This is the most complicated oil I’ve made yet. I used olive oil as the carrier, my gut told me that was the right choice (and anyway this isn’t an oil you would ever use as a personal fragrance–it’s got cayenne pepper in it, for one thing).
There are 3 basic categories ingredients that go into this oil: protective ingredients, ingredients to “heat up” the oil, and things that I think of as “booster” ingredients that add strength.
- Sandalwood oil
- Angelica root
- Bay leaf
- Dragon’s Blood resin
- Cayenne pepper
- Cinnamon oil
- Blessed salt
You can make your own blessed salt by praying the 23rd psalm over any type of salt. I happen to have a stash of Dead Sea salt crystals that an Etsy seller included as a freebie, so I used a couple of those. I’ve heard of rootworkers who prefer pink salt for this oil, because it’s the presence of iron oxide that makes it pink.
You can use this oil to dress candles, anoint your window and door frames, or as a component in left-handed works to protect yourself from counterattack.