Apothecary Cosmetic Perfume Oils


All recipes are mixed into 1/8 cup carrier oil such as jojoba, apricot, grapseed, almond etc. All recipes are given in "parts" in other words parts of the whole essential oil used. It is suggested that you test all oils that are new to you to make sure you are not allergic to them. Place a drop on the inside of your elbow, do not wash it off for 24 hours. If no rash, etc. appears, use it! Add scents a drop at a time and adjust to your own liking. These recipes are from my book of shadows, some of them are original, some are from various books, but may have been altered to suit my tastes. Most of the books I've read on the subject are listed in the "related book section". Source is given where known.

These oils can be used on the body, for anointing candles etc.

Earth Dawn
4 parts Vetivert
3 parts Rose
2 parts Vanilla
1 parts Cypress
I created this one with Taurus and Earth energies.

3 parts Sandalwood
3 parts Clary Sage
2 parts Lavender
1 parts Cypress
I created this one with Aquarius and Air energies.

Golden Lion
3 parts Frankincense
3 parts Petitgrain
2 parts Lime
1 parts Sweet Orange
I made this one for myself and other Leo friends, it embodies Leo and Sun energies.

Archer Oil
4 Rosemary
2 Oak moss
1 Clove
I designed this one for Sagittarius friends. I think the smell is a little weird, but the Sag's who have sampled it seemed to enjoy it. Be your own judge.

Winter Sun Ray
4 White Pine
2 Frankincense
1 Myrrhv I created this one for Yule, and wear it on and off all winter, to remind me of the return of the sun.

Air Oil
4 parts Lavender
3 parts Sandalwood
1 parts Neroli
To sharpen the mental processes, break addictions, travel spells and other air related spells.

Moon Oil
3 Jasmine
2 Sandalwood
1 Lemon
Wear during moon rituals, to induce psychic dreams, to enhance divination or any other lunar related rituals.

Soothing Waters
2 Sandalwood
2 Camomile
2 Clary Sage
1 Lilac (optional)
1 drop blue food coloring
This oil is intended to be a calming agent. Wear or place a bit on a bit of fabric, cotton ball etc. and sniff. Don't over do it.

Fast Money Oil
4 Oakmoss
3 Cedarwood
2 Patchouly
2 Ginger
This is a Scott Cunningham recipe. It's amazing, it smells like money! You can anoint candles with it and concentrate on you need for money or resources, or you can anoint cash before spending it, in a charm to have money return to you.

Interview Oil
4 Lavender
3 Ylang-ylang
1 Rose
Wear lightly to interviews of all kinds to increase your favorable impression.

Protection Oil
5 Petitgrain
5 Black Pepper
Wear to enhance personal shields/protection or use to anoint doors windows etc. to enhance protection of an area.

Sacred Oil
3 Frankincense
2 Sandalwood
1 Cinnamon
Wear to any sacred rites. It stimulates a spiritual mood. This is a Scott Cunningham recipe.

Sleep Oil
3 Rose
2 Camomile
1 Jasmine
Annoint temples, pulse points at neck and wrist and soles of feet to induce natural and restful sleep.

Violet Rose Water Splash

2 cups distilled water
4 tablespoons vodka
cup chemical-free dried rose petals
cup fresh violet flowers

1. Combine the ingredients in a sterilized glass bottle.
2. Swirl the contents gently.
3. Store in a cool, dry place for a week.
4. Strain out the flowers using a strainer lined with muslin or an unbleached paper coffee filter.
5. Bottle and enjoy.

2 cups distilled water
3 tablespoons vodka
5 drops sandalwood essential oil
10 drops bergamot essential oil
10 drops cassie essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together, shake well. Then allow the perfume to settle for at least 12 hours. Store in a cool dry area.

Five Essential Oils to Kick Start Your Energy
Providing a healthier dose of energy than caffeine, essential oils can transform you from lethargic to lively in a matter of seconds.

Scientific studies have shown that when you inhale, the smell receptors located in your nose send impulses to your brain. Energizing scents like citrus, "greens," or spices that are generally top notes are made of fast-moving molecules that have an immediate affect.

The next time you're in a morning rush and don't have time for your coffee, simply inhale a bottle of one of the blends below. You will instantly feel invigorated, clear-minded, and ready to start your busy day.

1. GRAPEFRUIT will leave you feeling revived, refreshed, and recharged in just a few seconds!
Blend it with... ...any other citrus oil (orange, bergamot, mandarin, lemon) or "green" essential oils like rosemary, peppermint, or basil. Try blending it with florals like ylang ylang, rose, or jasmine for a sensual pick-me-up!

2. LEMON will help you feel energized, revitalized, and renewed.
Blend it with... ...any other citrus oil (orange, bergamot, mandarin, lemon) or "green" essential oils like rosemary, peppermint, or basil. Try blending it with florals like ylang ylang, rose, or jasmine for a sensual pick-me-up!

3. GINGER will make you feel more grounded and ready to take action in your life, geared up to tackle your everyday endeavors.
Blend it with... ...any citrus essential oils (orange, bergamot, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit), woods (cedarwood, sandalwood) to enhance groundedness, or florals (rose, jasmine, ylang ylang) to light up your sexual spirit!

4. ROSEMARY is a good choice for when you want to be bold and fully ready to take action to make things happen.
Blend it with......any citrus essential oils (orange, bergamot, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit), lavender for emotional comfort, spices (cinnamon, ginger, clove) for a more energizing and revitalizing experience, or "greens" like bay leaves to help you move forward in your life.

5. PEPPERMINT will give you an immediate pick-me-up.
Blend it with......any citrus essential oils (orange, bergamot, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit), "greens" like basil or lavender for emotional balance. Avoid spices because of their energetic opposition ("cold" versus" heat").

Rose & Violet Perfume
4 1/2 fl.oz. rosewater
3 fl.oz voiletwater
5 drops rose oil
4 drops voilet oil
3 fl.oz. vodka
Mix all ingredients.
Pour in pretty bottle with stopper.

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Dried Flowers and Herbs
1 cup calendula flowers
1 cup spearmint leaves
Essential Oils
20 drops cinnamon oil
15 drops sandalwood oil
cup mixed ground cinnamon and ground cloves
Textured Elements
2 cups dried apple pieces
cup sandalwood chips
cup broken cinnamon sticks
cup whole cloves
cup calamus root
Finishing Touches
cup honeysuckle blossoms
cup gilded acorns
cup toadstools
cup black bat and silver moon confetti

Loaded with nuts, pods, berries, and spices, this blend makes the perfect hostess gift for all autumn celebrations. Fill a pumpkin shell and tie it up with a silky, honey-colored ribbon and a couple of cinnamon sticks for a festive touch. Scrumptious!

HONEYSUCKLE = An ancient vine of waysides and tangled woodlands, honeysuckle is also known as goat's leaf and woodbine. The lovely, caramel-colored, trumpet-shaped blossom is intensely sweet. Bees, hummingbirds, and deer all love the delectable nectar. Because it was often thought of as an aphrodisiac, parents forbade young girls to sleep in a room with honeysuckle: They feared it would inspire lustful dreams! Honeysuckle was another favorite of Shakespeare's; he wrote of it in describing the fairies' revelries on midsummer's eve, when the intoxicating fragrance `lulled fairies into dancing and delight."

TOADSTOOLS = Fairy rings are often seen deep in the woodlands, surrounded by large, luminous, mysterious mushrooms. Combined with their rapid growth, toadstools have led people to believe that they belong to the fairies.
The common toadstool is in some places called pixie stool; another species of fungus in known as pixie puff. In Shakespeare's Tempest, we find a reference to pixie rings:
"You demi-puppets that
By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,
Whereof the ewe not bites, and you whose pastime
Is to make midnight Mushrooms, that rejoice
To hear the solemn curfew."
The red fly agaric is considered the most sacred toadstool; its poisonous, hallucinogenic extracts are said to induce wicked visions and wild dancing! ! !

Many thanks to Linda Gannon and her "Fairy Garden Fragrances".
Magickal properties of Cinnamon:
Energy, aphrodisiac (especially for males), courage, self-confidence and strength. As a trace element in blends, it tends to make the overall effect stronger. It is used in some cultures to attract good ortune.

Magickal properties of Sandalwood:
Healing, spirituality, arouses sexual feelings.

Magickal properties of Honeysuckle:
Strength, control, self-confidence and attraction.
Native American symbology: earned graces & Influencing energy: increases generosity.

Magickal properties of Clove:
Courage, clarity, energy and passionate love.

Apple: Nat. Am. influencing energy: shifts one focus to healthful life elements