Flying ointment – This is a potent but gentle ointment which will hold your hand sweetly and softly guide you to a different state of being.
It’s made with wild foraged mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium) infused organic cold-pressed sunflower oil and set traditionally with beautifully fragrant beeswax. Essential oils of rose geranium and patchouli add to the mild psychoactive effects and it smells absolutely divine. I’ve added a raw shungite stone and an upturned leaf of dried silvery mugwort for their expansive properties.
Fragrant Artemisia vulgaris opens up the pathways of perception and intuition. Mugwort is a sacred herb of cleansing, healing and divination, and was often used magically for her gifts of sight and lucid dreaming. Mugwort is also a reliever of pain and a calmer of nerves. Beautiful feathery yarrow is an herb of air and flight, and bestows courage on those who carry her. She is a powerful healer and protector, and it is said that evil will not cross a line of yarrow.
Used in meditation or ritual as an anointing oil or placed under the pillow at night she has powerful properties which open the mind and expand the consciousness.
She’s also a wonderful smudging herb, cleansing energetic and physical space.
This ointment can also be used to promote healing and as a rub for pain relief and relaxation.
While this is a far cry from the flying ointments and potions of old which often (although not always) contained plants considered to be (or which have the potential to be) dangerously poisonous (belladonna, mandrake root, henbane, monkshood, etc) which when applied to the skin produce psychoactive effects.
Many of the historical perceptions of these ointments come from witch trial records and therefore cannot really be trusted, but it is certainly not unheard of for westerners to use their own native plant medicines to induce different states of consciousness.
To use, apply a pea-sized amount over heart, soles of feet, pulse points and third eye. Relax and allow the herbs to take you to a place of opening and heightened awareness.
All of my creations are made within sacred space in deep reverence and connection. I give thanks to the herbs and communicate with them about what I am making and my intentions. I have built up a strong reciprocal relationship with my local flora over the years and find them supportive of my endeavours to share the mystery and magic of plant medicine with other seekers on the path.
*All of the items in our shop are handmade, ethically harvested, and herbs are wild foraged from remote places or grown at home in our cottage garden in rural Suffolk. If we need to source ingredients they are of the absolute best quality we can obtain and we go to great lengths to ensure our packaging is as natural and respectful of nature as possible. Everything we make is made at home with magical intention within sacred space, we ask the plants to help us from a place of equality and respect and in return we find that they give our offerings a deeper power and work on many different levels, physical, spiritual, energetic, and emotional. If you have any questions about any of our offerings please feel free to ask.*
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