Anointing oils are usually made of natural herbs, roots and flowers. Anoint the body before the Esbat while absorbing the powerful lunar energy. We can allow it to soak in the oil for a few days or place it where the moon or sun too can empower its contents.Here are some examples of anointing oil used in Wicca:Mix 3 parts Patchouli oil with 2 part Musk and 1 part carnation to create corporeal Sabbat oil that is believed to promote communion with the deities present at the ceremony.
To attune with the lunar energies and celebrate the full Moon, use a mixture of 3 parts rose, 1 part jasmine and 1 part sandalwood oil.To honor the Horned God, we can use 2 parts Frankincense, 2 parts cinnamon, 1 part bay, 1 part rosemary and 1 part musk. Herbs have been used for magickal purposes since the dawn of time.The word "Anoint" means to rub or massage a liquid into a person or on items such as candles, tools, supplies, etc.
There are many methods of extraction, but the easiest way to create an herbal oil is to add dried herbs to jojoba oil, olive oil or sweet almond oil. Sometimes, it is used in rituals to enhance communication and connection to deities during Sabbats or Esbats.Herbs can enchant us with their beauty and perfume.During ceremonies where the Goddess is present, we can honor Her with a version of Goddess oil made with 3 parts rose, 2 parts tuberose, 1 part lemon, 1 part palmarosa and 1 part ambergris.
Use of perfumed oils, candles or incense usually enables us to concentrate on our spell working more intently.If you mix 2 parts frankincense with 1 part Myrrh, 1 part Allspice and 1 Pin and Retainer drop Clove, you can make a fantastic concoction that may also be used in Sabbats.If a candle or doll represents a person who needs to be healed, we can rub radiant health oil on the diseased part.