Dove's Blood ink, magickal ink,

Recipes: Dove’s Blood Ink

Another favorite ink, for most witches, is Dove’s Blood ink. It is commonly used for spells of love, fertility, peace, friendship, etc. It is commercially available in almost every occult store, as well as from multiple sources online. Whereas it was once made with the actual blood of doves, now, it is simple enough to make your own using other ingredients and infuse it with your own power while mixing it together, which gives the ink an extra edge of being tuned to your specific needs from the moment it is made. This gives you an extra edge in your magickal workings. This recipe is very similar to the recipe for Dragon’s Blood ink, with only a few additions to change the power infusion to a positive specific based function.

Use one part powdered Dragon’s Blood resin to an equal part Gum Arabic, which helps to give the ink a better consistency. Slowly mix in alcohol a few drops at a time to dissolve the powders thoroughly into the correct liquid consistency to use with a pen or quill. After the mix is compete, you will add in a drop or two each of cinnamon, bay, and rose essential oils to direct the power of the ink. Strain it through the finest grained metal strainer that you can find, or use a bit of coffee filter to get any clumps and impurities out before using the ink. Store it in a tightly closing glass bottle to keep the alcohol from evaporating and the ink from drying out. However, with frequent use, the ink may get thicker as the alcohol evaporates while the bottle is open. If so, simply mix in sufficient drops of alcohol to get it back to the correct fluidity for ink.

Once you get used to using various bottled inks, you will want to keep a bottle of this ink available for use full time. Specialized inks can be a witch’s best friend.