Magical Spring Spark Kombucha

Welcome to the Spring Equinox, celebrated in the Earth’s northern hemisphere on March 19, 2024. Let’s enjoy Magical Spring Spark Kombucha and the Spring Equinox. This special day aligns with the March 19 Spring Equinox Collaborative Wellness Event in partnership with Emilee of Emilee’s Healing Hut and Sarah of Janesville Juice Bar!

Join us for an evening of education and relaxation at Emilee’s Healing Hut’s Spring Equinox Wellness Event. This unique collaboration with The Booch Witch and Janesville Juice Bar combines the flavors of Spring with the benefits of Kombucha and fresh-pressed juice. Learn how to make your own Kombucha in a DIY workshop, discover the benefits of juicing in a presentation, and indulge in a relaxing Sound Bath Guided Meditation. Samples will be provided and DIY kits, Scobys, and Juices are available for purchase.

The Magical Spring Spark Kombucha recipe encompasses a time of Balance, Renewal, and Awakening. Many spiritual practices use the Equinox for reflection, gratitude, and setting intentions for the future.

The Magical Spring Spark comes from the powerful intentions of the three of us and is inspired by Emilee’s meditations and Sarah’s premium juices. We celebrate Spring with a kombucha brimming with vibrant energies and a touch of fiery magic. This recipe is for one 12-16 ounce bottle.

Magical Spring Spark Kombucha Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. cold-pressed juice from the Janesville Juice Bar (for Renewal)
  • Sage  – 1 leaf dried or fresh, crushed between your fingers (for Balance)
  • Fresh ginger – a dime to penny-sized slice (1 tsp.) (for Awakening)

Thanks to all March 19, 2024, Spring Equinox Collaborative Wellness Event attendees!

As you set your intentions…

What’s an Equinox?

On Equinoxes, days and nights are equal in all parts of the world. How special, right? (March for the Northern Hemisphere Spring Equinox) or shortest (September for the Northern Hemisphere Fall Equinox).

An Equinox is a natural turning point in Earth’s cycle, a perfect time to focus on Balance, Renewal, Awakening, and the cyclical nature of life.

Equinoxes are also a good time for cleaning, hence “Spring cleaning!” Open the windows for fresh air, turn on your favorite music, and set your intentions. Spring is aligned with Aires, the beginning of the astrological new year. Set new intentions in this New Year, create new goals, and focus on projects, like learning how to make your very own kombucha from the comfort and frugality of your home!

What’s a Solstice?

Solstices are the farthermost points as Earth’s axis tilts toward or away from the sun. The days and nights are the longest (June for the Northern Hemisphere Summer Solstice) or shortest (December for the Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice).

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In natural daylight on a purple tablecloth, a fresh pomegranate is cracked open. Next to it on a blue plate, a chunk of rock with a quartzite notch, fresh slices of lemon and 12 red grapes sit by a jar of honey.

Wheel of Fortune Kombucha

Give your wishes an extra lift, especially as a new year approaches! The Wheel of Fortune Kombucha features lucky fruits like grapes and pomegranates, that have a sweet and tart flavor.

As you prepare the Wheel of Fortune Kombucha recipe, place 12 grapes and 12 pomegranate seeds on a separate plate. Eat one grape for each month of last year – meditating on the past year. Eat one pomegranate seed for each month of the future year – and put your wishes out to the Universe.

Visit my Pom Pom Kombucha recipe for a demonstration of how to cut a pomegranate.

  • Grapes – sliced into bottle-sized pieces (1-2 tbsp)
  • Pomegranate seeds – fresh (6-10 per bottle. Use your lucky number)
  • Lemon juice – one squirt
  • Honey – one squirt

Imagine how much fun you’ll have enjoying this kombucha in the new year – a delicious reflection of your dedication!

The Wheel of Fortune is more than just a favorite TV game show – the Wheel of Fortune is a Major Arcana card in a standard tarot deck. When displayed, it asks the receiver to trust in the Universe, be optimistic, and let things take their own natural course.

This lesson is useful for high-achieving planners and organizers, especially as we approach a new calendar year. Let this recipe inspire you to take it slow and trust the Wheel spins in your favor!

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Starry Night Kombucha

Night skies, especially clear in the winter, are a treat to gaze upon. This special recipe calls on fresh starfruit and pears to create a delicious medley of flavors for Starry Night Kombucha. 

  • Starfruit – thin slices, cut into small pieces (2 tbsp.)
  • Fresh ginger – a dime to penny-sized slice (1 tsp.)
  • Pear – fresh and juicy, diced (1 tbsp)
  • Nutmeg – one dash

Starfruit is a tangy, somewhat sour fruit that is rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C and beta carotene. Starfruit can be expensive – be sure to look in your grocery store’s “day-old” section for over-ripe produce.

I found this starfruit at my local co-op for about a dollar. I washed the fruit well and cut off the brown spots.

Dehydrate any leftovers for a cute pick-me-up starry snack any time of year!

The handwritten recipe is featured with a crystal bowl filled with sliced pineapple. A rose and smoky quartz are scattered on the book with two shallow bowls of dried ginger and dried turmeric powder natural light.

Sagittarius Smile Kombucha

Sagittarius Season is November 23 – December 21 and those with a Sun sign in Sagittarius have super high emotional intelligence and can light up any room. With this in mind, I developed Sagittarius Smile Kombucha as a liquid representation of that happy-go-lucky exterior.

Sagittarius Smile Kombucha tastes a bit like ginger ale and is packed with antioxidants. Thanks to sweet and delicious pineapple, it also offers some Vitamin C. Boost this baby up with freshly or powdered turmeric and ginger root powder. Add just a crack of black pepper to finish Sagittarius Smile Kombucha for a perfect finish.

A rose quartz and citrine sit on a plate next to three honey straws. A small pile of dried chamomile, dried lavender, and dried skullcap adorn the plate in natural light.

Sleep Potion Kombucha

As Autumn transitions to Winter, we focus on rest and rejuvenation. Try a kombucha that promotes relaxation with my Sleep Potion Kombucha. Blended with dried chamomile, lavender, a squirt of honey, and my magical ingredient, this chilled-out recipe naturally will have you drifting away in no time.

Sleep Potion Kombucha is a gentle kombucha infused with one of my secret ingredients: skullcap*. Skullcap is a powerful and helpful herb for managing stress and anxiety.

For centuries, it has been used as a moderate relaxant and a treatment for anxiety and nervous tension. I use American skullcap for this recipe, which I grow at home and drink in homemade tea blends before bedtime. Dried skullcap can also be found at herbal retailers online.

  • Chamomile – dried flowers (1 tbsp)
  • Lavender – dried flowers (1 tbsp)
  • Skullcap – dried leaves (1 tsp)*
  • Honey – one squirt

*If you don’t have skullcap, that’s okay! You can certainly omit it, or try 1/2 tsp of dried sage, basil, or any other item in your cupboard that jumps out at you 🥰

Thawed, frozen blackberries in a glass jar sit on a blue plate with a jar of cinnamon powder. Scattered next to the jars are dried elderberries. A druzy quartz and fresh tulsi are also on the plate.

Berry Persuasive Kombucha

Deeply emotional, Scorpios are often magnetic and have the power to convince. In honor of one of my absolute favorite astrological signs, I present the Scorpio-themed Berry Persuasive Kombucha. This forceful and potent kombucha contains immunity-building natural ingredients like real, dried elderberries and blackberries.

Blackberries encourage success and are a juicy and deep addition to any homebrewed kombucha. Balanced with a dash of cinnamon and six dried elderberries, Berry Persuasive Kombucha is also a quick and easy recipe.

  • Blackberry – thawed frozen, or fresh (2 tbsp)
  • Elderberry – dried berries (6)
  • Cinnamon – one dash
  • Tulsi – dried or fresh (1 tsp) optional

Tulsi is a remarkable herb and adds a unique layer to homemade kombucha.

I like to grow a pot of tulsi every year in my garden and utilize the dried leaves throughout the year. Consuming tulsi is known to foster spiritual enlightenment. Find dried elderberries and tulsi, in the bulk section of your local, friendly co-op and even some grocery stores.

The handwritten recipe is displayed with an open jar for thawed, frozen cherries, whole cloves, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Scorpio Spirits Kombucha

Scorpio Season is October 24 – November 22. Scorpios are said to be one of the most interesting signs because of their intensity, secrecy, and depth.

Therefore, Scorpio Spirits Kombucha features plenty of juicy cherries. Cherries, ruled by Venus, draw energy to loving matters. Frozen cherries can be found at most grocery stores and co-ops, and when frozen, make a decadent and natural kombucha flavor. As you prepare this recipe, think about the love in your life that you have to be grateful for. 

  • Cherry –  thawed frozen, or fresh (2 tbsp)
  • Fresh ginger – a dime to penny-sized slice (1 tbsp)
  • Clove – one
  • Rosemary – one sprig
  • Maple Syrup – local (1 squirt)

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The Samantha Kombucha 💋

Enjoy a kombucha mocktail take on a favorite drink of many: the Cosmopolitan! Cut right to the chase and use cranberry juice in this recipe. Paired with a couple of squirts of lime, you’ll be ready to enjoy this sassy treat any time you need a break from fruity kombucha.

While fresh cranberries (especially from Wisconsin!) are a nice extra in kombucha, they don’t ferment well in kombucha. Fresh, or even dried cranberries, still give off a good cranberry flavor, but with The Samantha Kombucha – organic concentrate juice is best. You can find this in local co-ops, like Basics in Janesville Wisconsin, or in organic sections of grocery stores.

  • Cranberry juice – fresh juice, or from concentrate (about 1 ½  tbsp)
  • Lime juice – fresh juice, or imitation (tiny plastic limes!) is totally acceptable (about 1 ½  tbsp)

Give yourself a break, kick back, and relax with this one 💋 The Samantha Kombucha is best served in a martini glass, ready to relax!


A small jar of thawed, frozen blueberries sits on a purple tablecloth with a jar of Wisconsin maple syrup, a few slices of fresh jalapeno pepper, and a moonstone pendant.

Sweet Heat! Kombucha 

Sweet Heat! Is a perfect recipe to try one or two bottles during your regular kombucha flavoring process. The blend of sweet berries, a dash of local maple syrup, and fresh peppers (maybe right out of your garden?) will tickle your nose. Be warned – this one is not for the faint of heart! Sip delicately 🤧💚

Fresh garden jalapenos work best in this recipe but feel free to experiment with any other type of fresh pepper you have on hand or stumble on at a local farmers market. A little squirt of real maple syrup (local to you, if possible) is a nonnegotiable addition to round out Sweet Heat! Kombucha.

  • Jalapeno – fresh, sliced (½ tsp, usually one sliver of a slice)
  • Maple Syrup (1 squirt)
  • Blueberries  –  thawed frozen, or fresh (2 tbsp)

Some of the best advice I’ve given is to experiment with pepper-infused kombucha one bottle at a time. Pepper kombucha is a different taste I occasionally enjoy, but I definitely don’t want six bottles of it in my fridge at a time.

The handwritten recipe is displayed in an open notebook adorned with fresh sage and a bear-shaped jar of honey.

Libra Balance Kombucha

Libra Season is September 23 – October 23. As Libra ushers in the autumnal equinox, we recognize this powerful Air sign with a special harvest recipe. Enjoy Libra Balance Kombucha and the seasonal celebration in every sip!

Ancient Romans favored the Libra sign, which symbolizes a balance and harmony of seasons – equal day and night hours. Enjoy this recipe with freshly harvested apples from any local orchard. A squirt of local honey sweetens up the spice of cinnamon and the earthiness of sage.

  • Apple – fresh, sliced (1 tbsp.)
  • Mint – Fresh (1 sprig)
  • Honey – fresh, local (1 squirt)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Honey – local honey (1 squirt)
  • Sage  – 1 leaf dried or fresh, crushed between your fingers