Special Oil No. 20

I’m just going to come right out and say this. Special Oil No. 20 is the most useful conjure oil you’re ever going to come across. It can be used for everything except cursing. Period.

Special Oil No 20 goes by a number of different names. Wick Oil, Brown Oil and Candle Oil are the most common alternative names for this formula.

Special Oil No. 20 Recipe

Special Oil No. 20 is made from vanilla and patchouli

The recipe for this is the essence of simplicity. If your learning how to make conjure formula this should be the second oil you learn to make (the first being High John the Conquer Oil). You only need two ingredients to make this formula:

  • Patchouli
  • Vanilla

Yes, that’s it.

Making Special Oil No. 20

So the formula is super simple, what’s the best way to make the oil itself? Well there’s a few ways I can think of to put this most useful of oils together.

The most common way would be to use essential oils in a carrier of almond or jojoba oil or some other non mineral oil. There’s also no such thing as a pure vanilla essential oil so you’ll have to use extract which can be expensive (but not always).

So if you happen to be a male under the age of 40 and reading this blog you can just go into wherever you get dressed and grab that bottle of patchouli oil you always wear too much of (you know it’s true, c’mon and I can smell you down the hall) and drop about as much as you wear on any given day into a bottle. Give it a few drops of vanilla extract and top it with carrier and your good to go.

You could also do a warm maceration of some patchouli leaves in carrier oil and drip some vanilla extract in and that would work as well. Just setup a double boiler and pack as much patchouli into the carrier as you can and heat it on low for an hour. When it’s done filter our the herbs and drip some vanilla in until you get the smell you want. This method won’t make a very strong smelling oil, but you could always go back to the bottle on your dresser and beef it up.

The old school way was probably either a series of warm macerations to get the patchouli smell up followed by putting a vanilla bean pod in the bottle and letting it sit until it got a nice brown color.

Tailoring The Oil To Your Specific Needs

For the budget sorcerer there’s no better oil to have on hand than Special Oil No. 20. With what most people have in their pantry you can focus the powers of this oil to a laser point. So it’s a good idea if you’re just starting out in the conjure practices to get or make a big damn bottle of this stuff.

So that being the case let me talk here for a moment about some of the things you can do with this oil to tailor it to your specific situation.

Money Drawing & Money Stay With Me

Use the oil as is. Or you could pour off a small amount into a dram bottle and add a pinch of any of the following herbs:

  • Cinnamon – draws money, adds a little heat to make things happen faster, helps with protection.
  • Allspice berries – if you’ve got a business your drawing money for.
  • Thyme – use in addition to one of the others to ensure you keep the money that comes in.

Love Drawing

Use the oil as is. Or add a pinch of some of the following herbs to a small bottle to focus it:

  • Cardamom Seeds – used to draw a new lover, with the patchouli this will probably be pretty passionate.
  • Rose – ok not a kitchen spice but easily available. Cut a bud on a walk and add the flowers.

Home Blessings

Use as is. Also you could add any of the following:

  • Basil – for peace in the home and protection.
  • Rosemary – for peace, especially when mixed with basil. Add some Sandalwood and you’ve got a simple peaceful home trio as is. Also good to keep your marriage faithful.


Use as is or add any of the following:

  • Anise Seed – protection from the evil eye, add some rue if you got it.
  • Ginger – add it to the above to heat up the protection.

Clearly The Most Useful Oil

So there’s some thoughts on Special Oil No. 20 and all that it can do. Really for bang for you buck there’s nothing better. Also as an oil to practice your tricks with there’s not much else you’ll be able to get so much mileage out of.

If you have any other ideas or uses don’t hesitate to speak up in the comments!

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