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No matter what type of person you are, it's safe to say that 2020 was not our year. My year in particular had many ups and downs and I know others can relate. 2020 was severely lacking balance, so I decided to blend together a magickal balancing oil to help welcome the New Year. A few things went into making this, such as numerology, color magic, and herbal correspondences. Best of all, it smells delightful!

So… What's in this Magickal Balancing Oil?

Roses, lavender, and amethyst are must haves for this!
Roses, lavender, and amethyst are must haves for this project!

While I enjoy learning about all the different aspects of the Craft, my wheelhouse tends to be green witchcraft. It should come as no surprise then that I set out to make something containing gemstones and herbs. These are gifts that come directly from the Earth itself. The powers that lie within are endless and it's truly beautiful learning how to work with them in harmony. I wanted to create a magickal balancing oil I could use to anoint myself during rituals as well as candles and any other tools I wanted to use in my daily practice, so everything needed to be skin safe.

Sweet almond oil is odorless and absorbs fairly quickly into the skin without feeling greasy so I chose this as my base. If you don't have it, olive oil works too! Just be warned that it may still smell like olive oil, though that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Lavender is popular for its calming properties. That's not the only reason it's here though! Many practitioners also value lavender as it brings peace of mind, balance, and healing. Here I've included lavender essential oil and nine lavender buds. The amount of buds is intentional; the number nine is sacred in many different religions and spiritualities, often representing change and growth.

Clover brings protection and comfort, which was sorely lacking in the previous year. You may use clover leaves if you wish, but a full, white clover blossom is beautifully calming to see floating amid the oils.

Roses are restorative and encourage love, both for ourselves and for others. This is an opportunity to apply color magic if you wish! Pink or white petals would work great here, as pink helps with emotional and spiritual healing and white is connected to purity and peace.

For the gemstone component, amethyst seemed a perfect choice for our magickal balancing oil. This purple-hued quartz brings balance, healing, and peace of mind. Any shape or size that will fit into your vessel is fine! A small point would look lovely. I opted for a small layer of amethyst chips.

Decorating your vessel is optional, but is a great opportunity to tie everything together. In this example, a white ribbon will be used, but feel free to do whatever spirit encourages you to do.

Let's make our Magickal Balancing Oil!

Now that we've gone over what the magickal balancing oil is made of and the significance of its components, it's time to put it all together!

  • Prepare your space as you normally do for your rituals.
  • Light some candles and incense.
  • Welcome the deities you worship into your space and thank them for their assistance as you work.
  • Place your chosen vessel in front of you and fill 3/4 of the way with your carrier oil and a few drops of essential oil.
  • As you add all of the ingredients, focus on why you are adding them and what they bring to your balancing oil.
  • In the following order, layer in the amethyst, rose petals, clover, and lavender buds.
  • Cap off your vessel and hold it in your hands, welcoming the balance it will help bring into your life.
  • Take the time to apply it to your pulse points and establish a connection with the oil you've just created.
  • Thank your deities once again, then snuff out the flames.
Magickal balancing oil
Your lovely new magickal balancing oil!

You now have a wonderful new balancing oil to add to your magickal balancing oil tool kit! Use it to consecrate new tools and anoint candles as well as yourself. Do you plan on making any changes to this recipe? If so please comment down below, I would love to see what others come up with. While you're here, be sure to check out the rest of the site. More is on the horizon! Stay safe, and may this new year bring many blessings to you and yours!

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