The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit by Arin Murphy-Hiscock


Dearest readers, if there was ever a book I needed to find it’s way into my hands right now, it was The Witch’s Book of Self-Care. I have been severely lacking in the self-care department as of late and mental, emotional, and physical state have been suffering very harshly. I’m glad I picked this book up when I did because if I ever needed something or someone to say, “hey, are you okay?” this was the time for it. I’m truly grateful for this book and for allowing it to take myself into consideration.

So The Witch’s Book of Self-Care is basically a self help book with a witch twist on things. Broken down into five chapters that tackle very specific types of self-care. I’m going to do a quick spoiler free breakdown of the chapters and brief description of the chapters.

🍁 Chapter One – Self Care and Magic
This section gives you self care tips and talks about the different sources of magic they’ll be using in the book such as herbal magic, candle magic, meditation, and various others. It was a nice little overview of what to expect and it’s also a great introduction for readers who unfamiliar in this field.

🍁 Chapter Two – Mental and Emotional Self Care
This chapters talks a lot of affirmations and also introduces a daily five minute self care routine. There’s a lot of talk of getting into the habit of stretching, meditating, or simply drinking a glass of water. This was probably my favorite chapter throughout the rest of the book.

🍁 Chapter Three – Physical Self Care
This chapter focuses a lot on how stress has an affect on the body. There’s a lot of mentions of making sure you’re giving your body proper rest, staying hydrated, and there’s even a small handful of recipes in this section of the book. This was probably my least favorite section, but I really appreciated the recipes and the reminder to stay hydrated.

🍁 Chapter Four – Spiritual Self Care
This is the chapter that talks about our relationships, exploring one’s creativity, the celebration of the Divine, and the connections you make with the elements around you. This is the chapter is mostly meditation.

🍁 Chapter Five – Household Self Care
This last and final section focuses on maintaining your home environment and creating a positive and safe space for oneself. There’s a lot of talk of creating comfort, de-cluttering, and aromatherapy.

“I release this guilt to the universe. I invite peace and serenity to take its place.”

I loved how this book had a lot of wisdom to offer and had really solid advice. I’ll admit that not all of this book really caught my interest, but there was a lot this book had to offer that will be helpful to anyone who needs this book. The one thing I didn’t like was the repetition within this book. It might have just been my reading experience, but there were moments within this book that would feel similar to another section. It just had a looming presence of repetition. That was the only downside to this book. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable read.

Overall, I think this is a good read for anyone who needs it and I know I certainly needed this. I’m grateful to have read this book when I truly needed it the most. If you’re thinking about picking this book then I say go for it. There’s a lot of helpful advice in this book and some of it is the simple little things that can slip through the cracks of life.


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