Properties of Essential Oils
This is an
alphabetical list of the magickal properties of essential oils. Remember that
true essential oils should be diluted before use to prevent skin irritation. *
*Diluting True Essential Oils -
As a general guideline, add 5 to 7 drops to about 1/8 cup of your base oil (I
recommend jojoba as it is not truly an oil but rather a liquid form of wax and
never goes rancid. This will extend the shelf life of your mixes).
APRICOT OIL: This oil is
pressed from apricot kernels, is aphrodisiac in nature. It is used as a base
for mixing true essential oils but does NOT have an apricot scent.
BASIL: The scent of basil
causes sympathy between two people and so is worn to avoid major clashes.
Basil essential oil is useful to blends for encouraging happiness and peace
and for stimulating the conscious mind.
BENZOIN: This is a rich,
thick essential oil with a natural vanilla-like scent. Dilute and rub
onto the body to increase your personal power. It awakens the conscious mind
BERGAMOT MINT BOUQUET:
Use for money and protective rituals. Add the diluted bouquet to your
bath water for these purposes.
BLACK PEPPER: Use the
essential oil for protection and to promote courage. It has a sharp,
sweet scent and is best added to blends rather than worn alone, even when
CHAMOMILE: A fruity,
incredibly full scent. Sparingly use chamomile essential oil for
meditation and inducing peace. Expensive but worth it!!!
CAMPHOR: The coolly scented essential oil is fine for purification and promoting
spicy, cardamom essential oil brings a nice jolt of energy to love and
sexually oriented formulas.
CEDARWOOD: This essential
oil has a woodsy scent. Its energies are useful in enhancing
CINNAMON: True cinnamon
oil is very irritating to the skin. Use sparingly in money and psychic
awareness blends---no more than 1 drop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CLOVE OIL: Another
irritant. Add one drop to 1/8 cup of base oil. Useful in courage and
essential oil works well in love and healing mixtures.
CYPRESS: Cypress is an
essential oil of blessing, consecration and protection. This unique
scent stimulates healing and eases the pain of losses of all kinds.
EUCALYPTUS: Perhaps the
ultimate healing oil. Add to all healing blends. Apply (undiluted,
this case) to the body to relieve colds. Also used in purification
incredibly rich scent, frankincense essential oil is useful in promoting
spirituality and meditative states. Dilute before applying to the skin
as it may be irritating.
GERANIUM, ROSE: This
essential oil (usually sold as "Geranium") is a powerful protectant.
Wear diluted, or add to happiness blends.
GINGER: Powerfully spicy.
Ginger essential oil is useful in sexuality, love, courage and
* Material for this page is
taken from: "The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews" by Scott
Cunningham, Llewwllyn Publications, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55164-0383, USA,