I’m lucky enough to live in an area that has a few metaphysical shops to peruse. And, if these shops don’t have want I’m looking for, the owners are usually great about putting in a special order for me. However, there are a few things I have been using in a magical way that are seemingly non-magical items. My top 6 are below:
1. Dollar Shave Club’s Hydrating Sage and Black Pepper Shampoo and Conditioner
This shampoo smells amazing, and it has just enough menthol in it to make my scalp feel all tingly. It also gets my hair really clean without drying it out, which is a huge plus. In magical application, I use sage and black pepper in protection magic, and this is what I use these products for too. As part of my morning ritual, I visualize the energy from the sage and black pepper protecting my mind from anxiety, over-thinking, and unhelpful thoughts.
2. Dollar Shave Club’s Calming Body Bar
I have not used bar soap since I was a kid, but since I loved the brand’s shampoo and conditioner so much, I thought I’d give their bar soap a chance. These bars are scented with amber and lavender, both essences I use in spellwork for love. As part of my morning ritual, I empower the soap to cleanse my energetic body and work to draw loving influences to and from me.
3. Lush’s Sleepy Lotion
I love (LOVE) Lush. I mean, what’s not to love about a company that makes hand-made products, uses self-preserving materials, and recyclable packaging. Their Sleepy lotion is amazing. It’s made with lavender and tonka, and it goes on super smooth. Before bed, I usually put it on my hands, arms, and feet. It helps me to relax and fall asleep quickly. However, one night, I used a little on my hands and saw that the relaxing quality of the lotion put me in a light meditative state. So, when I want to do any work that relies on being in a meditative state, I’ll use a little of this to help me out.
4. My cellphone
I have a Google Pixel, and it’s the best smartphone I’ve owned. I won’t go into its specs, but it’s amazing and I, use it for magical purposes all the time. First, I’ll use it as a vision board of sorts. I’ll take a picture of an affirmation or a sigil and use it as my phone’s background. Whenever I see it, I reinforce the magic behind it. Also, regarding sigils, I’m able to charge the sigil by simply charging my phone.
I also use my phone to play music for meditation and ritual, create videos for my study group, and for overall management of my study group.
5. Expo Dry Erase Markers
As a corporate trainer, I find dry erase markers in my pockets whenever I do laundry. I use these a lot for sigil work. I’ll draw a sigil, usually on my bathroom mirror and stand before the sigil to empower and embody the sigil. Then, I wipe it away.
6. Art Supplies
I dabble in art here and there, and art has become a major component of my spiritual practice. When I am doing shadow work, I’ll typically make a sketch or painting of the aspects of my shadow I am working on. When I want to manifest something, I’ll create a vision board using my own art. I’ve even created pieces depicting aspects of Divinity to use on my altar. For me, the action of creating art mirrors the action of creating magic.
I’m sure if I sat here for long enough, I could fill this post with several, but these are the items that stuck out. I think that most people hold off on casting a spell until they have the *right* ingredients. Instead, I’d challenge them to look around and work with what they have on hand. What are some of your favorite non-magical items to use in magic?