The Epic Adventure Potion Kit would have been the perfect accompaniment for Frodo's epic adventure. Potions and recipes are themed around adventure - dragon battles, helpful potions for healing wounds and walking in slow motion. Blue and green potions are shiny and fun, while the matching cards are printed in blue with gold foil embossing.
The book box comes in three patterns; select between either a richly colored "Magic Carpet" or "Pirate Ship" design. All are substantial, heirloom quality books made from a leatherette stretched over a wood 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 Epic Adventure Potion Kit comes in three sizes with ever increasing amounts of treasures. All include The Epic Adventure Potions:
Deck of 15 tarot sized cards with recipes, ingredient histories and mythological learnings
4 beautiful liquid potions in glass droppers
3 dry ingredients in glass vials with corks
4 teeny tiny mini-potion bottles to hold completed potions
Practitioner's Book Box - $58 Around the size of a large book. It comes with The Epic Adventure Potions set as well as a complete set of potion making tools:
Ceramic Mortar & Pestle
Large glass potion bottle with a cork
Extra empty vial
Potion bottle necklace on a silk ribbon
Enchanted crystal spoon
2-4 curios like feathers, crystals and found treasures
Extra set of tiny potion bottles (for a total of 8)
Book is sized at 11 x 8 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!