Oft Oiled Aversion

I have a confession to make. I hate mixing up oils for rituals. I don’t know why. I love the smell of all the oils. I enjoy making them, and using them. I just don’t like mixing them up. I blame my minor lazy streak for my avoidance. It could also have to do with not liking to get things on my hands. That is a whole other story though.

The thing with oils though, when you’re mixing them, is they’re messy. If you use a dropper, you can’t use the same dropper in each bottle. You have to stop. Wash the dropper out. Dry it. Then use it in the next oil. Then stop. Wash it. Dry it. And so on, and so forth, and…I’m usually in a hurry. Bad excuse, I know, but it remains.

So, over the years, I’ve invested in plastic droppers. Hundreds of them! I keep one marked for each oil. That way, there is no stopping and cleaning between each oil. Instead, I can mix all of the oils and then go back and wash the droppers. Much more efficient! Oh, and if you have ever had to fight with cleaning droppers. I’ll let you in on a little secret: paperclips. Paper clips work wonderfully well to help clean out a dropper. A little twist of cotton and a straightened paper clip, and you’re off to the races. Toothpicks work as well, but don’t hold onto the cotton as well.

I bleach my droppers every so often, just for good measure. Better to have them to clean then risk any gunk getting into your oils. So….what kind of oils do I mix up? The one I use the most often is a simple blessing oil.

    Simple Blessing Oil

9 drops Frankincense Oil
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
Small glass bottle and cap

I use this to bless everything! People, pets, cars, cards, doors, shoes, everything! I also carry a small bottle in my purse…just in case!

I also use the Blessing Oil in one of my favorite Protection Potions. Unlike most potions, it is not one you’d imbibe. I anoint items with it, or use to wipe down doorways or pour across footsteps to protect someone.

    Protection Potion

2-4 Cups Spring Water
2-4 Tablespoons Sea Salt
1-2 Teaspoons Blessing Oil
1-2 Teaspoons Myrrh Oil
½-1 Teaspoon Vervain Oil
½-1 Teaspoon Powdered Mandrake
½-1 Teaspoon Rowan Berries
1 Piece Onyx or Smoky Quartz

I mix it all in my kitchen cauldron, and then let steep for about half an hour on low heat. After it has steeped I do the following incantation:

“Herbal Potion, Cauldron Brew,
Now be charged with magick true.
with intent I speak this charm,
All be blessed, and none be harmed.
Ever minding the law of three,
This is my will, so mote it be.”

You can use any incantation you want. This one is my favorite for any number of things. It is also the one which rolls of my tongue the quickest. You use something enough it becomes engrained and you do it without thinking.

Anyway, I’d better cut this post short. Time to start the day, which means I’m in desperate need of coffee!

Blessed Be My Friends!

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