The snake skin comes from the shed of both of my own pet snakes. Snake skin is known to work with the good and the "bad" hands in magic. They are a symbol of primordial energy and are highly passioante beings. The snake skin contains the essence and the spirit of the snake. The wisdom that comes with snake skin adds power to your rituals. Use it in your work for reversing bad luck. breaking bad habits, binding o "constricting" a enemy. Like the snakes themselves shedding allows for further growth, you can also keep the snake skin on your alter for its powerful uses as well.