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Beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby nicoledianthus » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:39 am

Hello, I have spent a lot of time focusing on herbs, gemstones, and candles when it comes to my rituals but I wanted to get an idea as to what some of you would recommend for the best oils and incense that are your "essentials" ...so far I've looked at frankencense and sandalwood for incense but I wanted to know what you considered your most used oils and scents..

Thank you for any help!
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby YanaKhan » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:12 pm

It depends on the path you are following. Different herbs in different traditions are used for different things. For example burnt black pepper is used in some love rituals in the Eastern traditions, but in the Western, it's used for protection and banishing spells.
I mainly use cinnamon, lavender and spearmint for different purposes as I don't really follow any particular path. I just like the smell. Frankincense I use for protection and banishing and I use sandalwood for meditation as it helps me relax.
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby PhoenixFlight » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:54 pm

When I use incense, it's used with the purpose of "powering up" whatever spell I'm doing, though as Elcida said, depending on your path, some "types" differ from others. However, it's rare that I actually use it.
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby Obsidian » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:50 am

Frankincense and myrrh for protection and blessings respectively- if they're good enough for Jesus, they're good enough for me! :) These are the two most important incense for me and I also really like the smell of frankincense.
Patchouli for prosperity and as a happy coincidence one of my favorite perfumes has patchouli in it.
White sage to clear out negative energies.
Every few days I light a cluster of these four incense sticks and go through my house repeating in my head that as I do so I'm bringing peace, protection and prosperity into my home.

To help me relax I have used night queen, sandalwood and this blend of vanilla bean, lily and lily of the valley. I like to image that as I'm breathing these scents in, I'm breathing in calmness and that as I exhale I'm breathing out all of my worries.

I also use any type of incense to represent the air element in rituals. Also, if I'm asking for help from anyone, I usually light a candle for them and light any incense for them as a way of honoring them. I think it's the thought that counts so I don't have a specific incense that that I associate this a specific deity.

Hmm, I never considered how much I use incense until I wrote this post.
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby firebirdflys » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:13 pm

here is a great thread by Ravencry
http://everythingunderthemoon.net/forum/oils-oils-and-more-oils-t16444.html
I was looking for a thread on resins but didn't find one just yet.
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby elloclarice » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:25 am

I mainly use lavender and sometimes I'll use different oils for different needs (I.e protection and cleansing I'll use sage)
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby Isis3Anubis » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:16 pm

Iam always using sandalwood both essential oil and synthetic since it's expensive. Frankincense and myrrh are the foundation of my altar oils for Sabbats. Rosemary for purification. Patchouli for protection.
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby AnaisStar » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:55 pm

I use Sandalwood a lot as well.
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby nicoledianthus » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:56 pm

Thanks everyone, I decided to go with Dragons blood, frankincense, sandalwood and patchouli for my starters..Ive actually started to get into using herbs to make my own too
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby Lillady » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:19 pm

nicoledianthus wrote:Thanks everyone, I decided to go with Dragons blood, frankincense, sandalwood and patchouli for my starters..Ive actually started to get into using herbs to make my own too


Those are great ones. I believe you are off to a wonderful start! I use lavender a lot myself, it is my favorite. I also use frankincense & fairy dust though. Just all depends on what I am doing to which one I use.
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby nicoledianthus » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:36 am

Lillady wrote:
Those are great ones. I believe you are off to a wonderful start! I use lavender a lot myself, it is my favorite. I also use frankincense & fairy dust though. Just all depends on what I am doing to which one I use.


Yes I LOVE lavender, I use the actual herbs for quite a bit, its actually the first herb for my "witchy kitchen" that I ever bought
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby AnaisStar » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:45 am

Im finding myself drawn to purple flowers/herbs a LOT lately. I need to explore why that is. Violets, Lavendar...the color, scent etc. Im wearing more scents with those in them.

Also hibiscus (although not purple LOL)
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby Holdasown » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:21 am

Mugwort is use most of all cause it's like White Sage in that it neutralizes and to sanctify my altar space. I like lavender cause it smells good and Frankincense and Myrrh together. It's really earthy and spicy.
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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby -Dark-Moon- » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:19 pm

I think Sage is a necessity and I love your other choices.

I like some of the bought incenses for offerings to Bast and Isis (they like perfumes) - such as night queen, lotus, Egyptian jasmine, etc

I also burn a lot of ylang ylang for its calming euphoric effect.

Special oils I have - uncrossing, bewitching, lotus, conjure, money drawing, power, st expedite to name but a few.

As far as incense powder goes - I like fiery wall of protection, house blessing, hummingbird, black cat, purification and exorcism. I also make my own with my collection of dried herbs ground up in a mortar and pestle .... It really is fun to make your own.

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Re: beginner oil/incense advice?

Postby SpiritTalker » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:25 pm

. Incense - Frankincense, Myrrh & cherry blossom for Sun, Moon, Earth & for pleasure Cafe Paris from Nippon Kodo

. Herbs/oils - cinnamon, mint & rose for spirituality-success, psi-clarity, abundance-peace respectively
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