What are Essential Oils?

We use essential oils in spells, in inhalers, and in diffusers, but how often do we think of where those wellness elixirs come from? We know that lavender essential oil is great for relaxation, and eucalyptus oil is good for respiratory illness. But what is an essential oil? We’ll give you the easy definition.

What is an essential oil?

By definition, essential oils are the liquid that is directly extracted from a plant through distillation or expression. This liquid contains multiple essential, life sustaining compounds that vary by plant, and these individual compounds are the concentrated aromatic and absorbable chemicals that we use to heal or harm.

Some essential oils contain as many as 220 compounds! As you can see, essential oils are very concentrated, which is why it’s important to dilute them before use.

I’ve steeped my herbs in oil. Have I made essential oil?

No, what you have made is, what we call, an essence oil. You have taken an essential oil (natural carrier oils such as olive oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil) and added a new herb to it. Because not all of the healing compounds of herbs can be extracted with oil, you will not be receiving all of the compounds of your herb.

Essence oil is great for energetic healing work, but not physical healing work.

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AzureGreen’s Musk Essence oil possesses a sweet, attractive aroma traditionally found in many perfumes and colognes. Blended of carefully chosen essential oils, it possesses many of the traditional properties associated with such fragrances, making it a potent aid to many spells and rituals even as it otherwise provides a pleasant scent to the skin or [...]

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Combining the natural oils derived from Frankincense and Myrrh, AzureGreen’s Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil presents a potent and pure, high quality oil for use in your home or upon your altar. Sometimes used for the pleasant aroma that it can produce when used with a diffuser, our Frankincense and Myrrh oil is perhaps most [...]

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Exuding the earthy aroma that leaves the mind wandering to the holidays or a favorite place in the woods, AzureGreen’s Pine Essential Oil is derived from the natural oils of pine, leaving it with many of the same properties and powers found therein. With an unmistakably sweet and earthy fragrance, it makes a fantastic addition [...]


This oil captures the essence of Sandalwood by using its natural oils to create AzureGreen’s fine Sandalwood Essential Oil. This results in a pure, potent oil that possesses many of the same properties and powers of the original plant, making it perfect when used in spells and rituals of spirituality and healing. Use it in [...]

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Drawing from the natural oils and essences of Cinnamon, AzureGreen’s Cinnamon essential oil has been created as a pure and high quality oil that utterly captures the essence of Cinnamon. As such, it is bestowed with the properties and powers found therein. This makes it a powerful aid in spells and rituals where you are [...]

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Derived from the natural oils captured from the flower from which it gets its name AzureGreen’s Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is a high quality, pure oil that enjoys many of the same properties for which the flower itself is known. This makes it wonderful when used in spells and rituals of love and harmony, helping [...]


Meticulously created using the natural oils drawn from Tea Tree, AzureGreen’s Tea Tree Essential Oil is imbued with the essence of the plant of the same name, providing it with many of the same properties and powers. This makes it fantastic when used in spells and rituals of clarity and harmony. Use it in your [...]


This is a pure essential oil. Peppermint captures the essence of the plant of the same name, AzureGreen’s Peppermint Oil is imbued with many of its properties and powers. With a pleasant, distinct, and sweet aroma, it is traditionally used in spells and rituals as an aid in providing a boost to your energy, leaving [...]

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AzureGreen’s Sweet Orange Oil provides the sweet, citrus fragrance one might expect of an oil derived from the natural oils found within the Sweet Orange. Delightful whether it is worn, or used with other items to disperse the aroma through whatever environment one wishes. Beyond this aesthetically pleasing method of use, it also offers a [...]

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Crafted from the natural oils of the Patchouli plant, AzureGreen’s Patchouli Essential oil captures the fragrance that so many know and love and leaves it imbued with many of the same properties that so many of us use in ritual crafts. Standing alone, it makes for a great fragrance for the home or as a [...]


Long known for its numerous beneficial attributes, Lemongrass has long been celebrated among a wide variety of spiritual traditions. AzureGreen’s Lemongrass Essential Oil has been carefully crafted from the natural oils of this plant to capture these attributes and properties, and provide them in the form of this pure, high quality oil that is perfect [...]

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Aurora Moone is a beautiful, kind-spirited, loving, motivating, and exciting Witch of 21 years. Having traveled all over the United States, Aurora has close friends of every religious background and spiritual path.

She believes, whole-heartedly, in the power of coexistence through love, respect, and growth. She feels that we have responsibilities that involve everyone, no matter what path they walk.

“No matter what group you commit to, no matter what spirituality you align with, no matter what religion you follow, no matter what political party you fall under, and no matter what your gender or race is, we are all citizens of Earth, and we all have a responsibility.” – Aurora Moone

During her time in Hattiesburg, MS, Aurora founded Coexist at Southern Miss and Southern Miss Spell Casters. She specializes in mindfulness, Usui Reiki, Ascension Reiki, Wicca, meditation, extra-sensory perception, instant magic, and tarot analysis and reading. She is a 4th rank Temple Tradition Priestess.

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