Ochani Lele is creating "Lele's Lotions, Potions, and Magickal Things."
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My journey in fragrance is an amazing one. It all began with a spell. I was mourning the end of my marriage, and bestie Flavia was feeling less than prosperous. It was last June, early evening when the air was still hot and sticky and both of us were moving slow because of the heat. Out of the blue she asked me, “Can any of your tricks fix us?” For a moment, I had to wonder, “which of my old tricks could help us?” When she saw my blank stare, she said, “Spell, Stuart. Do you have a spell that could fix us?” The look of relief on my face must have been obvious when I said, “Oh. Witch-trick. Not which ‘trick’!”

Yes, it was that kind of day. As a practicing witch for four decades (my first spell being an attempt to raise the dead at age 11), I had more tricks in my spell-book than a prostitute; but as a former fetish worker (a career I ended in my 20s, thank you very much), I did have those kinds of tricks, too. I remember telling her, “I can conjure up something!” That night, I was hard at work.

Some spells are pure genius. Some are works of art. And sometimes, the genius that fuels magick is a piece of fucking art. That’s exactly what I conjured that night, and life changed for both of us. Things moved so quickly that for a day, “I” thought I messed up the spell. But a few days later, things settled for us. A $10,000, museum quality quartz cluster fell into my lap for a mere fraction of its worth. A weekend of exotic dancing netted her $8,000. Crazy coincidences kept coming from nowhere. Job losses, new boyfriends, some crazy brainstorming, and a plunge into the unknown soon followed. Neither of us knew what we wanted, but we both loved what we got. Somewhere in all of that, Lele’s was born.

It had to be the witchcraft, because I had no money and no business knowledge (and I’m a bit short on business sense as well). What I did have was a recipe book full of what I term “heirloom magick” and a lifetime spent working with magick and spells. I also had $1,250.00 in my pocket; and I threw that money and my caution to the wind, starting a magickal house of fragrance. Keep in mind that when I left a comfortable life in Orlando, Florida, to become a full-time RVr in California, my family, friends, and readers thought I’d cracked my cauldron (and in hindsight, I had); but when I started my business venture out of that same RV, they knew my cauldron was cracked, crusted, and rusted.

Who could blame them? In my defense – I had none. Insanity and genius are often mistaken for each other, as are the qualities of impulsiveness and determination. Was it insane of me to trust the universe and act impulsively? It was. But do I always land on my feet? I do.

My small investment tripled itself my first month, and I’ve been in the black since the beginning. Like I wrote earlier, it had to be the witchcraft, because except for the magick, I still have no idea what I’m doing. Thankfully, Flavia is coming on board to manage Lele’s financial side, so I can focus on what I do best: magick and making magickal compounds.

So, I’m grateful for everyone’s support on this crazy journey of mine. And I’d like to thank you, all of you, for joining me. Most of you know little about witchcraft, and that’s okay, because I know nothing about running a business. We are meant for each other! This is a very special project, and we are all very special people making a whole lot of magick. At Lele’s, you’ll soon discover that magick like this magick, our collective magick, it’s normal. And our normal will never be boring.

Welcome to the magickal world. Welcome to Lele’s, where magick is normal, and normal is never boring!

Tiers
So, you like the work I've done?
$3 or more per month
And you want to support the work I'm doing. You can! For a monthly pledge of $3.00 a month, you can help support me as a writer, a magickal fragrance artist, a teacher, and an aromatherapist. Once a week, probably on Fridays, I'll make a post open to $3.00 a month supporters letting you know what I'm working on (and how my projects are progressing), and I'll probably make a post or two that other olorishas just might be interested in -- posts about odu, orishas, ebo -- a little bit of everything.

And to MAYBE make you consider into increasing your pledge at a later time to have full blog access (for $5.00 a month), or access to the aromatic spotlights I'll be creating ($15.00 a month), I'll open up maybe one of the a month to you for your enjoyment.

And keep in mind that I'm creating a certification course for aromatherapists in our faith to get certified through professional organizations like NAHA without having to take out a second mortgage on the house you live in. As time goes by, I'll be giving details on that project as well.

So take a chance and make a pledge. See what's going on and take a look into all the projects I'm working on. My world is one of magick and chaos, and it's always productive.

And thank you!
Blog Access Only
$5 or more per month
While there might not be a new opening for patrons receiving magickal fragrances s a reward, there are plenty of openings for patrons who only want to read my blog. Two or three times a week I'll be writing about life, magick, the religion, magickal fragrances I'm creating or compounding -- really, you might be able to find almost anything here. But you will have to subscribe to read it. So click the button, grab your mouse, and scroll through what's here. And remember: I'm not referred to as the godfather of scandal (and all things scandalous) for nothing! 


Aromatic Spotlights
$15 or more per month
Every month I will be presenting at least two (more if reception is warm) short videos and presentations regarding the art of Aromatherapy and self-treatment options you can safely use at home. This tier also gives you blog access. For more information, please watch the introduction video at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RiTjT24jvU

And please note -- this tier does allow you to purchase my magickal perfumes and aromatherapy products at a 10% discount. 


Thank you!

Welcome to my magickal world
$32.50 or more per month
Welcome to simplicity. One tier. One bottle. A great, organic fragrance with a lot of magick. Every month, Patreon will charge you for your pledge on the first, and from the 25th of that month to the 3rd of the next month patron rewards will ship.

Other perks: you will have access to my blog (I'll be writing about magick), and you'll get 10% discounts on Hippy Witch products and other magickal fragrances. 


Keep in mind that magick, real magick, is a very active process and I can only take care of so many. There is a limit to this tier. 


Also, please understand I cannot do international shipping. The paperwork, the cost, it's too complicated for a one-man show. 


Consider joining my level for blog access only. That way, when an empty seat comes available you will receive immediate notification. 


Thank you for being a patron.

Orishas and their Ebos
$75 or more per month
Once each month, a new video will go live and that video will remain up for 30 days. These are the actual presentations given in class about the orishas and their ebo. The following videos are in the works: Eleggua, Ogun, Ochosi, Obatala, Oya, Yemaya, Oshun, and Shango. I might add other orishas to the program, but I'm not sure yet.

To obtain access to all videos and Power Point slides, you will have to complete 8 months of patronage. You can stop at any time and pick back up later. Only one video will be up at a time in any 30 day period. 


Also: you will have access to all blogs, including my Aromatic Spotlight series. 


Any questions? Email me at ochanilele.com. And thank you for being a patron of my work! 

My journey in fragrance is an amazing one. It all began with a spell. I was mourning the end of my marriage, and bestie Flavia was feeling less than prosperous. It was last June, early evening when the air was still hot and sticky and both of us were moving slow because of the heat. Out of the blue she asked me, “Can any of your tricks fix us?” For a moment, I had to wonder, “which of my old tricks could help us?” When she saw my blank stare, she said, “Spell, Stuart. Do you have a spell that could fix us?” The look of relief on my face must have been obvious when I said, “Oh. Witch-trick. Not which ‘trick’!”

Yes, it was that kind of day. As a practicing witch for four decades (my first spell being an attempt to raise the dead at age 11), I had more tricks in my spell-book than a prostitute; but as a former fetish worker (a career I ended in my 20s, thank you very much), I did have those kinds of tricks, too. I remember telling her, “I can conjure up something!” That night, I was hard at work.

Some spells are pure genius. Some are works of art. And sometimes, the genius that fuels magick is a piece of fucking art. That’s exactly what I conjured that night, and life changed for both of us. Things moved so quickly that for a day, “I” thought I messed up the spell. But a few days later, things settled for us. A $10,000, museum quality quartz cluster fell into my lap for a mere fraction of its worth. A weekend of exotic dancing netted her $8,000. Crazy coincidences kept coming from nowhere. Job losses, new boyfriends, some crazy brainstorming, and a plunge into the unknown soon followed. Neither of us knew what we wanted, but we both loved what we got. Somewhere in all of that, Lele’s was born.

It had to be the witchcraft, because I had no money and no business knowledge (and I’m a bit short on business sense as well). What I did have was a recipe book full of what I term “heirloom magick” and a lifetime spent working with magick and spells. I also had $1,250.00 in my pocket; and I threw that money and my caution to the wind, starting a magickal house of fragrance. Keep in mind that when I left a comfortable life in Orlando, Florida, to become a full-time RVr in California, my family, friends, and readers thought I’d cracked my cauldron (and in hindsight, I had); but when I started my business venture out of that same RV, they knew my cauldron was cracked, crusted, and rusted.

Who could blame them? In my defense – I had none. Insanity and genius are often mistaken for each other, as are the qualities of impulsiveness and determination. Was it insane of me to trust the universe and act impulsively? It was. But do I always land on my feet? I do.

My small investment tripled itself my first month, and I’ve been in the black since the beginning. Like I wrote earlier, it had to be the witchcraft, because except for the magick, I still have no idea what I’m doing. Thankfully, Flavia is coming on board to manage Lele’s financial side, so I can focus on what I do best: magick and making magickal compounds.

So, I’m grateful for everyone’s support on this crazy journey of mine. And I’d like to thank you, all of you, for joining me. Most of you know little about witchcraft, and that’s okay, because I know nothing about running a business. We are meant for each other! This is a very special project, and we are all very special people making a whole lot of magick. At Lele’s, you’ll soon discover that magick like this magick, our collective magick, it’s normal. And our normal will never be boring.

Welcome to the magickal world. Welcome to Lele’s, where magick is normal, and normal is never boring!

Recent posts by Ochani Lele

Tiers
So, you like the work I've done?
$3 or more per month
And you want to support the work I'm doing. You can! For a monthly pledge of $3.00 a month, you can help support me as a writer, a magickal fragrance artist, a teacher, and an aromatherapist. Once a week, probably on Fridays, I'll make a post open to $3.00 a month supporters letting you know what I'm working on (and how my projects are progressing), and I'll probably make a post or two that other olorishas just might be interested in -- posts about odu, orishas, ebo -- a little bit of everything.

And to MAYBE make you consider into increasing your pledge at a later time to have full blog access (for $5.00 a month), or access to the aromatic spotlights I'll be creating ($15.00 a month), I'll open up maybe one of the a month to you for your enjoyment.

And keep in mind that I'm creating a certification course for aromatherapists in our faith to get certified through professional organizations like NAHA without having to take out a second mortgage on the house you live in. As time goes by, I'll be giving details on that project as well.

So take a chance and make a pledge. See what's going on and take a look into all the projects I'm working on. My world is one of magick and chaos, and it's always productive.

And thank you!
Blog Access Only
$5 or more per month
While there might not be a new opening for patrons receiving magickal fragrances s a reward, there are plenty of openings for patrons who only want to read my blog. Two or three times a week I'll be writing about life, magick, the religion, magickal fragrances I'm creating or compounding -- really, you might be able to find almost anything here. But you will have to subscribe to read it. So click the button, grab your mouse, and scroll through what's here. And remember: I'm not referred to as the godfather of scandal (and all things scandalous) for nothing! 


Aromatic Spotlights
$15 or more per month
Every month I will be presenting at least two (more if reception is warm) short videos and presentations regarding the art of Aromatherapy and self-treatment options you can safely use at home. This tier also gives you blog access. For more information, please watch the introduction video at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RiTjT24jvU

And please note -- this tier does allow you to purchase my magickal perfumes and aromatherapy products at a 10% discount. 


Thank you!

Welcome to my magickal world
$32.50 or more per month
Welcome to simplicity. One tier. One bottle. A great, organic fragrance with a lot of magick. Every month, Patreon will charge you for your pledge on the first, and from the 25th of that month to the 3rd of the next month patron rewards will ship.

Other perks: you will have access to my blog (I'll be writing about magick), and you'll get 10% discounts on Hippy Witch products and other magickal fragrances. 


Keep in mind that magick, real magick, is a very active process and I can only take care of so many. There is a limit to this tier. 


Also, please understand I cannot do international shipping. The paperwork, the cost, it's too complicated for a one-man show. 


Consider joining my level for blog access only. That way, when an empty seat comes available you will receive immediate notification. 


Thank you for being a patron.

Orishas and their Ebos
$75 or more per month
Once each month, a new video will go live and that video will remain up for 30 days. These are the actual presentations given in class about the orishas and their ebo. The following videos are in the works: Eleggua, Ogun, Ochosi, Obatala, Oya, Yemaya, Oshun, and Shango. I might add other orishas to the program, but I'm not sure yet.

To obtain access to all videos and Power Point slides, you will have to complete 8 months of patronage. You can stop at any time and pick back up later. Only one video will be up at a time in any 30 day period. 


Also: you will have access to all blogs, including my Aromatic Spotlight series. 


Any questions? Email me at ochanilele.com. And thank you for being a patron of my work!