Magic in the Cupboard – Common Herbs for Spells

Magic can be found all around us, even in our kitchen. We don’t have to use expensive ingredients to perform magic spells and sometimes the most powerful ingredients you have are right at home.

Some of the herbs you have you might use in a ritual, spell or kitchen magic, but their uses are only limited to your imagination. Here are some common herbs that most people have in their kitchen.


961C9677-58B7-444C-A687-00E671596FAASalt is in every kitchen in the world and can be relatively cheap. While it is used to bring out the other flavors in a dish it can also be used for healing, protection and purification. Outside of food you can draw a simple salt bath to help cleanse your aura. You can also draw a small circle on the ground and use that space to drive away any negativity that you may be feeling.

Chili Peppers(Dried)

B01E0F6B-19BD-4943-8DB1-679AFCD61AABSpice isn’t for everyone, but if you are a lover of spice then chili peppers are the perfect addition to a love or lust spell. Use the chili’s to add passion to your love life. Chili’s can also be used for breaking hexes by sprinkling the powder around your home.


78B3FFD2-4413-4E05-983B-94E3CD2B6590Thyme can be used for healing, health, love, purification and sleep. It is my favorite herb to use when I cook because it adds a unique flavor to each dish and it reminds me of home. Thyme can also be used with rosemary to create a purifying bath. Place thyme and rosemary leaves in a teabag and steep for 15 minutes in your bath water.


0DBFBC77-A3C8-4890-A49E-B2CDABB8C54D.jpegCinnamon is more versatile than some other spices. It can be used for protection, healing, spirituality, lust, love and success. Because it is used in many holiday dishes my personal preference is to use it more for love spells involving family. You can use it to create a stronger familial bond. Add a few pinches to your dish and state your intention over what you’ve made before serving your family.


714261A4-7468-42A5-809E-9F53BC0D41B3.jpegWhile honey is not a herb, it is commonly found in many households and is often used in spells. It can be used in honey jar spells, bindings spells or when you want something to stay together. It can also be used medicinally when you have a cough or sore throat. This is what I use when I feel a sore throat coming on:

  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1-2 tablespoons of raw honey

Sweet mixed with sour, I ask for you healing power


5547000A-1355-4E2C-A8C1-AEB08ACE5585I added this one to the list because it was a common ingredient in my home growing up. Nutmeg can be used for health, luck and money. It works well with star anise in money and luck spells and can be worn together or carried in a sachet.


D002649C-BF55-4F57-989C-91DD3F825D28.jpegParsley is usually used as a garnish and is somewhat overlooked, but it can be used for protection and purification. It can be added to your bath water to calm yourself or used in a purification ritual.

Take a look inside your cupboard and see what magic awaits you inside.






Hi, I’m the Witch Hazel. I’m a queer, Caribbean-American witch currently living in Asia. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I would like to share my experiences and thoughts on my solitary path, as well as my travels and any other things I see as interesting. May the goddess guide us 🌒🌕🌘

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