Blessed Olive Oil is the true "all purpose" oil used in Hoodoo/Rootwork/Conjure. The use of Blessed Olive Oil is ancient in the practice of Conjure and predates the use of condition oils. Below one can find a simple procedure for blessing olive oil.
How To Make Blessed Olive Oil
- A Bottle Of Olive Oil (Any variety will suffice but certain practitioners prefer "virgin" or "extra-virgin" due to it's connotations with purity.)
- Salt [Optional] (Any salt will suffice but many practitioners prefer Kosher salt as it's believed to be more "holy")
Starting on a Sunday, Remove the bottle cap. If one prefers, a pinch of salt can be added to the bottle. One then will pray over the bottle the Psalm 23. Place the cap back on the bottle and put it in a dark place. Repeat this every day for a total of 7 days.
For a more complicated method that comes from one of Harry Middleton Hyatt's informants, follow the information below.
- Olive Oil
- White Sheet
- Funnel (optional)
- Bottle or Container (If one doesn't want to use the same bottle the oil comes in.)
Starting on a Sunday, pour the olive oil into the bowl. Sprinkle a pinch of salt onto the oil. Take the white sheet and place it over your head so that it covers both you and the bowl. When you are concealed, bring the bowl up to your mouth and pray Psalm 23 over it, so that your breath falls upon it. When you are done, remove the white sheet and use it to cover the bowl. Place the covered bowl in a dark place. You will repeat this process for a total of 7 days. After the 7 days is complete, use the funnel to re-bottle the oil.