The Mermaid Potions
The Mermaid Potions

The Mermaid Potions

Regular price $22.00
Silvery blue, navy and turquoise potions swirl with shimmer, while the matching cards are printed in a sky blue with gold foil embossing - this potion set is made for those curious about the mysteries of the deep.
Learn how to summon mermaids to shore and swim further; or reset a cranky attitude with a spell to use in the bath. Sprinkle some "Moon Essence" onto "Flotsam & Jetsam" for a sizzling reaction reminiscent of waves crashing on shore.


The potion set includes

  • A tarot-sized card deck of 15 water themed cards with recipes, ingredient histories and mythological learnings
  • 4 beautiful blue, green and silver liquid potions in glass droppers
  • 3 dry ingredients in glass vials with corks
  • 4 teeny tiny mini-potion bottles to hold completed potions
  • Packed into organza bags for safe keeping
Potion List
  • Swim Far Away (Swim further)
  • Bathophobia Brew (Remove fear of water)
  • Charisma Potion (Increase confidence)
  • Shimmer-not-Dimmer (Reset your attitude)
  • Attracting Mermaids (How to summon mermaids to shore)

Included Ingredients (with corresponding cards)

  • Mermaid Breath - liquid
  • Kelp Extract - liquid
  • Moon Essence - liquid
  • Elixer of Atlantis - liquid
  • Flotsam & Jetsam - sprinkle
  • Ambergris - sprinkle
  • Nessie Scales - sprinkle

Additional Cards

  • Saltwater infusions (Use the sea to make magic)
  • Tridents (Historical)
  • Selkies (Irish seal-person myth)

 

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).

Then what?

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.

 

 

Ages 5+

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!