All About Potions

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Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Potion-making? What kinds of brews can you concoct, and how can you use these magical spells to your benefit?

From aromatic or symbolic to edible, medicinal to poisonous, potions have been created by mystics and healers for centuries. Today, you probably shouldn’t poison an enemy (it’s better to not have enemies), but you can make potions to help you and others.

Aromatherapy is everywhere, but did you know you can make your own extracts and essential oils? There are many guides online dedicated to the specific fragrances to use, which can be for their healing effect or magical/symbolic properties. There are many books and online resources for creating the perfect scent, as well.

If you’re still not sure where to begin, look for makers of┬ánatural perfumes and custom essential oils. These extracts can be used in aromatherapy jewelry or added to candles or homemade beauty products (make sure they’re non-toxic!).

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Even more enchanting are edible potions or extracts, which have medicinal effects, depending on the herbs. These are NOT essential oils, which are usually toxic. Often called tinctures, these are concentrated herbal extracts that are made with (food-grade) alcohol or vegetable glycerin. These herbal potions have documented health benefits (but make sure you consult your doctor first!), and different plants can be combined according to your ailment.

Whether you prefer drinkable tinctures or ambrosial pomanders, you can store your potions in bottle pendants or our line of aromatherapy jewelry–handcrafted in sterling silver, exclusively by MagickSymbols.

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