91

Little Spells Everywhere: Fire 93

Masala Chai 95

Part 3 Enchanting Your Home 99

Invite the Outside In 101

Magical Houseplants 102

Little Spells Everywhere: Entryway Spell 107

Magical Housecleaning 109

Washing the Dishes 110

Floor Washes 111

Disinfectant Cleaning Spray 112

Clearing Spray 113

Invoking Magic 115

Indoor Altar 117

Outdoor Altar 119

Sigils 122

Little Spells Everywhere: Creating Your Own Sigil 125

Conclusion: Make It Beautiful 127

Acknowledgments 129

Index 131

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