INCENSE FOR PROTECTING THE HOUSE FROM EVIL
4 oz. Valerian 2 oz. Rue 2 oz. Bay Leaves 3 tbsp. Dill
oz. Caraway 4 Parts Lavender 6 tsp. Sandalwood
INCENSE TO WARD OFF GHOSTS
3 oz. Juniper Leaves 4 tbsp. Dried Rosemary 2 oz. Fennel Seeds
2 tsp. Basil
3 tsp. Linden Flowers 2 tsp. Angelica Pinch of Salt
AURA OF ENCHANTMENT INCENSE
1/4 oz. Bayberry herb 1/2 oz. powdered Sandalwood 1 oz. Frankincense
oz. Anise seed 1/4 oz. powdered Myrrh 1/4 tsp. Saltpeter
1 dram Gardenia oil 2 drams tincture of Benzoin
PROTECTION FROM BAD LUCK POTPOURRI
1/2 cup Juniper berries, whole 1/2 cup Basil, whole 2 TBS Frankincense,
2 TBS Dill seeds 2 TBS Cloves, whole 8 Bay leaves, torn into pieces
DOUBLE FAST LUCK INCENSE
Same as Fast Luck with powdered dollar bill added. color: green
1 tsp. Yohimbe 1 tsp. Damiana 1 tsp. Patchouli 1/2 tsp. Cloves
1/2 tsp. dragons blood
1/2 tsp. Oakmoss
LUST DRAWING INCENSE
1 part sandalwood 1 part dragons blood 1/2 part lavender
1/2 part orris 3 drops
musk oil 3 drops rose oil
1 drop cherry oil color: red
FLAME OF LUST INCENSE
2 1/2 tb. Cardamom 1 tb. Cinnamon 1 tb. grains of paradise
1/4 oz. orange flowers
1/4 oz. jasmine flowers 1/4 oz. patchouli leaves
1/4 oz. peppermint leaves 1/4 oz. rose petals 12 drops Lust oil
This is great to burn in the bedroom if you're looking for passion and wild sex.
Pine Needles, Sandalwood.
INCENSE TO DRAW LOVE TO YOU
Need: 3 parts rosemary, 2 parts yarrow, 1 part orris root, incense burner
the ingredients into the incense burner - makes a great addition when
casting a love spell or taking a love bath!
INCENSE TO CAUSE LOVE
Need: 1 part galagal, 1 part parsley, 1 part allspice, incense burner
the ingredients into the incense burner - makes a great addition when
casting a love spell or taking a love bath!
SUMMER SOLSTICE RITUAL POTPOURRI
--25 drops lemon 25 drops lavender oil 1 cup oak moss
--2 cups dried
lavender 2 cups dried wisteria 2 cups dried verbena
Mix the lemon or lavender oil with the oak moss, and then add the remaining
Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.
Be sure all herbs, spices, peels, and flowers are completely dry.
All dry ingredients
must be ground into a fine powder.
Mix all ingredients in a small glass container with a clean stick or your fingers.
the incense stand over night to dry.
Store any unused incense in a tightly capped glass jar, away from light.
incenses need self-igniting charcoal. Check the classified ads.
Or, in a pinch, you might try to smolder some in a small,
heavy pan on top of your stove.
Most important, for best results, try to blend your energies with the incense as you prepare
and use it.
PAGAN POWER INCENSE
For Ritual Energy
1 Tab. Cinnamon 1 Tab. anise seed 1 Teas. Nutmeg 1 Teas. ginger
Teas. lemon peel 1 Teas. lemon extract 1 Teas. peppermint extract
Dry petals of 3 white roses
To honor your Personal Deity
Dry peel of one Orange 1 Teas. Nutmeg 1 Teas. vanilla extract
Teas. almond extract Petals of one carnation Petals of one rose
To clear and make pure an area
4 Tab. cedar chips 1 Tab. Thyme 1 Tab. Sage 2 Teas. rosemary
Teas. Cinnamon 1 Pinch. Salt 1 Pinch tobacco
WHITE LIGHT DELIGHT
Use when invoking the white light of protection
1 Tab. Rosemary 1 Tab. Ginger Dry
peel of one lemon Dry petal of 2 white roses
1 Teas. vanilla extract 1 Teas. almond extract 1 Teas. coconut extract
crushed bay leaves
THANK YOU INCENSE
2 Tab. Rosemary 1 Tab. Cinnamon 1 Teas. sage
1 Teas. Allspice Dry peel of one lemon
Dry petals of 3 roses 1 Tab. almond extract
2 Tab. Cinnamon 2 Tab. vanilla extract 1 Tab. Rosemary 1 Tab. thyme
1 Teas. Clove 1 Teas.
Ginger 1 Teas. Allspice 1 Pinch. salt
SOLSTICE CITRUS INCENSE
1 Tab. dry orange peel 1 Tab. dry grapefruit peel 1 Tab. dry lemon peel
dry tangerine peel 1 Teas. orange extract 1 Teas. lemon extract
INCENSE FOR JOB SEARCH SPELL
1 part Frankincense 1 part Basil 1 part Sandalwood 1/2 part Vervain
part Mugwort 1/2 part Pansy 1/4 part Clove 1/4 part Cinnamon
camphor acacia pine resin calamus myrrh sweet rush
4 parts frankincense 3 part gum Arabic 2 parts myrrh 1 part cedar
1 part juniper 1
part calamus 1 part cinnamon
3 parts myrrh 2 parts sandalwood 1 part frankincense
1 part rose petals few drops lotus
ISIS AND OSIRIS
1 pinch cedar 1 pinch cinnamon 1 pinch rose buds
4 drops myrrh oil 4 drops sandalwood
oil 4 drops frankincense oil
Soak about 1/2 handful raisins in white wine for 5 days. Take equal parts of:
sweet sedge root henna
Macerate all in white wine for 24 hours. Take equal parts of:
calamus gum mastic peppermint bay
laurel cinnamon Galangal orris
Grind these to a powder, mix well and set aside.
Drain the raisins, mix with 1 TB. myrrh
and 1 TB. honey.
Add the drained herbs, and finally work in the powdered herbs.
If the mixture is too dry, add a little
of the white wine.
Spread out on a board to dry, powder and use on charcoal discs.
3 parts myrrh 1 part oak bark 1 part orris root
2 parts rue herb 10 ml musk oil per
8 oz. dry herb 10 ml Neroli oil per 8 oz. dry herb
2 parts sunflower petals 3 parts gum Arabic 3 parts gum acacia
10 ml jasmine oil per 8 oz.
dry herbs 10 ml bergamot oil per 8 oz. dry herb
3 parts frankincense 2 parts crushed peach kernels
10 ml gardenia oil per 8 oz. dry herb
10 ml magnolia oil per 8 oz. dry herb
This recipe was reconstructed from ancient Egyptian papyri.
Although an ingredient or
two may not have translated correctly, this should be pretty
close to the actual incense used in Egyptian temples.
part Honey 3 part Raisins 1/4 part Copal 1/4 part Myrrh 1/4 part Orris
1 part Sandalwood 1/4 part Storax 1/2 part Frankincense
part Cinnamon (REAL stuff only, and grind it forever)
Red Wine (enough to moisten mixture) Benzoin (enough to roll balls
Thoroughly grind all ingredients separately, then mix together groups of ingredients by nature:
powdery together, etc. Finally, mix all batches together, add red wine to moisten,
then roll into 5/8" balls and roll balls
in benison. Lay out on waxed paper for a week or so, until firm.
The balls can be used when firm, but for best results,
they should be allowed to cure a few weeks.
Earth is usually associated with the direction of north. This element is feminine in nature,
attributes include stability, fertility, prosperity, grounding, money, planting, home life, the Mother
herself, and many types of healing. For the basic earth incense combine the following:
3 parts patchouli 2 parts pine 1
part bistort 1 part Vervain
Other earth-related herbs and plants include barley, cedar, corn silk, juniper, magnolia, oak
soybeans and wheat.
Water is usually assigned to the direction of west. This is the element of the natural psychic,
related to pregnancy, birth, rebirth, death, regeneration, divination, purification, psychic
endeavors, spirit contact,
and past life exploration. Water is the other feminine element.
To make the basic water incense try using the following:
parts lavender 1 part willow bark 1 part catnip 1/4 part valerian
Other water-related herbs and plants include cypress
bark, jasmine, kelp, lotus, moss,
mrytle, myrrh, rue, sandalwood chips, seaweed, and vanilla.
Fire is a masculine element, one usually associated with the south in the Northern Hemisphere.
energies govern the areas of protection, employment, sex magic, the law, exorcism, strength
and courage, and profound transformations
or change. A basic fire incense recipe contains:
4 parts frankincense 3 parts cinnamon 1 part dried orange peels 1/4 part
Other fire-related herbs and plants include allspice, basil, bay, black pepper, clove, cumin,
dill, garlic, ginger,
nutmeg, onions, and thistle.
Air is the other masculine element and it is usually associated with east.
by this element are education, communication, weather magic,
general power raising, and music magic. The following combination
makes a basic air incense:
4 parts rosemary 2 parts mugwort 1 part chicory 1/2 part coffee beans
Other air-related herbs
and plants include benzoin, elm bark, lavender, parsley, sage, spearmint
There are basically two forms of incense: combustible and noncombustible.
We'll tackle the
latter first, since it's by far the easiest method and requires little explanation.
Noncombustible incense is achieved
by simply sprinkling a few pinches of dried plant material,
or a blend of materials, on a smoldering charcoal block. That's
a charcoal block, not a charcoal
briquette used for the barbecue! Briquettes are of different composition, and give off
of carbon monoxide. Don't use them to burn incense! Instead, occult supply stores, and many
carry a supply of raw charcoal blocks for this purpose.
While we're in a cautious mode, let it be said that you should
always burn incense in some type
of censor. It could be a censor purchased just for this purpose, or a ceramic dish laid
with a few
inches of sand or salt. Sometimes the sweet aroma of dried plant material can change dramatically
You'll need to experiment with blends you may already have in mind, or to discover
new ones. And, by using the noncombustible
method, your mistakes, if any, will be short lived.
I would also advise that you sample mixtures on smoldering charcoal
before proceeding to making
them into combustible incense. The plant material to be used should be finely ground in a food
blender, hand held coffee grinder, or an old fashioned mortar and pestle.
Combustible incense is made in the form of sticks
(sometimes called joss-sticks), bricks, or cones.
Whatever the volume and shape, combustible incense is always made with
better known as salt peter. This helps the incense to burn well, and evenly. You can find potassium
in nearly any drug store, although you may have to ask the pharmacist for it.
You will need thin wooden splints or skewers,
such as thin, straight twigs, or cocktail skewers.
Each stick is dipped into the incense base until covered. They are then
allowed to dry standing
on end, perhaps by poking them into a slab of clay, or a pot of dirt or sand. This process is
until a satisfactory amount of layers have built up on each stick.
Block incense is made by rolling out the final mixture
on wax paper to a 1/4 inch thickness -
much like cookie dough. Then cut into 1 inch squares and allow to dry thoroughly.
there you have it! Not so tough, although you will get good use from a kitchen apron
while working the mixtures together!
Now, on to some recommended blends, the first of
which is an ancient blend indeed.
Kyphi is an ancient Egyptian formula of which the Greek Essayist, Plutarch (46-120 AD) said:
aromatic substances lull to sleep, allay anxieties, and brighten the dreams. It is made of
things that delight most in
the night and exhibits its virtues by night."
The following is a traditional recipe for making Kyphi. If you want to stick
to it fine, but you
may also omit or substitute certain herbs if some of the ingredients are difficult to obtain.
1/4 cup raisins in a bowl. Add just enough white wine to cover the raisins, cover
loosely with a tea towel or cheesecloth,
and allow to steep for seven days.
On the third day, blend equal parts of the following powdered herbs in a bit of white
Acacia, Henna, Sweet Sedge Root. After two days drain and reserve any liquid.
On the last day, drain
the raisin mixture, reserving the liquid. In a small bowl mix together equal
parts of the following ground herbs: Calamus,
Gum Mastic, Peppermint, Bay Laurel, Orris,
Cinnamon, and Galangal. Set aside. In another small bowl blend together
tbls. powdered myrrh, and 1 tbls. clove honey. To this mixture add the ground herbs,
and the raisins and herbs steeped
in wine. Blend well. Add a little of the reserved wine if
the mixture becomes too dry. Follow the directions for making
cone or block incense.
FULL MOON INCENSE
This incense is used in many rituals and is a common spell component.
It is an incense
of increase that is deceivingly easy to make.
Use all of your focus and energy, your will and intention, while making this
It is used over charcoals (the one's specifically made for incense) or over a ritual fire.
CAUTION! Warning and
Yikes! If used over a ritual fire, flames will leap up along the
dust trail of this incense powder! There will be sparkling
(sparks) of incense outside
of this trail of flames as well! This is an impressive effect, but dangerous if you are
practiced at it! Start out small and toss about 1 teaspoon of it over the glowing
coals or flames, all at once, don't trail
the dust or sprinkle it. Stand away from the fire,
and upwind. Use in areas that do not require burn permits, and have
douse the fire nearby. Do not use if you are wearing gauzy or loose ritual robes and costumes.
FULL MOON INCENSE
Within the three days prior to the actual full moon, but not after! Gather the ingredients
along with a pestle and mortar to
blend them in. If desired, you can use your cauldron, and some sort of crushing or mixing
1 ounce (about 30 grams) of the finest sandalwood powder you can find (santalum album)
5 grams (a marble sized
nugget) of amber resin, NOT the stone! The soft, sweet
smelling resin that is often imported from India, available at health
and of course herb and Witch shops.
3 drops of vanilla essential oil. NOT the perfume or fragrance oil,
true vanilla from the orchid (Vanilla planifolia or Vanilla aromatica) If this is cost
prohibitive or unavailable,
use real vanilla extract
available at most any grocery store. Preferably outside, under the actual full moon,
near a window where the moon is visible:
Fill the mortar or cauldron with the sandalwood powder, and crush the amber
it with the pestle or tool of your choice. Use clockwise or deosil blending motions.
Focus on the energy of the full moon,
or if you are making the incense for a specific spell,
focus on the goal of that spell alone. You can incorporate your
favorite words of power or
chant while doing this. When the powder is smooth and consistent, add the vanilla, one
at a time while saying your chosen words of power, (which is best) or the following
(which will suffice in most cases):
Drop of moon, grant my boon.
Blend in the drops in the same way you blended in the amber resin. Place the mixture in
clear glass jar with an airtight lid. Keep it away from heat, sunlight, and moisture.
Charge it under the light of the
full moon on the three days prior to it becoming actually full.
The full moon light penetration is the reason for not storing
this in an opaque jar.
It is ready for use immediately, but can be charged more if desired.
Gum tragacanth (or use gum Arabic as a substitute) is made into a glue, and acts as a binding
It is the key ingredient in all molded incense. To make the glue, place a teaspoon of the ground gum
in a glass
of warm water and mix completely until dispersed. A foam may rise, but it can be easily
redistributed, or skimmed off if
it gets in your way. (The gum is unbelievably absorbent! A mere
ounce will absorb up to one full gallon of water in a single
week!) Allow your gum mixture to
absorb the glass of water until it thickens to a paste.
Now you will need to create
your incense base. An incense base is made up of talcum powder,
sawdust, ground spice, dried herbs and flowers, or any
combination thereof. Once you have
defined your base, an essential oil may be added for additional scent, the potassium
is blended in, and finally, the gum-glue.
Here's a sample mixture for cone incense:
--6 parts powdered sandalwood
or cedar 2 parts benzoin 1 part orris root
--3-5 parts ground herb mixture of choice 6 drops essential herbal oil of choice
the first four ingredients until well blended. Add the essential oil (or combination of oils) and
mix with your hands until
you have a fine, crumbly mixture. Add the dried herb mixture and
mix again. Now add 10% potassium nitrate (KNO3). In other
words, use a ratio of 10:1.
If you've made 10 oz. of incense base, then add 1 oz. of KNO3.
Next comes the addition of
the glue mixture. Add one teaspoon at a time, mixing with your
hands as you go. Add only enough of the glue to achieve
the consistency of model clay
or play dough from the entire mixture.
On a piece of waxed paper, shape the mixture into
small cone shapes (just like the store bought
ones you're already familiar with) and allow them to dry for a week in a
cool, dry place. The area
you choose to dry the incense cones in must be free of moisture in order to dry thoroughly.
following the sample recipe given, you can also make stick incense.
Although, this requires much more patience and tenacity
than making any other form.
Plan to spend the better part of a day in making these.
House blessing Incense
2 Tab. dry lemon peel 1 Tab. Rosemary 1 Tab. almond extract
1 Teas. cinnamon
1 Pinch. garlic skins 1 Teas. anise seed 1 Teas. Allspice 1 Teas. coconut extract
1 Pinch. Salt
INCENSE FOR BAST
6 parts marijuana buds, marijuana leaves, skunk or hashish - use legal hemp for rope
4 parts frankincense 3 parts acacai gum 2 parts myrrh 1 part catnip
1 part cedar wood shavings 1 part cinnamon
1/2 part juniper berries
2 drops civet oil - use musk if you cannot get it.
Grind up with mortar and pestle or coffee
grinder and store in airtight container.
1 part Rosemary 1 part Juniper Berries, bruised to release the smell.
2 parts Myrrh 1 part Cinnamon 1 pinch Saffron
3 parts Myrrh 2 parts Nutmeg 1 part Cedar
1 part Clove 1/2 part Lemon Balm 1/2 part
Pine needles or sap
MAGICKAL POTPOURRI INSTEAD OF INCENSE
Since there is no smoke, there is no dust and no damage to your
lungs or the air.
And if you have ever tried to make incense, you know it isn't easy!
This is just about as easy as
it comes. When mixing the herbs together, visualize your need.
Feel the herbs in your hand, send your power to them for
whatever the purpose they are being made is.
PROTECTIVE SIMMERING POTPOURRI
4 TBS Rosemary 3 Bay leaves 1 TBS Basil 1 TBS Sage
1 TBS Fennel seeds
1 tsp. dill seeds 1 tsp. Juniper Berries
A pinch of dried garlic (optional)
Mix in a small bowl with your hands while
visualizing your home as a protected place.
Charge the herbs with your protective energies. Add to simmering water.
potpourri on the stove top in a pan (preferably non-metallic) in 2 cups of water.
A simmering potpourri pot can also be
used. Simmer over low heat for 1/2 hour.
If you wish to simmer longer, add more water as needed.
This is an individual and personalized incense, for attunement to your own
Dark of the
1 oz sandalwood chips 1 oz Dried jasmine flowers or 6 drops jasmine oil
1/2 oz dried rose petals 2 drops of your
own menstrual blood
Blend and use for private meditation during the onset of your menstruation.
1 oz musk amberette 1/2 oz dragon's blood 4 drops patchouli oil
4 drops civet oil
4 drops of blood from your own finger
Blend at the dark of the Moon, put in a jar and bury in the earth for 6weeks.
ANOINTING: acacia, angelica, carnation, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lily
of the valley,
lotus, myrrh, rose, rosemary, vervain.
BALANCE: jasmine, orange, rose.
BANISHING, RELEASING: cedar,
clove, cypress, patchouli, rose, violet, betony, elder,
fern, mugwort, vervain, yarrow.
BINDING: apple, cayenne, cypress,
dragon's blood, pine, pepper, rowan, wormwood.
BLESSING, CONSECRATION: carnation, cypress, frankincense, lotus, rosemary,
BUSINESS: Benzoin, cinnamon, mint, peony
CHANGE: peppermint, dragon's blood, woodruff
acacia, cinnamon, lilac, honeysuckle, marigold, mugwort,
nutmeg, roe, thyme, wormwood, yarrow, hazel, moonwort, rowan.
honeysuckle, dragon's blood, lilac, lotus, vervain, wild cherry, savory.
CURSING: blackthorn, elder, pepper.
COURAGE: allspice, dragon's blood, musk, rosemary, mullein.
ENERGY, POWER, STRENGTH: allspice, bay, carnation, cinnamon,
frankincense, lotus, holly, musk, thyme, oak, verbena.
EXORCISM: bay, frankincense, lavender, pine,
pepper, cedar, myrrh, mullein, basil, rue,
rosemary, vervain, yarrow, wormwood.
GOOD LUCK, JUSTICE: cedar, cinnamon,
cinqefoil, chamomile, bayberry, jasmine, honeysuckle, lotus.
HAPPINESS, PEACE: apple blossom, basil, cedar, cypress, fir,
jasmine, lavender, lotus, lilac,
orange, rose, rosemary, patchouli, purple loosestrife, lily of the valley, valerian, vervain.
carnation, cinnamon, cinqefoil, clove, hazel, hops, peppermint, orange, savory, rowan,
myrrh, rose, rosemary, sandalwood,
lotus, wild cherry, lavender.
INSPIRATION, KNOWLEDGE: clove, acacia, cinquefoil, cypress, reed, rosemary, rowan, rue, moss,
lily of the valley, laurel, hazel.
LOVE: acacia, apple blossom, birch, catnip, cinquefoil, elder, fern, gardenia, heather,
jasmine, juniper, lavender, marigold, marjoram, mistletoe, moonwort, musk, patchouli, rose, savory,
vanilla, wormwood, yarrow.
LUCK: Allspice, apple blossom, Melissa, orange, nutmeg, violet.
LUST: Basil, cinnamon, ginger,
neroli, ylang ylang.
MEDITATION: acacia, angelica,
NEW BEGINNINGS: birch oil.
PROTECTION: angelica, bay, bayberry,
birch, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, lily
of the valley, patchouli, pine, rue, vervain, basil, fern, fir, nawthorn,
hazel, heather, holly, juniper,
mistletoe, mugwort, oak, pepper, rosemary, thistle, rowan, wormwood, yarrow.
CENTERS, OPENING: lotus, mimosa, mugwort, nutmeg, wisteria.
PROSPERITY: Almond, bergamot, honeysuckle, mint, peony.
bay laurel, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, pine, rosemary, vervain, basil, betony,
cedar, dragon's blood, elder, hyssop,
marjoram, oak, peppermint, rue, salt, thyme, valerian, woodruff.
REINCARNATION: lilac, sandalwood.
lavender, peppermint, thyme.
SUCCESS: Bergamot, clove, ginger, lemon balm.
VISIONS: bay laurel, frankincense, lotus,
acacia, marigold, mugwort, wormwood.
WILL POWER: rosemary, St. Johnswort.
8 oz. lavender flowers 4 oz. dried rose petals
1 tb. crushed cinnamon 1 ½ tsp. crushed
1 tb. gum benzoin 6 drops of lavender eo
2 drops of rose eo 2 drops of bergamot eo
2 drops of ylang ylang
eo 2 drops of sandalwood eo
1 tsp. powdered vanilla bean 1 tsp. powdered orris root
LAVENDER SUMMER POTPOURRI
(all ingredients are dried):
4 cups lavender flowers 1 cup mixed culinary
herbs, such as oregano, basil,
thyme and rosemary ½ cup southernwood
2 cups pink rosebuds and petals 1 cup spearmint
cup chopped orris root or other fixative mixed with 1 tsp. essential lavender oil.
Combine all ingredients and store in
a glass jar or zip lock bags for 2 - 4 weeks to
allow it to blend. Display in pretty glass or ceramic bowls, or put into
sachets or sacks.
HAPPINESS SIMMERING POTPOURRI
This just does something to people and I can't figure out what it is.
totally love the scent and go absolutely wild over it.
I've used the recipe in simmering potpourri, soap and other things.
works in almost anything and is simple to make.
--1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon and a half of rose oil
teaspoon and a half of lavender oil
--One chamomile tea bag (empty the bag into your bowl)
--4 good shakes of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of coriander 1 bowl 1 spoon
Measure out all the dry ingredients into your bowl.
Add your energy into them
by mixing the ingredients with your fingertips.
When you feel they are well mixed and you are content, add the oils and
ingredients and mix with a spoon until all dry ingredients are damp.
Use as needed...simmer with water
as potpourri or..use it however you wish.
When I made this I simply couldn't get the smell off my hands. Not for days.
matter how many times I washed. But when I made it into bath salts and soap
the smell hardly showed up at all. It only
seems to show up when you seem to need it
and then a person can't get enough of it and they smell it and smell it until
it's ALL they smell.