You will need:
- 3 coffee beans or English peppers or 1 vanilla bean cut into 3 pieces.
- 1/2 liter almond or other clear, light, natural oil.
- 1 tablespoon sea salt.
- 7 cowrie shells or other small shells or pieces of coral.
- a piece of turquoise, sapphire, or blue sea tumbled glass.
- 1 sheet of nori or the equivalent amount of some other dried seaweed.
- a handful of dried white and/or blue flowers. These should be, if possible, trout lillies, white roses, lilacs, lavender, or jasmine..
- about a tablespoon of sandalwood or camwood chips or powder.
Other optional ingredients are a few drops of frangipani oil, dried melon rinds, dried cucumber, or dried squash.
This oil should steep in a cool, dark place for 3 months.
Modern Pretty Yemaya Oil
Some find the more traditional versions of Yemaya oil (some have fish oil in them) a bit unpleasant. There is a less traditional modern version using essential oils that is prettier smelling yet reminiscent of the sea and life.
- 5 drops aloeswood essential oil or oodh attar.
- 10 drops ylang ylang oil.
- 10 drops frangipani or geranium oil.
- 5 drops cedar oil.
- 3 drops rose absolute or oil.
- 1 drop ginger oil.
- a pinch of sea salt.
- one pearl.
- one piece of amber.
- a 1/2 cm square of wakame seaweed.
- sweet almond oil.
After doing the appropriate ritual, mindfully add these ingredients to a 10 ml. vial and give it a few good turns. Consecrate and wear as a devotion or dress candles with it.
You will need:
- 3 coffee beans or English peppers.
- 1 tablespoon frankencense.
- 1 tablespoon myrrh, copal, or benzoin.
- 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder or chips.
- 1 tablespoon powdered seaweed (you can find these in beauty supply or health food stores).
- 1 tablespoon dried flowers, cut for tea if possible.
- a teaspoon of sea salt.
Pound the ingredients together, starting with the coffee beans or English peppers, in a mortar and pestle until they are as fine or as chunky as you prefer.