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Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water is a beautiful way to hydrate and to bring more elemental energy into your day. Set an intention with every ingredient to cleanse yourself with good vibes.
In our workshops with the Coven of Awesomeness Witchcraft Academy, my co-teacher and I always stress that magic does not have to be complicated to be powerful. If performing a complex and dramatic ritual feels really good to you, then you should absolutely do that. It will be super powerful for you. But the moment magick becomes a chore is the moment it stops raising your vibration.
We teach that rather than trying to "make time for witchcraft" you instead examine ways to work witchcraft into what you're already doing. Working with the four elements is a beautiful way to honor all aspects of ourselves and the natural world and to call in all the energy we need to live a full life. And because the elements are so prevelent, it's easy to find ways to work them into your daily life.
What makes this Infused Water so awesome?
This Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water is a fun and tasty way to stay hydrated. I know a lot of people don't drink enough water simply because it tastes good. Making infused water is a great way to encourage you to drink more. It's also a good use for fruits and herbs that may be just past their prime. Chop them up and draw out their flavor before they go bad.
This particular flavor combination is earthy and tropical. The flavors remind me most of Thailand with the gentle lemongrass evoking warm sand beaches. You can strain out the fruit and add it to your water bottle or a jar to take to work or out and about so that you can stay hydrated. If you live in a place where the tap water is not so great, this is a great way to mask the flavor without having to resort to the high carbon footprint of bottled water.
Make it magical
You can find the individual magical properties of each of the ingredients for this recipe on the Kitchen Magick page. We're going to make the whole recipe into an elemental spell for cleansing and protection. Here's what you do.
Gather your materials. You'll need:
- Water - Filtered if you have one, but tap water is also fine. No need to collect it from a stream at midnight. Obviously, water carries the energy of cleansing and purification.
- Lime - We're cheating a little bit here, but for the purposes of this spell, we're using the lime, with it's green verdant color, to represent earth. Technically, it's corresponded to water and fire, but all plants carry the energy of earth as well. Lime carries both cleansing and protective qualities.
- Ginger - This is our fire element. It's also known for its protective qualities, particularly from malevolent spirits.
- Lemongrass - Tied to the element of air, this herb also carries protective properties.
- A pitcher or container to hold your spell, preferably clear glass.
- A knife and cutting board for chopping.
Gather all your materials and cleanse them in your favorite way. For food, I like to use sound cleansing. Before you chop each ingredient, hold it in your hand to infuse it with your intention. Ask it to bring the energies you're seeking. Chop your fruit and herbs and add them to your pitcher. As you pour the water over, visualise it cleansing you of all negative energy.
Let the water infuse for about two hours. If it's not too warm, you can put it near a window to soak up the sun or moon energy (depending on time of day). Strain out the fruit and herbs and drink the water throughout the day. With each sip, feel it cleansing you of negativity and protecting you from any bad vibes.
Tips for making Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water
Okay, this is water, kids. Just chop stuff up and soak it. Here are a few practical tips to keep in mind though. The smaller you chop your fruit and herbs, the more flavor they will release. After a while the mixture can become bitter, so I never leave mine for more than two hours. You may want to experiment and taste along the way to see what's good for you.
If you have a water filter, I suggest using filtered water just because it tastes better. If not, remember how lucky you are to have access to safe clean water 24 hours a day within your own home. Please use tap water if it's safe for you to drink. Drinking water bottled in single use plastic is not taking care of our precious Mother Earth. The fruit and herbs will cover up any less than awesome flavors in your tap water.
I'm not a nutritionist, but I know that drinking more water is always going to be good for you. Whenever you feel off in any way, start by having a glass of water and taking a nap. Chances are you'll see an improvement. Some articles suggest that there are added benefits from the infused fruits and herbs as well, but the biggest benefit will always be improved hydration which is good for all your body's systems.
Practical witchcraft will always be at the heart of my practice. Turn hydration into a simple spell with some Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water. It's gonna be awesome.
Looking for more awesome ways to stay hydrated? Try this Strawberry Lemon & Basil Infused Water or refreshing Mint Cucumber Lemon Water.Print
Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water
- Prep Time: 5
- Infusing Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Infused
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 1 lime, sliced
- 2-inch piece of ginger, sliced
- 1 stalk lemongrass, chopped
- 1 liter or 1 quart water
- Chop all your fruit and herbs and add them to a pitcher or other container.
- Pour the water over and allow the mixture to infuse for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. Strain and store in a sealed bottle or jar.
- Drink within two days.
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