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Essential Oils

Basics on essential oils and their use in magick.

What are essential oils?

They are the highly concentrated essences of a plant. These essences capture the plant scent and flavor.

These oils can contain as many as 100 chemical components that work together to give the oil its unique properties and aromas.

How are essential oils extracted?

There are 4 methods of extraction,

Steam distillation- most wildly use

Expression- they extract the oils from rinds

Absolute Extraction- for delicate flowers

CO2 Extraction- (carbon dioxide)

Countries and oils

  1. Europe

  2. Africa

  3. Asia

  4. Americas

  5. Australasia (Australia and New Zealand)

France has the most oils

History and folklore

The use of oils in incense and candles for example has played part I religious rituals through the ages. Many cultures believed aromas could ward off evil and help us connect with the spiritual world and Gods.

In the Egyptian era the Ebers Papyrus is the oldest papyrus found recording medicinal plants and their use.

They also use these oils to embalm.

The Babylonians became major suppliers like for example;





The Assyrians for personal and religious purposes.

In India the use of these aromatic oils and plants was the backbone of Ayurvedic medicine.

They used oils such as;






In China this was the root of Chinese medicine

The Phoenicians



Medieval Times

Was when we first have Rose Attar

By the middle of 16 century oils were use to mask body odor.

How do essential oils work?

Inhaling- Aromatherapy

Absorption- Massage, applying directly to skin

Essential oils on magick

In the book, WORKING CONJURE Sen Moise speaks about “the idea that spirits reside in trees, the leaves, the roots… and they hold power to facilitate change”

We as Witches believe that everything in this world has correspondences, as such we understand that the oils that we use have specific signatures, vibrations, energy, that will assist us with our spell work.

We combine the properties of these essential oils we added to carrier oils and we use it to fuel or spells.

Examples are;

Love oils

Money oils

Hoot foot oil

Hexüm Oil

Stop a cheater Oil

Cut and clear oil

And you know there are hundreds LOL

We anoint candles, tools, papers, magickal bags, dolls, places, amulets.

We anoint ourselves, we make candles, soaps, sprits, incense, we use them in diffusers

(We will then choose the oils that have the same type of signatures, vibrations, energy or correspondences as our work to boost, strengthen, speed results etc… )

We also use the scents of these oils to:

Keep us focus at the time of spell working

Ward off evil

Cleanse environments

Cleanse magickal tools

To obtain specific vibrations

To charge places, tools, spell work

To balance the Chakras

And many other things.

Examples of basic oil use;

Rose for love

Lemon for cutting

Lavender tranquility

Sage for cleansing

Eucalyptus healing

Ginger money

And so many more!

Warnings about essential oils!

1.Too much of a good thing could be very bad and toxic, so please do not ingest essential oils,

no matter what some essential oils company tells you.

2. They should always be used diluted.

3. Do a patch test, like in inside of elbow

4. Be aware of phototoxic- reaction to Sun

5. Be cautious you are taking medications

6. Be cautious if

You are pregnant or breastfeeding

If you have hypertension

If you have asthma

If you have epilepsy

7. Be very careful around children

8. Be very careful around pets

Essential oils toxic for pets;

This is in any way, oil and diffuser

Essential oils that are harmful to cats

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Cinnamon

  • Citrus

  • Clove

  • Eucalyptus

  • Lavender

  • Oregano

  • Pennyroyal

  • Peppermint

  • Pine

  • Sweet birch

  • Tea Tree

  • Thyme

  • Wintergreen

  • Ylang Ylang

Essential oils that are harmful to dogs

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Anise

  • Cinnamon

  • Citrus

  • Clove

  • Garlic

  • Juniper

  • Pennyroyal

  • Peppermint

  • Pine

  • Sweet birch

  • Tea Tree

  • Thyme

  • Yarrow

  • Ylang Ylang

Common Toxic oils

Specific Oils and associated clinical manifestations

  • CLOVE: large ingestions can have hepatotoxicity similar to paracetamol poisoning, renal failure, DIC, inhalational pneumonitis, coma

  • FENNEL: Nausea, vomiting, seizure activity, pulmonary oedema.

  • GERANIUM: Allergic contact chelitis.

  • LAVENDER: CNS depression, ataxia, photosensitiser that promotes hyperpigmentation, contact dermatitis.

  • LEMON MYRTLE: Skin irritation and corrosion.

  • NUTMEG: hallucinations, coma

  • THUJA (essential oil of the wormwood plant of the cedar family): Multiple tonic-clonic seizures.

  • WINTERGREEN (Methyl Salicylate): nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, vertigo, hyperventilation, seizures.

  • WORMWOOD: Acidosis, acute renal failure, respiratory acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, visual alterations, delirium, restlessness, paranoia, tremor, and seizures.

  • EUCALYPTUS: See Eucalyptus oil Poisoning

Essential oils are very flammable!

Keep oils away from fire, like candles, have a fire extinguisher and keep your oils locked or away from children.

Shelf life of essential oils

Like carrier oils essential oils have a life span

Some of the oils that have the longer life span are (4 to 6 years)






Some of the oils with shorter life span are (9 to 12 months)








To Resume

The use of essential oil in Witchcraft is necessary and very important. Knowledge is power, the more you know about your oils the more confident you will be when using them.

Mother Nature is so powerful therefore her assistance in our magickal workings will help us manifest our intentions, however, to harness this energy we need to have some basic knowledge and understanding, because after all we are humans.


I hope this video awakens your mind and you take the time to learn about the power of essential oils and how much power they add to our spell work and magickal life.

Take the time to get to know these oils and hoe to use them responsibly. They are Mother Earth gift lets use them respectfully.

Here is my YouTube video for more information


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