We are excited to reveal a new option for our custom cores – the potion vial. This potion vial is inspired by unicorn blood and contains a glittery silver liquid. The liquid inside the vials can move and flow which means that it catches the light beautifully and creates ripples of glitter. The vials themselves are set into the cores, which strengthens the glass and makes them a lot more resilient if they’re dropped or shaken.
I chose the unicorn blood for this core because it’s such an intriguing substance. In mythology the use of unicorn blood is polarised between being a great good and a great evil. In much mythology the unicorn blood has incredible healing properties however, it is also depicted as a poison deadly to anyone or anything that encounters it. In the Harry Potter universe the unicorn’s blood combines both of these mythological roots bringing healing to those who drink it but at a cost which reflects the evil involved in murdering the unicorn.
The potion vial core can however, be personalised to contain whichever potion or ingredient you think suits you. How about a love potion? Perfect as a gift for a loved one or for Valentine’s Day. Or a potion for good luck? Alternatively they look stunning with tiny crystals inside them which reflect the giant hourglasses used to collect the house points.