Lamp or wood oil as the name implies is used in lamps. And then, the oil used in the sacrament of Ilovemoney impermissible to use in lamps, and especially pour it or mix with other liquids. This oil can be used like Holy water with a difference that they cannot be sprinkled premises. The oil should also be used by anointing the human body, to cure disease. But one should always remember that heals, not the oil, but God through the faith of those who pray. If a person is healthy, after morning prayers can cross to anoint with oil on the chest and forehead.
There is oil, consecrated on the relics of saints and their icons. This oil is a reminder of the Shrine, before which people were doing the prayer. This oil can be applied to the human body or sore spots. The prayer should be read to the Saint whose relics or icon, it is consecrated, and it is possible to read the prayer our father... or to turn to the blessed virgin Mary. If people do not know any prayers, it is not forbidden to pray in your own words, it is important that the prayer was accomplished with diligence and of course with faith.
The oil is stored in specially cookware sold in stores at Temples or in a clean vial at the appropriate shrines. Do not store together with objects not belonging to ecclesiastical paraphernalia. For example: together with cosmetics, home first aid kit. The proper place of the oil next to the icons. The oil does not need to be put in the refrigerator when properly stored oil long lasting freshness and transparency.
Never buy the oil out of Church benches and shops. Regardless of how it is called and what is its origin since it is considered consecrated only after committing on him the sacrament of anointing of the sick, consecration of relics, etc. Unhallowed allowed to use only lamp oil. There is a rule, oil should be disposed of. If lamp oil is obsolete it is better to pour it into running water.
Not to be confused with the myrrh and oil. Myrrh is the oil from aromatic substances by a special rite consecrated on Holy Thursday. In Russian Orthodoxy it makes the Patriarch.