Soy Container Candles:
Our Soy candles have amazing burn times, when properly burned. These containers are not to meant to be burned all the way through. Actual burn times will vary depending upon the placement of the candle (keep them away from drafts), height of the wick (long wicks will make the candle burn quicker), and how long you allow them to burn in one setting. Be sure to trim the wick before lighting. The best burn is to allow the candle to burn long enough to allow the wax pool to reach the edge of the tin. Then extinguish the candle and allow the wax pool to harden. Then you are free to light the candle again, and repeat. If you do not allow the wax to reach the edge of the container, they will begin to tunnel down into the wax. If you allow them to burn for hours on end, it can easily super heat the container and create a fire hazard. NEVER leave these candles unattended!
Our conjure candles also have recommended burn - trim the wicks to approximately 1/4" and light. Many like to light conjure candles and allow them to burn completely in one sitting. While this is fine, we do not recommend this. We prefer to allow them to burn for a set amount of time, each night. This gives you the maximum burn time for your candle, and ensures the energies will be around as long as possible. This does not change the energies at all. Again, do NOT leave these candles unattended, and do NOT take a nap or go to sleep with these candles burning.
Powders, also known as Blow Dust, are quite possibly, the single most powerful and effective means of being on target in your work! Our powders are created in a traditional Southern style. We acquire, grind, sift and mill only the best organic herbs and flowers, and the highest quality ingredients that we can grow or purchase from highly reputable sources - with no additives, no fillers, no talc. These powerful powders are quite versatile. Below are just a few ways to use them.
Use them on your self - put a little bit of the powder in your hands before rubbing them together, and then rub your upper arms and shoulders. You can also sprinkle them in your shoes, or pockets. This is especially effective for attraction and follow me type powders, as well as those used for commanding purposes.
For dressing candles, first oil the candle with the appropriate condition oil. Then dust a pinch or two of the powder on your hands and then run your hands over the candle.
You can also dress letters or petitions with these powders. Dressing a letter just requires that you incorporate the powder on the letter, or inside the envelope before mailing it. Once the target opens and touches the letter, boom – your work is on their hands! Too easy, right? In order to dress a petition paper, dab a bit of oil in the four corners of the paper, and then lightly dust with powder, or simply sprinkle the dust in the center of the paper and fold as normal.
You can feed a gris gris or mojo bag by adding a bit of powder to your herbal mix and in it goes. If you happen to have a tied or sealed gris gris, you can lightly dust the outside, or set the gris gris on top of a small pile of powder.
You can add these powders to floor washes, sprinkle in window sills, blend with wax to make Jack Balls.
And finally, I would not be a good Swamp Witch if I did not mention foot track magick. Sprinkle these powders in the foot print left by your target, or somewhere you know they will be walking and that’s all she wrote! Done! You can also be creative with foot track magick and place it under tires, or under thresholds. (I have employed this last one myself, on numerous occasions. It has yet to fail me!) The possibilities are quite endless when it comes to magickal powders. If you can think it, you can use a powder to get it done!
Magickal oils, or as we refer to them here in the Swamp, Conjure Oils, are another great tool when it comes to spells and conjure work. Our oils, like our powders, are created in a traditional Southern style. We grind, sift and mill just the right mix of powerful organic herbs and minerals, then introduce them to the carrier oil. They are then slowly simmered on a low temperature for a minimum of 12 hours. After this, they are gently cooled to room temperature. This not only guarantees that we keep a close, loving eye on each bottle of oil we produce, but it also guarantees that the herbs are completely infused in the oil. The concoction is then strained and added to fresh cut herbs before being bottled by hand. And just like our powders, no additives, no fillers! Inexplicable Things uses only the best organic herbs and ingredients. Many of these we grow ourselves, right here in the bayou. We do not add any fragrance, perfume or cheap colored dye to our oils. They are all natural with pleasing fragrances - but are subtle and can be used when you don't want to be detected. You can tell the difference when you smell them! They are herbal, no question! They are also quick thick and easy to use. Magickal oils are also known as "condition oils" or "annointing oils". Below are just a few ways to use them.
For dressing candles, dab a bit of oil on your fingers and rub it into the candle. If you are bringing something into your life, you would stroke the oil toward you on the candle. If you are sending something away, stroke the oil away from you on the candle. Burn as normal. For glass encased candles, just place a drop or two of the oil in the top of the candle.
You can also dress letters or petitions with these oils. Dressing a letter or petition/name paper is easy. Just dab the oil in the four corners of the paper, and in the center, to create a 5-spot pattern, then fold the paper as normal.
You can feed a gris gris or mojo bag by putting a few drops of oil in your hands, rubbing them together and then working with the gris gris.
And finally, you can add these oils to floor washes, perfumes, or to doll babies. You can dab a bit in window sills or in doorways. If I use an oil for something like prosperity or protection, I start my day by adding a drop to the palms of my hands and rubbing them together. Then everything I touch, throughout the day is affected by these oils. These oils are safe, will not stain, and are very light in herbal fragrance. Much like the powders, the possibilities are endless – use your imagination… go wild!
Gris Gris/Mojo Bags:
Inexplicable Things creates two types of gris gris: one that can be opened and one that is already sealed/tied shut. Depending upon which type you receive will dictate the way you will awaken your gris gris. (One is no less powerful than the other - just one requires that you breath life into it, and the other comes predestined for a specific condition.)
For gris gris that can be opened, you will want to breathe into it several times. You are basically breathing life, spirit and energy into your gris gris. It’s also at this time that you will add something personal: hair, fingernail clippings or a few drops of blood or spit are most common – but feel free to add anything that speaks to you. Draw the bag tight to close it.
The remainder of the instructions works for both types of gris gris.
Now that is has life, you will need to feed your gris gris. Feeding one is very important – you need to be fed, right? Keep this in mind when choosing oils, powders and sands. The better the quality, the better the gris gris.
Sit in your sacred space, or at your altar – and light a little incense. Pass the gris gris through the smoke. This will help to activate the spirit within. Next, add a few drops of oil to your hands and rub them together. I was taught to raise my hands above my head for a moment, then clap my hands together, to wake the spirits. Now, pick up the gris gris and hold it in your oiled hands. Say aloud what you want this gris gris to help with – your personal petition. Hold it in your hands for a few moments. Push as much energy as you possibly can into it. That’s all there is to it.
You can now carry the gris gris with you, in a pocket or in your purse. In the evenings, keep it near your bed or somewhere that you will see it every evening. Be sure that no one else touches your gris gris. Remember to feed it – often at first, and then at least once a month. I have specific days that I feed mine.
Louisiana Voodoo Dolls:
Inexplicable Things creates two types of Dolls: Helper Voodoo Dolls and traditional Doll Babies.
Voodoo Dolls are those that work for a specific type of purpose, such as love drawing, money drawing, good health, etc. Whereas Doll Babies are designed to be use for, or against, a target and require baptizing or naming them as the target. One type is no less powerful than another, but different types of sympathetic magick.
So, you have a Voodoo doll, now what?
They are, in a sense, very similar to gris gris and mojo bags in that they work with a personification of energies to draw into one’s life. The colors, herbs, and amulets involved work towards a specific goal. These dolls, much like gris gris need to be charged, and fed. To do so, sit in your sacred space, or at your altar and light a bit incense. Pass the doll through the smoke, activating the energies contained within. Next, add a few drops of oil to your hands and rub them together. Raise your hands above your head for a moment, then clap your hands together, to awaken the energies. Pick up the doll and hold it in your oiled hands. Say aloud what you want this Voodoo doll to help you with – your personal petition. Hold it in your hands for a few moments. Push as much energy as you possibly can into it.
That’s all there is to it. It is now ready to use. Use it on your altar or whenever you wish to focus energies or work towards the specific goal. Work with it often, feed it with a good quality oil, and handle it. When not in use, wrap it in a white colored cloth and store in a pretty box, a special spot in a night stand, or somewhere that it will be safe. Treat this doll as an important part of your life, and in return, it will provide you an enormous source of energies and powerful sympathetic magick.