Monday, July 25, 2011

5BS #4: Commanding Oil

Commanding oil is not exclusively an enemy work item, but I am fond of using it as such. If you have someone taking actions against you one of the best things to do is to simply command them to stop. Not ask nicely, or make a strong suggestion, but command them to cut the shit. Commanding oil and powder will do the trick. I usually use commanding oil in candle workings and the powder to dress poppets. As always they can also be deployed in foot tracks magic as well.

For commanding oil you will need:

Licorice Root


Calamus Root

Bergamot Essential Oil

A Glass Jar

A Carrier Oil (Almond, Jojoba, or Olive)

Break off Some Pieces of Licorice Root

Add the licorice root bits and a few pinches of frankincense and calamus root to the jar. Cover with oil.

Add Four drops or so of Bergamot oil to this mixture, Cap it tightly and shake it. Store this in a cool dark place. Shake daily and allow to seep for at least a week or until the oil has taken o the scent of the other items. Strain through a cheesecloth into another glass jar. Add a few pieces of licorice root to the finished oil. Also you can add a few drops of tincture of benzoin to the oil to prevent it from going rancid. See previous post for instructions on how to make that tincture. 
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The Conjure Box said...

Hello Brother Ash, I am a new follower and VERY new to Hoodoo/VooDoo. Thank you for this post. I am learning, learning, learning!

Modred said...

Is there any reason that one couldn't substitute some local wild plants for those in this recipe? Wild licorice is fairly common in these parts, as is Bee Balm (bergamot). No subs for Frankincense, and none I can think of for Calamus...

Brother Ash said...

@Conjure Box, Thanks for reading. If you ever have any questions related to Hoodoo feel free to contact me. I will answer what I can.

@Modred, in this case that wouldn't be a good substitution. According to Catherine Yronwode's"Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic" , the Bergamot that is related to lemon balm is bergamot mint which is not true bergamot and has a different conjure use. The bergamot that is used in the essential oil is a bregamot orange, also called bergamot lemon that increases personal power which makes it a prime ingredient for commanding oil. If you know of another local plant that increases personal power, then that is a fine substitute.