The Come To Me Oil Collection

COME TO ME OIL #1 -- Hansen

Try the pure essential oil of the Sweet Pea. It draws the people to you. Diluted with the perfume diluant and used it on the clothing so that it will help you pick up the girls in the bars. It is very nice, but it draws all kinds of people, and you have to pick which ones you want to stick around.

John M. Hansen (

© 1999 John M Hansen

COME TO ME OIL #2 -- Slater

Rose Oil
Jasmine Oil
Gardenia Oil
Lemon Oil Oil
Color: Red

Adapted from "The Magickal Formulary" by Herman Slater
© 1999 Herman Slater

Posted by "Cat" (

Exact quantities for making this formula are available in "The Magickal Formulary" by Herman Slater for sale at:

-- Cat Yronwode (

COME TO ME OIL #3 – Yronwode Theories

Recipes vary from one person to another person. They are generally floral in tone and usually red in color.

Scents used in such an oil may include the Sweet Pea and the Narcissus (usually only available as the synthetic fragrances, not as the essential oils), the Rose (available as a real essential oil -- called Otto or the attar of the Roses -- but so expensive as to be prohibitively costly for most people, who therefore use a synthetic fragrance instead), the Rose Geranium (a real essential floral oil that has a very good Rose scent), and other floral synthetics, such as the Wistaria, Honeysuckle, Violet, and the like.

Herbs mixed into in the finished, the fragranced oil may include the Catnip Leaf (to entice a lover), Saffron Stamens (for the love-drawing), Rose petals (for love-drawing), Damiana Leaf (to increase passion) and/or Patchouli leaf (ditto). The Queen Elizabeth Root (used to attract the men) may be added to the mixture if the person using it is a female or a gay male.

One difficulty many folk-magicians have with floral scents as a basis for the magical perfume oils is that so many of our favorite flowers do not produce a great deal of essential oil. When this is the case, the oil is very expensive.

But that is not the greatest hurdle we must overcome. Some flowers, no matter how lovely they smell, do not produce stable essential oils at all. Whenever that is the case, the essential oils from these flowers are unavailable at any cost and synthetics are the only recourse one has.

The question then becomes one of deciding whether to go with an artificial fragrance that mimics a given floral scent to a greater or lesser degree -- or to forgo that scent in favor of one that is available in the actual flower-derived form.

Is the magic in the herb itself -- or in the aroma?

How do we decide?

We all agree that attar of roses is beyond the financial reach of most working people.

We all agree that the Rose Geranium oil comes from a Geranium -- not a Rose. But it smells as much or more like the certain types of Roses than the synthetic Rose oils do.

So... is a good, a natural Rose Geranium essential oil magically more effective than an artificial Rose scent? Or is it a substitution of any kind an automatic obviation of the magical working? Shall only wealthy people have access to the magic of rose oil?

I tend to choose natural essential oils over synthetics or, if I must, mix them half-and-half. But that's just me ... your mileage may vary.  

Catherine Yronwode (
© 1999 Catherine Yronwode