Hello Friends and Fiends,
Lately, I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my spiritual practices and my relationship with ritual, so I’ve decided to start blogging about all things witchy, sex-positive, and magical. As most of you know, for the past three years I’ve been moving towards a more natural relationship with prayer and spirituality, and honestly, I feel more connected to myself, my partner, and the earth than I ever have before. Also, I’ve found that I’ve been able to switch to a lot of herbal remedies rather than taking medicine for things like colds, migraines, insomnia, etc.
So first up in The Madhouse is a list of three of my favorite places to shop online for teas, salves, smudge sticks, etc. I find myself using a lot of these products in my day-to-day life, and I’ve also found that despite being a fire sign, that I’m my best self when working with water and earth, all of which these shops have helped me to do.
Take some time and sort through their websites and their products, and if you feel like sharing, I’d love to know what products you’ve decided to try out!
With tea leaves and honey,
Stephanie M. Wytovich
Hedgewitch Apothecary: I met these ladies at a pagan festival over the summer, and not only were they wonderfully helpful, but their products are some of the best I’ve come across. From their teas, to salves, oils, and loose herbs, you simply can’t go wrong, and beyond that, there’s a little something for everyone. Personally, I bought their Enter the Sandman tea and a mugwort stick to help me with insomnia/nightmares, and not only am I out cold 10-15 minutes after I drink the tea, but I also sleep deeply and peacefully, which is blessing in and of itself. The mugwort stick is also great to burn before bedtime as it relaxes and calms my nerves. They recently put out a Headless Horseman tea, and I’m really looking forward to trying that soon!
Witch Baby Soaps: There’s a lot to love about a company whose slogan is: “Get Naked. Do Witchcraft.” Their products are 100% vegan and cruelty free, and when it comes to bath rituals, these are some of my favorite products to use. Not sure where to start? Check out their Psychic Bath Bomb to open up your third eye, or their New Moon Bath Bomb to open yourself up to new beginnings.
Crimson Sage Apothecary: Formally known as C&C Apothecary, Crimson Sage is one of my all-time favorite places to order from. From their dragon’s blood clay mask, to their dream salve, to their herb dryers, I find myself browsing their shop constantly to see what I want to add to my cabinet next. If you’re a first-time buyer, I highly recommend their smudge wands. They are beautifully adorned with flowers and quartz, and they smell positively divine! I also purchased one of their smudging feathers, which I love and use with my smudge stick weekly.