How & Why To Use Anointing Oils

Magickal Healing Anointing Oils are typically used to manifest a particular desire you may have. They have been utilized by many different religions for ages.

The anointing oils I create are handcrafted in the Cajun hoodoo tradition of my ancestors. Our hoodoo tradition includes the recipes formulated by the Cajun people from the influences around them. These influences included Indian mysticism, European Wicca, New Orleans voodoo, and Christianity. This is why you’ll often see Christian saint candles alongside voodoo Gris-Gris bags, sage smudge bundles and Wiccan pentagrams, on a Cajun healer’s altar.

A Cajun healer is called a traiteur, or traiteuse, depending on whether they are male or female. Most healers employ the laying on of hands, along with Catholic prayer and herbal, medicinal remedies. My great-aunt was a traiteuse. She would often treat my brother and me when we were children. She would rub anointing oils between her palms before laying them upon us for healing. Then, she would anoint our foreheads worth oil, at the end of the treatment. I have fond memories of the awe I felt when looking at her altar during treatments. It’s no wonder how similar my altar looks today.

My anointing oils are crafted with the purest, organic carrier oils, herbs, flowers, roots and resins available. All, except Fiery Wall of Protection can be used on the skin. I, personally, use Fiery Wall of Protection Oil on my skin all the time, without problems. However, some people may experience inflammation from the red pepper used in the formulation. It is always a good idea to do an allergy patch test before using any products made with herbs, spices, and essential oils. Simply rub a small amount of oil into a tiny patch of skin. The wrist is a great place to test. If immediate burning, redness or itching occur, flush area with cold water and seek medical assistance. If after 24 hours you have not experienced a reaction, you are good to go.

After you have performed a successful allergy patch test, you may use your anointing oil to anoint yourself. If you have an unsuccessful patch test, you may still use your oil. Wear gloves when anointing objects with oil, or when using oils in floor, wall or window washes.

Anointing oils can be used to anoint yourself, candles, objects, or in water as home cleansing washes.

Uses for Anointing Oils

~ To anoint yourself or others: Drop a couple of drops of oil onto your thumb or between your palms, depending on where you’d like to anoint yourself or others. If you’re anointing your forehead, use your thumb. You can rub the oil between your palms to warm before applying to the area you wish to anoint. Then, simply lay your hands on the area you want to anoint. Just be sure, if you are anointing another person, to do an allergy patch test first.

~ To anoint candles: Place a couple of drops directly onto candle. If you are trying to draw something to you, rub the oil into the candle, moving toward the center of the candle, from the two ends. Do not get oil on the wick, as this could affect lighting. If you are trying to rid yourself of something, rub the oil moving from the center out to the ends. For those of you who carve your candles, remember to carve before anointing with oil.

~ To anoint objects: Place a drop of oil onto your thumb. Rub oil onto object with your thumb.

~ To use as a cleanser: Add a dropper or two of oil to a bucket of water. Mix well. You can now use the water to cleanse doors, walls, or windows. You can also use a dropper of oil in a spray bottle of water. Spray mixture onto items you’d like to cleanse. Just be sure not to spray or wash objects that can be ruined by water or oil.

I hope this how-to helps you to enjoy your anointing oils to their fullest potential. Use them with love and light in your heart, and you can never go wrong.