The Power of Essential Oils

The Power of Essential Oils

Smell is by far one of our most important sensory functions. It can bring us to different states of mind as well as elicit emotional responses in a way that not many of our other senses can. Combine this with the aid of powerful plant allies and it’s easy to see why essential oils are becoming more and more looked at as a useful tool for the mind, body, and spirit. Although they have risen in popularity, there has been recorded use of essential oils for around 5,000 years, so there’s definitely something to this.

But before we jump in too deep, what exactly are essential oils? Very large amounts of plant matter go into making these concentrates, which aids to their effectiveness. For example, it takes around 242,000 rose petals to make just 5 ml of rose essential oil! Steam distillation, solvent extraction, CO2 extraction, maceration, enfleurage, cold press extraction, and water distillation are all different ways that these oils can be processed.

So now that we know what these oils are, how can they help us? One of the most important and unique ways that they can affect us is their ability to interact with both our internal and external cellular makeup. Because of their small molecular size and lipid solubility, they are able to pass through the blood brain barrier (which is the most secure membrane in the body) to directly influence our state of being. For example, have you ever placed lavender in a diffuser or on the skin with the help of a carrier oil and immediately felt more at peace? Below are a few ways to enjoy these herbal blends in a safe way.

A NOTE ON WORKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS…

Due to their HIGHLY concentrated nature, they should be used with great respect and care. A few drops is all that will ever be needed when working with these allies. We never recommend applying them to the skin without a carrier oil, and especially to NEVER INGEST THEM INTERNALLY. Also, some oils may cause sensitivities and or be toxic to be used around young children and animal companions. Whenever you bring new oils into the home, double check the safety for all members of the home.

Diffusion

Whether you have a mist diffuser or a variety that releases the scent of the oils from a candles heat, filling the air with scent is one of the easiest ways to welcome the benefits of the plants into your routine. Diffusion is excellent to relax before bed, when cleaning the home, or to create ambiance in your space at any time.

Add them to cleaning supplies!

Need some energetic cleansing while you go about your chores? Try adding a few drops of sage, lemongrass or cedarwood into your cleaning supplies to move both energetic and physical debris. These oils would also be a great addition to any homemade cleaners as well. Lemon essential oil is one of our favorites to add to any DIY (do-it-yourself) blends for it’s crisp, clean scent.

Body Care

Essential oils are very easily incorporated into either pre-made or DIY body care products through the use of a carrier oil or carrier substance. Commonly these botanicals are blended in with other butters and oils such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil, hemp seed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, or aloe vera and applied topically to the skin and hair. Not only does this make you smell like flowers (’cause who doesn’t love that?) but traditionally, these oils have been mixed to potentially provide health benefits as well. Some oils like Tea Tree for example, will have antimicrobial properties, and other oils such as ginger may have an anti inflammatory effect on the skin. These blends can also be placed in roller balls or sprays as a personal fragrance.

Spellwork

Looking to invoke a particular deity? Performing a spell? Essential oils are an ideal way to take your magic to the next level. They are easily placed on altars, added to mojo bags, and act as an excellent way to supercharge candles by anointing them with a corresponding oil. They can also be diffused during a ritual for a smoke free substitute for traditional incense.

Although everything listed here is a great place to start with these oils, this only scratches the surface on all of the possibilities of use. The more you work with them, the more in tune you will inherently become with their potential. Let the plant communication begin!

Organic Van Van Oil

Organic Van Van Oil

The New Orleans All-Purpose Conjure Oil

Organic Van Van

Organic Van Van Oil by Eye of Horus

Van Van oil is one of the classic purpose-blended oils alternately known as Hoodoo, Conjure, Mojo, Dressing, Anointing, Conditioning or Magical oils. These oils have purported properties to bless your intention, most of them are extremely specific, such as Court Case Oil, But Van Van is different. It’s the multi-tool of oils, good for a variety of uses. Even the name of Van Van has a unique history, and no, there is neither Vanilla nor Chevy in Van Van…

Van Van – a Multi-purpose Oil

If you want a main go-to oil, if you want an oil which is flexible enough to combine with other, more purposed ingredients, or if you are just frugal and want a single oil to use to dress your candles, mojo bags, spellings, then Van Van is a classic choice for an all purpose hoodoo or conjure oil. But you want to make sure you get a good quality oil if it’s going to be your primary energetic partner, and when you use it, you really need to have a strong focus to guide all that energy.

If you are shopping for Van Van, remember that any good traditional hoodoo dressing oil will contain real herbs and curios, such as our Organic Van Van oil which contains the Organic Lemongrass plus prosperity-drawing pyrite chunks. Of course, you could make your own (more on that further on). What is Van Van good for? [Read more…]

Love Oil & Spray

Love Oil & Spray

As part of our Handcrafted Spiritual Oil series, Eye of Horus presents our new Love Oil and Love Spray.  Our “Love Potion” feature a sensual blend of five essential oils with amazing aromatic properties of blooming flowers, woody spice and a touch of sweet to create your own magic and love. You can use this oil to bless your love mojo bags, to anoint a candle or in a diffuser in aromatherapy. Or just use the spray for aromatherapy.

Love Oil

Love Oil / Love Spell Oil

Love Oil – 1/2 oz bottle

You can use this oil to bless your love mojo bags, to anoint a candle or in a diffuser in aromatherapy. Love Oil can be used as a personal fragrance oil, as an anointing oil for love spells, or any time you want to enhance your passion or just feel sensual. Add a touch of Love Oil to your pulse points. You can use this oil to bless your love mojo bags, to anoint a candle or in a diffuser in aromatherapy. Touch a little to any written correspondence or a greeting card. Add a little intention and this blend of flowers, spice and sweet becomes not only a delicious scent but a magical preperation.

Get long lasting Love Oil

In addition to the essential oils, our 1/2 ounce bottles are ready-to-use blended with Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (the oil that traditionally fueled the famous “eternal flame”) and Jojoba as a carrier oil to keep your love strong. The aromatherapy and magical properties of each of the essential oils in the blend are detailed below.

Flowers of Love

Symbolic of the moon and of the mysteries of the night, Jasmine is the sacred flower of the Hindu god of love-Kama. The powerful scent of Jasmine Essential Oil directly affects our emotions which is what makes it so powerful in magical aromatherapy and love spells specifically. Add in Ylang-ylang essential oil and you have a powerful aphrodisiac used in rites of peace, sex and love. The name Ylang–ylang means ‘flower of flowers’ and in Indonesia, the flower petals are strewn upon the bed on wedding nights.

Wood and Spice

Patchouli Essential oil is one of the most famous love drawing and lust inspiring oils and is traditionally used to stimulate the yin or femine while increasing physical energy and potency of yang or masculine energy. Sandalwood Essential guides away the distractions of the mind back to the sensual joy of the body-the oil is said to predispose the body and mind to sexual ecstasy.

Sweet Orange

One scent to bring them all together is sweet orange, oh so warm and inviting. This balancing Essential oil smells delicious and so will you when you wear it! Some have said the orange is the golden apple given to Zeus by Hera on their wedding day.

Love Spray

Love Spray Aromatherapy

Love Spray – 2oz – Essential Oils in Vegan Spray Base

Love Spray is perfect to create a romantic atmosphere with aromatherapy. This is a lovely addition to your love altar, your bedroom, or anywhere you want to enjoy this sensual blend, day or night! Just spray a touch of mist on your linens to create great memories; or use as a body spray to enhance your own energy and attraction; or a use as a room spray to create a magical atmosphere for your love nest. It also does an amazing job in a vehicle. Add a little intention in preparation for a special night and ignite the magic of this blend of flowers, spice and sweet.

Our love spray is the same formula as our Love Oil but instead of being in a carrier oil, it is in a Vegan Spray Base – just shake and spritz to put love energy anywhere! More info on Love Spray>

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