Top 5 Essential Oils for Magic

Top 5 Essential Oils for Magic


Lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil, peppermint essential oil, frankincense essential oil, rose absolute essential oil
The essential oils perfect for any starter kit!

Put together your own Essential Oils Starter Kit!

There is an overwhelming amount of essential oils to choose from, but here is a list of my top five: Rose Absolute, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, and Rosemary. This is what I would put in a basic essential oil starter kit. I wanted a list of oils that were versatile, common to find, and would make a great all-around starter pack if you were just getting into using essential oils in your craft. Essential oils offer so many benefits, and if you’re into making your own remedies and products then they will become essential to you! There are much more that I love (like cinnamon and clove, for example), but this list is a good place to start and covers all the basics.

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Lavender, Rosemary, and Peppermint essential oils.

1) Rosemary

Rosemary is one of those staples that you should always have handy. It is the jack-of-all-trades of herbs, and the essential oil is no different. Not only does it smell wonderful, but you can substitute it for pretty much anything else that you might not have. Rosemary essential oil is used to attract love, and clear and sharpen the mind. It is uplifting and repels negative energies, which makes it great for protection spells. It is great for improving memory or making yourself more memorable. Try sprinkling a drop or two on your resume when you go to an interview.

That’s not all it can do! Rosemary has great anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, and pain-relieving properties. If you have scalp issues like dandruff, or you’re trying to grow healthy hair faster, massage your scalp with some rosemary oil. It reduces puffiness on skin. Just make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to it first, or dilute it before applying to areas like around your eyes. Rosemary is also great for relieving headaches.

2) Lavender

What magical practitioner doesn’t have lavender around? Lavender essential oil is a wonderful healing oil that also aids in protection, prosperity, and attracting elves. (Who doesn’t love elves?) Lavender is well known for drawing love, creating calm and relaxation, and helping with sleep. It’s also great for sinus problems, and when rubbed on the temples can help relieve a headache. The cool thing about lavender oil is that you can flavor food and drinks with it! Make some lavender-flavored cookies to offer, or add some of the oil to smoothies for a delicious, relaxing smoothie-potion (one of my favorite kinds of potions!) I sprinkle lavender oil on the bed whenever I change the sheets to chase away nightmares and attract deep, relaxing sleep. Since it’s also great for protection and prosperity, this is a great one to anoint candles with or wear during a day you expect to be stressful.

3) Peppermint

If lavender oil is the nice, soothing warm blanket at the end of the night to help you relax and sleep, then peppermint oil is your morning cup of coffee! Peppermint is uplifting and awakening. Use it for things that need a little more energy and liveliness. This is a great one if you’ve been dancing around bonfires all night and still have to get up in the morning. Peppermint oil protects from negative thoughts, which is essential not just when working magic, but for going about your day. As a pain reliever, peppermint oil rubbed on the temples helps relieve headaches, and also helps sore, achy muscles when rubbed on the area. It’s also great for upset stomachs when added to teas. Peppermint and rose oils work surprisingly well together, especially for changing negative self-talk or helping with body image issues. Which brings me to #4 on my list…

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Rose absolute and Frankincense essential oils.

4) Rose Absolute

Rose absolute oil can be a little pricey, but it is definitely worth it to get the real thing. The one I have is already pre-diluted with grapeseed oil. Rose is another do-it-all essential oil when it comes to spells. You can use it as a substitute for any other flower. Use it in love magic— either attracting love to you or for self-love. Rose oil is associated with Venus and water and has a very loving, calming effect that is wonderful for healing spells. It can help balance emotions. Rose absolute oil is wonderful for any kind of beauty magic or potion. It’s especially great for glamours. Not only is it soothing for emotions, but is very soothing for skin complaints. It’s basically the rose quartz of the essential oils. Also, it smells so good, and is wonderful flavoring added to teas or baked goodies!

5) Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil smells clean and uplifting— perfect for a sanctifying oil. It’s associated with the sun, which makes sense, as it’s an enlightening oil for spiritual awareness and growth. This is a great one for protection and purification and is commonly used in exorcism magic. If you have a nasty ghost problem, use this! Also, frankincense is perfect for consecrating your tools or altars. It’s also antiseptic and can help fight blemishes and scars. Use a little mixed with your face cleansing oil. (As always and with anything you put right on your skin, test it first to make sure you don’t have a reaction.) Be careful ingesting this one. For a few people, it can cause an upset stomach.

Essential to Share

I will be sharing my recipe for Ghoul-Be-Gone, my negativity-banishing room spray, in a future post. It uses many of these oils as well as some more that I love. Keep an eye out for it!

What’s your favorite essential oil and how do you use it?


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3 thoughts on “Top 5 Essential Oils for Magic

  1. I am a baby witch and its going to be my first time making an energy elixir. Sadly i dont have the money right now to go out and buy the essential oils (I just got a huge speeding ticket, dont worry im doing a spell to help with that too haha) so what im wondering is if you can substitute the essential oils with other things. Such as substituting peppermint oil with peppermint extract or lemon oil with fresh lemon. I hope you can answer my question! Thank you and may Gaia be with you 🙂

    1. The great thing about being a witch is that you can use what you have. You DO NOT need expensive things, or $60 candles, or an athame made of gold. You can use a birthday candle, some table salt, and a butter knife if that’s what you have available to you. The tools direct the intention— they don’t “make” the spell work. You do that. You don’t ever have to use essential oils. If you have a fresh lemon, that’s just as good if not better for several things.

      If you like those things and can afford them without hurting yourself, then use what makes you happy and enhances your practice. But, being able to substitute things on the fly is a very important skill to have and will take your practice to the next level very quickly. Also, drive safely! 😉

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