There are always shortcuts to things, and I feel like MOST of what is on the pagan market today are easy simple blends and mixes for the Wicca 101. So my intention is to make quality products, for myself, but also for the community! I want products I know another Witch put time and energy into, so that is what I want to give back! I opened my store on etsy last week, and have decided to start out with inks, there are some other things in the store that were crafted lovingly by me as well! So here are my Magickal Inks!
I started by boiling, beets and rose petals on the stove for the Doves blood. Black Berry, pomegranate buds and seeds, and yellow dock for the Ancestor ink. Lastly beets, bat head root and burdock root also called Bat leaf for the bats blood! Once the dyes started to release, I added several other ingredients. For the Doves blood I added, burned doves feathers, cloves, dragons blood, hibiscus, cassia, gardenia, musk oil, damiena, gum arabic, and several other ingredients which will remain a secret! I let these boil for several hours! For the ancestor ink I added Blood root, life everlasting, yarrow, clove, basil, elder berry, bone dust, walnut and a few other ingredients! For the Bats blood I added gum arabic, cassia, myrrh, and a few other secret ingredients! These all simmered, boiled, and were stirred for several hours, filtered water was added, and then boiled, and stirred some more!
After these started to become opaque, and thicker, they were all strained, the beets taken out and disposed of, all the others herbs were set aside and dried and will be used in incense blends! The smell so amazing! They were then set on the windowsil to cool!