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Lotion Pompeia
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Lotion Pompeia

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Lotion Pompeia is used in some traditions, particularly Santeria, Haitian Vodou, and Louisiana  Voodoo, as a spiritual cologne/water for love work, work to sweeten or influence others, as an offering to spirits and saints, and as ingredient in spiritual baths for cleansing, beauty, luck, blessings, and prosperity. It's the preferred perfume of the lwa Erzulie Freda, often used in spiritual baths taken under her aegis and presented to her as an offering.

While not a part of old-school deep South hoodoo, if you look at the ingredients from a hoodoo perspective, this is an excellent perfume for pretty much any kind of love work.

And there are even a few ingredients that are traditionally used in spiritual cleansing, though if I were using this as part of a spiritual cleansing rite, I'd probably add a few pinches of actual white clover flowers to it first. However, I do not use it as part of my own spiritual cleansing rites when I'm working non-denominationally, because this scent is extremely floral and I find I personally respond better to the lighter and more citrusy spiritual cleansing herbs combined with a mineral element (e.g. salt).

But if you're a serviteur of the lwa and making your spiritual bath in that context, and/or if you respond well to sweet florals in you spiritual cleansing blends, you might really like this.

A  little goes a long way. This is said to be eau de cologne strength. Maybe so, but if so, it's a pretty darned strong eau de cologne. It's probably pretty close to eau de toilette in strength. So you definitely do not need to pour the whole bottle over your head or anything like that - at least if you don't want to "smell like an officer's dog," as my great-grandmother would have put it. (An officer's dog smells very nice -- but you can definitely smell him coming from way down the block.)

Comes in a .75 oz sealed glass bottle.

NOTE: It is a perfume (or rather an eau de cologne) rather than what you usually think of when you think of a lotion. That means:

1. it is liquid and it does pour or splash, and

2. it is alcohol-based and thus cannot be shipped via regular USPS mail. Your package will have to ship USPS Parcel Select Ground, which is not famous for being fast, so plan accordingly.

Not eligible for international shipping. 

 

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HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days minimum and will be longer for custom-finished items, large orders, and some specialty/extra strength formulas. You can expect a 10-day handling time for an order with one custom item, and longer than that if the order contains multiple custom items. 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, or I need to go to back of our acreage and dig up a certain root to go in your custom spell kit. 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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

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