Magical Oils & Incense Workshop Journal

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.



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.


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.

The Chakras

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 Hazel



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