The Kitchen Witch

What is a Kitchen Witch?

A Kitchen Witch is a woman who has placed magick in every aspect of her home, her hearth. She  ensures it is safe, cleaned of negative energies and it is nurtured on all levels.  The kitchen is, after all, the heart and hearth of many households.

A Kitchen Witch acknowledges the magickal energies in her home.  She puts direct magickal focus into whatever meals she makes and the way she cleans house.

A Kitchen Witch attunes with the energies of Nature and incorporates as much of Nature’s energy as possible into and around her home.

When you take the time to put meals together from the basic ingredients, you have a magical opportunity at hand. You can add intent and will to every dish. Making a meal can be a ritual in itself. When you take time to prepare something with your own hands, you lend your own magick to it.

I make all my lotions and potions in my kitchen too, all my herbs for candle magick spells and charms start life in my kitchen.

To me, my kitchen is a magical place, and there are a number of things you can do to enhance the magical atmosphere in your kitchen.

Have a kitchen altar. The cooker is equivalent to the hearth, and it’s where most food preparation is done. Create a small altar, add a statue of a home or hearth goddess, a cauldron, or a candle.

I have a small green man shelf in my kitchen. On it I have a feather for air, a goldstone for fire, a shell for water and a pebble for earth.  In the centre I have a tiny glass vase that I put fresh flowers in, it’s very small, only big enough for one or two buds.

Have your herbs readily accessible.  I have mine on several shelves, try to keep them out of direct sunlight as they will lose their potency and flavour.  I also try and have a pot or two of fresh herbs on the window sill.  I only have a small garden but I have as many pots of herbs outside as I can, as well.

Keep the kitchen space clean and tidy.  Like all sacred space it should be clutter free, keeping your physical space clean means your spiritual space will be too.

If possible and budget allows, paint your kitchen with happy and bright colours.

Cookbooks and recipes should be as organised as possible, maybe even have a folder or file with magickal recipes in too.

Rituals and charms can also be used in and around the home when doing your daily chores and housework as well.

Try and buy or make ecologically friendly cleaning products, not only are they better for you and the planet, they are more cost effective and can have magickal properties and intent.

You can also incorporate magical practices into your cooking. When you are stirring a pot, stir in a deosil or widdershins direction, depending on the goal you wish to achieve.  To banish or expel something stir widdershins, to bring something to you stir deosil. If you are spreading something try spreading a sigil for your intent using the knife your are spreading with. Whatever you are making try add herbs or spices that correspond to your magical intent.

Grab your besom and sweep away dust, dirt and negative energies!

Take your wooden spoon and stir up a magickal dish!

Whip up some herbal lotions and potions!

Join me on a Kitchen Witch journey…