Kitchen Witchery



A Kitchen Witch can be defined as a Wiccan who does spells using food, herbs, crafts and kitchen utensils. This type of Witch does not cast a Circle while doing these spells. I have formed the theory that as Kitchen Witches use their own power and the power inherent in their tools, rather than call for divine power or tape the energy around them, they don't need to use a Circle. Using the energy or power from within makes it less dangerous as the Witch is not opening herself to the outside.

The types of spells that I cast as a Kitchen Witch, focus on what can be done in cooking a special dish. When mixing the ingredients together and preparing food, a Witch concentrates on her own energies and the properties of the food. Using her energy and enhancing it with the food, she imprints her purpose onto the food. This spell is 'activated' when the food is eaten. As the personal energy of the Witch is used, emotions are especially easy to impart. Healing and a sense of wellbeing can be very easy things to accomplish through Kitchen Witchery. Sadly, if a Kitchen Witch feels frustrated with a particular dish or ingredient, these feelings can be transferred to the finished product. This is why a Kitchen Witch, or a good cook, will never cook an unfamiliar dish for a special occasion.

The kitchen can be the most important place in a home for a Kitchen Witch. In the kitchen the Witch will do a majority of her spells, whether it be just to give the lemonade extra refreshing power or to help heal a sick friend with a cake. Bunches of protective and helpful herbs used for those reasons will often be seen hanging from windows or the ceiling. Cookbooks, mundane and Magickal will also be fairly standard.

Fruits and vegetables have special powers, just like essential oils. There are many lists in existence, which describe their powers but my tradition dictates that a Witch must discover them his/herself. This discovery can be a slow process as the Witch learns their uses through cooking and intuition. Each list will always be a little different anyway. For spices, their powers are similar to those in oils or incense.

Recipes are often handed down through families or from teacher to student. As they are highly personal, it is always an honor to receive a recipe from a Kitchen Witch. My family have many cookie recipes in particular that go back generations. As I feel knowledge needs to be shared, I will list some of the recipes. I hope that people enjoy them.



Great-Grandma's Spice Cake

Indestructible Chocolate Cake

Sour Cream Cheese Cake

Tollhouse Cookies

Scotch Oat Bread



Skin Types

Oatmeal Mask

Mud Masks

Lemon Face Wash

Hand and Body Oils

Language Of Flowers

Natural Soap

Bath Milk

Bath Salts

Hair Gel

Hand Cream

Fruit Lip Balm

Body Powder




House Blessing

Hearthwitch's Herbal