Of Alchemy operates as an esoteric apothecary, crafting ritual oils and candles and tools in-house in South Holland, The Netherlands.
Founded by Andrea, the proprietor and creator, Of Alchemy originated in 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Initially, it specialized in signature sparkling candles, handmade tools, incense, and herbal formulae. Now, the shop has expanded to offer a broader range of ritual tools and occult decor sourced from talented creators worldwide, with a particular focus on Europe.
Andrea's journey in the Western Mystery tradition began at 22 teachings beyond that she has taken on various apprenticeships, particularly in natural perfumery, wortcunning, and incense. She has also completed courses in certified crystal healing and is a Reiki Master.
Her guiding philosophy revolves around the profound influence of scent on memory, connecting us to the liminal, spirit, memories, and ancestry. In ritual practice, the olfactive offering takes precedence, serving as a gift that establishes a reciprocal relationship within the temple, fostering positive interactions with spirit. Throughout history, herbs, oils, and resins have played a pivotal role in forging this connection.