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Essential Oils & Their Correspondences

In order to use fragrance oils and essential oils in your magical practice, it is beneficial to know their individual properties.

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Generally speaking, citrus oils increase energy; wood oils such as cedarwood and sandalwood are beneficial for increasing spirituality and meditation; Spicy & sweet oils such as cinnamon and cardamom are used for sex; delicate flowers such as rose and jasmine are used for love and peace. If you are not sure what the correspondences are of a particular oil that you are using, smell it and see how it makes you feel. Afterall, the major part of your magic is your intention, the essential oils and fragrances are an added bonus that will simply help to strengthen your magic. 

Common correspondences of essential oils are:

Bay: Psychic awareness, purification

Bergamot: Happiness, positive energy, confidence, success, prosperity, peace, restful sleep

Black Pepper: Mental alertness, physical energy, protection, courage

Chamomile: Sleep, meditation, peace

Camphor: Purification, physical energy, celibacy

Caraway: Physical energy, love

Cardamom: Love, sex

Cedarwood: Spirituality, self control, healing, rebirth, hex reversal, banishing.

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Cinnamon: Psychic awareness, protection, healing, success, love

Clary Sage: Euphoria, calm, dreams

Clove: Protection, courage. Wealth, purification, banishing

Coriander: Memory, love, healing

Cypress: Easing losses, healing

Eucalyptus: Health, purification

Fennel: longevity, courage, purification

Frankincense: Spirituality, meditation

Geranium: Happiness, protection

Ginger: Magical energy, physical energy, sex, love, money, courage

Hyssop: Purification

Jasmine: Love, peace, spirituality, sex, sleep, psychic dreams

Juniper: Protection, purification, healing, love

Lavender: Health, love, celibacy, peace, wealth, purification

Lemon: Health, healing, physical energy, purification, longevity, spiritual

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Lemon Balm: peace, money, purification

Lemongrass: Psychic awareness, purification

Lemon Verbena: Love, purification

Lime: Purification, physical energy, protection

Marjoram: Peace, celibacy, sleep

Neroli: Purification, joy, sex

Niaouli: Protection, healing

Nutmeg: Physical energy, magical energy, psychic awareness, money

Orange: Purification, Joy, Physical Energy, Magical Energy

Palmarosa: Love, emotional healing, transitions & change

Patchouli: Sex, lust, physical energy, money, prosperity

Peppermint: Purification, uplifting and stimulating of the mind, dreamwork, dissolving obstacles

Petitgrain: Uplifting & stimulating the mind, protection.

Pine: healing, purification, protection, physical energy, magical energy, money

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Rose: Love, peace, balance, sex, enhancing beauty

Rosemary: Longevity, memory, love, protection.

Sandalwood: Spirituality, meditation, sex, healing

Spearmint: Healing, protection during sleep

Vetiver: Protection, money, balance, grounding, protection from theft, hex reversal

Yarrow: Psychic awareness, courage, love

Ylang Ylang: Peace, sex, love

 As always, essential oils and fragrance oils need to be treated with respect.

  • Never consume essential oils
  • Never apply essential oils directly to the skin

This blog is researched and intended for entertainment purposes only and should not be taken as medical/other advice. Please consult a qualified practitioner if you have an actual problem, do not take information from random blog posts ;). 



Chamberlain, L. (2019). Wicca Essential Oils Magic (pp. 112-113). Sterling Ethos.
Cunningham, S. (2022). Magical Aromatherapy. Llewellyn Publications.





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