Monday, April 30, 2012

More On Spiritual Oils

I received an email last week from a woman who due to her financial situation can only afford the inexpensive brands of spiritual oil such as 7 Sisters oils. She questioned If I was claiming that these oils would not work. I just wanted to clear this up. I have not claimed that these oils won't work. I know many people who use these oils and the oils work for them. I'm not one of those people who claim that you have to purchase big name or expensive oils from a certain company. In fact, I have about 7-8 bottles of 7 Sisters oils and about 3 bottles of Anna Riva oil in my collection. So let me further clarify things below.

- You don't have to purchase spiritual oils (or other products). You can produce effective conjure work with blessed olive oil. You can also use mineral oil or castor oil for enemy work.

- Experiment with making your own oils.

 - If for some reason you don't want to use blessed olive oil and do want to purchase spiritual oils but do not have a lot of money then you can purchase the inexpensive spiritual oils. Below are some of the brands that I know about and that are still easily obtainable.

1.) 7 Sisters
2.) Indio Oils
3.) Anna Riva
4.) Multi Oro
5.) Psychic Oils
6.) Selene
7.) Vandi

Now, if by chance you can only afford to purchase these inexpensive brands then let me give you some tips for purchasing them and using them.

1.) If money is a factor for you then purchase them straight from the company directly online or via mail rather than from a local botanica or occult/metaphysical shop. Local shops have to mark-up the price in order to make a profit. I'm big on supporting your local shops so if you can afford it then purchase it from them. While you are there look to see if they have a house-brand of oil that you can purchase.

2.) Smell the oils. They should have a scent. Some of the inexpensive oils have little to no fragrance or scent. I personally would not buy an oil that has no scent.

3.) Check the level of dye used. Some of the inexpensive brands use too much. For example, the dark red oils from 7 Sisters and other Indio/Wisdom brands use way too much red dye. It will stain your clothing and if you anoint yourself or wear it it will look like you have blood on you.

4.) Are the labels visually appealing? Let's face it. We are all human and the labels do have an effect on us. Labels can make or break a company. If a customer finds a label attractive then they will feel secure in using that product and thus will have better success. Even if the label is basic, such as just the name of the oil on a white background, such printed labels will always be more visually attractive than hand-written labels.

5.) Don't purchase all of your oils from the same line. This is probably the biggest mistake I see people making, the exclusive purchasing of only one line of oils or other products. Some of the inexpensive brands of oils will repeat the fragrance over and over again. For example, the green oils may smell the same, the red oils may smell the same, etc. If you purchase oils from several brands you will be less likely to become bored with the oils.

6.) Add a pinch of herb, root, or other item to the bottle and then pray over it. For example, if you purchased a bottle of 7 Sisters Black Cat oil then add a pinch of black cat fur to the bottle and then pray over it. If you have a bottle of money-drawing oil, add a bit of Blue Flag root or 7 allspice berries. If you purchase Drawing or Magnet oil, cut off a small piece of magnet and add it to the bottle. You don't have to go overboard. You also don't need multiple herbs or roots. A mere pinch of an herb, root, or other item will suffice. If needed, a pair of tweezers and a toothpick can be used to get the items in the bottle. This aside, I know that most people do not add any herbs, roots, or other items to the oils they use.

7.) Finally, when using a mineral-oil based inexpensive oils be careful of how much you put on candles. These oils can often make the flame burn hot and higher than other types of oils and this could prove a fire danger.



7 comments:

  1. Excellent advice all the way around.

    I love the plain label stuff at our local new-age store.

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  2. Midnight ConjureMay 1, 2012 at 3:33 AM

    Excellent advice doc! I buy the Indio Peaceful home oil and add some basil, and it works wonders.

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  3. @ Wendy & Midnight Conjure,

    What most people don't realize is that a lot of shops will buy the oils in bulk from Indio/Wisdom and then will rebottle them while adding roots or herbs to the bottle. I can usually tell when a shop has done this. Sometimes they will even go further and use solvent to spreak the oil out further.

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  4. Excellent advice!!! But if instead of buying multiple of the inexpensive oils you could buy one or two of the more expensive oils what brands would you recommend?

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  5. I always start with the little sample sized bottles and test them out before investing more in a larger size.

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  6. @ Atricus,

    I'll probably blog on that at a later time.

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  7. Making your own oils from scratch is cheaper, creative and actually fun. Its not as hard as people think and most of the herbs can be found at the grocery, heath food store or outside your own yard.

    The hardest part for me was trying to figure out what each herb meant, so I would know how to create whatever oil I needed. Sweet Almond oil, Sun flower oil and Olive oil are found at the grocery store. Also vitamin E(to help with its shelf life) can be found anywhere.

    I think it gives you more of an upper hand when you make your own stuff. I also found making bath bombs (not to take away from the old school way) pertaining to hoodoo, works great for spiritual cleansing (got bored one day and thought I would try something new lol)

    Then again good ol fashioned olive oil and plain old salt are just as effective:-)

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