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~ Oils and Inscense ~

Annointing oils and incense are used widely in magical rituals and spells. Fragrance is an extremely useful tool. It "sets the mood" for your ritual, and goes a long way in bringing about your desired magical intention. The following is a list of oils commonly used in magic, along with their commonly accepted magical attributes. As you experiment with fragrance by using oils and incense, you will most likely find many more magical uses for the following oils. This list is provided to simply get you started.

Blessed Be!!!


Amberlove, comfort, happiness, and healing. (Amber oil is created from lesser quality amber, which is fossilized pine resin millions of years old...true amber oil is extremely rare...most amber oil is formulated from ambergris)
Ambergris psychic powers, dreams, aphrodisiac. (This is a product of sperm whales, and was used widely for magic in the is not very common presently, due to increased ecological considerations -- whales are an endangered species, and fortunately society no longer approves of the killing of animals for products such as oil) Most of the ambergris oil on the market today is artificial. For a close substitute, mix cypress oil with a few drops of Patchouli oil...
Apple Blossomhappiness, love, friendship
Bayberryprotection, wishes, prosperity, happiness, control.
Benzoinastral projection, purification
Bergamotmoney-attraction, prosperity, uplifting of spirits, protection
Carnationprotection, strength, healing, love, lust.
Cedarwood healing, purification, unhexing, protection, money-attraction
Cinnamonpurification, stimulation, wealth and prosperity, business success, lust, astral projection, healing
Citronellacleansing, warding off (especially mosquitos!!!), healing, unhexing, exorcism...don't use indoors
Clove pain relief, intellectual stimulation, business success, wealth and prosperity, divination, exorcism, protection, psychic awareness
Copallove, purification, uplifting spirits, protection, exorcism, promoting spirituality.
Cypresscomfort, healing, and protection.
Dittany of Crete Astral projection
Dragon's Bloodextremely useful in adding power to any other oil, increases potency of spells and rituals, protection, courage, hex-breaking, exorcism, magical power, love
Eucalyptushealing, purification, up a vial of eucalyptus oil and breathe vapor or use a few drops in steam inhalation to help ease congestion.
Frankincensespirituality, astral strength, protection, consecration, courage, exorcism
Gardeniapeace, love, healing.
Gingerwealth & riches, invigorating, lust, love, magical power
Hibiscus divination, love, lust
Honeysucklemoney, psychic powers, happiness, friendship, healing
Hyacinthhappiness, protection
Jasminelove, money, dreams, fantasy, purification, wisdom, skills, astral projection
Junipercalming, protection, healing, exorcism...mixed with grapefruit oil and rubbed on the body, it is said to help with cellulite -- if using, pure, essential oils, remember to mix with a carrier oil such as jojoba or almond -- do not put PURE essential oils on the body without diluting, as it could cause a skin reaction
Lavendercleansing, healing, love, of the few oils that can be used undiluted (called "neat") on the body.
Lemonhealing, love, purification...mix a few drops with water to use in house-cleaning...smells great!!!
Lemongrass psychic powers, mental clarity
Lilacsoothing, warding off, exorcism
Lotusopening, elevating mood, protection, spirituality, healing, meditation. A recipe for Lotus Bouquet: Mix equal parts of Rose, Jasmine, and Musk...then add some Ylang-Ylang to equal about 10% of the entire solution...smells wonderful!!!
Magnolia nature, trees, hair growth. A recipe for Magnolia Bouquet: Mix 2 parts Sandalwood with about 1 part Jasmine and about 1 part Rose...add some Neroli oil to equal about 5 - 10% of the entire solution...
Muskaphrodisiac, prosperity, inner truth, courage, purification
Myrrhspirituality, hex-breaking, meditation, healing, consecration, exorcism
Neroliconfidence, insomnia
New Mown Hayused for new beginnings, gaining a fresh perspective on problems, or to break negative habits and thought patterns. There are several brands on the make your own version, mix the following oils: Woodruff, Tonka, Lavender, Bergamot, and Oakmoss. make your own oakmoss bouquet: combine vetivert and cinnamon oils.
Orangedivination, love, luck, money-attraction, psychic powers
Patchoulygrowth, love, mastery, warm & sensual
Peppermintenergy, mental stimulant, exorcism, healing
Pine grounding, strength, cleansing, exorcism, healing
Roselove, house-blessing, fertility, healing
Rose Geraniumcourage & protection
Rosemaryremembrance, energy, exorcism, healing
Sagewisdom, clarity, purification, exorcism
Sandalwoodthis has a rich and mysterious scent and is just about the most popular oil. I use it as a general, all-purpose annointing oil...its magical attributes include spirituality, healing, protection, astral projection, exorcism. Cedar may be used as a substitute.
Strawberrylove, luck
Sweet Peaalthough no genuine sweet pea oil exists, you can create your own by combining Neroli, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, and Benzoin...used for friendship, love, courage
Tonkaused for love and attracting money. Mix Benzoin oil with a few drops of Vanilla extract to make a great substitute!!!
Tuberosefor love attraction...very expensive, if you can ever find it! A substitute would contain Ylang-Ylang, Rose, and Jasmine Oils, with just a touch of Neroli added...
Vanillalust, mental powers
Vetivert unhexing, money, peace, love, exorcism
Violet wisdom, luck, love, protection, healing
Yarrowcourage, exorcism, psychic
Ylang-YlangI use this one quite a bit!!! It is distilled from a flower which grows in the Philippines...use for love, harmony, and euphoria.