Why is it that, I can use Holy Water to bless my children at night and other times but I am not allowed to use Blessed/Holy Oil to bless my children? For example my son may be sick and so I take the Oil and bless him in the name of the Trinity.
I do not confuse this blessing with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick just as I don’t confuse use of Holy Water with Baptism. Both are sacramentals that remind us of those Sacraments.
Why such strict rules with regard to Oil?