The following is a modern Witch’s flying ointment recipe. It is safer to use and much easier to concoct:
1/4 cup lard
1/2 tsp. clove oil
1 tsp. chimney soot
1/4 tsp. dried cinquefoil
1/4 tsp dried mug wort
1/4 tsp. dried thistle
1/4 dried Vervain
1/2 tsp. benzoin tincture
Using a mortar and pestle, crush the dried herbs until almost powdered. In a small cauldron or saucepan, heat the lard over a low flame until it is melted completely. Add the herbs, the clove oil and chimney soot to the lard base and mix well.
Add the benzoin as a natural preservative, stir together clockwise and then simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.
Strain it through cheesecloth into a small heat resistant container and then allow it to cool. Store it in your refrigerator or in a cool dark place until it is ready to be used.
On a night of the Full Moon, anoint your temples and Third Eye with a small amount of the flying ointment prior to astral projection or dream magick.