Step Back, Satan: St. Benedict oil is made with ingredients traditionally used for exorcism and to drive away evil.
St. Benedict is one of the most popular saints of the Catholic church for matters of protection and exorcism, and probably any Catholic would instantly recognize his traditional holy medal by its highly unusual design and symbolism.
Among a host of other emblems and initialisms on his medal are the letters "VRS," which stands for "vade retro, Satana," or "get back, Satan." In folk practice, however, it's often used against less specific, even unknown evils, including human ones, in addition to being aimed at thwarting the actual devil.
Comes in a half-ounce bottle.
HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days and will be longer for custom-finished items and large orders. Why? Two reasons:
One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, only decanting your oil order from the mother bottle and adding herbs and prayers after your order's come in, for instance. 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 (yes, we have DSL) or the postal service just not coming here at all for a few days because a storm washed our mailbox into the ditch down the dirt road, 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 I cannot possibly predict individual sensitivities or allergic reactions. All-natural does not equal hypoallergenic, y'all! 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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