Rosemary Magical Properties & 8 Ways to Use It In Witchcraft
I don’t think there’s another herb I love or use more than rosemary. It’s one of those incredibly versatile herbs that a witch can almost use for anything! If you grow and use just one herb, make it rosemary. Here I’ll explain rosemary magical properties and ways to use rosemary in your witchcraft (though there’s so many I don’t think I’d ever be able to list them all!)
Rosemary Magical Properties
Rosemary’s official name is Rosemarinus officinalis. It’s a perennial bush that grows well in full sun and regular watering. It’s connected to the Sun and to the element Fire. Rosemary’s magical properties are multiple and ALL powerful. If you have a need or intention, rosemary will cover it. It’s all-purpose. But here’s a quick breakdown of rosemary magical properties: purification, all-heal, protection, love, lust, memory and mental clarity, aids sleep, and attracts elves.
1. Rosemary Smudging
One rosemary spell I always use involves a gigantic smudge bundle of it! I harvest rosemary from my garden, then bundle it up and burn it. I burn rosemary instead of buying white sage. It’s easily accessible and free if you grow it yourself. Rosemary smudging is just as effective as white sage smudging, PLUS is said to remove negative vibrations associated with poor health and illness. Not to mention it smells amazing!
2. Rosemary Baths
As long as you don’t have an allergy to rosemary, it’s perfect in ritual baths. It purifies the aura, promotes healing of all kinds, and clears the mind of negative energetic debris. I’ve also used rosemary in conjunction with other holy herbs for uncrossing baths. It is powerful in removing jinxes, bad juju and the evil eye.
3. Rosemary in Magical Oils
Another way to use rosemary’s magical properties is to infuse it in your candle dressing oils. It lends its purifying, healing energy to any candle spell. You can also use these same oils to anoint your tools OR anoint your chakras during rituals or meditations. Warm some olive oil on the stove and infuse it with fresh rosemary. Let it cool then massage into your scalp to stimulate hair growth.
4. Cook with Rosemary
Rosemary’s magical properties carry over into your meals too! I particularly love using rosemary with poultry dishes and in stews and sauces. It also tastes delicious sprinkled over potatoes and roasted in the oven! Rosemary helps the whole family to be in harmony and protects each family member.
5. Magical Rosemary Teas
Another lovely way to incorporate rosemary into your magick is to brew it in teas. It is a strong flavor, so use it sparingly. Perfect for healing, love, and purification teas.
6. Rosemary Crowns
Ever heard of flower crowns for Beltane or Midsummer? You can harvest and make rosemary crowns any time, too! Stimulates memory, clears the mind, and smells divine.
7. Asperging with Rosemary
Asperging means to sprinkle or bless your home, etc. with holy or blessed water. It’s extra effective when you use a plant like rosemary to help sprinkle the water around. Cut a branch or multiple sprigs of rosemary from the bush, then dip into holy water. Bless your home, tools and self to cleanse and consecrate. Rosemary’s cleansing powers amplify the holy water.
8. Rosemary Besom
Similar to using rosemary to make crowns, rosemary can be cut and made into a small, sacred besom (broom). Use this rosemary besom to cleanse your sacred space (altar, home, etc.). You can also cleanse yourself by sweeping from your head to your feet with the rosemary besom.
Use your imagination and incorporate rosemary and its magical properties into your rituals and spells. There’s SO many ways to use rosemary and dozens of rosemary spells to cast for nearly any magical intention. Sprinkle it around your candle or roll your candle in it. Add rosemary to your magical powders. Offer it to your gods and ancestors. Sniff it before a test to aid memory. Bring it into divination sessions to increase psychic abilities and improve clarity.