Special Wick Oil #20
Special Wick Oil #20

Special Wick Oil #20

Regular price $20.00 $0.00 Unit price per
This listing is for a half-ounce bottle of Special Wick Oil #20. 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 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. 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.

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 last year than it was the last time I made a batch of this in 2015.

That is not a typo.

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's gonna have to change unless the ingredient prices go way down, ugh.

USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do wear this oil as an anointing oil (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 I cannot possibly predict individual sensitivities or allergic reactions. All-natural does not equal hypoallergenic, y'all!

SHIPPING / HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days and will be longer for large and/or custom orders. Why? Two reasons.

One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches and I work one order at a time. For instance, I don't decant my oil out of the mother bottle into a customer's bottle until an order's been placed. I handle all the stages of formula creation and order fulfillment myself from start to finish and bless each individual item myself for every order.

The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and powerful products made the old fashioned way, by hand and with focused intent, by a worker with 35 years of experience who is paying personal attention to *your* items. And that personal attention is my goal, not one- or two-day turnaround.

Two, I live in the middle of nowhere, seriously. Sometimes the dirt road scares delivery drivers, especially after a storm, and UPS drivers have marked packages I've ordered undeliverable more than a couple of times. The postal service has just plain skipped my house before if they didn't have anything to drop off, so they didn't pick up what I had ready to go out. One of the service crew at my ISP is afraid of my chickens -- stuff like that. So I have to count on time-eating disruptions out here.

LEGALESE: For external use only. Keep away from children. 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 repeat customers have sworn by my line of traditional formulas since I started selling them online in 2002. Nearly everything I carry is hand-made or hand-blended by me, from recipes I have learned or developed over the course of a lifetime spent around this work.

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