Mixing the Potpourri
Technically, this is quite simple.
Magically, this is the most important step.
Gather the necessary ingredients.
(All ingredients should be completely dried. Don’t substitute an oil for an
herb unless recommended.)
Place the first ingredient into a
large bowl. Touch it. Stroke it. Smell its aroma, visualize.
Separately add each ingredient
following the same system; touch, smell, visualize.
Rub together the herbs with your
fingers, mingling their powers and fragrances. Deepen your visualization.
Feel the power under your fingertips. Sense its realness.
Place the potpourri in a suitable
container and use as needed.
here are the recipes. Though we list recommended quantities, feel free to alter
these to suit your individual taste.
vetivert, powdered (or pulled apart)
juniper berries, whole
dill seeds, whole
fennel seed, whole
leaves, torn to pieces
1 ½ cups
rose petals or rose buds
vanilla bean, chopped (optional)
calamus or Benzoin, ground
cardamom seed, ground
¼ cup star
anise (or regular anise), whole
genuine saffron (if available)
coriander seed, whole
sandalwood, ground or chips
black pepper berries, whole (not ground!)
allspice berries, whole
~Taken from, “Spell Crafts:
Creating Magical Objects” by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington