In magickal circles, the magical properties of chamomile are often used for protection, purification, and luck. Chamomile is one of the nine sacred herbs in Anglo-Saxon traditional Witchcraft.
What is chamomile?
Chamomile is a member of the Asteraceae family, the second-largest plant family. This family consists of over 32,000 known species of flowering plants, shrubs, vines, and trees.
The strong fragrant scent of chamomile will often reveal itself before you see the plant.
There are two varieties of chamomile – English/Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita).
Chamomile is a powerful magickal herb.
Because of this power, chamomile is a popular ingredient to use in magickal rituals and spell casting and has been used as a healing herb for thousands of years.
People commonly use chamomile tea to promote healing, and stress reduction, and to have a peaceful sleep.
Both varieties of chamomile have similar uses and magickal properties, but for magick, Roman chamomile is generally the preferred variety to use in magick and is the one we will mainly be referencing in this article.
Chamomile can be used during meditation to relax the mind and to find humility or to forgive others.
Chamomile is one of the nine sacred herbs in Anglo-Saxon traditional witchcraft. These sacred nine herbs include:
- Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
- Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
- Crab apple (Malus sylvestris)
- Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
- Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
- Nettle (Urtica dioica)
- Plantain (Plantago lanceolata or Plantago major)
- St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Although chamomile can be burned, it is typically used in a tea, crushed, as an essential oil, or as incense.
Other names that chamomile will sometimes go by include: Earth apple, Ground apple, Maythen, Scented mayweed, and Whig plant.
As a general rule, chamomile has magickal and spiritual powers that include 3 main properties (although there are more):
There is always more than one way to accomplish your magickal goals. Using the magickal properties of chamomile is but one tool from an arsenal of tools and techniques you should be using.
The practice of magick is more common than one might think. Most people practice some sort of religion and essentially all religions have traces of magick in them.
Most religions use various magickal charms, amulets, etc., all derived from earlier pagan religions.
Magick is a spiritual and natural force that everyone possesses and has nothing to do with evil.
Magick is about aligning oneself with natural forces to manifest an intention.
Magick comes from the ability to channel the powers of hidden energies all around us. Different traditions have different names for this energy such as mana, chi, or prana.
Learning to use magick just takes intent and practice.
The more committed you are to your intent, the more successful the outcome will be.
Magick comes from your head and your heart, not from artificial props and tools. But if these tools help you to manifest your magick, then by all means use them.
Common tools used in magick include candles, crystals, herbs, and talismans.
While reading this article, keep in mind there is always more than one way to accomplish your magickal goal.
Take these suggestions we give you as a base, and make them your own.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can use herbs in your magickal rituals, check out the following book by Ally Sands “Plant Magic for the Beginner Witch: An Herbalist’s Guide to Heal, Protect and Manifest“.
The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only. Occult properties of herbs and essential oils are provided for historical interest only. For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional. Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from the following historical uses of herbs and essential oils.
- Chamomile is considered masculine.
- The vibration of chamomile is considered part of the water element.
- Chamomile is associated with the Sun (perhaps because the heads of the flowers look like little suns).
- The astrological signs of chamomile are Leo and Scorpio.
- Chamomile is associated with the deities Ra (Egyptian Sun god), Cernunnos (Celtic god of the underworld), and Lugh (Celtic Sun and harvest god).
- Chakra that works with chamomile: Solar plexus and throat chakra.
3 Magical Properties Of Chamomile
In old-world magic, using plants and herbs is one of the oldest magical tools known. Over many years, through observation and use, people have learned the magickal properties of plants.
Following are some examples of how you can use chamomile in your daily magick and spiritual rituals.
Can chamomile be used for protection?
Chamomile has powerful protective properties. Chamomile can be used in banishing rituals and can help to create a metaphysical barrier against negative energies, hexes, and curses. Use chamomile in a sachet, as a floor wash, or as a tea, or plant it near doors and windows.
If you plan to delve into magick, banishing should be one of the core skills you should learn to develop early in your magickal journey.
Protective magick is about guarding and regaining your power.
You can either create your magickal protection on your own or you can call upon protective deities for protection.
The 13 most common protective deities called upon for protection include.
To help prevent negative energy from entering your home, plant chamomile near your doors and windows.
You can also create a protective sachet that you carry with you when you feel you may be in magickal danger.
Other herbs besides chamomile that you may wish to include in your protective sachet include:
Protection magic can be utilized under the following circumstances:
- Coming into contact with negative energies and spirits.
- Stumbling into places of negative power and being unprepared.
- Misuse of magick or broken vows that turn on you.
- When you are under attack from other magick practitioners.
Depending on the type of occult attack, here are some common indications that may occur when you are under a magickal attack:
- Feelings of despair
- Feelings of oppression
- Troubled dreams
- Feeling out of touch with time
- Feeling of being followed
- See things that are not there
- Smells with no source
- Uncharacteristic compulsions
Protection magick can be applied anywhere, on yourself, in your home, at work, or even in your car.
As a result, there are countless ways to perform protection rituals.
Your intent plays a crucial role in whether your magick will work.
Intent helps you to focus on your purpose which will help to influence events, effect change in material and non-material conditions, and help present an illusion of change that can have a positive effect on you and your surroundings.
If you are planning on using chamomile to protect yourself, there are 3 main steps you should do when using chamomile in a protection ritual.
- Cleanse yourself of negative energy in a bath either using just water or enhanced with salts and herbs.
- Create a protective shield around you with your mind.
- Meditate so you can control your mind and launch your defense.
Once you have completed these three steps, then you can begin your protective ritual with chamomile.
Your protection ritual doesn’t start when you use chamomile, your protection ritual begins when you start preparing yourself, or if you grow your own chamomile, your spell starts with caring for your plant.
And remember, your intent is very important.
Banishing ritual using chamomile.
If you are interested in learning about the top essential oils that are used for magickal protection, read our following article “16 Essential Oils For Protection“.
Does chamomile have magickal purification or cleansing properties?
In spell work, chamomile can be used to purify or cleanse a space or an object of negative energy. You can rub chamomile on your magickal tools to cleanse them of negative energy or use dried bundles of chamomile, chamomile incense, or chamomile essential oil. to purify your home or sacred space.
Smudging is an ancient method to clear and purify a space.
Usually, when thinking of smudging, you will think of sage or juniper, but chamomile can be just as powerful at purifying a space.
To learn more about the magickal properties of white sage, check out our article “What Are The Magical Properties Of White Sage?“.
Usually, you will not find chamomile smudge sticks, but instead, you may find them mixed with sage smudge sticks.
If you wish to purify or cleanse your space or tools with chamomile, your best bet would be to use chamomile essential oil.
Frankincense is usually the oil of choice but chamomile essential oil has also long been used to purify, cleanse, consecrate, and remove negative energies from magickal tools.
To learn more about the magickal properties of frankincense, check out our article “What Are The Magical Properties Of Frankincense?“.
There are many things related to your magic that you can purify and cleanse with chamomile essential oil including:
The magickal items you want to consecrate don’t need to be fancy.
For example, just use a regular drinking glass instead of a golden chalice. Instead of a fancy ritual robe, a regular bathrobe is more than adequate.
Chamomile does not care what your magical items look like. What matters is the intent and the energy you inject into your items.
You can also purify your tools with chamomile incense. Here are a variety of Chamomile incense sticks sold by Amazon if you are interested.
Ritual to purify your tools using chamomile incense (or any other purifying incense).
So you do not need to re-purify your tool every time you are going to use it, when done using your object of power, keep it in a special place that is used only for ritual purposes.
Or if you choose to, you can always purify your tool every time you wish to use it. Do what makes you feel comfortable.
Ritual to cleanse yourself of sorrows and troubles using chamomile.
Can chamomile be used for luck?
Chamomile is an herb that can be used to bring about good luck and is known as a lucky flower. Gamblers will wash their hand with chamomile to increase their luck and if you need some luck, you can take a warm chamomile bath.
The law of attraction states that when you are committed to achieving your goals, luck will automatically be on your side.
If you are already committed, why not try using chamomile to push your good lock a little to the positive side?
Chamomile is believed to attract money. If you need some luck in your finances or to invite prosperity, you can use chamomile as a part of a money spell.
Ritual to bring luck in attracting money.
You don’t have to use this ritual just for financial issues. Use this ritual to manifest any kind of good luck.
Another way to bring good luck is to include chamomile in a nice relaxing bath.
As you soak in your warm bath, focus on your intent and visualize good luck.
The chamomile can help realign your solar plexus chakra, which can be useful to increase your courage and confidence, which may increase your luck.
Some people will even carry chamomile in their pockets to attract good fortune.
What does chamomile smell like?
Chamomile has an herbal, sweet, and fresh smell somewhat like straw with a hint of apples. Some say that German chamomile has a sweetly smoky aroma.
The smell of chamomile is a very pleasant aroma. In ancient times, it was placed on the floors of funeral homes. When people would walk on the flowers, the crushing of the flowers world releases a pleasant aroma.
Chamomile is a very powerful ally in purification and consecration rituals but can be used in many other scenarios.
I personally enjoy the smell of chamomile. Feels refreshing.
The way you use chamomile in your magical and spiritual practices is only limited by your imagination.
If you are interested in learning about some general magical properties of essential oils, check out my article “15 Magical Properties of Essential Oils“.
If you know of other magical properties of chamomile or different ways in which you use chamomile on your spiritual journey, we would love to hear from you so we may incorporate what you share in this article.