Essential oils are aromatic liquids extracted from the flowers,
seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs and
trees and used in healing, anointing and spellwork.
According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts,
priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years
before Christ to heal the sick.
I have quite a few recipes on the site for mixing oils to use in
magick rituals, for anointing candles, tools, amulets, etc., that
have been sent to me or recommended to me.
For a much more thorough look at oils and their uses in maintaining
health I would suggest you have a look around at:
MAKING YOUR OWN OILS
Carrier Oils (Base Oils)
Base oils are oils that carry essential oils to their destination and
to dilute the essential oils because they are usually too strong to
apply to the body alone. Possible carrier oils include:
Apricot Kernel oil: This pale yellow oil provides a light texture and
is rich in vitamins and minerals.
Avocado oil: This is a very rich, dark green oil. It is highly
nutritious with essential fatty acids, minerals, protein, vitamin E,
and beta carotene and penetrates the skin easily.
Castor oil: A thick, sticky oil with a strong odor. It has good
Coconut oil: This light colored oil turns solid at cool room
temperatures. The fractionated version is extremely light and does
not go rancid with age, making it a very versatile carrier oil.
Grapeseed oil: This oil has a very fine texture and a slight greenish
hue. It provides vitamins and minerals. It is also used as an
antioxidant and can prolong the life of other oils.
Jojoba oil: Its chemical makeup is closer to that of a liquid wax
than that of a vegetable oil. It is an antioxidant and does not turn
rancid. Jojoba oil is a natural mimic of the oil secreted by the
human skin. It lubricates and protects. It is almost identical to
valuable oil found in the Sperm whale.
Olive oil: Extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil is the best quality
available. It is rich in minerals, vitamins, and proteins.
Sunflower Seed oil: This is a light textured, golden yellow oil. It
is high in nutrients, essential fatty acids, and vitamins.
Sweet Almond oil: This pale yellow oil contains glyceride, olein, and
linoleic acid. It is an excellent skin lubricant and is rich in
protein, vitamins, and minerals. This is a very good medium-light
general purpose oil.
Wheat Germ oil: This reddish-orange oil is heavy and sticky. It is
rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and especially vitamin E. It is
often added to other blends since its antioxidant properties can
extend the shelf life of more volatile oils.
Some others are: peach kernel oil, hazelnut oil, camelia oil and
1 drop = 0.05 ml
1 ml = 20 drops
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 teaspoon = 100 drops
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1 tablespoon = 300 drops
1 ounce = 30 ml
1 ounce = 600 drops
A couple of tips before beginning:
A good place to start is with 2 ounces oil per 2 tablespoons herb or
Remember a little oil goes a long way.
It is helpful to visualize the purpose for which you are making the
oil throughout the process or you can say a little chant pertaining
to that certain oil while making it to add more of your energy and
power to it.
It is important that you cap the jars tightly or you will have moldy
Remember the darker the bottle, the better your oil will keep.
Add tincture of benzoin to preserve your oils. *Recipe Below. *
Here are two easy ways to make your own oils.
You will need:
Mineral Oil (or your choice of oil)
Fresh or dried herbs and/or flowers
Small Jars with a tight fitting lids.
Place the mineral oil (or whatever oil you have decided to use) and
herbs in jars, place cap on tightly. Store it in a dark cool area.
Once a week for 2 weeks, shake the mixture in the jar.
In the third week, use cheesecloth to strain the mixture. Add more
herbs and oil if necessary and allow to sit for another 2 weeks.
When you have gotten the scent that you wanted strain the herbs out
again, and store the oil in a dark cool place.
Pour your oil into your mortar. Add your herb a little at a time,
pressing it into the oil with your pestle. After you have combined it
well, pour it into a bottle. Store the bottle in a dark, consecrated
place for three days. On the fourth day check oil to see if it has
absorbed enough of the scent. When the scent is right for you it is
ready for use in your spellwork.
You can repeat this process of scenting your oil until its as strong
as you desire.
To Make TINCTURE OF BENZOIN
Soak 1 tablespoon of powdered benzoin in 1/4 cup of good quality
vodka or apple cider vinegar for 3 weeks.
Strain and keep in a dark bottle -- tightly capped.
To attract love.
Happiness, love, friendship.
Protection, purification, increases clairvoyant abilities.
Spirit contact, tool consecration.
Money, prosperity, wisdom.
Money, Luck, Healing
Money, Prosperity, Wisdom
To purify space, Consecrate tools, Clean objects
For Stability, Self-Confidence, Peace
To awaken love and emotion
For animal healing spells
Protection, Purification, Youth
For anointing candles, amulets, and tools for ritual
Blossom for love and friendship
Friendship, Science, Cooperation, Diplomacy
Initiative, Self Esteem, Courage, Ambition
For magnetic attraction, Bring love, Money and Friendship.
Exotic aroma, anchoring, strengthening
To banish nightmares
To help activate a balance between the spiritual and physical self
Balm of Gilead
Attract new love, Mend broken heart, Protection, Healing
Used to rid of a situation that is holding you down
To banish negative energy
Prosperity in business
Money, Good luck, Peace, Harmony, Well being, Prosperity, Men's
Festival of sexuality and fertility, The young god
Protection and to promote courage
Eases emotional pain
To drive away sadness, Depression
Attracts Romance, Heightens Creativity and Inspiration.
To draw Customers and Money
To awaken past life memories, Stimulate psychic awareness
Love of home, Sensitivity, Tenacity
Cleanses your home of negativity.
Organization, Ambition, Position, Justice
Supplying energy to love and sexually oriented formulae
Protection, Strength, Healing, Vitality
This is a stress reducing oil, and is good for meditation. Warning Do
not use any oil from the seeds as this oil is a strong purgatory.
Helps rid stress (rubbed on throat or wrists).
Healing, Courage, Purification, Protection, Money, Hex-Breaking
Flower and Leaf of This oil is another one for mental clarity and
alertness, it also has euphoric and calming properties.
Aids in becoming cheerful & good-humored.
Lust, Love, Success, Power, Psychic Awareness, Healing, Protection,
Money, Love, Lust, Exorcism, Protection
Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Success, Exorcism
Used in Protection spells
For aid in taking command of a situation, event, or person
To increase one's ability to communicate with others
To increase one's ability to concentrate
To overcome obstacles
To increase one's ability to concentrate
For controlling events and people
Love and healing mixtures.
Used to assist in clearing the air passages. Some say it is useful in
speeding up the metabolism, and for refreshing, reviving, energizing,
and generally sharpening the senses. Warning Can be irritating to the
skin and can overstimulate the nervous system.
Protection, fidelity, exorcism, anti-theft. A sharp, spicy aroma. May
be used for those who have mental or physical exhaustion
To draw love and truth
For comfort and solace, To ease feelings of Loss.
For aid in Divining
Dittany of Crete
Power Amplifier, Protection, Love, Banishing, Potency
To increase dreams and control them
Drive & Bind
To drive a trouble maker away and keep him away
Used for mood uplifting and to help breathing for some asthmatics
Enhances your psychic awareness.
Draws money quickly
Spirituality, Protection, Exorcism, Consecration
Frankincense and Myrrh
Protection, healing, increases spirituality
To celebrate the Full Moon
Courage, Strength, Avoiding Legal Problems
Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
All literary affairs, Intellectuality, Versatility
Fertility, Health, Love
Success, Power, Money, Love
Attracting Love, Luck, Health
Used for bee stings and is a calming and warming oil. Use to
encourage communication and meditation
Fertility, Garden Magick
Powerful purifier; added to purification fragrances
To gain wisdom, anoint your third eye
To help you or others heal after illness or injury
To attract Money or Gain Power
Induce Astral Projection, Purify Magickal knives or swords
Love, Lust, Divination
Money Drawing, Psychic Awareness, Memory, Healing, Power Honesty
Festival to honor the Goddess Brigid
Love, Prophetic Dreams, Money, Sleep, Love, Healing, Health,
John the Conqueror
Money, Love, Happiness, Hex-Breaking, Protection
Protection, purification and healing blends
Confidence, Business, Success, Perseverance
Keep Away Trouble
Protection from various outside sources
Chastity, Love, Peace, Happiness, Clairvoyance, Longevity, Sleep,
Law Stay Away
To keep away police from your door
Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
Lust, Psychic Powers, Snake Repellent
Vitality, Dignity, Authority, Leadership
Artistic Ability, Balance, Partnership
Lilly of The Valley
Peace, Harmony, Love
Keeps love faithful, loyal.
Summer Solstice, Celebrates the Sun King, Height of Growth
Spirituality, Love, Protection
Promoting spirituality, healing or meditation
Draw Love, Draw Truth
Autumn Equinox, Second Harvest, Thanksgiving
Enhances all Magickal works
Peace, Nature Spells, Hair Growth
Fertility, Protection, Money, Love
Powerful oil used for protection
Energy, Aggression, Passion, Enthusiasm
Intelligence, Reason, Communication
Attracts money, love, protection, brings customers
Protection, Love, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
Draw Money and Prosperity
Change, Imagination, Moods, Receptivity
Enhances Environmental Magick
Courage, Fertility, Lust
Spirituality, Healing, Protection, Exorcism, Transformation,
Happiness and purification blends
To Celebrate the new moon
New-Mown Hay Bouquet
Transformative blends; breaking negative habits and addictions; use
in spring to welcome the turning of the seasons
Fidelity, Luck, Money, Health
Attracts money (wear or rub onto cash before spending)
Brings luck, protection, and peace
Divination, Love, Luck, Money
Spring Equinox, Celebrates New Growth and Youth
Love and healing (smells like a combination of citrus and rose).
Petitgrain Protective blends (bitter orange scent)
Increases Passion in relationships or actions
Peace, Sleep, Friendship
Fertility, Lust, Money, Protection, Divination
Peace & Harmony
Draws peace and harmonious relations to your life
Strength, Protection, Peace
Love, Psychic Awareness, Lust, Mental Stimulant, Energy
Draws your perfect mate to you
Adds power to all magickal workings
Healing, Protection, Exorcism, Fertility, Money
Mysticism, Intuition, Inspiration
Protects against negativity and psychic attack
To rid a space, object, or person of negative forces
Used to give courage in any situation
Love, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Divination, Healing, Luck, Protection
Protection, Fertility, Love, Health
Mental Powers, Youth, Protection, Love, Lust, Purification, Sleep,
Healing, Mental Powers, Protection, Love
Love, healing, happiness, wind raising, lust, strength, psychic
Wisdom, Animal Guides, Wishes, Immortality
Aspiration, Idealism, Philosophy
Harvest Festival, Festival of the Dead
Spirituality, Protection, Wishes, Healing, Exorcism
Persistence, Discipline, Concentration
Healing Power, Magick, Resourcefulness, Courage
Aids in meditation, Shamanic Journeys, Astral Travel
Increases mental powers, protection, home security
Good Luck, Fidelity, Health
Helps you find or contact your Spirit Guide
Love, Luck, Beauty
Power, Individuality, Self-Assertion
Friendship, Courage, Strength
Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
Cleansing and Consecrating Tarot Cards
Determination, Endurance, Thoroughness
Sprinkle some under your bed while you sleep and it will protect you
Bring about change in oneself
To remove Blocks
Magickal Powers, Mental Powers, Love, Lust, Rejuvenation
Sensuality, Artistic Ability, Harmony, Attraction
Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Healing
Hex Breaking, Peace, Luck, Love, Protection, Exorcism
Animal Guide Work, Wishes, Peace, Love, Luck, Protection
Mentality, Service, Purity, Discrimination
Put on forehead to prevent headaches. Also helps to increase mental
To keep good health.
Attracts good vibrations & happy times.
Psychic Powers, Calling Spirits, Protection, Love
Love, courage and psychic awareness blends
Love, Lust, Peace
Winter Solstice, Rebirth of the God
Very, very good uplifting oil
Anxiety: Bergamot, Petitgrain.
Abcesses: Lavender, Tea Tree.
Abdominal Cramps: Lavender, Clary Sage.
Acne: Bergamot, Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Patchouli,
Sandalwood, Tea Tree.
Aging Skin: Frankincense.
Allergies: Chamomile, Lavender, Melissa, Patchouli.
Amenorrhoea: (Missing or scanty periods) Basil, Clary Sage, Marjoram,
Arthritis: Benzoin, Birch, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Eucalyptus,
Asthma: Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram.
Athletes Foot: Tea Tree, Myrrh BOILS Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender.
Bronchial Infections: (Including Colds, Flu & Bronchitis) Basil,
Benzoin, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger,
Immortelle, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrtle , Peppermint, Pine Needle,
Sandalwood, Tea Tree,Thyme.
Bruises: Fennel, Lavender, Parsley Seed.
Cellulitis: Birch, Fennel, Geranium, Grapefruit..
Cold Sores: Bergamot , Eucalyptus, Tea Tree.
Colic: Black Pepper, Chamomile, Marjoram , Peppermint.
Constipation: Black Pepper.
Coughs: Benzoin, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus , Ginger, Immortelle,
Marjoram, Myrtle, Pine Needle,Tea Tree,Thyme.
Cracked and Chapped Skin: Benzoin, Myrrh, Patchouli.
Cuts: Benzoin, Chamomile, Lemon.
Cystitis: Bergamot, Lavender, Sandalwood.
Dandruff: Lavender , Patchouli.
Dermatitis: Birch, Chamomile, Immortelle, Lavender, Palmarosa.
Dry Skin: Geranium (esp. with oily patches), Sandalwood.
Depression: Basil, Bergamot, Immortelle, Lavender, Lime, Sandalwood.
Dysmenorrhoea: (Painful periods/menstrual cramps) Basil, Chamomile,
Clary Sage, Cypress, Lavender, Marjoram.
Fevers: Eucalyptus, Lemongrass.
Hemorrhoids: (Piles) Cypress , Parsley Seed.
Headache: Chamomile, Lavender.
Hair Care: Birch, Rosemary.
Heartburn: Cardamon Seed
Herpes: Tea Tree.
High Blood Pressure: (Hypertension) Lavender, Marjoram, Ylang Ylang.
Insect Repellent:Lemongrass; Citronella, Lavender.
Indigestion: Cardamon Seed, Chamomile, Orange.
Inflamed Joints: Chamomile.
Insomnia: Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram.
Inflammation: Benzoin, Chamomile, Lavender.
Insect Bites and Stings: Basil, Chamomile, Lavender, Tea Tree.
Laryngitis and Sore Throats: Benzoin, Ginger, Lavender , Thyme.
Loss of Appetite: Bergamot.
Menopausal Problems: Cypress, Geranium.
Muscular Aches and Pains: Basil, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Eucalyptus,
Ginger,Grapefruit, Immortelle, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary.
Nausea: Cardamon Seed, Chamomile.
Nervous Tension and Stress: Benzoin, Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage,
Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood, Vetivert.
Nervous Exhaustion and Fatigue: Basil, Peppermint, Rosemary.
Obesity: Birch, Fennel.
PMT/PMS: Geranium , Juniper, Lavender , Melissa.
Poor Circulation: Black Pepper, Ginger, Pine Needle, Rosemary.
Psoriasis: Bergamot, Birch.
Physical, mental, Spiritual and Emotional Anger: Ylang Ylang.
Rheumatism: Benzoin, Birch, Chamomile, Eucalyptus , Ginger,
Juniper,Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary.
Scars: Frankincense , Petitgrain, Lavender.
Sinusitis: Pine Needle.
Skin Care: Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Palmarosa, Rosewood.
Sores: Eucalyptus, Lavender.
Sprains and Strains: Chamomile, Lavender.
Stomach Cramps: Clary Sage, Peppermint.
Stretch Marks: Mandarin, Lavender.
Teething Pain: Chamomile.
Thrush: Tea Tree.
Toothache: Cajeput, Chamomile.
Urethritis: Cedarwood, Tea Tree.
Vaginitis: Tea Tree.
Vertigo: Lavender, Peppermint.
Varicose Veins: Cypress.
Wounds: Chamomile , Lemon, Myrrh, Tea Tree.
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