A Little Background
When I first started preparing magickal oils for my friends, not a single bottle left my hands without my first blessing and consecrating it for the very purpose for which my friend had requested it. I prepared each bottle as a gift of love, and the finished product was, in addition to its magickal properties, a representation of my wish that my dear friend's petition be granted by their specific Daemon or Deity. It was easy for me to do this because it always began with a sincere heart-to-heart talk with my friend and both of us being completely on the same page.
When I eventually turned my love of making magickal oils into a business, I initially continued the same tradition of consecrating and blessing oils before I sent them off. My prayer was a general petition that each formulation meet the genuine needs and desires of the person who ordered it. I used the person's name and requested that the person's Deity watch over and protect the oil until it reached their hands safely and that it be well-suited to their purpose.
It may seem, at first glance, that this was a good idea. But it turned out not to be for several reasons which I'm happy to share.
First of all, some of my more intuitive and particular customers/clients could sense that magick (my magick, of course) had already been performed on their oil. Sensing this, they would message me back and say that they didn't order it consecrated or blessed; that they actually wanted the oil "raw." By blessing/consecrating their oil, I had actually invaded what was supposed to be their personal magickal space.
This was an eye-opener for me, but it actually made a lot of sense. I found that most of my customers wanted only the assurance that I had prepared the oil properly and with the proper ingredients. And that's it. They wanted to be the ones to perform all the rest of the magick having to do with their oil.
The second reason my consecrating/blessing their oils in advance was a bad idea finally hit me when customers started ordering oils that were intended to curse or to cause some kind of mischief. I quickly realized that my consecrating oils to these purposes was to put myself into an ethical dilemma as it made me partially responsible for the outcome of these spells. This was hugely problematic as I was in no position at all to be a party to laying curses on people.
So with all that said, you can know that your oil is indeed coming to you RAW (i.e. unconsecrated) unless you specifically request it of me using this link to request that I bless and consecrate your oil.
You might ask why I don't charge for this service, and it's simply because I love my clients and I love humanity. The more people I can help to meet their genuine needs, the more at peace our society is going to be, and that is a win for all of us.
There are, of course, ethical limits to my consecration/blessing based on the general use of the oil. If, for example, you order a cursing oil, the only blessing I will put on it at all is that it reach you safely and in one piece. (And a side note about that: If you ever do order any oil from me and it does arrive to you broken, that is most definitely an omen regardless of how it happened. So if it does happen, be sure to consult your Deity or a card reader or even your own intuition/dreams to find out exactly what it means. Know that it isn't necessarily "bad" that it broke. It might even have a positive meaning. So the rule of thumb is this: Don't freak out. Just find out.)
What's the Purpose of Consecrating/Blessing?
Based on your magickal tradition, it's normally the role of the person who owns whatever magickal tool to cleanse, consecrate, and bless it toward their own purposes. The purpose of this is generally to get rid of any residual energies that might have clung to the object from its past, whether it were previously owned or if it just happened to pick up any random energies from its surroundings.
I always consecrate and bless my work space before I begin my work within it so my purpose will remain pure, focused, and intentional. But if you request that your oil be consecrated/blessed, that means I will be purposely formulating and blessing it FOR YOU and your purposes. Think of this the same way you would new Tarot Cards that were gifted to you; sure the Tarot cards may have been a favorite deck that you had chosen. But having them gifted to you from a dear friend makes them extra special. Two hearts focused on the same intention can indeed strengthen that intention and the results of the spell.
What Does It Mean to "Charge" an Oil?
To charge an oil is to bend it and bind it to a specific astronomical and/or geological orientation. The reason this costs you is because it takes us a good deal more time and thought and effort. Not only are we waiting for the right moment to combine your ingredients (which may well be in the middle of the night when we wouldn't normally even be awake), but we're waiting for the right moon phase, and your oil MUST be in direct contact with the light of that moon for several hours. Whether you've studied that out or we've studied it out, it is a significantly more involved process. If you are interested in having us charge your oil, use this link to request an estimate for our charging your oil.
In case you're wondering, we hardly ever have anybody request this of us. Most of the time our customers make sure to study out the proper moon phase in advance themselves and order their oil in enough time to assure they can do their own charging. It is always a good idea to consult a reputable astronomical calendar for this purpose. And it's definitely worth studying up on your astrology (as the results of your charged oil spells will attest).
I hope this post has been sufficiently informative. Please let me know if you have any questions or anything you think that should be added to this blog post. I am always interested in your input.