Crossing oils have been used in Hoodoo for working against your enemies or those who mean you harm. Used for laying tricks and bringing on crossed conditions, it is considered one of the baneful oils. Vandal root, cayenne pepper, licorice root, cedar wood oil, calamus oil, lemon oil, and other herbs and essential oils in a base of fractionated coconut oil.
One of the earliest forms of “Crossing,” someone would draw a cross in the dirt then spit on it in the hopes that their enemy would walk across it. African in origin, it was also deployed using squiggly lines. Later on, people began to use a photograph of the person and draw a cross across their picture, sometimes also crossing out the eyes and the mouth. We’ll go one step further by telling you to take the picture of your target, spit in the middle of it, then draw an ‘X’ across their face. From there, take some of the CROSSING OIL and trace the shape of the ‘X’ with the oil then burn under a solid back candle. An alternate solution would be to burn the picture and place the ashes where they will walk. When someone is crossed, all aspects of their life begin to wither and fall apart – nothing seems to go right and gets worse as time goes on unless they realize what is going on and take steps to get “uncrossed.”
Papa Gee’s NOTES: I create each condition oil the exact same way every time. When measuring the essential oils I count them one drop at a time into each bottle. To me, this adds even more intention into each bottle rather than premixing a large batch of conjure oils then bottling them up. Due to the nature of what they are used for, the personal touch of a magical practitioner is an important factor. As I said before: I add the herbs one pinch at a time and the essential oils one drop at a time then fill the bottle with the fractionated coconut oil.
From there, the bottles are cleaned and labeled then taken to my altar where a candle is lit for them and they are prayed over, asking that they will help all that use them for their intended purpose.” – Papa Gee