This listing is for a half-ounce bottle of Saint Dymphna Oil, containing appropriate herbs and essential oils for honoring her and invoking her aid.
St. Dymphna is a very popular saint to call on against madness, anxiety, depression, and epilepsy. She's also the patron saint of runaways and survivors of incest and sexual abuse.
The martyrologies are chock full of murderous guys who like to kill totally peaceful Christians in very gruesome ways, but even with all the bloodshed and decapitation and suffering in these annals, St. Dymphna's father still manages to stand out as one of the biggest ass-hats of them all. When sources say St. Dymphna had a troubled home life that she fled, what they mean is that her widowed, grief-ravaged father decided the only person he could marry after his beloved wife died was his young teenage daughter. And when she said no and fled the country, he caught up with her and cut off her head.
So that's why she's invoked against madness, because she steadfastly faced the madness of her father, keeping her cool in the face of such onslaught, and was martyred in the preservation of her virginity, which she had dedicated to Christ.
Epileptics, the insane, and the possessed have been said to receive miraculous cures at Dymphna's tomb, and in older literature and art especially, she's portrayed as vanquishing a demon at her feet and is given the title of Demon Slayer. You can't tell it from modern holy cards these days, but Dymphna is kind of a badass. Don't let the demure hint of a smile on her placid face fool you. She's a strong ally to have on your side.
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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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