Today’s Saturday review is going to be a wee bit different! I am not doing a book review, rather I am reviewing some truly fantastic products from my friends Joseph and Sara over at Candlesmoke Chapel. I received a box of goodies from them last week and to say that I was truly impressed is an understatement! Long time readers know that I am a fan of Lucky Mojo Curio Company supplies-so much so that I carry them at my own store. Besides the oils, powders, baths, and washes that my mom and I make, I carry Lucky Mojo and no one else because no one else has achieved the same level of high quality+exacting standards that I expect in my spiritual supply. But after sampling and playing the Candlesmoke products I emailed Sara and asked about wholesale terms (turns out I’m a bit early but I’m getting on the waiting list!)—that was how much I LOVED their stuff.
The Products: I received a sampling from a wide variety of Candlesmoke’s offerings:
Red Brick Dust
Van Van oil
Psychic Boost Oil
Sweet Love Sweetening Jar
Whole Angelica Root
Whole Queen Elizabeth Root
All products came beautifully packaged. I tend to ignore packaging on products but I loved these-they have a steampunk meets Victorian-gothic feel that I truly dig. The oils are affixed with tags that tell you what batch and number your particular bottle is-which is great for clients who strongly prefer one batch over another. The whole roots had gorgeous cards indicating what possible uses for them might be and what their position is in folk magic and folk herbalism. Everything is saturated with the goodness that comes from hand made products-they just feel better! I especially love their red brick dust which comes from the couple’s own home and is over 110 years old-that is strong protective magic from a solid hearth.
My neighborhood is usually pretty quiet but the week I received my gifts I used the Red Brick dust to sprinkle around my home and upon my threshold. Interestingly, there were a spate of robberies along my street last weekend but my house was not touched. Our beloved Red Doberman, Honey, may be a deterrent but I believe the red brick dust helped out too!
The Psychic Boost oil is delish! It smells of Anise but its not overpowering. I used some on my hands and then shuffled one of my decks of cards. Since I am an intuitive by trade I found that this oil worked in two ways-it made me even sharper than I usually am but it also boosted business so that I am booked through the first week of December!
Their Van Van oil is top of the line. I am currently using it in some road opening work at the moment and I am very pleased with the results! It is a beautiful oil-so fresh, so clean, and so chock full of Van Van goodness!
I’ve yet to put both roots to work but I anticipate doing so with glee-I love their shape and feel-they are some of the most beautiful whole roots I have seen!
Finally, I am in love with Candlesmoke’s Sweetening Jars! I think this is a brilliant idea for anyone who wants the benefit of a honey jar or a sugar jar, desires something beautifully, professionally, and lovingly made but wants to do the actual work themselves. I like sugar jars a lot because you can shake them up more effectively than honey jars and Candlesmoke’s sweetening jar smells fantastic and feels very potent-of course-they are made by a happily married couple and that brings its own special magic to the table!