Disposing of Spell Ingredients
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After one has completed a spell, sometimes it is unclear what you’re supposed to do with the remnant materials. In some cases, you might want to gather it all up and throw it in the garbage or even bury it. In other cases, you might want to keep everything together in a container. But, where applicable, when the working has ended, you’ll want to break up the pieces, cleanse, and dispose.
All containers and vessels should be emptied, washed, and cleansed. Reusable items such as stones, coins, and figurines should be washed if necessary and then cleansed. Candles can either be burnt to a nub and disposed of, or saved and eventually re-melted. Herbs should be burnt or buried.