Kitchen Witchin

Naturally Clean  - Keeping the Kitchen and Home clean the natural way

Link : Herbal Disinfectant

Kitchen Sink Cleaner

Can be used on stainless and porcelain.

1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar
5 drops of rosemary, lavender, lemon or tea tree e.o.

Combine all ingredients. wet the sink with warm water, and sprinkle the baking soda and vinegar into the sink and wipe down, rinse with warm water.

Oven Cleaner

2 Tablespoons of baking Soda
2 tablespoons liquid castile soap
15 drops sweet orange e.o
1/2 cup hot water

Make sure to preheat your oven before hand, everything cleans better when it's warm! (grease) 200 degrees for @ 10 minutes or so, then shut off.
Combine the baking soda, e.o, soap and water in a spray bottle and give it a shake or 2.
Spray on the walls and bottom of oven and let it stand for about 20 minutes to half hour, and then wipe clean, and rinse with clean wet rag. Maaahhhvelous!

Stove Top Degreaser

2 cups HOT water
1/4 cup Murphy's oil soap (99.9 percent natural, in case you were wondering)
10 drops rosemary or citrus oil

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle, and shake well. Spray surface and wipe clean with hot wet rag. Rinse well with damp rag.

"REAL Pine Sol Floor Cleaner"

Actually it's not Pine Sol at all, but an easy on the nose very natural pine scented floor cleaner.
Real Pine is earthy, aromatic, and calming. NOTHING like that noxious assault on the nose cleaner you find in the stores.

1 Gallon HOT water
2 Tablespoons of liquid castile soap
15 drops pine e.o
10 drops cypress e.o

Combine all ingredients into a wash bucket. Use mop to wash or rag, whichever you choose. (Sometimes we have to get down on our knees to get that grime up off the floor! LOL)
to wash the floor. No need to rinse, unless your floor is extra icky. Then a change of mop or cleaning rag might be necessary.

Tip: The many uses of vinegar

 Is your cutting board stinky from that onion or garlic you chopped?
Try rubbing white vinegar on your board, it will rid it of that nasty smell.

Garbage disposal funky? Kitchen sink drain smelling foul?
 Vinegar down the drains will take care of that!

Stainless steel sink have hard water stains?
Baking soda and a lil vinegar allowed to sit on the spot will take that hard water stain right out.


1. As a beginning ritual, light a candle or sprinkle some fresh water around the kitchen. Cleaning your workspace, both physically and spiritually, is a good habit. Say a small prayer.

2. A quartz crystal placed on or near the stove when cooking makes food taste better.

3. A pot of basil herb grown in your kitchen keeps the area safe from negative spirits.
4. Always try to grow your herbs yourself and concentrate on their magical purpose while tending to them. This will increase their energy - and add a lovely smell to your kitchen!

5. Always use fresh ingredients. Even if you live in an urban area, try to buy food which is in season and from your country. Goods that are out of seasons are grown in greenhouses or shipped long distances and have lost much of their magical qualities (and taste).

6. A witch's kitchen should never be without a lunar calendar or chart showing the phases of the moon and its movement through the zodiac.

7. Love potions and aphrodisiacs should always be prepared when the moon is waxing.

8. The best time to plant a herb is when the moon is in Cancer, Scorpio, Libra or Pisces.

9. Unlucky influence should be kept away from the kitchen when cooking or preparing magical recipes, which is accomplished by stirring deosil (in a clockwise direction).

10. Herbal preparations should never be boiled in aluminium vessels, but in only copper, earthenware or pyrex to avoid contamination of the medicines.

11. Before casting spells or preparing potions, always keep in mind the Witch's Rede!


Mushroom ,Shallot, & Garlic Butter
added Jan 9th 2011

For this recipe you'll need:
  1. One stick of butter
  2. Two Cloves of Garlic
  3. One mushroom – cremini , white button, or any mushroom you have a taste for.
  4. One small shallot

 Begin by placing the stick of butter in a warm place in order to soften it.

Next, mince the mushroom ,shallot, & garlic.

Once the butter is softened, mix in the minced mushroom,shallot & garlic.

Since all mushrooms should be cooked prior to eating, spread the herbal butter
onto loaves of bread and heat thoroughly in the oven.

Note: If 2 cloves are garlic is too strong for your liking, tone it down with just one. ( I like my Garlic!) Originally this recipe called for just mushroon and shallot, but I kicked it up a notch with my favorite bulb.
Recipes courtesy of Rosalee de la Foret on Herbmentor

For this next recipe I chose Lamb's Quarters. However it goes by many names, such as pig weed, goose foot. But most commonly used is Lambs quarters. For those who have a garden, I am sure you are familiar with it, for those that don't...It is a common weed, very common. It is also very tasty and grows prolificly in my garden. It seems to spring up whenever I get a load of compost from my parents house. Which is fine with me since it is a great meal. (as with any herb, PLEASE know what you are picking!)

Lamb's Quarter with Wild Rice
added Jan 9th 2011

5 cups chopped lambs quarters (leaves and tender stems)
¼ cup melted butter
4 eggs beaten until frothy
2 cups cooked wild rice (I've used brown rice too)
1 cup milk
6 green onions
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon Tamari
½ tsp. dried thyme, oregano, and rosemary (or 1 ½ tsp. fresh)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Put the lambs quarters in a saucepan with a small amount of water (maybe 3 tablespoons and add more if needed). Steam until wilted.

Combine and mix all ingredients and pour into a greased 2 quart casserole.

Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until firm. Serve hot.
Recipe courtesy of Kimberly Gallagher on Herbmentor