Babalu-Aye Oil .50 ounce glass bottle. Crafted with rosemary, frankincense, sandalwood, and much more, with great respect and regard to the specific traits and attributes of Bablu-Aye.
Babalu-Aye is said to be the son of Nana Burucu and Obatala. His help is sought for matters of health and is often petitioned by physicians for enlightenment, discernment, and help with analysis, diagnosis and treatment.
He is the patron saint of physical and spiritual healers and shamans, and is associated with St. Lazarus. He is often called upon by those who are chronically ill or without hope of recovery. He also can assist with mercifully sending those who cannot be cured to rest in peace.
Call on Babalu Aye in times of sickness, whether to heal the sick or send those who cannot be cured peacefully to their deaths. While he is feared for his power to give and take away illness, he is also a happy and merciful deity. It was Babalu Aye alone who helped Shango when he was sick and had no one else to turn to.
Babalu Aye's garments are usually purple and burlap, and his traditional colors are earth tones, yellow, and royal purple -- the colors of a bruise. His beaded necklace pattern varies, but usually contains cowrie shells, jet beads, and a white bead with thin blue stripes.
When praying to Babalu Aye, make offerings of his favorite foods: roasted or popped corn, beans, or other grains. Rum, tobacco, or dry white wine are also appreciated. Do not ever offer peanuts or sesame seeds -- they are taboo. Animals associated with him are vultures, buzzards, and other carrion birds, and his gemstones are bloodstone, tanzanite, snowflake obsidian, and jasper.
Set your altar with his stones, food offerings to him, and white, yellow, or purple candles. Place a statue of his image on your altar. Pray to him for compassion and mercy.
To communicate with Babalu Aye, recite the following prayer:
"God of the epidemics and the sick.
I pray to you now, have pity on us your children.
Oh, glorious father, keep sickness away from my home, and protect your children from epidemics.
Thank you my father."
Though Babalu Aye is a fearsome deity, he also embodies compassion and relief. Call upon him to alleviate suffering from illness, and give him offerings and prayers to help those in need of his mercy.
*Source/Credit in part: Original Botanica and The Tarot of the Orishas.