hoodoo oil

This is my anointing/dressing oil for candles* in my money and business spells, reinforcing my intent. The best part, it’s super cheap and only as complicated as you make it.


  • Basil
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon Stick(s)
  • Carrier Oil(I use olive oil)*


  • A Bottle/Jar(no cork tops!)
  • Citrine*
  • Incense/Smoke(I use cinnamon)*
  • Music that talks about money/makes you feel rich*

Light your incense, cleanse your space, put on some music!
Cleanse your tools and set out all of your materials.
Add basil, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon stick(s) to the container.
Feel the properties of the ingredients in your fingers.
Match them with your intent.

Next, add the carrier oil and fill the container till there’s just enough room to let you shake it up.
Seal the bottle and dance.*
Shake the bottle as you dance your energy into the oil.
Set the bottle down after some time, place the citrine on top of it, then continue dancing over the bottle until you feel you can stop.

Occasionally shake the bottles at least once a day for a week and it’s ready.

((*Notes: Grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, and I mean technically any oil if you’re not planning on wearing it will work.
*Citrine is optional
*Incense are optional/used for cleansing
*If you are unable to use music or dance then meditate instead.))

Yesterday night I’ve been drinking sparkling wine with the beautiful Erzulie Freda. Here’s the recipe for preparing a Love Oil I’ve dedicated to her (this is for a tiny bottle, about 2 ml).

  • 💧 Base oil (I used olive but you can use whichever you prefer)
  • 💧 4 drops of rose essential oil
  • 💧 2 drops of jasmine essential oil
  • 🍃 A pinch of ginger
  • 🍃 A pinch of cinnamon
  • 🍃 3 / 4 ground cloves
  • 🌸 3 / 4 cherry blossom petals
  • 🌸 2 / 3 Veronica agrestis flowers (or forget-me-nots)
  • 💎 2 / 3 tiny rose quartz stones

May you find the love you’re looking for!

Astrea 🔮 🌙  🌸

salemmacabre  asked:

Hey ^_^ I was just wondering if you know of any reliable websites to buy herbs (and other witchy items) in bulk from? The organic markets near me are so expensive and the mega-marts are way too far. Any help at all is highly appreciated. Thanks :)


Originally posted by disneyboost

From one witch to another, I’m on this website RIGHT NOW thats got the best prices for bulk herbs I’ve ever seen. 

Monterey Bay Spice Company or http://www.herbco.com/ is the name. Low priced hearbs, teas, and oils with low shipping is their game, I’m telling you girl. They have different versions of each spice, oragnic, powdered, cut and stifed. It’s beautiful. 

Of course you can go to different etsy shops or amazon sellers, but if you want one website that carries all the good, essential herbs (for a really good price) http://www.herbco.com/ is the place.

Misfortune Hex Potion

After gaining a lot of inspiration from @witchthatiam: Banishing Powder With A Punch post, I got a little creative and creating a potion for hexing, Black Witch style. 

For those not into hexing, that is completely fine, and can still use @witchthatiam amazing banishing powder to get rid of those against you. So I CAUTION to hex at your own risk. I’ll pass on the recipe, but this Witch isn’t going to give the instructions on how I use it, what I do in the shadows, stays in the shadows.

(using some inspired main ingredients)

- Coffee Grounds

- Salt

- Pepper

- Cinnamon

- Paprika

- Brimstone

- Jezebel Root

- Olive and Castor Oil as an base

I was lucky enough to find Brimstone (sulfur) and Jezebel Root (picea) at an local shop, but you have the freedom to use different ingredients, to add your own twist to your hexing oil. However, if not wanting to use for again, I suggest again to use @witchthatiam‘s banishing powder recipe, or even use the potion as an banishing oil!

- The Black Witch

Hoodoo Cleansing Spray

This is an easy cleansing spray for clearing out static energy that’s built up from your work and everyday life. The spray can also be used to cleanse negative energy. This is really helpful if you can’t burn incense or sage.


  • Sweetgrass oil
  • Frankincense oil
  • Almond oil
  • Rain water

Put the water in a bowl and stir in a decent amount of sweetgrass oil. Add five drops of frankincense and three drops of almond oil.

Pour the water into spray bottles and shake lightly. You should cleanse your space while chanting, playing music, etc.

Witchy things you can keep in your bag/purse/school bag

Mojo bags: x Mojo bags are great to carry around and can be made for anything

Stones, crystals rocks: little tumbled stones are discrete. you can even enchant them to boost their power. 

a Vial of Flying Devil oil: a powerful protection curio is always great to carry right? x

A pocket alter: x x x x

Portable scrying MIrror: you never know when you have down time to scry. just black out a makeup mirror or a baby picture frame. i blacked out an old watch and now i always have a scrying mirror.

 of course you can add anything you want but i thought this would be great for those who are in the broom closet or just like to carry witchy things your bag. <3

Condition oil and dressed candle clearance post!

Alright, you guys. I am going to be moving again in a few months, am going back to Haiti to get married to my spirits, and am going to be changing up packaging in the future, so that means…

Time for a sale! I’m clearing out my stock of condition oils and dressed candles, which means good deals for you on handmade materials for your own spiritual work.

All condition oils are handmade by me with natural and/or organic materials, and have ‘cooked’ and worked for at least a year, if not longer. Natural preservatives give it a long shelf life, and all color and fragrance are naturally occurring as a result of the ingredients and process. Oils can be used to dress candles or objects, added to your own work, applied on the skin (patch test first, please), or however seems best for your goals.

Candles are dressed, pressed, and prayed over in preparation for your work, with all natural and/or organic materials. Candles can be be burned with petitions for work, on altars, on jars, or for larger work.

Here’s what’s left:

All oils are bottled at roughly 1 1/3 oz, so you’re getting quite a bit. Oils are $7 each, plus $3 shipping.

Glass candles are $12, plus $5 shipping.

Chime candles are $20/set of 4, plus $5 shipping.

I combine shipping for multiple items.

FIERY WALL OF PROTECTION OIL: Potent oil suitable for heavy duty protection work. I have used this oil on walls/windows/doorways of my homes, and to lock down mirrors. Contains irritants. 7 bottles left.

INFLAMMATORY CONFUSION OIL: Heat your target up, make their head spin, and leave them disoriented and confused. Good for revenge work and to make someone squirm. Contains irritants. 4 bottles left.

CROSSING OIL: Fuck'em up. Tie up their luck, turn opportunities against them, and make them wonder how they ended up being the toilet of the universe. Dark and murky, a little goes a long way. Contains irritants. 5 bottles left.

PEACEFUL WAY OIL: A gentle road opener for when things need to change and obstacles need to move, but you’re not looking for explosions or earthquakes. Contains blessed palms. 4 bottles left.

SWEET DREAMS OIL: Creates a state more conducive for vivid and prophetic dreaming, and can aid in the remembering of dreams. 3 bottles left.

FEMININE PROTECTION OIL: Geared towards feminine folks of any gender, limited batch was made at the request of a friend who was being harassed because of their feminine gender expression. 1 bottle left.

JUGGERNAUT OIL: This was made as a joke, except it really does it’s damn job, really REALLY well. It is an oil that was designed to open stubborn spiritual ears to hear what the divinities were saying, especially when one is doing divination. SOLD.

LUCKY IN LOVE CHIME CANDLES: Set of 4 chime candles dressed with suitable love-drawing herbs, curios, and oils. Suitable for any gender. 2 sets left.

I have quite a few glass 7 and 14 day candles dressed for clarity/spiritual discernment, luck and/or money drawing, protection, love and/or lust, and I have materials to custom dress for your cause/condition. Pick your poison, all priced the same.

First come, first served!

Van Van Oil

This is used for purification, blessings, and the removal of negative energies in your home. Most floor washes and mojo bags need Van Van Oil.


  • 16 parts lemongrass oil
  • 8 parts citronella oil
  • 1 part vetivert oil
  • 1 part palmarosa oil
  • A handful of lemongrass

The first two are the most important. You can leave out the other two if you have to, but you’ll have a more powerful oil if you can get a hold of all 4 ingredients.

Blend everything and bottle it. Let the mixture sit in a dark place for at least a week.

Crown of Thorns Oil

I use this – basically – like the oil equivalent of Goofer Dust. For curses, hexes and any unsavory workings. Its uses are as vast as the imagination and it seems to have a particular affinity for black and red candles. It can be added to charms, dolls, candles, poured into a person’s foot-tracks, etc. but the point is usually the same – to cause discomfort &/or to keep a person the hell away from you.

To create, mix:

  • Coffee Beans (whole or ground – either is fine)
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cayenne and/or Chile Powder
  • (3/6/9) Whole, dried Red Peppers (like Tabascos, japonés, even red jalapeños) 
  • Black Pepper
  • Iron Oxide (Rust)
  • (Optional: Sulfur Powder)

Add these to a jar/bottle (using a dark bottle or one painted black is preferable, but not necessary). Once added, fill half way with:

Carrier Oil & Castor Oil (4:1)

Shake vigorously.

Finally. add in:

  • A few sprigs of Barberry
  • Pins and Needles
  • Ash of Deuteronomy 28:25 ;; The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth.

Fill the rest of the way with oil – cork and shake.

WARNING: There’s a whole lot of capsaicin in that bottle. Be careful and be sure to wash hands after use.

Powerful High John the Conqueror candle spell
This video is about High John the Conqueror root. control any situation.
Attraction Oil

Despite its diverse usage – in other formulas – my recipe is specialized toward what I most often use it for. Love. That isn’t to say that this recipe could not be used for other things (with some minor tweaks), it’s simply that I use attraction oil almost solely for matters of the heart – possibly because I believe the heart to bring that which is truly needed and not just wanted.

With that being said, this is my base recipe – which I then add specialization to, but it can be used fine as is – its “raw” form.


  • (5 -10 petals) Dried, crushed Rose Petals (Red and Coral being my personal favorites)
  • (½ to 1 tsp.) True Cinnamon Powder (or a Ceylon Cinnamon Stick) 
  • (½ Tsp.) Anise Seed
  • (1 tsp) Rosemary (dried)
  • (1 tsp) Lavender (dried)
  • A pinch of Magnetic Sand
  • A few spritz of a heady perfume – I use Poême
  • Carrier Oil (of choice)
  • (¼ cup) Castor Oil
  • (Optional: Orange Blossom)

Combine carrier oil and castor oil in a small saucepan and warm over medium heat. Once warm, remove from heat and allow to sit for a few moments. Basically, so as to not deep fry the ingredients you”ll be adding!

Once cooled, but still too warm to touch – add in the dry ingredients except the magnetic sand (and the cinnamon stick, if you chose to use one). Add the sand (and stick) to the bottle in which you intend to store the oil – I prefer a dark bottle (amber or blue). After the oils and herbs have cooled to the point where they will not burn you if splashed, transfer it ALL to the bottle.

Do. Not. Strain.

Add in a few spritzes of perfume directly into the bottle, cover and shake thoroughly – then and before use.

Alternately, you could add your dry ingredients to the bottle and then pour the warm oil over it – but I prefer to see my oil before I bottle it.

WARNING: Perfumes are most often alcohol-based, making them a fire hazard. In all my years, I’ve never had a problem using this for anointing candles, but regardless – USE CAREFULLY.

Jezebel Oil topped off with “double fast luck” type formula which caused the separation of colors as it does in the original formula. Originally used by ladies of the night to increase the generosity of their customers. Its is a commanding type oil that dominates the male sex, in my opinion regardless of the sex of the person using it. As long as it is used on a male. I have found its also great for people who work for tips. Servers, hair dressers, entertainers, etc.

Magic Oils Master Post

Ritual Oils

  • the general name for oils used to anoint candles, ritual tools, material, furniture, money, and other such items
  • also called Anointing Oils

Condition Oils

  •  is a term found only in Hoodoo and Conjure practice
  • it refers to all anointing and dressing oils that are utilized in rites, rituals, or spell-craft to address or remediate an unwanted condition or to bring about a desired condition
  • Because these oils were developed by practitioners of the African American folk magic path, which is called Conjure or Hoodoo
  • also called Conjure OilsHoodoo Oils, and Lucky oils

Aromatherapy Oils

  • oils used in a healing art whose roots lay in antiquity
  • This practice traces back more than 6,000 years to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, and probably Chinese
  • they used to burn scented flowers and herbs and enjoy aromatic bath, massage and skin care for curative and cosmetic purposes

Essential Oils 

  • are volatile, concentrated oils
  • usually having the characteristic odor or flavor of the plant from which they are obtained
  • are primarily used to make perfumes, flavorings, and accentuate ritual and spiritual oil blends

Synthetic Fragrance Oils

  • compounds created in a laboratory that smell a lot – or a little– like the natural flowers or herbs after which they have been named
  • A lot of companies today offer Synthetic Oils rather than Essential Oils because Synthetic Oils can be obtained at a fraction of the cost of Essential Oils
  • for magickal purposes it’s always best to use real Essential Oils whenever possible, as these contain the magickal properties of the plant from which they are distilled, which the synthetic oils do not.

Handcrafted Oils and Herbal Oils

  • are blends made up for specific ritual or magickal purposes
  • They are not made in a factory, but are indivisually prepared with the addition of magical herbs, roots, flowers and other natural ingredients to a simple oil base and then ritually charged with intent
  • Ritual Oils and Condition Oils may be considered to be “handcrafted herbal oils” only if they contain actual herbal ingredients

Carrier Oils

  •  are various oils, both vegetable and mineral
  • are used to help dilute Essential Oils that might cause severe irritation or reaction to some people if applied to the skin undiluted
  • Carrier Oils help dilute and thus stretch out the volume of Essential oils used in Ritual Oils and Condition Oils
  • A number of different oils have been, and are, used as Carrier Oils.

Olive Oil has an ancient history of being used as a Carrier Oil and is often seen used in oils meant to help in blessing and anointing.

Almond Oil became a popular Carrier oil due to its lighter scent and texture over the heavier Olive Oil. Almond Oil, unlike Olive Oil, does not dominate the natural fragrance of the herbs and Essential Oils that are blended in the handcrafting process.

The following is a list of Ritual Oils used by Pagans and Witches, Their properties that can be used in assistance of your magickal work.

  • ABRAMELIN OIL This oil and its accompanying ritual powder are both highly esteemed by those who follow more ceremonial magickal traditions, and it is of great benefit to those who follow the course of ritual activities.
  • BLESSING OIL This magickal oil can be used to bless new babies, new ventures, new homes, and for healing. Amplified with sincere prayer, will and intent it can also be used to help purify you or your home, to relieve suffering, or bring about spiritual healing
  • PLANETARY OILS The seven sacred planets relate to the days of the week and also planetary hours within days and seven sacred planets were associated with ancient Gods and Goddesses.  These oils help invoke the powers and characteristics of the individual planetary power. You can use these oils to anoint candles, or wear them as personal scent to help convey the power of the deities represented by the Planets.

Sun Oil - Sun, Sol, Apollo; Sunday; ruler of Leo
Mercury Oil - Mercury, Hermes, Wotan; Wednesday; ruler of Gemini and Virgo
Venus Oil - Venus, Freya; Friday; ruler of Taurus and Libra
Terra Oil - Terra, Gaia, Earth; our mother
Moon Oil - Moon, Luna, Artemis; Monday; ruler of Cancer
Mars Oil - Mars, Twi; ruler of Aries; co-ruler of Scorpio
Jupiter Oil - Jupiter, Zeus, Thor; Thursday; ruler of Sagittarius; co-ruler of Pisces
Saturn Oil - Saturn, Kronos; Saturday; ruler of Capricorn; co-ruler of Aquarius
Uranus Oil - Urania; co-ruler of Aquarius
Neptune Oil - Neptune, Poseidon; co-ruler of Pisces
Pluto Oil - Pluto, Hades; co-ruler of Scorpio


  • relate to the various signs of the zodiac and help symbolize and invoke the kind of activities and characteristics with which the various signs of the zodiac are associated. You can use these oils to anoint candles, or wear them with Planetary Oils as a personal scent to help strengthen weak astrological characteristics or to help heighten strong astrological characteristics.

Aries Oil- The Ram; March 21 - April 21; ruled by Mars; Element Fire.
Taurus Oil- The Bull; April 21 - May 21; ruled by Venus; Element Earth.
Gemini Oil - The Twins; May 21 - June 21; ruled by Mercury; Element Air.
Cancer Oil - The Crab; June 21 - July 21; ruled by the Moon; Element Water.
Leo Oil - The Lion; July 21 - August 21; ruled by the Sun; Element Fire.
Virgo Oil - The Virgin; August 21 - September 21; ruled by Mercury; Element Earth.
Libra Oil - The Balance; September 21 - October 21; ruled by Venus; Element Air.
Scorpio Oil - The Scorpion; October 21 - November 21; ruled by Pluto and Mars; Element Water.
Sagittarius Oil - The Archer; November 21 - December 21; ruled by Jupiter; Element Fire.
Capricorn Oil - The Seagoat; December 21 - January 21; ruled by Saturn; Element Earth.
Aquarius Oil - The Water Bearer; January 21 - February 21; ruled by Uranus and Saturn; Element Air.
Pisces Oil- The Fishes; February 21 - March 21; ruled by Neptune and Jupiter; Element Water.

Next we present some of the traditional herb-based blends that are used in the preparation of Hoodoo and Rootwork spells.

  • CAST OFF EVIL OIL This oil helps you rid yourself, your loved ones, and your home and spaces from the negative influences of false friends.
  • CROWN OF SUCCESS OIL This traditional Oil is tried and true and helps crown you and uplift you in all endeavors that you might undertake.
  • HEALING OIL This is really a very fine oil to help aid in the relief of sickness, sorrow, and to help mend ongoing physical and emotional problems.
  • MASTER KEY OIL For ritual work intended to help grant or empower aptitude in a skill, personal discipline, will, or authority. 
  • MONEY DRAWING OIL This is a very old, traditional Hoodoo Oil that has been used for ages. It is renowned amongst financiers, gamblers, shop owners, and common working folk for its ability to draw money to you.
  • BLACK CAT OIL In Hoodoo the black cat is a symbol of luck and strength helping in the sporting and gambling world. It is used to reverse bad luck and its vibrations work well for Witches and our general works.
  • FAST LUCK OIL This is one of the more famous Hoodoo formulas; it is used to draw luck in gambling, love, and commerce. This is an oil to use when you need a magickal response in these areas in a hurry.
  • SPECIAL OIL NO. 20 A famous and very strong old Hoodoo formula, this is an all purpose Condition Oil used for dressing candles. It is also known as Wick Oil, Candle Oil, and Brown Oil. .
  • VAN VAN OIL Perhaps the quintessential Hoodoo Oil. Van Van is most favored of oils for dressing amulets, charms and mojo bags. It helps clear away negativity, changes bad luck to good and acts as a road opener to new opportunities and circumstances.

Finally, here are some Essential Oils and Fragrance oils that can be used “straight” by diluting in Carrier Oil, but not blending with other scents.

  • JASMINE FRAGRANCE OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to Psychicism, Astral Travel, and related Clairvoyant works.
  • LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to love and health work.
  • LOTUS FRAGRANCE OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to workings involving spirits and love; it is used to invoke the Moon and the Element of Water.
  • PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to money, and protection work, but it can also be used with great effectiveness for love and passion works.
  • CALAMUS ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to gaining mastery and control through natural talent and charisma
Magickal Oils for Students (from one college student to another)

The combination of these oil recipes from Llewellyn’s Complete Formulary of Magical Oils” (by Celeste Rayne Heldstab) helped me through my studies and tests immensely last semester.

Mix the oils chronologically, in the order they are listed in. I use disposable pipettes for each oil. Don’t forget to combine a healthy amount of base oil with the essential oils in each recipe: I recommend using sweet almond oil, which is affordable, long-lived, and versatile. Label your master bottle (I use 12 mL amber Boston round bottles) with the day of the week, the hour, and the moon’s phase. If you wish for an increase in positive energy to achieve your goals, mix these oils during the waxing moon. Full moon is preferable.

Knowledge Oil

(this smells just like books! It’s incredible!)


-Clove, a few drops

-Add a few grains of Frankincense resin to each bottle

To be able to understand and put to use all that is heard or read, apply a drop to the temples and back of the neck each morning after your bath or shower. (In my experience, it made little difference what time of day it was as I was desperate.)

Memory Oil

(a fresh smell that brings a whole new dimension to the “book smell” of Knowledge Oil when the two are combined)

-¼ part Clove

-¼ part Coriander

-¼ part Rosemary

-¼ part Sage

To increase focus, clarity, and retention.

Fast Action Oil 

(the citrus in this adds a sharp kick to any mixture, and is esp helpful for staying focused)

-1/3 part Dragon’s Blood

-1/3 part Lemon

-1/3 part Rosemary

-Cinnamon, a few drops

Add to any other oil to speed its effects

Magical Charge for Oil

Oil of wonder; Oil of power

Increase in potency by minute and hour

I conjure you now; I charge you with strength

I give you life of infinite length

And boundless magical energy

As I will, charged you be.

Whore of Babylon Oil

A condition/formula oil used to garner favor by shamelessly utilizing your own wiles – both natural and added. 

In a sense, it is a mean by which to climb any metaphorical ladder or obtain dominion over a person or a group of people. In this aspect, it is similar to Bend Over Oil or Commanding Oil. But it doubles for its ability to conjure lust – as a means by which to gain this power. 

Shamelessly, of course.

As an ode to Revelations’ portrayal of Rome (or Jerusalem – depending on who you ask), the Whore of Babylon is portrayed riding atop a beast with 7 heads – which draws immediate tethers in my mind to Pomba Gira at this point. Thusly I concocted this oil in accordance to the “7 heads” of the beast, incorporating 7 elements/ingredients to the formula.

  • Anise Seed (not star anise)
  • Licorice Root
  • Calamus Root *
  • Thorny Rose Stems
  • Half-Stick Candle**
  • Black Pepper
  • (7x) Knotted Red Ribbon

In a carrier oil heat any crushed or powdered herbs over low heat until it becomes fragrant – at which point remove and allow to cool until safe enough to tolerate (should any hot oil get frisky).

To your bottle (amber or red is better, but not wholly necessary) add sticks, stems, roots and curios – those being Licorice Root, Calamus Root (if not powdered), Rose Stems, Half-Stick Candle and Knotted Ribbon. Obviously, be careful with the sharp bits – though blood may very well be beneficial – as it often is.

Add to this your warm oil, cork and allow to steep for a least one week before use.

Feel free to adjust the ratios of ingredients until they feel right to you.

* An alternative to calamus root (in this particular oil, not in general) is to lightly spritz candied ginger with water or white vinegar and dust with cinnamon powder, then dried in the oven on very low heat.
** A Half-Stick Candle is what I call a small candle (like a chime) that has been formed of two halved candles. Here you would want half black and half red – the order of which is unimportant. Simply halve one red and one black chime candle replace the length with the opposite color and bind the halves together with heat. Ex: x = black, o = red; xxxx|oooo


Photo: From Crowley’s Thoth Deck, Card XI: Lust