Monday, January 18, 2016

Q & A - January 18, 2016

Question:

"I really like to read your blog. I was interested if you made a list of the color-scent connections from the Indio and Seven Sisters oils? Do you have a list from them?"

Answer:

Thank you. I have not made an official list. However, I have written numerous product reviews where I touch on the color and scent.

The 7 Sisters oils are marketed as "perfumed anointing oils", which is a fancy way of saying they are synthetic and are meant for use on the body only. They have a line of candle dressing oils which are supposed to be used for fixing candles but most people will use the perfumed anointing oils for candles instead.

In the 7 Sisters oil line all the red oils have the same fragrance, all the blue oils have the same fragrance, all the purple oils have the same fragrance, all the yellow oils have the same fragrance, all the pink oils have the same fragrance, all the orange oils have the same fragrance, all the dark green oils have the same fragrance, all the dark brown oils have the same fragrance, and all the light brown oils have the same fragrance (which is rose). The only exception is the light green oils, such as Compelling oil for example, which have zero fragrance. This boggles my mind as they are marketed as being perfumed so they should smell like something. The dark green oils smell like soap. So I'm assuming they make the light green oils by diluting the dark green oils, probably too much, which produces an oil that has no fragrance.

Indio oils are different. They use some of the same fragrances used in the 7 Sisters oils but also different ones. For example, their red oils may be split between two different fragrances. Indio's Love Me oil, which is red, has a unique scent verses the red oils used in 7 Sisters oils. The same thing with the other colors as well. So for example with Indio's yellow oils, some will smell like 7 Sisters yellow oils but others, such as Cross of Caravaca oil, will smell different. In this case Indio's Cross of Caravaca oil smells like cloves.


Questions:

"You mentioned putting herbs in the bottles of [7 Sisters] oils. Can you send me a list of what herbs to put in each bottle?"

Answer: 

No. You can put one or more pinches of roots, herbs, zoological items or minerals that are suited for the specific condition the oil is supposed to address, and then pray over it. You don't have to do this. Most people do not. However, I was one of the first people to publicly blog on doing this and I saw it spread like wildfire. Lots of people try to steal it but whatever. The same with the Anna Riva oils. I was the first person online to post about using clear tape on the labels to prevent or delay the gold label from wearing off. In fact, Wisdom Products now sells their oils with tape on them! Anyway, I digress. Just do your research and use your own combination of items.


Question:

"I recently just bought one of practically each 7 Sisters oils and am horrified to learn that they are artificial. Should I just throw them out? What oils would you recommend?"

Answer:

I wouldn't throw them out. 7 Sisters oil have been around for a very long time. People swear by them even though they are synthetic. You can still use them. You can add roots, herbs, zoological or mineral items to the bottles and pray over them. If you dress candles with them you can then roll the candles in cut or sifted herb combinations and that way you don't have to add the items to the bottles if you don't want to. If you buy them from a botanica the owners usually at least pray over them so that they are blessed. Look, I'm not going to bash them. I'm not going to sugar coat or white wash the truth either. They are synthetic. There's no real essential oils in them. However, all that really matters is if it works for you. Just the other day someone posted a comment on a blog entry I wrote over on my other blog about how they have been using 7 Sisters oils for 30 years now and that they work for him or her. I say power to him or her. If it works for you, use it. If it doesn't work for you then don't use it. Don't get trapped into thinking that you have to spend a lot of money on oils to see results. The only problems I have with 7 Sisters oils is that the red dye in the red oils is way too strong. It will stain your clothing and it looks like blood on your hands. I hate that the light green oils have no fragrance. In my book scent is power so if it smells like nothing then I don't want it. This said, I love the smell of the orange oils, like Bend Over oil and the pink oils, such as Love Drops oil, smell really nice as well. I also love the retro or vintage imagery on the labels.


Question:

"Is it okay to add more oil to 7 Sisters or Indio oils? I'm almost out of oils and I don't have money to order anymore. Can I add vegetable oil to the bottles? They are about half way or slightly more empty"

Answer:

Yes. Those oils are mineral oil based so if you have mineral oil around the house then use that. If not, use whatever you have. Just make sure to pray over the bottles. And if you are completely out of oils just pray over your bottle of vegetable oil and use that. I prefer olive oil but you can work with what you have available.


Question:

"I hate throwing away my empty oil bottles. Is there a way I can reuse them?"

Answer:

Yes. The square bottles, unless they are the ounce or larger, are too difficult to reuse as you need solvent to be able to clean them. However, the Anna Riva bottles are easy enough to clean. You can clean them and save them and reuse them as bottles for oils you create yourself or you can use them in other ways. They are really handy as containers to use when you have to sneakily deploy liquids or powders on an enemy. You can also add items to them and bury them. They are good sizes to use to place in the 4 corners of your home. The other larger bottles that oil makers use, such as Boston rounds of various sizes and colors, should definitely be cleaned and saved.


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