This formula was inspired and overseen by the spirit of my maternal great grandfather, Isidore (may his memory be for a blessing), who over a century ago rode his cavalry horse - a black mare named Sarah - North over the Italian Alps, without a map, compass, provisions, or comrades.
The grit, determination, self-assuredness, capability and confidence demanded by such a task are scarce in our times, and the institutions, folkways and lifestyles our ancestors maintained in order to nourish those virtues are more rare than ever.
This blend commemorates and invokes the courage and determination of the generations who paved our way, combining elements of mastery, empowerment, grounding, and stimulating botanicals.
Incorporating Solomon's Seal Root, Master Root, High John the Conqueror, Master of the Woods and others alongside Juniper, Cedar, Vanilla Bean, this is a sweet, earthy and slightly spicy blend that uplifts the heart and inspires the spirit by its fragrance alone.
To this botanical portion are added powdered Elk and Deer Antler - prized for their ability to bestow potency, power, glory and road opening.
The result is a formula to inspire courage, confidence and competence in all domains and arenas of life.
As with many powders, this blend is extremely versatile and can be used many ways.
The simplest is to sprinkle some in your shoes to set your foundation on these virtues, or to powder your hands to instill your deeds and tasks with purpose and power. Likewise, it can be used to dress candles for spell work, or included in mojo hands, dolls, sachets, and other spiritual workings.
Alternatively, the powder can be added to an alcohol base and filtered after 21 days to produce a powerful spiritual cologne, or added to a carrier oil and allowed to steep 45 days for a very strong oil.
Finally, the powder can be added to a small bottle of liquor and allowed to steep at least 30 days, and one can take a small nip from the bottle in the morning to grant a powerful charge to carry you into and across your day.
Each 6.5 gram bag contains enough powder for 13 uses.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, prevent or cure any diseases. This product has been compounded according to traditional methods and formulas, but without any government or regulatory oversight as to it's safety and efficacy.