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Ochun’s Pumpkin Milk Bath

 1 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or allspice

Blend all ingredients in a  container until is well mixed. Pour contents into an airtight container. Add 1/2 cup of mixture to your warm bath water. Keep stored in a container in the refrigerator until needed. Will last 3 days in the refrigerator.

Ochun Love Oil

photo credit Frances Osborne Austin Tx

Freshly Made Oshun (Ochun) Love Oil

Oshun (Ochun) Love Oil. The Yoruban goddess Oshun has many names. She has 16 caminos (roads, pathways). Her name is linked with love, beauty, sexuality and fresh water. Oshun is worshipped because She rules the rivers, ponds and other forms of fresh water that sustain life. Her influences are the aspects of love, flirtation, sensuality, beauty and the arts.  Streams, rivers, lakes and waterfalls are sacred to her.

Spells for Oshun would include love, relationship, and marriage spells. If you are doing a marriage spell, be sure to include Shango in your spell because Oshun was once married to Shango.

Oshun Oil is made for people who want to draw in the energy of Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Sexuality. There are many ways you can use this oil. The oil can be used to anoint yourself or dress a candle.

Suggestions for using Oshun Oil:

  • Gather 5 sunflowers, place them in a vase with fresh water and pour in a bit of the Oshun Oil. Place the flowers in the center of your home.
  • Mix Oshun Oil into some of her favorite foods such as oranges and honey and place it on your altar.
  • Pour 5 drops in a bowl of spring water and leave it by the front door in order to draw in her energy.
  • Anoint 5 chakra points on your body.
  • Pour 5 drops into your bath.
  • If you were born under the sign of Libra, there is a good chance that you would connect well with Oshun.

Recipe Suggestions for Oshun Love Oil (offsite links)

Oshun Incense Recipe and Oshun Oil Recipe

Oshun’s Prosperity Oil

Jinx Removing Bath

Wake up very early in the morning – preferably before dawn and begibn your ritual:

You will first shower with the Rue or Hyssop Bath (recipe and directions below).

Using the Jinx Removing Envelope. Take the envelope of bath herbs and boil them, then strain them. Add a pinch of the Salt crystals until they dissolve. The Jinx Removing Herbal Bath Mix comes in an envelope and can be purchased at most botanicas.  There are several companies that make it.  If the packaging is in Spanish, it will be called “Quita Maledicion.”

Rue Soap and Hyssop Bath:

You will alternate each day (for 9 days) between the Rue and the Hyssop bath.

To make and use the Rue Bath: The recipe is as follows.  Use  dried Rue.  Take  2 teaspoons of rue and add it to a half gallon of water.  Boil  for 10-15 minutes and let it cool.  You can strain the plant material out if you desire.  (Straining out the herb will  After your bath or shower, pour the liquid (starting at your head) over your body and leave it there. As you do that you will pray Psalm 37 or read the prayer in the back of the Jinx Removing Envelope.

To Make and Use Hyssop Bath: Measure out 1 tbsp Hyssop. Add hyssop to a 2-quart pitcher and pour boiling water over it. Stir and then leave to steep for at least 15 minutes. Allow time to cool and then strain out the hyssop before use. Repeat this for each day of the uncrossing ritual. Pray Psalm 51 while you are over the bathwater. You may set a white candle if you’d like.

Further Reading: Some general directions/tips on spiritual bathing

Magic Spells Using Baths

Other Articles of Interest


Tell Me The Truth! Candle Spell

Gather the following:

Purple candle

Orange Candle

Brown paper and pen.  Preferably, the pen should be a purple ink pen.

Compelling Truth Oil

Psychic Herb Mix (Clary Sage herb. mugwort, celery seed)

Inscribe your target’s name on the purple candle.  This is your domination, compelling and controlling candle. Dress the candle with Compelling Truth Oil (click here for offsite recipe)

Inscribe your name on the orange candle. This is your “eye opener” candle that will allow you to know the truth when you see it or hear it from your target. The combination of the orange candle and the psychic herbs will help enhance your psychic abilities and give you prophetic, divinatory dreams.  Through this, you “know” the truth when this person speaks it.  You will be able to know they are not lying to you. The person may tell you the truth in real life, face to face; or, they may tell it to you in a dream.

Write down the person’s name nine times on the paper. Cross over the nine names with your own name, in a crisscross manner. This is a dominating act — you are dominating them, controlling them. Place the paper on a table and stand the lighted purple candle on it. When you light the purple candle, forcefully and authoritatively chant:

I command you, I compel you!
I command you, I compel you!
(name of person) Tell me the truth!

Now light the orange candle. Pray the following two Bible Verses….

Zechariah 8:16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;

Ephesians 4:25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Burn the candle for seven days an inch or so at a time. After the seven days, scrape up the leftovers and dispose it off at the crossroads near your home.

Banishing Oil

This is the banishing oil that I use and trust me it works!


-1/2 oz olive oil 7 drops pepper oil (add cayenne pepper to olive oil if you wish)
-10 drops peppermint oil – or peppermint essence from icing part of a grocers plus olive oil.
-12 drops of rue or rosemary oil. You can add rue or rosemary to olive oil and put in a warm
place for 3 days and strain or buy the essential oil.
-Some crushed black peppercorns
-15 drops of pine oil or some pine needles stepped in olive oil for 3 days in warm place and strained.
Or pine essential oil. One obsidian or black onyx stone or a small black pebble.
Blend together in an eggcup and put In a clean brown or dark medicine bottle.

Hot Foot Powder Spell

Use Hot Foot powder to rid yourself of enemies and unwanted persons. Sprinkle the powder on the path of someone you wish to move far away from you (a form of foot track magic).. Hot Foot places a spell on your adversary, so that he becomes agitated and unable to ever settle down. Some of some of the effects of hot foot include restless wandering and and inability to settle in any one spot.

For a really great spell, see Hot Foot Powder Candle Ritual http://blackmagicsecrets.com/blog/magick/magick-paths/black-magick-path/hot-foot-powder-candle-ritual/

Use hot foot powder on enemies, bullies, or abusers. It also works well for solicitors, door to door salespeople, the jilted lover who wont take the hint, and other everday nuisances.

You can use your own prayer with hot foot, or one of two Psalms from the Bible.

Psalms 35:
[5] Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.
[6] Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

Psalms 59
[11] Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down,
O Lord our shield.
[12] For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their
pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
[13] Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God
ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
[14] And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about
the city.
[15] Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Hot Foot Powder Spell
(source: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/spells/spiritual_spells/banishing_spells/5304/page.html)


Power Enhancing Herb Jar

Power Enhancing Herb Jar

An herb jar to enhance your powers, physically, psychically, and mentally. It may be used before commencing rituals involving scrying, mirror evocation, summoning, trancing, or dream-work.

Fill a jar with a mixture of the following:

  • Cinnamon (for dream magic) [also draws money]
  • Nutmeg (for good luck) [also draws money]
  • Allspice (healing) [also draws money]
  • Ginger (lunar magic) [also increases energy]
  • Basil (protection) [also for a happy home]
  • Fennel seeds (spiritual healing) [also for psychic abilities]
  • Garlic (spiritual purification)
  • Marjoram (protection)
  • Sage (spiritual purification) [also for wisdom]
  • Cloves (protection) [also draws money]
  • Mustard seed (protection)

Fast Luck Oil


A small bottle 10 drops wintergreen oil
10 drops vanilla oil
10 drops cinnamon oil
Carrier such as almond oil
(If you wish you can suspend a small piece of
alkanet root [Bloodroot] in the bottle for a deep
red color and extra power)
You can also, for money spells, add gold or silver

Fast Luck Oil can be used in the Good Luck Spell

Follow Me Boy Oil

Follow Me Boy Oil…how to use it and how to make it.


A hoodoo recipe dating back almost 150 years. This blend is favored by prostitutes, exotic dancers and others in the sex industry for its power to attract, seduce, and enthrall. Ensures financial gain and increased profits.

Some possible ingredients for Follow Me Boy:

Rose (for love and passion)
Orris root, fennel seed or rosemary (because this is a female domination formula, these are all herbs that give women power over men)
Licorice (to coerce men into following)
Other passion-inducing herbs like juniper berry, ginger or damiana might also be added.
Other loyalty/fidelity inducing herbs like spikenard, orange flower or cumin.

“The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells” by Judika Illes  has a couple of versions of Follow Me Boy oils and perfumes.

Crown of Success Recipe

You work hard and you deserve to be successful! Get rid of the nay-sayers and give all of your spiritual efforts a lift with this traditional hoodoo oil. Crown of Success is a spiritually potent oil that will increase the success of almost any worthy effort!  Crown of Success is used for financial gain, school, or career success. This oil assists you in finding a job, getting the job, and keeping  the job.

Recipe: http://ldygry.livejournal.com/8183.html

Crown of Success & Saint Expedite Ritual http://realpagan.net/profiles/blogs/crown-of-success-amp-saint

Crown of Success http://newworldwitchery.com/2010/02/15/blog-post-13-%E2%80%93-crown-of-success/

Crown of Success can be used for career success and advancements, including obtaining promotions and greater financial benefits. One way to use Crown of Success supplies is to use Psalms such as psalm 23 or another success prayer combined with your ritual baths, candle rituals, mojo bags, etc. Anoint your hands, head,  and heart before interviews, discussions about raises,  tests or any other endeavor that you need success in.

A Good Luck Prayer Bible Verse:

Psalms 90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands— O prosper the work of our hands!

You can either soak a piece of lodestone in the oil, place it in a red pouch and carry it with you when you are job hunting or attending interviews as a successful employment charm, or use in the bath, or anoint yourself with it before any employment venture (like an interview or filling out the paperwork to start your own business), so that by immersing yourself in its magic, you literally become the charm that attracts success to you.

One Version of the Formula:

bay laurel or dried crushed bay leaves
frankincense or the powdered resin
sandalwood or the powder
vetiver or dried, powdered vetiver roots

Add the above to a blend of sunflower, olive and/or jojoba oil.

In my opinion, all good hoodoo oils should have some plant matter in them.  It is important to pray over the oil to activate its powers.  It’s like instructing the oil or telling it what it’s purpose is.  Also praying aloud lets the Divine and the spirits know how to imbue the oil with power. Crown of Success Oil may be used to strengthen any job seeking mojo bag or spell; it is a very giving formula, generous and benevolent.

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