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***If you are unfamiliar with High John Oil, please see THIS article before proceeding.


When making my High John Oil, first, I gathered my ingredients onto my altar.  Then I took "John," my High John root, out of his home on the altar. I, then, placed him by my materials so that he could "watch."  I took a moment to explain to John what I was going to do, and how this oil would be used to feed him among other things.   


Then I took a white taper candle and lit it, holding it in the air, I imagined powerful, steady engergy pouring into the flame from all around.  Then, I used this candle to light my "Master Candle."  This oil feels very personal to me, and I wanted some of my "essence" to imbue it, through my Master Candle.



My Recipe::


Almond Oil Base - 6 oz.

High John the Conqueror Chips - Handful

Dragon's Blood Resin Powder - couple pinches

Frankincense Essential Oil - 10 drops

Cedar Chip - 1 Large


I added the High John chips, first, while telling John exactly what I was doing.  Then I let them just sit there for a few minutes, soaking up the oil and spreading their energy. 




Then I added the Dragon's Blood resin, the Frankincense oil, and the cedar chip to the mix.  The Dragon's blood resin turned the oil a nice dark pink shade, and the cedar chip should continue to color it a bit over the next few days.  The whole time I kept talking to John.




When all was said and done, I let everything sit for about ten minutes, then I extinguished my Master Candle, and put John back in his home, assuring him that he would soon have the new oil we had made.


Now, my High John oil is sitting on my altar, where it will remain for the next week or so, while it *matures*.  Then it will be put to good use, often. 

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Comment by Elise on April 2, 2011 at 18:55

Thanks for the info, Strata... The only cedar I've ever seen is the ones we have at our country house, and it's not red... I didn't know there was red cedar... I'll go to bed a little less ignorant tonight! :)


I wonder if red sandalwood would have the same dyeing effect?... Dragon's blood, I had thought about, though. I love the stuff. :D

Comment by Strata on April 2, 2011 at 15:25

Joe -- What can I say.. I likes my John like I likes it! :P


Elise..ummm... regular cedar??... the red kind... lol  It should darken the oil a bit...but it's still experimental, as this is the first time I have ever made High John Oil. :) 


Gray -- let us know how it goes.. :) 

Comment by VLM on April 2, 2011 at 15:12
Oak..  C'mon...  All the good stuff is in the back.

Besides... sometimes size does matter ;)  Those who say otherwise don't have a massive John ;)
Comment by Oakthorne on April 2, 2011 at 8:39
*snerks* Strata's High John is indeed well endowed. :D I was there when she and Shawn bought them, and it was all very shady - the man had to go into the back, where the bigger ones were kept! :D
Comment by Grayson on April 2, 2011 at 2:39
Dragons blood? Bloody dragons blood????????
There is me soaking blueberries in oil to try and colour oil purple, and you know what I got? Oily blueberries, in clear oil!!! And Lo and behold, what did I buy in my last online magic shopping trip? 3 million tons of dragons blood!!!!
Well, I know what I'll be doing this evening, giving my john a little red gift.
Thanks for the idea strata, (",)
Comment by Elise on April 2, 2011 at 0:20

I cannot wait to have my own "cooking" ingredients already!!

*casts longing look at Strata's oil*

That looks great! (And your John is big! Mine is less than an inch, he fits in a walnut shell LOL)

The cedar you used... What type is it, that it will dye the oil some more? This might sound silly, but the only cedar I'm familiar with is brown. Unless you used the flowerbed variety? *puzzled*

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