Wicca is an both a study, an art, and a lifestyle. Wiccan training teaches you about the four elements (earth, water, air, and fire) and how they are impacting you on a daily basis – our actions, our emotions, our thoughts, and our passions! Magick is an art and science that has been lost from our culture. There was once a time where communities embraced spirituality and magick, however much of that has been lost of kept hidden. Humans use magick all the time without knowing or calling it that. They make vision boards, they make wishes and blow out birthday candles, they engage in a sacred ceremony during a wedding. Once we learn about the principles of magick, we can bring more of that into our lives and create more things consciously. We do not have to be victims to circumstance! We can be the creators of our reality and act, feel, and think what WE choose. I have studied Wicca for over 30 years. It started with making potions in my backyard and putting my intension in to what I wanted to create (I wonder what 6 year old me was wishing for?...). I use magick every day in my life, including my beauty regime.
In today’s article I want to share three special beauty recipes using the elements to bring more beauty into your internal and external world.
*Now there’s something I’d like to share about beauty before we begin. I’ve seen in my practice that there are many different ways that people perceive this term. Some are empowered and love to express and live in beauty. Other people consider it vain or shallow. Other people don’t feel beautiful or worthy of expressing it. When we approach beauty as a means to put a mask on it often does not produce the internal changes we hope, nor does it necessarily reflect our Soul Beauty. When we share our beauty on the outside as an expression of the beauty within, it radiates! Perhaps you are one of these examples, or maybe you are somewhere in the middle. Regardless, adding beauty rituals to your self-care practice is a powerful way to own your magick, to create more in your life, and to express yourself!
Magickal Bath (From Winnipeg Witch, Janet Lewis)
1 cup of baking soda
½ cup of magnesium flakes
½ cup of Epsom salts
Petals from one flower of choice (colour matters, choose a flower that suits the intension of your bath).
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops of vanilla or rose essential oil
5 drops of bergamont essential oil
5 drops of sandlewood essential oil (remember, you can change the oils depending on the magick you’re looking to create. Check out Scott Cunningham’s book Magical Aromatherapy for more ideas or join the Modern Mystery School’s Wicca Classes Water & Air for bath magick)
Clear quartz in the water
Have an altar set up arpund the ledge of your bath tub. If you have been handed down a magick circle, create a magick circle around the bathroom and do any other prep rituals you may enjoy. You can do a calling upon for the angel of choice to come in to assist you in your desires and healing.
Get into the bath and prepare to enter a new world xo.
Clay Face Mask (From Edmonton Witch, Candace Gayle)
1 tbsp French clay
1 tbsp bentonite clay
1 tbsp charcoal
1 tbsp honey
Take ingredient and mix in a bowl. Add enough warm water to make a paste. Apply a thick layer all over face (and neck if you like), avoiding the eyes.
Let the mask dry. Once it is almost cracking, wash off with warm water thouroughly. You want to make sure that you’ve gotten it all off. Pat dry with a soft towel.
Once face is dry, apply rose water as a toner. Let dry.
Once face is dry mix 1 drop of the following essential oils to a bit of your favourite oil (I like Argan Oil).
These oils are wonderful for external and internal healing, and the rich Vitamin E and Vitamin A content in argan oil will help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and impede premature aging.
Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub Ingredients (By Winnipeg Witch, Sarah Hauch (me) )
1 cup raw sugar
¼ cup coffee grounds
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 cup oil (I used liquid coconut, but you can use olive, jojoba)
10 drops of cinnamon essential oils
In a bowl place raw sugar, coffee grounds and cinnamon. Mix all the ingredients until the cinnamon is incorporated into the sugar and grounds; slowly add essential oil and oil stirring until all the mixture is covered in oil. Place in air tight container and store. You could also leave the lid off the jar, add more essential oils your bathroom will smell lovely.