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Mixing Essential Oils for Magic: Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends

Mixing Essential Oils for Magic: Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends

by Sandra Kynes

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The Ultimate Guide to Mixing, Matching, and Making Essential Oils

Choose the best essential oils for your creative and magical mixing with this straightforward, hands-on guide. Through step-by-step instruction on how to measure, mix, and assess blends, you'll move beyond following others' recipes and into creating your own oil combinations.

Mixing Essential Oils for Magic offers everything you need to understand not only how to blend but also why specific blends work together. Learn how to mix oils by botanical family, scent group, and perfume note. Discover an encyclopedic listing of essential and carrier oil profiles, as well as thorough cross-references for the oils and their magical associations. With guidance on the historical and present-day uses of essential oils, you'll make personal blending an integral part of your spiritual and magical practices.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738737157
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 11/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Sandra Kynes (Mid-coast Maine) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and the author of seventeen books, including Star Magic, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, and Sea Magic. Additionally, her work has been featured in Utne Reader, The Portal, and Circle Magazine. Sandra's writing also appears regularly in Llewellyn's popular almanacs and datebooks.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 7
Aromatic Alchemy 7
Alchemy Instead of Therapy 15

SECTION ONE: BACKGROUND AND BLENDING 18
CHAPTER 1: SCENT IN HISTORY AND MODERN MAGIC 18
Historical Background 18
Modern Magical Uses of Essential Oils 23

CHAPTER 2: GETTING STARTED 29
About Essential Oils and Their Extraction Processes 29
Let the Blending Begin 36
Safety Guidelines 44

CHAPTER 3: BLENDING BY BOTANICAL FAMILY 48
Botanical Families and Names 48
Getting Started with Botanical Family Blending 52

CHAPTER 4: BLENDING BY SCENT GROUP 60
Fragrance Classifications 60
Three Ways to Blend by Scent Group 62

CHAPTER 5: BLENDING BY PERFUME NOTE 77
Scents and Musical Notes 77
Blending with Notes 78

CHAPTER 6: AS ABOVE SO BELOW 91
The So Below Oils 95
The As Above Oils 101

CHAPTER 7: CARRIER OILS FOR MAGIC 112
Background to the Carrier Oils 112
Now for the Magic 116
Extending Botanical Family Selection to Carrier Oils 120
Extending the As Above, So Below Selection to Carrier Oils 121

SUMMARY 124

SECTION TWO: OIL PROFILES 128
CHAPTER 8: ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILES 131
CHAPTER 9: CARRIER OIL PROFILES 269
APPENDICES 294
Appendix A: Cross Reference by Magical Intent 294
Appendix B: Cross Reference by the Elements 322
Appendix C: Cross Reference by Zodiac Signs 324
Appendix D: Cross Reference by Planets / Solar System 327
Appendix E: Cross Reference by Sabbats 330
GLOSSARY 332
BIBLIOGRAPHY 337
INDEX 347

 

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