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Witches should all aspire to be eco-friendly. Real witches are not necessarily environmentalists, but most of us do care about our environment. We try to minimize waste by using as little as possible. We also recycle everything that can be recycled (like paper), and we reuse things whenever possible (like old candles).
The first thing you need to do is to become aware of your own habits and practices. You can start by taking note of the things that you are doing every day, such as using plastic bags for grocery shopping, buying bottled water, etc. If you want to go further, you can also make changes in your daily life, such as switching to reusable cups instead of paper ones, not wasting food, etc.
When it comes to making your witch practice more green, you should do eco-friendly things like using natural materials and recycled materials, growing your own herbs, making your own supplies and tools when possible, and donating what you no longer need.
Here are some more eco-friendly tips for green witches and any eco witches.
1. Use natural materials
Witchcraft is not only a beautiful art form but also a powerful spiritual practice. While many people use synthetic materials to create their spells, we recommend using natural materials instead. Natural materials include herbs, oils, stones, and even animal parts. These items have been used for centuries and are still effective today.
Natural materials break down faster than synthetics like plastic. That’s why they’re better for the environment. Also, they don’t pollute the air or soil because they decompose naturally.
About 91% of plastic isn’t recycled and ends up crowding landfills, leading to ocean pollution. Don’t add to that waste!
2. Use recycled materials
The easiest way to do this is to get most of your tools and supplies from the thrift store. Your local thrift store will have offering bowls, knives, scarves for altar coverings, and more that you can use as a witch.
3. Make your own supplies
If you want to save money and be more eco-friendly, try making your own supplies. There are many websites where you can find free recipes for herbal remedies and potions. If you don’t know what to do with certain herbs, ask a local witch or herb shop owner. They may be able to give you some tips.
You can even go further and make your own athame, bowl, incense holders, and other tools. Ritual bowls can be made with air dry clay while incense holders can be made from carved wood.
Just make sure the material is appropriate for the way you’ll use the DIY witch supplies! Air dry clay can catch fire and isn’t appropriate for incense, for instance.
4. Donate your supplies
Donating your supplies to a charity organization is a great way to get rid of them while helping others. If you no longer need an altar bowl or athame, donating them will help another witch to start their collection in an eco-friendly way.
You can donate witchy supplies like chalices, pendulums, tarot cards, witch books, and other accessories at thrift stores, bookstores, and online shops.
5. Grow your own herbs
Grow your own herbs instead of buying them from stores. Not only do you get to enjoy the benefits of eating locally grown food, but you also know exactly what’s going into your body. You’ll improve the air quality in your home, and you will know that the herbs you offer to the gods will be top quality!
Growing your own herbs can be as simple as finding a sunny southern windowsill or as complicated as setting up grow lights and an indoor greenhouse.
6. Make your own candles
You can use any kind of wax to create your own handmade candles. The only thing you need is wax, a container and a wick. You can even make them yourself if you have access to a kitchen stove.
Making your own candles also allows you to imbue them with magical properties. You can choose exactly what color and ingredients to add to your candles. Some people prefer to use essential oils to scent their candles.
Fighting Climate Change With Witchcraft
Most witches are people who study the natural world. They use herbs, plants, and other things found in nature to help them do magic.
Witchcraft invites us to think about both the planet and ourselves on it. It encourages a more spiritual relationship with nature. Many people believe that nature is sacred. This means that protecting the environment is not just a moral obligation, but a spiritual one as well.
Priests and shamans must be responsible for the environment. They must care about the land and the resources used by humans. They must take care of people, animals and the world.
Witches are spiritual beings who use magic to change the world. They are often associated with nature and the environment.
Some witches are solitary practitioners while others belong to covens or groups. Many witches are environmentalists because they believe that humans must take care of the planet.
Witches are often people who practice environmental activism. Their work is mostly hidden, but they do it in living rooms, offices and forests.