Three Versatile Oils

What are your goals, when you’re doing spellwork? This drives your choice of oil and for a lot of people, they want to buy one or two oils that’s going to give them the most “bang for the buck,” so to speak, the oils that are going to be the most useful for the work that they do.
For the purposes of this post, I’m going to assume that the reader mostly uses ritual oils for candle magick. I know lots of people use them for other purposes, but I can’t address everything in one blog post.

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If your spellwork focuses on seeking a magical boost for your activities or goals, Crown of Success is going to be the most useful oil for you. The ingredients in that oil are for promoting luck and success in financial, business, and academic matters, and contain ingredients to promote clear communication, financial gain, luck, protection and the domination and control of others. It works for success in everything you do, for your relationships and your job and your term paper, etc.

A lot of people do the majority of their spellwork around relationships. If your desire is to influence the people around you (family, friends, employers, etc.) to think kindly and affectionately of you, Love Drawing is the oil you’d find most useful. In theory, Love Drawing’s purpose is to attract a new lover of either sex into your life. The ingredients in the oil, however, lend themselves very well to a broader purpose. In addition to oils that are said to draw love and “heat up” your life, Love Drawing also contains ingredients that are believed to add to your persuasive power and promote good fortune in your personal life. These ingredients make Love Drawing more versatile than it might seem at first glance, since even if you’ve got a love life you’re perfectly happy with, you can use it to smooth out and positively influence all the relationships in your life.

Money is another topic that is the focus of a lot of spellwork. Finding money, getting money, increasing income, keeping the money you have, finding new sources of income, increasing existing sources of income, all of these can be addressed with Money Drawing oil. Some of the ingredients attract money from existing sources, other oils in mix are said to promote success in all endeavors, and the solid herbs promote good luck, good fortune, and new sources of income. While there are oils that are more specific in terms of finding work, keeping money that you have, and achieving a steady income, Money Drawing is the best all-purpose oil for anything that has to do with cash.

These are the three most versatile oils for spellwork in the Quadrivium Oils line. I’m not including Van Van in my list, though Van Van is an all-purpose jinx-breaking, luck-drawing and cleansing oil. It’s been my experience that while Van Van is incredibly useful to have in your cabinet and to use in your house, other oils are more powerful when it comes to spellwork. An upcoming post will concentrate on Van Van and its uses specifically, so don’t think I’m neglecting it or discounting it!

Layering Oils

Before I got distracted by other things (there’s just something about companies touting therapeutic grade oils that makes me turn purple), I was going to post about using more than one oil at a time.

I’ve already discussed using Get A Job oil in a number of ways other than candle magick(over here, if you’ve forgotten about it), and mentioned that you don’t have to use just one oil at a time. Lots of oils are complementary – not just in purpose, but in scent as well. For example, Quadrivium’s Get A Job, Crown of Success, and Money Drawing are made from different formulas and have different herbs added to them, but some of the “base notes” of the scent are the same. This post does not deal with candle magick, since that’s a fairly obvious use for the oils and you can get more than one candle going at a time without causing problems.

The key to layering oils is to use tiny amounts. As mentioned before, some people are really sensitive to smell, or allergic to particular scents. It’s not just a matter of protecting your own nose, but being considerate to the people around you.

A fair amount of thought should got into your oil selection, whether you’re using one oil or more. When using more than one oil, the best way I’ve found to work is to pick one main oil, and one or two secondary oils. That will require you to decide what you’re trying to achieve, and look at the purposes of the oils you’re considering. Finding work – ANY work? You’ll want your main oil to be Get A Job. Looking for a particular KIND of work, one that suits you and where you can develop a career? Crown of Success might be a better option for a main oil. Money Drawing is almost always a good secondary oil to use for this purpose, since the purpose of a job is to get money, usually.

That said, back to finding work. Let’s say you’re about to sit down to check Monster.com or another website for job listings. Before you boot up the computer, put a drop (no, really, a drop) of Get A Job on your hands. Rub them together. Then do a drop of Money Drawing. Rub. Anoint the four corners of your screen with Crown of Success, and boot up your computer to start looking for work.

You got an interview! A drop of Get A Job on your belt, a smidge of Crown of Success on yourself (maybe around your hairline, if you’re not sensitive to it – I like the symbolism of anointing the crown of the head with Crown of Success), maybe a little Money Drawing oil on your socks, and you’re as well-prepared with magical oils as it gets.

Remember: tiny amounts of oil, inconspicuous places, and check ahead of time to be sure that your body chemistry works well with any oil you’re putting on your skin.