Seasonal Blends

  • 1/4 cup almond or other carrier oil
  • 8 drops pine oil
  • 8 drops cedar
  • 5 drops juniper
  • ground myrrh – approx 5 or 6 small lumps
  • ground frankincense – approx 5 or 6 small lumps

Grind the frankincense and myrrh into a very very fine powder. Heat them with the carrier oil over very very low heat or in a small potpourri cooker for about an hour or so – when the fragrance is released you will know it is time.

Once that is done add your essential oils and combine all ingredients. For a decorative touch, add a sprig of pine or cedar to the bottle.

by Dawn Walenda

Frankincense

  • Symbolizing: Sun, Purification, Consecration, Protection, Spiritual Illumination
  • Forms: incense, oils
  • Divinities: Sun Gods, Ra at Dawn, Bel

Myrrh

  • Symbolizing: Healing, Death and Afterlife, Purification, Inner Peace
  • Forms: incense, oils
  • Divinities: Isis, Ra at Midday

Yule Oil

  • 2 drops of each Cinnamon and Clove oil
  • 1 drop of mandarin oil
  • 1 drop of popine oil
  • 2 drops each Frankincense and Myrrh oil.

Yule Incense

  • 2 parts Frankincense
  • 2 part Pine Needles or resin
  • 1 Part Cedar
  • 1 Part Juniper Berries

Other Scents and Incense for Yule 

  • Pine
  • Cedar
  • Bayberry
  • Cinnamon

Mix and smolder on Yule (on or around December 21st), or during the winter months to cleanse the home and to attune with the forces of nature amid the cold days and nights.

Source: Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

Here’s a recipe for a nice potpourri for the upcoming Winter Solstice. It makes a great gift for your favorite magickal friends.

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

Mix the musk and pine oils with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

From The Wicca Spellbook

You can create a Solar Wheel or a Corn Man Wheel using a wire coat hanger, cardboard, and several ears of Indian corn complete with the husks.

Magickal Uses:

The wheel can then be used to decorate your altar, or you could hang it on your door as a decoration and a celebration of the wheel of the year. Corn is a symbol of fertility, and a Solar Wheel invokes the power of the Sun to bring health and happiness to your home.

Here is how to make it:

  • Bend a wire hanger into a circle keeping the hook to hang it by.
  • Cut out a small cardboard circle to glue the tips of the ears of corn onto.

You may want to create your Corn Man Wheel as a pentagram using five ears, or a Solar Wheel using eight ears to represent one ear for each Sabbat.

  • Attach the ears of Indian corn around the perimeter of the wire circle.
  • Wrap the husks around and glue where necessary, leave some of the husks hanging loose to fray out from the edges and make it more decorative.
  • Where the ears of corn meet in the center, glue them together. This is where the cardboard circle comes in to use.
  • Sprigs of wheat, dried flowers, and herbs can be used as decorative filler between the ears of corn.

Here are a variety of different wheels and wreaths that can be made to celebrate the season and the Corn.

And this is a simple idea to gift back to the wild ones who live all around us.

Ingredients:

  • 20 drops clove bud oil
  • 25 drops sandalwood oil
  • 1 cup oak moss
  • 2 cups dried pink rosebuds
  • 2 cups dried red peony petals
  • 1 cup dried amaranth flowers
  • 1 cup dried heather flowers

Mix the clove bud and sandalwood oils with the oak moss and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

From: The Wicca Spellbook

Combine the following:

  • 2 parts Frankincense
  • 1 part Heather
  • 1 part Apple blossoms
  • 1 pinch Blackberry leaves
  • a few drops Ambergris oil

Burn Lughnasadh Incense during Wiccan rituals on August 1st or 2nd, or at that time to attune with the coming harvest.

From: Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

  • 45 drops lemon or lavender oil
  • 1 cup oak moss
  • 2 cups dried lavender
  • 2 cups dried wisteria
  • 2 cups dried verbena

Mix the lemon or lavender oil with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

From: The Wicca Spellbook

This can only be created on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the only day that ordinary grass allegedly possesses special magic properties. In 2016, it occurred on June 9; in 2017, on May 30, and in 2018 it falls on June 18. The instructions must be followed exactly.

  • Rise early on that morning.
  • Walk exactly one hundred paces into a field without turning your head.
  • Pluck exactly one hundred blades of grass.
  • Take these home and place them in a pot of spring water.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Strain, reserving the liquid and discarding the grass.
  • Boil the liquid once more, let it cool and bottle.

Hundred Grass Lotion is used as a remedy for aura repair, nervous disorders and headaches that resist other cures. It is not to be confused with Hindu Grass Oil, which is a Hoodoo formula similar to Van Van.

Found in: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

This simple and easy to make medicine bag is specifically for, and said to especially provide relief for seizure disorders. Here’s how to make it:

  • Gather Vervain when the sun and/or moon are in Aries.
  • Carry the botanical in a bag with a kernel of corn or a piece of grain, plus a one year old penny or other coin of trivial value.

From: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

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