Can You Smell the Magic?

It has long been held that certain smells can evoke strong emotional responses because of their connection to memories.  There are certain scents that remind me of my grandmother, of my mother, and so on.  For my kids, I hope the smell of rain and that of jasmine help them bring up fond memories of their childhood.

As Witches, we also use scents to induce a specific state of mind.  When we perform rituals or cast spells, it’s essential for our state of mind to be aligned with our purpose.  While we strive to accomplish the proper state of mind through meditation, the addition of essential oils can help us maintain that state.

While your mileage may vary, here is a list of common essential oils with their magickal and practical uses:

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