Dreams, Nightmares & Magickal Sleeping Aides

So, Dearest Angels…this post began as this simple tip I passed on to my Instagram friends and led to many questions about nightmares and how to prevent them…so I said I would create a post exploring the subject of insomnia & Nightmares.

There will be spells, herbs, crystals, balms, videos, sigils, essential oils, and everything else you can imagine…so there has to be something for everyone. So scroll all the way through and I guarantee you’ll find something that works for you!

Now, most of this is information I gathered from my books & online if I agreed with it… and at the bottom will be the book or website noted for credit.

Just so you know…some affiliate links are in here…a Witch has to make a living! 🙂


So, for all of us insomniacs, PTSD Victims, Overthinkers, Nightmare Bound Souls…this is pretty much everything I could find!

What You Need
 – small square of dark fabric
 – dried rosemary
 – anise seeds
 – mullein leaves
 – small citrine
 – amethyst

Bad dreams can ruin the whole day.

A fast fix for recurring nightmares is to make a charm bag with ingredients to insure pleasant dreams.

To create this charm, take a small square of fabric, preferably dark blue, purple, or black.

Add a pinch of dried rosemary, anise seeds, and mullein leaves to the center of the fabric, plus some small citrine and amethyst stones.

Hold the bundle in both hands while visualizing indigo-blue light streaming into it from your third eye.

Tie the bundle shut with black cord to capture the energy. Focus the intent with this spell: 

“Blocked and dissolved, the nightmares end, 
Broken sleep does hereby mend. 
Restoring peace and calm and rest, 
Through each night, my (their) sleep is blessed.” 

Place the bag under the mattress so it can radiate its energy without migrating around the bed.

– Michael Furie


“sigil for warding off nightmares”

  • Put cyclamen in your bedroom to help keep away nightmares and negative energies
  • Laboradite and Amethyst under your pillow
  • Rosemary and lavender have calming and antidepressant qualities and can help with restful sleep.
  • LAVENDER, LAVENDER, LAVENDER…Did I mention Lavender….always a reliable relaxation herb in tea, sleep charm, under your pillow, Lavender Bath (My Favorite,) aromatherapy ANYTHING Lavender…this is just my experience…
  • Wash your bedding regularly. Nightmares make you sweat and just it being there from a previous night can trigger more nightmares. I can not stress enough how much clean sheets helps.
  • If you have a nightmare in the middle of the night, flip your pillow over before you go back to sleep to avoid having it again that night.
  • Open your window at least a tiny bit during the day to let in fresh air.
  • Make a small spray bottle with water and essential oils in it (especially lavender) to spray around where you sleep before going to bed.
  • Put a large piece of amethyst on your nightstand for a good sleep.
  • Tidy your room! Really- clutter and laundry on the floor can create bad energy which gets into your subconscious mind and triggers nightmares.
  • Shower before getting into bed if you can (you’ll want to with clean sheets) or at least have a good bedtime routine.
  • A note about dreamcatchers: You need to be very respectful if you choose to use one since these are from Native American culture. I recommend buying one directly from a shop run by someone of that background and reading up on their history. 

Full Spell In Credits

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Prevention:  

Crystals: Agate, Amethyst, Angel Phantom Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Chrysoprase, Dream Quartz, Emerald, Fluorite, Lepidolite, Malachite, Smoky Quartz, any crystals that are black

Herbs: Anise, Ash, Bracken, Cayenne, Cedar, Flax, Garlic, *Hyacinth, *Kanna, Lady’s Slipper, Lemon Balm, *Mistletoe, *Morning Glory, Mullein, Mustard Seed, Purslane, Rosemary, Sage, Salt, Siberian Ginseng, *Skullcap, *Tobacco, Vervain, Wood Betony

*Herbs that can be or are toxic to ingest or burn, do research before handling these herbs

Incense: Cedar, Chamomile, Rosemary, Sage

Animals: Spiders (spiderwebs)

Metals: Silver

After a Nightmare

Calming Crystals: Amber, Amethyst, Astrophyllite, Blue Lace Agate, Calcite, Celestite, Danburite, Desert Rose, Dioptase, Dolomite, Dravite, Fire Agate, Fluorite, Galena, Goldstone, Hematite, Howlite, Infinite Stone, Magnesite, Milky Quartz, Pietersite, Rhodonite, Sodalite, Sugilite, Tiger’s Eye, Vauxite

Cleansing Crystals: Amber, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Calcite, Chlorite, Fluorite, Gyrolite, Blue Tourmaline, Milky Quartz, Salt, Serpentine, Sunstone, and Turquoise

Calming Herbs: Basil, Chamomile, Hops, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower, Rosemary, Siberian Ginseng, St. John’s Wort

Cleansing Herbs: Anise, Bay, Birch, Boodroot, Cedar, Chamomile, Fennel, Horseradish, Hyssop, Iris, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Mimosa, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Sagebrush, Shallot, Thyme, Tobacco, Turmeric, Vervain, Yucca

Research herbs to ensure they are safe before using them



Sigil:”No Nightmares or invasive thoughts”

Keep away Nightmares Spell

Ingredients

  • 1 dry bay leaf
  • sea salt
  • mustard seeds
  • fire
  • tiny metal bowl
Description

This spell will ward off nightmares. Very simple.

Spell Casting
Take the sea salt and put it in the bowl. Then put the mustard seeds in with it. Mix the two. Break the bay leaf burn one-half, crumple it up, and put it in the bowl. Do the same with the other half. Once all are in the bowl burn it more. It should not be ashes but a little charred. Then you are done. Keep it next to your bed. It also smells really good.

  • Make chamomile tea with moon water/gem elixir and drink before bed
  • Keep your bedding and pillows washed and clean
  • Cleanse your room before going to sleep
  • Take a bath or shower before bed to relax and cleanse yourself
  • Keep a bowl of salt near your bed
  • Sleep with crystals beneath your pillow or near your bed
  • Fill a bag or sachet with herbs to keep under your pillow or hang above your bed
  • Sleep with a stuffed animal or blanket that you feel comforted by
  • Try not to snack too close to bedtime, indigestion can lead to nightmares
  • Stretch before bed
  • Do breathing exercises or meditate before bedtime
  • Crack your window slightly to bring in fresh air while you sleep
  • Avoid nicotine, alcohol or caffeine too close to bed
  • Listening to calming ambient sounds can help

Wide Awake at BedtimeValerian
Racing MindChamomile
Stress and AnxietyYlang-Ylang
Waking Up in the Middle of the NightBergamot
RestlessnessSweet Marjoram

Nightmares can be very stressful and terrifying. Everyone has them and sometimes they are caused by your own subconscious thoughts and worries. 

  • Keep a notebook or dream journal with a pen near your bed. When you wake up from a nightmare, even if you are distressed, try to write down your emotions, thoughts and what you can remember about the nightmare down.
  • Come morning research the symbolism of the things that happened and appeared in your nightmare. Also consider what they may mean personally to you. Do you have any memories or experiences that relate to what happened in your dream?
  • Look it all over after you finished your research. What picture does it paint? Is something from your waking life affecting you? Stresses? Arguments? Relationship problems? If so perhaps it is time you try to resolve these problems.

  • Take deep breaths, as scary and distressing as it is, it is still just a dream
  • Get some water
  • Stretch or walk around if you can, get the jitters and shakes out 
  • Cleanse your room if you can, spray some moon water about or bring in some salt, help remove the negativity you just felt
  • Read a book, it can help relax you again and make you feel sleepy, especially after such a stressful experience
  • After you wrote down what you remember from your nightmare, don’t dwell on it right now. You can worry about it later, for now find other things to do if you are not interested in going back to sleep
  • Listen to calming music or sounds
  • Watch calming images or videos if needed such as rain falling, ocean waves, changing clouds, looping gifs, etc
  • If someone is around and there to listen, you can talk it out with them. It can really help calm you
  • Drink some chamomile tea, it really helps
  • Wash your face
  • Cuddle, pet or speak with a pet
  • Hold your favorite stuffed animal or blanket for comfort
  • Make a crystal grid of calming stones and negativity removal stones 
  • If you do not plan on going back to sleep or if it is already morning, take a shower or bath
  • If you do not plan on going back to sleep, light some white and black candles to cleanse yourself and space of the negative energy brought by the nightmare. Do this with caution, make sure you are not too tired to do this. Fires are not fun or safe 

“I am no longer afflicted by nightmares.”

Bad dreams can ruin the whole day. A fast fix for recurring nightmares is to make a charm bag with ingredients to insure pleasant dreams. To create this charm, take a small square of fabric, preferably dark blue, purple, or black. Add a pinch of dried rosemary, anise seeds, and mullein leaves to the center of the fabric, plus some small citrine and amethyst stones. Hold the bundle in both hands while visualizing indigo-blue light streaming into it from your third eye. Tie the bundle shut with the black cord to capture the energy. Focus the intent with this spell:

“Blocked and dissolved, the nightmare’s end,
Broken sleep does hereby mend.
Restoring peace and calm and rest,
Through each night, my (their) sleep is blessed.”

Place the bag under the mattress so it can radiate its energy without migrating around the bed.

Chant 1:

Say while you are falling asleep (only works in your bed):

Go away evil dreams
it’s not what it seems
go away go far away leave my dreams sight
give me at least one good night


Chant 2:

Anti Nightmare Chant for You:

Chant this:

”As I sleep,
Let me keep,
Dreams of light
Throughout the night.”

Anti Nightmare Chant for Loved Ones:

Chant this:

”Sleep well this night.
Remove all the fright.
No demons are in sight.
Keep me safe until morning light.”


What You’ll Need to Make your Sleep Balm

Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need in one spot. This recipe moves pretty fast once you start, and you don’t want your balm to set before you’re ready to pour.

Supplies you’ll need:

100% Organic Yellow Beeswax Pellets 1lb (16 oz)

It’s important to use only glass or metal containers with tight-fitting lids. When you make your sleep rub, you’re making it without any preservatives. If your balm gets moisture or dirt in it, it will spoil and go rancid.

These are the Containers This Author suggested on her site…

DIY Sleep Balm Recipe: Step by Step

Bring a small saucepan of water to boil, then turn on low heat and keep the water on a low simmer.

“I don’t like to use containers I eat out of, so I use a Mason pint jar to mix the oils and essential oils in.” Place the Mason jar in the simmering water. Next, add the beeswax pellets and the coconut and jojoba oils.

Using your wooden stick, stir the wax and oils together until completely melted. High heat can degrade the effectiveness of the essential oils. Turn the burner off, then stir in the essential oils

Lay out your metal tins or glass jars onto a cookie sheet, then pour the balm mixture in. Be sure to use a towel to wipe off the pint jar when you take it out of the pan because you don’t want any water running into your balm when you pour it into your containers.

Set aside your tins to cool, which should take about 30 minutes to an hour. Once it’s cool, screw on the lid and store in a cool place. Your sleep balm will keep for about a year.

This recipe makes about 4 ounces of sleep balm.



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Bibliography

This topic is rather personal for me because for as long as I can remember I’ve had insomnia…in fact I’m writing this post at about 3:30 am.”Isn’t It Ironic? Yes, I just quoted a 90’s song…it’s my blog…:-)

Due to past trauma, Sleep has never come easy to me. Marilyn Monroe once said, and I’m paraphrasing because I couldn’t find the source…“Sleep and I are at Constant War.”

This led me to an interest in this actress and icon…If anyone would have told me I had anything in common with Marilyn Monroe I would have laughed. But reading that quote led me to buy a book called Fragments. It’s full of her poems, journal entries, and such. You’ll never look at her the same again. But I connected with her on a very deep level.

In one of her notes she wrote, “The moon was good when I was a child.” Well, the moon is wonderful to me…but when nightfalls I begin to crumble. Below is a poem she wrote about sleep. I scanned it from the book. The first image is the original notebook and the second is the typed up version to make it legible… And yes I write in my books!

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