I concocted this oil during the hour of Mars this past Saturday, and the vial is currently sitting on my altar receiving an extra charge and blessing from two of the major Goddesses I work with.  During the New Moon this upcoming Wednesday, I’ll be using this oil in and on my new house to help protect it and us while we’re living there.  The recipe is below. Feel free to use it in its entirety or as a jumping point to make your own!Ailuros’ Home Protection Oil

You will need:
– 2 dram vial
– 1 old iron nail
– 3 whole cloves
– Dragon’s Blood resin
– Frankincense essential oil
– Myrrh essential oil
– Carrier oil (ex. sunflower, almond, jojoba)
– Single edge razor (use with caution)
– 3 small garnet chips (optional)
– Mortar and pestle*

During the entire process, picture each individual ingredient in your mind with the intent of protection, security and safety as you’re working with it – this will charge each ingredient as it is added to make the finished product more potent.
Use the razor to scrape shavings off the old iron nail into a small dish.  This is, admittedly, the most time-consuming part of the preparation; don’t rush it, be careful.  Scrape off enough to lightly cover the bottom of your 2 dram vial (eyeball it, it’s not an exact measurement).  Add to the vial and dispose of the razor when finished.  Grind your whole cloves in your mortar and pestle.  Place in the vial with the iron shavings.  Choose a small chunk of dragon’s blood resin that will roughly equal a 1:1 ratio with the cloves once ground; grind and add to your vial.  Add three drops each of frankincense and myrrh essential oils.  If you choose to add the 3 small pieces of garnet, add them now.  Fill the rest of the vial with a carrier oil of your choice.  Shake gently to mix.
Hold the vial between your hands or place it on the table in front of you with your palms facing the vial.  Charge for protection, safety and security.  Label and date.  Store in a cool, dark place when not in use.

Suggestions for use:
– Draw a pentagram/pentacle/protective symbol(s) on all doors leading into/out of the house
– Draw a pentagram/pentacle/protective symbol(s) on windows
– Draw an unbroken line around the outside of the house on the siding
– Trace window/door frames
– Trace a line across the bottom of windowsills
– For extra protection for kids, draw symbols on their doors/windows

Support local! If you have an occult shop near you, check with them for small vials. If you can’t find any in stores (craft stores may have them), they can be purchased from Specialty Bottle; it’s a favorite supplier site of mine.

*Tip: use a metal mortar and pestle for resins, as using resins in marble sets can damage them and get resin pieces permanently stuck in the stone. It is also easier to clean resin off metal as opposed to marble.  Speaking from experience, heh.

If you decide to experiement with your own recipe, or if you feel like tweaking mine, let me know in the comments section below – I’d love to hear your take on it!

Brightest and Darkest Blessings