Get Started in Magickal Herbalism

Updated: Aug 1

By Shelly Kay, Magickal Herbalist

If you've been wanting to get into herbalism, but have no idea where to start? Our new Herbal Starter Kits are for you!

As a lover of all things herbal and natural, I am always on the lookout for new ways to bring wellness into my daily life. These herbal starter kits are a great way to get started. I’ve curated these kits specifically with budding herbalists in mind. Every herb has multiple uses and while they were chosen for a specific use, each herb has a wide spectrum of uses and I encourage you to get to know each one and its uses.

Our first kits are focused on: Love, Protection, Healing, and Abundance. Each kit includes three vials of dried organic or wild harvested herbs.

Protection: Angelica, Hawthorne, St John's Wort

Angelica is sacred to St Michael who is a spiritual warrior in the battle of good versus evil. Angelica grows similar to celery and has an umbel (umbrella shape) of white blossoms when blooming. It is very sweet when the stalks are cooked and the roots are dried and used in incense and teas. Check out my full article on angelica here.

Hawthorne protects against lightning, yet is associated with Thor. It has a very dual nature as one must know something well in order to protect against it. It is used most commonly as a psychic shield for children and especially when reaching puberty or coming into psychic gifts. It is also used for hedges and can be used to create a great boundary protection.

St. John's Wort is good for driving away demons and evil spirits which is how it became known for anxiety and depression. It's associated with the Sun and fire so it burns away that which does not serve and clears the solar chakra to renew your light.

Healing: Lavender, Catnip, Mugwort

Lavender is the golden child of herbs and is known to be useful for almost any ailment. Place in a diffuser for flatulence, hyperactivity, microbial issues, airborne molds, and halitosis. The dried leaves are good in teas for stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Lavender essential oils, tinctures, and infusions are anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory.

Catnip is good for anxiety and has a calming effect on humans. It's associated with water so good for lowering fevers, easing digestive issues, or any condition that needs "flushed out." It is also a mild sedative and can cause drowsiness. Do not ingest if pregnant or nursing

Mugwort is the mother herb useful in every stage of a woman's life as it eases the menstrual cycle, facilitates childbirth, and eases menopause. Do not use it when pregnant as it can cause a miscarriage or bring on labor. High in magnesium, it is excellent for aching muscles.

Abundance: Mandrake, Cinnamon, Peppermint

Mandrake is a powerful yet poisonous plant. It should not be burned or ingested, but the dried roots are safe for charms, sachets, and other spell workings. And the oil can be used to anoint candles and wands. King Soloman supposedly had a ring of mandrake root

Cinnamon. I could talk about this spice all day. It's my favorite spice and my personal power herb. Cinnamon has been in use since at least 2000 B.C. and was considered a status symbol and luxury item that few could afford as its source was a highly kept secret. It will also make things happen quickly and is a huge boost to any spell or ritual. Read all about this marvelous spice here:

Peppermint is one of the most abundant herbs there is which is why it's associated with prosperity and success. You can plant it almost anywhere and it will find a way to spread out and take over your entire yard if not the neighborhood! Create a sachet to carry with you to important meetings and interviews or place near your desk. It is associated with Jupiter, the god of abundance and astrologically, Jupiter is expansive, big-thinking, healthy, wealthy, and powerful!