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Magical Oils and their Uses in Magic Spells and Ritual

by Estrid Peterson
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Herbal oils have been used in magical and religious ceremonies since pre-history. Holy “anointing” oils have been used by Christian rituals and the rituals of those that came before. Back then, people lovingly prepared herbs and other plants to extract oil. Nowadays, companies sell synthetic oils similar to herbal oils regarding color and texture. However, these synthetics are not as good as natural oils (if far less expensive). Not only are natural ingredients better as a general rule, but it is also often difficult to tell whether a synthetic oil truly contains herbal ingredients or simply chemicals designed to simulate them. By creating your oil blends yourself, you can ensure that everything in your magical blend is authentic.

Even though incense is often used to carry our intentions to the spirits and for many other magical purposes, oils are also very important. Among other things, oils are used to anoint candles and tools for additional power. You can also use oils in body rubs, teas, poultices, and other medicinal bundles to get the most from each herb. If you have not worked with oils before, you should be aware of how to select good quality oils and key oils that you will find indispensable for magical workings.

The Importance of Using Good Quality Oils

Overall, you will find that good-quality oils will not go bad even if stored for years. Today the best oils contain Vitamin E as a preservative. This will help prevent the herbal ingredients from breaking down into a rancid state. You should also be aware of the purity of the extract. For example, an essential oil blend will have far less carrier oil in it than those designed to take the place of perfumes. While essential oils may last longer, you should never use them directly on your skin since allergies can develop over time. That said, one drop of essential oil from certain herbs can easily take the place of an entire bottle of highly diluted perfume oil.

The Power of Magical Oils

Magical oils can help add power to a spell like herbs and candles. Within the oils are small concentrations of potently blessed herbs and other plants, causing their essences to be a part of the oil in a highly diluted or concentrated form, depending on the mixture.

These oils hold energy and power from the plants they are derived from. By harnessing this energy, the energy of the plants can then be used in spells to help put focus on the intention or on the outcome you desire. The more you can call attention to the intention, the more power a spell can have.

Different Types of Oil for Spell Casting

Types of Oil in MagicMagical oils are usually pressed herbs or other substances. The substances are mixed in oil and, after a period of time, “resting” in the oil, the oil is pressed out and used in spells and rituals. These spiritual oils can be made by hand or purchased from stores that sell witchcraft and Wiccan oils. Oils can be successful because they smell good, they have a particular flavor, or because of their color. There are many spiritual oils to use in witchcraft. The oil can be consumed, placed on various body parts, or put on an object.

There are several types of oils you can use in witchcraft. These are condition oils, ritual oils, aromatherapy oils, handcrafted oils, and essential oils. These oils have been used for many millennia in different spells and other kinds of magic. Let’s take a look at the different types of oils and what they are suitable for:

Condition Oils

Condition oils are primarily used in Conjure practice and Hoodoo. These oils are best used to anoint things involved in spells, rites, and rituals. They help you bring about any condition you want to have happened or to get rid of a situation you don’t want to have happened. They are also called Hoodoo oils, lucky oils, or conjure oils.

Ritual Oils

Ritual oils are used to anoint tools, candles, objects, furniture, and money. They are also known as “anointing oils”.

Aromatherapy Oils

Aromatherapy oils have a very long history and were used as early as 4000 BCE by ancient cultures such as the Egyptians, the Chinese, the Romans, and the Greeks and Persians. The oils were used to make a bath smell better and for massaging people. They were used for both cosmetic and curative reasons.


Tinctures, for example, tend to have fewer herbs and plants in the mixture, using alcohol as the base.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are considered volatile oils. They are very concentrated and have a strong odor and flavor represented by the herb or plant from which they are derived. Essential oils are used in perfume making, flavoring food and other substances, and making oils for spiritual or witchcraft purposes.

Synthetic Oils

But what about synthetically made oils, made in a factory to smell just like the original natural oils? These oils are cheaper than essential oils, but they do not have the same magical power as natural oil. Use an essential or natural oil rather than a synthetic counterpart if possible.

Massage Oils

Massage oils and oils one might want to apply to the skin are diluted, using a carrier oil like grapeseed or almond oil to prevent the concentrated oil from hurting the skin.

Herbal Oils

Handcrafted oils are also called herbal oils blended explicitly for use in rituals and magical spells. They are made from the basic root, flower, or stems of magical plants and then are charged ritually for use in the ritual. There are special rules around making these oils that must be followed for accurate potency.

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils to the correct potency. Essential oils alone can be very irritating, and they need to be mixed with carrier oils, so they aren’t as strong and aren’t wasted. You can use olive oil, mineral oil, or almond oil, among other things, to blend with essential oils. Olive oil has the longest history among carrier oils, but people have recently begun using more almond oil because of its lightness and the fact that it doesn’t mask the essential oil’s scent.

You can use spiritual oils in several different ways. You can anoint your crystals, your candles, any talismans or amulets you have, or any charms used in a spell or ritual. It can make an ordinary object into an object of magic just by anointing it with a spiritual oil. In witchcraft, oils can be used to anoint the body. Make sure the oil does not irritate the skin before using it, and remember that some essential oils (like clove and cinnamon) have a strong bodily reaction when used for anointing the body.

DividerThe Magical Properties of the Most Common Oils

  • Amber – Love, Happiness.
  • Bayberry – Prosperity, Protection, Control.
  • Bergamot – Energy, Money, Happiness, Optimism.
  • Carnation – Protection, Healing, Strength.
  • Cedar – Purification, Healing, Hex Removal.
  • Cinnamon – Money, Energy, Purification, Healing, Luck.
  • Clove – Creativity, Healing, Aura Cleansing, Courage.
  • Dragon’s Blood – Exorcism, Protection, Purification, Hex Removal.
  • Eucalyptus – Healing, Purification.
  • Frangipani – Love, Attracts true love.
  • Frankincense – Protection, Purification, Spirituality.
  • Gardenia – Harmony, Happiness, Healing, Love, Peace.
  • Heliotrope – Protection, Attracts wealth.
  • High John the Conqueror – Hex Removal, Protection, Strengthens mental abilities.
  • Honeysuckle – Increases Psychic Abilities, Money.
  • Jasmine – Psychic Dreams, Love, Sensuality, Money.
  • Juniper – Protection.
  • Lavender – Love, Healing.
  • Lilac – Wards off Evil, Protection.
  • Lotus – Protection, Purification, Spirituality.
  • Magnolia – Balance.
  • Musk – Sexual love, Attracts opposite Sex, Prosperity.
  • Myrrh – Hex Removal, Protection, Healing, Psychic Development, Spirituality.
  • Patchouli – Love, Purification, Lust, Prosperity.
  • Peppermint – Money, Energy, Creativity.
  • Pine – Purification, Protection, Strength.
  • Rose – Love, fertility.
  • Rosemary – Protection, Energy.
  • Sage – Purification, Truth, Wisdom.
  • Sandalwood – Cleansing, Spirituality.
  • Vanilla – Sexual Love, Mental Powers.
  • Vetiver – Hex Removal, Love, Money.
  • Violet – Love, Luck, Wisdom, Protection.
  • Yarrow – Psychic abilities, Exorcism, Courage.
  • Ylang-Ylang – Love, Harmony, Sexual Attraction.


How Oils Can Be Used in Spell Work

There are a variety of ways how you can use magical oils in your rituals and magical workings. For many people, a magical oil is a perfect way to charge a candle for a specific spell. By anointing the candle with the correct oil, the oil will burn as the wax melts. This releases the energy of the oil into the universe, helping to attract the desired results of the spell. In addition, oils can be used for anointing during a spell.

As Practitioners, spell casters, and witches, you might, for example, put oils on certain places of the body which require healing, or you might use the oil to write words or Runes on the body if the spell calls for these actions. Others have used tinctures within drinks to help consume the spell’s energy. Therefore, it is vital to acquire your magical oils from a place that prides itself on quality oils that are potent and safe for consumption.


Your Own Energy into Spells

Buying oils is the simplest way to have the magical oils on hand for spells, but you might also want to make your own oils by mixing different oils. This way, you can use the energies of several plants for a unique spell. In addition, the mixing of oils is done with YOUR energy, which increases its power and potency. By simply diluting an essential oil with a carrier oil, you can dilute the power of a spell – especially if you’re not sure you’re ready for the outcome to arrive quickly. Again, this action adds your own energy and your intention into the spell – always a good thing to do.

You can create an intense experience and get the results you desire with magical oils used in magic. The more energy you can bring into a spell or a magical work, the better. But it’s your energy that matters above all.


How Magical Herbal Oils are Created

Creating your own Magic OilYou create herbal oils by steeping the right herbal blends in a suitable carrier oil. Different techniques result in oil blends of different strengths. This process can involve heating the carrier oil or letting the herbs relax in the bottle for several months. Repeating the procedure many times may be necessary, especially during the healing process. Once properly steeped, the components strain out the herbal residue or simply let it sit in the bottle. Different practitioners swear by different techniques for optimal. Choose the way that works best for you. Alternatively, you can also grind the herbs with a mortar and pestle before mixing them in the oil. This way, you ensure that you do not waste any plant material.

Carrier Oils

The most commonly used carrier oils are olive oil, mineral oil, and sweet almond oil. You can use olive oil for rituals involved in positive energy, such as blessing the sick or channeling positive energy to succeed at a task. For rituals designed to banish, command, or destroy, you should instead use mineral oil.

These rituals can rid oneself of unwanted influences or mischievous spirits. Mineral oils have a synergy with other mineral compounds, such as magnetic oils and amber oils.

Finally, use sweet almond oil like almond oil for channeling positive energy. To make “lighter” cold-steeped oils, use Sweet Almond Oil. You can anoint and wear light oils without irritating the skin. Heavy oils are better loaded into diffusers or burned within a candle.


The Herbs and Minerals suited for Magical Oils.

Regarding the kinds of herbs and natural minerals used for magical oils, the right herb or blend of herbs changes the effect. Patchouli promotes fertility and abundance. Use it to bring fortune to a business that is based on the production of home-grown or handmade things (such as a restaurant). By contrast, use amber to attract luck, and anoint candles with it before risky business ventures. Blending the two oils results in a magical blend that attracts wealth and fortune in all areas. For mental and spiritual development, anoint yourself with Wisteria every day to increase your powers of perception. Use Vanilla to encourage feelings of lust and love, whether in yourself or in spells you are casting on another.

To bolster your own will or remove unwanted influences, use Lotus oil. Healing spells also use lotus leaves and petals within their rituals.


How to Make the Most Common Oil Blends

Making Oil Blends

When it comes to consecrating tools or achieving other magical goals, you are bound to come across all kinds of information on oils. While many valuable and high-quality oil blends are available for sale, there is nothing quite like learning how to make your own oils. This includes making simple, single-ingredient oils as well as special blends that can hold all the power and knowledge you have been amassing about the spiritual realms.

Whether you are interested in making altar oils, blessing, attraction, hexing, or uncrossing oils, it is crucial to have the right equipment and ingredients. This includes a special pot with a lid that will allow oils to adhere as you boil the ingredients. You will also need appropriate jars, cutting oils, and agents to help prevent spoilage. Depending on your interests and skill levels, you may also enjoy growing your own herbs and other plants that will be used for creating magical blends. As an added bonus, you can always dry some of the plant parts and try them for other ritual purposes. Why go on spending money for pre-fabricated oils when there are so many delightful and useful things you can do with oils you make for yourself?

To make the following oil blends, you will need to add the ingredients to a base of spring water or oil. Put all the ingredients in a jar with a tight lid, mix well and store away in a dark spot for three days. If you are making the oil blends for a specific cause or intent, make sure to visualize your intent while preparing the oil blend. After the three days, steep the ingredients into a dark glass bottle. Your oil blend is now ready to use.

What you will need to make Oil Blends

  • Carrier Oil, such as olive oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, apricot kernel oil, or jojoba oil.
  • Sterilized glass jar with a lid
  • Essential Oils
  • Herbs
  • Dark glass bottle to store your oil in
  • Optional: Spring Water for Altar Oil
  • Optional: Glass Dropper or pipette for using the oil blends in your rituals

Altar Oil

  • 0.25 cups of Spring Water
  • Three drops of Sandalwood Oil
  • Three drops of Citronella Oil
  • Two drops of Rue Oil
  • One drop of Fir Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Thyme
  • 1/4 tbsp Vervain
  • 1/4 tbsp Rue

Cleansing Oil

  • 1/4 cup of Jojoba Oil or any other carrier oil
  • Five drops of Rue Oil
  • Three drops of Benzoin Oil
  • Two drops of Lavender Oil
  • One drop of Fir OIl
  • 2 tbsp Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • 1 tbsp Mugwort
  • 2 tbsp Valerian

Anointing Oil

  • 1/4 cup Olive oil or Jojoba oil
  • Three drops Rose Oil
  • Three drops of Acacia Oil
  • 2 Star Anise
  • One drop of Benzoin Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Basil
  • 1/4 tbsp Rosemary

Consecration Oil

  • 1/4 cup of Sunflower Oil or another carrier oil
  • Three drops of Frankincense
  • Two drops of Rue Oil
  • Two drops of Sandalwood Oil
  • One drop of Myrrh
  • One drop of Fir Oil
  • 2 tbsp Fennel
  • 1 tbsp Tansy

Blessing Oil

  • 1/4 cup of Olive oil or any other carrier oil
  • Four drops of Vetiver Oil
  • Three drops of Rose Oil
  • Three drops of Juniper Berry Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lavender
  • 1/2 tbsp Rosemary
  • 1/2 tbsp Mugwort

Astral Projection Oil

  • 1/4 cup Carrier oil
  • 4 drops Rue Oil
  • 3 drops Benzoin Oil
  • 2 drops Acacia Oil
  • One drop of Sandalwood Oil
  • 2 tbsp Mugwort
  • 1 tbsp Jasmin
  • 1 tbsp Woodruff
  • 0.5 tbs Cinquefoil

Our Specialty Oil Blends needed for our Spells

Making our Specialty Oil BlendsSome of our free spells require specialty oil blends. They are easy to make and are much more potent than the oils you may purchase.

Black Arts Oil and Black Arts Powder

Black Arts Oil and Powder can be used for two different purposes, it is most commonly used for crossing, but it can also be used for making a pact with demons or other spirits.

To Make Black Arts Oil, you will need the following:

  • Vandal Root
  • Patchouli
  • Spanish Moss
  • Black Mustard Seeds
  • Mullein
  • Sulfur
  • Nine Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 0.5 ounce of Carrier Oil such as Almond or Jojoba

Add one pinch of the vandal root, patchouli, Spanish moss, black mustard seeds, mullein, and Sulphur to the carrier oil and let it seep in a dark, cool place for ten days. Shake it daily. On the 10th day, strain it through a cheesecloth into a bottle and add the nine whole peppercorns to it.

To make Black Arts Powder grind all the above ingredients and add them to a base of cornstarch.


Revenge Oil

Some of our revenge spells ask for Revenge Oil. It is highly beneficial for those who have been harmed, mistreated, and angered to such a degree that no other option but revenge will deliver adequate results.

  • Red Pepper
  • graveyard dirt
  • Sulfur (break it off from a matchstick)
  • Three Black Peppercorns
  • Three Needles
  • One dead spider
  • One dead fly
  • 0.5 ounce of Carrier Oil such as Almond or Jojoba

Add one pinch of red pepper, sulfur, and graveyard dirt along with three black peppercorns, three needles, one dead spider, one dead fly to your carrier oil, and let it seep in a dark, cool place for ten days. Shake it daily. On the 10th day, strain it through a cheesecloth into a bottle.

To make Revenge Powder grind all the above ingredients and add them to a base of cornstarch.


Romance Fire Oil

For some of our love spells, you need to mix up a Romances Fire Oil. This special blend of oils will add an extra boost of energy to your love magic.

For the Romance Fire Oil, you will need to combine the following::

  • One tbs Musk Oil
  • One tsp of Lavender Oil
  • One tsp of Ylang Ylang Oil
  • 0.5 tsp of Sandalwood Oil
  • 0.5 tsp of Clary Sage Oil

Be sure to shake it up well!


Attraction Oil


  • Glass Vial
  • Three drops of Jasmine Oil
  • One drop of Ginger Oil
  • Rose Bud
  • Three drops of Rose Maroc Oil
  • Ten Drops of Narcissus Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil

Take the glass vial and stuff the rosebud in the glass vial. You may need to take apart each petal to do so. Then take your narcissus oil and dilute it with about 5-8% of the grapeseed oil. Take the combined narcissus/grape seed oil and add the ten drops into the glass vial. Next, add the three drops of jasmine, three drops of ginger, and then once all of the oils have been added, squeeze one drop of grapeseed oil. Shake it lightly!


Protection Oil

You can find protection Oil already made, but it is always wiser (and probably cheaper) to create your own.


  • Rosemary Oil
  • Hyssop Oil
  • Lavender
  • Mugwort
  • Patchouli


Take 1/8 a cup of Rosemary Oil (or any kind of oil that is ideal for Love and Protection properties) and mix it with one drop of Hyssop Oil, three drops of Lavender, one drop of Mugwort, and four drops of patchouli.

Mix them all together, and as you do so, focus and send loving energies into the oils, imaging all of those you love will be protected by this sacred magical oil.

Be sure to store in a dark, cool environment.


Fiery Wall of Protection Oil

For the most potency, prepare the oil on a Sunday.

What you will need for the Fiery Wall of Protection Oil:

  • One Bay leaf
  • One Tablespoon size of Dragon’s Blood resin
  • 0.5 cups olive oil
  • A bottle that is big enough to hold all ingredients

A dash of:

  • Sandalwood
  • Ginger
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Ground Chili Peppers
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Rue
  • Angelica root

A tablespoon of:

  • Frankincense resin
  • Myrrh resin
  • Sea Salt
  • Cinnamon

Prepare the ingredients by grinding them as fine as possible.

Bless all ingredients by saying the following prayer:

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be my protection against the wickedness and snares of
the devil.

May God rebuke him we humbly pray.
And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Power of God strike down Satan
and all evil spirits who roam about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

(State your petition here.)


Next, bless the Sea Salt by saying the following psalm over it:

The Lord is my Shepard

I bless the salt in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen

Take a ceramic, glass, or wooden bowl (no metal) and mix all the ingredients together. With a wooden spoon, stir in the olive oil.

Fill everything into the bottle and close it tightly. Shake it well. You will need to let the bottle stand in the bright sun from 11 AM to 3 PM. Shake it well. Continue shaking the bottle for the next couple of days so that all ingredients can merge together nicely. On the following Friday, add a few drops of Vitamin E oil or a bit of Jojoba Oil to preserve the Fiery Wall of Protection Oil.


Concentration Oil


  • Lavender
  • Verbena Lemon Oil
  • Lilac Oil

Concentration Oil consists of a combination of 4 drops of Lavender, 2 Drops of Verbena Lemon Oil, and 4 Drops of Lilac Oil.


Spiritual Oil

Spiritual oil is used to anoint and dress candles and anoint the body. It is added to spiritual baths to repel negativity,  negative energies, attract positive energies, heal, or purify oneself or others.

You will need to mix the Spiritual Oil yourself, though there are some places/stores that offer a decent Spiritual Cleansing type of oil, but it is nowhere near as potent or “energized” s making them yourself. The most potent and powerful are handmade oils as opposed to mass-manufactured ones.

It is very easy to make your own spiritual oils. Follow the instructions below to make your own potent spiritual oil.

What You will need for the Spiritual Oil

  • Gardenia Oil
  • Jasmine Oil
  • Myrrh Oil
  • A small glass vial
  • Almond Oil

How to Make Spiritual Oil

Place the following in your glass vial.

Three drops of Gardenia Oil, three drops of Jasmine Oil, and three drops of Myrrh Oil.

Mix together all of the oils and shake a few times.

Then add enough oil (Almond works great) to fill the bottle and shake well.


Blessing Oil

It is best to prepare your own powered Blessing Oil. It is very easy to make and much more potent than mass-produced oils that may be old or made from inferior ingredients.

Follow the instructions below and use it in all your blessing rituals for increased potency.

The oil can be used for blessing ourselves, others, our homes, new ventures, object, as well as for healing.

What you will need for the Blessing Oil

  • A small glass vial
  • Lavender Blossoms
  • Basil Oil
  • Sage Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Patchouli Oil

How to Prepare the Blessing Oil

Place the following in an appropriate vial:

  • 3-5 Lavender blossoms for happiness and love
  • A drop of basil for protection
  • Two drops of sage for purification and healing
  • Three drops of patchouli for prosperity and keeping away evil and negativity

Then add enough oil (Almond works great) to fill the bottle and shake well. While doing so, focus and concentrate on blessing the oil and all of the good that it will be used for. It can also be used on other spells such as anointing candles, consecrating tools, etc.


Purification Oil

You will need:

  • Lavender Oil
  • Frankincense
  • Rosemary
  • Myrrh

For this oil, you will need to use a base oil which will be about 4-5 drops of Lavender. Then add the following: 3 Drops of Frankincense, two drops of Rosemary, 3 Drops of Myrrh.


Saturn Oil

To make Planetary Saturn Oil, you will need to mix the following ingredients:

  • Two drops Patchouly
  • 4 drops Cypress
  • One drop myrrh

Saturn Oil can be used to anoint candles, but it is also used in certain spells and rituals that require the planetary energy of Saturn.


Altar Oil

The altar oil can be used to anoint your altar and simultaneously calling your Deity or Deities to watch over it. It is also used in certain spells and rituals.

To make an Altar oil mix the following ingredients.

  • Two drops Myrrh
  • Four drops Frankincense
  • One drop Cedar


Ten Oils You Should Always Have on Hand

Oils you should have on handIf you do some research, you will find that every culture has oils and blends of oils for magical purposes. You will find that the following oils have been used for decades with good results in these times. While you may want to add to your collection, these ten are sure to be ones you use over and over again.

Dragon’s Blood

Dragon’s Blood is used for boosting power and breaking hexes.


Aside from being an all-purpose oil for good luck, love, and prosperity, frankincense is also helpful for attracting positive energies.


While many oils can be used for luck in love, orris root oil is said to be the ultimate. It is also beneficial for attracting overall good luck. For a special love amulet, simply combine orris with rose and basil oils, and anoint a rose quartz heart with the blend. If you are looking for a male partner, add ginger or Lavender. To attract a woman, add patchouli or violet.


Cinnamon is one of the best oils for drawing money luck. You can use cinnamon in combination with citrine and moss agate for increased power for crystal money grids.


This beautifully scented oil can be used for mental serenity, harmony, and improving relationships.


Peppermint is excellent for healing. If you have a headache, try rubbing some peppermint oil on your forehead for instant relief. Depending on the carrier type and grade, peppermint oil can also be added to teas and elixirs.


One of the best oils for breaking hexes and ridding your life of negative energies. Vetivert can also be used to draw good luck, increase wealth, and promote good friendships. This oil is also ideal for consecrating altars and tools.


Ginger is beneficial for attracting men or male energies. It can also be used for boosting spell power.


Amber can be used to transmute negative energy as well as boost power. Amber tends to be a very supportive oil without being overbearing.


A delightful oil for drawing in happiness, love, fertility, and well-being. If you are interested in using oils for earth healing, the loving gentleness of jasmine can provide an ideal loving basis for such tasks.

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