This Samhain ritual oil recipe is a perfect addition to your All Hallow’s Eve traditions.
Making your own ritual oil is a zen-like experience. Hand-blending essential oils, herbs, and resins is like blending the essence of any season, holiday, or spell intention into liquid magic.
Try the recipe below, but feel free to experiment. Swap out ingredients, use what you have, and incorporate components that have meaning to you.
Choosing a Bottle For Your Samhain Ritual Oil
Of course, you can use any container to store your Samhain ritual oil.
But I love to be selective and pick something that calls to me. Glass bottles are one of my favorite witchy things to look for at the thrift store.
Corked bottles made of smoked glass or in unique shapes are nice choices.
How to Use Your Ritual Oil
Once you make your oil, there are lots of ways to use it. Consider the following ideas:
-Incorporate it into your Samhain solitary ritual.
-Anoint your tools or altar for protection or to charge them with the energy of Samhain.
-Pour a few drops on the grave of a loved one to honor your ancestors.
-Anoint your doors and windows to block negative energy.
-Use it before divination to heighten spiritual awareness.
Meaning of the Ingredients
All the ingredients listed for this oil are sacred to the season of Samhain.
Oranges represent the waning sunlight. As the days grow shorter, the Veil Between Worlds begins to thin. Use oranges in spell work this time of year to maintain your connection to the light and dispel saddness.
Myrrh is a resin of exorcism. Which sounds crazy dramatic and may evoke images of little girls puking with their heads swiveling around.
But exorcism in this context means to “expel” and generally, we mean to expel negative energy. Particularly during the season of Samhain, as Veil thins, many people believe that there is a higher susceptibility to negative entities.
There’s a reason cinnamon is in everything from baked goods to brooms this time of year.
Cinnamon is a spice of spiritual awareness, protection, and communication with those who have passed on.
Rosemary is a classic protection herb and an evergreen.
As the cooler months roll on, it’s often the only thing that remains in magical herb gardens.
Samhain Ritual Oil Recipe
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-1/2 olive oil
-3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
-2 cinnamon sticks (or 1/2 tablespoon dried, ground cinnamon)
-10 drops orange essential oil
-15 drops myrrh essential oil
1. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan over low heat.
2. Add rosemary and cinnamon sticks. Continue to steep over low heat, stirring frequently, for 8-12 minutes or until the oil becomes fragrant.
3. Add myrrh oil and orange essential oil.
4. Store in a corked glass bottle for up to 3 months.