Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends
are many books that provide recipes for essential oil blends which
are fun to use for a while, but eventually most of us who like to
express our individuality want to create our own mixes. While there
are a plethora of books with details about different essential oils,
lists of magical associations and information on perfumery categories,
few really provide a fundamental and functional understanding of
how to choose oils for mixing.
Essential Oils for Magic is a straightforward guide to selecting
and blending essential oils for Wiccans and Pagans whose creativity
is an integral part of their spiritual and magical practices.
is fun, but there is no reason that it has to be a hit or miss prospect.
While there are no hard and fast rules for creating essential oil
blends, there are basic guidelines of how to make an informed decision
when choosing oils. This book not only guides you with step-by-step
instructions on how to blend, it also helps you understand why what
you are doing works.
Guide to Aromatic Alchemy
You will learn about the different aromatic extracts, the
processes used to create them, and the equipment needed to get started.
Just because oils may share certain magical associations it does
not mean that they will necessarily blend well together, and so
a chapter is devoted to each of the four methods of choosing oils:
by botanical family, scent group, perfume note, and one I created
and call “as above - so below”.
the name implies, “carrier” oils hold or carry essential
oils, but their powers are unfortunately ignored. Because, they
too, come from plants, you will learn how the properties of carrier
oils can provide a boost to your magical practices.
with an historical background to the use of scent in ritual, the
book includes information on the plants from which essential and
carrier oils come, their historical use, details about the oils
and, of course, their magical uses. The material is thoroughly cross
referenced to put important blending information at your fingertips.