ESSENTIAL OILS AND MAGICKAL USES
NAME AND LATIN NAME AND EFFECT ON THE MIND AND THE SPIRIT
Angelica (Angelica Archangelica)
Was used in the middle ages to protect against witches and to keep the effects of the plague at bay.
Angelica was grown in monasteries under the name of Angel grass.
This oil gives support when facing difficult problems and decisions.
It helps in meditation by opening the realm of Angelic energies. Encourages strength and stamina.
Angelica oil is comforting and enhances creativity and inspiration.
Aniseed (Illicium Verum)
Aniseed is very uplifting and can stimulate a tired mind. Very helpful in times of exams.
Another quality of this oil is that it helps to restore harmony and balance in life after turmoil.
Basil (Ocimum Basilicum)
Basil is excellent to help concentration.
It is a powerful aid to combat apathy, emotional exhaustion and anxiety.
Its scents can help to revive memories from the past.
Basil is used in magic for protection and to increase wealth.
Bay (Laurus Nobilis)
A very potent plant which was believed to protect against witches and evil spirits in the middle-ages.
It is the oil for poets as it gives inspiration, creativity and encourages confidence.
Bay is believed to enhance the gift of prophecy and the power of divination.
It clears away disturbing dreams and can be used as protection.
Bay can bring fortitude and positive changes in life.
Benzoin (Styrax Benzoin)
Also known as Friars Balsam. It was traditionally used to drive away evil spirits.
This oil is good to tackle stress and can also create a kind of euphoria.
When loneliness or sadness occurs, Benzoin encourages comfort, elevation, peace and determination.
This plant has been used in Shamanism to facilitate transformation into other life-forms.
Benzoin is well known as a powerful protection for a house or a car.
Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia)
This citrus oil is excellent to lift depression, calm anxiety, annihilate negative thoughts, stabilize emotions and encourage harmony, strength and joy.
Bergamot invigorates the body and the spirit and help to deal with regrets and nightmares. It also enhances a relaxing sleep.
This oil is thought to bring eternal youth and happiness.
I love to use this oil prior to readings creating a relaxing atmosphere and prepare me to attune to my spiritual being.
Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)
This oil is well known for stimulating and sharpening mental faculties.
Used in magic to clear psychic exhaustion and negative energies, and also as a protection when conducting visualizations.
Black pepper encourages stamina, endurance and motivation.
Cardamom (Elatarria Cardamomum)
This plant stimulates memory from past incarnations and gives wisdom.
Excellent aid in combating fatigue, soothing nerves and dissipating confusion.
Cedarwood (Juniperus Virginiana)
Cedarwood trees are thought to be the symbol of eternal return or reincarnation.
It deepens the connection with deities and the realm of spirits and can act as protection.
This oil helps to alleviate feelings of anxiety, fear, depression and stress.
It encourages focus and brings relaxation and harmony.
Chamomile (Roman) (Anthemis Nobilis)
Chamomile is excellent to bring relaxation, inner peace, serenity and emotional stability, as it has a soothing effect on mind and body.
This oil can be used to drive away feelings of resentment, frustration and anger.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zaylanicum)
This oil is used in magic to increase finances.
It also transforms sorrow and sadness into strength and a more positive outlook.
Cinnamon enhances psychic awareness and it useful during meditation.
Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)
Clary sage is perfect to bring on vivid dreams and dreams recollection. Its sedative properties make it helpful when insomnia occurs.
This oil is used to uplift and soothe the emotions and help combat disorder such as obsession, compulsiveness and depression, as it encourages calm and peace.
Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum)
Coriander is a powerful aid to encourage creativity and imagination as it stimulates the mind and lifts the spirit leading to the free expression of ideas and thoughts.
It also enhances optimism, confidence and enthusiasm.
Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens)
Cypress trees are associated with the passing of souls and it is found in some cemeteries.
It helps in time of transition and stress, like career change, moving house or the end of a relationship for instance.
Its comforting properties are useful in bereavement, grief and helps to ease loss.
Fennel, Sweet (Foeniculum Vulgare)
Fennel is good to raise self-esteem and to ward off negative thoughts from other people. It also helps to gain stamina and strength.
Use in magic as protection and purification from outside influences.
This oil promotes perseverance, motivation and clarity of thought.