Fairies aren’t just dainty little winged creatures that dance from flower-top to flower-top. They are are powerful spiritual beings that, with the right mindset and hard work, can aid you in your magical rituals and spells. Healing, dreaming, shapeshifting, and intuition are gifted from the fay to the willing and pure-of-heart. In addition to calling on and using offerings to attract the fay, you can align yourself with fay energy by brewing and drinking fairy potions.

A Quick Warning on the Faery Folk

There seems to be a misconception of what a fairy actually is versus what Hollywood has taught us. Tinkerbell is cute and fun to watch on the TV screen, but in reality, fairies are fickle and sometimes downright dangerous elemental beings. They don’t follow the rules of the human world, because they aren’t of this world. They manifest in the physical but they are truly spiritual entities from the Otherworld (a spiritual realm). The fairies have their own set of rules, of which we are not privy to. So please be careful when reaching out to the fae and don’t just call on any fairy to come your way. Research and develop an understanding of the elementals in your area. Learn how to protect yourself while in trance and meditative states, as well as at night during dream work.

What is a fairy potion?

What is a fairy potion? A fairy potion is a cool or hot drink that’s intended to align oneself with fairy energy. Typically, fruits, herbs and honey are ingredients used in faery elixirs. This is because many fairies are attracted to certain fruits and herbs that grow in the garden. And honey is a natural sweetener and a product of honeybees (sacred to fairies). It’s about getting to know which ingredients have fairy folklore and energy attached. Fairy potions also make great libation offerings to the good folk.

Foods and Herbs the Fae Favor

We are all told never to take a drink or food from a fairy, but there’s no harm in partaking in ingredients that fairies favor, right? Here are a few of the fairy foods and herbs we know of that you could include in your own potions and brews:

  • Milk and buttercream
  • Honey: locally sourced, raw is best
  • Water: spring, moon, sun-charged
  • Tea: black, green, white, and red
  • Herbs: rosehips, lavender, rosemary, elder flower and elder berries, chamomile, mint, thyme
  • Fruits: apple, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, huckleberry, melon, pear, peach

1. A Winter Solstice Fairy Potion

This recipe is my take on mulled apple cider, perfect for the Winter Solstice and used to attract Winter fairies. But be warned! Not all winter fairies are kind. NO fairy is predictable! Learn how to protect yourself from malevolent fairies here.

Winter Solstice Fairy Potion Ingredients:

  • One Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Cups All-Natural Apple Juice
  • Allspice 1 tbsp
  • 1 cup All-Natural Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1/2 cup Brandy
  • 1 tsp jasmine

Directions for the Winter fairy potion:

  1. Tie the loose allspice, jasmine, and cinnamon into a piece of cheesecloth or a coffee filter, and drop in a large
    saucepan along with all the other ingredients (except for the brandy).
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and let steep on simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Take out the spice bag, and stir in the brandy. Add a teaspoon of honey to each cup for sweetness. Drink with your coven immediately OR by yourself. FYI Makes enough for half a dozen witches. OR fairies.

2. Spring Fairy Potion

Spring is the season for flower fairies, pixies, and the like. If you’re heading into nature to search for the fay, drink this herbal tea first:

Spring Fairy Potion Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp elder flower
  • 1/2 tsp chamomile
  • 1/2 tsp rosebuds
  • 1 tsp honey (for sweetening)

Spring Fairy Potion Directions:

  1. Steep all herbal ingredients in 8 ounces of hot water for 6 minutes.
  2. Remove herbs and add tsp of honey for sweetness.
  3. Pray over your cup of tea: “Fairies good and fairies sweet, bless this tea until we meet.”
  4. Give a little to the fae folk. I like to leave a small cup outside in my garden or on my back step.

3. A Midsummer Potion to Dance with Faeries

When Midsummer is upon us, the air is heavy and hot; the trees are in bloom. The fairies are dancing and frolicking…just waiting for chosen magical people to join. But as magical people and friends of the fairies, we know that to dance with them with no protection could mean our demise. Legend tells us of many who have gone to dance with the fairies at Midsummer and never return. If you are a strong individual and pure of heart, or if you are a fairy witch, you must spiritually cleanse and protect yourself FIRST before dancing with the fay.

Herbal Berry Smoothie: A Midsummer Fairy Potion Ingredients

  • Fresh Local Produce – 1 cup berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • Organic Skim OR Almond Milk – 1 cup
  • Banana – 1/2
  • Dried Vervain – 1/4 tsp
  • Dried Rosehips – 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh Peppermint Leaves – 3
  • Four Ice Cubes


  1. Add all ingredients (except for the peppermint) to a blender. Blend well until mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour blended fairy potion into a glass cup, add the three peppermint leaves to the top and gently stir into the smoothie.
  3. Enjoy before your Midsummer ritual and before taking to the fields to dance with the faeries.

Note: choose fresh locally grown berries or fruit. During the summer and in my area, we usually find blueberries or blackberries that are organic and locally grown. The fairies will be more attracted to someone who has consumed plants native to their homeland. The reason this fairy potion is chilled is to keep you hydrated before your romp with the fay. Trust me…you’ll need it.

4. A Samhain Fairy Potion

The last harvest festival and the end of the Summer is called Samhain (society calls it Halloween). The fairies are busy on Samhain, but be warned! Their disposition turns darker. Samhain is the day when the veil between the our world and the spirit world is thin. Drink this Samhain fairy potion for protection and also to increase psychic abilities. This is the perfect day to practice divination (tarot, runes, etc.) Be sure to cleanse your space and tools first, then cast a circle.

A Samhain Fairy Potion Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp Mugwort (light sedative and produces prophetic dreams OR astral travel DO NOT CONSUME IF PREGNANT, NURSING, OR TRYING TO CONCEIVE)
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp red hibiscus
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 8 ounces hot water

Samhain Potion Directions:

  1. Make this tea with a tea ball or a loose leaf tea infuser.
  2. Pour hot water over it and the honey, and enjoy!
  3. Don’t forget to ground, center, and shield yourself before drinking this fairy potion and before conversing with the fay ESPECIALLY on Samhain! Ground again after fairy work.
Fairy Potions for All Seasons

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13 thoughts on “Fairy Potions: Magical Fay Elixirs for All 4 Seasons

  1. I received two fairy potions from a fairy tree I don’t know if it’s real or not but one of them says spell on it and it’s green and the other one says bad on it and it’s metallic black I wanna know if I should drink it?

    1. three words dont drink it! unless you know what it is btw what did the fairy tree look like 🙂

  2. Vervain can poison someone with kidney disease and all sources for rosehips say that most places one would buy it from say that it is not edible, both are listed as ingredients with no warnings. Elderflowers contain cyanide-inducing glycosides which can literally kill you. I am livid. Magic should not be deadly to anyone, including the caster. No warnings were illustrated for any of these and I was not able to check every ingredient listed so there might be more poisonous items in here I did not notice. Making these could kill the person who drinks it.
    Actually probably don’t make these at all for safety.

    PS. the little thing at the end which says “oh hey btw if this kills you it isn’t our fault and we are not going to research ANY of what we tell you to put in your body” so if your poison kills me I can’t sew you. We love that..

    1. Sparrow, I think you’re going way overboard here. Many manufactured teas in the GROCERY STORE contain these same ingredients, hun. Bless your heart. Thanks for the concern and warning, but look up Celestial Seasonings and their teas contain elder flower, rosehips, vervain, verbena, and many more. In small doses none of these herbs can harm you. Truly, if you look up nearly any herb online, there will be medical websites that say the herb is “poisonous”. This is to keep the pharmaceutical companies as the reliable source and make herbalism look dangerous, when in fact, it’s not when used in the proper way. And the liability warning at the end is so that lunatics like you don’t try to blame me for their idiocy. You can kindly go to some other website now and troll it. Thanks.

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