....Faery Visions in a bottle
Elf oil has been offered at Mermade for over 30 years, each batch becomes more sacred and more mythical than the last. It is work I hold as dear as I do the Faery folk. It comes from a desire to share with you a peek into the realm of the Fay.
Each bottle is imbued with the magick of faery vision.
Elf oil was first inspired an old formula from the Bodleian Library(MS. Ashmole 1406) and was contained in a 17th-century magickal manuscript.*
But through the years it becomes more potent. Mystical aromas and botanicals find their way here and the blend evolves.
All the flowers in this essential oils potion are grown here in the Mermade Faery Garden just for this purpose., the Shrooms come from faery lovers of the northern lands, and the oil is scented with Sativa and the Gold elixir of raw Fir balsam resin, this resin is a clear golden syrup gathered drop by drop by our faery friend Be en Foret from her enchanted forest.
These bottles were left out all night in the rays of this year's Super Full Moon, and 3 full moons after that - Where they were tucked into the moss of our Faery Commune.
Only a few are made each year. I hope they reach folks with open hearts and an abiding faith that the eyes can see what dreams are made of.
Elf oil (.5 oz.) comes in a round glass bottle, it is a translucent natural shade of Green, tinted by the aromatics used. You can see tiny flower petals and rosebuds, bits of Magic Mushrooms and even a tiny “faery Skull” floating in the potion. Hold it up to the light to see its inner beauty. The delicate scent is the essence of the forest.
To use Elf Oil, I recommend placing a drop on your third eye and over your heart to inspire a glimpse into other world. It can also used as an anointing oil for precious stones or ritual items…or whatever your imagination tells you. I like to think a stone touched with Elf Oil and placed in a garden or home will attract spirits of Nature.
Each bottle contains:
- Hollyhock seeds
- tiny rose buds
- a Faery Skull (pod from the Snap Dragon)
- bits of Magic Mushroom and Amanita mascaria
- Hemp Flowers
- Marigold petals
- Fir Balsam Resin
- a lot of love and elfin energy
(Even though you may hear a small voice whispering “Drink Me” ….please do not ingest!)
*" FAYRIE OYLE"
An unguent * to annoynt under the eylidds and upon the eylidds evninge and morninge, but especially when you call, or finde your sighte not perfect. Putt sallet oyle into a Viall glasse but first wash it withe rose water, and marygold flower water, the flowers be gathered toward the east, wash it til the oyle come white, then putt it into the glasse, ut supra. and put there to the buds ofhollyhocke, the flowers of marygold; the flowers or topps of wild time the budds of younge hazle , and the time must be gatherred neare the side of a hille where fayries use to go oft, and the grasse of a fayrie throne, there, all these putte into the oyle, into the glasse, and sett it to dissolve 3 dayes in the sonne, and thou keep it for thy use; ut supra.
Katlyn, in a recreation of the first experiments with Elf Oil...