In my bid to use more of what I have on hand to create my magical tools and ingredients, I’ve started creating my own magical herbal oils. Not, of course, to be confused with essential oils (which are generally created by distillation), these oils are something I use for anointing papers, candles or myself when working toward a specific magical goal. Assuming that you are using all edible ingredients, you can even ingest them to take the magic right into yourself (but only consume freshly made herbal oils – oils that sit can become unsafe).
Here’s how I create these oils:
I found this cute little tool at Wegman’s a while back. It was labeled as a “butter warmer”. I already had something to melt butter in (it’s called a microwave), but I saw the potential for something with this little doojamahicky. It’s basically a base with space for a tea light
and a container to hold ingredients. I like that it has a lip for pouring!
Magical oils can be made by just adding herbs to oils in a jar and letting them sit, but I like to speed up the process by slightly warming them together. So into the pot goes an oil and herbs, based on what I want to manifest, I light the candle and let it sit (keeping an eye on it!) for several hours or most of the day if I have the time.
Be sure while you are adding the ingredients, lighting the flame and giving the oil a good swirl now and then while it brews that you are concentrating on your intentions for the finished product. As in all magical endeavors, the power of the work is directly correlated to the intent and power that you add to it.
When I feel it’s ready, I give it a good strain through my reusable coffee filter, that I keep just for this purpose.
I end up with an oil that is ready to use or can be stored for quite a while, depending on what oil I’ve used!
Which oil to use? Cooking oils, just like herbs, have correspondences. For a prosperity oil, I generally use olive oil, something I always have on hand. It can also be used for oils intended for health or in love attracting oils to find a wealthy partner. Sealed tightly and stored in a cool, dark place, brews made with olive oil will last for about 6 months.
Other oils can be used when creating love spells, protection, fertility, etc. It’s all about what you have on hand and what you want to manifest!