Lovers of sprites, flowers and pixies will be enchanted with this whimsical potion making kit tucked into a matching secret compartment book box. An unforgettable gift for those curious about making flower essences, the finicky habits of fairies, and how to use Unicorn Tears in a proper potion.
The linen wrapped book box comes in two patterns; select between either a fanciful "Peacock", "Secret Garden" or "Magic Carpet" design. These are gorgeous books made from a leatherette stretched over a sturdy frame and lined with velour flocking, closing with a magnetic clasp. All the potions and supplies come packed inside the hidden compartment for safe keeping.
The Pixie Potion Kit comes in three sizes with ever increasing amounts of treasures. Each size includes The Pixie Potions:
Deck of 15 tarot sized cards with recipes, ingredient histories and mythological learnings
4 shimmering liquid potions in glass droppers
3 dry ingredients in glass vials with corks
4 itsy-bitsy potion bottles to store completed potions
Beginner's Book Box - $32 Around the size of a regular book (9x6x2 inches), it comes with The Pixie Potions and:
1-2 curiosities like a polished stone or feather
4 wish sized potion bottles
Enchanted crystal spoon
Practitioner's Book Box - $58
Truly a dream gift for the busy potion maker! This book is around the size of a phone book. It comes stuffed with
3-5 curios like feathers, crystals and found treasures
Extra set of wish sized potion bottles
Book is sized at 13 x 8.5 x 2.75 inches
A deck of 15 unique cards comes with each set of potion ingredients. Potions and spells are rooted in age-appropriate traditional folkways, magical history (yes, the Philosopher's Stone is a real thing!) and growing emotional intelligence (like how to manage a thought that won't go away).
Using their potion recipes and included ingredients and tools, as well as some simple household items like salt or honey, the recipe or spell is made.
Most potions take several simple steps to complete, a wonderful exercise in following multi-step directions. Adult supervision is not usually required to complete a potion (and in our opinion, that makes the perfect toy).
Potions are used in non-consumable ways. For example, it maybe droppered into the potion necklace or put on a piece of paper and left under a pillow. All require imagination and intention, which captures the spirit of keeping magic alive through childhood! Kids really can run faster and sleep better after using their potion.
We have found that kids, once they have used their kit ingredients, quickly venture out into the yard and cupboards to come up with their own potions. This is the most exciting part! Kids use the potion kit as the starting point for even more imaginative and magical thinking.
Small parts, glassware, spills and fine motor skills make potion kits unsuitable for children under five.
Potion and ingredient cards are written at a 3rd - 5th grade reading level, younger children will need help reading their cards. Recipes have been created with accurate herbal and mythological references - what a fun way to start exploring plant medicine and myths!