Special Wick Oil #20
This listing is for a half-ounce bottle of Special Wick Oil #20.
This is one of those practically all-purpose formulas that ought to be a staple on every practitioner's altar. Just as Attraction oil is a combo formula for love, luck, and money, so Special #20 is suitable for a variety of purposes: love, money, luck, attraction, even peace. I've known some workers to use it in spiritual cleansing and to get rid of "bad vibes," and I've seen how it can even help to lift up someone who is really down in spirit - in that sense it can be used as something akin to a blessing oil.
When you order a honey jar spell kit from me, you get a bottle of this oil. Though the herbs that come with your kit are customized and hand-mixed according to your case, the oil is almost always Special #20.
Why? Because this formula kicks serious ass. It is multipurpose and super strong and is good for dressing an astonishing variety of candles. Also, it smells awesome.
I *love* this stuff. I make my own, of course, but I'm so devoted to it that I sort of collect it, too. I love to see how different practitioners make theirs, what touches they put on theirs, what subtleties of scent they have going on, etc.
This is one of the formulas I'm proudest of - I tinkered with it for *years* before I settled on my current formula, but I'm often still doing little tweaks here and there as the years go on. For instance, if I find a supplier with an extra-nice version of one of the essential oils, I will play around with a few different batches, modifying the amount of EO in several different batches and seeing how they "age" over a few months.
Same with herbal matter that goes directly into the mother bottle, as some of the herbal matter will also contribute to scent changes as the "brew" develops and matures. And my current batch has a particular root in it that I'm seeing the scent effects of, because they differ ever so slightly from the effects of using that same plant's leaf in the mother bottle. So the ingredients don't change, but the proportions and specifics might over time, just a bit.
Please be aware that the cost of one of the main ingredients was 4,900 % higher in 2019 than it was the last time I made a batch of this in 2015.
That is not a typo. This essential oil was commanding as much as sterling silver per ounce. So I'm not trying to be all dramatic and manipulative when I say that I might not be able to make this formula the way I've been making it all these years for very much longer. The recipe might have to change unless the ingredient prices normalize, ugh.
Update: As of 2021, global prices appear to be slowly inching their way back down. I've updated the price of this oil as of June 2021 to reflect this adjustment in the market price.