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Winter Nights Yule Incense

PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:03 pm
Author: Tylluan
As you mix and blend your incense, focus on the intent of your work. This particular recipe is one which evokes the spices and magic of a cold December night. Use it during a ritual or as a smudging incense to purify a sacred space. You can also toss some into your fire just to make the house smell like winter.

You’ll need:

    * 2 parts Juniper berries
    * 2 parts mugwort
    * 1 part cedar
    * 1 part pine resin
    * 1 part laurel leaves
    * 1 part chopped sweetgrass
    * ½ part rosemary

Add your ingredients to your mixing bowl one at a time. Measure carefully, and if the leaves or blossoms need to be crushed, use your mortar and pestle to do so. As you blend the herbs together, state your intent. You may find it helpful to charge your incense with an incantation, such as:

As the sun returns, back to the earth,
we celebrate life and death and rebirth.
Cold winter nights and chilly days,
smoke in the sky, carry ills away.
A time of magic, at the longest night,
for without the dark, there cannot be light.
Herbs of power, blended by me,
As I will, so it shall be.

Store your incense in a tightly sealed jar. Make sure you label it with its name and date. Use within three months, so that it remains charged and fresh.