Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Welcome Boos and Ghouls! I'm excited to be able to join you on the blog tour! Today, I think I'm going to tell you the story of how John de Conqueror beat the Devil in West Hell (and stole his daughter, too!) Anything with Hell or the Devil is canon Halloween material, in my opinion!
First a bit about Conjure Oils. It is, at heart, an old time Southern style Hoodoo shop. Sure, we make-fancy pants perfumes and Witch-worthy magical oils but our roots are squarely in Hoodoo and Lukumi.
Now, one of the most potent and famous herbs is called John the Conqueror root (pronounced "conker") It's the root of impomea jalapa, a relative of the Morning Glory and sweet potato and has had its praises sung in many a blues song. It has a smoky, deep woody smell and the appearance of a brown, shriveled testicle. The testicle connection is of little coincidence - John the Conqueror roots are renown for their love and lust drawing properties. They are also carried for any endeavor where having "a pair" might come in handy: gambling luck, mastery, success, fertility and fortitude.
Indeed, John the Conqueror is an intriguing figure! Thanks for letting me share some fun folklore with you! Have a great Halloween!
Conjure Oils is giving away a 5ml bottle of perfume or ritual oil of your choosing! That's right; pick any 5ml off the site! We have some spooky Hallows blends, or maybe you'll want to try out High John the Conqueror oil in the Hoodoo collection for yourself! It's completely up to you!
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Be sure to check out Scott Noir, Published Author of Erotica, Studly Man, "Smoldering Prose" He's next up on the Blog Tour!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Just a heads up, that I will be the featured blogger on October 23rd in the 13 Days of Halloween blog tour as one of the "metaphysical experts" (meep! :D) Maybe I'll tell the tale of how Big John the Conqueror beat the Devil in West Hell... We shall see!
Either way, be sure to check in that day because not only will I be sharing some spooky goodness, but Conjure Oils will be giving away a 5ml from the Hallows line of the winner's choosing! Details will be posted on the day of the blog tour, so stay tuned!
Here's the blog tour line up
Day 1 Oct. 19
Amy Williamson *Hostess with the Mostest* ParaScream Radio, Stage Actress, TV Personality, League of Extraordinary Women of Paranormal and Horror
Day 2 Oct. 20
Jo Lynne Valerie *Hostess with the Mostest* Paranormal Author, ParaGoddess, TV/Radio
Day 3 Oct. 21
Larissa Sarah *Featured Blogger*
Day 4 Oct. 22
Monica Koetz *Featured Blogger*
Day 5 Oct. 23
Conjure Oils *Featured Metaphysical Expert*
Day 6 Oct. 24
Scott Noir *Published Author of Erotica, Studly Man, "Smoldering Prose"
Day 7 Oct. 25
Fan Spotlight Day
Featuring: Psyche Soul Goddess *ParaGoddess In Training*
Featuring: Lily Oak *Publisher of Hope Open, owner of HedgeWitchery Books*
Day 8 Oct. 26
Kayleigh Jamison *Published Author, Spiritual Woman, Bookish Diva*
Day 9 Oct. 27
Intense Whisper *Featured Blogger*
Day 10 Oct. 28
Donna Carrick *Published Author of Fiction, Active Participant of #WriteChat on Twitter, Huge Hearted Gal*
Day 11 Oct. 29
Dyan Garris *Featured Blogger Visionary Mystic & Author of the Award Winning Finalist Money and Manifesting *
Day 12 Oct. 30
Women of Esoterica *Featured Paranormal Expert*
Day 13 Oct. 31
*Featured Actor, Acting Coach Helping Other Actors Create Magic in Their Performances*
Friday, October 15, 2010
What a month! I got sick on the first of October and am only now starting to feel human again. Thank you to everyone who sent me good vibes; I needed them! (and apologies to the folks who missed us at the Halloween Bazaar. We'll catch you next year!)
We're getting caught up on orders (done up to September 22nd!) and today I had the opportunity to post a couple updates that have been waiting in the wings for my health to improve.
So, to the updates!
HERE LIES... Limited Edition - This Weekend ONLY.
With only 13 available, these will be on sale through Monday (or until stock is depleted) so that they may be readied to ship for a timely Halloween arrival!
5ml of spooky brew delivered in a hand painted and stamped wooden coffin (by Vajra) complete with a personalized tombstone label on the 5ml. Please let us know the name you'd like to appear on your tombstone! :)
a tip of the Baron's top hat to the mortal coil that we all inevitably must shed...Chthonic black patchouli, bruised plum, decaying wood, grave moss, pooling red amber, withering ghost white myrrh resin and post mortem vanilla blossoms.
The Coffin is a definite collectors item and perfect for future pip storage!
New additions to both the Miss Lucy and the Whore on Tour series!
Miss Lucy's Simply Batty!
Just shy of six months old and vying for a career as a spokesmodel for Conjure Oils! This month we celebrate Miss Lucy's pouty first visit to the pumpkin patch!
Pumpkin custard, golden amber honey, crisp crimson autumn leaves falling slowly in the afternoon sunlight and spiced apple cider warmed with vanilla syrup.
The Whore on Tour - The Middle East
This October, our heroine makes her way from the South of France to the lush pomegranate groves of the Iranian plateau. Here, she'll bask in the sun, savor the juicy garnet arils and fill her sketchbook with still life drawings of fruit heavy on the tree and the mythological meanderings of Mesopotamian underworld deities.
Deep pomegranate, raspberry patchouli, kush, musk rose, tiare, vanilla cream, date sugar and fresh black fig.
Wicked Whips of the West - Sugar Scrubs! The preview is on - this weekend only!
Wicked Whips of the West
Whipped Sugar Scrubs - 8oz jar - $29.50
PREVIEW - Made in a very limited quantity. Available while supplies last.
These Wicked Whips are nothing short of amazing!
In each 8 ounce jar, you're treated to a sensual sugar scrub with the delightful texture of marshmallow creme and the exfoliating power of pure cane sugar. It leaves your skin gorgeously soft and wonderfully perfumed.
Black Cat Crossed My Path
Black vanilla, blacker amber and blackest patchouli, sugar peach, midnight musk and sweet cream
Thirteen vanillas, butter cream, angel food cake and layers of heavenly coconut cream
Cyanide Crumpets & Nightshade Jam
Toasted crumpets slathered in almond butter and seeded blackberry and nightshade berry jam.
A butter cream vanilla cupcake drizzled with caramel sauce and served with espresso and a devilish grin.
Let us now have a moment of silence for the Whore of Babylon in the Mythos collection, as she won't be returning from the Tour. (The Tour will continue, however!)
And that's about it! Here's to health, hauntings, and a wonderfully fragrant Halloween!