Myrrh

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

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

Add the following ingredients to 1/8 cup of sesame oil. Visualize the Goddess as you mix the essential oils and inhale the fragrance. For best results, use therapeutic grade organic oils instead of synthetics.

Ingredients:

  • 3 drops Myrrh
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 1 drop Sandalwood
  • 1 dried Mugwort leaf (optional)

This blend can be worn during the Waning Moon to honor Hekate, Goddess of the Fading Crescent. It can also be worn during rituals and magicks having to do with death, intuitive wisdom, dreams, divination, witchcraft, transition, child birth, and gateways or passages to other realms.

Note: Be cautious in the use of this blend as Mugwort is quite powerful and used in excess can be dangerous. A mint leaf can be used as a substitute for the Mugwort.

In a jar or bottle combine the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup of Spring Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Vervain
  • 2 Tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons each of Frankincense and Myrrh

Sprinkle water very lightly around home in discreet places (i.e., in closets) and anoint the bottom of your shoes and those of loved ones. Dispose of remainder immediately after use.

  • Purpose: to protect yourself and/or loved ones from all types of harm.

Source: Blessed Be Me

The Oils:

  • 3 parts Rosemary
  • 2 parts Myrrh
  • 2 parts Sandalwood
  • 1 part Frankincense

Color: purple

Uses:

Bathe in Circle Bath before any form of ritual work to strengthen, purify and prepare yourself for ritual.

Note:

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.

Bath Salts:

To make bath salts add this oil blend to the recipe found in: Bath Salts Basics

From: The Master Grimoire

goat's milk homemade soap bath bar

  • 1 cup grated unscented soap
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp. Apricot oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Angelica
  • ½ Tbsp. crushed Bay
  • ½ Tbsp. crushed Basil
  • 6 drops Myrrh oil

Place grated soap in a heat-proof non-metallic container and add the hot water and apricot oil. Leave until it is cool enough to handle, and then mix together with your hands. If the soap is floating on the water, add more soap. Leave to sit for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally, until the soap is soft and mushy.

Once the soap, water, and oil are blended completely, add the dry ingredients. Once the mixture is cool, then add the essential oils (essential oils evaporate quickly in heat). Enough essential oils should be added to overcome the original scent of the soap.

Blend thoroughly and then divide the soap mixture into four to six pieces. Squeeze the soaps, removing as much excess water as possible into the shape you desire, and tie in a cheesecloth. Hang in a warm, dry place until the soap is completely hard and dry.

From: The Real Witches’ Kitchen

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