Herbal Oils have been used for thousands of years for many reason from, anointing in baptism to skin care. Every plant has a spirit, elemental guardian. When we use herbal medicine we connect fully mind, body and spirit to that elemental being. We are getting healing on every level.
I use Rose hip oil a couple drops on my candles or add to an offering when I'm doing incantations intentional affirmations/ spell work. Call it what you want its the same thing:)
I place a dot on my third eye, throat, heart, sacral and solar chakra's it is VERY uplifting and clearing.
Rose hip is all about love and is the planet Venus and straight up Goddess energy. I choose it to sort of." seal the deal" with my spell work and use its calming, peaceful loving energy and use that as the platform that i send all my magic out with. No matter what I do, I never send a spell out if I'm feeling emotionally charged. I wait until I'm grounded and thinking clearly before I proceed. You are opening up energetic doorways. Depending on your channel or frequency is what you will be linking up with... if you get my drift.
That is not coming from a space of calm loving receptiveness. If your a bull in a china shop whipping up spells, expect to get what you put back out.
That being said there are times where I have a bit of a fire that's been lit under my arse and I had to go into full steam ahead mode. But that's usually defensive magic . Even in defensive magic situations you still must proceed grounded, peaceful and loving.