The dried rhizomes have been used for many centuries. Fresh, the rhizomes have little odor, but dried, they have a sweet scent of violets. The characteristic violet odor is gradually developed during the drying process and does not attain its maximum fragrance for at least 2 years. Used years ago to keep linen, blankets, wardrobes, chests, etc., fresh and smelling sweet. Orris has been used as the main ingredient in almost all the old-fashioned face powders, foot powders, sachet powder, dental creams, violet scented soaps and cosmetics, and potpourri.
Whole roots of Orris, resembling the human form, are used in voodoo performances and the powdered root is an ingredient in “love potions.”
The iris is a group of plants known for their beautiful blooms and their adaptability to an astonishing variety of growing conditions, from the temperate reaches of Oregon to the marshes of Louisiana and even the desert American Southwest. In ancient times the iris was a symbol of power and majesty used as the original scepter.
The orris is a group of two species of European iris, cultivated in the region near Florence and sold as “ghiaggiuolo.” The rhizomes, resembling ginger, are dug up in August, stripped of their rootlets and bark, and then dried until they have a chalky appearance.
Dried orris root smells like violets. It is used primarily as a base for natural toothpastes, and as a fixative in perfumes to enhance other aromas. Powdered orris root lends a pleasant scent to freshly laundered linens and to potpourri.
In Magick, Orris Root is ruled by Venus and water. It has a long history in spells to find and keep love. It can be used as a binding herb, to bind a loved one to you or when used in sachets and incenses to attract new love. Orris root powder is sometimes known as "love drawing powder". In Japan it has been used as a protection herb for many centuries. Create a sachet and hang it from windows and doors to protect the home.
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