The use of natural essential oils is widely used throughout the magical practice of witchcraft. Their energies can be utilised through spell-work, ceremony, magical rituals, meditation and cleansing. Their potency is carried by the natural essence and energies of the plant from which the oil is derived, making their uses versatile in property as well as in scent.
The simplest way to release the beautiful essence of an essential oil is to add a few drops along with a small measure of water into an oil burner. Witches can use oil burners to simply bathe their space with the intended energy, or keep them on their alter to use during their practice. It is also widely accepted that a witch might dress their candles with oil before lighting. As the wick burns and the wax melts it mixes with the oil, its scent and energies are released into the room, intensifying the energies the witch wants to work with. Candle burning, though, is a slightly more complex technique than using a simple oil burner. There are multiple avenues to consider during candle work, the work you get from the candle will depend on how you dress it, where you are in the lunar cycle, and the sort of spell you are doing. To work during a waxing moon should attract energies, and to work during a waning moon should reject and dispel energies.
It is also commonplace to add a few drops of essential oil, alongside a healthy sprinkle of salt for extra cleansing, to a ritual bath. Magical practitioners draw these baths to cleanse, center themselves and focus before embarking upon a journey of spell work. Not only this, but they are used to anoint the array of tools or ingredients that a witch might use within their craft. What this refers to is essentially using the oil and blessing the relevant apparatus during a magical ceremony as a sign of sanctification. What this process does is cleanse and purify the tools before they are used, in addition to energising the tool with the chosen intention of the witch.
Oils are also a valuable tool for natural ointments and housekeeping products. The oil from a eucalyptus plant is a useful disinfectant. Lavender oil is used to repel mosquitos and other insects. Tea tree oil, geranium oil, and a variety of others carry antibacterial properties. Peppermint oil is said to keep vermin away from the household, if used in its undiluted form on the threshold of the house and in each corner of the rooms within the home. Peppermint also carries energies that make it very good for attracting monetary abundance to its user. It’s possible to use oil bended with other oil to specify its property, as well as in its non-tampered form.
Oils are an extremely versatile and effective staple for any magical practitioner to have within their collection of magical tools. You can access everything you need to know about using oil for magic in our shop. From books to the essential oil themselves, we have got you covered!