☕ TEAS ☕
🔹 Chamomile (helps combat insomnia, a common symptom of depression)
🔹 Green (contains an amino acid known as theanine which is known to fight depression)
🔹 St John’s Wort (contains compounds known as hypericin and hyperforin, which may affect activity of the brain’s serotonin system)
🔹 Lemon Balm (works as a mild sedative and can ease anxiety and depression)
🔹 Ginger Root (helps to increase important neurotransmitters than can regulate your mood)
🔹 Lavender (research shows that lavender can help combat depression, and has been said to rival antidepressants)
🔹 Peppermint (the menthol in peppermint leaves helps calm mood and aides sleep)
💎 CRYSTALS 💎
🔹 Smoky Quartz (helps elevate moods, overcome negative emotions, and relieves depression)
🔹 Rose Quartz (is a known healer and can help replace negative feelings with love and compassion)
🔹 Amethyst (combats stress and releases a relaxed energy)
🔹 Citrine (emits a sunny, optimistic energy which can aide in combating depression and anxiety)
🔹 Angel Aura Quartz (is known to help with mental illness, and it’s energy can help process emotional disturbances, grief, or trauma)
🕯️ INCENSE 🕯️
🔹 Lavender (reduces stress physically and mentally, and promotes deep sleep)
🔹 Jasmine (helps with alertness, evokes an uplifting energy, and is believed to ease symptoms of depression)
🔹 Ylang Ylang (has a calming affect that elevates mood and is known to help with physical and mental symptoms of anxiety and depression)
🔹 Lemongrass (promotes emotional balance, and uplifts emotional weight)
🔹 Sandalwood (encourages calmness, serenity, and feelings of well being)
🔮 SPELLWORK 🔮
🔹 Daily Ritual To Ease Depression
🔹 Encourage Positivity Spell
🔹 Self Care Sachet!
🔹 Inner Peace Sigil
🔹 A Charm To Dispel A State Of Melancholy
🔹 Body, Mind, And Soul Purifying Spell
🔹 Motivation Charm Bag
🔹 I Am Free From Negative Energies Sigil
🔹 Bathe Me The Fuck Better Bath Spell
🔹 De-Stress, Self-Love Sugar Scrub
🔹 Insomnia Sigil
🔹 Depression Bottle Charm And Ritual
🔹 Icarus’s Self Love Powder
🔹 Soft Skin, Soft Soul Bath Ritual
🔹 Candle Spell To Help Combat Depression
🔹 Quiet Mind Sachet
🔹 Be At Peace Spell
🔹 Feel A Little Better Bath Spell
🔹 To The Sun Spell Jar
💙 TIPS 💙EDIT: Because I’m awful and forgot how vast Tumblr is, and how so many different people, in different situations, use Tumblr, I didn’t mention some very crucial points:
🔹 Spend time in the sun, and in nature. Even if you only go and sit in your backyard, it will help, and make you feel a bit better
🔹 Drink water! LOTS OF WATER! Want an extra boost? Make a bunch of sun water and drink it on exceptionally low days to help with your energy and mood levels.
🔹 Ground yourself every night before bed to rid yourself of negative energies
🔹 Turn your sadness into creativity! Work on pages of your grimoire or book of shadows. Do some witchy DIY’s! Set up a new altar! Make some sigils! Being productive and creative are so helpful when you’re feeling melancholic.
🔹 Have some spoonie witch tips for low energy days!
🔹 Garden. Spending time in nature and creating something within the earth is not only rewarding, but gardening is actually a de-stressing activity and can soothe your mood. PLUS think of all the herbs you could grow to help with your craft!
🔹 Talk to someone. Other witches. Friends. A professional. A hotline. Anyone who is willing to listen. Put that energy out there and it will make a world of difference, I promise.
🔹 Let yourself have at least ONE self-care day a week. It doesn’t matter what it entails, as long as you’re taking that time for YOURSELF, magickal or not.
1) DON’T substitute herbs for medication or treatment, unless you’ve consulted a medical professional.
2) DON’T take an herbal supplement WITH your medication unless you have consulted with your doctor first.
3) Witchcraft should NOT be your “go to” when it comes to medical help. Witchcraft is a tool, and although it is helpful, it can also be harmful if you don’t take the proper precautions (thorough research, getting advice from a professional, etc). Keep practicing, keep making magick, but be safe!
4) Lastly, if you need help, physically or emotionally, please consider contacting a professional instead of taking it upon yourself. You’re wonderful and intelligent and a powerful witch, but you aren’t invincible. So, please take care of yourself, talk to a professional, even if it may not seem like the most desirable approach.
And FINALLY, thank you SO MUCH to all of the wonderful witches who contributed on this post. Without their input I may never have remembered to acknowledge that this post is one that NEEDS warnings. So, thank you honey bees, I really appreciate it!