1.Ordinary potash is moistened with high-grade
etheric wood oil (cedar, cypress and pine).
French turpentine from the painters supply store
is probably good, so it is just "wet".
Add as much copaiba balm (also from the painters
supply. Its here I want to use the amber oil instead), so that the mass gets a honey like
consistency. (Not to thin!)
2. The mass is set to digest at about 40 degrees
Cover the flask with metal foil in which you have
made pinholes so that evaporation can take place. Use a wooden spatula to stir the mass
several times a day.
3. When the mass "toughens up", add
balm and oil in equal parts to remoisten.
4. After three to four weeks, the salts will have
dissolved completely if one has worked correctly. The mass will be soapy to the touch and
looks like dark honey.
5. Pour on high-grade alcohol, about 5-8 times
your mass volume. Let it digest for a week or two in a closed vessel, at even heat (40
degrees Celsius) the longer the better.
This is also stirred several times a day.
6. The alcohol is gently distilled of at low
heat. This is cohobated seven times and redistilled. Take care that none of the balm goes
over with the distillations.
Regulate the heat with great care. Now some of
the salts have been volatised, and the circulatum is ready.
It has a stinging smell, and leaves a subtle and
penetrating taste on the tongue.
How to use:
Parts of the FRESH plant are added to the
circulatum and shaken.
After a short time there will be an oily layer on
top of this. This contains the salt and sulphur of the plant.
The faeces will sink to the bottom and are to be
By careful distillation in water bath, the phlegm
of the plant and the circulatum goes over.
The essence remains in the vessel. Now the phlegm
can be separated from the circulatum through further distillation.
The circulatum will last forever, to be used
again and again, on any plant one likes.
If it weren't for a certain inevitable small loss
of alcohol during distillations.
Recipe extracted from Lion and Phoenix