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We use incense for protection and cleansing at every ceremony and ritual and for smudging purposes. Apart from the standard incense comprising Lavender, Rosemary and Sage we can put together a special blend of herbs for the different turning points in the year that may be seasonal and relate to the different seasons. On this page you can find a range of incense blends for each of the turning points in the year starting with Yule. It is very simple to make your own, just get together your choice of herbs or use one of our blends below and grind lightly in a pestle and mortar, while blending think about what the purpose of it is (protection, cleansing etc) to instill your intent and then store in an airtight jar or other container until you are ready to use it. Sprinkle and burn over a charcoal disc in an appropriate vessel such as a shell or small cauldron. My incense blends use relatively cheap and easy to obtain herbs some of which you can collect by foraging in your local countryside. There are many different blends that people use, put together with a whole host of fancy herbs and potions but with the correct intent you can keep it simple and cheap. The properties of each herb is listed at the bottom of the page.

Yule - Winter Solstice -Alban Arthuan Incense.
(Stormwatch Blend)

Cedar Chips
Juniper berries
Pine needles (From last years festive Tree)
Frankincense Resin
Dried Holly leaves/Berries
Lavender
Rosemary
Cinnamon
Dried Orange Peel -Optional.

Not only is this great for seasonal protection but it is also a relaxing everyday Winter incense with a wonderful seasonal scent when burnt over a charcoal disc in a vessel of your choice. why not add a small bag inside your Yule cards or hang a bag on your Festive tree.

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Imbolc

Imbolc Incense. (Stormwatch Blend)

Frankincense
Cinnamon
Sandalwood
Rosemary
Sage.

To this mixture add a pinch of the first flower (dry it first) that you find in your area around Imbolc time if we are lucky there may be some early Crocus.

Ostara - Spring Equinox -Alban Eiler Incense
(Stormwatch Blend)

Frankincense
Sandalwood,
Rose Petals
Orange Peel(Saved and dried from Yule)
Sage
Rosemary

This is a good blend to promote health, happiness and remove negative energy.

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Beltane Incense (Stormwatch Blend)

Dried Daffodil petals
Dried Hawthorn blossom/Dried Berries
Lavender
cinnamon
Frankincense

This is a good blend for new life and fertility, protection and success.

Litha - Summer Solstice -Alban Hefin Incense (Stormwatch Blend)

Rosemary
Thyme
Sage
Lavender
Sandalwood
Oak Leaves

This is a blend to promote positive energy, peace and protection.

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Lughnasadh Incense (Stormwatch Blend)

Rosemary
Lavender
Frankincense
Oak Leaves
Juniper Berries
Sandalwood

This is an incense that provides purification and protection.

Mabon - Autumn Equinox - Alban Elfed Incense (Stormwatch Blend)

Lavender
Rosemary
Oak Leaves
Rose Petals
Pine Needles

This is good for healing and new beginnings as we approach Samhain.

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Samhain  Incense (Stormwatch Blend)

Lavender
Sage
Orange Peel
Dried Rowan Berries
Juniper Berries
Frankincense

Good for protection and healing for the coming year.

All the herbs etc have different properties and uses and reasons why we use them. Below is a list of all the different ones listed on this page and their properties. Using the herbs together can enhance their effects and make them stronger when combined together.

Cedar Chips - Used for Confidence, strength, power, money, protection, healing and purification and to promote calmness.  Cedar is also good for using in the cleansing and consecration of wands.

Juniper berries - Promotes good health and attracts healthy energy and love, used in incense for protection. Used by the Ancient Celts to aid communication with the dead at Samhain.

Pine Needles - Is used for new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, and growth. Also used for cleansing, purification, and repelling negativity.

Frankincense - Is used for cleansing, purification. used in incense for protective work, and is good for consecration, and meditation. Used as an offering at Beltane, Lammas, and Yule.

Dried Holly leaves/berries - Brings luck and love and is also good for protection.

Lavender - Used for love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace. Promotes healing from depression. Good for relaxing.

Rosemary - Good for healing and health. Burned as incense for purification and removing negativity.

Dried Orange Peel - Attracts abundance and happiness

Cinnamon - Is used for spirituality, success, healing, protection, luck, strength, and prosperity. Burn as an incense or use in a sachet to raise spiritual and protective energy.

Sandalwood - Is used to clear negativity and is good for meditation and healing and enhances concentration.

Sage - Is used to Remove negative energy, promotes spiritual, physical and mental health. Used for purification.

Rose Petals - Is used for healing, love, peace and happiness and lasting friendships.

Daffodil petals - Used to keep negative energy away and is good for love, luck and fertility.

Hawthorn blossom/berries - Is good for removing negative energy and rebirth and to promote happiness. Good to use during handfastings to promote fertility.

Thyme - Good for purification and healing, attracts loyalty and affection. used to banish grief and aid strength and courage. used in incense for banishing.

Oak Leaves - The most sacred of all trees, its wood is often used in the making of magickal tools. Burn the leaves in incense for purification and healing.

Rowan Berries - Used in incense for protection and healing.

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