Hope your summer is going great so far! People often asks how we do things... oil making is definitely one of those things that people ask about. I thought using our new Holy Spirit Psalm Oil as an example would be a good way to explain how we do it. We have this oil available both on the website and in our Etsy shop.
First, new products are added as we see a need for them. Nothing we sell at www.spellmaker.com is arbitrary. Nearly every product has been created because a number of people asked for it. Obviously, since 1995 there has been a lot of asking.
There is a lot of interest in the Psalms of the Bible both for religious and magickal reasons. The idea was born to make an oil that could be used both ways; it is appropriate for religious practices and also for magickal practices. All of the nine ingredients in the oil are mentioned somewhere in the Bible. This includes things like mustard seed, rose, olive oil, etc.
Second, with all of our oils, there is a "mother." The mother is the first batch of the oil with all of its herbs, stones, resins, etc. Usually this is made in a glass jar of some kind. Every Spellmaker oil that you have used had a mother. Naturally, over the almost 20 years, the mother has been absorbed into most of the oils but we continue to use the same containers and keep the essence of the oil alive over the years.
With the Holy Spirit Psalm oil, we started out with our dry ingredients not mixed with the wet ingredients. Everthing was consecrated and dedicated separately and left to absorb the consecration energy for three days. On the third day, the ingredients were mixed and two jars of mother oil were made. These were then left for 7 days to steep and create their own spectacular energy. The oil turned out to be amazing!!
This oil is great for praying with the Psalms in a religious way and in a magickal way (and we provide you with a PDF of the Book of Psalms and also a PDF of how to use the oil in candle burning as well as with certain affirmations that go with certain Psalms). It is also perfect for protection, blessing, anointing... just about anything, really, for which you would want to use a good all-purpose oil.
If you have a problem with things of a "Christian" nature, then all I can say is don't use it! But remember, the Psalms, historically speaking, predate the birth of Jesus. In fact, many theologists, including yours truly, see some of it as a prediction of the birth of Jesus. But that is a discussion for another day, I suppose.
Magickal usage of the Psalms has been around for more years than any of us really know. Particular Psalms are prayed for particular things. Many books have been written about the magickal usages of the Psalms! If you look at the page referenced above where the Psalm oil is listed on our website, and take a look at the document about Candle Burning and Affirmations, you will get the idea how the Psalms are used in magickal practices. (It's free to download the documents.)
Anyway, hope this gives you an idea of how we have always made our oils!
Love, light, and peace,
Mambo Samantha Corfield