I think You may be expectin g too much from potions, for it;s not like in movies. Water exposed for several hours to the light of the Full Moon is essentialy a potion , often called Lunar slime.
Some colognes and perfume s due to their composition have magickal properties, example : Florida water ( Blessing, Purification , Spiritual work , Glamour ) Hoyt's cologne ( Luck in gamble ) Old Spice perfume ( Clarity, Success )
and so on.
Some Olive oil, over which Psalm 3rd has been read, will make a brillaint headache and backache healing potion.
You mentioned salt, Bless than salt , and Bless some water. Add pinch of that salt to it, stiring and blessing the mixtur e once again. Voala, You have Yourself Blessing water, which works brilliantly a s banishment and exorcism agent as well.
What spices do You have in the kitchen ? Basil infusion with some salt, makes great floorwash to counter negative magick, and If You add sugar and Rosemary instead of salt ( household ingredients ) it will make a nice wash that will end arguments and instill peace where spread.
Sooner You ralize few thinga about the Art of ptions the better:
* it is not just swish and flick type of magick, same goes for magick in general
* Potions can not be made out of nothing , You give a lil and get a lot, You invest in magick You invest in Yourself. Who says You have to bye everything, invest time and effort learn about material for potions and collect them Yoursel
* be modest, patint and reasonable - You can not expect miracles to occur on Your whim or tossing a bottle of potion against a floor or wall. No puf and smoke, glowing lights and such, magick works discretly and gradually, mimicking and supporting natural way s, not like populare culture depicts i t
And for crying at loun, do learn about ingredients before You try to put them together , If You had not already
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