The Incredible Magickal Properties of Mint Explored


mint with magickal properties around it

Hi, my loves and welcome to WiccaNow. Recently I’ve been talking about some of my favourite magickal herbs and plants with this post about the magickal properties of sageOpens in a new tab., one about rosesOpens in a new tab., another all about the lavenderOpens in a new tab. and an overview of magickal plants with this botanical witchipediaOpens in a new tab.. I want to keep going down this path by talking about another herb that’s multi-talented and powerful, today I want to talk about the magickal properties of mint!

Mint is a magickal herb which can be used for protection, healing, luck and love among other things. It has strong medicinal benefits which include helping to reduce nausea, reducing anxiety and aiding digestion. 

I love to grow mint at home because it’s super low maintenance and attracts abundance and prosperity while also providing protection. If you have a garden, it’s better to grow mint in a separate pot as it grows like crazy and will overtake a garden bed very quickly if left to its own devices.

magickal properties of mint botanical drawing mentha arvensis

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and don’t claim to be, anything stated here is simply a product of my own research. If you are ill, please see a trained medical professional and don’t try to treat yourself based on something written here. Don’t ever consume anything you aren’t 100% sure is safe, and if you’re pregnant consult your doctor or midwife before consuming something you aren’t familiar with

History of Mint

Mint has a long history as a healing herbOpens in a new tab.. It’s a part of the Lamiaceae family and there are around 20 different species, along with countless hybrids and cultivars. The “Mentha” variety of mint originated in the Mediterranean Region, while Mentha Spicata (or Spearmint) came from Egypt and was brought to Europe during the Crusades. 

The Romans used to hold mint in high esteem and used it as a natural perfume. Fun fact: Romans used to perfume different parts of the body with different plants with mint being the “arm plant”. Both the Greeks and the Romans used mint at feasts as decorations and they would often add it to sauces. Is there where mint sauce for lamb originated? Many believe that the Romans were responsible for the introduction of mint to England. 

While there are some native forms of mint growing in North Ameria, most varieties seen in the US have been brought over from Europe. 

Mentha Spicata in bloom
This is Menth Spicata, or spearmint. Notice that the leaves are much more pointed that the Mentha Arvensis in the botanical illustration above.

More Fun Facts About Mint

  • In the 13th Century, Icelandic people used mint for whitening teeth. Many toothpastes today still come with a mint flavour
  • Mint will cross-breed with other mints if planted in the same container, meaning if you want to keep all the different species of mint you need to keep them contained in different pots otherwise eventually you’ll end up with all the same type of plant
  • The Key of Solomon mentions mint
  • Drink mint before a speech/performance/prayer as it’s meant to increase the strength of your oration
  • Mint MIGHT be an insect repellent, so people like to plant it in windows to keep mosquitoes and flies away. 
  • Bees LOVE mint. Rub a beehive with it and you’ll attract a swarm of bees, and if you run an already occupied hive with mint you’ll prevent the bees from leaving
  • Spearmint is the most common flavouring in food. It’s a little sweeter and has a stronger flavour so works well when added as a flavour.

Mint in Folklore

Mints association with its deities actually comes from old folklore. It’s said that there was a nymph called Mentha (sometimes spelt Minthe) who caught the eye of Hades and became his lover. When Hades chose Persephone over her, she became angry and antagonised Persephone. In retaliation, Persephone turned her into the plant we now know as mint. The same story comes in many variations, with some saying that Hades loved her and Persephone became so jealous she tuned Mentha into a plant. Others state that Persephone became so angry that she trampled Mentha into the dust, after which Hades turned her trampled form into a mint plant so that she would live on forever. 

Mint is also tied to Hades because the Greeks used to use it to cover any scent produced by dead bodies during funeral rites. 

carved frieze hades persephone
This frieze depicts both Hades and Persephone, who according to folklore, are the reason we have mint today.

Medicinal Uses of Mint

Magickal Properties of Mint

The type of mint most commonly used in magick is peppermint. There are many, many different varieties of mint however and all of those different varieties would have the same magical properties so use whatever you have access too. 

The Magickal Properties of Mint

  • Healing
  • Protection
  • Prosperity
  • Luck
  • Love
  • Travel
  • Dreams
  • Communication
  • Psychic work
  • Strength
i am prosperous gif
Use mint to call prosperity into your life. Carry a mint leaf in your wallet to prevent money flowing out and abundance to flow in.

Associations

Deities: Hecate, Pluto, Hades, Persephone

Correspondences

Zodiac: Taurus

Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Gender: Masculine

Crystals: PeridotOpens in a new tab., Green AventurineOpens in a new tab., AmethystOpens in a new tab.

Easy Money Spell Using Mint

This simple luck spell harnesses the magickal properties of mint to call prosperity and abundance to you. Cast this spell as often as you need it!

This spell uses candle magickOpens in a new tab.. Always, always practise fire safety and make sure that any children, pets or billowing clothes are kept away from the flame.

Ingredients

  • A green candle
  • Mint oil
  • Dried Mint (you can leave this out if you don’t have it, or vice versa with the oil. I like to use both because I think it makes the spell more powerful.)
  • Cinnamon (use either oil or dried cinnamon, this boosts the power of your spell. You can leave it out if you want)
  • Fire-proof surface or bowl
mint money spell

Method

  1. Anoint your candle with the mint oil
  2. Mix your dried mint with your cinnamon powder. If you’re using cinnamon oil, anoint the candle with it during step 1.
  3. Roll your anointed candle in the dried herb mix
  4. Place your candle into your fire-proof bowl. I like to melt a little wax on the bottom of the candle and stick it to the bottom of the bowl to make sure that it doesn’t fall over.
  5. Light your candle
  6. Close your eyes and focus on your intention. Imagine that prosperity and abundance are flowing to you like a golden river. Feel as if you have already received the abundance that you seek. Remember that the more specific your intent, the more likely it is to manifest.
  7. Once you have set your intention as strongly as you can, say

” Mint let me harness your energy, you flourish with abandon so lend this power to me. Prosperity come to me. So Mote it Be.”

  1. Repeat this chant 3 times
  2. Allow the candle to safely burn down to nothing
  3. Repeat as often as needed
Watch us performing this mint money spell!

So my loves, I hope this give you all the information you need on the magickal properties of mint! Let your mind wander and your spirit be free.

Until next time,

Blessed Be,

Amaria xx

Resources to Increase the Magickal Properties of Mint

cinnamon book of shadows page
Did you know that we make downloadable Book of Shadows pages? This hand illustrated page is all about cinnamon. Use cinnamon to increase the magickal properties of mint in your next spell. Click hereOpens in a new tab. to check it out in our Etsy Store.
turquoise book of shadows page
Turquoise is a great crystal to work with if you need help with communication. Add mint to the mix and you have a power duo! Shop this book of shadows page in our Etsy Store hereOpens in a new tab..

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Amaria Pollux

Amaria is a herb and nature-loving magical explorer who always tries to look on the bright side. If she's not cooking up a storm, you'll find her snuggled up on the couch with her self-satisfied cat and a magical book learning everything she can about Wicca.

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