For about 14-15 years now I've sat back and watched as people have spread false things online about hooodoo/rootwork/conjure. This blog is about the nonsense that is being taught about spiritual oils. People are flat out being lied to by marketers slinging their goods. Here's some of the nonsense I've heard over the years be taught to people:
The Nonsensical Teachings Concerning Spiritual Oils
- Mineral oil should only be used for oils for enemy work or when the main ingredient is a mineral, such as with Lodestone oil or Magnet oil.
Not true. In real old school hoodoo we use all kinds of "unnatural" items like bleach, ammonia, cleansers, turpentine, tar, etc., so why wouldn't we use mineral oil for our oils? It's a lie folks. You can use mineral oil if that's what you want to do. I use both. When I make my oils I do tend to favor natural oils but I will tell you right now that if all I have at the time is mineral oil, I will use it and my oils will be just as powerful.
- You shouldn't use vegetable oil, peanut oil, and the like and should only use almond oil or (insert name of oil here).
Nonsense. Old workers used what they had. Do you actually think people a hundred years ago went to go buy almond oil?
- Authentic spiritual oils are made with essential oils with a carrier oil added.
You can do that, that's fine. The problem is that most old workers made their oils the old fashioned way, often called "cold processing", where you fill a bottle with herbs, top it off with oil and let it sit for a time, generally a month. Then you strain it and add fresh herbs and place the same oil back over the new herbs. You let this sit for another month and then you check it to see if it is strong. If it's not, then you repeat the process another time. -That's how most old workers made their oils. And guess what, most of the oils stank. They worked powerfully, but they usually stank.
- Oils need to be tinted per magical color symbolism.
Not true. This comes from the marketers of spiritual supplies, not old workers. When you make oils the old fashioned way the herbs naturally tint the oil but old workers didn't use artificial dyes to tint the stuffy they made.
- Bottles of oils must contain pinches of herbs, roots, and/or minerals.
Not true. If you are making oils the old way then the essences of the plants are in the oil. You can strain it before use. Even with magnet oil and lodestone oil you don't need to have pieces of magnets and lodestones in the bottle if they come from a master bottle that includes them. It's nice to include them in smaller bottles so that people know it's real though.
- "All Purpose Oil" is a specific recipe or formula.
"All Purpose Oil" is olive oil that's been prayed over. That's it. It looks like olive oil. It smells like olive oil. There is nothing else in the bottle but olive oil, or perhaps a pinch of salt if the practitioner likes to add that.
- "Van Van Oil" is the "all purpose oil"
Nope. You can use it if you want but olive oil is the true "all purpose oil".
- "Special Oil #20" is the "all purpose oil"
Nope. The name alone gives away the fact that it was created by manufacturers/marketers. Olive oil is the true "all purpose oil".
Now, I have nothing against people buying spiritual products. I buy them too. I just want people to be aware that certain marketers will resort to indoctrination in order to control the minds of customers and keep them buying their products. Don't fall for these tricks.