There are lots of ways to use essential oils in magick and spells, from diffusing the oils to anointing your body with them. Oils come in both “singles”, which are oils from a single plant, and in blends, which are a blend of several oils in one bottle. For this post, we’ll be discussing single oils, but don’t worry, I have an essential oils blends post coming soon!
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Lavender is one of the most often cited herbs and oils for magickal purposes, especially those having to do with sleep, dreams and peace. Lavender is excellent for anointing yourself before or during a ritual and for spraying on your pillow to encourage psychic dreams.
Cypress is used magickally to abate grief. Use this oil to honor ancestors at Samhain and to help yourself and others through difficult times of death or loss.
Frankincense is an ancient, sacred oil used by everyone from the Egyptians to the Romans to the Hebrews for religious purposes. Use this oil during divination and to increase your psychic awareness. It is also excellent for consecrating items and altars.
Hyssop is traditionally a purifying oil, used to dissipate negativity. Diffuse this oil at the start of a ritual to purify your sacred space. Because it is also associated with sexuality and romance, it is excellent for use at Beltane.
Bergamot is one of my favorite oils as it is a key ingredient in one of my favorite teas: Earl Grey. Bergamot makes for powerful magick as it boosts the power of any spell you use it in. Diffuse it during abundance spells or spray it on black tea leaves to make your own Earl Grey.
What are your favorite oils for making magick?