Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Elements & Character of Base Oils

Essential Oil Recipes ~Carrier Oils Quality and Consistancy in Your Recipe Base: Using Carrier Oils and Preservation Steps Carrier Oils (Base Oils), chose the best recipe base from these mixtures: Base oils are used as “carriers” for essential oils, and to dilute essential oils because they may be too strong to apply safely to skin. Possible carrier oils include:
Apricot Kernel oil: This light yellow oil provides a fine texture, is rich in vitamins and minerals, and a popular choice.
Castor oil: A thick, sticky oil with a strong odor. It has good lubricating
Coconut oil: A light colored oil that turns solid in cooler room temperatures.
A fractionated version is exceptionally light and will not become rancid making it a versatile carrier oil, though not often used. Grapeseed oil: This oil has a very fine texture, with a distinct fragrance. It has a greenish hue. The oil provides vitamins and minerals, and is an antioxidant that will extend the life of other oils. Very popular oil that is easy to find locally.
Hazelnut oil: This oil is medium-light, and absorbs very well. It has a nice
texture and a light and subtle fragrance that doesn’t contrast greatly with the wonderful fragrances of natural herbs. My favorite choice for annointing and body oils.
Jojoba oil: The properties are similar to liquid wax, much different than vegetable oil. It is an antioxidant and does not turn rancid. Popular oil for massage, it remains heavy on skin surface.
Olive oil: Extra-Extra virgin, cold pressed is the best quality. Olive oil
is very rich in vitamins, protein, and mineral content. It has a distinctive, somewhat pervasive odor, but works well.
Sunflower Seed oil: This is a nice lightly textured golden yellow carrier.
Good essential fatty acids and vitamins, fair quality, low fragrance and slow absorption.
Sweet Almond oil: A Pale golden oil with glyceride, linoleic and olein acid.
This is a very fine skin lubricant, rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Another popular medium-light oil, my second favorite for all general use.
Wheat Germ oil: An orange colored oil that is heavy and sticky. Very rich
in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and vitamin E. It is used mixed with other carriers oil for it’s antioxidant properties that prevent degradation and extend shelf life.

Approximate Measurements
1 drop = 0.05 ml

1 ml = 20 drops
1 teaspoon = 5 ml

1 teaspoon = 100 drops

1 tablespoon = 15 ml

1 tablespoon = 300 drops

1 ounce = 30 ml

1 ounce = 600 drops

Option 1:
For your best success, use fresh organic herbs so that chemical preservatives and pesticides on commercial plants are never included in your mixture. You may need to wild harvest, buy from a local organic seller, or grow your own herb garden. Forest herbs are wonderful, also- wild flowers in untended locations can usually be used. Herb gardens are easy, inexpensive, and require minimal attention. You can even grow your favorites in a window box to start with. **Note: find a friend who has sage herb, tradition for sage is to be grown by another**. Please don’t take the time to grow your own herbs just to use them in a common vegetable oil that has preservatives, growth chemicals and pesticides. Choose the oil that most suits your use. Organic olive oil might be costly but is worth the extra expense it you are looking for something easy to find. You may want to make your own oil base after trying these oil making options. Check out a couple health food stores to try the recommended carrier oils. Next, you will harvest, or gather and prepare your herbs. Herbs should be diced finely to allow maximum absorption in your carrier oil. Powdered herbs work best, since you can add them directly to the oil base for a quicker result and stronger end product. If you decide to dice, you can tie the herbs in cheese cloth, which is then placed directly in the oil. For fresh herbs 2/3 parts oil to 1/3 herb is recommended. Dried herbs will require a larger amount of oil, about 80% oil mixture will work fine. Now you need to extract the medicinal essence from the herbs. Heating the mixture to around 100 to 115 degrees for about 2 weeks. Some people place their jars in a sunny window, or outside where there is more exposure. You can check your oil every few days until you achieve the desired result. Your sense of smell is the best measure. Powdered herbs need to steep 7-14 days, diced herb take 2 or more weeks, depending on the strength you want to achieve. The next step is extracting the oil from the herbs. You can twist the cheesecloth to strain the liquid into another jar, pour off the remaining oil, and let it all settle. After a day or two pour off the oil again to eliminate pieces of herbs and any liquid that surfaces. Your finished oil is ready to use, or store in tightly capped dark jars or bottles. Hint: a couple drops of Benzoin oil is a great natural preservative for oils that have low antioxidants.

Option 2: Choose a carrier oil (I prefer the overall qualities of Hazelnut & Sweet Almond), and fresh or dried herbs or flowers. Have one or more small Jars with tight fitting lids handy, to hold the mixture. Place the base oil (whatever oil you have decided to use) and herbs in clear jars, tightly cap. Store in a dark cool place. Once a week for 2 weeks, vigorously shake the mixture in the jars. In the third week, use cheesecloth to strain the mixture. Add more herbs and oil if necessary and allow to sit for another 2 weeks. When you have the scent that you want, strain the herbs out again and use your finished oil or store in a dark cool place.

Option 3:
Pour your carrier oil into your mortar, add diced, crushed, or powdered herbs a little at a time, pressing into the oil with your pestle. When the mixture looks well blended, pour it into a bottle. Store the bottle in a dark, place for three days. On the fourth day smell your oil to see if it has absorbed enough of the herbal scents. When it smells right for you it is ready to use in your spell work. Or, add more herbs and repeat the process until your oil is as strong as you desire.

Abramelin Oil ~ Spirit contact and tool consecration. one part Myrrh in tears one part Fine Cinnamon two parts Galangal 2 oz of Olive Oil (herbs are half the oil volume)
All Saints Oil
To 2 oz. base oil add equal parts: cinnamon tonka Bean patchouli vanilla lavender gardenia vetivert
Anointing Oil
Patchouli Cinnamon Verbena Used to bless candles before a ritual. Working outwards, coat the entire candle with oil from the middle to each end, while visualizing your magical intent. For purification & cleansing, use to wipe down your altar or ritual area. (Spellwork- use on candles; add to incense; in purification bath water).
Astral Travel Oil
5 drops Sandalwood 1 drop Ylang Ylang 1 drop Cinnamon Attraction Oil Carrier oil – 1/2 oz Lovage Herb - tsp Lemon Peel - tsp Rose Petals -tsp Lemon Balm -1/2 tsp Small piece of Lodestone Mix herbs in oil, set under a waxing moon for the 3 days before full.
Attract a mate
, anoint forehead, below the heart, and above naval.
Add 7 drops to your bath water once a week to attract a new lover. Put 3 drops on a cotton ball and place in shoes for luck in love. Banishing Oil 1/2 oz. olive oil 15 drops pine essential oil 12 drops rue essential oil 10 drops peppermint oil 7 drops pepper oil Add crushed black pepper corns and an obsidian or black onyx chip. Mix during a waning moon for best result.
Binding Oils ~ Druid Curse
Dill - 1/16 oz Galangal - 1/4 oz Anise - 1/8 oz Hyssop - 1/16 oz Myrrh - 1/4 oz Blessing Oil Frankincense Powder - 1/2 oz Bezoin Powder – 1/2 oz Add 2 tblsp of mixture to 2 oz carrier oil. To purify and bless altar & tools.
Communion with Animals and Astral Beings
Fir 1/4 oz Juniper 1/4 oz Pine 1/8 oz Sacred Garden: Bergamot 1/4 oz Juniper 1/4 oz Lemon 1/8 oz Star Daughter: Rose 1/4 oz Verbena 1/8 oz Lilac 1/4 oz Courage Oil Mix equal parts of the following: To Rosemary & Five-Finger grass (Cinquefoil Herb), add gardenia petals, crush. Add two tbsp of mixture to 2 oz of oil. Add High John the Conqueror Root to each bottle.
Dark Moon Oil
7 Drops Jasmine Oil 2 Drops Chamomile Oil 3 Drops Patchouli Oil 1 Drop Sandalwood Oil
Divination Oil
musk oil ambergris oil vetivert violet lilac Divination oil will open up psychic vision for clarity and increased eyesight. Used as annointing oil on the forehead (third eye) and the temples for discernment. Evictus Oil (Hoodoo Go Away Oil) 2 parts Hot Foot 2 parts Jinx Removing 2 parts Patchouli 1 part Verbena Full Moon Oil 3 Parts Rose 1 Part Jasmine 1 Part Sandalwood
Gambler’s Luck Oil
3 parts cinnamon 1 part carnation petals 1 part anise seed Add two tbsp of this mixture to 2 oz of oil. Add a piece of High John the Conqueror Root to every bottle.
Go Away Oil
1 part Hot Foot 1 part Jinx Removing 1/2 part Cinnamon 1/2 part Verbena 1 part Patchouli Gypsy
Blood Oil
2 parts Patchouli Oil 1 part Guinea Pepper Will make a troublesome neighbor uproot and move away when sprinkled on their doorknob. Use two tablespoons of mixture to 2 ounces of oil.
Hoodoo Oil
1/4 cup Sunflower oil 3 tbsp Honey 3 dried pumpkin seeds 6 drops honeysuckle oil 3 drops rose oil 3 drops Patchouli oil. When the Moon is full, crush the pumpkin seeds using a mortar & pestle, & then mix all of the ingredients together by the light of a new white candle. Using a sterilized silver pin, prick your right thumb & add 3 drops of your blood to the mixture. Spit twice into the mixture & stir thrice.
Hot Foot Oil
1 part Citronella 1 part Cinnamon Isis Oil (for Ritual Rites of Isis) 7 drops oil of rose 2 Drops oil of Camphor 2 drops tincture of myrrh 3 drops oil of blue hyacinth Blend the oils of rose, camphor, and blue hyacinth during the waxing moon. Bottle and keep till the Moon wanes New. Add Myrrh after the blend has fully matured.
Love Drawing Oil
(for women) Use two tbsps. of any one of the following: jasmine, red rose or lavendar to 2 oz of oil. Add a small piece of orris root to each bottle.
(for men)
Mix together two parts Sangria rose petals to one part cinnamon. Use two tbsps. of this mixture to two oz of oil. Add a small piece of orris root to each bottle.
Love Oil
Base oil 1oz Lavender 1drp Orange 1drp Rose 1drp ~Optional Cinnamon 1drp (may cause skin irritation for some, so be carefull) Ylang Ylang 1drp (may cause headaches in some people.)
Lust and Seduction Oi
5 parts musk 5 parts civet 1 part ambergris 1 part patchouli
Mist and Shadows Oil
Use this oil when working in the space between the Faery Kingdom. 1/4 ounce Olive oil 4 drops Heather oil 3 drops Lemon oil 4 drops Lilac oil 5 drops Rose oil 10 drops
Faery Magic Oil
10 drops Green Forest oil 5 drops Siberian fir oil 5 drops Honeysuckle oil 2 drops dark Musk oil Oat Straw, Oakmoss Peridot and Amethyst chips
Power Oil
4 drops Orange 1 drop Ginger 1 drop Pine To increase spiritual power during potent rituals, anoint with power oil.
Prophetic Dreams Base Oil 1oz Jasmine 3 drops Rose 1drp Put in an oil infuser, or on your temples before you go to sleep.
Protection Oil
5 drops Petitgrain 5 drops Black Pepper OR 4 drops Basil 3 drops geranium 2 drops Pine 1 drop Vetivert Wear for defensive magick protection against all kinds of attacks. Also anoint windows, doors & other parts of the house to guard it.
Psychic Attack Protection Oil
5 drops Bregamot Oil 5 drops Dragon’s blood oil 5 drops Rue oil 5 drops Frankincense oil Piece of High John root 1/2 oz. Carrier Oil Wear to increase psychic powers when working with rune stones, crystal balls & other tools. Used for defensive magick protection.
Seduction Oil
It is said that this oil will help you seduce anyone you may choose when worn as a perfume. Anoint behind the ears, under the left armpit, in the back of the neck and between the thighs. Use two tablespoons of cloves in 2 ounces of oil.
Uncrossing Oil
Mix two parts sandalwood, patchouli leaves and myrrh, with one part Five Finger grass (Cinquefoil Herb) Add two tablespoons of this mixture to 2 ounces of oil. Put a pinch of salt and 8 drops of household amonia to each 1 oz bottle. Shake well before use.
Van Van Oil
4 oz clear base oil 4 drams almond essential oil 1/2 dram white musk 1 dram wisteria 1 dram verbena Makes you irresistible to the opposite sex. Increase Power of the user. Anoint a Green 7 Knob Candle and burn a wish a day with each knob.
Visions Oil 4 drops Lemongrass 2 drops Bay 1 drop Nutmeg Anoint forehead to produce psychic awareness and vision.


Blessed be~


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