Balm of Gilead Oil
N.B. Please note handling times for this oil start at 10 business days.
This is a multipurpose biblical anointing and dressing oil used to soothe mental and interpersonal trouble and tension, reconcile estranged friends and lovers, and heal body, mind, and spirit. You can think of it as a spiritual anti-inflammatory (it cools things down), antimicrobial (it kills little pesky things that trouble and sicken the spirit and relationships), and analgesic (calms the pain).
Some of my customers have said just opening the bottle and experiencing the incredible scent of Balm-of-Gilead-infused oil calms them down and brings a smile to their faces, so it's a great ingredient for any anti-anxiety or peaceful home work.
I'm describing *spiritual* effects here, just to emphasize. This is not a medicine, is not to be taken internally, and is not a substitute for traditional medical care by a licensed physician, which I am not.
This particular blend is made in a four-ounce batch in a mother bottle chock full of Balm of Gilead buds. I cover them with a high-quality blend of olive and other oils, adding a few other rare and precious essential oils distilled from herbs and resins that have been prized since biblical times for their spiritual qualities and importance in perfumery. After about two months, the oil has absorbed the fascinating and complex scent of these buds and is ready to spread its wings and fly. I decant each bottle as it's ordered with appropriate prayers and blessings (so feel free to give me a sentence or two statement of petition or prayer when you check out if you'd like me to include anything specific in those blessings).
The scent is amazing, if you've never smelled it. It's sweet, but it's not cloying. It reminds me of vanilla without smelling like vanilla, if that makes any sense - it's warm and comforting. It smells like good things, and I daresay you'd have to work pretty hard at holding on to anger with this scent floating in the air. If you do any kind of peace work, forgiveness or reconciliation work, anti-anxiety work, or spiritual healing work, you need this oil in your spiritual toolbox.
While this is not really a traditional conjure formula - it's my own recipe developed from my own studies and work -- it does not use herbal or mineral correspondences that conflict with those of traditional hoodoo. All of the ingredients here would make sense to any traditional rootworker, so you're not going to end up with an incoherent melange of ingredients and influences if you use this oil alongside a hoodoo formula like Reconciliation or Peaceful Home. It plays well with others :)
USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use some dressing oils as anointing oils (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 all-natural does not equal hypoallergenic. If you need suggestions on how to use condition and anointing oils in the conjure tradition, see the Education link up top.
handling times start at five business days minimum for all items (excludes weekends and holidays)
posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
all sales are final; we do not accept returns
any refunds must be initiated by us; chargebacks are considered theft
we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification
any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels
we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions, but there's lots of info at the blog
- handling times start at five business days minimum (excludes weekends and holidays); customization generally requires 10 business days minimum
- posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
- all sales are final; we do not accept returns
- we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
- we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification - the answer is always going to be "your order will ship when it is ready"
- any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels and in the shop announcements section
- we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions