Ammonia is easy to come by and has a variety of uses in Conjure. It can be substituted from urine–sometimes referred to as chamber lye. Use of ammonia can be found in everything from protection spells to those for prosperity. It is also used for cleaning, which is also what it is most often used for commercially. +++ A popular sidewalk wash consists of 1 part sugar, 1 part cinnamon, and 1 part ammonia (or urine). Dilute this mixture in a bucket of water and use it to wash outside your place of business, sweeping towards the door to your establishment. This is said to bring business, and is best done on a Friday. +++ A capful can be added to a soaking bath for cleaning work, but only a capful, as too much ammonia irritates the skin. MORE WATER ENTRIES

Black Cat

Black Cat oil is most often used for gambling luck and to break hexes. Many recipes for Black Cat oil involve adding the hair of such a cat, often with steel wool. Bay Laurel Essential Oil Clary Sage Essential Oil Crushed Black Copal Resin +++ Place the following ingredients in a jar and cover with a carrier oil such as Almond or Jojoba. Three black cat whiskers Three cinnamon sticks 1 cup dried Catnip 1 cup ground Myrrh Resin 1 cup crushed, fresh Geranium Leaves Leave standing in a bright window for the cycle of the moon. MORE OILS ENTRIES

Black Hawk

Use this when petitioning Black Hawk. Ideal on its own for protection. White Sage 1/2 cup Black Copal 1/3 cup Juniper 1/2 cup Burn on a charcoal. MORE INCENSE ENTRIES

Blessing Oil

What is the nature of the blessing you seek? Is it to bless a newborn, a deck of Tarot cards, a business endeavor? Based on its application, a blessing formula may contain ingredients—essential oils, scents, herbs, curios—specific to a single goal; therefore an oil to bless a newborn may be fresh olive oil over which Psalm 127 has been read aloud; a Tarot deck blessing may include botanicals used to induce psychic power, such as star anise, bay leaf, heliotrope, wormwood, and so forth. Below you will find recipes for general blessing, formulas that may be used for any situation. If you wish to emphasize a purpose, such as for your business venture, then one of the following blessing formulas may be blending with another mixture such as Money Come To Me or Crown Of Success. When we look at what ingredients go into a good blessing oil we are looking for items that promote positive conditions, such as fertility, growth, and things associated with the divine from whatever spiritual source inspires you. This later category can be broad, especially if you were to work with curios, such as the medal of your patron saint or a screw [...]

Business Draw

Traditionally, such an incense would be burned in one's shop or office, to literally draw customers and clients through the door. In the modern age, when so much commerce and business is done digitally, it can be used wherever you do business, to serve as a conduit to lift your prayers to heaven or send your affirmations aloft. +++ Business Attraction 1 part Sarsaparilla Chips 1 part Cinnamon Chips 1 part Rose Hips 3 parts Benzoin Resin MORE INCENSE ENTRIES  

Cleansing Incense

Cleansing incenses purge negativity with smoke, leaving an environment or body spiritually clean. Ingredients are often chosen for their known purgative effects, or for their strong scent--as it is believed that devils are chased away by certain odors. The following recipes are best burned on a charcoal. +++ Holy Breath Incense Mix equal parts: Crushed Camphor Hyssop Lemongrass The camphor used here is the type commonly found in squares, such as are placed around one's yard to keep deer away. Devils dislike it too. +++ Sedona Wind Incense 1 part ground Rosemary 1 part ground White Sage 2 parts ground Frankincense MORE INCENSE ENTRIES  

Court Case Powder

You will need approximately equal parts of the following: Calamus Root Galangal Root Licorice Root Grind these into a powder. I repeatedly grind and sift these, removing any stringy bits. This goal of this formula is to make you a winner by dominating others involved in your case, such as those whose lawsuit is against you, as well as judge and jurors. When attending court, place some of this powder in your shoes. Documents presented to the court, or else mailed, can first be dusted with this powder. MORE POWDER ENTRIES  

Down To Earth

When a situation has you so stressed out that you can think about nothing else, this formula brings you back into your body, into the present moment. Thyme 1/4 cup powdered Patchouli 12 drops essential oil Pine Needles 1/4 cup powdered Burn on charcoal. MORE INCENSE ENTRIES

Fast Luck

Great for gambling, or any situation for which your luck need to change. Alkanet 1/4 cup Cinnamon 1/4 cup powdered Cinquefoil 1/3 cup powdered Vanilla 1/4 teaspoon extract Wintergreen 1/2 cup powdered Burn on a charcoal; or powder together adding 1/2 teaspoon of saltpeter. MORE INCENSE ENTRIES

Florida Water

The spicy-flowery notes of Florida Water are complemented by sweet orange, lavender, and clove. Always promoted as a unisex scent, Florida Water can be used as a body splash, aftershave, skin toner, linen sprinkle, and so much more. Not as obtrusive or long-lasting as perfume or cologne, Florida Water is a light, refreshing tonic suitable for daily use. The cooling, soothing, refreshing properties of Florida Water are valuable in many applications. Perhaps the tonic nature of this cleansing scent promoted its use in various spiritual practices. It has a long tradition in various folk applications, from cooling aching feet and rubbing down aching muscles, to adding to bathing water, and to sprinkling about the home for a refreshing, “just-cleaned,” spiritually-elevated feeling. Some use Florida Water to refresh their heads, to cleanse their environment, and to cool the “atmosphere” in their homes. +++ Suggested by Grey Townsend From Fennerer’s Complete Formulary published in 1888: 4347. Florida Water.— Oil of Lavender Flowers, English, 6 fl.drachms, Oil of Bergamot 2 fl.drachms, Oil of Lemon 1 1/2 fl.drachm, Oil of Cloves 20 minims, Oil of Cassia 10 minims, Oil of Orange 30 minims, Essence Rose 60 minims, Essence Neroli 10 minims, Cologne [...]

Four Thieves Vinegar

Because Four Thieves Vinegar has a reputation and tradition of its own, separate from that of other forms of vinegar, we have given it it’s own entry here. To quote from our Four Thieves Vinegar product page at The Mystic Dream: Folklore tells us of four thieves who concocted a special vinegar that kept them healthy even as they robbed graves during the Black Plague. Folk tradition utilizes this vinegar for the purpose of cleansing and protection, often adding it to a wash. There are a multiple recipes out there for Four Thieves Vinegar; for our Modern Conjure Brand we have settled on the popular four ingredient version, an herb for each thief. Our bottles are filled with a sprig of rosemary, chunks of garlic, whole sage leaf and sprinkles of lavender. Looks lovely; smells delicious; protects against evil forces, what more could you ask for? As we will see, there are many recipes out there for this vinegar. Typically those that are intended for consumption utilize a good tasting vinegar, such as apple cider or basaltic, while distilled white vinegar is more often used for washing formulas. +++ Add to a bottle of Red Wine Vinegar the following items: [...]

Goona Goona

The product details for our own Modern Conjure Brand Lusty Goona Goona water sums it up in saying: Goona Goona products first appeared on the curio market in the 1930’s, when ‘Goona Goona’ was popular slang for sex. Later, after the slang phrase fell out of favor, Goona Goona products were described as promoting peace and understanding; however the spicey ingredients are more often used for sexual allure. +++ 1/4 juiced Ginger 3 parts Neroli Hydrosol 1 part Rose Hydrosol 1 part Tonka Absolute Mix with 3 parts distilled water MORE WATER ENTRIES

Hot Foot

Hot Foot powder is used to physically chase a person away. It’s ingredients mostly consist of items that would literally cause irritation, heat and unrest. HELLHOUND ON MY TRAIL by Robert Johnson You sprinkled hot foot powder, mmm mmm, around my door All around my door You sprinkled hot foot powder All around your daddy’s door, hmm hmm hmm It keep me with ramblin’ mind, rider Every old place I go Every old place I go +++ Cayenne Pepper Ground Stinging Nettle Ground Dirt from the center of a crossroads This you would sprinkle in the path of your target while quietly repeating his name. The curse takes action against him once he treads on it, making his feet hot, making him squirm, until eventually he must hit the road. +++ Sulphur Black Mustard Seed Black Pepper Grind these three together. MORE POWDER ENTRIES