This is the basic recipe I use, from my own book of shadows, to create a
Commanding Oil; and this recipe has worked successfully for me.
Herbs: calamus root and licorice root– other plants with strong commanding
properties may include vetiver and bergamot, which is a good commanding herb
for matters pertaining to finances
Oils: you can use as a base– olive oil, baby oil (unscented), or mineral oil;
for a commanding oil of malevolent intentions, use castor oil
Combine and crush your chosen
herbs in a mortar and pestle, add them to the oil. Either heat the oil in a pot
just until you begin to smell the herbs, releasing their energy, and pour it
into a jar; or add the oil and herbs directly to a jar and leave it sit beneath
the sun or the moon for several hours.
It’s that simple.
2. Do My Bidding Spell
In order to get another person to bend to your will and do what you want, you
will create a candle spell using Commanding Oil. You will, in essence, put
yourself above your target, overpowering them magically, allowing the oil to do
1. One black candle to represent your target
2. One white candle to represent yourself
3. Commanding Oil
4. 3 straight pins
Carve the name of your target
on the black candle and anoint this candle with Commanding Oil. Insert three
straight pins an equal distance apart about an inch from the top of the candle.
Carve your own name on the white candle. You will situate these candles so that
the white candle representing you is above the black candle representing your
target. I’ve actually taken a small slip of paper and written on it exactly
what I wanted the target to do, folding it and slipping it beneath the black
You will situate these candles
so that the white candle is positioned above the black candle. As the black
candle burns down, the straight pins will eventually begin to fall, and as they
do, so too, the will of your target will crumble.