Blessing Oil
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Blessing Oil

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Blessing oil in the conjure tradition is generally Biblical in nature/origin, containing ingredients mentioned in the Bible that are designed to gain the blessings of God, heaven, and/or some other personage or entity who is in a position to bestow blessings. It is *not* Wiccan or pagan and it doesn't have anything to do with sorcery or any other religion or tradition. It has distinct Judeo-Christian elements if it is indeed hoodoo oil and the seller didn't just slap the word hoodoo into the listing for SEO purposes. [* see note below listing]

Folks often use this when they're starting a new endeavor that they want to get going on the right foot, and it's popular for things like blessing a new home or a person who's job hunting.

It's also useful if you feel like things are a little off but you know you don't have a full-on Uncrossing situation on your hands. Maybe you just need to refresh the atmosphere a little bit and get refocused and restarted. Maybe your anxiety is creeping around the edges and getting the better of you. A simple, focused Blessing rite can help you shake off the funk and dedicate yourself anew to your endeavors.

Comes in a half ounce bottle.

HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days and will be longer for custom-finished items and large orders. Why? Two reasons:

One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, only decanting your oil order from the mother bottle and adding herbs and prayers after your order's come in, for instance. The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and fresh products, made by hand the old fashioned way, by a traditional rootworker with 35 years of experience.. There are plenty of other places where you can get 2-day turnaround. There aren't plenty of other places where you can be sure your order is getting that kind of personal attention from someone knowledgeable. And that personal attention is my goal.

Two, I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to expect time-sucking delays as par for the course, like the internet going down 'cause a cow broke the line (yes, we have DSL) or the postal service just not coming here at all for a few days because a storm washed our mailbox into the ditch down the dirt road, stuff like that.

USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use this oil as an anointing oil (which is not the same thing as wearing a perfume or cologne), they are careful to do a skin test first, since they know that I cannot possibly predict individual sensitivities or allergic reactions. All-natural does not equal hypoallergenic, y'all! If you need suggestions on how to use condition and anointing oils in the conjure tradition, see the Education tab in the main menu.

LEGALESE: As required by law, all items are sold as curios and/or for educational purposes in the study of folklore and popular religion. I use these items myself though - I don't sell anything I haven't used myself - and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.

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[*] It still works fine if *you* aren't Judeo-Christian and use it. I just mention this because lots of people who are new to this stuff just type whatever keywords into Google and then end up forming some inaccurate ideas based on search results. And as a rootworker, I see the fallout from these inaccurate ideas all the time. And I just had another go-round on something like this with a brand new client who really had the wrong idea because they were used to their seller describing everything as "hoodoo voodoo pagan." Y'all, it makes my brain bleed.

You can't swing a cat around here without hitting the unfortunate side effects of SEO keyword stuffing: the product name gives the impression that an oil is good for hoodoo, voodoo, paganism, Wicca, sorcery, and Santeria, and that is just some seriously bass-ackwards stuff right there. This is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. There can be some *massive* differences in what herbs and oils are used between European-derived magical practices, for instance, and African traditional religions, and "sorcery" is hardly a monolithic thing that never changes depending on when and where said sorcerer was born and lived.

The idea that you can just lift stuff like this wholesale out of its culture and background of origin and start applying vocabulary and concepts from a totally different culture is the cause of all kinds of problems, from weak, scattershot magic to delusional worldviews to straight-up rude-ass cultural and religious appropriation.

I get SEO. I get sometimes it's necessary to deal with trends in search terms. But I wish sellers would then consistently go on to clear up in the actual listing what their stuff is actually based in. While I'm at it, I wish they'd stop implying or stating that the concept of karma has any place in hoodoo, because *it doesn't.* Well, my wish and eight bucks will get you a latte, I guess, so that's me getting off my soapbox for the moment!

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