Oil Crafting

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Oil Crafting
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 1
Note: I would suggest testing a small amount of the oil on a patch of skin on your hand to be sure you are not allergic to it, before working with it.
Uses of Magical Oils:
Magic oils can be used for anointing ritual items or yourself. They are most often used to draw people, money, etc into your life.
Carrier Oils:
To make a magic oil, you will need a carrier oil. A carrier oil is used to dilute essential oils so that they don't irritate the skin. I personally use olive oil or Vitamin E oil, but you can use any of the following:
  • Safflower Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Hazelnut Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
Essential Oils:
Now that you have chosen a carrier oil, you will need essential oils associated with your intent. I have provided a list below to help you with choosing essential oils.
  • Apricot Oil : Aphrodisiac
  • Basil : Helps avoid conflict, encourages happiness, peace, and stimulates the mind. It can also be used to help attract money.
  • Benzoin : Personal power and stimulation of the consciousness mind.
  • Bergamot Mint Bouquet : Money and protection.
  • Black Pepper : Protection and courage.
  • Camomile : Meditation and peace.
  • Camphor : Purification and celibacy.
  • Cardamom : Love
  • Cedarwood : Helps enhance spirituality.
  • Cinnamon : This oil is quite strong and should only be used in one or two drops, as it can be very irritating to the skin. It is used to attract money and improve psychic abilities.
  • Clove Oil : this oil is quite strong and should only be used in one or two drops, as it can be very irritating to the skin. It is used to attract courage and protection.
  • Coriander : Healing and love.
  • Cypress : Used in blessings, consecration, and protection oils. It also stimulates healing and eases emotional pain.
  • Eucalyptus : Healing and purification.
  • Frankincense : Helps with spirituality and mediation.
  • Geranium, Rose : Protection
  • Ginger : love, courage, passion, protection, and money.
  • Grapefruit : Purification
  • Jasmine : Symbolizes the moon, attracts love, improves psychic abilities, promotes peace, and spirituality.
  • Juniper : Protection, purification, and healing.
  • Lavender : Health and healing, love, peace, and the consciousness mind.
  • Lemon : Lunar blends, worn during the full moon to attune with the lunar energies. Also used in purification and healing oils.
  • Lemongrass : Psychic abilities and purification.
  • Lemon Verbena : Love.
  • Lime : Purification and protection.
  • Lotus Bouquet : Spirituality, healing, and meditation.
  • Magnolia Bouquet : Meditation, psychic abilities, and love.
  • Myrrh : Spirituality, meditation, and healing.
  • Neroli (Orange Flower) : Happiness and purification.
  • Niaouli : Protection.
  • Oakmoss Bouquet: Money.
  • Orange : Solar blends, used in purification oils.
  • Palmarosa : Love and healing.
  • Patchouly : Money, and energy.
  • Peppermint : Purification.
  • Petitgrain : Protection.
  • Pine : Purification, protection, money, and healing.
  • Rose : Love, peace, and beauty.
  • Rosemary : Love and healing.
  • Sandalwood : Spirituality, meditation, and healing.
  • Sweet Pea Bouquet : Attracts new friendships and love.
  • Tangerine : Power and strength.
  • Tonka Bouquet : Money.
  • Tuberose Bouquet Peace, love, and relaxation.
  • Vetivert : Money.
  • Yarrow : Love, courage, and psychic abilities.
  • Ylang-Ylang : Love and peace.
Crafting your Magical Oils:
To make your magic oils, you will need 1/8 of a cup of the carrier oil and drops of your essential oils. The number of drops of essential oil you use is up to you and can vary from mixture to mixture.
Once you have the carrier oil and essential oils, add the essential oils to your carrier oil. As you add them, visualize them blending and working to bring about your desired intent.
For example, if I were making a healing oil I would add 6 drops of lavender and 4 drops of sandalwood essential oils to 1/8 of a cup of olive oil. As I added and mixed each of the essential oils with the carrier oil I would visualize them speeding my healing and recovery. I would then place a few drops of the oil on my wrists and neck, visualizing them speeding my healing as I did so. You could also use the oil to anoint candles for a healing ritual.
Source:
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, and Brews - Written by Scott Cunningham.
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Another way of making oils is by soaking almost any herb (crushed, whole, or cut up) into one of the carrier oils that Misanthropy mentioned in the prior post. Soak the herbs until you have the scent that you prefer.
You can experiment with the amount of oil and herbs, or you can use the amount of oil that Misanthropy mentioned. The quantity of herbs depends on the herb and how strong it is.
(Uses are also mentioned in her post.)
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Re: Oil Crafting
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Another one I use is peppermint Japanese essential oil with olives
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Lavender is my favourite as someone who is always severely stressed. I always prefer to seperate the leaves from the branches and crush them a little. I think that makes the leaves give out a sharper scent.
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Fun fact! Jojoba oil isn’t an oil at all. It is actually a wax that is liquid at room temperature. Which is why it has a longer shelf life. It can also be added to your oils to extend their shelf life. Coconut oil is another oil that can be added to your oil blends because it is naturally anti-microbial and will extend the life of your mixtures.

~Xineo
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Re: Oil Crafting
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 6

Indeed. The "oil" is extracted from the seed of the Jojoba plant, and is usually pressed out of the seed. The words "oil" and "wax" tend to be used interchangeably because of the visual appearance it has. It looks like an oil, but the chemical compounds and makeup of the substance is more akin to a wax.

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Re: Oil Crafting
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To add to this there are other magical oils one can make also but are safe for consumption.

Some of the before mentioned carrier oils will work like sunflower or coconut oil but always make sure its edible.

Choose a cooking herb you enjoy or base it off your intent. The only speculation is it has to be fresh or at the very least still green. Next chop up the herb and place the chopped bits in a jar. Top it with the oil of your choice (I'm partial to extra virgin olive oil cause my local grocery store sell it in giant tin cans) and fill it to the brim. Try to leave as little air as possible.

Seal it and label what herb you used, and the oil you chose. Place in a sunny spot for 4 weeks. Be sure to label when it will be done and when you made it. Every few days shake it up and check for changes. Color changes or it becoming cloudy is normal but growth is not. If you see growth toss it out or refer to an herbalism book.

Obviously at any point during this you charge it with intent. Since the warmth of the sun helps draw out the plants oils it also charges your oil with its power. Once your oil is done in the sun simply strain out the plant matter and relabel with an expiration date. If kept in the fridge it will last 2 weeks. Its normal for it to solidify in the fridge.

With the power of the sun and time you can have edible magic oils to infuse in your cooking! Rosemary is really good for memory and chicken.

Last thing s the herbs you choose should be dry of dew or general water. the water will cause spoilage in the oil and possibly contaminate and cause bacterial growth.
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Re: Oil Crafting
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 8

I've never heard of anyone placing them in the sun, because the heat and light can cause bacteria growth and speed up the chances of the oil getting rancid. That's one of the reasons many reputable books and resources on oils and infusions say to leave them in a cool, dark place. Cloudy also is not normal because it means that the oil has water contamination in it and hasn't been handled or sealed properly. This then leads to the oil losing potency and can cause corrosion of containers, depending on what it's being stored in.

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Re: Oil Crafting
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I too have never placed a homemade oil in the sun.

I just recently made an oil meant to be an anointing oil. I used a flower within yet it was a dried flower. The oil smells sweet so I've been using it lately as a dressing oil for sweetening candle spells.

When I make a batch from fresh herbs I like to add in vitamin E oil. I use the small vitamin E supplements that come in gel caps. I cut the pill and add in the oil inside. Vitamin E is a natural preservative I believe. So I use that as a little trick. Other than that I like to keep my oils refrigerated. Or in a cool dark place such as a cupboard.

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Re: Oil Crafting
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Honestly I thought so too but the reference I used actually recommended using the sun and fresh herbs. I haven't gotten sick from mine either so I'm not sure what the story is exactly. Maybe its different depending on the use of fresh or dried? I'd love to see some evidence either way. I know heat can increase oil extraction but also destroy oils too.
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