Oils for Your Job Search

Thought Catalog

If you are looking for a new job, need new clients, or want a promotion, there are several oils that can help. Below is a list of Quadrivium ritual oils that you can use to find work and meet (or even exceed) your career goals:

Job-Specific Oils

Get a Job

As its name suggests, this is the oil for job seekers. if you are looking for work, make this your anchor oil.  It can also help you hold on to a job that you already have, extend a contractual position, or give you an edge in getting a promotion.

Steady Work

Developed with freelancers in mind, steady work helps the self-employed find new clients. It also works to ensure a steady stream of assignments.

General Oils

Crown of Success

Crown of Success is a good choice for increasing personal power, attractiveness, success, and taking control of situations. These are all major assets during a job search, particularly during networking events and interviews.

Drawbacks: While this oil may assist you in finding a job, the job you find might not be the right position for you in the long term. This oil may well make you an attractive job candidate, but the hiring manager may find you so charming that he or she overlooks factors that could make you and your job a bad fit.

Fortune and Favor

Fortune and Favor helps practitioners begin new projects while also following them through to completion. If you are looking for a job that will advance your career, Fortune and Favor can kick start your search, give you the tenacity to hang in there even when things get frustrating, and to help you find the opportunity that can get you where you want to be in your professional life.

Drawbacks:  Because Fortune and Favor was developed with your long-term interests in mind, it may actually slow your job search down until the right opportunity comes along. If you need a job because you are at risk of being evicted, or similar dire circumstances, you may be better off using Crown of Fortune.

Road Opening

If your job search has been beset by roadblocks (i.e. problems with transportation, childcare, or hiring freezes)  Try adding Road Opening to your workings. As its name suggests, road opener removes blockages that can stall or impede progress in getting hired.

Drawbacks: Road Opening doesn’t always discriminate in the types of blockages it removes.  If you use this oil, be aware that you may experience some losses (such as relationships, a current job, or your home) which could be holding you back from getting the right job.

Money Drawing

The ingredients in this oil assist in helping you obtain income from any and all possible sources. This includes employment as well as self-employment. Adding Money Drawing to your regimen boosts your job search efforts and may also bring you unexpected funds that you can use to pay your bills in the meantime.

Ways to Use These Oils

The nifty thing about ritual oils is that there are so many ways and use them to achieve what you want. Here are some options for using Quadrivium oils as you look for a job:

On your body:  Some of the oils mentioned above can be worn as perfumes, added to a ritual bath, or even combed into your hair. Both Crown of Success and Fortune and Favor smell quite good and don’t contain any known skin irritants, making them good candidates for wearing as personal scents.

Road Opening, Steady Work, Money Drawing, and Get a Job, on the other hand, contain ingredients that are known to be skin irritants. Instead of applying these oils directly on your skin, consider putting a few drops on a handkerchief or any other small piece of cloth to carry with you. To make things more convenient, place the cloth in a small muslin drawstring bag that you can wear around your neck.

Warning about wearing scents:  If you do decide to wear any of these scents, be aware of their intensity. Some people are very sensitive to scented products, and some workplaces even have policies against employees wearing perfume or cologne. If you wear one of these oils to an interview,  use just a tiny bit.

Dressing candles: All of these oils can be used to dress candles used in petitions or workings. Click their links to read Quadrivium Supplies’ suggestions for candle work. Just remember to never leave a candle burning unattended, even if you are off to an important interview! Ask a responsible adult to keep an eye on it for you until you get home.

Anoint job hunting tools: If you are searching for jobs online, try putting just a drop of oil on your fingertip and touching each of the four corners of your keyboard. If you are walking around town, applying for jobs in person, dab a drop of Road Opening oil in each of your shoes so that you’ll go where you need to be.

Have you used oils in a job search or quest for a promotion? Tell us about it in the comments!

 

Removing Ritual and Essential Oil Residue

Jeremy Yap

You know the feeling. You’ve been using essential oils in healing, ritual, or a working. But now your hands (or other areas of your body) are well-scented and even soap and water can’t seem to eliminate the problem.

Ritual and Essential Oil Residue

Oil residue can be stubborn and annoying. Scent can be a powerful thing, triggering strong emotional and even physical reactions in people, which is why working with oils is often an issue if you are interacting with others soon after handling them.

It’s also important to get that residue off your hands because you don’t want to touch your eyes, other sensitive body parts, children, or pets with traces of potent oils.

Micellar Water to the Rescue

I’ve been using essential oils for a long time and struggle with the residue problem. Recently (and by accident) I discovered an efficient, inexpensive, and convenient solution.

Micellar water is a facial skin cleanser that has increased in popularity over the past couple of years. As its name suggests, it looks and feels like water, and it is quite effective at removing makeup, dirt, and oil from the skin’s surface. It’s also good at removing oil residue.

I use it in combination with soap and water: I first soak a cotton pad with micellar water, wipe my fingers carefully and wash my hands as usual. If my hands still don’t pass the sniff test, I wipe them down with a fresh cotton pad soaked with micellar water. This usually takes care of things nicely.

Finding It

You can find micellar water anywhere that sells skin care products, including drugstores, grocery stores, big box stores, and specialty cosmetic shops such as Ulta or Sephora.

My brand preference is for Simple. It’s inexpensive and its formulation leaves my skin feeling very clean.  Some brands contain additional ingredients, such as for removing waterproof mascara, but unless you plan to use the micellar water for both eye makeup and oil residue removal, you don’t need such a product.