There are no metaphysical shops around me. It’s a rare treat when I am able to visit one. I know that plenty of witches and new agers can relate to that. So here are some tips for getting witchy supplies in more mainstream locations:
- Candles are candles. A redundant statement perhaps. You don’t need Sage Goddess style candles though. They are lovely, but you can get by with candles from any store. A Yankee candle won’t be pre-blessed, but you can do a blessing ritual for it yourself.
- Standard gift shops tend to have tumbled stone bins with little velvet drawstring bags. I realize not every area has gift shops, but it’s still worth mentioning that such shops are good alternatives for crystal shopping. These places tend to sell tumbled crystals at a cheaper price than metaphysical shops.
- A stick can serve as a wand. You can look around on the ground for a suitable one or hunt for one from a specific tree.
- You can likely find a lovely journal for a book of shadows at Barnes & Noble. Hot Topic had lovely journals when I was a teenager. Perhaps they still do.
I wish I could recommend a mainstream brick and mortar store that sells nice clean-burning incense. I am unfortunately not privy to such knowledge. I have a pack of Primo brand yellow rose incense that I got at a new age store years ago. I use it very sparingly. It is delightful and does not upset my asthma. I wish it was sold at Walmart. My advice would be to stock up on quality incense when the rare chance presents itself. Blessed be, y’all.