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Making incense: When preparing your incenses, you can use either a very fine sawdust or a good quality church incense as your base. If you choose to use the sawdust, you can add foodcoloring and a litlle water to the sawdust to tint it. The amount of color is a personal preference, add as little or as much as you like, and mix well. Lay the sawdust out in a thin layer on a cookie sheet and set it in the sun to thoroughly dry. When mixing the incense blends together, grind the herbs into a fine powder and add the oils last.Be sure to blend it well, and don't forget to focus your intent!Basic Ritual Incense Recipes
HEALING INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn rosemary, 1/2 tspn each: Sandalwood, bay leaf, vervain, thyme, 10-15 drops of healing oil. Make during the waxing moon if you wish to see good health increase, or during the waning moon if you wish to see specific illness or disease decrease.
BLESSING INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn each carnation petals and rosemary, 1/2 tspn frankincense, 10-15 drops blessing oil. BANISHING INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn each of Dragons blood and ginger, 1/2 tspn each of caraway and rowan, 1 small pinch wormwood, 10-15 drops banishing oil. Make this incense during the waning moon, bury it for the 3 days of the dark moon.(3 day before new moon) PURIFICATION INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn each of frankincense and bay leaf, 1/2 tspn each of rosemary, jasmine and sandalwood, 10-15 drops of purification oil. Make on the Full or The New moon. MAGICK INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1/2 tspn each: frankincense, lavendar, copal, dragon's blood. 1 tspn wysteria. 10-15 drops magick oil. SUCCESS INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn bayberry, 1/2 tspn each of: red clover, ginger and bergamot, 10-15 drops of success oil. Make this incense then allow it to charge in the rays of the Noon day Sun. PEACE INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn each of jasmine, chamomile, passion flower, 1/2 tspn each of skull cap and lavendar. Add 10- 15 drops peace oil. Be sure that you're in a state of peace and calm when you make this incense, so that you don't have an adverse effect on the mixture. Store away from major traffic in your home. PROSPERITY INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn bayberry, 1/2 tspn each of: ginger, pomegranate peel, orange peel, cinnamon. Add 10-15 drops prosperity oil. Make on the Full Moon, allow the mixture to sit in the Full Moon light for at least 3 hours. FULL MOON INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn each of willow bark and jasmine blossoms, 1/2 tspn each of white sandalwood and lemon peel. 10-15 drops of Full Moon oil. Make this on the night of the Full Moon, allow it to sit in the Full Moon light for a few hours to finish charging. DARK MOON INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn calamus, 1/2 tspn each of eucalyptus,juniper and patchouli, 10-15 drops of Dark Moon oil. Make this three nights before the New Moon. Allow it to sit outside for each of those three nights, but do not allow sunlight to touch it. CHARGING INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tspn carnation, 1/4 tspn rowan, 1/2 tspn each of marigold, patchouli and bay, 10-15 drops of charging oil.
Miscellaneous Incense RecipesABRAMELIN INCENSE2 Parts Myrrh1 Part Wood AloeA few drops Cinnamon OilBurn to contact spirits during rituals or as a simple consecrationIncense to santify the altar or magickal tools.
AIR INCENSE4 Parts Benzoin2 Parts Gum Mastic1 Part lavender
1 Pinch Wormwood1 Pinch MistletoeBurn to invoke the powers of the element of Air, or to increaseIntellectual powers; to obtain travel; for communication, study &Concentartion, or to end drug addiction. Smolder during divinatory rituals.
ALTAR INCENSE3 Parts Frankincense2 Parts Myrrh1 Part CinnamonBurn as a general incense on the latar to purify the area.APHRODITE INCENSE1 Part Cinnamon1 Part CedarA few drops Cypress OilBurn during rituals designed to attract love.APOLLO INCENSE4 Parts Frankincense2 Parts Myrrh2 Parts Cinnamon1 Part BayBurn during divination & healing rituals.APPARITION INCENSE3 Parts Wood Aloe2 Parts Coriander1 Part Camphor1 Part Mugwort1 Part Flax1 Part Anise1 Part Cardamom1 Part Chicory1 Part HempBurn to cause apparitions to appear, if you REALLY want this to happen.ARABIAN INCENSE POWDER To five ounces of coarsely ground frankincense, add one-half ounce each of ground cascarilla and benzoin, one-quarter ounce each of ground clove and cassia bark, and one eighth ounce tincture of musk. Add one-quarter ounce of saltpeter and once ounce of alcohol and mix them well.After you get your powder situated you add the EO's of choice depending on what type of aroma you are after or just use it as is.ARIES INCENSE2 Parts Frankincense1 Part Juniper3 Drops Cedarwood oilBurn as a personal altar or huosehold incense to increase your own powers.ASTRAL TRAVEL INCENSE3 Parts Sandalwood3 Parts Benzoin1 part Mugwort1 Part Dittany of CreteBurn a small amount in the room to aid projecting the astral body.ATTUNEMENT TO SPIRIT WORLD1/4 tsp ground SandalwoodOr - 1/2 tsp Sandalwood chips1/4 tsp Balm of Gilead1/8 tsp SageAQUARIUS INCENSE
1 Part Sandalwood1 Part Cypress1 Part Pine ResinBurn as a personal altar or household incense to increase your own powers.
BABYLONIAN RITUAL INCENSE3 Parts Cedar2 Parts Juniper1 Part Cypress1 Part TamariskBurn during Babylonian & Sumerian magickal rituals, or when attuning with such deities as Inanna, Marduk, Enlil, Tiamat & others.BELTANE INCENSE3 Parts Frankincense2 Parts Sandalwood1 Part Woodruff1 Part Rose petalsa few drops Jasmine oila few drops neroli OilBurn during Wiccan rituals on Beltane or May Day for fortuen & favors & to attune with the changing of the seasons.BINDING INCENSE4 Parts Nettle4 Parts Thistle4 Parts Knotgrass1/4 Part Nightshade1/4 Part Aconite (wolfsbane)Burn with CAUTION during outdoor rituals to destroy baneful habits or thoughts.Small amounts only! DO NOT INHALE FUMES!!BORN AGAIN INCENSE3 Parts Frankincense1 part Mullein1 Part MumsBurn when distraught over the passing of a friend or loved one.BUSINESS INCENSE2 Parts Benzoin1 Part Cinnamon1 Part BasilBurn to attract customers.
CANCER INCENSE2 Parts Myrrh1 Part sandalwood1 Part Eucalyptus1 part Lemon peel(or a few drops of lemon oil)Use as a personal altar or household incense to increase your own powers.CAPRICORN INCENSE2 Parts Sandalwood1 Part Benzoina few drops Patchouli OilUse as a personal altar or huosehold incense to increase your own powers.CEREMONIAL MAGICK INCENSE3 Parts Frankincense2 Parts Gum Mastic1 Part Wood Aloe
This formula is from the Key Of Solomon is typical of grimoire type recipes. It can be used in general magickal workings to raise power & to purify the area. Other recipes include such ingredients as mace, Brandy & Vervain.CEREMONIAL MAGICK INCENSE #22 Parts Frankincense1 Part Wood Aloea few drops Musk Oila few drops Ambergris OilAnother like the above.CIRCLE INCENSE4 Parts Frankincense2 Parts Myrrh2 Parts Benzoin1 Part Sandalwood1/2 Part Cinnamon1/2 Part Rose Petals1/4 Part Vervain1/4 part Rosemary1/4 Part BayUse for general workings in the circle, the ritual working space ofWiccans & Magicians & as a general ritual incense.CLEARING INCENSE3 Parts Frankincense2 Parts Myrrh1 Part SandalwoodBurn this incense to clear your home of negative vibrations, especially when household members are arguing or when the house seems heavy & thick with anger, jealousy, depression, fear & other negative emotions. Leave the windows open while burning this mixture.CONSECRATION INCENSE2 Parts Wood Aloe1 Part Mace1 Part Storax (or Gum Arabic)1 Part BenzoinWhen purifying or consecrating magickal tools, jewelry, quartz crystals & other stones, smolder this incense & pass the tool through its smoke several times. So this while visualizing the fumes purfying the tool.COURAGE INCENSE2 Parts Dragon's Blood1 Part Frankincense1 Part Rose Geranium Leaves(or few drops Rose Geranium oil)a few drops Tonka Bouqueta few drops Musk OilSmolder this incense when you lack courage. If you are in a situation where you cannot burn it, recall its scent & be strong. If Tonka Bouquet is unavailable - use Tonka tincture or vanilla extract.CRYSTAL PURIFICATION INCENSE2 Parts Frankincense2 Parts Coral1 Part Sandalwood1 Part Rosemary1 Pich finely powdered salta small purified Quartz crystal pointTo Use: Pour a bit of incense (leaving the crystal in the jar) ontocharcoal. Smoulder & pass the crystal to be purified through the smoke wafting away the stones impurities. Natuarally, this incense can be used in connection with the others recommended purfying rituals, or in place of them.
CURSE-BREAKER INCENSE2 Parts Sandalwood1 Part BayBurn at night near an open window if you feel "cursed". Though curses are rare, if we believe we are cursed, we are! Therefore smolder this incense & visualize it banishing all negativity from you. Repeat this ritual for 7 nights during the Waning Moon, if possible or desirable.CURSE-BREAKING INCENSE 22 Parts Sandalwood1 Part Bay1 Part RosemaryAnother like the first.CURSE-BREAKING INCENSE 32 Parts Frankincense1 Part Rosemary1 Part Dragon's BloodSmoulder to remove negativity in general.DIVINATION INCENSE1 Part Clove1 Part Chicory1 Part CinquefoilSmolder during or directly before using Tarot cards, Runes, etc.But be aware: Doesn't smell good!DIVINATION INCENSE 22 Parts Sandalwood1 Part Orange Peel1 Part Mace1 Part CinnamonAnother like the above, & this one smells better.DREAM INCENSE2 Parts Sandalwood1 Part Rose petals1 Part Camphorfew drops Tuberose bouquetfew drops Jasmine oilBurn a bit in the bedroom prior to sleep to produce psychic dreams. Remove the censer from the room before retiring. Use only genuine camphor.
EARTH INCENSE (Elemental)2 Parts Pine resin or needles1 Part Patchouli1 pinch finely powdered saltfew drops Cypress OilBurn for invoking the powers of