I dedicate this book to my Son Christopher who has helped me in my studies of Herbalism and Magical Oils & Incense and helped at markets where I have sold my products.
1 Magical Oils & Incenses
2 The Elements & Moon Phases 17-30
3 Magical Oils
4 Spring Festivals
5 Summer Festivals
6 Autumn Festivals
7 Winter Festivals
About the Author
I would like to acknowledge the training of the British School of Yoga and Baldwins, the Herb Society, the American Botanical Council and the Royal Horticultural Society for their excellent aromatherapy resources. Photos included are of Crystal Essence ® and herbal products and Dreamstime Stock Photos.
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-ofthe-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, 3
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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.
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