12 Magical Ways to Use Garlic

Use as an offering for Hectate

Sacred to the ancient Greek goddess of witchcraft and magic, garlic makes a perfect offering.  Leave a clove at the crossroads or grow some by your front door to honor her.

Include it in kitchen magick for passion. 

A tomato sauce with basil and garlic makes for a classic love potion.  Add candles and enchant an evening guest.

Ward off sociopaths. 

Got a narcissistic coworker?  A frenemy who serves up bitterness with a smile?  Garlic is famous for repelling evil.

Leave a clove with your divination tools.  

Prevent negative energies from coming through the “gateway” of tarot cards, runes or spirit boards.

Break a spell.  

Did your best intentions go awry?  Reverse your ritual and bury any remaining spell ingredients in a deep hole with a clove of garlic.

Protect the entryway.  

Garlic near the entrances prevents dark energies from re-entering the home after an energy clearing.

Try making a wreath of braided garlic from the farmer’s market!

Hang braided garlic over the sick bed. 

Hang garlic over a sick person’s bed to stop fever dreams and drive away dark thinking.

Stop gossip. 

Stuff a poppet through the mouth with garlic and then sew the mouth shut.

Carry with you during water voyages. 

Planning a trip by boat?  Carry a garlic clove for safe passage.

Comfort children at night. 

Hang garlic by the window or over the bed to prevent nightmares.





  1. I had no idea of all the uses; only knew about its protective attributes. What does it mean if someone leaves a clove on your staircase?

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