Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dark Shadows by White Magick Alchemy

Dark Shadows was a gothic horror soap opera that aired on ABC from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. Wait, Dark Shadows was the coolest, spookiest soap opera in the history of television! The show found its cult following mainly within Generation X, as kids everywhere rushed home from school to watch the vampire inspired soap opera. I mean, just the opener alone was enough to thrill and excite us kids! Black and white television, (the soap later in color film) ocean waves crashing upon the rocky shore above where Collinswood stood, the mansion where the infamous Barnabas Collins and the rest of the creepy clan played out their oh so 60's/70's roles... and the music was like so amazing cool, who wouldn't want to get the creeps after school?


Dark Shadows featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. The show was based around charactor Barnabas Collins, (played by Jonathan Frid), a 200-year-old vampire who is in search of fresh blood and his lost love, Josette. It was a cool soap with a cool theme, and the intro was spooky and ghostly! Wish they had a soap like that today ~

Dark Shadows remains a cult classic! So, in honor of this classic soap, arrises "Dark Shadows" by White Magick Alchemy! Available in a perfume oil, contained within a gothic style medieval crystalline potion bottle, and its companions, the witchy, dark and drippy pillar candles, Dark Shadows is an exquisite and mysterious blending of dark amber, vetiver, sandalwood, ylang ylang, patchouli, and red cedar with hints of coffee, musk and vanilla. 



Dark Shadows perfume and candles are another original creation by White Magick Alchemy. I strive to create unique and "never done before" offerings at WMA, and so far, Dark Shadows has already proven to be a big hit not only on screen, but as a perfume and candle line as well! Read about what people are saying about White Magick Alchemys "Dark Shadows":


"Heads will turn, I guarantee it. This is incredible!! Ladies, this is a must have."


"This is hands down my favourite perfume scent EVER!!!! I am exhausted from inhaling and smelling it deeply because I cant get enough of it! Whenever I buy a perfume oil, it is usually anti-climactic where I like the description, then the initial smell and soon it wears off which is disappointing. :( Nan's is so special and nothing like any others I have tried. It smells AMAZING both in the bottle and worn AND it lasts!!! I am so in love with it!! :)"


"I bought this as a special treat for myself as it contained many of the scents that I adore. Beautifully packaged. It was not quite as I had anticipated it would be, however, what a pleasant surprise! It truly is one of those blends that is unisex, not overpowering like some blends. The first note to hit my nose reminded me of being fresh out of the shower after using my favorite soap, then hints of something more, rich, hinting at a darker, and more mysterious note... very intriguing! It has quickly become one of my favorite blends to wear!"


Click the link below and enter the portal to Dark Shadows ~
http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com/dark-shadows-with-amber-musk-vetiver-vanilla-sandalwood-and-more-white-magick-alchemy-perfume-oil/
If you are a fan of Dark Shadows, you are in for another surprise treat! They are currently in the process of doing the new movie Dark Shadows, by Tim Burton! Staring none other than.... guess who? Yup, Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins! LOL Something to look forward too in 2012. Not sure when the movie is to be released, but I personally cannot wait to see this in theaters soon!

Gruss Vom Krampus ~ Greetings from Krampus

I have always been fascinated with the folklore surrounding Krampus. As a child, I knew about this red scary beast, and frankly, he scared the pants off of me! Last year my boyfriend gifted me the "Krampus, The Devil of Christmas" book and I just about screamed! The idea was brilliant! And I was thrilled he actually got the the book for me.


This year, I wanted to incorporate something Krampus into the White Magick Alchemy line of magical offerings for the 2011 holiday season, as I always like to bring new and unique offerings to the lineup, things that have never been done before.  I searched and searched only to find a Krampus candle had never been done before. Hence, the birth of the Gruss Vom Krampus Pillar Candle line! 


White Magick Alchemy now offers the very first candle dedicated to the old hair beast Krampus! European folklore depicts  the Krampus as Nikolaus’s dark servant. A hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps. Krampus terrorized the bad until they promised to be good. Some he spanked, others he whipped. And some he shackled, stuffed into his large wooden basket, carted away, and hurled them into the flames of hell.

As Nikolaus traveled door to door doling out treats and gifts to those who had been good all year long, those who behaved badly are dealt with by the Krampus.

Our new Krampus Pillar Candles embrace that old world folklore, reminding us that is it always better to be good than bad. Krampus candles can also be used for spells and ritual workings involving change and transformation. Perhaps you know someone who has misbehaved or wronged you and others. Say a prayer for the evil-doer in your life, lighting their way to enlightenment. Or maybe just give a Krampus pillar candle to someone who needs to be reminded that sending good positive energy into the universe is the best way to go! And bad, well bad…. is just plain bad. No one wants Krampus to pay them a visit.

Krampus candles are a deep Krampus red, scented with dark essences of amber, sandalwood, moonflower, night jasmine, bladderwrack and dragons blood. Made from all natural wax, pure essential oils, essence oils, pure cotton wick and free from harmful additives, animal and poly based products. I always use a high amount of oils to ensure a high scent throw while lit or not lit placed within your sacred space. Gruss Vom Krampus Candles are available in 3 different sizes from small 2x3 convenient pillar candles to larger sized pillars.


Our new Krampus Candles are a huge success this year! I think people are having fun giving our unique Krampus pillars as gifts this year and they certainly are creating interesting conversation and discovery. Not too many people know about the Krampus, but I have a feeling some are about to learn about the shadow of the infamous Nikolaus ~ Click the link below to zoom over to White Magick Alchemy to see our Krampus Pillar Candles! And remember.... be good, otherwise the Krampus may find you ~
http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com/krampus-holiday-pillar-candle-2x3-gruss-vom-krampus-for-naughtly-little-people/
Although little is written about Krampus, the book, "Krampus, the Devil of Christmas" is filled with unique illustrations and has a short story about the hairy horned beast. You can find the book on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Krampus-Devil-Christmas-Monte-Beauchamp/dp/0867197471/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323658443&sr=1-1







Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peppermint Candy Holiday Candles ~ Snow White Peppermint Stick Candles Sprinkled with Sweet & Sugary Peppermint Candy

Peppermint Candy, Candy Canes and Peppermint Sticks are a tradition during the holidays and our Peppermint Candy Pillar Candles smell just like the real thing, but better! I can’t even explain how amazing this aroma is! Sweet and sugary Peppermint is swirled in just a bit of vanilla giving it an extra sweet essence. Then we’ve sprinkled the tops with crushed Peppermint Candy! 


Magically, Peppermint is an essence that will quicken spells. If there is urgency, add a pinch of Peppermint to your magical potion. Helps to power up and quicken money and prosperity spells. Peppermint herb is well known for relaxing you, hence, Peppermint tea before bedtime. It also helps to relieve indigestion. Peppermint tea, or even iced tea, will relieve an aching tummy. It also helps relieve headaches and helps to open the third eye. Great for clairvoyance, healing and luck. And of course, the holidays! These will look spectacular on your holiday table and fill your home with the sweet essence of Peppermint Candy!


Come take a peek at all our new holiday candles!~ Click the link below and zoom to White Magick Alchemy!
http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com/

Sacred Flame Candles ~ Journey to the Realm of the Sacred Flame

New at White Magick Alchemy, New "Sacred Flame" Taper Candles! Sacred Flame Candles are beautifully handmade using a very unique hand-applied process of color. Each swirl is created by hand very carefully. Available in 10 stunning color combinations to take us all through the year. Each candle measures 7.5 inches long and will beautifully adorn your sacred space in magical illumination ~ Also, each set is witch blessed with its specific intent to aid you in your spell and ritual workings. Click the link below and journey to the realm of the Sacred Flame ~
http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com/tapers-spell-tapers/



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winter Wassail in Beautiful Illumination by White Magick Alchemy

We are all familiar with Twelfth Night. The final frenzy of feasting, drinking and merry making before the townspeople returned to daily life for the remainder of winter. One of the focus' of the celebratory feast was Wassail, the drink of good wishes and holiday cheer. The ale-based drink seasoned with spices, fruits, sugars and honey was served in huge silver or pewter bowls. The punch was passed amongst family members and friends with the greeting "Wassail", the Old English term meaning "be well." 


In addition to White Magick Alchemy's Traditional Winter Wassail Punch, we have brewed up some very special candles in honor of the ancient Twelfth Night tradition! Introducing Winter Wassail Twelfth Night Holiday Pillar Candles!


Winter Wassail Candles are handcrafted in the old pagan tradition. Candles in a Deep Forest Winter Green are perfect for Yuletide celebrations and a wonderfully highly scented fragrance to add a warm festive fragrance to your home during dark winter and holiday season. Made from all natural waxes, pure essential oils, essence oils, natural botanicals and pure cotton wick and free from harmful additives, animal and poly based products. I always use a high amount of oils to ensure a high scent throw while lit or not lit placed within your sacred space. Perfect for adorning your celebratory table for the Yule feast, party and festival.


Winter Wassail Twelfth Night Holiday Pillar Candles are available in an array of sizes. Click the link below to be directed to one of our several Wassail listings!~
http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com/winter-wassail-twelfth-night-holiday-pillar-candle-2x9-traditional-yule-wassail-spices-and-fruits/

The Medieval Tradition of Twelfth Night is Celebrated with Wassailing and White Magick Alchemy's Winter Wassail Punch ~

In Old England, The Twelfth Night marked the end of a winter festival that started on Samhain. The Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down with the coming of winter. In the middle ages, the Twelfth Night began on the eve of December 25th moving forward 12 days to January 6th, hence the name the twelve days of Christmas. How far back the tradition dates back in unknown, but it has undeniable connections with Anglo-Saxon pagan ritual.

Twelfth Night was the final frenzy of feasting, drinking and merry making before the townspeople returned to daily life for the remainder of winter. A grand cake was the focus of the celebratory feast as well as Wassail, the drink of good wishes and holiday cheer. The ale-based drink seasoned with spices, fruits, sugars and honey was served in huge silver or pewter bowls. The punch was passed amongst family members and friends with the greeting "Wassail", the Old English term meaning "be well."


The long forgotten tradition of Wassailing was something I wanted to bring back in honor of these ancient old world ways. Last year, White Magick Alchemy debuted its Winter Wassail Punch Spices and Fruits and this year, the merriment begins again!

White Magick Alchemy's Winter Wassail Punch is a blending of traditional Wassail fruits and winter spices. Organic orange peel, organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic cloves organic raw sugar, and organic winter spices, each jar comes with a cinnamon stick to add to the brew. Add slices of fresh apples or oranges to the brew or use apple and orange slices as a garnish when serving. Cranberries are also a traditional addition to this ancient brew.

To use, simply place the spice mix into a cauldron or pot with apple cider, wine or ale. Simmer and brew on low until the desired taste is reached. Strain the brewing herbs and serve warm. YUM!

To use as an aromatic home brew, fill a cauldron or simmering pot with about 2 cups of water. Add the brew and simmer on low heat. If simmering for a longer period of time, make sure to add more water to the mix. This 8 ounce glass jar of Winter Wassail Punch Spices will brew appox 8 to 10 pots of Wassail Punch. This year our Wassail comes in an adorable reusable corked glass jar with wooden spoon. ~ Enjoy!

I love winter!
Click the link below and be directed to White Magick Alchemy's Traditional Winter Wassail Punch ~
http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com/winter-wassail-punch-spices-fruits-holiday-wassail-spices-for-cider-and-wine-white-magick-alchemy/

Friday, October 7, 2011

Octobers Blood Moon

October brings the Blood Moon. The final full moon before Samhain, the Witches New Year, we reflect upon the past year and prepare for a new year. As we near Samhain, we begin preparations for change and renewal. 


Since ancient times, the Lunar Goddess reigns as the feminine force of the moon. The Moons divine energy is a great force which we draw power and strength from during ritual. Lunar magic plays an important role for us as honor the Goddesses, utilizing each lunar phase within our spellworkings and rituals to invoke spiritual energy.

The Moon harnesses the power of ultimate Divine feminine energy. Its association with the Goddess helps us and provides powerful energy for spells, magic, divination, love and truth seeking. Lunar Magick can assist in an abundance of magickal workings. Empowerment, personal growth, strength, divination, love, wishes, peace and balance. abundance, dream workings, wishes, banishing and protection spells and Esbats. Call upon your moon Goddess (Artemis, Hathor, Isis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Astarte) and invoke the strength and power of the moon and all of her magick during ritual and spell workings ~



The Blood Moon is one of my personal favorites, and in honor of this special time of year, as we approach the New Year, I created the Blood Moon Alchemy candle, pictured above. Imbedded into the top of each candle, my handmade Moon Magick resins and heartwoods fused with pure essential oils. The perfect compliment and addition to your October full moon, rites, Samhain rituals and celebrations.


The Blood Moon will be full on the west coast of the states on October 11, 2011 at 7:07pm and on the east coast at 10:07pm ~


To see my Blood Moon Pillar Candle, Click this link and zoom to the listing: http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com/blood-moon-lunar-alchemy-witches-alchemy-candle-lunar-magick-samhain-goddess-workings-dark-earthly-moonflower-bladderwrack-and-more/

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Smudging a New Practice at Samhain ~ An Original White Magick Alchemy Creation

Smudging is an old and ancient practice used by witches and Native Americans where the burning of herbs are used for cleansing and purification before sacred ritual. Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and restore balance.


This is a totally new approach to clearing and purifying your sacred space before beginning otherworldly path workings and breaking thru the veil.  I have created a proprietary, all organic blending of sacred herbs for cleansing, purification, clearing away and protecting against all negative energies and spirits before beginning your workings. This witch blended herbal smudge also lends to heighten psychic awareness for guiding ancestral spirits during Samhain and Beltane spirit workings. I had never heard of any smudge blends created especially for purifying your sacred space prior to working with spirits at Samhain and Beltane. Once I debuted Between the Worlds Sacred Smudge Blend last year, others followed suit and created their own spin-offs of this original blend created and introduced by White Magick Alchemy. Know that when you purchase my Samhain Smudge blend, you are purchasing from the inventor and creator of this unique original smudge blend.


Light the herbs in a safe burning vessel, preferably with a handle, and smoke all around your sacred ritual space, inside or out of doors, and the body to cleanse and purify yourself and others. This is done before your Samhain ritual. To clear the home, light the herbs and begin in the eastern corner of your house, moving in a widdershins (counterclockwise) direction to each corner of the home. SInce you are clearing any negative energies , you always want to smudge in a counterclockwise direction.


Samhain Between the Worlds Sacred Smudging Herbs come in an air-tight plastic container, plenty for several uses. Witch charged and blessed for your sacred Samhain ritual.


Click this link and zoom to the listing!
http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com/between-the-worlds-sacred-smudge-clearing-protection-against-negative-energies-spirits-psychic-awareness-guiding-ancestral-spirits/



Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Spirit of Samhain at White Magick Alchemy


Samhain, pronounced “sow-en”, is the Witches New Year, and is the most magical and important night of the year. A celebration of death, it is also a time of endings, reflection of mortality, and releasing that which no longer serves in the mundane world. As well, a time of new beginnings, setting our intentions and focusing on a refreshed and renewed destiny. 

Exactly opposite Beltane on the Wheel of the Year, Samhain is Beltane’s dark twin. With the veil now at its thinnest, we divine answers, making contact with our ancestral spirits, embracing our heritage in celebration with those who have crossed over into the spirit world.

The veil begins to thin about Oct 15th with the veil at its very thinnest upon the eve of Oct 31st. The holiday season goes to about thru Nov 10th or so. During this time, divination is at its highest point.

This year I have created a unique Samhain Ritual Kit, the "Spirit Night Seance" kit. It contains a unique collection of handmade and witch blessed magickal offerings to perform ancestral and otherworldly spirit callings. Everything you need is contained within this elegantly crafted glass phial.

Exactly opposite Beltane on the Wheel of the Year, Samhain is Beltane’s dark twin. With the veil now at its thinnest, we divine answers, making contact with our ancestral spirits, embracing our heritage in celebration with those who have crossed over into the spirit world.

The veil begins to thin about Oct 15th with the veil at its very thinnest upon the eve of Oct 31st. The holiday season goes to about thru Nov 10th or so. During this time, divination is at its highest point.

This year I have created a unique Samhain Ritual Kit, the "Spirit Night Seance" kit. It contains a unique collection of handmade and witch blessed magickal offerings to perform ancestral and otherworldly spirit callings. Everything you need is contained within this elegantly crafted glass phial. 
A unique weaving of magickal herbal alchemy including sacred smudging herbs, incense, resins, altar scrying salts. sacred spell oil, candle and a Swarovski Crystal Magickal Prism divination pendulum. All contained within this glass corked phial ~


White Magick Alchemy is the first to create a kit contained within a glass corked phial, and actually its a pretty cool concept in spell kits! You can find this and many more treasures at whitemagickalchem.com


Click the link below to zoom to White Magick Alchemy!~

Monday, September 26, 2011

Harness the Power of the Moon and the Goddess' Ultimate Divine feminine Energy

Since ancient times, the Lunar Goddess reigns as the feminine force of the moon. The Moons divine energy is a great force which we draw power and strength from during ritual. Lunar magic plays an important role for us as honor the Goddesses, utilizing each lunar phase within our spellworkings and rituals to invoke spiritual energy.

The Moon harnesses the power of ultimate Divine feminine energy. Its association with the Goddess helps us and provides powerful energy for spells, magic, divination, love and truth seeking. Lunar Magick can assist in an abundance of magickal workings. Empowerment, personal growth, strength, divination, love, wishes, peace and balance. abundance, dream workings, wishes, banishing and protection spells and Esbats. Call upon your moon Goddess (Artemis, Hathor, Isis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Astarte) and invoke the strength and power of the moon and all of her magick during ritual and spell workings.

These darling smaller Lunar Alchemy Witches Moon Candles are adorable! Sprinkled in the top of the candle are witch blessed magickal herbs associated with Lunar Magick. Each candle is created with special care and charged under the full moon upon an altar of beautiful towering crystals, billowing cauldrons of incense, drawing strength and magic from her natural light and divine ethereal energy.


Each candle burns approximately 60 hours. Made from all natural wax, pure essential oils, essence oils, natural botanicals and pure cotton wick and free from harmful additives, animal and poly based products. I always use a high amount of oils to ensure a high scent throw while lit or not lit placed within your sacred space. Perfect for spell casting and ritual use.


Lunar Alchemy WItches Moon Pillar Candles are loaded with Bladderwrack, a powerful lunar herb, Sandalwood, Moonwort, Amber, Vanilla and so much more! For lunar magic, feminine energy, divination, healing, abundance, peace and wishes. 


Visit White Magick Alchemy and enter the portal where the spirit of Old World Magick transcends in elegantly handcrafted witch wares and magickal offerings ~

Saturday, September 24, 2011

White Magick Alchemy's Harvest Blessings

I feel so blessed on this Mabon, and celebrate with friends and family, the Grand Re-Opening of White Magick Alchemy!

I have been working on the re-building of my website for about a month now, working during the day on making and shipping my magickal offerings, and by night and well into the witching hours, working on the site. Although the site is up and running, my work has just begun. The whole family has come together to make this happen, including my littlest witch, Sydni, who has been working tirelessly along with me, packing orders, receiving our inventory, and keeping the studio and house tidy so that mama witch doesn't have to worry about the mundane. And my new personal assistant, Jessica, who has been working hard as well, keeping me organized and catering to my every whim... And of course, my beautiful boyfriend, who made sure all the animals were fed. He never once lost his patience with me, even when I worked well into the night and didn't remember a word he said the day before. My beautiful friends, Paul and Sonia, for all their hard work, patience and tireless efforts assisting me with building the new website. My new friend Bear, who after a long day of lounging and watching me walk back and forth, stepping over him, patiently walked with me as we enjoyed some fresh air in nature after a long day. And finally, to beautiful Toby, who was with me every step of the way too, in spirit... thank you all for your love and patience. For it is times like these, we stop and reflect, and behold in all of our blessings and give thanks for the abundance in our lives ~

Although we didn't get to celebrate Mabon in traditional fashion this year, we celebrate the fruits of our labors and the sacrifices endured with the opening of the new site. I am planning on taking this weekend off to relax, spend some time with my family and enjoy a Mabon bonfire with everyone, and somewhere there is feasting involved! Thank you to all my wonderful customers, who have become my dear friends, and I hope you all enjoy a lovely Mabon weekend! Now OFF to the Crystal Tub!

Magickal blessings to all this Mabon ~
xo
Please visit our new website at http://www.whitemagickalchemy.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

White Magick Alchemy Debuts New Website on Mabon ~ Friday, 23rd September 2011

Greetings Everyone!~   We have been working for several months rebuilding our website and the new White Magick Alchemy will be unveiled on Mabon, 23rd September 2011, our Grand Opening!~ Its a very exciting time for us and we can't wait to share it with you! There will be new items available that you won't be able to find in my Etsy store too! I've been working day and night plugging in all my new magickal offerings in time for the Grand Opening!~


In business since 1994, we have had a presence on the internet for well over a decade, but we've been so busy that we haven't had the time to dig into the online shoppes and concentrate on building that aspect of the business. For years I had a large candle factory and retail shoppe, then one day I stumbled upon etsy and decided to give that a go. Little did I know that the White Magick Shoppe would end up being at the top in it's categories and be the largest pagan based spiritual shop on etsy! That is quite an accomplishment and I am thankful for the success White Magick Alchemy has had there.


The White Magick Shoppe was the first "Magick Shoppe' to open on Etsy offering a wide array as what I originally defined as "Witch Wares". In addition, White Magick was the first Etsy Shoppe to ever offer Sabbat offerings, uniquely crafted alchemy blends, smudge blends, infused resins and the first Shoppe to ever offer handmade spell and ritual candles, including my original uniquely crafted Witches Magick Alchemy candle (since 1996), the drippy candle design "adorned" with ribbons and charms, all harnessing that "Old World" feel and spirit. All of the offerings you see are my own original design concepts including the Sacred Ritual Boxed Spell Kits (a new spin on ritual spell kit designs), Witch Bottle Necklaces, "Herbal Alchemy", uniquely designed potion bottles and brews, Faerie Magick Votives, Treasure Candles and so much more!~ 


In about 48 hours the new White Magick Alchemy will be open online! Please join us on Facebook to stay up to date on all of my new offerings and the site launch. Facebook Fans also receive special discounts and coupon codes too! 


Click here to join us at Face Book today!https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Magick-Alchemy/207399934615







Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shielding Tragic Magic ~

Feeling negativity coming at you from all directions? Its tragic really, how people take advantage of others, use others, harm others. Tragic Magic contains a special proprietary blending of organic herbs, woods and roots harnessed with energy to remove this type of harmful energy. Helps to remove personal obstacles, freeing oneself within from the hurt and harm being put upon you while shielding negative influence. As it shields, it also sends back that same negativity that is being forced upon you while setting the karmic wheel in motion for the sender to receive his or her karmic retribution.

I'm a believer in universal energy, and believe what you put out there, will return to you. I believe that if you put out positive energy and stay true to yourself and not put hurt upon others, you will pop out the other side, even when negativity is being forced upon you. I had recently been experiencing some negativity coming from a few women who unfortunately, have been plagued with evil eye.  I felt I needed to protect myself, hence, the creation of my Tragic Magic ritual oil.

Tragic Magic's oil fusion was carefully planned, prepared then charged. I used my Witches Shield Herbal Alchemy candle during the ritual and the results were amazing! What I learned from this experience is that even though I was being targeted (and will prolly continue to be targeted) I not only was able to shield myself, but something magickal was created as a result. A whole new line of handmade oils, candles and herbal potions I named "Alchemist Tree".

These alchemical oils are created with all-natural ingredients including blessed organic herbs, some with aromatic pure essential oils, resins, and sweet almond and jojoba oils. The oil fusion is carefully prepared for each intent, each batch created with special care and charged under the appropriate moon phase upon an altar of beautiful towering crystals, billowing cauldrons of incense, and a powerful charge of white magick.

An Old World secret blending, each oil is very potent. Infused with powerful herbs, these amazing oils are naturally scented with mainly just the aromatic and magickal essences of the herbs, thus releasing their energies into the spell oil. Only a tiny bit of essential oils are used, and I found that after preparing these oils, no additional essential oils were even necessary! The smell absolutely amazing simply infused with these aromatic herbs!

You can find my new Alchemist Tree ritual offerings at the White Magick Shoppe ~
http://www.etsy.com/shop/whitemagic?ref=si_shop

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Soy vs. Paraffin Wax ~ Facts and Myths



You may have heard stories about the benefits of soy wax or about how paraffin wax is unhealthy or not good for you. Actually, I have been wanting to touch upon this subject for a few months now, but it was a customer of mine who inspired me to write about the topic sooner than later. In this story, we will examine the myths and rumors and give you the straight facts on both soy and paraffin wax candles and allow you to see what the truth and the fuss is all about.



Paraffin
  • Paraffin wax was discovered in 1850 and is a derivative of crude oil. It is made by removing the waxy substance from oil during the refining process. Paraffin wax is odorless, tasteless and white in color. Most candles are composed of paraffin because of its a steady burn. Paraffin is also found in a number of products, from drywall, waxed paper, glide wax (for snowboards and skis), crayons and cosmetics. Some Paraffin waxes are also edible. Food-grade paraffin is used to coat candy, preserve food, and seal canning jars.

Soy
  • Soy wax is a form of soybean oil that was discovered in 1991. Soy wax, on the other hand is made from vegetable matter. The wax-making process involves harvesting the soybeans and or vegetable matter, and rolling them into flakes. The oil is withdrawn from the flakes where it is then hydrogenated (mixed with hydrogen gas). This process allows the oil to be solid at room temperature. Soy wax is white in color and comes in pellet and flake forms. This wax is mainly used in container candles as it has a lower melting temperature than other waxes such as paraffin and beeswax. However, soy candles can be made from a mixture of soy, paraffin, and beeswax to avoid this problem. Soys application is best used in container candles. It is extremely difficult to make good pillar candles and votives out of 100% pure soy wax. Since soys consistency is much softer, the use of soy wax in pillars can only be obtained by the use of additives to harden the wax. Additives include animal and poly~based (plastic) hardeners that are best used for pillar applications. Paraffin wax is still a much better solution for pillar candle applications.
 Myths
  • There are many myths associated with paraffin vs. soy candles. Soy candle manufacturers created many of these myths in an attempt to sell more candles. Unfortunately, many people have bought into these lies which have little to no truth to them. These claims include:
  • --Paraffin wax is hazardous to your health.
    --Soy wax is made with all natural ingredients causing it to be safer than paraffin.
    --Soy wax produces no soot.
    --Paraffin is not biodegradable.
    --Soy wax burns cleaner.
The Facts
  • All candle waxes are non-toxic. Food-grade paraffin is approved by the FDA and is used in food and cosmetics. Many manufacturers use food-grade paraffin to make their candles. Crude oil (used to make paraffin) is a naturally occurring substance that is found underneath the Earth's surface. It is a decomposition of lost civilizations, plants and animals. Both soy wax and paraffin wax are derived from natural substances. These natural substances go through a refining process to create the wax product. Paraffins association to petroleum is false, as it is simply a derivative of crude oil which is a natural resource. Petroleum is also a derivative of crude oil, but paraffin and petroleum are two separate compositions. Soy wax is not any more natural than paraffin wax.
  • Many soy candles are not 100 percent natural. Since soy wax is softer than other waxes, chemical hardeners are added to make the wax more durable. In addition, many of the dyes and fragrances used in soy candles are not 100 percent natural. Even if a soy candle contains only 100 percent natural ingredients, it does not mean it is safer or healthier. Many naturally occurring plants and substances have been proven toxic to humans and animals, even in small amounts.
  • All burning organic materials emit soot. Soot free candles do not exist. Paraffin candles will emit a black colored soot when burned. Soy candles can emit black soot and a white colored soot that cannot be seen. The amount of soot emitted by a burning candle will mainly depend on the length of the wick and flame disturbance. The myth regarding a candle producing soot will depend upon the length of the wick and the flame disturbance. The longer the wick, the more soot will be emitted. Trimming candle wicks to the recommended length can eliminate this problem.
  • Paraffin, beeswax, and vegetable waxes are all biodegradable.
  • All types of waxes are primarily composed of hydrocarbons causing them to burn similarly. Soy wax and paraffin wax are both hydrocarbons. They both burn safely and cleanly.
Conclusion
  • There is no better wax out there in regards to health hazards. Paraffin wax candles and soy wax candles are equally safe to burn and enjoy. In the end, both paraffin wax and soy wax are both good choices for candle wax. Neither is more "environmentally friendly" than the other, as there has never been scientific evidence that paraffin wax is harmful to your health in any way at all. It is a personal choice of which type you prefer to use. In my personal experience in candle making, I prefer paraffin wax as opposed to soy wax. I believe that soy wax burns faster or perhaps at the same rate as paraffin wax does, and it also burns hotter I have found, contrary to the soy wax industry claims. Which is why when burning soy candles, you can't burn them for long periods of time. Glass containers become hot and can shatter and crack. Paraffin wax, on the other hand, can burn for several hours at a time and are good for container and pillar applications.  Always remember to keep wicks trimmed to keep the flame burning evenly.
OUR STORY
Purple Sun Candles and White Magick Alchemy

Purple Sun Candle Company's philosophy from its inception in 1992 was to create natural candles free from harmful impurities, additives, animal products, and poly-based products widely used within the candle industry today, and we've done just that. Known as a "eco green" company since 1996, before green was cool, we make our candles all by hand in the old Pagan tradition. And all of our wax is recycled and reused so we never put anything back into the environment. We also use eco friendly power like solar to cut back on our earths precious resources.

Using only the finest aromatic pure essential, essence and botanical oils derived from all-natural, wild grown plant extracts throughout the regions of the world, we take pride in knowing that our candles burn purely without the intrusion of any unnecessary chemical additives.

Gems of Nature are the quintessential life force of aromatic plants, some times called the "soul" of the plant. Our fragrances are made exclusively for our Purple Sun and White Magick Alchemy candles by some of the most famous essentail oil and fragrance developers throughout the United States and Europe.

Poured and finished by hand in small batches, each candle is quality inspected to insure that each candle meets with our high standards for excellence, Purple Sun Brand and White Magick Alchemy candles are made using our own exclusive fragrances, all natural food-grade waxes from the Caspian Sea and other regions, and are hand wicked with only pure cotton and hemp wicks. A heavy fragrance load insures a aromatic and long lasting scent throw. All essential elements of an exceptional burning candle.



Since 1996, we have been creating and selling our eco-friendly and additive free Purple Sun "Earthly Essentials" line of candles to retailers throughout the US and beyond. Some of our retailers include Whole Foods Markets nationwide, Pier One Imports, Olivers Markets and Molly Stones. We also sell to retail shops and work with wineries and other companies creating private label candles that are exclusive to those retailers. 


Its been an honor to work with some of the most popular retailers for all of these years. There has been a lot of learning and a lot of changes over the years too. Rest assured, when you purchase Purple Sun and White Magick Alchemy candles, you are purchasing candles that are completely safe to burn (always follow the detailed burning instructions found on the bottom of all of our candles) and are made by experienced chandlers who have been working in the candle industry for many years.  In my personal experience in candle making, as a chandler, I take pride in what we do, in what we offer to our wonderful customers. Our attention to detail and high standards for excellence are of the utmost importance to us, to insure that each candle burns safely and evenly, creating magical illumination for all to enjoy.


We hope you enjoy our candles as much as we do!




Information on Soy vs. Paraffin Wax
Reference: National Candle Assocation 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Golden Harvest of Mabon

Mabon marks the point of the Autumn Equinox and is the second harvest as we begin to store our years crops for the coming winter months. As the day and night are divided equally at this time, we anticipate the coming of the impending darkness of winter.

Traditional symbolism of a cornucopia, overflowing with the years harvest, spills over in abundance, filled with apples, corn, and pumpkins as we celebrate the bounty and blessings that have been bestowed upon us.

Abundance is everywhere this season, and we tend to take for granted those who have been there for us during times of abundance and also during times of sadness. Celebrate friendship! Reflect upon the close friendships you have established and nurtured throughout the years, and don’t forget your animal familiars and animal friends. For they have helped make our abundance possible by reminding us that there is love and beauty surrounding us both spiritually and emotionally. 

Golden Harvest of Mabon Candles are filled with the essence a cornucopia of Tree Ripened Red Apples, Granny Smith Green Apples Nestled in Oak Leaves and Dewy Oak Moss. Sprinkled on the top are Mabon herbs, woods and flowers.


Visit the White Magick Shoppe to see my selection of beautifully handmade candles for Mabon and beyond!~
http://www.etsy.com/listing/79531214/golden-harvest-of-mabon-herbal-alchemy



The Magick of Garnet ~

Garnet is the stone of romance, passion and protection. The Garnet is also known as a powerful healing stone. Its power helps to shield and release negative energies sending negative energies back to where they originated from. In historic times, Garnets were set into shields, swords, armor and jewelry as the Garnet was revered as the "Stone of Protection". The Garnet is also a favorite of Faeries~!


A garnet gemstone under a pillow is said to prevent bad dreams. Garnet is also a protective energy stone which is especially effective for protection from evil. It is also often used for spiritual healing. The Garnet is commonly known as the stone for a successful business. If your business is not as good as it should be, place garnets on your desk, and improvement should be forthcoming.


Magickal and Healing Properties: Healing, protection, strength, passion

The White Magick Shoppe carries a beautiful selection of garnets!  Right now I have these amazing jumbo sized natural raw Almandines available (pictured), but I'm sure they won't last long. Medium natural raw Almandines are also available as well beautifully polished medium sized Almandine garnets and hard to find mini half polished Almandines (pictured below). Check the shoppe for availability as these are not always in stock ~


http://www.etsy.com/listing/78092163/huge-natural-raw-almandine-garnet





Friday, July 8, 2011

New “Alchemist Tree” Herbal Alchemy Resin Pots


New “Alchemist Tree” offerings are brewing at White Magick Alchemy! The first of my new exclusive “Alchemist Tree” line kicks off with all new, super-charged potent herbal blends fused with honey drenched old world resins in beautiful handmade clay pots.

My New “Alchemist Tree” Prosperity Herbal Alchemy Resin Pot is brimming with abundant intent! An Old World secret blending of all organic witch-blessed herbs, woods, flowers, resins, heartwoods and saps, each batch is created with special care and charged under the appropriate moon phase upon an altar of beautiful towering crystals, billowing cauldrons of incense, and a powerful charge of white magick.

Each Prosperity Herbal Resin Blend is created from herbs, flowers, woods and resins indicative to the intent of creating prosperity and bringing forth abundance in its many forms. 

This powerful, potent and serious mix can be sprinkled upon the altar during prosperity and money drawing rituals, around the base of candles or burned as an incense or smudge during rituals and spell workings, used as an offering or casting blend. Hand grind with a mortar and pestle and blow your own prepared prosperity dust into the wind sending your intent into the universe. Create and charge your own ritual oil, spell and witch bottles, mojo bags. Add to altar salts, ritual blends, the possibilities are endless.



There are currently 6 new pots available. Click the link at the bottom to view this listing, then from there, click SHOP in the upper right hand corner of your screen to be directed to the White Magick Shoppe! Magick abound!


http://www.etsy.com/listing/76989604/prosperity-alchemist-tree-herbal-alchemy