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APHRATTOS'S PAGE OF HERBS.
The introductory page with links to various pages relating to herbs and herb magick.

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MAGICKAL RECIPES: OILS AND PERFUMES

LUCIFER OIL

You will require:

Carnation (Bouquet) Oil

Cinnamon or Clove Oil

Musk Oil

Patchouli Oil

Vanilla Oil

Begin making your oil on a thursday during the hour of the Sun, Jupter, Mars or Venus depending on your intent and/or preference. For a more empassioned mixture combine during the hour of Mars using a bit more Cinnamon/Clove; for Jupiterian influences (which inspire more greatness to the blend) add more carnation; to increase the mixtures influence over emotions and love, add more musk or patchouli; To increase the potential of the Sun (encouraging wellness, happiness and generally more power overall) incorporate more cinnamon. CAUTION should be exercised when adding cinnamon oil to mixtures that will be worn on the skin. Cinnamon contains volatile oils that can irritate and otherwise distress delicate skin. In short, this recipe is negotiable.

I almost always gormulate this mixture with more of a Venusian influence, which is what I will do here. But the above notes should help you formulate this as you desire.

Blend together equal measures of Carnation and Patchouli...Set this aside for now. Measure as much Vanilla as you have of the Carnation/Patchouli mixture into another container and add half as much Musk oil. Set this aside also. Empower the first vial with the powers of earth and fire (traits such as strength, solidity, courage, potence). Then empower the second vial with the more emotional side of those forces (passion, lust, desire, love, etc.,). Add the second vial into the first and blend thoroughly. Now, using the above notes, add a drop or two of the oil which you wish to majorly influence the blend. Although there is no need to if you do not have a specific desire in which such might be necessary. Be cautious not to "kill" the vanilla entirely as it should be one of the strongest smells in the blend. Now empower the mixture again adding the necessary influences pertaining to your planet chosen.

*Lucifer/Lucas/Lucci/Lucien/Eous/Etc., refers to a Roman God (son of Jupiter, who's mother is either Eos, Maia, or Venus). He was angelic or faerie like having either butterfly or dove wings. He is THE elusive butterfly of love. Timid, fragile and reclusive. Love personified. He was deeply associated with the wilds and the lesser animals of the forrests, prefering their company to that of cruel humankind. Some sources argue whether Lucci and Lucifer of the Chrisian faith are one and the same or not; that if he is, he was demonized. Both entities have been refered to as "out shining the stars," "the lord of light," etc., Regardless, this recipee relates to the Stregan God Lucci who is also known as Lucifer.

PEACEFUL PERFUME

This is the perfume which I almost exclusively wear. I love the fragrance and it is, if nothing else, pleasant to most people. The ingrecients are few and the fabrication quite simple. You will need the following:

A mason jar or other glass container (ideally of pink glass)

A large bottle of 190 proof (pure grain) alcohol

A vial of lavender essential oil

A vial of magnolia (bouquet, synthetics CAN be used) oil

A vial of sandalwood oil (otional)

Combine the lavender and magnolia oils in your container. A word of caution must be given here. Some bouquets, especially synthetics can be overpowered by the true essential lavender oil. So exercise caution in determining amounts. The smell should be an equal bonding of the two fragrances makeing either indistinguishable from the other if possible. Touch a bit of this to your wrist and allow it to breathe for a minute before smelling. Adjust the oils until you like the fragrance. A bit of sandalwood can be added as desired to balance the smell, though it is really not necessary to do so. Use your own judegement. I find that this perfume is best composed on a Friday (the day of venus) in the hour of the moon (preferablly the daylight hour). It is ideal for promoting friendships and a generally harmonious atmosphere. You can simply use the oil as is, or add the alcohol to make a perfume. Now the amount of alcohol strictly varies and I've not really found a perfect way of measuring this, so I go by look.

The liquid should not be swirled with oil. So be cautious that you add enough. In the same respects, you certainly do not want to add too much or the fragrance will be weakened. You can also make this into an air freshener by adding half as much spring water to a measure of perfume and placing this in a misting bottle. This can be used also as a body splash, toilet water, etc., I recommend allowing the product (the perfume itself) to rest at the least six weeks before use or before making a body splash or some such from it. This allows a good "cooking" period for the fragrances to bond better. It keeps well, so don't worry too much about that.

OIL OF APHRATTOS

This perfume is heavenly! It can be used as an oil or by following the above instructions it can be made into a perfume. You will need the following:

A (dark, preferablly) glass container

A vial of styrax oil

A vial of Opium (bouquet) oil

Combine equal amounts of the oils on either a Saturday or Monday night during the dark of the moon and in the hour of the moon. Allow to rest for at least six weeks for the fragrances to mingle. Excellent for worshippers of Hecate!