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.

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Add to a bottle of Red Wine Vinegar the following items:

Camphor Leaves
Cinnamon Sticks
Cloves
Garlic
Ginger
Lavender
Mint
Nutmeg
Rosemary

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To a bottle of cider vinegar add equal parts of:

Garlic
Lavender
Mint
Rosemary
Rue
Sage
Wormwood

Do this on a Sunday, and let steep for a full week. Best used as a wash.

Note: Wormwood contains thujone, a psychoactive chemical that can cause epileptic-like convulsions and kidney failure when ingested in large amounts.

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