Here is a quick and easy way to make your own oils for all sorts of magic at home. Follow this system and you will not need to buy our oils again! However, you are always welcome should this process be to time consuming.
For a 16oz bottle of base oil you will pay between $10 to $25, depending on the type of base oil you choose. This size bottle of base oil will make you around 16 1oz bottles of magical oil.
The herbs will cost between $2 to $10 each if you choose to buy a 1 to 2 oz bag of herbs. However you will have many herbs already in your panty or in your garden. Try and find alternative herbs that you do have at home before you spend money on buying a herb just to follow another formula!
Bottles can be as fancy or as simple as you like. If you are on a budget, just save a glass food container, wash it out well, and yo have a free solution. Otherwise, we have a few ideas for you below.
One you know what type of oil you want to make, follow the BMW oil making process:
- Choose a Base Oil
- Gather the herbs
- Find some empty glass bottles
The Base Oil
Carrier or base oils have magickal properties too. They’re the foundation of the oil blends you make for anointing and to use in spells, rites and rituals.
The type of base oil used in most online stores is a mineral base oil.Hoodoo style oils lean towards those listed below, plus safflower oil,
These are the oils that I use most often and they’re found in supermarkets, health food stores or ordered online very easily. We sell some of these here in the store, however I have provided link to Amazon to help you as well.
Almond Oil (sweet) – Prunus Dulcis
Ideal carrier for: Wisdom and Prosperity blends
Apricot Kernel Oil – Prunus Armeniaca
Ideal carrier for: Love, Emotions and Hormonal Balance blends
Avocado Oil – Persea Americana
Ideal carrier for: Love, Aphrodisiac and Fertility blends
Coconut Oil (liquid/fractionated) – Cocos Nucifera
Ideal carrier for: Transformation, Purification and Protection blends
Grapeseed Oil – Vinis Vinifera
Ideal carrier for: Abundance, Fertility, Mental Powers blends
Jojoba Oil (Liquid Wax) – Simmondsia Chinensis
Ideal carrier for: Healing and Love blends
Olive Oil (extra virgin cold pressed) – Olea Europaea
Ideal carrier for: All-purpose blend. If you only have 1 carrier oil in your collection, make it this one.
Rose Hip Oil – Rosa mosqueta
Ideal carrier for: Love, Soulmate Summoning, Healing and Beauty blends
Herbs & Oils
You should research a few herbs that have the properties of what you are trying to achieve. Don’t go overboard and put more than a few in your oil blend. Think about what each herb brings to the mix.
TIP – Remember to hold the herb and thank it for the energy it brings, before you add it to the oil.
For example, if you are making a Fast Luck Oil, you could use 4oz of Safflower Oil as the base, then:
These 3 herbs are enough, rather than choosing more and loosing the power of just these 3. More is not better.
If you are using herbs, you may need to let them steep in the oil for some time before the magical oil can be used. If you use the herb made into an essential oil, you will be able to use the oil immediately.
For example, using the Fast Luck Oil Formula
Bottling Your Oil
Creating potions, lotions, oils and spell mixes requires beautiful storage.
You don’t have to go to a warehouse and buy in bulk. Black Magic Witch supplies a wide range of bottles and jars, both in glass and plastic, to aid you in this endeavor. Ranging from 1/2 dram bottles to 16 oz jars, you’ll find what you need here.
As you blend the oils, visualize your intent, and take in the aroma.
Label, date, and store in a cool, dark place.
I hope this has inspired you to start looking into making your own oils. We have a few recommendations for oil and formula books:
- Scott Cunningham’s Incense, Oils & Brews
- Encyclopedia of Herbs– I believe everyone should have a copy of this book on hand, as Cunningham was the expert in this area. If you don’t wish to read the book, he did make a DVD called Herb Magic. Cunningham has since passed (RIP), so the DVD is a tad dated but well worth the watch.
- Helping Yourself with Magikal Oils by Maria Solomon is an a to z list of magical herbs and oils with their uses, and some great authentic formulas too!.