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Making Holy Oil

04 May 2016 08:28 #1 by Juniper
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Good morning all,

I don't have lily oil. Is there an oil I can substitute for lily oil in making an anointing oil?

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04 May 2016 12:35 #2 by Friday
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Lily oil is a synthetic fragrance oil (except for extremely rare situations, and even then it doesn't smell like the 'lily' most have in mind). So we aren't working with the plant energies of lily so much as we are working with the associations and correspondences of lily. It has long been associated with the sacred, especially the sacred feminine, and with holy places, churches and blessings. The fragrance of lily (usually synthetic as above) brings many associations to mind (and spirit!).

To bring similar associations to your formula, you can substitute gardenia, jasmine (one of my favorites), apple blossom or lily of the valley. You can also make your own holy oil as described in the PaganPath article paganpath.com/study/...8-holy-oil by combining any of the recipes, or even using parts from all of the recipes!

It is perfectly acceptable to use what you have on hand, and it will not lower the quality or authenticity. In fact, using what is available is probably the most ancient tradition of all!
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04 May 2016 12:43 #3 by Juniper
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Thank you Friday, I really appreciate it :)

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05 May 2016 11:35 #4 by Ouroboros
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Plain Olive oil, blessed and charged with intent would be OK to use.

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05 May 2016 11:37 #5 by Juniper
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Thank you Ouroboros! Should I add some vitamin E to it or is it more of a one time use oil?

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05 May 2016 15:46 #6 by Ouroboros
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I usually make it as needed, I usually only need it when I am doing candle magick and then I usually add the appropriate essential oil to match the intent of the spell, It cuts down on the cost of the essential oils. I would use it as a one time oil as it will go rancid quickly/

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05 May 2016 20:35 #7 by Friday
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I squeeze out the contents of one 200 IU to 500 IU capsule per half ounce (Tablespoon) of olive oil I wish to keep preserved for altar and magickal use.

On a side note, for nutrition and preservation I add vitamin E to most of my cooking oils too. One capsule to a 16 ounce bottle of canola is good, and for delicate oils like sesame, avocado, olive, etc. I add more.
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06 May 2016 07:27 #8 by Juniper
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Thank you again Friday :) I am learning so much.

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06 May 2016 14:25 #9 by Ouroboros
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That is interesting Friday, I never thought of putting it in my cooking oils, I'm going to have to buy some Vit. E. Good for the skin too.

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