The Green Witch
WHAT IS A GREEN WITCH?
To some it is a person who is "new" to a subject, job or system. To us it is one who follows the seasonal wheel of nature. Our Rede is "An it harm none, do what thy will" how many of us walk our talk? As Witches and Pagans alike we are already treading a different path from the so-called "norm." We can make a difference because we have always been different. Start small if you have to, shop smartly, buy local, ask questions, is this sprayfree, organic, free-range? There are many options, read the labels on the back of food items. We should not be eating foods with numbers in them. If we can change one thing in our diet just once a week by not ingesting chemical plastics and other non-food items that are on our very own supermarket shelves, we are on our way to becoming a stronger and unique individual. Grow your own fruits, vegetables and herbs. The fields of the ever-growing commercialism of our societies are not places where many of us would want to lie and consummate our fertility rites. Sprays, GE crops, pesticides, artificial this, toxic that. We ask that you do what you can to make changes in your own life, we are not here to tell you what to do nor make demands or pass judgements onto you. Be responsible for what goes into your body. Remember our body is a temple, Men are Gods in their own right, Woman are the Green Goddesses of life.
A FEW HERBAL BLENDS AND FORMULAE
Bless this House Sachet
Mix the following herbs until well blended. Place onto a round of natural fabric, secure with thread and place in the home to encourage good energies. Use dried herbs.
1 Tbsp lavender for blessings
1 Tbsp red or pink rose petals for love
1 Tbsp marjoram for happiness
1 tsp powdered lemon peel for the Goddess
1 tsp powdered orange peel for the God
Household Cleanse Incense
This mix can be used to cleanse the home, office, workshop of any unwanted energies and give a general cleanse to the area. Walk through each room with the smouldering incense and allow the smoke to permeate in the corners.
Add the following dried herbs to a mortar and pestle and grind together until the desired mix has been achieved then place the incense into a clean amber glass jar and store away in a dry cupboard out of the sunlight and damp. The incense can be stored away for up to six months if stored well. Always shake the incense before opening to awaken their energies.
1 part frankincense
1 part sage (white or garden)
1 part lavender
¼ part salt
Natural Room Spray
Fill a 250ml glass atomizer bottle with blessed natural water; the atomizers are available online and in some chemists. Add to it the following pure essential oils.
Lavender – 3 drops
Lemon – 2 drops
Pine or Rosemary – 2 drops
Spray at you leisure. You can add in your own preferred oils, just make sure that they are pure essential oils. Alternately you could add several drops of Bach’s Rescue Remedy to your atomizer bottle instead and spray this around the home to cleanse areas where heavy emotions and trauma have been. Bach Rescue Remedy contains five different remedies such as Rock Rose, Impatiens, Cherry Plum, Star of Bethlehem and Clematis.
Witches Gardening Tea
This is an all purpose tea that helps one relax after a hard days or hours gardening. To a teapot add the following for each cup needed:
1 tsp organic black tea (or organic Earl Gray loose tea)
1 tsp elderflowers (Sambucus nigra)
1 tsp lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
1 tsp chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
Pour over the boiling water, a cup per person, add an extra teaspoon of black tea for the pot and stir thirteen times. Allow the brew to steep for three minutes, turn the teapot three times sunwise, then pour and enjoy. My Grandmother and Aunts always turned the teapot and it is something that has stuck with me too!