Rose Salve Recipe


Crafted by Effy Winter


  • 1 cup of olive oil

  • 1 ounce of beeswax

  • 1 handful of dried red rose petals

  • 1 handful of dried pink rose petals

  • 1 teaspoon of crushed rose thorns

  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary

  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme

  • 5 drops of rose oil

  • 3 drops of blood (from the witch and a lover)



Pour 1 cup of olive oil into a glass jar. Add your herbs (rose petals, crushed thorns [for penetrating/binding hearts], rosemary and thyme ). Add 5 drops of rose oil and 3 drops of blood into the herb mixture.

Allow this mixture to sit for 3 – 6 weeks so the properties of the herbs may be absorbed into the oil. After 3 – 6 weeks have passed, warm 1 ounce of beeswax on the stove on low/medium heat. 

When the beeswax is melted, add your oil/herb mixture into the pot. Stir the wax and oil well.

Pour the mixture into a container (tin is recommended) and allow it to cool and harden.



Before using this flying ointment, perform a spot test. Apply a pea-sized amount of the salve to the inside of your wrist to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Before a sex ritual, anoint your skin (and your lover’s) with the salve, applying it to your wrists, ankles, temples, forehead and over the heart. You may anoint your entire body if you wish but avoid sensitive areas and the mucous membranes. 

After ritual, make sure to wash off the ointment using soap and water.

All information given is for entertainment purposes only. Spot test for allergies 24 hours prior to use. Discontinue if an allergic reaction, redness or irritation is noticeable. Always use caution when applying any product containing essential oils. Results may vary, and the recipe listed should only be followed by those with the knowledge and reverence for doing so.

Witch Way Magazine and Effy Winter are not responsible for the improper use, reactions, or results of how you use this product. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider for any contraindications and/or interactions with current medications. Always inform your healthcare provider if you are taking any herbal remedies or supplements.

*Please note that The Lovers’ Rose Salve recipe does not include any hallucinogens for safety/liability precautions. For those interested in the original family recipe, please contact Effy Winter privately by reaching out to Witch Way Magazine’s staff at

Effy Winter is a hereditary blood witch and descendant of the Queen of Scottish Witches. She carries on the traditions and spellwork of her witch mothers, primarily working with the Devil throughout her practice of the craft. In her spare time, Effy works as a writer for various literary publications. She is the author of Flowers of the Flesh (Rhythm & Bones Press, 2019), a collection of poetry stirred by romance and dark witchcraft.