Essential Oil Correspondences In Wicca
Oils which ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR HOME USE include, but are not restricted to: cinnamon, clove, hyssop, and sage.
Oils which SHOULD NOT BE USED DURING PREGNANCY include, but are not restricted to: basil, clove, cinnamon, fennel, hyssop, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, peppermint, rosemary, sage, and white thyme.
Oils which SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR STEAM FACIALS include, but are not restricted to: bay, clary sage, ginger, juniper, pine, and tea tree.
Oils which are PHOTOSYNTHESIZING include, but are not restricted to: lemon, bergamot, lime, and orange. Do not go out into the sun for at least two hours after applying these oils to your skin.
All essential oils should NOT BE INGESTED if you have, and are unsure, please contact your Poisons Information Centre.
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 magic 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 lubricating properties.
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 macadamia oil.
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 flower.
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 mixtures.
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 necesssary 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 frienship
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
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