AN ANCIENT MAGICAL AND HOLY CUSTOM, Old-tyme Spiritualists used aromatic sachet powders, herbs, resins, and oils to dress petitions, fix spells and candles, and drop in foot track magick. Priests before the birth of Christ anointed themselves with perfumed oils and aromatic powders and believed these oils and powders brought success, love, ignited passion and kept away evil spirits, among other things.
In the past as well as present, sachet powders were often contained in little bags along with sweet smelling herbs and perfumes. In ancient China, scented sachet bags were worn on the body as ornaments and used to absorb sweat, repel insects and ward off evils. During the Qing Dynasty, scented sachets were considered love tokens. Queen Isabella of Spain used fragrant sachets combining a variety of flowers, spices, and seeds.
In Hoodoo and various folk magic traditions originating in Africa and Europe, sachet powders consist of powdered herbs roots and mineral compounds. The ingredients are chosen for the characteristics they possess that are consistent with a desired purpose. For example, if you want to draw someone near, you would use a powder made from herbs and minerals that have attraction properties such as roses and magnetic sand. If you want to drive away evil or a negative emotion like depression, you could use Run Devil Run. If you wanted to use a sachet powder for more nefarious purposes you could use Hot Foot Powder which may include sulfur, cayenne pepper and dried, pulverized red ants.
If you would like to try your hand at making your own love drawing sachet like the Queeen of Spain, try this recipe.
Queen Isabella's Love SachetIn a bowl, combine the following ingredients:
- Dried rose petals
- Dried carnation petals
- Powdered orris root
- Powdered calamus (Sweet flag) root
- Powdered coriander seeds
- Powdered cinnamon
- Vanilla bean
- Essential oil of your choice
Blend the powders together first. If you are hand grinding the seeds and spices yourself, use a good mortar and pestle to grind them. It may take a little muscle and a bit of time to get the ingredients to a fine powder. Then add your flower petals and toss everything around like making a salad. Put in an organza bag and place in your drawers to keep your clothing smelling sweet and fresh. Keep some in a glass jar to keep it fresh until you are ready to use.
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