Dear Ms. Q,
Yes I have been asked where does one buy the protection oil called “Fiery Wall of Protection” to seal and protect the areas of the windows and doors after one has finish with “cleansing” one’s home or sacred space.
Most shops especially those on the internet that deal with what is called “Hoodoo” products (Not to be confused with voodoo or Vodou) will sell this oil, and many of them are very reputable, making and consecrating the oil to those positive and protective spirits or angels.
According to several sources this oil is indispensable to any practioner
But if you do buy the oil either on line or in a shop (aka brick and mortar store) once you get the bottle home, say the prayer to St. Michael the Arch Angel over it as well, to make that oil more personal to you. While you do not need to call upon St. Michael's aid when using this oil to reap the spiritual benefits of its protective capabilities, it is traditional to do so. My Granny swore by it.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be my protection against the wickedness and snares of
May God rebuke him we humbly pray.
And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Power of God strike down Satan
and all evil spirits who roam about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
(State your petition here.)
By doing this then you are very assured that it is charged to reflect any and all negative attacks towards you and your loved ones in your home.
Now this does not stop those events that need to happen for one’s karmic lessons, that has to happen, and when it does you can do rituals to help ease it and/or make it clear or solvable.
You can use it as a barrier against any unknown or known spiritual attacks, by sealing windows and doors with a dab or sign of the cross in each corner and in the center.
My Granny use to do this she would dress a vigil light with this oil and set it working to keep a guardian flame to warding her home at all times. What I do is get a white glass enclosed candle and dress it with the oil especially one with an image of St. Michael and put it in a safe location where no child or animal, especially a curious kitty could not knock it over, sometimes using earthquake putty to hold it in place is a good thing if you live in an area that is known to have earthquakes
But in the long run it’s almost best to make your own oil. Now if you are pressed for time or don’t have the ingredients that I’ve listed, then for the short term purchase it from a store, until you can bring together the supplies you’ll need to make your own.
My Granny made her own that is why in many respects her garden was her supplier except for those “esoteric” supplies, and since she was also Catholic she could always go to a Catholic supply store for that.
Way back when there use to be a number of Catholic supply stores, she’d call to find out if they had what she needed and would order it. Even earlier than that, at the turn of the century (19th to 20th) a number of things could be purchased from a pharmacy or drug store because many people believed in old folk remedies, or order them through a print catalogue, I remember one such catalogue called “World Supplies, Importers of the Exotic”, and they carried a lot of strange things, but it also included resins such as Frankincense and Myrrh, and Sandalwood and it’s where I learned of such things as Dragon’s blood, swallow tongue, Rose of Jericho and Chewing John or Low John.
Many of the things you’ll need can be found in your grocery store, but some will need to be purchased either on line or from a Metaphysical shop.
The ingredients you’ll need are
1 tablespoon Frankincense resin
1 tbls Myrrh resin
A dash of Cayenne Pepper
A pinch of Rue
A dash of Sandalwood the red kind
Pinch of angelica root
1 tbls Cinnamon
1 tbls Sea or Kosher Salt or Rock Salt that has trace amounts of iron oxide in it or ordinary table salt any of them has to be blessed
A Dash of Ginger
1 Bay Laurel leaf or Bay leaf
1 Chunk tablespoon size of Dragon’s Blood resin
A Dash of Ground up red chili peppers
A Dash of Ground up black pepper
Add all of these dry ingredients to 1 to 1 and ½ cups of olive oil
The resins will be hard to grind up as a powder as it will get sticky but break them down to as small as possible, the peppers, grind up fine, the same with Rue and the Bay leaf, cinnamon can be purchased ground, if you have cinnamon sticks, use a grater to make it into fine bits, if you buy fresh ginger and angelica root, cut up a small amount to get it to dry and then grate them down finer.
To Bless the salt say the 23 psalm over it, in the Catholic bible it’s sometimes listed as the 22nd it’s the one that says “The Lord is my Shepard”. Then at the end say “I bless the salt in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen” make the sign of the cross over the salt each time you say Father, son, Holy Spirit.
You don’t need much of these ingredients to put into the olive oil in a bottle.
Do this on a Sunday, say the prayer of St. Michael as you first mix the dry ingredients together and repeat the prayer as you then slowly mix them into the olive oil.
Do this in a ceramic bowl with a wooden spoon, no metal at all.
This is your “master Oil” and should be put into a large enough bottle to hold all the contents, cap the bottle with a cork if possible, let it sit in the direct sun for several hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hottest part of the day, so that everything will merge together, then after you take it out of the sun, shake the bottle of oil every couple of hours to mix everything together.
Seal the cork with melted wax if possible to make sure that it does not come loose, if you cannot use wax, the handyman’s helper Duct Tape will work just as well. Continue to shake the bottle every few hours or so, from Sunday to the following Saturday, while saying the St. Michael prayer.
Now some people will add a couple of drops of vitamin E oil or a bit of jojoba oil, some people will do ¾ olive oil and ¾ Castor Oil to help preserve it. I’ve never had to as I’ve found that keeping it in the refrigerator between uses helps, when I plan to use it I take it out put it in a sunny window for a few hours to warm it up and it seems to work.
Now since this is a large quantity of oil, you can pour off a small amount into a small 1 dram bottle for easy use and keep the “Master bottle of oil” set aside.
When the oil in the Master bottle is nearly used up then it’s time to make some more.
In Granny’s Day such things as Ginger Root, Angelica root and chili peppers had to be bought at grocery stores especially those that dealt with either Asian or Spanish populations, and where she lived there were a number of these smaller stores, including a Jewish Kosher Market for the very Orthodox members of the Jewish community.
Fortunately there are many larger chain Grocery stores that are carrying more of these exotic things like Rue sometimes in the Spanish Market called Ruda.
Eventually I’ll give you a list perhaps on my links pages a list of herbs you should have in your kitchen or to grow in your garden or patio in pots. No matter what you should have these herbs on hand, as well as olive oil to make into oils as needed.
Granny use to have a separate cabinet in her pantry that held these things and her garden herbs were clearly labeled to not mix the herbs up. Sometimes it was too easy to mix up Marjoram with Oregano, so labling was important.
That is something you’re going to need to consider in the future Ms. Q.
But for now you can always by the herbs at the market. Just remember do not mix them in a metal bowl or with metal untinsils.
Blessings to You.