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What is High John the Conqueror Oil? (+ How to Use It)

What is High John the Conqueror Oil? (+ How to Use It)

High John the Conqueror Oil is a powerful and enigmatic herbal remedy traditionally used for spiritual protection, healing, and luck.

It has been made legendary by African-American folk magic, gaining its name from a legendary African-born slave named High John (who some believe was the captured son of an African King) who escaped captivity with the help of magical powers. 

Our ancestors turned to High John the Conqueror Oil for many purposes, from repelling enemies to gaining courage during strenuous tasks, but its uses don’t stop there – it can also be employed to help restore balance to your chakra system.

In this article, we explore what exactly makes up High John the Conqueror Oil and how you can use it for chakra healing today.

What is High John the Conqueror Oil?

High John the Conqueror Oil is a magical oil often used in rituals to bring luck and courage. Derived from John the Conqueror Root, the oil is made from a concoction of herbs, roots, and oils like burdock, calamus, and sarsaparilla, giving it a heavy, intoxicating scent.

Its most common uses are to encourage good luck in all aspects of life, bring success and prosperity into finances, gain control over relationships and emotions, ward off negative energies and curses, and increase physical strength and courage.

It is typically rubbed on the body or sprinkled in an area of spiritual work to remove blockages or negativity. High John the Conqueror Oil can also be used by those seeking personal transformation as it is said to bring strength and self-empowerment.

For centuries High John the Conqueror Oil has been burned as part of love spells or ritual practices to manifest financial success and abundance. It is often used alongside altar candles and colorful ribbons. 

Essential oils chakras chart
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Benefits of Using High John the Conqueror Oil

Whether your intention is spiritual enlightenment or material success, High John the Conqueror Oil is an excellent tool for manifesting your desires.

Let’s take a closer look at why you should use this powerful attraction oil in your rituals or spells.

Protection Against Negative Forces

High John the Conqueror oil is believed to provide magical protection against any kind of negative forces that may be trying to harm or influence you. It is said to ward off bad luck and evil spirits as well as protect against physical dangers like accidents or illnesses.

Increased Self Confidence and Determination

It can also be used to boost your own self-confidence and courage so that you can conquer any obstacles standing in your way – and this is where it works really well with the Solar Plexus Chakra as we discuss below. 

Increased Success and Prosperity

This powerful oil is said to bring good luck, success, and prosperity into your life. Whether it’s financial success, career success, personal relationships, or creative endeavors, High John the Conqueror Oil can help draw positive energy and attract abundance and financial gain into all aspects of your life.

Anoint yourself with the oil before any activities that require determination and focus – such as job interviews or exams – for extra strength and concentration. 

High John the Conqueror Oil
High John the Conqueror Oil from Midwest Sea Salt Company

Using High John the Conqueror to Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra

Aromatherapy and essential oils have been scientifically proven to support our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing – and they are frequently used as part of chakra healing practices to cleanse and rebalance the chakras. 

High John the Conqueror oil can be used for healing all of the chakras but it’s particularly useful for healing the Solar Plexus Chakra

Associated with will, self-confidence, and personal power, the Solar Plexus Chakra is essential for achieving your full potential in life.

Because High John the Conqueror Oil is all about personal power and confidence it is the perfect oil to use when you feel that your Social Plexus Chakra is in need of balancing and energizing. 

You can use the hermetic oil to open and clear your Solar Plexus Chakra for more balanced energy between your mind and body. To do so, simply rub a few drops of oil on the center of your chest, forehead, or above your navel (the location of your Third Chakra) while focusing on your intention to heal and bring balance to your Manipura Chakra. 

You could also add a drop to a Solar Plexus Chakra candle and use it during a chakra meditation session, or you could burn some of the oil when chanting Solar Plexus Chakra affirmations

Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

How to Use High John the Conqueror Oil

High John the Conqueror Oil is a powerful and enigmatic herbal remedy traditionally used for spiritual protection, healing, and luck. 

Here are some tips on how you can use this potent oil:

Apply to the Skin

Rub a few drops of High John the Conqueror Oil onto your skin before rituals, to gain protection and courage.

You can also apply it to your pulse points (or above your navel if you’re working on your Solar Plexus Chakra) and wear it throughout the day to energize and empower you. 

Another option is to add a drop or two to your massage oil and use it to invigorate your mind as you physically de-stress. 

Burn During Meditation

You can heat up one teaspoon of High John the Conqueror Oil in a small bowl and place it near you as you meditate. The scent will be strong enough to fill the whole room. Doing this is said to increase positivity, confidence, and clarity of thought!

You could also light a beeswax candle containing High John Oil (or add a dab of it to the candle) and use it as part of your meditation practice to manifest desired goals.

Use in Spells and Rituals

This oil can be used in various rituals and powerful spells for all kinds of purposes ranging from love spells to money-drawing spells. With its protective properties combined with its ability to draw luck and prosperity into one’s life, it’s no wonder that it is so popular among practitioners of magic.

There are lots of different ways to use High John the Conqueror Oil in magic spells – apply a couple of drops to a lucky mojo bag or charm bag, burn over charcoal or simply use it as an altar offering alongside crystals. 

Full moon ritual
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Pour into a Bath

Add some drops of High John Oil to a warm bath and use it as part of your self-care practice to bring back balance and clarity. It’s powerful stuff so a drop or two will fill your whole bathroom with a heady aroma! You could also combine them with some John the Conqueror bath crystals. 

Combine with Healing Crystals

Combine High John Oil with chakra healing crystals like citrine or yellow calcite to further cleanse and energize your Solar Plexus Chakra.

You could add a drop of oil to water and cleanse your crystals with it or simply sprinkle a drop or two where you place your crystals.

When to Use High John the Conqueror Oil

Use this oil when you need to tap into your inner power and strength. For example if you have an important decision you need to make or a momentous event like a new business opportunity, this is the perfect time to use High John the Conqueror Oil to help empower you and manifest your dreams.

Of course, you can also use High John Oil any time you want to energize and restore your Solar Plexus Chakra or whenever you are carrying out a chakra healing practice.  

High John the Conqueror Candle
High John the Conqueror Candle from High Priestess Botanica

Safety Considerations for Using High John The Conqueror Oil

Although High John the Conqueror Oil is considered a safe and powerful ally, it’s always important to practice safety when working with any type of magical ingredient. Here are some quick tips for safely using High John oil:

  • Always check the ingredients list before purchasing or making your own oil blend. Avoid products that contain harmful chemicals or synthetic fragrances.
  • Perform a patch test on your skin if you plan on applying the oil topically. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.
  • High John the Conqueror has a powerful scent, so only burn High John infused incense or oil in a well ventilated space. 
  • When not in use, store your oil blend in a sealed container and away from direct sunlight to preserve its potency.
  • Be mindful of your intentions when working with this powerful root oil and practice ethical magic at all times.

By understanding the benefits and safety considerations of using John The Conqueror, you’ll be able to maximize its potential in your spiritual practices or money spells. Whether used for luck, blessings, protection, or success, it’s an invaluable tool that can help you manifest the life you desire.

High John the Conqueror Root
High John the Conqueror Root from Tame the Spirit

The Benefits of Using High John the Conqueror Oil for Rituals and Spells

There are many benefits of using High John the Conqueror Oil for rituals and bottle spells, such as:

  • Protection against negative forces – By using this oil in protection spells it is believed that you can protect yourself from any kind of negative force trying to harm or influence you.
  • Drawing luck and success into your life – Using High John the Conqueror Oil can help you attract positive energy and bring abundance into all areas of your life.
  • Increased self-confidence – You can anoint yourself with this oil to give yourself extra courage and strength when facing obstacles.
  • Ability to manifest your desires – By combining the power of this oil with careful intention setting, it’s possible to manifest whatever you desire. It is particularly effective as part of attraction spells.

If you’re thinking of using High John the Conqueror Oil for rituals or spells, make sure you understand the safety considerations and follow them accordingly. 


No matter how you choose to work with High John the Conqueror Oil, its power should not be underestimated; for centuries, this oil has proven to be an effective ally in times of need and its benefits are still relevant in cultures all over the world.

High John the Conqueror Oil is a powerful and versatile tool for magical practitioners. It can be used to bring success, protection, and luck into one’s life as well as ward off negative forces.

Whether you are using it to help remove blockages, manifest your desires, increase luck, or even heal the chakra system, High John can be a powerful ally on your spiritual journey. With an open heart and strong faith, you will find this oil to be an invaluable tool for chakra healing.

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  • Ramisha Khan

    I'm Ramisha - I’m a wellness professional and energy healing practitioner with a special interest in helping people find balance, harmony, and inner peace.