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Oil of the Quicksilver Tongue

Oil of the Quicksilver Tongue


Sundry herbs and ingredients for Mercurial, Venusian, and Jupiterian inspiration and artistry, including white tea, cardamom, coconut, lovage root, sandalwood, sweet pea, celandine, grains of paradise, sumac berry, red clover, passionflower, honey, rue, plantain, deer’s tongue, and orange peel. Ritually harvested oak leaf, lambs ear, and iris petals. Liberty dimes, peacock and macaw feather, forget me nots, alloys of silver + gold (white gold), copper + gold (red gold), fluorite, opaline, and blue opal.

These and more were fumigated and prayed over, immersed in organic jojoba and safflower oils, and left to gestate alongside the rest of the Quicksilver Tongue series since May 21st, 2021. Rosemary, lime, and frankincense.

This is a somewhat subtle and flexible charge (compared to most of our other offerings!) — more of a grower than a shower — something that can be applied for a burst of happy, care-free energy that allows you to enjoy music and art more, socialize and converse in a playful and engaged manner, and leave worries and woes in the wake of a slightly altered-time warp, OR an anointing oil which acts as fuel for the development of Divine Artistry and Great Works over time.

Hopefully all of the above!

Incredibly versatile and yet “blendable” in the ways Mercurial x Benefic influences can sometimes be (it’s easier to remember pain and strife than “you know what… that was a good time that passed by quickly!”), Quicksilver Tongue is a fantastic series for layering with others to potentiate and guide one another’s expression and experience.

Reduces anxious sensations, promotes states of flow, encourages playfulness.

Anoint the self before socializing, or engaging in Art and Artistic processes (whether of your own creation or others). Likewise for any and all instruments of self-expression. The feet for dancers. The throat for singers. The brush for painters. The pen or keyboard for writers. Add to inks, paints, and the like.

Meditate on teachings of the peacock, macaw, precious metal alloys, and opal.

Apply before approaching Muse-figures.

Please note that if one does not choose to devote themselves to Great Works, application is likely to result in the enjoyable passing of time…

Offered in your selection of 1/2 oz standard vial for $77 (with optional Dropper Cap Kit), 10 ml fluorite gem or steel roller for $63, and 5 ml Mini for $31.



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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions .80 × .80 × 3 in
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HIGH STAIN POTENTIAL — Always perform patch tests before application to any medium


No — Contains ethically, legally harvested animal components

Creation Date

Friday, May 21 2021, hour of Mercury. Chart in image gallery.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
a must-have for creative folks, especially when revising

I knew I had to get this when I heard what it was about. It doesn't disappoint. You do have to take care not to get distracted by other creative things, but if you manage to focus, it will work very well for you. I haven't touched a piece in a while because real life kept eating me, but with this oil (and some Honey and Quicksilver) I managed to get a decent chunk of revisions done within an hour.

Kat B
Wonderfully Creative Oil

I really enjoy the Quicksilver Tongue series, and this oil is no exception. I’ve used it to anoint pendants, workspaces, and even pens for my writing projects! I personally find that it really does allow my creativity to flow better, helping me to relax and have fun with whatever artistic impulses come through. Also the vial looks absolutely beautiful with the plants and herbs inside! I have several different items from this series, and I do think the oil is the strongest, all-purpose option, especially for anyone who is looking to anoint themselves, workspaces, or objects like jewelry. It also lasts a long time, because a little goes a long way! To sum up, I’m glad I was able to purchase this oil, and I’d definitely recommend it to my fellow creatives.

Tina R.
Quiet, steady coach and bringer of easy eloquence

I bought this oil with an eye toward applying its powers toward a large, long-term creative project, i.e. a “great work”. In the year and a half that I’ve been using it I’ve anointed talismanic objects, candles, notebooks, myself, and I’ve trusted in its quiet presence and my clear intention for its use. I’ve stayed with my project no matter how many times I’ve been tempted to bail, and the work is still in progress. (Once I was thisclose to abandoning the project and then a baby peacock appeared in a dream begging me not to kill it, which I understood immediately to be QT stepping in.) I can report an off-project use with a clear result, though! The night before my mom’s memorial I started losing my voice, which was going to be a problem as I would be speaking all the way through and delivering her eulogy. I heavily anointed my throat chakra with the oil that night and the next morning, and my voice came in strong for the memorial and never faltered throughout.

Most Approachable Mercury

Quicksilver Tongue was my introduction to working with Mercury, and I feel that it has spoiled me for all subsequent Mercury series. It's just so fun and easy to work with! Definitely my favorite for creative writing; when you give this Mercury a clearly-defined goal, it seems much more compatible with said goals rather than passively applying it and then hoping it might inspire better focus. Otherwise, this Mercury is very loose and breezy, and will be perfectly content to just listen to music and stare out the window to watch the butterflies flitting by. It can be relaxing whereas the others (later series) can be more stimulating, but this Mercury isn't going to put you to sleep: there are too many interesting things to attract its attention! I'm a bit obsessed with the scent, too; very light and intriguing, quite similar to Moon-Neptune in Pisces oil. Dreamy, with a strange, elusive undertone that's difficult to articulate -- kind of indolic, but in a super-diluted way? 'Animalic' isn't exactly right, either, since it barely qualifies as 'musky'... whatever it is, it's subtle and really captivating. I've never ever regretted using this oil, no matter what I'm doing. Such a *friendly* Mercury to work with!


This may be one of the most delicious smelling oil from S+. It smells of honey with a slightly sweet floral undertone. Very easy to apply. I am giving it 4 stars as it took a while for my 12 House Mercury to get used to this energy. It made me sleepy at first. I find it good for solitary activities when I need to feel the "flow" like when I practise calligraphy by myself. It's very relaxing and fun energy.

Belinda Smith
My FAVORITE oil!!!

As a nervous, anxious, socially awkward 12H Libra / Scorpio rising this oil finally lets me CALM THE FUCK DOWN and get out of my head and just be light, and human, and free. From the first application this has never failed me and is always a pure, easygoing delight. I love this for dinners w friends or new group situations which are making me anxious. It’s a beautiful, decadent, deep breath.

Meredith McNown
beautiful, easy, delightful

This oil really is delightful - light, carefree, gentle and uplifting. I have also found its support in enabling the flow of creative juices and just for the overall enjoyment of being in this kind of space. Great for relaxation but also for works that require right brain-left brain fusion.

Socially graceful

My favorite post pandemic “get back to social life” oil. Got a big help from this oil with mandatory going back to office days. Gives ease in finding the right words at the right time with any person in the room or online. The fluorite roller looks so pretty, I admire it every time I used it. Smell pleasantly tasty too.

Jay Dyjur

I've oft referred to this oil as the talismanic equivalent of a Swiss army knife, for its blend of diverse influences lending themselves well to applications far as the eye can see. Its mercurial notes lend themselves well to commerce, craftsmanship, intake of information, and even altering the passage of time (or my perception of it); its Venusian influence aids the aesthetic and social sensibilities; and Jupiter gives luck, inspiration, mentorship, and a lighthearted nature. Almost anything you can think of, this series is a good fit for: I've used it to socialize when I didn't feel like it (and ended up having a lovely time), I've used it to learn on the fly how to rewire a critically needed appliance which broke in the dead of night (successfully, might I add, despite having no training but a YouTube video - and instead of being stressed out by the whole ordeal, I quite enjoyed the learning process!), I've used it to make many a graveyard shift pass faster, etc., etc. But where it really shines is in its use in artistic pursuits of any kind, where it turns the venture into a fun, often fruitful learning experience, grants all the inspiration one could ever need and then some, makes it easier to learn and apply new skills, and at the end, to critique one's own work and let the room to grow inspire, rather than discourage.

Playfulness in a bottle

With Saturn in my first house, I need help sometimes shifting into a playful mood. This oil brings a sense of playfulness, delight, and silliness into play. Great for hanging out with friends or lighthearted creative endeavours.


  1. I love this oil so much! It brings out a delightful impishness in me, slipping past all internal barriers to creativity to let me just ~play~! I’ve found it to be wonderful for everything from divination to poetry-writing, singing, and fused-glass-making. As someone with a Mercury-ruled chart, it has also helped me find more joy and freedom in self-expression as a form of creativity, and I’ve been adorning myself with handmade glass jewellery and iridescent feathers ever since it came into my life.

  2. I’ve found this oil to be incredibly effective for opening up the doors to inspiration, either by putting some on your temple, or by fixing a candle to it and saying the Orphic Hymn to the Muses. It’s also effective whenever you need to enhance communication, either in person or writing.

  3. Wonderful oil for passing enjoyable time, great for space from stress and enjoying the current moment. This is my go-to for traveling on holiday as it’s great for enjoying an adventure or fun times with friends.

  4. This oil works FAST & is powerful in my experience! The “grumpy” walls between my daughter and I were obliterated into blast’s of “I love you’s!” and games of imagination ensued with laughter! Not only a grumpy ice breaker for two moody mercurial aloof ones, this oil touched me deeply in a way that reconnected me to music. My love of music has returned & with a healing I have needed. I feel it’s bonding aid through “fun times” with others is enough to be simply amazing. It goes to work though! As a professional intuitive per say, I also dab this on my throat before sessions with clients & the channeling of information just flows & flows… so smitten & won over with this Quicksilver Oil!

  5. Obsessed with this. Its mere entrance into my life marked a creative upswing, never mind more purposeful use. Excited to initiate a Musing practice with it.

  6. Just a wonderful option for passing some enjoyable time, in or not in others’ company. I often apply when spending quality time with friends or doing home projects, when I’m feeling stressed it also has an effect of allowing one mental and emotional space to enjoy time and go with the flow. It also comes neither with the sort of lazier or indulgent effects of some Venus series nor a hyper mental focus of those of Mercury. Really nice compliment to a lot of scenarios!

  7. This oil singlehandedly kicked me out of an artistic funk that left me burnt out and unable to create for a long time. For almost a year, I could not draw a line or write a word.

    I even approached Oil of the Quicksilver Tongue with skepticism, which goes to show you how deep my burnout was, how jaded I had become with my lack of creativity. So one day I decided to sit down with a notebook and pencil and just let the lines flow, let the words and images unfurl, however crappy. I anointed myself and got to work.

    In two months, I’ve created more art than I have in the last year and a half. I cant even tell you how. All I did was anoint myself with this oil, and I would get into a zone where I not only felt compelled to create, but also to finish what I started. And so I did. Over and over again. Incredible doesn’t even begin to describe the power of Oil of the Quicksilver Tongue. Truly.

  8. Absolutely in love with this oil, which I apply before singing devotional songs to the Muses. My writing has begun to flow in all sorts of new directions and I’m enjoying the process in a way that feels new and exciting. Lovely to enhance flow and poetry.

  9. I am a graduate student in Vocal Performance. This oil is the PERFECT support for developing my musical skills! Its Mercurial aspects keep me sharp while I am practicing. The Venusian influence helps me be more intentionally expressive while I am performing. Also perfect for when you are giving presentations in classes, charming the Tongue to be more erudite and, well, sharp! The time effects are potent as well. When working for me, I quickly become more engaged in the work I’m doing, entering that wonderful ‘flow state’. This effect can also be dangerous if your work environment has a social element though! One quick conversation later and your whole day is gone!

    Love the oil, I hope to try more of the series too.

  10. I use this oil in the mornings to support my writing practice. Gemini energy can feel scattered and ungrounded to me, but this feels like the best balance of mutablity for quick wit and expansive creativity.

  11. This oil is wonderful. I’ve only used it twice thus far but as a ‘social lubricant’ it can certainly assist in breaking the mood into tense social situations and allowing for witty repartee and a bit of timey-wimey skipping. The scent is also divine!

  12. Amazing! This oil (and everything else from this series) is unlike anything else I’ve tried from S&S; it’s very subtle… until it really kicks in and then it’s incredibly potent and nearly intoxicating. Time stretches in psychedelic-esque ways, talking becomes truly a joy, and artistic work feels wonderful. Another great offering from S&S

  13. A subtle but lovely, soothing oil. Definitely the most subtle S+S product I’ve used thus far. It took a few tries to understand it, but now I find myself using it on a daily basis to help with writing, daydreaming and even some nice relaxing, dreamy yoga.

    I’m considering buying more!

  14. I’m absolutely obsessed with the Quicksilver Tongue Oil. It’s definitely as fun as everyone says and wonderful for creative endeavors, but personally I’ve found it incredibly helpful for coming back into myself. As a Gemini rising with a less than ideal Mercury placement, this has been so healing. My social anxiety is eased and socializing flows. It gets me out of my head and helps me enjoy the moment while being the most charming version of myself. It’s become my go-to to then layer with other materia depending on what I’m going for.

  15. As a quite “Mercury dominant” individual, I was really excited for this to arrive. This is the perfect blend to amp up natural mercurial attributes without tipping into “OMG I had too much coffee and can’t stop talking” persona. The added soothing nature of Venus plus a dash of wise Jupiter has made this my “go to” pretty much every day. I have gained time when my management of it catastrophically failed, completing things by due dates against all odds. I have also felt a quickening of time when getting through long meetings or other tasks keeping me from more enjoyable ways to spend it. Bonus, wearing it on “off time” had led to almost a time stopping feeling allowing me to bask in time with my partner, getting lost in books or creative projects, and generally just feeling maximum enjoyment of things I associate with this election.
    I do a good deal of public speaking and training for work and this oil combined with Quicksilver Honey gives me a boost, making me feel confident and approachable to my audience. The anxiety mitigation here is absolutely wonderful, and helps me connect more deeply with my mercurial nature. Social anxiety disappears almost completely, allowing me to enjoy myself in situations that might usually feel over stimulating.

  16. I think this may be the most fun series that S+S has released.

    It can definitely be used for standard Mercury remediation and I’ve used as such. But be prepared for random portals to Hayao Miyazaki worlds to magically appear, as well.

    I used this to help with driving in India for instance. And it was great for both navigating the chaos and also making what otherwise be stressful fun, but the animals in the road were also very communicative and joyous and happy. It definitely added a dimension to the music during the vacation and in general now that I think about it.

    Excited to continue to explore the magic of this series.

  17. I love the Quicksilver Tongue oil. Though I have to say that I still need to discover more of its potential. So far this materia has supported me tremendously in creative writing projects. It has also supported me in enjoying art / music / books (yay for the bath salts too, definitely helps me to enjoy and receive, while the oil supports me in actively creating too). A few times I’ve used the oil when reading tarot. I’ve developed this habit / ritual of chanting a Saraswati mantra when reading tarot, Since a year or two ago. This little ritual made me grab the oil for reading tarot; and I have to say that the materia was very supportive in reading cards too besides books. Looking forward to discover more of the potentials of Quicksilver Tongue, because I feel like there’s much more Mercurial diversity in there than I have discovered yet…

  18. For those jonesing for Mercury Cazimi, Quicksilver Tongue has got you. While more subdued than MC this is a very effective oil for putting your nose to the creative grindstone.

  19. I decided to use the oil of QST on Mercury’s day, hoping to tap into that piece for communication. I have to say that communication today has absolutely been facilitated, boosted by Jupiterian and Venus tinges. As opposed to the S&S Exalted Mercury materia, the Mercurial charge in this is more muted, and bolstered by an increased positivity and sensitivity. So far I’ve had conversations that I was dreading that have been unexpectedly pleasant. I would be interested in using these for creative endeavours.

  20. I love Quicksilver tongue. Although Gemini is my 8th house, I knew this oil would give me a creative boost and it has! Perfect for getting those artisic juices and loosening a loquacious tongue. Highly recommend!

  21. The charge of this oil is subtle, and builds over time. I notice it most when I stop using it for a while and return to it. When I return to it, I am filled with a sense of appreciation for the world and its beauty, and uniquely keyed into my own values – aesthetic and otherwise. I am prone to frequent overwhelm as to my own inadequacies in the face of all the world’s evils, but when I wear this oil – at least initially – I am filled with a kind of soft focus arousal that makes me creatively productive, at least for a while.

  22. This is such a fun oil. All my jokes are funny even when I’m not trying. I get more frequent compliments. It’s also great for giving presentations

  23. Although it wasn’t my intention when I bought it, I’ve found this oil really good for socializing and having a chill time. It definitely is good for creative work too, but as mentioned in the series write up, benefits from another influence to provide focus and prevent distraction (I layer with Aldebaran). I love the smell!!!

  24. Gentle light and uplifting oil! As with the talismanic perfumes for the Quicksilver Tongue series, the aroma is pleasing as well as subtle. I have found Oil of the Quicksilver Tongue easy to layer, both with the perfumes from this series and with other series. I find the perfumes from this series smell “intoxicating.” I’ve also noticed, as written in the description, if applied without a direct intent, time flies by. (In my experience, layering too much with the perfumes from this series.) While enjoyably passing time is pleasant, this series has much to offer regarding creative and artistic endeavors. I like to use this oil as a stand-alone, then smell the perfumes instead of laying them.

  25. I find this to be a lovely oil for engaging in anything social and mercurial. I had a presentation to give at work the other day to around 100 people. I had been stressing over it for a week or so. The day of, I applied this oil along with Jupiter in Pisces oil and found I wasn’t even nervous when the time came for me to speak. I also got excellent feedback after the presentation.

  26. Big uplifting, creative energy with this oil! I’m a mom of a preschooler and my depression can make it hard to really get into the games and activities my kid wants to play, but with this oil, stepping into that imaginative, child-like space is easy and fun. Time really does fly in a joyful, peaceful way with this oil. I’m very grateful for the help stepping back into my inner child and learning to enjoy the simple things again.

  27. An introvert’s best friend! I’ve been using QT for band practices, playing shows, and attending other social functions for about a month now. I’ve found it to be super helpful in getting me to relax, open up, and be playful/confident in both music and conversation.

    Layers nicely with Asclepius III for soothing social anxiety and stage fright. Blending with additional Jupiter materia is great for writing and creative experimentation.

  28. Tried just a little little dab of this as soon as I got it. I started singing almost immediately, and I really don’t sing that often! Soon I started to feel very mellow, a little stoned, and my husband and I started to talk about magic. He didn’t even try any and he was definitely feeling the effects. Despite our efforts to get ready to leave, we both just continued to talk about all the magical rituals we were looking forward to trying and what they would look like. It was a lot of fun! I’m excited to try this before I do some creative writing. Wonderful, as always! I’ll update this the more I use it. Thank you! Much love

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