-Olive oil this is my staple oil. I use it for all my work.
-Sea salt is a purifier.
-Wine Vinegar is a purifier.
-Liquore Strega* celebration, divination, offering.
-Centerba Toro* protection, health, hex-breaking.
-Honey for love and fertility.
-Rosewater for love and blessing.
-Lavender for love, health and protection.
-Rue for protection and hex breaking.
-Basil for love.
-Rosemary for purification.
-Cinnamon for purification, protection, and prosperity.
-Garlic for health, protection and hex breaking.
The tools I use are those found in my kitchen as well as in my home in general:
-Enamel or stainless steel pot
-Mortar and pestle
-Red string or thread
*Liquore Strega is still produced in Benevento (Italy) and is available in all fine liquor stores.
*Centerba Toro is produced in Tocco Da Casauria, my father's home town in Pescara (Italy), and is quite difficult to obtain here in Canada.
Now I want to share with you my sweet Songofthesea's list. She reminded me of things I forgot to mention!
Espresso and Biscotti!
-Italian Wine & Liquore
-Statuary, Images, Icons
-Thread - Black, White, Red
-Lemon, Garlic, Onion, Eggs
-Amuleti - Typical Italian
-Hand Gestures - Mano Pantea, Mano Cornuta, Mano Fica, and some others I use in traffic once in awhile shhh
http://220.127.116.11/richel/keywordsearch_richel.php Museum Link where you can look up these images and many others.
Nice Collection of Cura's from this site.
-Circles? Yes and No.
Not as the Wicca.
Sweeping for the New Year, New Birth, Funeral...
Cleanse, Banish, Exorcise, Protect
Blessing Divination Tools (One I have chosen on my own to use, cannot say there is a direct link in Italian "witchery" for this St.*)
The list and options are huge really. Mostly, I think we prefer Saints we became familiar with growing up through festival and family.
My Favorite Tool : Stregoneria Italiana because for what we do not know - the family does.