Firey Wall of Protection Oil

K. Sis. Nicole T.N. Lasher
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SmokeThis oil is used for general but intense protection.  You can put it in the corners or the bottom left corner of doorways of places you want to keep negative/inappropriate energy or people out of, or neutralize them if you have to let them in (such as in a workplace).  It is also used for literal protection in dangerous situations.  Additionally, it is used to dress candles for spells of protection.


  • a small piece of jet or black obsidian
  • 9 peppercorns or 3 long peppers
  • a handful each of dragon’s blood and frankincense
  • a little bit of gum arabic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper, hot paprika, or hot chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt or gray salt
  • a pinch of craft quality sand, diamond dust, or fine powdered glass
  • extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil

After doing the appropriate offerings or observances, put the jet in a medium jar (around 250 ml.)

Grind the peppercorns or long peppers, dragon’s blood, frankincense, and bay leaves in a mortar and pestle.

Put that and the rest of the ingredients in the jar.  Then fill the jar the rest of the way with olive or coconut oil.

Pass the jar through Eshu smoke, and then close it.

Wrap the jar in a black cloth, and hide it in a safe place for 3 months.  By hide, I mean hide.  It gets part of its protective energy from being protected.

Give the first doses to Eshu and Shango.


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  1. Thank you for sharing this information. I would like to ask if it would be appropriate for white, non-hoodoo practitioners to make variations of these oils under the guidance of their own spirits/ancestors? If so, would it be better to give a bit to Eshu and Shango in gratitude, or to not involve them in any way due to the lack of a pre-existing relationship? Thank you.

    • Thank you for your question, EH. 🙂
      Firey wall of protection is not specific to Hoodoo. This is a Hoodoo version of it ceremonially but the formula and ceremony can be adapted to your belief system and even regionally available ingredients and cultural symbolism. Like in some places, zhug is a fire related herb that would be important to have in protection. In other places, lava rocks, and in others still, chilis that are specifically dried in the sun. Use what works for your people, and call the associated Gatekeeper and fire deities you already have a relationship with.

  2. Thank you so much Sheloya! 🙂

    • It’s my pleasure, EH. This was an excellent question. With some things one can sort of wing it or adapt it easily, and with some things one can’t. Generally though, one of the reasons we share these things is because even if the specifics will vary from place to place, the essential principles are the same. Especially when we’re talking African and diaspora magic, these are often remarkably well preserved versions of very old workings that can serve as templates or guides where some traditions have been lost.

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