Oils & Ointments

Louisiana Van Van Oil

Louisiana Van Van Oil

This oil has multiple uses in New Orleans Voodoo. Simply add 2 tablespoons of lemongrass herb and two drops of lemongrass oil to two ounces of base oil. Add a piece of rock salt that has been blessed to the mixture.

Here is a recipe for an authentic Van Van Oil formula described by Catherine Yronwode of luckymojo.com fame:

• 16 parts lemongrass oil

• 8 parts citronella oil

• 1 part vetivert oil

• 1 part palmarosa oil

• 1 part gingergrass oil if you can get it

Mix together and let sit for at least week. This is your stock oil.

In each 1/2 oz. bottle of VAN VAN OIL to be made up, place

• a pinch of dried lemongrass leaves

• a pinch of crushed pyrite crystals

• one full standard dropper-full of the above stock blend

Fill the bottle with undyed almond oil as a carrier.

(© 1999 Catherine Yronwode)

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Holy Oil of Aspiration

Holy Oil of Aspiration

Early in the 20th century, the British occultist Aleister Crowley created his own version of Abramelin Oil, which he called “Oil of Abramelin,” and sometimes referred to as the “Holy Oil of Aspiration.” It was based on Mathers’ substitution of Galangal for Calamus in the Abramelin Oil.

His recipe reads as follows:

• 8 parts Cinnamon essential oil

• 4 parts Myrrh essential oil

• 2 parts Galangal essential oil

• 7 parts Olive oil

Crowley weighed out his proportions of essential oils according to the recipe specified by Mathers’ translation for weighing out raw materials. The result is to give the Cinnamon a strong presence, so that when it is placed upon the skin “it should burn and thrill through the body with an intensity as of fire.”

This formula is unlike the grimoire recipe and it cannot be used for practices that require the oil to be poured over the head. Rather, Crowley intended it to be applied in small amounts, usually to the top of the head or the forehead, and to be used for anointment of magical equipment as an act of consecration.

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Holy Anointing Oil

Holy Anointing Oil

This is a biblical recipe given to Moses by God (Exodus 30:21-29). It can be used to anoint or bless anything you wish to consecrate. To make, blend equal parts of myrrh oil, cassia oil, Calamus oil, cinnamon oil, and olive oil.

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Erzulie Freda Floral Perfume Oil

Erzulie Freda Floral Perfume Oil


Use this oil to increase your personal magnetism, and to draw love and prosperity to you.

• 3/4 cup jojoba oil

• 1/2 teaspoon essential oil of rose

• 1/2 teaspoon essential oil of lavender

• 1 teaspoon essential oil of geranium

• 1/4 teaspoon essential oil of ylang-ylang

Mix together and store in a tightly sealed bottle, in a dark place. Wear as a perfume or anoint charms.

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WOTC Extra – Precautions When Working with Magickal Oils

 Precautions When Working with Magickal Oils



Please note that it is always possible to have an allergic reaction to any oil or oil blend. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using any essential oil that will have contact with the skin. This is to determine if you may be allergic or have a sensitization reaction to the oil.

1) Keep all essential oils out of the reach of children and pets.

2) Pregnant women and persons with health problems must consult doctor.

3) Essential oils should never be used undiluted on the skin.

4) Essential oils should not be taken internally.

5) Products made with natural ingredients may still cause allergic reactions with some individuals.   When using oils on skin, be aware of any reactions that seem to be happening, and take first aid measures immediately. Flush the area with a lot of clean water and seek medical attention. Take the same steps (flush with clean water, seek medical help) if you spill undiluted essentials on yourself, or get them in your eyes, nose, mouth or an open wound. Working with essential oils requires knowing the properties of the oils and being aware of the safety issues about the oils you use. You are encouraged to purchase the book and study it to gain the in depth knowledge required to master the art of apothecary.

Hazardous Oils:

Bitter Almond, Arnica, Boldo, Broom, Buchu, Calamus, Camphor, Cassia, Chervil, Cinnamon (bark), Costus, Elecampane, Fennel (bitter), Horseradish, Mugwort, Mustard, Oregano, Pennyroyal, Pine (dwarf), Rue, Sage (common), Santolina, Sassafras, Savine, Savory, Tansy, Thuja, Thyme (red), Tonka, Wintergreen, Wormseed and Wormwood.


Essential oils which should be used in moderation (only in dilution and for a maximum of two weeks at a time) because of toxicity levels are: Ajowan, Anise Star, Basil (exotic), Bay Laurel, Bay (West Indian), Camphor (white), Cassie, Cedarwood (Virginian), Cinnamon (leaf), Clove (bud), Coriander, Eucalyptus, Fennel (sweet), Hops, Hyssop, Juniper, Nutmeg, Parsley, Pepper (black), Sage (Spanish), Tagests, Tarragon, Thyme (white), Tuberose, Turmeric, Valerian.

Dermal/Skin Irritation:

Oils which may irritate the skin, especially if used in a high concentration: Ajowan, Allspice, Aniseed, Basil (sweet), Black Pepper, Boreol, Cajeput, Caraway, Cedarwood (Virginian), Cinnamon (leaf), Clove (bud), Cornmint, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon, Parsley, Peppermint, Thyme (white) and Turmeric.


Some oils may cause skin irritation only in those people with very sensitive skins or can cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Always do a patch test before using a new oil to check for individual sensitization. Oils which may cause sensitization include: Basil (French), Bay Laurel, Benzoin, Cade, Canagaa, Cedarwood (Virginian), Chamomile (Roman and German), Citronella, Garlic, Geranium, Ginger, Hops, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Balm (melissa), Litsea Cubeba, Lovage, Mastic, Mint, Orange, Peru Balsam, Pine (Scotch and long-leaf), Styrax, Tea Tree, Thyme (white), Tolu Balsam, Turmeric, Turpentine, Valerian, Vanilla, Verbena, Violet, Yarrow and Ylang Ylang.


Some oils are phototoxic, meaning they can cause skin pigmentation if exposed to direct sunlight. Do not use the following oils either neat or in dilution on the skin, if the area will be exposed to the sun: Angelica Root, Bergamot (except bergapten-free type), Cumin, Ginger, Lemon (expressed), Lime (expressed), Lovage, Mandarin, Orange and Verbena.

High Blood Pressure:

Avoid the following oils in cases of high- hypertension: Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage (Spanish and common) and Thyme.


Fennel (sweet).


Hyssop, Rosemary, Angelica, and Sage (all types).


Homeopathic treatment is not compatible with the following: Black Pepper, Camphor, Eucalyptus and Peppermint.

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Magickal Goody of the Day for June 27th – Making Your Own Holy Oil

Magickal Goody of the Day

Make Your Own Holy Oil


Holy Oil, huh? Yeah, that’s right! As we travel along our Paths, we never know what we are going to encounter. So it doesn’t hurt to know all we can, such as how to make Holy Oil.

Holy Oil

Each person can make holy oil to their own specification. There is no “law” that says that you have to make holy oil a certain way. Use whatever oil makes you feel the most powerful. For instance, if your friend likes Patchouli and you hate it, do you really think it will make you feel powerful if you use it just because her spell book says that you should?

Of course not, so use your power oil. For me, my two scents are rose or Nag Champa. Mix up only enough holy oil for your spell usage. You don’t want to leave it to go bad.

Here is my own personal recipe:

2 Drops of your favorite oil

1 Drop Olive Oil

1 Pinch Fresh Herbs or flowers

Shake well before each use and use to dress candles, as a body or bath oil (just make sure that if you use for body or bath that you buy essential, not synthetic oil as it can and might be irritating to skin!) or for whatever purpose you deem fit.




Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

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Sleep Spell & Oil


To Induce You will need:

1/2 oz carrier oil

12 drops bergamot

3 drops lavender

3 drops cypress


In 1/2 oz of carrier oil (I used apricot kernel, sweet almond would also be good), mix 12 drops of bergamot, 3 drops lavender and 3 drops cypress.

To increase the benefits of your sleep, apply a few drops behind your ears, spreading the excess out over your jawline. Do this immediately before bed.

This is a good oil blend for people who have trouble falling asleep at night, or for people who sleep restlessly.

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Full Moon Oil


13 drops of sandalwood essential oil

9 drops of vanilla essential oil or extract

3 drops of jasmine essential oil

1 drop of rose essential oil

Mix prior to a full moon. Charge in a clear container or vial in the light
of the full moon. Use to anoint candles or yourself for full moon rituals
or just when you feel like you need the moons energy.

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