Recipes for Oils
and Incense

I would like to remind those of you who wild craft or grow your own plants for use such as those mentioned here, that you know what was sprayed on or near the plant or fed to the plants that you may use. If you use chemical fertilizers, chemical insecticides or chemical plant foods, your plants may not be safe for human consumption nor will any oils derived from these plants be food grade quality. Please consider that what you put into your plants, will eventually go into your body in one form or another. Also, please remember that if you wild craft, a good rule of thumb is 1/3 of the plant for the wild life (leave it), 1/3 of the plant for the plants re-growth (leave it) and 1/3 of the plant for you.. Also if you only see one plant of what you are looking for, do not pick or dig it up.

INCENSE
 
 
To Purify Your House  

1/2 tsp. Dill Seed 
3 tsp. Frankincense 
2 tsp. Dragon's Blood 
1 tsp. each of: Sandalwood & Wood Betony & Myrrh 

Burn once a month. Burn this in a new home before moving in.

For Love 

1/2 tsp. each of Basil & Bergamot 
2 tsp. Sandalwood 
a few drops Rose & Lavender oils 

Burn  to strengthen the love you have and to expand your ability to give and to receive love.

 Protection 

2 tsp. Frankincense 
1 tsp. Copal 
1 tsp. Dragons Blood. 

Burn while visualizing for physical and psychic protection .

Protection 

2 tsp. Frankincense 
1 tsp. Dragon's Blood 
1/2 tsp. Wood Betony 

Burn for physical and psychic protection while visualizing.

For Sorrow 

3 tsp. Frankincense  
1 tsp. Mullein 
1 tsp. Mums (Chrysanthemums) 

Burn when distraught over the passing of a friend or loved one.

For Yule 

2 Tbs.. Frankincense  
1 Tbs.. Pine Needles or Resin  
1 Tbs.. ea. of  Cedar & Juniper Berries 

Burn around Yule to cleanse the home and to attune with the forces of nature .

For Study 

2 tsp. Gum Mastic 
1 tsp. Rosemary 

Smolder to strengthen the conscious mind for study, to develop concentration and to improve the memory.

Prophetic Dreams 

2 tsp. Frankincense 
1 tsp. Buchu 

Burn before bed to produce revealing dreams and to ensure the conscious mind remembers them in the a.m.

Making Oils

You might be surprised by the volume of raw material it takes to make a natural oil.  Remember that the essential oil is found in all parts of the plant and are just as useful. Extracting oils yourself is a relatively simple process. These are the recipes for those  processes.

METHOD ONE
Soaking leaves and petals in oil will extract the oils in those leaves and petals.
Rose Oil

In a clean glass crock, pour in one half cup extra extra virgin olive oil. (this oil has little scent of its own and is natural). Add to the oil enough freshly picked rose petals to cover the oil. Let stand 24 hours. Strain oil through cheese cloth pressing all oil from rose petals. Discard rose pressed petals. Add fresh rose petals to this oil and repeat. Repeat the process until desired strength of scent. (scent varies with each type of rose used).
This method is suitable for food use only if the roses you use have not been sprayed or chemically treated for insects or diseases. Organically grown or naturally grown is best for food use.

METHOD TWO

In this method a consumable alcohol is used to extract the essential oils from the plant.  Leaves and petals are used for Magical purposes. DO NOT USE RUBBING ALCOHOL!!!

In one cup of unflavored Vodka place enough petals, leaves, (& thorns) to cover the liquid. Let stand covered tightly for two weeks. Press the oil from the plant matter through a cheesecloth. The oil and alcohol product you have is now a natural rose perfume ready for use.

To make an essential oil follow the next steps.
Freeze the liquid you now have for 24 hours. The oil will freeze, the alcohol will not.
Separate the frozen rose oil from the alcohol and store in tightly sealed container.  Reserve the remaining alcohol for use again.
More Recipes for Incense, Oils, Sachets and Potpourri from Various Books
 
 
Yule Incense from "Magical Herbalism" 
by Cunningham 

Pine 
Juniper 
Cedar 
Burn for all Winter rites and to purify the home from November 1 to March 21

Yule Incense from "Wylundt's Book of Incense" (loose type only) 

1 1/2 part sandalwood 
1/2 part benzoin 
1/2 part frankincense 
1/4 part myrrh 
bayberry oil

Yule Incense from" Incense, Oils and Brews"  by Cunningham 

2 parts frankincense 
2 parts pine needles or resin 
1 part cedar 
1 part juniper berries 
 

Yule Incense from "Wylundt's Book of Incense" 

3 parts frankincense 
1/2 part mistletoe 
1 part juniper berries 
few drops juniper oil 
few drops orange oil

Yule Oil from "Wylundt's Book of Incense" 

1 dram pine oil &1 dram olive oil 
1 dram cinnamon oil 
1 tsp. ginger root, broken into small pieces 
3 tsp. sea salt

Yule Incense from "Wylundt's Book of Incense" 

1 part cypress 
1 part oak bark 
1 part juniper berries

Yule Incense from Making Magickal Incenses" by Keith Morgan 

5 parts pine resin 
4 parts mistletoe 
3 parts spruce resin 
5 ml musk oil per 8 oz. of dry mixture 

Yule is the Sabbat that is celebrated on or around the 21st of December, with dates differing from year to year, as being when the sun enters the sign of Capricorn, to mark the Winter Solstice.

Yule Incense from "Wylundt's Book of Incense" 

1 tsp. cinnamon 
1 tsp. cloves 
1 tsp. allspice 
1 tsp. nutmeg 
1 tsp. pine 
1 tsp. cedar 
1 tsp. frankincense 
1 tsp. myrrh 
few drops mulberry oil

Yule Oil from "Wylundt's Book of Incense" 

1 dram pine oil 
1 dram balsam fir oil 
5 drams almond oil 
1 cinnamon stick 
1 handful of cloves 
1 drop musk oil & apple wood pieces 
Warm over low heat

Yule Oil from "Wylundt's Book of Incense" 

2 drops cinnamon oil 
2 drops clove oil 
2 drops frankincense oil 
2 drops myrrh oil 
1 drop mandarin oil 
1 drop pine oil 
Warm over low heat

"Yule Potpourri "by Gerena Dunwich 

1 cup oakmoss 
2 cups dried mistletoe 
1 cup dried poinsettia flowers 
1 cup dried bayberries 
1/2 cup rosemary 
1/2 cop holly leaves and berries 
3 crushed pine cones 
20 drops musk oil 
25 drops pine oil

Yule Oil from Wylundt's Book of Incense" 

1- 6-8" branch fresh cut spruce 
1- 6-8" branch fresh cut short needle pine 
1- 6-8" branch fresh cut cedar 
2 tb. frankincense resin, ground 
1 tb. bayberry oil 

Cut branches into 1 inch pieces, put into a jar. Add remaining ingredients and cover with base oil and steep.

Dry Sachets For The bath
 
 
 OTHER THINGS YOU WILL NEED  
           (1) Mixing Bowl, (2) Cheesecloth or Wash Cloth, (3) String, 
Container with Lid for Storage Please be sure to use "all" thoroughly dried plants
 PSYCHIC BATH: 

3 PARTS LEMONGRASS  or LEMON PEEL 
2 PARTS THYME  or ROSEMARY 
2 PARTS ORANGE PEEL 
1 PART CLOVE or MACE OR NUTMEG 
1 PART CINNAMON 
Use before working with your psychic awareness. Or repeat this bath daily to become increasingly aware of psychic impulses. Also, for visualization.

 DIVINATION BATH: 

 3 PARTS THYME or ROSEMARY* 
 2 PARTS YARROW or ROSE 
 2 PARTS ROSE  or YARROW 
 1 PART PATCHILY  or OAKMOSS 
 1 PART NUTMEG or MACE OR CINNAMON 
Relaxes the conscious mind and stimulates psychic awareness. 
 (*recommended for those with trouble meditating.)

 

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