Essential Oils

How to Use Essential Oils

There are multiple ways how to use essential oils, and the approach you choose will depend on which oil you are using and your intended goal. Some of the most popular approaches involve diluting and diffusing oils. One of the easiest uses for essential oils involves simply breathing them in so their beneficial properties go straight for your nasal olfactory passages. Hold the bottle to your nose, breathing deeply to inhale the oil's scent.

Spiritual Oils, whether they be hand-crafted herbal oils, ritual oils, condition oils, aromatherapy oils, or just pretty-smelling essential oils, are one of the largest and most varied of the ceremonial tools used in Witchcraft and Paganism. They come in all sorts of flavors, colors, and kinds and it can often seem a daunting task to know which oil to pick and how to use it in casting a spell.

Witchcraft and Paganism is full of ceremonies, rituals and events celebrating times of change on the wheel of the year, changes in our lives, as well as specific working rituals. These rites and rituals more than often use specific items and tools such as candles, magical herbs, spiritual incense, and, of course, oils. All of these types of tools possess symbolic aspects that enhance the event or the desired results sought in the magical spell or ritual ceremony. Spiritual Oils are associated with the hidden fifth element of Spirit and help us reach out into the unseen ether and summon from it the forces we wish to communicate with or use in our rites and rituals.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are fragrant oils derived from plants. They can come from the bark, roots, stems, flowers or seeds of a plant. They are most often obtained from the plant through a process of distillation. They are highly concentrated compounds that come directly from plants and can bear the healing or therapeutic benefits of that plant.

What Is a Carrier Oil?

A carrier oil is an oil in which the essential oil can be diluted. By diluting your essential oil in a carrier oil, it may then easily be applied to the skin. Carrier oils will reduce skin sensitivity and also increase absorption through skin tissue.