Magical oils are oils that have been created with a specific intent or purpose in mind—for cooking, healing, or spiritual uses. There are many intentions and uses for magical oils, some of which we will identify in this article. We will also talk about how to easily and properly make herb infused magical oils to use in your practice. Making your own oils puts more power into them and is also more affordable over time.
An herbal infused magical oil has an oil base and is infused with various dried herbs over a period of time (usually 2-4 weeks). Once the infusion period is complete, the herbs are filtered or strained out of the oil. The herb-infused oil also serves as a magical oil for various intentions: love, abundance, healing, banishing, dreaming, protection, etc.
For instance, if you choose to use sweet almond oil as a base, choose floral and sweet-smelling herbs instead of strong culinary herbs like basil or sage.
NOTE: you should always use DRIED herb matter in your oils. If there’s any moisture in your herbs (i.e. fresh herbs) and you add it to your oils, the oil will spoil and you’ll have a stinky mess.
Common Base Oils
Common Herbs Used to Infuse Oils and Their Magical Properties:
If you are using herb-infused oils for magical or spiritual purposes, remember to concentrate on your intention while making the oil. Your intention and energy is what makes the oil “magical”.
Lunar phases play an important part in creating magical oils. For instance, if you are making a magical oil to use in money magic, make it on a new or waxing moon and bottle it at the next new or waxing moon.
Contrary to popular belief, oils don’t last forever. They can and do spoil over a certain period of time. Use jojoba oil as the base and it will last the longest! Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to your magical oils to preserve them, as well. In addition, you should keep your oils in a cool, dry place like a pantry or kitchen cabinet.
There are many magical uses for herb infused oils and essential oils. Magical oils are used to charge, empower, dress, and consecrate spiritual and magical tools and items.
If you’re in a magical pinch and don’t have time to make herb infused oils, essential oils work just as well and are easy to attain. If you already have essential oils on hand, mix two or more together for the desired effect, scent, etc. For example, if you want to ease anxiety before an interview, mix lavender essential oil with lemongrass essential oil then dab it onto your wrists. If you need a banishing oil to dress a candle, rub cinnamon essential oil from the top of the candle to the bottom and all around it.
Cleansing oils are important for candle magic to remove negativity from a household or from an individual. You’ll follow the same routine as the money oil recipe above, but the ingredients should be different. If you substitute for the ingredients, choose herbs with purification, exorcism, or banishing properties.
Here is one of my favorite magical oils recipes (one of my staple herb infused oils) that I want to share with you all.
PLEASE NOTE: You must research all herbs before working with them. Some herbs are unsafe to consume, some herbs are unsafe to use topically, some are unsafe to burn/diffuse, etc.
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