Botanicals and Witching Herbs

Wild-harvested and organic herbs, woods, resins, and essential oils for use in witchcraft and magic.

Aloeswood (Aquilaria malaccensis)

Aloeswood is a very rare and intensely spiritual wood that has been used for millennia as a temple incense, to establish sacred space and attract good spirits, and to strengthen and cheer the mind and spirit. more

Amber Resin (Pinites succinifer)

This is small pieces of true Baltic amber -- the same ancient fossilized resin that is made into jewelry. Amber resin is intensely protective and binding; it's nature is to preserve . ... more

Anise (Pimpinella anisum)

Use this licorice scented seed in protection and meditationi incenses and in blends to cause spirits to gather. Sprinkle about a place to purify it of evil influences. more

Benzoin Siam (Styrax tonkenensis)

Benzoin Siam

Benzoin Siam is less like Benzoin Sumatra and more like true storax, for which it can substitute. It has an intensely sweet fragrance with a floral note, but if burned too quickly... more

Benzoin Sumatra (Styrax benzoin)

This sweet balsamic fragrance is widely used in Hindu and Russian Orthodox rituals as a cleansing incense. Benzoin is also of Mercury and can be used in astral travel, all blends that... more

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

One of the sacred trees of Ireland and the British Isles, blackthorn is associated with the ogham letter Straif , which according to McManus' "Irish letter-names and their kennings" bears... more

Buckeye (Aesculus flava)

Buckeye

Buckeyes are kept in men's pockets as amulets for male luck, especially sexual luck. They can also serve as substitutes for whole nutmegs in hoodoo money drawing charms. Folk magicians... more

1 buckeye:

$1.00

Copal Manila (Agathis philippinensis)

This golden copal from the Phillipines has a scent and appearance very similar to Copal Oro, with which is it often confused. This copal is ethically harvested as part of an economic... more

Copal Oro (Hymenaea courbaril)

Copal Oro

Gold copal has a fuller scent than copal blanco, with less of an airy quality and more fire. Traditionally, it is burned to purify the home, the temple, and on shrines to honor the... more

Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

Damiana has a sweet spicy scent, but soon turns smoky when burned. It is used in infusions as an aphrodisiac, and also to initiate deep visions. Mix with other more pleasant burning... more

Dammar (Canarium strictum)

Dammar

Dammar is a Malaysian word meaning 'light', and this resin has a light airy lemon like smell that is said to lift the spirit and bring light to the darkness of the soul. more

Datura Seed (Datura stramonium)

Datura's sharp spiny "thornapple" seedpods and enchanting night blooming flowers belie the dual nature of this plant. One of the classic witching herbs, Datura is known for it's entheogenic... more

Deer's Tongue (Liatris odoratissima)

Deer's Tongue is a sweet smelling herb useful in work for sweet speech. It is used in court case work so the lawyer is convincing and eloquent, and can be used similarly for any public... more

Dittany of Crete (Dictamnus origanoides)

Dittany of Crete is a very rare herb that only grows wild on the island of Crete, but is called for in a great many medieval recipes. Because of its rarity, beware unscrupulous merchants... more

Dragon's Blood (Dracaena cinnabari)

Dragon's Blood

Daemonorpos is the resin from the fruit of a palm, which is warmed and rolled into balls. Sometimes sold as 'red rock opium', add to incense and oils as a blood substitute to increase their power, especially those for protection, exorcism, and love. Drac more

Elder ( Sambucus nigra)

Sacred to Frau Holda, Elder has been considered a strong magical tree for centuries, strongly associated with witches and faeries alike. 'Old Lady of the Elder trees, please give me... more

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)

Elemi

This soft resin has a high essential oil content that makes it soft at room temperature. It also has an intense citrus fragrance with a sharp, piney undertone. Because of its dual natured... more

Elemi, Dark (Canarium sp)

A darker, less sharp version of the citrus scented elemi. Unlike normal elemi, Manila elemi is hard and not gooey, and thus easier to work with. This resin is collected in the Philippines... more

Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

Frankincense

In Isis and Osiris, the historian Plutarch relates that Egyptian priests burned frankincense at dawn, and it's not hard to see why. The scent of frankincense which is fresh, balsam, lemony... more

Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

Fumitory, named from the Medieval Latin Fumus Terrae or "smoke of the earth," is an herb of the underworld and is burned for working with spirits. In Hoodoo it is a money drawing... more

Gentian (Gentiana lutea)

During the Middle Ages, Gentian was commonly employed as a theriac, believed to be an antidote to poison and venoms of all kinds. Nowadays, it's mainly used in spells to attract and keep... more

Grains of Paradise (Amomum villosus)

Grains of paradise are used in hoodoo, combined with little john to chew, to make a protective wash. By itself, it is used as a protective amulet when hung on doors, and is used in... more

Guar Gum (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)

Guar Gum

Guar gum is a superior binder for rolled incense. It is not sticky like gum arabic, creating a consistency more like clay than dough, but it is a stronger binder and can be substituted... more

Gum Arabic (Acacia senegal)

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic is a resin with little scent of its own that creates a mucilage when powdered and added to water. As such, it is added to incense blends as a binder at about 5-10%. Alone... more

Hawthorn berries (Crataegus laevigata)

Hawthorn berries are often offered to the fey by those who work with them. They can be used in place of the wood in foods and jams or other general workings when you want to enter... more

High John the Conqueror Root

High John the Conqueror Root

High John the Conqueror Roots are some of the most used, varied, and powerful amulets used in hoodoo. Roots are used for luck, controlling and mastery, and for male sexual energy and power. Anoint with High John the Conqueror Oil and carry in the pocke more

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

A fragrant night blooming vine, jasmine falls under the rule of the Moon. In the southern US, the scent of jasmine is said to accompany ghosts. Jasmine encourages prophetic dreams... more

Juniper Berries (Juniperus communis)

A sharp, piney scent when burned, add juniper berries to protection and healing incenses. Also add juniper to sanctification incense, especially when combined with frankincense and cedar. ... more

Labdanum (Cistus ladanifer)

Labdanum

Labdanum, or rock rose, is the resin from an evergreen shrub. It is a sweet, warm, honey-floral scent similar to davana, with strong Sun energy. It is a main ingredient in chypre, and... more

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Lavender is an herb of ease and succor and the comfort of home. It's used for purification, to ease tensions of the mind and body, in healing spells, and promote fidelity. more

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice

Licorice root is used in Hoodoo practice as one of the two ingredients for compelling magics. It is chewed for aid in deep trance work and contacting spirits, and has a more delicate... more

Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

Called "loveache" or "love parsley" in Middle English, lovage is used in spells of attraction to bring new lovers and make yourself more attractive to them. Add it to baths to increase... more

Lucky Hand Root

Lucky Hand Root

Lucky Hand Roots are orchid roots that resemble a deformed grasping hand, though some are more deformed than others. All are useful for gamblers and others who need an extra hand to get... more

small root:

$3.00

Madder Root (Rubia tinctorum)

Madder is a dye plant yielding an orange-red color. Extract in hot water and use to color cloth or grind and make a paste with water to color engraved bone or stone. more

Marjoram (Marjorana hortensis)

Marjoram is added to love charms and spells, has aphrodisiac properties and is used to bless marriages. It is also used in workings for general protection. It is said to soothe the... more

Mastic (Chios) (Pistacia lentiscus)

Mastic (Chios)

Chios Mastic only grows on the Isle of Crete, and is thus very precious. It is the quintessential incense of air and Mercury, and is used in High Magic for controlling and to bind entities... more

30 g (1 oz) bag:

$18.75

Mojo Bean (Broad Bean)

In ancient Rome these beans were offered to the Gods of the Underworld and the spirits of the dead and were used to provide protection from restless ghosts. In Hoodoo practice, they're... more

35 beans:

$5.00
7 beans:

$2.00

Monkshood (Aconitum napellus)

Monkshood

Called monkshood because the flowers look like dark purple cowls, this poisonous plant is also known as aconite or wolfsbane (though wolfsbane is Aconitum vulparia and has pale or yellow... more

Leaf, 1 g bag:

$3.00
Leaf, 5 g bag:

$13.00

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

A highly-esteemed magical plant, Mugwort is used in all manner of divination, scrying, dreaming and vision blends. An infusion of the herb is used to wash divination tools. more

4" bundle:

$4.00

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

Myrrh

Myrrh is a resin from one of several Commiphora species used in magical blends of consecration and protection, as well as those for deep trance and spirit work. more

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Nutmegs are carried as amulets to ward off illness, and are also included in many money drawing blends. An infusion of nutmeg will bring connectedness with others who drink it, and... more

Oak, White (Quercus alba)

The Oak is a tree revered by the druids for its height and strength and knowledge. We sell powdered oak bark for use in powders for these purposes or to use as base in self-burning... more

Opoponax (Commiphora erythraea)

Opoponax

Known as sweet myrrh, opoponax has none of the burnt rubber scent associated with low quality myrrh. Opoponax is associated with the Scorpio/Mars/Pluto complex of sex and death. Use... more

Orange Blossom Absolute

Our orange blossom absolute is a viscous orange liquid with an intensly sweet floral fragrance with citrus and fresh green notes. It is an excellent floral for mixing with herbal and spice... more

Orris Root (Iris germanica)

The powdered root of the Florentine iris has a violet-like scent, but acts as a fixative in blends, absorbing scents that would otherwise volatilize. Orris root powder is also known... more

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Patchouli has strong Earth energies with a unique scent you either love or hate. Use in money drawing blends, as well as lust inducing incense and oils. It can also be burned to aid... more

Rose (Rosa spp.)

Roses are the quintessential flower of love, and are perfect for love philters, baths, or incense. These petals still retain a soft scent, and are excellent to use loose in a special love box or included in a sachet. more

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary was used by medieval ceremonial magicians as a general purpose cleansing incense, and its scent is powerful enough that any number of magical associations are given to it. ... more

Rowan Berries (Sorbus aucuparia)

Rowan, or Mountain Ash, produces large clusters of small red berries, and for this reason, like many trees that produce similar fruit, has been associated with the food of the gods. The... more

Saffron (Crocus augustus)

The deep red stamens of the saffron crocus are used for love spells to inflame the heart, in vision spells to see through situations clearly, and in devotional spells for the Gods of Light. more

5 g glass jar:

$29.75

Sandalwood, Red (Pterocarpus santalinus)

Red Sandalwood has a scent similar to white sandalwood, but is sweeter and less cool. It shares the same magical qualities, but with more of an air slant. The best quality is from... more

Sandalwood, White (Santalum album)

White sandalwood is a cool and spicy scented wood used extensively in good quality Asian incense as a base wood. Magically, it is purifying and balancing. The best quality comes from... more

Sandarac (Tetraclinis articulata)

Sandarac

Thought by Aristotle to have come from bees, this resin is actually from a type of Juniper tree that grew outside the temple complex at Delphi. more

Sea Beans

Sea Beans

Powerful talismans that bring luck and help in the conception of a child. more

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

This familiar mint can be used for settling the stomach, and is added to many healing blends. The herb is also used to stuff sachets and poppets, especially those used for healing... more

Spikenard (Aralia racemosa)

In ancient times, spikenard was the most expensive perfume in the world. An ingredient in Mary Magdalenes spice jar, it is said to improve love life, promote sexual fidelity and strengthen... more

Star Anise (Illicium verum)

Star anise seed pods are carried as amulets for good luck and prosperity. When burned as incense, it improves the psychic powers combine with nutmeg and wormwood for a pleasant incense... more

Storax (Liquidambar orientalis)

Storax

Storax is a liquid resin with a cold, sweet, spicy scent; small amounts are all that is needed. The storax of ancient texts is not available in commerce (substitute benzoin siam)... more

Syrian Rue (Peganum harmala)

This fragrant, psychoactive seed from a Persian plant (also called Aspand or Harmal) is burned as an incense to remove the Evil Eye. It may also be burned to lighten one's spirits and provide... more

Vanilla Bean (Vanilla planifolia)

Vanilla beans are the fermented seed pods from a tropical orchid. Their rich flavor is extensively used in baking, but they are also used in love and lust magic. more

1 bean:

$3.50
2 beans:

$6.00

Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata)

Violet leaf absolute is a think dark green liquid with green and earthy scent. In dilution, floral and vanilla notes make themselves known, but the oil is still strongly belongs to the... more

White Willow (Salix alba)

White willow is a plant sacred to Hekate and is associated with graveyards and the underworld. The bark of this tree is the original source of the active ingredient in aspirin, and... more

Yew (Taxus baccata)

Yews can stop growing and continually renew themselves, allowing them to live forever. Called the Tree of Immortality, it is sacred to Hekate and has been used to raise the dead. It is often found in graveyards where it stands as a silent sentinel over more

Yohimbe (Corynanthe yohimbe)

Yohimbe tree bark from West Africa has a long history of use as an aphrodisiac and a stimulant. It dilates blood vessels in the skin and mucus membranes, decreases blood pressure... more