Magical Oils & Incense Workshop Journal is a resource for making your own incense and magical oils for rituals and spell casting with the natural magical order of combining colours, days, elements, intentions and the planets. This helps to bring about better magical workings with more healing and empowering results. Sections on celebrating the Celtic Wheel of the Year Festivals are also included.
1 MAGICAL INCENSES
Herb vibrations and energies are connected to the planets, to astrological signs, to colours, to crystals and days of the week.
The ingredients used all into five categories: Herbs, Gums, Resins, Oils, Woods and Spices.
Herbs: If growing own herbs, moss agate in the soil near roots help herbs to flourish and a small quartz crystal to protect them from negative influences.
Some herbs never to use include: Boxwood, Foxglove, Lily-of-the-Valley Mistletoe, Monkshood, Daffodil, Belladonna, Tomato, Eggplant, Oleander, Poison Ivy, and Wormwood.
Gums: Gum tragacanth (Astragalus gummifer), a little goes a long way, usually can get in a cake decorating supply shop as it is used in sugar paste.READ MORE
Resins: Derived from plant saps, come in either powered or rock form. To use in incense make sure they are in a loose powered form and grind as much as you need at the time as it will revert back to rock form. Six main resins used in incense:
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) has a pine-like fragrance
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) comes from a North African plant, scent is rich, emotive and deep, often combined with Frankincense to lighten the scent.
Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) derived from a native Sumatran plant. Used as a preservative in soaps and cosmetics. Scent similar to Vanilla.
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) Used in chest rubs, native tree to China and Japan. Used as a decongestant.
Dragon’s Blood (Daemonerops draco) Indonesian plant. Has a rich, deep, woody scent.
Copal (Hymenaea courbaril) derived from a tree native to Central America. It is the western version of Frankincense.
Essential Oils: Can be added to incense mixtures at a rate of one drop per teaspoon of dried mix.
Woods and Spices:
Evergreen such as fir, pine, spruce and cedar. Balsam fir makes an excellent incense.
Sandalwood – has a rich exotic scent, which blends well with other ingredients.
Wild Cherry and other fruit woods. Wild cherry has an almond like scent.
To empower the herbs for a specific use, focus and channel your energy into the herbal mixture and say:
I charge thee, by the Moon and Sun To work for me positively To bring me … * (luck, love, health, prosperity etc.) So mote it be.
Colour vibrations have a significant effect upon a person’s health, psychological condition and general well-being.
Purple – high vibration colour, spiritual shade, represents strength, mastery and magical powers.
Blue – Healing and protective colour. Used for spiritual development, luck, has a calming influence.
Green represents, fertility, prosperity, wealth, growth,
creativity, love, attraction, art, change and balance.
Yellow is the colour of intellectual development and
Strength of mind.
Orange is the colour of optimism, success, ambition and courage.
Red represents life, energy, vitality, passion, conflict and competition.
Base – Coccyx, Vitality, Red, Ginger, Black pepper, Cardamom, Patchouli, Cinnamon
Sacral – Lower Abdomen, Emotional Health, Orange, Clove, Fennel Marjoram, Neroli, Orange
Solar Plexus – Solar Plexus, Mental Vitality, Yellow, Bergamot, Lavender, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Rosemary
Heart – Centre of Chest, Emotions, Green, Rose, Jasmine, Lavender
Throat – Throat, Intuition, Blue, Calendula, Lavender, Bergamot
Third Eye – Forehead, Healing, Indigo, Cedar Chamomile, Clary Sage, Juniper, Neroli
Crown – Top of the Head, Spirit, Violet, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sage, Clary Sage, Sandalwood
Colour, Days, Herbal Connections & The Planets
Monday Day of the Moon Latin: dies Lunae
Rituals for emotions, instincts and intuition. Use the colours white and silver.
Herbs: Aloe, Bladderwrack, Cabbage, Camellia, Camphor, Chickweed, Coconut, Cotton, Cucumber, Eucalyptus, Gardenia, Gourd, Grape, Honesty. Lemon Balm, Passion Flower, Pea, Peach, Pear, Jasmine, Lemon, Lettuce, Lily, Lotus, Mallow, Myrrh, Papaya, Poppy, Sandalwood, Willow, Wintergreen
Tuesday Day of Mars Latin: dies Martis
Rituals: for passion, vitality, courage and resolving problems. Use the colour red.
Herbs: Allspice, Anemone, Basil, Briony, Broom, Cactus, Carrot, Chilli Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Curry Plant, Damiana, Dragon’s Blood, Garlic, Gentian, Ginger, Gorse, Hawthorn, Holly, Hops, Leek, Mustard, Nettle, Onion, Pennyroyal, Pepper, Peppermint, Pine, Snapdragon, Thistle, Woodruff, Wormwood
Wednesday Day of Mercury Latin: dies Mercurii
Rituals: concerning luck, ability, creativity and communication. Use the colours orange or purple.
Herbs: Almond, Bergamot, Brazil Nut, Caraway, Celery, Clover, Dill, Elecampane, Fennel, Fenugreek, Fern, Horehound, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Lily of the Valley, Mace, Marjoram, Mint, Mulberry, Parsley, Peppermint, Pimpernel, Pistachio, Pomegranate, Senna
Thursday Day of Jupiter Latin: dies Iovis
Rituals: concerned with healing, health, prosperity and expansion. Choose the colours green and dark blue.
Herbs: Agrimony, Anise, Betony, Borage, Chervil, Chicory, Cinquefoil, Clove, Dandelion, Dock, Endive, Fig, Honeysuckle,
Horse Chestnut, Hyssops, Liverwort, Lemon Balm, Maple, Meadowsweet, Mistletoe, Nutmeg, Oak, Oakmoss, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Star Anise, Sweet Cicely
Friday Day of Venus Latin: dies Veneris
Rituals: Work towards love, pleasure and luxury. Use the colour pink.
Herbs: African Violet, Alder, Alfalfa, Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Balm of Gilead, Banana, Barley, Blackberry, Buckwheat, Burdock, Cardamom, Catnip, Cherry, Coltsfoot, Columbine, Cowslip, Crocus, Cyclamen, Daisy, Elder, Feverfew, Geranium, Goldenrod, Heather, Hibiscus, Hyacinth, Iris, Lady’s Mantel, Larkspur, Liquorices, Lilac, Magnolia, Willow
Saturday Day of Saturn Latin: dies Saturni
Rituals: Protection, banishing negativity. Colour black.
Herbs: Amaranth, Beech, Beet, Bistort, Boneset, Buckthorn, Comfrey, Cypress, Elm, Hemp, Ivy, Kava-Kava, Knot Weed, Lady’s Slipper, Lobelia, Mimosa, Morning Glory, Mullein, Pansy, Popular, Quince, Scullcap, Slippery Elm, Solomon’s Seal, Tamarind, Tamarisk, Yew
Sunday Day of the Sun Latin: dies Solis
Rituals for success, reaching goals, wealth, confidence building. Use the colours yellow or gold.
Acacia, Angelica, Ash, Bay, Benzoin, Bromeliad, Carnation, Cashew, Cedar, Celandine, Centaury, Chamomile, Chicory, Copal, Eyebright, Frankincense, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Hazel, Juniper, Lime, Lovage, Marigold, Oak, Olive, Orange, Palm, Peony, Pineapple, Rice, Rosemary, Rowan, Rue, Saffron, St. John’s Wort, Sandalwood, Sesame, Sunflower, Tangerine, Tea, Walnut, Witch HazelCOLLAPSE
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