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Black Cat Oil

Black Cat Oil

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Black Cat Oil was created to honor the spirit of the black cat and invite its power and luck into your life. As always, we have made our Black Cat Oil with natural essential oils and botanicals and included several hairs from an all black cat who has brought much luck and love into the life of one of our friends. Our Black Cat Oil is the perfect oil for dressing lucky pocket pieces and gambling charms. The oil can also be used for dressing candles in the form of cats, or regular candles in the colors of green (for money and gambling), red (for fast luck and love), black or white (for clearing a jinxed or crossed condition). Use it anytime you need some extra luck in your life and to call upon the aid of the black cat.

Perhaps no other creature within folklore has such disparate opinions surrounding it as the black cat. Though commonly considered an ill omen within some Western folklore traditions, in parts of Great Britain and Scotland the arrival of a black cat brings prosperity and good luck. Sailors and fishermen would often keep a black cat as a luck bringing passenger on their ships while at sea for good luck, and it was believed that to hear the ship's cat meow was a sign of trouble in the journey ahead. As an extension of the protection and luck it bestowed upon seafarers, their wives would often keep a black cat in their homes to ensure the safe return of their husbands.

In Southern Hoodoo and Conjure traditions the symbolism of the black cat is considered a powerful gambling aid which brings success and good fortune in games of chance. The black cat is considered such a powerful creature that many Southern folk tales and blues songs abound about the proper way to go about obtaining a magical black cat bone which, among other things, had the ability to make one invisible. Unfortunately for the cat, this often involved boiling the poor creature alive at midnight in a cemetery. It is interesting to note though, that in many Southern traditions, to harm or kill a black cat was concurrently believed to bring ill fortune upon the perpetrator and to call upon the Devil’s wrath.

In Europe during the Middle Ages black cats were believed to be a disguise for the devil, the familiars of witches, or witches themselves who had taken on the form of the cat. This belief has inspired much hatred and violence towards these wonderful felines over time, and is the inspiration for the iconic images of black cats commonly found in decorations during the Halloween season. For its associations with witches, shape shifting, and familiars the adherents of many current witchcraft traditions revere the black cat as a creature of power and beauty.

Salem Conjure Co. brand oils are hand blended from the finest natural botanicals and resins, blessed and empowered for ritual use, and never include fillers or synthetic fragrances. 

15 ml glass bottle

Though our oils are traditionally crafted, ritually blessed, and prayed over we always recommend that you add your own prayer, petitions, ritual, and magic to personalize and strengthen your work and the desired outcome.

Magic opens a door and lays a path. It is up to you to walk through that door and walk the path provided. In other words, you must not rely on magic alone, but also take the necessary actions in your life required towards manifesting the results you desire to see.

Our oils are not intended for consumption. They are created as curio items and presented for their folkloric and historic value.

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