One of my YouTube viewers asked for a video on how to make "Santa Muerte Oil" - so this is for her!
While you might say that all of the oils on my site are "Santa Muerte oils", I have seen pure "Santa Muerte Oil" and "Santa Muerte Powder" for sale online and in stores - so I decided to put this page together to explain how a Santa Muerte devotee might make and use their own Santa Muerte oil and Santa Muerte powder.
Santa Muerte Powder
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Powder Instructions -
At your Santa Muerte altar in the glow of the white candle's flame, grind together approximately equal parts of herbal ingredients into a powder. Copal is often sold as a chunk of resin, which may be difficult to grind in a mortar and pestle, but freezing the copal will make grinding easier.
As you grind the herbal ingredients, recite and meditate on the Santa Muerte magick prayer found below. Praying over the herbs while you grind them into powder will help you focus the energy of the potion toward your desired intent of working successfully with the Santa Muerte. Be careful of breathing in the dust of the herbs as you grind, as it may cause irritation.
Transfer to the mini-mason jar or other container, and leave in the light of your white candle until the candle burns to completion. Label the jar or container.
To use powder, recite the Santa Muerte magick prayer included below while you sprinkle in areas where you want to invite the spirit and energy of Santa Muerte, our Most Holy Saint Death. Sprinkle in living areas to destroy negativity, in areas of business to destroy barriers to financial success, under the bed to eliminate obstacles keeping you from finding a lover, etc.
When you want to invite the spirit and energy of the Santa Muerte into a space, but can't build a physical altar, sprinkle this powder as you focus on inviting the Santa Muerte into the area, and recite the below included magick prayer.
Santa Muerte Oil
You Will Need -
Oil Instructions -
At your Santa Muerte altar in the glow of the white candle's flame, combine in your mini-mason jar or other magick oil container your Santa Muerte powder and mamey bone carrier oil. There is no rule as to how much powder you should add to the oil, but a ratio of about 10% powder to 90% oil will do just fine.
Stir or mix until all dry powder is incorporated. As you do that, continue to recite the Santa Muerte magick prayer (found below) over your potion while meditating on the intent of working successfully with the Santa Muerte.
Leave in the light of your white candle until the candle burns to completion. Label the jar or container.
Store your new batch of magick oil for at least 10 days in a cool, dark place before use to allow the carrier oil enough time to absorb the energies of the dry ingredients. During this time, you can periodically mix the ingredients as you pray the Santa Muerte magick prayer and focus on the magickal intent behind the potion. Your oil is ready for magickal work after the 10th day. Continue to store in a cool, dark place when not in use.
To use oil, recite the Santa Muerte prayer while you anoint areas where you want to invite the spirit and energy of the Santa Muerte, and while you anoint items you want to bless in Santa Muerte's name. Anoint areas of your home or business for general protection and blessings. Anoint items that you want the Santa Muerte to cleanse, make magickal, or protect.
As like with the powder formula above, this oil works great when you want to invite the spirit and energy of the Santa Muerte into a space, but can't build a physical altar.
Santa Muerte Magick Prayer
"Holy Death, of love and grace,
I call your love into this place.
Bless this potion in your name,
all it touches, bless the same."
1/30/2019 04:48:58 pm
Do you know where I can get the Mamey bone oil? It is unavailable from Amazon.
1/24/2021 11:04:56 am
Is Virgin Coconut Oil acceptable?
@JoshuaCarredo - If virgin coconut oil is all you have access to, then this would be an acceptable substitution. Ultimately, as long as you can connect the ingredient to the intent, then you would be justified in using it. The reason why I suggest an oil made from the "bone", or inner seed, of a fruit plant, is to represent the body of Santa Muerte, which is made of bone, and the intent of this recipe is to create an oil that is related to Santa Muerte as much as possible.
1/31/2022 07:50:56 pm
I purchase it from Amazon under Sapote Bone Oil. Hope that helps
1/4/2020 05:41:00 pm
In a bind,No money n simple home items only how can I make something not having all these ingredients.
7/6/2021 05:00:56 pm
6/27/2020 01:04:23 am
I would like to know what herbs, oils and incense are used for fixing candles as well as Santa muerte statues. I would prefer to do it myself as I feel it to be more personal coming from me.
There are many formulas. You can use the same herbs and oils called for in a petition, or the general Santa Muerte powder / oil which is explained at the top of this page. For a very basic fixing, pure basil herb will work fine, so would anointing the candle / statue with a few drops of olive oil, castor oil, OR sunflower oil. The people who dress candles and statues for a living usually have their own special blend or recipe that they use. At one botanica (spiritual supply shop) in Tijuana, I saw a woman fix candles and small items with a blend that included rainbow cake sprinkles, and at another botanica I saw a candle fixed with a seed or bead pressed into the wax at the top of the candle - usually it was a "rosary pea", an "evil eye bead", OR a simple corn seed. It was also common to see cologne or perfume, like "Florida water" or "Siete Machos", spritzed over the item. There is really no wrong way to fix a candle or statue, as long as your intent is clear. I encourage you to experiment with recipes until you find one that resonates most with you.
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