Merry Meet! So I’ve been getting questions about Oils: How do I use them?; What type of oils should I use?; Why should I use oils?; What kind of oils are there?Well being a water sign I can tell you the oils are fun! Everything from massage oils to synthetic oils have a purpose. There have been two sides to the debate on synthetic oils. Even I, for a time, held a nose up to synthetics. However once one delves deeper in to magic we come to understand that a lot of what we are doing is through our Will, Feelings, and Consciousness.
Infused Oils with Herbs
Many of us have experienced a memory triggered or thought provoked by a familiar smell or a smell that is intriguing or quite possibly repulsive (trash days in the summer time). Smell is still a stimulant and in a pinch, synthetic oils can provide much needed sensory stimulation. Now some synthetic oils maybe a compound that is only suitable for burning in oil burners, which have their purpose as well. Then you have synthetic oils, like rose oil for example, which maybe a culmination of other floral oils that will bring you as close as possible to the smell of a rose.
Most synthetics are created to cut cost and time. With oils it is always good to get an idea of what ingredients were you used in the oil. When performing magic we all know that ingredients have place in our spell work and prayers. It would be quite a predicament to use a synthetic rose oil in a love spell or attraction spell and yet it was made with a component that would banish or send away a lover. We wouldn’t want that to happen.
Personally I enjoy making my own oils by adding a base oil, like jojoba oil, grape seed oil, or coconut oil into a mortar, then add the herbs you are using for a spell, then take the pestle and bruise the herbs and mix it together, then funnel it (herbs and all) into a container. The longer it sits the more potent the smell (and you may want to use your sense of smell to detect if the mixture has gone ‘off’ if it has sat for too long). This type of oil making is called infusing. You are infusing the oils of the herbs with the base oil. Another way to make oils which is another favorite of mine, however can cost a bit more as you will need a lot more herbs, is to extract the essential oil from the herbs and flowers. You will need a distiller to perform this process, but the outcome is a pure, uncut oil of the herb or flower. Of course if you are using oils a lot, it can be beneficial
Now as for oil use. There is the dressing of a candle or items to be used if you’d like them to be charged with an intent. For money draw oil you may want to add a few drops to your charm or dress a candle (because you’re drawing something toward you, you would dab oil in-between your thumb and index/middle fingers, starting at the top, you would make your way to the center of the candle, then you do the same from the bottom to the middle. Keep in mind the top to middle and bottom to middle are two separate strokes).If using an oil burner and an oil it may represent the joining of the earth element through the oil burner, fire element through flame and water element through oil, which then create the air element through fragrance. You may also choose to have the oils free standing to represent the water element on an altar, however can also be used as an earth element if it is an uncut essential oil. Even though it is now in liquid form it is still essence of earth.
Oils are a very beautiful part of being a craft worker in my opinion and as you work with oils you are also working with the element of water and all that she/he has to teach through another medium of itself. Oh and one last little tid bit is if you want to charge an oil with a specific intent by all means add an herb or two, even a stone/crystal in the vile or jar you place the oil. This will emphasize it’s purpose and energy. Heck you can even make a spell bottle or jar by doing this as well!!Now when applying oils to the skin always apply a small drop and wait for about 5 mins to 10 mins to see if your body has a sensitivity to the oil. Base oils can range from jojoba oils, coconut oily, grape seed oil, almond oil, etc. READ THE LABEL, if you didn’t make it yourself!!!! Some oils will say “for incense burner use only” or some will say “may cause irritation”. Part of working with the water element is about learning more about yourself and connecting on a deeper sub level. Knowing your bodies sensitivity is important. Some perfume oils may be for topical use and not to be burned. Always ask the person distributing the oil or read the label.All of this being said have safe fun. The fun part about the Craft is experimentation. There is no right or wrong. There is only what works and what doesn’t work for you.
I didn’t go into details about which oils should be used for what purpose as there are many on top of many different uses for oils. This posting was more of an intro on the different ways that you could use oils. There are many book references for oils and of course when you are working a spell, be sure to research what ingredients you will need and this will let you know what oils you will need if any. I have included some books below that are great reference books for a
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