"A famous and Very Strong All-Purpose candle-dressing oil, specifically called for by name in many old-time Hoodoo spells. The origin of the "No. 20" designation is a mystery lost to time; it may have come from a Southern root-workers' recipe book, being the Doctor's 20th and most powerful formula. For external use. Sold as a Curio only."
-- The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. catalogue
Special Oil No. 20 is the nearest thing to an "All-Purpose Dressing Oil" that we know. It is made especially for dressing candles. Some call it Wick Oil, some call it Candle Oil, and some call it Brown Oil -- but for decades, many Spiritual Workers and Candle Store Owners have kept a large bottle of Special Oil No. 20 close at hand to dress the Petition Candles and Vigil Candles that they burn for their clients. If you have read through our catalogue and are still unsure as to which Dressing Oil to buy, and you want a STRONG oil alleged to improve many types of conditions, then try Special Oil No. 20 for love, for luck, for money, for health, and for happiness.
Without a doubt, the most two common uses i have encountered for Special Oil No. 20 are as a dressing oil in hoodoo candle shops, where the glass encased vigil candles are fixed and prepared for clients, and in a speciiific type of magical rite in which offertory candles of various colours are dressed and burned on a jar of honey or other sweetener. (Read all about how to cast a sweetening spell on the page devoted to The Honey Jar Family of Magic Spells.)
Special Oil No. 20 is, as the name implies, a special blend, not a specific condition oil that is attuned to a particular form of hoodoo rootwork Due to the nature of the blend, Special Oil No. 20 is not a Crossing oil, Reversing oil, Hot-Footing oil, Banishing oil, or such. It is, rather, an all-purpose and highly valued hoodoo oil for drawing love, drawing luck, drawing money, and enhancing blessings and happiness.
Special Oil No. 20 is economical, and the reason it is cheaper per ounce than our other conjure oils is that it is the ONLY anointing oil we make with NO HERBS in it. It is still hand-made, and prayed over, like all of our faith-based products, but we save time in making it by not adding herbs. When you purchase a bottle of Special Oil No. 20 you can use it straight as it comes or you can add magical herbs to the entire bottle or to smaller portions of it, according to your specific magical needs, wishes, or desires.
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