Originally Posted by lilybelle
Well, it's their own blend. It's not the real deal.
I love the air of mystery and the sacrosanct aspect, very much.
However, the following is what I find.
"The Holy Rood Guild, a part of St. Joseph’s Abbey, has been producing Chrism for over 30 years. The formula for the anointing oil is as secret as the identity of the Chrism maker; a single monk in charge of meeting the Chrism needs for half of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States."
And that Holy Rood link (of the Cistercians) takes one to the product page. The concentrate is intended to be blended with olive oil and used liturgically. So, as I understand it, it is the real deal, namely what one would encounter in a Roman Catholic setting.