Tried and True Oils
Most pagans, witches and
practitioners of healing spirituality use oils, often as a magical tool
or a scent. Preparation of oils is an individual experience. Each person
imbibes the oil with intent in a very personal way.
There are many
complicated methods of making sacred oils. However I believe in
simplicity in my magical work, therefore my method of producing ritual
oils is easy and works well for me. I use pure olive or vegetable oil.
Half fill the bottle which will hold the oil with the fresh or dried
herbs, berries or root chosen for the purpose. Fill the bottle with the
oil and let it sit in a place that will catch the rays of the full moon.
If you choose to use crystals and stones to enhance the oil, put it into
the bottle after the oil. You don’t want to break the stone or the
Simple and potent, the
following are a quick guide for those interested in making their own oils
for ritual and magic.
Rites of Passage Oil
– for rituals of naming, menstruation/manhood, hand-fasting and
parting. Use thyme for courage and lavender for peace. Incorporate a
tiger’s eye stone if possible.
– for consecrating tools, altar, new items. Use clover or cinquefoil
for protection, ginger for power, yarrow for psychic power. Add a smoky
quartz to cleanse negativity.
Anointing Oil –
for entering the Circle and at naming ceremonies. Use cinnamon and
sandalwood to strengthen spirituality. Choose an herb for protection that
suits the use. Namings would use a stronger protection for the child or
adult being named, whereas entrance to a circle or ritual area is
protection of the entire area as a whole. Pick your herbs according to
Divination Oil –
for scrying and readings. Use dandelion or fig for divination. Add
obsidian for scrying purposes.
Copyright 2007 - Emerald
About The Author
been writing for over 35 years and is published in many formats including
in-print books, print articles, online publications and poetry and
erotica collections. Her new age writing covers a wide variety of topics
from witchcraft and paganism, to the Tarot and Metaphysics.