Free Incense And Potpourri Spells - Incense Magick
MAGIC INCENSE FORMULA
There are basically two forms of incense:combustible and nocombustible.
We'll tackle the latter first, since it's by far the easiest method and requires little explanation.
No combustible 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 toxic amounts
of carbon monoxide. Don't use them to burn incense! Instead, occult supply stores, and many
novelty shops 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
when burned! You'll need to experiment with blends you may already have in mind, or to discover
new ones. And, by using the no combustible 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
processor, 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 potassium nitrate,
better known as salt peter. This helps the incense to burn well, and evenly. You can find potassium
nitrate 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
repeated 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.
And 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.
MAGIC KYPHI INCENSE
Kyphi is an ancient Egyptian formula of which the Greek Essayist, Plutarch (46-120 AD) said:
"its 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.
Place 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 wine: Juniper,
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
1 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.
MAGIC FULL MOON INCENSE RECIPE
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 scent.
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
not 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 something to
douse the fire nearby. Do not use if you are wearing gauzy or loose ritual robes and costumes.
MAGIC FULL MOON INCENSE
Within the three days prior to the actual full moon, but not after! Gather the ingredients
required, along with a pestle and mortar to
blend them in. If desired, you can use your cauldron, and some sort of crushing or mixing tool.
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 food stores,
and of course herb and Witch shops.
3 drops of vanilla essential oil. NOT the perfume or fragrance oil, only
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,
or indoors near a window where the moon is visible:
Fill the mortar or cauldron with the sandalwood powder, and crush the amber
into 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
drop 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
a 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 agent.
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 nitrate
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
Mix 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.
By 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.
MAGIC KITCHEN WHITCHEN
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
MAGIC INCENSE FOR BAST
6 parts marijuana buds, marijuana leaves, skunk or hashish - use legal hemp for rope making.
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.
MAGIC HEALING POTPOURRI
1 part Rosemary 1 part Juniper Berries, bruised to release the smell.
MAGIC HEALING POTPOURRI
2 parts Myrrh 1 part Cinnamon 1 pinch Saffron
MAGIC HEALING POTPOURRI
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.
MAGIC 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.
Simmer 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.
MAGIC KALI INCENSE
This is an individual and personalized incense, for attunement to your own
Dark of the Moon.
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.
MAGIC MORRIGAN INCENSE
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.
MAGIC INCENSE CORRESPONDENCES
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, elder, rue.
BUSINESS: Benzoin, cinnamon, mint, peony
CHANGE: peppermint, dragon's blood, woodruff
CLAIRVOYANCE, DIVINATION: acacia, cinnamon, lilac, honeysuckle, marigold, mugwort,
nutmeg, roe, thyme, wormwood, yarrow, hazel, moonwort, rowan.
CREATIVITY: honeysuckle, dragon's blood, lilac, lotus, vervain, wild cherry, savory.
CURSING: blackthorn, elder, pepper.
DETERMINATION, COURAGE: allspice, dragon's blood, musk, rosemary, mullein.
ENERGY, POWER, STRENGTH: allspice, bay, carnation, cinnamon, dragon's blood,
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.
HEALING: 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,
oak, lily of the valley, laurel, hazel.
LOVE: acacia, apple blossom, birch, catnip, cinquefoil, elder, fern, gardenia, heather, honeysuckle,
jasmine, juniper, lavender, marigold, marjoram, mistletoe, moonwort, musk, patchouli, rose, savory,
valerian, 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.
PSYCHIC CENTERS, OPENING: lotus, mimosa, mugwort, nutmeg, wisteria.
PROSPERITY: Almond, bergamot, honeysuckle, mint, peony.
PURIFICATION: 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.
SLEEP: Chamomile, lavender, peppermint, thyme.
SUCCESS: Bergamot, clove, ginger, lemon balm.
VISIONS: bay laurel, frankincense, lotus, acacia, marigold, mugwort, wormwood.
WILL POWER: rosemary, St. Johnswort.
MAGIC LAVENDER POTPOURRI
8 oz. lavender flowers 4 oz. dried rose petals
1 tb. crushed cinnamon 1 ½ tsp. crushed cloves
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
MAGIC 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
¼ 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.
MAGIC HAPPINESS SIMMERING POTPOURRI
This just does something to people and I can't figure out what it is.
They totally love the scent and go absolutely wild over it.
I've used the recipe in simmering potpourri, soap and other things.
It works in almost anything and is simple to make.
--1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon and a half of rose oil
--1 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 other liquid
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.
No 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.