In Southern hoodoo rootwork, camphor's used for purification, cleansing, psychic vision, protection, and to ward off evil spirits and attract benevolent ones.
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) is usually used in resin form in rootwork, with the processed resin pressed into tablets -- those incredibly fragrant little white squares of camphor that you can smell from a mile away.
If you want to use camphor in your workings or your mojo bag without the entire neighborhood knowing about it, you can use leaves and bits of the wood instead. If you crush the leaves or snap the twigs, you'll still smell camphor, but you can carry a mojo with leaves or twigs in it without little kids asking you why you smell like mothballs.
These come from our camphor trees here at Seraphin Station. We don't do large-scale, resource-heavy, monoculture farming practices here - we use only organic fertilizers and natural biological pesticides on our land (stuff like natural neem oil that I also put on my food crops and that pose no risk for human contact).
- 30 ml corked vial contains .15 ounces by weight of dried twigs/stems and dried leaves. These vials hold a "just a pinch" amount that's perfect for mojo bags and spell bottles.
Small resealable bag (3x4) holds .25 oz.
If you want a larger size or fresh instead of dried, I can probably hook you up. Just message me and let's talk about what you need.
I'm not trying to stock every herb under the sun or compete with companies that buy massive wholesale quantities to resell to the public. I don't want to be in the herb supplier business as any kind of one-stop shop. But I will occasionally have "just a pinch" offerings of plants I grow myself or that a colleague or family member grows, especially if it's not easy to get commercially.
Absolutely nothing I sell in my shop is intended for human consumption.HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days and will be longer for custom-finished items, large orders, and some specialty/extra strength formulas. Why? Two reasons:
One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, decanting and praying over every oil order as it comes in, for instance. It's not a matter of just grabbing a bottle off a shelf and popping it into an envelope. And I stock only what I know I can use within a certain shelf life. That means I can have unexpected runs on formulas that use up my stock of an ingredient, and it takes a few days for more to arrive. 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.
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, stuff like that.
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.
LEGALESE: As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, 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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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
- 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