Four Thieves Vinegar
Curated & Charged Four Theives Vinegar
A traditional clear glass apothecary bottle, with gold wax sealed and stamped cork.
How to Use Four Thieves Vinegar
Here are some ways you can use Four Thieves Vinegar in a magical working:
Banishing: Use this spell to keep someone bothersome away from you. Write your target’s name on a piece of paper. Some traditions recommend you use brown paper, or parchment. Soak the paper in Four Thieves Vinegar. Fold the piece of paper up as small as you can, and bury in the dirt somewhere or release it into the wind away from your home or place of work. You can also release it into a body of water or flush it down the toilet.
Protection: Use Four Thieves Vinegar to prevent magical attack, as well as to protect your property. Sprinkle it liberally around the perimeter of your property, to keep intruders away.
Healing: This is a great ingredient to use in a healing ritual. After all, look at the history behind it! Use it to anoint a poppet of a sick person, or dab it on the walls and floor of the room where the ill individual lies.
Four Thieves Vinegar is an ingredient found in many Hoodoo and folk magic spells. The recipe seems to have evolved from Western Europe, around the fifteenth century, and there are many variations on how to make it. The common thread between all the legends is that there was a horrible plague in a village, and the only people who survived were four thieves. Each of them contributed one ingredient to a jar of vinegar and garlic, they drank it, and somehow survived the plague unscathed.
Since they were healthy and everyone else was dying, the four thieves went around the town and robbed the empty houses. Eventually they were caught, and sentenced to hanging, but they were able to escape the gallows by sharing their secret formula.