Essential oils have been used by the Ancient Greeks for centuries which they have used for fragrant oils, balms for medicine, perfume and spiritual aromatics. Aromatherapy is the use of oils in inhalation or diffusion of fragrance for the mind spirit and emotion but they can also be used on the skin.
Essential oils can be blended in base oils (carrier oils) to make anointing oils for self and items. They can be used in soaps and candles or mixed with resins and herbs for burning as incense. Essential oils can be used on clothing, to clean various surfaces or items and can be used to treat various medical conditions.
Frankincense, myrrh and benzoin; sandalwood, spikenard and patchouly were oils specifically used in Ancient Greece. Olive oil is also a much used oil in Ancient Greece for medicinal, culinary and spiritual purposes.
When making essential oil blends for magical, ritual or spiritual use I suggest you research and find those which resonate with you and your workings and devotionals. I also suggest you use a carrier oil such as olive oil, almond, apricot and jojoba and then add essentials oils. General rule in aromatherapy is to use one drop of essential oil per one teaspoon of carrier oil. I would also suggest you practice with small amount of essential oils mixed with a carrier oil before you make a larger amount. I suggest you use 1 drop of a base note, 3 drops of a middle note and 1 drop of the top note (see footnote section for further details) to which you then add 20 drops of carrier oil, which ends up being 1 part essential oil: 4 parts carrier oil. More information of essential oils and which are a base, middle and top notes can be found here:
I’ve been making oil blends as part of my practice since I was a teen, as for me scent is very magical and can trigger various states of consciousness and instantly change my mood.
One oil blend I use for Hekate ritualistically is my Abramelin Oil:
I also use a Witches Flying Oil I created for Hekate:
As someone who studied aromatherapy I have quite a selection of essential and cold pressed carrier oils I use in my devotionals but I have created a list of oils which I have found resonate very strongly with Hekate.
Essential Oils for Hekate by *Setjataset
Balm of Gilead
Fir (Douglas aka Spruce)
Please note certain oils can be harmful or toxic if ingested, inhaled or placed on skin.
As always please research and check all the oils you will be handling before working with them to ensure you do so in a safe manner.
Top notes 15 – 25% of the blend.
Middle notes 30 – 40% of the blend.
Base notes 45 – 55% of the blend.
(C) *T. Georgitsis 2020