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Also known as witches’ flying ointment, Hexensalbe was a hallucinogenic salve used in witchcraft in the middle ages. It was a mixture of extremely poisonous ingredients but the exact formula is not known, and several occultist scholars have died trying to recreate it.
The drug produced an ecstatic trance with a powerful sensation of flying, images of otherworldly creatures and a primal sexual hunger. These hallucinations are at the core of the mythology of witches, where they fly to the sabbath at Blåkulla or Brocken to have sex with the devil and other witches in unholy rites. The ointment was so poisonous that eating it would be directly fatal, instead it was applied to other soft membranes of the body, armpits and more commonly the genitals. Because of the erotic effects of the high, the salve would often be rubbed directly onto a phallic object like the end of a staff or a broomstick. The image of witches flying can therefore be traced back to the use of Hexensalbe.
Given which aspects of the Hexensalbe story have influenced the modern perception of witches, and what has been suppressed, it would seem that the one thing even more terrifying than witches or devils is female sexuality - introducing Hexensalbe.
- Scent notes:
Top: Wormwood, Salty liquorice
Heart: Tuberose, Rosemary, Angelica, Belladonna.
Base: Black hemlock, Litchen, Patchouli
This product is Vegan.
Handmade in Stockholm.