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Samhain Herbal Recipes for the Busy Witch

Samhain Herbal Recipes for the Busy Witch

This time of year is perfect for crafting simmer pots, sprays, door washes, and incense blends for home protection, communicating with ancestors, or simply honoring the third harvest sabbat of the year. Here are a few of our favorite quick recipes for busy witches to help you get started. Mix and match ingredients, and feel free to add your twist to these.

Samhain Herbal Recipes for the Busy Witch

Samhain Herbal Incense or Bath Soak

Create a loose leave incense or bath soak for Samhain using the following herbal ingredients:

  • Yarrow
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Mugwort
  • Calendula
  • Angelica

Mix the above ingredients together. Burn the mixture during meditation or sprinkle it into a warm bath before meditation to prepare for the journey ahead.

You can also use Bay Leaf or Sage as a substitute for any of these ingredients.

Samhain Sprays

Several oils can support you whether you want to commune with the dead or want a little separation between them and yourself. Here are some ideas:

To Honor and Protect:

  • Myrrh
  • Frankincense
  • Water

For Consciousness and Purification:

  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Water
For Renewal, the Underworld, and the Afterlife:
  • Rosemary
  • Cypress
  • Water

Simmer Pot Recipe for Samhain

The following recipe makes for a delicious and magickal simmer pot recipe, which you can simmer all day long. Just add water to your pot throughout the day to ensure the ingredients don’t burn.

You’ll need:

  • 1-2 Oranges for Prosperity
  • 1-2 Apples of Healing
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks for Success
  • 4-6 Cloves for Protection
  • 1 tsp Vanilla for Love
  • 2 Bay Leaves for Purification

Cut oranges and apples into thin slices. Fill a pot with water, a little over halfway full, then add the fruit slices and herbs. Turn the stove onto low heat and allow the fruit and herbs to simmer, releasing their fragrance into your home.


  • Star Anise
  • Nutmeg
  • Rosemary
  • Cranberries
  • Lemon

Protection Door Wash

Put your simmer pot ingredients to double use by straining the ingredients and reserving the water in a bowl or spray bottle. Add additional water to the wash to prevent any staining from the herbs, and use the wash to clean doorways, entry steps, and more during this spooky season.

Remember to check the safety of your ingredients when using them around children or familiars!

Which recipe will you try first?

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