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All About Magical Oils

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Our ancestors used oils in ceremony and ritual hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Because many essential oils are still available, we can continue making our own blends today. In the past, oils were created by placing oil or fat over a heat source, and then adding fragrant herbs and flowers to the oil. Many companies today offer synthetic oils at a fraction of the cost of essential oils (essential oils are the ones actually extracted from a plant). However, for magical purposes it's best to use authentic, essential oils -- these contain the magical properties of the plant, which synthetic oils do not have.

1. Magical Oils 101

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While many commercial vendors would have you believe that there's some Super Secret Magical Method for blending oils, it's actually pretty simple. First, determine your intent -- whether you are creating a money oil to bring you prosperity, a love oil to boost your romantic encounters, or a ritual oil to use in ceremony.

2. Blessing Oil

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This oil can be blended together in advance and used for any ritual requiring blessing, anointing or consecration oil. Use this blend of sandalwood, patchouli, and other scents when welcoming guests into a ritual circle, for anointing a new baby, consecrating magical tools, or any number of other magical purposes.

3. Protection Oil

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Blend up a bit of magical protection oil to keep yourself safe from psychic and magical attacks. This magical blend that includes lavender and mugwort can be used around your home and property, your car, or on people whom you wish to protect.

4. Money Oil

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Blend this oil up ahead of time, and use in rituals calling for abundance, prosperity, good fortune, or financial success. Money spells are popular in many magical traditions, and you can incorporate this into your workings to bring prosperity your way.

5. Gratitude Oil

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Looking for a special oil blended for a gratitude ritual? Mix up a batch of this oil including vetivert and rose that features oils associated with thankfulness and gratitude.

6. Imbolc Oil

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Looking for a special oil for your Imbolc celebration? This oil blend combines Ginger, Clove and Rosemary, representing the elements of fire, with Cypress, associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius. Brew up a batch of Imbolc oil to bring the scents of the season into your ceremony!

7. Winter Solstice Oil

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Need a special oil for your Yuletide rituals? Blend together this seasonal oil, which will carry the scents of Yule - including juniper, frankincense, and cedar - into your ceremonies!

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