Incense Recipes

Below is an alphabetical listing of several incense recipes that can be used for a variety of purposes. Please use caution and remember that you or others may suffer from allergic reactions to even the most common incenses.

ABRAMELIN INCENSE

2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Wood Aloe
Cinnamon Oil, a few drops

Uses:
• Burn to contact spirits during rituals
• As a consecration incense to sanctify the altar or magickal tools.

AIR INCENSE (Caution!)

4 parts Benzoin
2 parts Gum Mastic
1 part Lavender
1 pinch Wormwood*
1 pinch Mistletoe *

Uses:
• Burn to invoke the powers of the element of Air.
• To increase intellectual powers
• To obtain travel
• For communication, study and concentration
• Can be used to end drug addiction
• Smolder during divinatory rituals

ALL PURPOSE INCENSE

1 tbsp Rosemary
1 tbsp Cinnamon
Dry Peel of One Lemon
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Almond Extract
1 tsp Lemon Extract
Favorite Scent (Essential Oil), 5 drops

ALTAR INCENSE

3 parts frankincense
2 parts myrrh
1 part cinnamon
Uses:
• General incense on the altar to purify the area
• To promote ritual consciousness

AMUN-RA INCENSE

4 oz. Frankincense
3 oz. Cinnamon
1 oz. Mastic
2 drops Olive Oil
3 drops Oil of Rose
3 drops Tincture of Myrrh

Important! Be sure to blend the three resins so that they are finely powdered. Blend the oils and then add them to the resins. Please note that this should be kept in an airtight jar in the dark for three months before use.

APHRODITE INCENSE

1 Part Cinnamon
1 Part Cedar
Cypress Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn during rituals designed to attract love.

APOLLO INCENSE

4 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Myrrh
2 Parts Cinnamon
1 Part Bay

Uses:
• Burn during divination
• Burn during healing rituals

APPARITION INCENSE (Caution!)

3 Parts Wood Aloe
2 Parts Coriander
1 Part Camphor
1 Part Mugwort
1 Part Flax
1 Part Anise
1 Part Cardamom
1 Part Chicory
1 Part Hemp *

Use: Burn to cause apparitions to appear

ARIES INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Juniper
Cedarwood Oil, 3 drops

ASTRAL TRAVEL INCENSE

3 Parts Sandalwood
3 Parts Benzoin
1 part Mugwort
1 Part Dittany of Crete

Use: Burn a small amount in the room to aid projecting the astral body.

ATTUNEMENT TO SPIRIT WORLD

1/4 tsp Ground Sandalwood (or 1/2 tsp Sandalwood Chips)
1/4 tsp Balm of Gilead
1/8 tsp Sage

AQUARIUS INCENSE

1 Part Sandalwood
1 Part Cypress
1 Part Pine Resin

Incense Recipes: B

BABYLONIAN RITUAL INCENSE

3 Parts Cedar
2 Parts Juniper
1 Part Cypress
1 Part Tamarisk

Uses:
• Burn during Babylonian and Sumerian magickal rituals
• Burn when attuning with such deities as Inanna, Marduk, Enlil, Tiamat and others.

BANISHING INCENSE

Bay Leaves
Cinnamon
Red Wine
Rose Petals
Myrrh
Salt

Use: Said to eliminate all bad spirit forces. This should be burned in a ceremonial room during services. Also used in uncrossing rituals (removal of evil forces and hexes)

BAT’S BLOOD INCENSE

Dragon’s Blood
Myrrh
Cinnamon

Use: Burn to cast evil spirits, to place a hex on someone. This invokes only baneful spirits.

BAT’S EYE INCENSE:

Real Bats Eye
Myrrh
Dragon’s Blood
Bayberry Powder

Use: Same use as Bat’s Blood Incense

BELTANE INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Woodruff
1 Part Rose Petals
Jasmine Oil, a few drops
Neroli Oil, a few drops

Use:
• Generally burned during Wiccan rituals on Beltane or May Day for fortune, favors.
• To attune with the changing of the seasons.

BINDING INCENSE (Caution!)

4 Parts Nettle
4 Parts Thistle
4 Parts Knotgrass
1/4 Part Nightshade*
1/4 Part Aconite (Wolf’s Bane)*

Use: Be sure to burn with caution during outdoor rituals to destroy baneful habits or thoughts. Use small amounts only and do not inhale the fumes.

BORN AGAIN INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
1 part Mullein
1 Part Mums

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

BUSINESS INCENSE

2 parts benzoin
1 part cinnamon
1 part basil

Use: Burn to attract clients/customers.

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CANCER INCENSE

2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part sandalwood
1 Part Eucalyptus
1 part Lemon Peel (or a few drops of Lemon Oil)

CAPRICORN INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Benzoin
Patchouli Oil, a few drops

CEREMONIAL MAGICK INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Gum Mastic
1 Part Wood Aloe

This formula is from the Key Of Solomon. It can be used in general magickal workings to raise power and to purify the area. Other recipes can include ingredients such as Mace, Brandy and Vervain.

CEREMONIAL MAGICK INCENSE #2

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Wood Aloe
Musk Oil, a few drops
Ambergris Oil, a few drops

CIRCLE INCENSE

4 parts Frankincense
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Benzoin
1 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Rose Petals
1/4 part Vervain
1/4 part Rosemary
1/4 part Bay

Use: Burn in the circle for all types of rituals and spells.

CLEARING INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Sandalwood

Use: Burn this incense to clear your home of negative vibrations. This can be especially useful when household members are arguing or when the house seems heavy and thick with anger, jealousy, depression, fear and other negative emotions. Be sure to leave the windows open while burning this incense.

CONSECRATION INCENSE

2 Parts Wood Aloe
1 Part Mace
1 Part Storax (or Gum Arabic)
1 Part Benzoin

Use: When purifying or consecrating magickal tools, jewelry, quartz crystals and other stones, smolder this incense and pass the tool through its smoke several times. This is to be done while visualizing the fumes purifying the tool.

COURAGE INCENSE

2 Parts Dragon’s Blood
1 Part Frankincense
1 Part Rose Geranium Leaves (or few drops Rose Geranium Oil)
Tonka Bouquet, a few drops
Musk Oil, a few drops

Use: Smolder this incense should you lack courage. If you are in a situation where you cannot burn it, try to recall its scent and be strong.

Note: If Tonka Bouquet is unavailable, you may use Tonka Tincture or Vanilla Extract.

CRYSTAL PURIFICATION INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Coral
1 Part Sandalwood
1 Part Rosemary
1 Pinch Finely Powdered Salt
Crystal to be Purified

Use: Pour a bit of incense (leaving the crystal in the jar) onto charcoal. Smolder and pass the crystal to be purified through the smoke wafting away the stones impurities. Naturally, this incense can be used in connection with the others recommended purifying rituals, or in place of them.

CURSE-BREAKER INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Bay

Use: Burn at night near an open window if you feel that you’ve been cursed. Though curses are rare, our perception of such can affect our day-to-day lives, and so we become cursed. Therefore, smolder this incense and visualize it banishing all negativity from you. You are to repeat this ritual for seven nights during the Waning Moon, if possible.

CURSE-BREAKING INCENSE II

2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Bay
1 Part Rosemary

CURSE-BREAKING INCENSE III

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Rosemary
1 Part Dragon’s Blood

Incense Recipes: D

DIVINATION INCENSE (Caution!)

1 Part Clove*
1 Part Chicory
1 Part Cinquefoil

Use: Smolder during or directly before using Tarot cards, Runes, etcetera.

DIVINATION INCENSE II

2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Orange Peel
1 Part Mace
1 Part Cinnamon

DREAM INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Rose Petals
1 Part Camphor
Tuberose Bouquet, a few drops
Jasmine Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn this mixture for a bit in the bedroom prior to going to sleep. This is said to produce psychic dreams. Remove the censer from the room before retiring. Be sure to use only genuine Camphor.

Incense Recipes: E

EARTH INCENSE

2 Parts Pine Resin or Needles
1 Part Patchouli
1 Pinch Finely Powdered Salt
Cypress Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn for invoking the powers of the element of earth for money, stability, etcetera.

EARTH INCENSE (Planetary)

1 Part Pine Needles
1 Part Thyme
Patchouli Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn to honor the Earth.

EGYPTIAN INCENSE

4 Parts Frankincense
3 Parts Gum Arabic
2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Cedar
1 Part Juniper
1 Part Calamus
1 Part Cinnamon

Use: Burn during Egyptian rituals, or to honor any ancient Egyptian deity, such as Isis, Thoth, etcetera.

EGYPTIAN LOVE INCENSE

1/2 oz Benzoin
1/2 oz Cinnamon
1/2 oz Galangal
1/2 oz Frankincense
1 oz Myrrh
3 Drops Honey
3 Drops Lotus Oil
1 Drop Rose Oil
Pinch of Dried Orris Root

EIGHTFOLD HEARTH INCENSE

2 Parts Dragon’s Blood
2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Juniper
1/2 Part Sassafras
1 Part Orange flowers
1/2 Part Rose Petals

Use: Burn for a safe, warm, loving home. This can also be given as a gift to others.

ESBAT INCENSE

4 Parts Frankincense
3 Parts Myrrh
2 Parts Benzoin
1 Part Sandalwood
1 Part Gardenia Petals
1/2 Part Orris
1/2 Part Thyme
1/2 Part Poppy Seed
1/2 Part Rose Petals

Use: Burn during rituals and spells on the Full Moon

Incense Recipes: F

FALL SABBAT INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Rosemary
1 Part Cedar
1 Part Juniper

Use: Burn during Fall and Winter Sabbat rituals.

FIRE INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Dragon’s Blood
1 Part Red Sandalwood
1 Pinch Saffron
Musk Oil, a few drops

Uses:
• Smolder this mixture for summoning the powers and beings of Fire.
• For success, strength, protection, health, passion and other similar goals.

Note: Genuine Saffron can be expensive, so only use a pinch. You can use an Orange Peel instead, if need be.

FIRE OF AZRAEL INCENSE

1/2 oz. Sandalwood Chips
1/2 oz. Juniper Berries
1/2 oz. Cedarwood Oil

Uses:
• Burn while scrying
• Throw this mixture into coals of a fire once the flames have been quenched and gaze into them to see what images form within them.

FRANKINCENSE INCENSE

2 tbsp Pulverized. Frankincense
1 tbsp Pwd Orris Root
1 tsp Pwd Clove
1 tbsp Lemon Oil

Use: Combine and mix all but lemon oil. Put the mixture in a jar, seal and keep in a dark place for two to three months. This can be used in healing magick, or to Honor the Mother Goddess and the Horned God.

FULL MOON RITUAL INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
2 Parts Frankincense
1/2 Part Gardenia Petals
1/4 Part Rose Petals
Ambergris Oil, a few drops

Uses:
• Burn during Esbats
• Burn at the time of the Full Moon to attune with the Goddess.

FULL MOON RITUAL INCENSE II

3 Parts Gardenia Petals
2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Rose Petals
1/2 Part Orris
Sandalwood Oil, a few drops

Incense Recipes: G

GENERAL MAGICKAL INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Gum Mastic
1 Part Wood Aloe

Use: To raise power and to purify the area.

GEMINI INCENSE

2 Parts Gum Mastic
1 Part Citron (or 1 Part Mixed Orange and Lemon Peel)
1/2 Part Mace

GODDESS INCENSE

1/2 Dram Cypress Oil
1/2 Dram Olive Oil
1/2 oz Dried Rose Petals
1/2 oz White Willow Bark
3 Dried Rowan Berries
1 tsp Anise Seeds

GOOD OMEN INCENSE

5 Rose Petals
11/2 oz Myrrh
1 oz Dragon’s Blood
1/2 oz Sassafras
1/2 oz Orange Blossoms
1/2 oz Juniper
1/2 oz Sage
1 Dram Frankincense

GREEK GOD/GODDESS INCENSE

4 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Pine
1 Part Rose Petals
1 Part Sage
1 Part White Willow Bark
Olive Oil, a few drops
Cypress Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn to honor the Greek deities, such as Zeus, Hera, Athena, Artemis, etcetera.

Incense Recipes: H

HEALING INCENSE

1 Part Rosemary
1 Part Juniper Berries

HEALING INCENSE II

2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Cinnamon
1 Pinch Saffron

HECATE INCENSE

3 Parts Sandalwood
2 Parts Cypress
1 Part Spearmint (Peppermint)

HORNED GOD INCENSE

2 Parts Benzoin
1 Part Cedar
1 Part Pine
1 Part Juniper Berries
Patchouli Oil, a few drops

HOUSE PURIFICATION INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Dragon’s Blood
1 Part Myrrh
1 Part Sandalwood
1 Part Wood Betony
1/2 Part Dill Seed
Rose Geranium Oil, a few drops

Uses:
• For once-a-month house cleansing.
• Prior to moving into a new home.

Incense Recipes: I

IMBOLC INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Dragon’s Blood
1/2 Part Red Sandalwood
1 Part Cinnamon
Red Wine, a few drops

ISIS INCENSE

3 Parts Myrrh
2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Frankincense
1 Part Rose Petals
Lotus Bouquet, a few drops

Incense Recipes: J

JUPITER INCENSE

2 Parts Wood Aloe
1 Part Benzoin
1 Part Storax (or Gum Arabic)
1/4 Part Ash Seed
Olive Oil, a few drops
1 Pinch Powdered Lapis Lazuli

JUPITER INCENSE II

3 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Mace
1 Part Cardamom
1/2 Part Balm of Gilead
1/4 Part Pulverized Pomegranate Rind
1 Pinch Saffron
Ambergris Oil, a few drops

Incense Recipes: K

KITCHEN WITCH INCENSE

2 tbsp Dry Lemon Peel
1 tbsp Rosemary
1 tbsp Almond Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 pinch Garlic Skins
1 tsp Anise Seed
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Coconut Extract
1 pinch Salt

Use: Blessing the home

Incense Recipes: L

LEO INCENSE

2 Parts Gum Mastic
1 Part Sandalwood
1 Part Juniper Berries

LIBRA INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Rhyme
Rose Oil, a few drops

LOVE INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
1/2 Part Basil
1/2 Part Bergamot
Rose Oil, a few drops
Lavender Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn to attract love, to strengthen the love you have, and to expand your ability to give and receive love.

LUGHNASADH INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Heather
1 Part Apple Blossoms
1 Pinch Blackberry Leaves
Ambergris Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn during Wiccan rituals on the first or second day of August, or at that time to attune with the coming harvest.

Incense Recipes: M

MABON INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Sandalwood
1 Part Cypress
1 Part Juniper
1 Part Pine
1/2 Part Oakmoss (or few drops of Oakmoss Bouquet)
1 Pinch Pulverized Oak Leaf

Use: Burn during ceremonies on Mabon, or at that time to attune with the change of the seasons.

MARS INCENSE

4 Parts Benzoin
1 Part Pine needles (or resin)
A scant pinch Black Pepper

Use: Burn to attract its influences, or during spells involving lust, physical strength, competitions, ritual; concerning men, etc.

MEDITATION INCENSE

1 Part Gum Acacia (arabic)
1 Part Sandalwood

Use: Burn a small amount prior to meditation to relax the conscious mind.

MERCURY INCENSE

2 Parts Benzoin
1 Part Mace
1/2 Part Marjoram
Lavender Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn to invoke its powers, or during spells involving intelligence, travel, divination, etc.

MIDSUMMER INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Mugwort
1 Part Chamomile
1 Part Gardenia Petals
Rose Oil, a few drops
Lavender Oil, a few drops
Yarrow Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn during rituals at the Summer Solstice, or at that time of the year to attune with the seasons and the Sun.

MOON INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Sandalwood
Eucalyptus Oil, a few drops
Jasmine Oil, a few drops
Camphor Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn to attract its influences, and also during psychic workings, love magick, healing, rituals involving the home and dream magick.

Incense Recipes: N

NEPTUNE INCENSE

1/2 tsp Myrrh Gum
11/2 tsp Copal Resin
1 tbsp Sandalwood Chips
1 tsp Dried Irish Moss
3 Drops Oakmoss Oil

Use: Lay incense coals on a bed of sea salt. When the coals are hot, toss this mixture on.

Incense Recipes: O

OFFERTORY INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Myrrh
1 Part Cinnamon
1/2 Part Rose Petals
1/2 Part Vervain

Use: Burn while honoring the Goddesses and Gods, and as an offering.

OSTARA INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Benzoin
1 Part Dragon’s Blood
1/2 Part Nutmeg
1/2 Part Violet Flowers (or few drops Violet Oil)
1/2 Part Orange Peel
1/2 Part Rose Petals

Use: Burn during rituals on Ostara, or to welcome the Spring and to refresh your life.

Incense Recipes: P

PISCES INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Eucalyptus
1 Part Lemon Peel
Sandalwood Oil, a few drops

PROPHETIC DREAM INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Buchu

Use: Burn before bedtime to stimulate the psychic mind to produce future-revealing dreams, and to ensure that the conscious mind remembers them upon waking.

PROSPERITY INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Cinnamon
1 Part Nutmeg
1 Part Lemon Balm
1 Part Citron

Use: Burn to attract wealth.

PROTECTION INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Dragon’s Blood
1/2 Part Wood Betony

Use: Burn for both physical and psychic protection.

PSYCHIC INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Bistort

Use: Smolder to sharpen psychic powers.

Incense Recipes: R

RAIN INCENSE

4 Parts Heather
1 Part Fern
1/2 Part Henbane (caution)

Use: Burn outdoors on a deserted hill to attract rain. Be sure to not inhale the fumes!

Incense Recipes: S

SAGITTARIUS INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Myrrh
1 Part Clove*

SATURN INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Dittany of Crete
Cypress Oil, a few drops
Patchouli Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn for Saturn influences; also for spells dealing with buildings, studying past lives, banishing illness, pests and negative habits.

SCORPIO INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part Galangal
1 Part Pine Resin (pitch)

SUN INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Myrrh
1 Part Wood Aloe
1/2 Part Balm of Gilead
1/2 Part Bay
1/2 Part Carnation
Ambergris Oil, a few drops
Musk Oil, a few drops
Olive Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn to draw the influences of the Sun and for spells involving promotions, friendships, healing, and energy and magickal power.

Incense Recipes: T

TAURUS INCENSE

2 Parts Sandalwood
2 Parts Benzoin
Rose Oil, a few drops

Incense Recipes: U

UNIVERSAL INCENSE

3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Benzoin
1 Part Myrrh
1 Part Sandalwood
1 Part Rosemary

Incense Recipes: V

VENUS INCENSE

3 Parts Wood Aloe
1 Part Red Rose Petals
Olive Oil, a few drops
Musk Oil, a few drops
Ambergris Oil, a few drops

Use: Mix well and burn for Venusian influences, such as love, healing, partnerships and rituals involving women

VIRGO INCENSE

1 Part Mace
1 Part Cypress
Patchouli Oil, a few drops

Incense Recipes: W

WATER INCENSE

2 Parts Benzoin
1 Part Myrrh
1 Part Sandalwood
Lotus Bouquet, a few drops
Ambergris Oil, a few drops

Use: Burn to attract the influences of this element, as well as to develop psychism, to promote love, fertility, beauty and so on.

Incense Recipes: Y

YULE INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Pine Needles (or Resin)
1 Part Cedar
1 Part Juniper Berries

Use: Mix and smolder at rites/rituals on Yule, or during the Winter months.

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