Magical Bath & Liquor

Killing time during “shelter in place” orders, I figured I might list a few of my favorite magical hoodoo oil recipes – I didn’t get these from any recipe book but simply based the combinations listed below on my own intuition and research, with the self-imposed constraint (mostly observed) of never using any oil or ingredient more than once.

I’ve read that the right way to do make magical oils is to add 20-40 drops of essential oil for every 4 oz of almond oil for efficient dilution into the carrier, but feel free to experiment on your own.

For extra fun, you can also try buying a 32 ox. bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Rose Castile soap and adding oils as needed to make a kickass magical bath suitable for daily use.

Buddhist Magic
Essential Oils: Myrrh, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Jasmine

Dominating Influence
Essential Oils: Bergamot
Herbs & Roots: Licorice, Calamus

In the Mood
Essential Oils: Myrrh, Patchouli, Damiana

Lion Heart
Essential Oils: Vetiver, Yarrow
Herbs & Roots: Borage

Lone Wolf
Essential Oils: Cinnamon, Patchouli, Jasmine, Myrrh, Musk, Ginger

High John the Conqueror
Essential Oils: Clove, Rose, Vanilla, Allspice, Nutmeg, Ginger
Herbs & Roots: High John the Conqueror Chips

Lucky Duck
Essential Oils: Myrrh, Frankincense, Jasmine, Cinnamon
Herbs & Roots: Dragon’s Blood resin chips & powder

Manly Man
Essential Oils: Juniper
Herbs & Roots: Cubeb berries, Echinacea

Money Matters
Essential Oils: Parsley, Peppermint, Red Thyme

Psychic Contact
Essential Oils: Star Anise, Mugwort, Wormwood

Too Blessed to Stress
Essential Oils: Sage, Eucalyptus, Basil, Rosemary

Van Van (traditional recipe)
Essential Oils: Verbena, Vetiver, Lemongrass, Citronella, Ginger, Gingergrass

Dr. Octopus

About Dr. Octopus

A 20-year practitioner of hoodoo, renowned spiritual worker Dr. Octopus is a Gnostic bishop, Kimbisero, expert on Thai necromantic amulets (so-called "barang") and licensed clinical Hypnotist. He likes rainy days and black coffee.

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