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Lemons might be among my favorite herbs to use in witchcraft. Full of bright, cleansing energy, the sight and scent of lemons instantly changes my vibration. It's definitely magick.
I love working with lemons, especially as a kitchen witch. A spritz of lemon juice can brighten up a dish and make it sing, and if it can do that for your food, just think of what it can do for your energy. Lemon's vibration is powerful for cleansing and boosting energy.
Yes, I know a lemon is a fruit and not an herb, but remember that herb tends to be used as an umbrella term for all plants used in spellwork. Let's see how we can use them to make our lives more awesome.
Healing Properties of Lemons
Lemons are high in vitamin C and have been used in alternative medicine to aid digestion and boost the immune system. They are also said to have benefits for circulation and may help to reduce blood pressure. They may also help to prevent cholesterol build up.
Lemon's astringent and antibacterial properties make it effective in treating minor cuts and sores. It's also good for preventing infections in the mouth and preventing bad breath.
Lemon essential oil stimulates the senses and clears the mind. It's antiseptic properties make it a natural deodorizer, and it's detoxifying and toning properties make it a good addition to skincare. It can also lift your mood and ease digestion. Diffuse lemon oil when you want to clear brain fog and get some clarity and focus.
Herbal remedies are an aid to regular healthcare. Please consult a professional.
Magical & Spiritual Properties of Lemons
Despite their bright, sunny appearance, lemons have been said to correspond to the moon and the element of water. They also carry feminine energy and are tied to the moon goddess, Diana. They're also associated with the watery signs of Cancer and Pisces.
Lemon's bright yellow color makes it good for the solar plexus chakra or energy center. Call on this bold and energetic fruit when you want to boost your confidence and personal power.
Energetically, lemon can be used to call in longevity, purification, unity, uplifting, clarity, friendship, happiness, rejuvenation, awareness, love, fidelity, new beginnings, cleansing, and protection. It's a very versatile witchcraft herb.
Use lemon peel in charm bags or spell jars. Leave whole lemons on your alter, especially to honor the moon.
Drink lemon tea to call in any of the energies mentioned above, whatever you need it for most.
Use dried lemon zest to dress candles or in loose incense.
Add lemon juice to a cleansing or protective bath spell.
Lemons appear in traditional spells to repel the Evil Eye and break hexes.
Lemon Recipes for the Kitchen Witch
Lemon is one of my favorite flavors to work with for both sweet and savoury dishes. Intuitively, it brings me an energy boost and a sense of brightness. It's zingy flavor instantly perks me up, so I love calling on lemon when I'm feeling sluggish or dull.
Here are my top 13 lemon recipes to get ou started.
- Blackcurrant & Lemon Cocktail
- 5 Minute Microwave Lemon Cake
- Lemon Garlic Pasta
- Strawberry Lemon & Basil Infused Water
- Lemon Loaf Cake
- Lemon Meringue Fool
- Lemon & Ginger Bars
- Lemon & Thyme Pound Cake
- Grilled Potato Foil Packets with Lemon Dill Creme Fraiche
- Crunchy Lemon Chicken
- Lemon Linguine
- Vanilla Lemonade
- Lemon Risotto
The magick of lemons is no secret, but I hope this helps you explore new ways to work with lemons in your kitchen and in your craft. What are your favorite ways to work with lemons? Let me know in the comments.
Lately my family is big into Mexican style tacos. We have been including pico de gallo with every taco meal because we love it so much. Last time I made it I had no limes, so I substituted lemon. It was fantastic, I will probably start alternating between the two going forward. So good I can literally just eat it with a spoon!
I absolutely love lemon. There's not much it can't make better.