- Symbolizing: Sun, Purification, Consecration, Protection, Spiritual Illumination
- Forms: incense, oils
- Divinities: Sun Gods, Ra at Dawn, Bel
- Symbolizing: Healing, Death and Afterlife, Purification, Inner Peace
- Forms: incense, oils
- Divinities: Isis, Ra at Midday
- 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.
- 2 parts Frankincense
- 2 part Pine Needles or resin
- 1 Part Cedar
- 1 Part Juniper Berries
Other Scents and Incense for Yule
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.
Leo Vinci in Incense: Its Ritual Significance, Use and Preparation states that the Egyptian formula for Kyphi was given in the writings of Plutarch and that it contained 16 ingredients. He gives three different formulas for this incense in his book. My own personal formula contains more than 16 ingredients but smells much better than the ones given by Vinci.
Here’s the recipe. Blend together the following ingredients:
- Red sandalwood – 1 part
- Frankincense – 1/2 part
- Myrrh – 1/4 part
- Galangal – 1 part
- Juniper berries – 1/4 part
- Dragon’s blood – 1/4 part
- Calamus root – 1 part
- Bay laurel – 1 part
- Orris root – 1/4 part
- Henna powder – 1/4 part
- Cinnamon – 1/4 part
- Balm of Gilead – 1/4 part
- Styrax bark – 1/4 part
Add oils of amber, honey, acacia, orris, storax, lotus, and musk to personal preference.
Note: Many recipes for Kyphi call for the use of raisins, honey, and wine. These “wet” ingredients enable you to make the incense into a paste that is then formed into balls and left to dry before burning.
From: D J Conway’s Magick of the Gods and Goddesses
- 3 parts Frankincense
- 2 parts Basil
- 2 parts Juniper
- 1/2 part Orange
For use in attuning with the element of Fire, or for rituals involving strength, courage, passion, lust, etc.
The proportions here, though for essential oils, are by parts. One part may equal six drops. Generally speaking, there shouldn’t be more than ten total drops of essential oil per half-cup of bath salts. Experiment to find what works best, and please use only genuine essential oils. You should remember, too, the irritating qualities of some essential oils, and use accordingly.
To make bath salts add this oil blend to the recipe found in: Bath Salts Basics
From: The Master Grimoire
This oil blend is specifically for healing, vitality, strength, promotions, and all Solar influences. For best results, don’t use synthetics.
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
- 1 tsp. Juniper berries, mashed
- 1 Bay leaf, crumpled
- a scant pinch genuine Saffron
Gently heat over low flame in 1/4 cup base oil. Visualize your goal as you mix and smell. Strain and use for the above purposes.
From: Mystic Ways Wiki
Add these essential oils to 1/8 cup of a base oil. Visualize as you mix and smell. For best results, don’t use synthetics
- 4 drops Rosemary
- 2 drops Juniper
- 1 drop Sandalwood
Wear to speed healing.
From: Mystic Ways Wiki
This botanical powder makes no promises about bringing good fortune but allegedly counteracts bad luck and protects from its effects. Nine, seven, and five are numbers of protection – incorporate these numbers into the quantities of botanicals used.
Blend the following ingredients, grinding them together:
- Nine dried bay leaves crumbled
- Juniper berries
- Dried dill
- Dried fennel
- Dried tarragon
Make substantial quantities. Carry some with you in a mojo bag, while keeping more within the home as fragrant, protective potpourri.
Found in: Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
- 3 cups fresh Juniper Sprigs -with berries
- 2 cups red Rosebuds
- 1 cups Bay Leaves
- 1/4 cup Cinnamon chips
- 2 tablespoons Cloves
- 10 drops Rose Oil
- 3 drops Pine Oil
- 6 drops Cinnamon Oil
- 1 tablespoon Orrisroot chips
- 5 whole dried Rose Blossoms
- 3 three-inch Cinnamon sticks
- 20 assorted Pinecones, painted gold (the gold paint is optional)
Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.
- 3 tbsp frankincense
- 3 drops orange oil
- 3 tbsp crushed juniper berries
- 1 – 2 tbsp dried mistletoe leaves
In a small bowl or with mortar and pestle blend frankincense with orange and juniper oils. Add crushed juniper berries and mistletoe, and mix until blended. Burn on a charcoal block. Mistletoe berries are poisonous when ingested, so exercise caution.
- 4 parts Rosemary
- 3 parts Juniper
- 2 parts Bay
- 1 part Mugwort
Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, put them in a large mixing bowl and mix with your hands. Place a handful or so in a large square of muslin or other porous fabric and tie up the ends. Add this to your bath. To save time, make several bath sachets and store them in a jar with a tight lid until needed.
If you prefer showers to a bath, simply tie the herbs in a washcloth and scrub yourself with the mixture after your regular shower and before toweling.
Source: Ancient Wisdom