Alchemy Works - The Materials of Magic

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Artemis of the Mountaintops Oil
Black Mandrake Seeds
Bone Flower Necromancy Oil
Diviner's Garden Collection
Elfwort Seeds & Root
Hallows Incense
Incense for Mahakala - NEW
Scryer's Milk
Spirit of Toadstool Oil
Torchbearer Incense - NEW
Vetiver Root

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* Planting by the Moon
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Alchemy Works is a metaphysical supply shop for practicing mystics, kabbalists, pagans, witches, occultists, spiritual seekers, and those who enjoy unique and beautiful plants, natural fragrances, and hand-compounded incenses and oils. Founded in 2000, Alchemy Works has always been a small, owner-operated business. Every one of the 500+ products we sell is treated with care and attention. Whether you practice one of the many mystical traditions that span our globe, or simply enjoy seeds, herbs, and wonderful scents, we trust that you will find something of interest here.

We make our magic oils, incenses, inks, and essences by hand within our consecrated ritual space. We pay attention to seasonal, planetary, astrological, and other metaphysical influences, as well as to our own states of mind while we are preparing them. We understand that intention is a crucial component of practice, so tending to our own spiritual lives is also an integral part of our work. The formulations you will find here are based upon personal recipes or on historically accurate formulae that have been gathered through researching works like the Ebers papyrus or Dioscorides' Materia Medica. We grow or wild harvest some of the seeds that we offer, and we take great care when choosing suppliers for those that we do not grow or gather ourselves.

Mandrake root grown by Teth with AW seeds As active spiritual practitioners ourselves, we understand the importance of using quality, ethically sourced materials. We take pride in what we sell and are committed to offering only natural and synthetic-free products—meaning that our incenses, magic oils, essences, and inks contain no dyes, no synthetic fragrances, no chemical extenders like DPG, and no petroleum-based oils or waxes. Whenever possible we use ingredients that we grow and/or personally gather, or that we source from suppliers that provide sustainably grown, high quality, natural and/or organic botanical ingredients.

Alchemy Works does not offer readings, nor do we sell spells, healings, or any other workings. Our site has been designed to provide you with information, supplies, and tools that can assist in your own spiritual practice. We encourage you to experiment with creating your own blends and ritual formulations, and we offer our herbs, resins, and essential oils for this purpose. Though we take great pride in formulating our magic oils, incenses, and other supplies, ultimately it is up to you to do the work. Our website offers a wealth of information including folklore, magical and ritual uses of herbs, instructions for growing a magical garden, tips on incense-making, which plants are linked to which planets or aspects of the divine, and more. The Resources links can show you paths to further develop your wortcunning. Please note that our products are meant to be used in spiritual, ritual, meditative, and magical practices, not for medicinal or cosmetic purposes, and that the information contained on this site is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

In an attention economy like ours, where distraction drives revenue (every click is a fresh opportunity to advertise), we like to think of our site as a type of resistance. Yes, it's old and clunky with lots of text—some of our patrons kindly call it "retro"—but it is also an opportunity to slow down, stay a while, and get in touch with what inspires you. We invite you to treat this site as a journey back to simpler times, to the dimly lit occult shop on the corner where you felt seen and you belonged, or a beloved used bookstore piled high with dust and potential. If you can't find something, try the search function, or peruse the index pages (linked at the top of each screen). Though it is old, Alchemy-Works.com is a treasure trove of valuable information that has aided many a practitioner to deepen along their own unique path (whether or not they made a purchase!). We hope it will do the same for you.

Please note that all text on this site is copyrighted. The information contained here has been gathered through in-depth research, practice, experimentation, and exploration over the course of decades. We (Harold, Anthony and Aleia) ask you to honor the ongoing labor of love that providing this information entails by crediting Alchemy Works when you refer to what you have learned here, and by not reproducing anything from this site without our explicit permission. Thank you! Top


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International Orders

We do ship internationally, however, there are over 70 countries on our Prohibited Shipping List, as well as several other countries to which we cannot sell seeds and/ or dried herbs. These shipping restrictions are in place for a variety of reasons including trade embargos, high shipping prices, customs restrictions, unreliable postal systems, etc. Before placing your international order, please review our International Shipping Policies. Top


Most orders ship within five business days (or sooner) but some can take up to two weeks. We do not offer same-day or express shipping. Our handcrafted items are formulated under specific conditions, such as planetary hours, moon phases, etc. Many of our oils and incenses require lengthy periods to produce. For example, the herbs and resins in Sacred Madjet Oil steep for a philosophical month. Similarly, we follow ancient recipes to craft Edfu Kyphi and our other kyphi incenses, adding ingredients in a specific order over the course of days or weeks. If you require your order by a specific date, please contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Shipping prices, which are based on the size and number of items purchased, include handling and the cost of packaging materials. We use biodegradable and recycled materials as much as possible, including 100% recycled tissue paper and plant-based plastic to wrap our magic oils. All other plastic packaging is on its second use.

Domestic orders ship via United States Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail, unless you have only purchased seeds, in which case you will have a choice between First Class and Priority shipping. All orders over $100 receive free priority shipping. Top

International orders ship via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or the United Parcel Service (UPS). We offer standard or expedited shipping and reserve the right to select either carrier based on the speediest estimated delivery. Please review our International Shipping Policies before placing your order. These policies include information about customs labels, country-specific seed prohibitions, phytosanitary certificates, etc. Please note that Alchemy Works cannot issue refunds for international orders that are lost, seized, or returned to us by your Customs Department. Top

Cancellations, Refunds & Returns, Out-of-Stock Items

If you need to cancel your order, please contact us by email or phone (not social media) and we will do our best to accommodate you. If your order has already shipped, it cannot be canceled.

If anything you buy from Alchemy Works is problematic, please
contact us by phone or email (not social media) within seven days of receiving your order. We strive to ensure that each customer is fully satisfied and will work together to find a solution, whether that is issuing a refund, sending a replacement, exchanging an item, or another agreed-upon arrangement. Please note that any returns or exchanges must be received within 30 days of the return authorization and must be in saleable condition (or meet whatever other specific criteria we have mutually agreed upon). We cannot accept any returns on oils, as is the norm in the trade, nor can we refund shipping costs.

If we are out of an item you ordered, typically we will ship the other items, then give you a choice between a refund or receiving the out-of-stock item later. If multiple items are unavailable, we will contact you via email to determine how to proceed.

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We will never sell or give away your personal information. You will not receive any unsolicited mailings or be subscribed to any email lists. Our shopping cart function uses cookies to keep track of what is in your cart (so the items will still be there if you leave our site and come back later) but we do not track your movements, nor do we collect any information about you. Top

Alchemy Works - The Materials of Magic

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Alchemy Works products are offered for use in spiritual, ritual, meditative, and magical practices, not for medicinal or cosmetic purposes. The information on this website is provided for its folkloric, historic, and magical value. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.