One Oil to rule them all, One Oil to find them, One Oil to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them …

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Many people if asked to name the King of All oils would probably mention Frankincense. The reasoning behind that would be fairly sound – after all, if it was the choice of the Wise Men to Jesus, it has a good recommendation to back up its claim. And true, it does have some fairly remarkable attributes and has been used for thousands of years for religious ceremonies and healing salves. Scientific research has shown that the compounds in frankincense are able to cross the blood/brain barrier, which is why it has many uses for the entire body and mind, from healing scars to grounding to help provide a positive mental balance.

However, when I think of the King of All oils, I would be speaking of the master blend base oil which can be used with any formulation to ramp its power right up to 11 on the scale.

If there is anything that you just want to give that extra oomph to, be it a money drawing oil, a love oil or even a clearing oil, by using this base, you can be assured that you have truly put everything into it that you possibly could.

So what’s the secret behind this little beauty? It’s fairly simple, with only a few ingredients, and the only one that may be a little tricky to get hold of is masterwort root. which you may also find listed as astrantia root. As I said, it can be tricky to source, but the effect you can achieve by using this oil makes it worth the treasure hunt …

To blend yourself some, you will need:

  • A lidded jar
  • Carrier oil – my personal favorite of the moment is holly oil
  • Heaped tablespoon of dried star anise
  • A chunk of masterwort root
  • A handful of woodruff (Master of the Woods)

Just add your carrier oil to the jar, and follow up with the remaining ingredients. Once you have completed your oil jar, replace the lid, and give thanks to the spirit energies that you believe in. It is best if you can allow this oil to steep for a while, and as befitting its importance, it’s a good idea to store it wrapped in a purple, red or gold cloth.

It’s worth making up a batch of this oil, as the longer it blends together, the better it is, and you just never know when you’re going to want to call on “just that bit extra” … If you blend and use some of this liquid Luck, let me know how you get on, and what results you obtain!

Fit for a Pharaoh: Why I’m reviving the amazing powers of violet flame glass.

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Lately I’ve been hard at work perfecting my Royal Crown of Success Oil. I wanted to make sure that I got it just right. I blended, tweaked, researched until I could hardly keep my eyes open. The midnight oil was well and truly burned. Finally I arrived at what I thought to be THE ultimate formula. My Royal Crown of Success Oil is based on the anointing oil used for the coronation of the British monarch. The history of using anointing oils for consecrating kings and priests goes back to Moses being given the recipe by God himself.

Through history, the tradition and recipe passed down through the Egyptians and remained unchanged until the coronation of Charles I in 1626, after Elizabeth I complained to her maids, saying “Away! The oil is stinking!” Charles I therefore set to having a more nasal friendly ungent produced, and this has survived to this day, and will be used at the coronation of the next monarch. Occasionally it is found to have dried to the point that only a tiny amount remains at which point the perfumier uses that to feed the new batch, the same way a sourdough baker would take dough from an aged batch to produce a superior product.

But enough of the oil – once I’d crafted that, it needed a suitably noble vessel to offer it in. Step forward, from many years ago, violet glass. Violet glass was used by the Egyptians, along with gold glass to store their most treasured possessions around 1550 B.C. Such is the magick of this glass, that it not only keeps the contents at the original state indefinitely, it has actually been found to improve said contents … This is achieved by blocking destructive light from passing through the glass.

For some reason, violet glass fell out of wide spread use for centuries, although its value was known and revered by alchemists in the Middle Ages, and it seems its properties were a closely guarded secret. Possibly the cost put it beyond it being an everyday commodity. Whatever the reason, it started to be produced industrially in small quantities by artisans, who recognised the amazing properties this glass possesses.

So this is what I’ve decided to use for my oil, and you can be assured that you will be buying a premium product in premium packaging. I would describe it as a marriage made in Aaru, the Egyptian version of Heaven (Also known as The Elysian Fields in Greek mythology).

I have to admit to being quite tempted by the Egyptian gold option too, so it’s likely that if you wish to purchase this oil in a larger size, the 30 ml size will be offered with that as a choice.

And it’s infinitely more affordable than spritzing yourself with the perfume blended by Roja, which is said to be the closest a perfumier has come to the same precious oil in fragrance. If you fancy trying that, it will set you back around £795, but at least the promotional bottle is quite impressive … It needs to be

Crown your success with this amazing anointing oil with Royal history!

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There are many, many recipes for crown of success oil, but if you want to go for the one that beats them all, then the product I’m working on at the minute is the go to, definitive article.

Through research over lots of caffeine and nicotine, I happened across the recipe that was used for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II back in 1953. Not only that, this closely guarded elixir is produced from a recipe that goes back to the 17th century, if not before. It is a truly magickal secret … When the next coronation takes place, this is pretty close to what will be used for the anointing of the next monarch. This is considered to be such a personal moment, that even in this day and age, it is kept private, and not shown anywhere. Who knew the monarchy had a little hoodoo in them?

I’ve felt a little like the sorcerer’s apprentice slaving away to get this one just right, but the effort is more than worth it.

One of the extra precious ingredients that goes into this is 100% pure Bulgarian rose otto, grown in the beautiful valley of roses that lies between Kazanlak and Karlovo in Bulgaria.

The reason that this oil is so sought after and precious is that it takes 2 MILLION blooms to produce just 1,000 mls of rose otto. It is gently steam distilled to retain every last liquid gold drop of oil and fragrance, and produces an elixir that smells like Heaven itself.

Of course there are other ingredients that go into my little vial of magick, but this is the one that sets it above anything else that you can buy out there.

I’m really proud of this one, and excited to be able to share it with you.

So if there are any areas that you are looking for just that little extra boost to totally rock up your success, be it creative, financial or maybe in love, you can rest assured that this one will help you to reach your potential.

OK, I’m off now to do some more blending, with my little pointy sorcerer’s hat on. Let me know if you’ve used crown of success oil in the past, and the experiences you’ve had with it! Who knows – I might be able to label my bottles “By Royal Appointment” one day … After all, Queen Elizabeth I employed the services of magician/scientist/astrologer Dr John Dee!