Four Thieves Powder is made from the leftovers at the bottom of the jars we use to make our four thieves oil (another product we sale). Much like the witches and cunningfolk of old we at Thoth try not to waste things and when making magical oils and potions you should always try and utilise the leftover plant matter once seperated from the oil.
Four thieves oils are normaly herbal based recipes used for cleansing, protection, healing and even mundane cleaning. Some oils are edible but this powder is not so please please do not eat it. This powder has the same magical qualities as the oil equivalents we sale at Thoth, it is basicaly the same substance just in a dry powdered form.
We recommed using this product when doing protive or healing magics. It could be used around the house and scattered under thresholds for example or even added as an ingredient in spells work. For those who like candle magic then why not try annointing your healing candles with oil then roll it in four thieves powder.
Like with any magically charged ingredients the limits of what you can do with this product is your imagination but you may wish to read the legendary story and get inspiration from that.
The usual story declares that a group of thieves during a European plague outbreak were robbing the dead or the sick. When they were caught, they offered to exchange their secret recipe, which had allowed them to commit the robberies without catching the disease, in exchange for leniency. Another version says that the thieves had already been caught before the outbreak and their sentence had been to bury dead plague victims; to survive this punishment, they created the vinegar. The city in which this happened is usually said to be Marseille or Toulouse, and the time period can be given as anywhere between the 14th and 18th century depending on the storyteller.
It is a legend and like many legends probably never really happened but this story has survived and inspired many in the past and hopefully it will inspire you in your magical work.