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The Magickal Properties of Carrier Oils

Magickal oils are also known in different traditions as conditioning oils, anointing oils or potions (though not meant for consumption). These are blends that are created for a specific energetic purpose using essential oils and sometimes incorporating herbs, stones and other ingredients. The blends are put in “carrier oils” or “base oils” which not only give it more of an oil consistency but also help dilute the oils themselves which in turn makes the essential oils less intense and harsh on the skin. These carrier oils are derived solely from plants and thus are ruled by different planets and elements and carry their own vibration. While a carrier oil will not override or change the overall intention or energetic signature of a magickal oil, you can definitely select a carrier oil that will match and enhance your intention, giving it that extra boost. I have chosen (arguably) the ten most popular carrier oils for magickal oils and researched their correspondences in Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs and Alchemy Works.

Almond Oil, Sweet (Prunus Dulcis)
Ruled by Mercury and the Element of Air. Sweet Almond Oil makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with prosperity, money and wisdom.

Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca)
Ruled by Venus and the Element of Water. This makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with love or emotions.

Avocado Oil (Persea Americana)
Ruled by Venus and the Element of Water. This makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with love, lust or beauty.

Castor Oil (Ricinus communis)
Ruled by Mars and the Element of Fire. Castor oil makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with protection and absorbing negativity.

Coconut Oil, Fractionated (Cocos Nucifera)
Ruled by the Moon and the Element of Water. Fractionated Coconut Oil makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with purification and protection.

Grapeseed Oil (Vinis Vinifera)
Ruled by the Moon and the Element of Water. Grapeseed Oil makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with fertility money and strengthening mental abilities.

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa)
Ruled by the Moon and Saturn and the Element of Water. Hemp Seed Oil makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with healing, love, psychic ability and meditation.

Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
Ruled by the Moon and the element of Water. Jojoba Oil makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with healing and love.

Olive Oil (Olea Europaea)
Ruled by the Sun and the Element of Fire. Olive Oil makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with healing, peace, fertility and protection. In many traditions Olive Oil is an all purpose oil.

Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annus)
Ruled by the Sun and the Element of Fire. Sunflower Oil makes a great carrier oil for blends that deal with protection, fertility, health and wisdom.

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