Killing time during “shelter in place” orders, I figured I might list a few of my favorite magical hoodoo oil recipes – I didn’t get these from any recipe book but simply based the combinations listed below on my own intuition and research, with the self-imposed constraint (mostly observed) of never using any oil or ingredient more than once.
I’ve read that the right way to do make magical oils is to add 20-40 drops of essential oil for every 4 oz of almond oil for efficient dilution into the carrier, but feel free to experiment on your own.
For extra fun, you can also try buying a 32 ox. bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Rose Castile soap and adding oils as needed to make a kickass magical bath suitable for daily use.
Essential Oils: Myrrh, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Jasmine
Essential Oils: Bergamot
Herbs & Roots: Licorice, Calamus
In the Mood
Essential Oils: Myrrh, Patchouli, Damiana
Essential Oils: Vetiver, Yarrow
Herbs & Roots: Borage
Essential Oils: Cinnamon, Patchouli, Jasmine, Myrrh, Musk, Ginger
High John the Conqueror
Essential Oils: Clove, Rose, Vanilla, Allspice, Nutmeg, Ginger
Herbs & Roots: High John the Conqueror Chips
Essential Oils: Myrrh, Frankincense, Jasmine, Cinnamon
Herbs & Roots: Dragon’s Blood resin chips & powder
Essential Oils: Juniper
Herbs & Roots: Cubeb berries, Echinacea
Essential Oils: Parsley, Peppermint, Red Thyme
Essential Oils: Star Anise, Mugwort, Wormwood
Too Blessed to Stress
Essential Oils: Sage, Eucalyptus, Basil, Rosemary
Van Van (traditional recipe)
Essential Oils: Verbena, Vetiver, Lemongrass, Citronella, Ginger, Gingergrass