SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 UPDATE - Hello everyone!!! How is everyone doing? All is well here at Blackthorn & Rose! I have been extremely busy with filling shop orders, restocking my apothecary, house renovations, family events, taking care of our wildlife and becoming more involved in my local community. The season of the Witch has finally arrived and Autumn is official! We have been experiencing beautiful weather here in Illinois and I'm so excited for Fall!!


Shop news - Limited edition Holiday 2021 candles are now available!! These candles sell out extremely fast and are very limited in quantities so I would grab them while you can. The amber glass jars for the soy candles are also out of stock again from the manufacturer so there will not be any restocks in the limited edition holiday 2021 line. Also take into consideration that USPS is slowing mail delivery across the entire United States beginning this week. So, you might want to start shopping for the holidays early this year.


I will be releasing new candle restocks in groups rather than all at once. This is to make it fair for everyone to have a chance at getting a candle. Check back soon for the next batch of candle restocks. Ok, so this week the following candles are now available in limited quantities:


ENCHANTED AUTUMN™ - Autumn Magic & Rituals - 9 oz Artisan Soy Candle

LIFTING THE VEIL™ - Spirit & Ancestor Communication - Artisan Ritual Votive Candle

ENCHANTED WINTER™ - Winter Magic & Yuletide Blessings - 9 oz Ritual Soy Candle

ROAD OPENER Artisan Ritual Votive Candle

EXOTIC SMUDGE™ - 9 oz Artisan Ritual Soy Candle

ULTRA BANISHING™ - Artisan Ritual Soy Candle 9 oz

HEX BREAKER Artisan Ritual Votive Candle


I also just restocked the following items in limited quantities -


BLACK RITUAL SAND

SAMHAIN - Artisan Ritual Spell Oil

GRAVEYARD DIRT

LUCKY 777 Artisan Ritual Spell Oil

13 HERB BLEND - For Purification, Protection & Blessings


There is still massive supply chain shortages on a global scale. My roller-ball glass bottles are still out of stock from the manufacturer with no estimated date as to when they will become available again. Same with my amber glass bottles for my soy jar candles. So, I would stock up on your favorite Blackthorn & Rose items. I can't guarantee when an item will be back in stock or available again. It could take weeks, months or longer. Nobody knows! We are all trying our best to navigate through these uncertain times. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support! I really appreciate it!


Wishing all of you a gorgeous Autumn season filled with blessings of abundance, health and wealth!!


Love & Light,

Melissa


 




JULY 23, 2021 UPDATE - Just a really quick update. The long wait is finally over!!! My amber glass apothecary jars for my best selling ritual soy candles will be shipping out to me early next week!!! I will be planning pour times for the candles around specific moon phases, planetary alignments, astrology, and numerology aspects connected to each intent. I will update this page again and announce dates and times as to when candles will be available to purchase. Please keep in mind that all of my candles sell out extremely fast and sometimes in less than 24 hours. To be fair to everyone, I do not accept preorders and everything is sold on a first come, first serve basis. Please check back often! 


Once my current ritual soy candle inventory is restocked, I will be pouring limited edition holiday goodies for the Autumn and Winter season!! So exciting!!!


Also, there will be a slight $3 increase on all of my soy jar candles because the manufacturer and bottle supplier have increased their cost of goods and shipping fees across the board. Price increases are also occurring with my raw materials so there will be slight price increases on other items throughout my website. As a small one woman run home business, I simply can't absorb the increase on all my cost of goods, raw materials, shipping materials and supplies any longer. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart and soul for your patience, understanding and support!  


Sending all of you love, peace, abundance, harmony and the brightest of blessings in all that you do!


Warmest Wishes,

Melissa





JUNE 22, 2021 UPDATE - Hello hello everyone!! So many of you have reached out to me inquiring about out of stock items. The number one reason why there are so many out of stocks is that there is a still a major breakdown in the supply chain.


Glass jars and glass bottles are one of the biggest out of stock issues at the moment. This is why all of my ritual jar candles and roll-on perfume oils are out of stock. There used to be time frame estimates on when certain things could possibly come back in stock. Not anymore. Now, everything is TBA (To be announced). Meaning, they don't know when the supplies will be coming back in stock. This is a global issue due to the pandemic, massive shortages, cyber attacks, inflation and other reasons beyond our control. 


The GOOD NEWS is that I was able to prepay and reserve stock in amber glass apothecary candle jars!!! So as soon as the jars are back in stock and shipped out to me, I will post another update. In the meantime, I am looking into alternative solutions and I might end up having to redesign or change certain things. I’ve tried ordering a few substitutions through Amazon and ended up returning and sending everything back because it didn't meet my quality standards.


The other reason why there are so many out of stock items is because my work is highly sought after and I handcraft everything in small batches. Almost all of my business is generated through repeat clients and by word of mouth. People know that I'm the real deal. My clients love their products and love the results so the word gets out quick! I can't tell you how many times I will put an item back in stock and it will sell out completely in 24-48 hours. No joke. Like I have mentioned before in previous updates, if there is something that you want and it is available, I recommend snatching it up right away before it's gone. Or stock up on your faves because I can't guarantee when something will come back in stock again. 


Please continue to check back often. I will be putting more items back in stock as they become available. Have a gorgeous sun-kissed Summer everyone! Sending all of you love and the brightest of blessings!

Love & Light,

Melissa







JANUARY 15, 2020 UPDATE - The new year is upon us and whether or not you make New Year’s resolutions, most of us intuitively feel a profound energy shift whenever the calendar turns. In Numerology, that transition marks a significant shift, marking the passage into a new Universal Year. A Universal Year means that everyone on the planet will feel energy of a particular number during the entire year. Each number comes with its own unique resonance or theme. Knowing the Universal Year reveals the point of emphasis for all of us globally. 


2021 is a 5 Universal Year. (2+0+2+1=5)


In Numerology, the number 5 is the energy of significant changes and instability. It is important for us to keep an open mind and an open heart. Expect the unexpected and go with the flow of the Universe! New doors open, new ways of doing things emerge. The world as we know it will rapidly change. The emphasis of the number 5 is in pushing boundaries, exploration, renewal, rebirth, transformation, fresh new ideas, and engaging an adventurous and fearless spirit. This energy is volatile, yet exciting. A 5 year is all about exploring the true meaning of freedom and sovereignty.


2021 is a progressive time where outdated and old ways of understanding our lives and the world around us undergo serious and dramatic shifts. Everyone must embrace flexibility and adaptability during this 5 Universal Year. Uncertainty is the heart of the 5 Universal Year and yet the opportunities for progressive and impactful change is at the core of this exciting and sometimes tumultuous energy. Buckle up Witches and get ready — it's going to be a wild roller coaster ride!


Shop news - Lots of changes are also happening here at Blackthorn & Rose! Due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, my materials and supplies have been extremely limited, back ordered, or discontinued altogether. This has caused me to discontinue some of my most beloved offerings. The global pandemic has been a very challenging time for everyone around the world. I always look for the silver lining in things and this will free up time and space for me to create new offerings for my apothecary in 2021. Stay tuned! 


Brightest of blessings to you and yours!

Love and Light,

Melissa


*****Due to Covid-19 and the high demand of my handcrafted offerings, all orders are generally processed, packaged and shipped within 10-18 business days from your date of order. Excluding weekends and holidays. Please expect a 2-3 week lead time before I can ship your order.*****


*****USPS is experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of Covid-19. There are nationwide delays and the USPS Priority Mail service is taking longer for packages to arrive than the normal time frame. I appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these uncertain times.***** 









December 11, 2020 UPDATE - Hello beautiful ones, it has been a while since I've been able to post a shop update. Wow! Y'all have been keeping me super busy these past few months! Now more than ever small businesses need support in these uncertain times. When you shop small, you put food on the table for families and you help small business owners dreams stay alive! I honestly can't put into words how appreciative, grateful and thankful I am for all of the loyalty, love and support each one of you have given me and my little apothecary shop this year. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 


Just a quick couple of things -


*****USPS is experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of Covid-19. There are nationwide delays and the USPS Priority Mail service is taking longer for packages to arrive than the normal time frame. There is no guarantee that orders will arrive in time for the holidays. I appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these uncertain times.***** 


*****Due to Covid-19 and the high demand of my handcrafted offerings, all orders are generally processed, packaged and shipped within 10-18 business days from your date of order. Excluding weekends and holidays. Please expect a 2-3 week lead time before I can ship your order.*****


Some of you have emailed me inquiring about the availability on certain items. I am currently out of stock on a variety of magical offerings because there is a major disruption in the supply chain due to the global covid-19 pandemic. I check in with all of my suppliers on a daily basis but I do not have an estimated time frame as to when certain things will be back in stock. I can't guarantee that items will always be available so please stock up while you have the chance!


I've been working closely with the sacred moon cycles, the power of the cosmos and specific planetary hours and alignments witchcrafting new magical offerings. I'm over the moon in love with my new artisan ritual soy candle offerings and I can't wait for you to try them! New to the shop this month:


ANIXETY CLEANSE - Artisan Ritual Soy Candle 9 oz

$ MONEY DRAWING $ - Artisan Ritual Soy Candle 9 oz

ULTRA BANISHING™ - Artisan Ritual Soy Candle 9 oz

WITCHES' CLAW™ - Artisan Ritual Soy Candle 9 oz


New Blackthorn & Rose's artisan ritual sprays are coming in 2021!! All of my ritual sprays have been hot best sellers over the years and a fan favorite among so many of you. I'm super excited to expand on this line over the next couple of months so stay tuned my pretties!


The celebration of light and the Return of the Sun is almost here! A massive astrology shift is taking place for the first time in 20 years! Big changes are coming and it is written in the stars. This year Jupiter and Saturn come together in the same degree of the zodiac on December 21, which is also the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice is the day that the Sun goes into Capricorn, the shortest day of the year, and on that day we have this coming together. It is the planting of a seed, or the ending and beginning of a cycle of Jupiter and Saturn together. It will be the first Jupiter and Saturn conjunction since 2000, and the closest alignment since the year 1623 – nearly 400 years ago. This shift will cause us to focus on how to change, grow, and evolve. And now we are shifting into this Aquarian energy with this conjunction of these two planets. This is really bringing new beginnings and change to the forefront because Aquarian energy is all about freedom, it’s about revolution and it’s about rebellion and breaking free of old beliefs and behavioral pattens. Whether you are a believer in astrology or not, this extra close grand conjunction could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the next one not due to take place until the year 2080.


This planetary turning point will allow us to keep our vibrations high by learning how to be true to ourselves rather than attempting to be positive all the time. It is believed if we focus our energies on truth and authenticity, it will make our own energies brighter as well as the energy surrounding us. The only way we can be of a high vibration is to consistently remove the fear and expand on the love and the light!


Wishing all of you a beautiful Winter season filled with love, strength, hope and healing!! Have a Blessed Yule, a Happy Winter Solstice and a Merry Christmas!!


Love and Gratitude, xoxo

Melissa









AUGUST 24, 2020 UPDATE - I'm very excited that the harvest season has finally arrived and Fall is right around the corner! There is a big shift on the horizon and a massive global awakening. Everything is evolving and changing so fast that it is very important to stay grounded to Mother Earth. We must focus on our mental and physical well-being during this unique time. Stay hydrated, eat and drink more water foods. Fresh fruits, cruciferous vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes and soups are very hydrating. Rest whenever you can. Stay informed with current world events but don't be inundated. Don't let the news or social media consume your life. Take frequent breaks from social media and turn off the TV. The news media sources can be extremely negative and fearful. Get some fresh air and get outside in nature even if its for only 15 minutes a day.


With everything that is happening in the world right now, negativity builds up very quick in our environment and can have a direct effect on our health. Practice self care and remember to do regular spiritual cleansings. It doesn't have to be complicated or take a lot of time. Even if you only have 10 minutes - burn a little sage or incense or take a quick salt bath.  Read a good book, meditate, practice some gentle yoga or do some deep breathing exercises to take your mind off of things. Spend a few minutes in the morning when you wake up and in the evening before you go to bed to simply connect with the Divine to express gratitude for everything that you have. Having a bed to sleep on and waking up to live another day is a huge blessing to be thankful for! 


The world is full of chaos and darkness right now. We must raise our vibration and stay positive because things will be brought back into the light. The most important thing we can do is learn to adapt to all of the changes. Our lives have completely changed and we must accept that things are going to be different now. Remember that sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.


When we are confronted with a difficult situation, it is a test, there is an underlying lesson to be learned. It provides us with fresh new insights into our behaviors, personal and social values, intellect and wisdom. Often, these lessons are also blessings in disguise reminding us of what we have and how valuable it is.


Sending all of you so much love and the brightest of blessings ~ xo Melissa



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