N.B. Please note handling time for this oil starts at 10 business days.
Queen Esther Oil is a biblical anointing oil containing rare and precious oils, herbs, and resins.
You can read the story of Queen Esther on multiple levels, more or less allegorically, and this oil is designed to reflect that same potential and complexity while remaining perfectly explicable and useful no matter what level you read it on.
The Book of Esther explains that Esther underwent a lengthy process of preparation and beautification before she was taken to see the king; her book describes perfumes and oils of myrrh and sweet flowers. This formula contains many essences valued since biblical times for beautification, to increase attraction and glamour, and to incite passion. So if you read the story literally in its focus on increasing beauty and allure, you may certainly use the oil in your workings towards that purpose.
Those who read the Book of Esther allegorically use this sort of formula as a blessing oil for any special occasion in a woman's life, such as engagement, marriage, or the start of any new important undertaking when all eyes will be on her and she can benefit from some of Esther's poise and intelligence.
In esoteric practice, some read Esther as emblematic of the soul and the king as a symbol for G-d. In that reading, the months-long beauty preparations that Esther underwent reflect the necessary preparations the soul must undergo before approaching the Divine. Thus this formula can be used for ritual, prayer, and devotion, either for a specific working or more generally towards purity and beauty of heart and soul and completely apart from any earthly gender or sex considerations.
While this oil is made with biblical/esoteric correspondences rather than traditional conjure ones, it won't clash or conflict with them and it can certainly be used alongside hoodoo formulas if you want to do that.
Unlike with conjure oils, few of the ingredients in my esoteric series are native to the region I grew up in, or indeed to this continent, and they must be imported. In some cases, the prices have skyrocketed over the last 10 years as essential oils have exploded in popularity, species have become threatened by overharvesting, and climate change has affected production.
So please understand that I cannot keep large quantities of some of these essential oils and absolutes on hand because they are incredibly expensive. That's why the handling time for this series starts at 10 business days. On the off chance that I get a few orders in back to back that exhaust my supplies of galbanum or sandalwood or whatever, I might be waiting on a new shipment from my supplier when your order comes in, for example. 10 business days should cover anything like that, but if it looks like there's a significant delay beyond the published 10 business day handling time, I'll email you.
Sold as a curio only; not a cosmetic. Half-ounce bottle.
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 never make 50 of something at once, so 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 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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