A good place to start is with 2 ounces oil per 2 tablespoons herb or flower. Remember a little oil goes a long way. You can use Mineral Oil or some other neutral carrier oil to absorb the scent and properties of the herb.*
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.
Making your own Essential Oils: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.
You can repeat this process of scenting your oil until its as strong as you desire. When the scent is right for you it is ready for use in your spellwork. Strain with cheesecloth, store in tightly capped dark glass bottles with a little tincture of benzoin to preserve.
Essential Oil Measurements:
1 drop = 0.05 ml
Tincture of Benzoin Recipe:
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.
Common Essential Oils and their Magical Uses:
Acacia- Used as a holy oil, to anoint altars, incense burners & candlesAlmond- Said to attract money & good fortune when added to incense
Allspice- Rubbed on the feet & chest, this is to add strength to one's will power
Ambergris- Very popular as a protection against evil & ill luck
Ambrosia- said to turn a shy or timid lover into an aggresive tiger
Angelica- A peace oil. Said to attract friends & popularity
Anise- To increase clairvoyant abilities
Apple- Rub on the body to attract peace of mind ,contentment & happiness
Apricot- used by both sexes as a love oil to heighten passion & bind lovers together
Aster- A quieting oil which soothes ruffled felings & calmes tensions
Avocado- According to legend, this will bring one happiness, wealth & long life
Azalea- Wear to magnetize others to you
Banana- To excite great passion in another
Bay- If used on the body, it is said to purify the soul
Bayberry- Brings money to the pockets and blessings to the home
Benzoin- Add to any incense to heighten it's effectiveness & for cleansing & purifying
Bergamot- wear on the palm of each hand to protect from all harm
Blackberry- Apply to all seals, talismans, charms & candles for good luck
Blue Bonnet- A gamblers favorite to bring luck
Calamus- To get another to do your bidding, rub some on your palms & touch the person
Camphor- Add to controlling incenses to bring quick power to them
Carnation- Used for gambling luck
Cedar- Anoint a Seal of Long Life to protect you from misery & misfortune
Chamomile- Worn by the daring to incite sexual feelings & attract attention
Cherry- Add to the bath to cause one to be cheerful & good humoured
Chocolate- An enticing oil designed to soften the hearts of foes
Chrysanthmum- To increase ones strength
Cinnamon- Used for good luck, money-drawing, fast action & love
Citronella- Attracts friends to the home & customers to a place of business
Civit- Rub on the hands for protection & apply beneath the breasts as a love drawing perfume
Clove- Acts as an aphrodisiac when applied to the base of the neck and on the thighs
Clover- Place on a lover or spouses pilllow to ensure faithfulness
Coconut- Anoint on a fast luck candle for luck in a hurry
Coffee- Has healing properties whe added to the bath water
Cucumber- Takes away rowdiness & unruliness when rubbed on anyone acting "ugly"
Cypress- Brings calm & tranquility in stubborn cases. Used by parents of willful children
Dill- A crossing oil that is believed to cause great distress if rubbed on a person
Dogwood- Rub on the outside of doorknobs so that evil will not be able to enter
Eucalyptus- Believed to be a strong healing oil
Evergreen- Used by ladies to stimulate a man or by men as a nature-builder
Frangipani- An attraction oil, can cause others to tell you their secrets
Frankincense- A sacred oil for anointing objects & to bring many blessings
Gardenia- A protective oil which will stop other from creating strife in your life
Geranium- Said to act as a hex breaker ,good when used with a "Blockbuster" candle
Ginger- Adds spice to one's relationship when applied behind the ears & knees
Grape- This oil is used for gaining popularity & for money drawing
Heather- Anoint your purse or wallet with this daily so you will never be without money
Heliotrope- Protects you from physical harm & at the same time,attracts wealth
Hemlock- Used to arouse jealousy between people
Hibiscus- Anoint the temples to draw wisdom & better concentration
Hollyberry- For women who wish to be treated royally by their lovers
Honey- Is recognized as having seductive ,enticing qualities
Honeysuckle- Anoint on the temples before a test to help you pass
Hyacinth- Attracts love & luck when used in the bath water daily
Hyssop- A holy oil, dress all candles with this before you use them & add to bath water
Iris-Reputed to make the wearer very attractive ,good oil to use when going dancing
Jasmine- A powerful love oil, used to bind someone to you
Juniper- Worn to aquire wishes, honors & glory
Lavendar- To promote peace in the home ,add to mop water & to stop gossip
Leather- Worn to draw friendship
Lemon- Used by healers to in aid in calling the spirits, also for protection of the home
Lemongrass- Said to be very soothing & quieting to the nerves
Lilac- Anoint the back of the neck to improve the memory & draw health & long life
Lily- A quieting agent ,usedf on the forehead of someone who is emotionally upset
Lime- Add 3 drops to controlling incense & burn once a week to keep your mate faithful & loyal
Lotus- Worn by women to make a man lose with his money
Magnolia- Recommended as an aid in psychic development when appplied to the head
Melon- Arouses passions, adds strength ,energy & virility in men
Mimosa- said to bring dreams & coming events to you when used on the body prior tosleep
Mistletoe- For attracting customers, developing business when used in in your place of business
Morning Glory- Used to protect you when travleing & in the home when sprinkles
Musk- A love oil whose scent is used to arouse ones passion & heighten sexual pleasure
Myrrh- A powerful guard against any evil directe toward one
Myrtle- Attract love, Money & good fortune
Narcissus- Used for peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares when dabbed on your pillow
Nutmeg-Used for removing a jinx from someone, add to bathwater. Also used for luck drawing
Orange- a highly magnetic oil used to bring on a proposal of marriage
Orchid- Aids memory, helps one to focus their thoughts on the job or problem at hands
Orris- One of the most potent of love oils. Is thought to work where all others have failed
Papaya- Promotes the good things in life, comfort , good health & friendship etc..
Passion Flower- Used for tranquility & peace of mind, soothes the nerves
Patchouli- Regarded as an aphrodisiac with magickal powers
Peach- Apply to yourself or sprinkle in the home to bring quiet and tranquility to your life
Pennyroyal- Used to remove evil & jinx from the home when sprinkled about the premises
Peony- A lucky oil for those who need customers, business success & good fortune in all endeavors
Peppermint- Add spice to your life & pep to your body
Petunia- Used to help get a loan or when applying for credit,anoint the application
Pine- A cleansing, purifying scent used in the bath to erase past mistakes & sins and let one start over
Pineapple- To draw back a lover , anoint a Come to Me candle & place your request under the candle
Raspberry- Used by pregnant women for a successful pregancy
Rose- A gentle love oil used to attract affection & love
Rosemary- A highly respected healing oil used to heal the pain of heartache & heartsickness
Rue (Ruda)- Worn to protect one from hexes set out by others
Sage- Used for all those who wish to forsee the future,rub on the forehead before divining
Sandalwood- A powerful healing oil, also thought to increase clairvoyant powers
Sassafrass- When sprinkled about the court it is said to bring about a fvorable decision
Snake Root- Helps to win the most difficult of court cases weh nrubbed on palms prior to court
Spearmint- A protective oil which keeps one's home & self safe from attack, danger & intruders
Spikenard- Used to anoint the alter , consecrate incense burners & to purify the premises
Strawberry- Use as an attraction oil ,to draw good fortune
Sweet Grass- Lifts the spirits & softens sad memories so that one can move on
Sweet Pea- Attracts loyalty & affection when used daily on th wrists, forearms & back of knees
Tangerine- Adds strength & go power to all ritual incense & baths
Tonka- For luck. love & longetivity, use in the bath & on a Fast Luck candle
Tulip- Protects one from accidents so that a long life is assured
Vanilla- Added to floorwash to bring happiness to the premises ,and good fortune
Van Van- Anoint charms,seals, talismans with it to increase their power. For uncrossing add to bathwater
Verbena- To remove curses put on you, for protection
Vetivert- Overcomes any spell that may be put upon you
Violet- A very strong love oil, use in bath daily to bring marital peace & happiness
Watermelon- Adds extra strength that may be needed from time to time when applied after bath
Wintergreen- Use a few drops in bathwater to keep or induce good health
Wisteria- Add to mop water to attract good fortune & prosperity
Ylang Ylang- Used to draw attention to onesself, but also of value when seeking employment
Spellcaster: Seven Ways
Other Good Books/DVDs
Witchcraft - Rebirth
The Urban Primitive - Paganism in the Concrete Jungle
Celtic Tree Mysteries - Practical Druid Magic & Divination
Mystery of Reincarnation
Ancient Healing Techniques
Coven Craft -
Cooking by Moonlight
The Witch's Shield
By Oak, Ash & Thorn
Crystal Balls and Bowls
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.