Herbs and essential oils used for manifestation.

Manifestation is a powerful ability. Just picture it — you could create whatever reality you want to inhabit. What would you do if you were able to manifest all of your desires?

Most people need help doing this. There are crystals that hold the kind of energy that aids manifestation, but herbs and oils are some very effective (and often overlooked) allies when it comes to making the life you want.

Here are some of the best herbs and essential oils for manifestation:

1. Allspice

Pimenta dioica berries are commonly used as talismans for manifesting luck, money, and success. If your future plans include financial freedom and prosperity, allspice is an excellent ingredient for herb blends and kitchen witch recipes.

Stick with the whole dried berries for sachets, pouches, poppets, and jar spells, and use the ground spice for cooking. This also serves as a catalyst, meaning that it helps speed the action of any spell to which it is added.

See also: Check out Allspice berries and powders here, and Allspice essential oils here.

2. Basil

Ocimum basilicum is less a general “manifestation” herb than it is an herb that’s good at attracting what most people want: prosperity, abundance, love, and success.

If any of those are part of your vision for your ideal life, you want to work with basil. It’s a useful herb in kitchen witchery, where it finds itself in everything from salads to beverages. It also makes a wonderful ritual bath when dried and infused in fresh water. The oil can be used to anoint candles.

If you can, it’s best to grow your own basil. Harvest it before it flowers for the best flavor and highest potency.

See also: Check out Basil herbs here, and Basil essential oils here.

See article: Basil: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.

3. Bay laurel

The leaves of the Laurus nobilis tree are solar herbs, sacred to the God Apollo. In ancient Rome, they were used to crown the victors of contests. It’s strongly associated with success and the granting of wishes.

Add whole or crushed laurel leaves to herbal preparations, or cook with them in success recipes. You can also write your desire on a whole, unblemished leaf, then burn it.

See also: Check out Bay leaves here, and Bay essential oils here.

See article: Bay Leaf: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.

4. Benzoin

The resin of Styrax benzoin is used for manifesting business success, especially in combination with cinnamon. It’s also used in incense to increase its effectiveness, and helps to focus the energy of herbal blends toward a goal.

This is less of a manifestation ingredient on its own, and more of a useful addition to herbal formulas. It’s typically only available as the dried resin, either powdered or in chunks.

See also: Check out Benzoin essential oils here.

5. Cinnamon

The bark of Cinnamomum species is one of the few spices that combine heat and sweetness. Some hot spices, like cayenne or black pepper, are useful for driving things away from you.

Sweet hot spices can help speed up magic that’s intended to draw things toward you. In cinnamon’s case, it’s usually used for love and prosperity. Add the whole sticks to mixtures with other manifestation herbs, or include it in kitchen witchery recipes.

Cinnamon oil is also helpful, but should be used very sparingly — it’s strong, and can irritate skin and mucous membranes.

See also: Check out Cinnamon powders here, and Cinnamon essential oils here.

See article: Cinnamon: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.

6. Cloves

If you’re ever in a position where you need some raw power to manifest your desires, the buds of Syzygium aromaticum have your back. Cloves are considered a very commanding, forceful herb — useful for those situations where you need to exert your will in order to get what you want.

You can stud a candle with whole cloves, using them like pins. You may also add them to other herbal charms and preparations, or include them in kitchen witch recipes.

As with cinnamon, clove oil is very strong and potentially irritating. Use it with caution.

See also: Check out whole and grounded Cloves here, and Clove essential oils here.

See article: Cloves: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.

7. Ginger

Zingiber officinale is, like cinnamon, one of the spices that produces a “sweet heat.” That means that, in contrast to harsher spices like cayenne, they can be used to speed up spells that attract things to you.

Whether its love, luck, or money, ginger can help you manifest your desires more quickly. Brew it into a tea with honey and stir it with your dominant hand as you visualize your desired outcome.

Mix the dried root with other herbs for manifestation, and include it in jar spells, sachets, or other preparations.

See also: Check out whole Ginger, Ginger powders, and Ginger pastes here, and Ginger essential oils here.

See article: Ginger: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.

8. Irish moss

Chondrus crispus is known as a luck and prosperity herb, but it has a very specific power that makes it useful for manifestation in general. While other herbs go for a “quick burn,” helping to cause an effect soon after they are used, Irish moss specifically goes for long-term success.

This is helpful if you want to manifest a happy, successful life over many years. It’s generally only available as a dried herb, so incorporate it into baths, sachets, and jars. Combine it with other manifestation herbs to achieve and keep your success.

See also: Check out Irish Moss products here.

9. Nutmeg

A whole Myristica fragrans seed is a useful talisman for luck, especially for gamblers. Really, it can be used by anyone who needs some good fortune on their side, no matter what they might be trying to manifest.

As a luck charm, it’s best to use the whole seed. In kitchen witchery, a small amount of the ground spice will do.

See also: Check out Nutmeg seeds here.

10. Patchouli

Sweet, earthy Pogostemon cablin is used for attracting wealth and manifesting one’s desires. It’s effective as a dried herb, an oil, or infused into a ritual bath.

Dress a candle with the oil and crushed, dried patchouli leaves, or brew it into a tea and add it to a tub full of fresh water. Bathe in this water to absorb the herb’s manifestation energy.

Patchouli has a very polarizing scent. Some love it, while others say it reminds them of dirt. If you find the fragrance objectionable, stick with the dried herb. It’s less intense.

See also: Check out Patchouli herbs here, and Patchouli essential oils here.

11. Honorable Mentions… Pumpkin Pie Spice and Spice Tea

Many of the herbs in this list also serve as culinary spices. This means that you can often find spice blends that combine more than one, which is an excellent way to save time and money over mixing the batch yourself.

From an energetic standpoint, it’s always better to start with raw ingredients and invest as much of your energy in the final product as possible. If you can’t do that, pumpkin pie spice or pumpkin spice tea combines cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves.

It’s worth keeping on hand for those occasions when you need some quick help. Dress a candle with oil and roll it in the spice or tea mixture, or sprinkle it into a bath. A teabag can even act as an herbal sachet for situations where you’re unable to make your own!


Everyone has their own ideal life that they want to manifest. Most people just need some help getting there. These herbs and oils act as powerful allies to help attract love, money, success, luck, and all of the ingredients for a happy life.

Some act as catalysts to help spells work quicker, and some focus the energies of herbs toward a single goal. No matter what you’d like to manifest, there is an herb, oil, or combination of them that can help.


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