Hey there, folks! So you’re looking to turn your kitchen into a mystical, witchy kitchen wonderland? You’re in the right place.
While it’s awesome to have dark green cabinets and greenhouse windows, we don’t all want to change our kitchens that much. But don’t worry: there are plenty of ways to make your kitchen feel witchy that are easy and quick!
We recently posted about creating a witchy atmosphere during spell work in general, but today I want to focus specifically on the kitchen. After all, the kitchen is the hearth and is the witchy home center, so I think it’s pretty important to start with the kitchen vibe. From the decor to the pantry, let’s dive into five simple ways you can add a touch of magic to your kitchen.
What Is A Kitchen Witch?
So you’re intrigued by the idea of a witchy kitchen, but you might be wondering, “What exactly is a kitchen witch?” Great question! A kitchen witch is someone who combines the art of cooking with magical practices. It’s all about blending the spiritual with the everyday tasks of preparing and sharing food. Rather than having a separate altar or sacred space, the kitchen becomes the center of ritual and intention for a kitchen witch.
Being a kitchen witch isn’t necessarily about following specific traditions or rules. It’s a more intuitive and home-based practice that involves infusing food with intent, using herbs for both flavor and their magical properties, and turning everyday cooking into a magical act. You’re literally stirring magic into your soup, so to speak.
A kitchen witch pays attention to the cycles of the moon, the properties of herbs, the energies of different foods, and even the elements represented in different cooking methods (think: fire for grilling, water for boiling, earth for baking, and air for steaming).
5. Herbal Magic with a Witchy Herb Garden
You can’t have a witchy kitchen without a collection of herbs. Consider planting your own little herb garden on the windowsill or a countertop. Go for classic witchy herbs like sage, rosemary, lavender, and thyme. Not only do they smell amazing, but they also have various magical properties. Need to cleanse a space? Burn some sage. Looking to attract love? Rosemary is your go-to. Plus, they’re handy for cooking. It’s a win-win!
You can grow herbs in a pot in the windowsill, or you can invest in a hydroponic system like an Aerogarden or a self-watering system (without lights). This will depend on how much lighting you have. The easiest herb to grow is mint, so that’s a good place to start.
4. Add A Cauldron (Or Cauldron-like Pot or Kettle)
The cauldron has long been a symbol of transformation and magic, so it’s no wonder it’s considered a staple in a witchy kitchen. Here’s how you can use and choose the perfect cauldron—or a cauldron-like substitute—for your space.
Traditional cauldrons are usually made of cast iron, which is not only durable but also adds a rustic, authentic touch to your kitchen. If that’s not your style or it’s out of your budget, a dark ceramic or earthenware pot can work too. The key is to choose a material that you feel resonates with you and your magical intentions.
The beauty of having a cauldron is its range of uses. You can burn incense or herbs in it for cleansing rituals. If you’re into making your own teas or infusions, the cauldron can be your go-to pot. Making a meal? Stir in your intentions as you cook. Some even use their cauldrons as planters for herbs, turning them into a living, growing magical tool.
If you don’t have room for a full cauldron, then you can substitute with a cast iron pot or even a copper tea kettle (I got the idea from The Good Witch and I’m in love with my copper kettle!).
3. Use Vintage or Handmade Kitchen Tools
Using vintage or handmade kitchen tools adds a layer of authenticity to your witchy kitchen that simply can’t be replicated with modern, mass-produced items. Vintage and handmade tools often carry an energy or history that can enhance your magical practices. Here’s how to source these special tools and some ideas for what to look for.
Here’s where I shop for vintage kitchen tools:
Thrift Stores and Flea Markets: These are treasure troves for unique, vintage kitchen items. Plus, giving old items a new home is a form of recycling, which is good for the Earth.
Artisan Markets and Craft Fairs: If you prefer something new but still unique, artisan markets are full of craftsmen selling hand-carved wooden spoons, hand-thrown pottery, and other handmade items.
Online: Websites like Etsy can be excellent resources for finding both vintage and handmade kitchen tools, especially if you have a specific item in mind. I search keywords like “copper kitchen,” “Victorian kitchen,” and “old kitchen.”
Specific Tool Ideas:
- Wooden Spoons: Ideal for stirring in magical intentions. Choose ones with carved handles or symbols for an added magical touch.
- Mortar and Pestle: Perfect for grinding herbs and spices, both culinary and magical. Look for ones made from natural materials like stone or wood.
- Glass Storage Jars: These can be used for storing herbs, spices, or even magical concoctions. Vintage mason jars or apothecary jars add an authentic touch.
- Vintage Metal Cookie Cutters: Use these to make cookies or other foods shaped like moons, stars, or other magical symbols.
- Handmade Cutting Board: Choose one made from a wood that has significance to you. You can even add your own carvings or symbols.
- Ceramic Mixing Bowls: Look for bowls that have been hand-thrown or have a rustic, uneven texture. The imperfections add character and make each bowl unique.
- Vintage Trivets: These can serve both a practical and decorative purpose. Place hot pots on them or use them to hold a candle or small cauldron during rituals.
By incorporating vintage or handmade kitchen tools into your space, you’re not just adding style—you’re adding history, craftsmanship, and your own unique energy. These special touches can transform everyday cooking into a truly magical experience.
2. Add Hanging Plants or Dried Herbs
Plants not only add a burst of green and life to your space, but they also have their own magical properties. For instance, a hanging pothos could bring in positive energy, while a spider plant could serve as a natural air purifier.
You could hang them above your kitchen island, near a window, or even in corners that look a bit empty. If you go for edible plants like mint or basil, you’ve got a functional and magical element right there—easy to grab when you’re cooking and useful for various spells or rituals.
So, consider this a bonus tip: Incorporate hanging plants to make your witchy kitchen even more enchanting. They add both aesthetic charm and a touch of the outdoors, making your kitchen feel like a true magical sanctuary.
1. Infuse Your Kitchen With Smells
A huge part of setting the atmosphere in any space is the scent. The same holds true for a witchy kitchen. To create an enchanting aroma, consider these simple yet effective options:
Burning incense is a quick way to change the atmosphere. Choose scents like patchouli, sage, or frankincense to bring in mystical vibes. Just make sure to burn it safely, away from anything flammable.
Put a small pot of water on the stove and add magical herbs, spices, or fruit slices. Try a mix of cinnamon sticks, cloves, and apple slices for a warm, inviting scent. Or go with lavender and chamomile for a more calming aura.
A few drops of essential oils like sage, lavender, or cedarwood in a diffuser can make your kitchen smell magical in no time. You can also add a drop or two to a light bulb ring or even directly onto a cool light bulb. When the light is turned on, the heat will disperse the scent.
Fill small cloth bags with aromatic herbs like mint, rosemary, or thyme and hang them in various spots around your kitchen. Over time, they’ll naturally release their wonderful scents.
These can serve a dual purpose. Choose candles that not only smell great but also come with their own magical properties. For instance, a rose-scented candle can attract love, while a sandalwood-scented one might aid in meditation and clarity.
Witchy Kitchen Themes:
If you’re looking to go a little more intense with the decorating then you can definitely decorate by theme!
The magic of a witchy kitchen isn’t one-size-fits-all. Depending on your personal style and the kind of energy you want to cultivate, you can go in various thematic directions. Here are some popular witchy kitchen themes to inspire you:
Boho Witchy Kitchen
Think flowing fabrics, rattan baskets, and an abundance of plants. The Boho witch kitchen is airy and light, often with pops of color and patterns. Use crystals, feathers, and dreamcatchers to enhance the mystical vibe. It’s perfect for the free-spirited witch who’s all about good vibes.
Gothic Witch Kitchen
If you’re more into the dark and mysterious, a Gothic theme might be right up your alley. Think dark woods, deep purples and blacks, and antique silverware. Decorate with skulls, bats, and candelabras. It’s a bit more dramatic but creates an atmosphere that’s perfect for deep magical work.
Rustic Witch Kitchen
The rustic witch kitchen takes a page out of the cottagecore aesthetic. Think farmhouse sinks, wooden countertops, and lots of jars filled with dried herbs. The focus here is on nature and simplicity. A cauldron pot hanging from the ceiling and a broomstick in the corner wouldn’t be out of place here.
Victorian Witch Kitchen
Step back in time with a Victorian-themed witch kitchen. Picture intricate patterns, heavy drapery, and antique furnishings. Decorate with ornate silver trays, teacups, and candelabras. The atmosphere in a Victorian witch kitchen is one of elegance and a touch of formality. Dark woods and rich, deep colors like burgundy and emerald green can add to the mood. This is the ideal setting for the witch who feels a deep connection to the past and enjoys a touch of luxury.
English Country Witchy Kitchen
If you’ve always been charmed by the rolling hills and cozy cottages of the English countryside, this theme will make your witchy kitchen feel like a page out of a storybook. Picture floral prints, soft pastel hues, and a touch of vintage elegance. Traditional English country kitchens often feature wooden cabinets, stone floors, and open shelves showcasing beautiful china or pottery. The atmosphere in an English Country witch kitchen is one of homey comfort and gentle magic, where you can sip on your cup of tea while flipping through your favorite spell book. Whether you’re baking scones or mixing a love potion, the English Country theme provides a calming and charming backdrop for all your magical activities.
Farm Witch Kitchen
If you’ve got more of a practical, hands-on approach to your craft, a Farm Witch theme might be perfect for you. This style goes beyond rustic by adding elements of functionality and self-sufficiency. Think open shelves stocked with mason jars full of home-canned goods, a rack of drying herbs hanging from the ceiling, and maybe even a wood-burning stove. Your witchcraft in a Farm Witch kitchen is deeply connected to the land, seasons, and harvest cycles. Utilitarian objects like baskets for gathering and a sturdy pair of boots by the door make this kitchen theme both functional and magical.
Modern Minimalist Witch Kitchen
Less is more for the modern minimalist witch. Sleek lines, neutral colors, and clutter-free spaces define this kitchen. To keep it witchy, you could add a small altar with just the essentials, keep an elegant bowl of gemstones on the counter, and maybe have one or two standout mystical art pieces.
Eclectic Witch Kitchen
Can’t decide on a theme? Go eclectic! Mix and match elements from different styles to create a kitchen that’s uniquely you. Maybe you’ve got a rustic wooden table but also love your modern crystal chandelier. It’s all good; the eclectic witch kitchen is about celebrating diversity and harmony.