Pitcher plants (Nepenthes spp. and Sarraceniaceae spp.; ours is Sarracenia Leaucophylla) are not poisonous. However, they do have a nefarious quality about them, much like other carnivorous plants do, that make them perfect for the world of ne'er-do-well plants. All carnivorous plants feature some sort of trap that ensnares it's prey, with digestive enzymes of these plants dissolving the intruder. How each carnivorous plant goes about catching it's prey is different. The famed Venus Fly Trap uses a snap trap, but the pitcher plant uses a much more alluring device: the pitfall.
Called the "pitfall trap," the pitcher lures in its prey with sweet nectar on the lip of the pitcher. Once there, the prey tumbles into the "pitfall" due to the slippery insides and can't climb back out, causing it to drown in the juices. Because of this trait, the pitcher plant (and indeed, all carnivorous plants) are ideal for banishing habits, spirits or people. They also have protective and purification qualities due to their coloring and their ability to "eat what comes our way."
Our .5 oz bottles include fractionated coconut oil and dried pitcher plant's pitcher. Do not ingest. Fragrance or essential oils are included. Store in a cool place not exposed to heat or direct sunlight for ideal shelf life. Stored in this manner, it will last around six months (but we recommend you use it sooner).
Pitcher Plant Oil
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