I am starting a new series of Sacred How-to’s-instructions for all of you who want to learn about all of the fantastic ways in which you can work with spiritual products and benefit from spiritual services! Up first: magical oils!
Dressing a glass encased candle:
(These instructions assume you are working with a soft wax, paraffin vigil candle). Take a glass vigil light in the appropriate color and poke several holes in the top of it. Get a pinch of finely ground dried herbs & roots that are appropriate to the condition(s) you are working on and sprinkle them over the top of the candle. Add accents that appeal to your eye and spirit if you feel called to do so–some like myself love glitter additions. Top off this blend by adding the magical oil(s) that are appropriate to your condition. You do not want to drown your dried herb mixture in oil, but you do want to get oil in the candle (it will go down into the holes) so that as the candle burns the scent of oil is released up into the air and up towards the heavens. Pray over your light, write out your petition if you have chosen to make one, and then light it and allow it to burn through.
Dressing a pillar, taper, or figural candle:
Take your candle and wash it down with an appropriate water (like rose for love-drawing work and orange for success/money) or a bit of your own urine. Carve or load the candle with names, dates of birth, your wish, and personal concerns of yourself or your target. Anoint the candle with the appropriate condition oil(s), stroking towards you if you wish to draw something in, and away from you if you desire to push something away.
Creating a Condition Lamp:
Obtain an oil lamp with a clear well in the bottom. Place roots, herbs, curios, and minerals into the well of the lamp and fill the well with paraffin or kerosene oil. Finish off with several drops of the appropriate condition oil(s) that are in accord with the lamp’s purpose. Light your lamp on a daily or weekly basis.
Anointing yourself with magical oils:
Every person is different so its important to test each new oil you have and make sure that it is skin safe for you. All of the oils I make are skin safe on me-and I have pretty sensitive skin-but body chemistry varies from person to person. Also, make sure the scent is something that you actually would like to have on your body. Often I advise clients to take a bottle of their ritual oil and cut it with a good base oil–almond works for many people, if you have very dry skin try sesame, and jojoba which is actually a wax and not an oil absorbs best into human skin. Some oils work as anointing oils better than others. Most of the time when we want to anoint our physical bodies with a ritual oil we are seeking to draw something or someone towards ourselves-perhaps a lover, or a new business opportunity. Dabbing your pulse points to start with is fine. You may also anoint your solar plexus-when you do so start near the bottom and draw upwards to your heart–this method of anointing is wonderful for many things but especially when you seek to draw in courage. Whenever you work to increase your concentration, focus, and intellect take a ritual oil attuned to those qualities and lightly anoint your forehead-start in the middle and then spread the oil to either side, imagining a crown around your head. If you are working with an oil to remove a negative condition then anointing the pulse points is fine. If you anoint the solar plexus area you will want to start at your heart and draw down, removing the condition from yourself. You should also anoint your feet by starting at the heel and stroking to the toes.