Essential oils are a versatile tool for every witch to have in their arsenal. These can be combined with other essential oils to create custom scents and perfumes or used to anoint candles during candle magic and rituals to amplify your intentions. Incense and essential oils are also a smoke-free alternative to smudging and smoke cleansing rituals for asthmatics of those who work in small enclosed spaces.
Essential oils are derived from plants with a powerful scent. These oils are perfectly safe for use so long as you use appropriate caution. Do NOT consume essential oils. Do NOT apply essential oils directly to the skin unless it has been diluted with a base such as water or a carrier oil. Always perform a skin test before applying fully in case you experience a reaction.
Clear your mind and create an environment free of distractions. Dip your fingers in the oil and rub it along the candle. As you do this, think about your intentions, what you want to achieve during the ritual. This will charge your candle, making it ready for use.